Singer/actress Teyana Taylor never fails when it comes to entertainment. Whether she is on the big screen or television with husband Iman Shumpert or performing some her own music, she puts on! In her latest video for her track, Bare Wit Me, Teyana does it again. Using an early 1900’s theme, she gets into acting out a role as she performs. Not to neglect the dance routines she is known for, she and her entourage bust some moves while seated in chairs that show homage to the late great Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal video. #PRESSPLAY
Memphis, Tennessee native Young Dolph has seemed to have had it with the quarantine like most people have. With the on set of the coronavirus pandemic that has swept through the globe, the changes that have come to the lives that we are used are very common. Stuck in the house, wanting to be outside. Well, Dolph feels the same way. In his new video, Sunshine, he speaks to a friend on the phone about his activities during the quarantine, counting the blessings of being with his family, and asking God to bless the health care workers on the front line of the pandemic battle. With a short track that comes in under three minutes, Young Dolph sums up the way a lot of us feel. #PRESPLAY
STREAM JUELZ SANTANA #FREESANTANAJuelz Santana from the acclaimed hip hop collective The Diplomats is currently serving a federal sentence on drug and weapons charges. Prior to locking in for his bid, Santana was busy recording and completing material. This period was documented on Love & Hip Hop New York, showing him recording in the studio and preparing his family for his upcoming bid. Santana’s wife Kimbella is shown during the current season working to compile his recordings for a release while he is incarcerated. The result of this work has been released for the masses and titled #FREESANTANA. The project includes features from DipSet member Jim Jones, Lil Wayne (whom collaborated with Santana on an unreleased project titled I Can’t Feel My Face over ten years ago.), Dave East, 2 Chainz, Belly, and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. The buzz has generated listens and comments due to Santana addressing issues with DipSet frontman Cam’ron. There are no exact timestamps when Juelz recorded all his verses, which means that some of them may have been from years ago prior to the Diplomats reunion that took place in 2018. Regardless, Juelz has new material for his followers to hear and is rumored to be coming home as soon as this summer. Stream #FREESANTANA courtesy of Spotify.
Stream Jadakiss Ignatius Jadakiss is undeniably one of the top tier lyricists in hip hop’s lineage. With his career reaching the late 1990s to the present scene, Kiss has been able to consistently be mentioned among the greats of the culture. From his classic hits with his brethren Styles P and Sheek Louch as a member of acclaimed group The Lox, his many features and mixtape appearances, and his solo career, Jada has continued to be a force of lyrical content and inspiration to the modern day rapper. He taps in once again with a solo set to follow up his 2017 release with Fabolous, Friday On Elm Street. Titled Ignatius, the project surprisingly has no features from his fellow Lox brothers, but boasts features from 2 Chainz, Pusha T, Rick Ross, Dej Loaf, John Legend, and a few others. With a fresh release, Kiss is at it once again. Stream it here, courtesy of Spotify. Be sure to leave your comments and favorite track picks in the comment box below!
Stream Juelz Santana 23 & 1 Juelz Santana of The Diplomats aka Dipset has a history that begins prior to his Love & Hip Hop appearances. Outside of being selected as one of hip hop’s leaders of the new school over a decade ago, he has been a stand out feature on many of rap’s favorite artists’ tracks. He also has had a history of run ins with the law. His last charge led to him being sentenced to 27 months in a federal prison. His wife Kimbella, who also appears on Love & Hip Hop, has announced that Juelz could be home as soon as the summer of 2020. Prior to his incarceration, Santana recorded several tracks and Kimbella has been working diligently to put them together for release. The first track that we get to ingest from this collection is 23 & 1. The track is a continuous delivery of bars that finds us back in the realm of the reflective side of Juelz. Speaking on his bid and the time ahead, he addresses the issue of fake friends, missing his family, and perseverance. The track’s outro consists of comments from Meek Mill, whom Juelz mentions that he shared conversations with prior to and during his bid.
Juelz Santana releases his first single “23 & 1” since being incarcerated speaking on the trials and tribulations of prison. Produced by Scram Jones. #FREESANTANA the new mixtape coming soon! BUY/STREAM: https://cmg.ffm.to/23and1
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.