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SMOKENMIRRORS – [Dave Coresh]

The name Dave Coresh may be a new one to some of you rap fans but some might remember Dave’s name as it floated through the hip hop ether a few years back. Through tireless dedication and an obvious evolution in his artistry, Dave Coresh returns with his first body of work in a few years, SMOKENMIRRORS. The newly shared six-song EP is an electrically charged, lyrical clinic surrounded by rabid beats and an unmistakable metal mentality.  Dave Coresh spares no feelings on the EP’s opener, “Nobody Cares,” dealing rhymes out with total offense and a smug tone while electric guitar chords crash and collide like bolts of lightning around him. The project carries along with reckless intent with the equally combative follow-up “TALK2ME,” featuring Mother Wata. The EP’s second track mimics the energy of the project’s opener and builds on it by throwing all caution to the wind. The production is wild and unpredictable and the lyricism, naturally, follows suit as both Coresh and Mother Wata yell, “shut the fuck up when you talk to me!” With no hesitation, SMOKENMIRRORS dives head first into the project’s next song, “pymfb.” The EPs third track continues its noise dive mentality into mania as Coresh …

12 – [Jess Classic]

Poetic. It’s the only way to describe Buffalo rapper Jess Classic’s style. In a current industry full of filters, effects, and plug-ins, how refreshing it is to hear some raw lyricism in Jess’ new project “12”. His style is distinctive, in that you hardly hear anyone attempting to keep it as uncut as he does. The 12-track project has its ebbs and flows of energy, switching up the feel from song to song, leaving the audience unsure of what they’ll hear next. Upon first listen, I could tell that Jess was selective in his choices of instrumentals. I think this is incredibly important and a major part of his sound, which definitely is one that blooms with a good beat. Tracks like “John Snow,” “Thousand Years,” “Tom Brady,” “Heures D’Absence,” and “12” are all ones that stood out, largely due to the delivery, and the accompanying beats that allow him to gracefully float without effort. These favorites of mine were spread throughout the project, keeping me locked in through the whole tracklist. Others like “Ride Around Here” and “Career Killer” offer unique sounds that are ones I think will grow on me over time,  and that many with different listening …

Roc Nation Announces Signing of Brooklyn Rapper HDBeenDope Along With His Latest Single “Wake Em Up”

Hailing out of New York, HDBeenDope is building a name for himself with his incredible storytelling skills and wide range of talent. Greatly influenced by some of Hip-Hop’s biggest artists such as Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, and J. Cole, HD’s hard-hitting lyricism and creative vision have landed him in a lane all by himself. HD’s 2019 singles “For the Record,” “Rev Run” and “Cayman” have generated millions of streams across all streaming platforms, including nearly 6.2 million views on YouTube alone and over 264,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. One of his biggest singles to date “Byrd,” has accumulated 8.3 million views on Youtube since releasing on April 29, 2019, and amassed over 25 million streams and counting. His hard work has not gone unnoticed either. As of September 8, the Brooklyn MC announced his new record label deal with Roc Nation. “I’m a writer and artist from Brooklyn signed to Hov. Those of you who love hip-hop like I do understand how special that is,” HDBeenDope said. “I’d love to tell you it just happened out of nowhere but the truth is the intent has been consistent through and through. I think they call that serendipity. I’m here for legacy, living …

After A Huge 2022, Phil Crown Is Ready For The Spotlight

Across the music industry, few artists have had as much of a successful 2022 as Phil Crown. The young R&B, pop, and electronic artist has recently taken the industry by storm following a string of popular releases and live shows. Taking his music in an exciting new direction with the release of his latest single “Broken Wings”, Phil Crown has captured the attention of listeners and critics alike. First coming onto the scene with the release of the hit single “Pick Up The Phone”, Phil Crown immediately impressed listeners with a truly unique style of pop. His sound blends together warm tones with upbeat and infectious beats, resulting in a mix that shares the best qualities of both R&B and pop genres. Recently, with the release of his single “Broken Wings”, Phil Crown perfected this recipe by mixing in an extra layer of electro-pop, adding electro-synth hooks that give his music an extra layer of excitement and intrigue. Filled with melodic hooks and passionate choruses, Phil Crown’s impressive R&B vocals on “Broken Wings” are perfectly complemented by the electro-pop breakdown underneath the track. Fans have already shown a huge reception to this new sound. Following awesome live shows at Kiss …

Mama’s House – [My Favorite Color]

My Favorite Color has been crafting some of the most imaginative releases that I have ever witnessed throughout the past few years and considering they’re always over the top and executed so incredibly well, I am past questioning if he will ever run out of ideas because that’s just impossible at this point. Whether it’s his diverse songs, mesmerizing music videos, or simply his compelling persona, MFC checks all the boxes for what it means to be an artist, and I really wish that other rising musicians would take note. His songs are always a spectacle in and of themselves, but his music videos are things that I can never pass up no matter how late to the party I may end up being. Today, I realized that I missed out on a music video for his ZAYALLCAPS and KEEM THE CIPHER-produced song “Mama’s House” that dropped just about a week ago, but I didn’t let my self-disappointment or self-reproach prevent me from enjoying every single second of this release that takes us through what I would imagine is the worst nightmare for anyone bringing their significant other to meet their parents. After knocking on the door and being greeted …

