Vice Verses Music Lives On With “Count On Me” Premiere Feat. Big Ox, Prolific Wone, & Slaine

Count On Me”, new music video featuring emcees Big OxProlific Wone and Slaine (as well as a verse from the late/great Vice Verses). Filmed by Jacob McCoy and using stunning night-time footage of New York City as a backdrop, the track (Produced by Zia Leonard / Idea Factory) is actually a tribute to brotherhood, family and Jason “Vice Verses” Williams (who passed in April 2020).

The track is especially touching as the trio of Vice, Prolific and Slaine started out in a group called I2I in the beginning of their professional careers (circa 1998). Shortly after the group ended (in the year 2000) Vice, Prolific and Big Zoo founded the End Of The Weak (EOW), a legendary hip-hop showcase and emcee competition, the EOW emcee challenge. As a host, curator and innovator Vice (along with his EOW family) helped introduce the world to such notables as Immortal Technique, NEMS, Justina Valentine, Jin and many more.

In more recent years End Of The Weak developed an online platform for curated hip-hop shows through their YouTube channel. Along with his best friend Big Ox, Vice opened a recording studio, Idea Factory where artists such as Jarobi (A Tribe Called Quest), Math HoffaAgallah and Rome Streetz put in work. Most recently, Vice and Ox created DiverseCity TV, an online artist showcase, which includes appearances from many End Of The Weak veterans.

As his long-time partner Kendra Goldhirsch states “what Jason brought to the table was true creativity and passion. Poison Pen jokingly nicknamed him ‘Joe Jackson’ in the studio because he was really focused on bringing out the best in you and getting you locked in with the music. He was the battery in a lot of people’s backs. When he passed, hundreds of family from around the globe people came through to share stories of how Jason inspired or helped them musically and personally.”

Unfortunately Vice Verses passed away before the completion of The Crown but his clever, honest, humorous and at-times melancholy approach to music is all over it.

“Count On Me” is the second single from the forthcoming Vice Verses LP “The Crown“, to be released on June 23rd. Another visual was previously released for the track “Wandering Why” featuring Shabaam Sahdeeq and Big Zoo.

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Ghostnaut takes a ride on the “Endless Road”

Canadian producer/instrumentalist Ghostnaut has quite an impressive catalog and his eclectic production style is one in town. In his new release titled “Endless Road” he blends soulful lo-fi and jazz elements into one cohesive piece, ripe with warm guitar plucks, nostalgia-inducing strings, and mellow leys. Overall, the warm aura really taps into the title of the song and gives listeners a retrospective emotion of soul searching and finding one’s true north.

 

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Huey38 pay homage to all the “Seafood Lovers”

Emerging rapper Huey38 is all about his kinfolk in his new single “Seafood Lovers” where he highlights the positive attributes of blackness and being down for the culture regardless of how the media paints us. Over a soulful and upbeat backdrop, he drops more than a handful of gems and adulations while detailing the ups and downs of being black in America.

Stream “Seafood Lovers” on Apple Music, YouTube, Deezer, TikTok

 

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El Dusty issues a “Warning” feat. Magnu5 and Fatboyshaun [Video]

El Dusty recently dropped his new self-produced album, Sombrero Galaxy and now he returns with the visuals for the song “Warning” feat. Magnu5 and Fatboyshaun. Over his moody and crunchy soundscape, he enlists the help of Magnu5 and Fatboyshaun who add their unique touch to the hard-hitting track with wit, humor, and metaphors.

The new video for “Warning” sounds the alarm to be on the lookout for flying UFOs and wack MCs. It starts with an 8-bit retro introduction that captures the trio setting up to go find some aliens. The visual has a grainy feel and makes use of weird zany costumes, collectible toys, and psychedelic visual effects to boot.

“Warning” is taken from his new Album Sombrero Galaxy, a 6 track body of work that he says is a Chicano-based, sci-fi-themed, sample-based hip-hop album. The album is also accompanied by a sci-fi cholo themed comic book. Features include Vino la Mano (artist from Benny the Butcher’s label BSF), Magnu5 and Fatboyshaun, and Chris56.

Tour dates:

19-21 August– Rubido Festival, Chicago, IL

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LaBronx James Is “The Plug” (Official Video Ft. Thirstin Howl The 3rd)

The official video for “The Plug” by LaBronx James featuring Thirstin Howl The 3rd is buzzing through the concrete jungle, Miami, and kiting around the globe. The track produced by ZaySkillz shows off the celebrated success of LaBronx on and off the mic. The emcee, entrepreneur, and member of Lo Life Miami went from the road to riches to 2022 becoming the best in the business. He’s got the ultimate remedy for anyone whether it’s a dose of music or packages.  “I’m the plug I keep ‘em Polo down to the socks…The plug I can ship it to you get it to your block.”

Thirstin Howl The 3rd coined as Skillionare The Polo Rican, wastes no time jumping in with his verse to solidify the theme and tone of “The Plug.” Enticing horns and hard basslines intertwined with NY/Miami vibes resonate throughout the entire track, sure to have audiences pressing repeat. Watch the official video for “The Plug” and connect with the duo below.

