#WordToTheWise: “Quality Over Quantity”


A lot of artists have 100 plus songs under their belt and still wonder why they haven’t got “on” yet.

So until you know that you’ve found your sound as an artist, don’t try to knock out as many songs as you can in one studio session. Find one record (at a time) that you love, and perfect it. It only takes one hit. ?

#WordToTheWise is quality over quantity!

For more #WORDTOTHEWISE tips, check out PortiaTerrae.com.

#WordToTheWise: “Brand Yourself”


Brand yourself. Find ways to separate yourself from the rest. Have a personality that doesn’t distract from your music, but rather compliments it, and ultimately attracts more fans.

Ms. Cardi B is a prime example! People fell in love with Cardi’s unfiltered persona on TV and social media, and when people started to listen to her music, they were pleasantly surprised. Not only that, once Cardi started gaining some heavy clout, she NEVER changed — and people love her even more for that!

And what about Blac Youngsta?
His Instagram videos are beyond hilarious, and even if we don’t get what he’s talking about half the time, he makes us laugh, and we continue to go back to his Insta for more. Best believe, when he drops any posts about his music, that we’re here for that too!

#WordToTheWise is brand yourself as an ARTIST, your music and image goes hand and hand.

For more #WORDTOTHEWISE tips, check out PortiaTerrae.com.

Sim The SiRe – “Higher (Prod. By XXYYXX)”


Brooklyn artist, Sim The SiRe, drops his official debut single, “Higher.”

“Higher,” combines whimsical melodies, lyrical poetry and a heavy bass to create an intoxicating vibe perfect for its 4/20 relesse date.

Take a journey with Sim The SiRe as he uses this musical parable to tackle themes of addiction, depression and spiritual upliftement.

Check out, “Higher,” below, and more music from Sim The SiRe via SoundCloud.

Long Island, New York artist Sure Shot bring along Bunchy Cartier & UFO Fev In New Visual “Da Munny”

As Sure Shot’s own solo effort – The Designer Tapes Volume 1 – gets ready to hits the masses, the Amityville MC enlists his Dunbar partner Bunchy Cartier & Rap’s New Generation signee UFO Fev for “Da Munny.” Brought to life by Theme Music Josh production, a mainstay for Dunbar (see any prior Dunbar / Sure Shot releases), the engineering efforts of Craig “Semi” Mitchell (think “Panda”, anything current from Jim Jones, Trav MBB, etc), & the beautiful director work from Mastermind Media. Collecting all three artists entourage in a room for the occasion of letting their audience know straight up – we don’t take breaks (from da munny)!

SOCIAL MEDIA:
@SureShotTD, @LucasPoppins, @DunbarRecords, @UFOFev
PRODUCER: @ThemeMusicJosh
DIRECTOR: @Mastermind_Media

HillTop HYPE Exclusive | Covenant Government – “96 Stockton”


While working towards their forthcoming project, Annuit Coeptus, the Cov Gov team releases their single, “96 Stockton,” exclusively via Patreon.

Annuit Coeptus is said to drop early 2018.

Check out, “96 Stockton,” below.


Twitter: 

@fengxhui
@Relz_cov
@YoungScoop_COV
@Hotboyhazy

HillTop HYPE Exclusive | Blackway – “That Fast”

Republic Records and east coast representative, Blackway, drops his highly anticipated new club anthem with Gucci Mane and DJ Battle titled, “That Fast.”

You can stream Blackway’s latest release, “That Fast,” via all major streaming outlets, here.

Check it out below.

Twitter: 
@IamBlackway

Instagram:
@IamBlackway

Mike Classic – Woosah

Already a fixture on the New York music scene, Queens native Mike Classic looks to up the ante with his latest visual for “Woosah.” Directed by RonalD Reid, the clip finds the singer-rapper handling some unfinished business alongside a female companion. The track, which is produced by KAui, was released almost one year ago and went viral after Bryson Tiller posted the tune on social media. From there it was off to the races as Mike Classic eventually collaborated with the likes of French Montana and Jadakiss, while also garnering spins on New York radio stations Hot 97Power 105 and internationally via Ebro on Beats1. Currently, “Woosah,” has garnered 1.6M streams across all platforms.

Mike Classic had this to say about the visual: “With this video I wanted to embody nonjudgmental love, and pure vibes. We tend to see people only skin deep, not knowing that change is a possibility with the proper people and proper surroundings. Sometimes all it takes is a conversation, sometimes a night out – in this case, a rhythm you can kickback & relax too. Woosah…

HillTop HYPE | East Coast Camp Covenant Government Drops New Set of Singles


After blessing us with Covenant Governments’ own  Sensei Feng Xhui’s recent project, Bow To The Sensei, The Covenant Government camp releases a set of 4 new songs including: “Lock it” from King Friction (a lost track from, Look At God, album);  “We On,” from incarcerated member, Mula; and both “ZENergy Freestyle,” and “Melenated Medley,” from Sensei Feng Xhui.

The east coast team plans to keep the heat coming throughout the year, and as you can see as they stay busy in the lab, that they most definitely won’t disappoint.

Check out the 4 new singles below, and make sure to stay tuned for more new music from the Cov Gov camp on the way!

“We On”

“ZENERGY”
https://www.audiomack.com/song/feng-xhui/zenergy-freestyle

“Melanin Medley”
https://www.audiomack.com/song/feng-xhui/melanin-medley

Twitter: 
@fengxhui 

Long Island, New York Artist Pharaoh Da Gawd New Freestyle For “Neighbors”

 

Since the success of his first 2017 single, “Kisha”, released via social influencer ItsBizkit’s resources, Pharaoh Da Gawd from Long Island has spent the last two quarters getting some new music crafted for a full length project to give to the people this year. The young creative gets busy on a J. Cole instrumental of famed proportions; “Neighbors.” Listen in now!

Social Media:
@PharaohGraph (IG) / @UglyAssNiggaz (TW)