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14.5.20

OX teams with Tory Lanez for New Spanglish Single


I've been big on Spanish crossover hip-hop. Full disclosure I'm promoting OX but I only work with what I Like. And this is a BANGER.

Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Latin recording artist OX relocated to Houston,TX in 2005. The 23 year old sees himself as a young bull coming into the game inspired by the Spanish and Hip Hop culture. OX joins forces with hip-hop/R&B star Tory Lanez for his new single ‘SHAKE’ out now on TribalTun Records.

Check the single below and click here to stream/buy on your favorite platform: https://fanlink.to/OXshake

12.5.20

FOX IN SOX | Dr. Seuss Raps over Dr. Dre Beats



Shout out to my day 1 amigo Miguel for sending this over to me. It combined 2 of my favorite things, Dr. Seuss and Dr. Dre lol I think the fact it comes from this guy it makes it even better. Don't let people make you think Dr. Seuss ain't have bars. Check it out and let me know what you think!


Wes Tank raps Dr. Seuss' classic children's book "Fox in Sox" over Dr. Dre's legendary hip hop beats for "What's the Difference" and "Let Me Ride" with much due respect to the flows and styles of Dr. Dre, Eminem, Xzibit and Snoop Dogg. All words and illustrations belong to Dr. Seuss. All instrumentals belong to Dr. Dre. This cultural mashup was created for edutainment purposes with much respect given to the teacher KRS One.

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10.5.20

SiR releases King of the Hill themed video "John Redcorn"



When I was a KID I gave King of the Hill a try and didn't like it...but once I was in High School and at my grandparents house it came on and I Got it. It was So good. I watched again a few years ago and really appreciated it. The story arc with John Redcorn was incredible.

For those who aren't hip, one of the really clueless characters, Dale Gribble's (white guy) raising his wife's lovechild with Native American man, John Redcorn. he's oblivious the whole series. So from John Redcorn's POV he has to watch another man raise his child with the woman he loves.

Pretty easy to know who plays who in the video above in an Excellently animated video! And man, the mood HITS. Without getting into detail I get what it's like being Redcorn (minus the kid part). But this song is Smooth AS FxCK and so deep.

TDE's resident crooner had me playing this on repeat. Check the link and LMK what you think.

6.4.20

Hip-Hop Icon Masta Ace drops "GMO"


I've been a Masta Ace fan for Years! His album "A Long Hot Summer" is one of my all-time favorites. His 'new' single "GMO" I guess was a bonus single on the re-issue of that album.


After the single "Globetrotter", Brooklyn NY emcee Masta Ace drops another song titled "GMO" via Below System Records. Ace adds the following about the song: "'GMO' is a joint I started writing over a few years ago. I got that beat from Brutal Artistry Productions when I was in Leeds, England with eMC. I was just waiting for the right opportunity to finish the verse. It's a very simple 40 bar verse… just talking sh*t. I don't do very many songs like that, so this is a special joint for that reason."


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5.4.20

Rapper Problem Releases new Short Film "A Compton Story"



Short Film A Compton Story" debuts exclusively on TIDAL. The film, written, directed, and starring rapper Problem features Snoop Dogg, Mike Epps, and Jackie Long.

"I wanted to do a comedy. I thought ‘some gangster movie’ would be expected from me," explains Problem. “I grew up loving stuff like Martin, Friday, Purple Rain...so those projects were my major inspirations and the blueprints to tell my own story, A Compton Story.”

Released exclusively available on TIDAL, the 20-minute visual reveals a hilarious and often precarious day in the life of the Compton native where he risks life and limb in hopes that one of his good deeds goes unpunished. His story is narrated by comedian and actor Mike Epps and features special guests Snoop Dogg, comedian Jackie Long, RJ Cycler, Slink Johnson and more. Check it out below and let me know what you think!



27.11.19

Layla Khepri - "Pray for Me"



International recording artist, Layla Khepri released her powerful new single and accompanying video, "Pray for Me". "Pray For Me" touches on the struggles of being trapped in a toxic relationship, the mental issues, the loneliness, and feeling of being trapped.

Layla has the ability to switch from high energy hits, to pop anthems, to vulnerable/introspective looks at personal situations like "Pray For Me". Watch the video below and let me know what you think.



