MrMMyish teams up with. Moelogo, RoxXxan and Lavida Loca to do the “Money Dance” [video]

MrMMyish, Moelogo, RoxXxan, and Lavida Loca channel the spirit of the popular Netflix series Heist on the new collaboration titled “Money Dance.”  Bolstered by the lush bouncy backdrop by Bayoz Musik and Footsteps, the trio of Moelogo, RoxXxan, and Lavida Loca bring their go-getter demeanor on wax with much gusto. Moelogo leads the pack with his smooth melodic chorus followed by RoxXxan’s gruff flow and Lavida Loca’s vibrant cadence. This is all put together by MrMMyish who acts as the A&R and executive producer of the track.

The visual is directed by Eric Myers who takes elements from the aforementioned Netflix series and puts the usual suspects in the hot seat. The movie-like concept features the full cast of contributors and sees them in a fast-paced heist. Like the artists in the video plot on how they will secure the money, the story unfolds and they are soon shown being interrogated, bringing new meaning to the lyrical content within the record. The energetic scenes, unique backgrounds, and styling all feed into the party vibe that is captured throughout the video making it a great watch!

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100kjai shares “Steady goin”/”God’s Call”

Emerging rapper 100kjai opens up on his journey as a young man in the hood on his new release titled “Steady goin” where he makes use of a guitar-laden trap beat. Armed with a melodic rap style and vivid lyrics, he gives the listener some revealing details laced with bravado elements.

Get “Steady goin” on YouTube, Apple Music, Deezer

 

On the second cut “God’s Call” which is built on a somber piano chord, lush guitars, and heavy trap drum grooves, 100kjai delivers a heartfelt performance ripe with insightful elements. He shares his trials and tribulations on wax and it’s pretty honest and emotional.

Get “God’s Call” on YouTube, Apple Music, Deezer

 

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Dirty Needles raises the bar on “Kojima”

Cleveland artist Dirty Needles caught our attention with his new effort titled “Kojima” which sees him working with producer Kollectiv. The track has a moody and cinematic texture laced with punchy drums that Dirty Needles flows seamlessly over. The bravado-laden track is a pure showcase of his pen game and Dirty Needles has a lot from witty inner rhyme schemes, engaging cadences and ear-grabbing references.

 

“Kojima” is his lead single from the forthcoming EP entitled The Loot Box. The EP is produced entirely by Cincinnati beatsmith Kollectiv.

Listen to Dirty Needles’ “Kojima” on SoundCloud, Apple Music, YouTube, Deezer, Bandcamp.

 

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Regina Divot confronts her fears on “Boogeyman” [video]

Indie singer/songwriter Regina Divot   shares the visuals for her heartfelt single “Boogeyman.” The track is a blend of rap and soul and it’s ripe with a punchy drum groove and somewhat moody textures that fit Divot’s laidback melodic runs and evocative lyrics that dwell into her inner demons. She recognizes that the biggest threat to her growth is herself and with that, she is determined to overcome the hurdle by embracing it to the fullest.

The visual is a nice mix of performance shots of Divot in different spots and it’s quite stylish and engaging.

Get “Boogeyman” on  Spotify.

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$cholah lays out the “Problems”

Emerging Canadian rapper $cholah delivers this genre-fusing track titled “Problems” where he delivers a melody-soaked performance over a bouncy Afropop infused backdrop. He dives headfirst into the issue as he acknowledges the many issues he is facing but nevertheless he is determined to solve it by any means necessary.

 

The production is lush and ripe with smooth guitar riffs, punchy Afrocentric drum grooves, and engulfing textures that blend seamlessly with his laidback melodic runs.

“Problems” is taken from his forthcoming EP.

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K*Ners teams up with Bristol’s finest on “Time is Counting Remix” [video]

K*Ners teams up with Grim Sickers, Tanya Lacey, Genesis Elijah, and Blacksmith for this energetic collaboration titled “Time is Counting Remix.” The all-star remix is chock full of different styles from the featured artists as it showcases the best from his borough and beyond. Each emcee comes through with their respective add-on from insightful to bravado-laden flows layered seamlessly over the upbeat but soulful beat provided by Self Taught Beats.

