Gotham City Music Group presents the visuals for Ricky Bats and his single “Let Em Know BATS”. Another lyrical track telling a story over a beat that has that classic hip hop vibe. Track remade by Gotti Gator. As always and in that true New York style, Ricky Bats took to the streets to show you the ins and outs of Brooklyn and the place he calls home. Directed by @WaxHugFilms.
Today we want to bring you the hottest new artist coming out of Louisville, Kentucky; Philly Blocks! aka The Team 563 Boss. “Philly Blocks” is back at it making moves and giving his fans that heat, especially with this new visual installment packed with back to back bars about the ups & downs of hood life in Louisville affectionately titled the “Day’s Of Our Lives”.
Philly is on a hot streak making collaborations, with fellow Team 563 artists Cino fresh & Real deal Lock. Philly keeps his plate full. Hes either making moves on his daily grind, or grindin out classics in the booth. Philly is here to give his fans what they came for. ” Days of Our lives is shot by the visual powerhouse ” Courtesy of Creme “. constantly making music videos into movies.
Team 563’s Kapo Philly Blocks has a unique way of giving you his delivery, with his Big K.r.i.t style vibe intertwined with a red hot Jadakiss flow. Something that is definitely missing from the game today. So hit play and let this cinematic Philly Blocks visual give you a better perspective of the ups and downs of life in the hood in Kentucky.
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Coming from the Eastside of Detroit, Nino Staxx is an Artist/Producer that is not to be taken lightly. He is most recognized for his diversity and unique sound. He just released a visual to his new single “Can’t Vibe” which can be found on all media platforms. With a catchy beat and hard hitting lyrics, we are sure “Can’t Vibe” will catch your attention.
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Twitter – twitter.com/ninostaxx
Facebook – facebook.com/ninostaxxofficial
Instagram – @ninostaxx
Website – www.ninostaxx.com
Up-and-coming rap star and entertainer, Cordarro “R.O.E” Wright, formerly known as “Swagg Boi” was born and raised in the streets of Mount Pleasant located in Northeast Texas. Growing up in the unruly parts of East Texas, R.O.E dealt with a dysfunctional household with little parental guidance due to the struggles that his parents had to endure. He was born with a musical gift.. R.O.E’s father had him on stage performing as early as twelve years old and soon after R.O.E started writing his own lyrics and rhymes at fifteen. At 18 he knew that being a artist/entertainer was his life. He wrote about the things he saw in the streets and things that intrigued him about the lifestyles of true hustling, that matured him into the artist that you see today. Learning his craft was important to him and he modeled some of his same mannerisms from artists that inspired him but he added his own swag to it and “R.eal O.va E.verything” is the artist that deserves his shot. He paid attention to the industry and acquired the art of knowing how to brand himself as an artist. He knew rap was taking a fall but he also knew putting East Texas on the map and him knowing he could breathe life back into the game, R.O.E chose to go full speed ahead. Investing in himself was key, performing at as many shows as possible, and knowing how to get his songs on the radio took a lot of motivation. If you have not seen Roe perform your are in for a life changing experience the way Roe interacts and connects with the crowd you will know he is a “SuperStar”. “Lit”, “Fuck How You Feelin”, and “Pull Up” are local hits and are now playing on radio stations throughout Texas. R.O.E’s dream is to be an international artist and entertainer whose legacy was built from the ground up.
🔥Playboy Ronnie Is Serving Up The Heat for A HOT Summer 🔥
Currently pushing two new projects, Playboy Ronnie returns with a slew of hits in the bag. He continues to build on his momentum with the release of two new projects.
It’s been a few months since we’ve heard from the Orlando homie Playboy Ronnie. Its always a special event when he sends over new material to review. Last time we ran across each other he sent over “Hard Enough” which now has more than 10K streams and growing on Sound Cloud. This time he sent us not one, but two EP’s, a new single, and an eye catching new video for yet another single.
