Tacoma, Washington icon emcee Mr. Dog makes his long awaited return with the new anthem “My City” Check it out below
This is the first single from his album “The Awakening” (Available on all streaming platforms)
Kiki Brookes is a talented MC hailing from Seattle. As an MC, his style draws from the likes of new wave artists like Playboi Carti and NAV as well as lyrical giants such as J. Cole and Logic. Just this year, Kiki has dropped a slew of singles with more music to come very soon and a full length project coming later this year.
This is the video for “OK COOL”, Kiki’s newest single. The video was shot by Swimteam, a Seattle-based videography group. They utilize some eye pleasing video edits that match the out of this world production. Watch the video right now on YouTube.
Shade Apollo is a promising young artist from the small town of Stanwood, WA who currently resides in Marysville, WA, about an hour north of Seattle. He started releasing music just under a year ago, showing noticeable improvements and a fantastic display of versatility with each and every track. His new song, “Ovanight”, features Adot and Drayco McCoy.
In the words of Shade Apollo: “The idea of this track in particular was basically me just daydreaming about waking up in the morning and suddenly everyone knows my name. Like if I put out a song, before going to sleep, and woke up to millions of plays and shit. The idea of that is crazy to me and this song is basically just me addressing it as a legit possibility since deep down, I know I have the talent and drive necessary to make that sort of thing happen.”
Having already worked with the likes of Chester Watson, Adot, and Drayco McCoy, he looks to continue the trend of working with well-established artists, stating that “If I like someone’s music enough to work with them, chances are you’re gonna see them on one of my tracks somewhere down the line. I try not to limit myself in regards to who I get to work with and who I think might be a good fit for a specific track and I’m very grateful to have already gotten the opportunity to work with some of my favorite artists. There’s definitely some more really big features to come so stay tuned!”
Shade Apollo plans to release his debut project, “Roller Coaster to the Moon” sometime this summer. A project that according to him, has been many years in the making.
“I started making music in like 2015 as a group I formed with two really good friends of mine. We were gonna release a collaborative project called “Aim Lunar” but we kind of had a falling out so that didn’t really work out. It was weird going from barely being able to write a full verse to then having to make full-ass songs by yourself but once I got the hang of it, that’s when I really started to take this music shit seriously. I made the decision to keep the whole ‘shoot for the moon’ concept alive but wanted to change the title to ‘Roller Coaster to the Moon’ since the project, as a whole, sort of chronicles my journey from the point that I went Han Solo (sic) with this shit, up to the hypothetical scenario where the many ups and downs I’ve experienced along the way ends with me really making a name for myself in this music shit. Basically a metaphor for all the different emotions I went through to get to where I wanna be in life. I really wanted to convey that dreams are absolutely achievable but not everything’s gonna go your way and you will definitely be tested along the way. It’s the roller coaster ride that comes with pursuing your passion and I’m hopeful that my journey will inspire others to do exactly that.”
Seattle’s Ryan Caraveo puts everything on self-confidence and persistence as he weaves his way through life in “My Grave”, a new visual directed by Jeremy Millar. “My Grave” was produced by the U.K.’s Lewis Cullen, known for his work with the likes of OnCue, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon and will appear on Caraveo’s upcoming album, “Maybe They Were Wrong”, which is slated for release on December 1.
Seattle songwriter Ryan Caraveo speaks with relatable angst to the masses of young people who feel out of place in a cruel world with “Grim Reaper”. This Hip Hop / Electro mashup was produced by Teal Douville, known most recently for his work with the likes of Gwen Stefani and Panic! at the Disco, as well as contributions to the second “Empire” television show soundtrack. Look out for Ryan’s indie album “Maybe They Were Wrong” coming December 1.
Certified Outfit perfect the art of smooth party anthems thru their latest offering featuring Dallas artist King Sonny, “Down 2 Ride”. Possessing strong songwriting abilities and precise rhyme schemes, Swindle and Church utilize their love for old school rides and the gangsta funk movement made famous by the Westside of the map.
Church stated the inspiration behind the making of the beat came from acts such as Zapp and Roger, Dazz Band, One Way and Gap Band. “That morning, I was playing Chaka Khan “Ain’t Nobody” and was trying to come up with something that had that same synthesizer funk feel. I wanted to make sure that I had those vintage Westcoast elements like the Moog synth bass line and old Roland synth leads and pads.”
Swindle came with the idea of doing something old school or along those lines and in doing so, the duo began penning verses in true Doug E Fresh & Slick Rick fashion. The back and forth approach really adds a vintage overlay to it and together with Texas native King Sonny, the catchy chorus solidifies this as a truly great record.
The video was directed by Landoe for Vivid Visual Films. He does a spectacular job of portraying the whole WashHouse lifestyle with only a few mere minutes. The guys are currently at work on two upcoming projects as well as debuting new music as part of their “Fish Friday” releases. Here is the “Down 2 Ride” video from Certified Outfit and King Sonny.
With a resume that includes opening up for Meek Mill, YG, Mistah Fab, Nipsey Hussle and more B.Cole has become one of the frontrunners on the North East Hip Hop scene. Summer ’16 has saw the release of Riches Define Hustle album and now he returns with a new track, Everyday. Check it out:
Last year at this time,Multiple award winning dj, Dj Iceman (Robert Anderson) launched Big Boss Ent, a small company providing placement oppertunities for artists with small budgets. “I know a lot of artists didnt have $3000 to spent to get their video on Worldstar. they didnt have the budget to go to the large outlets and get seen, but they could come to me an i would get them on small to mid-tier sites as a stepping stone to get to where they want to be” and it worked. in that span of a year Dj Iceman has done over 150 blog write ups and placed 200 videos to sites all over the web. he went from one standard package to over 20 ranging from small ($25 for 5 sites) to large (the $200 “Master Plan” package) and has expanded to social media promotion,launched 2 successful blogs (Big Boss Ent blog,and All City Video) picked up some sponsors and affiliates and is in the works of launching a mixtape series. “im just trying to get everything on the right track so when artists come to me,i can get them everything they need. once they get it they can feel good knowing that they invested in themselves and that its gonna pay off” “and everything is affordable. there is no reason why an artist thats just starting out shouldnt have top quality promo like the more established artists” with this reasoning,we see Big Boss Ent is gonna be around for a long time to come.