Ben Grizz – Steak and Rice

Ben Grizz Keeps Charts Hot with “Expensive Taste”

FITCHBURG, MA – If you want to know who’s currently making his bid to become Massachusetts’ next hip-hop star, look no further than Ben Grizz. Growing up around the music, Ben often found himself dabbling into it. He only started buckling down in efforts to grow his career as an artist about a year ago. The growth is impressive because ever since then, he has taken his talents to the next level.

Ben describes the past year as a complete rollercoaster. With developing his sound and perfecting his craft, he’s navigated all of the ups and downs that come with it. “It’s been an experiment finding out what works and what doesn’t. I like to make club music, but I don’t define myself by a genre. I bring a lot to the table,” said Grizz. Adding to that, the artist tells us how genuine he is not only through his music, but also in everyday life. His sound is what he refers to as old school warmth with a modern day punch.

Last October, Ben released his fan-favorite EP “Expensive Taste”. Since then, his music has circulated radio charts, especially hip-hop focused ones. “I’ve gotten some really positive feedback since the release. The album release party sold out, and it was wild. People are really loving it,” said Ben. The album reflects on a lifestyle that the artist lives out each day. Through this, fans can get a peek into his world, which is always respectable.

What’s coming up next in the world of Ben Grizz? This weekend, he has a show in Fitchburg, MA, which will likely have a packed house. He tells us fans can expect a lot more from him, especially from a visual perspective. If you’re in Austin for SXSW, make sure to check him out- he will be there keeping the stage hot!

To listen to Ben Grizz’s music, or to follow him on social media, please visit:
http://www.bengrizz.com/
https://twitter.com/bengrizz978
https://www.instagram.com/bengrizz978/
https://www.facebook.com/Bengrizz978
http://youtube.com/c/BenGrizz
“Steak and Rice”
https://open.spotify.com/album/437EvISozfQhAzjAQx65gr?si=faYGsrWdSAq6ZctX6deRNA

MC Lyte “Is Still Not Having It” With Positive K (Video)

30 years later and BK’s illest female MC is ‘still not having it’ from 90’s  charismatic MC… Positive K and MC Lyte revisit their first collaboration “I’m Not Having It”, which ranked #16 on Billboard charts.

“This is the kind of song that can get nominated for a Grammy Award, a duet album would be phenomenal. I find it incredible that after 30 years MC Lyte and I haven’t skipped a beat. We have so much chemistry now as we did then.” -Positive K

The duo re-creates the classic and presents “I’m Still Not having It.” The animated visuals capture the unparalleled star quality between the two. K, who pulls out all the stops from flowers, diamonds, and smooth tongue talk to his irresistible lips just can’t seem to win over the no bullsh*t having Lyte.  The Brooklyn MC, acclaimed for her straight up ego crushing bars, knocks K down in every smooth-talking attempt he corners her with.

The back and forth lyrical flow are intact with quick-witted punchlines that will leave the ‘Wild’n Out” crew speechless and Hip-Hop eccentrics playing the record on repeat.

“A return to the ‘feel food’ days. I’ve always loved working with Positive K because that’s what he is, Positive. Working with him is easy and effortlessly, the music from “Still Not Having It” is one of my favorite songs from Bill Withers.” -MC Lyte

Watch the video above and stream “I’m Still Not Having It” here

 

Miami’s Kasoe Drops New Visuals For Hit Single “Drip”

Kasoe, young artist and heartthrob from Miami, releases new visuals for his latest hit single “Drip.” The record displays Kasoe’s versatility as an artist through his leading R&B vocals and enticing lyrical punchlines.

This is a sultry track of a man wooing over a woman both emotionally and physically. Kasoe’s deliverance over soulful soundscapes and knocking beats heightens the sense of arousal. It’s evident this rising star is wiser than his years and even has the older ladies wiping a ‘drip’ or two.  Stream “Drip” here and watch the video above.

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Mexico Baby – Diddy

Mexico Baby launches new club-banger ‘Diddy’

ALBANY, GA – When Robert McCluster was a young boy growing up on the streets of Ashburn, Georgia, he used to listen to a lot of hip-hop legend Young Scooter. His catchphrase was “Little Mexico,” and as a young boy who’s skin tone often had him mistaken as being from Latino decent, McCluster always would chuckle whenever he’d hear Young Scooter say the line. It caught on with other people in his life, and eventually McCluster was known around town and amongst friends as Mexico Baby.

