YKG Hotboy Is “Piped Up” In New Visual

YKG Hotboy is a red-hot high-energy new artist from Galveston, Texas spreading like wildfire throughout southern hip hop right now. Embarking on 2022 being the best year of his career yet, Hotboy releases the new visual for the hyper-active single “Piped Up.” Coming off the buzzing “Another Day” single, YKG Hotboy clicks up with the gang and run through the streets in the new single white he raps about turning up on the haters at a moment’s notice. Stream it here via 24/8 Music-The Orchard.

The 23-year-old lone star brandishes an exciting flow along with electrifying sonics. Making sure his presence is felt with every release, it’s only a matter of time before Hotboy takes his rightful place on the throne. “Piped Up” is a lead-up to a forthcoming project slated for late-2022. Directed by Made By James, Hotboy’s latest release is produced by the talented Rick Hertz.

After the view, for more on YKG Hotboy and what’s next, follow him on social media.

Take a look at “Piped Up” below.

Top submissions EP2 May 2022

The weekly Top Submissions aims to showcase a selected crop of acts that cross our paths. From the best tracks/videos from far and wide, we gather the upper echelon of artists you can find and give them a platform to be further recognized for their works. So, sit back and tune in, and don’t forget to show them some love by following them on all social media platforms

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Sincere Rose – “DCA to LAX”



Sincere Rose takes us from “DCA to LAX” in his new release. Over a moody and cinematic soundscape, he delivers a reflective and somewhat revealing performance that showcases his well-crafted songwriting.



iiviivix – “Like You”


iiviivix  brings somewhat refreshing with his new release “Like You”. A heartfelt and reflective tune that sees him pour candid thoughts on wax. Over a smooth guitar-laden soundscape he talks about meeting people you just know you won’t get along with. it’s quite relatable and well-crafted too.


Cracker Jon & Violentlyill – “Jay Zed”

Cracker Jon & Violentlyill drop something refreshing for our playlist in the form of this single titled “Jay Zed”. Bolstered by a lush piano-laden boom-bap backdrop, Cracker Jon reflects on life as an 80s baby and the changing way of the world.


UglyFace – “Promo”

Eclectic hip-hop group UglyFace return with “Promo” a bouncy and upbeat track that blends impassioned rap verses with soulful melodic runs.



09XXI shows us two sides to his personality in this conceptual track titled “HARVEY DENT”. Over a bright and somewhat moody backdrop, the emcee gives listeners a nuanced reflection of who he is as he weaves through both the dark and light sides.


RonTerrance Rishad – “Double R Freestyle”


“Double R Freestyle” is a mid-tempo and bouncy record from RonTerrance Rishad who delivers an impassioned and reflective performance. The production has a somber and moody vibe and sure fits Rishad’s relatable and evocative lyrics.





M3RCII – “The Human Condition”

M3RCII  dives into “The Human Condition” a heartfelt and moody track that is insightful and somewhat revealing. over the cinematic soundscape, the rapper pours his heart out and confesses his sins as he hopes to make things better.



YASMINA – “here you go again”


“here you go again” is a self-reflective ballad from rising singer/songwriter YASMINA. The mellow sublime track sees her detailing the aftermath of a one-sided relationship that she walked out from. After trying her best to make it work, she realizes that her partner was just not the one for her.

Hirow – “Out The Light”

Emerging rap artist Hirow makes a splash on our radar with his new release “Out The Light” which displays his off-kilter style and vivid lyricism. Over a dynamic and punchy trap backdrop, he delivers a highly energetic performance with sharp and witty bars.


Stoiks – “Hancy Fancy”

Nigerian singer Stoiks makes his entry on our list with “Hancy Fancy” A bouncy Afropop number that showcases his melodic style fused with some patois and hip-hop vibe. Over the punchy soundscape, he states his claim and reminds listeners that he is on the grind.

Ha$h – “Dream Crusher”

As Ha$h prepares to drop his EP, he shares the lead single “Dream Crusher”. A reflective tune that sees him detailing the true meaning of having perseverance and defying the odds. “Dream Crusher” is the first single off of Ha$h’s upcoming EP “I AM WHO I AM” Releasing June 2022!

K.O.N – “Hostage”

K.O.N makes his entry on our list with this somber record titled “Hostage” Backed by a sublime and ethereal guitar-laden soundscape, he takes us deep into his mind with evocative lyrics.


