3vd shares atmospheric single “My Bad”

3vd has shared a fresh new release called “My Bad”, ahead of an anticipated new video. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and its surrounding areas, 3vd grew up in a house with five other siblings. He began writing when he was only 8 years old and incorporates elements of pop and R&B into his music to create a unique and timeless sound. In addition to writing and performing music, 3vd produces and engineers, something that sets him apart from other rappers his age. Hot off the heels of his well-received release “Euphoria” and “Man on a Mission”, “My Bad” continues his run of eclectic, versatile tracks and marks another notch in a solid 2023 for him.

“My Bad” contains an atmospheric soundscape built upon watery keys that drift smoothly atop crisp, trap-laced percussion. Atop the airy instrumentation, 3vd shines as a vocalist with melodically-tinged inflections and catchy lines, bolstered by booming, pillowy 808s. Memorable and sharply-crafted, “My Bad” is a strong new offering from the Ohio up-and-comer that blends R&B with hip-hop and pop for a colorful new track.

The latest from 3vd, “My Bad” continues a prolific run for him and has us excited for the new visual, which has been building much anticipation from his fanbase. Give “My Bad” a listen below and connect with 3vd on social media platforms for more as well.

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Valid and Stretch Money share elegant visual for “So Divine”

Detroit’s ever-prolific duo Valid and Stretch Money have dropped off a new video for their song “So Divine”, a cut from their acclaimed recent album Bill & Isiah. Continuing their run of stylish, infectious joints that put on for Motor City while also showcasing an array of diverse sounds and styles, “So Divine” is a highlight track from the record that has now been paired with an elegant visual directed by Jerry Reid and Slander King.

A tapestry of shimmering synths drift atop rich bass on the heavenly “So Divine”, produced by Pig Pen. The minimalistic, graceful backdrop leaves plenty of space for the two emcees’ charismatic, poised flows. They sound mature and focused with “So Divine”, adding to the track’s luxurious soundscape with velvety flows and sharp rhyme patterns.

The visual, directed by Jerry Reid and Slander King, makes for a sleek, refreshing accompaniment with nocturnal shots depicting crisp scenes from Detroit. The laid-back video presents a charming, effortless swagger that pairs well with the track’s sonics, making for a cohesive pairing.

The latest from Valid and Stretch Money, “So Divine” makes for a highlight joint from their strong new LP Bill & Isiah. Give it a watch below and further familiarize yourself with Valid and Stretch Money.

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Photo by Kahn Santori


Tay G shares potent single “Kay Caller”

Tay G has caught our attention for his new single, titled “Kay Caller”. Tay G, a rising artist from Gary, Indiana, discovered his passion for rap
at a young age. After experiencing a tragic loss in June 2021, he released his debut video and song, “Aw Shit,” an exhilarating anthem
that motivates listeners to chase their dreams. With subsequent
releases like “Effect” and “Where You Been,” Tay G’s music gained
momentum, solidifying his position as Indiana’s face of rap. His latest offering is the resonant “Kay Caller”, a poignant new song that puts his skills as a songwriter on full display.

With “Kay Caller,” Tay G demonstrates his ability to craft a poignant and introspective track that resonates deeply with audiences. The song’s hypnotic melodies and thought-provoking lyrics create an immersive experience, drawing listeners into Tay G’s world. It’s a testament to his emotive sound and creativity, as well as his keen ability to build a personal bond with his listeners. Elegant pianos and a rich rhythm section underscore him as his vocals float with an effortless charisma.

The latest from Tay G, “Kay Caller” is a powerful joint that immerses the listener in its feel and sound the second they press play. “Kay Caller” continues to show that Tay G is an artist well worth paying attention to from the underrated state of Indiana.

