Alvie The Skywalker – “Fortress (Prod. By Mello Marc) (Video)”

East Coasts’, Alvie The Skywalker, links up with frequent collaborator, Mello Marc, for a dope new production titled, “Fortress.”

This single is featured on his latest collab project with Mello Marc, and here Skywalker presents a well-fitting visual to go with the track.

Check it out below and make sure you go ahead and stream the official, Cosplay, project, here.


Shateish Ft. Rapsody – “Hurt Away”

Soulful vocalist, Shateish, shares a new powerful record with her latest single, “Hurt Away.”

The single was first premiered via Mass Appeal and also features, North Carolina, artist, Rapsody.

The The Re-Awakening EP is on the way.

Meanwhile, check out more Shateish, via SoundCloud.


Chi’Codez – “The God Of Wealth (EP)”

From, “Money, Money, Money,” to, “StarBoy,” Chicago’s own, Chi’Codez, really brings light to the wealthy life.

He’s been living in, “The God Of Wealth,” and portrays his new lifestyle with lines from the tape, like “Making Money is my hobby,” and “Look at all this money I’m counting.”

With that there’s no doubt he’s carrying a sense of abundance with him, and his dope music just compliments it.

Check out the official project below, The God Of Wealth, below.


HillTop HYPE Premiere | Trey RX – “I-83 (Prod. By Coopatroop)”

Rising Baltimore artist, Trey RX, shares his highly anticipated new single, “I-83.”

Trey RX proudly pays homage to his hometown as he takes us on a ride along the infamous highway of I-83.
The East Coast representer recruits Dacia King for background vocals, Aidan Graven for the guitar solo, and fellow East Coast native, CoopaTroop for a smooth peculiar instrumental to complete to track.
All in all, a solid cut to say the least.
Check out, Trey RX’s, new single, “I-83,” below and make sure to check out more of his music via SoundCloud.
His debut project, FREQUENCY, is on the way.


Sam Lorenzo – “Don’t Worry” (Music Video)

Maryland rapper Sam Lorenzo has a very dope visual for everyone to enjoy. Returning from his brief hiatus, the artist is back in the studio working on his debut project ‘Crucifix,’ which is set to release later this year. To hold us over, he drops the visual for his single “Don’t Worry.” The trap, conscious rapper is seen carrying a holy cross through the “place of the skull” this represents Sam bearing the sins of the rap industry in order to resurrect his presence in the rap game. The short film has generated fan excitement as well as outrage from the Christian Community, Nevertheless culminating in a last supper scene Lorenzo still manages to pull off one of the best music videos of 2017 thus far.

Twitter: @sam_lorenzoo

Jamieson – Gambler [Music Video]

Hailing from the South Bronx by way of London, Jamieson returns to form in his new visual for “Gambler.” The track, produced by Daniel Gould, finds the UK MC letting off rapid fire flows over the abstract soundscape. The single lives on his Nothing To Lose EP, which was released in late 2016. With that said, Jamieson is far from a newcomer. Having spent years on the underground music circuit, his previous works, namely his I Came, I Saw EP trilogy yielded him appearances on MTV, The Source, HipHopDX, XXL Mag and many other notable outlets. He soon shifted gears and began writing for TV and film and was also given the opportunity to run around with French Montana. Today, he kicks things into higher once again, revealing the official video for “Gambler,” directed by Joe Puma, the man behind the lens for artists such as Fabolous, Dave East, French Montana and others.

Twitter: @JamiesonMusic

HillTop HYPE Artist Spotlight | Meet New Jersey Producer ‘Coopatroop’

Up and coming East Coast producer, Coopatroop, isn’t a stranger to the music scene. Putting on for New Jersey, the kid has produced for, Sir Michael Rocks, Jay305, Lucki, Alexander Spit and more. Currently, Coopatroop, is producing an entire album for LA staple, El Prez.

An eccentric and versatile artist to say the least, Coopatroop, has a respectable list of hitters he’s produced for.

This time, Coopatroop, links with Baltimore artist, Trey RX, for their new wavy anthem and ode to his city, “I-83.”

