The Good People x Horror City x Carta P x Quentin Gilmore – The Starting 5ive EP

Saint and Emskee of The Good People link with Horror City, Carta P, and Quentin Gilmore for a 6-track EP entitled ‘The Starting 5ive. The collective delivers a laid back, yet invigorating body of authentic Hip-Hop.

Each record, diverse in style and flow, is topped off with motivating gems along with intricate wordplay about success and wins. The star-studded lineup also pays homage to New York Hip-Hop and those who built it.

“The Starting 5” holds no bars when it comes to their stance in the music industry and in life, and their lyrical deliverance defines their moments as bench warmers to starting guards in March Madness!

Arrangements of horns and classic boom-bap cadences intermingle with soulful jazz undertones that resonate throughout the EP. Hip-Hop enthusiasts are sure to embrace this dose of ear milk on repeat.

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Fokie Dope – Raised by Wolves (EP)

Fokie Dope releases his highly anticipated EP entitled ‘Raised by Wolves’, out now on all platforms.

These days with the flexibility of an independent artist to schedule and create their own releases they often lack the proper planning and/or spacing between other projects that sometimes leave potential fans confused. Fortunately, Fokie Dope is not one of those artists.

With tens of thousands of digital streams and even more views on YouTube, many artists and teams would simply look to expand on the momentum and milk the record and video for all its worth. Instead, Fokie rode that self-created wave to release a super dope EP called “Raised by Wolves”.

Fokie gets right to it on the lead track “Wolves”, the effortless flow over the string and key heavy track serves as the perfect starter to get your mouth watering for more. “Mission Statement” has that Detroit Player flow all over it, while “Sky Castles” featuring Kiwi serves as one the projects stand out tracks but don’t get it twisted, tracks like “Nobodies”, “Strange Program” and “Masters” serve more than just filler or taking up space as they could stand by themselves as singles possibly.

Very few recent projects have that “just press play and listen to the end” quality that classics are made of yet after your first listen you will definitely agree that “Raised by Wolves” would qualify as well. Stream the EP and connect with Fokie Dope on Instagram and Twitter @FokieDope.

Submitted by Skylyn Hagins (owner of WE GOT THE JAMS RADIO and host of The Playlist Radio Show & The Shark Tank, and label owner, podcast host, and a freelance music writer for several blogs and magazines.

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Gmoneypayroll Drops ‘The Ghost of Biggie’ Album

Hip Hop Artist, Song Writer, and Producer Gmoneypayroll releases 20-track album entitled “The Ghost of Biggie.”

The Camden, NJ indie G.O.A.T enlists a selection of elite artists including Porta Rich, Shorty Dope, T Sabotage, Tech, Norf Boi, Twonn, Snugglez, King Shinche, Hanibul Hect, Ms Kesh, La Lito da Don, Maine Toast, See the Hustle, DJ Mista Goodbarz, Sencity Muzic, Fa-Milli, and Mistr Frazier for a polished and mastered piece of epic Hip-Hop.

“The Ghost of Biggie” gives listeners a no-skip track experience brimming with ingenious wordplay, storytelling, motion picture fused records, street, and club anthems, tributes, and of course Grade-A bars. Retro sets the album off and lets the world know that GMoney Payroll is raw, uncut, and emerged from trials and tribulations to cutting checks and celebrating success.

Counting Money Daily is Camden’s famed anthem that proves critics and statistics wrong. The underrated city holds lyrical crowns to many who collect bags not in lieu of drugs, violence, or guns, but in way of mics, stages, and wordsmith talents. In the Trenches validates the anthem and GMoney’s ability to win while treading through the trenches, moving further away from feds and closer to the prize.

I Remember, a more soulful track blended with modern cadences and chilling piano keys recalls being without, being counted out, and absorbing pain during the rain. But through it all GMoney stood tall and rose above the simple life. Life is Good piggybacks that theme, and celebrates his 24/7 grind, earned success, and even the shadow of clout chasers.

Never Go Broke justifies GMoney’s determination and motivation which is his family. His plan is simple, to devise a game plan, execute, and never look back. Lucicious Lyon exudes a cosmic vibe with a grandiose message. GMoney is far from average and refers to himself as a savage, a bad boy moving in silence while eyeing his prey.  That prey, or d*ckriders, clout chasers, and basic snakes get addressed in Say Dat. GMoney is on and ready to go, will these broke boys step up to the plate and level up?

