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Mermaid

Princess Nokia blesses us with her latest single “Mermaid”, a three piece montage about government, skin color, turning up and being happy. Ending on a serious note becoming completely transparent opening up about her childhood and upbringing. Encouraging others to find motivation in here struggle and success. Make sure you stream this video below and as always…

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B.A.S.I.C

Eric Williams II better known by his stage name B.A.S.I.C. (an acronym for Be About Success In Controversy) is an up and coming American hip-hop artist with much promise. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the Aspire To Inspire Music Group representative came out of the shadows when he made it to the final round of Norfolk radio station’s 103 Jamz Fest in the summer of 2012. Since then he has been in the studio working hard and hitting the scene, especially after the release of his project in March 2013 titled “XXV (25)” collage of lyrics that express feelings, stories, and lessons learned from his journey as a 25 year old man in Virginia. Shortly after its release, B.A.S.I.C. won Hip Hop Artist Of The Year, as well as winning the Mixtape Of The Year Award sponsored by DS Magazine. While constantly connecting with people via social media on a personal level to organically build his fan base, B.A.S.I.C. has performed countless times all over within his hometown and has also gained notoriety by performing in North Carolina, New York and Connecticut. In November of 2014, he released a self-produced and personal song called ‘Ups & Downs,’ the first single from his upcoming album “E,” that received air play on 103 Jamz and substantial traffic on various blogs. With claims of this particular album being his most personal and reflecting body of work, B.A.S.I.C. is hedging forward in showcasing his talents and abilities as a staple in Virginia’s hip hop culture, while pursuing and reaching the globe over. Make sure you stream his latest singles “No patience” and “too much” below and as always…

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Act 2

Today’s post comes from the talented musician singer and songwriter Izzy Rez as he releases his latest single ‘Act 2”. This song speaks about love in our generation or the lack of it, Izzy explains how in society today the chivalry is dead and we use money sex and drugs to substitute for love. Which in turn creates a viscous cycle in relationships, placing value on everything but love. Izzy plans on creating a new lane in RnB, one that uplifts the female spirit and teaches respect and love instead of discrimination and hate. Using his angelic voice as a vessel of light to speak on the social injustices of today while keeping you entertained with flawless production that marries perfectly together. Make sure you stream the song below and as always…

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Knew The Half

The good music keeps on coming and today we enter Why Khaliq world as he drops off visuals for his latest video “Knew The Half”. A colorful and brilliant perspective of social synergy between two people. Khaliq address double standards in relationships as a rapper, combating stereotypes that most rappers aren’t looking for love but rather lust. Judging each other off face value without getting to know the half of each other, hence the title. Encouraging listeners to dig deep when meeting someone new because there is more than what’s on the surface. Make sure you stream this video below and as always…

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Sunrise

Today we have a video from the talented Designer Flow as he releases his new single “sunrise” off his recent EP “six piece spicy”. Designer speaks on the struggles of everyday life and how he looks past the daily distractions while striving to see the sunrise. Explaining the difficulty of staying focused on your mission with traps and pitfalls of the streets all around. This track has a heavy 808 and trap production accented with airy melodic vocals creating a futuristic trap  sound that is quiet refreshing. Make sure you check out “sunrise” below and as always…

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The Afrikan Space Program

Today’s post comes from a talented producer who goes by the name of Ras G. Not too often does a sound tickle the ears as well as blow you away mentally, but leave it to Ras G and his comrades to produce a sound so unique that it requires you to listen numerous times before catching everything that is going on. Manipulating melodies and creating the perfect imperfect beat, making off-beat weirdness sound cool. Not only does he deliver sonic-ally but he accompanies his sound with intense visual concepts that accent the song well. The Los Angeles producer prides himself in making unconventional brilliant music while mixing genre’s creating a fusion that’s international. Delivering sounds seldom heard on the western hemisphere, opening a new world for the listener to explore. Make sure you check out Ras G song below and as always…

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The Same

Peace G’s, we come to you today with an insane visual from  Misfit Muda and Myke Green titled “The Same”. This new visual is for the emotional hearted individual, discussing relationship problems of the youth and breaking away from traditional romance. The aesthetic of the song is very trippy and new age, the director matched the feel strongly by capturing slow mo images of both artist in a intoxicated perspective. Make sure you check out the video below and as always…

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Devastated

Emerging hip-hop star Joey Bada$$ has been doing his thing recently, after dominating the stage at Coachella and touring cross country in music festivals, Joey has been spreading positivity to his fans worldwide. In spite of his busy schedule Bada$$ still finds time to crank out new music, his latest single is called “Devestated”, and it’s way more uplifting and fun than the title suggests.

“I use to feel so devastated/ At times I thought we’d never make it / But now we on our way to greatness.”

The rapper sings between verses that are sure to set the radio/internet on fire this summer. With smooth instrumentals the production is booth groovy and uplifting, showcasing a more pop-oriented direction that Bada$$ can certainly build on with his next record.

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It Happened in Flatbush

The Underachievers have been doing their thing for the past few years, creating 5th dimensional music to enlighten listeners while speaking about current events and social injustices with a tasteful delivery. This dynamic duo achieves the goal of creating conscious music with substance while staying turnt. Feeding medicine through candy, they allow listeners to enjoy heavy 808s and trap sounds while they deliver political messages. Yesterday they continue the movement with their newest project titled “It happened in Flatbush” this 10 track project can be streamed in its entirety below. “It Happened in Flatbush” serves as the duo’s follow-up to their sophomore album Evermore which dropped in September. In addition to their new release, The Underachievers are about to hit the road as part of the Smoker’s Club tour this summer with Cam’ron, Smoke DZA and others starting May 31st. Make sure you check out this phenomenal project below and as always…

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“THAT CHICKEN”

Brookyln’s Dyme-A-Duzin elevates the game giving his listeners a glimpse of his home town Utica Ave in his recent single “That Chicken.” Dyme contemplates his darker perception of life while bending corners in his hood as he visits the local gas station and corner store, capturing everyday life organically. Dyme finds his sound with smooth, subtle melodies that create a melancholy feel, building on the tension of the sounds that marry to the electric celestial. “That Chicken” is a motivating tool for viewers to stop making excuses and just get it! Stream this video below and as always

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