Rising Brooklyn emcee Beast 1333 released his latest album, Medusa. The 25-track LP, which serves as his 10th effort, features only one lone guest appearance by his mentor, the iconic KRS-One. Needless to say, if KRS was willing to drop a cosign, it might be worth your time to give it a chance and check . . .
As I sat at my computer, scrolling through endless, monotonous music submissions, I opened one by a Cleveland artist named Y.G.K. and my lengthy hunt was instantly worth it. State Of Mind is a sonic journey into hip-hop’s depths. Y.G.K. is exactly the type of artist that catches my ears. His sound carries boom-bap influences, . . .
Virginia emcee NoFace is keeping boom bap alive with his captivating flow and steady beat riding. Always looking for new ways to create and add different dimensions to his art, NoFace is on a new mission to release a video once a month that displays each of the many human emotions we all have. He . . .
Georgia bred emcee Daywlk is back with a new joint called “Blown.” Filled with melodic, neck-breaking bars that carry the song, the chorus hits and raises the bar that much more. Produced by Scarecrow Beats, “Blown” is a perfect song to ride through the city to as you plot on your future greatness. Stream “Blown” below.
Boston DJ/production duo SuperSmashBroz have just let loose the visual for “Grab It”, a standout song off their recent “Family Cookout” album. Featuring Plad Fine$$e, Lil Rich, and CHI, this is the first music video from the Summer-released “Family Cookout” project. Boasting verses from many of Boston’s most lyrically inclined emcees, “Family Cookout” is jam packed . . .
“Carpe Noctem, to seize the night. Some of us take it for granted. The night symbolizes truth, a moment in time when you can be whatever you want. It symbolizes fear to some and security to others. Seize the night, keep faith, and prosper.” Cleveland born, Houston raised rapper and songwriter Marcellus Juvann just dropped his Carpe . . .
Philadelphia artist Darko the Super has been steadily taking over the past few years, and Watered Down Demon Fuzz is a great next step. It’s impossible to pigeonhole or box in Darko the Super, off-kilter rhymes, spoken word flows and more make listening to Darko an adventure. On top of all this, Darko has produced . . .
Nebraska emcee Vic Sage launches himself onto the scene with an aggressive single, conveniently titled “Nasty.” Sage has been putting in a lot of work behind the scenes, and now he’s attacking the front lines with full force, showcasing the talent he’s been working hard to perfect. Vic shines bright on “Nasty,” a jet-fueled single . . .
Up until recently, I was unaware of the artist known as Patrick Michel. Thankfully, a mutual friend linked me to some of his work and he’s been showing up steadily on my playlists ever since. The first song I came across was “Off The Shits,” an incredibly melodic, well-written and structured track that highlights all . . .
Scottdale, Pennsylvania emcee Izzy Strange continues to impress fans and critics alike with his sophomore album, A Good Day 2 B The Bad Guy. For his fourth video installment from the album, he teams with California legend Blu for their “At Home” collaboration. Listen in as Izzy and Blu utterly destroy feeble-minded emcees with a . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Forced into becoming a recording artist after many failed attempts of securing a publishing deal, multi-talented R&B phenom Vann returns with his most promising solo effort yet. Serving as the follow up to his 2016 Summer heater “Backseat”, “Painkilla” is a guitar-driven declaration of vulnerability and finds the soulful songwriter, sonically, right where he belongs. . . .
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 . . .