“Having an all around good time to music is a family pastime. Whether we were driving to New Orleans for the summer, hanging out with friends at the skating rink, at the park for a bbq, or out on a date, there was one common denominator. Music. It was the soundtrack to some of my life’s most memorable moments. My hope is that “Excited”, a song inspired by my love for skating, dancing, and live music, will be played during those same memorable moments in the lives of others. So Tie up your skates real tight, grab a partner, and get off the wall!” –Lloyd
En-Treeg Records and OuttaSpace Entertainment are proud to announce the release of Vanessa Bling‘s most intimate and personal project to date. Released today, Still Standing is a collection of six tracks that embodies every facet of who the artist formerly known as Gaza Slim has grown into: a determined business woman, a vulnerable lover and above all else, a survivor. Click here to listen to Still Standing. Along with the new EP, Vanessa Bling delivers the visual for the project’s first single, “10 Bags.” The high energy video showcases Vanessa as various interpretations of the tough talking boss chick whose diceptively sweet vocals flow over the “Bookshelf” riddim inspired track before demanding in no uncertain term that her opposition “run her check.” [Click here to watch “10 Bags.”] With songs like the melow, inspirational “Broken Heart” and the upbeat global vibes of “What To Do” standing in sharp contrast with the single, Still Standing paints a complete picture of who Vanessa Bling has become over the course for the last few years. In 2011, just months after her mentor Vybz Kartel‘s single “Clarks” catapulted Vanessa Bling and fellow newcomer Popcaan onto international airwaves, the Kingston native found herself embroiled in a high-profile legal ordeal that would take nearly three years to resolve. Standing accused of “perverting the court of justice” or interfering in Vybz Kartel’s murder trial, Vanessa would spend a total of six weeks between Kingston’s Central Village Police Station and the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Facility before finally being granted bail. For the next three years, she found herself unable to travel and barely wanting to record music. Once the charges were released in 2014, Vanessa Bling set out her mind to do whatever it takes to regain her positionon the international stage. Still Standing makes that return official.
The Dallas, TX native FXXXXY drops a visual for his hit single featuring Gunna, “Need U.”
N.O.R.E. is back with a new video for “In the Beginning,” taken from his recent 5E album.
2 Chainz is back with a video for his recent Drake and Quavo collaboration “Bigger Than You.” Produced by Murda Beatz & !llmind.
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.
Memphis Artist and Los Angeles Resident Young Trap comes with a catchy and fiery club smash “Fuck Love”, which has a popping West Coast uptempo and he brings none other than West Coast Rap Icon Too Short along for the ride!
Young Trap shows his writing ability and his ability in delivering a crafty club single, obviously garnering a major head turn from Music legend Too Short, clearly this song and vibe is dope, and Too Shorts legacy only heightens the songs hit worthy potential.
The video is fly and flashy, Young Trap shows his prep game for the club, all the while hitting the club and hollering at the ladies on the way! After some successful Bay Area parking lot pimpin, Young Trap knocks a baddie and takes her to the telly, and runs into Too Short in the elevator on some player shit, and the rest is history!
Mentored by the likes of hip hop luminaries such as Yasiin Bey, Lupe Fiasco and Grammy winning producer Chad Hugo of The Neptunes, West Coast rapper Jallal is destined to become a forerunner in the realm of rap music. With his highly anticipated upcoming album Untold Truth, it’s apparent that Jallal is strategically positioned to reach the highest levels of success in the music business.
In the summer of 2017, Jallal dropped his mixtape Off The Radar to great acclaim. Off The Radar flaunted production from Chad Hugo as well as guest verses from a who’s who of Urban music: Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz, BJ The Chicago Kid, Ne-Yo, T-Pain and Lil Wayne. The accolades and featured posts poured in from celebrated media outlets, boosting his social media following to over 1 million fans on both Facebook and Instagram.
Coming out of Columbus, Ohio, producer Tha Audio Unit (credits include: Fabolous and Jeremih) and MC Dominique Larue come together for the important single “Fix Me.” The video sees Larue getting personal with her mental health struggles and the dependency on drugs to fix her issues. The almost hypnotic production from Tha Audio Unit provides the canvas for Larue to spit bars like: “…so they give me these drugs I don’t love/makes me numb and I’m tipsy.“
SDOMINIQUE LARUE TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM “I’M SMILING BECAUSE I HATE EVERYTHING” ON SEPTEMBER 21ST.
Tristan Dunn is quickly becoming one of the leading frontrunners of trap rap’s resurgence. He’s good friends with Waka Flocka and, recently, turned down a lucrative deal with Brick Squad so he can focus on building his own brand, Murder Solves Everything (MSE). He’s not looking for any cheat codes or quick claims to fame – he’s building something organically. How many people do you know that do it this way today?
His latest, “G UNIT” is a celebration of early aughts gangster. The infamous collective G-Unit led the game in older days thanks to their authenticity and mafioso brand made clear in their music and their movements. Dunn shows his appreciation through a trap anthem that sounds deliciously nostalgic, bringing the early 2000s back around. Dunn’s on his way with startling force.