Nipsey Hussle creates a hustler’s anthem on “Grindin All My Life”

Sep 12   |   Michell C. Clark
“All my life. Been grindin all my life. Sacrificed. Hustled, paid the price.” Nipsey Hussle has bui . . .

Stream Jorja Smith’s ‘Insecure’ single, “Fine Line”

Sep 8 | Michell C. Clark
“Which side of the fine line’s for you and me?” British singer Jorja Smith’s presence is always app . . .
Southside of Jersey collective drops 'W.A.W.A.' mixtape
New Music Sep 19  |  

Southside of Jersey collective drops ‘W.A.W.A.’ mixtape

New Jersey Hip-Hop collective releases W.A.W.A. project South New Jersey has a respectably well documented slew of young artists and producers who are working to usher in a new era while making a name for themselves. The latest taste of the $outh$ide comes from Mir Fontane, Kev Rodgers, Ish Williams, and Shaqeyah. They unite under . . .

5 for the squad
New Music Sep 19  |  

The Kount takes you into outer space with “5 For The Squad”

If I ever heard a jazz concert in outer space in the year 3017, I’d hope to hear something like Toronto-based producer and instrumentalist The Kount‘s latest release, “5 for The Squad.” Featuring warm horns and distorted electronic instrumentation, the complex carefully record toes the line between welcoming and foreboding. Stream “5 For The Squad” . . .

IDK
New Music Sep 19  |  

(Jay) IDK ups the ante with his “Baby Scale” video

IDK, formerly known as Jay IDK, continues to push the envelope with a video for his intense, rapid fire new single, “Baby Scale.” The video is fairly simple, but ultimately effective. IDK told Pigeons&Planes: “it’s just to show people balance. I don’t think there’s any new rapper more versatile in the rap genre than me. . . .

Perks Of Being A Sunflower
New Music Sep 19  |  

Soft Glas shows you the “Perks Of Being A Sunflower”

Soft Glas isn’t afraid to be himself, even in the midst of the goregous instrumentation and mellow vibe that characterizes “Perks Of Being A Sunflower.” On the chill new release, he finds himself wrestling with some of the traits he hates about himself the most. Stream “Perks Of Being A Sunflower” below, and look for . . .

Danny Blaze Well$ Keep It Player
New Music Sep 18  |  

Durham, North Carolina’s Danny Blaze enlists Well$ for “Keep It Player”

Durham’s Danny Blaze flows with southern style on “Keep It Player” Durham, North Carolina’s Danny Blaze links with fellow Carolina native, Well$, for “Keep It Player.” It’s a funky, upbeat Hip-Hop cut that stays true to title. One of the best things about this song is that he shouts out his producer in the first . . .

see you sweat
New Music Sep 18  |  

Injury Reserve invites us to an otherworldly party on “See You Sweat”

Injury Reserve has an outstanding track record so far, and their trippy video for “See You Sweat” is no exception. Ritchie With a T, Stepa J Groggs and Parker Corey take us to a hot, raging house party complete with police cars, a swimming pool, and undeniable energy. When’s the last time you saw somebody . . .

Don Mykel Infinite EP
New Music Sep 18  |  

Don Mykel – ‘Infinite’ (EP)

Don Mykel releases Infinite (EP) Don Mykel drops his 8-track project Infinite. Highlighted by lead tracks, “N.W.O.” and “Hell On Earth,” the New York lyricist shows again why he believes it’s his destiny to lead his contemporaries in the Hip-Hop arena. Stream below and get your copy on iTunes.

what the funk
New Music Sep 18  |  

Stream Madijuwon’s silky smooth new instrumental, “What The Funk”

I know. Mondays aren’t always the most fun. Madijuwon is here for you, though. The France-based producer teamed up with fellow beatsmith N3gabeats to smooth out your day with a mellow new instrumental called “What The Funk” that’s just as groovy as the title would suggest. Stream “What The Funk” below, and download here.

