Harlem hip hop duo ManKind commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas with the release of their album, Juneteenth (1820 - 1920), out today, Juneteenth.
Like their prior concept albums, ManKind keeps the lyrical content focused on the theme, delivering a compelling set about what life was like for Blacks living in Texas immediately before and after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.
“Sally Sue” (ft. SooFlyy) addresses the controversies of interracial dating. “Beneath The Flowers” (ft. Orunmila) shares dreams of freedom. “Spiced Redrum” suggests the psyche behind a slave rebellion. “Pledge Allegiance” questions expectations of patriotism amidst discrimination. The 10 songs include powerful, spoken word interludes and complementary, thematic production.
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CHASE was born in Colorado and began writing music at the age of 14. By the time he was 17, he built his own studio and began recording with other local artists, building up a strong following in his local scene. At 18, he moved to LA to focus on music, and released his first EP in 2016.
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SOWAYOUT Artist T Swish is just around the corner from releasing his highly anticipated debut mixtape 'Keep it player 2'. T swish is a vibrant artist in the music industry gaining success and recognition from his previous projects 'Tha come up' & 'Keep it player' features and from touring, he has recently toured the states with fellow sowayout artist Yc Creez on G Perico's 2 THA LEFT tour.
T Swish has dropped tracks 'Triccy', 'Fly Wit Me' and 'Where I Be' and has now released his latest visuals for 'NO LOVE' produced by Sal Treze and shot by Juddy Remix Dem. This track has everything, those slick beats, hard hitting lyrics that's about the truth of life, and that unique T Swish flow we love. He has also released his Remix featuring Grind Til We Rich Artist 2 Eleven.
"Cant show no love, Cant trust shit, people gone switch when they get bad, Cant trust no one, Gotta watch for the rats and the snakes in the grass"
- T Swish
For his new project T swish has recuited some of LA's finest underground scene from Artist such as Ketchy the great, Az Swaye, Spiffie, G Perico, Yc Creez, Jug Hype, Donny Loc and Desto Dubb and producers RonRon, Beat Boy, Cypress Moreno, Sal Treze and JoogFTR. Mixtape release date coming soon.
This song is an aphrThe music video for "Waves" was shot in Malibu, California, starring Judy Moreno and Ollie Joseph. The video was shot by Mike O'Brien and the song was produced by Alex Sacco. "Waves" features a vocal hook from Dan Henig, a well known singer from Los Angeles, California, who has received millions of plays on his covers of Lil Jon's "Get Low" and Khia's "My Neck, My Back".
TyC comes from a diverse background of genres and first established himself as a member of the band Carousel. After leaving Berklee to go on tour, he’s spent years honing his craft as both a songwriter and a producer. He spent 2017 shadow producing and working with a network of artists signed with different labels and is finally ready to release his own project!
“GET DOWN” is a fresh take on a classic sound combining his unique pop sensibilities with a contemporary hip-hop aesthetic. He produced, mixed and wrote the hook with frequent collaborator Sonny Step who you can hear soaring over the last chorus. The song features up and coming Cleveland native Curly Chuck who is quickly making waves on the underground scene for good reason. Curly Chuck’s sound fits perfectly over this electro driven, hip hop anthem and his high level rap sensibilities give the record the edge it needs.
Prod by Madreal | Directed by Will Harris Productions
Murkx is a 20-year-old MC from Yuma, AZ and has been working on his craft since
2014. Murkx is heavily influenced by 90’s Hip Hop but blends it with a
contemporary style. He stated working with Tyy and Spar in 2015 when he started
defining who he is as an MC and crafting his style. The trio released several songs on
sound cloud gaining notoriety in the Yuma rap scene. Along with releasing songs
they were highly involved with the party scene where they perfected their skills as
In 2016 Murkx, along with Tyy and Spar meet and started working with Spizal a
long time producer. They released More Than a Mixtape which showcased the talent
of the young MC’s and helped broaden the scope of their listeners and got them
airplay on Yuma’s Z-93 Local Monster radio show.
After a strong run and several local performances the trio decided to go their
separate ways. Murkx decided to stay working with Spizal to further sharpen his
skills. In late 2017 Murkx released his solo debut project Forget What Ya Heard a
journey through the musical and personal life of Murkx. Forget What Ya Heard takes
the listener on a sonic and lyrical journey leaving them hungry for more.
Murkx is an up and coming MC and it’s worth following his career as he grows.
Lyrically he will not disappoint you and his flow will keep you captivated.
Rising Neo-Soul polymath XamVoloreleases new single Lose Love, the first track to be taken from his upcoming debut EP A DAMN FINE SPECTACLE.
Written and produced by XamVolo during sessions in LA alongside heavyweight producer Freddie Joachim (J Cole, Aloe Blacc, Joey Bada$$), Lose Love’s bouncing groove opens up the EP. Released via Universal on the 13th April, A Damn Fine Spectacle is an inventive concept EP and serves as a teasing distillation of what is to be explored on his forthcoming debut album, All The Sweetness on the Surface.
