Despite all the media attention on Chicago's Drill music scene, rapper Jahzel, a native of the North Side/Uptown section of the city, balances soulfully tangible songwriting with trunk-rattling production. Growing up feeling "too hood or too proper," Jahzel expressed himself purely through music, releasing a series of mixtapes, the latest which was hosted by DJ Whoo-Kid. In his upcoming mixtape, In God's Image, which he's releasing on June 3rd, Jahzel tackles the imperfection of human nature; battling with good and evil.
French Montana Teaser: Smoke Shop Owner Goes Nuts Over Freaks
Courtesy Steve Raze.
Follow French Montana during the album release week of Excuse My French as the rapper hops around New York City promoting his album and interacting with fans. Watch this Next 48 Hours With French Montana first teaser of the upcoming webseries where French Montana, Chinx Drugs and the Coke Boyz go to a Smoke Shop and the owner can't stop talking about French's song "Freaks."
Feli Fame (formerly known as Felony Fame) premieres his second visual from his "Dirty Laundry" album. Here he displays a real life scenario on how jealousy can take its course in a friendly relationship.
Video: Tim Dog Faked His Own Death! (Timothy Blair)
In a bizarre twist to the story we originally reported on February 14th of this year, it appears that Tim Dog (real name Timothy Blair) may have FAKED HIS OWN DEATH to avoid paying off his creditors - at which point he skipped town and possibly left the country altogether.
Madchild from Swollen Members has announced a July 23rd release date for his upcoming sophomore solo album Lawnmower Man via Suburban Noize/Battle Axe Records. Eager to give fans a taste of new music, Madchild has released his video for the track "Tiger Style" online.
Audio: Tez McClain - "Make it Clap" f/ Problem & Real Money
Courtesy Audible Treats.
Atlanta rapper Tez McClain has been on a roll since finishing up his tour in February. First, he released the free EP The Scoundrel, which features E-40, Reese, Erk Tha Jerk and more. Last week he released a new video featuring Erk Tha Jerk for the song "Change." Today Tez is proud to release another high-profile collaboration track. Entitled "Make it Clap," the club friendly track features Problem and Real Money with production by Money Always.
Video: Action Figures f/ T3 of Slum Village "Jumanji"
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Action Figures come through with a funky boom-bap anthem produced by the Grammy nominated Detroit phenom Young RJ. These Michigan emcee's are bearing the torch for the true Hip-Hop audience, armed with an assist from T3 of the legendary Slum Village. The street single "Jumanji" is poised to set the underground on fire leading a trail to their forthcoming full length summer release "Courage or Currency". Also, be on the look out for Action Figures in a city near you as a part of The Dirty Slums Tour 2013 with Slum Village.
“The inspiration behind Livin' Proof '13 actually came from listening to the Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg Morning Show on Hot 97,” explains Y-Roc. “They were having a DJ Premier tribute mix on his birthday and they Peter said that if an up and coming MC would just rock over the whole Group Home album and was able to really pull it off, than they would be out of here. I've released material before but not like this. I began to find my sound and my sound matured so its really like my first step into the door to let people know I'm here."