Search Off The Corner

Sunday, June 15, 2014

DjayTiger presents Samssun feat AYCE International - 'Community Service'

Samssun feat AYCE International - 'Community Service'

Born in Amityville, Long Island New York in 1974, (the birth year of Hip-Hop) he learned of and fell in love with the five elements (emceeing, deejaying, b-boying, graffiti writing, and knowledge) of Hip-Hop early on as a youth, making his first recording at the tender age of eleven! Dabbling in all the elements, his two major fort├Ęs were Visual Art and Moving the Crowd.

In his borough of this cultures Mecca, he spent years honing his craft recording a multitude of promotional material for underground radio, in and out of groups, and putting out independent vinyl and compact disc's. Throughout his career he has shared the stage with a host of artists (such as The Cold Krush Brothers, the Krash Krew, the Furious Five, Double Trouble, KRS-One, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Red Alert, De la Soul, Redman, Keith Murray, Common, O.C., Organized Konfusion, and many others). In 2000, he retired from recording.

In 2004 he founded and became the CEO of Something2Say Communications in junction with SR Junior Period Publishing ASCAP IPI# 527539336. He later met Darren A. Quinlan (a seasoned musician and engineer), who would be a pivotal presence in his career. As time progressed, he became a member of the oldest, largest, and most respected grass roots Hip-Hop organization in the world, the Universal Zulu Nation Registered ID# - 70061. After hearing him, Darren convinced Samssun to return to writing, arranging, and producing music. The fruit of their labor, (combined with the turntableism of AyCE International) was the album Community Service.

The album also features the talents of Tasheem Reynolds, Ryan Avery, Darlene DeLoney, MC K-Swift, DJ Lord Yoda X, Glorious Quan, The Black U.N., O-Man, Say Love, AtLas, Christopher Addison, Ines Robinson and Amen Patron.

Hosted by DJ Tiger of

Samssun feat AYCE International - 'Community Service'
   Samssun on Soundcloud
Samssun on Soundcloud

Samssun on Youtube
Samssun on Youtube  

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Samssun "Now"

By Ralo

Last week saw the release of "Now", the first video from independent artist, Samssun. "Now", which was first heard on  Off The Corners' Volume 3 Mixtape, was produced by Samssun himself, with scratches and turntableism provided by Ayce International. Lyrically Samssun branches into M.C. mode with rhymes that were artfully written and offers heaping bushels of wisdom. Opening his box of creativity, he touches on everything from The New World Order to Nikki Manaj, while showing forth his skill at combining metaphor with social relevance.

The video chronicles the movements of Samssun and Ayce as they apprehend fans of commercial rap music- Drop Squad style. Unassuming pedestrians are confronted and questioned about their taste in rap music. All of this is done in an effort to bring about balance in a world of uninspiring, under produced commercial rap. The setting is quite different from the average garden variety run of the mill rap video, and their humorous approach actually amounts to a five minute movie, as opposed to just another video.

The video was conceived and directed by Samssun, and the duty of filming and editing was handled by newcomer Jamaal Blair. "Now" is Samssuns introduction to the world. Be on the look out for his forth coming album "Community Service".

Monday, April 8, 2013



Popular Articles