Kris the $pirit is coming into his own. The young, prolific, headstrong rapper is ready to take over the Northern hip-hop scene. After building a name for himself over the past 5 years with beloved hip-hop duo The Posterz, the Montreal-based artist is finally gearing up to release some long-anticipated solo material. He will release his debut album Spirit Mode Vol.1 on May 30th via Make It Rain Records. You can preorder it now on all digital platforms. Today, the rapper unveils the music video for his first single Boy’s Krazy.
The song is also available online.
Directed by Léa Dumoulin, Boy’s Krazy is an introspective piece with an hypnotic beat. The video has a strong film aesthetic and features Kris in his element, riding through the city. Its vibe depicts how I feel about my city, isolated, tryna just get out. Get away from that feeling of going crazy, the rapper reflects. The song was co-produced by Kris the $pirit and Rob Mil like all the other ones on the album – except for Death & Rebirth and Fumble Remix, both produced by Jai Nitai Lotus.
Spirit Mode Vol.1 is one of two volumes all set to release this year. The lyrics are deep and inspired by Kris’ daily life. Each piece is full of references and vivid images with songs such as the impressive Death & Rebirth, the catchy LIVEURLYFE or the chopped & screwed Channel. The artist started working on his solo material two years ago. I had nowhere to record so I built my own studio and found a producer, he explains. I just want people to hear all my different vibes. I’ve always been an artist. I’m ready to show people my work and my music, show what I’m capable of.
Hip Hop personality Mouse Jones is widely known for his brash yet genuine takes on everything pertaining to music and popular culture. While still the host of his irreverent comedy podcast “HeManWomanHatersClub,” Mouse recently inked a deal with BET and launched new brand new visual podcast series titled “I’ll Apologize Later” on BET’s Youtube channel. Thus far his guests have included actor/singer Mack Wilds and G.O.O.D. Music’s Desiigner. This week, Mouse welcomes rapper and Love And Hip Hop’s Nya Lee.
“On This week of “I’ll Apologize Later,” Mouse Jones has guest Nya Lee! Mouse talks about which rapper looks like he should be fixing phones instead of rapping, why he tells a hip-hop legend to hold that L and gives Nya Lee some unwanted feedback on her bars Nya Lee also discusses Cardi B beef. Whatever he says… he’ll apologize later!”
Atlantic Records and Ty Dolla $ign’s THMVMNT label imprint signee Joe Moses is gearing up to release his major label debut EP, SuWop on Friday, June 1. Fresh off Ty’s “Don’t Judge Me Tour,” the Los Angeles-based rapper most recently released the song and video for his new single from the project, “Back Goin Brazy (feat. Future),” produced by Southside. For years, Joe Moses has been an integral part of the resurgence of West Coast hip-hop with a plethora of regional hits and classic mixtapes, as well as two RIAA platinum and gold plaques for his records with Ty — “Paranoid” and “Wavy,” respectively. With features from Wiz Khalifa, Schoolboy Q, Snoop Dogg and more, Joe Moses is ready to make the jump from Los Angeles legend to national hip-hop star.
.idk. is going back on tour with A$AP Ferg! Catch him in a city near you!
Sat-Jul-07 — Portland, OR — Roseland Theater
Sun-Jul-08 — Seattle, WA — ShowBox SoDo
Wed-Jul-11 — Salt Lake City, UT — Rockwell @ The Complex
Fri-Jul-13 — Denver, CO — Ogden Theater
Mon-Jul-16 — Indianapolis, IN — Egyptian Room
Tues-Jul-17 — Chicago, IL — House of Blues
Thur-Jul-19 — Milwaukee, WI — The Rave / Eagles Club
Fri-Jul-20 — Grand Rapids, MI — 20 Monroe Live
Sat-Jul-21 — Detroit, MI — The Fillmore
Mon-Jul-23 — Montreal, QC — New City Gas
Tues-Jul-24 — Clifton Park, NY — Upstate Concert Hall
Thu-Jul-26 — New York, NY — Terminal 5
Fri-Jul-27 — Boston, MA — House of Blues
Torrence, CA rapper Yank$ drops “Authority Distribution,” showcasing commanding rhyming skills by delivering two and a half minutes of nonstop bars chock-full of cadences and confidence. Produced by L. David, the track gives listeners a Rocky Balboa-workout-theme-song level of excitement. That being the case, there is no surprise Yank$ comes on the record immediately swinging punchlines intended to compete with the best heavy hitters in the game.
Yank$ also pays homage to producer L. David saying,
“I tried to take my inspirations from the people who have done it successfully and apply the same formula and integrity to this record. But, huge shout out to L. David because the production is what really set it off for me and made me want to perform at the best of my abilities.” You may be inspired to jump in a booth or even a ring yourself after hearing this.
Shad Da God releases his 17-track new mixtape City Of God. The project features Gunna, Hoodrich Pablo Juan, and Duke.
The H-Town hero drops a new visual “I Got It On Me.”
Cap 1 returns fresh off of the release of his well-received King Richie project with a brand new video for “Ransom.”