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BK’s City The Great Talks “Day One” Single, New LP, & More

City The Great, BK native/artist/CEO, gives some inside scoop on his new single “Day One”, his upcoming album ‘The Wordsmith’, his role with Certified Nation Entertainment, and more. Listen to “Day One” and check out the full interview below. 

Listen to “Day One” from the forthcoming ‘The Wordsmith’ Album

MJ: Before we jump into “Day One” let everyone know who you are and where you’re from.

City the Great: Thanks for having me. I am City the Great from East NY, Brooklyn. 

MJ: You’re an artist under Hip Hop legend Special Ed. How did that come to fruition? Are there any challenges regarding age and mindset? Or is this a step towards bridging the generational gap in Hip Hop?

City the Great: Actually, my homeboy is Ed’s 1st cousin and he told me for the longest that he would connect us. Of course, at the time I didn’t believe he was Ed’s cousin. One day he came to the studio with me and took the song I wrote and recorded that day and said he was going to play it for Ed while at Funkmaster Flex’s birthday bash at BB Kings in Manhattan. Long story short he did and gave me Ed’s number…he wanted to speak with me, and the rest is history. There are really no challenges in age and mindset in working with Ed. He’s been a great mentor and I have learned a lot about the game from him. He stays up to date on the business and the culture. He also has great faith in my grind and creations. I would say without a doubt, we are in the works of bridging the generational gap in Hip Hop.

MJ: Let’s get to “Day One” which is taken from your upcoming album ‘The Wordsmith.’ The track has a cinematic anthem vibe with a hook catchy enough for the clubs and streets. It’s evident you have a knack for drawing audiences in. Talk about “Day One” from the motivation behind it to your expectation of the track.

City The Great: The story about the creation of this one is an interesting one…I was sitting on this beat for a while by Molly The Kid. I was conversating with my Certified Nation Entertainment comrade Itsonlywrite just talking about all the people that we worked with and knew throughout this journey that were kind of in and out. We laughed about how funny it is that when things weren’t going upward, they split or didn’t support, and now that we are moving, they all want to claim they’re day ones. That sparked my mind on expressing that on wax. I think what really made the song pop was my engineer King Bash jumping in and harmonizing on the hook. My expectation for Day One is to appeal to all audiences giving them that commercial feel yet true to the cultural vibe.

MJ: What can you tell us about your upcoming album and what can listeners anticipate from it?

City The Great: People are going to get a rollercoaster ride. I have been working on this project for the past 2 years piece by piece to ensure I capture the best feel in my testimony of being a wordsmith. This project will be very balanced with the right number of features and it’s going to display something for everyone that will be nostalgic.

MJ: Besides having the backing, support, and genius of Special Ed, what is your signature move, if you will, that differentiates you from other artists in the industry?

City The Great: I think what differentiates me and other artists in the industry is the soul that I pour into my craft which identifies my true being…A person being themself is the perfect form of originality. There’s a certain energy I give listeners and audiences and I have my own sound where you know it’s me and that element is never lost no matter what type of song it is that I am on. Not only that but I keep that element alive with versatility, you just never know which angle I am going to come on a track but you will always know it’s me.

MJ: Aside from the new album release prep, what other endeavors are you working on?

City The Great: I am currently working on growing my company Certified Nation Entertainment, educating, and assisting artists with their careers. I’m also working on multiple collaborative projects including a mixtape coming soon with my DJ, DJ Bad Tha Problem (proceeding the album release). I am working on a Certified Nation Entertainment collab project with the team of artists Jae Law aka Hindrix, Pengame Classic, Chambs Taylor, Jacqui Grace, and of course Itsonlywrite. There’s also a collaborative project with Chambs Taylor titled ‘CD’ (Collateral Damage). You can catch freestyle videos I will be releasing weekly as well as working with my management team Samantha Leavell of Certified Nation and legendary Kool Rock Ski on an event, For The Culture By The Culture. I can’t leave out 2022’s Annual Hip Hop & R&B Cookout in East BK…The list goes on and on.

MJ: Wrapping up, let everyone know how they can connect with you.

City The Great: Thank you I can be found on any platform as City the Great but one of the easiest ways to link with me all in one place is on my website CertifiedNationEntertainment.com.

