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Thursday, August 31, 2023

St. Louis Rap Artist T. Loui$ Drops Inspiring New Music Video for "On The Route"

St. Louis, MO - Rising rap sensation T. Loui$ is back with an electrifying new music video for his latest single, "On The Route". This melodic track takes listeners on an emotional journey, symbolizing the importance of resilience and the determination to overcome any obstacles in life.

With his unique blend of infectious beats and thought provoking lyrics, T. Loui$ has quickly become a force to be reckoned with in the rap scene. "On The Route" showcases his incredible talent and versatility as an artist, leaving a lasting impression on anyone who listens.

The music video beautifully captures the essence of the song. Through stunning visuals and captivating storytelling, viewers are immersed in T. Loui$'s world, where the pursuit of success goes hand in hand with the struggles and challenges faced along the way. It serves as a reminder that no matter what life throws at us, staying resilient and pushing forward is the key to achieving our dreams.

"We wanted to create something that resonates with people from all walks of life," says T. Loui$. "I hope that 'On The Route' inspires others to stay determined and stay on their grind, no matter the circumstances."

Stay tuned for more exciting updates from T. Loui$ as he continues to make waves in the music industry. Follow him on social media for the latest news, releases, and behind-the-scenes content.

Monday, August 28, 2023

ABDI X and LUI! are Here to Stay

The bustling streets of New Jersey gave the world two musical prodigies who are currently making a name for themselves in the music scene. ABDI X and LUI! are set to hit the road for their ‘Onto New Growth Tour’ starting September 3rd, 2023 in Denver, CO at The Roxy Theatre.

ABDI X started his music career by writing for other artists in 2015 and has gained much credibility and experience over the years. Having the opportunity to work with artists and talents he looked up to growing up was a pivotal moment in his music career. ABDI’s journey from being a hip-hop fan in music stores, to being a recognized artist on the global stage in Time Square during hip-hop’s 50th Anniversary week is a testament to his unyielding passion and determination.

Coming off of a hiatus of three years, he is excited to have the opportunity to focus on his own projects and collaborations with the ONG collective started by fellow friend LUI!.

LUI! and ONG started making music in 2022 and have showed they have what it takes to leave their mark on the industry. ONG consists of LUI!, A$E, FEDI, and $hinoo who all bring something special to the collective. LUI’s puns and play on words are often easy to miss, but hard to discredit. With excellent song writing abilities and a solid stage presence, LUI! is sure to be a household name in the near future.

ABDI and LUI! released their hit single “TOOL” on August 25th to kick off the start of their tour and their future seems promising. With over thousands of streams and downloads after the first week, the sky is the limit for their potential. Stay up to date with ABDI X and LUI!’s journey via their social media platforms below.

Instagram: @airplagneabdi

Instagram: @LUI2TIMES

Producer Kasey Phillips collaborates with Ciara on New EP Ci Ci Signaling the Next Wave of Precision Productions

Kasey Phillips is the entrepreneurial and creative force behind Precision Productions, the number one production company in Trinidad. He's the son of esteemed producer Kenny Phillips and got his start producing music when he was only ten years old. Phillips has used these decades of experience to transform the Caribbean and Soca landscapes with his vision and he's excited to share his expertise with the urban market. 

Since moving to Los Angeles, Kasey Phillips has worked with renowned artists including Chris Brown, Lil Baby, and Big Freedia to bring their dreams to fruition. He produced the newly released EP from the one and only Ciara entitled Ci Ci. "How We Roll" ft. Chris Brown was produced by Phillips and debuted at #9 on Billboard's Hot R&B Songs chart. Making an impressive entrance into the mainstream with his latest project alongside Ciara, Kasey Phillips is more than ready to take Precision Productions to the next level. 

Phillips has been recognized for his work in business and music with multiple awards. He's been named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year and honored with a Soul Train Music Award for Best International Performance. Now located in Los Angeles, Kasey Phillips is at the epicenter of the mainstream market. His work on Ci Ci is just the beginning for Phillips.  

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Lord Willin - "Slow Burn" (prod. by Mr. Phormula) (Video)


"Slow Burn" is the first single/video from Lord Willin's new album "S.S.R.I." produced entirely by Mr.Phormula (Wales)! The single has a laid back, introspective and melancholy vibe. Complete with lush jazzy, and experimental production from Mr. Phormula, the song is accompanied by fitting visuals shot by Tony Bizz. Check it out now on all platforms!

Friday, August 25, 2023

Hollywood Strikes Stop Celebrities from Marketing Their Films


A-list African American actress Tiffany Haddish was ready for an outstanding summer at the box office with the nationwide theatrical release of the movies "Back on the Strip" and "Landscape with Invisible Hand".

Unfortunately, both of Haddish's projects significantly underachieved in theaters, mainly because she couldn't market the films.

