Royce 5’9” releases the new video for his track “Cocaine,” today. The song will see its TV premiere on BET Jams this Sunday, January 20th. “Cocaine” is a deeply personal song which tackles the subject of addiction in a very thoughtful way. Directed by Safehouse, the video amplifies the heartbreaking yet uplifting track.
I’m losing my mind, trying to figure out
How did I inherit so much pain
I drink a lot of alcohol, problems with the law
Would I have done better or the same
If Daddy never tried cocaine?
Royce just wrapped a tour of Australia in December and will be announcing a U.S. headlining tour shortly.
Royce 5’9”’s latest album, Book of Ryan (Entertainment One/Heaven Studios, Inc.), is out now. Both fans and critics alike have had high praise for the album.
The A3C Festival & Conference and iHipHop Distribution present the highly anticipated, next installment in their annual compilation series. A3C Volume 8 celebrates the 14th anniversary of the Festival and the eighth year that the Festival & Conference and iHipHop Distribution have collaborated to bring listeners this renowned series.
The previous editions of the A3C compilation have included numerous, future prominent artist’s in hip-hop, allowing the series to receive recognition from numerous outlets. And Bali Baby is next to join those ranks, showcasing her one-of-a-kind playful style on the new single “Professor Finessor” and its accompanying visual. (Click here to stream/purchase “Professor Finessor”)
The A3C compilation series has introduced numerous artists who have established themselves as staples in the hip-hop marketplace, with editors from Apple Music stating, “The A&R rep has done a commendable job, cherry-picking some of the most promising, would-be rap stars from countless wannabes.” Past compilation artists include G-Eazy, Curren$y, A$AP Rocky, Yung Bans, Action Bronson, Vince Staples, Kodie Shane, Buddy, Smoke DZA, Rapsody,Dave East, Freddie Gibbs, Lucki, Thouxanbanfauni, Trademark Da Skydiver, Mick Jenkins, Sir Michael Rocks, Robb Bank$, and Jimmy Wopo, among others.
Bali Baby has quickly emerged as one of the leading female voices in hip-hop. Known for her “Muah!” catchphrase, the PlayGirl Gang rapper bases herself out of Atlanta (although originally hailing from Jacksonville, North Carolina).
After dropping a myriad of mixtapes in 2017, including Bubbles Bali, Brazy Bali, and Bali’s Play 2, Bali caught fire with her collaboration alongside Trippie Redd, ”Woah Woah Woah,” which became a viral hit. Bali continued her impressive outing into 2018 when she released major singles including “AMBER Alert” and “Miley Cyrus,” as well as the the Bali Blanco EP, the Baylor Swiftproject(which received a 7.4 from Pitchfork) and Ressurection.
Bali’s prolific streak continues in 2019 with the release of the catchy new single “Professor Finessor” produced by frequent collaborator SULTON. Released in conjunction with an eye-popping music video directed by Lawrence Mahone and premiered by HotNewHipHop, “Professor Finessor” will also be found on the upcoming A3C Festival compilation, A3C Volume 8, which will be available worldwide on February 22nd.
Though they were told they couldn’t do it and suffered numerous setbacks and complications along the way, Papoose & Remy Ma welcomed their new daughter AKA “The Golden Child” on 12-14-18.
Pap & Remy have exemplified the resiliency of black love, overcoming struggle, tragedies and hardships and their new video “The Golden Child” is a visual encapsulation of a part of their journey together.
In addition to the new video, Papoose will be releasing his new project, Underrated, on 2-15-19 via EMPIRE. Underrated finds Pap re-connecting with a few familiar faces, as he rekindles his undeniable chemistry with DJ Premier, Ron Browz and his better half Remy Ma and also collaborating with Pete Rock, Musiq Soulchild & Statik Selektah.
Papoose’s Underrated will be released on 2-15-19 via Honorable Records/EMPIRE.
Brooklyn emcee/producer JK1 presents “Overstood”, the new single from Hip-Hop Doesn’t Love You Back, his forthcoming debut solo album featuring A.G. of D.I.T.C. and Roc Doogie. Currently residing in Tampa Bay, FL, JK1 released three volumes of his 1st Come 1st Served series (Bandcamp) and produced the bulk of Queens emcee Truth’s 2016 album From Ashes To Kingdom Come (watch the music video for “New Type Of Something” featuring Sean Price). JK1 is a former member of Connecticut-based underground collective Antfarm Affiliates, and his former crew Phenetiks landed a spot on the Rawkus 50 in 2007. “The title Hip-Hop Doesn’t Love You Back started off as a joke that came from a conversation with a close friend,” JK1 says. “Basically talking about all the work we did together years ago, and the love we did it with. Fast forward a bit, and now it’s less of a joke and more of an acknowledgement of where things are with my personal relationship with music, and my surroundings. Last year I lost my wife and partner of 14 years to stage 4 cancer. I wasn’t going to finish this project, but after losing my wife… it’s one of very few things that kept me going. She’s my inspiration for everything I do going forward.”
Damar Jackson is bringing back the REAL R&B vibes with this record with one of the catchiest yet simplistic hooks to start off the year right! Stay tuned from more from Damar as he takes the path of becoming the next R&B superstar.
Brooke Valentine‘s Sip EP has officially eclipsed 1M streams to-date; with her powerful voice, melodic charm, and loyal fanbase, are you really surprised? Honoring her ride or dies, Brooke has officially released her official video for “WhereDey@” or #WhereDeyAt.
The track serves as an epilogue of love, and all things you usher in when searching for the right one. “WhereDey@” is one of 6 tracks off of Brooke‘s recently released Sip EP, and is now available on all digital service platforms. http://smarturl.it/SipEP
City Girls dropped their major debut album, Girl Code last year. The duo decided to start a world’s greatest twerk challenge on the instagram to win $25,000. Now the digital ass-shaking song have became a video that features Cardi B,