Oregon recording artist/ producer Drew Locs premieres his latest self produced EP, “Wood Works”. This follows up his debut album, “Be Easy” and features eight tracks in total. The project also features fellow ETS member, SamuelThe1st and contains the previous released singles “What’s Hatnen”, “Lingering Thoughts” and “Intro (Wood Works)”. Follow along as the PNW talent details his ambitions, work ethnic and creative drive while offering up both radio friendly songs and Hip Hop hits. Preview “Wood Works” in it’s entirety below, then head over to Drew’s Bandcamp page to pick up a copy for only $5.
Milwaukee bar arsonist Taiyamo Denku and Australian producer partner Dcypha have a long line of solid releases. The duo also put together serious guest features from fellow lyricists such as Kool G Rap, Reks, Rass Kass, Vinnie Pazz and the list goes on. Now, the Cypha Den Music imprint gets an assist from LOX frontman Jadakiss for their latest single, “Life Like This”. The song offers two different mindsets, with Denku going in on half way thugs and Kiss giving a first person account of life in the streets. Overall, both points lead up to the message in the chorus; living a “Life Like This” must stop and change must follow. The single is also available for free download from the attached Soundcloud player.
The Southside of Chicago has a highly talented R&B artist emerging from the scene by the name of Amiah, who just released a sensational audio single titled “Crazy”. The song focuses around the power of love and attraction and the production is top notch, a record to play while spending time with that special someone that has you “Crazy” in love. After the success of their previous endeavor, “Sunset”, the sultry songstress contracts producer LawBeatz once again for the sensual styled production.
Amiah drew her early inspirations from the likes of Aaliyah and Lauryn Hill and she is now poised to unleash her debut EP, “1AM”, in February of 2016. She also is involved with the Epilepsy Foundation and is in talks of performing a charity concert event together. If you enjoy the sound of “Crazy”, head over to Amiah’s webpages for more music, videos and updates.
When you’re an emcee that hails from the birthplace of Hip Hop, the South Bronx, you have a duty to deliver the best brand of Hip Hop that sustains the culture as a whole. You need the ability to put words together with a smooth, genuine delivery that makes Hip Hop heads and even those new to the culture, bop, party, vibe and feel optimistic about the cultures vitality.
This “every so often” moment goes to Hip Hop recording artist, songwriter and entrepreneur, D. Green. Some may know D from his shows with major performers such as J. Cole, as well as from his collaborations with DJ Green Lantern, DJ Zeke, Skyzoo and Emilio Rojas. Green always creates his own lane and on his latest single, “Get ‘Em Up”, D’s approach is no different.
The bar heavy, synth infused offering celebrates a feel good dexterity that deserves applause and will be talked about by all, admired by many, but only pursued by a few. So “Get ‘Em Up,” and ask yourself #areyoupartofthefew and peep the visual.
Boston lyricist Bishup Bicardi unveils his brand new, fourteen track mixtape ,“Voodoo Child”. The project features appearances from Gio Washington (aka Governor), Excetera, Termanology and Mic Stylz. The production includes hard-hitting tracks from Teddy Roxpin, Grimme Da Mc, Tunez, Mike Cip and Grubby Pawz.
Minnesota artist DB Tha Rasta joins forces with Lil Boosie in the hype new visual for the Sticks-produced “Did Dat (Remix)”. In the video, directed by Dontell Antonio, the pair reel off a lavish list of their riotous exploits back in the day. The song is taken from DB Tha Rasta’s upcoming project, “Being Broke Iz Not An Option Pt 2”.
St. Louis rapper Yak Boy Fresh is ready to make a major splash with his new project, “Timing is Everything”. The STL rep, formerly signed to Nelly’s Derrty Ent., is leading this project with the single “Roll Up & Smoke” featuring hometown legend Murphy Lee from St. Lunatics fame. The song is an ode to those all across the world who enjoy relaxing while getting ready to do just as the song says and roll up and smoke. You can listen to the song and watch the official music video today.
Publisher, producer and owner, Londell McMillan, Esq announces Simone Amelia as a new addition to The NorthStar Group team. Amelia has been appointed Content Director for The Source Magazine.
“I can’t emphasize enough how The Source influenced the Hip-Hop lover, journalist and socially conscious spirit I am today,” says Amelia. “From editorial to marketing to branding to international expansion, I’ll be lending my lengthy expertise to the storied brand while learning and growing with our team.”
McMillan adds: “On behalf of The NorthStar Group, I am thrilled to have someone as skilled and well respected internationally as Simone Amelia. She is a first-rate journalist and known influencer who has vast experience in the omni-platforms of our media and marketing business. She will help coordinate our print, entertainment and digital offerings for The Source and HERSource brands.”
Simone Amelia started her career in her native Australia, where she founded and edited the country’s most successful on-sale Hip-Hop and R&B publication, Urban Hitz Magazine. She parlayed that success into a role specifically created for her as Content Manager of leading online retailer DrJays.com (a move that brought her to New York City) and then most recently shifted into radio, hosting shows on Hip Hop Nation (SiriusXM) and DASH Radio.
“I would beg my mother every month to buy me The Source as a pre-teen, which at the time was specially imported to Australia and therefore quite expensive. It’s writers and editors spoke loudly to me through each page, sending a clear message that to be part of this culture was an honor. That Hip Hop was unlike anything else, an uncomfortably beautiful bridge to endless possibilities. The Source truly taught me that a young ethnic girl from West Sydney, who grew up with a single mother thousands of miles away, could actually be part of the world she felt she belonged in, as long as she remained authentic to herself and put in the work.”
The Source has unique media assets and well-known brands such as HERSource, Unsigned Hype, Five Mics, Source Sports, Source Latino, SOURCE360 and more, representing the “Voice of This Generation.” The brand has been and remains much “more than a magazine.”
The digital growth of The Source has exploded recently and grown over 300 percent under The NorthStar Group, while continuing to print its signature magazine known worldwide. The Source is intergenerational, multiracial, and offers a valuable male and female audience across an integrated 360 platforms with deep community insights and cultural equity. As a part of The NorthStar Group, its mission is to advance culture, educate, enlighten, serve and offer value to its audience, community and valued partners.
The new issue of The Source Magazine with Rick Ross, Jeezy and Jadakiss on three different covers is on newsstands now.
Read more at TheSource.com