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NADUH share infectious single “LEGACY”

Vancouver’s NADUH have come through with a new single called “LEGACY”. Filling in the industry thigh-gap, 5 piece femme powered hip-hop and R&B group, NADUH, write, engineer, and produce all of their music- meaning they have crafted a sound that’s truly representative of their collective energy. Spreading unity consciousness through R&B-infused beats that hit every chakra, laced with buttery-smooth vocals and HERstorical lyrics. Their latest release, “LEGACY” makes this truly evident with its powerful energy and sharply-crafted songwriting that sleekly blends hip-hop and R&B elements into a cohesive, sleek offering.

“LEGACY” contains raw yet vivid synths that build in layers to make for a soundscape that is simultaneously graceful and hard-hitting. As crisp percussion and rich bass lock in an infectious groove beneath, the group’s versatile vocals provide a highlight with their refreshing, catchy combination of hip-hop and R&B elements. Dynamic and exciting, the track immerses the listener in its sweltering, energizing feel while hitting them with line after line of memorable, sharply-crafted melodies and bars.

NADUH introduces the “New Era” of girl-groups: true friends who are the sole visionaries and manifestors of their music, narrative, and image. Their music holds strong messages of reclamation, empowerment, queerness, sexuality, and spirituality, mixed in with “that bitch” energy, aiming to help their audience access higher realms of consciousness while entertaining their urge to twerk. Their latest, “LEGACY” finds them continuing their hot-streak of hip-hop and R&B-infused joints with one that makes a lasting impression with its eclectic blend of genres, sleek production, and strong songwriting. Give it a listen below and connect with Vancouver’s NADUH for more.

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Photo: Beau Bonez & Jocasta Clarke


Hatter shares potent new release, “Careful” (prod. Saffa Ghorishi) [Video]

Brighton artist Hatter has shared a a new visual for his single, “Careful”, produced by Saffa Ghorishi. A trailblazer in Brighton’s hip-hop scene, and always testing the limits as to what he can create within the rap domain- Hatter is a potent lyricist and experimental producer whose charismatic energy lights up when taking to the stage. London-born and Brighton-based, Hatter’s play on words, memorable hooks, and versatile production make him an artist paving his own lane. His latest release, “Careful”, continues his run with sharp flows, clever lyricism, and an infectious soundscape provided by long-time collaborator Saffa Ghorishi, accompanied by a strong new visual that is cinematic in tone and engaging in style.

“Careful”’s rhythmic, rich production creates a solid groove for Hatter’s confident yet laid-back rhymes, as he shines on the mic with a strong presence and carefully crafted verses. Backed by Ghorishi’s shimmering production, he sounds natural and in his lane, as he effortlessly handles the beat with an unassuming dominance. The new visual, directed by Mr. Cheal, takes it a step further with cinematic shots, focused editing, and engaging classic movie references to boot. “Careful” is an all-out affair of witty rhymes, memorable production, and poignant visuals that make it another strong outing from this Brighton mainstay.

Give the visual for “Careful” a watch here and be sure to connect with Hatter while you’re at it.

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Florida-based Recording Artist/Producer Homiletix is gearing up to release one of his best pieces of work this summer. He has been busy securing Billboard chart placements thanks to creating great music with a number of prominent names over the past few years, and he is ready to do even more to elevate his career. He makes progress with the new single, “Toast To My Haters”.

Toast To My Haters” is Homiletix’s new single that features frequent collaborator Roniel from their group Tribe Life Assassins, and British R&B Vocalist/Musician Carl McIntosh of the legendary group Loose Ends. The track acknowledges those who try to step in the way of the artists’ progression but leaves them on the wayside as their efforts to do damage are futile. The production featured on the track greatly compliments the superb contributions from the talents and is guaranteed to be an enjoyable listen. A promotional campaign will commence prior to the single’s release, and additional content to support it is said to be in the works.

Homiletix’s work has been featured on the Billboard-charting “Tropical Cruise To Jamaica”, “World Hip Hop Unleashed Vol. 2”, and “Smoke Chronicles” compilations. He has also worked with Hip Hop heavyweights K-Solo of the Hit SquadLord Jamar of Brand NubianWu-Tang affiliate Solomon Childs, and Stone Paxton of Prodigee Records. He is also a member of the Tribe Life Assassins and Neighborhood Watch Worldwide, who have had various music releases over the years. Working with Carl McIntosh, who has been making music with Loose Ends since the late 1980s, was in the making for a number of years.

