Matt: Enkay47, is an American rapper and songwriter originally hailing from the small town of Silverton, Oregon. He initially began writing music at the ripe age of 15 in an attempt to make friends and "fit in" after being bullied and alienated by many of his peers. However, as time progressed, he realized how much of an impact music had made on his upbringing and wanted to help other people in the same way.
Fullee Love (a/k/a Soup of Jurassic 5) Delivers his Debut Solo LP, 'Free, White & 21' | Available Now Through All Digital Retailers!
DM360: Overcoming preconceived notions can be a real challenge, especially for an artist like Zaakir Muhammad. Known by many as Soup of famed underground Hip-Hop collective, Jurassic 5, the West Coast artist has worked painstakingly these past few years to move beyond his past and showcase a new sound to the world. And he's doing exactly that as Fullee Love, while embodying the spirit and soul of the '70s and '80s with a fresh sound, unique voice, and important point of view on his sophomore album, Free, White & 21.
"In order to make this move to a new sound, I needed an unused vehicle, and Fullee Love is a name I've known for years," he says. "It's cool, humorous, and shapeless at this point. It has freedom written all over it and that's what's needed."
That freedom can be felt throughout the album's 17 tracks that follow the theme of being "free, white and 21," a saying that was popularized by Hollywood in the 1940s. At that time, white women (mostly) used the phrase to announce their independence, which Love is doing on here in multiple ways. In addition to throwing a middle finger at white privilege, he is exploring a Funk-fueled sound that's driven in part by the project's sole producer, Nicholas Eaholtz (a/k/a Nick Green of The Internet).
As you'll hear throughout the record, they're quite the musical duo and share a knack for strong hooks and melodies. The two singles, "Deney Terrio" and "Nile Rodgers (Get On Down)," drive this point home beautifully while paying homage to an era they love so deeply (Terrio being the host of Dance Fever, and Rodgers being a Funk legend). There's also a touch of Prince on instant standout "ShunGot," some addictive flavor on "Again," and real heart on closing ballad "Dream Big."
When Love was crafting the album, he admits to being apprehensive because he was worried about how fans and new listeners would react. "But then I was like 'I don't give a frog's fat ass, I'ma do what I want and how I want,'" he says, adding that Nick was on the same page. And really, what more could you want from an artist, especially when his vision sounds this damn good?
Free, White & 21 is available now through all major digital retailers and streaming platforms via Mohammad's own Nalja Music imprint.
01. Free, White & 21 (Intro)
02. Deney Terrio *Earmilk Premiere
03. Sittin Pretty
04. Free, White & 21 (Part 2)
05. Nile Rodgers (Git On Down) *Ebro on Beats 1 Premiere
09. Free, White & 21 (Part 3)
12. Lift Off
13. Native Sky
14. Free, White & 21 (Part 4)
17. Dream Big
*All tracks produced by Nick Green of The Internet
STR: Grandmilly, a Long Island based rapper formerly of RVIDXR KLVN (aka Raider Klan), has been quietly yet consistently putting out quality projects since 2012-- most notably an EP with Bones and a 2015 LP with SageInfinite. Shozae, a producer who is part of Long Island's Midnite Society, has been a close collaborator of Grandmilly for years.
DJ MUGGS x MF DOOM - Assassination Day (Trust No One)
Biz 3: Legendary hip-hop producer and Cypress Hill founder DJ Muggs has released his highly anticipated album Dia Del Asesinato today via Soul Assassins Records with a new animated video for "Assassination Day (Trust No One)" feat. DOOM. The album includes collaborations with DOOM, Raekwon, Freddie Gibbs, Kool G Rap, Meyhem Lauren, Mach-Hommy, Hus Kingpin, and Eto.
