Mello Cartier has been making noise with his newest single & visual for “KWYK” (Know What You Know). The Waterbury, Connecticut native curates a vibe that anyone can relate to coming up in rough environments like Mello did in the city of Waterbury. As he rhymes over an up-tempo beat that was coincidently produced by the music video director Esbei2x. The visual depicts the different lights of his hometown, where on one side he‘s showing the fun, positive side where you’re in your comfort zone turning up with your day-ones, while on the other side conveying some of the risks you have to take to ensure your family doesn’t go without. The record is filled with relatable bars, a captivating hook, and a fiery beat. You can’t help but turn it up, hit play and repeat. Watch now!
Since 2022 has started, rising rapper Neilan Dolan has been hard at work. Hailing from Jersey, the East Coast native now finds himself in Los Angeles, which is sure to breed different creative results due to location and cultural influences. Taking this notion to heart, he recently released his well-received project, Forever Focused which spawned a handful of fan-favorites. Looking to take advantage of the response, he checks into our pages with the engaging new video to one of those standouts, “How Many.”
Buoyed by a great understanding of autotune and a charismatic presence, “How Many,” is an engaging video that finds Dolan pondering over a list of different topics. On the top of his mind, though, is women, with the chorus–and song as a whole–revolving around the age-old riddle, “How many b****es can I fit in this coupe?” Showcasing impressive cadence structures and a stout pen, Neilan does a wonderful job of enhancing the vibe brought forth from the video. Directed by Shangaii, the visual finds Dolan in a house with one woman, draped in heavy effects, before switching over to a few fun scenes of him with multiple women driving around Los Angeles, seemingly answering the aforementioned question.
Take a peek at the video below and be sure to get familiar with Neilan Dolan.
Unlvcky Nas is one of the most versatile acts from Philadelphia. His lyrics are strong, but you never know what pocket he’ll jump in with each release. “Yeah Yeah” is an up-tempo banger that will have everyone going bonkers on Tik Tok. The high BPM track is his first drop since his Babyface Ray & Veeze-assisted LP, Still Not F*****g Around.
DMV rap legend Big Flock is back with a vengeance on his newest mixtape, 1 Lick Away. PG County’s top bar spitter had a lot to get off his chest with his first project of 2022. The 15-track project has absolutely no features and clocks in just under 40 minutes. Big Flock has been through almost everything a street lyricist can go through. He’s spent time in jail and experienced loss and betrayal from people he loved the most. He remains 10 toes down and paints a vivid picture of his life for his loyal fans to hear with each song. His latest visual for “Stupid Sh*t” shows a more polished approach from the gritty MC.
New York rapper Maliibu Miitch is back with another one! Today she releases her new single “Slide” featuring fellow Bronx rapper B-Lovee, available on all digital platforms. Produced by Zukye “Ardella” Smith, Maliibu and B-Lovee have come together for a new summer banger. Maliibu gave her fans a treat as she hopped on IG Live to chop it up with fans to premiere the video, directed by longtime collaborator OffJimmer. “Slide” is the follow-up to her most recent release, “Letter to My Ex” (click here), and will be featured on her new project, Sailor Goon out later this year.
US producer TrillestSince87 (TS87) has returned with his latest single “OTW” alongside rapper and frequent collaborator Connor Evans. Based in the Philadelphia area, TS87 has been building a name for himself as a producer since arriving on the scene a few years ago. Following the release of his first official single, “GET BUSY”, last year, he’s shared several follow-up singles and looks set to keep the momentum going and reach new heights with “OTW”.
With Connor’s smooth cadence and impressive lyrical abilities combined with TS87’s refined production, “OTW” makes for a fascinating listen. “OTW” is the title track from TS87 and Connor Evans’ newly released collaborative EP. The track sets the tone perfectly for what listeners can expect on the rest of the project.
Harlem-born, Bronx-raised artist ForMySkyz has struggled for years with feelings of loneliness and at his lowest moments, found refuge in his creative expression. Taking to social media one day, he performed a song he penned that was so impactful, that he began to shed tears during the performance. The post resonated with audiences so much that it now sits at over 2 million views. The aforementioned track is titled “How To Heal,” which details the struggles of dealing with pain, hard times, and misdirection.
Knowing that everyone heals differently, he asks the listening audience not to tell someone how to heal, but instead, just show love and support. Before the official release of “How To Heal,” the track has amassed well over 1.5 million plays and over 1.2 million streams on TikTok with no marketing push.
Known for mixing hummable melodies with magnetic bars and speaker-knocking percussion, Syracuse rapper Scorey is shaping the sound of a new era. He returns with “Oh, Oh”, his guitar-driven, genre-bending new single. Accompanied with a new visual “Oh, Oh” comes following the release of his melodic love song “Girls Love Rod Wave” and “Die Young”, which features a powerful Band Perry sample.
My Favorite Color is still “Frustrated” and taking time to get some things of his chest with his new visual. MFC takes a step away from his usual uptempo flow and quirky lyrics for a trappy snare-base beat and aggressively quotable bars that leave a bruise with every punchline. This new music video shows MFC in a different hue as he gets some things off his chest.
Nomad is known for his strong work ethic and attention to detail in his music, and for his first release under Equity, he knew he had to deliver. Offering lyrics relatable to the average day-to-day hustler, matched with hard-hitting production, Nomad held no punches! “Made Men” is a solid trap anthem, serving as a dope motivational record not just for the hustlers, but for anyone who needs to get to the business. Added to his new deal and single, he’s also launched a Made Men merchandise line! Already doing numbers, Nomad continues to prove why he’s destined for success.