Ques The Hood Favorite – Nothin To Lose

Ques The Hood Favorite combines Hip Hop with R&B
For One-Of-A-Kind Neo-Soul Vibe

WILMINGTON, DE – Step into a barbershop in Wilmington, Delaware and there’s a good chance you’ll run into one of today’s most intriguing new artist. His name is Ques The Hood Favorite. While he’s served Wilmington as a barber for the better part of 30 years, he is also steadily developing a unique sound and style that combines Hip Hop and R&B into a new vibe that is giving Neo-Soul an entirely different definition.

His latest single, “Nothing To Lose,” exemplifies how his years of artist expression perfected something truly original. The buzz behind this single is tremendous along the East Coast and is set to explode across the U.S. in the forthcoming weeks and months. It’s a song that serves as a brief description of how he came up from a young adult to the kind of man he is today, within different periods of his life. The melodic on-beat bass gives listeners a soulful, laid back vibe that is soothing to the ear and demands to hit repeat. 

While growing up in the inner city on the east side of Wilmington as a young man, Ques experienced some of life’s harsh realities. He grew up in a family of musicians, and was introduced to accomplished artists at a young age. He had the opportunity to study under The Late Great Walter “Bunny” Sigler. After high school, he collectively created the Hip Hop group 2 of a Kind. After three years of collaborating with others and touring as part of the group, Ques decided to go solo and adopt the full stage name Ques The Hood Favorite. His continuation to make music has afforded him opportunities over the years to open for various artists such as Ruff Ryders, Roc-a-fella, Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep, Tank, 112, and Big Daddy Kane to name a few. With his raspy voice and confidence growing, he continued experimenting with his unique sound and style creating something that would be signature. 

Along with “Nothing To Lose,” Ques is also getting ready to drop his new album, “The Maturation.” It features collaborations with Producer/Engineer Waterboy, who he has worked with for many years. It’s a project that Ques said is based off of creating mature music for adults.  

 “My sound is more of a collaboration of R&B and Hip Hop with a Neo-Soul Vibe, all combined to create my own style. Over the years, I’ve rapped and also written for R&B Artists. Being raised on 70s and 80s music, I feel like the music has been moved to only one style on the radio and we’ve lost a lot of what used to be great.  Today, Hip Hop is based around the younger generation, and it seems to lack substance. I want my label (Maturation Entertainment) to create a product full of material that everyday adults can appreciate because of the topics that it’s based upon. Now is the perfect time to put my sound out there.”

Ques also has completed a mixtape titled “PMS” (Positivity Maturity and Success) which is soon to be released.

To listen to Ques The Hood Favorite’s music or to follow him on social media, please visit:

https://soundcloud.com/user-869072640-794725328

https://twitter.com/QUESHOODFAVORIT

Prospect Mundo – Day & Night (LP)

Following his summer 2019 single, “Backin”, Prospect Mundo hits us with a new 2-track project, Day & Night.

The first track, “On Purpose” (produced by Tony Parker) comes in with a sample by Aaliyah’s iconic “Rock the Boat,” mixing house RnB with a Latin flow and classic rap. His vocals are a romantic temptation, teasing, “I’m so bad, but I’m so worth it.” Prospect serves us dark, afterparty vibes, warming us up to “Fairytales.” Produced by Zani, “Fairytales” is more of a vibe but equally moody and melodic, playing with Afro sounds and a new age bounce. The project as a whole experiments with trap bass lines and Latin drums. Day & Night is sexy and powerful with future pop production, pushing the well known Toronto sound to a whole new dimension.

“I wanted to create a vulnerable project – I’m progressing and learning as a musician and on Day & Night we put together sounds that are experimental in nature but high key in storytelling.” – Prospect Mundo

Stream the new album below.

Da Kid K x Coca Vango – “Flawless”

Up and coming Atlanta rapper Da Kid K unites with buzzing Coca Vango for their new single “Flawless”.

The new single is produced by Pharaoh on the beat and serves as the follow up to Da Kid K’s recent HeartBreak Kid EP which he released under The Orchard/Sony Music imprint. Be on the look out for new visuals on the way from Da Kid K airing soon on BET.

[Single] Lacy The Great – “No City Girls” | @lacythegreat

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, rapper Lacy The Great has been delivering music with substance.

2019 has been an action-packed year for Lacy as he  released his ‘Peace Of Mind’ project and “No City Girls” single. He also connected with G.O.O.D. Music’s Malik Yusef and Taylor Gang in Los Angeles at Universal Music Group’s studio, where he performed a 40 minute set. The inspiration of “No City Girls” came from Lacy talking to his friend about a girl he hooked me up with.

“I told him how she was different. She wasn’t trying to twerk everywhere she went. She wasn’t loud and ghetto and saying n*ggas ain’t sh*t. She was literally a girl my mom would want me to date. I told my homeboy I’m done with “city girls”,” said Lacy.

The inspiration for the ‘Peace Of Mind’ project came from the love of storytelling from Lacy’s perspective of things that he went through, and also what his friends around him went through as well. He wanted to tell their story as well as his own. The project also boasts a feature from House 9 Jayxen.

Drawing influences from Lauryn Hill, Nas, UGK, and 8 Ball & MJG, the southern-bred artist has been recording music for 10 years. Lacy begun rapping at the age 7. By 13, he was rapping and recording. He was heavily influenced by his father who was a former DJ and a break dancer. Additionally, Lacy drew inspiration from Roscoe Dash.

“I thought if he could make it I could also, and he’s from my city.” “I was made fun of for chasing my music dream when I was in school. I’ve been doing music for almost 11 years. 8 of those years I was picked on and not being taken seriously. I feel like I came into my own around maybe the age of 19, and ever since then I always had a chip on my shoulder to prove the doubters wrong,” said Lacy.

