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After his numerous warnings to the rap community go unheeded, D2G links up with fellow Chicago lyricist, Castro, to let the verbal chopper sing. Emcees take note.
Sareem Poems & Ess Be drop a the music video for “Shadows“, from the Mind Over Matter release out now via Illect Recordings.
Just days before the release of his 5th full length album, Nomis gives us one more single before the release of, Rhodes to Rome on June 26th. “Theory of Self” is an inside look into the history of Nomis, and how the lens he views life through along with his artistic direction has evolved over time.
Adrian Dey returns for the summer with a stunning visual for his previously released single “DRAMA” produced by Edeez and directed by Jimmy Vi.
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.