Cuffin’ Season and Just Me & You are records for the ladies. GMoney has no qualms of wearing his heart on his sleeve for the right woman. The tracks shed hope that authentic love and blessed unions do exist. He keeps his bride on a pedestal to celebrate her realness and sticking by his side. Thank You Mom will water eyes as GMoney pays tribute to his first queen, his mother.  He credits her for molding him into the man he is today.

Fly Around Me is a fun track to get bottles poppin’, bring in the ladies, and show off flyness while the competition takes a seat on the sidelines. Bring it Back reiterates that but in more of a stern fashion. GMoney has been bossed up since younger days and as the Jersey G.O.A.T, he demands respect.  Fat People Rule, although a bit of comedic humor, pays homage to greats like Pun, Biggie, and Heavy D. Rightfully tailored and surrounded by belly chasers, GMoney shares those perks…

Subliminal although it serves as the album’s interlude, is one of the most powerful tracks. GMoney declares his stance and reign not only in the music scene but in life. His accomplishments cease all subliminal from SoundCloud rappers who mumble to earn likes and views. Crabs in a Barrell redefines GMoney’s destined path to greatness and reassures that no one can pull him down from his climb. Feeling Like Rocky intensifies his motivation. With his eyes on the tiger, he is not backtracking as it is not an option. His bars reflect laying in a hospital bed to curating billboard hits in the lab.

I’m Winning sums up GMoney’s independent success with no contract signatures. While others are declining, he is winning and while others are chilling, he is rising. Help depicts the irony of days when GMoney tried to ask for help but was left without. Today he can look back on those days while browsing through his music catalog, collecting checks, and sipping champagne with his ride or die.

“The Ghost of Biggie” is overflowing with eclectic tones, a kaleidoscope of pulsating tones, and the perfect blend of old meets new. Piano keys, thumbing bass, along with striking drums drive the album and heighten the raw emotions and top-notch lyricism from GMoney Payroll.  Stream “The Ghost of Biggie” and connect with GMoney Payroll below.

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The Ghost of Biggie on Amazon

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Elijah Rosario – Unorthodox Being

The debut of this artist was a shame to miss. In 2019 Elijah Rosario the star of Raleigh North Carolina put out his awaited EP Unorthodoxed being. This compilation is the perfect blend of the R&B and Hip Hop. For many it can remind one  of the combination of T-Pain and Chris brown  and T-Pain when T-Pain put together  The Best Love Song.

While we have seen Elijah Rosario as a singer/songwriter we have seen his lyrical versatility in this project, you hear the versatility in the track been here featuring Shogun.  From talking about making the bag and being on top he talks to the ladies in Drop It Low featuring Voyce giving us the strip club pop vibe. What caught our attention was the difference in the beat selection as the beat to focus, gives us the latin guitar strumming Maria Maria vibe that you can use in a club to dance with your partner. The project had nothing but consistent flows and vibes that not many people in today’s R&B has brought us now a days. It is refreshing to listen to and we suggest everyone takes a listen to this.

About Elijah Rosario

Elijah Rosario is a 26 year old R&B Artist/Singer-Songwriter/Recording Artist based out of Raleigh, North Carolina by way of Augusta, Georgia and he’s bringing that sexy and sultry R&B back! His relationship with music all started when he was only five years of age and started playing the drums in church. His love for writing began after he wrote his first love letter in the 6th grade, and judging by the reaction he received, he knew then that his words could make people feel something. He started recording vocal music in June of 2010 and has hit the ground running ever since. Artists such as Marvin Gaye, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Miguel, Rihanna, Drake and The Weeknd inspired him to pursue his passion of writing dope lyrics with beautiful instrumentation. He classifies himself as an “R&B Mood Music” type of artist. His music is upbeat, sensual, real life centric and most importantly personal. He always appreciates his lyrics being complimented by sick bass bumping through the speakers and being underlined with string instruments or piano keys. When it comes to writing he allows his palette to remain versatile.

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The return of S-Rock – 30 Minutes of Rock

If you have followed the artistry of S-Rock you will know that a project from the Brooklyn MC and Entrepreneur is a rare occasion.  S-Rock, known as the leader of Rockview Entertainment and the manager of Lucious, Taina, and CP The DJ is also an acclaimed artist and MC. His last known project was the color code series , but more known for his project Rockview Radio Mr. All In One that released years ago. What caused the lyrical titan to come out one may ask?  The titan of Rap came to show the sucka MC’s how it’s really done.

