Pearl Harba feat. Breana Marin – “Don’t Be Mad” | @pearlharba

Brooklyn’s Pearl Harba has been giving the listeners quality hip hop since his Natural High album and he gives to us more boom bap candy for the ears (and the streets) with his new release “Don’t Be Mad,” a follow up from mid-summer banger, and now #1 college radio chart topper, “Overtime.”

Making another collaborative joint with vocalist and songwriter Breana Marin, “Don’t Be Mad” speaks about his humble beginnings, making his way to the top….and stopping at nothing to win. Pearl spits victorious lyrics over another sweet beat created by Dream Life Beats, followed by Breana’s lovely vocals, making it a super crisp track.

Stay tuned from more of this Brooklyn lyricist as he continues to give the true hip hop heads what they want. “Don’t Be Mad” is out now on all digital music platforms.


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J. Cobb – “Bag” | @thisisjcobb

Director Jon J, known for his work with the likes of Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Flo-Rida and more, takes on Detroit rapper J. Cobb’s treatment for “Bag” in Miami. Keeping it low key, J. Cobb makes a small cameo in this all too-adorable visual, as child stars Uriah and Shantal turn up and enjoy a sunny life of shopping and luxurious adventures.

“Bag” features and was produced by Lil Ronnie aka Ronnie Jackon, who has worked with the likes of Ne-Yo, 2Chainz and Musiq Soulchild. The song appears on J. Cobb’s No Filter album, which is out now on all digital platforms worldwide.


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BigBob feat. Hangman – “Why Cry” | @BigBobPattison @OPIUMPF

Pottersfield rapper, Hangman delivers a 0.45 caliber prose, heavily charged, dangerous and accurate on the new track “Why Cry”, from the ESI studio. The song paints an apocalyptic vision of a looming technocracy with spirited and awakened lyricism.

Hangman has gained a reputation linguistically, though scathing at times it is clear that his semantics are a force to be reckoned with. Music producer BigBob continues to stimulate and satisfy history buffs and music lovers alike with calculated and intentional samplings coupled with his knack for working with poignant and lyrically proficient artists.

@BigBobPattison | @OPIUMPF

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Mark Steele – “Imaginary Player Freestyle” | @whoismarksteele

Best known for his ESPN Sports Center anthem “Greatness,” North Carolina emcee Mark Steele imbues a gritty, fervid sound that has been long lost since the late ’90s, early 2000’s. Bred into the culture since the tender age of 15, he has already collaborated with some of hip hop’s top names, including his mentor and former college professor 9th Wonder, Rapsody, Raheem Devaughn, Big Pooh (of Little Brother), YMCMB artist Cory Gunz, and more.

Steele’s 2014 debut album Sumthin For The Wait boasted his hit “Not Like Y’all,” which was featured on ESPN’s morning debate show First Take and played throughout the month of March 2014 in celebration of March Madness. Soon after Steele’s ESPN hit “Greatness” (from his History Repeats EP) ran its course, Steele released the highly anticipated album, Almost Time (2016), which proved to be the most important album of his rising career thus far.

With production from Grammy award winning producers Carvin and Ivan, the project’s lead single “Big Dreams” was featured on Ebro’s Beats 1 #DiscoveredOnAppleMusic segment, and the album’s Rapper Big Pooh-assisted single “Ain’t Real” aired on Dr. Dre’s The Pharmacy (Beats 1).

Steele continues to build anticipation for his next album today with the visual clip of his braggadocious freestyle over Jay-Z’s Volume 1 classic, “Imaginary Player,” one of ten razor sharp, minute-long freestyles on Steele’s new mixtape, Before A Minute. Hosted by DJ Wade Banner, Before A Minute serves as a prelude to Mark Steele’s forthcoming album It’s Been A Minute, available October 12th.

It’s Been A Minute will serve as the full-length follow-up to Steele’s stellar 2016 sophomore album Almost Time, and features No Malice (of Clipse) and production by Khrysis (of The Soul Council).

Look for Steele’s refreshing sound to push the culture forward, on his way to becoming a leader of hip hop’s new generation.  Pre-order It’s Been A Minute here.


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Ki – “Frank Lukas” | @ThatTattedKidd

Claiming Los Angeles after migrating up from Mississippi, the man known as Ki is somewhat of a mystery in these streets. But with a knack for street talk, good smoke and melodic tunes, “The Tatted Kid,” as he calls himself, is looking to make a name for himself in the music world.

Ki releases his new video for the next single “Frank Lukas,” shot by @LewisYouNasty, who is known for shooting videos for Trippie Redd and Rich the Kid.

