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Donte' H -"Run Up The Check" ( Official Video) - YouTube
Decatur, Georgia rap artist Chang$ delivers the self-directed video for his latest single "Run Up The Check” that follows the day in the life of a young hustler and the obstacles that await him. Shot by GLS, the visual shows a hungry Chang$ who attempts to get money by any means necessary. After he makes a phone call to a plug who decides to give him a chance and put him on, he's faced with a challenge that puts his life in danger. As the plot unfolds, we learn that things aren’t always what they seem. “Run Up The Check” was directed and written by Chang$ himself and shows his range not only as an artist but a creative. Hopefully, this won’t be the last time we see him take the reigns as a director. Aside from the video, the song itself is an up-tempo trap-infused street anthem that will definitely put you in tune with your inner hustler. If you’re in the mood for something dope with an entertaining storyline, check out the video for “Run Up The Check” today.
Detroit native Godspeed2 presents his debut EP titled, Dues, featuring six exclusive tracks that officially introduces him to the world as an influential emcee. For the album, the rap artist, poet and published author channels the energy of some of his favorite artist as a way of paying homage to them. Throughout Dues, he addresses an array of critical topics such as inner-city violence, intra-cultural struggle, bigotry, hypocrisy, politics, dancing, partying, sex, and love. The interesting thing about the EP is how Godspeed2 opens up a dialogue about issues plaguing the world without dismissing or condemning them, a tough feat for an emcee fresh out the gate. Highlights on the album include the jazzy, conscious opener “In The D,” and the bouncy, introspective “The Night.” A track worth mentioning is the subtly explicit “Vibrations” where GodSpeed2 goes in-depth about an intimate encounter over production that has a big feel and even bigger hook delivered by featured guest, The Remedy. To support Godspeed2's latest album effort, stream Dues on all digital platforms and be on the lookout for his upcoming follow-up project, Afraid of the Dark, coming soon.
Nigerian artist, producer and entrepreneur Pipi Pango presents his new EP, Love, Money and Power, under his own label, Omo Arutu Entertainment. The project consists of 4 exclusive tracks that each feature an array of unique sounds including Hip-Hop, Afrobeat, trap, alternative and pop. The EP’s opener “Mama/Yeye Takun Wale” is airy and refreshing with an undertone reminiscent of Kanye’s Graduation classic “Flashing Lights.” On this song, Pipi pays homage to his mother while filling her in on the happenings of his life. Keeping the adoration flowing on Love, Money and Power, he proudly professes his love to a special lady on the endearing, upbeat “Street Love.” The third track “M.O.N.E.Y” finds Pipi getting to the money as he encourages us to get on our jobs as well. As the EP closes out, we’re met with “Driving Too Fast” that urges us to slow down in our course of life to really be present and take back our power. If you’re looking for music with a message that’s cloaked in vibes from the Motherland, stream Pipi Pango’s Love, Money and Power today.
Just in time for summer, Rap artist, songwriter, DJ and producer 60 Wrap$$ releases his addictive new single "Whine for me" that's geared towards the ladies who know how to move and the people who love to watch. A unique blend of Afro and Trap with subtle elements of R&B and Hip-Hop, “Whine for me” has all the makings to get things moving at any dance party. As the bass hits heavy, the smooth tempo entices partygoers to let loose and find that perfect partner on the dance floor. On the track, the budding artist not only handles the rhymes but also the melodic hook that’s cool and calming while adding a layer of sexiness. Aside from the initial dance theme, the song also holds a deeper message within the lyrics as 60 Wrap$$ rhymes about a girl he loves and wants to keep happy for the long run. If you’re looking for a song that’s soaked in warm island vibes, carries a message of love and adoration, and will get the ladies moving, check out “Whine for me” by 60 Wrap$$.
International Rapper, SlickNick releases the visual to his latest single, "ShroomHenna"
ShroomHenna - YouTube
Back in 2016, while in Thailand, the artist SlickMick got hit by a car. The result was several broken bones and having a bleed on his brain putting him in post-traumatic amnesia for several months. He loses the ability to make or retain new memories. Now three years later, he's recovered, back in Thailand and doing the same old thing-music!
Mobile Alabama Recording Artist, X-isle releases his latest EP, "Ghosting"
Twenty-two years ago, the multi-talented artist named X-isle is born in Mobile, Alabama. It all begins when he started watching his cousin make beats. Suddenly, his cousin receives a life sentence and the young X had no choice but to make beats himself. It came easy to X due to his musical background and playing multiple instruments. When he was 9, he starts making beats and picks up the mic at 19.
“I use to make beats for people to rap on, then I would think to myself “ ole dude is trash on the mic “ so I wanted to see how hard it was and came easy for me.”
