On “Civil Rights,” Louisville producer and rapper Eons D reflects on his racial and historical identity to sort through what his place in society is. He filters these thoughts through considerations of his religious upbringing and introverted tendencies. Filled with live horn sections and symphonic chorus sections, this song is a socially aware and musically . . .
“Hope you play this at your wedding, yeah the one I won’t attend.” Aminé puts his dexterous, unorthodox delivery to use once more for “Wedding Crashers,” his emotionally charged new single featuring Offset. As the title would suggest, the song is a dedication to all of Aminé’s ex lovers. Good For You drops next week. . . .
South Florida rapper Zoey Dollaz drops the 7-track M’ap Boule EP. He did well to gain traction by teasing the Chris Brown-featuring “Post & Delete.” The clip certainly caused a stir online once fans caught a glimpse of Brown in the studio with the song playing. @ChrisBrown I Think They Ready For #PostandDelete 👀 7/21 pic.twitter.com/WSdy6jxI7F . . .
Ciscero put all the right pieces in place for “Rio.” The DMV-based emcee got a guest feature from P.G. County, Maryland-based emcee FoggieRaw and London’s very own Jay Prince. They trade intricate, energetic rhymes over jazzy p.Groduction courtesy of J. Robb and Misterneek. The result is an infectious single with a summery vibe and plenty . . .
Lloyd Banks gave us two projects, All Or Nothing: Live It Up and Halloween Havoc 3: Four Days of Fury, both within two months. Following that, he unleashed the “Blue Friday” series. Now, he is back with “Overload.” Listen to the Q Will-produced track below.
Producer Jim-E Stack delivers an emotive composition on “Moments Noticed.” At the forefront is a vocal sample and rhythm driven by major chords to tell his story. “‘Moments Noticed’ is an emotionally charged track birthed following the end of a three-year relationship. I knew that breaking up was right but I was still crushed and . . .
Minneapolis comes together for a new Funk, R&B, electro-fusion single called “Johnny Bravo.” The new single makes you feel as cool as the character that it’s named after. It’s a dance song for any occasion. At the helm is Dizzy Fae with an infectious, versatile voice. Her voice is fun and she can adapt to . . .
South Minneapolis’s Greg Grease is an emcee, producer, drummer, visual artist and clothing maker. He’s hitting the road early next month alongside his ZULUZULUU collective for Atmosphere’s “Welcome to California” tour. In order to build momentum prior to the tour, which coincides with the release of his Down So Long album on August 11, he dropped a new video for . . .
DJ Holiday linked with 2 Chainz back in late March to bring us “Wassup Wid It.” The two trun up for a block party in the wee hours around 4 a.m. “The ‘Wassup Wid It’ setting is easily any random ATL neighborhood,” DJ Holiday told The FADER. “[It has] nosey neighbors, random dudes outside smoking, and . . .
Rozwell is truly a guy with a unique vision for his music. His latest drop, “Block Game,” is a great example of why he’s such a special talent. The Virginia native uses both sound and silence to great effect. He handles writing, vocals, and production all on his own. With autotune-assisted singing, he makes it clear . . .
It’s never a bad time to revisit Little Dragon‘s Season High album, and their gorgeous new video for “Strobe Light” has given us the perfect opportunity to do just that. Filmed in Johannesburg, South Africa, the video features two male dancers in fancy hats and flowing gowns who deliver dynamic performances of their culture’s dancing. . . .
As one of Outkast‘s funkier singles, “Roses” requires a special array of musical talent to cover. Not every artist can just step up to the plate and deliver a worthwhile rendition. Thankfully, the combination of GoldLink, Masego, and Hare Squead proved to be more than up to the task during a recent stop at BBC . . .
“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 . . .
Fool’s Gold Records artist, Leaf, sings it loud and clear on “Gimme Some.” She’s to ready to handle business on the late night. Don’t hold out on her when you can press play on the Soundz-produced track below. “For me, ‘Gimme Some’ is another sexual liberation song for women,” Leaf tells Billboard. “We all talk about . . .
It’s not everyday you see quality Hip Hop come out of little ol’ Delaware, but for the Cypher Clique trio it’s just routine business. Following up on their “Every Time I Pull Up” video, they drop by again with a new visual for their elevating single, “Trust The Process.” Inspiring, motivating and energetic flows have . . .