F*ck No – [99 Neighbors]

Having recently signed a deal alongside Pat Corcoran, it’s no secret that the whole music world has its head turned toward 99 Neighbors right now. The expectations are high for the genre-blending collective, but as we’ve seen so far, they remain unphased, just as the art is sure to reflect. Today, acting as physical evidence of such, 99 Neighbors is back with one of my favorite releases of theirs to date, “F*ck No.” Featuring contributions from Brasstracks and PhiloSofie, “F*ck No” checks off all the right boxes in regards to its sonic appeal, from soul-soaked brass contributions all the way to the silky smooth hook and even the natural allure of the deliveries. In addition, illustrated by the carefree, DIY nature of the music video, the group and its feature acts seem to be having genuine fun, boasting an unforced sense of chemistry that listeners simply can’t deny. With this, while I can’t help but praise the aforementioned features, it’s important to zero in on the magic that 99 Neighbors, themselves, are delivering in their latest offering. The verses are more polished than ever and the lyrics as captivating as can be, pointing toward a severely fun future for the group’s …

Before We Go – [Brasstracks]

Your favorite eclectic alternative R&B duo Brasstracks is back today with a refreshing new EP entitled Before We Go. A couple of weeks back, we ended up covering their colorful single “Alright” featuring rising R&B vocalist R.Lum.R. The multi-talented NYC producer duo tread new waters as this is their first body of work that’s centered around hip-hop and R&B, and alongside additional features from Pell, Grace, Anthony Flammia and Charles Gains, this attempt on taking on some new ground was certainly successful. The Brasstacks are known for the use of live instrumentation in their music which overall really makes their sound come alive and jump out your speakers when you press play. If you didn’t know, they are the production minds behind Chance the Rapper’s smash hit “No Problems” featuring Lil’ Wayne and 2 Chainz! You can catch Brasstracks on the road with Pell and Kemba in a city near you this spring on one of their 26 tour stops. Press play on Brasstracks new EP ‘Before We Go’ below.

Streaming Services – [Taylor Bennett]

Just a couple of hours ago Chicago’s own and LL favorite Taylor Bennett released his brand new music video for “Streaming Services” after teasing it on socials earlier this week! Taylor Bennett connected with the young legends Strip Mall to direct this visual, and I have told you guys time and time again that these Strip Mall dudes are the real deal, and sure enough they came through with yet another amazing final product. Watch this brand new music video below and if you dig it be sure to give Taylor Bennett a follow on Twitter here. Produced by Ivan Jackson of BrassTracks Featuring Zxxk & Melo Makes Music

I’m Alright – [Brasstracks & R.LUM.R]

Producer tandem Brasstracks and budding R&B riser R.LUM.R team up to create a vibrant bouncy single “I’m Alright.” This is the second single from the Brasstracks camp before their forthcoming project ‘Before We Go’. The brass-heavy and funky soul collaboration is the first time that Ivan and Conor have linked up with R.LUM.R. and the outcome didn’t disappoint. Both acts had been familiar and fans of each other since their Soundcloud days which was the starting point of their relationship. Ivan and Conor stated via email “ “I’m Alright” has been about a year and some change in the making – we reached out to R.LUM.R after hearing some of his music on Soundcloud and found out that we were mutual fans of each other. We set up a session in NYC pretty quickly, the studio that we met up at didn’t have the proper equipment (classic) so we just went back to the home studio and made the bulk of it there..” Brasstracks are gearing up for a big 2019 as they are already slotted to headline a 26 city tour with rappers Pell and Kemba, after the release of their EP at the end of January. Stream Brasstracks single …

Deadass – [Kemba]

Freshly signed to Republic Records, running with the likes of Smino (see “Exhale”), and set to embark on a nationwide tour with Pell and Brasstracks, Kemba is poised to make some noise this year and there’s no question about it. Today, that noise begins with “Deadass” — an assertive, self-produced effort that showcases the Bronx emcee’s distinct sound in a refreshing way that will surely impress listeners. Right off the bat, Kemba’s deep vocals grab you, but it’s the flow that is the selling point of the cut. Despite his rumbling voice, his flow is noticeably fluid, as each line seems to fall into the next, giving the track some serious momentum. Adding fuel to the fire, the combination of the vocals and the flow — booming but smooth — hammer home the tracks underhandedly-brash attitude, and with this, “Deadass” is definitely a uniquely-flavored effort. With the major label resources at his disposal, it should be fun to watch Kemba’s rise. This rising talent needs to be on your radar for 2019, so be sure to show him some love and check out the new song below!      

Stay There – [Brasstracks] ft. [Xavier Omär]

If you’re ever in need for some new music that will hit your soul, look no further than Brasstracks. Today, this group is here to make their newest appearance on our pages with a triumphant, feel-good offering entitled “Stay There”. Featuring a well-placed guest spot from none other than Xavier Omär, the latest from the NYC-based band feels like a celebration of life itself. Every note, whether it stems from the impactful brass sections, the mesmerizing organs, or the perfectly executed drum patterns, showers the listener with a wave of warm-weathered, groove-filled sounds, and naturally, this single demands to be kept on repeat. The Brasstracks killed it, Omär killed it, and now, it’s up to the listeners to show some love and keep this one in heavy rotation for the weeks to come. Listen to “Stay There” below and let us know what you think in the comments!

Whirlwind – [Khalid] Ft. [Brasstracks]

Texas native Khalid is back today with a new collaboration with Brooklyn’s own Brasstracks titled “Whirlwind.” This excellent instrumental teamed up with the smooth vocals offered by Khalid is with out a doubt a recipe for success, and you will notice that as soon as you click play. It seems that everything I have heard form Khalid lately has been straight flames, it’s hard to think that this guy is only 18 years old. Check out his new material below & let me know your thoughts in the comments!