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Stank Nitty Unleashes “Farmacy Economy” & Tell-All Interview

BK emcee Stank Nitty drops visuals for his new single “Farmacy Economy” featuring John Jigg$. Before hitting play peep the interview below with Nitty talking about his upcoming album, an unorthodox lifestyle, and more.

MJ: Before we jump into your new single and video, I want people to become more familiar with Stank Nitty…You’re a BK-based emcee, and there’s nothing quite like New York Hip Hop, share how that coincides with your style, flow, and deliverance.

SN: I’m a relative newcomer to the city, moved to Brooklyn in 2015, which I feel raised the bar for me artistically.  New York conditions you to always be striving to beat your last best, and in Hip Hop, the standard of talent and skill has no ceiling, so you must grow wings to survive. I’d say the areas my work reflects the NYC sound may come from being influenced by golden era New York Hip Hop as a kid but living in New York pushed me to refine my sound in ways I never thought possible. I was lucky though I had good local people making space for me to thrive.

MJ: As a seasoned artist you’ve collaborated with some heavy hitters as well as Hip Hop legends. Has that opened further doors for you?

SN: That’s a great feeling to hear! Absolutely in many ways. Mainly I’m just grateful to be living this crazy life surrounded by genius.  It’s wild it feels like no matter what else is going on, it’s cool because I’m truly at the edge of human potential. I’ve always wanted to create with innovators first and foremost and that’s where you’ll see the pattern in my collaborations. I want to hear something no one’s ever thought of before. That sh*t is happening and it’s amazing.

MJ: At what point in your life did you introduce Stank Nitty to the world? When did you decide to pursue your craft as a career?

SN: Ok so for the first question, new name, Stank Nitty comes from “Sanity” which was my name for a long time. People started saying San Nitty, and I added Stank on a song called “SOB’s ft. Petey Mossberg”, off the LP “Murder of Crows” with Deuce Ellis in 2019, I said, “Stank Nitty, burn down gated communities, blast priests in sacristies,” and it stuck. I said that because I always had some strong, putrid-smelling weed. So, it’s like “Frank Nitty” the legendary bootlegger, only it’s a different prohibition altogether.  I first started hitting stages regularly at an open mic at the Local 506 in Chapel Hill, NC in 2002, but for a lot of years, I’d just be making music for fun, always writing. I started calling myself a notebook MC. It wasn’t till around 2011 when my daughter Anahata was born, I decided I was done messing around because I knew this is what I wanted to do. I never turned back.

MJ: Now let’s dive into the video…Give us some inside scoop on “Farmacy Economy” featuring John Jigg$.  Take us from the thought process through fruition.

SN: Ok so back to what I was saying about innovators, I heard “The Madness” (that sht is crazy). I immediately hit up Jigg$ on Facebook. I knew we had to make a record. I hit my brother Yaw Boso from Switzerland who I’d met when I was rocking shows in Cusco, Peru back in 2012, and he, as usual, had something nasty, so I sent it through and once we had a track it was like fck it, I haven’t been to ATL in a while.  My Bro J Ronin linked me with Shabaam Sadheeq for the video and he had dope ideas right off the bat.  He’s a great director.  He has a great eye for the big picture in a video. He hooked up the filming spot via DeAndre Perryman at Sounz Gud Entertainment/A1 Records and we worked fast.  Nam Nitty came through with a cameo that was dope, and the fam Vooda was building through the whole process…As you can see I was rocking one of his classic beanies…I shot the cover art at home, it was fun to give my weed a professional glamour shoot (I may do that again just for fun).

MJ: What’s in the works for Stank Nitty, what can fans look forward to and keep eyes and ears out for?

SN: As of the day I’m writing this, I dropped the video for ELON, video 1 in a trilogy of videos off my 7 song EP “Ketamine Cowboy” produced by Contra-Bass out of my forever stomping grounds Chapel Hill, NC.  The album is a crazy-ass psychedelic journey through my paranoid overworked mind. It’s an instant classic.

MJ: As a well-respected artist in the industry nationally and internationally, what keeps you balanced, humbled, and inspired?

SN: Word? Thank you. Hmmm…Balanced is relative because my life is extra crazy.  Still hustling, still in court trying to see my kid more, still turning up, etc.  My lady helps me stay balanced, got me back into meditation, exercise, etc. Been fighting some F’s the past couple of years, nothing keeps you more humble like cases lol, but I used to live on the road running around the country doing some of the craziest sh*t imaginable, so I just try to remember how amazing it is that I’m alive and I have a chance every day to make an impact.  My inspiration once again just comes from my crazy life and all the beautiful things that come out of it, it’s all good even when it’s not, but right now, things are GOOD good!

