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Audio: Yamin Semali f/ @SenorKaos - "Never Leave" - Senor Mix

Audio: Yamin Semali f/ Senor Kaos - "Never Leave" - Senor Mix

Courtesy TKE.

I recently teamed up with long-time friend and fellow ATL Emcee/DJ/Producer Yamin Semali (Clan Destined) for a special remix. The track "Never Leave" along with it's amazing video have been taking the internet and streets by storm. Infectious melodies, hard hitting drums, and clever lyrics are hard to deny.

Audio: @MitchLittlez - "Feel It" (prod. Amp Live)

Audio: Mitch Littlez - "Feel It" (prod. Amp Live)

Courtesy Matt M.

Mitch's music was noticed by King Tech of The Wake Up Show, of which "Feel It" was an exclusive track recorded and aired weekly on Sirius XM/Shade 45's The Wake Up Show, "Feel It" was produced by Amp Live. Mitch was a finalist in The Wake Up Show Rap Battle where Sway and Tech took notice of his skills, and then offered him other opportunities on The Wake Up Show.

Audio: Awon "Pimp Talk" (@Awon1988)

Audio: Awon "Pimp Talk"

Courtesy Antwan W.

The Virginia emcee, Awon has released "Pimp Talk" which is on his free mix tape, For The Grimy (Searching For Soulville). This is just a further extension of the journey that For the Grimy takes you on in search of Soulville which can be described as an era, a place in time, or a state of mind.

Houston's @TheyLoveST "Diego" (prod. PSBeats) @RapPublicist

PR: Houston's ST Dot "Diego" (prod. PSBeats & TA)

Courtesy Nancy B.

Gaining his inspiraton from a life lived on the block, Houston's ST Dot commited to swapping one pen for another to share his story; this one over a theatrical beat courtesy of PSBeats and TA.

Audio: @JenkyJenks @BeatsBaby - "This, That, & Tha 3rd"

Audio: Spectac & Amiri - "This, That, & Tha 3rd"

Courtesy HiPNott.

Inspired by the soulful sounds of the 60s and 70s, Soul Beautiful is comprised of 12 tracks containing the classic, fresh throwback sound of producer Amiri, and the vivid, poetic storytelling style of Spectac. Standouts include the album's first single, “I Grew Up”, which includes an infectious hook by singer Najee; the no-holds-barred, 1930s sample-laced banger “This, That, & Tha 3rd”; and the smooth, mellow title track “Soul Beautiful”.

Video: @CaseArnold420 - "Life (The Way it Goes)"

Video: Case Arnold - "Life (The Way it Goes)"

Courtesy Michael A.

22 year old MC, Case Arnold, out of Clarksville, Tennessee takes a trip to Miami with Nashville native Petty for his 2nd video, "Life (The Way it Goes)." Experience their first time in Miami as they get away from their dull lives in Tennessee. This feel good track represents creating your own lane, letting go, and living life in the moment. With a unique sound from their area, this song is produced by fellow Clarksville native, HD. Expect more videos coming soon from Case's most recent release, "The Myndstate." The video was directed by Devo Films.

Video: No AirPlay Show - @JenkyJenks @DJShakim1 Pt. 2 (@KevinNottingham)

Video: No AirPlay Show [N.A.P.S] - Spectac & Shakim Pt. 2 of 4

Courtesy Kevin Nottingham.

Their new album For The People is available now for download on iTunes, DJBooth and anywhere else digital music is sold. Physical CDs can be purchased at UGHH.

Audio: Cleveland Artists - "The Lot"

Audio: Cleveland Artists - "The Lot"

Courtesy Darryl B.

Hey hopefully you remember us from the "Quiet" video, about a month back. We finally finished out project and released it today.

VonJeff Releases "Count Me In" Mixtape (@rRAPpromo @BehindthaSeen)

VonJeff (Fight Klub) Releases "Count Me In" Mixtape

Courtesy RRP.

Brooklyn born MC, VonJeff, is finally ready to introduce himself to the music industry and the world. Raised in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Vaughn Jefferson’s musical talents were innate. Surrounded by the constant melodies of Hip-Hop greats like Big Daddy Kane, Notorious BIG and Jay Z, VonJeff always had a fascination with music the rhythm and beats. While getting his start as an extra in a range of Hip-Hop music videos from Smif N Wessun “Bucktown” to Jay Z “99 Problems”, the Bed Stuy bred MC was later featured in the box office hit ‘NOTORIOUS’ as Busta Rhymes which grossed over 2 million dollars the opening weekend.

Later landing a position as Director of A&R for the Hit MTV2 series “Monday Night Fight Klub”, VonJeff was able to spread his love for his craft by scouting, training and auditioning battle rappers. While still holding his position at MTV2, VonJeff also started his own talent & entertainment company, rightfully named, Indie City Industry Inc. Personally specializing in videographer and photography, VonJeff has worked with a range of different artists and organizations such as Atlantic Records recording artist Maino and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation.

After being behind the scenes for so many years, VonJeff is now ready to debut his talent to the world. COUNT ME IN, the highly anticipated mix tape from VonJeff, takes his listeners on an exciting and refreshing 12 song musical journey. “ It gives listeners the opportunity to either count me out or count me in,” says VonJeff about his mix tape debut.

Along with COUNT ME IN, listeners will also have an opportunity to experience the dynamics of VonJeff’s craft and level of creative skill in his mini-documentary “Streets Is A&R'ing This.” Displaying to the world the grind and struggle, VonJeff gives listeners an inside glance of what it took to bring COUNT ME IN to life.

Cyrus Malachi - @Hoochinoo Presents Black Athena Launch Night April 20th

Cyrus Malachi - Hoochino Presents Black Athena Launch Night April 20th

Courtesy First Son.

BLACK ATHENA :: Launch Party

Hosted by Peaches and DJ Babyblu

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Win guestlist?
Text 'EVENT ATHENA' to 81222
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The Hoochinoo Brave's are proud to announce that on Sat 20th April they will be hosting CYRUS MALACHI's album launch party @ Vibe Bar, brick lane. As well as Cyrus there will be live performances from KYZA SMIRNOFF, IRON BRAYDZ and MELANIN 9 aka M9. BLACK ATHENA is Cyrus Malachi's highly anticipated second album, make sure you come down to Hoochinoo for a night of real music from some of the most explosive lyricists in the UK.


Cyrus Malachi is back with his second album Black Athena after the 2011 release of his critically acclaimed debut L.P Ancient Future, this is a highly anticipated release with features from members of his crew Triple Darkness and long time affiliate Skriblah Dan Gogh this promises to be another Benchmark in his respected discography and can be witnessed at Hoochinoo live on the 20th April, do not miss out..


Kyza Smirnoff has been in the hip hop scene for many years and has worked with a myriad of people from Jehst to Dj Vadim, to Wretch 32 to Foreign Beggars. As a co-founder of Terra Firma and one quarter of the Orphans of Cush, he has had a lengthy and noted journey through the scene. With the release of multiple projects on the horizon, Kyza is keen to keep doing what he loves and does best. Burn beats, manhandle mics and destroy stages.


Iron Braydz has already collaborated and performed with many of his influences including M1 of Dead Prez, Public Enemy, Saigon, Immortal Technique and RZA of Wu-Tang Clan. On record or on stage he always brings an intensity driven by his immense passion and energy for hip hop which has seen him stand out amongst others in the UK to solidify his presence firmly within UK hip hop.

Costs: £5

Vibe Bar (Upstairs)
91 Brick Lane
London E1 6QL

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