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 hereon preferred platforms.
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
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 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 Bandcampand watch the official video below.
Connect with Vic Monroe and Tone Spliff on all platforms below.
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.
“This song had to be made to become proactive in shaping our collective future, because the rebellion that happened on January 6, 2021, in Washington D.C. was the curtain being pulled back on race, lies, and darkness in America,” Speech explains. “It’s obvious that about half of America is living in a fictitious bubble and are responding accordingly. That’s why I wanted to share facts about the lawlessness and hypocrisy that was occurring. We may be at the start of another Civil war and a lot of bloodshed.” -SPEECH
Atlanta, GA…Like millions of other Americans, Grammy Award-winning artist Speech of the legendary Afro-centric Hip Hop group Arrested Development watched in horror as a swath of die-hard Trump loyalists stormed the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. As the dedicated MC he is, Speech put the pen to paper and spit out the single “A Different World,” an anthemic call-to-action that both preserve his artistic integrity and passion for socio-political issues.
“On the night of the terrorist attack that already killed five people, I did a YouTube post, I posted various things on social media, but none of it seemed adequate, especially from a music documentation perspective,” he said of the song’s evolution. “So, I went into the studio, pulled out my Beat Thang, sampler, etc. The jazz/boom bap energy for this song was intentional, meant to be a throwback energy from the ‘90s-type approach. In my opinion, those sensibilities lend themselves to reflection, grooves, and hope, while still showing the urgency of this moment. I also purposely rhymed with a higher pitch, cuz I wanted my emotions of helplessness, rage but also engagement to come through.” -SPEECH
“A Different World” follows Expansion Pt. 1, Speech’s first solo EP in 14 years, and will appear on his upcoming full-length album Expansion. As he flirts within the song’s breakdown, “This is a time for good-hearted people of all races that love Hip Hop to show the world a path to peace and truth! Plot, Plan, Strategize, Organize and Mobilize. Please spread the vibes. We aren’t helpless, we can make a different world.”
Watch the teaser video and get “A Different World” below on preferred platforms.
Texas natives JLC and Judy Drama recruit Melbourne’s Dee Stakz for new single/video titled “Welcome to Da Jungle.” This fierce trio is unstoppable and on the move with nothing to lose. They can survive the jungle in all forms and come out on top of the game. The Cinematic production heightens the raw and gritty lyrics…Connect the dots while they claim their earned respect. Watch the video and get the inside scoop on “Welcome to Da Jungle” below.
MJ: Before we jump into the video, how did everyone link up, especially with Dee Stakz who resides in Melbourne?
JLC: It basically started from Instagram with Dee Stakz showing love and reached out to me with marketing questions. While I was growing and moving in the scene, I watched him grow as well. I had a track that I wanted a different sound and knew with his character and talent that it would be a hit. He came through with a verse, for the video, and the rest is history! As far as Judy, I kept her hearing her name in the scene and popping up on social media. I was drawn to her style and sway and the fact that she was also from Texas. We connected, and again the rest is history.
MJ: What was the goal with this single/video? Let us in on the process from the creative spark to the finale. Is it receiving the proper accolades you were expecting it to?
JLC: The goal was to provide fans with something they can relate to and show them they can come out as we did and to reach as many as we can! I came up with the idea as I was riding through my old hood in Fort Worth and just thinking how bad it was back in the day. I mean you had to constantly watch your back and watch who you let in your circle and it was people constantly getting robbed and set up. It’s like that now, but back in the 90’s it was three times as bad. As of now it’s nothing but good reviews and it’s just been a couple of weeks, as it spreads, we are looking forward to seeing how different crowds respond.
MJ: Was it difficult to shoot the video during a heightened period of COVID-19? Why is it important for you to continue to curate during the pandemic?
JLC: Actually, it was easy. It was kind of an in and out thing when you shoot so many videos you just do your thing and roll out, and I think I can speak on behalf of everybody on that note! I believe it was Dee Stakz’s first video, but you would never know it, he handled business! The pandemic is an opportunity for more exposure as people are watching more TV and have more of an online presence.
MJ: Talk about the chemistry between the three of you and how individual styles complemented one another.
JLC: Everybody is just down to earth and got jokes so that really makes it easy when everyone has the same goal in mind and takes their careers seriously. Our styles in my opinion with each verse is a different feel and different tone, talking about a different scenario with the same topic, and it makes it both interesting and captivating.
MJ: Take a minute to share with fans about upcoming solo or more collaborative projects.
JLC: I can’t talk about that…but we have a lot of people watching us and don’t want us, especially me, to go far in the industry. Our ideas are unique, and we must keep them secured until it’s release time.