Both EP’s titled “Say Less” and “Say More” feature 5 tracks each, the main singles are “Guns And Butter” and “Mercy“. Its a dope collection of music, the Orlando native taps in and brings the summertime vibes from Florida.
His fans know that his grind, and versatility is unmatched. Playboy Ronnie peels back the layers to reveal himself, and to better connect with his fans. He does this when many of his peers are lacking substance and quality content in their music. Doing this he is able to capture his listener’s who are streaming his music and tuned into his visuals.
I took some time to listen to both projects. I hear a distinct difference between these projects when I sat back and tuned in. Playboy Ronnie is a talented artist who deserves more attention from the people, I believe once his music reaches a mainstream audience his fan base will grow with speed and efficiency, then its take-off time for him. Fly high young home fly high.
For now stream both projects, let us know which one you like the best! Social media info is below!
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West Coast artist inspires others to ‘Rank Up’ with new music
LOS ANGELES, CA – Regardless of what we go through in life or what we face, no matter the adversities, we can always elevate.
That’s the core concept behind everything that West Coast artist Rank Rated does. His music, his art and his message is all about being better. And the long road he’s been on – from homelessness to successful entertainer – is a testament that with determination and a dream, you can fulfill your destiny.
Two of his most recent singles by upcoming composer PacoTheProducer– “Valid” and “Baggage” – speak directly to that life motto and tap into depths of his talent in ways that bring forward a new wave of sound and style for a generation desperate for something original. With “Valid” which is slated to drop on July 26, Rank Rated rails against the social norm of validation that pops up in multiple places of our lives.
“Everyone is looking for validation today,” he said. “We live in a time where everything has to have validation – whether it’s a credit score or experience in whatever industry you’re in, or even likes on social media. Whatever it is, we’re all seeking some type of validation and more often than not, we’re seeking that from other individuals. I had people who told me I couldn’t do certain things, but here I am. I validated myself and pushed forward based on what I knew I could do.”
Rank also reveals how through social media and mutual friends he has met people like DJ FiveVenoms, director JDfilms, and Quavo. He also stated an affiliation with JGreen (of YNW), whose manager Rank has been in contact with for a while and who he respectfully calls “Unc.” Rank also noted his independence through platform United Masters which features other artists such as Lil Tecca and Choppa on their roster.
With “Baggage,” which was released in June, Rank Rated explores the hard work it takes to attain success. And once you achieve that success, the symbols that come with that, such as the baggage you bring with you as you’re traveling the world, can be an affirmation of that hard work that brought you to this point.
“I’m doing my thing right now, living my life and catching flights,” he said. “That’s what this song is about. It’s about getting to the money, a fun song that really says, ‘I don’t care what anybody else has to say.’”
“At the end of the day, I hope my music is known for being inspirational, in a way,” Rank Rated said. “I was able to do it so you can, too. Ranking up is something everyone can and should do, whether that’s getting a promotion at a job or trying to create a better life for yourself. Rank is having status. Rank is everything. So tell your haters to Rank Up.
In addition to his two most recent singles, Rank Rated has also released a new EP called “Far From Regular” which is available on all digital distribution outlets. With catchy lines about baggage and baguettes that slide on the beat, fans will definitely be eager to hear more.
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“Far From Regular” EP
Cadillac Shorty just released a heart felt new single “No Visits” that anyone can relate to that has ever been incarcerated. As well as a very touching emotional music video that portrays a very great edits of scenes from the lyrics of the single. The single can be found on all digital platforms and the music video can be found on Youtube.
On December 11, 1989 the long awaited arrival of a star was finally over for parents Marvin Davis Sr. and Vernell Robison when Marvin Darrell Davis Jr. entered the world inside of Jackson hospital. Marvin’s father was then known as “Cadillac Shorty” throughout Florida, and decades later life’s impact on Marvin Jr. would conceive the therapeutic birth of the street smart artist and musically inclined “Cadillac.”
