Jim Jones released his new album, “El Capo”, recently and has been getting high reception from the listeners. Some have even deemed his best album thus far. The first visual release is for “My Era”, a song that features Brooklyn’s own Maino delivering a verse and new comer Drama on the hook. Stream Jim Jones’ latest offering courtesy of Spotify below.
Sic Mic returns with visuals for his latest single release, “I Feel It”. Produced by Point Guard, the track details the thoughts of a man coming to grips with surviving the struggles in his life while dealing with the fact that some of those that see you shining want to “see me dead or in jail”. The track and the bars blend together to create a vibe that teeters between paranoia and self actualization. #PRESSPLAY
Stream the latest full length release from Sic Mic”Eastcoast Mikey” here, courtesy of Spotify.
Big K.R.I.T. is a true reflection of the phrase “underground king”. Critically acclaimed, yet not an artist who has broken through to the mainstream, K.R.I.T. continues to press forward with his unapologetic approach to rap music. He’s paid his dues in the industry, landing on the 2011 XXL Freshmen Class Cover with the likes of YG, Meek Mill, Cyhi Da Prynce, Kendrick Lamar, & Mac Miller (RIP). After departing ways with Def Jam Recordings in 2016, K.R.I.T. opted to go the independent route. With the following he has and the caliber of music he is known to create, the move was definitely in his best interest.
With his new album “K.R.I.T. Iz Here” slated for release on July 12th, 2019, he brings the visual to his single “K.R.I.T. Here” forward to set the mood. The video reflects the visions that seep through his music; a hood scene, a modern day slave auction (an obvious reflection of the current music industry), and scene that has K.R.I.T. spitting his lyrics in front of a church congregation. Strong return for K.R.I.T. indeed. #PRESSPLAY
For more on Big K.R.I.T. , visit his official website at the link below: https://bigkrit.com/
Critically acclaimed rap artist Freddie Gibbs and one of hip hop’s most unsung producers, Madlib, are no strangers to the realm of collaboration. With their first project “Pianata” making waves with it’s release in 2014, it is considered a classic album in circles of listeners and fans. Promising a follow up, the two have released three singles from their forthcoming album, “Bandana” (“Flat Tummy Tea”, “Bandana, and “Crime Pays”). The duo release a visual to “Crime Pays” that has an interesting concept of Freddie Gibbs owning a horse/zebra farm. Those that are familiar with Madlib understand the significance in the use of zebras. #PRESSPLAY
Watch DJ Khaled – Wish, Wish ft. Cardi B, 21 Savage. DJ Khaled’s latest project “Father of Asad” just recently released and has been accompanied by 5 new videos. Here’s the video for “Wish Wish” featuring Cardi B and 21 Savage. #PRESSPLAY
DJ Khaled has the knack for putting together some of the greatest collaborations that hip hop has to offer over the last decade. His latest album, “Father of Asad”, released recently offers what has been expected of Khaled…. more pairings of today’s best talent mixed with legends of the culture.
The first single from the release, “Higher”, is a collaboration between John Legend and the late Nipsey Hussle. Filmed in Los Angeles, this is said to be the last music video that Nipsey appeared in before his untimely demise in March. #themarathoncontiunes #pressplay
Stream DJ Khlaed – “Father of Asad” below, courtesy of Spotify.
The Diplomats aka Dipset made an impact on the hip hop culture in the early 2000s with the release of their first album “Diplomatic Immunity”. With the soundscape provided by the production of the Heatmakerz and a relentless mixtape grind that provided street anthems, Dipset’s movement spanned beyond their native Harlem, NYC. From fashion (most notable, front man Cam’ron’s obsession with the color pink) to sound, the Dips cannot be denied when mentioning influential rap acts.
Over the years, the Diplomats faced ups and downs. With beefs that were internal as much as external, they continued to pump out bangers as solo acts as much as they did as a unit. Jim Jones would arise to be successful rapper, Cam’ron continued to push his career and film ventures, Juelz Santana faced label & legal issues, and Freekey Zekey began to become more active in creating music. Being the four core members of the movement, they did push other members of their collective to become acts of their own. After a very public split between Cam’ron and Jim Jones, the group seemed to be over as all members began to push their own agendas.
After years of little to no communication, cooler heads prevailed and Dipset reunited and released the album “Diplomatic Ties”. Promising a documentary to accompany the album, they have finally delivered. “Diplomatic Ties” (Documentary) covers the history of the group and the legacy that they created.
Ultimate Rap Battle League presents “Resolution” Part 2, streaming live from Atlanta! The head line battle is rap battle heavyweight GOODZ versus hip hop artist Cassidy, who is making his return to the rap battle arena. It’s a FACE OFF between underground and industry!!
To view this sold out event live and on demand, hit the link below!
Rapper YG is not afraid to express himself through his art. The Compton, CA emcee has a knack for creating music that reflects the thoughts of the people in the ghettos of the United States (an example is his infamous Nipsey Hussle featured track “FDT”) and expressing in a way that hits the target dead on. YG’s music is also driven by hooks that are as energetic as the compositions they are recorded over.
His recent release and visual, “Stop Snitchin”, does not deviate from this formula. Even though the record comes across as a call to action for violation of one the most coveted codes of the street, the visual flips the script and takes a look at “snitchin” in a historic aspect. #PRESSPLAY
Hailing from Detroit, Kash Doll has made waves for herself in the hip hop game. She broke through to the spotlight by making videos of herself rapping on social media. Her reach was so effective that she was contacted by Chief Keef, Drake and Rihanna. After dropping viral videos (for example, her remix to Tinashe’s “2 On”), she landed a feature with Big Sean on Metro Boomin’s track “So Good” and struck a 25 million plus viewership for her single “For Everybody”.
After dropping a mixtape (“Brat Mail”) and an EP (“The Vault”) last year, she is gearing up for a debut album release on Republic Records. Following up the open reception of her single “Ice Me Out” (which also has a remix featuring 2 Chainz), she has released a video for her song “Hustla”. The song is a story telling rhyme about a stripper named Kelly who goes through quite an ordeal and must rely on her hustler mentality to stay afloat. #PRESSPLAY