The project has loved hits such as Real Ones and a remix to his classic Haterz on My Back, but the Brooklyn rapper brought us some new heat a well. With his flow bringing back the classic hip hop vibe this project has bangers that we can all relate to. In a quarantine there are not many chances to go out but with this project S-Rock paints the image for us as if we weren’t quarantined.  Let’s go makes us feel if we were going on a classic ride for a nighttime adventure., while the Zeze freeverse has everyone dancing while we see different sides from him in Freak Like me and and Feelin’ inside. Feelin’ Inside gives us that 90’s boombap feel with a classic S-Rock twist Riight Riight!

This is definitely worth many listens while you are on your quarrantine vibes.

The project is currently available on Soundcloud follow S-Rock everywhere @titanofrap and @rockviewent

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Y’man Dog ‘Dog Eat Dog’ LP

Y’man Dog, DMV’s seasoned and celebrated artist releases a new album titled ‘Dogma (Dog Eat Dog)’.  The solo 15-track project is said to be his top release to date.

Y’man Dog shows off his skill set as an emcee and eclecticism as an artist throughout the album’s entirety, which is brimming with street records, anthems, and even something for the ladies.

The Oxon Hill, Maryland based native engages listeners through impeccable wordplay and aggressive yet truth-based lyricism detailing his life and what’s made him and continues to empower his shine. Y’man Dog pays homage to his hood, depicts personal dog eat dog world survival tactics, and embodies the impact of mental and physical warfare.

The “Gangsta Humanitarian” also switches up the tempo, anthem style, with a focus on his grind, ability to keep his eyes on the prize, and the brush of wildfires when he shuts the scene down!  If that’s not enough, Y’man Dog reveals a vulnerable side and shares about his lustful desires and yearning to please the right woman.

Overall, Y’man Dog delivers a diverse selection of records that emulate his growth as both a man and an artist. The production which includes distinct piano keys, hard beats, soulful tones, and a perfect arrangement of classic and modern cadences heightens his lyrical deliverance and raw emotion. One thing is evident, after listening to ‘Dogma’ it’s almost impossible to shake the name “Gangsta Humanitarian.”

Stream ‘Dogma (Dog Eat Dog)’ on Apple Music and Spotify

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Skanks The Rap Martyr ‘New Word Order’ LP

Crown Heights indie G.O.A.T Skanks The Rap Martyr, releases fully armed and rightfully titled ‘New Word Order’ album.

The 16-track album features a selection of elite artists including Uncle Nick, Tah Murdoc, G-Stats, Shatike Phenom, Tre Eiht Special, Chez Rocka, Ill Conscious, Forever Chosen, Ruste Juxx, P General, Stahhr, Napoleon Da Legend, Stephen James, and Bobby Stone.  Skanks also enlisted Endemic Emerald, Camouflage Monk, Frost Gamble, Sismograph, U.G., Leks, Greaseball Greezi, Tre Eiht Special, Phalo Pantoja, Easy Mo Bee, Crazy Beat, Astronote, Scvtter Brvin, and of course Kyo Itachi for production along with Buck Oner, Venom, and DJ Fastcut for classic scratches.

It’s been said to know Skanks is to know Hip-Hop, and after listening to ‘New Word Order’ that’s clearly an understatement. While effortlessly flowing over diversely mastered production, Skanks embodies every element and aspect of Hip-Hop culture, along with underlying societal issues.

Skanks blends comedic and political skits, pivotal spoken word, and intense wordplay to transcend listeners into a realm of hard truths, street combat, and confused, impressionable youth. As an independent artist, from ground zero, Skanks makes it a point and mission to utilize his ‘golden tongue’ to deliver imperative, influential messages. Messages that declare his hunger to make it without selling his soul…Messages that teach from the street law book, so proceed with caution…Messages that define loyalty and the importance of moving on the low to avoid snakes and most distinctively, messages that leave his name ringing through your core, unable to mispronounce ‘Skanks.’

The production covers a worldly canvas brimming with piano keys, horns, electrifying guitars, and knocking bass that intertwine with some jazz, soul, and of course gritty cadences. This eclectic and captivating arrangement heightens Skank’s incomparable lyricism and steers ‘New Word Order’ to unprecedented heights.

Stream/download Skanks the Rap Martyr ‘New Word Order’ on Bandcamp

Shameless Plug ‘Honey Cocaine’ EP

Shameless Plug is back with yet another EP release titled ‘Honey Cocaine’.  If the title isn’t enough to entice listeners in, the 7 tracks of verbal stimulation will.