The name has stuck and today he’s launching a music career under the stage name Mexico Baby. Though he started rapping soon after hearing Young Scooter and being impressed by the legend Michael Jackson during his youth, it wasn’t until age 19 that he began taking rap seriously. A run-in with the law was what woke him up, and during some time in jail he began to write his life experiences and feelings into song lyrics. By the time he was released he had an archive of good songs ready to be recorded.

“My style is different, with different vibes and different topics,” he said. “I do rap a lot about money and females, but every story that comes out of my mouth is the truth. When you hear my music you can know I’m for real.”

Mexico Baby said his mother has been a big influence in his life – helping him pick up the pieces of his life after being released from jail and encouraging him to pursue his dreams of being a professional musician. He also points to Gucci Man as a huge musical inspiration. His new single, “Diddy,” is one that came out of a combination of those influences and his own personal experiences. It’s a club vibe that will make listeners bob their heads, but it has a deeper message that Mexico Baby said he hopes people will pay attention to so as to avoid the mistakes he’s made.

“I wrote the song because I was on the way back from jail and I had a lot on my mind,” he said. “In the song I’m doing what I’m trying to get out of doing. I hope people appreciate the work I’ve put into it. I just want to be the best I can be and to go down in history as one of the best. I know what I’m capable of, and I just want to be known as being myself and making music that encourages others to be themselves and not try to be like anybody else.”

To listen to Mexico Baby’s music, or to follow him on social media, please visit:
https://www.instagram.com/mexicobaby_19/
https://mobile.twitter.com/Mexico_Baby1
https://soundcloud.com/mexicobaby1

Junior Boy – Wit Dat

Junior Boy stirs the soul with deeply introspective music

FORT MYERS, FL – There are only a handful of musicians through the years whose music goes beyond merely sounding good and actually touches the soul of an individual. Florida-based artist Junior Boy is on a journey to create that kind of music for the world.

It wasn’t always his life’s mission to create soul-stirring music, though. In fact, though music has always been something he’s connected with deeply over the years, it was never something he considered doing on his own until the death of his father in 2008. He was 13 at the time, and his father – who was a self-made millionaire – was murdered. As a young teenager who was already shy and who didn’t know how to deal with the turmoil of his emotions, he found himself often locked in his room listening to music. It didn’t take long for the music to touch his soul and pull out words that he didn’t even know he had within him. He started writing, and soon discovered that music offered an outlet for him to speak to people and to tell his story. And when he shared that music with others, he was pleasantly surprised to discover that it inspired them, as well.

“That’s when I took on the name Junior Boy,” he said. “My dad was a Junior, but I’m not. I took on his name so that he lives forever through me. I’ve had a hard life, but I’m not looking to be any type of tough guy or have a tough image. My goal is to speak for the souls who need to hear it. My goal is to inspire and uplift through the message of my pain and my story. I feel like I can be relatable to so many others that when you listen to my music you can’t help but feel it. My ultimate goal is to inspire somebody and touch somebody’s soul. When people play my music I want them to get chills through their whole body.”

Those chills are coming in spades with the release of Junior Boy’s new single, “Wit Dat.” It’s a song that details the ins-and-outs of his daily life, giving fans an in-depth look at the real-life story from his past two years. He said it’s a song that not only directs positive energy toward all the hatred around him and the people who want to see his downfall, but also showcases the positive steps he’s taken to come up and make it out of a tough situation. Ultimately it’s a song that he said speaks for multitudes of people all around the world.

“I’m being the voice for the millions of people who can’t speak up,” he said. “I feel like I’m different from what’s going on in the music industry today because I’m giving you quality music and quality content. A lot of artists today aren’t giving you anything, they’re just making it catchy to make it viral and there’s no substance to the music. That’s why I really respect artists who touch your soul. Take Adele, for instance. When I hear Adel – who is in a whole different genre from what I do – she’s telling you about her life and her relationships. And when you really listen to what she’s saying, it’s heart-felt. That’s what I’m doing, only in my genre, which is hip-hop and rap.”

Junior Boy said he plans to continue releasing singles over the next year so as to build a fanbase before putting together a full album. A music video for “Wit Dat” is currently available on his YouTube channel.