This leading comedian, along with other Black creators in the field, nonetheless stayed faithfully committed to the extended labor disagreement between striking Hollywood workers and large studios.

"Back on the Strip" was put together by an all-Black team led by director Chris Spencer and backed by companies Lumonosity, GVN, and 5120 Entertainment. It opened on August 18 but failed to take off as its star-studded African American cast, including Haddish, Wesley Snipes, JB Smoove, Bill Bellamy, and Faizon Love, couldn't advertise it due to the strike.

The film portrays the adventures of a team of "over-the-hill" black male exotic dancers who reconnect with their former selves when a gifted young star with an enormous... amount of talent joins their ranks.

Having been produced, financed, marketed, and distributed independently, "Back on the Strip" had a temporary accord with SAG/AFTRA to proceed with the film, but it still didn't win over its cast, who will be financially affected by the film's poor performance.

Black movie producers now face the challenge of reaching audiences using grassroots advertising efforts and focusing on women aged 35 and above with catchphrases like "Grab your girls!" and "Go big or go home!"

"Back on the Strip", though, appeals to adults of all demographics, weaving a romantic tale into a male stripper reunion that some are calling Snipes' triumphant return to the big screen.

A clever promotional strategy amid the continuing labor conflict managed to spark some excitement, but even a packed Laugh Factory in Hollywood in the days leading up to the premiere of "Back on the Strip," with many cast members performing stand-up, failed to mention the film.

Haddish, at least, arrived at the comedy club in a decorated "Back on the Strip" convertible, gleaming and impossible to miss. 

An impressive marketing stunt, to be sure, but like many Black actors and actresses struggling to find a way to connect with their audiences this summer, Haddish can't comment on it.

780 Masochist: A Musical Journey of Cultural Fusion and Empowerment


In the vibrant city of Edmonton, Canada, a rising artist known as 780 Masochist is known for his song "Memories 11/11". Born in Karachi, near Afghanistan, and with roots in Kashmir, north of India, his upbringing in a culturally rich background fuels his ability to blend Western and Eastern influences into his music. Through his unique sound and powerful storytelling, 780 Masochist aims to reshape perceptions and empower individuals within his community.

His journey started in Edmonton, Canada. Often overshadowed by larger music communities, Edmonton is slowly emerging as a talent hub in its own right. Artists like FRVRFRIDAY, ARDN, and 780 Masochist himself are breaking barriers and proving that success can thrive outside of the leading music industry centers. With a collective mission to redefine what can be accomplished musically, they aim to put Edmonton on the map.

Musical influences span a wide range of genres and artists. From the sonic heat brought by Derek Pope to the iconic sounds of Nelly Furtado and Papa Roach, his musical tastes are as diverse as his cultural background. He embraces the ever-changing music landscape, fusing different styles to push hip-hop into new frontiers. This desire to explore various musical avenues is his modus operandi, constantly challenging boundaries and expectations.

For him, music has been a powerful tool for self-expression and a means to escape life's challenges. Writing and recording became a sanctuary, allowing him to pour his emotions into his art. While reflecting on his journey, he sometimes wishes he had started earlier, but his path has led him never to look back. His initial experiences with imposter syndrome were relatable, but once he found solace in music, there was no turning away.

One of 780 Masochist's significant successes was reaching 100,000 views on a single release. However, his motivation extends far beyond commercial success. Music is his ultimate passion, serving as a conduit for his thoughts, emotions, and life's chapters. His true goal is to create music that resonates with people from all walks of life. Moreover, he aspires to empower fellow individuals of South Asian and black heritage, encouraging them to excel in various arenas, whether it be technology, politics, or emotional independence.

780 Masochist's track "Panic!" instantly captivates listeners with its infectious and melodic energy. The song opens with the enticing lyrics, "Baby girl, it's you and me, fiending for your company"; immediately drawing us into a tale of desire and urgency. The artist's smooth and confident delivery and vibrant production sets the stage for an exhilarating musical journey.

As the song progresses, he maintains an intoxicating rhythm that compels listeners to move with the music. The catchy chorus showcases his ability to create a hook that resonates in the mind long after the song concludes. The artist's command over his vocal delivery and the seamless integration of his verses make for an engaging and dynamic listening experience.

"Panic!" is a testament to his talent and versatility as an artist. With this track, he has crafted an irresistible blend of R&B and hip-hop elements, effortlessly showcasing his ability to navigate different genres. The song's slick production, coupled with his confident and captivating vocals, will leave an indelible impression on both new and existing fans.

This song is an electrifying track showcasing his undeniable artistic talent. The infectious melodies, captivating lyrics, and seamless blend of R&B and hip-hop elements make for an unforgettable musical experience. 780 Masochist's commanding presence and distinctive vocal style leave a lasting impression, cementing his place in the contemporary music scene.

