“The system broken. The schools closed. The prisons open.” Geotheory is from the future. There’s no other rational explanation. For his latest magic trick, the innovative producer chopped up Kanye West vocals and incorporated them into sparkling, futuristic production. The result? “Goat On A Boat.” This man clearly does what he wants, and it’s spellbinding . . .
“At the edge of greatness, an ocean of haters…” Latasha Alcindor isn’t afraid to let go of everyone and everything that could potentially stop her “Glo Up.” Latasha is a veteran emcee from Brooklyn, who is known to be a ferocious lyricist with no regard for human life. She shows us a different side with . . .
Producer/ Musician/ DJ, Junia-T drops the music video for “Finally” ft. SABRE. This song and video is a pre-release in anticipation of Junia’s upcoming album Studio Monk, announced by the producer earlier this new year. Further details are TBA. Watch the Brian Gregory-directed video for the Garrett Hoy-produced track below. Be sure to catch Junia-T on the road DJ’ing . . .
It’s cold on the East Coast right now, but JR Jarris‘s latest groove makes me feel like I’m enjoying a relaxing August afternoon sitting poolside with a mixed drink in my hand. Jazzy instrumentation and mellow electronic melodies make this record an enticing, funky groove that’s hard not to appreciate. Stream “Saturday” below.
I wasn’t a fan of Justin Timberlake‘s “Filthy,” or the sexually charged video he dropped starring a robot. “Supplies” is a different story, though. For the first time since 2002, JT has linked up with Pharrell to make some more magic. Look for this single to feature on Justin’s forthcoming album, Man Of The Woods. The . . .
“Anything you want, is waiting. All for you. You just gotta breathe to receive all the blessings.” Alex Vaughn soothes with “Blessings,” her ethereal new single. Over sparse, spacey production, the Maryland-based singer/songwriter encourages her listeners to let things flow, vibe out, and receive the gifts from God that are already on the way. This . . .
“I can tell you’re lying, cuz when you’re replying…” West1ne‘s latest SoundCloud release is a percussion driven remix of Joe’s infamous “Stutter” single. Mystikal’s guest verse is nowhere to be found, but there’s still plenty of energy to be found in the midst West1ne’s intricate melodies and rapidfire drums. Stream “Stutter” below.
Harlem rapper, Dave East, is back with part 2 of his Paranoia series. After dropping his Paranoia: A True Story EP last year, Dave East returns with the project’s second edition, Paranoia 2. The 15-track album includes features from Tory Lanez, T.I., Lloyd Banks, Marsha Ambrosius, and more. Stream Paranoia 2 EP below and download your copy from iTunes.
Smadar Rubin doesn’t just sing on “Still.” She turns her voice into a powerful instrument, conveying heartfelt emotion through all of her intricate, beautiful runs and riffs. The Philadelphia resident flows gracefully over mellow Hendo production. Stream “Still” below. If you like what you hear, dive into her SoundCloud.
New York’s PENPALS hits me with their latest track, “Trip to Peru.” The three man collective (consisting of emcee’s Cynic the Apache and Rapswell, with Squires handling production) puts a clever spin on the classic game show, Wheel of Fortune. To date, they’ve made waves in the NYC underground and elsewhere with several ill projects, like . . .
Dublin, Ireland-based producer DANYAL went through a struggle that many of us face – trying to find balance between the need to make money and the need to create for the love of it. “Game Of Cards” marks the return to creating music for the art’s sake. We’re glad this talented beatsmith is back in the . . .
New York’s RRose RRome and Maino and come together for a heavily east coast styled song over Lil Kim‘s “No Time.” Enjoy this street ready joint produced by GQ Beats below.
Crown Marquiss & Bucky Malone collab for W.M.H.B.M. project Florida’s Crown Marquiss teams up with Virginia’s Bucky Malone for a surprise mixtape titled W.M.H.B.M. which stands for “We Make Hits By Mistake.” We’ll let you all be the judge of that. The longtime friends have proven to be very consistent with their respective music in 2017. . . .
Stream Phlow’s “Pre Flux Freestyles” Nigerian artist, Phlowetry, drops a Hip-Hop medley over some classic instrumentals. Starting off with “Hennessy,” she shows her true amazonian nature over the classic “Don’t Look Any Further” backdrop, she then switches to a laid back flow on a smoothed out version of Mobb Deep‘s “Shook Ones” before wrapping it up . . .
Lloyd Banks pushes on with his At Your Request series. This time he drops a freestyle over Ghostface Killah‘s “Mighty Healthy” produced by Mathematics. Also, catch up on his “Young & Reckless” freestyle here.