To listen to Junior Boy’s music, or to follow him on social media, please visit:
https://twitter.com/JuniorBoyTiDT
https://www.instagram.com/juniorboytidt/
https://www.facebook.com/juniorboy.tidt
www.Youtube.com/juniorboy/tidt
“Wit Dat” Official Music Video
https://youtu.be/Gg2yIkKxj0I

Brownsville Native Thunny Brown Releases New Video For “Evagladez U.S.A.” Single @thunnybrown

“You either survive and thrive or lay it down…I lay down for nothing.”

Brooklyn’s lyrical threat, Thunny Brown aka “The Thundah God” and “Thundah Foot”, releases his latest single and video titled “Evagladez U.S.A.” The single is available on all digital platforms for streaming and purchase.

The record depicts the laws of the streets of his hometowns, The Florida Evagladez and Brooklyn’s infamous Bucktown. Thundah God comes fully loaded with rigorous bars to describe a lifestyle of warpath he’s endured and now reigns as ‘survivor’ of the fittest.

Thunny’s ruthless flow embodies the predatory knocking of hard beats and DJ scratches. While the echoing sounds heighten the hair-raising emotion felt by his raw deliverance.

In a time where trends of flashy jewels, Gucci slippers, video vixens, and raps created over nonsense has taken over the industry; it’s refreshing to shine on MC’s who thrive to keep the lost elements of Hip-Hop and the culture at the forefront. “Evagladez U.S.A.” is a relative record for Hip-Hop enthusiasts worldwide to embrace.

Stream “Evagladez U.S.A.” here and purchase on iTunes and Google Play. Watch the official video below.

About Thunny Brown

Thunny was born in Bushwick and raised in Brownsville, Flatbush, and The Florida Evagladez. He grew up with the sounds and alarms of the warfare ringing in his ears from the streets. Determined to make it through he linked up with Boot Camp Clik friends and his Warhedz team from Florida to establish himself as an artist. “It all came naturally and I became recognized as one of the best MC’s in Orlando and one of the sickest out of Brownsville and Bucktown.” Thunny has shared stages with major artists including Biggie Smalls, Method Man, Craig Mack, Mobb Deep, KRS-1, and G-Unit. He’s also toured with Redman, Method Man, Ghostface, Cappadonna, and the Outsidaz on the “Black Out” tour. “I’m unstoppable, there’s nothing I can’t do and a man like myself, that can do everything, is an asset and a threat. “Which one would you rather deal with? Thunny the asset or Thunny the threat..You decide, one way or the other I’m here and reigning.”

 

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Lil Poots – Trap Chronicles

Self-made man Lil Poots uses stories of survival to connect with fans

SAVANNAH, GA – A lot of people from Lil Poots neck of the woods grow up wanting to rap. The Southern Georgia native has grown up, like many other aspiring rappers, in the midst of the struggle. And like many other aspiring rappers, his point of view is one that explores a life of survival.

But to think of Lil Poots like every other aspiring rapper would be a mistake. His delivery, his sound and his style are all ingredients that make him stand out from the crowd. And his stories from the struggle aren’t what one would normally think of – he’s rapping about the truth and weaving in tales of relationships and love along the way.

“I just write about how I feel at the time or what I’m going through at the time,” Lil Poots said of the things that inspire him to create new music. “I just go in the studio and just freestyle until I find what I want. Most of my music is about a life of survival that a lot of people don’t get to know about, but lately I’ve been writing about a lot of what’s going on the streets. I also have one song that I wrote recently that’s about this chick I used to think about all the time.

Everybody sounds like somebody else, but I only sound like myself. There’s only one Poots.” Lil Poots emphasizes through his music that he is a self-made man. He grew up with a single mother with 3 children who worked her hardest to take care of all of them. He saved enough money on his own to move out to California to pursue his dreams. Once he got to California, he cleared out his closet to build a makeshift home studio. He got software and a laptop and started making music. As he developed as an artist and got better, he expanded his studio into a shed behind his house and began to “scratch my own stuff.” He’d freestyle in his own studio and organically come upon great lyrics that he’d scramble to write down before he forgot them.

“I would do whatever I gotta do to get where I want to get,” he said. “Nobody has helped me. No one has helped record my music. I just did it on my own. When people I hung out with used to drink and do crazy stuff, I would always say I was gonna be a rapper. I’d write down song and show my friends, and they liked it. I’ve always brought my own little energy and ad-libs, and I’m making it happen.”