The visual is as dynamic as the song and makes use of solid performance shots of each act doing what they know best and also splicing it with different spots showcasing the organic vibe of the collaboration.

“Time is Counting Remix” is taken from K*Ners’ K*Star EP Vol 2. Get it here.

 

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Freakquencee and Rotem Sivan share profound thoughts on “Where I Belong”

NYC-based guitarist Rotem Sivan and rapper Freakquencee share their new single “Where I Belong” as he prepares to drop their forthcoming collaborative project. The track is a smooth guitar-laden soulful cut that dives on self-empowerment and being part of something greater than oneself.

“Where I Belong” is taken from Sivan’s upcoming LP Far from shore.

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Brandon Kai shares new single “On Me”

Emerging Florida rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer BRANDON KAI come through with a summer offering titled “On Me.” The single is his first release in almost a year and the lead track from his upcoming sophomore EP, the infectious melodic rap track captures the sound that Brandon has been developing during the lockdown.

Bolstered by the hard trap drum grooves, lush synths, and pulsating basslines, Kai delivers a plethora of fiery flows peppered with melodic runs that stick in the ear for a while. The track sees Brandon Kai in glorious form, from start to finish, as he addresses girl trouble, detractors, new friends, and focuses on getting to the bag. Speaking about his inspiration for ‘On Me’ and how the track came about, Brandon says, “the past year helped me grow as an artist in ways that would not happen otherwise. The experience, lessons, and maturation are on full display in the music I’m creating now, with ‘On Me’ being one of the first”.

21-year rising star Brandon Kai – real name Brandon Raymond Trujillo – burst onto the scene in 2018 with his acclaimed debut EP In The Making when he was just 18-years old, and the following year, he landed on VEVO’s ‘Artists To Watch’ playlist with the single ‘Fxck A Day Off’, while also inking partnership deals with Symphonic and sync music publisher Audiio. However in 2020, in the face of the global pandemic and lockdown in 2020, Brandon took the opportunity to “step away and really take time with myself”, the Florida artist and producer recalls – the outcome of which is his upcoming new project, with ‘On Me’ offering an exciting first taste of what’s to come.

 

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Boom Bap Project Celebrate Comeback Album With New Video “Ink Drips”

Boom Bap Project celebrate the forthcoming release of their comeback album, Return Flight, with the visuals for the project’s standout single “Ink Drips,” produced by Vitamin D, with additional instrumentation supplied by Rachel Panni and Alison Balano. The video follows the crew around WildCraft CiderWorks Brewery in Eugene, OR, where they spit lyrically rich verses about stress, pain and growth while giving a glimpse to the “Ink Drips” collaboration between the two parties. And that collab is a bourbon barrel-aged, single-varietal Kingston Black cider that uses a freeze pressed blueberry triage. Return Flight is available now for pre-order and hits DSPs on August 13. It will also be available for purchase on vinyl and CD via Fat Beats. The cider is available for sale on the Wildcraft site and Boom Bap Project shows, and it will be in-stores up and down the West Coast come August. 

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MURS: The Paid Dues Festival is “never coming back…”

 

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For those that have been long waiting for Murs‘ imprint of festivals to make a return, STOP. In fact, stop looking forward to it making its way back to Los Angeles.

“Move on; that was the past,” Murs said in an IG interview with The China Show. “If you were waiting for Rock the Bells to come back but didnt go to Paid Dues, then you’re missing out. You’re missing out on supporting these things…”

He then tells the host China Williams that fans should be supporting festivals like THOPFEST and Camp Flognaw.

The first Paid Dues festival started in 2006 which took place at the Shrine Expo Center, with about 5K heads showing up in attendance to see folks like Aesop Rock, Living Legends, Felt, 2MEX, El-P, and more. After the success of the following year’s festival – Murs (in association with Guerilla Union) decided to take the festival on tour for a couple of years, hitting cities like New York, Denver, Chicago, Baltimore, – and also going north up to Berkeley and San Francisco, and more.

The last Paid Dues was in 2013. The following year, they hit a financial snag which prevented them from returning for what at least seemed like another three years.

Then this promo flyer dropped out of nowhere in August 2017 – with this update following not too long after.