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.
Music video for Jermaine (The Intro) performed by Maino.
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Barbie Dreams (Official Video)
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Music video by Nicki Minaj performing Barbie Dreams. © 2018 Young Money/Cash Money Records