Vince Staples On Mac Miller, 2Pac, Growing Up In Long Beach

Vince shares his origin story, his journey in hip hop, why he doesn’t smoke or drink alcohol and how he’s changed his diet. Vince also shares talks about Mac Miller, creating “syncing” music and his thoughts/support of 2Pac and much more! Vince then says this about Mac Miller in the interview with REVOLT:

He gave me ownership, he just said if you make a gang of money just give me like a S-Class and then took me on the road and paid for my room and board and still paid me. So yeah that was the homie.

Vince Staples: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Vince was invited to perform tracks off his fourth studio self-titled album for one of our favorite web series, NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts. You can tell that Vince is into his new album as much as we are. Several times he pauses to soak in the vibes of this “beautiful music.”

Nas – King’s Disease II

King’s Disease II dropped yesterday! It was executive produced by Hit-Boy, and features appearances from Eminem on EPMD “EPMD 2,” A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and YG on “YKTV,” Ms. Lauryn Hill on “Nobody,” Charlie Wilson on “No Phony Love,” BLXST on “Brunch On Sundays” and Hit-Boy on “Composure.”

Tyler, The Creator – Live at Lollapalooza

Last weekend, Tyler, The Creator performed a headlining set at Lollapalooza. It wasn’t long before the entire set was uploaded to YouTube on Tyler’s official channel. He put 110% energy into this set, and the fans reciprocated every ounce. If you need something to jumpstart your day today, give this video a watch.

(I)Deal – Unconventional Ft. Mick Jenkins

On the heels of growing critical acclaim and buzz, midwest rapper (I)Deal is back with his second single of the year, “Unconventional”, featuring Chicago heavyweight Mick Jenkins. On the aptly titled song, (I)Deal brings a truly unique and inspired flow, rising to the occasion with two impressive verses to open and close the track. Mick Jenkins slides in with veteran presence for 20 bars of dense wordplay we’ll be dissecting for a minute. Both emcees match the intensity of the powerful soul samples and raw electric guitar riffs and massive drums for an all around slap that will have us looking out for more from (I)Deal.

Henry Arts – Revival (Official Video)

Chicago rapper Henry Arts is happy to be alive. After surviving a brush with death in the form of fentanyl laced pills, he’s back with a strong message in “Revival.” The young artist brings serious content to melodic rap as he tells his story and explores the pitfalls of addiction through a raw and authentic lens that a lot of people in our generation can relate to. We’re glad Henry Arts is still here to share his experience through dope music. RIP to all the legendary artists we’ve lost in the modern Opioid/Fentanyl epidemic, if you’re struggling with addiction, get help!

DUCKWRTH – Kiss U Right Now

DUCKWRTH captures those early quarantine days of longing with a bit of a sci-fi twist in the video for his SuperGood single “Kiss U Right Now.” This video features the singer/rapper playing the role of a super cautious bachelor trying to make it through the pandemic.

Brent Faiyaz – Circles (feat. Purr)

R&B artist Brent Faiyaz had a breakout year in 2020 with the release of his critically acclaimed EP, Fuck The World, and so far, 2021 is looking like it will take that recognition to the next level. This new track, “Circles”, is spellbinding. Faiyaz takes some pitched distortion to his vocals for an eerie twist to this spell, while New York based band, Purr, plays a dreamy outro.

King P – Slip N Slide

Check out the latest track and lyric video from King P titled “Slip N Slide”. King P is following up this record with a music video that is set to be released on May 28th, 2021. If you don’t already know, King P is a Miami based, Jamaican-rooted Hip Hop artist and multi-instrumentalist who delivers an unmatched level of energy through his Dancehall flair. On “Slip N Slide,” King P is just having fun and letting the world know that when it comes to the ladies, he keeps it moving. With a bouncy instrumental at the foundation P delivers swaggy verses and an addictive chorus ready to heat up the clubs from South Beach, to LA, to Negril.

Travis Shyn – Shattered

Hailing from Washington DC, Korean American artist Travis Shyn just released his latest single “Shattered”. The track is professionally produced and sounds commercial but with more soul than you’d expect from a pop track. Think Post Malone, but if he had grown up eating Kimchi & and skipped the face tattoos. Travis Shyn is that and then some. We are excited to hear more from him & watch him blow up from the front row. If you like the song, be sure to follow him on the gram at @treyshyn

Contra Scandal – Full Circle (Album)

Denver based producer and musician Contra Scandal makes his official debut on Gravitas Recordings with Full Circle, a 10 track offering that fully displays his versatile talents. With consistent heavy synths and loose airy drums serving as the bonding agent, each song centers a violin performance tethered to a different regions of the world. Precisely placed vocal snippets, (and even few rap verses from Contra himself on “Mile High Livin,”) keep things interesting and contribute to an impressively cohesive and polished, albeit genre-bending project. Check out Full Circle available everywhere!

RunItUp Rob – If You Understood

The modern era of music has given way to enigmas and artists of all shapes and forms who break the norm of what have come to expect as far as what an artist truly is.  RunItUp Rob is one such artist that epitomises the essence of the modern era. A multi-talented vocalist and Rapper born in Long Beach, Ca and raised in San Bernardino, Ca. RunItUp Rob is making music that is thoughtful, conscious and driven by a desire to motivate, inspire, comfort and spread love and joy to all those that hear it. Check out his latest single “If you understood” here first & be sure to follow RunItUp Rob.

Producer Cy Matik has beats for days

Cy Matik is an independent producer that delivers beats that are not only filled with great sounds and tangible vibes but are also technically on point. His beat-driven hip-hop impressively straddles the line between mainstream sounds and the more indie edges. You can connect with and check out all of Cy Matik’s music on his Website.

Urban Royalty – Love & Loyalty

Urban Royalty is a multifaceted California Bay Area creative collective made up of family through love & loyalty. This is Reina, Apollo, Kush Bud, Donnie Baby, PapaBear & ThumoLij’s first musical compilation (Reina and Papa Bear are siblings, Apollo is Reina and Papa Bear’s first cousin, Kush Bud and ThumoLij are brothers). As they develop & maintain their own brands, in this project you will hear how each artist presents a unique style with crisp collaborations over futuristic trap beats. Urban Royalty Volume 1: Price Going Up was recorded, mixed and mastered at the legendary K-Lou Recording Studio, home studio to many classic artists like Master P and the late Mac Dre.

Dope Boy Fresh – Kush Gotti

Gon Gotti has recently come back to music after taking time off to work on his new fashion line kush God clothing co. from Toronto Canada the 34-year-old Canadian isn’t new to the music business with many successful projects in previous years. let’s see if he still has it in him. He’s dropping an album with Patchy Pacino on March 20th called welcome to the 6ix featuring the smash single change up 15 songs with Patchy Gotti and many features 2 hot joints from madchild a legendary Canadian rapper as well as up and coming rapper Raxx aka Raxx be snappin. Even Snoop Dogg has taken a liking to him on Instagram and there are talks of a deal with Snoop’s label.

 
 

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