New Orleans rapper A. Levy‘s is back with his new album ‘Reparations’which is the follow-up to last years ‘Squares Delegation.’ The 12 track project is being called one of the most significant Southern Hip-Hop albums of the last decade and features Brooklyn’s own Skyzoo. The album is unique, doesn’t ride any current trends or waves and has a regionless sound. Clocking in at 40 minutes the project is filled with top-notch storytelling, punchlines, and metaphors. Throughout the album, he touches on many different topics ranging from his love for hip-hop, racial issues from different perspectives, black fatherhood on the standout track “Black Boy” and much more. Check out the album below, and be sure to check him out in a city near you on his “Reparations Tour.”
3x GRAMMY® Award-nominated recording artist, Tayla Parx, has announced the release of her eagerly anticipated new single. “Me Vs. Us” is available on all DSPs and streaming services via Tayla Made/Atlantic; a companion visual is streaming now HERE following an exclusive premiere via Complex.
Co-produced by Parx, Haze, and xSDTRK, “Me Vs. Us”
heralds the multi-platinum certified singer-songwriter-producer’s
upcoming project, entitled WE NEED TO TALK and slated for release in
“Me Vs. Us” follows Parx’s highly acclaimed debut mixtape, 2017’s TAYLAMADE, available for streaming and download HERE. “Runaway (Feat. Khalid)” arrived in 2018, accompanied by a companion video streaming now at the official Tayla Parx YouTube channel HERE. Critics nationwide hailed the single upon its release, with HotNewHipHop declaring it to be “a soothing, R&B love song,” while noting, “Undoubtedly Parx has volumes of talent stowed away, ready at her disposal.”
Recently named to Spotify’s Secret Genius Ambassador list of visionary songwriters and producers, Tayla Parx is
a multi-talented sensation known for writing and co-writing
multi-platinum tracks for a stunning array of superstars that includes
Ariana Grande, Janelle Monáe, Alicia Keys, Fifth Harmony, Nicki Minaj,
Chris Brown, The Internet, Jennifer Lopez, Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor,
Christina Aguilera, Red Velvet, Prince Royce, and Demi Lovato, among
others. Apple Music recently revealed a special “Songbook: Tayla Parx” playlist showcasing her many hit tracks HERE.
Tajh Spikes (Born June 18, 1992), Better known by his stage name SpikeBeard, is an American hip hop recording artist from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Turning his life into content for his music is a walk in the park for Spike. He has always wrote what he felt despite the popular sound of his peers. Delivering a profound sound that gives insight into being on the outer crowd of things, Spike uses compelling wordplay to connect and bring you into his world. Our young, Go-ready, Space Pirate, SpikeBeard is on a miraculously dangerous adventure full of love and lies, highs and lows, and smoke breaks. Bars are no issue on the cut ‘Just Like Me’, our protagonist is “burning smoke to take it slow” while ‘cooking cuz hes master chef’ on this crunk space trap hip-hop original song produced by @addbeats.
The year 2018 is shaping up to be the biggest year of Darrein STL‘s career. The East St. Louis artist has been paying his dues on Tech N9ne‘s Strange Music and has spent the year dropping heat. From summer party anthems to tales of making it from the “Ground Up“, Darrein has showcased his skills as a singer, rapper and producer. His latest offering is called “Living Alone” and it offers his listeners a much more in-depth look at the man behind all the music. Set over a somber production, Darrein drops a heartfelt look into his world, from the moments he questioned his path and the people around him to his struggles with feeling alone and drinking to numb the pain. The song comes with a powerful new visual, with Darrein alone in the middle of the desert with nothing but a bottle of tequila and his skills on the microphone to comfort him. “Living Alone” is one of many new treats on the way from Darrein to close out the year. You can watch the new video below.
