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Pretty Little Fears – [6LACK] feat. [J. Cole]

By Chuck Ramos // 17 Oct 2018

6LACK continues his hot streak with the release of his newest video featuring J. Cole for his song, “Pretty Little Fears.” This is 6LACK’s second music video from his recently released sophomore album, East Atlanta Love Letter, but his first collaboration debut with the famed Dreamville MC. Directed by Matthew Dillon Cohen, who has directed videos for GoldLink, Clairo and Joji builds on his impressive visual storytelling career. The new video follows 6LACK and Cole as they confront the women in their lives about their past relationships and future plans. The cinematic visual goes from shots of the ocean to a high school gym then an abandoned carnival, with the focal point being the two main characters and their love interest. Check out 6LACK’s new video featuring J. Cole for “Pretty Little Fears” and give us your thoughts in the comment section!

JuiceWalk – [SuckaFreeJuice]

By Chuck Ramos // 17 Oct 2018

The DMV has birthed some of the most influential acts in hip-hop over the last decade. Despite the musical gravitation to places like New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta, the DMV has been a consist supplier of talent. Incredible acts like Timbaland, Pharrell, Missy Elliot, GoldLink, Shy Glizzy and DRAM all call the DMV their home. One of the areas most promising rising artist, SuckaFreeJuice, is making some of the hottest music out right now. Not much is known about the DMV native other than his deep back catalogue which features three mixtapes and a handful of singles, all showcasing the MC’s clever wordplay and pop culture references. His most recent song, “JuiceWalk,” is dripping in confidence using his unique style to dismantle the trunk-rattling production. Needless to say, SuckaFreeJuice has something special on his hands and we are eager to see what the evolving rapper has in store for us next. Listen to SuckaFreeJuice’s “JuiceWalk” below and tell us what you think of the promising DMV rapper in the comment section!

360 – [Dayo Bello]

By Chuck Ramos // 15 Oct 2018

I think we can all agree that R&B is having a moment right now. Acts like Brent Faiyaz, Sabrina Claudio, Khalid, 6LACK, Kali Uchis and Daniel Caesar have all taken the world by storm, rejuvenating a genre of music that held major dominance during the late 1990’s. Today, we add another name to the list who is bound for international superstardom, Dayo Bello. The young producer/vocalist from southeast London first gained notoriety with the release of his self-produced single, “Mine” in mid 2017. Since the singles release, Bello has shared one visual and two additional singles that would prep audiences for his debut EP, 360. The 24-minute EP is a sonic representation of love in all it’s forms; bliss, agony, doubt and confidence. Bello delivers an impressive showcase of his talent and ability as an artist, already creating at a level of a seasoned vet. Listen to Dayo Bello’s new EP below and tell us what you think of the 7-track offering in the comment section!

Put You On – [Amber Mark] feat. [DRAM]

By Chuck Ramos // 15 Oct 2018

Amber Mark has fulfilled her promise in delivering a new video for her recently released single, “Put You On” featuring DRAM. This is Mark’s first single and video since the release of her 4-track EP, Conexao, back in May of this year. As promoted, the song was created with the idea of 90’s R&B in mind, which is clearly translated in it’s accompanying visuals. Oozing in 90’s nostalgia, the video features cheetah print, FILA, gold earrings, New York city stoops and even brick phones. The new video is a nostalgic voyage through a time capturing a pocket in history that was truly unique. From the song’s structure to DRAM’s feature the song embodies the mid to late 90’s spirit. Watch Amber Mark’s new video for “Put You On” below and tell us what you think of the nostalgic aesthetic in the comment section!

Watch Jack Harlow’s LA Leakers Freestyle

By Chuck Ramos // 15 Oct 2018

Kentucky’s own lyrical dynamo, Jack Harlow stopped by The L.A. Leakers show to spit a icey freestyle for DJ Sourmilk and Justin Credible. Jack Harlow has recently released his third project, Loose, to much praise. The Louisville born rapper takes listeners on a 45-minute ride through his life speaking on his rise in hip-hop and past relationships that have shaped the young man’s life. His stop at the Los Angeles radio station further validated the gifted MC’s lyrical ability and poise. Harlow raps for over a minute on the legendary “Shook Ones Pt. II” beat proving his ability to match pockets new and old. The inflection in his voice matches the dark tone of the infamous beat, jumping from topics of heartbreak, self-doubt, confidence and lavish living. Check out Jack Harlow’s new freestyle below and tell us how you are rating the bars in the comment section!

It Runs Through Me – [Tom Misch] feat. [De La Soul]

By Chuck Ramos // 15 Oct 2018

Tom Misch, the U.K. instrumentalist and vocalist has released his latest music video for his song, “It Runs Through Me.” The song comes off of Misch’s recently released album, Geography, which featured the likes of GoldLink and Loyle Carner. His newest video turns the clock back capturing a recording studio in the late 70’s as Misch and members are draped in brightly colored leisure suits. The groovy aesthetic compliments the songs funky nature providing viewers with the perfect representation of the song’s far out energy. The song itself is an ode to music, the power that sound has to change moods, lives, feelings, situations and people. A special moment in the video comes from the song’s iconic feature from the legendary, Pos of De La Soul. Watch Tom Misch’s funky new video for “It Runs Through Me” below and tell us your thoughts in comment section!

Situations – [REASON]

By Chuck Ramos // 11 Oct 2018

Newest TDE signee, REASON has released the third music video from his debut album, There You Have It. Despite being released a few short weeks ago, REASON has drawn critical acclaim from various publications for his storytelling ability. His new video for his song, “Situations” further solidifies why he was scouted and signed by label juggernaut, TDE. The song’s foundation is rooted in a sample of Childish Gambino’s cover of “U Don’t Have to Call” released on his STN MTN mixtape in 2014. Gambino’s melodic chorus sets the theme of the video tracking the weekend events in REASON’s love life. The video, much like the song, tells the story of REASON’s infidelity and the situations that lead up to his girlfriend leaving him. Director, Jerome B. creates a timeline of REASON’s transgressions that leaves you thoroughly impressed upon the conclusion of the video. Check out the new video for “Situations” below and be sure to give us your thoughts in the comments!

Rainbow – [slowthai]

By Chuck Ramos // 11 Oct 2018

One of the U.K.’s most promising talents, slowthai, has shared the video for his newly released single, “Rainbow.” Despite the singles recent release only a day ago, October 9, slowthai has already provided a refreshing thriller-esque video for the song. The video opens on him buried alive, illuminated by a single lighter giving way to his hyperventilating cadence. Crawling out of the grave, slowthai emerges afflicted slowly transforming into the giant King Kong himself. Rapping from a top of Big Ben, slowthai addresses racial stereotypes and perceptions that exist in the United Kingdom. This is slowthai’s first release since the arrival of his EP, RUNT released back in early September. Clearly not short on content, slowthai has our curiosity peaked with his new song and video. Check out the new video for “Rainbow” and tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

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