I.F.: Baltimore's own DON C & Manny Be comes through with a heavy trap hitter entitled Trappin'. Trappin' is believed to be off DON C's upcoming mixtape Project Home Invasion. The song is produced by Cash Money Ap.
Lil Duval: Boosie Is the 2Pac to the Streets, Deray: T.I. Is the Closest to 2Pac
Vlad TV: Comedians DeRay Davis and Lil Duval recently dropped by VladTV, where they reacted to Lil Boosie calling his upcoming album BooPac, which prompted Lil Duval to proclaim that he's "DuPac," this generation's 2Pac in the comedy world.
BGM: Harvey Stripes releases new single "Snowbirds" as his first offering for 2017. The Murda Beatz produced anthem shows a more melodic side of the artist from past material. Following the success of Harv and Murda's previous collaboration "For Real" which featured Yo Gotti, "Snowbirds" serves as the first single for Harv's "Sooner Than Later" project expected later this year
Video: Swissivory f/ DMX, C-Tru & Tariah "The Dog In Me"
Matt: Following a single release ("Bane Iz Back") at the top of the year, a verse on the winning track of the infamous "Beat Battle" between Swizz Beatz and Just Blaze which broke the internet, a reunion tour with the Ruff Ryders and headlining the 13th annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival; it goes without saying that one of hip-hop’s most iconic legends, DMX, is making a big come-back in 2017.
BLSK: J Dash Lee is back with a video for his melodic single "In-N-Out!" The video is a taste of what he has in store from his forthcoming project The Dojo. Until it is released, J will be releasing songs and videos to hold the fans over.
Wanja: Having struggled with mental illness and a failed suicide attempt, Youngstown, Ohio’s HipKnoTiC is channeling his pain and perseverance through song. “Finding Peace” is an intimate glimpse into his past and a celebratory homage to conquering his demons. Showcasing a level of vulnerability not often seen in Hip-Hop, the song is a cathartic exercise in self-love.