Atlantic Records and Ty Dolla $ign’s THMVMNT label imprint signee Joe Moses is gearing up to release his major label debut EP, SuWop on Friday, June 1. Fresh off Ty’s “Don’t Judge Me Tour,” the Los Angeles-based rapper most recently released the song and video for his new single from the project, “Back Goin Brazy (feat. Future),” produced by Southside. For years, Joe Moses has been an integral part of the resurgence of West Coast hip-hop with a plethora of regional hits and classic mixtapes, as well as two RIAA platinum and gold plaques for his records with Ty — “Paranoid” and “Wavy,” respectively. With features from Wiz Khalifa, Schoolboy Q, Snoop Dogg and more, Joe Moses is ready to make the jump from Los Angeles legend to national hip-hop star.
Torrence, CA rapper Yank$ drops “Authority Distribution,” showcasing commanding rhyming skills by delivering two and a half minutes of nonstop bars chock-full of cadences and confidence. Produced by L. David, the track gives listeners a Rocky Balboa-workout-theme-song level of excitement. That being the case, there is no surprise Yank$ comes on the record immediately swinging punchlines intended to compete with the best heavy hitters in the game.
Yank$ also pays homage to producer L. David saying,
“I tried to take my inspirations from the people who have done it successfully and apply the same formula and integrity to this record. But, huge shout out to L. David because the production is what really set it off for me and made me want to perform at the best of my abilities.” You may be inspired to jump in a booth or even a ring yourself after hearing this.
With the success of her viral video to Chris Brown’s ‘High End’ video in January, Carol Cake returns with all original material this time around and she’s ready to run laps around her competition. Creating her own wave and channeling her Puerto Rican background, Carol Cake delivers ‘For Rain Drop’ just in time for the Summer as this dance anthem will be played at every party and gathering. Setting the tone for her upcoming Ep ‘7 Candles’ the Los Angeles native is ready to make more than a splash in the growing pool of female emcees and is prepared to let her male counterparts know that she’s more than a pretty face… for her lyrics are just as sweet.
West coast lyricist Mike Rebel has certainly made his impact felt in 2018 with a pair of stellar releases featuring both French Montana and T-Pain respectively. This is in addition to the strong catalog of music he has released in years prior. Today, Mike Rebel ups the ante in grand fashion as he unveils his debut mixtape titled HYG.LA, which stands for Here You Go Los Angeles. The 13-track tape features Rebel’s trademark brand of lyricism meshed with his pro-resistance message; all of which is draped in west coast culture. The LA-bred MC also enlists hometown notables Tyga and Nipsey Hussle amongst others for this gritty project filled with hard-hitting beats and street tales of LA life.
Los Angeles artist, Marc Payne, takes us into one of his dreams for his official visual for, “Best That Can Happen.”
Produced by @PoundGotIt, and directed by @Derfmania, the video takes place down the street where the famed, ‘Next Friday,’ was shot.
With the message that anyone can get touched, even if they move away from the hood, have their back against the wall, and their luck at all odds – in the end, the west coast rapper just wants to know, “What’s The Best That Can Happen?”
Advancing his single “Temporary” feat. Alpo, established rapper 6FO drops the visual to his song which was filmed in London, England.
Embodying the 007 and Bourne Identity-like persona for his video, 6FOshows up in London ready to secure the bag for the Gruspro produced track.
“For Temporary I took it to London and we got this great dope sound, the guy on the hook is Alpo and it eventually got picked up by Baller Alert, World Star, ItsBizkit and a lot of the social media bloggers have been picking up on it, it’s been taking it off,” 6FO explained.
Battling past some issues after getting caught up in the streets, 6FO has spent the past few months taking trips from LA to ATL recording and pushing his brand further.
“Right now I’m just pushing hard and trying to get that consistent push. I had ran into some Fed issues and now that’s all clear and out the way. I’m flying everywhere, recording in LA and Atlanta and just spreading out the story,” 6FO said. “Everything is moving at God’s speed and I’m getting a lot of people’s attention with the music.”
Part of 6FO’s motivation lies in the tragic murder of his best friend and musical collaborator E-9, whose killers were recently set free after the trial.
“I’m dealing with a few losses of friends with the drug shit, and the E-9 case is closed and there was no snitching involved and so of course they got off – I’m just dealing with my issues day by day,” 6FO said. “It’s all about the code you live by, that just gives me the energy to keep moving. If I were to stop I would really be taking a loss, so I’m just going to keep pushing and keep hope alive and keep it moving.”
Baegod releases “That Word” as the follow up to “Like That” and the third offering from her upcoming project due out this summer. The Sbvce produced and assisted “That Word” brings those laid back California summer vibes. The songstress is playfully boasting about her pen game and how her songs have made it possible for her to reach people and places (via the internet) that she has never been before.
Rising R&B star and RoseTribe representer, TYuS links with one of the industry’s most in-demand talents, YeAli for the romantic new single “Sexy Time.” A star-studded collab, as TYuS has been a busy man lately appearing Hitboy and Dom Kennedy‘s Half-A-Mil project, as well as releasing an EP himself with Hitboy entitled Phases. Ali has recently worked with everyone from Chris Brown to Joyner Lucas and meshes perfectly with TYuS on the track. Slow and moody, “Sexy Time” is titled appropriately as these two young R&B stars set the tone and let these ladies know what’s up from the jump. Be sure to stream “Sexy Time” below and catch up on the recently released Phases EP as well.
AUGUST 08 releases his debut project, FATHER, via 88rising and Red Bull Records today. Check it out here. Leading up to this date, the genre-defying artist shared “Funeral,” the first single off of FATHER, which reached #25 on Spotify’s Viral 50 chart and racked up nearly 500K streams in less than one month. His videos, for “Funeral” and second track “Lately,” combined for over 300K views. Another standout track, “Father Issues” is a pulsating, wound-up confession, and it perfectly portrays how AUGUST 08 describes his music: “crying on the dance floor.” “On the cusp of skyrocketing very high, very soon,” (i-D) AUGUST 08 has been receiving warm recognitions from tastemakers, including Pigeons & Planes, DJ Booth, and Vibe Magazine, since stepping out as a solo artist. An award-winning songwriter, AUGUST 08’s credits include DJ Khaled’s multi-platinum hit, “I’m The One,” Mic Lowry’s “Oh Lord,” and Sabrina Claudio’s “Orion’s Belt.”
Portland artist Cool Nutz takes it back to his roots enlisting his Grandma to co-star his latest music video “Old,” shot and directed by Bausik Film Co. Appearing on his recent album Terrance, “Old” is a soulful ode to Cool Nutz’s 20+ career in music, the family, neighborhood, and hustle that has brought him here today. Fresh off an outstanding performance at SXSW and dropping the Nipsey Hussle assisted single “Up” – Nutz continues to push the line on one of his best albums to date with all-star features including Slum Village, E-40, Mistah FAB, and more.
Quality music never gets old and remains timeless. Cool Nutz continues to be a voice that represents the true essence of Hip-Hop music from not only Portland but the entire culture. Dive into the organic visual as Cool Nutz speaks on his journey in Hip-Hop as well as some of the ambitions to be a vessel and outlet for others working to establish a bigger spotlight to shine on Portland’s growing Hip-Hop scene.
Watch “Old” below and also be sure to stream/purchase the new album Terrance as well!