If there is one gripe constantly heard on the streets and online from Hip Hop fans, it’s how the rap game has gotten soft over the past few years. Fans and artists alike clamor for a return to the rough, rugged and raw brand of Hip-Hop that most fell in love with in the first place. That very brand of no holds barred, hard hitting Hip Hop reemerrges to the forefront on the new single by Queens’ New York’s Rock Mecca, entitled “Alone Out There”. A hardcore Hip Hop revival, “Alone Out There” is a call out to all hardcore heads to step out of the shadows and make themselves be heard. Over a sinisted backdrop, Rock goes on a search for a breed of emcee that has long been missing in the rap game and let’s out a warning that this track is “strictly for the real”.
Video: Boobe - "Don't Text Me (Alternate Broadcast Version)"
Oy Boyz Records presents Boobe's new music video for his single "Don't Text Me" directed by Broadway. BET's 106 & Park recently premiered "Don't Text Me" as the new joint of the day. "Don't Text Me" can be found on Boobe's upcoming Gangsta Grillz mixtape Boobe Trap hosted by DJ Drama.
Directed By Randy Cabrera of Status Industries. Darion "Smoke" Crawford aka "Chevy P" is a legend in the hip hop community. "Smoke" officially began his career in 2000 as a member of the multi-platinum, internationally acclaimed, Grammy nominated group--Field Mob. Now, "Smoke" is ready to prove the old adage true that where there is "Smoke" there is fire. Indeed the fire will be ignited this Summer with his upcoming street album-- "KANG!" As he embarks upon his solo career Smoke is poised to release blazing tracks.
One half of the producer/emcee tandem Divine Minds, Cleveland wordsmith James John's (aka Black J) unique abilities and approach to emceeing have gained him a strong reputation amongst fans and industry people, alike. It's his devotion to creating genuine music listeners can relate to that keeps him hungry yet grounded and it's easy to see that every bar he crafts is carefully done so. Keep an eye open for his forthcoming releases with Brooklyn, by way of Cleveland producer, SoulKlap and the aforementioned Divine Minds.
Video: Stretch Money x Nick Speed - The Making of "What's Hapnin"
For the latest set of visuals to accompany 25 Miles Per Hour, Stretch Money sits down alongside the album's producer Nick Speed at Detroit's legendary 54 Studios (home to Eminem, 50 Cent, George Clinton) to discuss the creative process behind the album cut "What's Hapnin." Give the entire album a listen through the SoundCloud stream link, below.
Fresh off of releasing Sadat X' "We In New York" single and Stryfe' Opening Act EP, Fokis & his Bi Coastal Conglomerate LOCAL MU12 release their 2nd single titled “I Like It” With Sadat X' new single "We In New York" tearing up the internet and radio airwaves (song was played on Hot 97 by DJ KaySlay & a variety of Sirius XM radio shows including "The Morning show" with Sway) and Stryfe releasing his EP, The Opening Act, Loyalty Digital Corp is back with another dope song called "I Like It". “I Like It” is Local MU12' 2nd single which features Stryfe alongside his fellow Union Members RP, NOM & FOKIS. produced by Local MU12 Member 'Real McKoy'.
Mixtape: Moe Green - "Lionheart (Chopped & Screwed)"
Last year, riding the success of his debut mixtape, Rocky Maivia: Non-Title Match, Moe Green released his follow-up EP, Lionheart. The EP was similarly heralded, and together the projects earned Moe a Show & Prove feature from XXL Magazine, a spot on the inaugural Bay Area Freshman 10 class, and spots performing (in the Bay, LA, and NYC) alongside the likes of Jay Electronica, Kendrick Lamar, Kreayshawn, and more.
More recently, Moe performed at the Paid Dues Festival, and now, with Lionheart 2 coming soon, Moe has teamed up with DJ Butta Love to release a special, chopped & screwed edition of his Lionheart EP. The project, which comes complete with some new, well-themed cover art, includes all 11-tracks from the original EP, each slowed and cut up. "All The Money In The World" is a particular standout here, with the high-energy, up-tempo track pitched to a crawl, while still holding onto all of the anthemic qualities that make it great.