Big Boi and Sleepy Brown have a history of making dope collaborations. With the both of them coming from the legendary Atlanta based hip hop collective, Dungeon Family, they have been deep rooted in the bubble up of southern hip hop (“The South Got Something To Say!!”). Sleepy Brown is 1/3 of the production team Organized Noize, which was critical to creating the sound that would shape Big Boi and partner Andre 3000’s multi-platinum, iconic group Outkast. Their chemistry brought forth the chart topping classic, “The Way You Move”. With Sleepy’s laid back vocals and Big Boi’s in the pocket flow and player seasoned lyrics, the combination is a undeniable vibe.
Keeping it player as usual, the two unite again to release the visuals to their new single, “Can’t Sleep”. Shot in the Little 5 Points neighborhood of Atlanta with the internationally famous Outkast mural in the background, Big and Sleepy bounce effortlessly over a slow tempo and proceed to spit that game. Guess that’s why they can’t sleep…because the ladies keep calling. Out now on all platforms and spinning on Ground Up Radio’s regular rotation! #PRESSPLAY
With the response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Mn setting off the world with massive protests against racism, singer Trey Songz has felt compelled to express himself through his music. His latest release, titled 2020 Riots : How Many More, addresses the thoughts and feelings of the people currently taking action to make a change.
Watch Uncle Murda – Rap Up 2019 At the top of 2020, rap artist Uncle Murda did his annual duty and released the anticipated “Rap Up” of the previous year. As always, Murda does not mince his words and let’s a few people have it! To add on to the buzz, he releases his visual for the track. With snippet videos and photos panning in, they accentuate the stinging bars that he pitches. The comedy factor is present as always, along with women in bikinis and pool party antics.
Watch Jadakiss – Kisses To The Sky Lyrical heavyweight Jadakiss checks in with a new visual for “Kisses To The Sky”. The track is a cinematic soundscape in itself with piano riffs and strings over a laid back bass line. Kiss enlists another bar heavy wordsmith in the likes of Rick Ross and Emanny brings the rappers’ verses together with smooth vocals that toast to the good life. A dope merge of styles between the collaborators as they make this track resonate. The video wouldn’t be a Jadakiss product if there wasn’t a theatrical twist to the story line. Pretty women, fly fashion, dope music, and a gangster twist to the plot takes the track to the next level.
Watch Erica Payne – No Guidance If you still aren’t familiar with who Erica Payne is, you must not have heard her show on our online radio station, Raw Wit It Radio. She not only is the co-host of the show (along with Phat Baby), but she is a highly skilled hip hop artist who has dropped original music and remixes that are all heaters! Her latest release is yet another for the books. Taking the beat and title of Drake and Chris Brown’s smash single, No Guidance, Erica puts her PGG (Pretty Girl Gangsta) twist on it. While riding the track effortlessly, she lyrically runs through a list of rappers and DJs from her Virginia (Hampton Roads, to be exact) area code that she hooked up with. Of course, we don’t mean literally! It’s only bars! Though it’s a concept that has been visited by Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj, it is a dope homage to them both and those who got their names dropped in the bars! Visuals shot by Pure Brilliance Entertainment.
Watch Redman – Slap Da Sh*t Outcha Rap legend Redman is known for his superb rhyming abilities and his natural knack for adding humor to the mix. With his latest release, 3 Joints, Red has dropped visuals to the track Smack Da Shit Outcha. The video does not fall far Red’s formula of entertainment. Sticking to the title, Red slaps the face of everyone who steps to him with an annoying request. With the internet already having a viral response to the video, Redman definitely displays that he still got it!
Check for Redman’s new project 3 Joints below, courtesy of Spotify.
Jadakiss is an emcee that requires no introduction. With a solid catalog of music that resonates from the streets to across the globe, Kiss has built a reputation that has him arguably in the “Top 5” list of many hip hop fans.
Promoting the release of his new single, “ME”, Jadakiss releases a short film of the same title. Coming in under 10 minutes, the film features actors Peter Greene and Hassan Johnson. Stay tuned for the official video for ME, dropping 10/25/19. #PRESSPLAY
Rick Ross has broken through the barriers that artists with ten years plus in the rap game usually face. The ability to continue to appeal to the listening audience of hip hop fans whose attention moves with the latest sound. Ross proves yet again to have the ear for beats when it comes to his latest release, “Port of Miami 2”. Without sounding dated or rusty, Ricky Rozay is still in his bag with the lyrics and delivery as it fits sonically over a great body of work. Definitely a great follow up to his 2017 release, “Rather You Than Me” and befitting to be the sequel to his 2006 debut release “Port of Miami”. #PRESSPLAY
Saying that Nas is one of the greatest of all time is an understatement. Included on many hip hop heads’ “Top 5” lists, Nas has garnered the respect of listeners, peers, and elder statesmen over the span of 20 plus years. His official entry into the game, “illmatic”, continues to be celebrated as a groundbreaking album that changed the course of hip hop during the time of it’s release in 1994. Nas is also credited with being an influence on rappers from his generation to the current day.
With an extensive catalog that mirrors his career and growth as an artist (12 studio albums, 3 collaborative albums, 3 compilation albums, 1 extended play, and 78 singles), Nas has recorded a great deal of material. Over the years, Nas made promises to release the follow up to his critically acclaimed, fan favorite album, “The Lost Tapes”. After reported label issues and disagreements, the album has now been delivered in the form of “The Lost Tapes 2”. With production from Pharrell Williams, RZA, Swizz Beatz, Kanye West, NO I.D., and more, the album boast to be a strong fix of the Nas hip hop heads know and love. #PRESSPLAY Stream here, courtesy of Spotify
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.