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Investing in each other, the process, overcoming the losses and humbly celebrating the wins, Notoriety consists of emcee Vydle Sinez and emcee/singer Incredible Chuck.

The duo is excited to release the haunting new video for their single "Dino Spumoni":



Chicago rapper/singer Rich Jones celebrated the one-year anniversary of his VEGAS EP with a new video for the project's opening cut.

"Out West" is the second video from the four-track EP, which was entirely produced by Ryan Lofty. The clip was directed by Peter Collins Campbell, who has worked with artists including Chance The Rapper, Noname, Vic Mensa, Nico Segal and Towkio.

"We did the video on a very low budget, using just Peter and a handheld camera. We decided to take the concept of the song ‘Out West’, which gets into the adventure of an impromptu trip to the West US, and do it ourselves. The video shows Rich traveling all the way from Chicago to Las Vegas, with many beautiful backgrounds and landscapes changing behind him. The entire trip to Vegas and back was completed in 5 days, an exhausting adventure that we think resulted in a beautiful music video."

Jones also celebrated VEGAS' anniversary by opening up for legendary emcee Pharoahe Monch in Chicago. In December, he released another four-song EP with trip hop producer Vapor Eyes, titled Light Work.

The multi-talented rapper has a big 2018 planned with several projects in the works, including a collaborative release with producer/guitarist Walkingshoe.

Watch Rich Jones' "Out West" music video here:

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Photo credit: Alexus Mclane


Nate Taylorr has been on a brief hiatus, preparing a new sound to present to the masses for 2018. With his new LP slated for release sometime in the first quarter, Taylorr lets loose a heavy first single, produced by frequent collabs, Tha Kompetition.

 His new single "Stay The Same" employs a Pop/Hip-Hop sound, bringing a diverse approach to the overall track.

 Nate Taylorr is gearing up to bring a fresh new mix of artistry to the underground artist pool. Tune in below for his new offering "Stay The Same," and keep it locked, as more new music will soon follow. Follow on Twitter: @natetaylorr_nj
 


What happened to us? That is a question YB asks listeners in his latest single, “Love Cost.” The talented lyricist targets the division of our society in his new track. 

YB sets tone for 2018 with awe-inspiring new single “Love Cost.” “Love Cost” will be featured on his forthcoming album, God Still Has Soldiers 2 which drops on March 7th.




Houston's Maxo Kream has put in countless hours of work during his time in the underground circuit, accruing the label of legend in that regard. He has been one of the names grouped with the other grimy, pill-popping, ratchet-wearing journeymen who have put in the rounds in a mixtape heavy world; one where it's tough to tell if they're waiting on stardom or trying to milk out the comfort of their cult followings. Now, about three years removed from his breakthrough tape Maxo187, Maxo drops his debut Album, Punken.

The project feels more so like an album than anything else in his catalogue. While Retro Card and Quicc Strikes are fun listens and were introspective of what was to come for Maxo, they felt unpolished and jagged at points. The aforementioned Maxo187 comes closer, and actually feels quite like a prequel to Punken. Both projects are well-balanced, providing something for those keen to bouncy club bangers, hard-hitting trap ballads, and more personal storytelling cuts. Punken even offers an "Astrodome 2," a follow up to one of the highlights from Maxo187.

His latest release centers a lot of the focus on himself, only featuring Trippie Redd, the bassy D. Flowers, and Greedo. Maxo covers a lot of the same subject matter; drug abuse, reflections on his past, and women. In typical Maxo fashion, he colorfully details the facets of his childhood that portray his dramatic change of lifestyle. For example, Chuck E. Cheese, little league, and playstation are now just trinkets of the past. He also though, narrates more unique hardships, such as his recent experience with Hurricane Harvey. On "Roaches," perhaps the best song on the LP, he reels in the audience with his insight on what happened during the time of the disaster and how it inflicted with his work, but more importantly how he made sure his family was where they needed to be. "Roaches" and the lead single "Grannies" exemplify just how good Maxo is at storytelling, something that is often forgotten underneath his heavy trap persona.

Punken, is a thorough release that fulfills what an early fan of Maxo would hope for during his maturation. Matured may not be the word to use to describe it because of its connotation that he has recently been the opposite, but it provides quality aspects that were not once available from Maxo. Throughout club friendly tracks like "Bussdown," or the dirty banger "Hobbies," Maxo makes Punken a fun project while still requiring an comprehensive listen. The face of Houston, and his bully-like persona perks ears at the news of a fresh release, and rightfully so. Don't sleep on Punken.



From his highly anticipated forthcoming album Pain Proof comes Toronto's Fortunato with his brand new video "Dead In The Streets" produced by Scopic. 

Fortunato can be seen driving through the inner city with eerie horror movie style cinematography directed by Joe Cash and spitting a clear message: Rap saved my life.






Chilo and Mane Event release "HUHWHUT?" the first single off their upcoming collaborative "No Such Paradise" album. HUHWHUT is commentary on the current state of Hip Hop over a Mane Event backdrop.






Cali spitter Gold Chain Militant affiliate Bugzy Nino (Supreme Cerebral) connects with Veteran DMV producer Pete Twist on this street banger WAR READY! With the assist from DMC Finalist DJ Ragz on the cuts.





"Heaven Is A Breath Away" is a single off of J-Crizzy's upcoming album entitled Everyday Dreamer. The song features San Francisco's own Christian Kuria on guitar. 







Lyric Jones was living the "double life", juggling the cubicle with the artist grind when we last saw visuals from her.
After quitting her 9-5 since then, she sequels that very theme with showcasing driving Uber to now make ends meet.
Directed by Jones herself, she returns with her video for GOT BILLS. and recounts her new experiences on a radio interview. We see a day in the life with her as an Uber driver coming across clients feeling the same struggle of the daily grind.