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February 2018

Business

Vo: Chicago’s Quickly Emerging New Artist Releases Video to New Single, “Liu Kang” ( @lyricalvo )

February 9, 2018

By Indie Hip Hop Staff

There’s a new independent hip hop artist in Chicago who has been buzzing hard with regular Facebook video releases of him rapping while sitting in his vehicle. Well, he’s taking that buzz to new levels by releasing new, studio recorded material along with videos to them. This one, titled Liu Kang, produced by Stereo Mixtrumental is one of them. It’s on IHH so we fux wit it. Check it out.

Website: thisisvo.com

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Music

Cokeboy Zack – “20 Below”

February 9, 2018

By Kaitlin

Over the past few years, Cokeboy Zack has quietly put together a catalog of music that has yielded him critical acclaim and his own burgeoning fan base. Widely known as the president of Coke Boys and the younger brother of French Montana, Zack has not rested on his laurels. Handling the business aspect of the CB brand while also in the studio, the Moroccan-born artist has collaborated with the likes of Quavo, Belly, Post Malone, Jeremih and of course, his Cokeboys brethren French Montana, Chinx & Velous. Since releasing his “Here’s Half” project back in 2016, Zack has been in the studio working on new material and today he unveils his brand new Brandon Bangerz produced cut titled “20 Below.”

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Music

Lethal Injektion – “The Crossover” [Video]

February 8, 2018

By Kaitlin

Lethal Injektion is comprised of Jacob Ryan, Jonathan Russell, guitarists Lawrence McIntyre and Jesse Espich, drummer James Ringstrom, and bassist Luis Rodriguez. Each member contributes his own unique style to the band. The musicality and technicality of the group are incomparable. Their songs are spontaneous and creative. They have developed a large, devoted fanbase due to their ultra-hype and energetic live shows. Equally important, Lethal Injektion is being compared to the likes of such superstars as Korn, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, System of a Down.

The hard-hitting group has collaborated with Tech N9ne, Twista, Madchild, Bubba Sparxxx, Crooked I, and more. However, their latest hit song is their most ambition single to date. It’s called the “Crossover” and it’s receiving kudos from a myriad of top notch industry insiders and notable DJ’s across the nation. The song is off of Lethal Injektion’s critically acclaimed album “Judgement Day.” Lead vocalist Jacob Ryan (AKA The Raskal) has a distinctive rapping voice that resonates well on this track. Check out the visual for “The Crossover” and follow these West Coast Metal pioneers on their journey to success.

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Business

A-Mac Embraces the Challenges of Being an Independent Hip Hop Artist. ( @thisisamac )

February 8, 2018

By FuNkwoRm

A-Mac is an independent artist who has called a number of different regions, home. He’s no stranger to this blog so we caught up with him to talk about his new EP, Come & See .

What brought you to hip hop and who were you listening to?

Well it’s the culture, you know? It’s literally the embodiment of expression. Early on I used to drum, and we know how well connected drums and rhythm are to hip-hop so I suppose it was only a matter of time. As far as who I listened to, there were a few. Growing up I listened to a lot of Pac, DMX, Nas, Cube, Outkast, Ye, Wayne, Drake, 50; I could go on so I’ll stop with etc. Ye inspired me with his creativity and drive to do things his way. Nas’ ability to flow caught my attention. As far as now, my range of what I listen to is still broad. Nipsey Hussle’s business mind of the industry is hard not to be drawn to. Travis Scott reminds me a lot of Ye in terms of creativity and own lane. Drake. People kind of confuse me when they don’t mention him in anything. But I can go from Chief Keef, to Kendrick, to Childish, to 2Chainz; just depends on my mood lol.

You’ve lived in a few different places. Which region influenced your hip hop style the most?

