It sounds like S.T.S. may have a hit on his hands. Yesterday, the Philly rapper released a brand new track from his upcoming project WhiteGold: 215′s In My Trunk featuring local leading man, Black Thought of The Roots.
“$5,000 Dolla Coat Shit” is a great song for two reasons, starting with the beat. Continue reading →
“The Philly hip-hop scene needs something fresh,” Hezekiah told the audience at MilkBoy. The Philly MC was in literal master of ceremonies mode at the center city venue last night, hosting the launch of a new party organized by Illvibe Collective that had clever wordsmith S.T.S. (Sugar Tongue Slim) in the headlining spot. Hezekiah explained to the crowd that their goal was a new showcase of the city’s emerging talent that also celebrated its established names on a planned monthly basis. Last night’s kickoff was modestly attended – decent for a Wednesday night though – but the people who went were pumped to be there. “We’re family,” Hezekiah and DJ PHSH said throughout the night, and indeed there was a warm and engaged vibe among the people on the floor, and the talent on stage did not disappoint. Continue reading →
S.T.S. (aka Sugar Tongue Sllim) recently released his newest EP, We Can Talk Politics & World Affairs, via Bandcamp this week. Earlier this year, the Philly rapper released a cover of Marian Hill’s “One Time” as a part of his In the Lab with GoldRush project.
Featuring his 2013 single “Hell Wrong,” the new EP was produced by the talented local producer and multi-instrumentalist Khari Mateen. The beats are sparse, alien and very effective in accenting S.T.S’s raps. However, it is his socially-conscious lyrics that take the stage, as they rightfully should. Continue reading →
Rapper S.T.S (better known as Sugar Tongue Slim), has premiered a remix of Marian Hill’s “One Time”. The song is a part of S.T.S’s ongoing “In the Lab with the GoldRush” mixtape project. Last week, S.T.S released a remix Jamie xx’s “Girl”. Previously, S.T.S. released Gold Rush I and II with remixes of songs by artists like Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5, Kanye West, Fun. and Sleigh Bells.
Marian Hill is a talented, local ambient-electro duo, consisting of Jeremy Lloyd and Samantha Gogol. “One Time” is off of their debut EP Play. Read our review of the EP. The first track from Play, “One Time” has an infectious mix of brass instrumentation, rhythmic beats and sultry vocals. In late March, the duo did an energetic Key Studio Session. Last month, they released the video for “Lovit”, following the release of “One Time”.
S.T.S. takes the insanely catchy beat of “One Time” and raps some sweet lines over it, along the same themes he explored late last year in “Hell Wrong.” The video takes you behind the scenes into S.T.S’s studio, where you can watch DJ BearOne remix the beats and S.T.S. record. The malleable nature of “One Time” points to the elastic nature of Marian Hill, able to transverse between electronic, hip-hop and jazz easily.
Catch Marian Hill at the XPoNential Music Festival on Friday, July 25th. Get more details here. Watch S.T.S’s take on “One Time” below.
While associations between the idea of the inner city and that of country clubs may not be immediately recognizable, it all makes sense in the context of local hip-hop’s elite. Inner City Country Club is a project that features collaborations between Philadelphia’s finest talents (rappers, singers, musicians, producers, etc…), embodying the theme of brotherly love.
This Sunday, we’ll see it in action as up-and-coming rappers Pooda Dappa, Chase Allen, and STS share the stage at Silk City in Northern Liberties. Pooda Dappa’s Take Notes EP hit the web in the earlier half of last year while STS dropped quite a few new videos in the latter half from his upcoming project. Allen opened for DMX last summer at The Blockley and released his new album D.A.R.K. in February. Get tickets here.
STS performs tonight at Silk City Diner for Chase Allen’s record release show. The local hip hop artist has released a number of new tracks this season including the Khari Mateen-produced “Heart On My Sleeve” below. The singles come in advance of a proper release from STS (short for Sugar Tongue Slim), following up his Illustrious, Gold Rush, and Gold Rush II records. Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show can be found here. Listen to “Heart On My Sleeve” below.
With shots of Center City, Broad Street, and the art museum, Philly rapper STS (Sugar Tongue Slim) gives his city a black-and-white treatment in his new video for “What More Can I Say”. The song features another local artist: R & B singer, Nikki Jean who adds a soulful flare to the track which finds the rapper detailing his come-up and unwavering thirst for success.
Have you ever found yourself bored while getting a haircut? There’s a cure for that. Philly rapper STS (Sugar Tongue Slim) demonstrates as he spits rhymes from his latest song “Harder Than Holdin’ Work” while the hair clippers buzz around him. The track has a throwback feel to it and is just a sample of what to expect from his upcoming project. Catch STS at Boot and Saddle on the 27th. More details below.
Sugar Tongue Slim (S.T.S.)’s new single is catchy and urban-radio-ready (and even borrows a lyric from Drake’s epic verse on Migos’s hit song “Versace”). But these characteristics just scratch the surface. The Philly rapper calls attention to the issue of racial-profiling and stereotyping of African-Americans at high-end fashion retailers, specifically, Barney’s. Regarding this influence on the song, STS says: “It breaks my heart, cause I was a big Barney’s shopper” – which is why he wears it on his sleeve as the new track suggests. Listen below.
The rapper formerly known as Sugar Tongue Slim is still pretty much known as Sugar Tongue Slim; he’s just going by the punchier S.T.S. these days, which is fine by us. Today the Philly MC rolled out his latest song, “Hell Wrong,” produced by the inimitable Khari Mateen. Like any of Khari’s projects, the beat is crazy futuristic and the instrumental textures and are unique, intriguing and sonically addictive. This give’s Slim’s rhymes a massive amount of lift, as he spouts off about money and material culture – in both a celebratory and satirical manner. “Smellin’ like psuedo wealth, just tryana be who I be / first I need a presidential Rollie and an iced-out Jesus piece.” Take “Hell Wrong” for a spin below, and catch STS live in tomorrow night’s free showcase with Caliph Now and Reef the Lost Cauze at Hard Rock Philly; information can be found here.