Grindwork Approved, Mississippi based artist Duke releases his new single entitled “Hold It Down”, produced by Street Empire. Bringing a combination of harmony and raw delivery, this record with catch your attention.
Rodney Dawson is the Co-Owner and Artist Manager of a label, Street City Enterprises (SCE) located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The label started in 2008 with a longtime friend & Co-Owner of SCE, L-Smooth Mensah. Dawson saw a talent in L-Smooth Mensah during 9 years of talking about music, sports, and boxing. L-Smooth Mensah always did freestyle rapping when riding in the vehicle, at clubs and house parties. This is when Dawson saw a special versatile talent in L-Smooth Mensah and wanted to immediately find him a studio to record a mixtape.
L-Smooth Mensah’s second album, “I Know What You’re Listening to this Summer”, on Street City Enterprises was released on August 31st, 2018. Dawson is working to start a press run to promote the new album. He has the skill set to take the right avenues to boost the number of organic fans and proceed strategically to create fan engagement with artists.
West Coast Producer and Rapper TOPE travels to Las Vegas to film the Official Music Video for his new single, “Never Told You”.
After the successful release for his gospel-influenced single Faithful, featuring underground legends Blu and Abstract Rude, TOPE digs deeper into his stash of unreleased music to drop the inspiring and emotional anthem, “Never Told You”. Playing every instrument including Piano, Bass, Drums and Synthesizers on Reason 10, TOPE’s latest single marks his first non-sampled production to date, showing the growth in not only him as a person but also as a Producer.
After moving from Portland to The Bay, then to LA and back to The Bay, TOPE had all of his music stolen from a laptop at a concert in San Francisco and almost consider walking away from releasing music in early 2017. The words “I never told ’bout the time I almost gave up on myself” repeat heavily as TOPE explains how he was defeated but still made a persevered through the hard times. Back to work this year, TOPE recently returned from playing live shows with Self Jupiter of Freestyle Fellowship and Blu, as well as producing for New York City legend Skyzoo.
A resurgence of sorts it seems like this up and coming West Coast artist might just be back and better than ever. Be sure to press play on the Official Music Video for “Never Told You” and also stream TOPE’s new music available on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and more.
After amassing over 8.8K views on his 2DopeBoyz premiered video for “No F*cks Given” earlier this Summer, the Georgia bred rapper (by way of Athens, GA) keeps the momentum going heading into the fourth quarter.
Caulfield now unveils his new single, “Blue Pills”, which is on the tracklist for his upcoming project, “God is Dead”. On the Jacob Lethal produced record, Caulfield takes us through the first stage of the grieving process – denial, which is represented by the blue pill. The melodramatic production is matched with Caulfield’s highly sensationalized and overemotional delivery – enhanced by the help of some autotune. Listen to the single below than stick around for a BTS video that goes more in depth with the release.
Bubba Sparxxx is back, breaking into the gospel genre alongside Smith and Hay for their collaborative remix that will be featured on “Jail Tattoos”
Sparxxx who became a household name from his massive radio hits with Timblaland and The Dungeon Family such as “Ugly”, “Deliverance”, “Ms New Booty” (ft. Ying Yang Twins) is still active and part of Yelawolf’s Slumerican camp. Mr Sparxxx was infused with the Holy Spirit and jumped on the single “Beautiful Day” with Mike Smith and Jonathan Hay and the good folks at Roughstock were kind enough to premier it for us. The original currently sits at #5 on Bilboard’s Christian Streaming Songs chart and #14 on their Hot Christian Songs chart. “Beautiful Day” appears on Hay and Smith’s forthcoming album “Illusion Delusion”, while the remix will be featured on their upcoming “Jail Tattoos” project.
Houston’s Lenny Chaos returns with the official video for his “Hi Key” single. The visual, shot by OTR Views, shows Lenny under the lights in his city, showcasing his one of a kind swag and witty bars. The record also features fellow H-Town native, DJ Candlestick. Check out the visual below, and stay tuned for more to come, as he plans to end the year with a bang.
Toronto, Ontario Native Mayze’s unveils his new single, “Line Up”
“Line Up” is the following to a short break after the release of collaborative project – Organized Chaos EP. Mayze resurfaces the net with new single “X’d Out”. The short 3 minute freestyle jumps between different pockets and styles with braggadocios lyrics in a downtempo voice reminiscent to that of an early Kendrick. Mayze will be dropping a single every Thursday on Apple Music, Spotify & Soundcloud until the end of the 2018 with the hopes of a TBA project in 2019.
King of Thebes drops his new record “Uptown” from his recent project, “Shaka Zulu”. Now available on all digital platforms, “Uptown” shows the versatility with King of Thebes and a good follow up after his recent release, “Gucciville”. Stream the song below on YouTube.
“The Wave” is Willie Waters’ first full length LP. It consists of melodic flows over hard-hitting 808 beats. Throughout this project, Willie Waters finds creative ways to showcase his versatility. Songs like “Ride The Wave” and “More” displays his ability to create radio-friendly hits. While on “Turn Nothing to Something”, he boasts lyrically with word-play reminiscent of Migos’ Offset. When compared to today’s emerging artist, Willie Waters sets himself aside by sticking to his Bahamian roots and showing that he is not just a one-dimensional artist. If you like songs about entrepreneurship, bossing up, and self-empowerment then tune into “The Wave” and begin the journey of more success with Willie Waters.
Willie Waters is an emerging artist from a tiny island just 50 miles from the coast of Florida called Bimini, Bahamas. He moved to Broward County, Florida when his parents relocated in search of bigger opportunities for him and his siblings. When he was in the fourth grade, he found a passion for music after performing at a school talent show. The following year, Willie Waters began to write his own music. After spending countless amount of money that he had saved up for studio time, he thought it would be great to create his own studio right in the comfort of his bedroom. It was right there that he put in his 10,000+ hours and honed in on his skills writing, recording, and mixing all of his material.
This would pay off in 2010 when he was chosen to perform on BET 106 and Park’s Wild Out Wednesday segment. Not only did he perform, he won the competition and was invited back for a second performance. In 2015, Willie Waters graduated from FAMU with a degree in business. He plans on utilizing his degree to forward his career in the music business while expanding into other aspects of entrepreneurship.
FTF Star is an Alabama artist that is on the come up. He currently has two projects out, “Jetpack Star” and “ART”, that features artists like Gunna, Sob x RBE, Skooly, Lucas Coly and more. Check out his latest drop, a visual for his buzzing single, “Stay Juggin”. With co-signs from platinum selling artist Ayo (From Ayo & Teo) and NFL Pro-Bowler Kwon Alexander, FTF Star is an artist to keep an eye on moving forward. Watch the Play Pendergrass shot video here.