Lil Hakeem debuts “iOMGFREESTYLE!” a wild record produced by Maxokoolin and engineered by Michael Vital. The song follows a trendy distortion style seen in the new wave rap culture of today.
Harlem born, Charlotte raised Lil Hakeem has always had a passion and talent for music. He still remembers the first bars he wrote as an eight year old till this day. Hakeem first developed his love for music when he was a toddler living in Kingston, Jamaica. His early inspirations at the time were Beanie Man, Elephant Man and Sean Paul. Reggae music was the first genre of music he knew as a child.
At the age of six, Hakeem moved from Kingston to The Bronx. From there he would become obsessed with Rap music and a huge fan of Juelz Santana, Cam’ron, Jim Jones and The Diplomats. Hakeem started writing lyrics at the age of eight because his older cousin began rapping and would bring him around older friends who also liked rap music. Though Hakeem would write poems and random verses he never recorded. He didn’t start officially rapping until after his first year of college.
After joining a fraternity his first year of college he would make a name for himself on campus by dancing at parties and tailgates. Within the next year he would record “Know It’s Us” and “How We Do” with Ducey Gold and gain attention locally and around campus. After his second year of college, Lil Hakeem would dropout and move back to New York to pursue his dream and life goals.
North Carolina product OG Reek has delivered her highly anticipated Envy mixtape which is now available via My Mixtapez. One of the more promising acts in her hometown, OG Reek has coined her brand of music Rhythm & Gangster piquing the interest of many in and out of her Charlotte residence. Now looking to take things to the next level, OG Reek plans to make stops in major cities to get true lovers of quality music in tuned with her sound. Listen to the Envy project below:
Quaz steps up his game towards being “Extravagant”
Straight out of Youngstown,Ohio ,rising artist Quaz makes moves towards excelling
into 2018 with a top notch record in “Extravagant”.
The now Charlotte resident and Odic Records artist is showing what the Midwest
can bring to the table by elevating into the “Extravagant” lifestyle and making moves.
The heavy sounds of the new single puts him over the top as this record from start
to end defines his hustle to the top.
Check him out on his Twitter and visit his website plus the record label
itself Odic Records.
Your first attempt at anything is a little rocky but when you prepare endlessly sometimes your first attempt can make a great impression.
Kada Bae knows all about preparation and making a great first impression as he releases his debut project “In Due Time”. Working wit some of the hottest up and coming producers and knowing how to use his distinctive voice to finesse tracks made this 12-track debut well worth the wait.
Charlotte, NC native Kada, born Curtis Lee made the best out of his situation as a kid in the hood and put his heart into sports, seeing it as a way to make it out. His plans to make it out were halted after being arrested at the age of 16, that’s where his love of music was born.
Kada is dropping his first single “On Me” from the project with visuals soon to follow. To keep up with Kada visit his website IAmKadaBae.com
Charlotte’s DaBaby aka Baby Jesus has fun when nobody’s watching in his visual for the Jstacks-produced “Intro” track featured on his latest offering, “God’s Work: Resurrected”. Both the video and project are available below.
On point for a beautiful Spring day, Charlotte’s Mr. 704 smooths things out with the visual for “It’s On”, a collaboration with Atlanta crooner, Verse Simmonds. This song will appear on Mr. 704‘s upcoming project, “Heart of the City”, slated for release next month.