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CJ Fly – “Show You”
CJ Fly takes us through his neighborhood in the visual for the tribute track titled “Show You.” Over a jazzy, groovy backdrop courtesy of Statik Selektah [Freddie Gibbs, Bun B], CJ details his childhood through his adolescent years and doesn’t mince his words. The track’s entrancing beat and spitfire lyrics paired with the video’s old-school static and tour through the city, which features his real-life girlfriend Emilia Ortiz, emphasize the message CJ is sharing in “Show You”. The scenes and lyrics introduce his past and give a deeper look into CJ’s life as he states, “I can show you where it’s nice, I can show you where it ain’t”.
“Show You” is taken from CJ Fly’s forthcoming new album RUDEBWOY, which you can pre-order here.
Uhhmariii – “Cold Energy”
Greensboro, NC based emerging rapper/producer Uhhmariii comes through with a BK produced solemn piece titled “Cold Energy.” Over a smooth, laid-back backdrop, he reminisces on life in the past couple of months from losing 4 of his friends to having a rocky relationship with his mum. All these events culminate in him seeking validation from other means that may not be totally altruistic.
Trinidad James – “Jame$ Woo Woo”
Trinidad James channels the spirit of James Brown on his new energetic single titled “Jame$ Woo Woo.” Backed by a horn and frenzied snare filled production, Trinidad displays his unique energetic flow and somewhat catchy wordplay while paying tribute to the hardest working man in show business.
Uncle TreY – “In Due Time”
Uncle TreY shares his new single “In Due Time” which serves as the title track of his new album. For this one, he teams up with Brainiac Beats who crafts a lush, vintage-sounding beat for TreY’s reflective and uplifting lyrics. Uncle TreY wastes no time in encouraging the listener to stay focused on his or her ambitions and goals because it will surely manifest in due time.
Get it on all DSPs here.
lynx 196.9 – “NGMDL (freestyle)”
Lynx 196.9 displays his unique rap style over the classic Madlib instrumental for “One Beer Left.” Interesting stuff to be honest.
Solarrio x Niniola – “On My Mind”
Pop act Solarrio switches up the vibe on the list with his new upbeat song titled “On My Mind” with the Queen of Afro-House, Niniola. The song came to be when he visited Nigeria in 2019 and linked up with singer Niniola and both entered the studio to craft this lush, melodic piece. Get it on all DSPs here.
Ramone Grams – “Hear Me Out”
Emerging emcee Ramone Grams delivers a reflective piece in the form of his new song titled “Hear Me Out.” Over the saxophone driven mellow backdrop courtesy of his friend/producer Geo, Grams share some life experiences with the listener. The song is taken from Grams debut project ‘Sample My Grams.’ Get it on Deezer, Soundcloud and Apple Music.
Kut One – “Which One’s First? (feat. King Magnetic)”
Melbourne-based producer/deejay Kut One team with longtime collaborator King Magnetic for the boisterous and booming “Which One’s First?,” which serves as the lead single off Kut’s upcoming compilation LP, Live Wires. The track exudes a dark and broody vibe and Magnetic is fully prepared with rapid-fire lyrics aiming for his enemies as he asks them to decide what they want first—bad news or bullets?
“Which One’s First?” is available now through all major DSPs, and can be purchased for instant grat off the iTunes’ pre-order for Live Wires, which is due out March 20 via Chopping Block Records. Get it here.
ALSNDRA – “V!BR8T0R”
Alsndra thrills us with the Alice in Wonderland inspired visual for his sultry track “V!BR8T0R.” We get to see her as different characters while displaying her independence and sexual liberation as a woman. She definitely doesn’t hold back on this tune as she is totally in her element over the upbeat trap banger courtesy of Rich Kidd.
Alsndra is an up and coming recording artist, songwriter and visual producer. She currently resides in Toronto, Canada. You can get to know more about her via her social channels (@alsndra6) and expect to see her on the festival circuit this year.
Deejay Victorious – Shotgun (feat. El Da Sensei, Sadat X, Edo G. & Pawz One)
Los Angeles producer Deejay Victorious teams up with Hip-Hop heavyweights El Da Sensei of the Artifacts, Sadat X of Brand Nubian, Edo G. and Pawz One to release the single “Shotgun”. The single is co-produced by John Henry and definitely provides the perfect backdrop for the veterans to deliver their unique styles.
Aedan Outlaw – “Far Away”
Southern California based emcee Aedan Outlaw takes time to reflect on his life struggles and the ups and downs on his song “far away.” Over a smooth, solemn backdrop he delivers an emotion-drenched piece that everyone can relate to on many levels. Get it on Deezer , Soundcloud and Apple Music.
IZM White x Jadakiss – “They All Say That”
Emerging emcee IZM White teams up with rap legend Jadakiss on the banging collaborative track titled “They All Say That.” Over the lush trap backdrop, he voices the many contradictions and lack of quality content many new HipHop artists put out. Get it on Deezer and Apple Music.