Before we wrap up, a special shout-out goes to 3143 Artist Management, led by CEO K.L. Martin, for supporting and nurturing 780 Masochist's artistic journey. Their guidance and expertise have played a significant role in propelling his career forward. Furthermore, exciting things are on the horizon, as 780 Masochist has a highly anticipated project to release in the fall of 2023. Collaborations with acclaimed artists like Eem Triplin, Hoodrixh, and even the legendary Rick Ross are on the horizon, promising a dynamic and boundary-pushing musical experience.

Elizmi Haze (@ElizmiOfficial) f/ Clarky (@Clarkyofficial_) - "Sunshine"

"Sunshine" radiates the essence of summer love, an ode to a season filled with unforgettable moments of affection and revelry. Departing from Elizmi's customary lyrical depth, this track embodies carefree joy, encapsulating a summer romance that teeters between fleeting fun and the potential for something more profound. In its current form, it encapsulates the spontaneity of two souls serendipitously intertwining, creating memorable experiences with no immediate certainty of their trajectory.

Enter Clarky, whose feature rap artistry adds a layer of dynamism, enriching the atmosphere of this sun-soaked anthem. The synergy between Elizmi's melodies and Clarky's verses elevates "Sunshine" into a captivating summer tune that encapsulates the exhilaration of the season. 

B. Morgan feat. SnS IcyGang - "What You Want"

In "WHAT YOU WANT," B. Morgan collaborates with SNS IcyGang to pay tribute to the legendary DMX. Produced by Fado x Obanga, the track masterfully blends lush Drill rhythms with R&B undertones and gritty hip-hop elements, capturing the essence of the contemporary music scene while honoring the past.

Sunday, August 20, 2023

T.U. Savant - "Special Needs"


Rising artist T.U. Savant just dropped a new album titled "Special Needs". The talented artist was recently charting on iTunes with his hit single "God Only Knows" charting at #51 on the iTunes top 100 charts. Check out his new album below and make sure you get familiar with him in 2023!

Universal Tourette Syndrome is one type of Tic Disorder. Watch T.U. Savant as he raps about his life, while having a disability and being in a school for children with different types of disabilities. Tics are involuntary, repetitive movements and vocalizations. They are the defining feature of a group of childhood-onset, neurodevelopmental conditions known collectively as Tic Disorders and individually as Tourette Syndrome, Chronic Tic Disorder (Motor or Vocal Type), and Provisional Tic Disorder. The three Tic Disorders are distinguished by the types of tics present (motor, vocal/ phonic, or both) and by the length of time that the tics have been present.

Individuals with Tourette Syndrome (TS) have had at least two motor tics and at least one vocal/ phonic tic in some combination over the course of more than a year. By contrast, individuals with Chronic Tic Disorder have either motor tics or vocal tics that have been present for more than a year, and individuals with Provisional Tic Disorder have tics that have been present for less than a year.


Saturday, August 19, 2023

YOUWIN - "Ode To A Boy" (Video)

Philadelphia rapper YOUWIN presents the Aaron Zimmerman-directed music video for "Ode To A Boy", the Silenthuman-produced single from his new EP No Songs Just Thoughts, which also includes production from Wrona, DJ Knick G, Stoic, Solo Otto, Rolua and Balance Cooper. The "Ode" video comes on the heels of visuals for previous single "Voyeur" (watch on Youtube). His last full-length release was the _Hedonist_mixtape (stream on Spotify). Asked about the new EP, YOUWIN says "I wanted to have fun this summer, and give people something diverse that they can listen to. Its a collection of freestyles, bars and reimaginings of songs from my first year as a rapper. There's a song for everyone on this tape. Play it at the beach, on a late night drive, or on your roof at 3am before you cry yourself to sleep."

Friday, August 18, 2023

Preed One & Ruste Juxx - "UNIFIED FRONTLINE" prod. by Preed One (cuts by DJ TMB)

RUSTE JUXX and PREED ONE release their second single titled "UNIFIED FRONTLINE," off their upcoming EP (Title TBA).

Veteran producer PREED ONE reaches into his bag of heatrocks as usual and lays down a grimy foundation of hard hitting drums over gritty sample chops, that blend with RUSTE's raw hardbody steez magnificently. "UNIFIED FRONTLINE'' is a powerful, stand your ground anthem that empowers and encourages a unification of the people to stand up as one in unison against the powers that be. With RUSTE JUXX leading the way, they both join forces with DJ TMB, who provides a lethal scratch hook over the PREED ONE heater to seal the deal.

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Tamba Tongu - "Get Well Soon" (Video)

Tamba Tongu, rapper and BMG Talent-represented actor with a 130.6K TikTok following, unveils his new music video "Get Well Soon". From his EP titled 'Get Well Soon', the track delves into topics of mental health, compassion, first-time fatherhood, and societal injustices in the U.S. Filmed in West Hollywood, CA, it's a lyrical reflection with a rap/pop vibe.