Connect with LaBronx James
Instagram @Labronx_James
LaBronx James on Facebook

Connect with Thirstin Howl The 3rd
SKILLIONAIRE GLOBAL ENTERPRISES
SKILLUSION FILMS
THIRSTINHOWLTHE3RD.COM
YOUTUBE.COM/THIRSTINHOWLTHE3RD
TWITTER.COM/THIRSTINHOWL3RD
FACEBOOK.COM/VICTOR THIRSTIN HOWL DEJESUS
INSTAGRAM.COM/THIRSTINHOWLTHE3RD

LEVi celebrates the good life in “Looking At Us”

North London emcee LEVi drops “Looking At Us” a hard-hitting drill jam that he crafts for his mandem and gyal dem. Armed with a gruff and bass-heavy vocal tone, he delivers a commanding performance ripe with evocative lyrics that cater to the guys basking in their successes and living their dreams. It’s essentially an anthem to ride to when you are feeling good about your situation and everything is perfectly aligned.

“Looking At Us” is LEVi’s second single in 2022 following the dancehall infused “Second To None” with both tracks set to feature on his forthcoming debut mixtape DAAAANGER. The mixtape is set to feature tracks that dive into different topics ranging from street life, party scene, and real-life tales.

LEVi stepped into the music scene in 2017 with the release of the UK Dancehall anthem ‘Gwan Suh’. Since then he has been an established face within UK Jamaican influenced music, with regular support and playlisting from Toddla T (BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra), David Rodigan (BBC 1Xtra), Ras Kwame (Capital Xtra), Becca Dudley (Beats 1), Seani B, and Reprezent Radio A-List Playlist. Working closely with producers YVNG FACE, Raf Riley, Jason Julian & Crate Classics, LEVi is carving out his place as an extremely well rounded and consistent performer and recording artist. As a songwriter and collaborator he has co-written tracks for BET 2021 Winner Bree Runway (‘All Night’, ‘Hot Hot’, ‘APESHIT’, ‘Big Racks’ & ‘Somebody like you’) with millions of Spotify streams and recently collaborated with producer Juls (whose credits include Burna Boy and Donae’o).

Stream “Looking At Us” on YouTube, SoundCloud, Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify

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Sauce.Babyyy shares two singles “S-Curl” and ” I.N.M.A.G.”

Emerging rapper Sauce.Babyyy comes through the site with two singles from his debut album What’sNext?.

“S-Curl” is an upbeat bravado-laden track that showcases the rapper’s vibrant style and his penchant for basking in the good life. The record also has a feel-good and club aesthetic while Sauce.Babyyy dives briefly into the concept of self-improvement, loyalty, and being confident to face the obstacles laid in one’s face.

Stream “S-Curl” on Spotify, and Apple Music.

 

“I.N.M.A.G (I need Me a Girl)” flips the same sample from the classic song “I Need a Girl” by P DIDDY and sees Sauce.Babyyy detailing the girl of his dreams. Over the bouncy and lush backdrop, he pours adulation on the girl who caught his eye.

Stream “I.N.M.A.G (I need Me a Girl)” on Apple Music, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok

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Ridge Long is down to “Live It Up” [Video]

Ridge Long‘s new single “Live It Up” sees him enjoying the fruits of his labor as he toasts to the good life. Bolstered by an upbeat guitar-driven backdrop, he reminisces on the good times and waves bye to the naysayers and detractors as he focuses on enjoying every single bit of his life.

The visual sure embodies the celebratory aesthetic and captures Ridge long having a blast with his friends

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Psych Major drops new single “Rather The Streets” (feat. Reef The Lost Cauze, GDP & King Magnetic)

Producer Psych Major calls up the entire squad comprising Reef The Lost Cauze, GDP, and King Magnetic for this dark and gritty track titled “Rather The Streets”. The result is a heavy bar fest that thrills listeners with off-kilter lyricism from Philly’s finest emcees Reef the Lost Cauze and King magnetic and NJ’s GDP who all combine to decimate the mic and the opposition.

Psych Major adds that the track came about at a time when he was working night shifts at a dingy trucker motel and he found time to search for weird samples. He eventually found the soundtrack sample of the women chorus which he used for this track giving it an otherwordly ominous feel. The track was actually released via SoundCloud some years back.

Stream “Rather The Streets”  on SoundCloud, Apple Music, YouTube, Deezer

 

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J.Rocc shares visuals for “LA Anthem” [Video]

J.Rocc shares visuals for his previously released single “LA Anthem” which sees him teaming up with rappers LMNO and Key Kool. Over J.Rocc’s bouncy choppy soundscape and superb scratches, the emcees take time to pay homage to the city and some of the legendary residents that brought fame and possibly notoriety to it.

The video, which J Rocc created himself, compiles found footage of classic L.A. scenery and nostalgic clips from his hometown. Each clip corresponds with the lyrics of the song, underlining A Wonderful Letter’s story: the album is J.Rocc’s love letter to Los Angeles and his dedication to a lifetime of L.A. music scenes.

“LA Anthem” is taken from J.Rocc’s forthcoming album A Wonderful Letter which drops on the 17th of June.

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US TOUR DATES

June 10 – Garage, Austin

June 17 – 529, Atlanta

June 18 – Sandaga 813, Dallas

June 19 – Elsewhere Rooftop, Brooklyn

June 24 – Lodge Room, Los Angeles

 

A Wonderful Letter Tracklist

1. Welcome Everyone

2. L.A Anthem (ft. LMNO & Key Kool)

3. One

4. No Bad Drugs

5. Love & Dope (ft. MED)

6. The Changing World (ft. The Koreatown Oddity)

7. Keep On (Yeah)

8. Flawless (Raw) (ft. Frank Nitt)

9. Flawless (Smoothed Out) (ft. Budgie)

10. All I Wanna Do (Remix) (ft. Steve Arrington)

11. Commercial Break

12. Pajama Party (ft. The Egyptian Lover)

13. Go!

14. Dancing With The Best

15. The End (N.T.P)

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