MItch 3600 x Casino FBG – “Lenox Mall” (Video)

If you’re tired of the mumble rap-singing and want to hear real street rap with a catchy hook, Saint Louis’ Mitch 3600 has you covered. 

The Midwest- native who created a buzz with his club anthem, “Money” featuring Boosie is back again with one of the Future-protege, Freebandz Casino. The two heavyweights linked up in ATL and for the boasty and flashy new single, “Lenox”.

Named after the popular Atlanta luxury mall. Casino says the concept behind the record, “We just wanted to do a fun song for people to ride out to. Something energetic for the clubs too.” 

Mitch says what makes his music different from a lot of artists is his truth.

“I rap about how I’m living and everything that’s real to me.  I want to be a voice for the streets in my city and beyond.”

Watch the new video below.

Watch “Lenox Mall” 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.

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.

ATL’s Ishtrumentals Delivers New Heat, “Dosage” Single

Ishtrumentals, Atlanta’s hot new rapper, releases “Dosage” , a single off his forthcoming debut album.

Ish describes a personal turmoil along with an attempt to balance his personal life and music career. He references his need for a ‘triple dose’ to see the truth; a truth he can only vision with his eyes shut.

The Atlanta MVP delivers catchy punchlines over trippy pulsations and electric tones to heighten the emotion and ‘mind blown’ feel of the track.  Stream “Dosage” above and follow Ishtrumentals on Instagram.

Yukon – “Triangle” (@YukonI8V)

If you are unfamiliar with Yukon allow us to properly introduce you. The Connecticut born and Atlanta raised artist returns today as he looks to make an impact on the scene with his new project offering titled, “Triangle”. A unique sound can be found across the project, listen as Yukon channels a versatile and catchy sound throughout with records such as ‘Auntie House’, ‘LifeStyle’, ‘Chickens’, ‘Madonna’, ‘Empty’. Flexing across 12 records, Yukon delivers a project worth listening to and a new artist you need to keep your eyes on. Be on the lookout for more from Yukon and make sure to follow the young artist/influencer on social media @YukonI8V

Chris2pher – Interlude (EP)

Christopher Harris, better known by his stage name Chris2pher, is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was born in the good life city of Albany, Ga, but currently resides in Atlanta, Ga where he has lived for the past ten years.

He started making music at the age of fifteen and found a love for recording and hearing himself played back over audio. His passion and love for music have driven him to create a unique and different sound that doesn’t place him in a certain genre.

Some of his influences in the music industry are Frank Sinatra, The-Dream, Aaron Hall, Trey Songz, and Erykah Badu. He is currently working on his latest EP entitled “Interlude”. He released his first single, “One Reason”, which is out now on all digital platforms.

The entire EP will give you a satisfying experience of R&B, Hip-Hop, and Neo-Soul. He will also be releasing visuals this summer off the EP. As an indie, he plans to make a major splash in music this year.

Stream Interlude by Chris2pher below, courtesy of Spotify.

Atlanta Rapper V3Locity Drops Hype Song “Wild Out” | .@V3locity_1

16-year-old Jayla Sparks, known to the music industry by the stage name “V3Locity,” is the oldest of 5 children born in Atlanta and raised in College Park. The young lyricist has always stepped outside of the box using her creativity to be different. Standing only 4’10 she is a powerful force and has the brain to back it up. A junior at Westlake High School (WHS), she’s maintained a 4.0 GPA average and is on the path of being the valedictorian of her class.

Her passion is creativity.

V3Locity began her journey to rap sensation during her 5th-grade year at The Main Street Academy located, in College Park. She didn’t want to submit the same boring speeches that other students had done over the past few decades, she wanted to change up the game and excite her fellow classmates. V3locity began creating rhyming poetry to turn in for her speech assignments while finding beats to flow to when it was her turn to present. This quickly became a hit with the other students, who pushed V3Locity to write her own songs.

Today we present her smash single “Wild Out”

Check it out and leave a comment below.

 

Instagram: @V3locity_1

Producer: Trap Team Young D

Dj Smoke drops “Smoked Out Radio 53” | @DjSmokeMixtapes

Dj Smoke Presents: Smoked Out Radio 53 the mixtape series!!

Smoked Out Radio 53 released on August 1, 2018 is now available to stream and download on Spinrilla. Smoked Out Radio 53 is also available on Livemixtapes, Da Mix Hub, and most major mixtape sites. If you are a Spotify user I want you to know that we kept you guys in mind as well! We believe in helping artists get paid for their hard work! We will be launching our Smoked Out Radio 53 playlist on Spotify real soon!

Check out new music from Buck CityAntliveNote$BenjaminLocsonBoDi DeederWeasel SimsMurf Dilly  Bubble Eye and many others!!