Available now
https://music.apple.com/us/album/no-city-girls/1480856657?i=1480856658
https://music.apple.com/us/album/peace-of-mind/1455747474
https://soundcloud.com/isthislacy/sets/peace-of-mind

Stay connected with Lacy
Twitter: @lacythegreat
Instagram: @lacyisgreat

My-G (@MYG503) – “We B Grindin” Ft. Twitch Silverback

Today mainstay Northwest emcee My-G releases his new single, “We B Grindin.” The hook of the song features a soulful performance by Twitch Silverback who lays a dramatic backdrop for an epic soundscape of production and lyricism.

Starting out as a skateboarder in Portland and developing to one of the OG Burnside Skatepark Pioneers, My-G partnered with a host of sponsors and brands that have supported his career as a pro skater. Unfortunately that career path was cut short after My-G tore his ACL at which point he turned towards musical expression as an outlet for his brand.

Never humbled by hard times, My-G began to produce music and secured licensing with the same sponsors that supported his skating career.

“After I tore my ACL I started doing music licensing with my music to corporate sponsors. My first real breakthrough was under the alias Sinista Pushaman for the XBOX Amped 1 video game. Microsoft licensed my entire instrumental album Vito y Coco for the snowboarding game and it helped me break into the action sports industry. From there I licensed my music to places like Burton, Analog and bunch of other sponsors. That kind of snowballed into a musical career of producing music for advertising and marketing companies to use – then that led into recording and rapping more. I’ve been building with people coast-to-coast and building my empire that way since then,” My-G explained.

Expanding beyond just music My-G developed a whole clothing brand surrounding his music to help sustain his musical aspirations and goals for uniting people through diversity and equality initiatives.

“I had been getting support for music for a few years when I thought to sell merch along with the music and give away music for free to give the fans more. It turned into a diversity and equality movement and now together with the music we have a fresher vision for InDaMix. It’s an apparel and accessories brand powered by the music,” My-G said. “Basically the music that I produce is just a diary of my life, all my experiences get written down put into Protools and bounced onto disk. I just share that with other people that relate to the struggles of my experiences.”

The people of Portland have shared with My-G in those struggles and experiences as it has all come out in his music for fans and with shows for major artists that he was able to bring in town for Portland Hip-Hop fans.

“The Northwest in general is pretty cliquey but I’ve been able to do a bunch of action sport and snowboarding festivals since the mid 90’s and it’s been crossing over to the urban demographics for years. All the rappers have been rocking skate attire and so we just keep pushing,” My-G said. “I love giving back to the city of Portland, at the end of the day whether cats want to admit it or not I’ve been doing it since the 90’s putting on shows and giving back to the Hip-Hop community out here. I was the first one to bring real underground Hip-Hop through Portland and I’m skilled in all of the elements of Hip-Hop. From b-boying to producing and DJing to emceeing to graffiti – I live Hip-Hop culture. InDaMix’s foundation has been to bring major acts in town, work with them and just continue to build with them. I just brought cats that I was feeling to my own city and so we still have that rapport.”

[Single] @VSFriz “Wavy”

VS Friz is a hip-hop artist from Flint Michigan that has a story to tell that everyone should hear about. He represents his brand Trafficking Art. He’s been pushing influential music all year long with the release of his latest mixtape called  “20-06” with tracks featured on it such as “Situation”, “Fell In Love” “Rules” and many more with Lowkey as the main producer of the mixtape. He just released his new single “Wavy” that is definitely creating waves for the Hip-Hop artist that is available for streaming and purchase on all digital platforms. Stay in tuned with the Michigan artist to see what he releases next.[Single] @VSFriz “Wavy”

Stream: https://open.spotify.com/track/1UJ3csHTwujZT1I9GilVSv?si=mDGqLcRZQRytL6lOoDXJDA

Connect w/ VS Friz

Instagram: www.instagram.com/vsfriz

Twitter: www.twitter.com/vsfriz

ButterKnife Haircuts “James Casazza” EP

Seasoned producer ButterKnife Haircuts releases his latest EP titled “James Casazza.”

ButterKnife enlists Hip Hop’s most elite emcees and artists to flow over his impeccable production including Solomon Childs, Kid Sleepy, Royal Flush, VVS Verbal, Azel la Inyeccion, Ruste Juxx, Napoleon Da Legend, Coke, Comet MadMen, and Kinetic 9.

The 10-track EP delivers thorough gritty beats and alarming soundscapes with intermittent periods of suspenseful and chilling tones. The knocking blends of bass and dramatic drums are the soul of the project.

Butterknife’s kaleidoscope of production along with top-notch lyricism is set to have Hip Hop enthusiasts chasing repeated doses of ear milk.

Stream “James Casazza” and connect with ButterKnife Haircuts on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

ButterKnife Haircuts “James Casazza” EP on Bandcamp

ButterKnife Haircuts “James Casazza” EP on Apple Music

M.A.D.E “Bar Crawl” Ft. 3T3N & Biz Mighty

Philly Hip Hop emcee/producer duo links with fellow Philly artists 3T3N and Biz Might for a new, eccentric single titled “Bar Crawl.”

The duo, moving on autopilot and named bosses in any and all contests, bring their A-game for adrenaline-induced doses of ear milk.

The cosmic and psychedelic tones blended with hard bass and striking drums entice listeners in for an unconventional, unforgettable ride. Each emcee displays diverse lyricism with unmatched fiery bars. Stream “Bar Crawl” and connect with M.A.D.E below.

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