lucky guy
New Music Jul 19  |  

Watch JAYLIEN’s moody “Lucky Guy” video; co-starring Ye Ali

“Your boyfriend’s a lucky guy.” St. Louis native JAYLIEN isn’t afraid to tap into some of his darker emotions in his moody video for “Lucky Guy,” which co-stars Ye Ali. In regards to the song, JAYLIEN explained, “I know I’m not the only one who’s been in a situation where you’re sleeping with someone’s partner . . .

big body benz
New Music May 2  |  

Ye Ali – “Big Body Benz” ft. Eric Bellinger

Ye Ali teamed up with Eric Bellinger for a syrupy, infectious new song called “Big Body Benz” with some The two actually drew inspiration from R. Kelly for this record. Ye explained: “we were discussing R. Kelly and once I heard the beat I said, ‘You remind me of my Jeep.’ But instead of saying . . .

New Music Mar 14  |  

Ye Ali – “Loyalty” ft. Eric Bellinger

Indiana native Ye Ali talks about his escapades from last summer on “Loyalty,” a new release featuring Eric Bellinger. Ye Ali gave us details on twitter, specifying that the song is about a woman he met at Nick Young’s party. Stream “Loyalty” below. .@EricBellinger & shout out to my guy @NickSwagyPYoung lol. I met a . . .

What To Do
New Music Nov 12  |  

Ye Ali – “What To Do” ft. K Camp (Video)

Ye Ali returns to our pages with a new video for “What To Do,” from his solo debut project, Traphouse Jodeci. The song was a fan favorite off of the project, and it features K Camp. The dark visuals are undeniably sexually driven. Watch the video for “What To Do” below.

Work For IT
New Music Nov 3  |  

Gino teams up with Ye Ali for the incredibly smooth “Work For It”

Gino and the buzzing Ye Ali team up for an interesting new record called “Work For It.” The record is centered around having to work for a woman that takes your interest. It should come as no surprise that a record involving women with Ye Ali on board has hitmaking potential. Ye kicks the record . . .

Beam Me Up
New Music Sep 10  |  

Ye Ali continues his hot streak with “Beam Me Up”

Ye Ali is on one hell of a roll at the moment, centering around the recent release of his Traphouse Jodeci album. A few bonus tracks have followed the project release, and now the West Coast residing creative has teamed up with HotNewHipHop to drop another joint called “Beam Me Up.” Stream the record below.

New Music Sep 8  |  

Ye Ali shares “Wet 2x,” a ‘Traphouse Jodeci’ bonus track

Serving a bonus track from his Traphouse Jodeci, debut Ye Ali keeps things moving. His latest release is “Wet 2x,” which features Dougie F. Stream the track below.

Traphouse Jodeci
New Music Aug 26  |  

Stream Ye Ali’s ‘Traphouse Jodeci’ album

This Traphouse Jodeci post is probably the most important piece of writing I will ever do. That’s because it comes straight from the heart. If you have followed my long blogging career then you will know exactly why I have such a close relationship with Ye Ali. A few years back, Ye was just an artist . . .

Private Suite
New Music Aug 16  |  

Ye Ali releases “Trap Phone” + ‘Private Suite’ EP before ‘Traphouse Jodeci’

“She a good girl in public, bad ting in private.” A number of people have been watching and waiting for Los Angeles transplant Ye Ali’s Traphouse Jodeci to arrive, and while the wait isn’t over yet, the arrival of new music from the talented songwriter and artist is a great holdover. Ye recently released a . . .

New Music Dec 29  |  

YE Ali, Charlie $tardom, Pizzle & T. Bruce Flip Majid Jordan For “All I Do”

YE Ali, Charlie $tardom, Pizzle & T. Bruce join forces to flip a Majid Jordan sample for “All I Do,” with the help of Milwaukee producer Bizness Boi. If you frequent Artistic Manifesto, you may have seen YE Ali and Pizzle’s names a few times. YE Ali has been making waves with his syrupy alternative . . .

sudan archives
New Music Jun 28  |  

23-year old violinist and vocalist Sudan Archives makes a splash with “Paid”

Sudan Archives definitely makes a splash with her new Stones Throw single, “Paid.” The 23-year old violinist and vocalist is a one stop shop – she writes, plays, and produces her own music. Her floating harmonies mesh well with tribal percussion on this mellow groove. The self-taught violinist draws inspiration from Sudanese fiddlers, R&B, West . . .


Lil Durk – “Eyes” ft. Talib Kweli & James Fauntleroy

Lil Durk, Talib Kweli and James Fauntleroy have released a new collaborative effort called “Eyes,” that will be part of a joint venture titled We Can Do This Together. The project will focus on all the world’s problems, in an attempt to spread some positivity. This single is meant to build up some buzz around . . .

In Common

Alicia Keys – “In Common (Remix)” ft. Kanye West & Travis Scott

It’s only right that Travis Scott kicked off his .WAV radio show on Beats 1 in a major way, and his inclusion of Alicia Keys‘s “In Common” remix certainly qualifies. The new version, which features guest appearances from Travis and Kanye West, which unsurprisingly has a different feel as than the original. Stream the “In . . .

ultralight prayer

Kanye West – “Ultralight Prayer” ft. Kirk Franklin & Kelly Price

Kanye West saw fit to follow up The Life Of Pablo today with a new song called “Ultralight Prayer,” which he announced via Twitter. Ultralight Prayer: Happy Easter! — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 27, 2016 The two minute release is essentially an extension of “Ultralight Beam,” the opening song on TLOP. The song features . . .

Love Lockdown
New Music May 25  |  

Kanye West – “Love Lockdown (Joe Lalich Remix)”

Some might hate me for this, but I’m still not a fan of Kanye West‘s 808s & Heartbreak. Rudimentary instrumentation and autotune couldn’t cover up the fact that ‘Ye can’t really sing. That’s where Joe Lalich comes in. His new remix of “Love Lockdown” blows the original out of the water, in my eyes. He . . .