Hit me up if you are an artist with a dope new single! You can send me your mp3, artwork, Twitter (or any social media info) and leave me a brief description about yourself. There is a small placement fee if your song has been chosen. ALL mixtape slots include free promotion for your main single. BEST part is there are NO PLACEMENT FEES if you are a recent client.

Email everything to me at DjSmokeSubmissions@gmail.com 

Follow and support @DjSmokemixtapes on all social media!

9K, Famed Engineer Talks JD, Andre 3000, Snoop Dogg & More @LifeOf9000

When we hear the name 9000 or 9K we think famed engineer for several Grammy award-winning albums, popular Hollywood films such as Despicable Me and Fast and Furious, and business relationship with Jermaine Dupri and other major hitters and vets in the Entertainment Industry.  9K has many surprises in store this year for fans so be sure to stay tuned…

MJ: Let’s take it back a bit. You were born in Queens but raised in
Atlanta. Tell us as a young boy how was that adjustment for you?

9000: Difficult! I didn’t understand why we had to move. I was 13 and my mom was a
single parent with me, my 2 sisters, and 1 older brother.  He got caught up and now is serving
his prison sentence, hold your head bro! My mom got a new opportunity at
Deutche Banc Broker Firm so we had to move. Imagine a tall snot nose
hard headed kid changing his universe which was Queens, to enter the
unknown drenched with Southern Hospitality. Mobb Deep, Nas, and Wu
Tang Clan were and still play as my soundtrack to my childhood to present. Then
I go down south and all I hear is Master P, Scarface & UGK, and Goodie
Mob, and Dungeon Family. It was like figuring out a Rubix cube or solving
it, not everyone can do that.  It was my gift and my curse.

MJ: As a young teenager you found a “home” in Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def
Recording’s Record Company. How did that come about? As a teenager there
must have been a million different emotions running wild!

9000: I did what seems like everything for free for 4 months just to get acquainted
with Mel Testamark. I still have the emails and phone voice messages from him
after he saw my initiative. Mel knew I wasn’t accepting the answer no for anything!
It was like God showed me a body of water and all I had to do was move a
plateau to that empty body of water, I got on JD nerves till he knew I
was bubbling and where you go I’m going. In Atlanta you can pretend
to be this and that but the streets of the “A” will let you know they
don’t mess with you so I had to gain the respect from the streets before
the corporate aspect, understood my vision. It was bittersweet everyday but I
met everyone from Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Bow Wow, Usher, Jay-Z, even
Travis Barker. I didn’t know how to approach them, but I did know I could
write and had a keen ear for sound. If I didn’t know the basics of
anything I had a week to coach myself, practice, and develop the skill so
I’m a novice the next go. The bitter part? It took a while for JD to see my
potential but when he did!  instead of just being a fly on the wall, I
networked my ass off and gave my number to everyone.  I was a teen but I wasn’t star struck till I was at arms-reach from Nas.  That’s when I knew okay its either now or never. I prayed heavy
and just matched the work ethic with what I requested from God.

MJ: From there you built a relationship with Matthew Knowles and began
to create Grammy award-winning albums for Justin Bieber, Pharrell, Snoop
Dogg, and The Game. Talk about a whirl-wind of dynamics with those
names!  What was that experience like to work with so many versatile and
talented artists?


9000: I wanted to be everywhere a session was going on, I wanted to be in and needed to be in.  Scooter used
to work for Jermaine, so it was just repertoire and not asking for
money, but getting experience and lessons, The Game I met through Black
Wall Street East Nu Jerz Devil.  He thanks me in the “Doctors Advocate”
linear notes go check it if you have the album. That s/o definitely got my feet wet. Pharrell was
a mutual friend who knew Roscoe P Coldchain and Fam-Lay. I still talk to Pharrell for
advice from time to time. This was my training, my college, and thesis every month.
Snoop is JD’s best friend and I was trying to be better than Snoop’s cousin
Daz because he made the best recs for 2pac and if I could just be some
part of Tha Dogg Pound I made I knew I made it! Period Knowles clan #allweaskistrust

MJ: I’m a huge fan of Andre 3000! Here’s a fun fact for fans…Andre 3000
is the one who actually coined your industry name as 9000 or 9K. A story
we would love to hear!

9000: I met him through Tracy “The D.O.C” Curry, yes the legend the 6th member
really of NWA. I had an attorney court battle and lost my first stage
name Some Other Skills, associated to somebody who is respect from
Chicago. My name is so boring, Ramon being my first name.  I told Andre how
about I go by my middle name Sean… He laughed and told me if your
microphone abilities were as close as your pen abilities you could be a
top 25 rapper! You paint ideas, scenarios, and situations so eclectic with a vivid vocabulary!
He said your name is 9K and charge 9K for ghostwriting! I just stuck with the name, it’s who I am now.

MJ: As mentioned earlier, you have worked with an array of different
artists. Is there anyone who you haven’t worked with you’d like to
collaborate with?

