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January 2016 Blog Posts (91)

Who Is SoSo Dizzie??

Mark Akins (SoSo Dizzie) was born june 24th, 1990. One of three sons to Sherrie Akins. Coming up in a single parents house hold SoSo Dizzie always wanted more for himself and family beside welfare section 8 and food stamps. At age 11 he wrote his first rap and from then he knew he found his passion. …


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Kimberly Jesika - "If Only You Knew"


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Daniel Grymes - "No Direction"

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Nick Vibes - Dreams

With the viral success of his recent single "2 Shots" as well as the follow up "…


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Video: Fool Boy Marley – Oh Boy

Fool Boy Marley is back this week with a new video for “Oh Boy” backed by a classic instrumental from fellow Detroit creative Jerry Parker. This single is now on iTunes via BMB Entertainment / Brooklyn…


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Bullet - #DaysLikeThis [Video]

New video from BCR's Bullet entitled "#DaysLikeThis" of his upcoming mixtape "#FDR" coming soon. Produced by Nard & B.

Added by MsRivercity on January 29, 2016 at 8:13am — No Comments

Big Oomp Presents: JayTez - Go 2 Work (prod DJ Montay)

Big Oomp Records presents the latest record from JayTez entitled "Go 2 Work." Produced by DJ Montay. Download: JayTez - Go 2 Work

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Mac John & Gump - Gone EP

Mac John & Gump make up the dynamic duo, 2nd Chance, two independent artists representing their hometown of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Today they release their debut EP entited "Gone". The project features 8 brand new tracks with production…


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NEW MUSIC: RaySki G - Feelin Myself (Feat. Dreezy)

New artist Rayski G is setting the tone debuting his new single "Feelin Myself" ft. Dreezy with a mid tempo catchy banger that can stay in anyone's head from the hook. Feelin Myself is a preview of what Rayski will be releasing in the next few months debuting his skills for songwriting and dope catchy hooks. The single also showcases Dreezy in a unique light…


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Video: 448 Piranhas - Right Now

Greensboro, North Carolina rap group 448 Piranhas release a new visual for "Right Now" off their recently released mixtape entitled River Monsters. Produced by Big K. Directed by Cool Cannon.…


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[Mixtape] Nine – No Country For Old Men

Nine – No Country For Old (Mixtape)

Bronx native,  Nine exploded onto the scene in 1994 with the underground smash “Six Million Ways to Die” feature on…


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NEW VIDEO: A.M Early Morning - Late Night Early Morning (Shot by Quayvo Shots)

After "Late Night Early Morning" debut, the single has got great reviews, followed by a dope visual directed by Quayvo Shots. The angles and background of the video shows a unique yet photographic view of Chicago and AM Early. Depicted with a small gritty scene of guys shooting dice, the video pulls off the essence of a genuine hip hop feel that is rarely…

Added by Lisa Deez on January 27, 2016 at 7:04pm — No Comments

NEW AUDIO: Lord Haiti - It's Alright Ft. Nina Simone

Its Alright is melodic house track that personifies the essence of good vibe music. Lord Haiti subtle sounds through out the song displays his ability to create depth to his sound that is very unique in todays production.The unique baseline adds validity to the sound keeping he beat on pace. The hint sample of Nina Simone gives a euphoric feel to the track and…


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Babatunde - Grand Puba [Video]

Babatunde premieres the visuals for "Grand Puba" of his upcoming EP due out this year.

Download: Babatunde - Grand Puba

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Chicago Artist Z-Verse Drops New Video "Never Gone" (Prod.by Ira Antelis & Dr. Dexter)

Never Gone video is visual art at its best conveying a special message of how people deal with life and death. The simple yet complex visual displays the years and dates of many black lives that have been lost to police brutality in the last few years. With each name being displayed and shown in a angelic light, "Never Gone" truly displays the essence of remembering…


Added by Lisa Deez on January 27, 2016 at 2:14pm — No Comments

NEW HEAT ALERT:J-Love-My Sister ft Twizzy Twun

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