Hip-Hop | Julian Stephen Visits the Cereal Aisle, Arcade in “Simple Minds” Video

Posted by on December 12, 2014

Last month we premiered the latest single from the Queens-based rapper, “Sophisticated Thoughts,” and now he’s back with another laid-back video for a freestyle, “Simple Minds.” The video, directed by Jiggy Flix, fits well thematically with Julian’s rapping — he’s playful and doesn’t take himself too seriously; but don’t confuse that for a lack of skill. Julian’s flows are well-crafted and for all the comedic pauses and punchlines throughout the video, he drops some great rhymes as well. Stay connected with him here.


Hip-Hop | Julian Stephen — Sophisticated Thoughts (Prod. brandUn DeShay) [Premiere]

Posted by on November 20, 2014

Julian Stephen is a name to get familiar with. This Queens emcee drops off his latest single, “Sophisticated Thoughts”, showcasing his charisma and wordplay as he raps throughout the three-minute track. The video has a distinctly old-school feel, and in many ways Julian’s rapping and demeanor follows suit, with the kind of dynamism that characterized work from that period. The upbeat production comes courtesy of Chicago’s brandUn DeShay, who’s quickly gaining attention due to his recent work with Mac Miller, Chance The Rapper, Danny Brown, and Casey Veggies.

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Hip-Hop, Rap, Videos | Julian Stephen – Booty Call Hrs (Video)

Posted by on March 5, 2013

It’s not often that I’m approached via facebook message with music from artists I’ve never heard of. I take that back, that happens multiple times a day. What’s rare is me actually listening to that music, and what’s even RARER, almost unheard of, is me ENJOYING the song. But this, this my dear friends, is an anomaly. After Shawn Setaro of Rap Genius introduced me to Derrick, Julian’s manager, I had to listen. Shawn gave his endorsement, and that man’s word is bond. This time it was no different, after first hearing the track, I replayed it three times. After first watching the video, I watched it twice. Julian Stephen embodies New York rap. His beats, his flow, his lyricism. Check out the video above, and get yourself a booty call tonight.