Zeyi – “Amen” | @ZeyiSays

Considered one of the last true creators inspired by the elements of Hip Hop, specifically soul. Manufacturing music that is both heard and felt has allowed this Harlem native to perform his way into the minds and hearts of those who still expect and respect the tradition of the genre. Backed by MorValue, Zeyi is climbing the ladder of the Big Apple Indie scene with no stop in sight.

Before he elevates he has some work to do amongst the mere mortality of sin and temptation. In this visual, Zeyi goes to war not only for his soul but that of others, seeking to free them with Hip Hop allowing them to be awaken by his soulful recounts of what plagues.

Let Freedom Ring through song!


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Young Night – “2018” | @YoungnightNYC

Young Night is a diverse and talented New York rapper/songwriter who took up after his mother, a songwriter and singer that worked with a lot of artists such as SWV and also sung background vocals for Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Enrique Iglesias and more.

Young Night is a independent artist with his own label call Nightsvision Records. Moving militant and always moving in silence, he keeps focusing on his music and pursuing his dreams.

Young Night gives us the visuals to his new track named after this current year, introducing himself to the music world.

Check out “2018” from his Nightsvision mixtape, dropping soon!


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Rampage Pushes His #NoMumbleRap Movement with His New EP | @therealrampage

Following his Remington Steele mixtape, Flipmode Squad’s Rampage is back and he is not here for the trap nonsense with his new self titled EP.

A full trinity of real hip hop, the 3 track EP features production from Phoenix beatmaker 1Tekneek on “Bars & Thoughts”, award winning producer Felony Muzic on “Rampage (What’s My Name),” and on and a new producer on the scene, Black.Water.llc on “No Explanation” with the Last Boyscout spitting nothing but straight bars.

Rampage feels that the EP is phenomenal and its #NoMumbleRap movement will be a relief to all of the sucka rap that infests the airwaves.

Rampage EP is available now on all digital music sites! Check out the EP on Spotify!


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ATL’s Trap Daddy Takes Us To “China Town!”| @trapdaddyjuugin

Atlanta upstart, Trap Daddy, makes his debut this year with a melodic Rap song that takes listeners to “China Town”!

Warmer weather may be on the way, sooner than later, but Trap Daddy remains “cuffed” as he spends a day in New York City’s China Town with his special lady. The Logiic 101 produced record is a Trap inspired banger infused with R&B elements as Trap Daddy keeps it melodic in his verses and hook.

“China Town” official music video dropping soon!


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TruRebel Migs – “Slidin” | @TruRebelMigs

TruRebel Migs follows up his Cozz assisted single, as premiered on VIBE Magazine, with a new video for “Slidin.”

Hot 97’s, Drewski, has been spotlighting up and coming talent through his The New MVMT platform. And earlier in the week, Migs’ new video for “Slidin” was premiered on their website.

In the Qujuan “Butter” Floyd (Utmost Visuals) directed video, Migs raps in sequence, formulating a timeline from past to present – unloading where he’s come from and where he’s going to. The dark, and slightly chaotic, visual is cinematic and compliments the gloomy – but at times, mesmerizing – production. Having overcome so much throughout his lifetime, Migs’ music represents a journey of adversities, triumphs, and resilience – which is heard in his confident (and slightly boastful) delivery.

It’s only been a year since Migs debuted his first mixtape, The Books of a Gnostic, but he’s already showing a lot of promise with his refined sound, experienced lyrics, complex rhyme schemes and songwriting abilities.


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Scotty ATL – “Ratchet” | @ScottyATL

Songwriter Scotty ATL knows a hit when he makes one, and teaming with two-time Grammy winner Tasha Catour was a sure bet with “Ratchet”. This single will appear on Scotty ATL’s upcoming album #UKWTFGO, slated for release in May via the Atlanta native’s own Cool Club in association with Empire Distribution. 

In the midst of several months on the road, Scotty was determined to finish his album with the best out. “Tasha Catour sent me the ‘Ratchet’ beat when I was on tour,” Scotty explains. “I came up with the hook one night before my show in Louisville. but I didn’t record it. One day in the studio the track came on accidentally, and I asked my homie what he thought about the hook. He liked it, so I finished the whole song right there.” 

