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Podgy Smith - "In West Hollywood"

Rapper/Songwriter Podgy Smith drops a buzz worthy single “In West Hollywood” for his first release with Kobalt Music as he gears up for his new EP “Tell Me Lies.



Added by Samhoody on November 13, 2018 at 11:35am — No Comments

Alexander Nate - "Red Canary" (EP)

Alexander Nate’s recent release, “Red Canary” EP, paints vivid pictures of love lost, family, and hopes for a lost soul.

A singer-songwriter from Virginia, it’s easy to hear the influences of the Motown era in Alexander Nate’s stories and voice. While his vocal style is reminiscent of Sam Cooke and Nina Simone, Nate’s raspy tone gliding over 808’s will keep you…


Added by Samhoody on November 3, 2018 at 2:31pm — No Comments

JU$TIN - "Dead Rappers Get Better Promotion"

In time for Halloween, JDT Media GRP's own JU$TIN returns with a haunting new single called "Dead Rappers Get Better Promotion." The Music Mike produced single explores the subject of who really wins and loses when a rapper is killed and how the media sensationalizes these tragic losses for click bait, while record labels benefit from a spike in record sales due to…


Added by Samhoody on November 1, 2018 at 9:39am — No Comments

Gxlden Child - "My Slime"

Multi-talented Montreal artist Gxlden Child releases his self-recorded, produced and engineered single “My Slime”.

“It’s basically an homage to all the “ride or die” women that are supporting their significant other.” says Gxlden Child. Holding an emotional airey vibe but lyrically delivering a positive message, the song is about taking the time to work on…


Added by Samhoody on October 30, 2018 at 12:53pm — No Comments

T.A. (@TAovereverthang) the Chosen one

T.A. may not be recognizable initials when we think of a prolific Rapper, they are not even the initials for a star in the making, but they should be. It was late 2017 when Tanner Ahrendt, better known as T.A. released his breakout track "I Know" featuring Post Malone in a very rare form. Just as Post Malone was heating up on the verge of his hit record "Rock-star"…


Added by Samhoody on October 11, 2018 at 9:46am — No Comments

Mixtape: FRN 6 Boy - Straight To The Drop

Cleveland, OH rapper FRN 6 Boy releases his new mixtape Straight To The Drop hosted by Bigga Rankin. The tape features 10 new songs and is available now on all mixtape sites.


Added by Samhoody on September 12, 2018 at 9:54am — No Comments

Billionaire Buck (@Comptonsbuck) - Hood Scratch

Billionaire Buck - Hood Scratch



Added by Samhoody on September 4, 2018 at 1:05pm — No Comments

J.Staxx954 "Do It For Yourself" (via @kodered93)

The S.Florida 1st round draft pick recruited from."Broward county" comes J. staxx 954 (945) a county he reps so hard it's even in his Name..... While putting the finishing touches on soon to be released ep "J. staxx 954" drops off his latest single titled "Do it for yourself"

A track that is to inspire and motivate the listener's & fellow artists to not wait…


Added by Samhoody on August 29, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

JNYR - "Transition" (EP)

Toronto's JNYR represents one of the brightest emerging prospects out of a burgeoning R&B scene that already includes heavyweights such as The Weeknd and Tory Lanez. Having released only three singles to-date, JNYR showcases a raw, youthful energy with the class and elegance of yesterday's legends.

Today, JNYR releases his debut EP, Transition. The eight…


Added by Samhoody on August 27, 2018 at 7:09pm — No Comments

@bookezzymoney - Alabama Raised Atlanta Paid (EP) / @Dgbastard

After unveiling his undeniable single "2 Official" featuring Lil Baby, Hunstville, AL native Ezzy Money returns today to drop off his new EP Alabama Raised Atlanta Paid. The concise project comes as an introduction to Ezzy Money's world as he begins to break through and impact speakers across the country. Draped in his southern roots, Alabama Raised Atlanta Paid comes…


