BandupSMG – On My Mind

BandupSMG, with his unorthodox style and cocky delivery was born and raised in Chicago, IL. His ability to create catchy hooks, and a superb collection of flows, with the ability to bring real life experiences into his music, makes him potentially the next to blow. His style of cocky adlibs, diverse tracks, and real life experience makes him a tough act to follow.

Although his life is no act, he prides himself for being known for expressing true stories through his lyrics that anyone can relate to. His creativity and flow that can attract anyone makes him a great choice to perform for diverse crowds.

Bandup is ready for the industry, but is the industry ready for what he has to offer them? Good music, strong lyrics, true stories, and 100% dedication to being the best artist possible. Click here to stream this on all DSP’s!

To contact Bandup SMG for collabs or booking, email smgllcmidwest@gmail.com

Music Links:
https://open.spotify.com/album/0SQLYY3oiIgKgxlfSelYKU?si=WNcUU440S22Y0pPTzqF3Cw
https://youtu.be/mL-4lbAPQyw
https://linktr.ee/officialbandupsmg

Social media:
Instagram: @Bandupsmg

Key$oul – Hop Out The Benz

Key$oul Releases A New Single “Hop Out The Benz” on ALL Digital Streaming Platforms!

Keiontae Alexander better known as Key$oul is a 25 year hip-hop artist out of Benton Harbor Michigan. Honesty is the name of the game for Key$oul, no smoke and mirrors, $oul wants you to see the pain, the struggle and ultimately the reward that comes from grinding in life. Influenced by the hip-hop and R&B since his inception, it’s like destiny wanted $oul to begin creating his own art. In 2016, with the Internet in full swing and artists, both mainstream and independent seeing success, $oul wanted to throw his hat in the ring. However unlike some who jump into industry, Key$oul was more than ready and in fact excited about the work ahead.

Our Michigan hero spent the following years in the background, working, learning, grinding in an attempt to make it out. $oul says “I constantly focused on improving. I was at the studio, rain, sleet, or snow.” The hard work would pay off as Key$oul has two singles well over 22K plays with his “Wow Freestyle” closing in on 50K plays and this is just on Spotify alone. The hard work behind the scenes is also what led to “Vibe With Me” a collaboration $oul did with Florida R&B singer Della Cruse. Key$oul wants listeners to walk away motivated and with the confidence that they can “accomplish anything” whether you’re starting from the bottom or starting over $oul believes you can make it to the top.

Music Links
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/60zzP2VoePpny9VSb4t7Qi?si=mrcWuyPKT6q6vAqobGy0ng
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/keysoul/keysoul-hop-out-the-benz
YouTube: https://youtu.be/XZAg1j_dklE

Social media info
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keiontae.alexander
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OfficialKeySoul
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialkeysoul/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/16kalexander

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.

Stream The Starting 5ive on preferred platforms here

Colorado Skies – “Motion”

With a cultlike fan base waiting a patient 2020 for the lyrically magnificent yet southern-fried trio’s Summer project, Colorado Skies are finally putting the finishing touches on their new collection and feeding fans an appetizer in new song “Motion.” A group composed of North Texas’ artists @Tr4pwolf, @ogxice and @okaybigjay, ahead of the anticipated untitled project, the new song displays a crafty concept about the hustle. Together, from beginning to end, Colorado Skies is powerful, swift and outstanding.

A bonafide hit. Colorado Skies is bringing the song to life in a stunning new music video coming soon. Shot in Dallas by the legendary Dance Dailey, “Motion” sets up the trio’s forthcoming project, slated for late-2020 on the group’s own imprint. “Motion” follows the group’s 2019 effort, Glo, a 12-track project which features fan-favorites like, “Test 1,” “Roadrage” and “Midnight in Paris.” For more on Colorado Skies, follow the new act today on Instagram. “Motion” is streaming now everywhere.

Filip Filipi (@FilipFilipi) – “Kosovka/Nine Roses”

Recently Canadian rapper Filip Filipi dropped his mixtape hosted by Gucci Mane titled, Nine Roses. The project coincides with the unveiling of his elaborate plans to build a high tech basketball court in Akron, Ohio, the home of LeBron James. The futuristic backtop is dedicated to Filipi’s former manager Kiza, their shared heritage, love for music and basketball.

“I grew up on basketball culture, I’m obsessed with basketball. If you ask me, ‘Who was the 12th man on the Celtics in 2004?’ I can tell you – I love basketball trivia. So the court was inspired by my former manager who passed away two years ago at the age of 33. It was very important for me to do something with a humanitarian aspect of my music and we decided on the proceeds of the music, the merch and with some donations, we were going to make the most high tech basketball court. It has Wifi, it has eco-friendly paint, it has solar-powered benches that have wi-fi and everything you would want. But it has an important political message that speaks on the media manipulation using motifs of Serbian art that show the area where we are from. I can’t wait to get started on it. I don’t care if I get 10 billion streams or 10 million or 10 hundred. The fact that people would come play here and contribute to the court in any way – I’m proud. It’s something for the community.”

