J4y King shares his first installment of EPs with Petroleum Pack. This particular project consists of unreleased favorites from the Brooklyn native. Supporters and fans can find different genres inside. Songs like “Rollin” are chill vibes while “Petroleum Talk” brings the energy!
This EP is just the start for J4y King. It’s been four years since the release of Sativa Season. Petroleum Pack is a small celebration for more to come. He plans to release more projects in the upcoming future within this series.
Dutch artist Sophia releases her new project Fragile, that’s delicately dances between infectious pop, spellbinding R&B and silky neo-soul. Every song on the album is based on a true event from her life over the last two years. From losing her absent father and falling in love for the first time, to getting her heart broken and saying goodbye to the bad people in your life and celebrating the ones that stayed.
Sophia is a singer, writer, performer and producer based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Delicately dancing between infectious pop, spellbinding R&B and silky neo-soul, Sophia’s music is a hypnotic blend of her love for the 00’s, along with smooth R&B vocals inspired by the likes of Victoria Monet, Snoh Aalegra and Jazmine Sullivan, as well as her darker, melancholic, James Blake-esque style, taken from her classical piano background. Having studied at the prestigious Rotterdam Conservatory of Music, her sound reaps a musical maturity and sophistication, while her honest themes touch on relatable, everyday life experiences. Sophia explains, “I want to talk about real life experiences. Not just about love and breakups. I am not afraid to be honest. My music reflects that feeling. I play and sing directly from the heart.” Breaking barriers and doing the unexpected, Sophia’s music exudes a subtle suspense and tension, allowing for surprises around each and every corner.
Kady Rain, the Austin, TX based pop artist and multi-hyphenate is thrilled to share her debut album, Kady Rain. She had been slowly dropping tracks from the album over the past few months, including “Crooked,” “Got Away” and “Love Me Loud.” The singles provided a taste of the full album, which simultaneously feels like punch in the gut and a mouthful of cotton candy.
Leading by example, Young Dolph never stopped working to secure the futures of his family, his community, and the artists he took under his wing. Today, Dolph’s talented roster of artists at Paper Route Empire unite for Paper Route Empire Presents: Long Live Dolph, a new compilation project that pays tribute to the legacy of the King of Memphis.
Spanning 8 tracks, the project features contributions from almost every artist on Paper Route Empire. Jay Fizzle, PRE’s longest-tenured signee, leads the tape with the Ricco Barrino-assisted, gospel-inflected “LLD,” a tribute to the man who he credits with helping his 16 year-old self escape the streets. Kenny Muney offers a plaintive remembrance of his mentor using one of Dolph’s signature phrases on “Role Model,” and Big Moochie Grape defiantly claims his intention to take Paper Route Empire to new heights on “In Dolph We Trust.” On recent single “Proud,” Key Glock declares “F*** that humble s***, let’s go, you know I’m spazzin’ out ‘bout mine.”
Long Live Dolph showcases the talents of PRE artists, pointing to a bring future for the label that Dolph built from the ground up.Artists like Memphis natives Snupe Bandz and Paper Route Woo demonstrate the cold calculation and drawled-out bars that fit the label’s established aesthetic. Meanwhile, like Brooklyn’s Joddy Badass and Chicago’s ChiTana point to the diversified vision Dolph developed for PRE, one that extends beyond his hometown. Dolph himself makes his presence felt on the mixtape, through interview snippets, lyrical references, and “Love For Me,” a newly-released song that pairs Dolph with ChiTana.
Long Live Dolph is reflective, but it is also triumphant; Paper Route Empire will continue building on the foundation that Dolph laid. Keep an eye on the young and hungry PRE roster, as nearly every one of them plans to drop plenty of music this year. 2022 is Paper Route Szn.
There is no question Vado’s talent is respected. From his early aughts(ish) mixtape run with Cam’ron and the U.N. Crew, highlighted by mixtape staples like Slime Flu and Boss Of All Bosses and their collaborative album Gunz n’ Butta, all of which were released under the Diplomat Records umbrella, to eventually signing with Interscope and later Cash Money Records/We The Best Music.
After recently announcing the formation of a new group with Lloyd Banks and Dave East (The Council), Vado releases his new project Long Run Vol. 2.
“Long Run Vol. 2 is gonna be one of the best tapes of ‘22! Dis is for da Spittaz n Go Gettaz” Vado confidently asserts. “I’m a show y’all who can rap and who can really rap! Time to quiet da critic’s and let em know I’m NYC’s Top 5 dead or alive.”
Vado’s Long Run Vol. 2 is now available at all DSP’s. Long Run Vol. 2 features appearances and production from Jim Jones, Lloyd Banks, Dave East, Papoose, 38 Spesh, Don Q and Cool N Dre.
Indonesian rapper, singer, and producer Rich Brian has released a surprise new EP titled Brightside. The four-track project is out now HERE via 88rising / Warner Records. Listen and watch “Getcho Mans” ft. Warren Hue. Full tracklist below.
On the EP, Brian said, “this project started from me making New Tooth and realizing how much I missed rapping, while doing melodies are fun, I wanted to remind people that I still love to rap. It’s short, it’s not an album, but I see it like a mental note of how the past year has accelerated my growing-up process as an artist & a person.”
Directed by the reggies (bbno$ & Rich Brian, Zack Fox, Kenny Beats, Aluna, Kaytranada), Brian also releases a new music video for the project’s high-energy focus track “Getcho Mans,” which features 88rising labelmate Warren Hue, and was entirely shot on film. The fast-paced music video captures the Indonesian rappers trading bars in a surreal visual that intensifies as clones of Rich Brian and Warren Hue invade the scenes and culminate into an all-out brawl.
“Head In The Clouds Festival at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. MTV praised the experience as “pure jubilance” and wrote, “During headliner and early label-signee Rich Brian’s performance of flamboyant track ‘Edamame,‘ backup dancers popped and locked while dressed up as the titular soybean.” Brian will also make his debut performance at Coachella this April.
Beijing based dance duo BEAUZ release their new EP RAVE GAME. Listen HERE. The EP contains three dancefloor hits “RAVE GAME,” “LOUD,” and “WE GUCCI.” The title track “RAVE GAME” is a playful banger that signifies BEAUZ’s ambition to go from the throne of dance pop to claiming royalty on the dance floor. With its memorable and hard-hitting bassline, this infectious tune chronicles the magic of festivals and the adventures within. BEAUZ collaborate with NINEONE#, one of China’s most popular singers/rappers on “RAVE GAME” mixing their party-ready beat backdrop with her velvety vocals.
After previously releasing a 3-track effort titled DISCONNECTED Atlanta based singer and songwriter Lule has officially delivered his latest FRENZY EP.
FRENZY serves as Lule’s first full-length project of the year boasting a guest appearance from Generation Now label mate Seddy Hendrinx + production from heavy hitters Don Cannon, Lyle LeDuff, Hollywood Cole and Ye Ali to name a few. FRENZY arrives with six tracks in total.
Lule’s melodic delivery is smooth and connected from start to finish. This project shows the versatility of his pen game and the beat selection is immaculate.
Los Angeles rapper Earl Sweatshirt releases his new project SICK!, out now via Tan Cressida / Warner Records. The new 10-track project includes previously released singles “2010,” “Tabula Rasa (feat. Armand Hammer),” and “Titanic” and features collaborative contributions from artists and producers Zelooperz, Nak-el Smith, Armand Hammer, Black Noi$e, and The Alchemist.