Ki’s “Frank Lukas” is the latest single off of his 912 album, out now on Spotify. Ki is looking to hit the spotlight sooner than later!


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Conan – “Cold Summer Freestyle” | @conan42fly

YNVS’ Energy God of the Boogie Down Bronx and now, new Para Music Group signee, Conan, is back with “Cold Summer,” a freestyle about the dog days of Summer…and the racial injustice that came along with it.

The video also features a cameo from rapper and activist Mysonne, who spoke outside of Brooklyn’s Happy Red Apple Nail salon, where a fight broke out between some of the workers and a customer on August 3, 2018. One of the workers and a customer there were charged with assault, menacing, harassment and weapon possession. More of the story to follow.

Grab Conan’s mixtape, Energrized, out now on datPiff.


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Smoke The World feat. Suave-Ski & Popgotbarz – “Green and Gold Soul” | @Suave_Ski @SmoketheWorld @PopGotBARZ

Veteran producer Smoke The World and Connecticut bar-spitters Suave-Ski & PopGotBarz come together effortlessly to create a hit record that all of New London can be proud of.

“Green and Gold Soul,” which is the first single off Smoke’s new album, Jared’s Packy, which is named after the popular New London eatery & watering hole that was owned by Jared Silva until his untimely death in 2007.

“Green and Gold Soul” gives off a dope boom bap beat laced with the prowess of Suave & Pop’s lyrics, giving off a sick collaboration from the trio. The single is paired with a visual directed by Connecticut videographer, Highwave95.

“Green and Gold Soul” is out now on Spotify.

@Suave_Ski | @SmoketheWorld | @PopGotBARZ

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Milli’0n Tunez – “Fade Away” | @0ntunez

Canarsie’s Milli’0n Tunez grew up to the likes of Biggie Smalls, Do or Die, Twista, Bone Thugs N Harmony, as well as Jay Z left a major impact in life and influenced in his music. Today, he drops a catchy new single with a Phil Tudeme-directed visual entitled “Fade Away.”

Tunez wanted to make sure the people understood he comes from a struggle. “I’m bringing my own style to the game setting my own mark very diversity and melodic,” he says. “I like for the listener to feel my groove when they hear my music. I know how it is to have absolutely nothing but there’s always a flip side to that coin.”

“Fade Away” is a laid-back, end-of-summer joint that tells a story achieving your goals, despite your own personal setbacks.

“Never give up on your dreams always believe in yourself, even if it’s just you,” Tunez says. “People are going to have doubts, but that’s only because your dreams are not their dreams. It was meant for you, not them, so push yourself to the finish line.”

“Fade Away” is available on all digital music platforms.


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Minx feat. Oowop The Don – “How We Do” | @minx4music @oowopthedon

We got some UK Boom Bap in the house…and a Queen is showing how it’s done!

North London born emcee Minx has been in the hip hop game for a couple of years, now. Along from being back and forth between New York and her native London, she has been globetrotting around the world, all the whilst, displaying her skills as a singer, an emcee and a songwriter, making her a one of the triple threats in the indie hip hop scene.

”How We Do” is a sunny tune, a feel good boom bap track with nods to some doo-wop roots that features a strong verse from New York emcee Oowop The Don.

Minx has lots of new material to be released this year, some of which includes features incredible talent from hip hop veterans such as Innocent?, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Nutso, MC White Owl and Tragedy Khadafi.

@minx4music | @OowopTheDon

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Black Collar Biz – The Get Back EP | @blackcollarbiz

Conquer your dreams….dream to conquer, and that’s exactly what Black Collar Biz is set out to do.

Born Byron Marshall, the Tri-State area native has built a solid reputation as an MC. After all the local success, Biz remained humble but hungry. Closing out Q4 of 2018, Biz is ready to heat things up once again. After taking a few years off, and watching other artists in his city ignite the music scene, Biz’ hunger to create music returned. It was one incident, in particular, that inspired his newest project, The Get Back.

One day, another rapper sat in on a studio session with Biz, and asked if he even still rapped. It was at that moment Biz decided to “get back.”

As we enter the last quarter of the year, Biz delivers a cohesive project that truly showcases his versatility as not just a rapper, but an artist. Every track, with the exception of the last record, spotlights a guest feature that adds another dimension to Biz’s overall sound. Whether it’s a singer adding a soulful, melodic touch, or another emcee who can keep up with Biz’s wordplay, The Get Back caters to a diverse audience.

It’s one thing to write about it, and another to actually experience it for yourself. So what are you waiting for? Hit the play button below!


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