A testament to XamVolo’s cinematic method of creating worlds within his music, across four songs, it tells a neo-noir story of a young girl who finds herself confronted with a hive containing a black honey substance, (which XamVolo has named ‘Slaize’) that can grant her every desire.
XamVolo explains “Everybody wants something, whether it’s money, power, justice, a clean slate, or a new pair of shoes. Some people would go to great lengths to acquire the things they want, but whenever there's an easier option available, most people would rather save themselves the hassle. This EP [and the album to follow] are all about the nature of our desires. When someone is told of this black honey – of an easy way to obtain everything they’ve ever wanted – their curiosity is piqued.”
San Diego’s own Rob $tone is back with another music video from his 2017 album, Don’t Wait For It. Representing his hometown, Rob releases ‘Lemon Grove’s’ official video on today,Thursday February 22nd, following the recent announcement of Rob’s ‘$tone Cold’ headlining tour.
The ‘Lemon Grove’ video was shot and recorded in none other Lemon Grove, CA, the birthplace of Rob $tone and the 1207 Collective. Raw, bruting and nostalgic, ‘Lemon Grove’ embraces the notorious ‘cali rap’ style music video similar to how Dr. Dre, NWA, and Ice Cube are famously known for. Directed by Chris Onzo, Rob perfectly displays homage to his roots through this vivacious video.
Produced by CallMeTheKid Hardy Caprio’s Rapper is the first instalment of ‘Hardy Season’, which will see the rising emcee document his life through 12 weeks of music, released episodically with a cliff-hanger teasing the next instalment.
Directed by WoWa (Yung Bane, Lady Leshurr), the music video for Rapperwas shot in Bromley.
The next in line to fly the flag for Croydon, (from where Stormzy, Section Boys and Krept & Konan also hail), Hardy Caprio has been earmarked by music critics as the 'next to blow' after gate-crashing and setting his own tone in the UK Grime, Rap and Garage scene.
The 21-year-old – who is a qualified accountant – first started making noise with his SBTV Warm-Up session, where he freestyled over Tinie Tempah's Wifey Riddim. The back-to-back release of Caprio's Hardy Season EP and his Hollywood EP in 2017 further cemented Hardy’s substantial fan base, ahead of single Unsigned (ft. One Acen)which is now certified silver, (after passing the 250,000 sales mark, racking up more than 30 million and being playlisted by BBC Radio 1 and receiving heavy rotation on Capital 1Xtra). Tracks Super Soaker and C’Mon followed prior to Hardy performing at Spotify UK's critically acclaimed inaugural live event, Who We Be Live at London’s Alexandra Palace.
Radio Base & Pookie F'n Rude drops new single of 2018 " Do It For The Culture "! First heard on 92.3 by Dj Carisma! Pookie F'n Rude just dropped a tape called " Im Not A Rapper Tho " go check it out now EVERYWHERE !!!!
“My Tata,” the breakout single from rising guitarist, songwriter and producer Mike11 showcases the special chemistry between Mike11 and his collaborator on the track, American singer Jeremih. “I’ve never ran across someone who played any guitar so skillfully. I knew then that he was special, and could match any vocal attempt that I would sing,” says Jeremih about first meeting Mike11.
Jeremih goes on to recall, “Tata” was created in a breeze after I finish watching the season of Narcos before coming to the studio. I was just watching Narcos before I came over, so it was fresh on my mind to see Tata hold him [Pablo Escobar] down every episode. I feel like as a man, we all need someone to hold us down in this crazy world. The song was written to be inspiring to anybody that could relate to the first time they laid eyes on their “Tata”. No matter where it is you meet her. However, in song, I was singing I felt like I found my Tata meeting a girl while out dancing in love at first sight.”
The music video for “My Tata” follows Jeremih’s inspiration for the track. Set at a party, beautiful guests dance and drink. Mike11 sits with three stunning women, but it is obvious they are not his ‘Tata’ and he is not interested in them at all. When ‘Tata’ finally makes her appearance, she brings an element of conflict and danger with her in the form of two uninvited party guests. Producer Scott Storch makes an appearance in the video, playing a sharp-eyed bodyguard with impeccable aim. Jeremih finds his ‘Tata’ as well, a talented dancer in a red dress.
“My Tata” was directed by visionary Arrad Rahgoshay and produced by Riveting Entertainment. The video is available on Mike11’s official YouTube Channel.
“My Tata” has launched an amazing ongoing collaboration between Jeremih and Mike11. Jeremih has nothing but admiration for Mike11. “Since we created Tata, I actually had him [Mike11] come by my studio a few more time. We constructed some more dope songs, he’s that good. If you like Carlos Santana, you’ll love Mike11,” Jeremih says.
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