Freedom Rider's powerful and empowering lyrics explore and address race relations, politics, women's empowerment and social marginalization.This unapologetic hip hop anthem is meant to provoke thought and inspire change, while promoting equality, confidence, self-love and encouragement.
When N3 first started making beats he was 12 years old. He loved music and he found a way to make his own, and that was the virtual studio program "Fl Studio". He loved how the program worked and with it he made beats and would let his parents hear all the time.
After discovering a way to make his beats, he wanted to start rapping. At first he just made simple freestyles over other artists beats and then he started getting serious and making his own beats and rapping on them. After finding himself, he decided to put more time into producing & engineering music. In his early producing days he started off working with artists from his hometown Lynwood, California, which earned him his first major placement on a song he produced featuring RBX .
In 2012 N3 started to work heavily with Spiffie Luciano, which led to producing & mixing for AD, Quincey White, Pacman da Gunman, Tiu Muzic, Kokane, & LilCadiPGE. After expanding his clientele & coming across so many talented artists throughout Los Angeles, N3 came up with an idea to start his own media platform that kept independent artists in mind first. This is when 'LA On Lock' was born. After securing the LAOnLock.com domain, he wasted no time & began to type up blogs in support of any good music that was submitted. Over the years the brand has grown to curating events, exclusive premieres, a podcast show & more.
N3 released his first compilation album "New Classics" in 2015. Fast forward to 2019 he's just released his second compilation album entitled “N3 On The Track, Vol. 1” along with features from Marty Blaze, D.R.E, Slum Baby, Garrett Douglas, Elijah Banx, Deuce Biggs, Rozo Regal, Karma Laws, Stophe Malone, Macharo, Steve DaMar, Howie Khepri, Rimpau, AD, Radio Base, AhmniMay & more; + collaboration on production from FameBeats, FynessOnDaTrack, Austin James & Deuce Biggs.
"I feel like this is my redemption album. I know people doubt me, & I feel like my choice of production has a lot to do with it. We're breaking down those barriers this year."
This collaboration between Chill Children and Chicago's rising star ICYTWAT represents a fresh new wave of trap infused RnB. Having collaborated with Outkast's Andre 3000 and Playboi Carti, ICYTWAT's soulful 90's melodies and smooth trap drums are catching the attention of fans all around the world. This EP perfectly captures ICYTWAT's iconic style while taking listeners on a nostalgic, futuristic journey.
We often look at times of struggle and pain as negative experiences, overlooking the opportunity it provides us for growth and renewal. This song is about accepting the inevitable presence of these more difficult times in our lives, and using them to bring us strength and positivity as we move forward. The track features Living Legends emcee The Grouch, who has been someone that's embodied this type of spirit to me throughout his career.
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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Nostalgia '93 is the first of six singles in a project entilted the 'Mack Summer Playlist'. Accompanying each single is a color coded instagram photo/poetry series, in which each song title is the summation of each poem. Nostalgia '93 specifically is a celebration of the beauty within the ugly through the lenses of Nostalgia.
This is a track off Fevra’s debut LP "Villanova Junction" released on the Singapore based label Darker Than Wax.
All vocals written and performed by Joon Jukx.
Produced, mixed & mastered by Fevra.
Queens’ own Bobby J From Rockaway cooked up a new banger with producer Statik Selektah on the keys-heavy “Walter White,” a lyrically rich single paying homage to one of TV’s best anti-heroes.
Beyond the clever wordplay and cultural references, what’s most impressive about Bobby’s raps on here is how he pulls in the listener and walks atop Statik’s keys and drums with such a low-key confidence. His bars are sharp throughout his verses, but it’s the way in which he spits them and ramps up his delivery that makes “Walter White” feel so raw.
The track is a follow-up to his August single “Hometown,” which was produced by living rap legend, Kwame. Kwame is also now the head of Make Noise, a boutique record label that, among other projects, is releasing Bobby’s music. The two have been working closely in the studio for years now, so be on the lookout for more from them in the coming months.
“Walter White” is available now through all digital retailers and streaming platforms via Make Noise. Be on the lookout for the visuals dropping soon!
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• Bobby J From Rockaway: https://twitter.com/bobbyjrockaway
• Statik Selektah: https://twitter.com/StatikSelekt
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AWAR is a stalwart soldier of this subculture that was born in the Bronx 45 years ago. Since he arrived on the scene with his underrated debut Glory Days in 2005, this devotee of the drum loop has shown unflinching dedication to fly lyricism and sample-based beats. And you want to talk about prolific? Between 2008-2014 he dropped two EPs, two joint albums (one with Vanderslice and one with iCON), as well as his lauded sophomore Laws of Nature.
AWAR is part of a tight knit faction committed to leading New York Hip-Hop back to dominance. If you’re not familiar with his name, just know he has rapped with the best of them — including Roc Marciano, Evidence, and Freddie Gibbs — and has more than held his own.
