Young Gii – “I Might” [Video]

By Kaitlin

Chicago bred emcee Young Gii is here with a new video for “I Might.” On the single produced by J Mixx, he gives a breakdown on the sacrifices he made to get to where he is at now and what he is willing to do to push even further. Check the video out here now.

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First Play: Jared Evan – The Blanket Truth

By Mo Indigo

Former Interscope signee turned independent artist, Jared Evan is a multifaceted singer-songwriter/rapper and producer seeking to soulfully reenergize the masses with his introspective and personal songwriting mixed with old school Hip-Hop sensibilities and alternative/grunge rock influences.

First arriving on our radars back in 2013 dropping his collaborative LP with Statik Selektah, Boom Bap & Blues, Jared has since gone on to drop a few more projects and been called on to pen for Rihanna, Eminem, Kanye West and other top tier artists.

“Since Boom Bap & Blues, I’ve grown a lot. My techniques, songwriting have grown. My songwriting has gotten so much sharper and theres so much clarity in my lyrics. You hear it more on my other project with Statik [Still Blue] and my more recent work –The Art Form Of Whatever. But our goal is to have a Boom Bap & Blues trilogy,” Jared reveals.

“I’ve been working on my newest project for a long time. A lot of these songs started years ago. The oldest being 3 years old. The last project I put out was after a tour I did to capitalize off the tour. I felt like its been a long enough period since then. Plus theres was an itch from my fanbase,” details Jared. That itch was scratched when Evan’s released The Blanket Truth, his fourth album which features the likes of Allan Kingdom and Lloyd.

According to the artists, “The album was actually inspired by one of my favorite movies of all time, I Heart Huckabees. There is a scene where Dustin Hoffman’s character explains to Jason Schwartzman’s character this concept called The Blanket Truth. I kind of took that concept and put my own twist on it. I took that idea and made it introspective. I took Dustin’s …read more

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First Play: denitia and sene – love and noir.

By Mo Indigo

Brooklyn based Electro-pop duo denitia and sene solidified Alternative R&B with 2013 debut LP His and Hers, an iTunes R&B chart topper. Since then, both built individual careers: vocalist Denitia delivered a project performing under ADESUWA (Air Light) as Sene starred in Netflix hit series Luke Cage.

“A lot has happened since His and Hers. Dede and I had enough songs in the bank since we did our last album. but at some point you can’t have everyone on this microwave generation shit. I don’t know if it’s a good wave to do things. We were very lucky how well our last record did,” says Sene. “Were still getting shows 2-3 years after our last album. You don’t see that much anymore.”

Soulful sensuality has been this duo’s strong suit. His and Hers encapsulated summer love. love and noir. teeters between narratives of hazy romance and confusion. “We had a seamless vibe going into our previous records. We had a lot of songs that we kept working on before we knew what they would be. We were focused and excited,“ Denitia tells us.

To start off their newest body of work, denitia and sene present “Favorite,” a convoluted yet lethargic introduction. According to Sene, the version fans hear today is actually a remixed one. “We had the original version of ‘Favorite’ for a while,” Sene tells us. “Dede had already killed the vocals, the beat had horns and it was really big- maybe we’ll drop it later as the remix. We liked the original song a lot but weren’t going to put it out as is. One night I flipped the song and forgot about it ’til months later when we played it in the studio and we both loved it cause it was so dope.”

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Chad B – “Holiday Style”

By Kaitlin

Hailing from Newark, NJ, Chad B drops off a frigid new freestyle with “Holiday Style,” premiering it exclusively with Inspired by real life know-how and the passing of his mother to cancer, Chad B delivers expressive bars atop The LOX’s 1998 “We’ll Always Love Big Poppa,” which was originally produced by Dame Grease. Repressed thoughts lead to honest and heartfelt admissions. Listen below!

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Jay Fade – “Juelz” ft. Ant Beale

By Kaitlin

South Jersey returns and is flourishing as JAY FADE delivers with his new banger titled “JUELZ” on Christmas Day, to close the year out right. Following his soulful, sometimes gritty, yet graceful debut release titled 2517, JAY FADE comes back and doesn’t disappoint. Be sure to check out JAY FADE’s only project to date 2517, and to watch out for future 2017 releases.

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Kidd Kidd – “On Some Shit” [Video]

By Kaitlin

Following a heated interview last week about Lil Wayne, his ghostwriters and the cost of fame, G-Unit’s Kidd Kidd is back and literally On Some Shit with his new visual! An introspective classic, On Some Shit contains all the elements that made listeners fall in love with the Kidd Kidd’s sound. Sick and twisted bars liter the beat, while Kidd eloquently exposes the real and the fake. Raw, street lyricism and metaphorical bravado definite On Some Shit; an incredible follow up to his single Count On My Hand. Directed by New Orleans cinematographer Ralph Medina, On Some Shit is another dope track from Kidd Kidd’s upcoming EP PEANUT From Mazant, a long awaited diary of bars guaranteed to reveal the phonies and shine light on the things that go bump in the night.

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