“With the release of Felixx’s latest EP, Playlist, March of 2017, fans have been waiting patiently for some new heat, and with the release of his new single “THOT” on SoundCloud, the wait is finally over!
A hybrid between smooth R&B and todays trap sounds, one must know that he marches to the beat of his own drum. A classically trained singer with influential energy from Mozart, Calvin Richardson, Prince, and Anthony Hamilton. Felixx has opened for artists such as Babyface, Jagged Edge, CeeLo Green, Monica, Sheila E, and more. His talent has also received the attention of various A&Rs and labels, as well as, scouts on American Idol, America’s Got Talent, and The Voice. Staying dedicated to sharpening his skills as an all-around performer, Felixx has spent the past year finding and perfecting his sound, all leading up to his hit new single, “THOT.”
From the heart and soul of the South come another emcee as Nkosane fires us up with the new track Doin The Most. This high energy track does the most by having an energetic yet laid back aura with ethereal vibes yet roller-coaster worthy wordplay. This track will make you think while the production provides a soothing soundtrack to ease your mind.
Calling Harlem home and always reppin’, Nkosane brings the humorous but hard-hitting bars that most NY emcees are known to have. His flow seamlessly flows into the hook as he uses vivid imagery to truly paint a picture with his words. This artist’s ability to turn an average line into a heavy-weight hit is intriguing as he describes his growth as “stepping out the machine that turned Urkel into Stephon” and describes a less than attractive girl as “lookin like a Klingon”. This track really gives us the best of both worlds with the sharp style of Nkos’ verses contrasting the slowed and screwed voice on the chorus. Listen below and vibe out to a dope track that goes with every mood and movement.
Well known for not only his music, but his social media outbursts on Instagram, this Mississippi bred and ATL resides rapper has all the tools to take his career to the next layer.
“This is my best work yet, I really took my time with this project and just put it all on the line. This is me coming out like really stepping out as an artist this is my Reasonable Doubt, my Illmatic. I promise the fans will not be disappointed,” he said.
“To be honest I don’t know where the strength came from when I began writing the record, it was just actually settling in that it wouldn’t be long before she passed and it was unreal,”Korleon explained. “Basically the whole first verse I was pouring my heart to her as if I was sitting there speaking to her directly. She meant so much to me and I just couldn’t believe she was about to be gone.”
New Orleans artist LouiVon connects with producer DJ Patt to release the visual for his brand new single, “Sewed Up”, which was shot in NYC by Original Dons Films and The Ed.ucator. LouiVon exercises his laid back Nawlins flow, lyrically discussing having things exactly how he wants them, over smooth DJ Patt production. Check out the visual, and look out for more to come from the young Louisiana artist on the rise.
Snoop Dogg’s protege’ Clay James releases his new album entitled “Trill Spill”. The Atlanta born Savannah, Georgia raised artist combines lyricism, style, & a direct connection to his southern roots on this project. Clay has guest narration from his mentor Snoop Dogg along with features from Messiah Da Rapper, Landstrip Chip, & Meezy Da Industry. Production on this album was provided by Aphelion, OhSirMazo, Savage Beats, Tony Skee, & Deraj. This EP is available on all digital platforms and streaming apps.
Decatur’s Runway Richy returns with his new China Cafeteria 2.5 mixtape executive produced by FKi & hosted by DC Young Fly. The project also includes features from Gucci Mane, Trae Tha Truth, Scotty ATL & London Jae.
How does one cap off an absolutely phenomenal summer of music, with the level of originality & creativity on display via new & old artists alike? Take 5 of VA’s most talented, under-turned-on the radar musicians and put them on a single track, and let the magic shape itself. With some assistance from Noah Kenton, Vin Atlas & 4-ill, the latest gem from dynamic duo RoesShamBeaux (consisting of MC JayTheHomie and producer Mikey Sol) serves as a victory lap for the pair, after the success of the wildly-popular summer anthem ‘Tequila Toes,’ which was released earlier this summer.
‘Playground‘ is a powerful ode to the unknown and unspoken – a message made even more powerful once the backbone of the track takes center focus. With a peering eye on every artist featured, all 5 creatives manage to take the song to a new level via their own individuality, while simultaneously combining their greatest strengths and accomplishing perhaps the most impressive feat of all – coming together as one. Emotions as vast as the ocean are blended; from hope to sorrow, depression to joy; and back again – yet the track is wholly transparent in its meaning and intent, it walks the thin line between pure and tainted – something everyone who listens will be able to relate with.
Stream the radio-ready cut after the jump and purchase it via iTuneshere.