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PREMIERE: Curbside Jones - "Been Wolf" (Video)

PREMIERE: Curbside Jones – “Been Wolf” (Video)

Austin rapper blends with wolves in the “Been Wolf” music video It’s still Sheep SZN for Austin rapper and producer, Curbside Jones. Today we’ve partnered with him to exclusively premiere the official video for “Been Wolf.” One thing I quickly learned about Curbside once we first connected and I saw his work, is that he’s . . .

Premiere: Doolie Gang shines in the "Gold" music video

Premiere: Doolie Gang shines in the “Gold” music video

South Florida Hip-Hop trio premieres visuals for “Gold” The last time we were in touch with Doolie Gang (Deez Bands, Johnny Pickles, and Yung Stew), they dropped debut project, Not The Life We Chose. The group is back to premiere the music video for their lead single, “Gold.” The South Florida trio transitions between gray scale and . . .

Hotel Room

Premiere: Felly leaves his cares behind on his infectious new track, “Hotel Room”

“I aint got much but I like it that way. I was sad one day, then everything changed.” “Hotel Room” feels like a record I would have turned on while sneaking out of school an hour early as a high school senior. Don’t tell my mother. The light, summery release comes to us courtesy of . . .

Premiere: Watch arthur gallery’s Sampha-inspired short film, “rAw”

Artistic Manifesto is proud to premier rAw, the latest short film conceived by California-based artist, arthur gallery. On 6/10, arthur debuted the film to an audience of rough 80 Bay Area artists, creators, influencers and shakers during a live viewing party. To celebrate the film’s digital debut, Artistic Manifesto reached out for an exclusive interview. . . .

the soulution

Premiere: Billy Mercury seeks to feed your spirit with ‘The SOULution’

“The stars had never aligned with me, so I collaborated with God and found Mercury.” Hampton Roads, Virginia-based soul singer Billy Mercury seeks to give listeners plenty of positive vibes throughout his newly released album, The SOULution. Billy has a weathered, slightly gritty voice and a falsetto that just might take you back to a . . .

Smile Project Carnival

GoldLink will headline Broccoli City’s Smile Project Carnival and Concert

Regardless of whether you enjoyed Broccoli City Festival 2017, or felt like you were missing out the fun, it’s great to hear that the Broccoli City family will be back in action with the Smile Project Carnival and Concert! This is a family friendly event with Universal Fairs at RFK Festival Grounds in Washington D.C. It’s a . . .

Here

Maydien & ROMderful’s “Here” is a testament to perseverance (Premiere)

Dutch vocalist Maydien and U.K.-based producer ROMderful, also known as R.O.M., are a fitting duo on their ambient new release, “Here.” ROMderful’s bouncy, melodically driven production serves as an ample backdrop for Maydien’s elastic delivery, which toes the line gracefully between singing and rapping. The production has a slightly ominous feel to it, with guitar . . .

under new management

Premiere: Matt McGhee switches gears with ‘Under New Management’

If you’ve been checking Artistic Manifesto for a decent amount of time, you’ve probably seen the name Matt McGhee a few times. If you’re unfamiliar, his Under New Management project is the perfect time to get plugged in. As the title would suggest, Matt’s celebrating being a fully independent artist once again. He does so . . .

K Lo K

Premiere: Dominican-American emcee MRG switches languages effortlessly on “K Lo K”

Queens, New york native Matthew Raymond Guzmán, better known as MRG, stands poised to continue carving out a special niche with the release of songs such as “K Lo K.” Guzmán is Dominican-American, and he effortlessly switches back and forth between English and Spanish over top of futuristic production by North London-based producer Wize. Hip-hop culture . . .

go in peace

Premiere: The Fifth Estate exudes love and positivity with “Go In Peace”

“Go in peace. Carry on.” Texan rhymesayer and vocalist The Fifth Estate gives us calm, positive vibes with his empowering new romantic record, “Go In Peace.” The versatile creative heads in a different direction from his previous release, “EfYooSiKay,” which he used to vent about some of the most frustrating things he’d been dealing with. He explained . . .

black babylon

Premiere: Donte Peace paints vivid pictures of ‘Black Babylon’ on his new album

Donte Peace isn’t afraid to give you a raw picture of the struggle that he’s personally endured on his engrossing new album, Black Babylon. The Seattle-based artist and self-proclaimed “Nappy Headed King” has a strong, charismatic delivery that serves him well throughout the twelve-track project. Donte is acutely aware of the dangers that come with . . .

Premiere: JSMN releases debut EP ‘A Very Sad Happy Birthday’

  “Getting older is weird. I hate it. Every birthday I feel sad. Like I haven’t accomplished enough at the age I’m at. It’s happy because you have another day. You have another chance to turn it around.”   Who is JSMN? JSMN is a 21-year old STL femcee spinning a web of pretty, poetic . . .

Nao

Nao has been added to the Broccoli City Festival 2017 lineup

Broccoli City Festival is poised to take over Washington, D.C. on May 6th. The festival, which already features acts such as Solange, Rae Sremmurd, 21 Savage, and Lil Yachty, will also feature East London sensation Nao, who is coming off the success of her For All We Know album and just released a remix EP . . .

Premiere: MRG - "Bet"

Premiere: Queens emcee MRG refuses to fold on “Bet”

“Down for whatever, you ain’t gotta second guess.” Queens, New York native MRG stands apart from the pack with confident, melodic delivery on “Bet.” The new release carries a laid back vibe, but you can still feel the hunger and intensity boiling through his lyrics. Listeners can draw an array of emotions from the instrumental . . .

EfYooSiKay

Bounce to the soulful sounds of The Fifth Estate’s “EfYooSiKay” (Premiere)

“Let me pause the positivity for a second. Let me breathe. Let me find my balance. Let me find peace inside my palace.” It’s been a while since we’ve heard from The Fifth Estate, but the soulful emcee from Texas gets heads nodding once more with the release of “EfYooSiKay.” Fifth has a generally laid . . .