Monsieur Job Ft. Vick D – “Homie (Block Remix)” (Video)

Set to perform at this year’s ICON Awards in Colombia. Buzzworthy underground group Monsieur Job drop off a care package for fans before they hit the road in the release of their newest video, “Homie (Block Remix)”.

Featuring the talented Vick D, “Homie (Block Remix)” is an up-tempo new vibe for the band. A Latin backbeat accompanied by a sample of the guitar riff from the world famous Bob Marley & The Wailer’s single “Could You Be Loved” accompanied by Jamaican patois and a video packed with smooth dance moves and more – it’s the perfect Summer smash hit from coastal beaches to scorching hot dance floors. Aside from a Summer anthem, the video is a great introduction for newfound fans.

Establishing their foundation in the influential Los Angeles underground. Consisting of band members Toby Holguin (Leader), Charlie Illera, Leo Jaramillo. Uniting thanks to the music from across the globe with Charlie and Leo hailing from Columbia and Toby from Los Angeles. The band has a signature style of broken beats with a more festive, shaky, groovy Caribbean Latin flavor turning it into an international exclusive mash-up of world talents and a unique blend of genres.

“Homie (Block Remix)” is a set up to another big hit the band has on the way, titled, “Busque Mal”. All leading up to the promising new album set to follow the band’s previous chart-topping collective, Bass Passi. The project reached #2 on Top 200 for Best Albums on the Billboard Latin Rhythm Albums Chart.

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James Elizabeth ft. Snow Tha Product – “Over Now” (Video)

Fast-rising singer/songwriter James Elizabeth is a breakout star.

The Los Angeles-native attends her own funeral in the new video for her debut single, “Over Now”. Featuring Snow Tha Product, Elizabeth puts her past to rest in the Embryo-directed feature. Addressing her past mistakes dealing with her toxic ex, Elizabeth describes the song as a way of moving on to a new lease on life.

“I wrote this record about being in a relationship that keeps going bad. When you’re in that place where after way too long of going back and forth you finally just let it go and move forward into the unknown. It’s being in that place of it is a little scary but also an exciting time of dumping the dead weight and moving on.”

Snow Tha Product co-stars as a ceremony guest with some creative last words for the past. Dressed in all black, the newly independent superstar spits another spectacular verse that includes confidence, empowerment, and dominance. The two’s chemistry is electrifying and hopefully the beginning to many more collaborations between the two to come in the future.

James Elizabeth on the collaboration:

“Snow and I got connected from our engineer. I’ve always wanted to work with her. She’s extremely talented but she’s also just a good human. I like that she stands up for what she believes in and is very inspiring and this song is for anyone going through a bad break up and finally just had enough. We’ve all been there, keep going…”

The two are currently on tour for Snow Tha Product’s “Goin Off Tour”. A sold-out 30-city tour that includes stops in Dallas, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, and Oakland. Elizabeth has been highly-publicized as a breakout opener on the tour with her energetic attitude, fresh new sound, and undeniable stage presence. The tour continues to roll on with the last stop in Santa Ana, California on June 15th.

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South Africa’s AKA Earns BET Awards “Best International Act” Nomination

South African hip hop artist AKA is continuing to push musical boundaries and today was announced by BET as this years’ nominee for “Best International Act” for the BET Awards.

AKA is the only South African nominee representing the category of hip hop/rap alongside Burna Boy and Mr Eazi.

He’s been focused on becoming an internationally known artist, working with producers and talent all over the world – and it’s apparent with his BET Awards nomination that people are paying attention.

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“It’s an honor to rep my country at this year’s BET Awards. Afrobeatz is dominating the continent and I’m glad to be paving the way for hip hop. This one is for the culture.” – AKA

AKA’s widely known hit single “Fela In Versace” featuring Kiddominant has gone 4x platinum; landing this hip hop artist US notoriety and worldwide recognition.

Catch AKA on the red carpet at this year’s BET Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 23rd.

Interview | Legendary Tazmania Talks New Music, Hip Hop Icons, & What’s Next @sizzlejimi

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!

