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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 …

Compton Globetrotter – [1takejay]

No matter how far back you might dig, the West Coast music scene hasn’t seemed to really change a crazy amount over the years. Of course there are new names, faces, and things to brag about, but the overall aesthetic of the music is the same at its core as it was even a few decades ago. This may raise some tension with old heads or listeners who are stuck in the “golden era” still, but let me finish my thought before you get too upset. Sure, there are plenty of differences that you could come up with, but the overall formula has remained comparable, but it has been a style that has been loved by millions for years upon years, so if the recipe isn’t broken, don’t fix it. At the same time, it seems like certain emcees have come and gone in what feels like the blink of an eye, so when someone like 1takejay is able to remain relevant and still put out intoxicating music, I can’t help but show my admiration. His latest release comes in the form of his debut studio album Compton Globetrotter, a 14-song effort that lasts almost 37 minutes long. In the …

GATSBY Upcoming Release: An Inventive, Sophisticated Pop Gem “Kinetic”

Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, GATSBY is a Pop and R&B artist with a sound that is as smooth as it is powerful. Self-made and confident, GATSBY embodies the hustle, lifestyle, and elite swagger of a modern-day Jay Gatsby. This confidence is evident in his music, which pulls listeners into his world with catchy melodies and lyrics that are both clever and relatable. Whether he’s crooning about heartbreak or celebrating success, GATSBY’s music always feels fresh and exciting. It’s no wonder that this up-and-coming artist is quickly making a name for himself in the music industry. GATSBY has always been driven to achieve success. As a child, he was constantly exposed to music, and it helped him to recognize his talents and abilities. He acquired his pilot’s license at the age of 20 and founded a private aviation company. He quickly became involved with some of the most powerful people in the world. Now, GATSBY is using music to share his story with listeners through a bold, new rhythmic sound. His ambition and tenacity have always served him well and he is sure to find success in this new venture. “The concrete jungle where dreams are made of… that’s what …

Johnny Lugautti Teams Up With Superstar Kevin Gates For New Single Titled “Prada Me.”

Emerging artist John Duff, better known as Johnny Lugautti, has accomplished many great achievements in a short span of time. Inspired by Lil Wayne and Young Thug, Lugautti’s style and melodic flow distinguish the rising artist from his peers. The North Carolina rapper has landed collaborations with Snap Dogg, DJ Luke Nasty, JD Daigotti, and a few others. Last month, Lugautti teamed up with industry superstar Kevin Gates for a new single titled “Prada Me”. “It was big for me, Kevin Gates, one of the GOATs of the game, so that was huge for me. The song is basically saying no matter how good my dad did in life, I still wanna be better than him and that he’s proud of what I’ve become,” He shared. I know everybody was skeptical about the rockstar thing… but in due time everyone was “ Prada Me“ for being a rockstar and I honestly ain’t did sh*t yet.” The emotion provoking beat was created by platinum producer Jay P Bangz. Both artists joined forces to create metaphoric verses with an addicting hook. Shot by @MisterReeseFilmz, the visuals racked up 85,000 views and counting thus far. Check out the visuals to “Prada Me” below.

Get Lit or Die Tryin’ – [Meechy Darko]

When the vast majority of typical hip-hop fans think about New York icons, names like Jay-Z, Biggie, the Wu-Tang Clan, or any other legends. Obviously, these are artists who turned the industry into what it is today, and there is simply no denying that whatsoever, but considering I wasn’t alive to witness most of these artists at the pinnacle of their careers, I have a different set of musicians come to mind, personally. Rappers like Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, the A$AP Mob, Flatbush Zombies, and various others are the first names that come to my mind, and it’s thanks to many of these spitters that I have the complex taste in music that I am proud of. I remember listening to the Flatbush Zombies religiously in high school, running back songs and albums like it was my job, and I couldn’t get enough of them. I wasn’t actually really into a lot of the things they would mention like psychedelics or anything else along those lines, but I just loved their dynamic, their confidence, and the fact that every member brought something special and different to the table. Erick the Architect made ludicrously composite instrumentals, Juice brought the personality and …

Ambré Releases Sophomore EP ‘3000°’

According to Hip-Hop legend Missy Elliot, sophomore albums are a very PIVOTAL time for [an] artist! She encourages them to take risks and experiment. Ambré sophomore EP 3000° showcases how the New Orleans native stepped out of the box to give her fans an amazing experience. Composed of 8 songs that serve as a musical love letter to her hometown of New Orleans, 3000° is quality R&B music that we have grown to love. With appearances from BEAM, Jvck James, Masego, Destin Conrad, and Jay Electronica, the GRAMMY award-winning singer/songwriter did an amazing job selecting meaningful collaborations on her EP. “For me, the main factors that I took into consideration when seeking features were tone, overall sound, and connection. I’m a fan of a lot of different artists but when it comes to collaborating it’s more than just that, that matters,” She shared. “Jvck was great because we both love each other’s music and had worked before so we knew it would be fire. Jay is a legend, and a hometown hero so outside of him killing his verse he added to the overall story of the ep being a love letter to our, New Orleans.” With production from Mike …

