Toronto rapper and singer Nue is a true creative – pushing boundaries, fitting square pegs in round holes. His music is vibey, edgy, with pop, electro and rock elements, and big on melody. You could say he has an underground sensibility with global accessibility. He’s smashing up parameters, but writing some of the catchiest songs you will hear this year.
Dreamy new track, “Thousand Times,” is about Nue‘s lifestyle where the party never ends. With a spaced out, grunge feel, “Thousand Times” also features string melodies that evoke classical vibes.
With the 2021 edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) now a memento of their debut glory, Yaba Buluku Boyz strike back with a renewed impetus on their new Amapiano-infused collaboration ‘Waka Waka’ (Moz Remix). Stream or download ‘Waka Waka’ (Moz Remix) across all major digital platforms here: https://theplug.ffm.to/zoro-wakawaka-mozaremix
Trouble2Times is a raw & gritty rapper and North Dallas thoroughbred grinding to ensure that Texas artists are heard across the world. Today he’s here to share his newest single, “Make It Here.”
This full on Texas track features No Flaw Peach (@noflawpeach_) from North Dallas and is produced by Authentic repping TX. The collab serves up a lyrical depiction of artists relentlessly working through the struggle of making it out of the city and onto larger platforms, ranging from personal life trials such as parenting to navigating as an artist who’s working to permanently stamp their brand on the music industry.
Inspiration has come in many forms for Trouble2Times, as he’s always had a deep love for music and the entertainment culture in Texas. Soon after taking rapping seriously when he dropped “Lock Em Down” in 2019, he realized the solid business structure and robust earning potential while observing Mo3. Coming from Dallas, he reflected on his city being an incubator for extremely talented artists, such as Mr. Lucci; however, they created hits but never mastered the game well enough to solidify their places in the industry like Mo3 did. Therefore, he is on a mission to be that conduit between the talents within Texas and hip hop lovers everywhere.
Overall Message to Listeners:
The music Trouble2Times releases offers a testimony of what he’s been through as well as what he’s observed in others’ lives within his family and community. “I’m not trying to be a big role model, I just need to tell my testimony. I definitely think about what comes out of my mouth [as I] speak the truth.” The lyrical goal is to help guide others through similar situations by providing a true account and hope for prosperity.
He is gearing up to shoot the visuals for “Back Down” featuring Breadwinner Kane, linking the Alabama and Texas markets. Additionally, he and Houston-native Sauce Wood Winnin are working on a track and complimentary video to bridge two Texas powerhouses and represent D-Town and H-Town love.
All released music and projects are available across streaming platforms including Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon Music.
The Nigerian ace rolls in with a grand video for his spanking hot single ‘Nonstop’ and it’s the perfect fit for the fairly snappy song. Stream or download ‘Nonstop’ across all major digital platforms here: https://song.link/i/1581564693
Following the success of her song ‘Rara’ which featured Ayisi, Tinuke is in with new music and a sparkle bound to get a grip on drifting listeners this week. Stream or download ‘Waiting’ across all major digital platforms here: https://afrisounds.lnk.to/Waiting
‘Waiting’, as Tinuke titles it is a butter-smooth Afrobeat melody which has the wavering act subtly alternate between her rap and singing tendencies to add some much-needed tenor to the solo release. Like some previous releases from the ‘Rara’ crooner, ‘Waiting’ runs on Tinuke’s now coherent theme of expressing love and appreciation for the special people in our lives, but more precisely in a context of self this time around:
‘’As a dark-skinned West African woman myself, this song is really about self-love and appreciating all the things about yourself. It’s a reminder that you are unique and have every right to be loved just the way you are’’, Tinuke shared. ‘’How did ‘Waiting’ come together? So, I was in the studio for some work one time and I heard the beat in the backdrop. Right away I was inspired and slowly caught on with some lyrics – the same ones that made the final song, because they were based on how I was feeling at the time and my experiences from a relationship’’.
Pittsburgh Zo returns with his second official album titled “Across The Tracks.” The title is in reference to the two neighboring Hoods in Zone 3 of Atlanta, Pittsburgh and Mechanicsville.
Laced with 14-tracks, the LP includes features from Yung Jackk, Benniehunta, and Pittsburgh Pickle — with production handled by Mercy, Guddie Brunson, Cassius Jay, SVGAR Beats, and Kiddie24 Beats. The project features Zo’s hit singles “Designer,” “Wipe Out,” “Real Estate” and “Gutta Sh*t.” Released on Thanksgiving this past week, the streets are indeed in for a very nice treat!
Fresh off the “Twirl Tour” with 22Gz, D-Lo G presents his new single / video titled “Armed N Dangerous.” The southern-influenced, New York rapper continues to release quality music on a consistent basis, and “Armed N’ Dangerous” is another solid showing of that. Produced by MacFly Beatz, the track was a fan favorite on tour, along with a song featuring 22Gz that D-Lo G has in the vault.
Ever since connecting for their cult hit “Coochie” in 2019 (32 million video views), true blue Michigan men YN Jay and Louie Ray have been one of rap’s funniest and freshest dynamic duos. Uniting once again to rouse those who try to tune them out, Jay and Louie share “Turn Me Up,” a hyperactive new banger. Produced by Flint-area sound architect YungWayne616, “Turn Me Up” gets its life from bouncing blasts of thudding bass and racing piano arpeggios, adding a sense of urgency to the duo’s tag team verses. Jay delivers animated ad-libs and rhythmic grunts as he hurls taunts towards his opposition and Louie grounds the proceedings with a more conventional flow, but equally colorful bars: “Go and do my dirty work for me, lil stuntman/My n****s ain’t that dirty, that’s your mans,” spits Louie. The new video highlights the brotherly dynamic between the two emcees, as both rappers take to the studio while decked out in blue streetwear.
St. Louis artist Lou Vellvito just released his latest video installment for “Goodfella” from his new project ‘Weigh Wit Wurdz’. The song is produced by his longterm producer GameRunnaz and is the second song on the project. The official music video was filmed by Boomin Visuals throughout various parts of Atlanta and St. Louis.
Although Lou Vellvito took a minor hiatus to focus on building his catalog and rebranding his image, he is no rookie to the game. Formerly known as Luey V, Lou Vellvito built strong relationships with Hip Hop heavyweights Bishop of ATL Top 20 and Bigga Rankin dating back to over 15 years ago. Fast forward to today, Bigga Rankin is 100% behind Lou Vellvito’s career.
When asked about the inspiration behind the record and visual, Lou Vellvito states, “It’s based on the film ‘Goodfellas’ but I’m also speaking on an actual street in St. Louis also this video captures the suit wearing mobster look which is a first for me just selling the title of the song and my name Lou Vellvito is a mobster type name so it goes hand in hand”.
Charlotte’s Jaah SLT haunts the nightmares of the opposition like Freddy Krueger, and like Freddy, he’s able to compose himself and deliver an iconic, comedic one-liner right before he gets you. His music embodies that unpredictable intensity that makes it feel like he could snap at any second. That energy is omnipresent on Jaah’s latest video single, “I Love It,” featuring a high-octane assist from Ohio rapper Jasiah, whose unchained hostility makes him a perfect counterpart—the Jason to Jaah’s Freddy.
The video finds Jaah and Jasiah marauding around a red-lit warehouse, toting flamethrowers and raging out the window of a BMW as the visuals grow more and more distorted to match the track’s wicked, twisted atmosphere.