9000: Dead or alive you mean oh I get you MJ! I’ll keep it very simple Gloria
Estefan.  My father is Dominican and he used to tell me when he was around,
that lady is our Virgin Mary, voice wise. There is no higher Icon than
Gloria.
MJ: You have a few surprises up your sleeve before this year ends. Can
you share some inside scoop without giving too much away?

9000: I feel so “Outkast” at this question just like, why is my life so “Outkast” …next question

MJ:  Talk about the balance of it all! Another fun fact, you are not only
an engineer but you are also a father, husband, Writer, and you play six
instruments! In this industry balance is crucial and can wind up making
or breaking careers! Please share some key elements for not grasping
insanity, if you will.

9000:  Fly your kids to you!  Make love, cater, adore, and admire, remember “Happy Wife Happy Life”.
Here’s another tip, if your overseas, book your better half a ticket to come see
you.  My balance lately is my little daughter Kali, who is 4 and is known as
Lil 9000 the Princess.  I always been blessed with joy from my other
kids (I have all girls and a beautiful wife) but she brings out the heart in me and
all I want to see is her just grow and blow bubbles until she walks across
that stage and receives that degree. Insanity? Not really, I don’t
entertain bullshit or any drama from other females or anyone for that matter. All of that motivates me, pushes me harder to create what I speak into existence. #ProvePeopleWrong daily!

MJ:  Is there anyone or anything in your life that you credit your
success to?

9000: My parents, Queens NYC, Lil Jon and BME, Mel Testamark for JD and So So Def, The D.O.C and Andre 3k for daily advice and guidance. Of course Snoop Dogg, he is like the uncle to everyone in the industry. Grandmaster Caz wrote the greatest lyrics in the universe which is why I like being behind the scenes writing. Mr Shawn and Mrs. Giselle for Black Excellence #AllWeAskIsTrust, Full Sail, State of Georgia, and Duro the Engineer for inspiration. Finally, the most important Trizzy, all my girls and my beautiful wife Michelle.

MJ: As we wrap up, is there anything else you would like the world to
know about 9K?

9000: I’m an enigma mixed with faith to believe in myself and my creator! I
just work!  Iceis is coming, Ice Storms and Frozen Empire remember I told you. Be on the lookout for Four Pack Chill, Mondragon, Blvck Lvmbo. Always create the road you drive on! #Simmer Ruby Records shine like a Ruby not just a diamond.

Follow 9K @LifeOf 9000

http://www.ruby-recordings.com

Lovell – Watcha Gonna Do

Lovell Spreads Positivity through New Single
“Whatcha Gonna Do”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Lovell Brooks has always had an undeniable passion for everything that had to do with music. After receiving his first big break in 1986 with his performance group Private Affairs, he knew he possessed the drive and talent to go far. As he continued on with his career, he realized he wanted to take a different route as a solo artist. He was so focused on perfecting his craft independently, which prompted him to continue on his journey as such.

When it comes to Lovell’s style, he prides himself on being extremely versatile. After dabbling into RnB music, his peers began noticing how his talent effortlessly started to shine through. “After taking some time off from music, I had a reawakening in 2010. I wasn’t liking what I was seeing in the industry, as violence and drugs were being promoted. So, I took matters into my own hands and reinvented the wheel with my own sound,” said the artist. It took serious determination and bravery to stand apart from the masses, and promote a message he hoped would go further. It was no surprise that his fans were immediately receptive to the positive message he shared through his music.

Lovell shook the RnB scene by storm when he released his reintroduction single, “Baby Hi”. The song alone raked in numbers at a rate that Lovell was stunned, and rightfully pleased, by. In continuing to provide inspiration to his listeners in need of it, he kept the momentum going with the release of his most recent single, “Whatcha Gonna Do”, from his follow-up album “Universoul Man”. “It’s a soulful reminder to gangsters in the street who may be doing bad things,” said Lovell. “It has a Curtis Mayfield vibe to it. I just want to give a warning to people who may want to gravitate toward criminal behavior. I want to inspire them to pursue more positive aspirations.” Much like its predecessor, the single has garnered a lot of attention as it continues to generate an overwhelming amount of positive feedback.

Regardless of what projects he’s working on, Lovell strives to be the “O.G.” as he continues to spread an uplifting message through his music. “Not to sound cliché, but people shouldn’t give up so easily. Nothing by chance will happen fast, so you have to continue to hone your craft,” said the singer. He hopes his fans will take heed to his message, and never stop achieving their goals in life. After all, Lovell is a living and breathing example of someone who never stopped reaching for greatness.

To listen to Lovell’s music, or to follow him on social media, please visit:
https://twitter.com/realrnbreturns
https://www.instagram.com/lovellrealrnb/
https://www.facebook.com/lovell2016