MJ:  Take a moment to share anything else about Stank Nitty that fans
might not know…

SN: ‘Ketamine Cowboy’ drops the first of September and both “Elon” and “Farmacy Economy” are out now…Bring me weed at shows, please and thank you.

Watch the official video directed by Shabaam Sahdeeq with production by Yaw Boso. The funky 70’s melodies along with head-nodding bass exude a chill, yet tippy vibe. Take heed, as contact high is more than likely. Don’t get too hypnotized as taking notes on Nitty’s Ganjabotony is a necessity.

Stream “Farmacy Economy” here and connect with Stank Nitty below.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stanknittyy/

Instagram: @stank_nitty

Twitter: @nittystank

YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/StankNitty

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“LIB signs deal with Universal Ingrooves”

Corey Morrison better known by his stage name Lib is an on the rise musical talent from Philadelphia. Although he lives in Philly, he was born in New Jersey. Since a young age Corey always knew he was destined to become a musician. He is an independent artist on his grind right now. Corey recently released his first ever single
titled “Okay L.I.B.” Corey is working this year and really hustling through this pandemic to make sure his music gets heard the way that it should. COVID-19 has put a halt to a lot of up and coming artists careers, but Corey is not going to let that slow him down.
This song was a huge accomplishment considering it was his first ever released song as an artist. He went from never writing a song or recording to now taking his craft to a professional standard. He now creates only high-quality content for his fans and new listeners. Corey has a few unreleased songs that he is looking forward to releasing
within these next few months and is looking forward to kicking of 2021 with a bang. He is a joy to listen to and a very level headed individual who is on a mission. He says “Stay focused on your goals, no matter how out of reach they may seem, you can do anything.” what a great motivational quote that is. Such positivity in those words. This year stay in tune with his journey as he will be creating new content. In the meantime, check out his latest single “Bring Tha Bag In” now on all musical platforms.

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JLC “No Walls” Ft. Crystal Lalucci x Dee Stakz (Single)

A.A.G. Records and JLC present his latest, explicit track “No Walls” available now on digital platforms. The single features Crystal Lalucci and Dee Stakz.

The cinematic melodies along with striking tones and knocking bass sets the tone for this exclusive, grown folk’s music.  There’re women out here with no walls slipping and sliding through the streets living a loose lifestyle and both JLC and Stakz hold no bars calling them out.  However, take heed to Lalucci’s verse as she declares her search for a man who’s packing and stacking jewels on her wrist.

“No Walls” is sure to create waves of steam adding to summer’s scorching temperatures. Stream “No Walls” and connect with the artists below on Instagram.

@jlcaagrecords

@crystallalucci

@officialdeestakz

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Lil $o$o – “Better Life” (Official Video)

Lunchbox Records’ Lil $o$o is quickly ascending to the mainstream radar with her undeniable look, sound and fanbase. Preparing for the release of her anticipated project, $o$o World, she releases a must-see visual for the lead single “Better Life.” In the new visual, the South Florida native takes fans into her world and shows us, if you believe in yourself and work hard, you can build your own world where all your wildest dreams come true.

Produced by the all-star trio of Toju, TheOnlyDiet and Lunchmoney Lewis, Lil $o$o wrote the song to showcase her journey and where she plans to go. “I’m proud of this one, I wrote it by myself and got in a zone,” she says about making the debut track. “I’m focused on a mission to provide a better life for my son. Ain’t nobody stopping that.”

Signed to Billboard chart-topping recording artist Lunchmoney Lewis (Nicki Minaj, Doja Cat), Lil $o$o debut single is but a teaser of what to expect from the forthcoming album. The project will explore her transformation into a fiercely independent woman. “Better Life” is the perfect jump-on point for any newfound fan with her project slated to drop late-2021. In the meantime, enjoy the new video.

After watching “Better Life,” continue to follow Lil $o$o on social media for daily updates and more.

Experience $o$o’s World now. Check out the next big star in Hip Hop below.

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“Frozen Mugs” (Album) by Maylay Sparks, Clever 1, & K-Sluggah

Blacbird Records along with Maylay Sparks, Clever 1, and K-Sluggah announce the release of their collaborative album ‘Frozen Mugs’ available now on all digital platforms with distribution by PHI Records. The 12-track project includes features from D.J. PH, DJ Too Tuff, Malik B (The Roots), Chukk Rukkuz, Planet Asia, Rocc Spotz, Briefcase Bugg, and Joe “The Butcher” Nicolo.

