New mixtape and video from Tampa, FL based artist Vinny Virgo. Boasting “southern Rap, with a mixture of trap sounds and experimental idealistic sounds,” Vinny certainly brings a refreshingly diverse approach to a southern music landscape in transition. Check the video above and DL/stream the tape Me, Myself & High: Lotus after the jump. Read More
A$AP member Twelvyy lets loose this new track titled “Glock Rivers”. The A$AP Mob album is coming soon.
DC artist Rahiem recorded a song about a fictional female by the name “Alexis Jill Scott”. First name Alexis, while middle & last name is based off the famous neo-soul artist Jill Scott who the instrumental comes from. Rahiem tells the story of meeting this “girl next door”, and it is a perfect parallel to the image of the famous singer who may not be a super model, but a beauty in her own right rather than by traditional standards. Listen to this story about Alexis Jill Scott.
Check the joint out below and be on the look out for more new music coming soon.
Uncle Murda is the latest of rappers to discuss the Mike Brown situation and he gets some help from Maino and Jay Watts. I must admit this track was put together very well although it could have dropped last week when this was at its peak.
Ace Hood comes out of no where to drop his new mixtape “Body Bag 3″ which consist of all industry freestyles, this should us over until he finishes his new album “Greatness”. Click the jump for the stream. Read More
Lil Bibby has now emerged as one of my favorite artist due to the fact everything he has dropped lately is spot on. After a slight delay “Free Crack 2″ is finally here and from my first listen it does not disappoint. You can see features from Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Kevin Gates & more. Click the jump for the stream/download. Read More
Youngstown, Ohio, KeilyN is aiming to put his town on the map and spread a positive message with his music. After releasing loosies to let his presence be known in the hip-hop world, KeilyN dropped “Back Home,” his first official single off of his debut project, What I Found, last week. Today, the talented artist brings us What I Found in full, delivering one extra important message that’s hard to ignore: he’s here to stay, and Dope Never Dies.
Visonary Music Group artist QuESt has released several singles in the past month in order to gear up for the release of his new album, Searching Sylvan, due out September 2nd. I recently got the great opportunity to speak with the VMG artist in this exclusive interview with UHTN! QuESt talks about working with producer 6ix, the recent events in Ferguson, battle rap, WWE, his new album, and more. QuESt will also be performing in Columbus, OH on September 10th so grab your tickets here and check out the exclusive interview below!
UHTN: First of all, how did you link up with Visionary Music Group?
QuESt: It was kind of like a natural progression. My manager at the time knew Logic and I had a meeting at Atlantic at one point. Logic reached out to me via Twitter around 2011 and I had heard of his music. In 2012 I did the VMG tour and the next year I was the opening act for the Welcome To Forever tour. It was a natural progression and then I officially became a part of Visionary Music Group.
UHTN: If you were stranded on an island for the rest of your life and could only take three albums with you, what would you pick?
QuESt: Late Registration, Reasonable Doubt, and Coldplay’s X&Y.
UHTN: What’s it like working with VMG producer 6ix? He’s produced all of your singles correct?
QuESt: Yes he has. 6ix and I really kicked it off. I think what’s dope is that he works fast and on top of that, we don’t really control each other in the studio. I go in and do my thing, and he goes into the studio and does his thing. We feed off of each other’s energy really well.
UHTN: How many tracks are going to appear on your upcoming album Searching Sylvan and what can people expect from the project?
QuESt: There are seventeen tracks on the album, that’s including three interludes. The vibe of the album is very story driven. The singles have been tidbits for people to gravitate towards regardless if they have been QuESt fans or not. Every song is going to bleed into the next record. You can press play on the album and go into another world.
UHTN: Going to a more serious side, what are your thoughts on the current happenings in Ferguson, MI?
QuESt: I’m not one to get too involved in these kind of things but Ferguson hit me on a personal. Mike Brown was shot and he’s only eighteen and my brothers are fifteen and eighteen years old. I come from Miami FL and it’s a very violent city contrary to popular belief. I’ve lost close friends and family members to gun violence. I talk about that on the album too. Circling this back to Ferguson, it always hits home when there are police officials that are there to serve and protect us as individuals and they’re murdering innocent people. I think the Mike Brown situation hit me hard because he’s around the same age as my brothers. That could have easily been me and I could have been crossing the street or one of my homie’s lives.
Tip jumps on Jeremih’s “Don’t Tell Em” single which is featured on DJ MLK’s Goodnight Don’t Exist In ATL mixtape.
September 23rd marks the release date for Luke James’ self-titled debut project being released via N.A.R.S./Island Records. The project will feature appearances from Rick Ross with production done by Salaam Remi, Danja, Kadis & Sean, Luke himself & The Alliance. Tracklisting, below!
1. “Love XYZ”
2. “Dancing in the Dark”
3. “Don’t Do It” (Interlude)
5. “The Run”
6. “Glass House”
7. “Exit Wounds”
8. “TimeX” (Interlude)
9. “Options” feat. Rick Ross
10. “Insane / Bombin’ Out” (Interlude)
11. “I Want You”
13. “Make Love to Me”
14. “Options” (WolfJames Version)
15. “Stay With Me”
*Tracks 1, 5, 7, 8, 10 produced by Danja
*Tracks 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 14 produced by The Alliance
*Track 11 produced by Kadis & Sean
*Track 13 produced by Salaam Remi
*Tracks 3, 15 produced by Luke James