Hailing from Miami, young Marvin dwelled in various south Florida neighborhoods. Determined to provide the best for Marvin and his two siblings his mother, Vernell was constantly on the move in search of perfection for her children even if it meant relocating until she found it, one of those neighborhoods being Liberty City.
In 1999, Cadillac discovered his talent as a rap artist which presented us with our initial taste of his abilities; although, his passion was football. After the tragic death of his beloved father in 2005 on the fast paced streets of Liberty City, he took the solace of his rap to the streets; the place that offered another option in aiding him with resuming the duty of providing as the man of the house. Soon Cadillac quickly ran from the football field to hustling, hustling came natural, and it was a fast way to make money.
However, after the heart wrenching casualty of losing more friends and family in the streets he decided to find another way out. Determined not to be a statistic he began to free style and write more every day. At this point music would prove to be a life line that would provide beyond the pen and pad where his lyrical content existed privately. History was truly in the making. Cadillac went from writing to appearing in the local clubs that fiend for his talent.
When it comes to other artists Cadillac is musically influenced by rap artist Jay-Z, the Rap group Hotboyz, and the now solo rap artist Lil Wayne. But the movement of Miami hip-hop artists such as Trick Daddy, Brisco, and Rick Ross has a heightened level of admiration in his life. Cadillac loves music with a passion and he is more than determined to become one of the biggest rappers of his time. Much like his musical influences he is going to do whatever it takes, and for however long it takes to get there.
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Richie Carter shares real pain of loss with new single “I’m Sad”
ROCKFORD, IL – Richie Carter’s haunting single, “I’m Sad” is from the six-track EP of the first songs written after Richie’s mother passed away unexpectedly. After inheriting money, Richie blew a lot of it. Making some bad decisions, he found himself getting into trouble for the same things that upset his mother before she passed away.
Richie released two EPs at the same time, like an A-Side / B-Side release in the style of an R&B album. A combination of R&B and Rap, each six song collection has its own theme. The “Too Much Whiskey” EP contains “I’m Sad” which Richie describes as sounding like Lil Peep meets Mac Miller. A “self-loathing song,” it is relevant for today’s audience because it’s openly sad and demonstrates the ability to understand and accept what makes a person sad, instead of trying to run or hide from the feeling.
The opening track of “I’m Sad” serves as the first stepping stone of the sorrow and harsh reality that money can’t replace a life, progressing towards the last track, “Too Much Whiskey.” While recording the last track, Richie had to stop recording several times because of his emotional state. The artist is very honest, trying to do everything through his music. The creation process is therapeutic and helps him to see his situation from a different perspective.
The “Sappy Hour” EP was born out of a long distance relationship which began after his mother passed away and has since resulted in his engagement! The six songs on this EP were written for the woman who is now his fiancée.
Both EPs were illustrated by Xclusive Illustration. They were recorded in a little basement studio in Rockford, IL that Richie has been using for over a decade. He has recorded in big studios in Los Angeles and Chicago, but Richie will tell you that Rockford’s engineer, Neal Howard, is one of the best. When he was 17 years old, Richie found Neal and has been working with him ever since. J Caspersen is the producer for the entire project.
A rambunctious and curious person, Richie cultivates his curiosity and tries to engage in anything that he is curious about. He feels this has much to do with the bold and open quality of his music which makes it more relatable.
Richie wants everyone to know that it pays to be patient and to keep trying. “A lot of people get the perception that they need to be at a certain place at a certain time,” says Richie, who used to write a school newspaper piece called “Direction Over Destination.” “Don’t worry so much about where you end up at. Just try to go in the right direction of what you really want to do and you’ll find something in that path. Just follow your heart and do what you want to do. Don’t expect to be exactly what you want to be. But you’re gonna find something you enjoy doing if you just go down the path that you enjoy walking.”