Introducing Yuji: A Rising Star in the Melodic Rap Scene with Debut Single "Stay Strong"


Breaking onto the music scene with a magnetic presence, melodic rap's newest sensation, Yuji, is set to captivate the hearts of music enthusiasts worldwide with his debut single, "Stay Strong." Seamlessly fusing soulful melodies with deeply resonant lyrics, Yuji establishes himself as an artist to watch.

"Stay Strong" isn't just a song; it's an emotional journey. Yuji's signature voice intertwines with introspective verses, crafting a harmonious balance between musical artistry and storytelling. The track's expertly crafted production envelops listeners in an immersive experience that lingers long after the music stops.

This debut release, now available on all major streaming platforms, firmly establishes Yuji's position as a rising star within the melodic rap realm.

"Back on the Strip" Hits The Big Screen This Weekend


Uniting Talents, Uproarious Laughter, and Unforgettable Moments Await in This Must-See Cinematic Triumph

Get ready to embark on a sidesplitting journey as "Back on the Strip" brings its uproarious charm to theaters nationwide on Friday, August 18th. This sensational cinematic offering, which showcases the collaborative brilliance of black talent, promises an unforgettable experience that will leave audiences laughing in stitches.

The directional film debut of Los Angeles native Chris Spencer (writer of Don’t Be a Menace in South Central) “Back on the Strip” stars Spence Moore II, Wesley Snipes, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart and J.B. Smoove among others in a hilarious fiction of a Black male stripper crew’s revival.

A Triumph of Black Collaboration:

"Back on the Strip" stands as a testament to the power of collaboration within the black community, both on and off the screen. With a vibrant and iconic backdrop of the Las Vegas Strip, the film unfolds a series of uproarious escapades and misadventures that will have viewers doubled over in laughter.


A Hilarious Cinematic Experience:

Prepare to be swept away by the sheer entertainment value of "Back on the Strip." The film boasts a harmonious blend of humor that effortlessly oscillates between uproarious laughter and touching, heartwarming moments. With its impeccable comedic timing and relatable characters, this movie has all the ingredients to become a timeless classic that resonates with audiences of diverse backgrounds.


Chris Spencer the visionary force behind "Back on the Strip," enthuses, "We wanted to create a film that not only brings joy and laughter but also celebrates the incredible talents within our community. 'Back on the Strip' is a testament to the power of unity and creative collaboration."


A Nationwide Showcase:

"Back on the Strip" is set to dazzle audiences from coast to coast, with premieres slated in both the vibrant city of New York and the entertainment capital of Los Angeles. This nationwide release ensures that the uproarious humor and camaraderie of the film will be accessible to moviegoers across the United States.


Chris Spencer "We are thrilled to share 'Back on the Strip' with audiences nationwide. The film's universal themes and relatable humor make it a cinematic experience that transcends boundaries and brings people together through laughter."


Experience the Hilarity:

Don't miss out on the uproarious laughter, heartwarming moments, and memorable performances that "Back on the Strip" has in store. Mark your calendars for August 18th and join us as we celebrate the power of collaboration and the joy of shared laughter.



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Claudia Lenti to Release New Single "What You Say?"


Claudia Lenti is releasing her latest and hottest single yet which will be streaming on all platforms on September 1, 2023. ‘What You Say?’ showcases a side of Claudia that we haven’t seen. As a woman who has come into her own, this new era is one where she embraces her femininity with grace and certitude. We can hear her sensual and sexy tones in this song that exemplifies just how much a woman can be in today’s day and age. Contrary to biases set in the past whereby women were simply seen as objects of desire, Claudia utilizes that idea and transforms it into a clear message: women can do it all. Yes, they can cook you a meal, they can wash laundry and even be your thrill, but they can also hustle you. Once again, she has managed to call out a perception all the while standing up for women around the world.

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Dredloc Esco - "24"

Florida rapper Dredloc Esco presents "24", his new single produced by Synchro Beats. The St. Petersburg native has three albums under his belt including PaycationCut 2 Deep with Yo Simi, and Color Blind Chopped Not Slopped with OG Ron C. Esco also recently released visuals for his single "Addresses" featuring Cotton Eye Joe (watch on Youtube). "24" comes on the heels of Dredloc's previous single "See Me Ballin" (watch the official lyric video on Youtube). "24" is out now on BigBuc Entertainment.

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Flyboi Rell drops off potent 'Okami' album


Raleigh, North Carolina artist FlyBoi Rell caught our attention recently for his album Okami. The rising emcee and Nomads collective member has been recently building momentum for a series of poignant songs including Okami single “Luck”, which established his character-rich blend of infectious sonics and sharp lyricism. Okami expands upon the style he was going for with “Luck” with an eclectic set of songs that draws from lyrical hip-hop, boom-bap, trap, cloud rap and more, for an engaging LP.

