ER3 aka Eugene Rentas the 3rd 1st Single off his upcoming untitled EP. The 18 year old Springfield, Massachusetts native is ready to leave a stamp in the game. With a steady organic fanbase growing theres no telling what ER3 is capable of. But one thing for sure he got more hits in his backpack.Continue reading
Memphis rapper Young Trap is back with his new album Hustle & Glow. The album features: Boosie Badazz, Too $hort, with production from Drumma Boy, Dmac Too Bangin, and Ayoo Meco.
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West Coast artist Champagne Duane teams up with Front Page Music’s Brookfield Duece to deliver Fly Free, a powerful political statement produced by Portland’s own Cee Goods.
“Fly Free” highlights the injustices of oppression while offering enlightenment and encouragement to dismantle the chains and seek a higher plateau. Duane sets the tone with brooding messages for racists and bigots while taking a jab at political leadership for their insensitive rhetoric and forceful treatment of humanity.
In the lines, “How do broken taillights turn into broken hearts/that’s when you realize that it was broke from the start/we put to bed by 12, hands up high like midnight,” he begins to outline the tragedies of senseless police brutality. Duane finishes the verse with clever wordplay on lines like “they just want to pop and lock and we just want to pop and lock/ we just want to wear our locks and they just want us wearing locks.”
The beautifully sampled hook smoothens out to the sound of Duane offering a different perspective: Fly free, spread your wings. Fly free, better things. The baton is passed to Brookfield Duece who comes in swinging with metaphors: “Hard to fly free in this oil spill, they let us spread our wings with a Popeye’s deal, listen to the stress coming from my bill, all this for the birds if I’m being real.” He goes on to echo the sentiments of Champagne by examining the way citizens are harmfully treated and also makes a call to action to draw the line.
On the final at-bat, Duane picks up where Duece left off, letting it be known that “time’s up” and “we’re done apologizing” for the wrongdoings of others. He gives praise to those who also fought to lift that same burden. His line “went Bald for the Win, now they calling me James” speaks to the wisdom he’s gaining while simultaneously shining a light on James Baldwin’s contributions to activism.
Among the others to receive a mention are Huey Newton, MLK, Malcolm X, and Angela Davis. “Fly Free” embodies the roots of Hip Hop in its creative depiction (and at times displeasure) of the cards that have been dealt to our communities and the mindset it takes to overcome and arrive at liberation.
“When I met Nino Brown we developed a chemistry that inspired us to do a song together. I flew out to Miami and we set if off!” – Deebo Lotti.
Nino Brown and Deebo Lotti recently linked to collaborate on this banger produced by J Slugg. This is the remix for Lotti’s original single Married to the Money – which was released after his successful joint with Kevin Gates. The video was directed by TCE Films.
As a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, StayGoldenSwerve has just released his new single Overtime. This track is a quintessential summer record, with its Carribean-themed beat, it inspires an infectious vibe that can felt through his lyrics.
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Bruse Wane presents the G-Town Films-directed music video for Soundboy Killa featuring Papoose. Produced by Victorious Sounds, “Soundboy Killa ” is the lead single off The Dark Knight Album 2: The Fight For Gotham, Bruse’s new album.
“I’m honestly not too fond of the times of today and I usually just look around/think about my old friends, discontinued establishments that I used to go to, old routines, times when everything was carefree to me and albums and cartoons I grew up on.” Youthful old soul, emcee Dyzzi from DivSel (FKA Dyzzi) speaks on his musical mind-set. Though barely old enough to down a brew legally, this Chicago native/Milwaukee resident somehow can reach back to before he was even alive and channel the earnest lyrical skills of 90’s emcees and the ethereal jazzy quality of Hieroglyphics and Native Tongues tracks.
Dropping his second full-length in less than a year KidsBackThen, the DivSel crew general says “I’ve been writing and plotting this album since 2016, when I was still in high school. I actually wrote and completed my last album ‘Same Clothes As Yesterday’ after I started this one because I wanted an appetizer out while I finished this one.”
Skits in-between tracks take us through Dyzzi from DivSel’s high school day, making this a concept album as seamless as a mixtape. DivSel members (who actually did link up during their high school days) appear throughout including emcees KReal from DivSel and Chaz from DivSel as well as producers Juno Adonis and MarvyMarv. Next to the 2 DivSel guest features and Chuuwee, Trizz, CjFolds and Tae the Don, ameriKKKen, and KanDo contribute to the album as well. Other producers on “KidsBackThen” include Yung Tago, TnTxD, YooYongSoo, NK Music, Alex Collins, BLK Saturn, JotaRodriguez, Byte, Hundat%,MjNichols and Dustfingaz.
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With Lucki’s Freewave 3 project is still being talked about as a contender for album of the year, legendary music video director Lonewolf gave Glory Boy off the project his special touch and it is everything we hoped it would be.