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Chicago wordsmith Verbal Kent (Ugly Heroes) and Spanish-German beat maker Superior have joined forces. The resulting full-length album “Half My Life” is set for release via Below System Records. Known for his mixture of verbal gymnastics with humor and everyday pathos, Verbal Kent delivers what might be among his most personal rhymes.

Speaking on the significance of the album title Kent said “Half My Life signifies the amount of time I’ve been at this. I started rhyme writing seriously at 18/19 years old and never looked back. I’ve always felt grounded in my expectations, fame and fortune was never a factor for me. I love making music enough to do it seriously for 20 years now, and I doubt I’ll ever be able to stop.

Superior’s creative use of psychedelic, rock, soul and funk samples create an eclectic yet cohesive musical backdrop. Some examples of the chemistry include the first single “The Little Things” which is Kent’s version of the love joint (see Common’s “The Light”) but more in Seinfeld territory. Sample lyric “Dr. Kirschenbaum’s my dentist and now he’s your dentist and that goes for any practitioner of medicines.”

Tracks like “Classic Shit” and “For The Love” are deeply biographical tracks while there is also straight quality emceeing tracks including “Go Get The Dank” and “Steven Hawking Walking”. Guests that get it in on the album include Vic Spencer, Sonnyjim, Recognize Ali and Lance Ambu.

Unbreakable is the second collaboration from HiPNOTT producer, Deep of 2 Hungry Bros and RedBaren 907. In 2015 Deep launched his series of Hip Hop instrumental albums to inspire creativity as well as branch out into the growing beat scene. Enter Red Baren 907, an ambitious and multi-talented lyricist juggling numerous artistic endeavors, and Tuskegee Thoughts was created. 

After recognizing the chemistry, the two have teamed up once again for Unbreakable.  Deep brings the heavy beats and Red attacks with rich imagery, clever wordplay, varying flows, and bold messages. The two endeavor to bring back that 1 MC and 1 producer aesthetic to albums like Guru & Primo, Dre & Snoop, Eric B & Rakim, Big Daddy Kane & Marley Marl, and Pete Rock & CL Smooth.

Met on the benches of the Conservatory of RENNES (Brittany, France), the members of the Trio WHITE FROM BLACK deliver a first project, deeply alive, with multiple influences. Merging Jazz and Hip-Hop, inspired by Armenian folklore and African music, the compositions of Michaël Vigneron are as much, work on sound material as invitation to travel. In 2017, the Trio performed at the Festival Jazz à l'étage de Rennes and at the Saint-Germain-des-Prés Jazz Festival. Michaël Vigneron has just joined the prestigious Didier Lockwood school in Dammarie-les-Lys (France).

T.K. Other Realm Has been furthering his momentum with loose drops all throughout 2017. Today, he drops off the official visual to his latest, "Reach". This particular song is based on a conversation held between T.K. and his brother about things that they've experienced growing up in East Oakland. 

When speaking with him, T.K. realized that they both were speaking like old war comrades, sharing stories of close calls and victories over rival clicks. Staying alive was literally a full time job, and so now, T.K. brings a visual perspective to what they discussed.

 Tune in below for the latest and keep it locked as T.K. Other Realm isn't quite finished dropping off knowledge to his people. 2018 shall indeed be a treat.

Toronto-born Langston Francis just released his debut single “FCKD IT UP”. Co-written by Langston and produced by Miles Jones and Adam King, “FCKD IT UP” is a hypnotic mix of ethereal synth, electronica and bass-heavy beats, that showcases Langston’s distinct musical style. Langston’s artistic drive propelled him to learn multiple instruments (including guitar and piano) and while he’s a skilled performer, it’s in the studio where Langston feels most at home. He honed his distinct voice and prolific songwriting there, playing with pitches and chord progressions at whim, and creating his unique aural footprint. The video for “FCKD IT UP” , is produced by Gavin Sheppard (Quiet As Kept, The Remix Project) and directed by Elliot Clancy Osberg (Roy Woods, Anders). It was filmed on VHS tape (incorporating iPhone footage and still photography) and reflects Langston’s experiences living in Toronto.

 Tune in below.

 In the new video for “What Hustlas Do,” Rochester and Buffalo connect when Rigz and Benny the Butcher take you on a journey through Buffalo’s industrial 1st Ward, accompanied by DaCloth’s live wire Southside Gates.

 The trio trade war stories over a Chup produced anthem with keys reminiscent of the 80’s To Live or Die in L.A. score. Rigz is set to release his “I Got Samples” project Dec.18th hosted by Roc Nations Statik Selektah who recently cosigned the artist and featured him as a special guest on the Lox and Griselda Records “Key To life Tour” this fall.

2017 has been a great year for Florida's own Crown Marquiss & Virginia Native Bucky Malone, but now they may have took a step further in making it a even better year. Crown Marquiss & Bucky Malone surprisingly drop off a 12-track joint mixtape entitled "W.M.H.B.M" which is short for "We Make Hits By Mistake". When asked about the project here's what the two had to say.

