Back with his first official release since signing a new deal with Roc Nation’s Equity Distribution imprint is V-LO The Maestro. The new joint is titled “Ready” and on it V-LO proves to be just that, ready and prepared to take off with this smash. The track features a heavy hitter with Project Pat making a guest appearance. As always the O.G., a pioneer in southern hip-hop, comes through with strong bars that mesh perfectly with what V-LO The Maestro lays down.
The record is perfect as the summer continues forth with it’s catchy vibe and a hook that is easy to sing along with. V-LO is no stranger to showing his talent alongside industry heavy hitters like Kevin Gates and others and “Ready” is no different. Haven J produces the track while the mix and master is handled by Mr. Ignit. Check out the single below and let us know what you think.
After making his mark with the ultra-creative and highly thematic “The Realms…Realm 1: Ima Rise” project, Montshodaw returns with a new single. Aptly titled “Da Summer”, the record carries a light-hearted vibe that is sure to keep your spirits up. For this one Montshodaw gets assistance in the form of a feature from Kearial Carter. Her melodic vocals pair with the percussion driven production on “Da Summer”.
An accompanying visual depicts a happy day at the beach. This is appropriate as it matches the aura of the track. Montshodaw has made his lane in the south and abroad by virtue of a unique style and it’s showcased here again. Look for more from he and his camp in the future but be sure to check out “Da Summer”, brought to you by Xzkrejn Entertainment, available now.
Black Dollar Entertainment or “BDE” comes as the brainchild of veteran Mississippi barsmith Dolla Black. Combining forces with Mojo Kezz and Jo’De B.O.Y., the three showcase the talent they possess with a concise 5 track project that is jam-packed with strong bars from all three. The trio shows a chemistry that proves that BDE is a true force to reckon with both now and as they continue to rise in the future. Check out the EP as well as their “You Type” visual now.
Fresh on the heels of his vibrant release “PULL UP!”, Mississippi-bred MC Willie D. Tha Kang is back with another single that shows off his range. This go around its much more heartfelt, with the rapper bring ing arguably his most personal bars yet. Titled “Say Less”, the record acts as a venting session of sorts as Willie D. Tha Kang rings off rhymes about some of the things that trouble him. Family, relationships turned sour and more all get addressed before ultimately being pushed aside in recognition of the blessings that have been bestowed his way. Rounding out the single is an appearance from the artist’s daughter Kingsley Tha Kang, who also appears on the single’s artwork. Check it out now and be sure to keep his full “Tha IV Course Meal” set.
Its been a while since we’ve heard new sounds from Willie D. Tha Kang. After dealing with some legal issues and shifting his focus to his “II Cocky” clothing line the MC returns today. Energy is one word to best describe his comeback from hiatus with the lively persona he brings on “PULL UP!”. The Jackson, Mississippi native has typically given us a laid-back feel stylistically as evident on past releases like the “Free Sample” EP but that shifts here. With Y.L. Hippie making a guest appearance they both craft a joint that is ready for all your summer activities. This may be the first time you’ve heard from Willie D. Tha Kang in a while but please rest more is on its way soon. For now enjoy the latest single below.
A+’s latest project “Pressure .5” is a prime look into the talent possessed by the upcoming MC. Over the course of 5 tracks the Moss Point native brings us directly into his world in a way that is as vivid as can be. He shows us what life is like in one of Mississippi’s most notorious towns. All of his pain, failures, troubles and triumphs alike can all be heard with just one play. Be sure to check it out on all streaming services worldwide.
V-LO The Maestro has been putting in much work over the years. The Washington, Louisiana native has shined on tracks alongside Kevin Gates, Young Buck, Just Brittany, and many more artists accumulating streams in the hundred thousands. More recently he made his first appearance on BET with his “Can’t Phase Me” video. As things continue to look up for the MC we are happy to help announce his partnership with Roc Nation’s Equity Distribution, an entity that works with names such as Tiny Harris, Jadakiss, Chanel West Coast, Vado, Jaz-O and many more.
Equity Distribution has become world renown for their alignment with Jay Z’s own Roc Nation imprint. Having a company with the power of Roc Nation backing you, particularly while still being able to move as a largely independent artist, is a great look. As far as how V-LO, also known as Vernon Wiggins, feels about the new deal he states the following: “Its amazing to be releasing my next album with them. I’m so excited about this. This gives me the opportunity to grow even more and it really gives me a chance to showcase my talents on an even bigger stage. I’ve worked very hard my whole career. I’ve made hit records with many notable names in this industry. I’ve been waiting for this new beginning for a long time.”
As V-LO The Maestro steps into this next chapter it’ll be quite interesting to see it unfold. He has done a fine job of bringing his unapologetically Southern sound to the masses on his own. To watch him flourish with Roc Nation’s Equity Distribution, a company recently getting coverage in top publications like Complex, OnSmash and Variety will be a real treat. President of the company Krystian Santini states they are heavily focused on breaking artists and this gives them yet another chance to do so.
“Champagne Brunches” is the brain child of Arkansas’ CLEW. The MC has hung his hat on a witty, charismatic persona that is simply infectious. From track to track he is able to paint pictures in vivid ways on standouts like “Riding High.”, “Party” and others. The project is available on all streaming services worldwide and can be checked out below. Also included is the wavy visual for his standout track “3 A.M.”.
Jackson, Mississippi’s matityahu comes with his latest project “the faraway tape”. Listening means taking a journey into the unique mind of the rising creative. He truly has a one of a kind style rooted in lyricism and spreading knowledge. It creates for a mixtape that you’ll be hard pressed to find a duplicate sound of. On “the faraway tape” matityahu shows his raw talent over production from producers like LethalNeedle, Lucid Sounds and others. Check it out now and look for his next project “valleyheart” which releases very soon.
If you’re a Hip-Hop fan in the Jackson, Mississippi area looking for some fun in the near future you’re in luck. The Works LLC, Reagan Baby Records and I Am Music Group have come together to hold their “Ruff, Rugged & Raw” music showcase. Holding down the stage will be some of the more well-known indie acts in the Southeast like Baton Rouge’s Marcel P. Black and Jackson’s own Mr. Fluid. Other hometown acts like 7/27 and Preda-kon will fill out the talented lineup along with another Baton Rouge native in Flood. It’ll all take place June 29th, 2019 at The Murals (750 N. Jefferson St.). Be sure to come out and enjoy!