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JopauL – “We Hustle” | @iamJopauL

JopauL – “We Hustle” | @iamJopauL

From Billboard Magazine, to The Source, to multiple charting records on the digital music charts, to now receiving his blue check mark verification badge, JopauL is the definition of an independent music artist on his hustle and grind 24/7. “It’s been such an uphill battle in 2017 coming off of two major surgeries that I’m truly grateful for the fans that have stuck with me,” […]

Shamika Sanders

December 9th, 2017

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Jordan Royale – “Material Things” | @jordanisroyale

Jordan Royale – “Material Things” | @jordanisroyale

From America’s Got Talent to getting a bag from the internet’s most respected website, Pornhub, Jordan Royale has been sharing stages alongside Juicy J, Obie Trice, Mobb Deep, Wu-Tang Clan, Rittz and has headlined many of his own shows in the Tri-State area. Royale went on to release his sophomore album, FXCK OFF, independently on his birthday, May 27th, 2017. Rolling Stone classifies him as […]

Shamika Sanders

December 3rd, 2017

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Taking Risks & Applying Pressure with Trap Genius | @TrapGeniusNYC

Taking Risks & Applying Pressure with Trap Genius | @TrapGeniusNYC

Harlem. The home of Dapper Dan. The neighborhood that lead fashion back in the 80s & 90s. Two men had a dream to follow in those same footsteps and use the place they call home to become their inspiration. James “Rellzz” Ryals and Devin Gale are instantly becoming the new hot streetwear designers with their Trap Genius brand. The concept behind Trap Genius was to […]

Shamika Sanders

November 27th, 2017

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VIDEO: BL’eve Brown – “Finesse” | @bleve_brown

VIDEO: BL’eve Brown – “Finesse” | @bleve_brown

After BL’eve Brown’s single “Finesse” crossed 100,000 plays on Spotify, it only made sense for the New Jersey-based rapper to release a video for the infectious track. Directed by Kevin Chiu, the visual finds Brown rocking a flat-top and delivering his bars with ease. To assist with the song, the part-Jamaican, Harlem native enlisted the production skills of Platinum Beat Service and frequent collaborator Jimmy […]

Shamika Sanders

November 19th, 2017

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Rob Sessionz – “Put It Down” | @ROBSESSIONS

Rob Sessionz – “Put It Down” | @ROBSESSIONS

Ohio rapper and producer Rob Sessionz is one of the founding members of underground Hip Hop group, The Clergy, along with fellow Ohio natives Dolo Godbody, Kev Bless and producer Device Trax. Rob is also one half of the hip hop duo, Meta.44, along with Dolo.  Rob sees his style as soulful gutter meeting street-wise grit, blending it into one big pot of underground gumbo.  […]

Shamika Sanders

November 19th, 2017

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Jay’More – “Late Night” | @jaymoremusik

Jay’More – “Late Night” | @jaymoremusik

Brooklyn rapper Jay’More releases his new single produced by Blasian Beats. The single follows from his most recent project, Headphones & Headaches, which is available now on datPiff. @jaymoremusik Follow Shamika Sykes on Twitter!

Shamika Sanders

November 13th, 2017

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Rap Star: The Series Slated to Premiere December 19th

Rap Star: The Series Slated to Premiere December 19th

From executive producers Jermaine “Maino” Coleman and James “Kraze” Billings comes an all too real and true to life story about the music industry and how the system can manipulate relationships, business and loyalty. Rap Star is an edgy story that revolves around Lah (played by Maino), a successful artist manager in the music business whose task is to rebuild the career of his longtime […]

Shamika Sanders

November 11th, 2017

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Juxx Diamondz – “Playing With Fire” | @JuxxDiamondz

Juxx Diamondz – “Playing With Fire” | @JuxxDiamondz

You know what they say about black coal under pressure, when enough is applied the result is a Diamond. This is what you get in the heavy hitting Brooklyn raised MC Juxx Diamondz. From the outset of his career, Juxx has hit the ground running, applying his experiences in the streets of Brooklyn to his craft painting insightful pictures on the canvas of ill beats. […]

Shamika Sanders

November 7th, 2017

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Player K – “Credentials” | @OfficialPlayerK

Player K – “Credentials” | @OfficialPlayerK

In an ongoing battle with the South, New York’s perseverance and never-ending pool of talent has been leading the birthplace of Hip Hop’s resurgence. South Bronx upstart, Player K, let’s us know who he is and why he’s a new force to be reckoned with on his introductory single. The former high school football star picked up a pen and microphone as his budding sports […]

Shamika Sanders

November 3rd, 2017

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Weirdo King’s Mixtape Countdown | @WeirdoKingTweet

Weirdo King’s Mixtape Countdown | @WeirdoKingTweet

Memphis songwriter Weirdo King rides out the countdown to his new Weirdo Trap project this week with “Choo Choo” produced by DJ Paul KOM of Three 6 Mafia. The mixtape will premiere Thursday 11/2 on DatPiff and on iTunes, Spotify, Tidal and all other digital platforms on Friday 11/3. Check out the track on audiomack. @WeirdoKingTweet Follow Shamika Sykes on Twitter!  

Shamika Sanders

November 1st, 2017

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