Most recently Lil Poots released a party song called “It’s Going Down,” which is currently available on all digital downloading sites. It’s a song that he said is “just turnt,” with a hard beat and an upbeat vibe. He is also getting ready to release another single called “Trap Chronicles,” which he said is based on the mindset of a trapper and hustler.

To listen to Lil Poots music, or to follow him on social media, please visit:
https://www.instagram.com/lilpoots_/
https://audiomack.com/search?q=lilpoots
https://soundcloud.com/leonard-roberts-965227959/
https://m.soundcloud.com/leonard-roberts-965227959/its-going-down?ref=instagram

Smooth Kid Dino – Yea | @NameBrandNCM

Smooth Kid Dino drop’s a smash for the clubs “Yea”

Smooth Kid Dino isn’t your average Chicago rapper who raps about drugs, money, and murder. Smooth Kid Dino is a multi-talented artist, he makes music that just about anyone can connect with. I’m not in his target market, but I found myself vibin’ to more than a just a few tracks from his “Underrated” album. I listened to all 12 tracks on the project, and I kept a few joints on repeat the boi got something here.

The song that sticks out to me the most right now is “Yea“. Yea is a hard, wavy, energetic song. After listening to his music I can tell that its something about “Yea” that brings out a different side of Dino. He switched up his style to match the energy in this hard hittin, trappy, melodic beat.

Listen to Smooth Kid Dino new single “Yea” below

Smooth Kid Dino is chasing a million dollar bag, while he’s hustlin’ hard on the road, you know how it goes when you’re focused on getting money everything else falls in line.

The intro to the album starts off with song “Pray For Me”. If your on your way out wit yo girl “Party Wit Me” is the perfect song to prepare you for the turn up. If you need a hard hittin, trapped out, banger “Yea” is the one! Smooth Kid stayed away from heavy auto-tune use, he explores the sound in song “Choices”.

The album features Tripstar, Storman Mac, Prince CEO, and close friend Young Affishal. The production for the “Under Rated” brought a lot different sounds, he worked with #ChaseTheMoney #CashMoneyYap #Ricorich, and more.

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Buck City – Without Warning | Shot By @TroyBoyTheBeast


Iowa artist Buck City drops some new heat right after his “Versatile” project. Buck City sent over a visual for his single “Without Warning’, this video was shot By @TroyBoyTheBeast stream it below on YouTube and let us know what you think.

Buck City’s new mixtape “Versatile” is now available on Tidal, Spotify, Livemixtapes, Datpiff, Apple Music, MyMixtapez and ALL major mixtape and streaming outlets!!

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KG$ Vonte – Bikini Bottom

KG$ offers good vibes with chill new album ‘Kosher Way’

ATLANTA, GA – There are two things that KG$ Vonte has always loved: fast cars and good music. And those two things have come to be a dominant part of his life. When he’s not pushing cars to the limit, he’s in the studio creating new music to share with his fans.

The most recent offering is a mixtape called “Kosher Way,” which, of course, features a car on the cover art. It’s a more relaxed project than what KG$’s fans might expect, but that’s on purpose. He said he wanted to make something that people could listen to that’s not too rowdy, but instead chill and perfect for putting on at any time of the day.

“I wanted to take it back to when people were listening to full albums,” he said. “That’s what I came from listening to, and I wanted to make something that people could vibe to at any time of the day.”

The two main singles “Jet High” and “Bikini Bottom” from the album are perfect examples of the kind of vibe he’s trying to pass along. He said he always tries to make something a little different every time he goes into creating a new song, and these singles were definitely a different approach than he’s ever taken before.

“Whatever you do, be happy about it,” he said. “These songs are about showing people that what you’re doing is great if you like it. And if you like it, I love it. Just be you. That’s what my music is about, ultimately. I’m original and I’m always myself. And at the end of the day I just want to be known for good vibes and real songs.”

KG$ said he also loves that his music is an extension of the family and friends he has built around himself. He calls them the Kosher Gang – which includes his brothers and friends who support him both in his music career and share his love for the car culture. He has developed his own independent label with their help, called Kosher House, and when they’re not making music they can be found gaming or in the Atlanta street car scene.

To listen to KG$’s music or to follow him on social media, please visit:
https://www.instagram.com/kg_vonte/
http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1438249668?ls=1&app=itunes