July 2021

July 28, 2021

JLC Ft. Crystal Lalucci x Dee Stakz “No Walls” (Single)

A.A.G. Records and JLC present his latest, explicit track “No Walls” available now on digital platforms. The single features Crystal Lalucci and Dee Stakz.

The cinematic melodies along with striking tones and knocking bass sets the tone for this exclusive, grown folk’s music.  There’re women out here with no walls slipping and sliding through the streets living a loose lifestyle and both JLC and Stakz hold no bars calling them out.  However, take heed to Lalucci’s verse as she declares her search for a man who’s packing and stacking jewels on her wrist.

“No Walls” is sure to create waves of steam adding to summer’s scorching temperatures. Stream “No Walls” and connect with the artists below on Instagram.

@jlcaagrecords

@crystallalucci

@officialdeestakz

July 28, 2021 Artists news, Featured Artist 0

July 24, 2021

Kampala Social Club Debuts “COT2ON” (Single)

It’s debut music from Kampala Social Club, with the beautiful single “COT2ON”. Kampala Social Club is an experiment in journeys. The quest for self, the search for connection to the past and present. Seeking a known place in your own existence, and a place within its future. The architect, Steven Fernandez, is a Canadian artist whose meditative, instrumental recordings comprise this project born from a reach into his ancestral history and present-day spiritual practices. The goal is to tell a story and help the listener connect with its own.

In tangible form, the Kampala Social Club was a gathering place for the Goan middle class in early 20th century Uganda. At the club, people of like-minded religion, social caste, language, and tradition sought to gather, connect, and find safety amongst themselves. The club was a central site in Fernandez’ own family – giving it legendary and weighted symbolic status via his parents – both immigrants to Canada in the late 60s. “My parents were born in East Africa and traced their ancestors back to Goa,” he explains. “Growing up in Stoney Creek, Ontario with parents who spoke Swahili, had a Portuguese last name and were Catholic with the appearance of an Indian – life was not easy to understand. I was too brown to be black, too brown to be white, too Anglo Indian to be Indian, yet I could identify very strongly with all cultures. I’ve spent my whole life trying to understand who I am.”

Using the rich historical backdrop of the social club – the musical project seeks to support foundational explorations in mindfulness. Purpose in action, in reflection and in the journey to understand and connect with self is at the core of the music – but the true value lies in the listener’s ability to embark on its own journey. “Though the name is tied to culture, it’s really about the symbol of safety and freedom,” Fernandez continues. “The hope that we can find refuge in sound, slow our minds down and feel safe to express all sides of our human experience in the lives we lead. The ability for us to pause and reflect before we can learn to expand. When I reflected on the name of the project, I realized it was the authentic culmination of my life after 48 years. The music is the alignment of all the influences of my culture, music and human experience to this point.”

“The music is a refuge from a world that in my experience works to never stop,” he concludes. “A companion in your life taking up as little or as much space as you allow.” Kampala Social Club is the first in a series of releases planned under the project moniker and the first recording “COT2ON” is available everywhere now.

July 24, 2021 Artists news, Featured Artist 0

July 24, 2021

EKOH “THE D3TOUR” Album & Tour Dates

Las Vegas MC, Singer, Songwriter EKOH releases his new album “THE D3TOUR” out now on digital platforms (STREAM HERE), featuring appearances by Locksmith, Rittz, Futuristic, Jarren Benton, Vin Jay, and more. 

In an era where rappers prominently drop singles, Ekoh shows and proves the importance of artistry through bodies of work and full-length projects. Rapper, singer, songwriter, Ekoh is known for his combinations of rapping, catchy hooks, comics references, and impeccable flow. Ekoh’s rough upbringing led to a young adult life of stumbling blocks, but he turned to music as his escape. He uses his real-life struggle as inspiration for his music, and fans have dubbed his music style “Heart Hop” for the emotion each track delivers.

The D3tour is the latest installment of the album name series, previously started by The Detour in 2018 and The De2our in 2020. Since 2017, Ekoh has remained inspired and creatively active, moving numbers and building a loyal fanbase. He has gained respect from his peers and has been able to announce headlining tours while being fully independent! With D3tour, Ekoh continues to keep pushing his own lane and proving that he’s ready to build an artistic legacy. Ekoh’s emphasis on keeping things real has propelled him to prominence by building a solid and strong fanbase that he will get to meet again on his very first 20 cities headlining tour next month.

