Swae Lee – “Sextasy” and “Won’t Be Late” [Vevo Ctrl Live Performance]

Vevo announces Swae Lee as the next artist in their Ctrl series with performances of “Sextasy” and “Won’t Be Late” premiering today.

Vevo’s Ctrl series highlights the work of hard-hitting, cutting-edge musicians making an impact in today’s music scene – both emerging and established. These artists demand attention, and Vevo’s Ctrl shines a deserving spotlight. Shot in Vevo’s Brooklyn studio, Swae Lee’s performance follow sessions from Fabolous, Rick Ross, Common, Rapsody, Jeezy, Jadakiss, A$AP Ferg and more.

“Sextasy” and “Won’t Be Late” are now streaming on all platforms. Keep up with exclusive content from artists all over the world on YouTube.com/Vevo.

New Music: Charles K – “In Due Time”

Charles K. isn’t here to be boxed in as just another conscious rapper. Instead, the 24 year-old Dallas native wants you to hear his truths in his music. Charles always knew he was gonna be a rapper, but played Division 2 basketball as a way to get a full ride through college. When he was 20, his friend DJ Whiz went on the Smoker’s Club Tour with Ab-Soul and Joey Badass, and when he returned, they just putting out a couple singles, and eventually did a whole mixtape which would become his debut mixtape, Victory For Hip Hop. His style stems from the influence on people like J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar, capturing the way they deliver high-quality and autobiographical content. He recorded the Red Tape in Dallas after spending three months in LA in 2017. He wanted to be as transparent as possible, making a tape that was true to himself and his life. Now, as he gears up for the next chapter of his budding career, Charles K. presents us with his new album, In Due Time, with aspirations of becoming a voice for anyone with the desire to go chase their dreams, no matter what comes their way. Along with the release of his new project, Charles also delivers the official visuals for the lead track, “Lifestyle (Intro)”.

When asked what he wanted listeners to take away from his new album, Charles K. spoke candidly saying, “Working hard. People think that patience means sitting around and waiting for things, but In Due Time is all about working hard and knowing that things may not add up now, but shit is working. Overall you have to wait for that final treasure, but on a daily basis you need to be disciplined enough to put your craft first so you can be prepared enough when you’re given that chance. I say “I” and “me” a lot on that record, but I feel like people will be able to sing along talking about themselves. It’ll be dope for the culture.”

Stream In Due Time via Apple Music.

Fabolous – “B.O.M.B.S.” [Vevo Ctrl Live Performance]

Vevo announces Fabolous as the next artist in their Ctrl series with a performance “B.O.M.B.S.” premiering today.

Vevo’s Ctrl series highlights the work of hard-hitting, cutting-edge musicians making an impact in today’s music scene – both emerging and established. These artists demand attention, and Vevo’s Ctrl shines a deserving spotlight. Shot in Vevo’s Brooklyn studio, Fabolous’ performance follow sessions from Rick Ross, Common, Rapsody, Jeezy, Jadakiss, A$AP Ferg and more.

“B.O.M.B.S.” is now streaming on all platforms. Keep up with exclusive content from artists all over the world on YouTube.com/Vevo.

New Music: MD $crilla – “I Do” | @Scrilla

When Atlanta rapper MD$crilla says that he’s a street artist, he means that literally. As a matter of fact, he is the streets. Growing up on the city’s southwest side, hustling was a way of life, which is how he copped his stage moniker. While stacking paper was always the motive, making music was the only other passion that got and kept his attention.

MD$crilla was first introduced to rap through his older cousin, who was also an aspiring artist and began penning original rhymes at the young age of 8. He also honed his voice by experimenting with singing after constantly hearing r&b played in the house and in the car by his mother. By the time he was 11, he was recording in studios and when he reached high school, the skilled teenager was pursuing music full-time. He was absent from class but present in the booth. While he ultimately graduated, MD$crilla wasted no time building up his name on the underground circuit once he secured his diploma. He performed locally doing BMI showcases and talent shows, taking every available opportunity to improve, as well as be discovered.

Inspired by lyrical storytellers such as Andre of Outkast, Snoop, Lil Wayne, Jay Z, Pac, Biggie and the Hot Boyz, MD$crilla brings the same level of care, mastery and intensity to his music. In fact, he believes in only crafting quality records that have “legs,” classic songs that stand the test of time. He knows how to entertain on the beat, but more importantly he tells the truth and puts young soldiers onto game. MD$crilla doesn’t glorify his past, which includes a 6-year bid for getting fast money and serving time alongside Gucci Mane who he counts as a friend, he articulates his lifestyle that led up to his lockdown in epic cinematic detail. Being behind bars only elevated his bars.

