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
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
Happy 4:20!! I wanted to offer a mix to help set the mood of the day! This mix has over 50 minutes of music done in the mind of the soul flower that is celebrated in high regard on this day and on any day the time 4:20 hits the clock! Done in high regards to all who choose to indulge and even those who don’t……it’s mix to make your pre, during, or post game experience one of head nodding, vibe catching, and big chiefing!! – QueFourFive
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.
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
Rapper Alshawn Martin is said to have been the only artist who was truly signed to TreWay Entertainment. TreWay is owned by Shotti, whom is currently incarcerated and facing serious time in the same RICO case that “Dummy Boy” rapper 6ixNine is up against. Alshawn recently stated that Shotti had lawyers pull some of his music off of SoundCloud and called him a “hater”. He says that he wants off of TreWay in order to continue his career, amidst the legal battles that Shotti is facing.
Alshwan has released a diss record towards Shotti titled “Call From Shotti”. He warns Shotti that he knows things and that he’s not even try to expose him completely. However, he makes what’s on his mind known. #PRESSPLAY
Harlem, New York’s own Dave East slides through with a visual for his track “Wit Me”. The track’s production is salute to Cam’ron’s song
“Come Home Wit Me” from his 2002 album release of the same name. #PRESSPLAY
For those who know, in the early 2000s The Diplomats/Dipset movement was way deeper than the 4 core members that record as “The Diplomats”. There were sure-fire spitters like JR Writer, Hell Rell, 40 Cal, Tom Gist, A Mafia, and many more. When Dipset disbanded unofficially, many of these artists went their separate ways and pursued their individual careers. With the reunion of Dipset and the anticipated release of their reunion album, the question of would these rappers be included was in the air. Apparently not….
Dropping today, the same day as The Diplomats release “Diplomatic Ties”, JR Writer, Hell Rell, & 40 Cal drop a combined project called
“The Upstage”. At 8 tracks long and features from Tom Gist and A Mafia, the project looks to shine light on the ones who were forgotten.
Is this project being released the same day as The Dipset album a subliminal diss? With songs titled “No Reunions”, it really could be.