The dynamic trio of Maylay Sparks (Philly MC), Clever 1 (Chicago MC), and K-Sluggah (Swedish producer/MC) have rubbed mics and stages with Hip Hop legends and music icons for over a decade, so it only made sense they linked to curate and deliver an epic dose of earmilk. Hip Hop purists, prepare to be compelled by an overflowing kaleidoscope of gritty head-nodding production, classic cuts and scratches, edgy wordplay, and raw lyricism…

Stream/download ‘Frozen Mugs’ on preferred platforms below and stay tuned as vinyl, cassettes, and CD’s will be available in August.

https://songwhip.com/maylay sparks

/frozen-mugs?fbclid=IwAR08bOpXnawQqnZc-RlZAg8b_wiPLsSC_0PTViJyuliXrVdT74F0n0A2fuE

https://www.discogs.com/artist/3299231-Clever-One

Catch a glimpse into the album by D.J. PH of Zulu Nation, Marseille

Connect below

PHI Records:

Instagram: @phirecords @phienterprises

K-Sluggah:

Instagram: @ksluggah

https://ksluggahmusic.bandcamp.com/releases

Maylay Sparks:

Instagram: @rahmaylay

https://maylaysparks.bandcamp.com/

https://www.hiphopenterprise.com/search?q=maylay+sparks

Clever 1:

Instagram: @getclever1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kymmar.ibnalqatan

 

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Nashville’s Eye Luk Releases “Balance” (Video)

Nashville-based Hip Hop artist Eye Luk releases visuals for his single “Balance”, shot by ShootMeDash LLC and currently ranking #13 on ReverbNation Rap charts in Nashville, TN.

Over gritty production blended with worldly tones, Luk aggressively rhymes about balance in life and stresses the need for both the negative and positive to spark energy. Can there be pleasure without pain, love without hate, or gains without losses? Bar for Bar Luk breaks it down sure to leave listeners scratching their heads in wonderment.

Check out Luk’s latest singles “Pray For Me” and “Stand Alone” on Spotify and be on the lookout for his forthcoming album ‘Shadow Work.’

Connect with Eye Luk below.

Twitter @eye_luk

Instagram @Eye.luk

Facebook @Eye Luk Music

Eye Luk on Apple Music Click Here

Eye Luk on YouTube Click Here

ReverbNation @EyeLuk

About Eye Luk

Having overcome that revolving door of incarceration, addictions, and a toxic lifestyle, Eye Luk was able to focus on the craft that he’d been harnessing since the early age of 10. His aim is to use music to share his message in hopes it helps others still lost in the darkness….By stepping out from the shadows to live as a light, Heavens Heathens was founded and is now a cornerstone connecting artists with similar messages of lessons learned from a troubled past. Always raw and real, (although sometimes dark and grimy) you can be sure there’s always a message to be made or a story to be told!

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ILL ZakieL – Against All Odds LP

Bilingual, immigrant recording artist ILL ZakieL’s journey in the rap game inspired the concept behind the buzzing artist’s new album, Against All Odds. On the new project, Zakiel teams up with an underground great, Kung Fu Vampire, for a witty and energetic sound that talks about the pitfalls of underground hip-hop. ILL has come a long way from where he started and this album is a testament to that. The sky’s the limit for this talented artist and he should be on any hip-hop fan’s music library.

A brief history on ILL Zakiel, the Mexican born, Nevada raised has had to earn everything he has gotten in the rap game from the very beginning, ILL learned how to grow his own fan base from scratch and with zero guidance using the internet and social media as the main source of growth. This self-taught producer/engineer/MC really had no choice but to figure things out on his own, having to cultivate his craft in an area with virtually no music scene whatsoever.

Best known for breakout songs “America” and “Mexicano,” which charted on iTunes Latin and Urban Latin charts as well as garnered more than 200k views on youtube in just one month, he displays his undying love for his heritage while also recounting his and his family’s journey from Mexico to the United States. ILL is inspiring while telling a story of triumph in what he and his family have been able to accomplish while pursuing the American Dream. He also touches on the current border and immigration issues so many people are facing today.

Without further ado, stream the entire project, below via Ill Zakiel Music LLC.

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Custom Autoworks Ent’s own @8roke releases debut single ‘Feels Good’

Brandon Rogers professionally known as 8roke is no stranger to the industry. 8roke is known as the owner of what many consider Florida’s version of West Coast Customs in status ‘ Custom Autoworks ‘ started a new venture Custom Auto Works Entertainmentwhere he focuses on the production of music and events. 

