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New Video | “Shotta Flow 3” | NLE Choppa.

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ropelled by youthful hubris and innate talent, NLE Choppa, is making his presence known. The emerging Memphis rapper proves that practice makes perfect. “Shotta Flow 3,” demonstrates a gifted determination. Unyielding bass, burgeoning bars and artistic tenacity cements this summer smash. Checc it out; press play! “…if you fucking with me you gon’ sow what you reap…” -NLE Choppa Niki …

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New Music | “African Giant” | Burna Boy.

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orn Damini Ogulu, the Nigerian-native — Burna Boy — is here to stay. This established musician continues to earn global accolades. African Giant, his fourth studio release, reinforces an inherent strength that resonates throughout his artistry. Enlisting the intricate timing of producer, P2J, “African Giant,” works well. Press play! “… Can’t nobody do it better, better than me…” – Burna …

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New Video | “Wake Up” | Travis Scott.

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leep, the procrastinator’s innocuous tool, is examined in the latest Travis Scott visual, “Wake Up.” A juxtaposition of opulent attractions smashes against littered lifelessness. Providing a voyeuristic perspective, the Third Coast MC rises above complacency. From here, Scott, opines on how an inactive passionate existence can easily lead to decay. It’s lit! “… When you’re close, I’m alive, I can …

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New Music. | “Come Along” | Les Techno.

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Grease pencils, analog contraptions, razor blades — and every musical genre spanning Jazz to Reggae — have worked to bolster Les Techno‘s creative repertoire. “Come Along,” is the most recent single from the New York musician. Previous experience gained in bands like Love Posse and Sim-Stim have helped to cultivate Techno’s individual artistry. Les’ strength lies in his inexplicable ability to make …

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Music Video. | “Simple” | Florida Georgia Line.

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With artistry that’s respected by their peers and their public, it’s no wonder that Florida Georgia Line is critically-acclaimed. Challenging musical genres, this group is geared to share its message with the world. Cemented in Country, FGL has embraced everything from Pop to Hip-Hop; excellence has ensued. “Simple,” is the initial release from the Southern singers’ upcoming fourth album. Although, the LP …

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New Music. | “Karma” | Queen Naija.

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“Maybe I should have loved me first,” laments Queen Naija. On “Karma,” the Detroit native’s follow-up to her meteoric smash “Medicine,” Queen contemplates questions of self-worth. After wasting time with a fuck boy, she successfully topples doubt. Naija emerges as a self-assured and secured woman. Regardless of any controversy, back on June 29, Queen Naija, and her “Karma,” earned the …

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Music Video. | “OSOM” | Jay Rock Ft. J. Cole.

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“OSOM,” explores consequences created by karma. In its visual, directors Jack Begert and Dave Free create tangible cinematography. It immediately elevates the visual from the mundane to the must-watch. After hitting a lick, Jay Rock and J. Cole, employ their penetrating perspectives that resonate with a receptive audience. To contemplate their life’s decisions, the Watts Rhymer and Dreamville Narrator effortlessly …

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Music Video. | “Solara” | The Smashing Pumpkins.

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Entrenched in an ethereal world of dreams, “Solara,” demonstrates a nostalgic sleepwalk from The Smashing Pumpkins. Through the lens of director, Nick Koenig, the infectious sound is amplified by a seamless visual. Exploring isolation versus obsession the pioneering Alternative Rock band further solidifies their 30 year relevance. Stay woke; on July 12,  the upcoming North American-leg of the, Shiny And Oh So Bright …

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Music Video. | “El Farsante (Remix)” | Ozuna X Romeo Santos.

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No stranger to strife, OZUNA, is determined to use his gifts to positively impact the world. Dedicated to lyricism, the Puerto Rican superstar is inherently moved by melody. Before his debut album, Odisea, was released, previous songs earned both respect and acclaim for their tangible and realistic perspectives. Once, Romeo Santos, hopped on the “El Farsante (remix),” history was made! …

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Music Video. | “Kuzola” | PONGO.

