A.T.: Cloud rap pioneer Tynethys has teamed up with E-40's masked son, Bay Area rapper/producer Issue, for "Lil B," the first single from his upcoming untitled EP. Premiered via Noisey, the "Sacramento weirdo," as FACT Mag calls him, goes Super-Saiyan with pitch-shifted vocals echoing throughout and some very necessary ad-libs added atop the eerie production by Issue. Complete with a sinister bassline and heavy synths, Issue incorporates a progressive, futuristic vibe that parallels Tynethys' "hyphy-spirited based freestyle," as Noisey calls it.
Audio: Pink Grenade f/ Royce Da 5'9 - "Lights Out"
Matt: You will be hearing much more from Pink Grenade in the weeks and months ahead, including their debut LP, Fear Of A Pink Planet, which is slated to be released this summer—which includes Johnny Deep (yes, that Johnny Deep!!) guesting on three tracks as well.
Ballin PR: On Ultraviolet, Sadistik closes his eyes tight and reaches out towards the peripheries of perception through introspection and psychedelic escapism, transcribing the vivid images crawling on the dark purple walls of his Seattle studio. The day after he finished recording 2013’s critically acclaimed Flowers For My Father, Sadistik (born Cody Foster) began writing the new record with a head full of acid, left field 60s & 70s cinema and palpable frustration with the world around him.
http://www.vladtv.com - Lil Scrappy opens up about new projects he currently has in the works, including a new single with his "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" co-stars Rasheeda and Yung Joc. He remarks that the song is a "hard a** banger" that he's glad was made, because he never thought he would work with either artist.
AT: From his forthcoming debut solo album Banco, due July 29th, 2014. Full of references to animal worship, THOTS, and Final Fantasy XII game play, Sir Michael Rocks' track takes listeners on a ride through the mind of the Rap Game Steve Erwin while showcasing his lyrical dexterity and production skills.
L.G.: Philadelphia lyricist Gillie Da Kid (Relumae Records) follows up the recent release of his mini movie for the hit single "Shut Up," by unleashing a hot new visual for his summer banger titled "Bottom Line." Gillie Da Kid continues to dominate the Hip-Hop scene, dropping hit after hit from his recently released mixtape "King of Philly 3" (KOP 3).
Joe: Blahz Martell aka Blahzay Blahzay gives Brooklyn a brand new anthem and it was spawned from his genuine love for the game. “OMG BKLYN” shares Blahz’s love and pride for Brooklyn, while serving as a celebration of the richness in talent hailing from the city. The single puts the lens on the diversity of BK and like a lot of the hoods, Brooklyn is a product of urban renewal.
Austin: "OG LOAF shows Mpulse's strong suit, flowing effortlessly over the classic boom-pap sounds of Don Cannon. This song shows why Mpulse stands out from a lot of his peers. While not compromising to whats trendy, his ability to step back, go back to the basics but still keep it modern and fresh, is a breath of fresh air."
Joe: Philadelphia artist-on-the-rise Reese Chubbs resurfaces with a flick for his anti-snitch themed track “Five-O.” The hard hitting single breaks down Reese's perspective and understanding of his environment and the people trying to get him caught up within his surroundings, especially the ones talking recklessly over the metro. A snippet of this first showed up on Reese’s recently released mixtape 96 Months.