Singer/songwriter Jane Handcock is ready to finally answer the million dollar question her fans and friends have been asking with her new project Where’s Jane? The California native has had a successful career as both a songwriter (Kelly Rowland, Adrien Marcel) and artist. She dropped two solo mixtapes executive produced by Raphael Saadiq (Truth Be Told in 2015) and last year’s “Truth Explains A Lot” to critical acclaim, but had been quiet since. The appropriately titled Where’s Jane? is a four-track collection of the funky, upbeat and lyrical vibes people have come to expect of Jane, but with a progression perfected by her time away cooking up heat in the lab. The project is a nod to the culture, spearheaded and carried by Jane’s skills, with no features or collaborations other than the producers: 126, Nate Hendrix, Sir Dylan, Jaden Wiggins, BenG and KiddJupiter. The setup allows Jane to fully showcase the depth of her versatility as a singer and artist, fluidly mixing together genres like hip-hop, R&B and soul for a collection of music that make it clear Jane is right where she needs to be – here to stay.
Andy was born in Atlanta, GA and grew up in Daytona Beach, FL. Andy grew up around music, both of his older brothers were, and still are practicing musicians today. While taking piano lessons Andy discovered he also had a very talented voice. He became interested in the music scene and began to make beats using Ableton & Logic Pro X, back in 2014. In 2016 he began releasing songs on Soundcloud, both rapping and singing over self produced beats and purchased beats. “That was when I made the original version of ‘Hit This’, even back then it just had this vibe that people loved.” – Andy. Since then Andy has released two new singles, as well as a re-release of ‘Hit This’ – this time featuring gainesville based rapper Blacc. All together these songs produced over 20k views. Andy recently released a song with Projects To Mansions, called “Closed Curtains”. A mix of EDM and Rap, “Closed Curtains” is a song you will have on repeat for weeks. Today Andy is further expanding his reaches in the music industry, as well as modeling and acting.
Later this Fall 18′, Rising Boston artists AB Soarin and FreshfromDE [via Delaware] will be
releasing their upcoming sequel EP “The Leftovers 2” which is a
follow up to the recently released “The Leftovers.” Earlier last month they hit you with
the MizzoTheO featured single “All There” and the inspiring
trap anthem “Pack It Up” video produced by Missing Link back to
back and the duo are maintaining that consistency as they drop yet another
visual from the extended play, the Len Luciano directed “Forewarning” featuring long-time
collaborator and hometown rapper MizzoTheO, produced
by Ayydot x Tee-WaTT. #forewarning #absoarin #freshfromde
San Antonio native Ronnie Lott returns with a two track EP titled “Star 69”. No games and Blue Faces were both produced by his in house producer J Nice (IG @whoniceasme) as the tandemen is set to release their second LP “Word on the Road” in late September. The New Wave Camp stayed in house with regards to the visual of No Games with videographer Johnathan Nicholas (IG @roadtoballin), while solicting the appearance of rising model/actress Jasmine Moton (IG @jas_moton). The team tabbed local videographer DavieeDavee (IG @davieedavee) for Blue Faces, as Ronnie methodically tells a story of this up tempo beat. This artist representing the Texas culture should definitely be put under your radar. Stay tuned for more to come.
Lynn, MA is one of the lesser known cities in Massachusetts but it seems to be a breeding ground for talent. Toniii and producer 3FoldTino [Lynn, MA] connect with Baltimore’s own King Los, fresh off his battle rap return. After releasing some mainstream instrumental remixes earlier in the year, the Lynn rapperends the summer with this hard-hitting single “On Everything.”Toniii and KingLos both deliver some tunnel vision bars, infectious melodies and an aggressive yet motivational message with this one. #toniii #kinglos #oneverything
Former Jaz-O protege, POP Buchanan, follows up strong with another cinematic visual, for his new single “The Promise Land.”In
the video “The Promise Land”, Brooklyn wordsmith, POP Buchanan travels
through the darkness while searching for his paradise. This gritty, yet raw video is another gem shot by Shotti.
POP leads his fans on a high speed car chase, and on this sacred
journey, POP searches for his “Ancestors.” POP stated, “Too many people
wait for their Promise Land… people wait for their salvation when all
along love is the promise… love will always prevail over the darkness,
because love is The Promise Land.” “The Promise Land” is part 1, to a 2 part video. Look out for part 2, entitled “I Love My Ancestors”, that drops later on this month.
Promise Land” is the first promotional video off POP Buchanan’s newest
project “Ancestral Drums” which is available to stream for free on
SoundCloud now. The 14 track release takes the listener to the roots of
classic boom bap/soulful production while seamlessly delivering the
theme of ancestry, God, love and legacy.