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After three years of writing, developing, and preparing new music, Sareem Poems and Ess Be are back with Mind Over Matter. Releasing via Illect Recordings, Mind is the second full length project from the Lansing, Michigan-based MC and producer duo. Their first album on Illect, 2015’s Beautiful Noise, was a highly motivational record based around positivity and perseverance. Mind Over Matter is definitely in the same vein as Noise, but it’s clear that as they worked on the new project, Poems and Ess Be weren’t afraid to dive deeper into who they’ve become as artists.
L.A is a duo from State College, Pa consisting of hip hop artists Legend Jones & Ave Amen. THE DREAM NEVER SLEEPS is the first official album for both artists , and will be available late summer 2018. The first single , “OH WELL“, sets the frame work for THE DREAM NEVER SLEEPS as a project that captures the unique vibe and energy of the 814, through the artistic perspective of both Ave Amen & Legend Jones.
Fairplay’s newest visual, “Who Run It“, is the MC in attack mode, flowing over the popular G Herbo instrumental with lyrical twists and turns. This is raw, uncensored hip hop with an energetic video to match. Videographer Rickee Arts captured Fairplay’s rapid fire bars with quick cuts that are as eye catching as they are impactful.
Flatbush, Brooklyn native VVS Verbal presents the music video for “Grind“, his new single featuring General Steele of Smif-N-Wessun and produced by Burlington, Vermont-based producer Es-K, who produces the entirety of Rebirth Of The Slickest, VVS’ new album out now on Bucktown USA.
California emcee Just Joey and UK producer Museum are Modern Language, presenting their new single “Molecules“.
After a long hiatus, NEPA artist, Jared Xavier returns to the scene with a nostalgic freestyle that promises to keep your head bobbin’. The freestyle is just a freestyle to keep the fans at bay while he works on this forthcoming project, The Love is Rare.
Eso Tre and Subz are L.A. duo Substance Abuse, presenting the RCKLSS ABNDN-directed music video for the Waes One and Philm One-produced single “Bridges”, featuring Aceyalone of Freestyle Fellowship.
The Mighty Capeech drops some new fire with “Opportunity” from his forthcoming ep. Showing no remorse and staying true to the streets he delivers the hustlers aesthetic of making money and trying to staying alive.
Fresh off the momentum and well-deserved hype of his first single “Fuckin Wit P“, Mr2theP drops his follow-up single,“Natural“, an updated boom bap masterpiece from his new EP, Island Fever. Produced by Darren Vegas and featuring cuts from DJ Prolific.