Nicki Minaj’s much anticipated comeback was everything her fans needed and more.
Nicki released her ‘Beam Me Up Scotty’ Mixtape on all streaming platforms which included fan faves us 3 new tracks. The Pink Friday rapper also sent her fans a personal letter updating them everything that’s been going on in her life, including dealing with her Step-father’s death.
Why did you want to work as a DJ? I have always loved music and growing up in Cleveland so when i was in College I worked as an intern at WMMS and loved the connection the DJs had with both the artist and the fans.
What skills do you think DJs need to be successful? A success DJ needs to be technically savvy, well spoken and a understand music theory. Most of all I believe a successful DJ must be stay in touch with their listeners and the music industry
How do you stay up to date with the latest music trends? I enjoy seeing live local music in our area venues , reading local newspapers and magazines and using social media to discover new music.
What techniques do you use to engage listeners? I engage my listeners through social media and at local shows
What would you say is the most rewarding part of being a DJ? The must rewarding part is introducing my listeners to artist they have not heard of before.
Dr. Sebi Seamoss is a big business and boys will be boys. Dr. EnQi is rag-dolling King Earner all over the world as a Seamoss scammer. Footage from Queenzflip surfaces and shows King Earner snitching on his accomplices in the Seamoss scam. Dr. EnQi has vowed to restore honor to the legacy of Dr. Sebi by lining up all the Seamoss scammers like Scott Burnhard, Chakabars, Ripright, Kongo Nachr, and Fraud Muhammad. King Earner has poisoned many people with raw moss of undisclosed natures. Watch the videos below.
After years of releases on labels such as BBE, Sonar Kollektiv and Rush Hour and with a multitude of works with award winning artists such as Pugs Atomz, Steve Spacek, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Blu, Inkswel is finally launching his own record label with his partner Charli Umami. Enter Inner Tribe. A play on words, the labels ethos speaks to invoke the vibe and spiritual connection within us all. The innovative new label is built upon the very foundations that first inspired the couple, that being a love of Hip-Hop and Soul music. Inner Tribe’s debut release is a double single, premiering Inkswel’s Mind Beats Series- which will eventually take its final form as an album.
The title track ‘The Sun’ features vocals from the extensively prolific Ohmega Watts, known for his classic albums like ‘Watts Happening’ and ‘The Find’ as well as his role in the infamous Lightheaded Crew. The song also features lush vocals from Lailah Reich out of Detroit and additional horns from Sydney Horn player Sloth. To back up the title joint, Inkswel has delivered the bonus track ‘Spread Love’ featuring Tableek from legendary 90s New York crew Maspyke. As Bleek and Inkswel had collaborated previously on Inkswel’s 2016 BBE Records album, it was only natural that they continued vibing. Inkswel brings new sounds to the spectrum that effortlessly guide the lyrical message of connection and hope. All of this backed up by visionary artwork from Michal Rafaj, Inner Tribe’s debut release will forever shine bright like THE SUN!
Reigning out of Phoenix, Arizona Tay Da Crown releases his first single “Lost” along with Los Angeles based producer Cee-One from the West Coast Kreations camp.
This duo has come together to bring you a spiritually based hard-core cinematic view deep down from the depths of the human soul. Tay Da Crown delivers two straight to the gut verses over Cee One’s mellow instrumentation which combine as a match made in hip hop heaven. This duo has been working on a project set to drop in the near future. Be on the lookout.
Check out the song and grab your copy below:
About Tay Da Crown
As a native to Arizona, Dun’te Marshall-Garcia a.k.a Tay Da Crown has a legacy to uphold: his family members and ancestors were the first to establish and own land in Surprise, Arizona. Staying true to his family’s efforts, Tay Da Crown looks towards representing his bloodline, city and the neighborhood he holds close to him. Flexing his artistry, Tay Da Crown delivers a poetic vibe while maintaining his street essence.
Tay Da Crown’s sharp flows combined with his headstrong approach to his music has been resonating on a bigger level lately. From sharing the stage with Strange Music artists, to rocking sold out crowds in Los Angeles to being the featured artist of the week on 101.1 The Beat’s “Bar Exam,” Tay Da Crown continues to make strides with every move that he makes.
Queens Godfathers Kool G. Rap, Tragedy Khadafi and Blaq Poet take it to the coliseum and compare war scars on Rock Mecca’s star studded “Q-Boro Thoro” Coliseums remix, produced by Jake Palumbo. From Rock Mecca’s “FE26 The Ironsides” EP, available on all platforms.
