New York’s rap scene has undergone a facelift over the past few years. Gone are the days of a strictly rugged appeal, having been replaced with aesthetics that reach far outside of the city. Though the grittiness remains on full tilt in certain pockets, counterculture is still very prevalent. It is from this amalgamation that an artist such as Tally Bands is spawned. Hailing from the notorious Soundview & Throggs Neck neighborhoods of the Bronx, Tally’s musical sonics are heavy on the melodic side of things but with a closer listen it becomes clear that dark undertones are a consistent theme. Newly signed with The Orchard / Sony Music’s recently launched Urban Division, Tally Bands is ready to kick things into another gear. Today, he gives Elevator Mag the green-light to premiere his official debut single “How I Ain’t Die.” Produced by BlackMayo, the track finds Tally lamenting about the aftermath of lost love and almost going off of the deep end. For more on Tally Bands, check him out on Instagram at @IamTallyBands and follow him on Spotify, Apple Music, and all other digital streaming providers.
Social Media: Instagram: @iamtallybands | Twitter: @iamtallybands
Phresher rose to fame with his breakout single, “Wait A Minute”in 2016 and intends to reach greater heights with the release of “100K.” The visual bounces between scenes of Phresher and company tossing cash, dancing, and letting loose in a graffiti-filled warehouse.
Check out Bee Nova’s latest video for single, “Raw”. Upon first listen, Wu-Tang Clan fans will immediately recognize the producer RZA and the late ODB. The beat has a mystery to it and the intro is long enough for you to wonder what kind of vibe Bee Nova will choose. Bee flow is grown and sexy – reminiscent of those smooth femcees from the 90s. Think Ladybug from Digable Plants – but with a razor sharp edge. Her sensuous delivery will leave you wanting to hear more.
Raw was produced by YondoRaw. Video was directed by Lighthou5e. Raw is released by Slique Records.
New York based Hip Hop Artist Jay Sek has released his newest track “LET IT GO”which premiered exclusively with Hip-Hop Vibe“The rising rapper is continuing to do his thing in a big way with his newest single, “LET IT GO.”
Jay Sek has the powerful ability to transform emotion and real experiences into great music, which is expressed perfectly in this XXXTentacion inspired single. His emotions shine through his hardcore lyricism as “LET IT GO” expresses his deep inner feelings.
“This song means a lot to me, in the sense that it shows a more extreme side of me, one that is aggressive and impatient. I think that a lot of people can find an appeal to this track, to which it can bring out the inner rage in themselves” –Jay Sek
At the age of 17, Jay Sek has organically gained almost 3,000 followers on Soundcloud and his songs on Soundcloud, Spotify, and Apple Music have garnered about 350,000 plays within the first few months. His song, “you made me sO happy,” has amassed over 130,000 plays within a 3 month period. He was chosen to be the opening act for Famous Dex, Rich The Kid, and will be the opening act for Jaden Smith’s upcoming concert at the Melrose Ballroom.
“Aspiring Hip hop artist Jay Sek of Plainview, New York proves once again that it is possible to transform emotions into music.”– The Rap Fest
Jay Sek has increased his fanbase worldwide and has many projects that he is planning to release in the future. We would love for you to feature the track. For more information, please refer to the links below.
DJ Shabb, of 80 East, started as a disk jockey at the age of 11. As he got older he branched out and got gigs outside of NY. In college he began carrying his equipment everywhere in hopes of new opportunities to showcase his talents. Once his career had gained some momentum he went on to DJ for Joey Bada$$, A$AP Mob, Statik Selecta, The Underachievers, Ab Soul, Kirk Knight, FatboySSE, Pusha T and more. DJ Shabb currently hosts the mixtape series; “Beast of the Northeast” dropping later this month which features artists in Taylor Gang and Pif Jones from Dave East”s crew.
Mood Swings 2 was released in June, 2018. Ryan Reno’s strong point is the authenticity in which he delivers his actual lifestyle through lyrics. His style is mainly trap music with bars and a catchy hook. Ryan’s musical experiences come from being in the studio with Tadoe, producer Wheezy Beats, Maxo Kream, & Warhol. All of which could be featured on his upcoming project, “LA Vibes.”
In an era where hate is lurking around every corner, nothing seems to be more cynical than synthetic support. Philly based producer turned recording artist, PromoBoi is no stranger to the concept and addresses it on his latest leak “Fake Luv.” With an affinity for lyricism and storytelling, PromoBoi has been making music for over a decade. Splitting his time between Miami and The City of Brotherly Love, the seasoned creative has had the opportunity to work with “Get Smoked” rapper Lil Mouse, Marques Houston, and Empire actor Yazz as well as PnB Rock, Mila J, and Tory Lanez. Following past distribution agreements with Slip N Slide and Interscope, PromoBoi has recently signed a new agreement with Kolbalt‘s recorded-music division AWAL in conjunction with the release of his new song. Stream the track below and expect it to hit all major DSP’s by the end of the week.
After a handful of visuals and quick-strike releases under her belt, T-Spazz is ready to make her mark with the audio debut of “Who’s Bad?.” A clever flip of Michael Jackson‘s “Wanna Be Startin Somethin” and “Bad,” the high energy track is perfect for the afternoon commute from work or pre-game party starter. Raised by a single mother in the Southeast region of the nation’s capital, she used hip-hop to escape the harsh reality of gangs, gun violence, and drugs lurking just outside her front door. What began as simply creating dance routines to popular songs on the radio quickly turned into full-blown performances that resulted in her winning a handful of local talent shows during her early teens. Now a full grown woman and mother herself, she’s poised to shoot her shot at rap superstardom!
Following his debut single, “Summer Love” featuring Taylor Bennett, BobbyXL has continued to build momentum and now teams up with buzzing New Jersey rapper Mir Fontane, for his latest offering, “All Alone.” Produced by BobbyXL, the two artists croon about loneliness and finding their own way in the industry. “The song is about being lonely, but it also questions if you act the same while you are alone as you do when you’re not. Assuming that even if you do, you still feel the pressure of trying to fit the mold that someone wants for you…so ‘free your soul’ and be yourself,” BobbyXL shares with us. Stream “All Alone” on Spotify below and support on iTunes (as well as other platforms) here.