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#BEFORETHEFAME | Ar’mon And Trey Talk Viral Stardom, Getting Signed, Brotherly Love, & MORE

Rising Detroit natives and brothers, Ar’mon & Trey sit down with #BEFORETHEFAME host Portia Terrae to talk about their new single, “Just In Case,” getting signed to Warner Records, and their viral social media stardom!

Watch the full interview below, and make sure to follow Ar’mon & Trey via all social media and music platforms!

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#HillTopHYPE Exclusive | East Coast Collective ‘Covenant Government’ Talk Their: Newly Released ‘Annuit Coeptis’ Album, Goals For 2019, The Process Behind Working On A Group Project & MORE

ALBUM: Covenant Government – “Annuit Coeptis”

After just a week off of the release of their second collaborative group project, Annuit Coeptis, I tapped in with the Cov Gov team to talk about the response from their new album, their goals for the new year, and how they each feel about working in a group dynamic.

The Album, Annuit Coeptis — Latin for “Providence favors our undertakings” — is another spiritual and social honest piece from Cov Gov proving their versatile and vital approach to rap about the topics that often get lost in translation.

Always honest and transparent with their fans… here’s what the group had to say:

Describe the album, Aunnit Coeptis, in three words…

Sensei Feng Xhui: “Free-spirited; Fun-spirited; Progressive”
Nalo: “Lyrical; Diverse; and Classic

Now with that being said, what was the inspiration behind making the, Annuit Coeptis, project the official CØV group project?

Nalo: The collection of artists… each is great in their own lane. So to see us come together successfully is a good move for hip-hop as a whole.”

Sensei Feng Xhui: “With politics becoming more synonymous with entertainment, it was only right that [we] as musicians make more music to reflect these times.”

You guys have always meshed well as a group, while also knowing how to separate your solo careers… how difficult — or easy was it getting every member on the same page for this group project? (Studio time, Tracklist Arrangement, Choosing an album cover, etc.)

Relz: “Whenever you have a collection of solo artists/different personalities with conflicting schedules – it’ll never be easy, because things might take a little longer than expected, or you may not agree on certain things. However, it teaches you how to compromise. That’s the beauty of being on a team… taking the different opinions in the creative process & then coming on one accord to create a masterpiece.”

Sensei Feng Xhui: “OH BOY! It is heaven and hell! Always competitive! Mainly because we try to bring out the best in each other. Everybody has their own process, but no matter what the end result is always the most important part. When we disagree on details, we find common ground on the intentions. As far as the solo part, it’s easier to be free when you’re apart of a great collective.”

Young Scoop: It was fun for me to work on this project, I like the competition, but being in covenant, you do a verse one day and it’s gone the next.” – Scoop says jokingly.

Hazy: “Let’s just start off by saying – I hated the cover for the record; but everyone that listened to it likes it so far… I think the hardest part of doing group projects is that we’re in different states so scheduling is always going to be an issue with working on tracks.”

Be honest! What’s everyone’s favorite single on the album? 

Relz: “So much love!”

Sensei Feng Xhui: “Spooky Times” because it has a menacing type of energy… Like a horror movie feel. Like the horror of reality.”

Young Scoop: “Sight..” telling people it’s more than what your two eyes see.”
Coincidentally Hazy agrees…
Hazy: Definitely “Spooky Times,” I should have been on that, right after Scoop.

I’m sure everyone is also wondering, when can we expect some new visuals from, Annuit Coeptis

Sensei Feng Xhui: “Coming sooner or never (said sarcastically).”

Just in 3 days, the project received more than 3,000 streams via Spotify. What are y’all numbers looking like now as we officially hit one week? — Was this response more or less than what you were expecting?

Sensei Feng Xhui: “We’re quickly approaching 10k. We knew the potential of the group as soon as we came together.”

Last, but not least! What’s next for Covenant Government? What major moves can we expect from the group and its’ members in 2019? 

Sensei Feng Xhui: “Young Scoop’s project is next! Then Relz! Then the rest of the squad! Y’all can expect more videos, more thoughts, more energy, more vibes, more content, and all of the above!”

