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Not one week after releasing his joint album with producers A June & J Beat (Dreams of Autumn Kismet), Mario Farrow, also known as the emcee SkyBlew, dropped his twenty-second, I repeat, twenty-second quality album of genuine wholesome rhyme verses over blissful music on June 17, 2018. Painting 'Til She Dials (or PTSD) as it's titled, came five days after Dreams but the breadth of the project reveals what must have taken weeks if not months or perhaps years of inspiration, hard work and care.

As one of SkyBlew's official "solo" albums, production on it comes from a variety of music-makers including Sleeping Awake and Mag.Lo as well as his past collaborators SublimeCloud and Scottie Royal. Prepare your earbuds to transmit fine jazz, cool pop and comfy conscious messages straight to your brain's pleasure centers and take a chill break from the heat this summer by Painting 'Til She Dials.


WordChemist (Beer Money UNLTD) and Hidden Hand consisting of producer and beat makers Abbott & Was Legit (NBC Sports, Viceland, The Today Show) collaborate on this 6 track odyssey.
Chemist's versatile rhyming style compliments Hidden Hand's wide variety of instrumental selections on this short but flavorful listen. 



Hailing from Tennessee, up and coming R&B artist Calvin Ross unleashes his vicious remix of Blocboy JB's recent single "Rover." Adding a soulful twist to the demented piano keys, Ross flexes his vocal ability from the opening seconds. They say you shouldn't remix a song unless you can make it better and it's obvious with only one listen that Calvin Ross did just that to "Rover." With R&B making a strong comeback in the last 5 years, Ross is another rising name to add to the list of "Artists To Watch." Having been co-signed by P. Diddy himself and received attention from Atlantic Records it's easy to see why Calvin Ross' talent speaks for itself. 

Press play on Rover and also catch up on some of Ross' previous releases below. 

Also be sure to catch Calvin live in concert Friday, June 8th in Jackson TN with Yung Bleu. Ticket Link: https://www.songkick.com/concerts/33967734-yung-bleu-at-elite-bar-and-grill

Calvin Ross - Rover Remix




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Calvin Ross is an R&B singer and producer hailing from Tennessee. Calvin began making music when he was 17, right after moving back home to Tennessee from a 6 year stay in Detroit. He acquired a friend’s setup for $100 where he began making beats on Fruity Loops. After becoming acquainted with how to produce his own beats, he took advantage of his talent for singing and turned to recording and mixing. “I didn’t want to release any music until it sounded really good,” he said.

After winning a showcase at P. Diddy’s studio, Daddy’s House, Calvin Ross got to meet with an A&R for Def Jam Recordings where he was further reassured of his talents. After this meeting, he started to pursue his music career more seriously and has since soared to new heights.

Today, Calvin Ross mainly creates Urban R&B, taking inspiration from artists like Michael Jackson, Usher, Ginuwine, and R. Kelly. “The feeling I get when someone genuinely tells me they like my music is the best feeling in the world,” Ross said. “I let the instrumentals talk to me and tell me what to say.”

Growing up in an area of Tennessee where crime and violence is the norm, Calvin Ross has a colorful story to tell–one that continues to make his music stand out from the rest.

So far, he has opened for Avant, Urban Mystic, Snootie Wild, and Blac Youngsta, and he continues to chase his dreams of having his music reach No. 1 on Billboard.



Portland artist Cool Nutz takes it back to his roots enlisting his Grandma to co-star his latest music video "Old," shot and directed by Bausik Film Co. Appearing on his recent album Terrance"Old" is a soulful ode to Cool Nutz's 20+ career in music, the family, neighborhood, and hustle that has brought him here today. Fresh off an outstanding performance at SXSW and dropping the Nipsey Hussle assisted single "Up" - Nutz continues to push the line on one of his best albums to date with all-star features including Slum VillageE-40Mistah FAB, and more. 

Quality music never gets old and remains timeless. Cool Nutz continues to be a voice that represents the true essence of Hip-Hop music from not only Portland but the entire culture. Dive into the organic visual as Cool Nutz speaks on his journey in Hip-Hop as well as some of the ambitions to be a vessel and outlet for others working to establish a bigger spotlight to shine on Portland's growing Hip-Hop scene. 

