Austin Poe – “Inspiration Vol. 1 (EP)”

“Chicago spitter and Zoony Life representer, Austin Poe, continues to shine with the release of his latest, “Inspiration Vol. 1.”

The 13-track project features some stellar board work from Superstarr, L.I, Wayne P, as well as notable up-coming produce Paplo Beats who has also credits with Kid Ink, Kevin Cossom & more. Not wanting to distract from his intended message, the scant feature credits are held by Geno Cash and songstress SaFyre, who hails from the Bay area.”

“The motivation for the mixtape is to inspire & give a different vibe to the current climate of the music industry.” Austin shares about this offering. “I want to showcase to people that lyrical talent with style & grace in the music industry is still here while doing it in my own unique way.  Reach for the top no matter the obstacles dropping gems all through out the tape.  A breath of fresh air motivated by the pioneers that set the path on fire that came before me! ‘Chase Your dreams & bring your visions to Life – Zoony Life! we just here to inspire……Inspiration vol. 1” – Austin Poe

As a bonus, Austin Poe has included the first visual of the project,”Roll In Peace.”

Listen to, Inspiration Vol 1, and more music from Austin Poe via SoundCloud, and download the official tape here via DatPiff.


Pariis Noel – “Dear Dad (Video)”

Check out the impressive official new visual to Detroit artist, Pariis Noel’s single, “Dear Dad.”

“This message isn’t intended to glamorize or promote the series of negative activities witnessed, but to lead the paths of our youth in a higher direction by the presence of today’s fathers actively in their lives” – Pariis Noel



We live in a society where it’s hard to find true friends and family that won’t turn on you. We often find ourselves walking alone on our journey called life. Nobody is perfect and we are all full of flaws. If you can find solid people that are willing to stick around for your ups and downs, hold on to them because they are rare to find.

“Stick around and you’ll see what it is.” — D. Mack

In this slow Melody song, D. Mack showed the world a different side of him. Throughout the song, he talks about not fronting for people because he doesn’t have to be like everyone else these days. It’s okay to be a male artist while showing a softer side of yourself. There is a balance in music and most new artists cannot balance reality and entertainment.

Let us know if you can relate to this song.



Bakersfield, CA. hasn’t made too much noise, especially around the music scene. It’s literally tumbleweeds, dry cactus, Joshua trees and sand in that city. Cartier decided to shake up some things in that area by releasing his latest track, “One Up”. Better yet, lets call it the high desert Summer get down, that everybody can dance to.

Cartier wants the streets to know that he’s one up.

Pretty G (@PrettyG_GYB) – ‘Pretty Fly’

New to the Boston music scene, you may recognize Pretty G from the upcoming group GYB (Gorgeous Young Bastards). When he’s not making a splash in the fashion scene, the Dorchester-Boston native is honing his craft in the studio. With his forthcoming project Pretty World on the way, Pretty G G Pretty releases his debut single “Pretty Fly,” produced by TomMakesBeats. Stream below.

Lil Reek (@slime_tyrek) – The Graduation EP

Coming out of Atlanta, GA., Lil Reek first came on the scene back in 2016 with an appearance on Young Slime Season, a compilation mixtape by Brodinski’s BROMANCE label. Taking things to a whole new level, the rapper returns with his highly-anticipated EP, The Graduation. Coming in with 8 tracks, the project features contributions from, G-Baby, Key!, Lil Keed, Dro Fe and Slimelife Shawty.

Stream below.

KC Young Boss (@Kcyoungboss) – “Hercules”

When most people think of Kansas City and it’s Hip-Hop scene they rarely get past the tip of the iceberg, quickly taking note of Tech N9ne and then moving on. But rapper KC Young Boss is out to prove that there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to the talent in Kansas City.

But before KC Young Boss became a boss and before he was a veteran of the KC streets, “Young Boss” tried his hand at an early age rapping in middle school at his talent show. While he wasn’t as good as he had hoped, that experience helped him develop a passion for writing raps and poetry at an early age.

“In middle school I entered a talent show and that was my first real experience as far as rapping,” KC Young Boss said laughing. “I was horrible, but I’ve gotten a lot better since then. I remember riding home on the bus that day and some girl told me I couldn’t rap. That’s what drove me to want to be better and start writing.”

After all his hard work over the years perfecting his craft, KC Young Boss has released his breakthrough effort called Kansas City which he hopes will bring fans into the world of Kansas City, which has been brutally documented as having one of the highest murder rates in America.

“The nightlife suffers from the violence and so that’s why it can be difficult for artists to blow up. The entertainment scene isn’t really there to shine the light on artists, unless you get up out of here, but I’m staying home,” KC Young Boss explained.

“From the name to the feel of this project, I actually tried to mirror it with how Nipsey is doing the Crenshaw project. I was up on Nipsey initially and really became a fan with his Crenshaw project. That’s where the idea came from and so I got the shirts and hats to go with it and people are picking up on it.”

“In Kansas City it ain’t too many artists that get the national spotlight other than Tech N9ne and I wanted to put out something that’s a little different, Shout out to Strange Music, but they have their own lane and I wanted to put something out there that showed a different light than what people normally think about Kansas City.”

Featuring a host of producers that Young Boss was able to find across the internet, KC Young Boss pieced this project together bit by bit.

“This project has a bunch of different producers. Unlike many today, I still enjoy the process of putting song together,” KC Young Boss said. “When I hear a beat, I like I write like 3-4 hooks for it and then I rehearse it and I make songs instead of just rapping. I could have finished the album in a month, but I did it in 6 months and finally got it to where I want it to be. I wanted to show artists that you can still rep KC and still get a buzz, you don’t have to leave.”

Continuing to push this Summmer, KC Young Boss will be hitting the road with performances opening up for Nelly and Juvenile. Other spot dates include a show at the Riot Room in KC and a special 4th of July performance.

“I just want people to know that this music is life to me man – I do this for real. Music saved my life after having lost my first born son and mother in a short period of time. Music got me through it all, I had my familiy, but music kept my sanity. I did a song called I Miss You for my son and I really cried while recording. Music was and is my therapy man. I don’t just put anything out, music saved my life man.”

McKinley Ave Ft. Dave East​ – “Look At How”

Cali representer, McKinley Ave, drops off a new hitter titled, “Look At How.”

The new anthem features east coast emcee, Dave East; and with these two hitmakers on the track, you already know it’s a certified banger.

Listen to, “Look At How,” below, and listen to more dope music from McKinley Ave via SoundCloud.