Although Phrank’s street-smart approach and darkly seductive style afford him a uniquely identifiable sound of his own, Phrank is often compared to Future because of his descriptive street narratives, and The Weeknd, because of his silky smooth vocals.
His latest single, “Dirty Diana,” boasts production from producer Willie B, who is best known for producing Kendrick Lamar’s “Ignorance Is Bliss” and “Rigamortis” from Lamar’s Overly Dedicated and Section 80. The Grammy nominated producer also recently produced “03′ Adolescence” on J. Cole’s Forest Hills Drive album.
Give it a listen below, and find out why Johnny Phrank is the next big smooth crooner in music.
While drill and rap have dominated the Chicago music scene the last few years, some are making strides in the path of R&B & Hip Hop, and few do it better than Josh.K. Today, Mechanical Dummy is proud and excited to premiere new Josh K’s new single “Phone Ring.” John K shows us much diversity while he leans on his hop influences with “Phone Ring”. With a cosign & collab under his belt with veteran MC Fabulous, the sky is the limit for breakout singer songwriter Josh K. “Your Girls Favorite” EP will feature production from Young Chop w/ guest appearances from Chicago’s King L & many more.
By Uptown Toney
Just a week removed from the release of “Devil’s Whisper,” and Raury returns with the official video. As if the record wasn’t already moving, the singer-songwriter brings in Carlon Ramong & Andrew Donoho to direct the visual which shows the young ATL phoneme facing his and others’ inner devil, in an unexpected twist.
In regards to the visual Raury states, “I’ve seen the powers that be and how deeply rooted they are in the poisoning of my people. I see what we’re up against… My god, I may have no idea what I’m doing.” Take a look a the piece below.
Due remember, the 2nd Annual RAURFEST will take place in Atlanta today, June 26th. Special guests, Big K.R.I.T., Post Malone, D.R.A.M. Trinidad Jame$, Keith Ape, Two-9, Key! and more will be performing. Raury will livestream the festival through Periscope. He kicked off his Periscope profile this week by taking fans on a virtual tour of his hometown, showing what a day in the life of Raury looks like.
By Uptown Toney
OverDoz.‘s long awaited LP, 2008, will be dropping later this year. Already on a fast track t make sure the whole world knows about it, the Blunnit crew strikes back with yet another official video, this time for their latest single, “Last Kiss.” Very upbeat and cheerful like the Pharrell-produced single, this Calmatic-directed visual sees the Cali boys enjoying some time with the ladies as they form a Soul-Train line, spark up and raid the fridge.
Check out the video for OverDoz.’s “Last Kiss” above and see if you can spot the appearance by Pharrell’s hat.
By Uptown Toney
Keeping up with his fans demand for new music, Atlanta rapper/singer-songwriter ELHAE debuts his latest song, “Love A Nigga.” Holding off on the rap flow, ELHAE collaborates with the other two members of his Dreamloud Squad, – producer Rascal and engineer Durty Chico – to serenades the ladies with his soothing vice.
The laid-back xylophone lead-track kicks up about midway through as Rascal laces us with hard-hitting drums and rapid ticks. And for the fellas, ELHAE holds it down for us too, throwing in a few turnt up ad-lids as he details how his shorty, has so much love for him. Take a listen below!
Yo Ratz! The playlists are coming back on the regular. If you’re new to them, well I put together Soundcloud playlists of some of the dopest unheard independent hip hop artists. I haven’t done one in a while because I have been focusing on the podcast and other ways to bring more attention to real hip hop culture.
Those of you are already part of the fam and have been supporting the movement, I say much love. #RapRatz is a community. Enjoy this good music and Stay Out The Trap!
Hailing from the Bronx, NY by way of Jamaica, Bitta Blood is no novice when it comes to music. Originally making a splash on the scene as a dancehall artist, collaborating with the likes of Major Lazer, Bitta Blood transitioned over to Hip-Hop and has been flourishing since. Having collaborated with some of the most notable acts New York City has to offer, today he unveils the visuals for “Diss Me.” The track, which is produced by Buda Da Future and Grandz Music, also features rising talent Dave East. The clip finds the pair trekking through NYC as they call out any forms of opposition. Be sure to check out the video and follow Bitta Blood at @BittaBlood.