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[7 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ] Country:

Funk Volume rapper Dizzy Wright continues his prolific string of video releases from his latest mixtape The Golden Age, this time teaming up with hip-hop legend Wyclef in the visual for the track “We Turned Out Alright,” directed by John Colombo. The song, which Dizzy described with two simple words, “the truth,” explores the loss of friends and comrades in the struggle. Amidst the current hip-hop scene which tends to focus on money, sex and drugs, Dizzy has earned a reputation as a more socially conscious lyricist, and this song …

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Xist Music and Jahaziel have released the lead music video and single from Jahaziel’s forthcoming album due out November 19th. “They Don’t Know” features a guest appearance from Maxi Priest.
Jahaziel and his family do community outreach with The Eden Network in North London. “This song is a social commentary describing the darker side of the community I live in. A side that many within it want to escape, and one that many outside of it would rather ignore.”

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[5 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ] Country:

Last week, rappers Tanya Morgan premiered the video for “Never Too Much” featuring Nitty Scott, MC, and just yesterday released their new album as well as a single titled “The Only One.” Now, SPIN has made the brand new album, Rubber Souls, available to stream for free. The 10-track album was produced entirely by 6th Sense (whose resume includes B.o.B., Outasight and Talib Kweli) and features guests such as Rocki Evans of CharlieRED, Outasight, Spec Boogie, Spree Wilson and more. The stream even includes the CD-only bonus track “Ain’t Playing” and the LP-only bonus track “Bae Bro.”
Tanya Morgan has also released a behind-the-scenes trailer of the new material, which you can check out below. Rubber Souls is available now …

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Seattle rapper Nissim, formerly known as D.Black, has released a series of powerful and unprecedented tracks from his recently dropped self-titled album, and now presents a stunning and epic visual to accompany the song “Revered.” Infusing his music with lyrical content and ideology inspired by his conversion to Orthodox Judaism has made Nissim a truly unique artist within the hip-hop genre, and has garnered him media attention from both the international hip-hop and Jewish communities.
The new video, directed by Sawyer Purman and Ben Anderson of Altrac Productions, finds Nissim wandering through deserts and mountains, his own journey mirrored by a group …

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[5 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on Rob Fresh- Brooklyn Fre$h (Directed by Rob Fresh & J. Desouza) | ] Country:

Rob Fresh makes his directorial debut with “Brooklyn Fre$h”, an inside look into the BK lifestyle. Based on a true story, Fresh gives us the Brooklyn he knows lyrically and visually. Press play, and welcome to BROOKLYN!

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‘Show Me You Love Me’ the latest single from entertainer 5ive Star is currently making its way onto airwaves in key markets around the US. Produced by NYCE the single peaked at number three on the Billboard R&B chart last month and has since re-entered the chart. With airplay guaranteed in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and additional markets in California on the horizon, the lead off single from the debut album from 5ive Star is a strong introduction from the Chicago adoptee.
Accompanied by a video that has almost secured …

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[3 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ] Country:

Afrikaans rapper HemelBesem has released the music video for his 2013 album’s title track “YMCMBesem”.
The music video for “YMCMBesem” is the third music video after previously having released music videos for “Kêrels By Candlelight” and “Hoe Salla”. The new video was shot in the city of Utrecht in The Netherlands and was directed by Arno De Haas and his Careface Productions team. It features cameo appearances by a few of The Netherlands top hiphop artists, as well as South Africa’s own EJ Von Lyrik, previously of Godessa. “YMCMBesem” is a …

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[29 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ] Country:

Fresh from being recently nominated for ‘Best African Act’ at this year’s MOBO Awards as well as his smash hit single “The Thing” being released in the UK via Ministry of Sound, Ghanaian Pop star ATUMPAN aka Talking Drum is proud to release his brand new single “Clap Clap”, produced by Mix-Master Garzy (Sarkodie, R2Bees, 4×4) and the glorious new music video to go with it.
Directed by George Guise for Visionnaire Pictures, whose directorial credits include Azealia Banks, Tiwa Savage and Mark Morrison among others, the colourful and effervescent visuals …

