Hip-Hop, Rap | Pell – Wait On Me (ft. Dent May)

Posted by on October 10, 2014

The New Orleans emcee, Pell, has returned with his newest visual for “Wait On Me”. The video is put together well and Dent May compliments the chorus perfectly. The vibey sound makes it perfect to rock out alone to, or cruise around playing in the car.

Future projects are still undisclosed, but things appear to be heating up for Pell. With his melodic and soothing voice, it’s hard to imagine a world without his music infiltrating the airwaves.

Also, if you missed it, be sure to check out Pell’s live rendition of “Fresh Produce” here, and see his voice in action.

Hip-Hop, Mixtapes, Rap | Jon Waltz – Alyss (EP)

Posted by on October 10, 2014

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After numerous praise-worthy singles, the time has finally come for Jon Waltz’s full project. Accompanied by a unique story and visual representation, “Alyss”, proves to be an incredibly cohesive and well thought-out body of work.

In my mind, Waltz is still actively searching to find his voice, as well as his core audience. There are moments on the EP where one can hear obvious Drake influences, or perhaps the out layer of a Skizzy Mars shell that is shedding. That being said, Jon Waltz and “Alyss” speak to a very different group of people than both of the aforementioned artists.

For kids trying to find their place in the world, or young adults that simply like to question why things happen the way they do, “Alyss” is a must listen.

Hip-Hop, Rap | Scolla – Play It Cool (ft. Skewby)

Posted by on October 7, 2014

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Feel-good rap is too hard to come by nowadays. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not mad at any stripclub anthems that have been put out in 2014, however, with the recent release of Kendrick Lamar’s “i”, it seems as if positive vibes and less-booty shaking might be returning to hip-hop.

Here to add to that movement is Scolla with his new Skewby assisted track, “Play It Cool”. The song displays Scolla’s infectious melodies as well as the raw rapping ability of both him and Memphis native, Skewby.

Follow Scolla on SoundCloud and dig a little deeper in to the music!

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Hip-Hop, Mixtapes, Rap | Ace Cosgrove – UsvsRobots (Mixtape)

Posted by on October 7, 2014

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Ace Cosgrove hails from the DMV, and is no newcomer to Fresh New Tracks. His soulful twist on rap saw him relative success leading up to the release of this tape. And now that UsvsRobots is finally available to the world, it’s only a matter of time before things really propel to the next level.

The DMV has been incredibly strong recently, and everyone is awaiting the next artist to pop. Take a listen below and see why it might just be Ace Cosgrove.

Hip-Hop, Rap | .OZ x DreDream – Made Men (feat. Rick Ross) [Remix]

Posted by on September 23, 2014

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This is probably .OZ‘s biggest sound yet, and when I say big, I mean more along the lines of it BANGS. This remix is the perfect integration of original sound vs new sound. I feel like a lot of artists are trying to hit that medium recently and .OZ along with DreDream have accomplished it nicely. After the release of his first EP 4 months ago “Just Kick It”, .OZ plans to come back with singles stronger and headier than ever before.

Hip-Hop, Rap | Logic – Under Pressure

Posted by on September 15, 2014

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I’m lost for words.  I’ve been playing this moment out in my head for years, forecasting scenarios and making predictions on Logic’s debut.  “Is Logic ever going to let me buy a song? What will the first single sound like?  Who’s going to produce it?  What will it be called?  When will the album drop?” …I could go on and on but I’ll spare you.  I’ll continue to play out new scenarios in my head, but what is boils down to is this. LOGIC IS OFFICIALLY ON ITUNES AND HIS DEBUT ALBUM, UNDER PRESSURE, WILL HIT BOX STORE SHELVES & DIGITAL STORES ON 10/21!!  Not only is his debut self titled single crack, but he produced it himself.  Put your seat belts on kids, the ride has officially begun.  #UnderPressure

Purchase on iTunes: Logic – Under Pressure [Prod. by Logic]

Hip-Hop, Rap | Mike Melinoe – Hold My Dust

Posted by on September 12, 2014

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Hailing from Detroit is Mike Melinoe, an emcee and part of the rap conglomerate known as Organic Geniuses. In anticipation of his new project, PropeR Element$, Melinoe has dropped off a captivating single titled, “Hold My Dust”.

His voice is raspy, yet intoxicating. His lyricism is dark, yet playful. The instrumental is old-school, yet contemporary and unique.

Nothing about “Hold My Dust” is ordinary, and that shows. While only 22, Melinoe strikes me as a young emcee to really make some moves this coming year.

Tune back in for PropeR Element$, and enjoy some hip-hop for your weekend.