Insomnia
New Music Jan 25  |  

Joose The Conqueror tries not to lose his mind on “Insomnia” (Video)

Following up his album of the same name, Michigan-based emcee Joose The Conqueror has released a video for “Insomnia.” The song, which addresses the array of things that make Joose toss and turn at night, is now accompanied by a video shot at nighttime that fits the pensive nature of his dilemmas. Watch the video . . .

Insomnia
New Music Sep 2  |  

Stream Joose The Conqueror’s ‘Insomnia’ album

Joose The Conqueror turned a lot of heads with the slick sounds of his 2015 project, Cruise Control. He’s as smooth as ever on his newly released project, Insomnia. The ten-track project has a bit of a darker feel to it than its predecessor, but features equal attention to detail. Stream Insomnia below. Insomnia by . . .

Murray Hill
New Music Aug 22  |  

Joose drops a summery video for “Murray Hill”

We were bumping Joose‘s “Murray Hill” heavily when it first dropped. Between the luxurious, soul-sampling instrumental and Joose’s laid back, polished delivery, there was plenty to appreciate. The AGO affiliated emcee keeps things bright and mellow with his newly released video. Watch the video for “Murray Hill” below, and look for Joose’s Insomnia album to . . .

Murray Hill

Joose Waited 10 Years to Rap on “Murray Hill” (Premiere)

Joose‘s verses are full of clever wordplay and vivid metaphors, but the most important thing is how well it flows together. The Michigan native’s delivery is as smooth and precise as ever on his latest drop, “Murray Hill,” which we are happy to be premiering today. The title is a reference to the street Joose lived on during . . .

on the table
New Music Apr 7  |  

The SEVENth – “On the Table” ft. Joose & Waldo

The SEVENth is suiting up for a forthcoming collaborative EP called Weekend Sin with Mishka, and he brings his AGO family with him for “On The Table.” Joose and Waldo contribute verses and Sango chips in on the production. The drums are a huge part of this song, as they drive the entire track forward with . . .

Figures

Joose The Conqueror Shows You How To Stack “Figures” (Video Premiere)

Joose The Conqueror makes nothing but calculated moves. The Michigan native and AGO affiliate has a sharp, smooth flowing delivery and excellent ear for instrumentation that has served him very well over the years. For his latest release, he delivers a video for “Figures” that features cinematic footage of a man who gets to the money . . .

figures
New Music Sep 21  |  

Joose – “Figures”

Joose is trained to kill as an emcee. Smooth, calm, controlled, and precise, the AGO veteran and Michigan native has one of the best deliveries you can find. Couple that with an excellent ear for production that fits his steez and we have an artist who is in rare air, as far as quality goes. . . .

Joose The Conqueror
New Music May 13  |  

Joose The Conqueror – “Sunakku (Mozaic Remix)” (Video)

“Sunakku” means ‘snack’ in Japanese. That’s exactly what Joose The Conqueror‘s newly released video is. As he prepares to release his second solo project later this year, the Michigan native releases a remix of “Sunakku” by fellow AGO member Mozaic with a corresponding visual accompaniment. Watch the video for Mozaic’s “Sunakku” remix below.

Sunakku
New Music Mar 23  |  

Joose – “Sunakku”

Michigan’s own Joose is as impressive as ever with his latest drop, “Sunakku.” The AGO emcee has a remarkable mastery of varying his cadences and finding the pockets in instrumentals. Sunakku means ‘snack’ in Japanese, so this very well may be an appetizer to hold us over until Joose sees fit to drop a new . . .

Swim
New Music Feb 4  |  

Joose – “Swim”

Joose is the second member of hip-hop collective AGO to drop a track today, and he is as impressive as ever on “Swim.” Joose and producer Mozaic have a long history of collaborative efforts, and the chemistry is just as potent on this polished cut. Get excited for a brand new Joose album in the . . .

Julian
New Music Apr 10  |  

Joose – “Julian”

A member of Michigan’s talented AGO collective, Joose boasts a charismatic delivery and varied rhyme scheme on “Julian.” Laid back production courtesy of Mozaic creates a relaxing ambience, but that doesn’t prevent Joose from attacking with an aggressive stance on the first verse, before he is faded out and the beat takes center stage. He . . .

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Views From The Grits: a new type of party in Washington, DC (Recap)

Video by Simone McPhail We came, we saw, we conquered: the ‘Views From The Grits’ bottomless brunch and day party brought a new vibe to Washington, D.C. On May 1st, we teamed up with D.C.-based brand strategist Britt Wright to bring a brand new event to Washington, D.C. called Views From The Grits. The main goal? As . . .

send backup

The Highlight Reel #023: Send Backup

It’s been another eventful week in the world of music. We dealt with the shock, sorrow, and other strong emotions that came with the passing of Prince, saw Erykah Badu get defensive in the wake of a Twitter rant gone sour, and witnessed the masterful execution of Beyoncé‘s Lemonade release. It felt like there was a different . . .

Mozaic
New Music Oct 31  |  

Mozaic – “I-95” (Album)

I’ve never had a reason to think of I-95 in a positive context until now. AGO producer Mozaic is one of my personal favorites as of late, thanks in no small part to his work on Joose‘s Cruise Control project. Recently he stepped out on his own to deliver a polished, lush instrumental album named . . .

AGO
New Music Jun 19  |  

Sango – “AGO (Rvdical Remix)”

The original version of “AGO” was a record produced by Sango and Mr. Carmack, featuring lyrics by Waldo and Joose. Rvdical‘s remix subtracts the lyrics and reworks the instrumental into a next-level experience. One of the comments on SoundCloud described Rvdical’s remix as “rainforest trap,” and I can’t help but agree. Lush, layered instrumentation is . . .