Be sure to stay connected with Covenant Government as we wait for new music to come. 

Follow the group via all major social media and music streaming platforms.

Twitter:
 @fengxhui 
@RelzGlover
@Hotboyhazy
@YoungScoop_COV
@NALOcov


Instagram:
@CovGov

Spotify:
(Annuit Coeptis Available HERE)
Covenant Government




Love and Hip Hop Miami’s Steph Lecor Drops “Face”

“Face is truly a females’ anthem. It’s about getting dressed looking fly and most importantly being confident in your own skin.” Steph Lecor

Steph Lecor returns with Face, a beat heavy single that kicks off in time for her appearance on Love and Hip Hop Miami. Established prior to the show, as an artist on Poe Boy Records and We the Best Music, many are familiar with Steph’s music and her social outings in the hottest clubs within South Beach, Miami. As a native, Steph began
in 2012 becoming 1/3 of the EDM/Pop trio Kulture Shock. This new song, takes us back to that trap heavy, hip-hop, EDM wave..

As part of We the Best Music, Steph released her first debut single “Saturday” charting on Billboard at #38. Steph was also the host of Complex’s show “Her Take.” This was a web series sponsored by Champs retail store. Her debut album is slated to drop in a few months.

Social Media:
IG: @StephLecor

Press Play On 8 Track’s Brand New LP “Rewind”

After teasing us with “Childs Play” and “Circles,” in addition to performing a plethora of live shows throughout 2017, 8 Track liberates their highly anticipated LP Rewind. Described by the genre-bending DMV based collective as “the soundtrack of our lives over this past year…,” it features 12 unique yet cohesive cuts that will surely appeal to new and old fans alike.

8 Track on the project:
“The album opens up with candid clips of us just expressing our current state -whether it was a simple as wanting to go to the record store, as relatable as rent being due or as profound as recognizing moments in which our lives changed. Rewind tells these stories of overcoming personal struggles like in ‘Childs Play,’ dealing with relationship issues like in ‘BMW (Be My Woman),’ recognizing social issues within society like in ‘Family Ties’ and just exuding confidence in ‘Dope Game.’ All of this being done in 8 Track’s genre-jumping fashion that they describe as the sound of the times we live in.”
Stream the fresh body of work after the break and purchase it via iTunes here. Expect matching visuals to follow soon!
 

Twitter: @WeAre8Track

PinkBitchh: “There’s Not That Many Educated Women In The Game” [The Progress Report]

Lalaa Shepard and fashion designer/ recording artist, Pink Bitchh recently sat down for a conversation surrounding women in Hip Hop.

During the interview, Pink Bitchh discusses her stint away from music, her stance on motherhood, and how women can balance being sexy and getting respect in a male-dominated industry.

Pink also gives her input on the Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj beef and offers a suggestion as to why powerful women rarely work together.

Tune into #TheProgressReport every Wednesday night 9-11 PM EST. via The Highly Unique Radio App or watch us live via Facebook/ The Progress Report 101.

Email TheProgressReportMediaGroup@gmail.com for all interview inquiries.

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Broke2dope.com Interview with Awful Record’s Lord Narf

 

While at the Music 2 Die 2 tour stop in Atlanta, Broke2dope.com caught up with opener Lord Narf of Awful Records. She spoke on the producer/artist relationship, being a part of Awful Records, and her role in the female rap game. She also gave us a few details on her upcoming project expected in 2018.

Social Media:
@LordNarf x @Broke2dope

Bjay WatchDatBaby feat. WNC Whop Beezy – “Move”

Most people think of the Big Easy when it comes to Louisiana, but there’s a rapper by the name of BJay (WatchDatBaby) who ought to take your eyes from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. Born in 1992, the multi-talent fell in love with rap at the age of 13. BJay took his time before officially releasing music at the age of 21. He’s built an empire claiming his own club; chasing paper & branding his craft. His first hit “Turn Up” blew up in the south back in 2013. Now, he’s making a comeback with his new hit record “Move” produced by Mikki Gunz featuring buzzing Baton Rouge artist Whop Bezzy.