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Penetrating with its simplicity, the Chip & Dale / Raphaël d’Hervez-directed visual for PONGO’s “Kuzola,” is brilliant. Discarded wedding vows plague a pensive PONGO. An array of authentic emotion seamlessly connects with a universal audience. Bred in Angola, and now based in Lisbon, this emerging chanteuse is earning respect from a worldly audience. From Electro-Pop to infused Original rhythms, POGO is …

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New Music. | ‘Streams of Thought, Vol. 1’ | Black Thought X 9th Wonder.

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Black Thought is Art.  The acclaimed creator keeps cultivating his unique perspective. Life invested into rhyme, The Roots, has showcased some of the adept MC’s most brilliant work. With the sublime combination of 9th Wonder and Black Thought, an amazing EP, Streams of Thought Vol. 1 has come to fruition. The five-track endeavor displays demonstrations of dope. Rapsody, Styles P, …

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Music Video. | “Next To Go” | ¡MAYDAY! .

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¡MAYDAY! constitutes creativity! Bernz, NonMS, and Wrekonize make Hip-Hop better. This Strange Music trio inserts life into everything that they do. Following the earned success of their previous album, Search Party, the group is already perfecting its next project, South of 5th. From that album, which is scheduled to be released later this year, “Next To Go,” is becoming a fan-favorite. The Pushers production sublimely sinks into …

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New Music. | “The Story Of Adidon” | Pusha T.

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Sitting good atop his throne, Pusha T, is ready for lyrical combat. Back, on May 25, the Clipse crusader dropped his latest album, Daytona. That capsule of creativity has caused many a conversation. Of its seven selections, “Infrared,” has created a Hip-Hop ruckus. Following perceived disrespect, on that same day, Drake took offense and vehemently rebuked Push’s artistic accusations. With Drake’s, …

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New Music. | “Duppy Freestyle” | Drake.

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What’s an artist to do when his creativity is called into question? Drake replies with rhyme. Shocked by the audacious wordplay on “Infrared,” a frustrated Drizzy put Pusha T, into his sights. Soon, the “I’m Upset” rapper unloaded his lyrical clip with the “Duppy Freestyle.” Drake matter-of-factly musters, “Must’ve had your “Infrared” wrong, now your head in the beam / Y’all are …

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New Music. | “Infrared” | Pusha T.

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Art is meant to elicit an emotional response. Pusha T,  is its breathing personification. Recently, the G.O.O.D. Music president dropped his latest effort, Daytona. The seven-track collection — executively produced, in its entirety by Kanye West — made Music stop! Candid creativity, thrusted forward with a King’s pen, caused some rappers to question their inherent validity. On “Infrared,” one of Pusha …

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Music Video. | “Dark Knight Dummo” | Trippie Redd Ft. Travis Scott.

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Earlier this year, Trippie Redd teamed  up with Travis Scott for “Dark Knight Dummo.” The Mike Dean-mix reaches an outlandish realm. Da Honorable C. N.O.T.E. helps to orchestrate the menacial score to this zombie mayhem. The creatively crass eye of director, White Trash Tyler, supplies the sublime visual accompaniment; press play! “… Bitch, I’m ballin’ hard just like a Maverick (yeah) / Money stretch long, lil’ bitch, …

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Music Video. | “Newsflash!” | Niki.

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The creative acumen of NIKI is certain to award her musical longevity. Pushing a recklessly confident pen, this Indonesian-import is certain to make the world aware of her innate artistry. Evolving from Instagram to international success, Ms. Zefanya is poised for greatness. ” Newsflash!,” finds NIKI politely eviscerating a young man who dared to try her morals. Continue to support this …

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Music Video. | “Check” | Kash Doll.

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Kash Doll, is no stranger to stardom. The emerging queen, who was raised in Detroit, has released her anticipated mixtape, Brat Mail.  The nine track endeavor, contains an array of selections that speaks to life’s tapestry of truths. With lyrics highlighting the lavish life, on “Check,” KD, drops provocative rhymes that speak to her confident perspective. The Arrad Rahgoshay-visual finds Kash Doll …

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Music Video. | “Pay Up” | Rapsody.