Collaborating with Carl McIntosh is a dream come true,” shared Homiletix. “I grew up listening to Loose Ends, and when it came to making this record, the group had a sound that fitted well with what I was doing. I could never get the sound out of my head, so I immediately jumped on board when the opportunity arrived to work with Carl. He’s one of my top 5 favorite Producers. Loose Ends’ “Look How Long” project carried me through my senior year of high school, and tracks like “Hanging On A String”, “Slow Down”, “Nights Of Pleasure”, and “Choose Me” among others helped to shape the way that I perceived and approached music even to this day. Like Loose Ends’, I’m making music that’s timeless.

Homiletix looks forward to great support for the single “Toast To My Haters” when it is released on July 4th on all digital music streaming platforms. To stay up to date with Homiletix, follow him on Instagram at @OfficialHomiletix.


Galaxy Francis drops two-pack, announces upcoming EP

Chicago rapper-singer Galaxy Francis, formerly known as L.A. VanGogh, has carved out his own lane within the local music scene due to his uncanny ability to straddle the line between hip-hop and R&B with ease. When he’s not churning out thought-provoking, Saba-esque rap verses, he’s laying down warm, lively vocal performances, usually over jazz-tinged production topped off with grandiose horn sections and dense vocal layering.

On past projects such as his Everything Is Subjective series, Francis explores the depths of his inner-psyche, his relationships with vice, existentialism and his past.

But after undergoing a name change, announcing the May 24 release of his upcoming EP iNNERGALACTIC: Side A and dropping two brand new singles from the project, Francis is entering a new era as an artist, one where he invites us to blast off with him into outer space.

On this brand new two-pack, Francis trades the jazzy, neo-soul sounds that usually pop up in his music for a more accessible, laidback trap sound without compromising quality.

The first track, “Skip To My Lou,” is a hazy, smoked out tribute to the city of St. Louis. Assembled with minimalism in mind, the instrumental is sparse, consisting of little more than a scampering set of 808s and some broad, watery synths, setting up the perfect backdrop for Francis to deliver his breathy, intimate vocal lines.

“Smoking this, Reefer Alston hit the skip 2 my Lou,” Francis spits in the track’s first line, a poignant triple-entendre referencing his home city while comparing his love of smoking weed to NBA player Rafer Alston’s ball skills that earned him the nickname that also happens to be the track’s namesake. 

The second track, “SOURFACES,” is way busier despite its brief runtime of one minute and 20 seconds. Over a more piercing, urgent set of synths, Francis brings a much faster flow and a lot more clever lines: 

“I can see the future like Eminem in 8 Mile,” he raps in the second half of the song.

While some fans might be taken aback at first by the sudden change in sonic aesthetics, Francis sounds right at home going over these synth-driven trap instrumentals.

Stream “Skip 2 My Lou/SOURFACES” here.


Dzh shares versatile 2-pack ‘RANTS’

New Jersey’s Dzh has returned with a fresh 2-song release called ‘RANTS’. The appropriately titled set finds him expressing himself in a cathartic manner, detailing his trials and tribulations- while keeping its sound and style engaging and infectious. The release showcases two sides of Dzh, and captures his dynamic persona concisely. It’s also sharply written, and it is evident throughout that Dzh put much thought and planning into each bar and each note. These immaculately crafted songs contain elements of hip-hop, trap, and rage, and refuse to be boxed in to categorization.

“You & Tha Raps” takes on the introspective tone that we’ve been hearing frequently from the East Coast wordsmith. It features a watery, laid-back beat that contains an immersive feel, moored by feathery but bouncy percussion. He then switches it up engagingly with the hard-hitting “Tha Most”, which brings in vibrant rage elements with winding synths and a booming rhythm section.

Give ‘RANTS’ a listen below and further familiarize yourself with Dzh.