Added by Samhoody on August 17, 2018 at 12:59pm — No Comments

J-Crizzy - "Habits"

J-Crizzy is back yet again with a track to help smooth out the end of the summer. "Habits" is head-bobbing, storyteller that gives us a glimpse of where he's at nowadays. Crizzy gives us the facts on this dope track. Links for AppleMusic and Spotify below! Hope your summer is fire so far, enjoy!…


Added by Samhoody on August 14, 2018 at 9:29am — No Comments

Mobi Mawla - "Freedom" (EP)

Mobi Mawla is an emerging artist from Toronto who started making some noise in the city's music scene releasing his debut singles earlier this year. One of Mobi’s first ever release “No Handouts” was produced by childhood friend and multi-platinum producer from Toronto, FrancisGotHeat and has gone on to generate a buzz while building stream numbers across digital…


Added by Samhoody on August 9, 2018 at 9:53am — No Comments

Mind Bath - "Flower Tattoo" (feat. Forever)

Today, vocalist / producer Mind Bath releases the second single "Flower Tattoo" from his forthcoming self-titled album which premiered on Jamz Supernova’s BBC Radio 1Xtra show earlier this week. This intimate new single also features the smooth and sultry vocals of Forever, and comes on the heels of Mind Bath's much lauded downtempo soul drenched “Siempre” single and…


Added by Samhoody on August 6, 2018 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Half Ounce (@Half_Ounce) - Blood Money

The west coast underground king reppin the Inglewood section "Half Ounce" returns with the new album "Blood Money" a 14 track Naybahood classic plus one extra bonus... Ft. fellow wrongkind labelmate "V8" as well as Inglewood legend "BigWy" an more... so hit the link below  an ZONE out... patch in with "Half Ounce" via Twitter @half_ounce IG…


Added by Samhoody on August 2, 2018 at 11:01am — No Comments

King Bally (@kingballyyy) - Break The Chainz (Hosted By @DJ864)

King Bally teams up with DJ 864 to release his new project “Break The Chainz”
Twitter: @kingballyyy

Added by Samhoody on July 3, 2018 at 9:52am — No Comments

BlaccBoiJuice - "YAS"

​ BlaccBoiJuice juice is a talented rapper from Nashville. He has a bunch of good songs on soundcloud and he recently launched his imprint via blaccboijuice.com His latest offering "YAS" is definitely a banger! Check it out and make sure to visit blaccboijuice.com…


Added by Samhoody on June 18, 2018 at 9:58am — No Comments

Rome - "All In" (Video)

Toronto's Rome is an artist in every sense of the word. He got his name from an early fascination with Greek and Roman mythology. Keeping that in mind, it's no surprise that classical Renaissance art has always been his greatest inspiration.

In a time where music is lazy and hip hop acts would rather be known as "Rockstars", Rome takes…


Added by Samhoody on June 15, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

KNGVEGAS - "youngin"

KngVegas is a modern NY emcee, quickly making an name for himself but not necessarily for his raps. He is able to actually keep up with the likes of Dave East and Don Q, displaying a confident, poise delivery. He stands out from the new crop of rising NY talent with a keen ability to select production that can resonate with a national audience and with His latest…


Added by Samhoody on June 15, 2018 at 9:43am — No Comments

Devin Scott - "Broken City"

Devin Scott is back after a brief hiatus with his latest single “Broken City”. Scott speaks about the key of being patient while simultaneously feeling submerged in a city full of corruption and distractions. There is much more to come from Scott in the near future as he is currently finishing up his debut EP entitled “Phases”.…


Added by Samhoody on June 12, 2018 at 11:07am — No Comments

Dre Mims x Chad Michael - "Drive Through"

Dre Mims and Chad Michael team up for their newest hit ‘Drive Through’ produced by Penacho. Their hunger to take on this musical journey mixed with anything but doubts of being the next ones up is well compared to the feeling of sitting in a drive through…


Added by Samhoody on June 8, 2018 at 11:46am — 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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