Watch "Old" below and also be sure to stream/purchase the new album Terrance as well! 

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Cool Nutz - Old (Music Video) | Prod by TOPE



Stream + Purchase + Share TERRANCE by COOL NUTZ



Additional Music Videos

Yaper (Official Music Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkgldjhnMos

Terrance (Official Music Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmPZGrYE-5A



Detroit artist, by way of Houston, Info56 has always had a deep connection to music. It wasn’t until he late teenage years that he learned to cultivate his love for music, and find his calling as a producer and MC. Building a following throughout the years, and perfecting his craft, Info56 continues to make strides with his music. Just in time for Summer, Info56 unveils visuals for his instrumental, “Southwest” - a cut off his latest beat tape, of the same title.

 In the video, images of the iconic and abandoned, Michigan Central Train Station, at sunrise flash in the opening scenes as Info along Vernor Highway - essentially turning his back on this cliched version of Detroit - to enter into the vibrant Chicano neighborhood of Southwest. Ascending into the morning, the sun shines on the everyday people fighting off the next wave of gentrification.

 Director and Southwest native Arturo Riveras makes sure that location matters across these moving images, particularly with shots of Clark Park and the crimson and canary mosaic backdrop of its small pavilion.

Oregon MC Amsterdam makes his return to music after a brief hiatus with the new single "Danny Ainge," produced by TOPE. A dedication to all things green in reference to the great Boston Celtics. Even though the C's though and L in the Eastern Conference Finals, it's not too late to pay homage to Danny Ainge and his cast of overachievers. Amsterdam relates Danny's quick trigger on a trade to reference his lady's love and dedication. With a new project on the horizon, Amsterdam tapped Portland / Oakland producer TOPE for a number of songs including a much-anticipated collaboration with Skyzoo! For now, press play on "Danny Ainge" and be on the lookout for much more heat coming from Amsterdam!



 Eso Tre and Subz are L.A. duo Substance Abuse, presenting the RCKLSS ABNDN-directed music video for the Waes One and Philm One-produced single “Bridges”, featuring Aceyalone of Freestyle Fellowship. Former URB Next 100 picks, their 2006 album Overproof (Bandcamp) featured MF DOOM, Saafir, P.E.A.C.E., Kool Keith, Motion Man, Kutmasta Kurt and Rasco, while 2012's Background Music (Spotify) featured Myka Nyne (watch the "Paper Tigers" music video), Tash of Tha Alkaholiks, KRS-One, MC Eiht and Percee P. Aceyalone is a founding member of Freestyle Fellowship, a collective that brought an improvisational focus to the Los Angeles underground hip-hop scene in the 1990s. "Subz came up with the idea for 'Bridges' because he felt we needed to do a song about unity in these increasingly divisive times we're in," Eso says. "We couldn't think of a better emcee than Aceyalone to bring on board, as he has a special talent for creating dope songs built off of a single metaphor. Our goal was to create something in the tradition of our heroes The Native Tongues, a track that was jazzy, positive, and upbeat but with a message that the modern audiences could relate to."

T-Hood is making sure you put his MAFIA movement on his back. Atlanta has been in tune with T-Hood for a while. It's now his time to show the world what he is made of. His new record "Tight" is produced by DJ Plugg and it features Hoodrich Pablo Juan. This one is a trap classic and you don't want to overlook this one.

Check it out below.



Los Angeles hip hop artist Demrick is excited to share the music video to his recently released single "F*ck I Look Like." 

"Fuck I Look Like" is the first single from his upcoming full length album Came A Long Way, which is set to release on July 13th. Capturing his sharp and, quick witted bars, "F*ck I Look Like" is a fiery anthem for authenticity, motivation, and Demrick's unrelenting grind. The single is available to download now as an instant-grat with an iTunes pre-order of the album. pre-order here: https://apple.co/2J7xM64.

Demrick is a recording artist and songwriter from Philadelphia, PA and is currently residing in Los Angeles. He's best known for his collaborations with artists such as Xzibit, Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, Too $hort, B-Real, Dizzy Wright, Logic, Paul Wall, Jarren Benton, Berner, and others.
This past January Demrick appeared on a project called One Week Notice that featured Audio Push, Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton, Emilio Rojas, Reezy and was featured on HotNewHipHopHipHopDx, XXL.
In addition to the aforementioned sites, Demrick's work on the project also got the attention of DJ AkademiksSway In The Morning and many more. 