 Crown Marquiss: “This project was going to happen eventually just based off of previous collaborations...we just found the time to do it sooner than later” 

 Bucky Malone: "The idea of us doing a tape wasn’t something we planned it more so came about because we always was in the studio together or sending tracks back and forth. Organically after having like 4 or 5 unreleased joints together it was like lets do this joint tape because it’s getting to easy. Hint the title "We Make Hits By Mistake”. 

 The Mixtape is now available for stream on Soundcloud & soon will be available on every digital streaming service. Follow these artists on twitter @CrownMarquiss & @buckymalone703

After a successful run with his mixtape “Determination 2” which was released back in June of 2017, Spoat returns with visuals for his new single “Take Time”. The ambiance for the new single is smooth, as the Hollywood, Florida MC flows over the catchy synth, and perfectly placed drum pattern. The video for the new vibe hit of the year was shot by Face Off Visuals.

J.Lately distinguishes himself as an emcee with his soulful style and laid back flow. A true appreciation for music along with the unique ability to put everyday life into a relatable perspective has allowed him to flourish in the local Bay Area scene and beyond. His music possesses the rare ability to make you contemplate and vibe out simultaneously, finding the perfect balance between the conscious and the stoner.

 Hailing from the small town of Sebastopol, and having spent time between Oakland and Southern California, his influences are eclectic and mesh together effortlessly to form his own individual style. A relentless drive has kept Lately on tour across the country with artists such as Zion I, Locksmith, and A-Plus of the Hieroglyphics. He has released multiple solo and collaborative projects, with his most recent solo release, The Good Panda EP, garnering the attention of many notable blogs and listeners alike.

 After wrapping up a 19-city tour, Lately gifts us with the Adrian Per-directed visual for “I’ll Be Living” featuring Demrick and Khyenci Tienne (Prod. by The Shipmates) — the first single off of his latest album, Be Fucking Happy.

 Tune in below for the official video.

"I'm from probably never heard of me."

Artist, Michael Millions, opens the record with this candid statement on his city.

Millions hails from Richmond, VA...the gritty, industrial city whose creativity runs as deep as its history is rich. And he gives the world a peek at it all with SIRENS.

He's coming off high acclaim and much love received for his 2015 LP: Beautiful, a project in which we were allowed to get a very honest look at Michael's world, as he relayed his journey through The Rich, giving honest gems and tidbits on life. With all that he has learned, Millions now stands as a humble man and sound in himself as an artist.

Millions comes in  as a seasoned musician, whose discography is filled with jewels and records worthy of high praise for the boundaries he continues to push with his artistry. An artist who simply has a love for hip hop so deep, it runs through his veins, as he continues to extend the genre and his own music to new limits, frequently mixing jazz influences and pushing his vocals and beat selections to new melodies and heights.

SIRENS is an interesting watch, a visual full of effects and cuts as Director Young Flexico takes us on a drive through notable spots and areas in Richmond. There's no gloss, no "RVA glamour", or skewing of the view. Just an honest look through the city as Michael take us on a tour through his city, as his voice and steady cadence lays over the funky production from Nickelus F.

Real Hip Hop lives on in Richmond, VA...pull back the curtain and take a look below.

South Philadelphia emcee Jazz Fresh presents the "Streets Are Talking" music video, featuring King Magnetic. The track was produced By Spply n Dmand Productions and the video was filmed and edited by Randy Boehm. The track is from Don Of The D League, his forthcoming album on Marsten House set to feature Army Of The Pharaohs members King Magnetic & V-Zilla, Doodlebug of Digable Planets, Big Lou of The Streetsweepers and Adlib of Battleaxe Warriors. First signed by DJ Jazzy Jeff, he was featured on the platinum record "Trapped On The Dance Floor" (stream on youtube) by The Fresh Prince & Jazzy Jeff. After parting with the duo, Jazz signed with Select Records alongside the Real Roxanne & Chubb Rock. During the Select Records days, Jazz battled The Juice Crew’s Big Daddy Kane. Beanie Sigel and Black Thought credited Jazz Fresh as their inspiration. In the early 90’s Jazz retired from music until he met Kurupt of The Dogg Pound and signed with Antra Records, where he recorded an album that was never released. "When I first decided to come back to rap everyone was saying I was too old and I wouldn’t be able to do it," Jazz says. "I wasn’t taking the insults personally because people have the right to their opinion but I believed differently. I was going to prove everyone wrong. I linked up with Marsten House and started jumping on their cyphers, dropping videos and doing shows. Now everyone's talking about me. The streets are talking about the Don Of The D League. Not about my past. Not about the Big Daddy Kane battles or Jazzy Jeff & Will. About right now."

Scott King is Back At It this time he teams up with Super Producers Cool & Dre x 808 Ray.