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Nocturnal - "Car Ride Home"

Nocturnal has an avid love for real hip-hop, his appetite for lyricism is present throughout his music. Check out a super dope joint "Car Ride Home" by Nocturnal.



Added by Samhoody on August 21, 2019 at 11:04am — No Comments

Lost God (@shroompapiLG) - Bihhimgonemarry (prod. by stackboy twaun)

The Warrior from the Golden state "Lost God" returns.... while on the summer grind touring an pushing his collabo Mixtape with theDatrapBoss himself "Oj Da juiceman" "EastAtlantafornia" as a sloth of other smash hit "Lost God" must have found love along the way.... as shown with his latest stackboy twaun prod. "Bihhimgonemarry" typical "Lost God" the…


Added by Samhoody on August 20, 2019 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Vee - "Sober" (EP)

Today, Siberian artist Vee released his EP Sober. His EP follows his 2018 mixtape Veemix and single “young & ballin”. Vee’s sound is totally unique. His soft voice coupled with the heavy bass line of his track gives way to an interesting contrast. Not only can Vee rap, but his voice carries a creamy and effortless melody seeking influence from…


Added by Samhoody on August 17, 2019 at 11:25am — No Comments

J-Crizzy - "Love Like This"

San Francisco, California Artist J-Crizzy releases his new single for the summer “Love Like This” available on all music platforms! Stream, Share, Enjoy!



Added by Samhoody on August 14, 2019 at 10:14am — No Comments

Phora - "Bury Me With Dead Roses" (Album)

Last night, Phora (@PHORAONE) shutdown his Yours Truly store on Fairfax Avenue in LA to honor the release of his debut effort since splitting from Warner Records. Comprised of 16 cohesive tracks including standout singles "Forgive Me," "On My Way," and his Nipsey Hussle tribute "The Dream," Bury Me With Dead Roses is an audio coming of age story.…


Added by Samhoody on July 29, 2019 at 9:42am — No Comments

CRZY feat. Chris Brown - "Wanted"

CRZY released his Chris Brown-assisted track “Wanted” today via Under Rated Music Group. “Wanted” is the first official release from the chartopping producer whose first collaboration with AfroJack, “As Your Friend,” was a global Top 40 smash hit and soared on the Billboard US Dance Club chart. Listen to CRZY’s synth-heavy pop dance hit “Wanted”…


Added by Samhoody on July 29, 2019 at 9:38am — No Comments

WishGRANTed - "The Truth" (Video)

Check out the brand new visual from rapper/producer WishGranted. The Baltimore native has been making waves in his hometown through honest bars, beats and his infectious energy on stage. The video is entitled "The Truth" and is the latest offering from his self produced "Wishful Thinking" EP.…


Added by Samhoody on July 26, 2019 at 11:57am — No Comments

Ruben Young feat. Terrell Morris - "Subtle Savage" (Video)

Burgeoning Toronto-based modern soul artist Ruben Young releases the highly anticipated video to his groundbreaking single "Subtle Savage" featuring Terrell Morris. Riding the wave of success of the critically-acclaimed Losh (Allan Rayman, Tobi) produced single recently featured in The FADER that puts a realistic spin on how modern day relationships…


Added by Samhoody on July 23, 2019 at 5:19pm — No Comments

24Rico x Dante Leon - "That’s Wassup" (Video)

Rising new artist 24Rico has a unique sound and style that sets him apart from the crowd and is growing a dedicated fanbase for his music. Releasing his debut project “24k” in May 2019, the mixtape was a good introduction to 24Rico as an artist and story teller.

His debut video single “Coming Down” was featured on Complex Music in May, while…


Added by Samhoody on July 14, 2019 at 9:22am — No Comments

KingPen Slim & Lambo Anlo - "Ain't Nothin" (Freestyle)

Lambo Anlo and KingPen Slim play Snoop and Dre for a day in the remake of their classic video/song "Nuthin But A G Thang". Off Slim's upcoming freestyle tape entitled “TBT”. Lambo Anlo's debut EP powered by Rostrum Records is available on all streaming services now. Slim’s tape Trapper’s Delight is available on all streaming services now as…


Added by Samhoody on July 14, 2019 at 9:14am — No Comments

$ire - "Catching Fire" (EP)

Canadian vocalist $ire has just released his debut EP “Catching Fire”. The project is a mostly solo effort with a few features from; Reuben Ocean, J.Kord and OVO affiliate. Top 5. With an R&B Pop vibe, the 9-track EP is a compilation of $ire’s passion, emotional journey and experiences, all packaged into an one easy-listening project.



