✊🏾 “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!

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“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.

#BostonLove: “Beantown” (Still Lovin’ It) by @LyricJones x @_Nameless

Reppin’ for their hometown of Boston, Lyric Jones and Producer Nameless dropped the visuals for their track “Beantown (Still Lovin’ It)” from their current project “GA$ MONEY”. With its feel good vibe, coupled with Lyric’s, beautiful light as a rock vocals and hard bars, the track makes you wanna fast forward to the weekend or rewind the summer just to soak up the same great Boston vibes that Lyric Jones is givin’ us. Just make sure you doin’ that “Shorty” walk right, especially if you’re not a Boston native. Y’all enjoy!

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