Okami contains a vibrant blend of sounds and styles that gives it unique character. From the trap-laced flare of “Black Crescent” to the jazz-tinged, boom-bap influenced bounce of “Luck”, the album shows that Rell cannot be boxed in to one sound or style. Moreover, he demonstrates an ability to make catchy tracks while keeping his lyrical content thought-provoking, with songs like “Ghost” showing this skill in full light.

Overall, Okami is a strong new project from the rising artist that finds the Nomads artist delivering a sharply-crafted, engaging release. Give it a listen below.

Syah - "To Legit"

St. Louis Syah Smoov drops a fresh hit "To Legit" via Game Tite Records! Hailing from South City, this multifaceted artist, writer, and producer showcases his passion with his debut studio single. Don't sleep on this rising star from the heart of Mo!

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

J75 - "How High"


Rising artist J75 just released his highly anticipated new album titled "How High".

"How High" starts with Reflection it’s a hard-hitting track that has J75 reflecting on life and how being real with yourself defines you.

Soul has a nostalgic feel like something out of a seventy’s black exploitation film. It’s a feel-good medley that gives off a summertime feel J75 stays in pocket as he paints pictures of better days.

Fragments really shows J75 range as he shows vulnerability by melodically taking you on a journey that’s insightful.

Outer Space steps outside the lines with an intoxicating track and a rapid but controlled delivery.

Swang is an ode to car culture another summertime opus that’s cleverly written. It’s feel-good music that incorporates chopped and screwed.

The title track How High is the perfect closer, it sounds like J75 is taking a victory lap as the two features ONE SON and Lawrence Gonzalez make stellar appearances.

Overall, "How High" is an exceptional release, especially in a time when being mediocre is celebrated. J75 proves their are still artist that care about art.

Check out J75's new album out now and follow him on social media for his latest releases.


Dj Reddogg Productions Presents WURK ft. 718kay and Prince Sinatra


DJ Reddogg Productions LLC is a new Independent Digital Record Company founded by Gregory Redmond. Gregory Redmond, the son of the "Godfather of Chicago Music: Gus Redmond", has always been attached to the music scene even if only via his well-known father. The motivation behind the creation of "DJ Reddogg Productions", is to provide an outlet for new and independent artists and producers to promote their music via social media and mainstream.

When I heard the beat for “Wurk”, I sent it over to my long-time music business associate, Delle Del. Delle liked the beat and sent it over to Entre. Entre immediately hopped on the beat and dropped a crazy verse. From there, my music associate J.C. suggested that I add a female verse and recommended that we let 718Kay do the verse. From there I decided to add Prince Sinatra and the rest is history. Our first single is, "Never Change", featuring JC and produced by Beatmonster Marc. Both are heavy hitters in the business and DJRP is glad to be working with them on this project.

As for future works, the sky is the limit.
Let's get to work.

Facebook: DJ Reddogg Productions
Instagram: djreddoggproductions
Twitter: gregredmon13

Monday, August 14, 2023

Max Boogie Releases His Brand New Summer Banger Titled “You See It”


Bringing Raw Talent and new energy to the rap game. He promises this to be only the beginning of a New wave of music as he gears up leading into the second half of 2023 and the release of his anticipated new project “Rare Form” 

Boog has experience performing across the East Coast. His Current Official Releases Include, “The Zone” EP released in 2019. “Ain’t Supposed To Make It” Playlist released in 2020, and his latest project “Different Breed” Mixtape released in July of 2022, believed to be his best release yet as the project included his Banger single “Stupid Rich” as a bonus track.

Boog’s Stupid Rich Has undoubtedly been his golden ticket to newly found notoriety and popularity. With a stunning, cinematic Video release as well as the bars And hype in his lyrics all certified and stamped by the Co-Sign of the legendary Jadakiss himself. Additionally, featured in New York City based media company Video City TV’s Interview and Amazon Fire TV series, Boog managed to Grow his reach to different locations across the US and even international exposure!

He’s also Released numerous Singles Including “King Or Pawn”, “Can’t Help It, as well as “The Crown” and Others that are all additional smokers in his growing catalog.






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Sunday, August 13, 2023

YOUWIN - "Ode To A Boy" (Video)

Philadelphia rapper YOUWIN presents the Aaron Zimmerman-directed music video for "Ode To A Boy", the Silenthuman-produced single from his new EP No Songs Just Thoughts, which also includes production from Wrona, DJ Knick G, Stoic, Solo Otto, Rolua and Balance Cooper. The "Ode" video comes on the heels of visuals for previous single "Voyeur" (watch on Youtube). His last full-length release was the _Hedonist_mixtape (stream on Spotify). Asked about the new EP, YOUWIN says "I wanted to have fun this summer, and give people something diverse that they can listen to. Its a collection of freestyles, bars and reimaginings of songs from my first year as a rapper. There's a song for everyone on this tape. Play it at the beach, on a late night drive, or on your roof at 3am before you cry yourself to sleep."