Lecrae Broke
New Music Sep 18  |  

Lecrae – “Broke”

Lecrae remembers his past struggles on “Broke” Lecrae knows the difficulties of poverty and keeps that experience in mind as he enjoys the current success. He repeats that being broke made him rich. It’s a mantra, of sorts. It’s inspirational and a will get you in a mood to aspire for more, no matter where . . .

4Real
New Music Sep 18  |  

Steve Lacy’s “4Real” will get your blood pumping

“It’s such a thrill to love you, and it’s real.” Steve Lacy didn’t come to play games today. “4Real” has a falsetto that you wish you could hit, and pulsating percussion that drives everything forward as he sings of the type of love that’s good enough to drive you insane. Funk and rock influences collide . . .

Kodak
New Music Sep 18  |  

Connor Evans feels like Lil Wayne in 2007 on “Kodak”

Following the release of his “song of the Summer” contender “American Bandstand”, Connor Evans follows-up with the bouncy, insanely catchy “Kodak.” Evans releases the song in the midst of evacuating from the US Virgin Islands following Hurricane Irma. When Connor says he “feels like Wayne in 2007”, it’s a notice to the game that Connor . . .

J. Lye Let's Talk
New Music Sep 17  |  

Boston’s J. Lye reflects on past relationships on “Let’s Talk” (Video)

Watch J. Lye’s “Let’s Talk” video Following the release of his debut album, Behind the Lyes, J. Lye follows up with his brand new video for the relationship anthem “Let’s Talk.” The song is the 2nd single off Behind the Lyes and J. Lye’s most personal to date. The song sees him revisiting three past relationships . . .

Supergroup ST. da Squad brings lyricism back on "It's The ST. 2.0 (Let Em' Know)"
New Music Sep 17  |  

Supergroup ST. da Squad brings lyricism back on “It’s The ST. 2.0 (Let Em’ Know)”

Watch ST. da Squad’s “It’s The ST. 2.0 (Let Em’ Know)” video It’s always bothered me when people would proclaim “Hip Hop is dead”, “lyricism is dead.” Anything else of the sort has, too. The statement itself isn’t what bothered me. It was the unwillingness of these people to go and look for new music they’d . . .

Golden Vessel shares the "Less~More" single and video
New Music Sep 15  |  

Golden Vessel shares the “Less~More” single and video

Australian Producer Golden Vessel reveals his final track from his forthcoming EP AM readers last got a taste of Golden Vessel (Max Byrne) with “Shoulders” hit #1 on HypeMachine within the first 24 hours and is currently streaming with 500k+ plays. He is gearing up to release his Right/Side EP at the end of September. He’s back with “Less~More” . . .

extended plea
New Music Sep 15  |  

TOULOUSE’s ‘Extended Plea’ album is full of passion

TOULOUSE manages to make every song he releases into an emotional culmination. The talented singer/songwriter’s Extended Plea captivates as expected, with a grand total of eight soul wrenching records. The project, which was released via the Los Angeles-based Terrible Records, speaks to emotions that are often viewed as weaknesses in a very poignant way that . . .

medicine
New Music Sep 14  |  

Kwaku gets a taste of his own “Medicine” from a new romantic interest

Throughout “Medicine,” Boston lyricist/emcee Kwaku tells a story of his past actions in a story about the difficulties of starting a serious relationship with a girl who’s playing games with him – just as he used to do, giving him a taste of his own medicine. The track was produced by Shadowkey, Spenser Edmund, and . . .

extended plea
New Music Sep 15  |  

TOULOUSE’s ‘Extended Plea’ album is full of passion

TOULOUSE manages to make every song he releases into an emotional culmination. The talented singer/songwriter’s Extended Plea captivates as expected, with a grand total of eight soul wrenching records. The project, which was released via the Los Angeles-based Terrible Records, speaks to emotions that are often viewed as weaknesses in a very poignant way that . . .

