Skziy calls on Dre Cannonz Approved for “4 The Gram” video and showcases how to Insta-trap like a pro. In the video we can see Skziy’s character posting outlandish images, portraying a lifestyle he can barely rent, nonetheless afford. Yet in a a world where perception IS reality, the odds are in his favor. We all know this doesn’t usually work, but it’s hilarious to see Skziy’s interpretation.
Living through the information age can be a double edged sword, it can unify people / artists globally while also inadvertently creating division and removing individuals from their own environment. This gives way to a unique community of outsiders… ones who have to battle daily to wield a lane for themselves despite not being completely accepted by the consensus. ‘Foreign’ by Boston emcee and EMS front-man M-Dot, is a single / video that speaks for those disenfranchised outliers.
This ‘Ego & The Enemy’ [UGHH #1 Seller] extraction, was directed by David Heitzmann who came from Strasbourg, France to shoot the high-energy stylistic visual in Brooklyn, NY. Frequent M-Dot collaborator, producer Jon Glass [The Game, Token, Reks] creates the musical backdrop with an eerie and ominous beat that let’s M-Dot showcase a barrage of rapid flows even more fitting in the ghostly cinematic atmosphere. If you haven’t heard his debut album ‘Ego & The Enemy,’ give it a listen and support on Bandcamp or iTunes. #foreign #mdot #jonglass #egoandtheenemy
At the age of 26, Cambridge, MA native J. Lye is one of the newest rappers to make waves in the emerging Boston music scene. Mentored by Boston rapper, Kabir Sen, J. Lye began writing at just 13, and by the age of 15 was recording his own music. J. Lye was featured in the ‘Unsigned Sundays’ section of popular music blog, YouHeardThatNew.com as well as popular college website, goodmusicallday.com, and many others.
J. Lye has unleashed his first music video in 3 years, the statement making “Re-Introduction” where J. Lye re-introduces himself to any and all fans and followers that had supported him in the past. It also serves as the ‘Intro’ on his upcoming album ‘Behind the Lyes’ slated for release in Fall 2017.
Newburgh, NY native Dope Coley is a fixture in the 845 region for his artistic pursuits. Already an accomplished music video director, laying the visuals for several artists, Coley earned the 845 Award for Director of the Year. With that said, he has also been crafting out his own brand as a recording artist, even releasing his debut EP “Pink Heroin,” earlier this year. Today, he unveils the second visual off the project titled “Flex.” Directed by Panoramic Films, the visual features Czzz and finds Coley flexing in the gym flanked by several ladies, a la Yeezy’s “Workout Plan.”
Worcester, Massachusetts native TyShawn Dion delivers his highly anticipated new single “40s on Melrose” to all DSPs. The former Division I football player, who left his promising sports career to pursue music, was inspired by a recent trip to L.A.which spawned the new single:
” 40s on Melrose” came to me as I was out in LA to shoot my visual for “Humble Pie”. During that time, I was staying on a school bus turned makeshift tour bus with a few of my friends from the city right on the corner of Melrose Ave. and began to think like damn… this is some hood ass shit…”, says Dion. ” My brother Kariuki was Yachty’s tour videographer, my guy Zel was shooting for Vogue… one night I went to get something to drink and saw that they were selling 40s.”
Buffalo, NY’s Short Moscato is back with his sophomore project “My First Pair of Slippers.” The 11-track effort features Billie Essco, HOP HOP, Little Cake & Illusive with production from Wza, S’likedat, Scheme, Vice Versa, Program & More.
Short’s mother took a photograph of him at age 4 in his first pair of slippers – Donald Duck slippers – which is one of his earliest memories of childhood: the comfort of those slippers.
“My First Pair of Slippers” is a coming-of-age album that showcases Short as an artist who is comfortable in his own skin; comfortable being true to himself and his art. The album is dedicated to his mother and godmother, who is currently battling ALS.
Harlem’s Don MyKel has uptown behind him as he announces a “new world order” and releases the video for his latest single, “N.W.O.” “Putting his lyrical abilities front and center––which is somewhat of a departure from current trends in rap,” (Mass Appeal) “N.W.O.” is the debut track from Don MyKel’s forthcoming EP, Infinite. Last week the track’s audio was hand-picked by Ebro and featured during his ‘Discovered On Apple Music’ segment on Beats 1. Watch the video for “N.W.O.” here and pre-order Infinite, here.
Cementing himself as a rapper who can rap, Don MyKel’s “impeccable lyrics and razor-sharp flows” (Elevator) were on full display throughout his recently released video for “Return Of The Don.” Building on the success of his acclaimed projects, King MyKel: The Rebirth and G.O.D. MyKel: The Last Martyr, Don MyKel has worked tirelessly to earn his spot as a “contender in the ongoing battle for New York’s next rap king.” (HotNewHipHop) Rooted in hard-hitting lyricism inspired by legends like Tupac, Jay-Z and Nas, Don MyKel has developed “a flow that’s incredibly energetic and truly innovative. His unique voice makes it even easier to stay focused on his dense bars.” (DJ Booth) Delivering a lyrical onslaught on Sway In The Morning and “blowing critics away with his gifted lyrical ability and vicious tenacity,” (The Source) Don MyKel continues to raise the bar with each verse.
Manssa Mussa keeps his 2017 summer busy with the brand new visual for “20 Blunts.” Off the upcoming EP Weed, God & Wisdom arriving this September, Manssa gets all in his zone for the new single. Shout out to the New Age New World movement!
As his first full length album is on the horizon, Meriden, Connecticut’s own Dutch The Dreamer pairs with Long Island visual juggernaut’s Dinner Land for a switch of the sounds tited “Red Eye.” Handling production on this record is the combination of IDLABS and ZVLU. Vibe out to it and let us know how you feel!
Hailing from Harlem, NY, emerging artist Pooh Da Plug & Moe Wit Da $$ are looking to cement their place in the music world and take a giant leap do so via their new freestyle “How To Rob.” Serving as a remake of 50 Cent’s classic of the same name, the duo takes aim at some of Hip Hop’s biggest names.