Hip-Hop, Rap | Marc Goone – Mike Matheny

Posted by on October 20, 2014


After an extended hiatus, Marc Goone has returned with bigger and badder plans for his take over. First single, “Mike Matheny”, is a song about bad decisions. Marc’s tongue-in-cheek type of writing style makes for a hilarious, weird, and unique song.

It’s been nearly a year since Marc has released any music, but it’s clear that he’s spent the time off honing his voice and prepping for this forthcoming album.

Enjoy, “Mike Matheny”, and check back in soon for more from Marc Goone.

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

Posted by on October 7, 2014

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 | Mike Melinoe – Hold My Dust

Posted by on September 12, 2014

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.


Hip-Hop, Mixtapes, Rap | Bobby Capri – Lemonade (Mixtape)

Posted by on September 12, 2014

Bobby Capri - Lemonade (Mixtape) (Artwork)

Fueling my addiction for Virginia-based rap music is the new comer Bobby Capri. Although this project wasn’t even supposed to come out, I’m sure glad it did. There is an essence of old-school paired with contemporary rhyming to make for a very enjoyable project.

Virginia’s music scene is bubbling to say the least, so it will be exciting to see where Capri ends up within it all.

FYI | Jake Udell Gave Up A Rap Career To Become Krewella’s Manager

Posted by on September 9, 2014

Jake Udell. What can you say about him that that hasn’t already been said. He’s a highly respected force in the industry. From being mentioned in Bob Lefsetz’s letter to managing Krewella and ZHU, he’s carved a brand for himself, becoming what many have called a super-manager. That’s why the video above is so fascinating. In an interview with AskMen.com, Udell described his budding rap persona.

JU: Yes. That is the last thing I want to bring up in this interview, but my failed career as a recording artist was so essential into making me the manager I am today. When I was 19 the recession hit and people needed essentials like milk more than framed jerseys for their wall. It was the summer between my freshman and sophomore year of college. I realized my goal was to have a voice. Rapping became the vehicle. The record was so bad, but it actually got radio play here in Chicago and other markets.

I could go on and on about Jake Udell and his interview with AskMen, but you’re going to have to read it yourself. A fascinating article about a fascinating person. Read the interview HERE.

Hip-Hop, Rap | Pell – Runaway (Video)

Posted by on September 1, 2014

After dropping his incredibly cohesive, Floating While Dreaming album earlier this year, Pell added on some visuals for the somber single, “Runaway”. The video, albeit simple, adds a level to Pell’s already vivid storyline. The blues and blacks of the video compliment Pell’s melodic voice, and take you through his turmoil-filled love life.

Things are just starting to hear up for this young emcee, so be on the lookout for more music and videos, very soon.

Albums | Sizzy Rocket – Morrissey

Posted by on August 22, 2014

In are day and age where it seems like pop stars are as easily interchangeable as bed sheets, it’s a rare occurrence to find an artist with poise, talent, and originality all wrapped in to one. Sizzy Rocket is a straight shooter, her writing ability evidencing that.

TV out the window, late night like a talk show, rich cunt at The Standard.

However, despite the brash and borderline-crude lyrics, Sizzy manages to seamlessly transition from her dark rapping abilities to a bubbly-sounding rendition of The Smith’s on the chorus. Don’t let the sound fool you, as the case with “Morrissey”, as well as previous release, “GIRLS“, the lines are oozing with playful sarcasm that begs for a second listen.

Enjoy the genre-bending song, and get introduced to pop music’s next rule breaker.