Pittsburg’s Finest RLA Gets Personal On Eerie New Track ‘Ghost’

Pittsburg’s finest RLA has dropped a plethora of dope tracks this year. His unique take on smooth, ambient, R&B has turned heads – most notably on his previous drop Tear You Apart. Due to popular demand, he’s let loose the follow up titled Ghost. Ghost is an in-your-face, dark R&B record that reveal the raw truths of RLA’s relationships. Producer Highway provides a symbiotic instrumental featuring eerie, … Continue reading Pittsburg’s Finest RLA Gets Personal On Eerie New Track ‘Ghost’

Sareem Poems & Ess Be Link With Sean C. Johnson For Futurist Boom Bap Single “Way Up There”

Sareem Poems & Ess Be are one of the most talented artists from ILLECT Recordings. I’ve become familiar with the label which has been around since 2003 – hosting independent talents that are correctly promoted. In preparation for their next Illect album release, the duo has dropped a collaborative effort with Sean C. Johnson titled Way Up There. Three artists can often feel crowded, but … Continue reading Sareem Poems & Ess Be Link With Sean C. Johnson For Futurist Boom Bap Single “Way Up There”

After A Year’s Hiatus, New York’s Rocket Drops His Most Impressive Track Yet In “5AM”

New York-based rapper, actor, and producer Rocket hasn’t dropped music in over a year. His previous tracks were remixes and more geared toward women, and although decent, didn’t show his true skills. The young talent is back after the hiatus with a rousing, fast paced song titled 5AM. The CashMoneyAp produced track showcases the energy and lyrical skills that Rocket has always had, but for some … Continue reading After A Year’s Hiatus, New York’s Rocket Drops His Most Impressive Track Yet In “5AM”

After An Outstanding 2017, Experimental Vocalist Ziyaad Luceō Drops His First Track Of The Year “Beautiful.”

Our favorite experimental crooner Ziyaad Luceō has been on our radar for a year now. We’ve seen him through his first submission (and Dissection Interview) debut project, and its anime video tribute. He’s known for making dark, ominous and atmosphere music sound beautiful (no pun intended.) Ziyaad has blown minds once again with his first drop of the year, Beautiful. The Toronto native re-creates an old Sángo instrumental … Continue reading After An Outstanding 2017, Experimental Vocalist Ziyaad Luceō Drops His First Track Of The Year “Beautiful.”

Chicago’s Farook Marshall Hits Our Pages For The First Time With “No Feelings”

Chicago’s Farook Marshall is new to my ears but has impressed me with his new track No Feelings. He details his relationship with a girl that started sweet but turned sour fast. Due to the detriment of the breakup, he’s lost touch with himself and the things he loves. Farook trusts no one and numbs himself by feeling no feelings. The story is more common … Continue reading Chicago’s Farook Marshall Hits Our Pages For The First Time With “No Feelings”

Ron Beatty Teams up with Grammy Nominated Producer $K For “Infinity” (New Track & Video)

  North Carolina native Ron Beatty turned heads with his recent V.S.O.P. Playlist, but apparently the best was yet to come. His newest record with Grammy Nominated producer $K is an impressive blend of storytelling, honesty, melody, and transcending bars. It is soulful, organic, bassline driven record, and details Ron’s move to Atlanta along with his humble beginnings and the comfortable relationship he has with a … Continue reading Ron Beatty Teams up with Grammy Nominated Producer $K For “Infinity” (New Track & Video)

Breakthrough Australian​ Artists Manu Crooks and Anfa Rose Prove Their Worth On Two New Collabs

Two dope tracks dropping at the same time is perfectly fine with me. I’ve gotten just that with Sydney based artists Manu Crooks and Anfa Rose. Both switch as features on Presence and All I Need, proving their worth as a duo. Last year was a breakthrough year for both, making waves internationally as the first Australian hip-hop artists to find global success. Presence is captivating … Continue reading Breakthrough Australian​ Artists Manu Crooks and Anfa Rose Prove Their Worth On Two New Collabs

Chicago’s Fairplay Grabs King Samson For Heartfelt New Track ”Same Shit”

After a successful compilation tape and two strong loosies, Chicago’s Fairplay is back with his most heartfelt track yet. Same Shit is a no smoke behind mirrors look into Fairplay’s daily dealings. Through a laid back but still captivating flow, the Chicago rapper shows us that the city is more than what you see on the news. He speaks on the emotional, psychological, and mental … Continue reading Chicago’s Fairplay Grabs King Samson For Heartfelt New Track ”Same Shit”

Dre Izaya – Words Cost (NEW TRACK)

Last year, an emcee who goes by DreIzaya quietly slipped past our radar. Born lyricist no doubt, the Chicagoan drops WordsCost, a three minute spill on a broken system and the results thereof. What’s more intriguing, Dre is rather young to be spewing such heavy bars. Although only 16, he shows what can happen when you hone your skill. Here’s to a new year and … Continue reading Dre Izaya – Words Cost (NEW TRACK)

Reshan – Find A Topic (Cornerstore) (New Track)

Orlando artist Reshan has dropped Find A Topic (Cornerstore), a nostalgic and cruise worthy record. The budding MC explains where he came from, the struggles he’s faced, and his development into a man. Reshan looks success in the face, using his unique flow that draws comparisons to A$AP Rocky’s earlier music. His use of compelling vocals and nice wordplay matches with the tropical vibe of the track. … Continue reading Reshan – Find A Topic (Cornerstore) (New Track)

