JP: Coming off the heels of his debut EP "Fear Is A Lie", South Florida emcee Jay Burna gives us a taste of one that didn't quite make the cut from the project, "Audio Art". Shot in the heart of Miami, Jay captures the artistic nature of his city as he cuts rhymes over a boom-bap style instrumental with Nakia Dixon behind the lens.
DOD: Yung Nilo makes a return & gives us the visual for "I Know." This high-energy record comes with a great visual set shot by Joe Moore. As the rising upstart lays out the storyline with his fast-paced flow & witty punchlines, the actors play out their roles. This visual is the follow-up to the audio release of "I Know" & Yung Nilo has plenty more in store. Stay tuned.
JRT: Creating "clean, hefty production and choruses that'll stick with you after one listen," (Pigeons and Planes) Death By Icon has been featured by Mista Jam on BBC Radio 1Xtra, Paste Magazine, AFROPUNK, DJ Booth, The Music Ninja, The Chicago Tribune and more. The group is preparing to release Hassah this summer.
RRP: SugaKayne, a Hip Hop artist born in Markurdi, Nigeria - moved to America at a young age. He landed in Champaign, IL but grew up mostly between Baton Rouge, LA and Pensacola, FL. SugaKayne is currently working on his debut album, Evolution 8415, which is set to be released in the second or third quarter of 2015.
Audio: Kxng Crooked f/ Shale "I Didn't Mean To Treat You Bad"
Matt: Producers Jonathan Hay and Mike Smith had an idea to do an interpolation of '90s alternative rock staple "Far Behind" by Candlebox and that's how "I Didn't Mean To Treat You Bad" was born. Slaughterhouse’s Kxng Crooked and Shalé did all the vocals for the official single from SMH Records When Music Worlds Collide compilation (featuring CyHi the Prynce, Royce Da 5’9”, INS Deck, Kool G Rap, Troy Ave, Horseshoe Gang, Dizzy Wright, Skyzoo & many others)—which is available today on Spotify.
A.T.: Money can buy the finer things in life - shoes, clothes, a dream car, and most importantly - a home. In the visual for their debut single "Hold On, Here It Go," RJD2 and STS, aka Sugar Tongue Slim, team up with director Pat Murray to tell a hard-hitting story relatable to millions of households across America today. The video, which premiered via VICE, shows an eager teenager dreaming of those finer things with a humble shoebox of his savings, only to sacrifice his desires to support his family in an ultimate act of selflessness. "Hold On, Here It Go" is off their upcoming RJD2 x STS album, which releases May 5th.
RRP: While in LA a few months ago, Scotty ATL recorded this song with FKI in a mansion studio. After recording the song, FKI said "Yo Scotty lets shoot the video now!" And they did! Check it out and let us know what you think about it.
DOD: Clentreace begins her campaign with the release of "Paid In Full." The talented artist provides us with her unique sound over the dreamy production courtesy of Wolf Paradise. "Paid In Full" shows us Clentreace's lyricism with her harmonic flow & witty punchlines. Check it out here.
Greg: "To be honest, this album has been a long time coming for me," explains Bad Lucc. "But you know what, 2015 is our year! Diamond Lane is going to release a lot of projects this year including Diamond Lane America and Problem's solo project. I'm excited to be the one setting things off with Off The Porch."
Josh: Tragic Hero, a Camden, NJ based songwriter and singer, who has worked with the likes of artists such as Swoope, Christon Gray, and Canon has released a new music video entitled "Winter" produced by Grammy Award winning producer Wit. Video is produced by Scouts Honor Media Company. The new song is from Tragic Hero's upcoming project. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @iamtragichero for updates on the project.