Take a listen to new music from The Late Ones on “Feel The Roots.” Their unique L81Z sound is pretty dope to hear and comes with a great message. Give it a listen.
Gee Slab presents us with his latest collection of music with Man Before Rapper. This project comes with 15 new tracks that carry the trials & tribulations Gee Slab went through in the process of making this mixtape. Serving as his 3rd independent project, Gee Slab gives us a solid project.
Best known as Pro Club’s ace, B. Wav has kept things relatively hushed in regards to new tunes, but those coming from South Florida have most likely received a taste or two in varied assortments. For one, the snippet for “Slide” was previously featured in DZA’s Rap & Bullshit Pt. 2 (Mad Decent Mix), which tossed in a few other exclusives from Denzel Curry, JK The Reaper and much more. It was something about the sheer honesty in “Slide” that caught our attention from the jump, evoking a smirk from each one of our faces, in between the eccentric, exceedingly erotic soundwaves.
What makes LTENGHT such a brilliant platform is that they have been able to hold up a particular ambiance for their listeners, with such an expansive listing of artists and producers all coming from characteristically different backgrounds. The pairing of B. Wav and LTENGHT is downright harmonious in ways that has us at awe, comparable to the passion felt with SKUFL’s edit for “The Champagne Room”.
Produced by FrankieL, “Slide” is a record that absolutely needed to be liberated from the LTENGHT platform. There is no greater feeling in this world than when a man/woman is able to finally build up the courage to get those emotions off their chest, letting their significant other know what’s really up on the sensual side of things.
“girl lemme slide, girl lemme slide up on you,
I’ve got some feelings that I can’t hide from you…”
After a rather eventful trip to Atlanta (including a meeting with Bankroll Fresh), SKUFL decided to follow-up his LTENGHT edit for “The Champagne Room” with a new solo (self-produced) record titled “LEAVE”. It’s certainly a couple steps forward in another direction, but it seems that it’s all apart of the 3MVISION that SKUFL has planned ahead for the future. The associated vocals for “LEAVE” howl all throughout its three-minute span, providing both a sense of comfort and masculinity that strikes deep within listeners. The track’s straightforwardness is what makes it standout from previous releases, and has us undeniably anxious for more loosie’s from SKUFL.
By Uptown Toney
The year is still young but we have yet to hear bad production from New York GRAMMY-nominated instrumentalist Producer/DJ DrewsThatDude. His latest and greatest work arrives today behind the mellow sounds of New Haven artist Da Kidd P.G. and Sikai.
There’s a reason why Drews is called the Synth God and it’s most evident on “The Interlude (I’m Gone).” The chill vibe on this one is dude in large part by the multi platinum producers board work and amazing keys but the ill vocals by P.G. and Sikai which mesh well with the two emcees dope lyrics. Stream below!
By Uptown Toney
Building off comrade Jay Bel‘s video for “Kate,” another artist from the Brooklyn-based Sleepercamp awakens today as East New Yorker Jimi Tents releases an extraordinarily smooth and low-toned debut single, “Elmer Fudd.”
Soothing synths and hard-hitting percussion set the wave on this minimal Sedroc-produced number, enabling the 18-year-old emcee to drop some very heavy introspective bars while Steve Aoki‘s New Jersey bred Pop artist, Moxie Raia and her angelic vocals lie softly in the background before illuminating on the songs infectious hook.
“Elmer Fudd” is a great intro track from Brooklyn native Jimi Tents. We will be on the watch for more from the young artist he works on his debut project with NVRCH’s Chance The Rapper affiliated Social Experiment member, Nate Fox. For now, stream the Billboard-premiered promo single below!
By Uptown Toney
In association with the Heart Break Gang and Top Floor Music group comes a dope visual from California-native Azure for his record “Heirloom.”
Shot in London, Azure’s Farid Xan-directed clip features quick cuts of the emcee performing his smooth IAMSU! and Kuya Beats produced single as he explores the city and guides us through his tale of honesty spitting an all too real message for the common folk.
Watch the video above and be sure to watch for more music from the HBK Gang artist as he sets up to release his forthcoming album Leap Year this Spring.
Azure will also be dropping off a group project with Down 2 Earth titled Wildfire. Look for that to arrive February 10th!
By Uptown Toney
From the upcoming film W8 starring actor Michael K. Williams comes the intro track off the motion pictures soundtrack, completely composed by New York-based Alternative Hip-Hop/Soul songwriter, producer, vocalist, drummer and emcee Eugene.
Pulled from a personal experience of losing a friend by the gun, Eugene soundtrack opener, “Fallen Dreams,” features vocals and writing by Soul crooner Jesse Boykins III who adds to the realness and soulfulness of the record with his eclectic sound.
Stream the heartfelt record below and be sure to peep the entire soundtrack for W8 over on Eugene’s Soundcloud page. The movie itself will arrive in select theaters this February. Catch the tailer down bottom.
By Uptown Toney
Track by track over the past 11 weeks, Seattle rapper/producer Raz Simone has been introducing us to the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed 2014 LP, Cognitive Dissonance: Part One. After dropping a new song and/or video every Tuesday Raz’s listening experience comes to an end with the release of his Cognitive Dissonance: Part 2 LP.
With no special guest appearances, just great deep, and meaningful music, Stream Raz’s incredible LP below which shows his growth as an artist over the past year on this uniquely crafted project assisted by producers Antwon Vinson, Edon, Elliott Eide, Jake Crocker, Rex Kudo and vocalist Natasha Barron.
Be sure to download the album via Raz’s official website.
“Rugged, to me, came from a place getting together with your power circle of homies or people’s and building together to get out of the sticky struggles we begin in….everybody in your crew is rich, your crew is rugged. Pretty much says it all. Team work make the dream work.”