American Fortune: Smart, the 25-year-old rapper from Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, had his beginnings in Tompkins Projects in the early 1990's. With an absent father and drug addicted mother, Smart's foundation came from his grandparents who encouraged him to read and do well.
Ghostown: Freddie Black (@FreddieBlack401) & B Luv (@MarathonaJakk) are fresh outta Newport, R,I. The pair decided to collaborate on an album after the successful reception of Freddie Blackskin's mixtape X-Files. The duo are slated to release their debut self titled lp "Everybody Luv Black" July19th 2014. The project is being produced by burgeoning beatsmith @SpliftOut.
Chris: Revalation (New Bedford, MA) releases a New Song to all the Ride or Die chicks out there, showing his versatility while chronicling his own relationship in a humorous but real way. With a soulful hook provided by EmilOMG & a verse and production by California native, Keace, this is a joint anyone can enjoy. Enjoy.
Audio: Well$ joins CyHi the Prynce on "Mandela" (Remix)
Audible Treats: 19-year-old Charlotte-born and based Congolese-American rapper Well$ continues to make noise, teaming up with CyHi the Prince for the official remix of CyHi's stand-out single, "Mandela." In February, CyHi released the single and its accompanying music video as a part of the Black Histori Project.
Follow the "Ill Mind of Hopsin" series and you'll have a diary-like timeline of Hopsin's rise in the industry from a hard-spitting, white contact lens-wearing rapper with an overcrowded MySpace account sitting in a dark, dungeon-like room in the first episode to a fearless, developed artist who's toured the world and garnered nearly 200 million YouTube views, questioning God and his surroundings in the latest episode.
Wanja: 'Pilin' Papers' is not about foolishly spending money, but is more about generating interest and attention by being the best at what you do. To do so, Korry Deez teams up with one of Toronto's most dangerous emcees, SepTo, to deliver the funk right to your doorstep with 'Pilin' Papers'. Get your paper!