Danny Blaze Well$ Keep It Player
New Music Sep 18  |  

Durham, North Carolina’s Danny Blaze enlists Well$ for “Keep It Player”

Durham’s Danny Blaze flows with southern style on “Keep It Player” Durham, North Carolina’s Danny Blaze links with fellow Carolina native, Well$, for “Keep It Player.” It’s a funky, upbeat Hip-Hop cut that stays true to title. One of the best things about this song is that he shouts out his producer in the first . . .

hpnotiq iconiq
New Music Sep 13  |  

Hpnotiq pays homage to its hip-hop roots with ‘Hpnotiq Iconiq Mixtape Vol. 1’

Hpnotiq was created in 2001. The blue liquer gained popularity through association with hip-hop superstars such as Diddy, Jay Z, Kanye West, and Missy Elliott. It was immortalized in the opening line of F.L.Y.’s “Swag Surfin” – “I’m on Hpnotiq, exotic. This polo on my body.” It’s only right that the brand has returned to . . .

Golden Vessel shares the "Less~More" single and video
New Music Sep 15  |  

Golden Vessel shares the “Less~More” single and video

Australian Producer Golden Vessel reveals his final track from his forthcoming EP AM readers last got a taste of Golden Vessel (Max Byrne) with “Shoulders” hit #1 on HypeMachine within the first 24 hours and is currently streaming with 500k+ plays. He is gearing up to release his Right/Side EP at the end of September. He’s back with “Less~More” . . .

Selfish
New Music Sep 13  |  

Sylvan Lacue makes time for himself on “Selfish” (Video)

Sylvan Lacue‘s video for “Selfish” features some beautiful scenery. The reflective single finds him in a reflective mood, as he realizes that he needs to take more time for himself. Sylvan is gearing up for his Apologies In Advance album, and he plans to shake some things up with the project’s release. In an interview on his . . .

Kodak
New Music Sep 18  |  

Connor Evans feels like Lil Wayne in 2007 on “Kodak”

Following the release of his “song of the Summer” contender “American Bandstand”, Connor Evans follows-up with the bouncy, insanely catchy “Kodak.” Evans releases the song in the midst of evacuating from the US Virgin Islands following Hurricane Irma. When Connor says he “feels like Wayne in 2007”, it’s a notice to the game that Connor . . .

Supergroup ST. da Squad brings lyricism back on "It's The ST. 2.0 (Let Em' Know)"
New Music Sep 17  |  

Supergroup ST. da Squad brings lyricism back on “It’s The ST. 2.0 (Let Em’ Know)”

Watch ST. da Squad’s “It’s The ST. 2.0 (Let Em’ Know)” video It’s always bothered me when people would proclaim “Hip Hop is dead”, “lyricism is dead.” Anything else of the sort has, too. The statement itself isn’t what bothered me. It was the unwillingness of these people to go and look for new music they’d . . .

no limit
New Music Sep 13  |  

JOSEPH L’ÉTRANGER remixes Young Thug’s “No Limit” verse

I’d be willing to bet that you’ve heard Usher‘s “No Limit” at least once. The June 2016 release, which features Young Thug, was all over the radio when it hit the streets. Toronto JOSEPH L’ÉTRANGER decided to give it a new spin. Spacey, sparse production keeps things interesting. Stream JOSEPH L’ÉTRANGER’s “No Limit” remix below.

J. Lye Let's Talk
New Music Sep 17  |  

Boston’s J. Lye reflects on past relationships on “Let’s Talk” (Video)

Watch J. Lye’s “Let’s Talk” video Following the release of his debut album, Behind the Lyes, J. Lye follows up with his brand new video for the relationship anthem “Let’s Talk.” The song is the 2nd single off Behind the Lyes and J. Lye’s most personal to date. The song sees him revisiting three past relationships . . .

TOKiMONSTA – “No Way” ft. Isaiah Rashad, Joey Purp & Ambré

Sep 8   |   Michell C. Clark
Producer/DJ TOKiMONSTA is gearing up to release a new album called Lune Rouge, and “No Way” is a gre . . .

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