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VIDEO: John Jigg$ – “The Message” | @Jiggsthegreat

VIDEO: John Jigg$ – “The Message” | @Jiggsthegreat

When attempting to describe Long Island, NY’s John Jigg$, one word immediately comes to mind, Versatility. John seems to have the ability to transition from a hardcore, bar for bar, gritty New York style of hip-hop to melodic, bass-heavy, 808 trap-style music effortlessly. Since releasing his debut solo offering D.R.U.G.$ (Destined to Reach Undeniable Greatnes$) in 2013 spawning regional hit “I Will Not Lose”, and […]

Shamika Sanders

August 18th, 2017

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Deascent – “Heard Em Say” | @deascent

Deascent – “Heard Em Say” | @deascent

Deascent takes a crack at the classic Kanye West beat with some assistance from Flow Vision Media on the visual end. @deascent Follow Shamika Sykes on Twitter and tune in to the bi-weekly Steelohim Radio show Saturdays from 4-6PM on MakerParkRadio.nyc!

Shamika Sanders

August 14th, 2017

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Beatnick & K-Salaam feat. Junior Reid & Gramps Morgan – “Give Love” | @ksalaambeatnick

Beatnick & K-Salaam feat. Junior Reid & Gramps Morgan – “Give Love” | @ksalaambeatnick

By no means newcomers to Reggae, the production duo known as Beatnick & K-Salaam, having cemented their spots in the genre as established & highly respected producers with records for the likes of Sizzla, Collie Buddz, Buju Banton, & many others, are back premiering the title track to their new Reggae EP – “Give Love” featuring legends Junior Reid and Gramps Morgan (from Grammy Award […]

Shamika Sanders

August 9th, 2017

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The Foreign Exchange Returns With Hide & Seek Album Sampler | @FEofficial

The Foreign Exchange Returns With Hide & Seek Album Sampler | @FEofficial

It had only been over a decade when the musical collective, Foreign Exchange came out with their critically acclaimed debut, Connected and since then came out with a number of albums including their live DVD/CD set, Dear Friends: A Night with The Foreign Exchange and Leave It All Behind, which won them a Grammy nod for their “Daykeeper” single. The Foreign Exchange is made up […]

Shamika Sanders

August 4th, 2017

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Squeegie-O – “I Know” | @SqUeEgIe_O

Squeegie-O – “I Know” | @SqUeEgIe_O

“I Know” is the 2nd release off of Staten Island lyricist Squeegie O’s sleeper hit project, Born Loser. In the visual, Squeegie creates the national anthem for anybody who has ever been played clowned on treated different because of who they are over a smooth Synesthesic Nation production and he quotes, “I know they don’t wanna see you make it but fuck them do you”. […]

Shamika Sanders

August 4th, 2017

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Beatnick & K-Salaam feat. Tech N9ne & Wreckonize – “Movin’ It” | @beatnickksalaam @techn9ne @Wrekonize

Beatnick & K-Salaam feat. Tech N9ne & Wreckonize – “Movin’ It” | @beatnickksalaam @techn9ne @Wrekonize

“We make all of our beats from scratch”, says K-Salaam, one half of the dynamic duo Beatnick & K-Salaam. “We design our own sounds, our own drums, we come up with new chord progressions. We don’t need to sample, but people are already sampling us.” From the crew that brought you the sounds behind Ms. Lauryn Hill’s live show and the first production team in […]

Shamika Sanders

August 3rd, 2017

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#PhoneTap: A Date With Bates | @Bates_STL

#PhoneTap: A Date With Bates | @Bates_STL

Hailing from St. Louis, MO, Bates rose to fame after navigating her way through the indie music scene for years and being award ‘Best Female Artist of The Year’ at the 2015 St. Louis Underground Music Festival (SLUMFest). In 2016, Bates’ swept the local music celebration, winning ‘Best Video’ for her visual Tell Jesus, ‘Best Female Hip-Hop Artist’ and became the first woman to take […]

Shamika Sanders

August 1st, 2017

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Yog Westwood – “Way West” | @YWESTWOOD

Yog Westwood – “Way West” | @YWESTWOOD

Yog Westwood is an established vet on the West Coast Hip Hop scene whose skills, ambition and business mindset make him a West Coast fan fave. The lyrical mastermind has worked with name notable artists including E-40, Kymani Marley, MC Eiht, the Eastsidaz, Glasses Malone and more, but he doesn’t limit himself as a studio artist. Yog is also a ver avid performer whose presence […]

Shamika Sanders

July 27th, 2017

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International Special – “Go” | @IntlSpecial_Ent

International Special – “Go” | @IntlSpecial_Ent

East New York Brooklyn’s International Special has been a mogul behind the scenes of the rap industry for decades. Special kept his nose to the streets and in a bag, the streets knew how special he was before he even picked up a microphone to show the world. Unlike a lot of upcoming artist in the industry, the lavish lifestyle he raps about is only […]

Shamika Sanders

July 27th, 2017

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Detroit’s LC Follows Up His Latest Release With A New Video For His “Can’t You See” Freestyle | @CourtneyBell313

Detroit’s LC Follows Up His Latest Release With A New Video For His “Can’t You See” Freestyle | @CourtneyBell313

The Midwest – Detroit, MI to be exact – is making a comeback! Looking to stay ahead of the pack, is newcomer, LC. The 22 year old lyricist from the west side of Detroit has been carving out his own lane for the past couple of years. And this Summer, he’s going full steam as he readies new material. Today, he offers up new visuals, […]

Shamika Sanders

July 25th, 2017

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