Over the past months, Chicago, with the dominance of its Drill scene and the emergence of artists like Chance The Rapper and the recently disbanded Kids These Days, has proven to be one of the most talented, diverse hotbeds for hip-hop music. Jahzel, who hails from the north side of the city, fits snuggly in the middle of these two scenes, delivering music that balances soulfully tangible songwriting with trunk-rattling production. That sounds is on display throughout Jahzel's forthcoming album, In God's Image, which will be released on July 2nd, and which Jahzel announced earlier this month accompanied by the release of a video for the album's title track. Today DJ Booth is premiering the latest single from the project, "Chapters."
Video: RGBD Interlude From Canadian Star "ShaqIsDope"
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Get Yours Media presents this new RGBD (Rose Gold Black Diamonds) interlude from this rising Canadian star ShaqIsDope. The interlude is off his recently debut project "Sophomore Season" that many are familiar with.
Wiz Khalifa Partners with Flat Fitty Luxury Headwear for New Line
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Multi-platinum selling, award-winning rapper Wiz Khalifa has partnered with luxury headwear brand Flat Fitty for a license agreement to develop various custom cap designs each season. Wiz's new headwear line will be available later this year in better department and specialty stores in the United States and abroad.
A sneak peek of his luxury headwear line will debut at MAGIC Market Week in Las Vegas this August.
Flat Fitty has been manufacturing high quality headwear for nearly a decade for more than 1000 brands in 80+ countries, and Wiz Khalifa's line will add a refreshing new edge for brand-loyal consumers.
"Having someone of Wiz's caliber recognize the quality of Flat Fitty means a great deal to our team," explains Flat Fitty CEO Christian 'Tian' Waters. "We work hard to consistently design and produce headwear that is of the highest standard achievable. Wiz's desire to position his line with the most esteemed retailers is aligned with our brand's mission statement of 'Just Better.' Wiz is one of the most business-minded young tastemakers out there, and Flat Fitty is truly excited about this partnership."
As Wiz Khalifa prepares his next full-length album for later this year via Rostrum/Atlantic, he is excited to venture into the luxury headwear realm with the creative global appeal of Flat Fitty.
"When we first met the Flat Fitty team, we knew their vision and creativity was a match for Wiz Khalifa. Wiz has a trend-setting style which is a natural fit with Flat Fitty. Flat Fitty is becoming a new leader in the fashion headwear market, and we are excited to partner with them," states Sara Nemerov, SVP and Head of Consumer Products and Global Brand Licensing at Warner Music Group.
ABOUT FLAT FITTY
In recent months, Flat Fitty Luxury Headwear has grown tremendously in the International Street, Lifestyle and Skate Apparel market, and the fashion industry as a whole. Now nearing one million Facebook fans, the brand is being embraced by major U.S. specialty chains like LIDS and Tilly's, among other notables.
Behind strong support from key media relationships and esteemed Brand Ambassadors including Sirius/XM personality and G-Unit rep DJ Whoo Kid; the world's youngest deejay, DJ BabyChino; Pro Skateboarder Manny Santiago; world-renowned dance crew and Las Vegas featured act Jabbawockeez and more; Flat Fitty is quickly becoming a staple in the Youth Culture Market.
The video for Tricky's "Nothing Matters" features high contrast images of post-war British architecture and street scenes, bringing to mind both the harsh realities of street life and the humanity in the midst. The track features Nigerian singer-songwriter Nneka on vocal duties, and is one of the many highlights of Tricky's new False Idols album, out this week.
Jarren Benton's momentum refuses to slow as the release date for his new album, My Grandmas Basement, due out June 11, draws closer and closer. Having already created buzz for the record with two previous singles, awesome album art, and a series of video interviews, his latest track, "Bully" Ft. Vinnie Paz, continues to assert why Jarren Benton is one of Funk Volume's fastest rising stars.
J-Zone Featured In New Movie About Getting Old In Hip-Hop
Look, I won't be getting my SAG card anytime soon, but I am one of many thirty-something hip-hop artists to be featured in an upcoming film called Adult Rappers. The plot? [Gasp] Getting old in hip-hop, aka Never Never Land.