Residing in Southside Queens, Billy Bank$ is a 6’8 foot tall rapper that should be on your radar. Today, we have Billy’s latest visual, “Watchin Me,” which is a trippy dose of fun, courtesy of director WhoTheWizz.
Cheeky The Hot just released his highly anticipated MegaBeats-produced single, “Wonton,” with an accompanying music video. Featuring Instagram influencers MrCommodore and Chunkydatdude, Cheeky avoids the feds and gets to the bag in the Carlos Enrique-directed clip.
Coming out of the Cinematic Music Group camp, Jayy Grams, Von Wilda and Hayelo, better known as LOWFi The Movement, returns to the airwaves this evening with a brand new anthem titled “Dew It All” produced by talented and famed producer 183rd. With their first official LOWFi collaborative project on the horizon, the three young and powerful emcees give fans a strong taste of what to expect with this new release. The Baltimore (Jayy + Von) and Florida (Hayelo) splitters are what we in Hip-Hop call “a problem” — especially when they all join forces on one track.
This week, it was also announced that Jayy Grams has been added to Smoke DZA‘s upcoming “The Money In The Bank” tour alongside Bodega Bamz. Things will kick off in Cleveland on May 17th and run all the way until July 1st when they close out the journey in New York City at S.O.B.’s. Marking Jayy’s first official tour, this is just one of many major accomplishments the buzzing spitter can already add to the list.
As for LOWFi, more information on the collaborative project will be announced soon and you can expect a bunch of new solo records from each member as well. Each artist in LOWFi brings something new to the table, which is why their synergy is so on point. From Jayy’s insane wordplay and catchy flows to Von’s pure grittiness and authenticity to Hayelo’s passion and message-driven lyrics, LOWFi The Movement is most certainly a collective that the industry will be talking about for quite some time to come.
Maine artist Corey Ellis recently signed a major deal with Human Re-Sources, home of YNB Nahmir. Keeping his momentum going strong, Corey now releases a new single titled “My Why” off his upcoming debut album “Unapologetic,” set to drop soon.
MAINE THE $AINT, a member of FREENATION (music collective consisting of Mick Jenkins, jStock, Prop, and Burman), returns today with a new single and visual titled “DROPTOP.”
The idea behind ‘DROPTOP’ came from my desire to see the fruit of my labor. I know allot of artist that work for years with nothing to show for their sacrifices, MAINE shared with Elevator.
Despite his relaxed flow, MAINE THE $AINT has a lot to get off his chest and voices that in this release. An extension of his Humble Beginnings project, MAINE lets us know he is still maneuvering through hate, and various life obstacles.
Watch the dope Marleaux Desire-directed clip below, and support on iTunes here.
Queens native Nicko Belic has been carving out his own niche in the independent circuit and recently the artist/songwriter took things up another notch with the release of his last single “200 Paquetes.” The Spanish language cut features fellow New Yorker Jay Critch. Check out the Yaniv produced cut here and on all digital streaming platforms.
Dot The Don is an upstart from Brooklyn, NY, eastside of Flatbush to be exact, that sees music as his primary form of expression. Dot decided to express himself through a new EP titled “Make Hip Hop Great Again”. The 5-track EP showcases Dot’s witty lyricism, along with stories anyone can relate to.
From his words, “Most of these rappers have not been through hard times, that’s why their music sucks. How can you make a song from your heart, and then lie in your verses? I ain’t buying it and neither are the fans. It’s important to be a person that the fans can relate to. When you hear my music, that’s how you will feel. You can go through any one of my songs and say damn, I went through that. Let’s make hip hop great again.”
“Make Hip Hop Great Again” is available for stream and purchase exclusively on iTunes.
Long Island MC Young Dom has recently released his Live Young Die Rich 3, but after hearing Drake snap on the “Diplomatic Immunity” instrumental the Amityville MC put points up on the board himself. More to come from the TMO rep as he aims to put his city of Amityville on his back.
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