Lil Yachty and Digital Nas releases their sequel to their 2016 project.
Following in the footsteps of Doe B (RIP) and Eldorado Red, Montgomery, Alabama has a new flag-bearer in rising rapper LK Snoop. Snoop is a master of drawly melody, crafting bangers that dwell on the highs and lows of hood life. Coming through with a heat-seeking collection of eleven new tracks, Snoop shares 1900 Block Opp, his new mixtape. The follow-up to Snoop’s 2018 mixtape Project Supa Star, 1900 Block Opp is an emotional effort, focusing on his survival tactics for making it out of Montgomery, and his aspirations as a rapper. With warm, snapping Southern instrumentals from the likes of Zaytoven, RK, Rowezart, and more, 1900 Block Opp is a mature effort that belies Snoop’s young age, counter-balancing witty flexes with the an ever-present sadness at the prospect of poverty and loss. Featuring appearances from Eearz, Luh Soldier, and Alabama mainstay Eldorado Red, who signed Snoop to his 2713 imprint, 1900 Block Opp arrives via Cinematic Music Group/2713 Ent.
To accompany the release of the mixtape, Snoop shares “Racks,” a sleek new video from the project. Produced by Rowezart, “Racks” is an uptempo trap monster, as Snoop rapid fires rhymes, spitting faster than he can think. Directed by A1Vision, the video finds Snoop flexing in a neon-lit warehouse, bathed in blue and in the company of models. Hosted on No Jumper, “Racks” is the first video from 1900 Block Opp, following a string of successful videos off 2018’s Project Supa Star, including the Yungeen Ace-featuring “Slide” (468k views).
French cloud rap duo PNL debut their new album Deux Frères (Two Brothers). The album is a follow up to their diamond certified 2016 project Dans la légende (In The Legend).
Following up on their landmark sophomore album Dans La Legende, Deux Frères showcases PNL’s creative depth. It’s their fourth album spearheaded by the breakout single, “Au DD” which is said to be the first ever filmed inside of the Eiffel Tower. The self-directed video features PNL using the iconic monument as their HQ, filling the visual with grandiose aerial shots of the group from within the tower’s unmistakable structure.
“Au DD” explores PNL’s journey from selling drugs in Paris to evolving into rap superstars.The track marks a progression in PNL’s signature “cloud rap” sound; immersive, deep, subtle, and laced with melodic flows and narratives from within Paris’ subcultural underbelly. Clash writes, “every bit as immersive as the cloud rap sound that propels them, the murky production for ‘Au DD’ is literally placed in the sky as PNL scale the historic tower.”
The visual has already surpassed 39 million views on YouTube and Louis Vuitton Artistic Director Virgil Abloh has collaborated with PNL’s own QLF brand for a special capsule collection for his Off-White label, modeled by the brothers within the visual. Integrating the brand’s own iconography with PNL’s logo, the partnership marks one of many instances in which French rap’s most culturally important act have been cosigned on an international stage.
The 16-track album features introspective tracks like “La Misère Est Si Belle (Misery Is So Beautiful)” which was highlighted by The Guardian in their review of the project.
“It’s an unprecedented level of vulnerability for PNL: on previous albums, they would use Disney characters to more subtly allude to loneliness and loss. This time, they couch darker themes still – resentment, anger, revenge – in references to classic video games and sci-fi.”
Deux Frères is available now across all major streaming services.
Houston rapper RiFF RAFF debuts his new album PiNK PYTHON. PiNK PYTHON is a follow up to RiFF’s 2018 project Alcoholic Alligator.
The Neon Icon is back with a new 9-track which gained a significant buzz after the release of “TiP TOE 3” with Billboard chart-topping artist Chief Keef. Hot New Hip-Hop wrote, “RiFF RAFF’s voice is sort of hypnotic here. He’s grown as an artist, expanding his catalog to include songs like this one. While the lyrical content is nothing special, RiFF RAFF adopts a softer style for his latest tip-toeing track. While both RiFF and Keef can be hit-or-miss these days, this collab isn’t too shabby at all.”
“TiP TOE 3” was followed up by “WHAT DOES iT MEAN TO BE A QUEEN” which highlights RiFF’s exploration in sound with PiNK PYTHON. The album features guest verses by underground legends J-Dawg (“QUARTER MiLL EVERY NiGHT”) and Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Killah Priest (“iNDiANA BOBBY KNiGHT HOOSiERS”), a far cry from previous albums which included mainstream rap artists like Gucci Mane and Action Bronson. Listeners will be enthralled by the same humor and bravado that made Neon Icon and Peach Panther noteworthy projects. “I personally think this album is better than ‘Peach Panther’ and second only to ‘Neon Icon,” wrote RiFF RAFF on Instagram.
