Since beginning his "Ill Mind Of Hopsin" video series 4 years ago, Funk Volume Records co-founder Hopsin has already racked up nearly 120 million views to his YouTube channel, in addition to seeing his label thrust into the spotlight with the recent explosive success of artists Dizzy Wright and Jarren Benton.
Video: Uptown XO (of Diamond District) - "Finding My Way"
Diamond District emcee Uptown XO releases the video version of his first single "Finding My Way" from the album "Colour de Grey". A.B. The Pro produces the track adding a percussive funk loop to XO's introspective lyrical mood. Meanwhile, XO explores all he's been through in life - from childhood evictions and lost memories, to the battle for his soul.
D-Town up comer Ray Reed recently dropped his latest mixtape Universes earlier this month. Serving as the first single is "Blessed" featuring Funk Volume's Dizzy Wright and is produced by K.O. Treezy. The song is about being "Blessed" by the struggles of coming up and not by having money and material things.
Southside Chicago rapper Chi City presents his new Kajmir Beats-produced single "Ordinary Girl", featuring Universal Republic artist and fellow Chicago native YP. With over nine underground tapes bearing his name – his last being 2011′s Who Is Chi City – Chi has collaborated with Cory Gunz, Mullyman and has toured with Philadelphia Freeway, Mickey Factz, Mikey Halsted and Daytona.