G Cinco – “My Life (Video)”

Minnesota Twins Short Stop and rising hip-hop Artist, Nick Gordon, also known as, G-CINCO, drops a brand new video titled, “My Life.”

The song was inspired by things that have recently taken place G Cinco’s life – “I’m trying to defeat the odds… a lot comes with that. A lot of people don’t see your vision they don’t believe. So they try living through you. Telling you how much you can’t do something, but in reality I can. I was pushed toward this record and really just felt the beat, everything came out so smooth because it’s all real. People think it’s easy to get distracted doing more than one thing but Ima live my life. I don’t think I can do any wrong in either thing I do… when they both make me happy I’m passionate about the life I live; which is why this song means a lot to me. I hope you all enjoy this musical experience and and all it has to offer.”

Watch the official video from G Cinco, “My Life,” below, and listen to more of his music via Spotify.



HillTop HYPE | Taylor J – “Time (Video)”

Minnesota artist, Taylor J, is  looking to making a name for himself and his hometown by continually dropping quality music.

This time around he’s back with the official visual titled, “Time.”

Watch the official video for, “Time,” below and check out more from Taylor J via SoundCloud

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Music: Chillah Rose – “Win”

Minneapolis artist, Chillah Rose, drops a brand new single in preparation of his upcoming project, Rose Above It All.

Check out the new single, “Win,” below, and more music from Chillah Rose via SoundCloud.

You can also get to know more of Chillah Rose via ChillahRose.com.



JV Frm MN – “Devil’s Double”

Midwest hype, JV Frm MN, drops off his newest record titled, “Devil’s Double.”
The creative joint paints an interesting picture for the listener about how beautiful women can be from every aspect – they can either be your best friend or your biggest enemy.
Check out, “Devil’s Double,” below and more music from JV Frm MN via SoundCloud.


HillTop HYPE PREMIERE: Maolu Ft. Lady J – “Vacation”

Minneapolis representer, Maolu, shares with us his brand new single titled, “Vacation.”

No stranger to the city, Maolu, has performed at some of the city’s most credited music venues; such as, First Avenue, Amsterdam Bar & Hall, Whole Music Club, and more.

The eccentric lyricist credits his musical inspiration to great acts like Frank Ocean, Kid Cudi, and Akon.

Last fall after a string of hard-hitting releases and his series, “Thirteen Thursdays”, Maolu, was listed in the “Top 5 MN Artists To Watch,” list by local radio station, Go 95.3.

After taking somewhat of a hiatus on the music scene, the 21-year-old artist never stopped working.

He’s remained busy in the lab as he’s been prepping for his newest offering.

With a plan in place, Maolu, plans to have his next releases show off his growth as an artist, all the while, blessing his fans with what they’ve been missing most… the music!

The new track, “Vacation,” samples the 1958 classic, “Come Fly With Me,” by Frank Sinatra.

“Vacation,” also features sultry vocals from Lady J, and a soulful production from local producer, WestKorea.

Stay tuned for more new music from Maolu on the way!

Check out, “Vacation,” below and more from Maolu via SoundCloud.


PrinceTheoBSMG & YungVonBSMG – “FOHF (Video)”

Minneapolis artists, and members of the music collective, BSMG, Prince Theo, and Yung Von, link up once again to drop their new visual, “FOHF.”

This is the first official release off their upcoming mixtape, Trap Season.

Stay tuned for the new tape, and check out, “FOHF,’ below!


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HillTop HYPE | Taylor J – “Coolin Till My 2nd Album Drop (EP)”

Minnesota rapper, Taylor J, has had a huge run in the last 12 months.

Taylor released 3 mixtapes, one being a collab tape with the legendary producer Lex Luger, he released over eight music videos, signed a distribution deal with Empire, and released his debut album, “Who Would’ve Thought.”

Now he’s back with a new EP titled, Coolin Till My 2nd Album Drop, to give his fans some new music as they patiently wait for Taylor J’s second album to drop.

The EP features production from Lex Luger, Adot The God & More.

Check it out below and listen to more Taylor J via SoundCloud.