The song, an ironic look at the materialistic nature of hip-hop that YUNG Citizen has long fought to separate himself from, was inspired by the 2016 flick Keeping Up with the Joneses, in which a suburban couple’s (Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher) seemingly perfect neighbors (Gal Gadot, Jon Hamm) turn out to be secret agents.
“I Wish” is featured on YUNG Citizen’s F.I.T EP. and has since become the project’s most-streamed song. Click the details below to watch the “I Wish” video and to listen to the other songs on the EP.
West Coast Recording artist JIG LeFrost drops off the Official Music Video for the self-produced single “Self Care,” available now on YouTube. Directed by Drake Roby, “Self Care” is an intimate look inside the world of crisis JIG describes in his new EP, Welcome To Crisis. Possibly his most personal and reflective release to date, JIG finds himself taking some time out to practice self-love while examing his past trauma and taking inventory of the people around his. Aesthetically pleasing, “Self Care” hits hard with well-curated color schemes and minimal, open landscapes giving JIG room to exercise out his demons in a one on one therapy session. Musically LeFrost shows his diversity by providing a melodic yet aggressive self-produced soundscape, and brutally honest lyrics. With a music video for every song on his new EP, consistency and output have never been an issue for this upcoming artist. After coming up in the Bay Area music scene, JIG has recently spread his wings relocating down to Los Angeles and slowly but surely infiltrating the music industry. Tune in to JIG’s latest release with Self-Care now available on YouTube and Welcome to Crisis available to stream on all major platforms. Be on the lookout for more new visuals and a new EP coming from JIG LeFrost soon!
International recording artist YoungMe releases his newest project Risks & Rewards available now on all digital streaming platforms. YoungMe provides the listener with an international experience while showcasing his range of musicality.
The project features the melodic lead single “City Lights.” In the visual, YoungMe cruises through the city’s downtown taking in the vibes and good energy. Reflecting on the risks he has taken to earn the rewards that have been bestowed upon him; the charismatic artist basks in the ambiance of the city lights after a performance at the illustrious Rialto Theater. YoungMe takes the audience on a journey that allows them to live vicariously into a life of worldwide travels. Whether it’s through the vibrant sounds of the Afrobeats inspired (produced) track Motion 4 Me or the triumphant (celebratory) anthem “We Winnin,” YoungMe’s sound seeps into your psyche never to be forgotten like a much-needed vacation to your favorite destination.
By consistently dropping quality bodies of work, YoungMe is on a quest to make a name for himself as an international heavyweight.
Go check out the new project Risks & Rewards. Streaming on all platforms.
Portland R&B artist Eso.Xo.Supreme drops his first release of 2020 with the polarizing new single, “Body Talk.”
Connecting with producers, Super Staar Beats (Young Thug, G Herbo, SIXNINE, and more) x Whoswyler (Boosie Badazz, Ugly God, Kidd Keo, Suigeneris, D-Block Europe), Eso.Xo.Supreme keeps his sound updated with banging 808’s and an infectious flute melody that will have you pressing play over and over. Best known for his prolific output and signature pen game, Eso.Xo.Supreme has been grinding and building his fanbase up with one quality release after another. On “Body Talk,” Eso lists the vices that keep his power up and walks a fine line between Trap King and R&B Prince.
Diversity has never been a problem for this rising artist as his artistic influence is evident from visuals, artwork, and most obviously his one-of-a-kind sound. With all the recent talk of R&B being dead and the congruent success of artists including Brent Faiyaz, Tory Lanez, and more – Exo.Xo.Supreme is definitely another artist to add the list of people keeping the genre alive.
Tap in with one of music’s most promising rising underground talent in Eso.Xo.Supreme and his new single “Body Talk” available now on all digital streaming platforms!
Press play on the new EP from Portland artist 3AM titled “Misunderstood” with production from Pliv and Azarelbeats. Executive Produced by David Ferguson aka Portland Kid – 3AM has also let loose the official music video for “Pray 4” now available on YouTube.
Tap in with this rising star now before it’s too late!