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he art of gold-digging is explored on, “Pay Up,” the latest release from, Rapsody.  This lyrical dissertation probes the juxtaposition of male and female parasitic partners.  Within the Brian Petchers-directed visual, an effortless representation of Jamla Records is on display. Sultry vocals from Heather Victoria, only adds to the emphatic  Ka$h Don’t Make Beats / Khrysis production. Rap, a 9th Wonder protégée and a Roc Nation ambassador, is …

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New Music. | “Star 67” | Jada Lee.

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avigating the ramifications of deceit, Maryland native, Jada Lee, seeks clarity on “Star 67.” She effortlessly flexes a creative repertoire. It has been honed and elevated by a higher power; her naturally soulful talent quickly becomes evident. Although, the Temple University graduate earned a 3.97 GPA, that has not helped her to avoid fuck boys. This songwriter / engineer / singer …

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New Music. | “Need More” | Dice SoHo Ft. PnB Rock.

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he time is now. Determined to capitalize off his creativity, Dice SoHo, is on the grit! The recent release of SoHo’s, Mike Dean-produced mixtape, You Could Have, is helping to fuel his insatiable pursuit to secure lyrical longevity. On “Need More,” the Houston wordslanger teams up with PnB Rock. Here, these two emerging MCs trade sixteens that are inundated with opulent ideals and focused …

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Music Review. | Revisited | Andy Michaels.

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usic is Andy Michaels’ global passport. Whether using published sonnets, or employing poignant lyrics, this Australian artist is on a welcomed quest to share his creative acumen. With his latest album release, Revisited, he deftly demonstrates what happens when an array of musical genres are effectively blended. Throughout the duration of Revisited, Michaels 13-track project piques interest. The first four tracks “Today’s Tomorrow,” …

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Music Video. | “So Houston” | Z-Ro Ft. Lil KeKe X Big Baby Flava.

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yrical legend, Z-Ro, is mastering the task of satisfying his day-one supporters and hypnotizing new ears. From his Codeine project — which dropped last year — on the track “So Houston,” the ill MC teams up with Lil KeKe and Big Baby Flava. Reverent sixteens wrapped in sincerity are offered to H-Town’s musical  forerunners. This Dang Films visual, astutely combines an organic Screwston aesthetic with the penetrating Synesthetic beat; simply put, this …

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Music Video. | “Forget About Yesterday” | Ajay Mathur.

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ritically-acclaimed for his innate artistry, Ajay Mathur, keeps reinforcing his musical legacy. The latest album from this Grammy-nominated singer / songwriter, Little Boat, proves that he continues to build upon previous professional success. Backed by the Swiss-based, Yakketeeyak Music, in the whimsical visual for “Forget About Yesterday,” Mathur makes heartbreak almost appealing. On the self-produced track, all the stages of a self-induced grief are …

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New Music. | “SSP” | Dice SoHo Ft. Ty Dolla $ign X Desiigner.

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epping Houston, Dice SoHo, is tasked with establishing lyrical longevity. Earning the respect of sonic savant, Mike Dean, Dice has teamed up with Dean’s label, M.W.A. Perhaps this cunning move in creativity will help to launch SoHo’s burgeoning career in rhyme. Following the success of his risque single, “Giraffe,” the recent release of “SSP,” continues to thrust Dice SoHo into the limelight. An …

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Music Video. | “Proud” | 2 Chainz Ft. YG x Offset.

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lthough, The Play Don’t Care Who Makes It, dropped back in February, of the four-track EP, “Proud,” remains a stand-out. The incomparable 2 Chainz teamed up with both YG and Offset for this self-directed visual. What’s a better way to celebrate Mother’s Day? To bolster the matter-of-fact lyricism from these accomplished artists, respective cameos from their mothers heightens the overall ocular experience. Keep ya head on a swivel, as later …

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Music Review. | The Sandcastle King | Aya Maguire

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olded by music since her childhood, Aya Maguire, has long been a student of sound. During her senior year in high school, the multifaceted musician — who brings to life guitar riffs, cello crescendos, and vocal gymnastics — truly began to hone her gift. Six years of growth is reflected within the initial effort, The Sandcastle King. This compelling and complete body of …

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Music Video. | “This Is America” | Childish Gambino.