Hoodlym & Catch to Drop New Hit Single "Ball4Me"


Ball 4 ME single dropping 24/8/23

"BALL4ME" Hoodlym x Catch
Produced by Off The Chain Beats
Will be available on all major streaming platforms

We had the pleasure of reviewing this song and and must say its one for the ballers and it has the potential to be a hip hop basketball anthem in fact we could easily hear this on an nba2k backing track or being played in-between half time during a BIG 3 court session.

We found Ball4me/postmalone to be an up beat hard hitting bass driven hip hop track with a repetitive catchy laid back hook that sticks into your head. Be careful it's contagious and will have you wanting to play the song over and over again. The clever use of basketball game time audio subtly inserted throughout the song immerses you In the game time experience from the crowd cheers to the final ref whistle the entire song is a tribute to basketball hip hop culture

Both verses 1st verse by HoodlymNZ 2nd verse by Catch both verses feature clever basketball themed bars and witty word play staying true to the topic at Hand the song is titled ball4me/postmalone as a homage to post malones love of basketball where he is often seen sitting courtside rocking many different teams attire and the heavy presence that basketball has in the 50 years of hip hop culture to this very day and for many more decades to come

BALL4ME/Postmalone ft Hoodlym NZ x Catch

Available on all streaming platforms 24/8/23

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Friday, August 11, 2023

Pryme Minister - "Kanye" (Jesus Wont Forsake US)

 Rising artist Pryme Minister just released a hot new single titled "Kanye" (Jesus Wont Forsake US). His new single is inspired by his passion for truth and freedom. Sometimes it is mistaken for religion but it is far from that. Pryme Minister's music has many of the contradictions we see in Kanye the artist, he's always poppin his shit, but he loves Jesus, and he demands respect. Check out Pryme Minister's new video below and follow him on social media for his latest releases.



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Carlton Osonga - "Tu Sabes"


Carlton Osonga is a 21 year old rapper and songwriter based in Switzerland known for his crazy nails and hairstyles, but he is more then that. His message is confidence “Do everything with confidence and you’ll succeed”. He went viral with his single “Raised a G” and even got nominated for best Song 2022 of Kick Ass Award. He performed in different sold-out clubs and festivals.



Murs X Wiardon - "Flowers For Guru"

California emcee Murs & Texas beatsmith Wiardon present "Flowers For Guru", a 7/17 birthday dedication to late Gang Starr emcee Guru and the lead single from the forthcoming deluxe edition of Murs & Wiardon's speak n spell EP, which adds several unreleased cuts as well as remixes from ProducerTrentTaylor and Balt Getty. The original version of the EP dropped last spring, spearheaded by the "Starting Lineup" single featuring Larry June and ICECOLDBISHOP (stream on Youtube). Murs is a trailblazer of first the West Coast then the global underground hiphop scene, going from selling cassettes of his music around the world with Living Legends to releasing albums with Warner Music Group, Def Jux, Rhymesayers, Strange Music and Dame Dash to name just a few. On October 13, 2016, Murs set a Guinness World Record for rapping for 24 hours non-stop during a live stream on Twitch. At age 16, Austin-based rapper/producer Wiardon broke wide on the music scene at age 16 with his debut release NUMBA1VIKTIM which took Soundcloud by storm. Wiardon says “I met Murs as a fan when I was super young and he followed me on social media and watched a lot of my growth as a musician so to be able to link up and do this project is special to me – shoutout murs and tim for reaching out and letting me be a part of this one.” Mid90s has set the release date of speak n spell: deluxe edition for August 11 - hip-hop's 50th birthday.

The Muse Frequency - "Diary of an Artist in Love" (Album)

The Muse Frequency delivers an intimate new album of meditation music best listened to with headphones on and eyes closed on "Diary of an Artist in Love". In the tradition of great poets and scholars like Rumi, The Muse Frequency presents listeners with a calming and ethereal meditation on love. Throughout this profoundly serene and uplifting full-length release, the artist and producer gently coaxes us into a meditative state by communicating in the most direct possible way. Just as J. Krishnamurti describes his talks as 'walking and talking with an old friend'The Muse Frequency's musical expression gives the experience of a sacred one-on-one conversation.

Originally inspired by the work of diarist Anais NinThe Muse Frequency aims to design an audio experience that feels confessional and personal. At the heart of it all, this wholly unique project creates intimate experiences meant for one listener, where they can close their eyes, shut out the rest of the world and drift off to beautiful places. 

"Diary of an Artist in Love was initially inspired by the published diaries of Anais Nin. There's an allure to reading personal thoughts on love and what it means to fall in love. And then there's the experience of having those thoughts read to you. I began Diary of an Artist in Love with the idea of quietly reading my thoughts on love and the nature of relationships to someone who was sitting very close to me, like a personal performance. Diary of an Artist in Love, by The Muse Frequency, is designed to create a meditative state through the intimate experience of being told a story on love for an audience of one."