MD$crilla is not new to the culture. He was not only mentored by Young Jeezy, but he was signed to his CTE imprint after the Corporate Thug Entertainment CEO heard him spit and was impressed by his flashy yet authentic No Line Gang movement. MD$crilla’s solid reputation, work ethic and songwriting skills further cemented his position on the roster, however after doing a few tours but not making much progress career wise, the two bosses amicably parted ways. During the same time, the wordsmith had also been working with famed Atlanta-based turntablist and producer DJ Nando, but when he was violently murdered, that unfortunate circumstance felt like defeat. Additionally there were major label deals on the table that got fumbled after his legal problems persisted. But with a true champion spirit, MD$crilla refused to stay down.

You can’t deny his ability to pack powerful metaphoric punches that pair well with 808 bass lines from some of hip-hop’s most notable and rising production talent. And sharing a bloodline with 808 Mafia’s Southside also doesn’t hurt, especially when you both respect each other’s musical genius. Before releasing a new mixtape, MD$crilla is executing an artistic campaign under his new imprint BRIM (Being Rich is Mandatory) that includes a pair of all-star tracks. “I Do” is a club banger produced by Pyrex and “Bonnie and Slime” is a pensive masterpiece that highlights his wordplay and versatility.

Charismatic and confident, MD$crilla is nothing like these other rappers. He’s one of the rare few that has maintained his credibility in the streets and in music and never compromised. If he talks about it, he’s experienced it and like a G, MD$crilla remains silent and lets the music speak for itself. That fact alone is reason enough to support and salute a real one.

New Music: Jae Mansa Ft. YK Osiris – “My Life” | @RealJaeMansa @ykOsiris

Today, Jae Mansa debuts a hip hop trapped out jam called “My Life” featuring double platinum selling singer/song writer YK Osiris. The song finds the group perfectly riding a celestial beat while they stay on their rap game hustle.

“We just want to live our life”, says Jae Mansa. “There’s a big difference between surviving and living. My Life signifies our growth. When you know better you do better, we took a lemon and make lemonade.”

“My Life” follows the release of the duo’s latest hit single “Blessings” which is available now on all digital music platforms. The single has gained over 800K plays on Spotify alone and over 1 million streams on all platforms. “Blessings” is currently #56 in the country on urban radio. Both “Blessings”, “Gryndin” & “My Life” will be on the upcoming sophomore EP “Relationships & Money” which drops December 6th.

New Mixtape: DC Joe Black – “South Of The Mason-Dixon” | @DCJoeBlack

DC Joe Black teams up with Traps-N-Trunks for his new mixtape “South Of The Mason-Dixon.” The 17-track project includes guest appearances from District Soldier, Gabby Moe, Bishop King, Killa Kiesha, C-Bane, Hoodroach, Yung Gifted, Rob Maine, and more. The production was handled by Memphis Trackboy, DJ Swift, Windy Got Hits, RellyMade, AceCOnTheTrack, and more. Stream or download below via Audiomack.

STREAM/DOWNLOAD: DC Joe Black – South Of The Mason-Dixon [Mixtape]

New Video: Coca Vango – “Come Home” | @CocaVango

Today, Coca Vango, also known as Mr. Vango releases the official music video for the long-awaited track, “Come Home.” The Love & Basketball-theme visual premieres from Vango’s most recent EP, Mr. Vango. Having established a loyal following, Coca and his femcee girlfriend, LightSkinKeisha, serve as trendsetting tycoons in this visual.

The Atlanta artist continues to put his stamp on the hip hop industry using his unique form of melodic and smooth, yet electronic-sounding trap music. “This visual is so important to me because it truly sets the tone for what should be expected from me in the future,” says Vango. Coca’s consistent stream of music, and his fresh wave of Atlanta style is transforming him into an industry mogul with a loyal cohort of listeners. He stakes claim to over 268K followers on Instagram and has come a long way from a challenging childhood in a rough GA neighborhood.

Shepherd Shares “Gametime El Remix” Featuring Tommy Royale & Niko Eme

Today, Miami based rapper Shepherd debuts a Spanish remix to his motivational crowd-rocking anthem “Gametime.” The hard-hitting inspirational hit song had major success with its original and official remix, earning over 6 Million Plays on Spotify and a special guest verse on the remix by NBA legend and cultural icon Shaquille O’Neal. “Gametime” is playing across the country at NFL, NBA and NHL games and on playlists curated by Golds Gym, LA Fitness and Planet Fitness.

“It’s been an amazing experience having so much support from the fans, about to land over 7 million plays and leaving marks in the NFL, NBA and national gym franchises is a dream. Being a child of an immigrant and being raised to represent my Hispanic heritage proudly, I have been paying attention to all the countless messages, emails, mentions and I realize I had to do something unique. This Latin remix is a thank you to the fans, a step closer to my roots and an expression of my truest self. I love being able to talk about my people and our love for Latin trap,” explains Shepherd.

“This remix means so much more than a song…it’s the continuance of what’s already been part of my life. At age 14, I made my first song, inspired by my Spanish rapping cousin and the whole record was Spanish. This was a great opportunity to circle back to those early years and represent for my people.”