Joe Eid – “Hop On or Fuck Off” (New EP)

Rising Dayton, Ohio artist Joe Eid comes correct with his second EP titled “Hop On or Fuck Off”! This 6-song project starts off hard hitting, with grimy lyrics and features that range from Oswin Benjamin to vocalist StarNicole. The project quickly changes into more of a slow-paced, lovey feel and then back to a fast paced machine gun rapping style. From song to song, the artist shows the listener his true versatile style and musical ability.

From the production to the lyricism, this project really is a vibe. Expect a new video for this EP to be dropping on 7/28 and stay tuned on his Instagram page @joe_eid for free giveaways that he likes to do.

PRE KAI RO & 24HRS Team Up for “Follow Me Home” (Produced & Arranged By Saud)

Pre Kai Ro continues to rise at a quick pace and “Follow Me Home” is just another reason you need to tune in. With his crazy melodies, smooth hooks and an entire vibe of his own, the Egypt native is an artist the world will all know soon enough. Today Pre and 24HRS unite for a new record that showcases both the artists unique and versatile sound. Listen as the two croon their way through an ambient vibe produced and arranged by Saud that meshes both artists sounds quite perfectly. Expect 24HRS to drop in and flex across the production as he delivers yet another powerful assist on the record.
If you have been sleeping on Pre Kai Ro, it’s officially time to wake up. The young Egyptian artist is on his way to becoming a household name. With major songwriting placements on the way, numbers rising across the board, co signs from B Lou, Lil Xan, 24HRS and many more powers in the game, Pre is prepared to bring a new aura to the game. Follow them on social media!
@prekairo
@24HRS

Ou’Ri Cuatro Drops “Twin Dragons”(EP) Ft DaBaby & “Ooze” (Video)

St. Louis artist Ou’Ri Cuatro drops his much anticipated project Twin Dragons which features star rapper DaBaBy on the third song “Bag Mode”. This 10-song project will have you on the edge of your seat, as the beat hits and the St. Louis native delivers punchline after punchline! This rapper is very unique with his grimy lyrics that flow just perfectly with the synth and organ melodies. This is a must listen project of 2019.

If that doesn’t hype you up enough, he also dropped off a incredible video titled “Ooze” which is certainly dripping with bars and style. As he says in the video, it is clear that this rapper is not losing in any way. Between the new project and video, Ou’Ri Cuatro really has cemented himself in the rap game! Follow him on IG/Twitter @OuriCuatros and click the links below to check out the full project and video!

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Modenine & Teck-Zilla : “Polymath” (Video)

First video off the Esoteric Mellow joint project between Modenine (RedEyeMuzik ) and Teck-Zilla (Str8 Buttah ) “Polymath”.

“Polymath” is a bravado-laden track showcasing Modenine’s lyrical proficiency over a Hard-hitting backdrop by DJ/Producer Teck-Zilla. The video was shot in various spots in London by D-Black.

Nigerian hip-hop legend Modenine teams up with producer/DJ Teck-Zilla for a new 14-track collaborative project “Esoteric Mellow”. The project came out of unreleased sessions Modenine had some years ago and had been sitting idle until he linked up with Teck-Zilla in London and they started putting things in place. The body of work also includes remixes of previously released songs such as “Mystery Girl” and the Canibus assisted “Super Human”.

Watch “Polymath” Now.

Damez – “Disaster” (Video)

Born Damién Denzel Ross Henderson, best known as the recording artist Damez, is a fast-rising multi-talented star with incredible dance moves, great vocals, and even greater new music. Hailing from Atlanta via Mississippi, Damez is preparing to become the next big thing to come out of The A with a brand new look and play in the new music video, “Disaster”.

The first of many for the up-and-coming star, “Disaster” is the lead single on forthcoming EP under his new imprint. Directed by Isaiah Jones and Damez-himself, in “Disaster”, the Boy Meets World creator infuses all of his amazing abilities to showcase an undeniable story about trial by fire. He is exciting, creative, and backed by a strong support system.

The lead single is a follow up to Damez recent single, “The Code”. Continuing to build a chart-topping release through a year-long campaign. Damez’s new project is scheduled for a late-2019 release. For more on Damez, follow the rising star on Instagram and Twitter.

“Disaster” is available now via Southland Entertainment LLC.

Bugyzbugz – “Food” (Video)

New York-via-Connecticut recording artist Bugyzbugz is establishing a solid fanbase for himself with his fresh rhyme style, slick lyricism, and street appeal. Inspired by the true essence of golden age Hip Hop, the Haitian emcee drops off a visual presentation for his latest effort, creatively-titled, “Food”.

Directed by Bugz-himself and the talented Jimmy Blanco, in the video, the upriser recreates his own hood classic filled with street scenarios, killer instinct, and hood mentality. Bugzy tells the in’s and out’s of the underworld where you’re either an asset or a liability. “Food” is inspired by the classic films Bugz enjoyed as a teenager.

The video is accompanied by a catchy social media hashtag, #YouAFoolIfYouDontWantFood. A remix for the single is also available now featuring former Slaughterhouse member Joell Ortiz. Ortiz jumped on the track following the original’s growing popularity upon release.

Watch “Food” by Bugyzbugz Now.

Meet Tavia Mapp: Celebrity Publicist to Hip Hop’s Biggest Names


In Pop Culture, a publicist is an artist’s voice and look. You have to have a great publicist in order to survive in this business period. They (Publicist) create your image, control the narrative, prepare you for everything regarding the press, land you the covers of your favorite publications and issue your official statement.