Previously in June 2016, Demrick made waves with his solo project Collect Call, which featured production from Scoop DeVilleand Cali Cleve and guest verses from Lil Debbie and Casey Veggies.
In addtion to his Blaze With Us project released collaboratively with Dizzy Wright,Demrick has toured across North America, had music featured in HBO's Insecure,Captain America: Civil WarRide Along 2, Let's Be Cops, Zero Dark Thirty, House of Lies, and more. In addition he has worked relentlessly in the studio on his upcoming solo album, Came A Long Way that releases July 13th.


Houston's own South Park Trap has yet to slow down since the new year started, and has no plans of doing so in the near future. Today he releases the official video for his rendition of Rich The Kid's "New Freezer" hit single. The visual was filmed by Pirate Fame Visuals in South Park Trap's stomping grounds, Southeast Houston. This serves as the first video off of his forthcoming mixtape, "No In Vestors Needed" coming this summer.

Watts master emcee Libretto and Pittsburgh producer extraordinaire BusCrates join forces for their new collaborative 7” single, “Ain’t That Funky” b/w “Sentence.” The single, along with the forthcoming album, features Libretto’s commanding presence atop BusCrates signature chops and keyboard wizardry. The undeniable uptempo A-side, “Ain’t That Funky”, finds Libretto flexing his lyrical dexterity over a subtle & brilliantly layered BusCrates track. The tough B-Side, “Sentences” features Chicago’s Vic Spencer and has Libretto revealing insights about Prison life that only come from lived experience. All of this over an absolutely mean flip by BusCrates that Hip-Hop heads the world over will undoubtedly understand and appreciate. “Ain’t That Funky” is exclusive to this single, while “Sentences” will appear on Libretto & BusCrates forthcoming collaborative album.

 Watch the official music video for "Ain't That Funky" directed by Chris Serra up top.

Cardi B's ex-man and New York native Tommy Gzz teams up with director BigApeTV for the official visual to his latest single 'Taylor Made'. Check it out up top.

Jimmy ValenTime is a fixture in the New York City underground having been featured on 2DopeBoyz, NBC (CH 4-NY), mentioned on XXL and more. The South Bronx native, born to a Dominican mother, and European ​father, experienced a lot of strife and witnessed a lot of violence growing up. All of which ​has driven his ambitions in Hip Hop, and life, overall.

 For his latest offering, as the ​Summer rolls in, the Bronx native taps ​popular LA rapper, ​Blu​,​ for a smooth, old school vibe. The song deals with the aftershock of a break-up that ​one didn't ​see coming. The remix explores the themes even deeper as the sober production describes the feeling of regret once a relationship has ended. Each artist approaches the sentiment from different perspectives, making for an interesting listen.

 Listen below for the latest.



Oregon emcee Alec Bolen's "Rosewater" EP was a full year in the making. The concept behind the project follows the story of a young man who meets and falls in love with a girl. The record then proceeds to go through the different phases of their relationship. Alec displays the sides of relationships that the ego exaggerates such as love, lust and infatuation. Bolen's creative process for the album was a bit unorthodox but a formula the budding lyricist fares quite well doing. The EP title, tracklisting and all beats were selected prior to the writing of it. The instrumentals selected are all in the ultra chilled lane. "Rosewater" is an album that caters to both Hip Hop enthusiasts and couples. Brud Giles recorded and mixed the project at Fremont Recording and Dana White from Specialized Mastering mastered everything.

"This album has been an elevating experience for me in every aspect for me as an artist. From song-writing to branding, this record is my first official release tha'ts mine and that, from me, is a statement saying “I’m here”. I’m not just trying to make music, I’m really trying to take this to the next level." 

Seven tracks in total and containing the lead single "Autumn to Winter", Alec Bolen strays from the over-saturated turn up type of music. His laid back voice lays well over the beats choices. After a few spins thru, "Rosewater" has more than one main meaning behind it. After further examination, the meaning takes on a triple entendre that listeners need to decipher themselves. Quench your love thirst with a healthy dose of "Rosewater" on Spotify then stick around to view the official video behind "Autumn to Winter" following.