Kris Minor – “Coolin” (Prod. by Kris Minor)
“Mama told me keep my faith in God and not these hoes.” After listening to Kwama’s “Coolin” a handful of times, I feel like stepping my game up. The energy this Kris Minor-produced record gives off is high class comfort, making lavish lifestyles seem accessible for anyone who wants to put the work in. Ready to go? Press play and keep it moving.
SilaS – “Gullah Gullah Island” Video
90s babies will remember when “Gullah Gullah Island” was a Nickelodeon kids show, set around an African-American family who taught everyone how to get along and cherish life together. Mississippi rapper SilaS is searching for those positive vibes in this dark new video of the same name, where he uses an impeccable flow and slick cinematography to help his quest for equality gain steam. Hopefully his work doesn’t go unheard. Download more powerful tunes from SilaS on his The Day I Died project here.
Matthew Chaim – “Untitled” (Prod. by Noah Barer and Cavework)
Music might be big business, but the heart of the genre comes from artists with nothing but an idea and melody. Matthew Chaim appears to thrive of that creative intuitiveness, using his invigorating new track “Untitled” to explain how he’s searching for nothing more than a feeling when making his tunes. Considering this one feels so spiritual, we’ll assume we’re hearing his sweet spot.
Hot Peez – “Cherish” Video
With such small attention spans and busy schedules, we tend to take things for granted. On Hot Peez’s new video for “Cherish,” the soulful New Orleans rapper shakes off his cobwebs and decides to dedicate himself to the things that matter most – family, friends and relative success. The warming clip comes in celebration for the one year anniversary of HP’s White Hall project, which you can download here.
Zip K Feat. CyHi The Prynce – “Ea$t” Video
This new video for Zip K’s “Ea$t” feels like it should come with some Tylenol. Both the woozy clip and banging single have a hangover feel to them, leaving viewers looking for some hair of the dog. Despite the loosey goosey appeal, the track is a lot of fun and Zip’s final product is well done on a budget.
Rayed R – “Competition” Video
Interpolating older hits can be tough, but Rayed R has managed to use both “Money, Power & Respect” from The Lox and “Dream On” from Aerosmith to fuel his new “Competition” record, where he lets contemporaries know he’s looking to move them to his rearview. The end result is tight in all the right places and his polished final product shows the artist formerly known as Ray Rizzle is right for setting his goals so high.
Ziggy – “DreDay”
Banging beat? Oh yeah. Killer flows? On point. Content worth hearing? Indeed. Ziggy’s “DreDay” has everything needed to qualify for banger status. Take my word for it, you’ll want to turn this one up loud and probably end up searching for a download link afterwords. Oh wait…we have you covered. Zig’s new Hurry Up And Buy project is available on iTunes.
M-Nat – “Do Or Die” Video
Milwaukee’s rap scene is quietly coming together quite nicely and one of the more slept-on acts from Cream City is M-Nat. For those who aren’t familiar, the buzzing MC has delivered his “Do Or Die” video, a razor sharp clip that shows off Nat’s flawless flows and goes into all the reasons why he’s got big things ahead. Download M-Nat’s Do Or Die mixtape here.
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