Brooklyn bred artist Bishop the Greek returns after a 6 year hiatus with a T-Man produced record “Young G.O.D.” off his forthcoming project “God Form”. The record exhibits Bishop’s prowess when it comes to braggadocio as well as his social and political awareness. The offering comes at a time where it’s imperative the masses wake up and become privy to what’s really going on in the world and in society.
East Atlanta rap star, Joe Green, jumps back into the rap game with new single – Mr. Bigg, featuring dirty south hip hop legend, 8Ball and Bigga Rankin. This track is a modern day remake of the classic 8Ball and MJG track, Mr. Big, honing a traditional down south beat and explosive lyrics. This single takes viewers into a nostalgic journey back to the renown 90’s southern rap sound, showing Joe Green is back and here to stay.
The Perceptionists returned last year with their first new group album (Resolution) in years. The official release led to a tour and an NPR “Tiny Desk Concert” performance with a live band.
But for 2018, they wanted to revisit Resolution and rough the edges up. Enter Paten Locke. Paten had produced a pair of tracks on the original record that were fan favorites, so he seemed like a natural choice to rework 7 of the albums best tracks. On top of that, Paten, Mr. Lif and Akrobatik created an entirely fresh joint titled “Bait.” The result is Low Resolution an 8 track long record that brings Resolution into a completely different light.
“In the music business, any time you find highly productive people you can trust, you’ve found gold” Mr. Lif exclaimed. In this case, we really lucked out because Paten Locke is family to us. And oh yeah, he’s one of the best. Stop sleeping!! “Bait” signifies a return to the level of filth where we feel most comfortable.
This thought provoking video is linked to the Black Lives Matter movement. The senseless murders of unarmed black people is met with MYCHL‘s musical outcry to pay to attention. The Chicago emcee can be seen walking down his block wearing a hoodie that seems symbolic to Trayvon Martin. He’s also being harassed by an officer while holding cigarettes like Eric Gardner and is killed at the end of the video reaching for his ID like Philando Castile.
About MYCHL: MYCHL originally gained attention in 2011 for his work as one half of The 2 of Diamonds hip-hop duo. Their first mixtape, Jackin For Fans(2011) was followed up by the release of 30 for 30(2011) which was a compilation made up of 30 songs that were released in 30 days. The duo became a bit quiet after a few sporadic releases in both 2012 and 2013. A leaked song, Make A Hit which features Chance The Rapper had listeners ready to hear more from the duo but the two had other plans. It was later in 2013 when MYCHL began writing more music as an individual artist, while trying to develop his own sound. After spending time crafting his sound, MYCHL is now prepared to show the world exactly what he is capable of. Color Me Bad serves as the first introduction to MYCHL. The song focuses on the delicate subjects of police shootings and local gun violence. It also sets the tone for his debut album, also entitled Color Me Bad, due for release in late 2018.
King Fiya Releases a Video for the Fan Favorite track “Ounces” Produced by Cartier C (twitter & IG @1cartierC) off his project Money Dreaming. The Video was shot by Kane Media Group and Mark The Canon Boy.
Shot in an abandoned rehab clinic King Fiya displays what it feels like to be abandoned by the ones who he trusted. Over Infectious production provided by longtime friend and collaborator Cartier C, King Fiya displays his versatility and ability to be his own feature.
Chi-town singer/songwriter Chanelle Tru returns with a new single titled “Complicated”, produced by Johnny Yayo. While Chanelle’s voice continues to carry her name throughout the south and midwest, she is currently working on building her music catalog, and providing new material for her listeners while she completes her new project. “Complicated” is available on all streaming platforms.