Hip-Hop, Videos | Riz – Waiting Up ft. Drake [Behind The Leaked Record]

Posted by on April 20, 2012


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UPDATE:  Before I even had a chance to post the track, SoundCloud informed me the new record was copyrighted.  With some further investigation, I discovered the track leaked and there is some controversy behind how and why the track hit the blogs.  If you watch the video above, Riz explains how the record came about and how his relationship with Drizzy’s team has since gone sour.  If the claims in this video are truthful and the facts are how they appear, I have a new found respect for Riz as an artist.  Emerging into the game is not easy. Whether you’re digging through couches for nickels and dimes or have trust fund labels at your disposal, you still have to put in the work.  From what I have gathered, Drake’s label took advantage of a young artist and failed to hold up their end of the agreement.

Whether or not this track was purposely released (Riz say’s it wasn’t), and whether Drake’s manager is riding around hanging a $30,000 wrist gem out the window, people have now heard the track and know the name Riz.  Publicity stunt?  Some may see it that way.  It’s all gravy until we heard more from Riz and can evaluate him more as an artist.  Be on the lookout for new (legitimate) music coming soon!

**NY hip-hop artist, Riz, is breaking new grounds with his most recent single featuring Drake, which will be featured on his debut album, The Blindside.  Until now, I’ve never heard of this cat, but with nearly 60,000 Twitter followers , it’s evident he’s been doing several things right for a fair amount of time now.  Although some of that fan base could be due to the fact he’s worked with industry bosses such as Whoo Kid, Mr. Thanksgiving aka DJ Drama, Lloyd Banks, Yo Gotti, Trey Songz & more, he holds his own on this new track.  Produced by 40, Drake kicks off the song with some relationship rhymes and Riz follows with some emotional lyrics we can all relate to. **

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Hip-Hop, Rap | Introducing Celeb Forever

Posted by on December 28, 2011

I’m proud to finally introduce Celeb Forever to Fresh New Tracks. Based out of Cleveland, Ohio & New York City this singer, songwriter, and actor has started to garner major attention in the hip hop industry, with some people pushing for him to receive 2012 XXL freshman recognition. Celeb Forever is known for his hard hitting lines and auto tuned assisted hooks much like rap super star Drake. With his eyes on becoming a superstar he has already assisted Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, XV, and Donnis with song writing and collaborated with Curren$y, Big Sean, and Styles P. I attached a few songs to this post, but if you’d like Celeb Forever’s full project, you can download his DJ Drama assisted mixtape, Lights.

DOWNLOAD: Celeb Forever f. XV & Donnis – I Don’t Believe You

DOWNLOAD: Celeb Forever – Monsters

DOWNLOAD: Celeb Forever f. Styles P – Cook

Hip-Hop | DJ Drama ft. J. Cole & Chris Brown – Undercover

Posted by on October 6, 2011


A snippet of this track has been floating around the blogosphere for a little bit, but today we got our hands on the full version of this single off DJ Drama’s upcoming, Third Power, album which drops next week.

DOWNLOAD: DJ Drama ft. J Cole & Chris Brown – Undercover


Hip-Hop | DJ Drama ft Trey Songz, Titty Boi, & Big Sean

Posted by on July 26, 2011


“Bad bitches know wussup, she tell me that she love me….I tell her join the club”

DOWNLOAD: DJ Drama ft Trey Songz, Titty Boi, & Big Sean *MUST DL

Hip Hop Update:

DOWNLOAD: Nas ft Keiysha Cole – More Than I Can Say

DOWNLOAD: Wale – No One Can Be Like You (Freestyle)

Hip-Hop | Ty x Gspence – Another Day (We On)

Posted by on April 27, 2011

The dynamic duo, known simply as Ty and GSpence have been releasing banger after banger for the past few weeks. Their most recent drop, Another Day, features innovative original production from GSpence as well as clean lyrical flows from both artists. As an added bonus, Ty and GSpence sent over some visuals (which include cameos from DJ Drama, XV, B.O.B and more) from some of their recent travel and shows. Be on the look out for more from these guys as they continue to drop singles off of their project “Ivy League Kids…Hollywood Dreams..” and be sure to peep them on facebook.

DOWNLOAD: Ty x Gspence – Another Day (We On)