US HEADLINE TOUR STARTS 8/8 | Tickets HERE

AUG 8 – Las Vegas, NV
AUG 9 – Columbus, OH
AUG 10 – Detroit, MI
AUG 11 – Sauget, IL
AUG 12 – Indianapolis, IN
AUG 13 – Louisville, KY
AUG 14 – Chicago, IL
AUG 18 – Austin, TX
AUG 19 – Houston, TX
AUG 20 – Dallas, TX
AUG 26 – Phoenix, AZ
AUG 27 – Los Angeles, CA
SEP 9 – Denver, CO
SEP 10 – Salt Lake City, UT
SEP 15 – San Francisco, CA
SEP 17 – Milwaukee, WI (Summerfest)
SEP 18 – Reno, NV
SEP 19 – Las Vegas, NV (Life is Beautiful)
SEP 23 – Portland, OR
SEP 24 – Seattle, WA
SEP 26 – Sacramento, CA

TWITTER: @ekohmusic



July 23, 2021

(Single) Hippy Hound “Grind Mode”

Mississippi rapper Hippy Hound releases an anthem-style track titled “Grind Mode”, available now on digital platforms.

Known in the south as one of rap’s most promising prospects, Hippy Hound proves just that in “Grind Mode.”  Over striking, invigorating tones he rhymes fervently about his grind to make it to the top. He’s moving towards being paid, being made, and getting dollars off everything sold.

Hippy Hound is prepared for haters and gold diggers once he reaches the top but that’s all part of the grind…Stream “Grind Mode” and connect with Hippy Hound below.

Connect with Hippy Hound

https://www.instagram.com/hippyhound_/

https://www.facebook.com/hippyhound

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC16nraYbRI9EWytALxAAp8g

https://music.apple.com/us/artist/hippy-hound/1497468647

July 23, 2021 Artists news, Featured Artist 0

July 22, 2021

“Frozen Mugs” (LP) by Maylay Sparks, Clever 1, & K-Sluggah

Blacbird Records along with Maylay Sparks, Clever 1, and K-Sluggah announce the release of their collaborative album ‘Frozen Mugs’ available now on all digital platforms with distribution by PHI Records. The 12-track project includes features from D.J. PH, DJ Too Tuff, Malik B (The Roots), Chukk Rukkuz, Planet Asia, Rocc Spotz, Briefcase Bugg, and Joe “The Butcher” Nicolo.

The dynamic trio of Maylay Sparks (Philly MC), Clever 1 (Chicago MC), and K-Sluggah (Swedish producer/MC) have rubbed mics and stages with Hip Hop legends and music icons for over a decade, so it only made sense they linked to curate and deliver an epic dose of earmilk. Hip Hop purists, prepare to be compelled by an overflowing kaleidoscope of gritty head-nodding production, classic cuts and scratches, edgy wordplay, and raw lyricism…

Stream/download ‘Frozen Mugs’ on preferred platforms below and stay tuned as vinyl, cassettes, and CD’s will be available in August.

https://songwhip.com/maylay sparks

/frozen-mugs?fbclid=IwAR08bOpXnawQqnZc-RlZAg8b_wiPLsSC_0PTViJyuliXrVdT74F0n0A2fuE

https://www.discogs.com/artist/3299231-Clever-One

Catch a glimpse into the album by D.J. PH of Zulu Nation, Marseille

Connect below

PHI Records:

Instagram: @phirecords @phienterprises

K-Sluggah:

Instagram: @ksluggah

https://ksluggahmusic.bandcamp.com/releases

Maylay Sparks:

Instagram: @rahmaylay

https://maylaysparks.bandcamp.com/

https://www.hiphopenterprise.com/search?q=maylay+sparks

Clever 1:

Instagram: @getclever1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kymmar.ibnalqatan

July 22, 2021 Artists news, Featured Artist 0

July 19, 2021

James Baley Releases “Banishment” (Single)

Juno Award-winning musician and multi-disciplinary artist James Baley releases the new single “Banishment” from his forthcoming album A Story available on September 24th, 2021.

