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8.10.18

Fellow Foreign Adoptee, Kingsley makes a new fan in "Lock Me"


This cat's dope. Being a foreign adoptee who found roots in hiphop and wants to rebuild his own community, I can dig this dude's story.

Born in West Africa, adopted at 11 months and raised in Newark, NJ, Kingsley’s sound makes connections to his roots by incorporating R&B, Pop, Reggae, and Afro beat. Kingsley’s goal, along with his home team F.E.D.D.I, (Fetch Every Damn Dollar Insight), is to show the world the power of self love and to help rebuild the black communities by encouraging others to pursue their dreams by reaching passed their limits and always believing that anything and everything is possible.

Check out his video for "Lock Me" below and follow @kingsley_feddi on Instagram.

1.10.18

Layla Khepri gets personal on "The KickBack Reloaded"


This gets real personal and heavy. I've been working with Layla Khepri for a couple years and I have no doubts she'll be a household name. But in this cyclical life no rise is complete without falls. She went to social media and was open about the passing of her mother and how it obviously affected her personally and career-wise.

I was surprised Diamond B Frazier, host of The Kickback Reloaded was that blunt in some of her questioning but I know Layla needed to share her experiences not only as a release but to help others going through such a close, personal loss. Layls's extremely strong and her bounce back is tremendous. The interview is very deep and personal as she not only discusses her forthcoming album but topics of drug use and timing in the industry!

Check it out below and follow @LaylaKhepri on social media and visit www.LaylaKhepri.com

27.9.18

New Music from Sincerely Yours - "96 [Nightmares]"


Ahh, nice to hear some lyricism now. Chicagoland emcee, Sincerely Yours teams up with producer RD after a 3-year hiatus to create a new project as well as a project with Neak (wonder if Neak is Neak?)

On this song, I talk about what being an artist is all about; shaking your fears to be courageous, bold, and fearless in the eyes of chasing your dreams. RD provides an amazing nostalgic hip-hop backdrop that makes it easy to write the truth of my life!


Produced by RD. Mixed and Mastered by A.Quality

'96' is also available on all major streaming platforms (ex: Apple Music, TiDAL, Google Play).

Website: www.since96.bandcamp.com
TW/IG: @sinceninesix
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sinceninesix

24.9.18

Neak knows his "Legacy"


Chicago MC/Producer, Neak dropped his new self-produced single, "Legacy" which touches on "how I want to be remember; through hard work while utilizing my God-given talents to be a vessel to serve others striving for greatness."

I was intrigued by reading up on him because [remember Chicago] his bio starts out with 'If your father, Robert Kelly…', MY first thought was, oh, Damn R. Kelly has a kid who raps? lol but the sentence continues with '...of the R&B/Gospel/Soul group "The Kelly Brothers...' which is still dope. He has some Bars. So all my fans of true lyricism, which if you're here I'm sure you are, will like.

"I'm currently gearing up to release my new self-produced album, 'KWESBAAR' and new crew album, NRFS, with Chicago MCs/Producers Rashid Hadee and F.A.B.L.E., MC/songwriter Sincerely Yours, and myself. Both albums are scheduled to be released very soon._ - Neak


Download Now via Bandcamp. It will be available on all major streaming platforms (Apple Music, TiDAL, Google Play, etc.) Friday, Oct. 5th.

Website(s): www.neak-co.com | www.neak.bandcamp.com
TW/IG: @Neak_Undefined
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Neak84
YouTube: www.youtube.com/84Neak

Old Age



Been a big fan of Masego for a minute. He makes some super dope music and it's heavily jazz/instrumentally focused; as a [former] saxophone player myself I love it. He also touches on a favorite topic of mine, mature women.

Even back to high school/college I always went for older girls. Few girls a year or 2 younger but I was the 20 year old going out with 24 year old co-workers. I always appreciated an older, more mature woman and Masego gets it lol

14.9.18

Eminem - "Lucky You" ft Joyner Lucas



Is this 'beef' [publicly] over yet? Can I say I'm a fan of Eminem's new album, Kamikazee without appearing like I've taken a side?? Cool. I had no dog in that fight so I'll focus on the music. THIS track with Joyner Lucas SLAPS. The beat is nasty, both dudes go OFF. I'll let it speak for itself.

'y'all gotta move'.

12.9.18

MAG5 - "Not My Fault" (Lyric Video)


War. Fake news. Austerity. Control. Power. Depression. MAG5's record, "It's Not My Fault" explains how it's not his fault, but still has to deal with the consequences. Stream the track on Soundcloud and watch the official lyric video on YouTube.



MAG5 is an anonymous rapper based out of NY. Little else is known about the artist.

28.8.18

Vevo Original: Scott Storch "Still Storch" documentary


Scott Storch is one of my favorite producers. The piano licks this dude has are incredible. He has a minute at the beginning of this documentary that I've had on repeat since it was released. He also has such a crazy story that it needed to be shared.

Vevo has exclusively released, 'Still Storch,' an original film about legendary music producer Scott Storch. From his early beginnings as a member of The Roots band to producing worldwide hits for Beyoncé, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Chris Brown and many others. This no-holes barred mini-doc delves into Scott’s world, to tell his harrowing story of addiction and fame in his own words. Both of which led him to burn through a $100 million+ fortune, and hit ‘rock-bottom’, however his unrelenting genius-like talent and hunger to prove his critics wrong has only fueled his passion for creating. 
 