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The Power of Perseverance: IVX’s Advice for Emerging Artists

The path to success in the music industry is rarely smooth, but IVX’s journey is a testament to the power of perseverance. As an emerging artist who has faced his fair share of challenges, IVX understands the importance of staying resilient and focused on one’s dreams. In this article, we delve into IVX’s experiences and insights, as he shares valuable advice for aspiring musicians. Whether you’re just starting out or navigating the ups and downs of the industry, IVX’s words of wisdom offer inspiration and guidance for those embarking on their own musical path.

  1. Embrace the Journey, Embrace Growth IVX emphasizes the importance of embracing the journey rather than solely focusing on the end goal. He encourages emerging artists to view every experience, whether positive or negative, as an opportunity for growth. Each setback is a chance to learn, adapt, and come back stronger. By shifting the focus from immediate success to personal and artistic development, emerging artists can find fulfillment in the process itself.
  2. Find Your Unique Voice In a world saturated with aspiring musicians, standing out is crucial. IVX highlights the significance of finding and embracing one’s unique voice. Instead of conforming to trends or imitating others, he encourages emerging artists to explore their own identity and express their authentic selves through their music. It is this individuality that resonates with audiences and creates a lasting impact.
  3. Build a Supportive Network IVX acknowledges that navigating the music industry can be overwhelming, which is why he emphasizes the importance of building a supportive network. Collaborating with fellow artists, connecting with mentors, and surrounding oneself with like-minded individuals can provide invaluable support, guidance, and opportunities for growth. By fostering genuine relationships, emerging artists can find strength in their collective journey and overcome obstacles together.
  4. Stay Persistent and Resilient IVX’s journey is a testament to the power of persistence. He advises emerging artists to stay committed to their craft, even in the face of rejection or setbacks. The music industry is known for its challenges, but it is those who persevere through difficult times that ultimately achieve success. IVX encourages artists to believe in themselves, stay focused on their goals, and remain resilient in the face of adversity.
  5. Embrace Change and Adapt As the music industry continues to evolve, IVX highlights the importance of embracing change and staying adaptable. He encourages emerging artists to stay open to new opportunities, explore different genres, and experiment with their sound. Being adaptable allows artists to stay relevant, reach new audiences, and continuously evolve their artistic expression.

IVX’s advice for emerging artists serves as a guiding light for those pursuing their dreams in the music industry. By embracing the journey, staying true to oneself, building a supportive network, staying persistent, and adapting to change, emerging artists can navigate the challenges and carve their own path to success. As IVX continues to inspire with his music and experiences, his words of wisdom remind us all of the power of perseverance in achieving our dreams.

Take this opportunity to learn from IVX’s experiences and let his advice fuel your own perseverance and growth as an emerging artist.


How Hoody Hawi’s Latest EP “Howlin at the Moon” Pushes the Boundaries of Rap

[Cover art for “Howlin at the Moon”]

Hoody Hawi is a Bay Area rapper whose latest EP “Howlin at the Moon” is already making waves in the hip hop world. With four tracks that delve into the complexities of life, money, and ambition, the project showcases Hoody’s signature blend of introspective lyrics and infectious hooks. Featuring long-time collaborator Jelly on every track, “Howlin at the Moon” is a must-listen for fans of innovative rap music.

One standout track on the EP is “Shoulda Coulda Woulda“, a song that reflects on the regrets and missed opportunities that can haunt us all. With its catchy chorus and introspective verses, the track showcases Hoody’s ability to blend emotion and style in a way that is both relatable and captivating.

Overall, “Howlin at the Moon” is a powerful and thought-provoking project that showcases Hoody Hawi’s unique voice in the rap landscape. With its innovative production and standout tracks, the EP is sure to make a mark on the hip hop world and cement Hoody’s place as one of the most exciting rappers to watch. Fans of introspective lyrics and infectious beats will not want to miss this latest offering from one of the Bay Area’s brightest stars.

Stream “Howlin at the Moon” Here: