Twan Mack is noted as one of the most versatile Adult Contemporary Hip Hop artists to date in the music industry. The Milwaukee based artist continues to release infectious, timeless gems and “Main Concern” is no exception.
The record was influenced by Wu Tang’s “Aint Nuthin’ Ta F’ Wit” along with Gravediggaz “Diary of a Madman.” Mack unites the whole planet with hands up, know your worth anthem. “Kareem City got you in trauma/Heat up the scene like a sauna/I’m bout the biz not the drama/Won’t tell no biz to your honor/Hope there’s a long life in front of…”
Collecting checks is Mack’s ‘main concern’ which is backed with bomb-dropping lyrics and a catchy hook. “My main concern is my check / Fck accolades and respect / Fck them big chains on your neck / If you are paid then you set / If you owe dough pay your debt…”
If the throwback vibe including classic head-nodding bass and flawless lyricism isn’t enough for Hip Hop enthusiasts, Mack tops it off with a personal ear enticing beat-box flow.
Twan Mack’s mission to bring Adult Contemporary Hip Hop to the forefront has not gone unrecognized. The takeover continues to flourish worldwide, and Mack will continue to do what he does to prosper. Watch “Main Concern” and connect with Twan Mack below.
“This a Kareem City Set, serious like Boba Fett” – Kareem City
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25-year music vet SINN debuts visuals for “Make It Home.” The single/video is the first release of the forthcoming sophomore album “Ryder Music” Volume 2.
“Make It Home” produced by Chill Beatz and featuring songstress Rita, is a chilling record that depicts one’s fear of a loved one not making it home after that gritty 24/7 hustle. The dramatic sounds of a car crash and slowing heart rate sets the tone for what’s coming next. The video captures images of a rider sticking by her mans’ side and although she’s playing for keeps, her mind races with thoughts of him not ‘making it home.’ She begs for him to take a piece of her with him just in case…
With Rita’s soulful harmonies, SINN’s eye-opening wordplay, and Chill’s arrangement of stirring tones mixed with oscillating base; listeners will need to strap in for a hair-raising experience. Watch “Make It Home” and connect with SINN below.
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ItsJustQuis drops visuals for his latest hit single “Part of the Plot.” The single/video is off “I Just Caught a Vibe” album out now on all platforms.
Quis takes listeners and viewers through a night on the town, bumping through cornerstones and b-boying in front of city landmarks. In less than three minutes, Quis has the streets on lock, the ladies on lock, and pushing to have the game on lock. Watch “Part of the Plot” and connect with ItsJustQuis on Twitter and Instagram.
D Prime 215 returns for the 2nd video release of his “Sacred Mantra” EP. “Reasons Why” produced by Has-Lo, is a tell-all into Prime’s world of emceeing, dating back to 93’.
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“Every artist has their “Reasons Why” they create. Some for the sake of it, as a means to an end, tell stories, impress others, or all the above. For me, it’s all the above. However, as I grow as a person it inevitably bleeds into my music. There’s a lot going on in the world that affects me in a way that may be different from others. It’s inevitable that I address it. Especially in my city of Philadelphia. Let it be gentrification, school closings, “misallocation” of funds for public schools & inner city, crime, questioning the prison system, or the school to prison pipeline to name a few. I see these things firsthand, and I wanted to make it evident that Philly is a lot more than merely cheesesteaks and the Liberty Bell. It’s Philly all day over here, the presentation may be different from what you’re used to. It’s more than simply “rap” to me, that being said I was out for blood on this.” – D Prime 215
The Philly native utilizes his mastered skillset of storytelling to embody the world around him, ongoing societal issues, as well as what he represents. In “Reasons Why” Prime vividly portrays reasons for putting his life into the pen and being a voice for those on the other side of the fence. Bar for bar he breaks down gentrification, tainted school systems, inner-city crime hidden behind Philly’s tourist attractions, and other community distresses.
Has-Lo’s intense piano keys blended with soulful bass and drums invite listeners to feel the emotion and vibrations from Prime’s polished and compelling storytelling. Watch “Reasons Why” and connect with D Prime 215 and Has-Lo below.
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Brick City’s Swerv links with Philly legend Peedi Crakk for “Keep Acting” single/video. The track produced by Ruff Ryders associate Mozart was shot in front of Max’s, the Iconic cheesesteak landmark.
The rugged duo sees through the bullsh*t and steps quickly to lay their enemies out flat. Their cutthroat message flows over a street mix with striking tones. Watch “Keep Acting” and connect with Swerv on Instagram @swerv_1.0 and at Swerv World on YouTube.
Vivacious Hillsdale, Michigan artist Jenocia X releases visuals for “Testify.” The single/video is off her “Worldwide Jenocide” album.
Jenocia X is a testament to the unstoppable driving fight women endure in the music industry. In less than three minutes she embodies her come up tale while picking apart her doubters and naysayers. They wait for her to fall, fail, and quit but her flame can’t be weathered.
The fight theme cadences are perfect for a round of kickboxing, working off steam in the gym, or plotting the next come up move. Watch “Testify” and connect with Jenocia X on Facebook.
Maine the Medicine links with songstress Amanda Rogan for his latest single/video titled “I’m Tryin.” The single is off his latest album “B.U.T.C.H”, an acronym for Build Under The Culture’s Hand.
Maine delivers riveting storytelling that sends chills through the spine within seconds of the video. Through vivid wordplay, he describes his father’s depilating illness along with other family members and friends he’s lost. Maine wants them to know he’s out here living and doing the best he can. As a father, husband, son, and friend he vows to cherish life until his last breath.
Rogan’s angelic and soulful vocals offer a sense of hope and encouragement for Maine while he shares his lyrical journal entry with the world. “This how I get away this how I meditate, I feed my thoughts through the pen and get lost in the page, man creatively I’m insane.”
The soulful sound of piano keys interlaced with smooth bass elevates the raw emotion felt by Maine. Watch “I’m Tryin” and connect with Maine the Medicine on Facebook and Twitter.
Gifted Vision presents visuals for “Monsters Ink,” the latest single/video by Ace Gifted. The Albany based artist enlists fellow emcee Grafh and producer Shawn Lite for a gritty, lyrical attack.
Right off the bat Ace blazes the streets spewing bars about his come up to the lyrical machine he is today. “Tyrin’ to see these monsters you need more than a birdbox.” His cutthroat bars depict times when all he had was a dollar and a dream and how he moved up the chain from learning and earning with his crew.
The duo’s bomb-dropping lyricism over heavy bass and drums heighten the rawness of the record. Watch “Monsters Ink” and connect with Ace Gifted on Instagram.
“Puerto Rican Pac” is the latest offering from Buffalo wordsmith and melody maker Balistic Man. For this single, Balis (as he’s affectionately known by those closest to him.) teams up with Gladiator records, platinum production team, 80Empire, and Reggaeton artist Wally La Amenaza.
“Puerto Rican Pac” is a perfect blend of feel-good, Hip-hop, a West Coast bassline and shots of Talk Box which work cohesively with Balistic’s clever lyricism, an ode if you will to Tupac and Balistic’s Puerto Rican heritage. The song gradually morphs into full out Reggaeton, a surge of Latin Piano and percussive drums. Balistic then sings, once again professing his Love for the hoods he represents.
“Puerto Rican Pac” makes you feel good and evokes a sense of nostalgia within the listener. It is not a boast, however a proclamation for the Puerto Rican community, an anthem, which embodies the spirit of the Puerto Rican people and the admiration of one of the greatest rappers to ever do it, Tupac Shakur! Watch “Puerto Rican Pac” and connect with the trio below.
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