Added by Samhoody on July 3, 2019 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Ilona K feat. Antonio Breez - "Crave"

Produced by DMoney Martinez, the single draws listeners in from first note with its hypnotizing melody and flirty lyrics. "Crave" is the first from the singer's EP, which explores themes of love, motivation and femininity while embodying the power of a young woman in urban pop music.

Born Kati Wood, the 23 year old is ready to take on the music…


Added by Samhoody on July 2, 2019 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Drew Negus - "Abundance Of The Heart" (EP)

During the mid 2000s St Louis served as a hot bead for chart toping artists such as Nelly, St Lunatics & Chingy who set their mark in spotlighting another territory in the midwest. Now in 2019 St Louis native “ Drew Negus” drops off his debut EP “Abundance of the heart”. Like some he aims to make the transition from production to artistry with…


Added by Samhoody on July 1, 2019 at 10:16am — No Comments

JD Era - "Back From The Dead" (EP)

After a four year hiatus rapper “JD Era” is back with his new EP “Back From The Dead”. Notable collaborations include OX (from the film BELLY), Swagger Rite and production from Tone Mason & North P. The 12 track project also includes his debut single of 2019 entitled “Bankroll”. Stream Below!…


Added by Samhoody on June 24, 2019 at 10:13am — No Comments

DMoney Martinez - "Different" (Video)

Boston rapper DMoney Martinez is fresh off of the release of his latest project, Larry Drip. The rapper's been pushing the project heavily since its release. Early March, he linked up with producer Joe Milly for the "Friends" music video and today, he returns with a new visual off his latest project.

Martinez has always stuck out thanks to the…


Added by Samhoody on June 18, 2019 at 11:44am — No Comments

MurdaRich - "First 48 Baby" (Video)

After headlining the Rolling Loud Official After Party, Miami Twin Brother duo MurdaRich release their sophomore single “First 48 Baby” with an infectious, head banging beat and eery piano notes, it instantly catches your attention.

The Official Music Video tells the story of The twin’s adapted the concept of the show, First 48, which detailed…


Added by Samhoody on June 17, 2019 at 11:13am — No Comments

Ruben Young feat. Terrell Morris - "Subtle Savage"

Steady rising Toronto-based modern soul artist Ruben Young releases his new single "Subtle Savage" featuring Terrell Morris from his forthcoming Dreamstate EP. Best known for his 2018 hit single "Rachel Green" featuring rapper Hodgy Beats from Odd Future, Young tag teams with fellow buzz artist Morris on a modern day anthem for the relationship weary.…


Added by Samhoody on June 14, 2019 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Danny Delavie - "Backup"

Danny Delavie is an Alternative Rock/hip-hop artist based out of Brooklyn New York. Drawing influences from bands like Linkin Park, and artists like Post Malone; Delavie was inspired to challenge the status quo and labels of genre in both his song writing and his production, not allowing limitations to be put on his sound.

Starting his career…


Added by Samhoody on June 8, 2019 at 7:34am — No Comments

J Crews (@jcrewsmusic) - "VIRGO" (EP)

VIRGO: A hard hitting underground independent EP from J Crews featuring tracks like "money" where J Crews takes you into the dark world of street finance. VIRGO is full of motivational music like the track "focus" where J Crews displays a keen introspection. The EP houses the club anthem "crazy" and the banger "run it up" are sure to get the clubs…


Added by Samhoody on June 8, 2019 at 7:32am — No Comments

GASHI - "Roses" (Video)

Today, Brooklyn artist, singer, songwriter GASHI releases a new track and accompanying video, “Roses” via RCA Records. Click HERE to watch.

“Roses,” which showcases GASHI’s melodic vocals, follows his smash single “My Year” ft. G-Eazy, which was released earlier this year. The track and video combined have been streamed over 50 million times…


Added by Samhoody on June 7, 2019 at 9:10am — No Comments

Hood Illustrated is the #1 Hip-Hop publication based out of the Midwest. We cover everything that has anything to do with Hip-Hop culture.

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Shout Out to MC Breed #MidwestHipHopPioneer .. We dedicate Issue No.11 to the Flint Native and the gateway for the Midwest to the World. 


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