Secret Superstar FMB DZ Puts On for Detroit on New Album In My Bag
A.T.: Rapidly stacking syllables atop whirling piano arpeggios, FMB DZ defines the new sound of Detroit. The culmination of years of grassroots momentum, FMB DZ shares In My Bag, his latest album. Gleefully illustrating the art of the hustle, DZ showcases a gritty lyrical realism and a full arsenal of flows on the tape, demonstrating how he became one of the most popular artists of any genre in his hometown. Rhyming over uptempo piano-led instrumentals from some of Detroit's best beatmakers, DZ proves his worth as one of the finest songwriters in the Great Lakes region, detailing street tales with verve, wit, and craft. Featuring previously released tracks like the glistening and triumphant "Fast Money," premiered earlier this month by The FADER, "60 Seconds," which The FADER named one of the Ten Best Rap Songs Right Now, and the HYPEBEAST-premiered, E-40-featuring party anthem "Lit," In My Bag is a fast-paced headrush that optimizes DZ's talents. Featuring appearances from E-40, Philthy Rich, Doughboy Clay, and La'Britney, In My Bag arrives via EMPIRE.
One of the most prominent emcees in Detroit's new rap renaissance, FMB DZ built his audience with his consistent output and unstoppable work ethic. Born in the Plymouth section of Detroit's West Side, DZ grew up idolizing hometown heroes like Eminem, Obie Trice, and Doughboyz Cashout, rapping throughout high school to make ends meet. In 2016, DZ started to build buzz with his impressive music videos. "I made sure I shot two or three videos a week for two months straight," says DZ. "We spread the word through these videos. After that, my social media came about. I had a million views on YouTube long before I ever had 10,000 followers.” On the strength local hits such as "The Truth" (5 million YouTube views), "Hold Me Down" (6 million views), and "Yesterday" (1.7 million views since April 28), which features fellow Detroit rising star Sada Baby and appeared on the popular mixtape The Gift, FMB DZ became the most popular artist in Detroit on YouTube, streaming more over six months than the likes of Future and Chris Brown. With his next project, and an upcoming joint project with Sada Baby, DZ plans to put the city on his back, dragging the new Motown sound into the mainstream.
Buy/Stream In My Bag: https://Empire.lnk.to/InMyBag
In My Bag tracklist:
1) Not The Same
2) Where was you
3) Made Man
4) Lit (ft. E-40)
5) Fast Money
6) Living Legend
7) Mob Ties
8) Back Against The Wall (ft. La'Britney)
9) Gold Bottles
10) 60 Seconds
11) Dripping (ft. Philthy Rich)
12) Off The Porch
13) Slide On Em (ft. Doughboy Clay)
14) On My Shit
Detroit is going through its latest Rap renaissance with a host of new talented voices emerging across a unified city. FMB DZ is quickly making a bid as one of Motown’s new leaders, with millions of views and listens in a short time. After a 2017 that witnessed three consecutive high-profile independent releases (I Ain’t Gone Lie, Washington DZ and lastly, The Gift), the rags-to-riches rapper is packing more powder in the cannon. With a new EMPIRE partnership, the FastMoneyBoyz Ent flagship artist is giving the fans more music to celebrate amidst his booming career.
In My Bag: https://Empire.lnk.to/InMyBag
"Lit" ft. E-40: https://soundcloud.com/fmbdz/lit-feat-e-40
"Fast Money": https://soundcloud.com/fmbdz/fast-money/
"60 Seconds": https://youtu.be/WFllNMC-SfU
"Made Man": https://youtu.be/WFllNMC-SfU
"Dripping" ft. Philthy Rich: https://youtu.be/lhOXigWsUvw
"Yesterday" ft. Sada Baby: https://youtu.be/43eaRx1TQbA
"The Truth": https://youtu.be/9Rokiyz9Ed0
"Hold Me Down": https://youtu.be/dHO5KVd21cI
Biz 3: DJ Muggs has released a new track "Contagion Theory" feat. Mach-Hommy from his album Dia Del Asesinato (AKA 'Assassination Day') which features MF Doom, Freddie Gibbs, Kool G Rap, Raekwon, Meyhem Lauren, Mach-Hommy, Hus Kingpin, and Eto.