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G-Eazy "Sad Boy"

Just in time for the holiday blues, @G_Eazy just dropped "a very self-reflective and somber joint" in his new single "Sad Boy". "He touches on the trappings of fame, and how success has alienated him from loved ones".

His new project drops soon. But in the meantime, check it out!


Illmaculate x OnlyOne "Only & Ill" MV

I've been a big fan of battle rap for a long time (I even battled back in the day). Illmac was always one of my favorites [2x World Rap Champ, Youngest winner of Scribble Jam, current KOTD Champ]. You can always tell the difference between artists who started battling and battle rappers who then made music. The latter usually stinks pretty hard.

Fortunately for us, Illmac is a DOPE emcee and teamed up with fellow SandPeople member/Portland MC, OnlyOne and over a Chase Moore* beat. Together, the duo "have accrued over 16 million Youtube views and have toured nationally and internationally alongside Mos Def, E-40, Wu-Tang Clan, Aesop Rock, Yelawolf, Lupe Fiasco and Slaughterhouse".

*Chase Moore toured on The HomeSick Tour with us. Main producer for Team Backpack and some of your favorite MCs. Get at that dude. His beats are NASTY.


Knightstalker & Falling Down "Built 4 Eternity" [Germany]

Hailing from Berlin, Knightstalker has been sending me some heat for a minute now. And when I saw he'd teamed up with the homie, Ackurate from ESTL I knew I had to give it a listen.

This is the 2nd single from his forthcoming “Kept In Perspective II” EP with producer Falling Down

“Built 4 Eternity” features verses from Dark Skinned Assassin, Merc Versus, and the aforementioned Ackurate.



Joe Iron "Banzai Boi vol 3" [JAPAN]

Konnichiwa, b-tches. We're back again with the latest installment of the "Banzai Boy" series by the illustrious DJ Joe Iron.

For the 3rd volume of the Japanese producers' "Banzai Boy" mixtape series he features some of the country's Best up and coming Japanese artists over Joe Iron production. ('A mixture of Japanese Hip-Hop, Trap and R&B music!').

Check it out. His production is NASTY. And although my japanese is 悪い (well...ちょっとはなせます) I love hearing good music and don't care which language it's in.

Joe Iron "Koza" feat. Match Maeda

A tribute to our hood KOZA (Okinawa City, Okinawa Japan)... a former war zone and one of the toughest neighborhoods in Japan.


V. Nova x M.O.P. "If I Ever Knew"

Brooklyn MC V. Nova presents his new video for "If I Ever Knew" featuring M.O.P. from Koch Era. His forthcoming album features Shabaam Sahdeeq and more. I'm definitely a fan of story tracks and a videos so this is pretty clean. I was jamming an old Gangstar CD today and one of my favorite songs on it is with Fat Joe and MOP. BEEN a fan of theirs.

Check out the video below:

directed by Philly Spielberg

To Find V. Nova:
Twitter: @Mr_VNova
Facebook: MrVNova
Youtube: mrvnova
IG: @iVNova


Hip-Hop In: England [Krystatic]

For this installment of my ongoing "Hip-Hop In" series, I'm focusing on England, with a particular emphasis on Wolverhampton's Krystatic.

I met Krystatic last month in Atlanta during the A3C festival. He had a few shows (see beginning of video) and we kicked it for a while and I got to listen to his music and the dude is slick like Rick. He just dropped his new video today for "What's Happening".

Peace and love from across the pond.
twitter @Krystatic
IG @Krystatic

Check Krys out and check out previous spotlights below:

See previous episodes:
Ep. 15 - Australia
Ep. 14 - Korea
Ep. 14 - New Zealand
Ep. 14 - France 2
Ep. 13 - Italy
Ep. 12 - Canada
Ep. 11 - Spain
Ep. 10 - Finland
EP. 9 - France
Ep. 8 - London
Ep. 7 - South Africa
Ep. 6 - Japan
Ep. 5 - Germany
Ep. 4 - Thailand
Ep. 3 - Norway
Ep. 2 - Hong Kong
Ep. 1 - Cambodia


Nef The Pharaoh EP

Bay areas's Nef the Pharaoh just dropped his self titled EP. Check it out yo.


Essince Throwback: 69 Boyz "Woof Woof"

THIS IS THE CUT! Remember when movies had bomb-ass soundtracks? Like THIS jam from the Dr. Dolittle soundtrack? 69 Boyz made a huge impact and their 20 year old dance hits STILL get the clubs cracking today. Respect.

Now enjoy this.


Pentorship: "Re-invent the Will"

For the past few years I've been a member of an organization called the Pentorship Program. As a Pentor I'm a business mentor to inmates. As someone who currently has friends in the system I love that someone is organizing a way to help encourage people's entrepreneurial spirits. If people could re-direct their creative energy then I'm confident there would be a LOT of incredible changes made, especially with young adults (men and women).

Their new slogan, "Reinvent the Will" is DOPE and looks clean. These are some of my favorites but there are more designs in the store.

No reason you can't look good while you're giving back!

To learn more about the Pentorship program visit to see other ways that Royal Heir Entertainment and I give back visit