Compton-Raised Rapper Soupmakesitbetter Releases His First Project Of The Year “4PLAY”

Compton rapper Soupmakesitbetter is back for Valentine’s Day with a new project, 4PLAYThe four-track EP finds the rapper digging into his bag of melodies to produce some songs perfect for the occasion. Find someone to cuddle up to today with this planning. 

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Little Hurt Delivers On New Single “Better Drugs”

Little Hurt– the new solo endeavor from the critically acclaimed alt-pop singer and songwriter Colin Dieden – returns today with new single “Better Drugs” available now on all digital streaming platforms via Another Century, a division of The Century Family Inc.
CLICK HERE to listen to the Ruffian (Selena Gomez, Zedd, Kygo) produced track co-written by Little Hurt alongside alternative music heavyweights Cameron Walker-Wright – lead singer of rising alt-pop trio TWIN XL – and singer-songwriter Elijah Noll – lead singer of new alternative project American Teeth

On his new single, Little Hurt shares, “”‘Better Drugs’ is really the song that made me realize it was time for me to move on from The Mowgli’s and really tell my own story. I hadn’t even been thinking of starting a solo project but after writing this song everyone around me was like ‘okay this is special, this is different, this is new… you’re on to something here.'” It was at that point it became clear that I had to jump off the cliff, no matter how scary it was, to pursue what was out there for me behind the door I hadn’t yet opened.”

“Better Drugs” impacts alternative radio on February 18 and is the latest release off Little Hurt’s forthcoming debut solo EP set to drop later this year. The catchy alt-pop track follows the release of his critically acclaimed debut solo single “Good As It Gets” and follow up “It’s Ok Not To Be Ok,” which is currently featured on Spotify’s top alternative playlist The New Alt (886K followers). 

Formerly a member of the internationally successful indie-alt-rock band The Mowgli’s for nearly a decade, Dieden inked a solo recording contract earlier this year with Century Media and released his infectious debut solo single “Good As It Gets” in September, which premiered on Billboardand was hailed by Entertainment Weekly who said “Colin Dieden makes one hell of a second impression as frontman of his own alt-pop solo project.”


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D.Cross ft. Dave East – “Never Cried”

Recently D.Cross jumped on a cross continental European tour with Game. Kicking off January 30th in the UK and making its way across Europe, we get a new visual from this cold spitting Las Vegas rapper and it does not disappoint.

This time D.Cross delivers a dope visual for his song “Never Cried,” and along with it fans gets a big feature in Harlem-bred rapper Dave East With shout outs to Nipsey and real quotes about the streets and how he’s made it to where he is in rap music today, D.Cross talks that talk for this visual that was filmed right in the studio where it was recorded on the fly in Vegas just off the strip. 

 “The tour is going great my fans were waiting on me and its such a great feeling,” D.Cross said of his tour with Game. ” I will be coming back on my own tour since they received me so well. The Game is so dope this was the dopest album, so the fans are going crazy it is such an honor to be here!” 

With more than 25 dates across the map, the Game Born 2 Rap Tour winds its way through Europe closing out March 1st in Budapest, Hungary so we expect lots of fans to get familiar with D.Cross this year. 

Elaquent feat. Chester Watson – “Airwalk”

The new album from Canadian producer Elaquent is his first outside the instrumental beat scene.  The new spotlight on vocalists allows his production to soar with accents of seasoned vocalists like Oddisee, Blu, Guilty Simpson and a l l i e.

The sound is lead with beasts as steady and avant as any you would have heard at Low End Theory, but infused with a warm smoky jazz and easy electronic warble.  The result is an album that feels like an old favorite while breaking new ground at the same time.

Elaquent has long been a beat scene favorite, now he’s poised to be everyone’s favorite with Forever Is A Pretty Long Time.

After premiering the album’s lead single, “Guidelines” featuring Oddisee with Billboard and teaming up with Polaris Prize-nominated singer a l l i e for “One Week,” Elaquent returns with a new single, “Airwalk,” featuring rising LA rapper Chester Watson.” 

“I’m fortunate to have a few hip hop veterans on my album, but it was important to me to have some fresh faces on the record. I first got hip to Chester after hearing him on my homie fredfades’ album and his monotone delivery makes a cool contrast with the beat” Elaquent commented to HipHopDx. “My man’s is a problem, and was actually the very first person I reached out to collaborate during the inception of the album.”

Elaquent’s Forever Is A Pretty Long Time will be released on 2-21-2020 by Mello Music Group. 

