#WordToTheWise: “Quality Over Quantity”

A lot of artists have 100 plus songs under their belt and still wonder why they haven’t got “on” yet.

So until you know that you’ve found your sound as an artist, don’t try to knock out as many songs as you can in one studio session. Find one record (at a time) that you love, and perfect it. It only takes one hit. ?

#WordToTheWise is quality over quantity!

For more #WORDTOTHEWISE tips, check out PortiaTerrae.com.

#WordToTheWise: “Brand Yourself”

Brand yourself. Find ways to separate yourself from the rest. Have a personality that doesn’t distract from your music, but rather compliments it, and ultimately attracts more fans.

Ms. Cardi B is a prime example! People fell in love with Cardi’s unfiltered persona on TV and social media, and when people started to listen to her music, they were pleasantly surprised. Not only that, once Cardi started gaining some heavy clout, she NEVER changed — and people love her even more for that!

And what about Blac Youngsta?
His Instagram videos are beyond hilarious, and even if we don’t get what he’s talking about half the time, he makes us laugh, and we continue to go back to his Insta for more. Best believe, when he drops any posts about his music, that we’re here for that too!

#WordToTheWise is brand yourself as an ARTIST, your music and image goes hand and hand.

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HillTopHYPE Exclusive | Pilot X Ski2Cold – “Cold Flight (EP)”

Fresh off of dropping the first single, “Neva Know,” off of his anticipated new project –– Minneapolis rapper, Pilot, blesses us with the official new tape, Cold Flight.

Pilot links with Chicago rapper, Ski2Cold, for this collab piece, as the two bring in 420 exactly how it’s supposed to be done… good weed, good music, and plenty of both to pass around.
Make sure you go download to the new project, Cold Flight, via DatPiff and listen to more dope music from Pilot via SoundCloud.


Ski2Cold X Pilot – “Neva Know”

Minnesota continues to push out new unsigned hype – and here we’re able to share a new hitter from Minneapolis artists, Ski2Cold and Pilot, with their brand new single, “Neva Know.”

The two midwest rappers are also dropping a collab project titled, Cold Flight, releasing April 20th via all major streaming outlets.
As we wait for the new tape to drop, make sure you check out, “Neva Know,” below and more music from Pilot via SoundCloud.


HillTop HYPE PREMIERE: Maolu Ft. Lady J – “Vacation”

Minneapolis representer, Maolu, shares with us his brand new single titled, “Vacation.”

No stranger to the city, Maolu, has performed at some of the city’s most credited music venues; such as, First Avenue, Amsterdam Bar & Hall, Whole Music Club, and more.

The eccentric lyricist credits his musical inspiration to great acts like Frank Ocean, Kid Cudi, and Akon.

Last fall after a string of hard-hitting releases and his series, “Thirteen Thursdays”, Maolu, was listed in the “Top 5 MN Artists To Watch,” list by local radio station, Go 95.3.

After taking somewhat of a hiatus on the music scene, the 21-year-old artist never stopped working.

He’s remained busy in the lab as he’s been prepping for his newest offering.

With a plan in place, Maolu, plans to have his next releases show off his growth as an artist, all the while, blessing his fans with what they’ve been missing most… the music!

The new track, “Vacation,” samples the 1958 classic, “Come Fly With Me,” by Frank Sinatra.

“Vacation,” also features sultry vocals from Lady J, and a soulful production from local producer, WestKorea.

Stay tuned for more new music from Maolu on the way!

Check out, “Vacation,” below and more from Maolu via SoundCloud.


PrinceTheoBSMG & YungVonBSMG – “FOHF (Video)”

Minneapolis artists, and members of the music collective, BSMG, Prince Theo, and Yung Von, link up once again to drop their new visual, “FOHF.”

This is the first official release off their upcoming mixtape, Trap Season.

Stay tuned for the new tape, and check out, “FOHF,’ below!


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HillTop HYPE Premiere | Cash Da God – “Intro”

Minneapolis’ own, Cash Da God, now hailing out of Atlanta, Georgia, drops off his newest release and official ‘Intro’ to his upcoming mixtape, Terms & Conditions.

Check it out below and make sure to check out more music on the way from Cash Da God, via his SoundCloud


Lavish Mack Ft. Malcolm Anthony – “Popstar (Prod. By 4KEYS)”

It’s always a record when these two get together!

Once again rapper, Lavish Mack, and longtime friend and producer, 4Keys, link up for a new banger titled, “Popstar.”

The energetic hitter also features up and coming emcee, Malcolm Anthony.

Check out, “Popstar,” below and more music from Lavish Mack via SoundCloud.