While Filip Filipi is still building his buzz, he has been working on the craft of Hip-Hop for over a decade and has had his music placed on major nationwide television shows after his Sizzerb mixtape garnered widespread attention.

“In middle school around 10th grade, me and my friend were freestyling in class and we started recording on his computer mic at his parents’ house when we were like 15,” Filip Filipi said. “Back then, my thing was basketball, by the time I got to college I played a little bit of ball, and then I began to focus on rap. People were saying I could spit, so a few months after I started, DJ Vlad hosted my tape, and it sold like 11k physical copies. For me it was a really big deal because I’m from a small town in Canada and people were buying it in New York.”

Following up with a few more mixtapes, Filip Filipi found commercial success with his single “Boom” on the show So You Think You Can Dance. Stepping away from his more conceptual 90’s style, Filip Filipi was estranged from the rap he knew and he felt his story was becoming distorted.

“When I was coming up the sound was Dipset and that soul sample style on the beat, and every beat had the set of samples. We used to sample old Balkan and Serbian samples and really kind of made that the trademark of our production. There was a time when I started to not like the direction that Hip-Hop was taking toward Techno and EDM. To this day I listen to Tupac, Biggie, Nas, Lauren Hill, Bob Marley, The Fugees and that’s my gold standard of Hip-Hop and music. Like all the tracks remixed with the Backstreet Boys and other boy bands, that’s not Hip-Hop to me.”

Choosing to step away to focus on humanitarian work, Filip Filipi, recalls going on a hiatus from music after he felt local artists were attacking Drake on a chat group.

“I just had to step away and focus on humanitarian work. I’m from Canada, and I turned away from rap music in Canada at the worst time. Toronto was a black hole for music for a time and then Drake hit. He had been coming up with his Degrassi following but he just blew up and at that point it wasn’t really cool to blend Degrassi and rap. At one point, I remember on MSN messenger when everyone was dissing Drake and they started picking on him like a cybergang for like 30 minutes. At that time, my home country was going through a really rough time, so I was already thinking about trying to use my music to do something there. I guess that convo was the straw, because it made me focus completely on the humanitarian stuff, the organization, UN, all that. So I just exited that MSN convo and then The Weeknd, Drake and a whole bunch of other rappers broke big a month later.”

Now back for more Filip Filipi is merging the worlds of basketball and Hip-Hop in memory of his former manager. He hopes music, art and basketball will come together on the court in Akron to provide refuge for other young kids, like they had for him.

OuterSpaceAce – Capiche (Video)

Idaho based artist OuterSpaceAce releases visuals for “Capiche” off his new album ‘Planet of the Ace.’

Over a blend of soulful and worldly tones, mixed with trap undertones OuterSpaceAce delivers an on top of the world vibe while he’s cruising through the streets. He has everything he needs, however, a fine woman by his side would only elevate the shine. Watch “Capiche” and connect with OuterSpaceAce below.

Planet of the Ace album

https://open.spotify.com/album/2n5eFU0RYYgOgHHEKTSNkC?si=OEkg1aaXSyCsYyRM3H6wCg

 

Connect with OuterSpaceAce

https://instagram.com/outerspaceace?igshid=15itg3l5e3t69

https://instagram.com/theouterspacesquad?igshid=n5ngqppxn9yq

[Music] Strvnge Gvng – “I Can’t Breathe”

When two powerful Hip-hop forces combine the outcome transcends mythical proportions. Rap duo Strvnge Gvng are in a class of their own. They possess the essential elements that make a rap duo great, which include quality production, poignant lyrics, and unique personalities. They have uncanny chemistry. Moreover, Strvnge Gvng are masters of ceremony. They embody the true essence of Hip Hop. They are noted for their seamless flow and intricate wordplay. Their concert performances are filled with vibrant energy and stamina.

Strvnge Gvng is composed of two brothers Go! Go! Fresha and Slim Rockit. There’s always something refreshing about artists who feel comfortable in their own skin. At a time when there is a blur between creativity and mediocrity, Strvnge Gvng are on a mission to redefine Hip Hop with authenticity. Their diverse style and eclectic image set them apart from the competition. The Philadelphia bred duo started rapping in 2016 and dropped their debut single “Line Blowing Up” to much fanfare. That was followed up with the release of the critically acclaimed “Run It Up” single.

Strvnge Gvng are the perfect cocktail of mystery, boldness and explosive talent. At times brilliant and at times daring, Strvnge Gvng are thoroughly engaging. The Strvnge Gvng collective offers a rare blend of wild ambition, inventive videos, and originality that’s often absent in street rap. If you’re a fan of Tyler The Creator, A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, or Travis Scott, then you will definitely be a fan of Strvnge Gvng. Strvnge Gvng represents a beacon of hope for many in Philly and they carry their city on their backs. They write songs for the underdogs. Never underestimate the heart, determination and hunger of an underdog. One way or another, they find a way to beat the odds. Check out there latest visual called “I Can’t Breathe,” which is an ode to the revolutionary movement and protests following the George Floyd murder.