Locksmith debuts video from his new album

California rapper/producer Locksmith presents his personal story of child abuse in the Young Gunz-directed music video for "Hardest Song Ever". Produced by Locksmith and Mike Blankenship, "Hardest Song Ever" which can be viewed here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOfJsLkUcPw features Leah Tysse and is the first single from Locksmith's album A Thousand Cuts, which includes guest spots from R.A. The Rugged Man, Jarell Perry, Rebecca Nobel, Fallon, Anesha and Olamide Faison, and production by Nova K., Braden Blair and Rsonist. A member of group The Frontline, Locksmith first gained notoriety through MTV's MC Freestyle Championship, has toured with Joe Budden, Murs, R.A. the Rugged Man, and Jedi Mind Tricks, and has collaborated with legendary producers 9th Wonder ("Stand It") and Ski

Read more

Lyriq releases new single from upcoming album

Lyriq and Caleb James speak directly to the ladies with "Weekend"! Man woes? Shake that sh*t off, you now have your freedom - hit the club, party hard; what happens after that is no one's business. Lyriq's Book Of Lyriqs 2 will be released in May 2014 and features appearances from Caleb James, GLC and production from Chase N Cashe & Reno. Hailing from Chicago, Lyriq discovered his passion for music at the tender age of five. He would rap and sing in front of local barbershop and grocery stores to raise money for studio time, "I would raise about $50.00 a day" states Lyriq. By the time he was nine; he'd successfully produced his first track and was discovered by Willie Taylor of Making The Band's Day 26. Lyriq is no stranger to the obstacles that come with being a recording artist.

Read more

Hus Kingpin & Chuck Strangers release new EP

For the latest leak, "Hardknock," from Hus Kingpin & Chuck Strangers Hus Kingpin Meets Pro Era, Hus revisits one of the first tracks that helped propel Joey Bada$$ to acclaim. Please visit https://soundcloud.com/hus-kingpin/hus-kingpin-hardknock-prod to check it out now. Born in Brooklyn, hailing from Hempstead, with parents of Caribbean descent, Hus Kingpin cut his teeth overseas, as he launched his career on Tokyo label Goon Trax. With a rapid overseas following, Hus returned to the states and signed a deal with burgeoning Indy label Mello Music Group to release his Roc Marciano assisted The Cognac Tape (2013) which also featured production from Khrysis and The Snowgoons. Known for his bravado and his ability to blend gutter rhymes over haunting production, Hus sought the perfect

Read more

Wake Self releases new video off his sophomore album

Fresh on the heels of his sophomore album release, Wake Self drops the first video for "So Good" off Good Things Happen to Those Who Wake, which dropped on March 18, 2014. The album is a 12-track voyage through the New Mexico native's mind. Packed with flawless production by PH8, Percy Wells and DJ Young Native, Martinez effortlessly ebbs and flows over each beat with the fluidity of a master. With atypical lyrical content ranging from yoga, energy cleansing and eating organic food to population control, wearing matching flannels with his older brother and social media dumbing down America, Good Things Happen to Those Who Wake is truly one-of-a-kind. He bravely addresses his happiness and depression as a child, self-mutilation, self-empowerment, and starting over. Martinez's unique

Read more

Lyric Jones releases new single off upcoming project

Lyric Jones is hard to miss; always smiling and with her "girl next door" aura she is all things music. It should come as no surprise that she has a diverse range of influences that encompass many different genres, as writing and rhyming only displays one aspect of her many talents. Originally from Boston, MA, Lyric began singing and playing drums first, at a very young age and honed her talents while joint enrolled at Boston's legendary Berklee College of Music during her High School years. "Why not do it all!?" Lyric asks. "Music is music, I love Hip-Hop, Jazz and Soul, so the world is going to see it, know it and hear it" she asserts. Love's Trail Mix is Lyric's second official release and she came up with the title as a way to paint the picture of how multi-faceted love is. Lyri

Read more