Live From The Lac-[JAMS The Flava Child]

After a successful run of singles spread all throughout the year, Chicago’s own JAMS The Flava Child is feeling charged up and ready to take the rest of the year by storm. Taking the last year to rejuvenate and rebrand, JAMS has been in the lab cooking up dopeness and building a new sound for the fans to be blessed with. One thing about JAMS is that he is one laid-back dude. Super chill, yet knows how to turn a party up. That alone is a perfect summary of what his brand new tape is about. Living that luxury life, kickin’ back, smoking, and overall just vibing through life. At last, here is JAMS’ new project, Live From The Lac. Crowning himself “The smoothest out the Midwest”, JAMS takes that to the heart and knows for a fact that his music must reflect that at all costs. With the “Lac” in the title being shortened from Cadillac, JAMS has grown an immense love for classic cars and old schools. That being said, he aspired to make a tape to reflect that vibe and that setting. The music that you can cruise to in an old school, or those late-night trips in …

No Recognition – [Aaron May]

It has now taken me almost three weeks to fully process Houston-star Aaron May‘s newest EP in No Recognition. If anyone reading this is familiar with my work, my social media, or my music-streaming libraries, you’ll know how excited I was to hear this project. I’m now roughly a dozen full listens through the seven-song EP, and the same question I’ve asked before still reigns prevalent: Why aren’t more people listening to Aaron May? Let’s dive into the project, and discover exactly why I’ll vouch for Aaron as a clear-cut, soon-to-be star.    My favorite tracks;(01) “Time,” (05) “Last Time,” (04) “Break Bread,” (06) “Rush.” Track 01: “Time” “Time” is exactly what I would send to any acquaintances who hadn’t heard him before. It’s a blend of all aspects that make him different. A vocal sample on a cloudlike beat allows him to glide effortlessly while preaching real ideas and thoughts in his lyrics. These descriptive aspects could almost be copy and pasted through all of his work, but in combination with a crazy catchy hook, “Time” just feels different – like a hit song – that could be one to propel his name even further.  Track 02: “No Recognition” The …

Tomioka – [Jay Eazy]

Some people on TikTok are so popular that their content becomes a near-ubiquitous part of our cultural canon – and nobody has been appearing on my feed as consistently as Jay Eazy. No matter the time of the day, or day of the week, my guy is putting in the work to colonize my FYP like the British Empire. It’s not without good reason though, as today our king returns with the long-awaited and heavily-promoted “Tomioka” – a hard-hitting summertime bop featuring everyone’s favorite Ponderosa Twins Plus One sample. I’m not sure if my TikTok thinks I’m a hip-hop fan or an anime fan, but I’ve spent all day thanking that cursed app for finally delivering me something enjoyable amidst a sea of Billie Eilish and Olivia Roderigo clones. Cleverly-written and passionately performed, “Tomioka” synthesizes my hard-forged love for classic soul samples and NY hip-hop. It’s difficult to sample a soul track multiple times and produce different sounding results – especially when the people sampling are Kanye West and Tyler the Creator – but against all odd’s “Tomioka”‘s production is just as innovative as it is understated. Though Jay Eazy’s plans for 2022 may be uncertain, if “Tomioka” is any …

Behind The Track: Nxrre

Let’s be honest, Drill music is the new sound of New York. Drill originated from Chicago with artists like Chief Keef, Lil Durk, G Herbo, Fredo Santana, and many more. Drill music is greatly influenced by trap music, which emerged in Atlanta, Georgia. Production, flow, and lyrics are key characteristics of drill music. Nxrre from Brooklyn, NY is widely known for creating drill beats for NY artists like B-Lovee, Bizzy Banks, 26AR, Ciggy Blacc, Ronsuno, and many more. What started as a hobby in 2018 turned into a full-blown career in 2019. Nxrre began reaching out to managers and artists until he had the opportunity to work with Smoove’L, Stunna Gambino and Justin Rarri. Staying true to his culture, The rising producer always tries to give his beats a Spanish/Reggaeton type of Bounce. This allows Nxrre to stand out amongst other producers. Even though Nxrre is very known for drill, his catalog is versatile with anything from RnB, reggaeton, trap, melodic, and house music.  “I have a lot on the way I’m not going to lie, but me and JabariontheBeat have a highly anticipated song on the way with Stunna Gambino and NoCap. Me and ShoBeatz have a lot together as …