Alley Boy is a known name in the rap business. Whether you recognize him from his time with Atlantic Records, his partnership with Master P, or have been around from the days that Duct Tape Entertainment planted their flag in the fertile soil of Atlanta’s hip hop scene. Alley Boy continues to be a presence with both legacy acts and new stars alike.
Sprouting from the concrete of Zone 6, Alley Boy grew to be a voice of the streets - both chronicling the principles of life, and the lack thereof. Always seeing music as secondary, Alley Boy’s releases have been sporadic. Which leads to this last minute enterprise….
The process to releasing Alley God was madness to say the least. Recording over 100 songs during 2018 yet only releasing 3 (Interview, 6 Figures and No Vouchin); Alley felt a New Year’s spurt of energy and jumped back in the studio. This time, everything came together smoothly and in 2 days the tracklist was finalized and Alley boldly set a January 10 drop date.
No pre-promotional planning. Super aggressive release timing. Why the sense of urgency? This is all done in the name of artistry.
Behind the scenes, once the date for “AlleyGod” was announced, Alley Boy was flooded with feature requests. Sticking to his belief in making music with ppl he vibes with, AlleyGod accepted last minute contributions from 21 Savage "Fish Fry", Derez Deshon & Marlo "Grewed Up".
21 Savage goes nuts on Fish Fry while Derez Deshon and Marlo kill the City Girls themed Grewed Up. Alley Boy shines brightest on the solo cuts. While his Duct Tape family make a strong showing with newcomer Ola Runt gettin the Big Bank Black co-sign before the 800BBS crew take full advantage of the posse cut Loaded. B Green, Champ1k, & The Godfather Big Bank Black join Alley Boy in a strong finale to a sure candidate for classic status. Stream AlleyGod wherever you listen to music!
In terms of genre Whispers defies practically all of them. Incorporating elements of Electronica, Indie, Pop, and Trap Elijah Blond has created a pioneeringly rich sound that is universally appealing.
Constantly living up to her alias, Lady Tee The Difference proves to us again, why she's just that.
With the help of producer Ayiro, Lady Tee teams up her homegirl- Miss Bliss, bringing us a club banger anthem, quite far from the norm.
Soon as it comes on, the heavy bass and hi hats definitely has you expecting her to rap about "popping that p_$$y". Welp, in Lady Tee's voice, let's just say - NOT THAT FAST.
To hear more from Lady Tee, be sure to cop her new album - STRICTLY FOR MY WOMEN!!!
Thomas Rowland, better known by his stage name Rowlan, is an American rapper/songwriter/producer hailing from Los Angeles, CA, by way of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Rowlan was born March 18th, 1993 in Hyannis, MA. Originally, music was Rowlan’s therapeutic avenue of release, any thought that didn’t need to stay in his head found it’s way out through song. He has now continued with his purpose in music, with a following of close to 100,000 at the time of this article across all platforms to connect. He touches many hearts/minds/souls with millions plays on SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple Music, etc. Throughout Rowlan’s journey he’s found a deeper connection, and admiration for the arts/culture. He matches his music with with intense off the record energy, and stage presence. Over the last five years, Rowlan built his following with a steady release of mixtapes, and dozens of randomly released singles. Following the constant push came with a handful of the biggest Youtuber's and online personalities endorsing Rowlan, and his brand by using Rowlan's sounds to be soundtracks in their content. He's had placements with Jake Paul, Logan Paul, Garyvee, SneakerheadInTheBay, DavidGotKicks, MikeTheCompass, and many more. He then made Entrepreneur, GaryVee a "theme song" which brought hustlers from everywhere, to Rowlan. Rowlan manages to intimately interact with his fans and has built a cult like following of loyal listeners. Those listeners are you.
Laid back hip hop beat with pop vocals and a Gospel Hook!
Outta My Business is an uptempo banger from the generally introspective Yogii. From the recently released "Picasso" project, which critics proclaim is a street work of art. Hosted by the Living Legend, Bigga Rankin. Picasso also included features from YFN Lucci, Lil Baby, Marlo & more. Yogii holds nothing back and gives the world a masterpiece.
“Blame,” the newest single off of Boston-based hip hop artist Kwaku’s upcoming debut album, is a catchy combination of bass-heavy undertones and smooth vocals. Following the release of his popular single “Fake” earlier this year that has reached to over 70k streams on Spotify, Kwaku uses “Blame” to tell the story of a girl that wants to reconcile a relationship after doing him wrong. Produced by Lucky Genius, “Blame” is set to be yet another defining factor in Kwaku’s rise to prominence.
Produced By Midi Beats.
Nigeria-born, New Jersey-based rapper DanO delivers a brand-new banger, “Blue Flame,” that’s bursting with quotables, raw lyricism, and stellar production from TyCo Beats.
Known for his well received Verses & Hooks series, the Lagos, Nigeria native has made a name for himself with beyond-impressive bars that blend storytelling and braggadocio. He also has a strong ear for production, because the work TyCo does on “Blue Flame” effectively evokes the bluesy-funk spirit felt within the verses.
DanO may be talking his sh*t throughout his latest track, but there’s a rawness to his approach that brings depth and reality to his rhymes. His feelings of being motivated to take his art to the next level is palpable, and you can sense how he makes otherwise-difficult raps sound so effortless, like: “Kickin’ wack to the curb/ Don’t wanna hear that nonsense/ All I do is mess with dimes/ Fuck I’m-a do with nine cents?” There’s a lot to unpack in those rhymes alone, so don’t be surprised if you keep “Blue Flame” on repeat as you decipher every line.
