If you don’t know 20syl… he launched his solo career while still working with a few hand picked underground artists such as Grems, Raashan Ahmad and Blitz the Ambassador. His new remix of Rihanna, Minus Rihanna Plus Fashawn is incredible. Free Download.
Brand new producer in the game, iSHi, just released his debut single which has a feature from Pusha T providing dope verses. Directed by Alex Wessely.
Rae Sremmurd latest video for their SremmLife single “Throw Sum Mo”, which features Nicki Minaj and Young Thug, is exactly what’d you expect. They turn a roller skating rink into a strip club. Check it out…
Vinnie (Maniscalco) presents another feel-good future soul banger, this time featuring R&B singer Duncan. Warm synths combined with Duncan’s soulful vocals and some hilarious samples are all the ingredients for a summer baby making anthem. Enjoy
Villans LA presents the ILL Cypher, featuring some of this year’s hottest up and coming rappers: AD, Tory Lanez, Ken Malik, Young Knox, and Life$tyle.
Hailing from the UK, Authentic Bros are a duo of driven, passionate and charismatic artists with a unique approach to their blend of hip-hop. The pair set out to create a personal blend of rap that defies genre definition and influences, striving to combine the quality of their message with the appeal of their music. The Bros now return with ‘Master Key’ a follow up single, with a message of faith, peace and joy as the central ‘Master Key’ to life. The single is available on iTunes and their album is to be announced soon. Find out more and let the music tell you the rest of this story. AuthenticBros.com
On the heels of the Grammys everyone is releasing music, but Drake has once again stolen the show by dropping this short film “Jungle” and his surprise mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late in the last 24 hours. Enjoy “Jungle” and check out the mixtape on iTunes.
N’Cho Grace is back with a brand new song and video called “Brothers Gone,” released in honor of Black History Month. The rising femcee uses her unique flow and cadence to deliver important social commentary over a refreshing, upbeat instrumental.
Washington D.C. based crew The Legendary Cloud 9 is known for their critically acclaimed Alternative Rock project entitled the “War EP”. They are now set to drop a Hip-Hop EP entitled “The Philosophy.” Lead singer “TK” drops some dope, thought provoking bars over a great multi-genre spanning beat, and the video is equally dope. We’re looking forward to hearing more from this crew in the near future!
Cannabis enthusiast and hippie rapper Mod Sun teamed up with the infamous Travis Barker for this genre straddling smoker’s anthem. The track features has a very pop/punk sounding chorus nicely paired with Mod Sun’s easily digestible and fun verses. The video, directed by Mod himself is creative and resourceful as always, and the story is funny and all too real. As lifestyle smokers, we support the message here: never quit. Check out the video below, and catch Mod Sun on headlining the Look Up Tour this spring in a city near you!
Denver based electronic-soul artist CRL CRRLL brings you “Cheers,” the 1st single off The Solution Mixtape #2 set for release in early 2015. This feel good anthem is written and produced entirely by CRRLL himself, and the fitting video was shot on location at one of Denver’s favorite parties, The Solution, hosted by veteran DJ’s Low Key and Lazy Eyez. Enjoy the video below, and look out for more from CRL CRLL and The Solution Records soon!
Despite the lack of traditional promotion, J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive has taken the #1 spot on Billboard’s hot 100, and is smashing records for online streaming. 2014 Forest Hills Drive is available for purchase on iTunes or for streaming on virtually every online platform. Check out Cole’s newest video off the album to see what all the buzz is about.
Zedd teamed up with Absolut Vodka for the official video for his remix of Magic!’s Rude. Calling this a music video is a stretch, its more like an extended Absolut Vodka TV advertisement with Zedd’s song in the background. The video features a group of friends night at one hell of a party courtesy of Zedd and his new favorite vodka sponsor. Chock-full of vodka toasting imagery, it manages to take product placement to new heights. Regardless, we appreciate effective advertising here, and the video is definitely cool enough. In a modern music industry where music itself is all but worthless, we can’t knock Zedd’s hustle on this one.
Los Angeles veterans Dilated Peoples released the visuals to their lead single “Show Me Th Way” Featuring Aloe Blacc. The video is refreshingly simple and minimal, but its clever enough. The well thought out symbolism in the video makes up for whatever is lacking in the budget department. Great track, good video. Definitely worth watching a few times!
Up and coming Florida artist Villz caught our attention with his single, “4:20 AM.” This tripped out, dream like record blends synths and organic sounds with Villz’s melancholy voice to create a unique future-soul vibe. The colorful video is equally dream like and compliments the song well. Check it out, and look forward to seeing more from Villz soon.