Lynx Cane – “Psalms & Chanel ” (feat. 0neelam, waldero & engless)


Lynx Cane‘s “Psalms & Chanel ” is a reflective tune that features 0neelam, waldero & engless. Over a blend of reggae and hip-hop-infused soundscape, the artist reflects on self-growth and the struggles of dealing with one’s vices.

Rebellion x Matt Nye – “Outside in the Snow”


Rebellion and Matt Nye return with a new single “Outside in the Snow”. A blend of pop and rap seamlessly combined over a mellow and somber backdrop. Rebellion pours his heart out with a heartfelt melodic performance and Matt Nye adds his own reflective touch towards the end.



“Gold Blooded” is a lyric dense jam that sees IM’PERETIV linking with veteran NY lyricist MICKEY FACTZ and CHAYNA ASHLEY. The result is a dark gritty soundscape ripe with superb lyricism from both artists. “Gold Blooded” is taken from the upcoming 10-track project, THE PRECEDENT, by CHAYNA ASHLEY & IM’PERETIV.

Lace The Hands – “Handle It – Radio Edit”

Emerging singer/songwriter Lace The Hands goes back to the 90s with this retro-infused r&b ballad titled “Handle It “. Backed by a smooth guitar riff, lush keys, and warm basslines, she dives into the tale of a man who left his true love for what he thinks is a new beginning, but eventually, he rues his decision. Lace The Hands’ sublime melodic runs are engulfing and alluring and really embody the spirit of 90s r&b with a modern age twist.

MaGyverMIRE – “Tuesday: face-off”

South African rapper MaGyverMIRE makes his entry on our playlist with “Tuesday: face-off”. A Mellow song made up of somber piano riffs, soft drums, and a dose of reality-based raps about bad decisions and the aftermath.

DJ Moves – “Loyalty”

Queensbridge, New York veteran emcee Blaq Poet teams up with DJ Moves for this dark and reflective tune titled “Loyalty”. Over a dark moody backdrop, he breaks down the true meaning of loyalty and reminds us that these streets
are filled with snakes and 2-faced individuals ready to pull the rug right out under your feet.


Ghettosocks – “Be A Mango”


Ghettosocks shares a new single “Be A Mango” which sees him teaming with LXVNDR and Phoenix Pagliacci which details the myriad of stereotypes that prescribe what men and women are supposed to be. It’s quite insightful and relatable and the emcees deliver a blend of profound and engaging bars over a cinematic soundscape. Overall they challenge played-out norms and encourage people to rise up with open minds.

The Eska – “Long Way”


Emerging bilingual rapper The Eska has come a “Long Way” with his new release. The track sees him reflecting on his past and his journey thus far.

SHOWTIME RAMON – “Brian Pillman”


SHOWTIME RAMON comes through with the moody track “Brian Pillman” which was inspired by Pillman’s Dark side of the ring documentary. Over an ominous piano-laden backdrop, SHOWTIME RAMON once again delivers an off-kilter performance rip with hard-hitting bars that would make listeners do the screwface.


Domino – “4U” (feat. Produced by SMITHMusix & Co Produced by Domino)


The veteran emcee singer Domino delivers this smooth heartfelt tune titled “4U” Over a smooth and bouncy soundscape, he pays homage to all the Hip Hop Icons and Talents that have passed away. It’s a perfect anthem for those who laid the foundation and impacted our lives with their music.



DREgottheBLUES – “B-Sides”

NY-based, Bloomfield, CT raised rapper/songwriter DREgottheBLUES closes out the list with “B-Sides” which showcases his profound lyricism and impassioned flow. Over a cinematic backdrop, he gives listeners a glimpse into his background and all the tribulations he had to overcome to get to where he is.

BA Badd takes us deep into “Fayette St.” [Video]

General of the EBE (Everybody Eats) movement, Syracuse spitter B.A. Badd  is back on the grind with the visuals for his song “Fayette St.”. The gritty record produced by REVENXNT is as ominous as they come and fits BA Badd’s commanding flow and off-kilter lyrical style. Armed with his unique flow, he paints graphic pictures for listeners to feel as he breaks down the various things he has experienced.


The video is shot and edited by The Digggers (Benny The Butcher, The Alchemist), with a guest cameo from VDon. It’s a solid mix of performance shots with extra clips taken from different streets in NYC.