Mic Nickels feat. Method Man - "El Matador"

Prominent NYC Hip Hop Artist Mic Nickels has teamed up with Wu-Tang legend Method Man on hard-hitting new single "El Matador", out on streaming platforms July 21st. With 25 years in the game, Mic has the wit and wisdom of the best in the business. Mic Nickels and his ample poetic talents originally attracted the likes of MF Doom to this track, but sadly it could not be completed before he passed. It seems fitting for Method Man to bring his giant presence to this spirited boom bap banger. This new release is accompanied by 3 remixes.

"This track was originally slated to feature MF DOOM. He agreed before he passed but never completed it.  Eventually we filled the slot great Method Man, which was incredible.  A complete honor for him to hear my music and say yea, I can get with that!  The idea behind the track was to discuss how one deals with their opponents, almost how a matador plays with their aggressor. The premise came to me after reaching The Sun Also Rises, by Hemingway. I wrote and recorded it before anyone emcee listened, so it doesn't cater towards Meth or anyone else's style. Just pure poetry. 

This is the final single from the album Bars for Days, released 12/21, which also comes with my ethnographic memoir that bares the same title and cover.  Readers can access the album directly from the book, and will find certain stories correspond with the music directly."
 - Mic Nickels

This collaboration is also accompanied by an animated music video that has the cut-throat energy of a graphic novel.


Berlin-based Avantgarde Musician and Producer K4LT casts a long, disquieting shadow on his new single "LCPD", released May 2nd on streaming platforms. This visionary multi-instrumentalist doesn't merely embrace darkness in his work. He makes himself completely at home expressing bleak truths and cold emotion, masterfully combining Alternative, Indie, Avantgarde, Post-Punk, Doom and Dark Wave sounds to form a formidable original sound.

"LCPD" is K4LT´s first single in two years and addresses one of the most painful breakup types: An amicable one. Since the release of the first EP "Endgame", the loss of loved ones and various other personal setbacks lead to probably the most difficult time in K4LT´s life. As a reaction, his sound has been refined into a less rock-orientated, slightly calmer and more structured approach, while still keeping the ominous overall aesthetic. Synths, including a modded Omnichord, play am even bigger part in K4LT's sound now. The guitar is just a layer for that desperate feel instead of playing riffs or lead.

Fans of artists like Radiohead, Burial, Low, Mogwai and Richard Dawson will appreciate K4LT's latest single. In contradiction to society's current universal accessibility of perfection, K4LT´s music leaves room for imperfections and forms those into a display of contemporary, mobile-first insecurity and despair. K4LT's original vision is fraught with existential tension, while ever pushing for the light at the end of the tunnel.

Eric H. F. Law - "RECREATE" (Album)

Inspirational Folk Rock Singer Songwriter Eric H. F. Law mines current events in an often frightening world, while simultaneously turning within for clarity, wisdom and hope on new album "Recreate", out now on streaming platforms. Eric's authentic creative approach is inspired by a long lineage of great storytellers such as Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan and Daniel Lanois

Ultimately, it is Eric's mission as an artist to look at and understand the darkness in order to bring about the light of awareness and understanding. Although the album speaks on themes ranging from the January 6, 2021 insurrection to the killing of George Floyd, the all-pervasive theme is a belief in the power of love to transmute any lower energies and provide renewal.

Eric expands on the underlying themes and intrinsic meaning behind this vibrant new collection of songs.

"Recreate is a collection of songs that invites listeners to enter deeper into  "why" horrible things happened in our country and communities. Instead of angry songs of complaints that leave listeners overwhelmed and paralyzed, Recreate invites discernments that lead to a spirit of action rooted in our identity as human beings with memory of respect and kindness, with eyes that can see great things in the small and with a common connection to the LOVE that is our true identity – I love therefore I am.   

Instead of just pointing out how bad the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the US capital was, "Who Tells Us" invites us to ponder how we got there and who gave us our identity.  Instead of blaming others for not understanding how democracy works, "Win-Lose" and "Hold On-Reach Out" invite reflections on how to be good losers (and a good winner) in any elections where there will be more losers than winners.  Instead of being angry at the killing of George Floyd by Derek Chauvin and many killings that went before and after, "Uneasy Glory" leads us into the heart of the issue which is as old as Cain and Abel, the mythical story of violence among siblings in the Bible. "Hands On My Shoulder" is an ode to Joe Biden who, for me, restored our need for a compassionate leader in the highest office of our land – someone who noticed and listened to the elevator operator and a stuttering young man.  Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "I Love-I Am" offers a non-violence approach to change: "Hatred and violence can never stop the virus of fear; only love can do that."  "Slow Me Down" invites us to slow down and notice those whom we left behind and to dance to LOVE's mercy beat.  "Small Things" calls us to see the interconnectedness of all things – big and small.  By living into this interconnectedness among people and with the earth, we can find the hope, courage and grace to RECREATE a gracious day in this polarized frightening world."

