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Video: @YoungSyrup @Tekashi69 - "Rooftop" (@EiPR_Tweets)

Video: Young Syrup f/ Tekashi 69 - "Rooftop"

R.C.: Syrup is a self-proclaimed "Trap Rockstar" who intents to pioneer a new wave in rap music. His aggressive style has gotten the support of one of rap's biggest names.

Audio: @MainFlowMusic @Mil_Beats "Stash Dough" (@Effiscienz)

Audio: Main Flow x Mil Beats - "Stash Dough"

Effiscienz: For this 2nd extract of Sound Of Silence, the combo Main Flow & Mil Beats delivers a new joint that resonates like a soundtrack of a movie shot by themselves. Jazz Fusion atmosphere, let yourself go with the flow of Main Flow...

PR: @FamousDex Releases Debut Album, 'Dex Meets Dexter' @300

PR: Famous Dex Releases Debut Album, 'Dex Meets Dexter' Ft. Diplo, A$AP Rocky & Wiz Khalifa

300: With the success of chart topping "Pick it Up ft. ASAP Rocky" and the release of "Japan" and "Light ft. Drax Project", Chicago artist Famous Dex is uniquely showcasing different sides of his eclectic character in his highly anticipated Dex Meets Dexter debut album via Rich Forever Music and 300 Entertainment.

"Pick it Up ft. ASAP Rocky" has been charting for 20 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, cultivating over 140 million streams. "Japan' had its debut at #70 on the charts during its first week, cultivating over 14 million streams.

Famous Dex's decision to release his debut album on 4/6 is significantly personal as well. It's the same day that he lost his mother to breast cancer. The young rapper has turned to his music to showcase his maturity and growth as an artist and man.

Dex Meets Dexter is a conceptual compilation of 14 tracks that fluidly transition through a more easygoing "Dex" and a more familiarly animated and ad-lib heavy "Dexter".

The album kicks off with "DMD" where he is comically conversing and introducing his album with everything the fans always loved about Famous Dex, from ad-libs to hilarious and charismatic one-liners. "Take Her ft. Wiz Khalifa" is an undeniable hit. Dexter is rightfully braggadocios about his jewelry, money, lifestyle and not caring about his haters. Wiz Khalifa is the perfect addition to the song as his flow complements Famous Dex's captivating vibrancy. Dexter ends the incredible project with the Diplo-assisted "Champion." Reflecting on his harder times, Dex is carefree and earnestly making money, Dex's genuine happiness and gratefulness does not go unnoticed throughout his lyrics and character(s).

Dex Meets Dexter shows the variations of Famous Dex's always-adrenalized personality and creatively venturing beyond one singular sound. Take a listen below and keep a look out for the official "Japan" music video coming soon.

Watch "Japan" 'Lyric Video

Watch "Pick It Up" Music Video

Dex Meets Dexter Tracklisting
1. DMD
2. Prove It
3. Japan
4. Deadpool
5. Light featuring Drax Project
6. Céline
7. Take Her featuring Wiz Khalifa
8. Hemi
9. Pick It Up featuring ASAP Rocky
10. Them Days
11. Said So
12. Xoxo
13. Chump
14. Champion featuring Diplo
NYC Wordsmith @SorryKhary Shares the Captain Project, a Fully-Realized Character Study

NYC Wordsmith Khary Shares the Captain Project, a Fully-Realized Character Study

A.T.: The Rapper Presents a Stylized and Wavy Portrait of the Artist as a 20-Something in NYC, Premiered by Lyrical Lemonade

The Video:

With witty wordplay and exquisite taste in production, NYC rapper Khary writes evocative rhymes about his colorful experiences. Stylishly spitting stories about his experience as a twenty-something in NYC, Khary shares Captain, his new full-length project. Titled after the side of his personality that emerged as the Providence native adapted to his big city environment, Captain is a confident and focused new project, emphasizing the necessity of self-knowledge and self-mastery for success in music or any other artistic pursuit. Soaked in immersive, bass-heavy sonics courtesy of producers like Dilip, Calev, Tedd Boyd, the album is a diverse array of sharply written rap tracks, from the confident and confrontational "Captain," to the the woozy "4AM Thirst Ballad," rapped from the perspective of one of "The Captain's" significant others, and the gleefully irreverent "Wifi," which boasts a humorous, EARMILK-premiered video. Premiered by Lyrical Lemonade, Captain is packed with inventive flows and memorable punchlines, all organized into a useful and inspiring message.

Explains Khary, "Captain represents mastery of self--mentally, physically, and spiritually. As humans, we reach for it on a daily basis. When you ask most people what they want out of life, they say 'happiness,' and I believe you have to be the 'Captain' of yourself to achieve true happiness. Along the journey we encounter different things whether it be people, substances, etc. that make us feel like we've achieved this state that turn out to be false and detrimental to our well being. This project is the story of life as a 20 something male living in New York. I moved to NYC five years ago and was a much more reserved person. I challenged myself to adapt, but somewhere along the way, I became temporarily lost in this person that was only a fraction of myself. But I had also outgrown the reserved me. So I started to reflect on the past five years of my life to start merging the old me and the new me into the person I want to be in the future. This project is a product of that self-reflection."

