Marvin Mayo is an Athabascan/Inupiaq artist hailing from Fairbanks, Alaska. He just released an album inspired by Breaking Bad! It’s titled “Are No Stars After All” and is a concept album about a city, people and irresponsibility. With sarcastic lyrics inspired by Jimi Hendrix (and many more), somewhat of a lofi hiphop influence of production, and a little less sunlight everyday, this is the first album produced, mixed and mastered by Marvin Mayo. You can hear some of his musical influences such as Andre 3000, J.Cole, and MF Doom reflected in Marvin’s music. Check out the entire album here and stay up with Marvin on Twitter @GoodVillainLLC
Ro$ewood Renegade, hailing from Austin, Texas is relying on his himself to get the next level. “Knockin” is a song about that exactly, as Renegade raps about Knocking on the music industries door. Previously Renegade and his brother Deezle started their own rap duo called ‘Double or Nuttin’, becoming local celebrities at school and in their neighborhood. He’s been working hard ever since that to grow as a solo artist and is taking hold of this moment to step into the spotlight. The only place to get Ro$ewood Renegade’s new mixtape “In My Own Lane” is by going to his website.
Singer-songwriter Kathy Ingraham is having a massive year. An experienced vocalist who has sung on TV and radio commercials for organizations such as McDonald’s, Chrysler, ABC Network, Coke, Pepsi, and many more, Kathy hit her stride as a bonafide indie recording artist in 2014 and has since released several solo projects and singles, working with an impressive roster of artists and composers. She has recently added another soundtrack to her credits with her 60s retro pop rock song “Little Things” being featured in the new Johnny Depp movie, “The Professor.” Her latest release is called “Cherish” and features “Reelin In The Years” guitarist Elliott Randall and jazz icon Pete Levin along with Joel Rosenblatt from Spyro Gyra on drums. You can listen to “Cherish” on SoundCloud and check out her website at www.kathyingraham.com.
Lil Dream is a Washington, D.C. based rapper who is starting to make waves in the industry with his music. On top of being a skilled rapper, he also produces some of his own records and has recorded and mastered the entirety of his latest project, “86 Nights.” Lil Dream has gained both local and national attention for his music and has even gotten the support of Grammy-nominated rapper GoldLink. Lil Dream also just released an album titled Sink or Swipe. The album is a cohesive group of melodic rap songs that can be compared to the likes of Future or Drake, where Lil Dream both sings and raps. Stream the full album below and remember you heard it here first. Enjoy!
The rap group night $hift, hailing from Albany,NY is on the rise. The group is is composed of three rappers/producers; $suspenseful,ando ,and John Mercury. The music is feel good hip hop with very chill smoker vibes. Check out their latest record below, enjoy!
“The Hawthorne Effect” is up and coming rock group hailing from Chicago. Their music has been compared to the likes of Wilco, Radiohead, and sometimes, White Stripes meets AC/DC. The name “The Hawthorne Effect” is the phenomenon by which knowing one is being observed affects one’s behavior. Perhaps to elude to something deeper, as their key member John Jauch is not only a musician, but a psychotherapist that uses art to reach, educate, relate and others. Below you can stream three of our favorite songs from the The Hawthorne Effect; The Edge, I Will Go On, and Dead Girls. You can also give them a follow here: @the_hawthorne_effect_music Enjoy!
Daniel Coyne a Montreal, Canada nomad crafts an project detailing his experiences and intimate thoughts he comes to pontificate on his newest project titled “Cloud Nomad”. Accompanied with a variety of instrumentation ranging from muddy synths, trap drums, icy atmospheric soundscapes, lush pads to fresh warmth sounding production, he’s a very versatile artist who has a lot to offer to the hip hop scene. He is making waves in Canada, and it won’t be long until we’re telling you’ll “…you heard it here first”. Stream “Cloud Nomad” below and go support this man by giving him a follow @dcgalaxy
Today we want to bring you the hottest new artist coming out of Louisville, Kentucky; Philly Blocks! aka The Team 563 Boss. “Philly Blocks” is back at it making moves and giving his fans that heat, especially with this new visual installment packed with back to back bars about the ups & downs of hood life in Louisville affectionately titled the “Day’s Of Our Lives”.
Horizon Wireless is the collaborative effort of accomplished multitalented producers Harrison Waxenberg and Daniel Scott Lyons, who have officially joined forces to create their debut album, Welcome to the Network, available now on all major streaming services. With complex rhythms and intricate textures masterfully mixed by Jesse Miller of Lotus fame, Welcome to the Network is an interplanetary journey through space and sound. Well placed vocal samples and snippets create a captivating cinematic effect and cohesive presence that ties each track together. Featuring a futuristic, funky, house vibe that fuses elements from several genres Welcome to the Network is unlike any other album before it.
North Carolina’s own duo of MC’s Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh, better known collectively as Little Brother, have built a cult following over the last 15 years and have achieved underground legend status in the process. They just might be your favorite rapper’s favorite rappers…literally, if you don’t believe me, just ask Drake. They’ve been on somewhat of a hiatus since their split with famed producer 9th Wonder, but this fall they returned with a bangin’ full length album May The Lord Watch, and they’ve been on the road for the last few months promoting it. We were lucky enough to catch their stop at the intimate Peter’s Room, directly underneath the famous Roseland Theater in Portland.
King Femi is a Hip-Hop/Rap artist hailing from Atlanta, GA. His latest release is “Young Queens,” a single that takes a new direction after the drop of the more energetic “Rolex.” The song is a more slowed-down trap song with a smooth flow. “Young Queens” was released by Royal Family Productions, LLC and is available on Soundcloud and Spotify. Check it out here first, listen below.
Maxime Boublil was born in Paris, France, into a musical theater family. His father wrote Les Miserables and Miss Saigon, his mother was the first Cosette in Les Miserables in France. As a child, he played cello for eleven years but knew he never wanted to follow in his parents’ footsteps. Maxime studied photography at the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco and after a year realized that it wasn’t for him. He soon found what he was looking for when he walked into a friend’s dorm room one day and picked up their guitar. Soon after, he switched his major to Music in Visual Media and started composing. Maxime eventually pursued a career as an engineer at “Furstock Studios” with three-time aria award-winning engineer Doug Brady, all the while writing his own songs on the side. Realizing he needed to do something with the over fifty songs he had written, he began to produce and record his own music. Listen to Maxime on Spotify and SoundCloud. Follow Maxime on Instagram for news and updates.
Famed West Coast Rapper and Oakland’s very own, Kamaiyah joined forces with Producer Link Up and Director WeThePartySean to release a reimagined version of the classic Warren G. & Michael McDonald anthem “Regulate/ Keep Forgettin” recorded, filmed, and released in 24 hours. With effortless swag and a unique style it’s easy to see why Kamaiyah is one of our top artists to watch in 2019 and 2020. Check out the video for “Back to Basics” and look out for more from the promising young artist!
Zonin is the new song by up and coming LA artist Rene Brown. The track was produced by Grammy nominated producer Lord Quest and is the first release from Rene Brown’s upcoming EP! Check it out here below and be sure to follow @ReneBrownMusic