Detroit artist Ty Farris link ups with Kid Vishis for “Feel Nothing,” the first official release from the upcoming collaborative albumRoom39, produced entirely by Portland producer Trox (50 Cent, Ab-Soul). First discovered by the late, great Proof, of D12, after battling his way through the streets of the D, Ty Farris has long been known as a hidden gem of the Detroit scene, but with his new album locked and loaded the sky’s the limit for Ty’s future. Room39 features former Little Brother member Big Pooh, Detroit legend/Slaughterhouse member Royce Da 5’9, and more. Shot and directed by FrostIsRad, “Feel Nothing” is raw and gritty with Farris and Kid Vishis trading verse over the hard hitting production. Mark your calendars for Room39, as Ty’s unique sound and introspective storytelling mixed with Trox’s outstanding production should make for a match made in hip hop heaven.
Along with growing up with in the streets comes growing up in struggle often times, and for Mac Corleone that is the case. On his new “The Young O.G.” EP, the Mississippi native tells stories that date back to his early childhood all the way to his recent battle with Sarcoidosis. Throughout the 10-track spread the listener is invited into the life and times of Mac Corleone in a fashion that is easy to listen to. Classic southern-style production from Hollywood Luck, Staccs, JMark, KTGotBeats and others form the backdrop of the highly personal project. Give it a listen and if you like what you hear go to MacCorleone.com to purchase for just $3.00.
Downtown, Toronto is the home of “Keffaleng”, the Canadian new comer releases his debut EP “Still Shanti”. At only 21 years old he isn’t shy to display his musical range with new artistry that he confidently terms as DPXND. His ability to write, sing & rap has already drawn comparisons considering that Toronto, Canada is a hotbed for talent such as Drake, The Weeknd & Tory Lanez. However the Still Shanti EP assures us that musically he aims to creatively pave his own lane.
Toronto-based OVO affiliated Reps Up crew rapper Gilla has been notorious in the hip hop underground over the last few years for flooding the web and streets with mixtapes, with his singles even popping up on The Weeknd’s blog. As a member of Reps Up – whose members include rapper P. Reign, Drake’s right hand man / bodyguard Chubbs, and Baka aka Baka Not Nice – Gilla’s debut single “Pray For Me” was produced by Grammy nominated producer Daniel Worthy (Drake, Yo Gotti, PartyNextDoor, The Game).
Known for his rugged flows and matching good looks – Gilla is a featured model for the OVO clothing line, and appears in their current lookbook – on “Pray For Me”, he spits lyrics of repentance over Worthy’s haunting bass-heavy beats. Wu Tang Clan’s Raekwon – who Gilla has had a working relationship with over the years – makes a cameo appearance. “Pray For Me” is the first single from the forthcoming and highly anticipated “Stay Solid, Part Two” mixtape.
“HipPop” artist from Pennsylvania, Rob Diioia, releases the official music video for his debut single “Sanctified”. The personally classified “Angelically Trill” record has been catching online and Radio attention since Rob and His Team Began the #SheSanctified Challenge, Including the best selfie videos of gorgeous women of all types showing Why we should get down and pray to theyre bodies.
Toronto-based rapper Rochester (aka Juice) is no stranger to big stages and shining lights, having supported a slew of A-list urban music talents on tour and on spot dates, including Chris Brown, Kanye West, Nas and Snoop Dogg. His debut street single and video “Boost” featuring Hooks, produced by Dzy (Dej Loaf, Kevin Gates, Little Simz, $ha) peaked at number six on Apple Music’s “Hot In The Six” chart right below Drake, Torey Lanez and Roy Woods. His new single “Grateful” sees him reconnecting with Grammy Award-winning producer Boi 1da (Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Eminem).
After experiencing much success on his last collaboration with Boi-1da (“Pull Up”) that featured a widely shared remix with Canadian rap icon Kardinal Offishall and Latin Grammy Award nominee Fito Blanko among others, this winter 2016 Rochester gets set to release his forthcoming EP Cowabunga, by far his most anticipated and ambitious release to date.
With exhilarating and inspirational hooks, indie rapper/positive conscious artist Souleye releases his brand new single, “Follow Your Heart” off of the forthcoming 2017 album Wild Man. The song highlights overcoming difficulties and hesitations with self-awareness, self-motivation and interdependence. Souleye freely flows through his verses while encouraging listeners to celebrate life and follow their passions over rippling synths. With his approachable sound and stimulating lyrical messages, Souleye continues to grow his audience as he continues to probe the boundaries of hip-hop, electronic and beyond.
International Piff, LLC just released “Survival” from Upstate New York Artist Jamal Gasol. Check out the intro from his recent EP “Dirty Waters” filmed by D.Hawks in the 716. Raw flow, real rap, and wordplay in one!
Tayyib Ali is dropping a free banger for his fans. Working on his next project “The Most High”, this is his best music so far. Especially with Tayyib’s new label “Keystone Records” launching! He’s no longer working with Russell Simmons & Steve Rifkind with All Def. They’re all just doing their own thing. Tayyib’s first single “Next Plane” is dropping on October 25th worldwide, on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify & everywhere else. So he definitely wanted to make it a point to give his fans a free track before the new music comes out!
When you’re as connected as L.A.’s Luce Cannon, coming up with great music is second nature. But it didn’t start off that way for this LA native that unfortunately spent time in prison as a product of South Central’s rough streets. Now free from ills of incarceration, Luce Cannon is making strides in the streets in more positive ways, finding a passion for making music that his peers and fans can appreciate. Ever since his release he’s been making music with big name acts and going forward it looks like he’ll be doing the same for his debut effort, Product of South Central.
“I started making music when I was 17 years old, doing poetry and writing a lot when I unfortunately got caught up in the system and ended up going to prison for two years. I needed a change in my life, so I started writing more when I was in prison and when I got out I wanted to go for it. Ever since 2009 I’ve been hitting it hard, I came out doing a song with Nipsey and YG called “Bringing California Back” in 2010 and I haven’t looked back since,” Luce Cannon explained.
Now a mainstay on the Hollywood scene, Luce Cannon has found himself amidst the drama of Love and Hip-Hop after teaming up for a track with Fetty Wap and his baby mama’s enemy Hazel E. The track has been controversial since the day it was recorded, but now Hazel E is using the song as ammo to attack Fetty’s baby mama Masika.The track premiere exclusively on VH1 recently, but here is Luce Cannon’s take on the recording of “Do Anything.”