Category Archives: Hip Hop

They Don’t Like To See A Girl Get It Done: “Hold Up” by Baby Cate | @_BABYCATE

“You a hater
What you hatin’ on?
I swear they don’t like
To see a girl get it done…”

Photo Credit: Baby Cate

After dropping her last Project “Baby Cate (The Mixtape)”, artist and New Orleans native Baby Cate recently released her single entitled “Hold Up”. “Hold Up” is a bouncy and energetic track that doesn’t stray too far away from her subltle laid back vibe and her clear message that she definitely gives several fucks about her worth as a an artist, female artist and producer (“Sleeping on me/Imma come louder”) that fans are accustomed to. And of course, all haters and fake asses can take the usual step out of her way (“As a matter of fact/I got some balls you can go and suck.”). On this track fans will notice her confident “new flow” and still appreciate her dope authenticity. Side note: She’s a future beast preparing to blossom. Y’all enjoy!

Hold up is available on all digital streaming platforms.

✊🏾 “Beats and Rhymes” EP Vol. 1 by KevnPhe | @kevnphe

“I play smart
And stay sharp,
I make art
So to hell with
A fake chart.
You see,
I’m tryna pay bills more
Could give a fuck
About a Billboard
That ain’t what God
Gave me skill for.”

The VA/CA connected duo known as Kevnphe have been consistent with releasing a lot of new music lately and recently the duo dropped their five track “Beats and Rhymes” Volume 1 EP. Once again, the unfuckwittable educators give listeners their stoic “God flow” and a conscious vibe with lyricism that might “fuck you up” on site. But trust, they do it for the love. Y’all enjoy!

#StatenIsland “Harbor Kidz” by @SqUeEgIe_O ft. @jAmilhOneSty (Prod. @psouloist)

Squeegie O recently dropped the first in a series of singles that will be released ahead of his upcoming album. “F.N.T.G.” (From Niggaz to Godz). His first single “Harbor Kidz”, which welcomes listeners to Staten Island where he grew up, is a collaboration with frequent partner in rhyme Jamil Honesty. Produced by P. Souloist, “Harbor Kidz” has a soulful vibe that gives listeners the “dramatics” like the Dramatics, with a slick unintentional ode to Camp Lo and dope energy and synergy as their combined lyricism is thick as theives. The track also drips with that “From Niggaz to Godz” energy. The thing is, you ain’t even gotta know the ’cause of the “F.N.T.G.” trajectory but, you feel it and will stay curious about what Squeegie O has in store for us for the “F.N.T.G.” journey… Y’all enjoy!

#WTFG “Where The Flowers Grow” by DIVERZE. | @_Diverze


Artist DIVERZE. is still somewhat new to my ears, but the other day, I found myself listening to his latest project “Where The Flowers Grow” while at work last week. He was in good company too because, I only listened to #WTFG and Rapsody’s “Eve” that day. I don’t think enough can be said about those moments when an artist’s music really just gets you through your day, when it’s a replacement for cubicle office chatter, and your personal soundtrack that deadens shit you ain’t tryna’ feel at the moment. “Where The Flowers Grow” does make you feel some shit though with it’s blend of jazz, soul, neo-soul, a slight hint of southern hip hop vibes, spoken word, beautiful vocals (form Sauce The Artist) which are all backed by DIVERZE.’s unfeigned, introspective lyricism about life that doesn’t have to beg listeners to come into his world – the red carpet is/will be mutual.
#WTFG is now available on all digital streaming platforms. Y’all enjoy!

#52in365: “Makin Em Mad” (Official Video) by Jacobi Ryan @Nothin2much (Prod. by @DrView1)

“I just follow my purpose
And suddenly
I’m on my way to the bag.”

After collaborating on a few music releases this year, including, their “Viewer’s Discretion” EP, as well as working on the projects “Curriculum Of The Mind”, and “Amir Sky”, Oklahoma hip hop artist Jacobi Ryan and Texas DJ/Producer Dr. View are back at it again. This time the two have teamed up on the purpose filled, yet scowling – “Makin Em Mad” which was released late last month.

Yep, Jacobi Ryan’s year long #52in365 #FormerlyFresh music campaign is still rollin’. Currently he’s in Week 38, but we gone catch up with his weekly tracks during the coming weeks. The last time Jacobi graced our pages he dropped “24 Hours” for Week 34 followed by “Makin Em Mad” for Week 35 which is now available on all digital streaming platforms. You can check out the video below. Enjoy!

Stay connected:

Instagram
www.52in365.com.

“Exit To Exile” (EP) by Klokwize | @Klokwize

“No matter where I go
Shit, there I am…”

Late last month Klokwize released his much anticipated EP “East of Exile”. The seven track EP is a continuation of the sentiments that were echoed on the first single he released from the EP previously, “Sick Sad Summer” – definitely hard hitting and a lot edgier, (which can be heard in the lyricism, the natural ‘Pac influence, and on the tracks like “There I Am”) because it’s personal but, it’s still the Klokwize that fans know and love. Klokwize mentioned on his Twitter account that the EP is “for me and you, and not the industry” and the production on the tracks definitely have this aura of liberation and a new burst of energy that is dope, refreshing and devoid of caution. Aside from “Sick Sad Summer” and “Fly” featuring frequent collaborator (on the vocals), Angela Luna, “Whisper”, which is about a real one getting away (“…and I still don’t remember how I fucked it up”) is a another track that I’m really feelin’. Hip hop heads will keep “Whisper” on replay with its production vibes that feel like a real nice ode to Pete Rock. Overall, “Exit to Exile” is the next level of artistic creativeness that fans didn’t know they needed from Klokwize. And, we also didn’t know that Klokwize can make ‘em (the ladies) “whisper”. Now we know – the summer is still hot according to Klok.

