Young Roc – “Gone Til November” ft. Nasaan [Video]

By Kaitlin

Young Rock links up with the late, great Proof of D12’s son Nasaan for a new video for his single, “Gone Til November.” Check it out here.

The multi-talented Young Roc started off as a producer for some of the biggest names in the industry like Dej Loaf, Royce Da 5’9, Trinidad James, plus more. In fact, Young Roc received a Gold record plaque for his work on Shady XV.

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This Vegan Hip Hop Artists from Watts Just Put His Life in a Mixtape (@wattsStix)

By FuNkwoRm

We connected with hip hop artists Stix to find our more about him and the vision behind his latest mixtape, W.A.T.T.S.

IHH: When did you start taking hip hop seriously as a rapper?

Stix – I start taking Hiphop seriously when I went on my first tour. It was a tour called The Burger King King of the Court tour, and I was the opening act for Yummy Bingham, Jae Millz, and Playaz Circle a group that 2 Chainz was in. I remember we had a stop in NYC and I was terrified to perform. I remember acting like I was too busy helping with the event so I couldn’t perform. I was afraid to get boo’d plus I wasn’t prepared. After that day I vowed to always be ready!

IHH: Who were your main hip hop influences

Stix – My main Hiphop influences are Jay Z, Diddy, 2 Pac, & Snoop Dogg. They all represent a different layer of success when it comes to music and the music business. I strive to not be like them but to take notes on their progress and try and surpass the bar that they have set.

IHH: What’s the hip hop scene like in Watts?

Stix – There’s a few guys buzzing in Watts, besides myself there’s still TDE artist Jay Rock, you have Glasses Malone, battle rap God Daylyt, Producer, Songwriter, artist Kevin McCall and Diamond Lane’s BadLucc then there’s artist on the brink of popping like 03Greedo, Brick Boys (Killa Twan & Dirty Murph), R&B sensation Kenyon Dixon, and the young R&B star Mali Nicole. There’s way more like Lil Drawz, Aktive, Dusto, Black Owt etc but I’d be sitting here all day tryna name all the amazing talent out of my city

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JNYR – “Twenty Ten”

By Kaitlin

Posturing himself to be a breakout act next year, Toronto upstart JNYR liberates his Sauce Boy-produced audio introduction “Twenty Ten.” The song finds the CDM Music Group signee serenading a former love interest over some fitting instrumentation while showcasing his vocal range and seasoned songwriting skills.

Stream the debut effort from the rising R&B authority after the jump via All Hip Hop and expect him to release more music in early 2018.

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DOT. – “Bound 2 See” [Video]

By Kaitlin

As the old saying goes, “the road to success is never a straight line.” The same is true for artist/producer, DOT.. Originally touted as one of the top hockey prospects in North America, a shoulder injury put his career in athletics at a standstill, thus leading him to begin nurturing his love of music. Already dabbling in beat-making, a chance meeting led to him sliding his production to Violator Management’s team and from there, DOT. was off to the races. The Queens native then began landing production placements with the likes of Tony Yayo, Jim Jones and more.

From there, DOT. began navigating his way through the music industry, gaining valuable experience working with industry veterans Jean Nelson and Gee Roberson of The Blueprint Group. While there he contributed on projects for chart toppers G-Eazy and Nicki Minaj amongst others. Stepping out as an MC came organically as his mentor, the iconic Chuck D of Public Enemy, urged DOT. to strop crafting ideas for major labels and focus on his own artistry.

The end result is his forthcoming debut LP titled “Start The Hate.” Executive produced by DOT. Along with the Real Vibez music team and Vekz Madison of Reload Music, the project will be released via his Real Vibez Only imprint. The first release from the project, “Bound 2 See,” premiered in summer 2017 and peaked at #4 on the UK urban charts and at #13 on the UK pop charts. Now, with 2018 on the horizon, DOT. unveils his captivating visual for “Bound 2 See.” Speaking on the song, DOT. shared: “Bound 2 See is a record that is meant to be reflective of my current state of mind and will reinforce to fans that they can achieve what they set out to do with their lives as well as …read more

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Hip Hop Artists and Beat Makers: Post Your Music (11-15-17)

By FuNkwoRm

Hey Indie creators!

It’s Indie Wednesday! Time to share your music!

If you’re new to this hip hop blog, check out the rules below and post your music.

PLEASE READ

1. Everyone is limited to one music post per week. Spammers will be banned.

2. You can post the same song if you posted it the previous week but keep that practice in moderation

3. Converse and dialogue with each other as much as you like. In fact, I encourage it.

Here is the suggested format:

1. Name of the artist:

2. Location (where are you from)

3. Couple of your social links (Twitter and or Facebook)

4. Say something about yourself, hip hop, or anything interesting. It can also be totally unrelated to music. Show us you have a personality.

Post music or videos that can play in the thread please. No download links to your mixtape.

Feel free to post any PICS and GIFs.

POST…LISTEN…NETWORK

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Ryan Rose – “Different Now”

By Kaitlin

Raised in the City of Brotherly Love, Ryan Rose was a cast member on season 16 of Oxygen’s hit show, “Bad Girls Club.” Known for her saucy attitude, Ryan has now moved to Los Angeles to further her music career. Today, we receive Ryan Rose’s debut body of work, Different Now.The project title and cover art hint at Ryan’s transition from Philly to L.A., and how she chose to change her hair color to compliment the move.

Every beat on the project inspired me and made me want try something new when rapping. It brought out a different sound that I’ve never done before,” Ryan shares with us.

With no features, Ryan uses the 7-track tape to prove her own versatility. Spitting boastful lines on “20K,” while dishing an anthem for the gang with “Same Crew,” Ryan’s industry glow up is on the horizon.

Listen to Ryan Rose’s Different Now above via Soundcloud, and be sure to support on iTunes here.

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Clayt – “Every Weekday, Every Weekend” ft. Maddie

By Kaitlin

Virginia Hip-Hop artist Clayt has been consistent with elevating his music all throughout 2017, and each record release has helped to reach a new pinnacle. His latest effort “Every Weekday, Every Weekend” comes on the heels of his recent Adult Swim feature track, and features Maddie Jay From BET Tales, as well as an older episode of FOX’s hit series, “Empire”. The two mesh incredibly well over the HighDefRazjah production and provide a rather triumphant melody as Clayt plays on the concept of weaknesses.
2017 is coming to an end, but the bangers are still living on. Tune in below to Clayt’s new drop “Every Weekday, Every Weekend” and keep it locked for more new music as it surfaces.

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Shawn “Mr. Bigg” Bullard – “Kaepernick”

By Kaitlin

NFL player + reality TV star Shawn “Mr. Bigg “Bullard is back today with some thought-provoking music, paying respect to fellow NFL player Colin Kaepernick.

With bars like “It’s not disrespect taking a knee – You disrespect the flag misusing authority”, and “You know what you did no punting, shot a black man cold blood for nothing,” Mr. Bigg cleverly weaves his way in and out of the football realm to prove his true lyricism.

Shawn “Mr. Bigg” Bullard’s main goal is to inject life, real subject matter, and truth into hip hop and is not afraid to speak his mind on any subject matter.

Check out Kaepernick here.

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