Recently, The Black Opera (the artistic collective with roots from Nigeria, Uganda, Madagascar, France and the United States) have released “Sacred Cow”, a new self-produced record that introduces new member Johnny Void which explores the topics of injustice, belief and trust. The group has an affinity for embedding real topics into their verses and crafting or utilizing production that keeps them “hip” in today’s competitive musical landscape. Listen to the carefully and skillfully written verses by Jamall Bufford (formerly Buff1), Magestik Legend, Obie Iyoha and Johnny Void below:]]>
The single, even though serving up as a one off, is a solid listen that demonstrates the Empire State’s untapped success and drive to remain a force in hip-hop. With 2015 well into the third quarter, let’s see what else the youngster has up his sleeve. Check out his latest offering below.
With 4 more days (July 7th) until the release of Statik Selektah’s Lucky 7 album, he gives us yet another single off the star-studded project. This go round he gives us his track with Royce Da 5’9″, “Crystal Clear”. Statik Selektah’s Lucky 7 features an amazing line-up with original songs from: Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Big K.R.I.T, Royce Da 5’ 9,” Ab-Soul, Bun B, Styles P, Elle Varner, Talib Kweli, Sean Price, Bodega Bamz, Your Old Droog, Rapsody, Dave East, Mick Jenkins, Smif N Wessun, Young M.A, Buckshot, Skyzoo, A$AP Twelvyy, Kirk Knight, CJ Fly, Termanology & more. The album also features comedic interludes throughout by Hannibal Buress. Check out the latest single below.
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Statik will be having an album release show at Santos Party House and fans can purchase tickets here.]]>
23-year old Brooklyn MC, Young M.A, has taken the scene by storm ever since she came out and her status is only going up day by day. With over 2 million Youtube views on her “Brooklyn (Chiraq Freestyle)”, and a marketing and distribution partnership with Duck Down Music, Young M.A, returns with “Check”, a new freestyle over Meek Mill’s instrumental. “Check” is taken from Young M.A.’s upcoming mixtape Sleep Walkin.’ She has no fear of judgment and lives out loud over her rhymes and Young M.A proves that once again on “Check”.]]>
After over a year hiatus, Philadelphia’s Theodore Grams has hit the music scene hard with no plans of looking back. Theodore recently hit Philadelphia’s TLA stage alongside Curren$y, made his first appearance on Sway’s Universe to tackle the Friday Cypher and released his highly anticipated tape Sixtus 2. The mixtape is mostly self produced with a few tracks done by the HeatMakerz and BSideMusic. Grams also taps some of Philly’s upcoming talent Asaad, Tierra Whack, Drew Mills, & Fidel among others to feature on the aforementioned project.
Check out Sixtus 2 below.]]>
Producer Jonathan Hay is paying tribute to the late, Keith Whitley, by mashing up his 1988 single, “Don’t Close Your Eyes”, with verses from KXNG Crooked of Slaughterhouse and Truth Ali. The official video for “Ashamed” (Remix) will be premiered later on this month and this track will be found on The Urban Hitchcock album which will be released on August 4th. Check it out below.]]>