March 2, 2022
TC Blanco, Pensacola, FL native, and newcomer, releases his brand new project titled ‘Trap Shit’ along with “This Week” official video. Throughout the album, TC Blanco navigates the space between fame and a means to an end. Stream the album and watch the video.
Project Link: https://open.spotify.com/album/3vzRx5pwdwYzp2ztS9mfZZ
February 25, 2022
Don’t believe the hype, there’s no rhyme or reason for ShaneBaggs to be “Future Dreaming.” The single/video is taken from his new album release titled ‘Time To Shine.’ Despite the narrative created by naysayers, the Lexington, Kentucky rapper/singer/songwriter/entrepreneur continues to live out his dreams and eat well off of them. From city to city, state to state ShaneBaggs ignites lyrical wildfires while his competition attempt to come up for air. A distinct kaleidoscope of melodies drives his message and is sure to resonate. Watch the official video for “Future Dreaming” and connect below.
‘Time To Shine’ album on Spotify
February 3, 2022
After a lengthy hiatus from music, Youngstown Ohio emcee/producer DeviceTrax returns with brand-new music. “Bout Time” the album and official video are out now on streaming platforms and already topping indie charts. Don’t let the city rooftop fool you from Device’s lyrical aggression spewed over a gritty arrangement of melodies. After pressing play it’s clear he’s unleashed a whole other beast for 2022. His raw emotion and potent message are sure to resonate throughout the track. Watch the video and grab your copy of the album below.
July 24, 2021
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
July 22, 2021
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.
Catch a glimpse into the album by D.J. PH of Zulu Nation, Marseille
Instagram: @phirecords @phienterprises
July 5, 2021
Seasoned and well-famed indie Hip Hop artists C.J. Watson and Street Da’ Villan team up to deliver an 8-track album titled “Dedicated 2 Excellence.” The Dallas, Texas (C.J. Watson) and Syracuse, NY (Street Da’ Villan) duo enlist Poetic Killa and Kiza for production. The album title is most fitting for this project as Watson and Villan provide the perfect blend of East Coast and southern vibes along with classic Hip Hop lyricism, trap, and signature metaphors and wordplay. Both C.J. Watson and Street Da’ Villan incorporate their truths, no holds barred, giving listeners an entryway into their lives as men and artists, without any gimmicks or any sugar-coating. Overall, this is a body of work dedicated to excellence for Hip Hop heads across the globe, regardless of age, to embrace and press play without any skipping (a rarity in today’s music).
Stream/download ‘Dedicated 2 Excellence’ here on preferred platforms.
Connect with Street Da’ Villan and C.J. Watson
Street Da’ Villan
June 13, 2021
Introducing both an innovative sound and soulful new alternative rap project by the name of ‘Trip Soul’ from emcee and producer pairing, Locks Myth and MarCoolie.
‘Tell Me I’m Crazy’ is the first single from their project, and provides a rich variety of musical moods and production vibes layered with engaging lyrics and captivating vocal delivery. As he invites the listener to capture a segment of his mindset, Croydon’s Locks Myth glides over the ambient beat, showcasing a multitude of vocal styles and flow patterns, proving the umbrella genre of Hip-Hop can be used timelessly in a fusion of all its subgenres.
April 24, 2021
Bushwick MC Wade Wilson releases a 6-track project with Poison Herbs titled ‘Dystopian Daydream’ available now on Bandcamp.
This Spring release is mind-spelling with a kaleidoscope of funk, raw emotion, and cut-throat punchlines. Wilson transcends listeners into a realm filled with possibilities to rebuild the future. But first, we have to take a look in the mirror as well as the harsh realities that surround us. Stream ‘Dystopian Daydream’ and connect with Wade Wilson below.
Wade Wilson on Social Media – https://linktr.ee/WadeWilson
April 23, 2021
XLG OFFICIAL is one of the hottest Rappers coming out of the DMV area with melodic vibes & charismatic vocal. X music is often compared to artists like Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, Gunna, Future, Nav, Travis Scott, Quavo (Migos), Lil Baby, Dababy, and more.
XLG teamed up with Memphis Legend Project Pat of (Three 6 Mafia) for his single “TRAPPIN” while his album “YOUNG AFRICAN NIGGA” has been streamed over 3 million times around the world.
XLG also launched a Clothing Line for his fans with items to support the COVID-19 pandemic relief; such as Face Masks, T-shirts, Hoodies, Leggins, Sweatpants, Mugs, Stickers, and more. Be sure to shop in style as you visit his website in the Clothing and Apparel section.
“Young African Nigga” album – https://songwhip.com/xlg-official/young-african-nigga
April 21, 2021
Merkabah releases visuals for the lead single off his critically acclaimed ‘The Messiah Complex’ album. “Kiss of Judas” produced by Metasin Music is shot in what appears to be a run-down church filled with religious candles and Merkabah spreading the good word through lyrical wisdom.
The drum-driven track begins with an excerpt from a sermon defining the kiss of death. Merkabah then makes his entrance into the church to christen the grounds with his own lyrical scriptures. He speaks on the greazy and slimy moves of others all while they preach the name of the lord.
Merkabah is honest with his proclamation to rid demons, lies, and deceit the one way he knows and lives by…his pen and pad which serves as his sword and holy writ.
Watch the video below and stream/download ‘The Messiah Complex’ album here on Bandcamp.