Extra Gram Ken is an upcoming indy artist from Raleigh, North Carolina. He is also CEO of Never Going Broke Music Group which features a slew of talented artist from the Carolinas (Pablo Blanxo, Carus2cold, Johnny Mulsane, and TFG Kis). Today, Ken releases his first and highly anticipated mixtape/album titled Trap Touring: Route 34 hosted by Hustle Hearted, DJ Mad Lurk & DJ Tom Cruise. The project is available on iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, and all streaming platforms. Also be on the lookout for more projects from Ken and all the Never Going Broke Music Group roster as they have a lot in store for 2018!
20-year music vet and Michigan’s unsurpassed artist, SINN, releases a brand new video for his chart topping single “Who’s Ridin”. The single is produced by Chill Beatz and the video was shot on Michigan’s most Kawasaki-branded asphalt.
SINN’s rider background is as lengthy as his music career and the two go hand in hand. You can’t mention bikes and mics without mentioning SINN! “Who’s Ridin” is not just an anthem for riders and Hip Hop heads, but it’s also his reigning stance in both lanes. Sinn holds no remorse for the streets or the mic.
“Cowards stop hiding, adrenaline I’m providing”
Chill Beatz provides that adrenaline fed rush with his classic Hip Hop beats that blend into a Fast and Furious vibe.
Stream “Who’s Ridin” below.
Legendary Tazmania has been deep rooted in the music scene dating back to his teenage years. He can recall the late legend Easy-E bringing him to his very first concert which of MC Breed and DJ Quick. Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, he was up rooted at age thirteen to Los Angeles where music forever changed his life. He signed his first record deal in 1992 and released hit after hit. As he enhanced his craft and progressed in his career, he had the opportunity to tour the globe with major artists Mike Jones, Beat Nuts, Dilated Peoples, Eve, and more. To date he holds a lengthy catalog of music and hasn’t stopped yet.
” I believe in the words that Guru once told me, “keep spitting because you are what they need”
MJ: Thank you for taking time away from creating music for this interview. Let’s take it back to your younger years. Do you think your career would have taken a different direction if you and your family didn’t move to Los Angeles?
Taz: Thank you for having me, and yes, it definitely would have been different. I wouldn’t have met the people that actually made me love Hip-Hop like Skoolz, who let me have my first speaking role on a song. Also Yomo and Markel who are Ruthless Records artists and their album “Burn Old Glory”, and I can’t leave out my relationship with the Bell’s of New Edition or how the Kinky Boys helped me to be original in my approach when it comes to creating music.
MJ: Talk about that concert that Easy-E took you to. As a young by that must have been an adrenaline rush to experience.
Taz: It was I was on top of the world! To see everything up close was life changing, even though DJ Quick thought we were Crips because we were in blue…but Eazy smoothed it over.
MJ: In 1992 you released your first project “Come Say Hi to The Bad Guy”. It can be mind-blowing to look back at your very first single or project. What would you say to that young Taz?
Taz: I would say don’t be so full of yourself, work hard and party later.
MJ: From that you started your own rap group and label, which became a staple for Cali Hip Hop, and opened up some major doors for you. Share some of that with us.
Taz: Yeah being part of a group was cool it give me a chance to see other point of views and to remain humble in the face of so many egos. It also gave me the opportunity to meet a wide range of artists such as Outcast, Luda, and others. It gives you a sense of professionalism you need to have to live up to.
MJ: You’ve shared the stage with a handful of major artists and key players in the industry. What stands out the most from those experiences?
Taz: I would say my chance meeting with Jay-Z in Stockholm along with Mr. Hayes, may he rest in peace, he was like a mentor for a short time. Meeting Warren G and his uncle Ron G was also life changing when they saw me perform overseas and let me know I had worth in the music scene.
MJ: Let’s bring fans up to speed now. You’ve released a lengthy catalog of music throughout recent years. Talk about your style and flow and how as an artist you have progressed and evolved from each project.