Now, what exactly should you look for in a publicist? Here to answer all your necessary questions is established celebrity publicist Tavia Mapp. The Brooklyn-native rose through the ranks as an intern for some of today’s biggest stars and to-date is one of the most-sought-after publicists in the music due to her amazing track record, trustworthy connections, and high volume success stories.

Tavia is here today to help the next generation of superstars learn not only what a publicist can do but why she is the best at what she does. Introducing Tavia Mapp.

What is 50 Cent like as a boss?

He actually lets me do my own thing so he’s amazing. He is insightful and always has a different perspective. I spend more of my time connecting with Jeremy, his Director of Promotions. It was Jeremy who gave me the opportunity to not just be the publicist but an executive producer of the Thisis50 channel.

What’s a Publicist responsibility officially?

A publicist manages campaigns and generates press coverage on behalf of their clients via television, radio, and media outlets.

If there is, what is the difference between a PR agent and a Publicist?

I have no idea what a PR agent is. There is a difference between a booking agent and a publicist. Most publicists hate to be referred to as a “PR”. A booking agent earns a percentage on appearances or performance made by an artist. Publicist book press, which renders no financial gain only exposure.

How long have you been a publicist and who are some clients you have represented before?

I have been a publicist for 10 years. I’ve represented exclusively Tweet, The Raheem Brock Foundation, Les Twins, Colonel Loud, and a plethora of indie artists. I’m not only a publicist. I am an event coordinator, brand specialist, and social media maven. Wearing more than one that allows you to have a bigger retainer.

How did you get into publicity?

I was actually an event promoter and I handled a lot of talent. I knew most of the editors of different media outlets because they frequented lounges I was in charge of. Through those interactions, I realized I could make more money being a publicist so I took classes online and merged my relationships with what I learned.

Is publicity a 24/7 job?

When working on a project, you are on call. Meetings, following up, phone calls and deadlines. It really never stops until the campaign is over then it starts back up.

At what point in a recording artists career should they start working with Publicists?

You should always begin working with a publicist a minimum of 2 months prior to releasing a project. It gives the publicist time to get feedback, adjust their pitch if necessary and it aligns with the promotion of the release.

Is a publicist an A&R?

Not specifically, but I will not take on a client unless I like their music. I gotta bump it everywhere or there will be no passion for it.

Is a Publicist responsible for creating revenue for a client?

It is not the responsibility of your publicist to create funds for you. Exposure does not always equal revenue. It can assist in attaining it.

As the industry changes rapidly, forecast the future of digital marketing for music?

We live in a microwave society where things are always changing. Thinking outside of the box when doing a release will make the difference in who decides to listen to you.

I (a potential client) have a new product coming out and want it to be a success. What is an ideal amount of time to hire a publicist ahead of the product’s release?

Two months.

Is there longevity as a Publicist?

Definitely! There are always new clients, new opportunities and new ways to connect with the public.

The most important advice you would give up-and-coming publicists?

Learn first. Don’t just assume because you know a couple of people in Media that you can do this job. Not every outlet will fit every client.

Is the publicity landscape still the same as when you first got into the game?

It’s not. Unfortunately, there is a lot of “Pay 2 Play”.

What is a lot of publicist doing wrong these days?

Honestly, I believe everyone has their way. Is the way I would do it, not all the time but I have never been in the business of judging others methods.

Follow Tavia Mapp for daily updates via Instagram.

For scheduled consultations, contact Tavia via email.

Triggs – “Lit” (Video)

Snoop Dogg is one of the most influential recording artist ever. Known for his trendsetting sound, timeless appeal, and has introduced the world to countless superstars. Continuing to introduce us to the next generation of superstars, under his new Doggstyle South record label, Snoop introduces us to his newest signee Triggs as he presents his new music video, properly-titled, “Lit”.

Directed by Anchor Life Films, the new video shows Triggs’ street charisma, swag, and bravado. The song is built on high energy, rowdy persona, and party time ready. The visual presentation reassures Snoop undeniable appeal to the rest of the world.

“Lit” is the follow up to Triggs debut release, “Sittin on Top of the World”. The collective of new music is a lead up to Triggs promising full-length debut slated for a late-2019 release.

Watch “Lit” by Triggs, available now, courtesy of Doggystyle South.

Heavily supporting his new artist, several weeks ago, Snoop hosted a star-studded showcase for Triggs, introducing the new single and with several new tracks and a live performance. Watch the complete recap below.

Eager to learn more about Triggs? Watch the latest interview with Snoop and Triggs for Hip Hop DX now.

For more on Triggs, follow the rising star on Instagram.

Yukon – “Auntie House” (Video)

The Connecticut-born, Atlanta-raised artist Yukon returns today to unleashes the official video for hit new cut, “Auntie House”.

A standout single from the project, listen as Yukon channels a versatile and catchy sound throughout, all while hitting close to home as he depicts his story. Be on the lookout for more from Yukon and make sure to follow the young artist/influencer on social media.

Watch “Auntie House” Now.

Ricky Bats – Bats Born a True Spitter (LP)

Currently pushing two hit singles in “Slash” and “On My Block”. New York recording artist Ricky Bats continues his momentum with another big release in the full-length project, properly-titled, Bats Born a True Spitter.

The new project is a 13-track arsenal of lethal lyricism. Featuring guest appearances by Maino, Uncle Murda, and radio personality Sway. Along with “Slash” and “On My Block”, the project also features breakout cuts, “Lay Low”, “34 Shots”, and “Time”. The perfect project for any newfound fan looking for great East Coast rhymeslaying.

Well known for his previous efforts throughout music, Ricky Bats is best known for his impressive Sway Universe freestyle on Shady 45. Ricky Bats new album is available now via Gotham City Boys.

Stream Bats Born a True Spitter Now.