Krazy – [Calid B.] feat. [Sam Thousand]

Landing in our pages today from Chicago is Calid B. whose groovy, up-tempo afro-beats tunes are sure to give you the feel-good fix you’ve been looking for as his warm melodic baritone gives the track a welcoming atmosphere and his vocals are contrasted nicely by the featuring artist Sam Thousand whose higher-pitched delivery is every bit as lively as the instrumental. This single builds up to Calid’s upcoming project PLANTAPES that builds upon his beloved 2016 and 2018 albums, AfroBang and Son of Songolon respectively, and most recently his 3Peat EP which was his last offering beyond “Krazy,” and another single in 2021, but it should be exciting to hear how his sound has evolved while continuing to include the classic elements of his sound that fans have enjoyed for six years now. His music has made it all over the world, obviously having strongholds in both Africa for the sound and all over America as he is based here, but it was his inclusion on the NBA 2K soundtrack that helped begin to take his music to all corners of the earth. I cannot wait for PLANTAPES and definitely will be adding “Krazy” to my playlists.

Too Much – [Freddie Gibbs] ft. [Moneybagg Yo]

Flexing and showing off the lavish lifestyle that an artist lives is something that has always and will always be a part of the rap world, but this is expected and unsurprising at this point. The one thing that can be monotonous is how people do it, because they simply show off designer clothes, chains, foreign whips, and beautiful girls in their music videos and on social media, but even if the names of these things differ, they basically always boil down to the same equivalence. That’s one of the many reasons why I admire Freddie Gibbs so highly because he’s not only one of the most talented spitters ever, but he is able to incorporate his life of luxury into unique and uncharacteristically enthralling ways, showing that he is a baller but not in the sense that we’ve grown to expect. As he builds hype for his upcoming album $oul $old $eparately that’s set to release on September 30th, Freddie is back with a brand-new record called “Too Much” featuring Moneybagg Yo. Produced by IV Beats and Norva Va Denton, I was blown away by how consistently on-point Freddie was with his cadence. I mean, I know he is …

If You Go – [Eem Triplin]

If you’re somehow not hip to Eem Triplin at this point in time, you must be either living under a rock or not tapped in with the hottest up-and-comers that are making a case as to why they mean serious business. Way back in 2014, Eem got his career off to a start by downloading FL Studio, but things didn’t really get going until about a year later when he started uploading his beats to YouTube. The journey has been long but also fruitful as he began to form a close friendship and work relationship with $NOT, becoming one of his go-to producers for some of his biggest hits to date, but Eem seems to be the type of talent who never wants to box himself in or confine himself to a singular lane in the music industry. A few years after getting his production footing, he began to rap over his own beats, showcasing a talent that he clearly has on lock as well, and after grinding for years to reach a larger audience, he finally began to see some glowing feedback from his cult following. It also helps that he went viral on social media platforms like TikTok …

Future Co-sign, Real Boston Richey Drops Highly Anticipated Mixtape Public Housing

In less than a year, Real Boston Richey has accomplished many notable wins in his career. Hailing from Tallahassee, Florida, the 25-year-old artist’s unique sound is unlike any other artist out right now. His Florida rap slang mixed with catchy bars over Michigan-style beats caught the eyes of major heavyweights in hip-hop like Future, Kanye West, and Yo Gotti. On August 26, Richey debuted his first official mixtape release titled Public Housing. This project features appearances from Lil Durk, Moneybagg Yo, Kodak Black, and two features from Future. “I took forever but itz time now!” Richey shared on Instagram. “Whole lotta Loses, sweat blood but no tears into this sh*t. If you been rocking with me since day one just know this for you ain’t no returning back! Appreciate all my supporters!” The 17-tracklist features production by ATL Jacob. His single “Keep Dissing 2” with Lil Durk has accumulated nearly 10 million views on the music video in less than a month. In addition to that, “Certified Dripper” has gone viral on Tik Tok through the use of the song’s first four bars—”Bad bitch getter/Real rich nigga/Hellcat whipper/Certified dripper,” with over 200 million videos. Last week, Future gifted him an FBG …

Big Steppa – [SWIM] x [Pilot Kid] x [Stoic] x [8een] x [Yogic Beats]

“This is a song that you put on when you’re feeling unapologetic. Be you and fuck who says anything otherwise” – SWIM 2022 is truly the year of the ‘big steppas,’ and grouptherapy. member SWIM is making it known that he’s one of them. With elite co-production from Pilot Kid, Stoic, 8een and Yogic Beats, SWIM handles the beat gracefully with solo vocals and slick rapping. Very much inspired sonically by Pharrell and The Neptunes, the song’s bounciness creates plenty of replay-value stemming from the catchiness that the track possesses. As SWIM takes one very big step followed by another, it’s safe to say that he’s not letting anyone [or anything] deter his own unique path. Peep the Conor Hibbler directed / Ricky Staffieri produced music video below!