“Fayette St.” is the first leak from B.A. Badd’s forthcoming project, Everybody Eats 2, “Eat 2 Liv.” The previous volume included collaborations with notables including Conway The Machine and $ha Hef. For more info follow B.A. Badd at the links below.


Stream “Fayette St.”  on Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify


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Theo Tams doesn’t have time for “FBG (Fuck boy Games)”

Toronto-based singer/songwriter returns Theo Tams with “FBG”, a mid-tempo jam that dives into the dynamics of a toxic relationship. Backed by a bouncy and bright soundscape, Theo Tams shares a tale of an individual who has to take a stance in this one-sided relationship and preserve his mental health by walking away. The lyrics are evocative and relatable and Tams’s knack for painting heartwarming pictures of heartbreak is quite unique.


“FBG” is taken from Theo Tams’ new project Trilogy III. The conceptual project deals with a myriad of related topics in the realm of unacceptable behavior in all parts of life and also talks about tolerance.


Keep up with Theo Tams | Spotify: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram

Catch92 shares “Wake” (Remix by Asta Hiroki)

Manchester-based producer and visual artist  Catch92′s “Wake” gets a remix by Asta Hiroki and the result is a mind bending piece that blends off-kilter sound design with moody textures. The slow build-up and layering of sounds are excellent and quite dynamic enough to hold the listener’s attention from start to finish.

The original version of “Wake”  is from Catch92‘s Wander EP which was inspired by the Lewis Carroll literary classic and popular culture mainstay – Alice in Wonderland. Now the EP gets reworked by a clutch of production talents affiliated with Folded Music to put their own spin on proceedings, starting with label founder – Asta Hiroki.

Keep up with Catch92 | Bandcamp: Spotify: Facebook: Instagram

Syracuse Spitter B.A. Badd Premieres New Video “Fayette St.”

General of the EBE (Everybody Eats) movement, Syracuse spitter B.A. Badd returns with new visuals this morning. “Fayette St.” an ode to the artist’s Eastside Syracuse hood is a hazy and exotic sounding sound-scape (Produced by REVENXNT) for Badd’s life-lessons and recollections.

Shot and edited by The Digggers (Benny The Butcher, The Alchemist), with guest cameo from VDon, the video is some next level edits of footage taken within the NYC streets.

“Fayette St.” is the first leak from B.A. Badd’s forthcoming project, Everybody Eats 2, “Eat 2 Liv.” The previous volume included collaborations with notables including Conway The Machine and $ha Hef. For more info follow B.A. Badd at the links below.

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Kur shares “For My Fam” [Video] and ‘The Hold Over’ project

Philly rapper/songwriter Kur unveils a new bundle of songs entitled “The Hold Over” today via Meek Mill’s DreamChasers and Roc Nation/Republic Records. The track is as reflective as they come and sees Kur musing on his background and the myriad of characters and experiences that made him who he is. From his own shortcomings, successes, and then some, Kur gives an honest and candid view of things. The visual blends performance shots of Kur and some clips from his childhood in an emotional and seamless manner.

The Hold Over is a 6 track body of work that digs deep into Kur’s life and also his vivid lyricism. The production is punchy and cinematic and the rapper’s penchant for penning relatable songs remains his forte and his performance is engaging from start to finish.



Listen to The Hold Over HERE.

Keep up with Kur | Spotify: YouTube: Twitter: Instagram,

dxadpoxt and laidbackshel share a couple of “Fairytales”

dxadpoxt and laidbackshel team up for this herb-influenced track titled “Fairytales”. The production here has a dreamy and ethereal vibe that fits the subject matter. The duo takes listeners on a journey of epic proportions as they chill back and roll up a fat one to escape the madness of reality. The track has a unique blend of vivid lyricism and a smooth melodic chorus that everyone can rock with.


Keep up with dxadpoxt | SoundCloud : Spotify: Twitter : Instagram

just_omalley sends a message to his “Baby Boo”

Just_Omalley‘s new release “Baby Boo” is an adulation-filled summer anthem that sees him pouring his heart out on wax for the lady who caught his heart. Backed by a laidback and smooth backdrop, he gives listeners a glimpse into what blossoming love looks like and it’s beautiful/


Keep up with just_omalley | Spotify: Apple Music :TikTok: Twitter: Instagram