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January 2017

Business

Hip Hop Artists: Post Your Music (1- 25-17)

January 25, 2017

By FuNkwoRm

Welcome back!

…It’s Indie Wednesday! Time to share your music!

If you’re new to this hip hop blog, check out the rules below and post your music.

PLEASE READ

1. Everyone is limited to one music post per week. Spammers will be banned.

2. You can post the same song if you posted it the previous week but keep that practice in moderation

3. Converse and dialogue with each other as much as you like. In fact, I encourage it.

Here is the suggested format:

1. Name of the artist:

2. Location (where are you from)

3. Couple of your social links (Twitter and or Facebook)

4. Say something about yourself, hip hop, or anything interesting. It can also be totally unrelated to music. Show us you have a personality.

Post music or videos that can play in the thread please. No download links to your mixtape.

Feel free to post any PICS and GIFs.

POST…LISTEN…NETWORK

Check this: Hip Hop Artists: Post Your Music (1- 25-17)

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Music

Tre Capital Calls for Change and Growth on His Album “We Must Do Better”

January 19, 2017
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By Uptown Toney

Tre Capital barrels into 2017 with his most introspective body of work to date in We Must Do Better. Reflecting on life as an artist, society, family life and more Tre gives his fans new and refreshing content to soak up.

Sonically, the hard-hitting 11-track project mirrors Tre’s 2016 project I Can’t Die Yet, with its dark and thunderous production. Producers Martin $ky, Eestbound, Haze Banga, WondaGurl and more somehow mange to make We Must Do Better pack even more of a punch. Features from vocalists SiR and TĀLĀ help Tre to bear his sensitive side while songs with Martin $ky and Ismael challenges the West Coast rep to spit even harder.

The young emcee is still coming to his own as an artist but he clearly has ‘it’ and it shows on We Must Do Better. Stream Tre Capital’s LP below and check the tracklist down bottom.

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Music

YE ALI Dodges Danger in His Tempestuous “Oceans” Video

January 19, 2017

By Uptown Toney

Currently on tour with mysterious R&B artist 24hrs, Indiana singer-songwriter/producer YE ALI is already gearing up for a big year. Last year’s TrapHouseJodeci album paved the way for Ye’s current success with its many bangers including “Oceans,” a feel-good array of rhythm and relaxation. Recently, the crooner released the song’s official video, directed by Alex Mcdonell. In the visual, ALI prepares to head out for a date with his lady, only to be interrupted by intruders.

As YE ALI readies TrapHouseJodeci 2, watch the video for his Bizness Boi, Th3ory and Cardiak-produced gem below. Also, be sure to check our AO! exclusive interview with YE ALI!

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Music

JAHKOY’s “Tell Me Why” is an R&B Ballad with Plenty of Pop Potential

January 18, 2017

By Uptown Toney

Surfacing from Foreign Water, JAHKOY descends from his “California Heaven” to bless us with an impressive R&B track with plenty of pop potential. Titled “Tell Me Why,” the song draws inspiration from “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys giving it a certain chick-flicky… je ne sais quoi that makes it audibly irresistible.

Co-crafted alongside music production/songwriting team, The Stereotypes, the woozy synths, steady drums and thumping bass on “Tell Me Why” puts the record somewhere between a soul ballad and a bedroom banger. JAHKOY uses this blend to paint a picture of that cliche heartwarming, slow dance in the club as we stare deeply into each others soul cinema moment the ladies love.

JAHKOY’s new joint falls in line perfectly with his recent Forward Thinking II records “Acceptance V1” and “Odd Future.” Stream it below and look for the Toronto artist’s Forward Thinking II project to arrive just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Music

MASS Heats Up the Streets of VA with His Self-Titled Debut

January 18, 2017
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By Uptown Toney

Virginia has been a hotbed for Hip-Hop talent since the 90s. Although the region hasn’t produced many new artists over the past few years, D.R.A.M., a product of Hampton Roads, proved VA still has the juice when he topped charts with “Broccoli.”

Following-up on his regions success is MASS, a street rapper with a dark and gully self-titled mixtape you’re sure to love.

Those that have heard D.R.A.M.‘s debut project #1EPICSUMMER are sure to remember MASS’ bass pounding, Kaine Solo-produced collaborative cut with D.R.A.M., “Goldens.” That same menacing sound gets projected in new light as MASS spits over grim production cooked up by the homie Butch Dawson, as well as VERYRVRE, Dan Stuckie and a few others.

Izzle Mane, Remy Banks, DP and the big homie D.R.A.M. are a few friendly faces that assist MASS on his doped out journey of drugs, guns and nostalgia. “B.A.M. (By Any Means),” “Only Gang” and “FLEX” [watch above] are a few standouts cuts. Overall the tape is solid through and through.

Stream MASS’ debut below and look for more heat from him in the future.

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Business

Hip Hop Artists: Post Your Music! (1-18-17)

January 18, 2017

By FuNkwoRm

Hey Creative People!

…It’s Indie Wednesday! Time to share your music!

If you’re new to this hip hop blog, check out the rules below and post your music.