“Blue Flame” is available now through all major digital outlets and streaming platforms via Straight Clutch Entertainment.
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Following a career-defining and life-affirming comeback year for British singer, songwriter and musician LAOLU, which has seen the South East London native garner strong support from Spotify, BBC 1Xtra, Clash Magazine, PRS For Music, The Line of Best Fit, Earmilk, Popdust and Nation Of Billions, among others this year, LAOLU is excited to unveil her long-awaited debut EP titled All In Me, as premiered via Gal-Dem.
After nearly three years away from music, because of her battle with depression, LAOLU began teasing her debut EP at the top of the year, with the well-received title track ‘All In Me’, which was championed by The Line of Best Fit and Noctis Magazine. This was followed by the Clash Magazine and PRS For Music supported ‘How To Feel’, and summer single ‘So Right’, which was backed by BBC 1Xtra, Spotify and Earmilk, all culminating in the release of her All In Me EP.
Led by these three singles, the 9-track All In Me EP excellently and honestly represents everything that LAOLU has been through and dealt with on her journey to release this project. The record takes the listener on a journey of her life in the past few years, from tackling depression and the frustrations around quitting music, to her love life and past relationships, to her new experiences, new way of life and the pressures of being a 20 something artist in London.
From the EP’s moody opening track ‘Buffering’, about feeling stuck in life, and the slow-building minimalist MDMA inducing ‘Like That’, to the hazy Jazz-influenced R&B/Soul offering ‘Disconnect’ and the brutally honest and relatable ‘20’s’ about the unrealistic expectations we put on ourselves in our 20’s, the All In Me EP makes for an intriguing listening experience, from start to finish, held together beautifully by LAOLU’s captivating songwriting and enchanting voice.
Speaking about the inspiration behind her All In Me EP, LAOLU says, “This E.P represent a new beginning, I started this E.P almost by force to get out of depression and though it was hard, I continued no matter what. There have been so many bumps and delays along the way but I achieved what I set out to do. New music, released from depression and I am doing what I love and what I am destined to do which is to sing and write music”.
Just Rese is a rising emcee gifted with the ability to transform his personal experiences into soundscapes over rhythmically dense instrumentals. Growing up in Oakland, CA, Tyrese Johnson was witness to many of life's complexities early in life and used writing as a tool to dissect his adolescence and develop a unique voice to express his views on the world around him
"Try" produced by Blue Lab Beats, is the second single release, following "Insecure," from Staten Island songstress,rapper,writer JUSTY. "Try" will be featured on JUSTY's fall project entitled "Soul Food: An Album." The single touches on maintaining the will to fight for things that are worth it, regardless of the outcome. With hints of R&B, crossover jazz, and rap, "Try" elevates over feel good production and demonstrates Justy's ability to balance lyricism and simple, but poignant vocals.
As the release date nears for his new album “Slum Baby”, Spiffie Luciano releases the highly anticipated all star line-up remix to his single “Problem”. This 11 minute composition features G Perico, Mozzy, $tupid Young, 1TakeJay, Vonnie D, Problem, Yid, K3ForTheRecord, J. Stone & Poppa XO.
Beat produced by Jonny Cash.
Charleston-based rapper Omega The Poet is fascinated by life, or more specifically, how one’s journey in life can be used as an allegory for things that are difficult to grasp. His latest hit “Anywhere You Want To Go” is a stunning success, partly because fluidity is one of Omega’s greatest gifts as an MC. In this specific track, his smooth and continuous rhyme schemes emulate the steady ebb and flow of a tranquil, constant tide.
An important part of growing is having strong roots, and in his latest track, Omega The Poet takes note of where he’s been, both personally and sonically, in order to bear new fruit.
Stream “Anywhere You Want To Go” down below:
Oakland singer/songwriter Safia Mafia has released a new record titled “Weed & Wine,” which features fellow Oakland-native, rapper Guapdad 4000. The Bay Area collaboration was produced by Tyga’s Last King’s producer Bedrock. The track, which premiered on EARMILK is the lead single from Safia's upcoming project Love Kills, due out top of 2019.
"Weed & Wine" is the 'morning after' account of a night spent with your 'it’s complicated'," Safia remarks. "Sometimes we do things that go against our better judgment for moments of temporary happiness, especially in relationships. I wanted to talk about those moments in a lighthearted and fun way."
"Working with Guap was one of the most fun sessions I’ve ever had," Safia shares. "He has great energy, and he’s not only hilarious, he’s super talented. His personality really meshed with the colour of the song, so I was super grateful to have him on the record.”
It is certainly in time for girls to talk loudly about having sex by now. Sharks are now contributing to the debate through the new single "Fuck You Good".
The band tells:
"Fuck You Good" is like a modern version on Cyndi Laupers "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" and it's really about time for girls to talk about wanting to have sex with someone purely based on their looks and not being shy about it!
"Fuck you Good" carries an important message, but it's also great to dance to and exactly that versatility is something that Sharks are known for.
It is time for the rest of the world to understand that you can be sexy, elegant, vulnerable, strong, revealing, proper, sad, strong and also a feminist - all at the same time. Believe it or not, but it's actually possible wanting to Fuck someone Good just because of the persons looks - and still being a feminist.
Behind Sharks we find Sophia Englund and Susanna Friberg who have made a name for themselves in clubs and festivals around Sweden the past couple of years. Among other artists they have been support on tour for Veronica Maggio and The Chainsmokers.