Bars. Yep, bars! Jimmy B is ready to head into over drive with his new mixtape Jimmy Eats World with the first visual “Faith & Hope.” You can download the Toronto rookie’s tape, here!
After a summer filled with gun violence in his native city, Toronto artist John River released the visuals to the 3rd single of his project The Calm. The video was shot in Mississauga and various other locations in Toronto with cameo appearances by local notable artists, athletes and personalities from the GTA, who came together to raise awareness about gun violence in the city.
Your goals are NOT easy to obtain. And if you let Redway tell it? He’s endured the struggle and is ready to embrace the fruits of his labor but by his OWN admission. We can expect this AND more off his forthcoming EP, Live Free dropping very soon. In the meantime, head over to his SoundCloud for more material and then head over to his website to learn more about the Toronto artist.
Sometimes it’s the SIMPLE shit that gets us through life and that’s what O.F.C. is embracing on this joint off their debut mixtape, Training Day. The trio explained this was a cut that they just wanted to make for the simplicity factor; nothing complicated. Download Training Day, here!
D.C. native, SmCity recruits Precious Joubert and The Kid Daytona for a soulful drop illustrating intricate gems that you just can’t see in real life. SmCity will feature this on his March 16th release of Dream Cemetery project.
SHATiFF and Wino Dread come through with a reminiscent tale of what life use to be and what it is currently for them and theirs. “Lost Articles” will be featured on SHA’s Lost Articles of Steve Jones arriving very soon.
Things are beginning to heat up #ForTheCity as Ezko arrives with the black and white visual for “Rampage.” The track AND clip offer an inside look to Ezko’s mindset as he attempts to battle the pressures of his peers, society’s standards and some of our “popular” rappers today. This is the first track off a 7 cut project entitled Before The Tape Drops, which is available for download here!
Next up, we have H-Tips from the Southside of Washington, D.C. and he’s bringing “Clicked Up” to the table off his new mixtape X-Rated-The Homicide dropping extremely soon. “Clicked Up” is just what it sounds like: a boisterous tale about H–Tips and his ways around the South side of Washington, D.C. Check it out, below!
For our first entry of #ForTheCity we have DC native, Jay Bangz with the bouncy “Wait, Hold Up” track off his forthcoming mixtape The American Dream. Let me and Jay know what you think of the track in the C-Section, below! Listen to more Jay Bangz, here!
In the blog world, things can get very redundant and boring. With that, WE (the editors and contributors) start complaining about what needs to change and things we think would be dope for the culture without wanting to lift a finger to help push change and creativity. I’ve been guilty of this plenty of times.
While I was getting introduced to a new D.C. artist last night at a dinner meeting, I really began to ponder these “new guys” don’t have a proper platform to get exposure for a CHANCE to get heard. And while everyone has to EARN their place on this hip-hop totem pole, I also have a responsibility in helping with that process. For godsakes, my site is called “YouHeardThatNew”, right lol? So with that said, I present to you guys “#ForTheCity”
With #ForTheCity I’m going on a several month campaign giving UNSIGNED and UNTAPPED artists a chance to be heard on a popular platform but in a unique way. Here’s what I mean by “unique”: I’m going to designate a day out the week for ONE particular city to showcase talent that DESERVES some proper shine. So for example, on Tuesday, February 26th I’m going to highlight Washington, D.C. for the entire day (in addition to the usual stuff you see going on around these parts.) Whether it’s R&B or Hip-Hop, I’m going to give you guys the proper outlet to get out your best material. That trend will continue with another city the next day and so on and so forth. Dope right? Ok so here’s what YOU NEED to do and NOT do.
When submitting your material (Lkuhtn@gmail.com) I NEED these things: #ForTheCity in the subject title, artwork, and your BEST MP3 or VIDEO (Youtube link for the videos) attached, a link to your most recent work, links to your Twitter and/or website, a brief description of where you’re from and a blurb on the content you’re submitting. What you need NOT do is submit via my Twitter TL. If you submit ANYTHING via my Twitter account in regards to #ForTheCity? I will block and report you as spam. Trust me, I have NO problem doing so.
Here’s another intricate piece of the puzzle, on April 22nd I will release #ForTheCity Vol.1, a compliation of all the best submissions hand picked by ME! Cool right? I know. Ok, so I think that covers everything for this new project. #ForTheCity will begin on Tuesday, February 26th at 10am starting with Washington, D.C. Cities for the first week of #ForTheCity can be found below!
February 26th: Washington, D.C.
February 28th: Toronto, CA
March 1st: Los Angeles, C.A.
P.S. A&R’s, YOU’RE WELCOME!