The Splatter Pattern - "While We Were Making Plans" (Album)

Kansas City Art Rock Duo The Splatter Pattern capture the experimental spirit of late-70's Bowie coupled with ample psychedelia, post-punk and progressive rock sounds on their dynamic new album "While We Were Making Plans", out now on digital platforms. 

The band name 'The Splatter Pattern' is quite appropriate, chosen to represent the wide range of influences wantonly thrown into the band's unique musical gumbo, one they're constantly stirring. Their self-produced new album was written and recorded during the pandemic, hence the title "While We Were Making Plans". Life had other plans for them, and they rolled with the punches.

"While We Were Making Plans" covers a wide range of compelling themes to compliment the vast musical range displayed in this 10-track collection. "The Wheel" describes the metamorphosis of life, time in the corporate world, and trying to build your own world amongst the constant outer chaos. "The Space Between the Seconds" tells the story of a coincidental meeting that leads to a lifetime love. "Giants" reflects on the fading away of the great musicians of the 60's/70's, and the shock and adulation that follows their leaving. "The Corner of My Eye" imagines the loss of someone close, and how it resonates in everyday life. "Siblings" is about interpersonal relationships and the loss of communication. "Walking To The Water" riffs on the struggle for clean water and survival in African 3rd World countries. "Higgs Boson" is a stream of consciousness acknowledging the chaos thriving in the world today. "Forward and Back" reminisces on the passing of time and the frailty of memory, while album closer "Please Go Away" laments on focusing too much on the past or the future, pointing out that now is, in fact, the only thing that's real.

All in all, this album is a must-listen for fans of everyone from The Talking Heads and David Bowie to The Beatles, Brian Eno, Genesis, Pink Floyd or Dire Straights. Fans of innovative rock fusion will find much to get excited about in this trailblazing release.

LokkisKott - "Deep Inside"

Australian Singer Songwriter LokkisKott has released the unabashedly angst-ridden new single "Deep Inside", out now on digital platforms. The intensely personal song showcases acoustic guitar layers beneath the heavy Alternative and Gothic influences shaping LokkisKott's dark, confessional vocals and lyrics. Fans of singers like Chester Bennington or Corey Taylor's more melodic output, as well as bands like Breaking Benjamin and Three Days Grace. should appreciate the emotional rawness on display here.

"I created the artist name "LokkisKott" from my first and middle names, Lachie and Scott. I capitalized the "K" in LokkisKott to make the double meaning of "Lokki's Kott", i.e., "Lachie's Cot", referring to my baby cot, where my 'inner child' now rested."

Hailing from Goulburn, New South Wales, LokkisKott is the solo creative vehicle of multi-talented musician Lachie Alford, whose interests in cinema, theatre, story writing and expressing life experiences fuel his song craftsmanship and creative process. Ultimately, this project is guided by its founder's own personal philosophy.

"Life is too short for regret. Take notes on what lights that fire in you, and have the courage to go after it! Everything you need will be on that path."

Lachie goes on to discuss the inspiration behind this atypically revealing and powerful debut release. 

"For Deep Inside, I wanted to create something unique and powerful that would 'whoa' the listener, but wanted room for growth as well. I feel like there is a lot of exciting potential, and I'm driven to keep that fire lit!"

A self-taught artist, LokkisKott has always had an ear for music, with his first real connection being forged with the almighty AC/DC, followed later by Slipknot and Linkin Park. His fascination with music came both from his upbringing and his life experiences through school and beyond.

"Towards the end of high school, I became interested in vocals. I'm unsure where it started. However, my biggest influence was Chester Bennington from Linkin Park, which I became a serious fan of. When I was younger, I remember "What I've Done" in the Transformers movie. I spent a long time trying to find who it was. In the 2003 movie, "S.W.A.T", I heard that part of "Figure.09" and liked the sound, wondering who it was. I think the natural power and character drew me to Chester's voice. It has a unique balance of angst and soothing which was an eye-opener. Linkin Park's diverse sound and Chester and Mike's duo also ignited my passion. Later, I got their Meteora album along with the others. When I heard "Somewhere I Belong" and "Figure.09", I was stunned, recognizing them from childhood."

"Deep Inside" was originally written while LokkisKott was in his early teens, only to be honed and perfected for the right time to produce and release.

"I thank everyone from my encouragers, the recording, mixing, mastering, and photography support, the Instagram hands who have helped with promotions, to all the future help for my musical journey. Deep Inside was a firecracker of a journey, and you were all a part of that. I have this memory forever!"

"Deep Inside" was released on March 31st.