ATLien Skooly drops a new visual “Baccstreet Boy.”
Just in time for Mother’s Day, the visuals for “BTY YoungN Mama” were released. By all accounts, the song was one that was close to the heart of the late, great BTY YoungN.
There probably was no fact about the artist/songwriter that was better known, than of the love he had for his mother. A lot of broken hearts were left behind when BTY YoungN’s life was taken, but fortunately, he left behind a lot of his unreleased art, including this special video featuring Kango Slimm of the legendary group, Partners-N-Crime.
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West coast lyricist Mike Rebel has certainly made his impact felt in 2018 with a pair of stellar releases featuring both French Montana and T-Pain respectively. This is in addition to the strong catalog of music he has released in years prior. Today, Mike Rebel ups the ante in grand fashion as he unveils his debut mixtape titled HYG.LA, which stands for Here You Go Los Angeles. The 13-track tape features Rebel’s trademark brand of lyricism meshed with his pro-resistance message; all of which is draped in west coast culture. The LA-bred MC also enlists hometown notables Tyga and Nipsey Hussle amongst others for this gritty project filled with hard-hitting beats and street tales of LA life.
Atlanta-based rap group Dope Run release a new visual for their track “Don’t Nun Move.” The duo consists of Dope Boy Ra and Runway Richy. Both artists have been aligned and supported by acts such as T.I., Gucci Mane, B.O.B., and Trae Tha Truth. The Killer Brown-directed visual brings you a trap influenced and true to the hustle narrative. Check out the video below.
Twitter: @RunwayRichy @1DopeboyRa
It’s just another sunny day in California and C-Tru is with Snoop Dogg at a Beverly Hills mansion filming the music video for their latest song “California Party”. The track, produced by Jun Lee, is an ode to the West Coast’s unique culture, diversity, and the carefree spirit of California living. It just so happened, this video shoot occurred two houses down from Larry King, who crashed the set after the police arrived due to noise violation complaints. In true Snoop fashion, he just blazed another extra large blunt and laughed.
Raised in California, C-Tru grew up influenced by the icons that put the west coast on the map like 2pac, Dr. Dre and of course Snoop Dogg. Already having notched #1 charting songs in Europe and Asia, his emergence in the U.S music scene comes as no surprise. In 2017 he rapped alongside east coast hip-hop superstar DMX on the Swissivory produced track “The Dog in Me”. So it was only fitting that his next track would be with the legend from the west; Snoop Dogg.
Check out the visual for “California Party”: https://youtu.be/Fk3wKCaFQ9k?t=31s
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Juno award-winning Canadian rapper, Classified, unveils the visual for his new track with Anjulie, “Changes” with Half Life Records/Universal Music Canada. The track was initially released on 4-27-18 and was quickly added to the Viral Chary on Spotify Canada.
Classified has become one of Canada’s most respected and successful rapper/producer. His self-titled 2013 release debuted #1 on the Canadian Nielsen Soundscan chart and has sold over 1 million singles. The release also has two top ten singles (“3 Foot Tall” is Platinum and “Inner Ninja” featuring David Myles is 4x Platinum). As one of the most influential Hip Hop artists, Classified hosted the 2014 Juno Awards, gained a combined 24 nominations and 8 wins at the MuchMusic Video Awards, Juno Awards and East Coast Music Awards.
For decades, the CD player and format was the life of the party, coveted by music lovers worldwide. In 2012, the music industry shifted and the way we purchased, consumed and listened to music drastically changed—almost overnight—leaving the former life of the party, the portable CD player, a virtual dinosaur searching for one last dance in a digital age.
For this particular Discman, “Changes” is his story. We all grow up and move on, just remember, when you speak of him, please speak well. Also, please be kind and recycle your waste!
“Changes” is where my mind frame was at after touring for almost 15 years continually and then taking off a year and a half off. I spent all of my time in Enfield (Nova Scotia, Canada) and hanging in the studio making music by myself. I wasn’t sure what was coming next or even what I wanted next” Classified opined. “These are usually the thoughts we kept to ourselves (in our own head), but I wanted to speak about them. The song is so personal and direct to my life. The “Discman” is a representation and central to the narrative of the song. It reflects what I am talking about, changes, both personally and professionally, that makes it more relatable to the listener and viewer.”
Classified “Changes” Fan Link: https://classified.lnk.to/Changes
Classified’s Tomorrow Could Be… EP will be released on 6-22-18.
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Music guest Lil Pump performs “Esskeetit” for the Tonight Show audience.
Planet Asia helped jump-start the West Coast independent hip-hop movement and has solidified himself as one of the most consistent and respected MCs in the game over his 20+ year career. He dropped his debut EP with producer Fanatik in 1998, and followed up quickly with the singles “Definition of Ill” (Stones Throw) and “Place of Birth” (ABB Records). In 2001, The Source Magazine gave him the ‘First Round Draft Pick’ and ‘Independent Album of the Year’ awards for How the West Was One, which was recorded with fellow CA rapper Rasco under the group name Cali Agents. This landed him a deal with Interscope Records, where he was signed until 2003 without releasing an album.
Planet Asia was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2002 for his feature on the song “W” by Mystic and was later signed to Avatar Records, which released his official debut album, The Grand Opening, in 2004. It earned him another ‘Independent Album of the Year’ award from The Source. Later, he started his own imprint Gold Chain Music, on which he has churned out multiple projects. He has also collaborated on albums with the likes of DJ Muggs (Pain Language), Evidence (The Medicine)and Madlib (Cracks In The Vinyl) among others and released songs with artists such as Linkin Park, Bun B, Talib Kweli and Ghostface Killah.
The Fresno MC is fresh off of a strong year which featured well-received collaborative albums with producers DirtyDiggs (Dirty Planet) and Apollo Brown (Anchovies) and his recent solo-project The Golden Buddha.
Today, Planet Asia announces his new project, Mansa Musa, which will be released on 5-25-18. The projects features collaborations with Tristate, Montage One, Phil The Agony and The Winners Family members Hus Kingpin and SmooVth who guest on the projects first leak “Mansa Musa Medallions” which was premiered by HipHopDx.
All three emcees take turns delivering jewels and spreading opulence, much like the 14th century African ruler they name check in the tile (who has been referred to as the richest man who ever lived).
Planet Asia’s Mansa Musa will be released on 5-25-18.
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