This club banger & will get people on their feet ready to dance. Bjay told us that his vision toward the future is continued growth, more money, and remaining focused reminding people that NOLA ain’t the only place with talent in Louisiana. Bjay is a force to be reckoned with.

Twitter: @WatchDatBaby

DJ Faboloso – “Faboloso vs. Fabian” EP

Bottom2thatop Records presents DJ Faboloso debut EP “Faboloso vs Fabian”.  It has seven great songs that tell a story. The EP is a great body of work. Go checkout his other tracks “Get Lit”, “Flip Check” and “Who Would Of Thought”. Take a listen tell us what you think. Debut EP “Faboloso vs Fabian” out now on all digital platforms, and online. Catch dancer, artist, YouTuber and DJ on tour. Faboloso performs often across the USA and soon Internationally. Faboloso will one day be a household name and International Superstar. Go stream, download and purchase “Faboloso vs Fabian” by Faboloso for $1.

Ripleyz – “Sauxin” (Video)

Ripleyz is a young, ambitious and versatile artist who was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Ripleyz drops off his official music video for his track entitled “Sauxin” produced by Cashmoney AP. At the age of 26, Ripleyz has already been offered deals, worked with multiple artist, local and international and has opened for artist like Trinidad James and Juicy J. He also been featured on projects with Wale, Chevy Woods, Bun B, and Kevin Durant!


Twitter: @iamripleyz_

Yelohill Releases ‘Murda 3x’ (Prod by ChilloutMar)

West Los Angeles Rep Yelohill  Releases another to gift to  his fans to end the 4th quarter strong  by releasing brand new music and dropping visuals to his brand new single  “Murda 3x “ produced by Chilloutmar who productions credits list are Az Chike , RJ and YBN Nahmir

“ Murda 3x “ is the last single the West LA rapper is going  to release for the rest of the year . Moreover Yelohill is planning to release his 2 studio  album in January 2020 . Check out Yelohill’s current project “ Yeloworld “ is available on all streaming platforms .

Yelohill “ Murda 3x “ is out now on all streaming platforms 
https://smarturl.it/nmzxly

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https://twitter.com/yelohill?lang=en

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Singapore Kane – My Environment [prod. DNA] (Video)

“It’s not my fault” is one of the most conditioned responses you’re likely to hear for unaccountability. Even if your aware or not, most of our daily choices are influenced… whether it’s authority, genetics or the fear of what others think, but the most powerful influence on someone is their immediate environment if you surround yourself with drug addicts your likely to become a drug addict, if you surround yourself with ambition your likely to succeed, if you surround yourself with unhealthy distractions you’ll end up paying the price over time. Boston lyricist Singapore Kane talks about being a product of his surroundings on the latest video-single “My Environment” directed by D. Gomez Films, produced by DNA.

Social Media:

@SingaporeKane

London Based Producer and DJ, Yeti On The Pads New Video ‘Horns MPC Live’

The London based producer and DJ has steadily been building his reputation over the past 5 years as a pioneer of the UK finger drumming movement. His aim is to reach more finger drummers via the current community and converting others across all levels.  

Through his series of live events ‘Chop Shop’, Yeti On The Pads has inspired people up and down the country to get involved, inviting producers and finger drummers to nurture and build up an active scene.

Whether hip hop, grime or anything that the musicians imagination can conjure, the popular community of finger-drummers create a range of rhythms whether planned and rehearsed, or other times as a live freestyle performance. Using drum machines like the Akai MPC or the Native Instruments Maschine the concept is to create banging beats by channelling samples to drum pads and creating music on the spot. 

On his new video which launched today, Yeti On The Pads is at again. Inspired by just three horn samples he delivers this grime oriented live MPC routine. If you want to get involved with Yeti On The Pads for a finger drumming session, a lesson or to collaborate with him, get in touch via the social media links below. 

Social Media:

https://www.instagram.com/yetionthepads

https://twitter.com/yetionthepads

https://www.facebook.com/yetionthepads

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