JB: “We should be OK,” Jordan Bratton declares in the music video for his latest release, “Spaces,” a song from his forthcoming mixtape, Driver’s Ed, due out this fall via RCA Records. Directed by Ben Elias and James Dayton and shot in Brooklyn, the dramatic visual brings Jordan’s storytelling to life as he highlights people and their struggles.
“Deep down I never felt like I was good enough for anybody really. Always had many unrequited love issues that took over my outcomes with companionship,” Jordan says of “Spaces." There is something special about this video because it isn’t very theatrical, but it still has a theme of resolution. It’s one of the most heartfelt things I’ve seen in a while and I’m not just saying that because I’m a part of it.”
PR: Sivion Drops New Record "Dark Side of the Cocoon"
Illect: Sivion's "Dark Side Of The Cocoon" is a record about struggle, uncertainty, failure, pain, and redemption. The overarching theme is "love" as seen through the lens of growth and patience developed from adversity and challenge. Sivion brings passionate words with soulful melodies to the organic, fluid, and emotionally-charged music compositions of German beat-smith, Sebastian Hochstein of the crew, Scribbling Idiots. What results, is a heartfelt collection of works that display transparency at a level not previously seen by Sivion. The door is open, waiting for you to accept the invitation to come in.
SB: The "Queen" is back, with a new freestyle cover "SHYNE"! Queen S.Boo is back on the music scene and coming hard dropping knowledge and wisdom on the streets, with a light trap vibe. Be on the look out for S.Boo's new mix tape coming soon this 2017.
TBM: Look, describing yourself is hard and it makes us pretty uncomfortable but what we do is natural. Our music is honest and generally frustrated. We just released the song “Loudest” & it's about embracing the lows in the depths of self awareness, kicking and screaming to stay afloat.
HiPNOTT: Pittsburgh emcee Greazy Duzit drops a video for his single "Fly Talk" off his collaborative project with HiPNOTT's own Deep of 2 Hungry Bros, Strange Proportions (Now & Again). The album is a fusion of Greazy's intricate lyrics with Deep's heavy hitting production, off his second instrumental album, Bushwick Beatfeed. With subjects from the love of money to his hunger for success, the project was inspired by a lot of painful experiences and is a reflection of our strange and ugly tendencies we have as human beings.
Audio: Ancient Astronauts & Azeem - "BROKEN PUPPETS"
Wanja: One of the paramount names in underground hip-hop, Germany's Ancient Astronauts aim to show up their American contemporaries with a work that is every bit as forward-thinking as it is old-school. A heady, brewing commixture of hip-hop, soul and elucidating poetry, BROKEN PUPPETS serves as a staggering volley into the radio-ready market, which is sure to find the band an audience beyond their cultishly small and devoted fanbase.
SSEG: Brooklyn's own Rooftop ReP (…if you don’t know about ReP your late) illuminates as he delivers the new record titled Role Model, ReP wins with his good vibes and positive perspective. Putting his best foot forward--the multi-faceted hip-hop artist becomes the question and the answer as he inspires you in the dopest way possible... by simply being himself!
TAB: Joliet (South of Chicago) native T.Bailey has teamed up with New Zealand producer "EDY" to come up with a clever hit single. The song is entitled "Lottery" and displays a catchy delivery, captivating voice, smooth tone, with a warm club friendly bounce. T.Bailey is currently working on a joint project with EDY, and it is in the works. The release date and title have been unannounced and it will consist of 14 tracks with surprise guest features.