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Trash Humans – Too Fake @trashinfo @chevali_ @leiagoremusic

Los Angeles duo, Trash Humans, gives us their third single, “Too Fake”. Members Leia Gore & Chevali did not disappoint in creating yet another catchy, hook-driven record. A monstrous beat rides alongside these two artists as they go back n’ forth, almost directed towards each other it seems at times throughout the song. By bringing up petty disagreements and held-in criticisms towards one another, its clear they are giving their own insight on what a damaged relationship means to them. No release date yet announce for the LA duo’s debut EP. Until then, enjoy this powerful new single.

Trash Humans, our new favorite Los Angeles duo, is comprised of artists Leia Gore & Chevali. They’ve been pumping out hard-knocking, catchy singles all of which have been fully produced, mixed and recorded by themselves. Leia & Chevali have only began releasing songs under Trash Humans moniker this February, hinting towards a debut EP release down the road this year.

#NewMusic Nicoteen Ninyo – Bad Things

Nicoteen Ninyo is a 19 year old up and coming artist based out of Los Angeles, California. He started producing and writing his own songs, 6 months ago, inspired after feeling lost by issues going on in his life. Being raised in a family where music was their foundation, he found comfort in this. Writing music based on how he was feeling and what was going on inside of his head was his therapeutic approach to cope with it all. Ever since that day, his desire to help others cope with similar issues and to realize it’s okay to “feel” and be vulnerable, through his music, has been his greatest motivation to keep going. Even though his own issues are not all healed, he hopes they can be, as well as others issues.

his latest record, “Bad Things”, is inspired by multiple ideas. First and foremost, the idea of looking for others to help momentarily cover up and forget an emotional trauma or heartbreak. It touches on how, in hard times, instead of looking for someone to help you through it all, you look for someone or multiple people to help you numb it for a night. With the second idea being portrayed that love and lust are drugs. Love can be one of the most amazing feelings on earth, but also can be the most painful and damaging. This idea was the basis for the spaced out and twisted elements within the beat. Nicoteen Ninyo wanted to find a way to help portray the numbing (drug) effect love and or lust can have.

#NewEP After Hours – After Hours EP @whoafterhours

After Hours is an art collective from Los Angeles finding time within their 9 to 5s to pursue passions and do what they love. Comprising of just three members (Lio, Yoso and Pablo Tonez), they bring a unique perspective, energy and styles that all contribute to their visceral and enigmatic sound. Press play and indulge in their 7 track EP simply titled, “After Hours”. Stream in full via Soundcloud.

#NewVideo Black Gosling – BOG @BlackGoslingLF

Black Gosling is a young upstart from Los Angeles, California. The founder of Die Rich, which has been making noise locally for the past year, Gosling is pumped and primed to be a prominent force in and around the L.A. area. His latest video, “BOG”, finds Black back in his old neighborhood, giving viewers an up close and personal account of his lifestyle. From hitting the local liquor store and taco truck to showing love to upcoming talent, “BOG” contains it all. Watch the video below.

#NewVideo DPIH – FreeFall @dpih_

“FreeFall” is DPIH’s latest music video directed by @EugeneHL. It is a video about facing your demons at all costs even if the demon you have to face is yourself. It’s only when you have the courage to be honest with yourself and to acknowledge your flaws that you are able to grow as an artist and as a human being.

DPIH is a producer-turned-rapper based out of Los Angeles, CA. Inspired by a wide variety of artists from the likes of soul crooners like Allen Stone to hip-hop masterminds like Kanye West, DPIH provides a whimsical, trap-infused sound with catchy pop sensibilities. DPIH is on his way to make a name for himself in the game as he works on his ongoing project, “The 100 Song Project,” a collection of 100 songs set to be completed by the end of 2018. Stay tuned as DPIH continues to make waves in the industry with his catchy beats and melodies that are guaranteed to be stuck in your head all day.

#NewMusic Trash Humans – Smoke Up @trashinfo

A collaboration between Leia Gore and Chevali brings you the second single from the Trash Humans self-titled EP, Smoke Up”

Featured on Spotify’s “Fresh Finds” playlist, the recording is only just beginning to make waves rippling out of the Los Angeles area. From he ethereal pop hit “Mistake” to this new, melodic R&B smash, these kids are bending genres to create a new sound which can only be described as Trash Humans.

“Smoke Up” depicts a modern relationship where love is lost due to the lifestyle our culture has created. Leia Gore’s twist on a classic R&B sound brings a catchy, melodic feel for when you want to kick back and indulge in some extra curricular activities.