Hip-Hop, Videos | OnCue Is The New Meme King of Hip-Hop With “No Way” Video

Posted by on January 29, 2015

A musicians presence behind a camera can often make or break their music.  Brooklyn based MC, OnCue, has always taken pride in crafting unique, original, authentic music videos to complement his everlasting sound.  From the stop-motion laced “Way Too Far” to Cuey Nuts and milk showers in “Cereal” to the hazy “New Religion” video featuring Just Blaze & cardboard Dorothy, OnCue always delivers something fresh and innovative.

In support of his debut album, Angry Young Man, Cuey released the official music video for his most recent single, “No Way” just yesterday.  In true Cuey form, him and director Hunter Lyon (side-note: follow this kid, he’s super talented with the camera) cook up a video like none of us have ever seen before.  Honestly, I’m still trying to my mind around the logistics that went into making this work.  Superimposing himself on some of the internet/Reddit’s hottest stories – Bieber getting his paparazzi rage on, Zombie turtle lover kid, the creeper who interrupted a live newscast – & several more, Cue shows us why he’s not gonna stop ’til he gets it.  Fortunately for us, someone over at Buzzfeed has already aggregated the memes used in this video into one post so you can relive them all over and over and over and over again.  Be sure to show love to Cuey & Hunter for this work of art!

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Pop, RnB | Maroon 5/Kanye West (Medley) – Dylan Reese

Posted by on January 27, 2015

 

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With the style and creativity of Jon Bellion and a voice somewhere between SoMo and The Weeknd, Dylan Reese is someone you need to get familiar with. This up and coming R&B artist brings a certain attitude, style and work ethic to the often times forgotten genre.

 

Recently, Dylan has taken a pause on his original music and has been crafting unique medleys of well known songs. Today, Dylan let go the second installment in which he takes pop superstars Maroon 5’s ‘She Will be Loved’ and ‘Sunday Morning’ as well as ‘Say You Will’ by Kanye West’s favorite person, Kanye West. Dylan’s ability to fuse the three songs into one medley and really make it his own is spot on; be sure to check out the initial medley ‘Often/3005‘.

Hip-Hop | Kaytranada – Driving Me Crazy (Feat. Vic Mensa)

Posted by on January 27, 2015

After putting the city on his back with their previous track, Wimme Nah, the young Chicago MC is enlisted by producer extraordinaire Kaytranada for his brand new single, Driving Me Crazy. Driving Me Crazy brings high energy sounds and great raps. Not too much more to say other than keep hitting replay. Enjoy.

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Hip-Hop, Pop | TJ Hickey – Drinkin’ Bout You

Posted by on January 27, 2015

 

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As a fan of music, it takes quite a bit of convincing to give a previously dismissed artist a second listen down the road. Once upon a time TJ Hickey was caught up in frat rap, sounding like a plethora of others all trying to accomplish the same thing, but that is the case no more. The Fresh New Tracks newcomer delivers a new single ‘Drinkin Bout You’ accompanied by some stimulating visuals from M9. The single is the first off of his forthcoming project ‘Undeniable‘ which is set to drop later this Spring.

 

As of late TJ has really transformed his sound, using elements of not only pop and hip hop, but really adding some rock inspired production working with one of the best in the game currently, Louis Bell. As of late, TJ has teamed up with the likes of Cam Meekins and Huey Mack on his single ‘Stay The Night‘ and more recently linked with rapper Futrustic for ‘Hollywood‘.

Electro, Hip-Hop, Indie | Akouo – All They Do (ft Mayo & Monsoonsiren)

Posted by on January 26, 2015

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2014 was a huge year for Chicago born rapper and FNT regular Mayo and it appears 2015 is going to be no different. In a genre overcrowded with artists  jumping on sampled beats and recycling hooks from yesterday, Mayo has constantly provided extremely original music and unique, yet epic, collaborations. In his latest collab, Mayo teamed up with Australian DJ/Producer Akouo and Indie artist Monsoonsiren. In this extremely unique collab the trio successfully creates a sound that truly brings aspects of their respected genres to life.

Hip-Hop, Rap | Marc Goone is The Scrumple King

Posted by on January 24, 2015

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Marc Goone is an anomaly. To say his Twitter presence is strange would be an understatement. To say his music is packed with surprises simply wouldn’t do it justice.

On his newest album The Scrumple King Goone mixed the perfect amount of unabashed humor, with a level of self-awareness that is rare in any artist. His writing is stunning with deeply-rooted metaphors and rhyme-schemes that a normal rapper would be scared to even attempt.

With his brand down-pat and now clearly the music just as stunning, 2015 should be a big year for the St. Louis native.

Hip-Hop | Quinn – FFYL (Prod. ayokay)

Posted by on January 22, 2015

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Detroit artist Quinn is back with a new single “FFYL” and no lie, not only did I pull a Funk Flex on the track in the first listen, and ran it back, I’m playing this track on repeat, it’s that good. With a voice of his own over tracks that resonate, there’s no reason for this Motor City brother not to break, this track is hot, it’s a must listen and a must download! Give him a heart on Hypem!

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