Today, AWAR delivers the lead single from his upcoming album, "Spoils of War." The track is titled, “Bricks Like ’86” produced by Vanderslice featuring 2/3 of The Lox, Styles P. and Jadakiss. The single is now available for streaming on all platforms, and is also available on a coke white 7" featuring a non-album cut titled, "The 87 Getback" on the B-Side that is also produced by Vanderslice. It should be obvious from the titles, these companion tracks are a throwback to the Coke era, when the rise of crack first made millionaires out of street hustlers.
AWAR's album, "Spoils of War" is scheduled to release October 26, 2018.
Stream "Bricks Like 86 (feat. Styles P & Jadakiss)" here: http://smarturl.it/brickslike86
Purchase the 7" Vinyl here: https://awar.bandcamp.com
Video is lowkey lit. It’s so much going on in this video. It feels like you are watching a movie. It;s so many artist on here, it’s hard to name. Make sure you watch this action packed video for “Ring” below.
Hailing from Birmingham, 23 year-old poet/rapper/humanitarian Marlenà Taylor draws on the power of story-telling and poetry through hip hop, and channels these forces to create a refreshing and personal take on the genre. Earlier this year Marlená took a leap of faith by stepping into a recording studio for the first time, and acting upon her burning passion for music she recorded her debut single ‘Wats Luv’.
Featuring a vocal hook reminiscent of 90s RnB era from vocalist Dee’John, Wats Luv showcases her honest approach to music making and depicts the ups and downs of the relationship in question. She explains:
“Wats Luv is a very personal song after I decided to call it quits. I feel as women, we tolerate a lot but at the end of it all every women have their breaking points and Wats Luv was my breaking point”
Bridging the gap between poetry and Hip Hop, Marlenà priorities artistic integrity over anything else and looks to use her voice to fearlessly inspire and motivate the next generation, explaining:
“Having the freedom of self expression and being able to connect with people through stories is powerful - I don’t want to make music for the moment - I feel it’s my responsibility to not conform to the demands of the world, but to the demands of the people. I feel like my mission on earth is to create music with a message”
With “No Time to Waste”, R.O.E. embraces the struggle in the process, replaying moments of sacrifice while building the dream one desires to make a reality. For artists and others on the come up, the relationship to time and accomplishments can be challenging but R.O.E. reminds us all that the effort is worth the struggle. It’s beautiful to witness the product of the hard work and to know that all the time spent and all the sacrifices have purpose. We’re reminded we can’t stop pushing regardless of the adversity because we all have a mission to accomplish both personally and for the sake of those who look to us for guidance.
“No Time to Waste” is motivation to push through life understanding your purpose, realizing your gifts are going to make room for you. On top of that, the soft spine 90s hip-hop reminiscent track sets the perfect tone to make this sort of rap message conversational. A deep bass carrying the melody matched with some soft piano tones follow the wordplay eloquently, making this an easy going tune to replay in any setting. It’d be silly to spend time worrying about why not the enjoy this message and music, when time is our greatest competitor.
Atlanta artist A!M is making sure he keeps it real. He will never forget about the ones that held him down. So he releases a new banger called "Day One". Makes you think about the ones you call friends. A!M wastes no time on this one. Gets straight to the point. Make sure you do not overlook this one.
In 20 Shots, Tota touches on the recent police involved shooting of a man named Stephon Clark in Sacramento California. Stephon was shot at 20 times while running away from the officers. 20 shots delve into the systemic oppression that people of color face every single day in America.
On the album’s first single, “Boblo Boat,” Royce warmly looks back at his childhood growing up in the D, a proud, blue collar city that has not always received the most positive of accolades. Royce transports listeners back to a time in the ‘80s when families could take a boat ride to Boblo Island and forget, for just a few hours, the stinging realities of life for black folks in Ronald Reagan’s greed-is-good America
NJ's Epoch Failure have debuted their latest single, the bold and fervent "They Ain't Talkin' Now." Recorded in Nashville with Tommee Profitt (producer/composer for Capitol’s #1 Billboard rapper, NF), the song is an anthem about overcoming adversity and rising up in the face of all the doubters and haters. As such, this track is more than just a song, it’s a personal sonic portrait. ESPN got behind the message and the beats early, as they featured the song all last month on their First Take sports talk series.
"This song is a battle cry," says singer Billy Joe Marrero. "It’s letting the world know that you’ve been down at the bottom and through the pits, with people waiting for you to fail. But instead of letting all that break you, it’s what fuels the fire and helps you become the most badass version of yourself that you can. And, in the end, you come out a winner."
This song isn't Epoch Failure's first introduction to the sports world, as their debut single " Champion " was used in the 2016 & 2017 Super Bowls and has also been licensed by The NFL Network, Fox Sports, NASCAR, WWE, NBC Sports, and many sports teams. Capitalizing on that success, their second single was a reinvention of Bon Jovi's " Livin' on a Prayer ” that reached the Top 10 on Spotify's Viral 50 USA chart. The reimagining even garnered the attention of Jon Bon Jovi himself who shared the track across all the band’s online platforms"