Harlem MC Smoke Dza his become one of the leaders of the new school in the lyricism department. In his short but impressive career DZA has already worked with heavyweights like A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Mac Miller & more. He’s back now with “The Mood,” featuring fellow New York rapper Joey Bada$$, the first release off his upcoming album Not For Sale. Both DZA and Joey drop smooth verses on this feel good beat courtesy of up and coming Bronx producer 183rd. Enjoy!
Kendrick Lamar just delivered another insane performance! This time he made his appearance at the 2018 BRIT Awards. He played a version of “FEEL.” off DAMN. before performing his “New Freezer” collaboration alongside Rich The Kid. Kendrick stood on the top of a glass box while Rich The Kid destroyed a sports car inside. Kendrick took home the awards for Best International Male Solo artist.
Fans of Stööki Sound can rejoice, as the talented duo is back in full swing with some upcoming shows and the announcement of “Stööki Sunday’s,” a weekly music release that will incorporate fan voting as well as some choice cuts picked by Stööki themselves. To set off the series is the fourth installment of their Legacy Mix series aptly titled Legacy IV. We’re feeling this exciting blend of bass music, hip hop, trap and more peppered with some exclusive edits and mash-ups.
RAXFX 22 year old rapper from N.Y.C. He is not only a recording artist, he is a Song Writer, Model, Photographer, and Designer. Below you will find a preview of his first single “Bashment Party” released on GBA records. Be sure to give the song a listen and follow RAZFX on Instagram.
Joey joined Australia’s Triple J for the cover on their Like a Version series that’s seen some incredible and unlikely covers over the years. For this new cover paying homage to the late legend, doing his own version of “When Doves Cry,” calling it “When Thugs Cry” adding some fire new verses.
There’s nothing like a Tiny Desk Concert to put an artist’s live performance skills on full display. The latest in the series comes from one of our favorite performers, Tyler, The Creator. The NPR series has been highlighting more rappers over the past couple years including performances from Chance The Rapper, Anderson .Paak, Run The Jewels and more.
There’s nothing like a Tiny Desk Concert to put an artist’s raw talent on full display. NPR’s intimate live rendition series has brought on Amine for their latest edition of their incredible series.
Redman stopped by HOT 97 on Wednesday (October 18th) and was given the chance to express the innings of his Hip-Hop mentality along with some never heard before facts. “You know what it is Ebro, it is the god damn auto-tune. Let’s just look at the facts. The dudes who are not using auto-tune, Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, Joey Badass, even Gunplay from MMG, they stand out. While everybody uses auto-tune, you won’t know who is who.” @Redman
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.