Chicago rapper Towkio recently announced that he signed with Rick Rubin’s American Recordings/Republic Records label where he’ll be releasing his debut album later in 2017. He just dropped the second single and video for “Hot Shit,” a poppy track that’s still dope, with a fun video. We have a feeling we’ll be hearing a lot of this one in the coming months. Enjoy!
Philmore Green is an up and coming artist from Chicago. Focused on substance and knowledge in an industry that mainly values money and fame, Philmore is trying to bring positivity to his city. The young artist has appeared on records with the likes of Little Brother’s Rapper Big Pooh, and many more. He’s just released his latest work, the visual treatment for Beautiful Picture 2, an honest look at what Philmore sees on a daily basis in the ghettos of the Chi. Over soulful production that bangs hard and gorgeous vocals on the chorus, Philmore gives some love to the hood with thoughtful lyrics. We’re hype to have our hands on this first! Check out the video and look out for more from this promising artist coming soon!
Skyzoo really might be the most underrated MC in the game. He’s written songs for some of your favorite artists, but he’s also been dropping gems of his own for years. His latest work is the video for “Bamboo,” one of the focus tracks of his recent EP Peddler Themes. The video dives into the world of guns and their effect on communities. Dope track, bars as always with Sky, and a super clean video. Enjoy!
The self proclaimed “Soundcloud King” Russ just released the official video for “Me You,” off his debut album There Is A Wolf. The video continues Russ’s do it all himself motif as he plays multiple roles; writing, producing, and recording his own songs. See why Russ is one of the top independent artists in the game right now.
Europe based artist Arthur Rivers presents the official music video for “Why You Lie,” the first song off his new EP “Unknown Feelings.” The slightly dark composition features a combination of organic and electric elements laced with Arthur’s soulful vocals and a perfect groove that keeps you entranced for the full eight minute journey. The psychedelic visuals pivot with each chapter of the song, and it stays interesting throughout. Roll one up and enjoy!
FKJ just released an impressive live music video of him performing “Die With A Smile,” one of the numerous beautiful tracks from his latest project, French Kiwi Juice. The video is the perfect match for the laid back, aquarium vibe.
Kendrick’s DAMN. album has been the definitive (hip hop) project of 2017, and the wave isn’t over. Kenny just dropped off this powerful and visually stunning video for one of our favorite tracks off the album, “ELEMENT.” The good kid show’s his mad city side in this tastefully violent display of what might happen if you fuck with Kendrick right now. People will continue to have the GOAT discussions, but in the current moment, Kung Fu Kenny is the undisputed heavyweight champ in the game. This one is a must watch!
Nipsey Hussle is back with a new video from an old song, but there’s a good reason. The video’s editing director got locked up before he could finish the project. He’s out now and so is the video. This is one of Nipsey’s classics and we’re stoked the video finally dropped in time for summer. Enjoy!
Big Sean’s latest album “I Decided” has seen great success so far with a new video for “Jump Out The Window”. Big Sean performed this album single at the MTV Movie and TV Awards and followed it up with this video-game themed official video for the track.
Mike WiLL Made It is in his prime right now. Coming off huge hype from Kendrick’s “Humble,” not to mention own recent album drop, he returns with a masterful visual treatment for “Perfect Pint.” Featuring a heavy line up of Kendrick Lamar, Gucci, and Rae Sremmurd, this hallucinogenic video is gives us a look at what Fear and Loathing might have been if lean and trap music existed in the 70’s. It doesn’t look like they spared any expense on this trippy, fun, and very well done video, it’s a must watch!
Seattle duo ODESZA just released the visual for their track “Late Night,” that dropped last month. This stunning visual will have you ready for summer, depicting an epic cross-country squad journey that most of us can only hope to have one day. The simple video gives you all the feels, and perfectly compliments the upbeat vibes of the song. If you’re in Denver this weekend, catch them at Red Rocks for back to back shows!
Def Jam artist Vince Staples just released his incredible new song “Big Fish” along with a dope music video. Vince took to Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show to debut this new song and reveal that his next album is titled Big Fish Theory and is due June 23.
Mass Appeal’s Dave East released a new video for his freestyle over Drakes’s “Free Smoke.” It’s rare that anyone gets on one of Drake’s beats without embarrassing themself, but Dave really does it justice, and then some. We’ve seen a few people saying he bodied Drizzy, we’re not sure about that, but it’s definitely dope. Watch it and decide for yourself, and check for his Paranoia project to be coming soon.
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Oxford-based, masked hard rockers, Field of Giants prepare for the release of their second independent album, In Arcadia, set for release in June 2017.
At this point, whether or not you like Lil Dicky, or even take him seriously, you have to acknowledge the dude is insanely creative and talented (and kind of a low key genius in our humble opinion.) The fact that Dicky dropped 750 racks on this video alone makes it worth a watch, plus it features some solid acting and plenty of hilarity. We’ve never seen anything quite like it, enjoy!