MUSIC

Today, with a sizable amount of momentum, rapper AR-Ab looks to take things up several notches with the new official music video for his single “No Smoke.” Having already premiered via BET Jams, the track features Grammy nominated producer Velous (Kanye West, J. Cole) and finds the pair contrasting street-edged rhymes with a bouncy hook. Directed by fellow Philadelphia native Benny Boom, the man behind the much-hyped Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me, the visual brings out refined aesthetic to Philly’s grittiness. Be on the lookout for AR-Ab’s forthcoming project titled “Road To Glory,” which is slated for release later this year via OBH Records/Sony Red. Having been a Read more

The Bad Tenants

Seattle hip hop trio The Bad Tenants stole attention with their summer anthem “Altitude Check” last month and now they’re back with fresh, hilarious visuals to accompany the vibey single.   The group brought in the slick camera stylings of Justin Frick to bring the video to life over the witty word play and bluesy, hook-fueled banger, creating a unique “Beastie Boys meets Blues Brothers” aesthetic.  Suffice it to say, The Tenants never fail to entertain. “Altitude Check” was produced by Rudy Willingham and IG88 and you can find it anywhere music is sold or streamed online.   More Info On The Bad Tenants: The Bad Tenants are three (mostly) Read more

Reggae gold 2017 has this flow; the most popular songs mixed in with the new ‘must listens’ for all reggae/dancehall aficionados. It’s that CD you’ll listen in its entirety and not hit skip although you don’t know all the tracks. I’ve had the mix on repeat several days now and the vibe each single brings every time feels like a new experience. I’m the kinda girl with a playlist for my morning prep for work, putting on my makeup, getting ready for the club or preparing for coverage of an event; and this mix has managed to replace all these other playlists. Singles featured include Tory Lanez’s ‘Luv’, Estelle and Tarrus Read more

Stressing

Jackson, Tennessee artist DaTBoYZ3L faces depression, suicidal thoughts and struggles on “Stressing” from his current album, “DatBoy” – While still campaigning 2016’s DatBoy album, rising rapper DaTBoYZ3L gives one of the project’s most emotional singles a remastering and presents “Stressing”. The song also features local artist, IAm2J. The pair unload their pain and turmoil over the harmonious sounds of Arkansas-based producer, Let That Boy Cook. The beatsmith produced a decent amount of  tracks from “DatBoy”. They now are at work on new music for Z3L’s sophomore effort, #DatSeason. If you’re going thru a hard time right now, “Stressing” is an ideal song to throw on and vent to. The song Read more

The 7th annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival will kick off at Roy Wilkins Park on July 23rd. This year we are expecting a large turnout of 20,000 people for New York’s Biggest Caribbean food festival. Headliners such as Morgan Heritage, Allison Hinds, Konshens and Barrington Levy are all set to take the stage giving us a taste of the classic hits we know and love. Known as the ‘The female Vybz Kartel’ HoodCelebrityy will be the opening act, prepping the crowd for the main stage acts. Hood was featured on Cardi B’s ‘Back It Up’ with Konshens, as well as dropping her own hits such as ‘Island Girl’ and ‘Sit Read more

  Video link: When word hits the street that a new album from an artist you like is about to come out that usually means fans will be up for a little digging on the details. A  bit of research never hurts, and sometimes the nugget of knowledge you might get from looking into it is usually well worth it. This is the case with dancehall phenom IamStylezMusic who is about to deliver his highly anticipated work titled Back To My Roots is rumoured to drop later this summer.The Jamaican artist has put into motion the release of a single and an accompanying video to appease curiosity leading up to Read more

Cyhi The Prynce collaborator Truth Ali is back with two Summer-ready new singles from his forthcoming September 22 release, “The Wonder Years.” Taking his inspiration from Prince’s “Little Red Corvette” and it’s ‘one night stand’ story line, Ali put a more positive slant on that concept and came up with “Accidentally On Purpose.” Also up is “Almost Paradise” – a remix that features Royce da 5’9″, Kxng Crooked and Iliana Eve that tackles the 1984 hit single of the same name from the “Footloose” soundtrack. The song is produced by King Graint and Jonathan Hay and is available on Spotify . Ali, a Bakersfield, California native turned San Diego resident Read more

  Chicago’s own Dj Smoke has been in the mixtape business for close to 10 years. During this time Dj Smoke has released well over 500 mixtapes. Over the years Dj Smoke has worked with more than 1000 independant/unsigned artists. Dj Smoke is one who supports indie and unsigned artists music, especially Chicago artists.    Today we cover Dj Smoke’s latest release, Dope Shxt vol. 2. This mixtape features new music from your favorite artists like Lil Bibby, Yo Gotti, Prodigy, Amine, Hell Rell, Dave East, Mike Will Made It, Coca Vango, Twista, and many others. On this mixtape you will find a plethora of independent artists all representing different parts of the Read more

Jamaican Mermaid Royanne

New York, New York – Being Jamaican is essentially one of the things I’m most prideful about. Our culture is infectious and being praised for your nationality can really feed your ego. I think it makes it even easier for us (Jamaicans) to visit or relocate to various parts of the world because we are almost sure there is one other Jamaican there or our music has already gone ahead of us to set the right atmosphere. One such Jamaican is Royanne ‘the Jamaican Mermaid” DeSilva. Royanne a graduate of the UWI, Mona through her explorations as an air hostess has given anyone interested the opportunity to travel with her Read more

Loving You (Explicit) by Albee Al on VEVO.   Jersey City, New Jersey’s own, AlBeeAl makes his summer debut with his sizzling hit, “Loving You”. This Priority Records recording artist, who was facing a life sentence in jail for murder, captured a second shot at life when he was acquitted. As soon his feet hit the streets of NJ, AlBeeAl hit the studio and the rest is history. He has been beating the pavement and he has been nonstop ever since. His single, “Loving You” promises to be the ghetto anthem of the summer”, states Publicist Lynn Hobson. AlBeeAl is determined to make a mark in this music business that Read more

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