Washington D.C.’s youngest in charge, JG Riff (@jg.riff) unloads the Monetamedia (@Monetamedia) directed visual for “Sell It” Produced by CrankShop & Kid202Beats. The psychedelic mini-movie shows recently freed JG Riff back on top of his game. Just a few months removed from cheating death & beating a murder charge; Riff is ready to give viewers his best material yet. The street superhero could not have scripted a crazier story for himself after surviving six bullet wounds that doctors thought took his life. To then being revived in the hospital and waking up to an arrest, the battle-tested rapper is not taking this chance for granted.
His new tape, Where’s Sonny 2, has over 100K+ collective streams on all platforms in just a week. Although he just dropped a project last month, he is still moving full steam ahead with plans to release multiple videos and another project soon. Many people may be familiar with his DMV club classic “All In” is closing in on 2 Million streams on Youtube! Check out the music video for the trap anthem and stream the EP below.
South Carolina rapper Ju$$ Wave returns this week with the release of his latest music video “Big Backends” produced by Haz Futcha. The rapper’s 808-driven tune is a car stereo speaker bruiser to the highest degree. His flow is heavy and consistent as he packs in the quotables with the skill of a maestro. Directed by Filmswave Bray.
Akron, Ohio artist Cliff Da General just delivered his official music video to his single “Hood Rich”. The visual was filmed in Atlanta, GA produced by KC Da Beatmonster.
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For Cliff Da General, leaving a legacy is of the most importance coming from the same hometown as Lebron James. “I am inspired by Lebron James because he’s from my city and made it out,” he explains and like the athlete, the Akron, Ohio rapper is working on his own legacy through creating a body of work that embodies the authenticity of his experience as a person and artist.
He describes his music as “street” and brings a sense of rawness that allows his listener to easily connect. On his most recent project, Trap Season, he and producer KC Da Beatmonster designed a way to further understand the rapper’s experiences in the street on tracks like “Hood Rich” and “Break Bread”. Along his career, he’s made efforts to get his music outside of Akron to cities like Atlanta, New York, Miami, Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Houston. He’s even collaborated with Atlanta’s Joe Green, Tauzha out of Chicago, and Joe Blow from Oakland, California, and is also inspired by the late Pittsburg, California The Jacka.
Cliff Da General is clearly on a mission and he’s gone from the slums of Ohio to performing in major cities. It’s only a matter of time before his name is synonymous to the legacy he’s laid out.
Recently Mississippi rapper Trap Main released the video for his new song, “First Day Out.” The song is his first releaseafter being incarcerated for over two years for a crime he fought and took to trial. Trap Main was held against his will but eventually appealed a 30 year sentence and was released. Through it all Trap Main was supported in prison by a “Free Trap” campaign that continued to gain steam until his release recently.
Now Trap Main is coming back with a vengeance and his new single “First Day Out,” a tribute to his fans that continued to support him while he was locked up. Releasing two projects while in jail titled,Born in the Trap and Free Trap, the buzz has continued since his release to unanticipated levels.
“The Free Trap campaign was crazy, like they supported me from time I went to jail to still now. It’s love, the streets fuck with me, I really got the streets. I was a young nigga when I started rapping at like 21 and got locked up when I was 25, so I kind of missed two years of my life. But now I’m 27 and I’m just on the come up to make up for lost time,” Trap Main said.
In addition to his support in the streets, Trap Main has earned support on local Jackson, Mississippi radio stations WJMI, 99.7 Jams and WRBJ 97.7, The Beat of the Capital.
“First Day Out is for the fans who supported me while I was locked up. I was locked up 2 years, I was facing 30 years and came back on an appeal. Nigga stayed solid – stuck to da G Code. I just want to keep going and taking it to the highest level I can take it. Staying safe is big because you know rappers are targets. But from there, just take care of my family. Keep some loyal ones around and try to elevate.”
Heavily influenced by losing his cousin and a close collaborator Lil Lonnie, Trap Main is inspired daily by having lost a host of loved ones that were around him in his early 20’s. There’s no question Trap Main feels blessed to be alive and he’s focused on a greater purpose – his music.
“I got shot two times in the arm when I was 20 years old – i been through the worst of the worst , I could have been dead. My cousin died at 22, I got shot at 20, so I’m just blessed to be alive,” Trap Main explained. “I was locked up when my partner Lil Lonnie died that was a major loss to a lot of people and it still don’t feel real.”
Smokepurpp is apparently not having it with the COVID-19 social distancing, so he and some friends cooked up a new track and video for a surprise drop yesterday. Based on the look of his crib in the video, I’d say he’s probably got more than enough room to stock up.
Jasmine Carter aka Endy Ventrila, is a new upcoming R&B artist in town and she did not come to play! Born in San Diego, CA to Terressa Madkins, Jasmine Desiree Madkins story began May 25th, 1996. Singing and dancing since she was 8 years old, Endy already began to exhibit star quality at a young age. Influenced by artists such as Ashanti, Toni Braxton, Mary J Blidge, Nicki Minaj, Drake and more, Endy has a Neo Soul yet Trap R&B vibe to her music.
Today, Endy releases a music video for her single “Me N U”. The track is produced by FlyHighMarty and engineered by David Grants. Check out the Teez Visuals-directed visual below.