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Megadon – “Cacoon” | @DonaldRCole

Megadon – “Cacoon” | @DonaldRCole

Megadoom is what happens when Megadon raps on classic MF Doom beats. Rapper and videographer Megadon releases Part 1 of 2 visuals for two of the tracks from the Megadoom mixtape. Directed by Megadon, “Cacoon” depicts Megadoom as the Transformers’ Decepticon leader, Megatron in an epic stop motion battle versus the Autobots and their leader, Optimus Prime. Download the Megadoom mixtape, available now on Bandcamp. […]

Shamika Sanders

October 20th, 2017

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Rapper Bates Re-releases Her Hit Album ‘For Colored Folk’ For Free | @Bates_STL

Rapper Bates Re-releases Her Hit Album ‘For Colored Folk’ For Free | @Bates_STL

Just months after wowing listeners with her 2017 album Strange Woman, Bates reminds everyone of the roots that grounds her with the re-release of her critically acclaimed project, For Colored Folk. Hailed by the Riverfront Times Newspaper as “a navigation through spiritual, social and political minefields— a crossroads of intersectional issues that she attacks head-on while aiming straight for the gut,” with “a brash vibe that […]

Shamika Sanders

October 16th, 2017

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Minister EnQi Tackles The Issue of Black Health With His Detox Program | @MinisterEnqi

Minister EnQi Tackles The Issue of Black Health With His Detox Program | @MinisterEnqi

Hip hop and health has always been an issue that has seldom been spoken about, but the loss of some of our beloved icons due to poor health has brought the issue to the forefront. In comes Minister Enqi, who is fixated on health and wellness, especially for people of color, since we suffer from the most common illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure […]

Shamika Sanders

October 16th, 2017

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ByrdB – Countertop | @iambyrdb

ByrdB – Countertop | @iambyrdb

STL’s ByrdB releases his brand new mixtape, Countertop, which features production from St. Louis beat maker Sherlocmagico, Arizona producer Vigilancebeatz, Platinum producers ChoppaSquadDJ & Felony Muzik and many more. The 9-track mixtape includes such singles as his known single, “Control”, “ATM” and the trap love track “Jack ’n’ Jill”. The extended Countertop mixtape features more heat: a collective of 17 tracks that you can grab from […]

Shamika Sanders

October 12th, 2017

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Innocent? – “Grateful” | @INNOCENTFLOW13

Innocent? – “Grateful” | @INNOCENTFLOW13

THEM Recordings’ Innocent? releases a charitable track specifically for the disaster victims entitled “Grateful”. Producer Stan Da Man and Innocent? have decided to donate all the proceeds from the sale of their new track to the victims in Texas, Puerto Rico & Mexico. Recent hurricanes and earthquakes have dramatically affected these areas. They just want to do their share of giving back to help the […]

Shamika Sanders

October 3rd, 2017

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Tragic Hero – “Wish You Could” | @IAmTragicHero

Tragic Hero – “Wish You Could” | @IAmTragicHero

From the desk of New Jersey native Tragic Hero: “When life brings you to your knees we turn to those we trust for love and support. Unfortunately, at times it’s the closest ones that cause the most pain. This past year has been just that. I had to move out of my home and end a 10 year relationship. This led to me to moving […]

Shamika Sanders

October 2nd, 2017

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Yog Westwood feat. J. Hooks – “Life” | @yogwestwood

Yog Westwood feat. J. Hooks – “Life” | @yogwestwood

Mr. Calizona, Yog Westwood is back with the visual to his new track called, “Life”, a track which he personally calls his most anticipated song to date. “Life,” produced by Los Angeles beatmaker Vegas Santuchie, tells heartfelt tales of street violence and troubled youth, helping you take off the rose-colored glasses and see the everyday woes that society sets upon every individual. The gritty West […]

Shamika Sanders

September 22nd, 2017

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Lil Flip feat. MJG & Freon Icy Cold – “BITM” | @LilFlip713

Lil Flip feat. MJG & Freon Icy Cold – “BITM” | @LilFlip713

Best known for his trademark Clover G power, Lil’ Flip has been far more than the average Southern rapper in his nearly two decades as a professional recording artist and entrepreneur. This week the Houston, Texas native releases his latest single “B*tch I’m The Man (B.I.T.M.)” featuring MJG and Freon Icy Cold via King Life Family / Clover G / Empire, as he gears up […]

Shamika Sanders

September 5th, 2017

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Tish Hyman – Fairy Tales Mixtape | @Listen2Tish

Tish Hyman – Fairy Tales Mixtape | @Listen2Tish

After a touring the world with Jill Scott and enjoying the success of her Dedicated To album, Tish Hyman released a mixtape for straight giggles. Tish gives us her eagerly awaited mixtape, Fairy Tales. “I wanted to showcase another side,” says Tish of the mixtape. “My last project was so serious, I wanted this project to make people laugh! With hilarious renditions of Disney’s most […]

Shamika Sanders

September 5th, 2017

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Ladi G feat. Dave East – ” In My Shoes” | @ladigishiphop @DaveEast

Ladi G feat. Dave East – ” In My Shoes” | @ladigishiphop @DaveEast

Brooklyn’s own Ladi G teams up with NY Underground wordsmith Dave East for a lyrical snapshot of the precautions needed when you reach a level of notoriety. “In My Shoes”, produced by M.A.D. Smooth Productions is an audio sightseeing tour of what it is like in their respective boroughs once a certain level of fame is achieved. While Ladi G now resides in Tampa, FL, […]

Shamika Sanders

September 2nd, 2017

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