Central Florida native Lil Pak dishes out his brand new single “All My Life.” The bouncy hustler anthem is a certified summer banger. Pak recounts being in the streets all his life getting his cake up. He’s grown accustomed to the street life and the mayhem that comes with, but he’s focused and unstoppable.
The Coalition DJs were the hosts of a private listening event in Atlanta, GA at the legendary Stankonia Studios for Snoop Dogg’s “Neva Left” Album which released on all digital platforms on May 19th! Clay James performed “Visions” produced by Deraj, this track is off his upcoming debut album “Country N Proud” being released later this year on Snoop’s Doggystyle South Records! S/o to DJ Funky for coordinating this event and Street Politician for the video footage.
Houston, TX is known for many things; sports, NASA, and of course its contribution to Southern Hip Hop culture. Growing up on the notorious Dead End Drive from the city’s south side, Killa Kyleon embodies everything the city used to be and more of what it is destined to become.
After a young Killa Kyleon caught the attention of Slim Thug, who signed him to his Boss Hogg Outlawz imprint, he released three projects as a member of the Outlawz, gaining popularity both regionally and nationally. Upon parting ways with the group and imprint, Killa propelled forward as a solo artist, successfully completing 30 Days 30 Deaths (a previously unheard of attempt at dropping a new freestyle every single day for thirty consecutive days) in addition to a hand full of highly-regarded mixtapes. In addition, Kyleon was featured on Wiz Khalifa’s highly acclaimed Kush and Orange Juice project and worked alongside DJ Drama to release Gangsta Grillz Extra: Natural Born Killa,
Killa Kyleon remains one of the South’s most talented, crafty, hard-working and diverse artists and he has very ambitious plans for 2017, including a new album, Texas Plates & Candy Paint 3, which will be released this summer and includes guest appearances from Bun B, Scarface, Devin The Dude, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Willie D, & Young Dolph among others.
Today, Killa Kyleon releases the first visual, “Killing Over Jays,” from his recently released conceptual project, Lorraine Motel, which made a top 15-debut on the iTunes charts (hip hop) and honored the legacy of historic black leaders and figures, chiefly, Dr. Martin Luther King, who was assassinated on April 4th, 1968 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. During the segregation era, the hotel was an upscale destination that accommodated exclusively black clientele; and it became a frequent destination for many influential and iconic artists as well, including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett & The Staple Singers. The hotel is now a complex of museums and historic buildings, tracing the history of the civil rights movement from the 17th century to present day. The National Civil Rights Museum is built around the former Lorraine Motel.
“The Lorraine Motel project is directed at what’s going on in today’s society within the black community as a whole” Killa Kyleon states. “It’s not a one sided commentary, it deals with the treatment people of color have been receiving from law enforcement and how we are programmed and influenced by social media, television and the culture of Hip-Hop to treat each other as well. As a race and culture, we need to stand together, but also take accountability for our actions. I feel the black American dream and ideal died when MLK was murdered in Memphis (at the Lorraine Motel). So I created this conceptual project as an analogy of today’s climate in America. We all (African Americans) died that day at the Lorraine Motel. Barack Obama is the last of one of our strongest black leaders to lead us as a race. The Lorraine Motel project focuses on events (both past and current) that have taken place since that fatal day.”
“Killing Over Jays” focuses on the importance today’s youth place on being fashionable and also the shoe companies that prey on them. Killa details the rising costs of sneakers (cough Baller Brand) and how popular shoes are being released with far greater frequency (corporate greed) creating a vacuum of potential violence. At its essence, the “Killing Over Jays” video is a PSA trying to convey how senseless all of this is.
I was blessed from birth with being a musician! Born Troy Waiters, aka TurfMadeSkully raised in Bradenton, Florida out of Manatee County. Growing up I always found a melody to create music with a story of my own to fit behind the melody. As the song would fit together it would attract folk’s attention to my music. This audience had been through some of the same stories of my own. This is what gave me the motivation to rap in talent shows. I wanted to become an influence in someone’s life who can relate. I’m a young African-American who is hungry for success. With a desire to give the rap game life again. I started rapping at the age of fourteen.
My stage name TurfMadeSkully came from a young age of wearing skulls. The rest was being stamped from the streets I was Turf made. My favorite influence is 2 Pac and T.I. their music is of substance. It influences others. What makes me different from other artist is I can produce music through freestyle. My freestyle skill gives you a better sense of a real life story. It gives you a vision of what’s going on in the life around the artist. Having taken the stage with some great artist such as YFN Lucci & Kodak Black, The support in my community is always outstanding. Now moving around on my own gigs from state to state it has been nothing but elevating. I also have dropped my first project “Perfect Timing”. The two singles from this EP are “Get That Money” & “Juice”.
For booking: Tamika Jerman 864-518-4067 Turfmadeskullybooking@gmail.com
Fayetteville, TN rapper/songwriter, Cassius Brix, releases his new album The Struggle Motivation 101 along with a fresh visual for “Streetz”. Coming in at 23 tracks total, the project includes guest appearances from Tevin Revell, PaperChase, Balla Mac and Carey D.
Starting from the streets of his hometown Fayetteville, TN, Cassius Brix made a transition from the streets to music and gathered his peers to travel independent tours throughout local areas in Tennessee and striving to connect with Alabama, Georgia, California and New York City. Who said it’s not possible to be street and book smart? The young brother represents the struggle for his people and friends locked up and dead. He motivates those to be proud of their environment and leading for example. He even dedicated a song to his favorite rapper Pimp C titled “R.I.P. Pimp C”. Cassius Brix is young of age but ahead of his time and well experienced of street knowledge.
40b comes from Orlando with a new 4-track EP “Trapped In The System”. The set features 40b showing a more rugged side in comparison to his previous project “Love Riot“. Here he gives street, yet poignant lyrics throughout with Luke Roswell handling production in full. Check it out below and be sure to purchase via iTunes.