Veteran hip hop artist Tech N9ne and his Strange Music team just don’t stop! With one of the busiest tour schedules and a roster of artists that continue to consistently drop music, there’s no wonder that Tech N9ne is considered the biggest independent hip hop artist in the world. With the release of his new album, “N9NA”, he has just delivered what is his 21st solo studio album. His career is one that has suffered many downs and ups, but Tech keeps coming.
Leading his album off is his visual to the song “Like I Ain’t”. The lyrics find the Kansas City emcee spitting about some of his many accomplishments and collaborations in music during his 20 plus year run. Name dropping some of the culture’s elite breed of rappers, Tech ensures that he is still going to do his thing “like he ain’t never” do any of it. There’s a difference in being hungry and thirsty. With all the success he has, seems that Tech N9ne is still hungry. #PRESSPLAY
Kerry Lathan had just come from prison when he was shot on March 31st, 2019. He was standing next to Nipsey Hussle, who was killed as they stood in front of Hussle’s Marathon Clothing Store in the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles. Lathan was arrested and has been in county jail since the shooting due to his parole prohibiting him from being around known gang members (It is widely known that Nipsey was affiliated with the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips). However, the Department of Corrections has dropped the case and Lathan has been released. #PRESSPLAY
Watch the official Music Video: Offset – “Clout” ft. Cardi B
As 1/3 of chart topping rap group The Migos, Offset has seen his share of shine and being in the headlines. One of the most recent headlines was the release of his solo debut, “Father of 4”. With great critical reception, Offset continues to push the momentum of the album with release of the single featuring his real life wife, hip hop’s current leading lady Cardi B. Though it is far from their first collaboration (refer to “Lick” on Cardi B’s “Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 2” mixtape), Offset and Cardi mix in perfectly over tracks rolling piano riff and 808 heavy drums. Addressing the subject of “clout chasing”, the duo takes those willing to “Do Anything For Clout” to task.
With the loss of hip hop artist/community activist Nipsey Hussle, the hip hop community and the community of South Central Los Angeles has felt the aftershock. However, the mourning of his passing has bought on the spirit of unity and positive activity. One of the most notable so far has been the Gang Unity March that took place in LA and convened at The Marathon Clothing Store, Nipsey’s clothing store located on Crenshaw and Slauson in the Crenshaw District. It is the also the site of Nipsey’s fatal shooting that took him from this life on Mrach 31st, 2019.
Streets TV (also known as StreetGangs.Com) was on the scene to cover the event. Street TV has been researching and documenting street organizations in Los Angeles for years and is repsected among prominent members of these organizations. Check the newly released footage above as the speak with members of the Rolling 60s Neighborhood Crips and the Eight Tray Gangster Crips , who have been sworn enemies for over 30 years. On this day, none were at odds and the untiy was shown. Members of other organizations (Bloods, Brims, Pirus, Crips) were also in attendance. Video Credit: StreetTV.Net (Click the link below to visit on YouTube) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcHPFwv4YFLehTMkkxSAyHg
Riding high of her recent Grammy win for Hip Hop Album of the Year, Cardi B still has music on the charts. Collaborating with Bruno Mars once again is a no brainer after the success of the single “Finesse (Remix)” tore up the charts. The musical chemistry between the two is undeniable and it shows once again with the current chart climbing single “Please Me”. Following up the songs successful reception with a visual is only the right thing to do and here it is. #PRESSPLAY
Cash Money Records has a track record of providing some of hip hop’s most memorable bangers, in the clubs and the streets. Juvenile can be credited as the break through artist for Cash Money with his energetic classic, “Ha”. With a history of falling out and linking back up, he and Cash Money CEO Birdman link together on this new track as two of the last standing original members on Cash Money. With the sound of “Just Another Gangsta”, you have to wonder if there were a Cash Money/Hot Boys/Big Tymers reunion album, what it would sound like. #PRESSPLAY
Troy Ave isn’t immune to controversy and confrontation. With the amount legal battles, beefs (industry & in the streets), and more problems, Troy has still been releasing a constant stream of music. Never one to hold his tongue, he continues to address the issues in his life through his music. With the release of his latest visual, “Streets Is A Myth”, he makes it known that he has a completely different out look on what the streets mean to him. The video is computer animated and features caricatures of few faces that you should know. #PRESSPLAY
Blueface is one of the newest break out rap artist from the West Coast. Being the first artist to release music on Cash Money West, a division of the established Cash Money Records ran by Birdman and Slim Williams, his single “Thotiana” has been garnering a buzz. With the attention on him, the best move would be to get a remix with a female rapper to round out the theme of the track. And why not grab a feature with the currently hottest female rapper at that?! With a Grammy victory freshly acquired, Cardi B fits the bill. WIth the release of this video coming less than a week after her win, the timing is perfect to push this remix! #PRESSPLAY