Detroit Lyricist Courtney Bell Returns With New Single & Video “Introspection”

Courtney Bell, the lyrical Detroit rapper endorsed citywide, has returned with renewed sense of purpose, perspective, and vision on his latest single & video “Introspection”. After taking a brief hiatus from making music to focus on his mental health, community, & spiritual journey, Courtney lets listeners into the most intimate corners of his mind detailing the deep learning that occurred during his break and the extensive demons he fights on the daily. Over a subtle sample, jazzy drums, and waining keys, “Introspection” is a slow-burning confessional coupled with a lyrical exercise, showing the sheer ability & transparency that makes Courtney such a unique entity in today’s hip-hop landscape. The song encompasses the harrowing year Courtney Bell has had after tragically losing 13 people in his life to COVID, fiercely battling addiction, and even briefly losing his drive to make music. The visual for the track shows Courtney bouncing up-and-down the halls of a hospital draped in a medical gown, preaching about all of the heavy thoughts that occupy his brain and detailing the deep layers of his distinctive perspective.

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YN Jay & Babyface Ray Sail Down to “Coochie Island” in New Video

The two Michigan natives planned to stop at Coochie Island on their new collab track. but either way, they’re living their best lives in the new video single. YN Jay and Babyface Ray by a sea of bikini-clad baddies, crazy adventures, Michigan’s own YN Jay spends his day cruising in his canoe as he employs his signature flow to ruminate on teen moms, his fear of children, and his distaste with the state of global affairs over the bass-thumping instrumental.


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Kansas City Native Dufflebag Nate Is Grinding

Rising Kansas City, MO artist Dufflebag Nate is ready for the second quarter of the year, using his creativity in several different forms — a jack of many trades, if you will. Artist, Owner of Get Paid Entertainment, Real Estate Investor, and more, the creative is definitely on his way to massive notoriety. Starting his career in music in 2017, Dufflebag Nate has a pretty good handle on organically building his audience and creating new music. Growing a buzz in the midwest and beyond, the Kansas City native is on a good path.

Not new to expressing his creativity and collaborating with others as well, Dufflebag Nate has tracks with some notable artists like Gunplay, Yella Beezy, DJ Chose and several others. His buzzing single “Definition of a Bag” is also a popular single and visual he has done, and his forthcoming project is also produced by DJ Chose as well. Those familiar and new to Dufflebag Nate can expect new content throughout the rest of the year. Make sure to stream “Definition of a Bag” below:

Detroit’s Jugg Harden Flexes His Muscle On ‘For The Gram’ EP

Motor City MC Jugg Harden is not letting his original Instagram being hacked stop his progression as a creative. His newest EP, For The Gram,features five records that clock in right at 10-minutes. Each record has a hard-hitting instrumental and boasts some of Jugg’s slickest lyrics. The Wealthy Brand signeehas been on fire for the last year. His mid-west fan base is growing with every single drop. His impressive performance at Detroit’s annual sold-out 313 Day show has set the scene for a big summer. After securing features from PeezyBabyface Ray, and Allstar JR,the Detroit rapper is a mainstay at every club in the region. Jugg Harden has received support from outlets like Lyrical Lemonade, Pitchfork, and many more outlets over the last year. The Westside representative will not stop until he reaches the top.

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DC The Don Delivers Curbside Smoke in “Donny’s Revenge”

A versatile vibe-setter animated by his fearless creative vision, DC The Don masterfully strikes the balance between melodic anthems (delivered by the more tender side of his personality he calls RAG3 KIDD) and hard-biting rage raps (courtesy of the devilish, red-haired DONNY). Ignoring the angel on the other shoulder in favor of his more abominable alter ego, DC shares the new video for “Donny’s Revenge” from his recent album, My Own Worst Enemy, available everywhere now via Rostrum Records.

Barking hard-hitting bars over a hair-raising, speaker-shaking instrumental, courtesy of Trademarkand Ralph, ”Donny’s Revenge” is a take-no-prisoners anthem from the demonic emcee. The DotComNirvan-directed “Donny’s Revenge” video features DC as the titular red-headed rebel, surrounded by the intense stare of floating eyeballs that are sure to see you coming, as well as thick clouds of smoke that he’s sure to deliver to your door. 

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4/28 – Philadelphia, PA 

4/30 – Greenfield, MA

5/1 – Clifton, NJ5/5 – Atlanta, GA

5/7 – Orlando, FL

5/8 – Miami, FL

5/27 – Arlington, TX (So What?! Festival)

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 Ike Rhein Releases Acoustic Version of “Messed It Up”

Earlier this year, Ike Rhein released a hit song with Luh Kel titled, “Messed It Up.” Building on the success of the record, Ike Rhein is back with an acoustic version of “Messed It Up.” The acoustic version of “Messed It Up” brandishes heavenly piano chords from KMKZ and is slowed down to accentuate Sogimura’s production and Ike Rhein’s powerful, emotive vocals. 

“Messed It Up” details how hindsight is 20/20. The record is about longing to change something about yourself in order to belong with someone else, but realizing that the whole thing was just a misunderstanding in your head.

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The DRs Share New Single “Good Thing”

Los Angeles by way of Chicago, multi-instrumentalist duo The DRs have shared their second single of the year,” Good Thing.” In addition to the single’s release, the duo has also announced their upcoming debut EP, Songs Before Therapy, is slated for release this May. Produced by Timtypebeat (Summer WalkerBaby Rose), “Good Thing” is steeped in bare-bones emotion and finds vocalist D.Phelps’ challenging love and taking a risk by walking away from a good thing that he’s not emotionally prepared for. The track is a deep reflective rumination that brings to light the growth and vulnerability that stems from the unsettling truths.


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DC The Don Croons in The Sun On “i want you <3" Video

With a genre-spanning versatility brought to life by his ambitious creative vision, DC The Don masterfully toes the line between melodic anthems (delivered by the more tender side of his personality he calls RAG3 KIDD) and hard-biting rage raps (courtesy of the devilish, red-haired DONNY). Giving DONNY the day off, DC offers RAG3 KIDD his spot in the limelight amidst their battle for supremacy, sharing his new 713bran-directed and edited video for “i want you <3” from his recent album, My Own Worst Enemy.

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Detroit’s King Dif & K1 Soundz Link for ‘Family Business’ EP

King Dif has been consistent with his releases since the new year started, and he’s returning again for another offering, this time collaborating with his brother K1 Soundz for their new EP, “Family Business”. The EP features their freestyle to “The Game” and Kanye West’s “Eazy”, which they retitled “Never Eazy”.

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