Philly Blocks – “Days Of Our Lives (Video)”

Louiseville, Kentucky artist, Philly Blocks, drops off a new visual for his recent hitter titled, “Days of Our Lives.”

Throwing out bar after bar, Philly Blocks, raps about the life of a real hustler, and everything that comes with the lifestyle… the good and the bad… who can relate?

Watch the official visual for, “Days of Our Lives,” below!

Twitter:

@PhillyBlocks

Some Guy Named Lee – “Grind”

Some Guy Named Lee

Some Guy Named Lee, shares with us his newest release entitled, “Grind.”

The rising emcee drops effortless bars over B3N R3ady’s eccentric production.

The two artists work well together, and to our pleasure, the duo pushed out a new record that’s easy to vibe to. 

Hear it for yourself by checking out the official audio below, and make sure you go listen to more music from Some Guy Named Lee via SoundCloud

Twitter:

@SomeGuyNameLee


#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




The Jawn Joi Ft. Akbar V & Akaila Mulan – “Robbery”

As we come into 2019 strong with plenty of new music, we’re pleased to know that one of the artists we can expect plenty of heat from is Atlanta’s own, The Jawn Joi.

The rising Philly native links up with a few of her fellow ATLiens as she features, Akbar V, and Akaila Mulan, on her debut single, “Robbery.”

As we wait for new music, check out the debut single below, and make sure to listen to more new music from The Jawn Joi via SoundCloud.

Twitter:
@thejawnjoih

#HillTopHYPE Covenant Government – “Annuit Coeptis (Album)”

East Coast collective, Covenant Government, releases their second collaborative group project titled, Annuit Coeptis

Latin for “Providence favors our undertakings.”  

Another “polictically and socially,” driven piece of music that once again separates the #CovGov team from the rest.  

Listen to the official project below!

Featuring:

Sensei Feng Xhui | Relz | Young Scoop | Blizz | Nalo | Hotboy Hazy | Crills Money


Instagram:

@Cov_gov

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#HillTopHYPE Taylor J – “Coolin Til My 3rd Album Drop”

Taylor J has ended yet another year with a handful of wins — and as expected, the St.Paul, MN native still has major moves up his sleeve.

As some of us “patiently” wait for the highly anticipated release of his third studio album, Taylor J suprises is with a brand new set of unheard music.

Listen to, “Coolin Til My 3rd Album Drop,” below!

Twitter:

@taylorjtakeover

Pockets & Tex – “All In”

Drug Music Ink’s own rap duo, Pockets & TeX, drop a brand new single titled, “All In.”

In house production from Pockets makes for a hard hitting beat made perfect for these Brooklyn emcee’s to show off their crafty lyricism. 

Listen to, “All In,” below.

Twitter: 
@POCKETSNTEX
@Richpockets 
@daimyotex

Pockets & TeX – “Merch (Video)”

Brooklyn duo, Pockets & TeX, hit us with a brand new video titled, “Merch.”

The two exhibit that authentic East Coast feel to both the single and the visual as they spit conscientious lyrics in New York’s busy streets. 

Drug Music Ink’s own Rich Pockets and Daimyo TeX rep their city well, as the two are determined to keep making good music, and pave the way for the recur of East Coast hip-hop. 

Watch Pockets & TeX’s official new video, “Merch,” below.

Twitter: 

@pocketsntex

@richpockets

@daimyotex

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YOU’RE INVITED: The Beat Auction Atlanta Hosted by DJ Holiday

Have you ever wanted to work with a high-profile producer?
Well here’s your chance!

This Tuesday DJ Holiday hosts this year’s ‘Beat Auction Atlanta,’ event where grammy winning/nominated producers such as – Zaytoven, Drummer Boy, Kenny Bartolomei (J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League), Anonxmous, Black Metaphor, J Beatzz and many others, will be auctioning their beats for a discounted rate.

Not only are artists getting a chance to break into the industry with quality production, but the evening will shine light on the Music Education Group – “A Non Profit Organization that was formed to bring music, film and digital media-based education to underserved youth and provide every child in Metro Atlanta with an equal opportunity for music education.”

Don’t miss this great opportunity obtain exclusive beats and gain more exposure to your music, all the while helping fund music education for the young community eager to learn more about the industry. 

WHEN: 11/13/2018 – Tuesday 

RSVP TO BEATAUCTION@TMI.WORLD for official Location & Time details!