X-isle grew up listening to some of his favorite artists like Andre 3000 and J. Cole. Nowadays he thinks the best in the game is the artist PNB Rock and credits a lot of his melodic rapping style to him. As for the rap scene today, well he has an interesting view on that. “I think right now, there’s a lot of “gimmick” artist out, but not a lot of true artists out, he says. Right now I feel like having a big social media presence is how to get clout, but that’s not me. If getting “clout” requires me to run down the street yelling “Boonk Gang” or starting beef with somebody, then I’m ok with not being famous. I love doing music, period and I’m not gonna change who I am, just so other people will pay attention to me”
X-isle's latest EP, “Ghosting" is doing well according to X. He reports that he did not expect it to get as much attention as it did. The EP album beginning with the lead song and album title “Ghosting” gives you a sense of hurt and honesty. The more you listen to the project, you will notice that X-isle shouldn’t be placed in a creative “box.” He exhibits that he can make music you can vibe to with the singles, “Ghosting” and “Wasteman.” Also, something that’s more upbeat and hype with the song titled “So Cold” but can also go bar for bar with the titled “Watershed.”
Without a doubt, X-isle has the potential to be a big named artist and one of many artists to stand out in the oversaturated rap industry. Be sure to check out his new EP, "Ghosting" and connect with him on all social media to remain in tune.
East Coast Recording Artist, Kwaku releases his latest single, "Pressure"
Kwaku Sarpong Adu-Gyamfi, is a Ghanaian-American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and dancer from Boston. Also known as Q, Kwaku was first inspired to dance in his early childhood by the “King of Pop” Michael Jackson. After falling in love with dance, he soon became a local sensation, performing at talent shows and competitions with his natural break dancing style. Eventually, his undying passion for music led him to teach himself how to sing, rap, and write songs. With encouragement from friends and family, his popularity began to rise, giving birth to the QCREW.
Born in Newton, Massachusetts, Kwaku spent the majority of his childhood moving from town to town- as well as- out of state and country. Luckily, his passion for music and dance connected him with people wherever he went. This forces him to grow and adapt, especially during his time as a student at St.John's University. With catchy songs & a versatile sound, Kwaku allows his honest storytelling to share not only his own stories but those looking for a voice. Fusing his unique background with his creativity, originality, and strong songwriting ability, he is well on his way to making a big impact in the entertainment world. Repping Beantown and Queens, NY, St.John's University alum, KWAKU, will soon be a household name. Be sure to connect with the artist on all social media outlets and digital music platforms.
R&B Artist, Nikia releases her latest project, "No Fairytale" Nikia is an RnB/Pop singer (Born in NY raised in California) who hails from a family with a large musical background. Nikia started her professional career at the age of 13 and signed her first deal at the age of 15 with independent record label swooper records out of Los Angeles California.
She released her first single "Wanna Get With You" at the age of 16 and made some waves in the industry. Nikia went on to write and release a Spanish cross over an album which made a big hit overseas. At the age of 18, Nikia went on the road and decided to take her talents across states. Later Nikia would come to release three albums, two EPs and five singles. Nikia's brand is receiving her accolades for many accomplishments. She has appeared in many publications and web portals including The Heat, High Alliance and CIE Fashion Magazines, This is Platinum Hip-Hop, 24/7 Hip-Hop News and She Bloggin' websites.
"You have to do something you've never done to get something you never had!"
Although, it seems so long since her 2016 EP release of "She is Me," Nikia's new album "No Fairytale" just made its debut on the digital music platforms. Her reality series from sister to sister will be making its way soon. Be sure to connect with the R&B songstress on social media networks and digital music platforms.
This is yo song if you like stunting. No lie, there. Rising Chicago artist, Okxko, has delivered the ultimate club anthem with his wavy new single "Run It". The song captures the essence of the bay area sound with a bouncy westcoast vibe, newage hiphop, and catchy trap lyrics that will have you singing right along. After a brief hiatus Okxko is back with some the dopest music out right now. He says, "Run It was intentionally written with the purpose of kicking the summer off right." Enjoy the fresh banger and follow Okxko's growing movement today.
There is always a diamond in the ruff. For Burnsville, Minnesota, the multifaceted collective, On Our Own, is precisely that jewel; and summer 2019 may be their defining, shining moment. At least as far as one of their member’s, OOOAndre, latest release can measure; for, “Switch Up” is a modern-trap gem worthy of an imminent crowning. Although the Midwestern crew are well-versed in both R&B and Hip-Hop, “Switch Up” leans ostensibly on their thunderous, trap potential. It is a quintessential banger of today’s sound; fueled by pummeling 808s, invigorating rhythm, and OOOAndre’s unique, yet befitting flow. Obviously, he is the man OOO can go to for a irresistible hit. The way this Gopher State talent maneuvers through the beat simply exudes effortlessness; making “Switch Up” likely a natural phenomenon for ‘Dre. If that is the case, there are tons of records just as potent as this club-ready anthem, hidden within the On Our Own archives, just waiting to be dropped. The moment they are, following the promised success of “Switch Up”, the diamond will no longer be in the ruff. It will be crowning princes as they become kings of the new-age, Hip-Hop scene.