Born and raised in Brooklyn and Queens, NY, @jayegems has written for major artists, performed all over the New York and Jersey City area, worked with major artists, A&R, producers such as Junior Johnson, Frankie Metalz, Punch, Hero Gawd, CitoOnTheBeat, was signed to a major label and has performed at SOBs. You can catch his music video ”One Federal Plaza” on MTV, VH1, CMT, Vevo and more. He has been featured on Def Jams Next Up. His latest video just dropped – Here I Am – directed by Nimi Hendrix.
Check out the new visual from Seattle-based artist Paradame in Wave. She has built a strong following in just a few short years & has some dope track you can listen to on Soundcloud. The music is produced by J.Lee Mezus, and the video was also shot & edited by J.Lee Mezus.
EDM artist Snails spent the last year of my life planning Sluggtopia at Red Rocks!! Sluggtopia brought an insane lineup including NGHTMRE, JOYRYDE, MUST DIE b2b LAXX, Boogie T and Squnto leading up to SNAILS debuting his first ever album and new stage design at the show.
Pat “The Manager” Corcoran and Chancelor “The Rapper” Bennett, two self-taught kids from Chicago, set the bar for what independent artists can achieve. Pat the Manager details how the two met, the backlash around the release of Coloring Book, and the one thing that threatened their independence.
Seven Trill is an independent MC out of Phoenix and quite the lyrical force to reckon with. Check out his track “Mota” off of his album “Christopher” which is sold everywhere music is bought or streamed. It also includes a strong verse from the homie Demrick. Next time you’re in Arizona and want to blow some trees, check out this marijuana dispensary in Phoenix!
Skrillex’s frequent video director Jas Davis has just shared a next level new video… and recruited none other than Skrillex to soundtrack it. Jas is always pushing the limits with his visuals and this new upload “FRIENDLY FIRE” spanning nearly 2 minutes shows off his artistic visions and insane filming / editing skills. The trippy video is wild throughout, but so is the hip-hop styled beat Skrillex cooked up for it. Check out their other recent video collaboration below and enjoy!
Jhene Aiko has a dreamy voice that seems to hit just right on every track. For her endeavor is a surprise 22-track album titled ‘Trip’. The project brings features from Big Sean, Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee, Brandy Kurupt and more. This marks Aiko’s first solo project since 2014 when she made waves with Souled Out and is the natural progression for the talented artist.
G Herbo’s debut album has been in the making for years but it’s finally here. You can cop Humble Beast on iTunes, or stream it on Apple Music. He told XXL that he was “perfecting the project because it’s incredibly important to him”. He had a goal for Humble Beast to resemble JAY-Z’s Reasonable Doubt and Nas’ Illmatic, therefore it couldn’t be rushed.
Ludacris has been largely out of the spotlight for the past few years aside from popping up for a few performances or guest verses, but he’s finally back to releasing music with the new single “Vices.” The track is a little different than the energetic anthem we hoped a new Luda single might be, with a darker beat and serious content, but it’s worth a listen. Bonus points for the artwork that might be doper than the song itself.
Artist, Producer, and DashiusClay just dropped a single titled “Bad Math”. If your not familiar with Dashius’ work, he has credits with: Kendrick Lamar, BWA, Chief Keef, MMG. His music and image are both one of a kind and we recommend you give his song a listen.
Two songs into the pre-release timeline, we have longtime Wu-Tang DJ Mathematics and Method Man’s right-hand man Redman to thank for collapsing A Better Tomorrow’s big-tent ambitions and keeping things lower to the ground.
TJ Mizell has been on the grind for years on the road as A$AP Ferg’s DJ and releasing a handful of great remixes in between. Now the young DJ/Producer has released a fresh new debut record “Seasons,” with assistance from Ferg as well as producer JNTHN STEIN & singer Sebastian Mikael, on his own label Doperoots. Check it out and look our for more from TJ Mizell and the Doperoots camp coming soon!
Innovative trio Dynohunter has been lighting up dance floors and festivals around the nation with their unique take on electronic dance music. Driven by primal rhythms and live instrumentation supercharged with addictive synths and samples, their performances take you on a journey that feels both ancient and futuristic. They are equally impressive in a studio setting, with meticulous attention to detail musically and sonically, as demonstrated by their new Tech House track “Paparazzi,” the lead single from their EP Rattle The Cage set for release Sept. 26th! Enjoy!
Jr Rotem, one of the top Hip-Hop & Pop producers, breaks down the process of beat making. He discusses the technical and musical aspects of the craft and gives useful tips to aspiring producers.
Producer Dr.G linked up with Trev Rich (Cash Money Records) Rec Ali & Rap P (QB) And Chox Mak for this super smooth, slightly retro feeling track. The MC’s who each rep different parts of the country all detail their survival stories from the block over a soulful backdrop and some sharp cuts. Enjoy!