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24.9.19

Kiana Ledé shares her live Vevo LIFT performance of "Can I"



Vevo announces the release of LIFT artist, Kiana Ledé’s, second piece of content for “Can I” from of her new Myself EP. Vevo’s LIFT initiative connects today’s up-and-coming artists to audiences around the globe through video content. Launched in 2011, Vevo's artist development program shines a spotlight on the world's freshest new talent. Vevo LIFT alumni include the likes of Sam Smith, Halsey, Khalid, Jorja Smith, SZA, Julia Michaels, Billie Eilish and CNCO. Ledé's LIFT performances follow those of Def Jam Recordings’ YK Osiris, who recently premiered a live version of his hit “Worth It” as well as a short film, “YK Osiris: Young King.”

R&B starlet Kiana Ledé has quickly developed from childhood phenom to one of the world’s most promising and intriguing young stars. A true mix of cultures, African, Latino and Native American, Kiana crafted her own unique vocal sound into a natural blend of these global, expressive influences. Kiana dropped her Selfless EP, featuring “Show Love” and “Ex” in 2018 after previously starring in MTV’s Scream and having a track on the chart-dominating Official Soundtrack for Fifty Shades Freed. A Vevo DSCVR alum, Kiana’s LIFT content will include live performances of an assortment of tracks from her new Myself EP.



“For my Vevo LIFT session, I reimagined ‘Can I’ with harp, strings and piano, because when I was younger and in Orchestra, I developed a real love and admiration for classical music and the beautiful arrangements,” said Kiana Ledé. “With ‘Shawty,’ I wanted to highlight and bring out that brightness and playfulness that I felt when I wrote it. The little Reggae vibe at the end was totally impromptu on day of shooting with Vevo. We just stumbled into it and had to finish it that way. You can see how much fun we had doing that in the final performance and I’m thankful to Vevo for making my vision come to life.”

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17.6.19

Win 2 Free Tickets to see Vel the Wonder LIVE in CHICAGO!


Saturday June 29th I'm teaming with my guy P1 to bring Vel the Wonder to Chicago for her first show in the Windy City!

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13.5.19

The Twinz - "My Way"


After performing under the name 'Da Commission'(Mon$taa Mic and Appollo) for more than a decade the duo had reached the conclusion that it was time for a change. Despite seeing success regionally and receiving praise from legends in hip hop (Machine Gun Kelly, Sheek Louch, Edo Maajka & Pharcyde), being featured on projects in the US and Europe as well as
releasing their debut album (The Gods Fury) which opened doors for them internationally. With the new brand and the releases they have planned the ambitious brothers intend to make a bolder and farther reaching impact this time around.

'We have always been hyped on stage, no matter the crowd or venue and we never had open rehearsals before. Now we are working hard on taking that performance to the next level and sharing it through streaming so that listeners who never had the chance to catch us live can witness how we put it down at shows'

Mike said in an interview recently. It is all part of them creating and releasing more content than ever before which is something they had always wanted to do. The brothers are kicking up a storm and plan to ride in on the back of it with their specific style and undeniable charisma.



Having worked with well known artists and producers (Koolade, Wayne Beckford, Vojko Vrucina & Spinz) they are no strangers to recording with top level professionals within the industry which developed their skills and added to their ambition. The Twinz have reached a new level in their creativity that was never planned, it merely occurred and it sounds like it was just what they needed.

The song was written & performed by The Twinz. The video was shot on location in Croatia over a weekend and has The Twinz enjoying themselves while being whisked away by beautiful women to a secluded villa. The video was directed by Dino Kadragic while Photography was overseen and shot by Srdan Tutic and Dr. Darko Kero (Monochrome Award Winner). The Twinz look sharp in their premier music video displaying charm with engaging visuals setting the tone for a great introduction to the world.


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20.4.19

We dropped the FIRST compilation album for a Pro Sports League!



I was excited when I first heard the American Basketball Association was back. The original lasted from 1967-1976 and the NBA absorbed 4 of their teams (Pacers, Nets, Nuggets, Spurs) but it was re-launched in 2000 by original co-founder of the ABA/Pacers (RIP Dick Tinkham) & Joe Newman (current CEO). I started a pro team (Akron Aviators) and we just finished our 2nd season. I'd had a league position, too but a NEW division was created just for me, ABA Fusion so I can 'fuse' music and sports. Pretty fitting since that's what I'm doing with Royal Heir Entertainment.