Bad Day Dre & Echo Shawty Hits Us With A Chill Banger Titled “What You Said”

Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, rapper Bad Day Dre hits us with a chill banger featuring Echo Shawty. In What You Said, Dre delivers a laid-back, nonchalant flow of authentic content. Bad Day Dre speaks for all who are too busy chasing success to worry about real-world problems. Echo Shorty comes in with spacey melodics to complete the mellow track. Both flawlessly match the production painted by fellow St. Louis … Continue reading Bad Day Dre & Echo Shawty Hits Us With A Chill Banger Titled “What You Said”

Brooklynites Indigo Svn, Bimmy and Lauren Declasse Get Aggressive​ on New Collab “Out The Kitchen”

Indigo Svn, Bimmy and Lauren Declasse are true Brooklyn spitters who have bars for days. They each have different vocals, flows, and personality on the mic, which is why their newest collab Out The Kitchen is so successful. It deserves much more attention then it currently has, as these guys take the art of hip-hop seriously and hold nothing back. The track is certainly aggressive, warning … Continue reading Brooklynites Indigo Svn, Bimmy and Lauren Declasse Get Aggressive​ on New Collab “Out The Kitchen”

Matt Maratea Offers Another Flawless Track In “Angels Over Me”

We got in tune with Matt Maratea this August, but it still felt too late. Matt reps Western Massachusetts – a unique area for the music he makes. So far we’ve loved every submission which says a lot about his consistency. Angels Over Me, his newest, is goosebump worthy as it not only sounds beautiful but lyrically heartfelt and heartbreaking. Matt takes us through the pain … Continue reading Matt Maratea Offers Another Flawless Track In “Angels Over Me”

CALVIN HOLMES – ‘DIGITS’ (NEW TRACK)

Rarely do I ever deep dive through SoundCloud, but today, my playlist is in dire need of an update. In search of new tunes, you all will be happy to know I’ve happened upon something so groovy. Calvin Holmes, an artist from Oak Park, released a new jam for us all to enjoy, entitled Digits. With no prior knowledge of his art, one can’t help … Continue reading CALVIN HOLMES – ‘DIGITS’ (NEW TRACK)

Journell Pierre Drops His Best Song Yet With Self Produced “BEEN ME”

Journell Pierre has been on our radar for some time now, and we’ve believed in him from his very first submission. I linked with him for the official premiere of his Did Drugs EP –  a project we adored. Since then, the Philly native has put out a string of loosies which were all memorable. Journell has entered a new phase of his career with his … Continue reading Journell Pierre Drops His Best Song Yet With Self Produced “BEEN ME”

Loren Gives Another Memorable Performance On New Track “HTTB”

Another day, another banger from Loren. Dude has been putting out records by the dozen this year, and even his loosies are top notch. Take his newest, HTTB. It’s another example of his natural ability to structure tracks. This time he linked up with high profile producer Bobby Johnson, and the MASSIVE instrumental is contagious. Loren can make 2 minutes off the cuff musings sound … Continue reading Loren Gives Another Memorable Performance On New Track “HTTB”

Sunday Afternoon With Cali’s Kurt.is (New Track)

If you’re anything like me, Sunday’s are days of reflection and plenty relaxation. They’re typically spent secluded, dissecting films, or creating the perfect playlist to begin my week. This afternoon, I ran across flowers&whatnot by Kurt, an artist from the Bay Area. While it may be obvious to pinpoint his musical influences, Kurt has a cadence that is easy to get lost in. While traveling … Continue reading Sunday Afternoon With Cali’s Kurt.is (New Track)

M.Jae The Great Is Back With The Mighty Mizz Produced Banger “Blue”

Coming off this year’s Top Flow EP, ATL’s M.Jae The Great is back with his next proper release. I enjoyed Blue from the jump, as Jae was able to keep my attention even with a repetitive chorus. Don’t let that deter you from peeping, as Jae is no trendy rapper. He’s not only an MC, but an R&B and EDM artist that strays away from the popular … Continue reading M.Jae The Great Is Back With The Mighty Mizz Produced Banger “Blue”

Yung Plato Brings A Fresh Sound to Hip Hop In His Newest Track “Ese Vato Fre$h”

Yung Plato is only 19 but has talent way beyond his years. The attention to Cali hip-hop is growing, and Plato must be in the conversation of up and comers. His newest track, Ese Vato Fre$h, is hard to define, and probably shouldn’t be. Plato has a profound ability to blend echoing musings into potent rhymes with an off-kilter flow. It sounds elegant although the content … Continue reading Yung Plato Brings A Fresh Sound to Hip Hop In His Newest Track “Ese Vato Fre$h”

Chicago’s Ausar & Plainro Join Forces For An Inspirational Track, “WHOLETIME”

Two of my favorite artists linking for new music? I’ll take it. Both Ausar and Plainro have had a big year, dropping amazing music that has broken the boundaries of rapping, R&B, and downtempo sonics. This year Ausar put out an exceptional EP titled Growth that brought him accolades around the board. He was also featured on our “best projects of the year” in 2016 with … Continue reading Chicago’s Ausar & Plainro Join Forces For An Inspirational Track, “WHOLETIME”