The track features, Dacia King, on the background vocals, and, Aidan Graven, on the guitar solo.

“I-83,” officially drops here, Thursday, the 15th. Meanwhile, get to know more about the magic behind the scenes…

Meet up and coming producer, Coopatroop.

Coopatroop! Who dat!?
1. “Coop is actually my last name… so everyone calls me that. I knew kids in Albany that would go ham at Mario Kart (lmao); and if you’ve ever played, you know the best level is Koopa Troopa Beach. I was producing locally and needed a twitter handle… Never changed it.”

I’m sure growing up on the east coast had a lot to do with your love for music… Do you think where you grew up has anything to do with your style of music/your personal influences? If not, what inspired you to become a producer?
2. “Yes, the East Coast influences me daily. How I talk..dress… make moves; it’s a long cold winter. Musically though… taught me to keep it gritty & dust it off.”

How would you describe your style of music to those that haven’t heard a ‘Coopatroop original beat’?
3. “I tuck a lot of weird sounds, textures, and effects in the background of every beat. For example, one time, Blacktophero‘s phone went off while recording and we used the ringtone in the beat.”

Who are your top 3 music influences of all time?
– If you had to choose just one of your influences to work with, who would it be and why?
4. “Frank Dukes, a band called, Yes, and Ski Beatz. I’m tryna work with Ski; That longevity makes me want to get better everyday. I’ve been in a few of his beat battles, holla at me mane.”

Who do you think would be a dope artist (of today’s generation) to work with?

5.” j.i.d. he just gets it.”What’s one of your favorite artists that you’ve produced for so far, and why?What’s one of your favorite artists that you’ve produced for so far and why?
6. “Can’t lie, I think it’s this TreyRX track, “i-83,” dropping this week. Two, three, years ago I was hoppin’ the train to Ocean Hill in Brooklyn to play beats in his kitchen. Trey ahead of his time.”

With technology making it easier for artists to create music on their own, do you think it’s essential that artists still pair with those that are usually behind the scenes in order to really create quality music? Engineers and producers for example.
7. “Artists have to connect with producers and engineers eventually, unless they produce, engineer, mix, and master themselves. Tech stuff is gonna advance at scary speeds. I’m even behind; but use it to your advantage.

Without giving away too many of your secrets, how would you describe your work ethic as a producer to your fans?
8. “Keep creating. Dolo often. When you get stuck, collab and learn from others. Repeat.”

What advice do you have for other up and coming producers?
9. “Internet is cool, but step out. I’ve gotten placements from giving out usb’s full of beats in the street mane.”

Top 3 goals you hope to accomplish with your career by the end of the year?
10. “Drop, Labtrappincalifornia. Get better and faster at makin’ beats right on the spot… More album placements, and rhythm roulette.”

Make sure you be on the lookout for TreyRX’s new single, produced by Coopatroop, “I-83,” dropping tomorrow.

Don’t sleep on Cooptroop, the hit maker has a lot more left in him !


Kelow Latesha Follows Up Her Lil Uzi Vert Assisted “Finna” Remix with “Yeah”

Last heard on the intro of Goldlink & Shy Glizzy’s “Crew” visual, Kelow Latesha returns with the DMV slang-heavy cut “Yeah.” Serving as the debut leak off the PG County – Maryland native’s forthcoming Flight Attendant project, the monotone release follow’s her Lil Uzi Vert assisted “Finna” remix and was produced by JNATBEATS (responsible for DJ Drama‘s Billboard-topping single “Wishing” featuring Chris BrownSkeme & LyQuin).


With a stellar Trillectro performance, over half-a-million streams on Soundcloud, and a nod from COMPLEX as “One To Watch” on her resume, it’s obvious the XXL: The Break alumnus is well on her way to hip-hop greatness. Stream “Yeah” below and be sure to read her feature in i-D Magazine‘s 2017 Spring Issue!



Also, be sure to catch her live in Baltimore @ The Crown for their Pride Month Edition of Queer-ology on June 17th!

Social Media:
@SuperKelow @jnatbeats