Atlanta rapper Peewee Longway drops off a new visual for “Lituation” from his State of The Art album.
A$AP Ant shares his music video for his record ‘Wockkanda’ featuring LuLu P
The Griselda collective of Westside Gunn, Conway & Benny The Butcher (all emerging stars in their own right) is a unified family movement built on authenticity. It’s cultural, it’s raw and it’s viral. Griselda’s ascension, both collectively and individually is palpable. From their inauspicious Buffalo roots, to signing with Eminem and Shady Records, in a non-plussed industry which advances style over substance, the Griselda juggernaut has created a real and sustaining moment. With the crews amazing run of both commercial success and critical acclaim there is no disputing that a real street ethos exists.
DJ Premier is a living auteur; his champion sounds have been the authority for the soundtrack of the streets for three decades. While his ear sets Preem apart from his contemporaries, the legendary creator also has an inimitable ability to build a unique chemistry with each artist he works with. Whether it was Notorious B.I.G., Nas or Jay-Z, Preem has been a constant staple and bridge in Hip-Hop’s retro futurism, assisting in turning fast rising artists into rap royalty.
“I’ve wanted to do a record with them individually for a few years now. I had been listening to Westside Gunn first. Conway got my lyrical attention very heavy when Alchemist told me to listen to how he rhymes” Premier asserted. “Then after I got in tune with Benny’s songs, I immediately knew that in order to follow up the Casanova record (“WUT U SAID”) it made sense to have all three on the same single. “Headlines” was made organically from a blank canvas at my studio at 2am and it happened so fast; and I loved their work ethic. Pull the trigger on this one!”
When Conway proclaims on his opening bar “I don’t beef on the internet I approach you,” over Preem’s anthemic boom-bap, the modernization of an aesthetic from NY’s storied street rap movement comes full circle; and you are simultaneously transported back to the block when trunks rattled from blasting a new gem from a just released Clue tape.
With Griselda, bleak tales of survival and violent escapades are the topics at hand and DJ Premier is a conduit artistically elevating the sound of the life they lead. And when Benny offers “I sewed the block together like a seamstress, and I lived to tell about it on some Preem shit,” it doesn’t come off as an admission of guilt, as much as it does the realization of a lifelong dream.
“Working with Preemo was surreal and watching him cook from scratch; I still can’t believe the record is done” exclaimed Westside Gunn. “Shooting the video in my city (Directed by Jason Goldwatch in Buffalo, NY) makes it even more legendary! This is just the beginning of our cook up and definitely one of the only things on my bucket list.”
DJ Premier, Griselda & Payday Records. Certain marriages seem predestined until the streets say I do. This is for the culture! You ready?
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Putting his whole North Philly hood on his back, Bolo3K launches his new music video for the song, “Trappin Memories.”
Picking up a microphone just 8 months ago, Bolo3K has been working at a furious pace having shot more than 15 music videos for his songs since he began rapping less than a year ago.
“Basically I started like 8 months ago, I went to the studio and started doing songs. I wanted to do videos for them so I found a camera man and I put everything together myself. Ever since then I got about 15 visuals in 8 months. I just been working and grinding and I enjoy doing it. It’s authentic – it’s all me,” Bolo3k said.
Hoping to make an impact on the Philly rap scene where artists like Meek Mill and Lil Uzi Vert have thrived over the past few years, Bolo3k understands he has some catching up to do as some rappers have been rapping their whole lives. But just this year alone, Bolo has released two projects, Rappers Dream and most recently Zone20, proving he has an uncanny work ethic that relates to the hood.
“The Philly rap scene has a lot of talent. Theres guys that have been doing it for years and it’s a tough city so nobody is cutting you any slack. You got a few guys that are the top artists in the world with guys like Uzi and Meek, so I’m just trying to keep pushing and earn my respect,” Bolo3k said.
Describing his music as confident, militant rap, Bolo3K is proud of the fact that he’s from the trenches and rough streets of North Philly.
“Its just me man, it’s confidence, it’s militant rap. It’s the story of a guy from the trenches. I’m not the guy with the colorful dreads and tats and all that,” Bolo3k explained. “But I got a real story and people from my hood are responding to the message, it’s amazing to see so many people respond.”
Gearing up for his homecoming show on June 22, Bolo3k is expecting a few major celebrities to show up and represent at the mixtape release party.
“I do it for the hood man, like Jeezy said. I’m just working hard and striving to be great. I’m putting all this energy into this rap music and I know it could work, so I do it for my people. I tell the story of the hood and I give my vision of the hood,” Bolo3k explained. “I’m on my way – I started my own little label, my clothing line and I’ve been on a few podcasts lately. I’m working everyday.”
North Carolina hip-hop duo Jae Mansa are excited to share their socially conscience new music video “Yung Kings.” The song is the title track from their Yung Kings EP available now through their equity distribution deal with Roc Nation.”The goal behind every video we shoot is to teach, inspire or inform. I’m not talking down on nobody else, but it’s pointless for us to shoot a video just to shoot it,” explains Jae, one-half of Jae Mansa. “With Yung Kings we aim to inspire our people. Despite how America treats us or how many of us are killed for no justifiable reason, you can’t erase the fact that we are descendants of KINGS.”
“Yung Kings” follows the group’s breakout song “Fate” that’s gained over 3 Million plays on Spotify and landed on blogs, playlists and radio support. Bouncing off a string of shows including showcases at SXSW and opening up for for Money Bagg Yo in Savannah, GA, Jae Mansa is maturing both on stage and in the booth as they prep more visuals and new music to release this
Summer.”Everybody thinks rapping is just getting in the booth, but it’s way more to this industry,” says B. “You gotta go state to state, promote your music 24/7. It’s fun for us, but there’s a lot of work that goes into it. If you think it’s an easy job, forget about it. We’re constantly on the road and as soon as we’re home, we’re back in the studio. The grind never stops!”
You can catch J.I.D. being held captive in a house and like an old horror movie. Not able to eat or drink water but a notebook, a marker, and then a microphone helps him to escape. The song appears on his latest album titled DiCaprio 2, available for purchase now on iTunes.
Atlanta artist $odaman drops his latest single Genie.
After earning his way on to the Spotify curated R&B right now playlist, Canadian based artist Myles Lloyd returns with a new single called, “Let You Down”
Myles Lloyd doubles back with “Let You Down” a song that Myles describes as a “Up Lifting” song to help anyone who feels self doubt and depressions from feeling Let down.
“I made this song so people can feel uplifted knowing nobody will let them down helping them feel at peace Knowing no matter what someone will be there for you”
This track continues Myles’ tradition of working with his best friend frnchhmwrk who produced his last single “Tell Me” .
R.T.D stands for Ready to Die, and while that may sound raw, RTD Frost says that it really means “FEARLESS.”
After a long wait, Denham Springs, Louisiana native Bullet Jones has released his debut album “Blue Collar Blues”. Throughout this album Bullet Jones takes you through his life and what he’s experience throughout his 20s. Having to put everything on the back burner working 50+ hours a week to provide for his family trying to make ends meet while at the same time having aspirations of being a factor in the rap game.
Blue Collar Blues featuring Max Minelli, Lil One The Champ, Marcel P. Black, Bezo Luciano, J-Coop of Paid in Amerikka, Chen & many more with production from DJ B Real, Hardbody B’Eazy, Joe On The Track, Sean Elliot & Chen.
Blue Collar Blues is available on all digital & streaming platforms including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, Tidal, etc. It comes released by Real Profit Entertainment.