Cutting his teeth at open-mics in his hometown of Providence, Rhode Island, Khary found his voice as an artist when he started interning at various music and media companies in NYC. In 2016, Khary dropped Intern Aquarium, his debut project, which focused on his hustle and his nascent artistic being, finding viral success with "Find Me," which recently placed on the soundtrack of NBA 2K18. Earlier this year, Khary released Tidal Graves, an EP created in collaboration with Lege Kale. With over 16 million plays on all platforms, Khary is an artist on the rise growing a considerable fanbase and performing with the likes of Tory Lanez, Kyle, Mura Masa, Talib Kweli, Royce Da 5'9", Waka Flocka, and comedian Jermaine Fowler.

Stream/Purchase Captain:
Captain on SoundCloud:
Check out the Lyrical Lemonade premiere:

The Background:

Teetering on the line of quirky and cool, Khary a Rhode Island native spent his teen years at open mics and sneaking into clubs to perform. After relocating to New York, he gradually made the transition from an intern to a full on artist. Khary details this journey on his 2016 project, Intern Aquarium, which he followed up with an EP titled, Tidal Graves. He has shared the stage with the likes of Tory Lanez, Kyle, Mura Masa, Talib Kweli, Royce Da 5'9", Waka Flocka, and comedian Jermaine Fowler. Khary his third project, Captain, on April 6th.


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"4AM Thirst Ballad" //
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Tidal Graves EP:
"I'm Sorry" (Freestyle):
Intern Aquarium:
Audio: @wifisfuneral @Comethazine - "Sticks (Remix)"

Audio: wifisfuneral & Comethazine - "Sticks (Remix)"

A.T.: The South Florida Rapper Hops on a Remix to an Alamo Labelmate's Viral Hit.

Video: @E40 & B-Legit f/ Stressmatic - "Meet the Dealers"

Video: E-40 & B-Legit f/ Stressmatic - "Meet the Dealers"

A.T.: E-40 & B-Legit release Connected & Respected + "Meet the Dealers" Video

Audio: @JimJonesCapo @TheJuelzSantana - "Still Dipset"

Audio: Jim Jones f/ Juelz Santana - "Still Dipset"

A.T.: The Two Diplomats Icons Show Off Their Still-Fresh Flows on the Latest Single from Wasted Talent.

The (W)rap Up - Week of April 10, 2018

If you missed any of the new reviews this past week including Cardi B's "Invasion of Privacy" then do yourself a favor and check out this week's edition of the (W)rap Up!

[Invasion of Privacy] Cardi B :: Invasion of Privacy
Atlantic Records

Author: Steve 'Flash' Juon

"Belcalis Almanzar b/k/a Cardi B isn't bothered by these hoes. I pondered for a minute whether or not to put "bothered by" in quotes - she says exactly those words in her breakout rap hit "Bodak Yellow" from last June. The video for it has accumulated over a half billion views so in the end I decided the quotes were unnecessary. You probably know her song and what she had to say. You've probably heard several freestyles over the same J. White and Klenord Raphael beat. You've probably watched several parodies of the song on YouTube. You may have even have known her before that from seasons six and seven of "Love & Hip-Hop: New York" on VH1. Cardi B and her views on hoes are quite well known from here to social media with almost three million followers on Twitter alone. You probably know her story better than I do. For the rest who have never heard of her before I'll offer a VERY brief synopsis. She was born in 1992 in South Bronx, spent much of her formative years with her grandmother, got fired from a job at a supermarket as a teen and turned to stripping to pay the bills. Cardi B came along at just the right time for her brand of unapologetic honesty and sexual empowerment to hit big. She is from the new school that takes cues from frank and raw rappers of late 1990's and early 2000's like Lil' Kim and Trina to name just a few. They in turn had followed the trail blazed by groups like Bytches With Problems and Hoez With Attitudes, who could even in fact be said to follow in the footsteps of The Real Roxanne and Roxanne Shante. The point is that every generation has had a few women who were willing to dog out men and give as good as they got from the fellas. Each succeeding generation has become a little more frank about their sexual exploits than the one before. As a teenager it was provocative and powerful, as an adult it's simply par for the course, but it still makes me laugh to hear Cardi send up Project Pat's "Chickenhead" with her own P-popping parody produced by Ayo, Keyz & NES."
Video: @Classified - "Powerless"

Video: Classified - "Powerless"

A.R.: Available now on VEVO/YouTube, the video is an ode to the Indigenous women who go missing or are murdered without receiving justice.

Video: Amine f/ Injury Reserve - "Campfire" (@HeyAmine)

Video: Amine f/ Injury Reserve - "Campfire"

RM: Just in time for what’s shaping up to be a big month, “Campfire” amps up hype for his upcoming Coachella debut. Renowned for insane and unforgettable live appearances, make sure to see what he has in-store in Indio this month.

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