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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.

Listen to “Devastated” below and as always…

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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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Phony PPL

Nine-piece band Phony Ppl creates music that feels wise beyond its years, especially since the members of the group are just out of high school. Through hard word and countless hours of practicing they were able to produce a unique sound, which they niche as “Brooklyn Soul,” an acoustic swirl of jazz, R&B and hip-hop which include guitarist, sax, bass and more. Phony Ppl Recently released their debut album Phonyland early quarter 2016, collectively they have come together to create a sound which elevates consciousness with jazz and swooning rhythm and blues hooks and smooth rap verses. Do yourself a favor and stream the content below. And as Always…

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OSHUN

OSHUN is comprised of New York vocalists Niambi Sala and Thandiwe whom recently dropped a video for their track “Gyenyame”, which is a track off their “AFAHYE” EP which dropped in March. Drawing inspiration from everyday experiences, the two embody spirit, nature and the universe with this record and create an outer body experience with their divine frequencies. The name of their single “Gye Nyame” is a Ghanaian term meaning “the supremacy of God” which is epitomized in the video with West African deities illustrating the power of knowing where you come from and emphasizing the importance of knowing your history and paying homage to ancestors who paved the way before. Stream the video below and make sure you pay close attention to OSHUN, they have something fresh and new to offer the music industry and we are excited to follow their journey. And as always…

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ABRAKADABRA

Atlanta-bred beauty takes her music into her own hands: she writes, sings and even is a self-taught producer. Abra kicked off her flourishing career by covering popular southern hip hop songs on YouTube. It wasn’t long before Awful Records (Atlanta based label) brought her under their wings. The vocal goddess sound is completely different and refreshing. The sultry singer has combined her love for R&B, house and 90’s pop with an upbeat dance vibe which can be heard on her latest EP, Roses. Abra has not lost her hunger and still writes her own lyrics and creates her own beats, she still records out of her walk in closet that’s in her parents’ house. She may not have the bells and whistle of a professional studio which creates a competent polished sound, but it’s original. Abra’s music tends to favor low bass lines and distortions, which pair well with her high-pitched, slightly edgy voice. Each song deals with real life situations we all can relate to, clarifying topics about friendships and break-ups, to mistakes and lessons learned from personal experiences. Since embarking in the music scene Abra has released two mix tapes: “BLQ Velvet” in January of last year, and “Rose” five months after. Below is her latest 12-track project “ROSE” press play and get lost inside her world. And as always…

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Eargasm of the Week: “Is It Possible” by China-Marie

Da Bassment’s Eargasm of the Week goes to “Is It Possible” by China-Marie. This smooth melodic tune is the 1st single from her highly anticipated debut EP Potpurri. The acoustic feel of the song provides a breath of fresh air compared to some of the 808 heavy R&B out today. The way China-Marie’s sweet vocals seem to float over the track makes you wonder how is it possible NOT to love this stunning songstress. Be on the lookout for Potpurri which is set to release this month, but in the meantime “Is It Possible” is available on iTunes, Spotify, and Soundcloud.

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