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July 7, 2021

VIDEO: Conan – “Mingalau” | @ynvsconan

YNVS artist Conan hits us with visuals for the Speedy Baby-produced smash single, “Mingalau”, which basically is a word that can suffice for anything. 

Directed by R-Streetz, the video is an energetic 420 wonderland, taking place on 420, the day of the first SmokeChampsPalooza that took place in NYC at Quad this past April. 

Stay tuned for more from the Energy God and be sure to cop “Mingalau,” which is available on all DSPs.

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December 23, 2020

Koncreat – “On My Mind” | @koncreat

Philly musician, Koncreat, was born Jamar Jones on March 14, 1991, in North Philadelphia and raised in West Philadelphia, he formed a short-lived group with neighborhood friends Source Waveron and Murda Meen named, Critical Bars in 2009. The trio released a mixtape: Critical Condition in February 2011, which soon led to their break-up. Following the short-lived group, Koncreat embarked on a solo career.

Koncreat became musically inspired at the of 7, where his early rhymes began. Born into poverty, he used rhyming to escape his day to day reality. With the abrupt disappearance of his mother, Koncreat was forced to relocate to his father’s home in West Philadelphia. After the sudden change he lost his passion for rhymes, but soon after became musically inclined by playing the violin at age 12. This opened a gateway for Koncreat to soon begin creating his own pieces of music.

Fully inspired and influenced by Hip-Hop artists such as Jadakiss, Styles P, and Cassidy, Koncreat wanted to take his writing to another level, record and promote. With no studio to record his inspired thoughts, he used his earned money to buy cheap microphones from his local discount store. With an acquired computer from a close friend, Koncreat began to record on his computer’s built-in software. This soon led Koncreat to craft his own productions and excel in his abilities.

Now a full-fledged artist, producer, and engineer Koncreat has worked with many local and non-local talent.

The Philly native starts off 2021 with his first release in 5 years, the self-produced single, “On My Mind.”

“This track speaks about past insecurities I’ve had in the past and how it made me with newer confidence today,” Koncreat says.

“On My Mind” also speaks of social injustices and how the black community should do more to achieve what they deserve.

“On My Mind” is set to drop in early January 2021 on all digital music platforms.

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July 22, 2020

Floyd In The Sky – “Say That” | @FloydInTheSky

With protests, marches, boycotts, and brutality dominating the airwaves and news cycle, the entire world is in turmoil. Oddly enough, today’s societal struggles only mirror the history of Augusta Georgia, home to some of the original civil rights movements. The racial tension, the violence, the marches, all in the name of freedom, the city of Augusta was truly ahead of its time. It’s no coincidence that the same is being said about the music and movement of native son, Floyd In The Sky. While his brand of Esoteric Rap is making waves in every direction, for him? This is just another day in the life of the journey. “I want to make the music as me as possible. This is me at my core,” he says with a smile. “I’m really magical at my core.”

That magic is on full display in his newest project, CloudLike Vehicle. An upbeat breath of fresh air, complied of real life stories of love, loss, and lessons. “Air Is my interpretation of the spirit, in the sense of how it can move from body to body interacting with the world in different forms,” Floyd says explaining the title of the project. “I feel like that’s what my music will do on this project. The listener is free to go where they want with each song.”

The youngest and only son of a military family, including a dad, a birth mom, a step-mom, two biological sisters, and two stepsisters, the Baltimore born artist moved from place to place and managed to live a border-free life, that shows in his border-free music.

“My content comes filled with the splendor of nature, spirituality, and magic wrapped in the fabric of the coolest things,” Floyd says of his content. “I will use the same breath to acknowledge the movement of the stars in the sky and chakras in the human body as I would to speak on the most fashionable clothes and cars I could desire. And I believe in there is a nice balance of a message that says it’s awesome to understand the higher parts of consciousness yet acknowledging the man-made society we experience every day too.”

Citing artists like Kendrick Lamar, EarthGang & Tyler The Creator as fellow kindred spirits, Floyd seeks identifies with intellectuals, poets & visionaries that can convey emotion through words in a way that lets the listener see what they’re saying as well as feeling it. But will the average fan grasp deeper concepts and heavier feelings wrapped in melodies and rhymes?

“That’s not my concern, I make music for the people who do get it,” Floyd says bluntly. “People are evolving, so it’s my belief that now is the moment my message was supposed to happen.” He continues, growing more excited by the minute. “We’re right on the cusp of this new era that everyone is starting to feel and pay attention to. My message will cause positive excitement.”

Let the games begin. Check out the single, “Say That” below.

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July 22, 2020 Uncategorized 0

July 2, 2020

JFrost – Kaleidoscope Vision EP | @jfrostbeatz @TheMadMisfit

MadMisfit and Upsidedown Productions have partnered up to bring you Kaleidoscope Vision, a new 6-track Lo-Fi Beat EP called from producer and beat craftsman JFrost out of Colorado. JFrost has been working with a lot of indie artists including YKDirty out of Rochester, NY.

The project leaves you wanting more as it is short, but the vibe is definitely something that will have you add the songs to your favorite chill playlists. Since social distancing by the pool and low key hangout spots, this project has been on repeat.

@jfrostbeatz | @TheMadMisfit

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July 02, 2020 Uncategorized 0

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