Rock Mecca’s critically acclaimed LP “Ironworld” was released in 2018. The three years it took to make the album generated several outtakes, side appearances and remixes that are now being released as a compilation EP dubbed “FE26: The Ironsides”
The properties of iron are being channeled here to bring you hardcore Hip-Hop in the form of 8 tracks, all bangers no filler.
Recorded at the Spacelab, a studio in Brooklyn, N.Y, which is quickly becoming a go-to spot for the cream of New York’s underground rap scene, a few frequent passerbys were pulled to the side to drop a sixteen as Rock was working on Ironworld.
The EP that resulted is a star-studded project with a who’s who of Hip-Hop’s true school. Features include a rare appearance by New Jersey legends Artifacts, a collaboration of Queens Godfathers Kool G. Rap, Tragedy Khadafi and Blaq Poet as well as Flipmode Squad’s Rah Digga and West Coast spitter Ras Kass. Brooklyn vets Smif-N-Wessun and Shabaam Sahdeeq also make an appearance as well as new school phenom Tha God Fahim.
“FE26: The Ironsides” is the first of a few releases slated to be released by Rock Mecca this year and another standout project to add to the cannon of his discography.
Hard on the heels of the first single from their revamped album, Oceans Deserted – The Remixes, beloved New Mexico MC Def-i and respected SoCal producer and artist Ariano drop their latest joint, “Woke Up Late.”
“Woke Up Late” is a re-conceptualized version of the track from the original album. It’s a different vibe for Def-i, unlike any sound fans have heard from him before. His effortless flow and innately creative rhymes are still on deck, but there’s a moodier feel that’s downright sexy. Def-i’s delivery combined with the sultry rasp of LA’s Josh Dominguez on the hook creates an entirely seductive sound. Ariano’s production is a clean overhaul of the original track; leaning more towards bass-heavy rock and less traditional hip hop.
“Woke Up Late” is the second single from Oceans Deserted – The Remixes, and dropped May 8th on Popular Nobody.
Bronx rapper losLAUREN 718 recently stopped by ThisIs50.com to not only spit some bars, but also talk about a variety of things. LAUREN shares what got him into Hip Hop, who in the game inspires him and how he became a part of Ralph Lauren Polo collector culture. Also covering his brand “Allergic to Failure”, the reasoning behind its’ name and the concept behind the company, this interview will tell you everything you need to know about losLAUREN 718.
And if you want to catch up on the music; his latest album “Allergic to Failure” is out and available everywhere. Find links to all of his music below. losLAUREN’s upcoming single “Gelato” featuring Camille Haile will be dropping on World Star Hip Hop May 25th.
“Nobody’s gonna wait on you.”
This is the mantra of hip-hop artist losLAUREN 718. It’s what prompted him to rhyme for veteran rapper AZ in a nightclub in 2005. It’s part of the motivation that led him to being featured in The Source’s Unsigned Hype column in 2006. It’s why, not seeing the opportunities he desired, he opted for grad school at Florida A&M University, earning his MBA, and why he joined the Air Force. It’s what’s been the inspiration behind his company, and record label, Allergic to Failure, since its inception in 2012.
Splitting his time between The Bronx, and Florida, losLAUREN 718’s music incorporates both traditional NYC lyricism, and Florida’s history of melody and bass. Listeners will also find a refreshing dose of honesty in his work. He points to a humorous, but authentic, line from his EP “Shades of Blue 2.5”, as he raps, “Stingy with dough / fuck Coinstar / I roll my quarters,” noting, “that’s a real fact. I’m not trying to pay 10% for you to roll it up!”
Previously, losLAUREN 718 has worked with a litany of notable DJs and producers, including DJ Green Lantern, DJ Drama, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Ty Fyffe (Foxy Brown, Busta Rhymes), QB Da Problem (50 Cent, Scarface, Joe Budden, Raheem DeVaughn), Nefarious! (Amor Jones), and Chris Prythm (Lloyd Banks, Nipsey Hussle).
Ill Advanced and J. Malik combine forces to bring you the official music video for “Philosopher’s Stone” Directed By N.U.C. Productions. Produced By Ill, the song is an expression of lyrical prowess and a poetic representation of spiritual enlightenment through unwavering persistence.
From the February release of his full length album “Unwritten Divine Rule”, following J. Malik’s “War On Truth”, the Pittsburgh based emcees have formed an unmatched chemistry. They both currently have a wide array of music on deck, as well as a collaborative project in the works.
Check out the video and the full “Unwritten Divine Rule” album below:
Pittsburgh, PA artist Ill Advanced is a product of Hip Hop’s classic golden era. Providing insight with powerful messages that speak to the heart of the individual. He’s shared the stage with legendary emcees from The Wu Tang Clan to Kool Keith. Paying homage to the legends who’ve paved the way for him, unequivocally carrying the torch.