I told Joe I wanted to release a compilation album and he said he'd been wanting to do that for Years. Well, let's do it. So I did it. lol I enlisted the help of my homie, of course but hit my network for some of the best independent/undiscovered/worldwide talent I could, and of course had to offer a spot to the owner of the Atlanta Rappers ABA team (Kigity K).

Check it out below or Stream/Download on your Favorite outlet HERE: https://fanlink.to/ABAC2C

19.4.19

Hip-Hop In: Sweden (SHN)


I wasn't sure what to expect because the last couple songs I listened to/gave feedback on were kinda weak...I'm kinda discriminatory when it comes to artist names or corny emails (sorry, kinda) but saw dude was Swedish and wasn't sure how to pronounce SHN (it's Shyne, not shin, btw). As SOON as the keys hit I was sold and SHN didn't disappoint. This is dope. I'm actually going to play it a 2nd time while I finish writing this. He's dope.


SHN (Shyne) born 21 Dec. 1988 in Ängelholm, Sweden. He is an energetic HipHop/Soul artist who delivers a message in both english & swedish.

At an early age he fell in love with music & became comfortable being up on stage, but it wasn't until 2016 when SHN moved to Bergen, Norway he really started to take the music seriously. He has under a short time established his name around the county where he now wants to expand with all of his upcoming music. He has started the year with powerfull releases such as "Park It" & Vibration" and recently he released his latest debut in swedish "SHN - Vem Är Han" (SHN - Who Is He)

His goal is to spread globally regardless of the language he does, since his perspective on music is that its a universal tounge and that goodvibes can be felt every where no matter what language!

Today, SHN works full time as a constructionworker, lives for family, health & diet, loves to travel, where he invests all his spare time to be in the music studio.

No day passes without his dream & the vision of being able to put work aside to go all-in for what he so passionately loves music


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5.4.19

Justin Park - "On the Low"


I allowed Youtube to take me down the musical rabbit hole and ended up at Justin Park's "On the Low". This dude is DOPE. I listened/watched a few videos of his and I'm hooked. Listen to "On the Low" below and enjoy the recommended videos.

15.3.19

E-40 introduces "Melt" to the urban vernacular


Been an E-40 fan since The Source Hip-Hop Hits vol 2. Makes sense 40 Water retires 'drip' for the melt. New video featuring Milla is slick. Video is bright and clean. No words just watch.


Renowned for his spectacular vernacular, few wordsmiths in the rap game can stand up to E-40. Announcing the second installment in his "Definitions Trilogy," E-40 prepares to launch Practice Makes Paper, his upcoming project. With a massive vocabulary and a knack for finding hidden meanings, E-40 earned a reputation as one of the best lyricists in hip-hop, twisting phrases that embed themselves in listener's heads and in the culture at large: Captain Save-a-Hoe, Broccoli (weed), Fetti (money), and more. In the upcoming project, 40 flashes superior slang, having his way with rap lingo and coining some more indelible phrases of his own. The follow-up to 2018's The Gift of Gab, which featured appearances from Vince Staples, Ty Dolla $ign, and more, Practice Makes Paper arrives this spring via Sick Wid It Records.

Reaching levels of drip heretofore unseen by mankind, E-40 shares "Melt," his latest video. Showcasing his signature elastic delivery atop a rubbery mob bassline, 40 and guest star Milla coin a new phrase for 40's supernatural level of flexing: I don't drip, I melt. Rocking all white and drawing attention to his jewels, E-40 leads an underwater dance party in the new video, which features cameos from Bay Area figures like P-Lo, Nef The Pharaoh,and ShooterGang Kony, all while he indulges in the creative lyricism that made him famous: Water, water, the Waterboy Bobby Boucher/Drippy neck, spent about $200k.

In addition to his legend status in the rap game, E-40 is a mogul in the world of adult beverages. His premium tequila, E Cuarenta, can be found at retailers across the West Coast, including Safeway, BevMo!, Total Wine & More, Save Mart, Albertson's, FoodMaxx, Raley's, Lucky Supermarkets, Costco, and more.