Tasha Catour’s work producing, writing and/or singing over tracks with the likes of Future, Jeezy, LaCrae, Rich Homie Quan and many more have blessed her one of the most impeccable sounds in the realm of Millennial music. “The 808’s in the beat are crazy, it keeps you bouncing the whole time,” Scotty expresses. “People will latch onto this song because it’s catchy, relatable, and has a sense of humor. When ‘Ratchet’ comes on, no matter where you’re at, I want everyone to forget about all their problems and have a good time.”

“Ratchet” is available now on all digital platforms here and you can be on the lookout for Scotty ATL’s “Ratchet Week” antics the first week of April on his Instagram, followed by his Spinrilla exclusive #WTFGO on April 9.


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“Khryst Is Coming” On DV Alias Khryst’s New Single | @GeneralDV @dvaliaskhryst

It’s been months in the making of the D.V. Alias KHRYST LP. But with two decades under his belt of commercial music production, scraping together hard hitting beats and identifying lyrics for the people is a no-brainer to this Brooklyn native, who heavily weighs in on the Facts. Khryst released his first single, “Lights Out” in 2016 featuring super MC Redman and produced by Multi-Platnium duo Midi Mafia. Last year, he gave us head nodding joints such as “Nintey-Seven,” “Seven,” his M.I.N.G project and the most recent single, “G.D.M.M.” 

While gearing up for the upcoming album’s release, the Father Of Hip-Hop Soul releases his new single, “Khryst Is Coming”. With the LP official release date still undetermined, the LP is projected to be released everywhere through label imprint, Dgsup, Inc Records.

The album is purely motivated by, “Pain. Sometimes the pain brings out the best in an artist,” says KHRYST.

The General’s recent credits include production for 50 Cent, Maino, Uncle Murda and Smooth Da Hustler. His more distant accolades include his feature on De La Soul’s Art Official Intelligence album with smash hit record “Thru Ya City,” produced by the legendary J Dilla which was also featured in video game True Crime Stories of New York, the HBO hit series Sex in the City, and the blockbuster film Made starring Sean Combs/“P Diddy,” Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Famke Janssen, Faizon Love, and Peter Falk. The General also appeared on movie soundtracks The Black Mask with Jet Li and Eddie Murphy’s Nutty Professor. He has worked alongside countless other notables such as Method Man, Jay-z, Lil’ Mo, Scott Storch, Ice T, and Clark Kent of Superman Productions.

@GeneralDV | @dvaliaskhryst

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Booka Gets “Saucy” In Visual For His New Single | @Bookabanks

After a successful SXSW performance with hip hop legend, Talib Kweli, New York’s own Booka is back and ready to blaze the industry with visuals to his new single, “Saucy”. Booka blesses the Blickie Blaze-produced track with smooth lyrics and a decked out swagger to make “Saucy” a definite club banger.

Booka is the protegé of Fugees super producer Jerry Wonda and has garnished significant attention from industry leaders and icons such as DJ Funk Master Flex, Kid Capri, Raekwon, Vic Mensa, Ice-T, Jadakiss and Stevie J. Booka’s reputation has strengthened significantly, early on in his career, making him capable of creating compelling concept records. Booka is ready to dominate the charts, fueled by global ambitions with performances on deck and the release of his debut EP entitled Soul Food, that featured his first single, “Girl.”


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#LFLW: Houston’s Yung Martez In Akoo Campaign | @yungmartez_ @akooclothing

Houston’s Yung Martez’s notoriety in the south has positioned him for success. Martez was named as brand ambassador for celebrity jeweler King Johnny. His jewelry has been seen on many celebrities from Bun B, Boosie, Trinidad James and Plies just to name a few.

Now, the Houston rapper takes part in the campaign for the lifestyle clothing brand, Akoo. In the video, it shows him rocking the some of the brand’s fashions, speaking on Akoo and how much it means to him and the city of Houston.

Music: Yung Martez feat. DJ XO – “Never Forget” from his Struggle 2 Success Reloaded mixtape. Cop the mixtape here.
Directed by: Hood & Sir_Connector for Feed The Family Entertainment

@yungmartez_ | @akooclothing

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Conan – Energized | @conan42fly

Following the success of his Energy God Trilogy mixtape, Bronx rapper and YNVS artist Conan presents to us his new album, Energized, 18 blazing tracks of full of different flavors for your musical palate.

Energized features production from Cover C.O.D, Ali Ismail and Ideabeatz with appearances from David James, D. Chamberz and more. Also expect some island vibes with reggae’s own Shifta and some New York hardcore boom bap on the album with Fred Da Godson and YNVS’ first lady, Brooke Lynne.

Energized is out now on all digital music platforms.


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