Connect with City The Great

Instagram: www.instagram.com/citythegreat

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therealCityTheGreat

Twitter: www.twitter.com/citythegreat_

Youtube: https://youtube.com/c/CityTheGreatmusic

Joe Dirrt Releases “Back on My B.S.” Video

Seasoned Hip Hop artist Joe Dirrt delivers authentic elements of Boom Bap with his projects “Late Nights & Early Mornings” and “Dirrt Season Vol. 1”. His latest single/video is no exception. “Back on my B.S.” produced by Redwood Productions and featuring Rothstein, declares Dirrt’s stance in Hip Hop. He offers impeccable lyricism over mastered production. This epic dose of earmilk is sure to please Hip Hop heads around the globe.  Watch the video and connect with Joe Dirrt below.

Website: www.joedirrt.com

Email: joedirrt75@gmail.com

Social Links:

Instagram: @joedirrt82

Facebook: @joedirrt82

Twitter: @joe_dirrt

Spotify: https://artists.spotify.com/c/artist/1vKkmQmuYcemcaeX8uKyKF/profile/

Kid Problem Releases “Yeah Yeah” Video

We Hot Music and Irvington, NJ rapper Kid Problem release visuals for his hit single “Yeah Yeah,”  available now on all major platforms.

The video, by Cane Green Films, captures the raw emotion and intense energy from Kid Problem. The catchy hook, “Who am I to judge somebody always knew I’d be somebody, I be like finger out the window b*tch yeah yeah” and knocking bass drives the track along with Kid’s cut-throat bars.

His moves depict his come up and now focused, Kid Problem has no time for lameness, fake street thugs, or money-hungry dames. Watch the video and connect with Kid Problem below.

Connect with Kid Problem

Instagram: @1kidproblem

YouTube: @1kidproblem 

TikTok: @iamkidproblem 

Spotify: @kidproblem 

Facebook: @1kidproblem 

Soundcloud: @1kidproblem 

Twitter: @1kidproblem

Business: wehotmusic1@gmail.com

Wade Wilson x Poison Herbs ‘Dystopian Daydream’

Bushwick MC Wade Wilson releases a 6-track project with Poison Herbs titled ‘Dystopian Daydream’ available now on Bandcamp.

This Spring release is mind-spelling with a kaleidoscope of funk, raw emotion, and cut-throat punchlines. Wilson transcends listeners into a realm filled with possibilities to rebuild the future. But first, we have to take a look in the mirror as well as the harsh realities that surround us. Stream ‘Dystopian Daydream’ and connect with Wade Wilson below.

dystopian daydream | Wade Wilson (bandcamp.com)

Wade Wilson on Social Media – https://linktr.ee/WadeWilson

John Jigg$ brings ‘The Madness’ to #HitOrMissSundays

John Jigg$

Long Island native John Jigg$ is now taking over the ATL music scene. Jiggs stopped by #HitOrMissSundays virtually and chopped it with the #HitOrMissSundaysCrew He discussed his new EP ‘The Madness’ produced by BP.

Tap photo to stream project
Tap photo to stream project

John talked about the 3 day studio session in NYC that produced this lyrically heavy project as well as the meaning behind the name. Check the interview below.

Philly Blocks Ft. Cino Fresh “Movies”

Philly Blocks recruits Cino Fresh for “Movies.” The single/video is taken from his critically acclaimed EP titled ‘Mr. 17th.’

The Louisville Slugger is known for his cinematic visuals, and “Movies” is no exception! The feature presentation is Blocks’ life through his eyes, his lessons, and his driving force to survive. Vivid bars describe growing up with his family, the good…the bad…the ugly, a code to securing bags, and even cautious moves around multi-flavored thots! Watch “Movies” and connect with Philly Blocks and Cino Fresh below.

Stream/download the full EP here on preferred platforms.

Philly Blocks on Twitter & IG @phillyblocks

Cino Fresh on Twitter @Cinofresh & IG @Cinofresh1 

Award-Winner Dell-P Vows To “Make Emceeing Great Again”

Who is Dell-P…For those living under rocks or for those who might need a simple reminder, the extensive accolades below are sure to spark some clarity.

Dell-P is a Hip Hop artist and songwriter, nationally and internationally famed for his exquisite lyricism, conscious rap, and wordplay. He is co-signed by such pioneers and legends as Chuck D, Black Thought, Wise Intelligent, Arrested Development, EPMD, Wyclef Jean, David Banner, Jay Electronica, and that is only naming a few.

The Philly vet carries monumental recognition dating back to 2017 including Philly Hip Hop Awards Album of the Year, PHL Live Hip Hop Artist of the Year, Black Gala Award winner, Black Power Music Award nominee, 2-time Spiral Award Winner (artist and album of the year), 2-time Indie Music Award winner, Philly Hip Hop Award winner for Alternative Artist of the Year, 2020 Top Indie Artist award by Source Magazine, as well as a 4-time Grammy considered artist. To add to that success, Dell-P has received music placement and an acting role in the 2021 film “When George Got Murdered”, coming to Netflix soon, and with a recommendation by Black Thought, he will be participating in The School of Thought Workshop/Showcase…The first-ever Hip Hop Master Class to be held at Carnegie Hall.

