Earlier this year, Penny Shaw and ContraBAND released their collaboration entitled Ill City Blues. “Ill City Blues” is best described as cinema, in music form. It captures Penny’s realism, his aspirations, as well as his vulnerabilities.
Those vulnerabilities are especially on display in “Questions,” the project’s intro track, where Penny feels powerless against his biggest opponent; doubt. Backed by eerie – yet head-knocking – production from ContraBAND, Penny navigates his way through the doubt of others as well as from within. Will he free himself of it? That’s the question.
ZotheJerk drops “Family First”, produced by Frost Gamble, a relatable record that takes the listener on a time machine voyage back in time to a place where human connection and family values were at the forefront. “Family First” just feels good! Frost Gamble creates a nostalgic ambiance over thunderous drums providing the perfect landscape for ZotheJerk’s spellbinding storytelling. “Family First” is the first release off ZotheJerk’s upcoming album “Muscle Shoals”, Radio Club, Radio Deejays, and Tastemakers alike are all getting behind this new hot record to be the first to break it.
ZotheJerk found his passion at an early age winning showcases and performing in his hometown of Detroit MI. With leadership and drive, ZotheJerk was able to create a relationship with the late Big Proof of D12. Their relationship emerged a plan to strike a deal with Big Proofs label Iron Fist Records. Unfortunately, the venture ended with Big Proof’s untimely demise.
After relocating to Kansas City, he decided to redefine himself as an artist. After extensive days, hours and gallons of coffee, ZotheJerk found his niche’ and “Hip Hop Soul Music” was born. This emotionally charged depiction of himself finds him vulnerable to music, as he holds nothing back his aggressive outspoken style puts the listener at the mercy of vivid story-telling. ZotheJerk effortlessly maneuvers through barren beats giving them life through his poetic stanzas.
ZotheJerk had the privilege of being a featured Panelist (Technology and The New Music Industry Expert) and Performer at 2014 A3C Music Festival in Atlanta, Won 2014 Kindest Kansascitian Award from Blue Valley School district, as well as received the 2014 Kansas City Music Awards “Humanitarian of the Year” Award. In 2015
Maserati Skrill returns with another street banger titled “I Does It” and continues to run with the “Lou” on his back.Maserati Skrill is a certified hustler who literally established himself as a staple in his community. The mean and grimy streets North St. Louis, MO serves as Maserati’s Skrill’s backdrop.
The Northside of St. Louis is layered with a sinister and rugged landscape of every ghetto in America. Drugs, shootings, murders, robberies, and cop killings surround the humble hustler. Even amidst the dangerous backdrop, it is here where Maserati Skrill perseveres and triumphs over life’s challenges, to emerge as one of the top MCs to come out of St. Louis.
He has honed his skills as an MC to a flow like no other. Mazi is literally in his own lane, as he pushes his “Mazi” thru the middle of haters, in his city.
Maserati Skrill’s newest mixtape is “MAZI SOSA” hosted Dj Infamous.
The “Big OG” Snoop Dogg teams up with his Detroit family, the “Godfather of Detroit” Trick Trick, on this new age classic, “Affiliated.” Both legendary MCs deliver solid verses and rep their hoods like the true OGs they are. This is just one of many hits from Snoop Dogg’s 14th studio album titled “Coolaid,” which has been called “A fully loaded return of the Original Snoop Doggy Dogg.” Affiliated is definitely one for the ride to and from the club or when you just kicking with the homies.
We The Family TV recently sat down with Dollah Dae to discuss a myriad of topics, including the public killings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, and the ongoing feud between police and citizens. Check out a part of the full interview below.
New era Hip-Hop artist, Detox The Kid, returns with his highly infectious new single, “Checkpoint,” which is accompanied by an extremely entertaining video, that is sure to permanently imprint Detox into your memory.Detox recently performed the record at this year’s SXSW (Detox opened up for Cappadonna of the WuTang Clan). The video was shot by Krucifix Productions , in Charlotte, NC, and features Detox having fun with friends at the kickback, traversing the city in search of new gear, and eventually reaching his “Checkpoint” at a hype cookout, surrounded by friends and family.
Trent Hudson, better known as “Detox The Kid” was born on January 22, 1999, and is a native of Charlotte, NC, who grew up inspired by a family of musicians. Detox immediately started imitating his musical family members and began writing rhymes at the age of 7. As his love and devotion for music grew rapidly, he began to perform for his family, friends, and everyone he came in contact with by the age of 9 years old. Even though he became very focused on his craft, Trent remained a top-performing student and started influencing other peers to pursue their dreams. Detox is currently gearing up for the “Checkpoint” Promo Tour Florida Edition, which is set to start Saturday, July 23, 2016, in Tampa Bay.
Find out more about Detox The Kid and his unstoppable movement on his official website.
After a nine-year hiatus, Hot Boy Turk is poised for an all-out music assault in 2016. To reintroduce his signature sound to the world, Turk releases the highly-anticipated, “Young-N-Thuggin’ 2.” YNT2 features collaborative efforts from artist like Zigglar Wiggler, the late Bankroll Fresh, and even appearances from former Hot Boys, Lil Wayne, and Juvenile.
With records ranging from party anthems like “Freak Dem Hoes 2” and “Hot Boy (Remix),” to introspective tracks like “God Aint’ Done” and “Silly Me,” YNT2 is sure to have something for all listeners. This is not a comeback. This is not the ‘greatest hits.’ This is new music, with a new focus.
The 13-track album is sure to garner Turk a new fan base, while invigorating his loyal fans, who have been waiting on new material from Turk since his 2001 debut, Gold-certified, “Young-N-Thuggin’” album. Young–N–Thuggin’ 2 is available on all major online retailers and streaming services and is currently trending online. Watch the video for “It’s In Me Pt.2″ below.