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[24 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ] Country:

Born and raised in the notorious Fillmore district of San Francisco, legendary rapper Andre Nickatina aka Dre Dog has long been considered a rap luminary since the release of his critically acclaimed debut album, The New Jim Jones in 1993. Despite releasing almost 20 albums and touring public venues and colleges nonstop, Nickatina, the man, still remains somewhat of a mysterious figure due to the very few number of interviews he’s given throughout his career. Regardless, his classic showmanship and distinct voice and rhythm has earned him a fiercely loyal fan base across North America and he gains new …

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Today, super producer Mike WiLL Made It is releasing the video for “23,” the lead single from his upcoming debut album, Est. In 1989 Pt. 3. The song, available for purchase now, pairs Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, and Juicy J, and the video, directed by Hannah Lux Davis, keeps the vibe energetic and fun, with Mike WiLL and co. taking over and turning up a local high school, complete with a pep rely and all.

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[23 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ] Country:

Detroit rapper/producer Black Milk recently released the official track list for his upcoming album No Poison No Paradise, and has now dropped a new single entitled “Dismal.” Having structured the album conceptually as the semi-biographical tale of fictional character Sonny Jr., which includes non-linear elements of Sonny’s dreams, aspirations, and memories, Black Milk explains “I wanted each song to represent a different stage of Sonny’s life. On ‘Dismal,’ he’s battling with himself to regain his position at the top.” As a youth, Sonny Jr. dreamt of becoming a successful rapper or athlete, and the song describes …

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[22 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ] Country:

Today, SL Jones is excited to release his new mixtape, Way Of Life No Hobby. The tape, out exclusively via LiveMixtapes, is hosted by renowned DJ and recently appointed Def Jam executive Don Cannon and is produced entirely by Metro Boomin. Features include Killer Mike, Kevin Gates, Starlito, Trouble, Mibbs (of Pac Div), and more.
Way Of Life No Hobby is Jones’ second release of the year, following January’s Trapper’s Delight EP, and comes on the heels of the Little Rock rapper’s debut headline tour, the Way Of Life No Hobby …

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From his latest mixtape The Golden Age, rapper Dizzy Wright drops the video today for “Fashion.” The track features verses from Kid Ink and Honey Cocaine with production by Nicholas Pugach. Directed by Armen Soudjian, the video shows the fashion-forward rappers showing off their expensive taste in clothing. HotNewHipHop is not only premiering the visual, but produced it for the Funk Volume rapper.
Dizzy’s recently released 22-track track mixtape features Wyclef, Logic, Joey Bada$$ and more, and has already reached over 100,000 downloads at HotNewHipHop. Dizzy is currently touring with Funk Volume labelmate DJ Hoppa and opening act Emilio Rojas on The Golden Age Tour, presented by HotNewHipHop and GigIt. Futuristic and Marcus Moody will also perform on select dates.

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[20 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ] Country:

Funk Volume rapper Jarren Benton recently wrapped the My Grandma’s Basement Tour, his first ever headline U.S. tour, which stopped in 16 cities across the U.S., and has now dropped the visual for his latest track, “Don’t Act,” directed by Jamal Samuel, featuring highlights of his experience on the road. With stops in Atlanta, Georgia, Brooklyn, New York, and Columbus, Ohio, to name a few, the tour capitalized on the success of his first full-length album for Funk Volume, My Grandma’s Basement, which debuted at #4 on the iTunes Hip-Hop Chart in June.
With Pabst Blue Ribbon abundant, blunts blazing and girls ready …

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Legendary Bay Area hip-hop duo Latyrx recently announced that their first album in 16 years, titled The Second Album, will be released November 5th. Brooklyn Vegan has just premiered the lead single from the album, “Exclamation Point,” produced by and featuring jazz rapper Forrest Day. Known for their experimental and adventurous approach to sonic landscapes and lyrical content, Latyrx’s members Lateef the Truth Speaker and Lyrics Born were at the forefront of an underground Bay Area hip-hop movement of the late 1990s alongside the likes of DJ Shadow and Blackalicious, …