Dell-P’s latest Grammy considered album ‘MEGA (Make Emceeing Great Again)’ is available on major platforms as well as “By Any Means” and “Follow the Signs” videos, currently in rotation on BET Jams. There are some like minds out there hungry and this album feeds them properly. Once you take a listen to the music you will hear why Dell-P has been called “the best kept secret of Hip Hop” by XXL Magazine.

Stream/download ‘MEGA’ here on preferred platforms and connect with Dell-P below.
Social Media Links – @DELLP215 on IG & Twitter, Dell Pee on Facebook 

Watch “By Any Means” and “Follow the Signs” from the ‘MEGA’ album

Spitty The Sequel ‘I Come Back Because I Love You’ EP & “Friends” Video

NC-based Hip Hop recording artist Spitty the Sequel releases a 4-track EP titled ‘I Come Back Because I Love You.’

The seasoned artist, famed for his uncanny lyrical deliverance and incomparable witty wordplay, shows off just why he cannot be contained into one box of style or sound. Although the EP is consistent with boom-bap and smooth R&B cadences, Spitty incorporates intermittent tranquil soundscapes allowing listeners to hone in on his lyrical content, which is not only relatable but exudes a kaleidoscope of raw emotions.



‘I Come Back Because I Love You’ touches on Spitty’s ability to live the best life he’s capable of along with his desire, even as an odd future, to make moves in this world. He emphasizes some difficulties with that task due to a lack of positive role models. Spitty also mentions friends and how they operate just like seasons, either hibernating or on vacation…yet the brotherhood has the potential to strive. 

The EP serves as a thought-provoking canvas delivered in such an eclectic approach with self-truths that is sure to have fans and listeners scratching heads and self-reflecting.


Stream/download ‘I Come Back Because I Love You’ EP here on Spotify

Watch “Friends” official video

Connect with Spitty the Sequel
Twitter @spittycrack | Instagram @spit4sale | Facebook – Spitty the Sequel

Vic Monroe x Tone Spliff ‘Marinade’ (LP & Video)

Vic Monroe and Tone Spliff release an emcee/producer project titled ‘Marinade.’ The 7-track album features Milano Constantine (DITC), Innocent?, Freddie Black, and is available on major platforms.

Spliff provides Hip Hop heads with a polished arrangement of piano keys, horns, knocking bass, soul, and classic cuts while Monroe delivers fresh rhymes and clever wordplay. Stream ‘Marinade’ on Bandcamp and watch the official video below.

Connect with Vic Monroe and Tone Spliff on all platforms below.

Vic Monroe: https://linktr.ee/vicmonroe

Tone Spliff https://linktr.ee/tonespliff

Nymrod Releases ‘Educated Music’ EP

NY’s own vetted artist Nymrod releases his latest project ‘Educated Music.’ The 9-track EP features Durgaveli, H.E.R., Misch, Mellow, and Citi The King Debanaire. As per the title, Nymrod delivers a lyrical guidebook on love, life, and success over a kaleidoscope of R&B blends, soul, striking basslines, and classic Hip Hop cadences.

Although it’s difficult to pinpoint a favorite off the EP, there are some stand out tracks including “The Worst” featuring Durgaveli. The duo embodies the ups and downs of relationships, lack of communication, and inevitably the debate of will love conquer all. The chemistry between Nymrod and Durgaveli is incomparable with unmasked, raw emotion. Through striking wordplay, they express their pain that once derived from bliss.

“Love in Sections” features Misch and is a soulful, charismatic track with a chill vibe, yet rousing enough to head onto the dancefloor. Nymrod’s infections lyrics along with Misch’s enticing vocals convey a seductive bliss, one that seems to be missing in some of today’s music.

“Take You There” which features Mellow and H.E.R. takes listeners through an erotic journey, classy in deliverance with the perfect blend of classic and contemporary R&B. Nymrod’s captivating lyrics are sure to stimulate the senses, so ladies pour the wine and fellows light the cigars…  

Stream ‘Educated Music’ the EP and connect with Nymrod below.

Educated Music Mixtape by Nymrod (datpiff.com)

Facebook – Nymrod

Instagram – @nymrod_federal

Twitter – @nymrod_federal