It is not strange that a prominent auto body shop owner in the south florida area has ventured into the music scene as all his colleagues and friends such as the likes of Dexta Daps, Friyie, Floyd Mayweather and many more are a part of that industry.

8roke recently released his debuts single Feels Good in collaboration with Wazzup Media Group Distributionpowered by Sony Music Ent’s Orchard Distribution.

Wazzup Music Group CEO and VIP Music Records / Secret Hit VP D-teck has this to say about 8roke

8roke has the Midas touch with cars and same with music , I expect great things to come and I’m excited that 8roke chose us as his distro outlet . I’m excited for the line up of records we got scheduled for release this year and the major collaborations in the pot ! Stay tune hold your seats 8roke is not Broke hahaha “ !

check out 8roke’s single Feels Good below 

follow 8roke on Instagram @8roke

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D-Rage ‘Deep Fire’ Debut Album

Hawaiian Hip Hop artist D-Rage releases his debut album titled ‘Deep Fire’ available now on all digital platforms. The 10-track project features B.Dvine, STS Blue, Thomas Coppola, Truck Jewels, and Gray Ston3.

D-Rage brings his A-game along with raw emotion and blatantly honest rhymes. He holds no bars when it comes to his past filled with demons, pain, tears, and self-medication. But don’t get it twisted, D-Rage is claiming his life back both as a man and a wordsmith.

The Breakout sets the album off with D-Rage declaring his readiness to rise. Unlike others, he is on another level and not skipping any corners or taking the fake route. In Cross The Line D-Rage’s cut-throat lyrics paint a vivid scene of the consequences and repercussions one might face for crossing him.

The Realest serves as the album’s anthem with a catchy hook sure to resonate. Still on his quest to rise from the ashes, D-Rage’s mental and physical are unstoppable. He vows not to fall for any facades or cookie-cutter bullsh*t. Listeners are sure to get inside the mind of D-Rage in Sacreligious. He shares about the trouble he’s conjured up from childhood to adulthood both in the home and in the streets. Sheesh piggybacks as we learn D-Rage is a natural psycho who needs to be put on chill mode. However, given the current state of the world, it makes sense he’s prepared for war…Vicious Malicious is a track for those who’ve done D-Rage wrong dating back to the third grade. For them, his dark intentions remain afloat.

Eyes on the Prize reflects on D-Rage’s driving force to exchange pills and excuses for a name in the game. This is the start of his shine and the start of him going places. All eyes are on him while his eyes are on the prize. Want What I Want reinforces his direction towards the prize, yet this menace at heart will move his own way with a back seat of alter egos.

In Deep, D-Rage takes listeners to a period where he was lost in negativity with a deleted soul. He depicts a life of being brainwashed, surviving only by his tears. The Warning mops up those minutes of sadness and brings us back to D-Rage in real-time…An artist ready to shake the game and rumble with the best in the game…D-Rage is here to make a name for himself by any means.

‘Deep Fire’ is brimming with gritty bass, striking tones, and cinematic vibes that heighten and intensify D-Rage’s emotion and complexity. Those unfamiliar with the Hawaiian sensation will become well versed after listening to ‘Deep Fire.’

Stream/download ‘Deep Fire’ here on preferred platforms

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C.J. Watson & Street Da’ Villan “Dedicated 2 Excellence” (Album)

Seasoned and well-famed indie Hip Hop artists C.J. Watson and Street Da’ Villan team up to deliver an 8-track album titled “Dedicated 2 Excellence.” The Dallas, Texas (C.J. Watson)  and Syracuse, NY (Street Da’ Villan) duo enlist Poetic Killa and Kiza for production.

The album title is most fitting for this project as Watson and Villan provide the perfect blend of East Coast and southern vibes along with classic Hip Hop lyricism, trap, and signature metaphors and wordplay. Both C.J. Watson and Street Da’ Villan incorporate their truths, no holds barred, giving listeners an entryway into their lives as men and artists, without any gimmicks or any sugar-coating.

Overall, this is a body of work dedicated to excellence for Hip Hop heads across the globe, regardless of age, to embrace and press play without any skipping (a rarity in today’s music).

Stream/download ‘Dedicated 2 Excellence’ here on preferred platforms.

 

 

Connect with Street Da’ Villan and C.J. Watson

Street Da’ Villan

Instagram: davillan315

Facebook: facebook.com/streetdavillan

Twitter: streetdavillan

streetdavillan@gmail.com

C.J. Watson

Website: iamcjwatson.com

Instagram: iamcjwatson

Facebook: facebook.com/iamcjwatson

Twitter: iamcjwatson

Snapchat: bigceasa

chriswatson315@gamil.com