South Florida recording artist Lajit Music puts Ives Dairy, Florida on the map with this undeniable hit, “KALAMARI” with Ali Coyote and VDOT Loco. Ali Coyote handles the track’s production and video direction here. This is that feel good music for the summer, and no one is having more fun than these guys. Turn up with Lajit and check out the video below! There’s plenty more on the way so keep it locked for more.
New Orleans native Damond Young is a many of many hats. This go around, the up and coming star drops off two self-directed videos for his songs “I Am Dog Backwards” & “No More”. Synesthetic Nation is responsible for production on both, as he touches on his rise in the game and staying away from the negativity the haters bring his way, along with his focus to tour the world and take over as one of the biggest names to ever do it. If these are any indication of what’s to come, you can bet you will be seeing a lot more of Damond Young for a long time. Grab his album #TheTeenagerStory where all music is sold!
Independent hiphop artists and aspiring film maker Scottie Jax has just released the first of hopefully many short running films. The independent artist flexes his creativity in the 30 min short action film ‘The Cop and The Con Man’. Check it out on Youtube.
Hampton, Virginia artist SaySay returns and this time he’s bringing the trap with him! For his latest release, the emcee let’s go of a club banger called “Bling Blouw” that takes us on the road to riches for those dedicated to living that blinged out lifestyle. This one is for everyone spending that paper on cars, clothes, jewelry, who are just living the life of luxury. The MCbeats produced cut can be seen below thanks to the direction of Directortino. Check it out and grab the track on Apple Music and Spotify!
South Central’s own Money Moe returns with a gritty street visual for his single “Wrong or Right”. This one features his crew The SoEasty Brand, with Hus Mozzy & Polo Mason in-tow. The Bear on the Beat produced cut finds the trio doing what they do best with DepTV behind the lens. Look out for a lot more from Moe as he doesn’t show any signs of stopping as we go through 2017.
Wichita, Kansas native Nersh is a man of many hats. Not only is he responsible for the bar work on his latest single “Catharsis Pt. 2”, but he’s also the man providing the backdrop. Linking with Supi to bring his words to life, Nersh tackles Donald Trump, trash rappers and exploitative media, over a self-produced key-laden beat. If you like it and want to support good music, you can grab this one on iTunes or your favorite music retailer!
Trap artist Tiko Texas drops a music visual for her underground anthem Hit My Phone produced by Peyote Beats. The beat is dope, Tiko has some solid bars on the track and their are some wavy underground video vixens in the visual.
Says CAMO about his latest video…
Pretty little woman is merely a work of art presented by the mind of the unique artist (Camo) in order to capture the minds of his peers and to let those who enjoy his sound and follow his music, enter the world of “Camo” for the moment. Within the lyrics, I presented the pretty woman as something I want, not have. Therefore, my message in the song and visual is the “lust I have for her and the sense that I need this pretty little woman to complete me.
While you’re here, check out his latest single “Camo Hood”, available now on iTunes.
Says Lighta Soundboy on the release…
“Since we was on a tight budget with the EP, it just appeared logically to do it in Sudan during family visit. I’d be happy to implement a variety of other African cultures too though, as the song is basically to cheer and empower all Africans, the diaspora, and beyond. But this is what we got so far. And I don’t think that Sudan is generally over-represented out there in this context, especially considering the fact that it has been a crossroads of people since way back. That alone makes the video a statement of multiculturality. So we are glad to release these vibes, together with some visuals which not just entertain a little but also have a bit power to educate, after all. But to be honest though, for me its all about the song. In the end, I’m a musician, not an actor or director.”
Besides the pan-african theme of the chorus, the song also taps into other topics such as spiritual diversity, social injustice, media hype, etc. According to the artist, the references to Mama Africa Soundsystem in the title and in parts of the song verses are about respect on a more local level:
“Mama Africa Soundsytem is a ‘veteran sound,’ founded by my friends from the Gambia. We collaborated, in a climate of tough competition over here in the local Reggae scene of Hamburg, Germany, where we based at. That’s why I thought, I gotta give a little shout out.”
Check it out below and pick up his new EP “Almighty is Jah Jah”, available now on his website!
Columbus, Ohio native Cas Metah returns with 2 brand new visuals for his singles “One Nation Under Fraud” & “Forget About It (Theory Hazit Remix)”. Both taking you in different directions with the first covering the political corruptness that plagues America and the second being a testimonial of a 30-something emcee still grinding in the game to make his way to the top despite the adversity he faces. Check them out below and support good music!
Check out the video for Unforgettable filmed in Kampala, Uganda!
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“I’m The One” is Justin Bieber’s official response to my song “You Are The One Babe”. Listen to “You Are The One Babe” below.
Danny Baxley mixes spoken poetry with dreamy pop on the beautiful “Crossed A Line”. Blurred grooves glide by with such grace over the course of the piece. Rhythms feel addictive in nature as they anchor the song’s more surreal aspects. Almost psychedelic at times the song seems to reflect upon modernity, on relationships, and the social norms that inform a person’s life. Lyrics rest at the very heart and center of the track, with the distorted vocals adding an important almost shoegaze element into the mix. By offering distant sounding vocals, Danny Baxley adds to the otherworldliness that informs the piece.
Everything starts immediately. Graceful guitar work adorns the track as the song unfurls with such style. Neatly tying together pop, alternative rock, with elements of dance thrown into the mix the song has a kaleidoscopic, all-encompassing sound to it. Volume is an absolute must for this is a song that should be felt as much as heard. Slowly but surely the song’s gradual buildup becomes ever larger, with the layers of sound swirling around in such a colorful display. Texturally rich, the way that Danny Baxley lets the melody neatly collide with this lyricism creates a song that positively teems with life. Towards the latter half of the song the piece’s mantra grows and grow until it becomes all consuming.
With “Crossed A Line” Danny Baxley creates an infectious, welcoming sound one whose ornate architecture draws the listener into a whole other world.
Substxnce doesn’t let the culture down with a catchy flow,punchlines and a hook to match. “ Humble “ is a hood anthem that tells the struggle that so many of us face coming out of it, and what makes some of us who we are. Jesse P makes his first appearance of two with the production of “Humble” on FnL ( Freedom and Love ). Loaded with bass and them 808s, it gives the foundation for a hip-hop classic. No wonder this is the first track off the project with visuals shot by A Browne Vision. Choosing the DMV area to pay to homage to where the artist is finally being heard.
UsNvrThem/J.U.S.T.I.C.E L.E.A.G.U.E recording artist, Cris Streetz displays his lyrical abilities on Kendrick Lamar’s latest offering HUMBLE. Cris’s hard hitting rhymes mixed with a swag infused flow complement the Mike Will Made It produced track. Video directed by ShotByLens. Be on the look out for more music & videos coming soon as Cris gears up for his “Rollin Stoned” EP summer 2017.