Cultivate your own curiosity by checking out Richie Carter’s music:
“Too Much Whiskey”
BTG brothers overcome political persecution, assassination attempts – share story on new video game and album ‘PYROHYDRO’
COLUMBUS, OH – When C Los and his cousin SOG (Soldier Of God) tell you that their group BTG is going to make national headlines, they’re not just flapping their lips or trying to get social media views by shocking the public. They’re going to shock the public with the truth which they’re presenting in compelling ways. One part music, one part video game, one part self-help book and multiple parts entertainment, their multimedia approach to sharing their truth with the world is just getting ramped up. And it starts with the release of their new album “PYROHYDRO.”
The 21-song album is set to release on July 4 and tells the story of these two embattled artists as they’ve fought over the past decade to be recognized in the entertainment industry. With backgrounds that come with all the trappings of street life, these two “brothers” have risen from the hardships of their lives to recreate themselves. What once used to represent the Black Triad Gangstas, BTG is now something the duo uses to point to a higher power with “Belonging To God”. And under this new banner, the two are creating things that tell the stories of where they’ve come from – including multiple assassination attempts, broken record deals, legal battles with video game production companies, and hard-living on the streets. But those stories are filled with inspiration for a world looking for hope.
“We’re not religious, we’re spiritual,” said SOG. “We don’t preach, we just talk about spiritual stuff. But that doesn’t mean we don’t know what we’re talking about. You might hear some gangsta stuff in there because we lived it. I was a stickup kid and my brother was a weed man. We’re legitimately street credible dudes. But we both made a vow that we were going to leave it behind, and we have. We know about the street and our story is gonna tell you that, but we’re spiritual and we’re trying to do something positive on top of all that are negative.”
“PYROHYDRO” is a mash of multiple genres that not only introduces the world to BTG’s unique sound and style but also serves as the first chapter of a multimedia story that is continued across the video game “The Art of Life and Death” which is slated to release in 2020. While “PYROHYDRO” tells the story of C Los and SOG, it also begins to describe some of the storylines that players can expect to see in the video game. Self-described as a “Grand Theft Auto meets The God of War” type of game, the two utilize real life experiences within the game’s storyline with music from “PYROHYDRO” laced throughout as a type of soundtrack.
One of the tracks from the album, “Boogyman” is featured prominently in the video game and serves as the hot single from the album. SOG said it was inspired by a dark time in his life when at age 13, he tried to commit suicide. On the other hand, “Top Dog” is the debut single from the same album.
“When I was in the emergency room, two angels showed up,” he said. “In this song, I’m telling the story about how those angels appeared and how having a different spiritual practice has helped me escape five assassination attempts. One attempt in particular I avoided because of my spirituality. And that moment with the angels is something that happens in the video game as well.”
SOG said he has also written a book called “64 Levels of Power” which is also slated to be released in 2020. It, too, fills a role within the multimedia story that BTG is telling.
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Stream The Slappin New Single From Bandup SMG Titled “Buzz” Featuring Ty Money
Bandup SMG sent over a fire new single titled “Buzz” featuring Ty Money and Blasian Beats on production. Bandup SMG is a Chicago artists on the rise. He’s known for his catchy hooks, crazy adlibs, diverse tracks, and bringing real life experiences to the track.
His life is no act, he prides himself on staying #100, and expressing true stories through his lyrics. Bandup SMG has a versatile style, he can spit on any type of beat from BoomBap rap to Afrobeat and keep the people tuned in. He can rock a top40 crowd just as well as rocking out for his trap fans, its his creativity plus flow which attract s the people and makes him a great choice for diverse crowds.
Bandup is ready for the industry, the real question to ask is the industry ready for Bandup SMG? Good music, strong lyrics, true stories, and 100% dedication to being the best artist possible. We will stay tuned in to watch the show make sure you do too!
You can follow @BandupSMG on Instagram, Follow @BandupSMG on Twitter. Stream and download Bandup SMG’s new single Buzz here.