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Rapper DAMEZ Set To Release 4th Studio Album “D Money” This Sunday

Multi-faceted emerging Atlanta artist Damez is slated to release his highly-anticipated fourth project on Sunday, February 16. The album showcases Damez’s East Atlanta roots and has a trap, R&B, & soul vibe mixed all in one. The tracklist features upbeat songs such as “Pull Up”, and “Big Mood” which was produced by Megan Thee Stallion’s hit-making producer, LilJuMadeDaBeat. “D Money” can be pre-ordered on iTunes & Spotify Now! 

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Damez has been consistently releasing music since 2014. Despite many hurdles, he remains focused on the exponential growth of his career. The recording artist kicked off 2020 with a bang, from being featured in Billboard & GayTimes, to opening up for legendary songstress and original dream girl Jennifer Holiday, Damez has shown no signs of slowing down.

“D Money is kind of like my alter ego. It’s trap Damez, it’s hood Damez, it’s East Atlanta Damez… This album is definitely for the streets. I can’t wait for my fans to hear my roots and where I come from,” he tells GayTimes.
One of the album’s key singles, “Big Mood” is a track that everyone can enjoy. Full of metaphors and strategic word play, this track simply boosts your confidence while simultaneously forcing you to bob your head. The official single follows his recently released buzz track, “Pull Up”which was heard across many nightclubs in Atlanta, and was performed before 40,000+ fans. You may be familiar with LilJuMadeDaBeat as he’s responsible for some of Megan Thee Stallions biggest hits, “Cash Sh*t” & “Big Ole Freak.” Now, the producer is back with another one on Damez’ “Big Mood.”

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Maryland Artist Big Flock Shares Big Bars In “Juggin or Joggin”

 Coming off an unbeaten run for his project Last 5Eva with over two million streams, multiple performances with big names, and numerous brands/labels paying attention to the Maryland Native, Big Flock remains humble and hungry. His latest single + video “Juggin or Joggin” is a short but vibrant and catchy track in which Flock discusses the concept of being genuine with yourself and hustling for a better life. 

“Is is you Juggin’ or is you Joggin’,” is a clever pun in the track that purpose is to indicate the common question, “will you hustle for a better life, or will you stay still?” To complement the severe but fun nature of the song, Pack Visuals shoots an original and effect-laden video. 

Flock recently also dropped “No Introduction,” which premiered off The Fader titled “No Introduction,” which has the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia metropolitan area going ecstatic over his recent return to music. His return to music has officially been co-signed by fellow Washington Metropolitan artists Rico Nasty, YBN Cordae, Bandhunta Izzy, 3oh Black, and Wale. 

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Just in time for Valentine’s day New York native rising artist, King YK drops off his highly anticipated single Slidin‘ from his forthcoming E.P. L.O.V.E Project releasing early April. 

Creating an authentic sound that cannot be duplicated Slidin‘ produced by Stunnah Beatz, is a catchy timeless melodic record that blazes a very unique listening experience for music lovers worldwide. Some notable lyrics from this record include “Take you to the jeweler just to freeze ya neck, and when we go to ice that finger know its VVS. Yeah.” 

As King YK has worked on perfecting his craft, this release takes his talent to new heights. Harlem’s next big star has arrived and has no intention of slowing down!

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Prince Ocki – Reasons [Video]

2020 is primed to be a breakthrough year for Prince Ocki. Since releasing his viral video for “Murda” late last year, which currently sits at over 1.4 million views, the Connecticut native has been making quite name himself on the east coast and digitally as new fans continue to surface. Prince Ocki kicked the new year off with a bang as he unveiled the visual to “For Real.” In a span of three weeks, the clip has yielded over half a million views. 
Looking to avoid another hiatus between releases, Prince Ocki has circled back with another new visual. This time with the Sage English-directed clip for “Reasons.” The track has already been gaining traction on Hot 93.7 in Connecticut and the music video is set to add to that momentum. In the visual, Prince Ocki showcases his musical range as he woes his voluptuous love interest. Check out the video here. 

Birdriot Shares New Single “Use Me”

Birdriot recently released his new single, “Use Me”, blending a downtempo bass line with sparkling synths and catchy instrumentation. 

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NyuKyung – “Desire” (Video)

Written, recorded, and engineered in a single day, NyuKyung‘s latest release, “Desire” is a by product of hard work between NyuKyung and super producer Lomax.

The song was originally written as a contest entry for Jarren Benton’s ‘Bully Freestyle Contest’ and was originally composed as a rap song. However, after multiple revisions and 24 hours later the end product was a never before heard style consisting of NyuKyung’s uncomparable flow, catchy melodies, and harmonies that rival some of the best pop artists in the industry. It ended up winning the bully freestyle contest and has been praised by major artists such as Dizzy Wright, and Jarren Benton.

Starting the year off with a big win, NyuKyung and Lomax plan to continue to build off this momentum for the rest of 2020 and push their new sound, “Harmonic Trap.”

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