San Francisco rapper Napalm has been making his return to game with the recent release of “In My City” and now the brand new Official Music Video for “Do It Live” featuring the legendary San Quinn and buzzing artist B3hree. Produced by Bryce V and directed by D1, “Do It Live” is an uptempo banger that bleeds Bay Area culture from start to finish. Distributed by Goldtoes and GT Digital and the lead single from Napalm & B3hree’s upcoming project Cradle To The Grave, “Do It Live” is the perfect combination of lyricism and and flex with a 2020 feel. Cinematic shots of the beautiful Bay Area and big bags of green are everywhere to be seen around these three veterans to the game, enough to make you want to take a trip out to California if you don’t already live there. With multiple projects coming this year from Napalm and B3hree, plus new music always coming from San Quinn, we can only hope this marks more collabs from all three of these artists. Watch the Official Music Video for “Do It Live” below and tap in with Napalm, San Quinn, and B3hree on Twitter as well!
Founding Member of the Hip Hop collective Rowdy City. ReadyRockDee embodies the true emcee in its purest form. Exuding authenticity, originally, & street presence. The stage is his sanctuary and he captivates audiences worldwide with clever lyricism and creative choruses. “Live From The Corner” is considered to be ReadyRockDee’s debut independent album with all original production. Street hip hop and real street life experiences shape his music. Some of the stand out songs from the album are: “Smoke On Site”, “Live From The Corner” and “Boom Shakalaka”. ReadyRockDee and his crew Rowdy City have made a name for themselves on the underground hip hop scene with an extensive tour schedule that travels across multiple countries. Be on the lookout for ReadyRockDee for 2020 and beyond!
The lead single from his new project Strictly 4 My Habibi’s, Shah Leezy floats on the beat giving listeners raw, uncut lyrics and a thorough flow throughout. Making his directorial debut behind the lens, Shah Leezy also shines in front of the camera showing confidence and ability of a veteran MC. Representing his Middle-Eastern roots, Shah remains true to his culture while representing New York Hip Hop to the fullest. Available on Apple Music, Spotify, and more Strictly 4 My Habibi’s takes a look into Leezy’s lifestyle with songs including the introspective “Alicia’s Jam” and smooth outro “Leezy’s Theory 3.” Soulful samples and boom-bap beats provide a breath of fresh air in a climate full of copy-cat producers and rappers for Shah Leezy to spread his wings and message on his new project. Only 6 tracks deep but packed with lyrics and content, with one listen, fans get can a true feeling of who this artist is and where he’s destined to go.
Available on YouTube, be sure to hit play on the official visuals for “The Statement” and tap in with Shah Lezz on Twitter and Instagram!
2019 saw a huge rise in women taking over the Hip Hop and R&B Industry with the success of artists like Meg The Stallion, City Girls, Cardi B, Summer Walker, Saweetie, and more. Even in Portland, the scene watched multiple women make their mark on the industry with high powered visuals, top-notch songwriting, and undeniable presence.
Rising artist Rockky B is another name to add the list of female artists on the come up and her new visuals “Personal” show exactly why. Featuring one of the game’s brightest stars TYuS, and her own sister Lex, Rockky B deliver an attitude and swag that has never been seen in the Rose City. Displaying a playful yet ferocious side, Rockky B and Lex delivers bars of raw uncut heat. Produced by Pliv Beats with Executive Production from David Ferguson, aka @iamportlandkid, “Personal” is a definite banger, bringing an old-school feel with a new hood flow and bossy bravado. Filmed in North East Portland and edited by Twix Williams, Lex and Rockky B connect like JT and Yung Miami trading bars that will make any rapper want to step their game up. With reference to the great Notorious B.I.G. in her lyrics, Rockky B is looking to add her name to the list of legends in the music game and we’re pretty sure she has the talent to do it.
Rising Portland Hip Hop artist Keith Canva$ ends 2019 with a bang, dropping his new single “High 2 Long” presented by Burn Money Music. “High 2 Long” finds Canva$ in a ghost town of sorts exercising all of his demons. Whether it’s the drinks, the drugs, or the love it’s obvious Keith goes full speed ahead for whatever he sees. An uptempo yet emotional soundscape lays the canvas for Keith to speak on the vices he’s battling through his music. With recent nationwide tours, appearances at SXSW, Rolling Loud, and more – Portland own’s heartbreaker Keith Canva$ is set to take the industry on fire in the upcoming years with his prolific output and one of a kind songwriting ability. Catch up on Keith and Portland record label Burn Money Music’s last release “Bag” as well as the latest drop “High 2 Long” now available on Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube and more!