“Banishment” is an urgent, hard-hitting track that fuses gospel vocals with house and ballroom sensibilities, and acts as a call for celebration of freedom for Black queer community members, and the need to break away. Banishment is also Baley’s first solo house/ballroom track and features guest Twysted Miyake-Mugler the celebrated Vogue performer and co-founder of the Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance. “[Banishment] is about being banished from the (religious) communities that raised you and moving through the mix of feelings that come with grief,” explains Baley. “In the context of this song, Banishment is not a punishment, but rather an opportunity to explore and move closer to one’s truth and destiny. Inspired by my queer experience, Banishment speaks to my journey and the consequences that come with choosing authenticity…it will get you up and leave you wanting more.”

Twitter: @ImJamesBaley

July 19, 2021 Artists news, Featured Artist 0

July 19, 2021

Speedy Babyy Perez “A Bad Girl” Video Ft. Josh Rivers

Speedy Babyy Perez releases A Bad Girl video featuring Josh Rivers and is the lead single off his “I Do It A Lot” EP. Making beats, working independently, and staying relevant, is a sign of the times in the sprawling NYC underground scene. You don’t have to dig too far to hear the NYC anthems being created by rising star Beatmaker/Producer/Artist Speedy Babyy Perez. The streets are talking, a common topic of discussion in the industry rap circles is about the way he cuts drum patterns to his unique sound.

Twitter: @SpeedyBabyy


July 13, 2021

Mubu Bubble Eye “Shoot Outz” (Video) Ft. Sackboy Duke

Mubu Bubble Eye recruits Sackboy Duke for his latest single/video “Shoot Outz.” These Chicago czars tell a menacing tale of what happens once they step off the porch and into the streets. Take heed to the consequences faced if they are stepped to incorrectly in and out of the game. Watch “Shoot Outz” and connect with Mubu Bubble Eye below.

Mubu Bubble Eye ‘Kushgod 2’ available on all digital platforms.

Instagram: @bubbleeye_

Twitter: @_bubbleeye


July 12, 2021

D-Rage ‘Deep Fire’ (Debut Album)

Hawaiian Hip Hop artist D-Rage releases his debut album titled ‘Deep Fire’ available now on all digital platforms. The 10-track project features B.Dvine, STS Blue, Thomas Coppola, Truck Jewels, and Gray Ston3.

D-Rage brings his A-game along with raw emotion and blatantly honest rhymes. He holds no bars when it comes to his past filled with demons, pain, tears, and self-medication. But don’t get it twisted, D-Rage is claiming his life back both as a man and a wordsmith.

The Breakout sets the album off with D-Rage declaring his readiness to rise. Unlike others, he is on another level and not skipping any corners or taking the fake route. In Cross The Line D-Rage’s cut-throat lyrics paint a vivid scene of the consequences and repercussions one might face for crossing him.

The Realest serves as the album’s anthem with a catchy hook sure to resonate. Still on his quest to rise from the ashes, D-Rage’s mental and physical are unstoppable. He vows not to fall for any facades or cookie-cutter bullsh*t. Listeners are sure to get inside the mind of D-Rage in Sacreligious. He shares about the trouble he’s conjured up from childhood to adulthood both in the home and in the streets. Sheesh piggybacks as we learn D-Rage is a natural psycho who needs to be put on chill mode. However, given the current state of the world, it makes sense he’s prepared for war…Vicious Malicious is a track for those who’ve done D-Rage wrong dating back to the third grade. For them, his dark intentions remain afloat.

Eyes on the Prize reflects on D-Rage’s driving force to exchange pills and excuses for a name in the game. This is the start of his shine and the start of him going places. All eyes are on him while his eyes are on the prize. Want What I Want reinforces his direction towards the prize, yet this menace at heart will move his own way with a back seat of alter egos.

In Deep, D-Rage takes listeners to a period where he was lost in negativity with a deleted soul. He depicts a life of being brainwashed, surviving only by his tears. The Warning mops up those minutes of sadness and brings us back to D-Rage in real-time…An artist ready to shake the game and rumble with the best in the game…D-Rage is here to make a name for himself by any means.

‘Deep Fire’ is brimming with gritty bass, striking tones, and cinematic vibes that heighten and intensify D-Rage’s emotion and complexity. Those unfamiliar with the Hawaiian sensation will become well versed after listening to ‘Deep Fire.’

Stream/download ‘Deep Fire’ here on preferred platforms

July 12, 2021 Artists news, Featured Artist 0

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