Yeah, I’ve lived basically everywhere except the West. Plan on taking a trip out there this year. Honestly though, being in a specific place hasn’t influenced my style; at least not in a majority type of way. What I can say though is that all the area I’ve been have allowed me to incorporate specific elements of each area’s style; that allows me to appeal to every region …read more

Music

From Later – “Lonely Arcade” ft. Elah

February 7, 2018

By Kaitlin

From Later is a music collective hailing from Toronto, Canada. For their single, “Lonely Arcade” they linked up with the vocalist Elah. Elah delivers a smooth and sultry style on the track, putting the concept of future R&B sounds in motion. One might describe her melody, as effortless, and the song seems to flow hypnotically. “Lonely Arcade” is the first single by From Later.

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Music

Juju – “Strange Fruit” [Video]

February 7, 2018

By Kaitlin

With clips taken from real life interviews of Nina Simone, JuJu embeds her influence and powerful artistry with this new video “Strange Fruit.” Tackling America and oppression still affecting African Americans, JuJu successfully addresses this still present issue.

Brooklyn Born – North Carolina transplant, Jalissa Coppage a.k.a Juju is a talented songwriter and skillful lyricist. Through her music Juju “strives to give a voice to the voiceless” spitting conscious lyrics inspired by personal experiences and the experiences of those in her community. Recently named WorldStarHipHop’s “Female Talent of the Week” and a viral victory with her widely shared freestyle over Mobb Deep’s Quiet Storm, Juju has amassed a strong following and received over 3.6 million video views to date.

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Business

Hip Hop Artists and Beatmakers: Post Your Music (2-7-18)

February 7, 2018

By FuNkwoRm

Hey Indie Hip Hop Artists and Beatmakers!

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

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Music

Tre Creamer – “Tables Turn” [Album]

February 6, 2018

By Kaitlin

Hailing from the Madison, WI, the Midwest maverick Tre Creamer is back. Tre delivers vivid lyrics and smooth flows over stellar production. His skillful wordplay and witty metaphors paint precise pictures. And his cadence and penmanship are top-notch. His unique selling proposition is that he’s not afraid to be himself and he incorporates many of his life’s experiences into his music.

Tre Creamer raps with purpose and conviction. One listen to his music and it’s evident that this gifted emcee is destined for greatness. After a brief hiatus to solidify his businesses, the Rap juggernaut has a new project and he has created a plan to build a global movement one fan at a time. His latest release is called “Tables Turn,” which many are calling a captivating work of art. “Tables Turn” is infused with quality production, insightful lyrics, and catchy hooks.

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Music

2 Good Lo – “Waves” ft. Rico Nasty

February 6, 2018

By Kaitlin

2 Good Lo took a leap of faith in quitting his job last year to hone in even more on music. The rapper didn’t waste any time in the studio after making this decision. “In March, I dropped ‘The Good Life: Season 1′, and shot two videos for that. Then, in August, I dropped “The Good Life: Free Admission”, and then dropped three videos for that,” said the artist. Months later, 2 Good Lo is back to bringing the heat with “The Good Life: Season 2”, which he released just last week. In this method of releasing music, the rapper has seen a steady increase in his following with each project he drops. His social media is a true testament of this, as the followers are flooding in at an astounding rate.

Fans can find his newest mixtape on all digital music streaming platforms. His single, “Waves” featuring Rico Nasty, has been keeping his fans steadily buzzing, as it became an instant hit. The entire visual aspect down to the cover art for his latest project is completely unreal. “In the center of ‘The Good Life: Season 2′ album art, it’s me wearing a crown, because that’s what I’m chasing. On the left side, you have me in the white robe, and on the other side, I’m wearing a red robe. So, my conscious is playing a role in this whole mixtape as well. I’m speaking through myself in the project.” He plans to continue this process of accompanying each musical project with a visual to match.

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Music

Itz Prof – “Tunnel Vision” [Video]

February 2, 2018

By Kaitlin

North Carolina Rap juggernaut Itz Prof continues his winning streak by releasing an eclectic mix of music videos on a weekly basis over the course of a few weeks. Itz Prof season continues with the release of his latest visual called “Tunnel Vision.” The media praised music video for “Tunnel Vision” sheds light on Itz Prof’s fierce determination to rise above his tribulations and the pettiness of society to achieve his dreams. Itz Prof invites you to step into his world as he takes you on an entertaining and inspiring journey.

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