To commemorate the release of PiNK PYTHON RiFF RAFF collaborated with Miracle Flow for a limited edition mullet shampoo called Dale Dan Tony.
PiNK PYTHON features other standout tracks entitled, “I Just Bought a Brick From Christina Aguilera,” and “8 Pounds of the Drake.” PiNK PYTHON can be streamed on all major streaming services.
My music has always painted a realistic picture of my circumstances. When I wrote DOI 1 & 2, I was at a place in my life where I had to get it out the mud, a mirror image of my trials and tribulations that shaped me as a man. The sacrifices I made then are what allows me to live how I do now, which is what you will hear on DOI 3. I’ve really grown and matured and have a different type of lifestyle. It’s a blessing to make it out of where I came from, so I have to celebrate now.
Cinematic Music Group recording artist Lil Trevo releases his new album, HUSTLE NEVER HATE, available everywhere now.
Directed by Trill Phil, the tape is accompanied by his new “Glizzy” video featuring Universal Music Group’s Lil Gotit that premiered via Elevator.
A moving, poignant, and relatively complex body of work that sees the gifted Atlanta based rapper reassuring to push even harder to better the lives of his family. “Hustle Never Hate” introduces a number of critically acclaimed tracks, including “Beast” “Devotion,” and the hit smash, “Glizzy.”
His biggest cosign yet was when the massive track “Free Smoke” garnered over half a million plays across all platforms. Trevo is also popping up on viral Spotify charts worldwide including US, Canada, Australia, Germany, Poland and more. The 21-year-old rapper who has been blowing up on both SoundCloud and YouTube was recently profiled by WorldStarHipHop, ThisIs50, and AllHipHop. “It starts and ends with music for me.” In a powerful interview with Forbes, Cinematic Music Group Founder Jonny Shipes enforcing the labels’ slogan For The Love Of Music and it is the primary force behind Trevo being a part of the CMG family.
After taking a year to travel the world and draw inspiration from the different cultures, places, and experiences, Ramriddlz returns with his 2nd full-length album “Ramreaper”. It includes collaborations with international stars like Spain’s C. Tangana on “Cha Cha” and Belgium’s Hamza on “Feloos”. The album sees 9 of the 13 songs produced, or co-produced, by Jaegen, a growing name in hip-hop who’s produced records for artists like A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Lil Wayne, and French Montana. Instantly recognizable by his witty lyricism and playful melodies, Ramriddlz genre-bending project will have listeners fixated throughout. Listen to the album here.
A year after his Role Model EP, which included production from his SRFSCHL label owner Harry Fraud, Seattle’s Rap Cult Leader, Nacho Picasso, releases his new project Nachferatu.
A veteran of collaborations with araabMUZIK, Gucci Mane, Clams Casino, Cardo, THC and Harry Fraud, Picasso has proven that he can adapt his earnest, self-reflective rapping about his vices and views in a light-hearted and comedic manner to nearly any production style.
To celebrate the release of Nachferatu, Picasso releases a new visual for “I Wanna Die 2.”
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South Florida artist Splash Zanotti is back with a splash with his new album Sz Canis Majoris. While his previous works were more in line with the SoundCloud era sound – Sz Canis Majoris is a more polished record, in sound and approach, and has Splash experimenting with a more mainstream sound. Once you get to the middle of the album, you can’t help but begin to sing along on to his ad libs – “Literally” & “Yuh Yuh Yuh.” The record is smooth in its approach and gives the listener the right mix of slower songs and up tempo trap bangers.
Notable features on Sz Canis Majoris are Ski Mask The Slump God, DirtyFaceSmook, Ronny J, Chief Pound, Mikey More, SlaughterYaMomm, and Jonny Hopkins. Splash is, Literally, back again and this time with a sound that shows potential to have long lasting appeal. The Album’s initial digital success has garnered enough attention from fans and industry peers alike that ultimately led to Splash Zanotti being added to the Rolling Loud Festival in Miami, FL. Splash is set to perform on Friday, May 10th, 2019 as one of the biggest rising stars from South Florida.
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To follow up his 2017 album “This Is I.T,” New Jersey-native I.T. releases his new project titled “Push That Button.” Laced with 11-tracks, I.T. enlists Crown Table, Flu King, and Steeve Sam – with production from 14Trak, TJ Beats and more.