Taz: I have always looked at this business as an ever-changing one, and as an artist you must evolve with the times. My flow is one of a kind, and smoothed out with a conscious realism. I am a product of my environment with a world-wide sense of my people and the habitat we live. But sometimes I like to make light of those differences.
MJ: What’s hot right now with Taz? Talk about your latest single “Flash Flood”. Also give us some inside scoop on upcoming projects or collaborations.
Taz: Yeah it’s coming out later this month. It was produced by Synthetic, who made a fire track about getting rich quick dreams we all have at some point. The rest you will have to wait until it’s released, can’t give it all away…My latest single “Vinus” is the sh*t! It’s a shout out to all women of the world and how in their grace and beauty have made me feel that there’s always an unspoken meaning to someone special.
MJ: When it comes to influences, whether it be musically or personally, who do you credit?
Taz: Wow that’s a hard one. I actually try to stay away from anyone else’s style, but some think I’m similar to T.I. But I think there is no other to credit for my style.
MJ: As we wrap up is there anything else you want the world to know about Taz?
Taz: Yeah, no one will give a better live performance than Taz. Be on the lookout for my new album “Paper Cuts”, I promise I will do everything in my power to make it groundbreaking for my fans!
Follow Taz @SizzleJimi
WTF (What The F*ck) is one of DJ Lewy Lew’s latest Hip Hop releases as he gears up to drop multiple projects of different genres including more Hip Hop, a series of instrumental projects & several EDM/House/Club projects. With a self produced energetic, HARD Hitting trap type beat to lay his laser tight flow over, this song is being well received by the younger generation & older hip hop heads as well. Produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by DJ Lewy Lew and released via Music To Death LLC/XL Productionz/Empire Distribution. Remastered Clean/Radio Ready edits & bonus versions of this single coming SOON!
Available on Spotify
IG / Twitter: @djlewylew
Two of Atlanta’s rising artists, BlueFaceBally and Gunna recently linked for “Porshe,” premiering today via HotNewHipHop. The track is produced by Dun Deal, Fuse (808 Mafia) & Blessed. “Porshe” is BlueFaceBally’s first single off his upcoming mixtape which is the follow up to his debut project, Blue Face Trip which released earlier this year executive produced by Dun Deal.
BlueFaceBally is a 19-year-old artist from East Atlanta, GA. Music has always been the heart of the household as both of his parents hail from New York and his mother is an active poet, while his father formerly rapped. Bally grew up listening to East Coast acts such as the Fugees, Mobb Deep, and A Tribe Called Quest and was eventually introduced to other aspects of Hip Hop.
Bally recorded his first song over 2 years ago and decided to pursue a career as a musician after the ample responses he received from strangers online. The positive feedback triggered Bally to get more musically inclined and study the craft more in depth, elevating his creativity.
His sound is melodic and airy and Bally is currently signed to his mentor and hit producer, Dun Deal and his label, 4NXChange Records. Bally’s debut project, ‘Blue Face Trip’ released mid March and features production from Dun Deal, Chopsquad DJ of Metro Boomin’s, Boominati, and a feature from Reese Laflare. Bally explains that the project will take fans on a trippy hallucination through his mind and aims to make people feel happy and confident through his music.
Songwriter J. Cobb moves with assertive energy in the official video for “Good” from his recent No Filter project. Filmed by Fred Focus, the visual follows J. Cobb through an abandoned psychiatric hospital as he expresses the trials and tribulations of an artist’s journey. For the premiere this week, the Detroit native told Vibe: “I want people to feel the passion, grit, persistence and motivation behind this song, and the visual represents all those things.”
No Filter is available on all digital outlets HERE: http://smarturl.it/no-filter
Here is the latest video/Single #DRIVE from GangaLee off of her new album #MomentsOfPerfection Produced by Mubz Beats Video Shot and edited by Collosal TV. The video was shot on location at The Showtime Speedy as GangaLee spent the day with female race car driver Becca Monopoli.
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