2016 was an incredible year for Alfred Banks aka Underdogcentral. From his Volkswagen/Beats by Dre car commercial to his first tour of Europe and even performing in Elvis Presley’s house, the NOLA rapper truly took his brand to the next level. As Alfred weaves in and out of this CZA-produced track, he reflects on his accomplishments and basks in the energy of living in one of New Orleans’ most beautiful neighborhoods. Listen to “Garden District” below.
DJ Paul, Lil Wyte and Jelly Roll make for a menacing trio on the “STFU (Remix)”; laced with gritty, booming rhythms that only the K.O.M. can deliver. The original track appears on DJ Paul’s “Year of the Six Part 1” which is out now here: http://lnk.to/YotsPt1 and Part 2, coming on 11/25, can be pre-ordered here: http://lnk.to/YotsPt2.
Always on his grind, Detroit’s 13-year-old Que9 brings us “Wax On Wax Off”, produced by The Crew. The single is found on his “Epidemic” EP, which you can get on iTunes here: https://itun.es/i6hv37w
In a time a where female pop stars seem to rule the airwaves, JLine is the male counterpart that we have all been waiting for. Earlier this year, he hit the scene with his lead single “Over”, a moody-EDM ballad that was giving us some serious Dawn Richard’s vibes. And now, he releases “Episode 1” and it’s everything that we hoped it would be.
“Episode 1” seamlessly blends genres to represent the full layered artist that JLine is. It’s a project that is confident, thoughtful, and most of all catchy. It’s hard to pinpoint who JLine sounds like because he mixes a variety of influences to create his own blend of pop.
“Don’t Leave Me Alone” sounds like it could fit perfectly on Britney Spears Glory, while “Give Me More” reminds us Justin Bieber’s Purpose. But don’t get us wrong, this EP is 100% Jline – just the perfect list for fans of current pop. He shines brightest on “Too Much,” a cocky anthem that’s dripping with attitude. The production is top-notch here, and it’s got an ear worm of chorus that’s guaranteed to sit with you for the rest of the weekend.
Overall, “Episode 1” is the type of EP that gets better and better with each listen. Take our advice, give it a spin and get into the groove. Listen to the album in it’s entirety below.
Cypha Den Music is back with yet another rock solid Hip Hop release titled “CannonHands”. We find rhyme ringleader Taiyamo Denku kicking things off followed by a wicked verse from fellow Wisco emcee, Knowshun. With Australian producer Dcypha once again handling the production role, the trifecta produces a neck nodding hit complete with DJ cuts and a Beastie Boys sample within the hook. Both Denku and Knowshun are well known for their bar work within the battle circuit, which shows vividly throughout the audio, which can be streamed and downloaded for free via Soundcloud.
Also make sure to catch Taiyamo Denku performing at a venue near you in the Midwest and then following a East Coast tour with fellow CDM artist, Rambunxious, for the “It’s Our Time” tour.
October 25th, 2016 marked the date that Rapper Supreem Da’ Rezarekta brought to the forefront his new band, Supreem And The New Experience. The first single and video “Queen Of The Wobble” is quite appealing to Hip Hop and Funk communities. Supreem And The New Experience are finalizing their 2016-2017 tour. For further information about projects contact Richard A. Waller III of Fanwave Media at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 11th, 2016 come on out for the College DJ Music Festival & College Campus DJ Competition where Supreem will be performing live! Pull up to Front Street Drive at Victoria Freehouse in Philly, show starts at 8pm!
Roc Kartel returns with a chilled out, Carribean-like melody with the release of his bouncy new single, “Real Woman”. The Maryland-native showcases his diverse lyrical persona on another level that’s different from his usual edgy productions. “Real Woman” is a smooth crossover tune that fuses with the sounds of Hip Hop, Reggae, and pop. The single is now available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and Google Play.
Produced by Oge, the song is a flawless presentation of the emerging rapper who began writing and rapping while in high school. Now, as Roc Kartel continues to release new music, he looks to create a music brand that attracts music lovers worldwide.
Over the summer, Roc’s single “Lie” garnered attention on several popular Hip Hop blogs including Daily Hip Hop, Sprinrilla and Underground Hip Hop. Influenced by such artist as Michael Jackson and Lil Wayne, you can hear the modernistic hip hop vibe in his productions. Listen to this feel good record below.
Fa$t Life returns with Metro Boomin on the beat once again for “NA$CAR”, a catchy yet hard hitting single that sees the artist in the fast lane. ‘Life is good, my life is great’ is in this record’s hook but Fa$t Life recognizes the haters in his way trying to hold him back. Listen to the track below.