PLEASE READ

1. Everyone is limited to one music post per week. Spammers will be banned.

2. You can post the same song if you posted it the previous week but keep that practice in moderation

3. Converse and dialogue with each other as much as you like. In fact, I encourage it.

Here is the suggested format:

1. Name of the artist:

2. Location (where are you from)

3. Couple of your social links (Twitter and or Facebook)

4. Say something about yourself, hip hop, or anything interesting. It can also be totally unrelated to music. Show us you have a personality.

Post music or videos that can play in the thread please. No download links to your mixtape.

Feel free to post any PICS and GIFs.

POST…LISTEN…NETWORK

Check this: Hip Hop Artists: Post Your Music! (1-18-17)

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Music

GIVEAWAY: Win A Pair of Tickets to See Jorja Smith Live in NYC

January 17, 2017

By Uptown Toney

One of the most promising young talents coming out of the U.K is 19-year-old R&B/Soul singer Jorja Smith.

In just over a year the MOBO-nominated songwriter’s has caught the internets full attention with her 70s Soul style and thought provoking songs such as “Blue Lights,” have drawn many comparisons to legendary performers like Lauryn Hill and Amy Winehouse, as well as modern favorites AlunaGeorge, Solange and Willow Smith.

Last year, Smith amassed over 1.5 million views on the video to her powerful breakup anthem “Where Did I Go?” and ended off 2016 with the release of her debut EP, Project 11. The 5-track tape showcased the full range of the British teen’s potential and solidified her as one of the must watch artists in 2017.

After supporting NAO on her 2016 U.K. tour, Smith will be coming over to the U.S. to headline her own tour which includes her first NYC show Sunday, January 22nd at S.O.B.s!

All ages can attend. Doors open at 7pm and tickets are available now. But you can win your way in by following the steps below.

HOW TO WIN:
1. Follow @aoutrageous on Twitter

2. Retweet our ticket giveaway announcement:

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Music

ESTA. & Rayana Jay Share Their Collaborative Single “23”

January 16, 2017

By Uptown Toney

Los Angeles producer ESTA. has been known for collaborating with upcoming artists before they start appearing on everybody’s radar. In the past he’s connected with Xavier Omär, Alana Baraz, IshDARR, ELHAE, CJ Fly and most recently Hudson East. With his latest collaboration, the Soulection affiliate puts the masses onto Bay Area R&B-Soul artist Rayana Jay.

Coming out of Richmond, CA, multi-talented singer-songwriter Rayana Jay made a major debuting in 2016 delivering what FADER calls, “One of the most relatable projects you’ll hear this year,” Sorry About Last Night.

Looking to build upon that, the Bay Area songstress captivates ears with her silky, forward-thinking R&B and alternative soul single with ESTA, “23.” The hard-hitting, galactic sounding song finds Jay recollecting on the past year, turning twenty-three years old and aspiring to ball like 6-time NBA champion, the legend Michael Jordan.

Stream “23” above. Rayana Jay’s Sorry About Last Night is available on iTunes and all digital platforms.

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Music

Listen to Lee Mazin’s Rapid-Fire Lyricism on “Na NANA”

January 16, 2017

By Mo Indigo

Philadelphia-based rapper and Sisterhood Of Hip-Hop star Lee Mazin has been excelling in the industry as a multifaceted artist/producer. She has performed along side Hip-hop’s biggest names ranging from DMX and Talib Kweli to Trina and MC Lyte. Her upbeat single “Na NANA” produced by Andrew Meoray starts 2017 off clapping back at haters.

Lee utilizes a vicious delivery to flaunt her carefree and driven attitude as an alpha-female. She’s not here to catch the shade but rather deflect it. Mazin reiterates: “I do what I choose to / Everybody hatin’ damn not you too /My ex-nigga like “damn how I lose you ?! / Aha, boohoo / Na NANA boo boo.

Her potent, rapid-fire lyricism has been one of her creative strengths. The catchy chorus helps to fill in the gaps and solidify the track.

Mazin’s work ethic speaks for itself; it’s going to be a prosperous year for her. Be on the lookout for No Love Lost II this summer and season 3 of Sisterhood of Hip-Hop on Oxygen.

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Business

Hip Hop Artists: Post Your Music (1-11-17)

January 11, 2017

By FuNkwoRm

Heeey!

…It’s Indie Wednesday! Time to share your music!

If you’re new to this hip hop blog, check out the rules below and post your music.

PLEASE READ

1. Everyone is limited to one music post per week. Spammers will be banned.

2. You can post the same song if you posted it the previous week but keep that practice in moderation

3. Converse and dialogue with each other as much as you like. In fact, I encourage it.

Here is the suggested format:

1. Name of the artist:

2. Location (where are you from)

3. Couple of your social links (Twitter and or Facebook)

4. Say something about yourself, hip hop, or anything interesting. It can also be totally unrelated to music. Show us you have a personality.

Post music or videos that can play in the thread please. No download links to your mixtape.

Feel free to post any PICS and GIFs.

POST…LISTEN…NETWORK

Check this: Hip Hop Artists: Post Your Music (1-11-17)

…read more