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.
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
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Taot Recordings releases the animated video of the late Faith Walker’s “Love By Now.” The single is taken from her latest self-titled album, available now on major platforms.
“Love By Now” produced by Joebi-wan with video creation by Dion Tyler for Dions Cartoons, captures the incomparable divine love story of Faith Walker and her husband, recording artist Righteous. The cartoon serves as a heartfelt timeline from when the couple first laid eyes on each other to the glorious day they exchanged wedding vows.
The soulful vocals from Faith embody the ups and downs, the highs and lows, and of course sickness and health through all seasons…It’s through her voice and penetrating emotion that allows us to believe in love, that forever love! Watch the video and stream/download Faith Walker’s self-titled album below.
“Love By Now” is in loving memory of Faith Walker, it’s by the virtue of her music and love for life that her legacy lives on…
Colorado-based music trio Glass Cases release visuals for their single “Chemicals.” The track invites listeners/viewers into a personal realm of inner conflict and mental health.
Glass Cases, made up of vocalist Alex Van Keulen, spoken word artist Austin Seifert, and drummer Cameron Greene, are coined for their ingenious music contributions to Pop/synth-Rock culture and “Chemicals” is no exception.
The video shot at an abandoned gas station ideally sets the tone for minutes of gripping lyrics. While the tempo throughout the track invigorates and shakes the soul, it also amplifies a relatable struggle. “For now, I’m stuck in this skin, Tortured mind that can change on a whim A shipwrecked soul searching for home wondering why I’m not totally whole.”
Watch the official video below and stream the single on Soundcloud.
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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.
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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.
Jack Diamond releases visuals for his latest single “Free Love” which features YFN Lucci with production by Kyle Junior.
Diamond delivers a relatable track regardless of gender, culture, and occupation. With images of himself in a coffin, it’s evident the old Jack Diamond is dead. He’s broken his own heart from thinking with it instead of using his brain and he’s fed folks that he should’ve let starve. The new and improved Jack Diamond, however, will make them pay, not by way of violence but through his shine and success…there’s no more free love.
The tones are smooth and soulful yet piercing enough to raise arm harms while Jack Diamond spews his lyrical oath. Watch the video for “Free Love” and get your copy below.
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.
Shojon, multi-faceted artist hailing from South London, releases the official video for his latest single “Theorem.” The video is directed by Craig Heathcote (BBC), produced by FEUD creative Liam Payne, and features a diverse cast.
Shojon is seen not as your average or expected cupid, but one who swarms the city with a new outlook on love, it’s emotions, and overall mood. His entrancing vocals over a soulful yet invigorating blend of R&B and indie-pop soundscapes is sure to convince lovers worldwide of his, in seventh heaven with both feet on the ground, message. Watch “Theorem” and connect with Shojon below.
Shojon is currently campaigning with the Mind Mental Health Charity to raise mental health awareness, since funding has been discontinued by the government for the Time to Change Initiative. Shojon has commissioned a limited run of the ‘Shojon Bar’ a milk chocolate snack he is using to help raise awareness and break the stigmas in mental health.
ATL’s own YNS Talley releases visuals for his new single “Persevere.” The track produced by Aloy is taken from Talley’s upcoming project titled ‘Priceless 3.’
In “Persevere” Talley returns home to East ATL where it all began. Although riding there in a polished Rolls Royce, Talley reassures that fame hasn’t changed him. His intricate wordplay gives listeners a vivid timeline into his path to success while conveying a distinct message to those that slept on him and his booth profession. The cinematic production by Alloy heightens the emotion from Talley. Watch the video and connect with YNS Talley below.