Check out this new video by Ariano & Jade River titled “Through The Trap“, off their latest collab project Child Trapped In Poems. This album delivers a body of work that has a little bit of something for everyone, but no matter the musical taste, it is guaranteed to make the listener feel.
Alabama’s LUH SOLDIER has definitely asserted himself as one of the next premier hip hop talents to rise from the south and in just this past year alone Luh Soldier new EP and the title track, “NAW FR,” placed him on a new pedestal of popularity.
The 20-year-old rapper is definitely bringing a different flavor to modern hip-hop, with his raw, energetic, rapid-fire lyrics and cinematic sound that people are certainly paying attention to. Exclusively released today on World Star Hip Hop, Luh Soldier returns with the drop of his official video for “NAW FR” featuring Memphis’s newest hip hop prodigy, NLE Choppa.
The visual was directed by Catch Rec Media and takes you to the streets where Luh Soldier and NLE Choppa send out their crew of baddies to handle a home invasion. The song is off Luh Soldier’s newest project, NAW FR. Recently signed to Cinematic Music Group, Luh Soldier’s most recent project, NAW FR is out now and features guest appearances by G Herbo, PeeWee Longway and more.
Luh Soldier continues to pioneer a new fanbase and establish himself as the hottest artist coming up in Alabama. Follow Luh Soldier on Instagram.
After creating a wave with his previous hit, “Think of You,” new Miami star Puku capitalizes on the 500,000 streams with a breakout follow-up, titled, “Don’t Call”. Directed by Khufu Najee, Puku confronts his demons and find light in the darkness to overcome his adversities. The visual is a clear window into the artist’s universe and is as moody as it is beautiful, reflecting inwards and facing his emotions.
“‘Don’t Call’ is a song about someone moving away from you, though you constantly tried to give them the energy, you seemed to get pushed away,” Puku says about the making of new song. “When I produced and wrote this song, I was at a point in my life where I felt distant from a lot of people that I truly believed in and genuinely tried to help grow, but I guess it wasn’t enough.”
Stream it now on SoundCloud via Tell Your People. For more on Puku, follow the new rising star on Instagram.
Florida’s TeeJay3k has established notoriety for himself as a new artist his signature street mentality, energetic attitude and a string of hits like “Florida Drippin,” “Dirty Muddy” and his latest hit, “Foreign”. Capitalizing on his critically-acclaimed 2016 mixtape, Cold Summer Vol. 1, today, the rising star makes his debut called Soul Searching.
The Pompano Beach-based rapper amassed a massive audience of his own with gritty pain raps and autobiographical lyrics. The debut was promoted with a new smash hit in “Bad Vibes” as the album details the artist’s struggle with losing loved ones, heartbreak and the weight of success.
Among the 12-track effort includes guest appearances by today’s hottest new artists Quando Rondo, Lil Poppa, Cyko and Mozzy. Including TeeJay3k’s hit single, the debut features breakout tracks like “Pressure,” “No Friends” and “FWMB”.
TeeJay3k on Soul Searching:
“It feels like every time I drop a project, I get a year older. It’s like sort-of like my birthday. This project is very heartfelt. Basically, if you ever went through something, you can relate but it’s also about how I put my past behind me and made a name for myself.”
For more on TeeJay3k, follow the rising star today on Twitter and Instagram.
Stream TeeJay3k debut via Free The Lost Records now on Spotify.
Tampa Bay, FL based underground Hip Hop artist Artille releases his new music video titled “I Just Wanna Be Sober“, showcasing his addiction to cocaine and how it negatively affected his relationship and life. This song appears as the intro on his second independent album, Highs & Lows, which is available on all streaming platforms!
Dark Reign Royalty is pushing their brand to the next level with their brand-new record featuring Hip Hop legend Tragedy Khadafi, along with a new line of merchandise set to release before the new year.
DRR is also enlisting new talent to their roster including Popa Don. The soul singer, R&B legend, and top ten original Lost Boy, is famed for his work with Wyclef Jean, Mr. Cheeks, Ghostface Killah, as well as a regular performer on The Ryan Show FM.
“Adding a talent like Popa Don to the DRR Roster is the spark we needed heading into 2020. Not only will we be creating new music that spotlight Pop’s vast skill set but will also be making sure that he gets what’s been owed to him.” -Rogues P
Popa Don created “The Prayer” which boosted the popularity of Ghostface Killah’s album “The Big Doe Rehab.”Recently Popa Don publicly accused Ghostface Killah of stealing credit for “The Prayer” by changing his name to “Ox” on the album and holding any residuals.
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On November 12, 2019, the West Coast rapper and Death Row Records Alum was pronounced dead in his cell at Riverside County Jail in Blythe, California. He was awaiting arraignment for a Domestic Violence incident at the time of the announcement.
Born Jamarr Stamps on November 27, 1975, in Hawaiian Gardens, California he shot into the hip hop scene by rapping at house parties growing up. Through doing this he came to the attention of the LBC crew, an act that was executive produced by LBC legend Snoop Dogg himself. He garnered critical attention in 1996 as a guest feature on 2pac Shakur’s song, “Krazy” off of his Makaveli album. He was briefly signed to Doggystyle Records where he made numerous guest appearances before officially signing to Priority Records and dropping his debut, “Word on tha Streets” in 1998.
Bad Azz followed it up in 2001 by releasing the album “Personal Business” which featured Snoop Dogg and Kokane along with lil 1/2 Dead on the lead single “Wrong Idea.” He continuously worked throughout the 2000s, even returning to some Death Row projects in mid 2011-2013. Throughout his consistent work schedule, he was no stranger to controversy, in March of 2013, it was being reported that Bad Azz had allegedly gotten into a physical altercation with singer Ray J. When questioned Bad Azz said the fight was in retaliation for getting jumped by the notoriously known Suge Knight a decade earlier, Ray J was involved because this was around the time he had aligned himself with the infamous mogul.
In 2009 he had linked up with Bizzy Bone of the legendary Bone Thugs N. Harmony for the project “Thug Pound.” The title a mix between both artist roots (Bone Thugs and Tha Dogg Pound), the album garnered critical success but was overlooked ultimately when it was put up alongside albums of younger artists who had much better promotion behind them. Still, his single “As Long as I Can” is one of my personal favorites, there’s something that rappers from the boom bap era possess that can’t be taught. It’s that certain something that is consistency missing from the current sound at the moment.
With a few new projects announced the sudden passing of Bad Azz has caught many fans and fellow artists off guard. According to reports, Jamarr “Bad Azz” Stamps died of natural causes after jail officials attempted to resuscitate him to no avail. It is still unclear on the actual cause of death until the LA Medical examiner take a look and release their findings sometime in the near future.
The DMV ‘lyrical alchemist’ breaks down the science of emceeing through top-notch, elaborate wordplay and mastered punchlines. He reminds fans and rappers to stop hating and just enjoy the music. He also reminds the world just who he is, “cause to me MC means move the crowd, I gotta be nice with these verses no mistakes allowed.”
The blend of boom-bap and soulful cadences accentuates the superb lyricism for an addictive dose of ear milk. Stream “No Mistakes Allowed”and connect with Barz Nice below.