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merica, the hypocrite! Sweet as apple pie, Childish Gambino’s latest offering — the Hiro Murai-directed visual “This Is America” — is delicious. Delectably distorted metaphors, both verbal and visible, represent the contrived Stepin Fetchin stereotypes that continue to plague these un-United States. Gambino demonstrates how pursued happiness is mocked by the Have’s asphyxiating ignorance and their misplaced fear. Melanated skin ignorantly associated with Sin continues …

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Music Video. | “The Yield” | Kate Fenner.

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aried experiences transform into wisdom on, Middle Voice. This is the third solo album from Canadian crooner,  Kate Fenner. Currently based in New York City, the musician and mother uniquely employs her polished art to advocate a prime perspective. Over 10 selections constitute Kate’s robust effort. “The Yield,” offers familiar Folk yearnings which are amplified by an eased angst. Fenner beautifully conveys how …

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Music Video. | “New York” | Kachinga.

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ife invested into rhyme, Kachinga, has successfully accomplished a once-daunting dream. The release of Sky Falling — the debut album from the Canadian creative — dropped earlier this year. Containing over 23 selections, the robust endeavor encapsulates the battle to discover peace between his tribulations and his triumphs. Below, check out the intimate visual for the Lava Cru produced, “New York.”  To discover more …

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Music Video. | “Yellow Beamer” | Fih.

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eyond dizzying sunshine and shiny stars, Fih, uses the “Yellow Beamer” visual to display her gift of rhyme. From the introductory EP, Four Colors Only, the LAid-back lyricist uses this second release and shares her perspective. Melodically maneuvering the nostalgic whirlwind of yesteryear’s ideals, Fih, offers a glimpse into her personal progression. Barred life becomes art; check it out. ” … No lies …

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Music Video. | “Fleece” | Radio Galaxy.

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ersonifing music’s universal appeal, Radio Galaxy, continues to thrive. Back in March, the Houston-based collective released its latest project, Nobody Digs Your Music But Yourself.  Within this endeavor, the divine collision of four creative minds come together and create a wonderfully cohesive LP. Funky, Space-Hop, Future Soul, SpaceyFatNasty — whatever the chosen evocative adjective — Radio Galaxy is dope.  “Fleece,” the initial offering …

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Music Video. | “Nothing” | Kendra Morris.

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n her latest single “Nothing,” Kendra Morris, uses keen artistry to contemplate an array of thoughts and feelings. The Unproduction-directed visual, starkly contemplates the thoughts and feels of being engulfed by a dismal abyss. Morris beautifully demonstrates how perplexed resignation becomes maligned terror. Kendra continues to satisfy her peers and her public; press play. “Nothing” is about nothing. It’s about the …

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New Music. | “Done For Me” | Charlie Puth Ft. Kehlani.

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atter-of-fact and meaningful, Charlie Puth, effortlessly flexes his creativity on his latest single, “Done For Me.” The New Jersey native enlists Kehlani for the assist. If this track is indicative of what’s to come then Puth’s anticipated sophomore effort, Voicenotes, is certain to satisfy. Enjoy this early summer smash; you’re welcome! “… You say you’re leaving / Well, if you wanna leave there ain’t …

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Music Post. | “In Time” | Akshara Music Ensemble.

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ast year, Akshara Music Ensemble, released its critically-acclaimed, Mohana Blues. Earning respect from its peers and its public, the New York City-based collective relies upon a polished cache of creativity. This innate artistry celebrates inherent Indian fundamentals which is bolstered by a contemporary global perspective. Meticulous manipulation of an array of string and woodwind instruments allows Askhara to thrive. Their lauded track, “In …

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Music Video. | “G Lollipops” | MURS Ft. Prof.

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hat’s better than the convergence of Rhymesayers and Strange Music? Hip-Hop has awarded MURS with its coveted prize, longevity. Tapping Prof for the lyrical assist, “G Lollipops” becomes a stunning example of delivering humble hubris. The track appears on the recently released album, A Strange Journey Into The Unimaginable, which was produced in its entirety by the sonic savant, Michael “Seven” Summers. A personification of …

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New Music. | “John Wayne” | Rebel ACA & French Monkey Wrench.

