DM360: Equipped with his most sensual track to date, "Work" is the perfect combination of smooth vocals, and mesmerizing instrumentals, produced by his frequent collaborators, The Hittas. Fueled with some vodka, Sprite, and the desire to "watch his girl work all night," we can expect this leak to be featured on LoVel's upcoming EP, Backseat Memories, which is set to drop this summer, prior to the release of his full length debut, Somewhere Someday.
A.R.: Portland Rapper Mikey Vegaz releases his latest body of work, "Confessions Of A Hustler." 21 tracks deep, dipped in street knowledge and hustle anthems - cementing Mikey as up and coming name to look out for on the West Coast and beyond. One of the most travelled artists in the NW region, MV has already toured with legends such as E-40, Tech N9ne, Too Short, and more.
Audio: L'Orange & Kool Keith f/ Mr. Lif "Twenty Fifty Three"
MMG: As L'Orange and Kool Keith prepare for liftoff on their sci-fi journey through time and space, they've stopped by to share some new music. The newest exploration, Twenty Fifty Three, features the Def Jux legend Mr. Lif as the team marches further into the future. There may not be action or adventure, but there's always something interesting to find. The collaborative album, Time? Astonishing!, comes out July 24th on Mello Music Group.
Video: Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) "Sketches of Pain"
HiPNOTT: Swiss animator Carlo-Roman Picaso recently brought the song to life with "A beautifully executed video that captures the essence of what the track is really about" says Marcus D. Carlo-Roman does a masterful job of stringing together images of police brutality, protest, various forms of mental & physical anguish with portraits of hope and perseverance.
Audio: Statik Selektah f/ Action Bronson, Ab-Soul & Elle Varner "All You Need"
Matt: Today Statik Selektah releases his latest single, “All You Need,” featuring Action Bronson, Ab-Soul & Elle Varner from his upcoming album, Lucky 7, which will be released 7-7-15 on Showoff Records/Duck Down Music.
Video: BBass & Napoleon Da Legend - "Summer Fling"
Joe: New York native BBass and DMV rep Napoleon Da Legend have teamed up to craft the perfect soundtrack for the summertime. "Summer Fling" is an enticing and positively spirited single that delivers magnetic vibes while detailing a seasonal love affair. This one lives on the the duo's collaborative EP THP, which is currently available for purchase on iTunes.
Dove: Here is the the video for "Adios" from Chicago's Brewski, featuring Matti Baybee, who is Chief Keef's cousin. "Change is always good. 'Adios' is an anthem saying goodbye to the old life," says Brewski of the Who Is Kid Dream-produced track.
Dunn: French Montana and Chinx Drugs' (RIP) "Off The Rip" single was produced by Trakformaz, who are also behind the boards for "G5", the new single from Brooklyn rapper Ferris Wheel Jay (who is also part of the Trakformaz himself).