Rap | M!NT makes his label debut with new single and video “90 Degrees” (ft. Nas Leber)

Posted by on September 22, 2020

If you’re already missing the warm Summer days like we are, we’ve got the song for you. Brooklyn-based producer M!NT has released his melodic and introspective new single “90 Degrees”. The collaboration with Bronx-raised artist Nas Leber is an emotive track brought to life with heavy 808s, piano, and smooth vocal production. According to the press release, the nostalgic lyricism (via Leber) illustrates themes of overcoming challenges and and gratitude for the man he’s become as a result. Those feels are doubled down thanks to the songs relatable “end of Summer” retrospect.

Directed by Sasha Nitze, the highly cinematic video is one of the best we’ve seen in 2020. In the visual, we find Leber rapping against the backdrop of a typical Bronx streetscape (filmed in City Island, to be precise). With it’s stunning creative direction and melancholy tone, the visual takes viewers on a nostalgic trip into memories of a Summer gone by, with a totally New York feel.

The visual premiered on producer and YouTuber Ryan Celsius’ platform and is already making a buzz. Celsius oversees M!NT’s A&R on Stockholm-based record label Amuse, who M!NT recently inked a deal with. Prior to signing his label deal, M!NT had an extensive career as an independent artist, producer, and sound engineer having worked with the likes of Cautious Clay, Ooah from Glitch Mob and NAO, as well as touring around the electric festival circuit, performing at Electric Forest, Mysteryland, and Lightning in a Bottle. If “90 Degrees” is anything to go by, we’re expecting great things from this rising producer. Be sure to stay up to date with all things M!NT by following him on Instagram and checking out the video for “90 Degrees” below!

Hip-Hop, Rap | Read Up: Trizz – Book of Life

Posted by on January 10, 2020

Kicking off 2020, West Coast Hip Hop favorite Trizz is back on Tommy Boy with his latest track, “Book of Life“.  Never one to pump the brakes, Trizz has built a die hard fan base while racking up millions of streams since officially launching his solo career in 2016.  

Championed by legends like Brother Lynch Hung and Tech N9ne, Trizz has been cranking out projects, churning out videos and dropping quality verses on features non-stop over the last several years.  Recognized by tastemakers around the country for his flawless flow and hard-hitting lyricism, he has continued to impress fans with both his catalog and high-energy live performances around the country.  With a stash of singles primed and ready to go in 2020, it’s shaping up to be a major year for the already prolific MC.

Hip-Hop, Rap | Tef Poe Drops Off New Single ‘Believe Me’

Posted by on October 4, 2019

Tef Poe, an author, educator, award-winning journalist, social revolutionary and lifelong MC, is ready to make some waves with his new single, “Believe Me”. Fresh off of a month-long journey to Jordan where he represented the United States Hip Hop community as part of a fellowship with Next Level USA and after going through some personal hardships, Tef Poe’s new single is a heartfelt banger.

Now back with a new hunger and a stash of insane tracks, Tef Poe is ready to close out 2019 on a high note, starting with his new single.  Fast fire flows, deep hitting bars and an unmatched energy carry the track, sure to give longtime fans something to be excited about and new fans something fresh for their playlists.

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Hip-Hop, Rap | Dandelot Releases New Single and Video “Tutu”

Posted by on September 30, 2019

Genre defying artist and producer, Dandelot returns with his sophomore single and video for “Tutu”. The track follows his well received debut “David”. Fusing an eclectic Hip-Hop beat over a classically influenced piano loop, “Tutu” catches you on first listen with its catchy flows. As the title hints, his background as a ballet pianist plays a big part in the song’s inspiration and theme. Shot in a ballet studio, the stunning, self-directed visual is a work of art in its own right. Featuring a trio of synchronized ballerinas and immersive close ups, it’s a visual feast. With influences ranging from Kanye West to Bon Iver, Dandelot the real deal when it comes to artistry. Evident from this latest drop, this rising NY-based talent is certainly someone to keep on your radar.

Exclusive, Featured, Hip-Hop, Indie, Rap, Trap | Vic August Releases New Single “Approach (feat. Socialblight & UKNWN)”

Posted by on August 16, 2019

With his signature sauce and undeniable swag, it makes perfect sense that he has already picked up co-signs from Ebro on Beats 1 and Spotify – landing on the cover of their ‘Mellow Styles’ playlist in Australia.

On “Approach,” Vic August brings smooth melodic flows over a slick guitar driven, Trap infused beat, blurring the lines between Hip Hop & R&B in a way that only he can. “Approach” is the first single off his upcoming album “xx”due out in November, and if the rest of the album sounds like this single, he’s on track to being the next Travis Scott.

Hip-Hop, Rap | Jaeo Draftpick Drops New Slap ‘Bless the Trap’

Posted by on July 26, 2019

Jaeo Draftpick has come out with a new single showing everyone why Long Island is back on the come up in the Rap scene. Although his music typically involves stronger messages, “Bless The Trap” is a song you can freely bump to with easy lyrics and an addicting beat behind it. When speaking to Jaeo, he even said that he “wanted this song to stand out from the rest.

The track alone is enough to get anybody off their feet, but the video brings its own heat. Taking inspiration from the celebrations of Haitian Flag Day, Jaeo let his followers know he was going out to celebrate and with the large crowd that came to see him, shot the video surrounded by those repping Haiti.

Hip-Hop, Rap | Jaeo Draftpick Starts Off 2019 With ‘Beef & Broc’

Posted by on January 25, 2019

While the year may have only just started, Long Island MC Jaeo Draftpick is coming out of the gate strong with his new single, “Beef & Broc“.  Coming off of his biggest year to date, 2018 saw Jaeo performing heavily around the tri-state, while he also landed his first sync placement and released a number of well received singles.

On his new single “Beef & Broc“, Jaeo brings vicious bars over a hard-hitting Trap infused beat.  From its catchy rhythmic hook to Jaeo’s evocative lyrics, one can sense that this is truly only the beginning for the Long Island native.  His energetic performance throughout the song will undoubtedly help set the tone for the year ahead – which promises to be packed with releases.