MJ: Please take a moment to share anything else fans should be on the lookout for and how they can connect with you for updates and new music.
JLC: They can go to Amazon and read my E-Book “Hip Hop Marketing A Dirty Game” for some tips on marketing. I have some collaborations in the works and more music endeavors on the way so stay tuned. Follow me on Instagram @jlcaagrecords, on Twitter @allaroundaag, on Facebook at AAG Records, and on the web at allaroundaag.com.
Trouble Mane Da Don announces the release of his new single “1 Day” feat. MO3.
Trouble Mane Da Don is a talented rap artist with a unique, diverse, and forward-thinking approach. He recently struck up a collaboration with another gifted and charismatic act: MO3. The pair worked on a fantastic new single titled “1 Day,” which serves as a fantastic introduction to their skills and creative vision 1 Day is a direct and thought-provoking single, which feels like a striking combination of modern hip-hop and other influences, including the undying sounds of the golden age of the genre, which are definitely here to stay. Not many artists can easily pull off a project that features such a wide variety of elements and influences. The most obvious risk is that the material can end up sounding quite disconnected and loose – but this is not the case.
Trouble Mane Da Don is a master at creating organic, cohesive, and consistent vibes, which really flow well throughout the span of this release. Collaborating with MO3 was a great way to make this song happen and give it a unique twist. The performances are loaded with passion and integrity, while the production aesthetics are also excellent. The mixing quality is indeed world-class, with some amazing definition in the top end and lots of punch in the low-end and midrange. The results sound warm and present, yet never harsh or fatiguing, which is quite an amazing achievement, particularly in this genre.
Stream “1 Day” hereon preferred platforms and stay tuned for “Watch Over Me” feat. Boosie Badazz set to release on 12/20.
R&B sensation J. Waiters and Hip Hop heavyweight John Jigg$ unite for a chilling, air gasping video. “Walk a Mile” is produced by Poetic Killa with video production by Footprint the Movement.
While wearing a t-shirt that reads “get your knee off our necks”, J. Waiters sets a gripping scene with raw emotion. The intro speaks volumes of truth that pushes the underlying issue of not knowing what it is to be a black man in America.
The duo describes their personal everyday struggles as well as societal struggles. From racism and injustices to violence and murder, from lack of support and children to educate, J. Waiters and John Jigg$ unleash a compelling blend of vocals and lyricism hopeful to ignite a revolutionary spark. How can you overcome life’s distressing genocides while living black? Watch “Walk a Mile” and connect with J. Waiters below.
Seasra23 of TopShelfMuzik and Apokalips the Archangel release their new project 1137Q. The 19-track album produced entirely by Seasera23 features top-notch elites including DJ GlibStylez, DJ Modesty, Foul Monday, Lex, Kesper, Crippled, Hoffa, Supreme Sniper, Voices De Silencio, D-Rex, Illy the Wise, and Godfather part 3.
TopShelfMuzik and Apokalips the Archangel have become known for keeping Queens on the map when it comes to authentic NY Hip Hop, and 1137Q is no exception. Seasra23 delivers sheer ‘fix-your face’ head-nodding cadences while Apokalips administers top quality rhymes with knockout, lyrical jabs.
On Dangerous Minds Apokalips embodies a Queens-thoroughbred lifestyle while showing off his impeccable booth profession. He drills an image being hand in hand with forty’s and spray cans rocking Polo plaid, yet a leader who always shows face and is never undercover. There’s no escaping the “dangerous mind” of this lyrical militant or his bars that sink to the pit of our stomachs.
In Straight Out The Zoo Apokalips represents his Queen’s roots and exemplifies the similarities of street and wildlife survival as well as a strong-armed emcee preying on fallacious industry players. All the stress keep a ni**a depressed until I’m vexed then the whole world feeling possessed / Never rest Top Shelf Hip-Hop in effect / Apokalips stay humble no need to impress / I got next cancel the haters and the special effects / when I flex call me the finisher snatching your breathe to the death.”
Another lead off the album is Aggression. Set in a boxing ring going round for round, bar for bar, and verse for verse, “mumbling buffoons” are reminded that Hip Hop runs through Apokalips blood-line and will continue to keep it real until his last breath.
An unforgettable track and hair-raising one is Cycles of Life which depicts the gifts and curses of life. Surrounded by dead bodies, mothers crying, and mankind fighting to become survival of the fittest; it only makes sense to embrace what lies ahead. Apokalips vows his lyrics and spirit will live on through his family until his resurrection…
Each track is unique in flow and deliverance, yet consistent with a boom-bap vibe sure to please Hip Hop purists worldwide. Stream 1137Q and connect with Seasra23 of TopShelfMuzik and Apokalips the Archangel below.