AUDIO | “Asking” @billyivan

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The wave of New York artists that have been submitting recently is dope to me. Billy Ivan is your normal hip-hop/R&B artist but he mixes in some experimental stuff as well on “Asking”.  Produced by niteFLIX, Ivan raps about a love that is lust in reality and also the process of growing up as a person. This will be apart of his as yet titled project that is set to be released this fall. Stream/download it after the break.

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AUDIO | “Do Yo Dance” @thaddeustukes @presidentharris

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Releasing this last week as the first single for his upcoming BlackJack project, Thaddeus Tukes combines the elements of drill, juke, and more on this track from the Windy City. He also enlists a verse from fellow Chicago rhymer Prez Harris and the overall sound of the track will make you get up and dance for sure. Look for BlackJack on September 9th. Stream/download below.

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AUDIO | “Abstract Art” @Mr_Vnova @smifnwessun @thecrackfactory

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From Brooklyn, V. Nova hooks up with Smif-N-Wessun and gets the beat from The Crack Factory for this nostalgic one. This is set to be released on his upcoming Hidden In Plain Sight Volume 3: The New Commission which has a previous single featuring Uncle Murda. Nova himself has worked with the likes of Mario Winans, Fabolous, Rakim, Mr. Porter of D-12, among others. Check the track out below.

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VIDEO | “Vices (remix)” @JibriHashim @KlausGohan @Compl3xX @JStyles310 @erionaudio @MSCNDC

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First we got the regular version. Then the remix. Now the final stage of evolution: the video to the remix. Hashim links up with Melvin Burch, ComPL3xX, J. Styles, Erion, and Kurai in California for this fun and entertaining video. There’s also some behind the scenes stuff with one of the guys walking up a hill in church shoes that will have you dying trying to figure out who in the hell wears church shoes to climb a hill. Check both of those out below and shouts to my man Hashim for the dope “From passion to payment” line.

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VIDEO | “Me vs. You” @_2shameless

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Rare occurrence to get a pop selection on the site so it’s always fun to check these out. Shenna is a 20 year old singer/songwriter from Virginia and just released her debut EP Dream In Color. The project was produced by Austin Bello from the band Forever The Sickest Kids. “Me vs You” is a song about not following the crowd and doing what you want to do. You don’t have to be a media slave and follow all the trends. Watch the video below and check out the EP here if you dig the track.

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