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Audio: Geechi R.I.C.H. - "Last Night" (@GeechiRich)


Audio: Geechi R.I.C.H. - "Last Night"

DMV: DMV artist Geechi R.I.C.H. (@GeechiRich) is back with a new track, "Last Night". He has been consistently putting out quality music, and his latest release doesn't disappoint. The track is dope and something anyone can turn up to.

Audio: Jon Henry - "Streets of America" (@JonHenryMusic)


Audio: Jon Henry - "Streets of America"

ABCM: New music to come out of the mid-west with Milwaukee, Wisconsin native Jon Henry releasing his brand new single, entitled: Streets of America. Over this funky The Prime Mover produced beat, Mr. Henry talks about the prevalence violence in the american community and talks about the history of violence between the races.

PR: Cold As Hell (@Anterluz x Lyrical) EP


PR: Cold As Hell (Anterluz x Lyrical) EP

A: A few things come to mind when you think of the phrase “Cold As hell”. One of them being brutally cold weather, another being some disturbingly bad news, or somebody giving you some hard cold truth. Now imagine all those ideas wrapped in one rap group. California’s own, Anterluz and Swedish spitter, Lyrical join forces with production duo The Usual Suspects (Severe Beats & Slay Ferizi) to shake things up a bit.

Their new Self-titled e.p embodies quite a musical package for the listener with just 7 tracks. It covers a variety of soundscapes and concepts but still manages to hold a cohesive blend that flows easily on the ear. The project masterfully captures all of the traditional essences of hip-hop and creatively weaves it into a contemporary gumbo pot with jazz fueled luxuriousness and plenty live instrumentation as a backdrop. The very crass-in-your-face type of songwriting that Lyrical and Anterluz exercise makes for a great layer in concoction with the colorful production that The Usual Suspects have finessed. A powerful collaborative team indeed, and showcasing just that with their first offering to the world. This is Cold As Hell.

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5aBw26INOzGTYooD4NtASl

ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cold-as-hell/id981593466
Video: @Willy_Gonza - "The Heist" (@QTheQuestion @Im_DizzyR)


Video: Willy Gonza - "The Heist"

Q: Bad Mannered's very own Willy Gonza Drops his new single "The Heist". Produced by no other than brother/producer Dizzy Rambunctious.This single is off his highly anticipated mixtape "Humble Beginnings" coming this May.

Audio: @_WordSmiff_ @TrayPizzy - "Go Dumb (@Q_Shepard Remix)"


Audio: Wordsmiff f/ Tray Pizzy - "Go Dumb (Q. Shepard Remix)"

QS: After a great week for Tray Pizzy admist his buzz for releasing two highly coveted singles "Chains" and "Like Haan," and with Wordsmiff reaching new heights in his career recently opening for J. Cole at his St. Johns College performance.

Video: J Metro - "Bodyguard" (@jmetromusic @rRAPpromo)


Video: J Metro - "Bodyguard"

RRP: Watch the official music video for J Metro's hit single, "Bodyguard."

Video: @ErkThaJerk - "Monumental"


Video: Erk Tha Jerk - "Monumental"

BP: Erk Tha Jerk releases the lead video, "Monumental" from his upcoming album Airplane Mode. The brand new video/song was produced by Erk's Richmond colleagues Tag Team. He describes "Monumental" as a soulful track that leads the vibe of the entire project. The video shows the beauty in the pain of the streets of the Bay Area.

Video: @ZionI x Locksmith - "Culture Freedom" (@AudibleTreats)


Video: Zion I x Locksmith - "Culture Freedom"

A.T.: With "Culture Freedom," Zion I and Locksmith strive to keep the hip-hop's progressive spirit alive. "Just seeing the way that society is so twisted, we as artists struggle with tackling the real issues at hand. Don't get me wrong, there are MCs dealing with things, but in my opinion there are too many caught up in escapism," Zumbi says. "It's our duty to show our youth what we've learned along our paths, honestly and sincerely."

Audio: Starvin B f/ @FelSweetenberg - "Cool Breeze" (@Effiscienz)


Audio: Starvin B f/ Fel Sweetenberg - "Cool Breeze"

Effiscienz: 1st extract of Soul Museum, from Starvin B album entirely produced by Fel Sweetenberg, available in digital, CD and vinyl, on the 27th of April.

Video: M.O. - "Preach" (@MOMUSIC)


Video: M.O. - "Preach"

M.O.: Hailing from Sheffield, Manchester and Aylesbury respectively, M.O. have been writing, recording and performing together for the last two years; sharing the stage with some big names including; Jess Glynne, Ciara, Rudimental and Disclosure, things look set to get even bigger for the group this year when they perform at The Great Escape and support rising MC, Stormzy in April.


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