“People have their bottoms – I shot through the bottom and I went like a hundred thousand leaps beyond the sea bottom… I don’t know many people who could survive emotionally, mentally through what I went through.” - Scott Storch
 
Now, Scott is back making headlines; having never left the studio, he is ready for a come-back, working with some of the most exciting names in music.

The documentary was commissioned by Vevo, directed by Rollo Jackson, from SomeSuch Productions, with executive producers Joseph Patel and Justin Prager.
 
 ‘The hunger is taking back my throne.”
- Scott Storch.


24.8.18

Hip-Hop In: Africa (Sean Dampte)


I'm a connoisseur of foreign music and love the afrobeat sound so I had to feature African artist, Sean Dampte. His new video "2Nite" has been getting a lot of views and had to share!

"Afrobeat rising star, Sean Dampte drops the video to his successful commercially acclaimed single, ‘2nite’. Fans anticipated the visuals to the single ‘2Nite’ weeks ago and after several push backs, Sean Dampte has finally given us something to be excited about. Shot in different locations around Canvey Island, United Kingdom, and directed by award-winning director, Ovie Etsetayse, the video show-cases Sean Dampte’s super star power. The video is undoubtedly one of the best to date from the artist and in the afrobeat scene."


About Sean Dampte
Sean Dampte (F.K.A. Dampte) has already taken Africa by storm with his perfect concoction of Afrobeat and World Music. Known in his home country of Nigeria for music that guarantees to get everyone up and on the dance floor, Sean Dampte is bringing his untameable groove to the UK. Citing influences such as Warren G, Wale and LL Cool J, Sean Dampte successfully blends all he has learned from his muses with his African heritage. Having worked with industry professionals such as Tay Dizm and with significant backing from YoRaps, Sean Dampte is constantly creating and building on an already impressive career.


Follow Sean at
- Instagram & Twitter @seandampte

Click Here to see previous "Hip-Hop In" episodes

11.8.18

Andi Herzog x Jenny Wolf - "Finish Line" (Lyric Video)


28-year-old German producer/artist Andi Herzog returns to Hip-Hop/R&B after his recent experimental EDM project with "Finish Line" featuring vocals of Jenny Wolf.

This catchy track is all about motivation, dedication and focus on goals and dreams, while still keeping the sound fun & fresh.

Watch "Finish Line" below and Stream the album here


Twitter @andiherzog
Instagram @andiherzog

3.8.18

Base AuraGammi drops "Check"


Base AuraGammi aka Base Aura is a Hip Hop artist on the rise reppin' the Bronx and Harlem. I've been playing his records on Global Urban Radio (player in right sidebar on laptop/desktop) and dude's nice. I had to share his new single, "Check" featuring Constantine.

Base has a unique approach when it comes to his music and delivery. He is known for his versatility and offering listeners an original and innovative style. His fan base as well as respect from major artists continue to rise in the industry. You can hear music by Base Aura on FM and internet stations both domestically and internationally, and featured on major sites such as This Is 50, Hot97, Coast to Coast, and Desert Storm. His most celebrated performances thus far in his career have been at Webster Hall, Club Paradise, and BET Awards Weekend.

Check his new single "Check" featuring Constantine below:

Management: Rube Aura @RubeAura@gmail.com
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1.8.18

Vevo Originals - Pusha T reveals how The Purple Tape shaped DAYTONA



Today marks the 23rd Anniversary of Raekwon’s classic album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (commonly referred to as The Purple Tape). As a respectful nod to Raekwon, Pusha T delves into how The Purple Tape shaped DAYTONA, his own new album and expands on his own tribute lyrics “This Is My Purple Tape” from track “The Games We Play."

Filmed at the Stapleton Houses on Staten Island has Pusha T explains, “This is the best rendition [of The Purple Tape] I could’ve tried. The inspiration and feeling was something we were trying to harness.”

30.7.18

Father & Son duo, Lone Wolf & Kub - "Bolo Yeung" MV



"Bolo Yeung" is the debut single/video from father/son MC combo Lone Wolf & Kub. Like its name sake, the track is an aggressive force that immediately presents itself as the baddest in the room, beckoning to the days of braggadocio mic skills where all that mattered was who had the hardest lines. Produced by Lavish Beatz, the beat matches the mood perfectly with its thundering bass line and frenzied piano hits. This is an auditory samurai showdown at its finest.


A father/son duo hailing from Washington State, Lone Wolf & Kub is the perfect combination of golden era lyricism spliced with cutting edge soundscapes and cadences. Made up of Shao Sosa and his son Nobi, the two are quickly cutting a path to the front of the burgeoning Northwest Hip Hop scene. Sosa is an underground industry vet with over 25 years cutting his teeth alongside names as different as Mac Dre and Ras Kass while Nobi is a vicious micsmith just hitting his stride. Their forthcoming self-titled debut album is a testament to the years they have spent together honing their sound.

Follow Lone Wolf & Kub
https://www.instagram.com/wolfkub509/
https://www.instagram.com/ayoblasian/
https://www.instagram.com/shaososa/

https://twitter.com/wolfkub509
https://twitter.com/ayoblasian
https://twitter.com/shaososa