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omehow Rebel ACA & French Monkey Wrench effortlessly employ a cacophony of disjointed harmonies on “John Wayne.” Challenged to sonically demonstrate the modern man’s psyche this Brit Pop duo delivers. Staccato lyricism bolstered by a catchy hook work to compel the ear. While listing a litany of life’s useful distractions the groovy production amps the song’s overall appeal.  Stay tuned as the Buttercuts Records duo’s …

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Music Video. | “Walk It Talk It” | Migos Ft. Drake.

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midist initial naysayers, Migos, continue to forge and maintain their Hip-Hop path. Their cadence and delivery, once considered different, is now the norm.  Culture II — the third album from these ATLien spitters — continues to cement the trio’s ubiquitous impact. It’s no surprise that “Walk It Talk It,” which features Drake, has become a viral sensation. Time-traveling to a distant past, the Daps-directed visual …

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Music Video. | “Balance” | Kachinga.

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hroughout the duration of Sky Falling — the debut album from Kachinga — sincere sixteens depict the human condition. On his compelling track, “Balance,” the Canadian artist who reps Three Entertainment Group, enlists the expert production of Lava Cru. Here, a haunting refrain pairing with stoic keys and a resigned delivery converge. A concise contemplation of life’s monotonous complexities is then explored. Niki GatewoodI write.

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World Premier: New Music | “Nothing” | Kendra Morris

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nveloped by oblivion, Kendra Morris, uses a psychedelic  vocal dexterity to smoothly deliver her latest single, “Nothing.” Undulating and raw, sheer emotional introspection is expressed. This Papi Records gem showcases a rancorous bass which battles both angry drums and slithering keys. Together harmony is achieved. Of the track, Kendra shares a matter-of-fact sentiment, “Nothing” is about nothing. It’s about the warm comfort …

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Music Video. | “Down For Mine” | Rittz.

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aving invested over 20 years into the game, Rittz, is being rewarded for his diligence. Today, the Strange Music MC scored a career milestone. Last Call — his fourth album — stands atop the Rap charts, this according to SoundScan. The Miguel “M. Stacks” Brown, Jr.-produced, “Down For Mine,” finds a calculated Rittz spitting sixteens with stunning accuracy; press play. Photo Credit: Kristina Labbe Niki …

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Music Video. | “Drowning (Water)” | A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie.

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ubmerged in sound, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, continues to demonstrate his creative dexterity.  Within the visual for “Drowning (Water),” The RiTE Brothers, showcase the Bronx MC engulfed by aqua and enveloped by diamonds. Consistent keys and floating currency, combined with an emotive delivery, help to tell the tale of living the pauper’s existence transformed to one of the nouveau riche. The Highbridge …

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Music Video. | “Achoo!” | Keith Ape X Ski Mask The Slump God.

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esistant to any inoculation, from within their dopeness emanates. The Cole Bennett-directed, “Achoo” finds Keith Ape and Ski Mask The Slump God in a hospital. Afflicted with inherent artistry, these two creatives ride the Jimmy Duval & Neighborhood Watch which conjures excess. Trading hubris-filled ostentatious bars these two are sick; press play. src=”//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js”> Niki GatewoodI write.

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New Music. | “Highly Intoxicated” | Juicy J.

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ewarded with longevity, Juicy J, is a living legend. While reinforcing his legacy, this Trap architect has discovered the way to remain relevant. He is dope. Recently, The Juiceman blessed the game and dropped his mixtape, Highly Intoxicated. The introductory track, “Highly Intoxicated,” finds an animated J with an intricate flow. The Crazy Mike-beat is reminiscent of classic Three 6. Do …

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New Music. | “Caffeine & Nicotine” | Blakeley.

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rooklyn’s Blakeley continues to reinforce her artistic integrity. The amped whimsy of her latest single, “Caffeine & Nicotine,” from the upcoming EP of the same name, invites one to join her on a subversive journey; convention’s monotony is confronted.  Her emphatic voice effectively melds with the rigorous  instrumentation. Sound becomes an adrenaline-drenched heart pumped by Blakeley’s vocal ability. Stay tuned; Blakely has teamed up …