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The music from Pittsburgh performer Ruger Rome can best be described as a sound born from pain. This young man with a signature voice has experienced a lot in his life. He lost his mother at the age of 10 and his father was in and out of jail and battling a drug addiction. He moved from…


Added by Hitz on November 23, 2021 at 7:09pm — No Comments

Loyal Lane drops new single "Fed Fee"

Loyal Lane out of the Mon- Valley area of Pittsburgh, PA has been making his mark in the music industry over the years. Known for his eclectic word play and passionate delivery, that makes you feel every bar. The year of 2020 put everything and everyone on pause, but not Loyal Lane. It gave him time to sharpen his craft and become even more dedicated to his music. Here in 2021 he is releasing his smash single "Fed Fee" produced by Hunndoooe. The two minute song is straight…

Added by Hitz on June 23, 2021 at 11:04pm — No Comments

Drop Top Benz from Young Soda

Atlanta based Record Label, Blaktop Entertainment National Recording Artist, Young Soda debuts his single, Drop Top Benz off his forthcoming album, Gunz and Rosez. Young Soda was born and raised in Alabama and moved to Atlanta to further his music career. Blaktop Entertainment noticed his skill and set out to showcase his…


Added by Hitz on April 7, 2019 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Juiced Up Joey gives 100% Juice No Artificial Flavors

Juiced Up Joey is an American Hip-Hop /R&B singer and songwriter out of Pittsburgh, PA. She possesses a soulful sound, which is one of the unique things that makes her standout. In addition to Juiced Up Joeys astonishing voice, she is quite a lyricist as well.…


Added by Hitz on April 6, 2019 at 1:09pm — No Comments

13 Year Old Hip-Hop Artist Makes His Way Into The Music Scene

Baby Jway is a 13 year old up and coming Hip Hop Artist from Pittsburgh, PA and is bursting on to the scene.

Only 8 months into his music career, Baby Jway has worked with Producers such as Harley Dyse, J Pad, Dude Wit Da Hawk, Live from the City, Mike Tomlin and has production from hit makers like Stevie Beats who produced the Hit…


Added by Hitz on February 20, 2019 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Platinum Music Producer Nash B

Meet Nash B; a platinum music producer that has garnered credits for artists such as Future, Chris Brown, Jacquess and much more.

Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, Nash learned his craft early growing up in a Church-loving household where grew up playing bass in his local church. With his latest “Too Fine” visual still making rounds amongst the tastemakers, Nash B looks to display his…


Added by Hitz on January 28, 2019 at 12:43am — No Comments

Respect The Game

TraVeto, the hottest artist out of New Jersey releases new single "Respect The Game". As of lately TraVeto has been setting flame to every beat he touches. Gearing up for a first quarter release of his project (name to be released at a later date). He decided to drop some heat for all his fans as they await his new project. "Respect The Game" is now available on SoundCloud. …


Added by Hitz on December 26, 2018 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Cookie Is What We Calling It Now...

Richmond artists BOCM Moneyman & LilPip, of independent labels  Mafia Family Records and Rich Lingo Empire, came together to make a smash single for the ladies. Together they bring love and emotion to their rhymes describing a sexual experience that is guaranteed to make the ladies a little hot.  “Cookie” is the first single to release off of the upcoming joint project "Baeway" from the duo, set to release 2019.  Cookie can be found for download an streaming on all digital…


Added by Hitz on December 13, 2018 at 7:28pm — No Comments


Coming off the success of "LandLord Livin", Flatline Nizzy releases the cover art for his new album "S.A.L.U.T.E". The new album is scheduled to set 2019 off January 1st with all digital retailers worldwide. Check out the track list below.…


Added by Hitz on December 4, 2018 at 10:22pm — No Comments

Outer Body Experience

DudeWitDaHawk.... Ceo, Engineer, Videographer and Artist under his own Label, Universal Dope Records. Born and raised in Pittsburgh in the Hazelwood area. Aligned with the talent to do everything in-house, he built a team that is capable…


Added by Hitz on November 21, 2018 at 6:29pm — No Comments

Rose Gold B***h 2.0

Rather you know her as "PK" or by Pretty Krissy, one known fact is the Universal Dope femcee rocks the mic as well as every stage she touches. 

Pretty Krissy was born and raised in New Kensington and moved to Pittsburgh to further pursue her career in music. Equipped…


Added by Hitz on November 21, 2018 at 6:07pm — No Comments

ShugMac airs her Empty Thoughts

Pittsburgh, PA native and femcee ShugMac is making one powerful introduction to the world. She is making her solo debut as an Rap/Hip-Hop & R&B artist with smash single "Empty Thoughts" produced by YaDigzMe. Born into a family of music, no one can expect anything…


Added by Hitz on November 2, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

No Artificial Flavors- 100% Juice

Pittsburgh RnB/ Hip-Hop artist made a splash into the indie world with her debut single "Deception" late 2017. In April of 2018 she released her debut mixtape "First Try". Many fell in love with this modern day Lauryn Hill from her unique voice to her bouncy flow. Since then she has been working, and working hard. Juiced Up Joey has released a documentary in August of 2018 focusing on her career this far. This is a raw unfiltered interview where she goes into her struggles, her success…


Added by Hitz on September 12, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

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