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July 2017

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Sinemax – “Arrowhead/Most High”

July 31, 2017

By Kaitlin

Oakland, California has served up many diverse talents within the last year or 2, allowing the Oaktown to become a melting pot of vast musical influence. Sinemax, a rather experimental talent branching from the city contributes to the ever-growing success in his city with his new 2-part drop off, “ArrowHead/MostHigh”. This nearly 5-minute track explores fun, bouncy waves with the vibe, setting a quirky tone with the first part of the track, and then simmering down to a more melodic tune for the second half.

This song is a great example of Sinemax’s overall artistry, as he plays over a commercial sound with his innovative approach.

“ArrowHead/MostHigh” is Sinemax’s latest well-rounded track for the summer. Check it out above.

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TwanLite – “TLZ EP2: L.I.A.R.S.” [Mixtape]

July 31, 2017

By Kaitlin

Norfolk, Va Hip-Hop artist TwanLite has been working on his new mixtape, “TLZ EP2: L.I.A.R.S.” since 2015, after dropping off his debut body of work. In a time like now where it seems as if those that are put in position to protect and serve are abusing their power to continue furthering generational hatred and racism, those with a voice have to make it a mission to speak out. Lite has made that his duty with his new body of work, having the artwork display a black boy slain in the middle of the street by a police officer.

The controversial cover art was meant to portray the sad reality of what has been happening to people of color since the beginning of time, and the project itself plays off of that notion as well. Titled as an acronym, “L.I.A.R.S.,” which means (Life Is About Revolving Successfully), the messages encrypted in the artwork and the music are explained throughout all 17 featured tracks.

“TLZ EP2: L.I.A.R.S.” is filled with life lessons. Coining himself as a “novelist,” TwanLite hopes to keep us woke with his new music. Tune in above.

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Bucky Malone – “WI$HLIST” [Remix] ft. Bobby Blaze & Treez Lowkey

July 31, 2017

By Kaitlin

After delivering his Nickelodeon-inspired music video for “Mission,” and the 8-track Pink $ummer playlist, Bucky Malone puts on for VA by grabbing Bobby Blaze and AWGE (A$AP Rocky) affiliate Treez Lowkey for the official remix to his “Wi$hlist” single.

“It was important too me to make this remix a “Virginia Affair” seeing that the original record was big I wanted to make the remix something special so I reached out to Bobby and Treez ’cause I felt like we all holdin VA down. So you can say this is like a VA-posse cut,” Bucky Malone shares with us.

Trading bars over the atmospheric ICYTWAT production, Bucky and friends tell us about the women they desire. Stream the single above, and expect the official video for the remix in the near future.

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Asun Eastwood – “Nimbus” [EP]

July 31, 2017

By Kaitlin

Belize-born, Toronto-based artist Asun Eastwood’s debut EP, Nimbus, is brimming with mafioso-rap tales that are both lyrically rich and straight from the soul. Across these nine tracks, the up-and-coming rapper tells his horror stories through the lens of someone who’s actually lived them—because he actually did.

This is evident not just in the way Eastwood details his run-ins with other cats in city but in the clear-cut facts that he’s been through some shit. As he outlines on standout cut “Asun’s Story,” he lost his brother at a young age and was also shot, stabbed, and left for dead.

Listen to more of the painfully real stories on Nimbus, which is now available through all major digital retailers and streaming platforms.

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Dante LyriQ – “Creep/Confessions” [Video]

July 31, 2017

By Kaitlin

Richmond, VA artist Dante LyriQ drops a new song and video with “Creep / Confessions.” Dante pays homage to TLC, sampling the 1994 hit “Creep,” fusing together elements of hip-hop and R&B with his velvety vocals and telling lines. The video finds Dante tied up (literally) in some relationship dealings with his ladyloves. The song and video detail Dante coming clean and letting them know where his head is at. Peep the visual to see how the drama unfolds!

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Pounds – “TUNA” [Album]

July 31, 2017

By Kaitlin

One of underground rap’s most distinctive and talented voices returns as Rochester, N.Y. native Pounds delivers his latest hard-hitting effort, TUNA. The follow-up to 2016’s stellar Heavy Lies The Crown, this project packs some serious tough talk and hard-nosed bars into its nine tracks that center on the troubled life of a kingpin.

Check it out here.

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Rob4Real – “Play Her That Guwop” [Video]

July 31, 2017

By Kaitlin

Rob4Real has been coasting off the success of his Summer ’16 Feeling The Void project, but returns today with a fresh new single titled “Play Her That Guwop.”

Signed to Supreme Ace’s The Fly District, Rob4Real teams up with director, Pape Made This, for the accompanying video. The Mile High City rapper pays homage to Gucci Mane, as he croons about his girl trappin’.

The single is expected to appear on Rob’s forthcoming Catch Me When I Fall which is set for a mid-August release. Watch above!

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Jezz Gasoline – “Illegal” [Video]

July 31, 2017

By Kaitlin

With breakout acts likes 22 Gz, Paparattzi Pop, KJ Balla, Shef G, Ace NumbaFive, Bam Bino and most notably Curly Savv & Dah Dah, who rose to rap super stardom following the release of their standout guest verses on Phresher’s career defining single “Wait A Minute,” Brooklyn’s spin music has slowly but surely taken over the streets and the tweets by way of Flowtastic TV. Serving as the rising genre’s unofficial poster-boy, Jezz Gasoline returns to the small screen in the HD clip for “Illegal.” Coming on the heels of the NYC bred entertainer’s viral videos for “Big Opps America” and “No Twirl Zone,” which have both garnered over 1M+ views, the high-energy visual keeps the momentum going for the promising performer.
Check out the So Dope-directed motion picture above and look out for more from the budding BK native dropping soon.

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Parkway – “Selfish”

July 26, 2017

By Kaitlin

After deciding to “Hold Up” on releasing music, resulting in a 7-month hiatus, Parkway returns with the follow up to “Selfish.”Produced by Ashy Prophet, “Lie For” picks up where the DMV rap authority last left off; detailing his personal and musical growth.
Stream the brutally honest audio contribution from the well-dressed wordsmith above and purchase it on iTunes here.

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Lemel Mikell – “Lemell Mikell” [Album]

July 26, 2017

By Kaitlin

Hailing from the Northern Bay Area, The Enlightened Minds Collective release their first project, with founder Lemel Mikell‘s self titled debut project, Lemel Mikell. Keeping the track count short and sweet, Lemel nonetheless offers up a diverse tracklist equipped with multiple styles. An accumulation of ten years of musical experience, he taps into his trap arsenal to create a multitude of different sounds. Inspired by a lack of diversity in his local music scene, Lemel aims to pave the way for Northern Bay Area musicians to gain notability in the industry. Although the Bay has helped shaped Lemel and his style, he’s definitely not just another Bay Area rapper. The project is produced by fellow EMC member Alan Paul and is recorded, mixed, and mastered by Bay Area vet Starski at the legendary Grill Studios. The project also offers a feature from EMC artist Nat Moss on track 4. This project is sure to place Lemel at the forefront of the Northern Bay Area’s musical arena! The project is also available on Apple Music, YouTube, Spotify, Tidal, Google Play, and Amazon Music.

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