“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.
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 iTuneshere. Expect matching visuals to follow soon!
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.
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.
After a seven-year hiatus in between projects, DJ Kay Slay returned with the star-studded and diverse The Big Brother (2017), the album debuted in the top 10 on Apple’s Hip-Hop chart and featured collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Mac Miller, Kevin Gates, Tech9Ne, The Game, Dave East, Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, Raekwon, Scarface, Jadakiss, Juicy J, Jay Rock, French Montana, E-40 and many, many others.
Similar to Kay Slay’s previous red-carpet events, Hip Hop Frontline will strictly be an A-List guest affair, featuring appearances from Lil Wayne, Kevin Gates, Busta Rhymes, Raekwon, Bun B, Dave East, Cee-Lo Green, Moneybagg Yo, Styles P, Jim Jones, Mozzy, Joell Ortiz, The Lox and many other esteemed guests.
After releasing “I Do This On The Regular” featuring Kevin Gates last week, Kay Slay continues to roll out the red carpet for Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes who collaborate on “They Want My Blood” which was exclusively premiered by Complex.
“Having Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes on this record was like the clash of the titans for me” Kay Slay stated to Complex. Two elite lyricists on the mic displaying their talents, neither worried about making a hit record; but instead make a dope record that can be talked about for years. Legendary!”
DJ Kay Slay’s Hip Hop Frontline will be released on 1-25-19 via EMPIRE.
Stalley has always possessed and innate ability to make the non-traditional sound traditional. This aptitude has served him well over the course of his young career, as his knack for fashioning different flows over unique beats has cultivated an impressive amount of success; in a relatively short period of time.
After numerous critically acclaimed mixtapes, that success culminated with Stalley inking a deal with Rick Ross’ MMG (Maybach Music Group) and the release of his official debut album, Ohio, which debuted at #35 on the Billboard 200 chart and included collaborations with Rick Ross, De La Soul, Ty Dolla $ign, August Alsina and Nipsey Hussle.
Since deciding to part ways with MMG, Stalley has kept his rabid fan base satisfied with the recent three-volume EP series, Tell the Truth Shame The Devil, which he released in installments from May thru December 2018; and which included guest appearances from Migos & Takeoff.
Now, Stalley is back with new a EP, Human, and single, “I Don’t See,” announcement which was exclusively premiered by Billboard; along with a Q&A which dives into Stalley’s new project and future plans.
The Human EP continues to display Stalley’s growth as an artist and its one of a handful of surprises Stalley has up his sleeve for 2019.
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.