NYC born, Virginia based independent rapper Yung Neen returns with his ambitiously powered single, “Still Alive”. Originally the opening track from his most current release, “Rap Or Trap 1.5″, this time around Neen has added an insightful 16 bar verse from his Brooklyn brethren, critically acclaimed rapper and song writer Skyzoo. While the bars from both address escaping the perils of life and the surviving the struggle, the vibe of the track in general paints images of young black men overcoming all that they have been faced with in today’s society (police brutality, gang violence, racism, etc.). This is a certified anthem for the struggle and you definitely need to hear it if you haven’t given it a listen! #PRESSPLAY
With a debut album titled “Welcome to J.F.K.” set to release on August 14th, 2015, this video for late rapper Chinx’s (also known as Chinx Drugz) single “On Your Body” has dropped. The track features vocals from crooner Meet Sims. In the video, the lead lady is none other than Chinx’s wife, who is shown being mysteriously romanced with gifts, a chauffered ride to a classy restaurant, where she is surprised by her and her husband’s children. Very touching. #RIPCHINX
“eOne Music and Four Kings Management have announced the posthumous release of hip hop artist Chinx’s nearly-completed debut album, Welcome to J.F.K., on August 14, 2015. A new single from the album, “On Your Body,” released to radio today. Listen to “On Your Body” here.
As widely reported, the untimely and tragic death of the Queens, NY native earlier this month sent shockwaves throughout the hip hop community and his hometown of New York City.
Chinx, an affiliate of French Montana’s Coke Boys, signed to eOne Music in February 2015, and had been working on his debut album, initially slated for a late 2015 release. The record is produced by Lee on the Beats and B Korn of the Amazinz. Chinx recently said about the album, “I’m in a great space creatively, and it’s time to really play.
Doug “Biggs” Ellison, Chinx’s manager, says, “Watching and helping Chinx develop as an artist over the last few years has been an amazing experience. He had finally come into his own, musically. This new body of work, Welcome to J.F.K., is a 1 of 1 creation. We took the raw emotions of an artist on the rise, and created a lane that will absolutely establish Chinx as a pioneer in the game. That may be a bold statement for some, but this kid was ahead of his time. His work ethic was 2nd to none. I’m looking forward to the release of his best work yet. I promise, you will be able to press play and ride out to this one! I dare you to live with it and tell me he wasn’t on to something special. Spread the word and support good music!”
Gabrielle Peluso, VP Urban Music of eOne Music, adds, “I first knew of Chinx when he was in a rap group called Riot Squad back in early 2000. His group member and close friend Stack Bundles (who was also murdered in 2007), was signed to my husband’s label, Desert Storm, in 2005, so signing Chinx to eOne was very personal to me because of this connection. He was the most humble, down to earth GENTLEMAN I have ever met in my entire career. The music industry lost a true talent. However, I am grateful that we were able to complete his album before he passed. His wife and children will be able to witness him grow into a household name, as bitter sweet as that may be.”
Hypothetical question: If two of the rap game’s top tier spitters were engaged in a battle on wax with one of them being called out in the use of lyrics from a reference track recorded by yourself, what would you do? Your name has been brought up in the same breath of conversation as a top selling hip hop arttst and they say you wrote his rhymes? What are you supposed to do?
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SITUATION, OF COURSE!! DROP A PROJECT TO SHOW AND PROVE!!
Quentin Miller is the artist that is said to have ghostwritten for Drake. New York City’s Hot 97 radio dj Funkmaster Flex put out audio of a reference track that Miller alledgedly did for Drake’s “10 Bands” track. Miller wrote a post on Tumblr denying that he ghostwrote for Drake. Funkmaster Flex responded with a tweet that he has three more more reference tracks on hand. Interesting.
Never the less, this could be a moment to push Quentin Miller to the forefront. Stream and download the mixtape to judge whether you belive so or not.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late pop icon Whitney Houston and R&B legend Bobby Brown, passed away Sunday July 26th, 2015 after a six month induced coma. She was 22 years old.
Bobbi Kristina was found unconcious and face down in the bathtub of her Roswell, Ga home on January 31st. She never regained conciousness. There has been an invesitagtion into what happened prior to discovering her in that state. Regardless of what seems like sketchy details, police have not brought charges against anyone at this time.
“It is hard to say goodbye. On Sunday, July 26, Bobbi Kristina Brown made her transition peacefully,” said a statement posted to Whitney Houston’s Facebook page. “The family thanks everyone for their loving thoughts and prayers. As Bobbi Kristina would say: ‘The wind is behind me and the sun is in my face.’ ” – USA Today
“She is finally at peace in the arms of God,” the Houston family told USA TODAY in a statement. “We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months.” – USA Today
Bobbi Kristina’s death comes three years after the untimely demise of her mother. It brings double tradgedy to the Houtson/Brown families who held out for a change in Bobbi Kristina’s condition for the better.
World famous hip hop artist Eminem dropped by the “Sway In The Morning” radio show on his Shade45 channel on Sirrius satillite radio to promote the soundtrack for the upcoming film release, “SouthPaw”. Being quite the emcee (MC) that he is, Em went in acapella on the mic with some bars (about a good 6-7 minutes worth) from off the top of his dome. Keeping it in true “Slim Shady” fashion, he gives mention to a good number of popular culture’s standout names. All in all, he displayed that he still has it and there’s a reason why he’s been called “King Mathers”.
David Banner was interviewed by DJ Vlad for VladTV.com and made some points on the issues of racism, police brutality, and the state of hip hop. Banner stated that we as hip hop need to hold each other accountable for what is going on in the hip hop community and be to police not only those in the hip hop industry but those in the community who are part of the culture.
Do you agree? Do you disagree? Leave your comments below.