Bad Habits is featured on Smoke and JuJu's debut album, Fried English. It has received over 7000 streams in its first week on Apple Music, including 4 spins of Apple Radio.
Los Angeles emcee Jeremy Ian Thomas also known as Surreal is an emcee’s emcee guaranteed to be solidified as one of hip-hop’s clearest voices. We first heard Surreal on “True Indeed” a collaboration effort between the jazz duo Jay & Soulo otherwise known as The Sound Providers. Surreal’s ability to rock an entire album with no features, covering the bases and basics of life, immediately made him a standout.
It didn’t end there though, in 2006, Surreal released his sophomore project “Future Classic” with DJ Balance under the Hip Hop Is Music imprint. During this time Surreal had his hand in a number of records and albums collaborating with the likes of Ohmega Watts, Marco Polo, Braille, Future Shock, Sareem Poems and more. Years down the line we got “Pardon My Dust” a properly curated collection of unreleased content. After “Pardon My Dust” our hero seem to...disappear…
Here we are a decade later, but where has Surreal been? He’s been through film school and with that education, he’s actually directed videos for Denmark Vessey and Oddisee and Brands like Nike and Reebok to name a few. Now a full-time filmmaker, Surreal is fully aware of the transitions and transformation the music industry has endured. However the emcee who grew up in Tampa Bay Florida has been growing and evolving as well.
While we may not have heard a project from Surreal in a decade, he’s been creating this entire time and is getting set to release his “Hello”. “Hello” is a grand return for fans of Surreal, but also a proper reintroduction to people who might’ve missed the first portion of Surreal’s journey in music. With “Hello” right around the corner Surreal plans to show us the full breadth of his work, combining his video experience with his intricate and versatile wordplay to bring the listener an experience we need in these times like these.
Los Angeles has long been recognized as a hub of rap talent and it’s no different for rising star Airplane James, who just dropped a new single called “5 FT” featuring Jay Worthy.
The Diamond Lane Music Group rep has a classic LA banger on his hands with “5 FT,” complete with that signature Cali style and sound from both rappers, who make it clear to keep any drama at least five feet away from them.
The song is a preview of things to come on his latest project Plane Conversation, set to drop later this year. The visuals for the project stay true to the city too; taking viewers for a visit through both sides of LA’s infamous gang streets and also includes a cameo from Diamond Lane star Problem.
"Pray" is the current standout track from Toobe Fresco's new album "Never Better". To commemorate this, Toobe joined band-mate Pearce Gronek and developed an incredibly soulful and reflective acoustic live video for the track.
Rap duo CMG Bosses (Catch My Game Bosses) have released the music video to their self-empowering and inspiring single “Blessed”.
Consisting of music industry experts AW and Sleep, the duo’s experience in production is clear in this incredibly well-produced track, featuring some reflective hard-hitting lyrics about the ups and downs of life. The duo expresses their belief that no matter how many times you get knocked down, you just have to get back up again, and persevere through it all.
Having been moved by recent tragic personal events, namely the loss of loved ones, CMG Bosses decided to write this track and film the accompanying video in a cemetery. The unusual choice in scenery compliments the track’s lyrics that are focused on expressing gratitude, and feeling “Blessed” to be alive, despite the undesirable things and moments life throws your way. The visual accompaniment makes us appreciate life for all that it is, and ourselves, imperfections and all. The video is also interspersed with clips of street violence, once again showing us that we should be grateful to be alive, even in tough times.
Everyone has a story to tell, as this track suggests, and CMG Bosses have created an exemplary video to tell their story. Keep up with the duo on Instagram and remember to always keep your head up.
A standout track from My Favorite Color's debut album, Go!, gets a visual treatment.
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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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.
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.
Sir Jon Lee returns with a new music video for Finn: The Human.
Sir Jon Lee finds himself on the set of a music video, where no-one has a clear understanding of who he really is. Once he realizes this, he leaves the set to discover his enter child.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Clyde Kelly drops off the official video for his latest single "Levitate." Watch as he raps his way through the streets and skate parks of Philadelphia. The song, originally released on September 29, is inspired by CK's meditation practice. This is his first music video release!
We've had this single in back to back rotation on LA On Lock Radio & the fans love it!
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New heat from Dappy! Tune in below!
New visual from Lex The Hex Master and Young Wicked for their single titled "Samurai".
Gotta love Hip-Hop, & this is real Hip-Hop all the way from Jamar Carr. Tune In!