The Brooklyn thoroughbred steps out of his gritty, hardcore shell and revels in lust, love, and the addictive moves of fine women.  In “Kitty Up” Plug commands playtime to reach pleasurable levels of erotica, in other words, ladies step up your ‘kitty’ game. “Private Dancer” is an explicit tale of how curves and intriguing allure of women overwhelm and arouse Plug’s physical and mental state.

“Standby” switches up the vibe a bit with Plug letting past desires and flings know they’re on standby. Now that he’s taking over the boroughs of NY and cashing in on industry checks, thirsty chicks are sweating and chasing his every move. Not entertained, Plug leaves them on standby. In “Poof Be Bone” he sends out a similar message but this one is not just for the females. He’s calling out everyone who’s clout chasing and coattail riding in attempts to rob his stance.

“Delete” is a soulful, lyrical serenade about loving a divine goddess down. The sensual flow and horns magnify Plug’s vivid devise. She might just be the one to have him delete numbers off his phone.  “Mitchmatch” is an all too familiar reality of an artist in a relationship with a woman who loves when he’s home but hates when he leaves. The dilemma is real but rarely talked about in the industry, which leads to “Royalty”. Plug embodies the ups and downs of relationships and the ongoing debate and often the ongoing back and forth tennis match of breaking up to make up.

Overall, Shameless Plug delivers an EP that can be embraced by multi-genre listeners while exceeding expectations from his fans. He continues to reign as an eclectic and consistent wordsmith with a natural talent for curating timeless gems. Stream ‘Honey Cocaine’ and connect with Shameless Plug below.

Shameless Plug ‘Honey Cocaine’ EP on Spotify
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B. Dvine ‘Times Have Changed’ EP

Long Island, NY emcee and producer B.Dvine releases highly anticipated EP titled ‘Times Have Changed.’ The 6-track EP features Hip-Hop pioneer and legend Erick Sermon, UK’s own Cuban Pete, D-Rage, and Xavia.

Dvine displays a mastered skillset in both production and rhymes to deliver an eclectic project that includes classic Hip-Hop vibes, a club ante, raw wordplay, and even something for the ladies.  “Selfless Pride” sets the EP off and Dvine’s moves in this new age and new dawn. Not new to the game, he knows the climb and prepared to trek new heights. Over knocking bass weaved into penetrating pulsations for a modern twist, Dvine reminds the world that he’s developed from negativity and now sees the bigger picture clearly. The empowering track sets a tone for the remaining tracks.

“Hush”, a worldly collaboration, dictates for less talk and more action. Simply put Dvine, Sermon, Pete, and D-Rage are winning bosses with receipts. The aggressive domination flows over a riveting kaleidoscope of cadences intended to shock the core.  “Don’t Mean Nuttin” piggybacks off “Hush.” Dvine puts rappers, the game, and outsiders on blast; while they aim to impress with fallacies, Dvine breaks everything down thread by thread.

“Come Alive” is the feel-good track of the EP. With alarming and cosmic soundscapes, this infectious anthem is ideal for a sleepless night out, busting moves on the dance floor, or bumping through the city. In “Chocolate Syrup”, Dvine shows off his lustful side with slick, yet sensual pillow talk. This is not your average Netflix and chill scenario, instead, Dvine commands his wordplay right into climax.

Dvine lays out a vivid timeline for listeners in “Mr. Dreams.” He takes us back to the vulnerable age of 15 when music and Hip-Hop were a passion then transcends to the moment his dreams greet reality. It began from digging in the crates, rhyming, creating beats with his own niche and twist, to rubbing elbows with industry execs and legends.  Dvine’s lyrical calisthenics drives a knife into doubters and even teachers who labeled him as hopeless.

Overall, ‘Times Have Changed’ embodies the growth of Dvine’s artistry and ability to curate timeless music during a period where Hip-Hop is ever-changing and steadily evolving. Stream ‘Times Have Changed’ and connect with B. Dvine below.

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Shameless Plug Releases “Bar Mitvah 1” Project

Brooklyn native Shameless Plug drops his latest 4-track project titled “Bar Mitvah 1” available on digital platforms.

The seasoned emcee delivers 4 diverse tracks brimming with pure NY vibes.  He offers listeners superb storytelling, a truth induced Brooklyn ode, as well as clever head-scratching punchlines. His impeccable flow and voice of conviction heighten his messages about leveling up, keeping it thorough, and earned pride through bad decisions.

“Bar Mitvah 1” embodies classic boom-bap blended with heavy bass, strumming tones, and soulful sounds of horns and piano keys. Stream the project and connect with Shameless Plug on Twitter and Facebook.