Chicago entertainer Korporate released the new single “Havin’ Shit” today. Produced by D. Brooks Exclusive (NBA Youngboy, Dreezy, Lil Durk,) the new single finds Korporate in true form, delivering slick wordplay and hilarious punchlines.
Known for #BlackChicagoBeLike and other viral skits, music has always been Korporate’s first love. While comedic content pays the bills plus more, it was originally developed as a marketing ploy to drive traffic to his music. After studying the digital space and analyzing what types of content are shared the most, Korporate thought to himself “what if I became the meme that was shared” – thus, Korporate Bidness, and his journey as a content creator and digital entertainer began.
Yung6ix has the wave going with his new track “Calican”. The Nigerian artist by the way of Cali intertwines the words “California” and “African” giving this record its unique name. The track title isn’t the only creative work he delivers, the up-tempo beat paired with flute instruments is stocked with energy that makes you bop your head. Yung6ix raps about people trying to jock the Trapfro wave but he assures us he is the one who is keeping it flowing. Listen now!
MC turned Civil Rights Attorney and Africology Professor Timothy Welbeck uses music to express the hardships he and his family have faced in new single “We’ve Come This Far.” The track, which was produced by his 11-year old daughter, is extremely powerful. It speaks to the traditions in faith that lent his ancestors the strength to persevere, and how those very traditions have also helped him and his family. America has seen a tumultuous past few years, as the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others have opened the eyes of people across the nation to the oppression, inequalities, and dangers that have always plagued Black Americans. “But when we didn’t have much, we had us. When we had us, we had enough,” he raps, a testament to the faith that he has found in community and the bond he shares with those that came before him.
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Vincenati makes you want to grab your passport with his single “Cabana”. The Connecticut artist provides a vibe that anyone can relate to when they’re looking for a good time. The visual finds Vincenatiturning up with lavish views, beautiful women and good energy. As he rhymes over smooth beats, he lets us know that partying in his cabana is guaranteed a good time. The single comes from his second EP International V, inspired by a plethora of cultures he’s experienced while traveling. This up-tempo congo beat has you ready to book a flight and turn up.
LA The Goat, the Tampa rapper pays homage to his city’s area code with 813 DAY, his official debut EP available today via Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def/Def Jam Recordings. Centerpiece of the EP is “Bounce It” featuring Big Freedia, the Queen of Bounce in a matchup of eclectic, complementary, but never conflicting hip-hop styles.
Though based in Atlanta, Dupri felt the hip-hop energy emanating from Tampa for years. He took LA The Goat as his protégé after hearing him rap over the beat of the Jay-Z and Dupri 1998 classic “Money Ain’t A Thang.” LA’s viral clip initially got him on the scene. Since then, he has refined his sound by using catchy hooks and melodies, enhancing and sharpening his rhymes. Those melodies are best heard in the “8 Bands (Remix)” on 813 DAY. He told The Source, “I grew up with my grandparents and my mom loving music. We listen to a lot of oldies: Syleena Johnson, Michael Jackson, Sade. From them all the way to Adam Levine, Sam Smith, all types of stuff. I just listen to all types of music, that’s why I feel like I have a good ear for music.”
LA The Goat dropped his first 9-song mixtape in July 2020, Goatmode, containing the original “8 Bands.” The expanded 15-song Goatmode Deluxe arrived in September. LA premiered his debut music video for “8 Bands” via So So Def/Def Jam in December 2020. The “8 Bands (Remix)” with Ross followed a month later in January 2021. Goatmode immediately caught the attention of hip-hop blogs including REVOLT, Rap Radar, HotNewHipHop, and others. The Source described him as “Equipped with a consistent ear for what he identifies as the classic sound.” The first season of the Def Jam/Double Elvis/iHeartMedia serialized hip-hop podcast series Here Comes the Break featured LA’s next track, “You Wouldn’t Believe Me,” released on So So Def/Def Jam in June. The video for the track premiered August 13th, in honor of Tampa’s annual #813Day celebration, of course. Following his beloved Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Super Bowl LV victory last February, LA The Goat was honored to head over to Raymond James Stadium and perform at the NFL season opener in September, when the Bucs hosted the Dallas Cowboys (and won, 31-29).
A long-time affiliate of the Wu-Tang Clan, Remedy first appeared on, Wu-Tang Killa Bees: The Swarm, album. While the project went Gold and experienced great success, his contribution, “Never Again,” remains a high-water mark from the album. “Never Again” is a Holocaust education in four minutes, and it has been added to high-school and college curriculums. The verses were personal, inspired by the murdered and the survivors, including members of Remedy’s family. He presented more truth than most college textbooks and made a song that reached millions, moving many of them to tears.
Remedy’s deep-rooted ties with Wu-Tang Clan covers over twenty+ years. Despite several major-label offers, he insisted on releasing his solo debut, The Genuine Article, (2001) independently and it went on to sell over 100K units. Remedy also executive produced Inspectah Deck’s Manifesto album (2010), and his last release The 9th Chamber (2019), as well as Cappadonna’s The Struggle (2003) and Return Of The Swarm (2010). Remedy also executive produced Ghostface’s Ghostface Killahs’ (2019) and appeared in RZA’s Domestic Violence Film.
Remedy Meets Wu-Tang includes appearances from Wu-Tang’s finest, including Ghostface Killah (who appears on four tracks), RZA, Method Man (who appears on two tracks), INS Deck (who appears on two tracks), Cappadonna (who appears on four tracks), Masta Killa, Shyheim, Killah Priest and Conway The Machine among others.
Remedy Meets Wu-Tang will be released on 11-26-21.
Recognized as one of Philadelphia’s hottest underground artists, OT The Real has been making a name for himself in recent years. Adopting the moniker “OT,” from being on the run from MASS and DEL in 2010, OT’s first introduction to music was through a Spanish family who took him in and had a studio. After coming home from prison, OT added “The Real” while creating social media accounts for his music.
Residing in the notorious hood of Kensington, which CBS dubbed “The Wal-mart of Heroin,” OT perfectly captures the struggle many face from the area.
Though he was sent to prison shortly after discovery his passion for music, OT made the most of tough times. Battle rapping his way through prisons like Graterford and Camp Hill, the guards would have to shut down yards in fear of riots ensuing from OT’s jaw-dropping punchlines.
When OT got home in 2015, he was falsely charged in several armed robberies. Though the court wanted to give him 40 years, OT beat the case. From that moment, OT knew that he had to take music seriously and change his life.
OT The Real & DJ Green Lantern’s Broken Glass will be released on 12-10-21 and features appearances from Benny The Butcher, Uncle Murda, ETO & Millyz.