Audio: J.Kwest f/ Armond Wakeup, Taelor Gray - "I Woke Up (Tye Hill Remix)"
SOHH: Who is J.Kwest? J.Kwest is an emcee; an Emmy-Award winning performer; a writer and contributor to the Huffington Post, and a pastor: truly one of the good guys in Chicago hip hop. He's also 1/2 of the group Verbal Kwest, and makes dope, refreshing music that is both inspiring and challenging…and fun. J has been featured in Rolling Out and N'Digo magazines; on Dr. Maya Angelou's Oprah & Friends radio station and at the Children's Defense Fund; Urban Ministries International has named him "Living Black History." It's time you met him.
PR: Big Sean Joined By Jhene Aiko at 30 Days in LA
Grandstand: Big Sean headlined the Hollywood Palladium for Day 21 of Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in LA. In an explosive set, the Detroit rapper established why he's worthy of Kanye West's validation and was joined by Jhené Aiko for their hit collaboration "I Know". Sound Select artist Mick Jenkins proved why he's one of the most hyped new rappers to emerge this year, performing tracks from his latest EP Wave[s].
Opening the night was fellow Sound Select rapper Finding Novyon. The Minneapolis MC dropped tracks from his recent #TheFoodNetwork mixtape, which got the crowd well in the mood for what was a truly memorable night. Early arrivers received "Paradise" snapbacks inspired by Big Sean's new album.
MAP: Upstate New York artist Luca Brassy has team up with P.Diddy’s go to producer Richard “Younglord” Frierson, who has produced hits for other such superstar artists such as Beyoncé Knowles, Mase, Big Pun (RIP), Lil Kim, LL Cool J, Fat Joe, New Edition, Ginuwine, and more, for his soon-to-be radio dance single entitled “3000.”
PMS: Pittsburgh has a new emerging artist making moves. Boonie The Kid, C.E.O. of Steel House Entertainment is making waves with his debut single "We Trappin", which is vintage style street tale of the inner city lifestyle of Pittsburgh's hustlers.
Audio: SBP$ AKA The Enlightened Youth of NC - "TSA: The Lost Perception"
Smacked: This 5 track EP is short and sweet and would be better understood if you just listened and got your own understanding/perspective on me and my style of music. I sound like ME, not like anyone else, I got my own feel and lane. When I spit I actual have meaning behind every bar, I got that brain food, that's why this is "The Lost Perception".
Doobi: New video from Moneey Aiir & A.I.O "Seventeen-Five" With a new EP almost ready to hit stores soon, Moneey Aiir drops a video to a jeezy classic. Be on the look out for more videos in the upcoming weeks.
Mixtape: Ardamus - "I Can't Replace Me, Pt. 2: Develop"
Kareem: The 3rd installment of the album series "I Can't Replace Me" by southern/mid-east/DMV coast hip hop vet, Ardamus. Features production from Oddisee, Kev Brown, Hezekiah, Vintage, and Chase Moore & Hippie Sabotage.
LVM: ZEYON’s voice truly shines on his new track, KILLER INSTINCT. Carrying all of the raw emotion of the personal experiences, which inspired it, the track’s smooth hooks and fluid production bring the listener into Zeyon’s world.