“Exit to Exile” is now available on all digital streaming platforms. Since I started writing this post about “X” amount of days ago, Klokwize already dropped the second visuals from his EP for the title track “East of Exile”. His timing is so perfect. Y’all enjoy!

Down Bad, But Never Out: “24 Hours” (Offficial Video) by @Nothin2Much (Prod. by D. Magic Beats)

A visual in time and in character building. That’s the best way to describe Jacobi Ryan’s visuals for his Week 34 single release from his #52in365 #FormerlyFresh music campaign entitled “24 Hours”.

The track, produced by D. Magic Beats, serves as a personal narrative describing a time that Jacobi faced eviction and ultimately homelessness. In the visuals there is no call for mercy or compassion just some good old-fashioned “I gotta figure this shit out for damn myself”. And, Jacobi didn’t let the experience break him or stop him from executing his vision. Thus, we are here with him now – (insert hashtags) #52in365, #BecomeAcquainted, #EmployToEmpower, #FreshOklahoma #EverybodyGoneEat and still the strength of his self-worth is #MakinEmMad. Trust, he needs you to stay strong and keep it movin’ too. This is for you. Y’all enjoy!

#EmployToEmpower: Fresh Oklahoma

Earlier this week on Instagram, Jacobi Ryan introduced fans to his inaugural t-shirt line for Fresh Oklahoma, Jacobi’s janitorial and cleaning company which employs and empowers youth. Jacobi also announced his plans to use his entrepreneurial spirit via the sale of the t-shirt line for good. “There’s a lot I have planned to unveil in the next couple of months and a lot of opportunity that comes with it.” Stay tuned, spread love and cop your t-shirt today! See Jacobi Ryan’s Instagram page for more details: @nothin2much..

“God Black / Black God” (Official Video) by Murs & 9th Wonder

“God Black/Black God” is a track from Murs’s and 9th Wonder’s collaborative project entitled “Brighter Daze”. Listen and appreciate dope music always… enjoy!

“Brighter Daze” is now available on all digital streaming platforms.

#LoFi “Zordon Promised” [Official Video] by GXNE WALLACE | @GoneWallace

You can lo-fi and chill anytime of the day (and fore sure raise your vibration) if GXNE WALLACE if has anything to do with it. Enjoy yet another feel good track and visual from his current album “DRAGONZORD 3”.

“DRAGONZORD 3” (DZ3) is available on a digital streaming platforms.

Hip Hop Cares

Wings of Comfort

Jakebreh Beats

Original Beats By JakeBreh

Jack Lynch

Come through for all the latest blogs and reviews on everything music.

Men Who Brunch

Lifestyle and resource for men who eat, sip, and slay

Logical Ent.

Hip Hop/Rap, Music and Culture - Free Online Radio, Free Internet Radio and Free Music Online

In Dianes Kitchen

Recipes showing step by step directions with pictures and gadget reviews

Queen Lakeeli vibes

Vibe is everything

!The Epic Tomorrows of Earth

!heroic activist resources!

Warren

Be Thy Name

Short Life Entertainment

Profanity Free Street Music

For Real Artists Only

More than a just a beat maker

MuseBoxx

Space to Create

feMC'z

Le blog du rap au féminin

N.D.Graydon

Welcome To Intellectual Erotica & Other Poetical Musings

rennydiokno.com

global group of international organization for poverty & disable development program

Kidbrooklyn.co

Culture critiqued

JEFF JAFFREY DE BREAKDANCER

HIPHOP IS MY WORLD

Kid Truth Music

Keep up with the Houston Texas underground sensation

GrindOrDie365

(G.O.D) "Whats your grind?" Send all submissions to GrindOrDie365@gmail.com

Mixed Tape Masterpiece

an ode to the songs (and radio stations) that shaped my life

akadjblaze

Just another day in the life of a Dragon. DJn to esports, video games to anime & podcasts as well. Get busy!

BUMS LOGIC

All The Muse Unfit to Print

Praverb.net

everything but the emcee, the DJ, & the two turntables... yeah, right!

The Greener Side of Hip Hop

everything but the emcee, the DJ, & the two turntables... yeah, right!

Consequence of Sound

Pop Culture for the Mainstream and Underground

Creative Writing Contests

information about creative writing contests, poetry contests, literary magazine theme issues, writing residencies, grants, fellowships etc. Now accepting creative writing contests news and announcements!

Blasco Says!!!

The name SAYS it ALL!

Middle Tennessee Music

supporting independent music

bakin' fresh!

Rap is something you do, hip hop is something you live - KRS One

Cool FD beats.com

Everything needed for highly skilled independent emcees

movieslap.com

free movies online,new movies online free,the best place to search free movies,movie concept,show ideas,movieleads,filming with DSLR camera,camera mics,free movie insight,movie tradition,fish lense and more topics,movies in usa,film school,acting classe,show props,film funding,writers and directors,

On The Heath

where would-be writer works with words

Brothers Perspective Magazine

www.brothersperspective.com we always come fresh

DGAF

Sounds way better than Cheese and Crackers.

Province

New Music Blog: listen to music for free

Delerme Discussion

Official Blog of Writer Tony Delerme

this is... The Neighborhood

the Story within the Story

Espen Stenersrød- From Pen To Heart

Jack Kerouac with a scent of Henry Vaughn

Precise

Stay Focused Positive and Productive

Bishop's Travels

You don't have to come from money to see the world