brz, Mylo MU – Paradise

Paradise is a collaboration between brz and LA based producer Mylo MU, featuring elements of west coast hip-hop in the production and synthpop in the vocal delivery. The video was directed by Keenan Rhodes, and is inspired by the anime Tokyo Ghoul.

Pronounced “breeze.” He is Your Favorite Abstraction!

producer/rapper/existentialist/brooding being, always m a k i n g & thinking about cycles.

From Indianapolis by way of Diego Martin & Albuquerque. brz’s music focuses on depictions of the existential, love, ego, simulated images, and technology, because it is strange and disorienting (and necessary).

Elmnt – Sideways

This was a labour of love. I initially wrote this song pre covid, however, with all that has happened in the past year, i felt like it was a message too strong not to complete.

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The song was co-produced by Montreal’s Burton White & Nidal Eradi also known as Resort 46 in an apartment studio using live instruments.Scott Chancey of the Montreal Conservatory of Music added all the string arrangements to accompany the choir vocal stack in the chorus and outro, adding a much needed layer of somber soul to the song.Finally, Tatsuya Sato, mastered the song (The legend behind Kanye’s College Dropout, Jay-Z’s In My Lifetime).Sideways is available across all major platforms, powered by FREE.99 Records

St. Christoph & Shaade – WTF ft. Jade Alice (Official Music Video)

WTF is the head nodding feature single from St Christoph & Shaade’s brand new EP “Big Mood”. The Australian hip-hop duo features Melbourne electro-pop songstress Jade Alice in the moody, throwback hip hop tune that bolsters the sun-flecked, good-time vibes of the beginning of the collection; adding soul and their trademark funk to a relatable message. The track, featuring a hypnotic driving piano/ bassline and featuring a horn section that give an extra “exclamation”, explores the WTF moments from relationships that are better left in the rearview. It’s the kind of therapy that you can keep on replay.

MrZnote – I Don’t Care (Official Video)

MrZnote began his hip-hop career at the age of 16 in the suburbs of Philadelphia after his older brother passed away. He usedmusic as a way to cope with the loss of his brother. MrZnote has performed at small venues in and around the Philadelphia area including: The Fire, 5 Star, The Grape Street, RedSky, Coast to Coast Philadelphia, and The Pyramid Club in NYC. MrZnote has performed with DJ Q-Ball of the BloodhoundGang, and was on BKFC 10 (Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship) Pay Per View during Travis “The Animal” Thompson’s walkout and victory.

“I’m too damn handsome not to dance, but I’m too fast for romance. Drop the pants.”

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Sophiegrophy – Drehpehs

New wave hip-hop artist Sophiegrophy follows her genre bending debut EP, “BOLD” with new single “Drehpehs”. Returning to her raw roots with a hand from producers Eric Boavida & Jia Lih, “Drehpehs” finds the Nigerian born, New Zealand raised artist hold court on a hard hitting banger that serves notice to fake culture warriors and those that would undermine the confidence in her own unique creative vision. The video shot inside Melbourne’s heritage listed Palais Theatre, centres on the concept of performer versus viewer in the digital age – Sophiegrophy playing the Phantom in her own Hip Hop Opera.

FAR I – The First Noble Truth [EP]

It’s officially the return of the Black Shepard!

Far I just released The First Noble Truth, which is the first project of his quadrilogy called “The Four Noble Truths”.

It did not take Far I a long time to finish this project. Even though the man has 30 years of rhyming on beats, he has proven that it’s not quite the time to hang up the mic yet. While the world is struck with Rona, Far I has been abusing his pen. Teaming up with some of the hardest producers the net has to offer. This is how Far I built with “The First Noble Truth”.

The message on the album is quite clear; there is suffering! With years of experience in Buddhism and meditation, Far I has set out to convert the wisdom of Buddhism into Hip Hop music. In a very distinctive and original manner, the rapper speaks on painful subjects without hesitation. If the listener is sharp enough, you will pick up on ancient wisdom that’s been proven for millennia.

Myrikal – Latoya & Marlon

This song is a two part conversation between two siblings who where separated at birth. Latoya reaches out to her brother in the hope that they could reconnect and try and build a relationship and be the family that they never were.

As the song progresses you learn about Marlon and how he has struggled academically however hopes to meet his sister and also build the relationship they never had.

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Nephtys – I Do It [New Release]

Nephtys is an urban artist from Brussels. Mixed between a Syrian father and a Belgian mother, she grew up under their artistic influence. From classical to Neo-Soul / R & B, Hip-Hop here, Jazzy there, talented singer and rapper, it is all in versatility that Nephtys walks us through her multi-faceted universe.

Rejecting popular stereotypes of mysogine rap and violence, it is with subtlety that she mixes conscious punchlines with her soft, warm voice. Drawing on her experiences on different Jazz and Pop stages, she reconnects with her first love for Soul and Hip Hop which allows the woman she becomes every day to express herself: Nephtys is a tribute to the Egyptian divinity, accompanist of births and funeral rites, a woman at all times, considered the singer’s alter-ego.

Nephtys narrates through her sincere and hopeful words, her point of view on the world, the realities and dreams that she carries in her heart. Close to the public, she wishes to share her optimism despite the hard knocks of life.

This Belgian-Syrian artist aspires to be recognized not only for her music, but also as an activist. If her texts speak of feminism and anti-racism, they also advocate love of oneself, of one’s culture, and of one’s roots. Woman, political activist, intersectional activist, poet, and rapper, nephtys is all of these. “For me, hip-hop serves to build bridges between people, it emancipates, brings peace. But it also serves to tell the truth to the dominant, because we are the power, and we can change the world with our voices. ” “Happiness is a political statement. Your joy is resistance to the oppressor. ” She also actively campaigns for the social rights of minorities. “Some people hate the idea that a movement created by African American culture is not vile, or sexist. If all you see in hip-hop is sexism, you just haven’t paid attention. Sexism exists in all areas. To consider an art, a culture as primitive, subaltern, it’s just racist.

The singer is about those who consider Arab culture, or any indigenous, non-white culture, to be less glorious, and who see these peoples as barbarians, savages, uncivilized. It’s really intriguing and indignant to me. She also conveys a message of body positivity, in order to decolonize the standards of beauty imposed by society, she quotes: “it is important for me that my sisters feel at ease in their body and with their mind, all this passes. by a healthy lifestyle, a good mindset and a spiritual awakening. It is necessary to be well grounded to lead a rewarding and lively life giving rise to successful experiences of life without putting too much strain on your mind. An influence she exerts on her audience. Society is in the midst of an identity crisis, we owe it to ourselves to follow a philosophy of life that allows us to exploit happiness, to feed on knowledge.

What will make us stronger is sharing our experiences, the love we have for each other and the ambition to push each other.

Jmoneyco – Cash Talk [Single]

When I initially wrote Cash Talk, it wasn’t a song that inspired me. However, when I stepped in the studio and started recording Cash Talk, the song began to flow and really came to life. Cash Talk is infused with lifestyle and passion.

It is a feel-good melodic song that listeners can vibe to when they’re feeling chilled and relaxed and also when they’re feeling more lively and energetic, due to its upbeat nature.

Cash Talk is the perfect song to bring people into the new year, due to its opulent, luxurious and prosperous style.

JMoneyCo

Waking Android – The Ballmer Effect

This EP is a long awaited follow up to their 2017 EP Adrenochrome which was received to much fanfare in the local music scene and beyond, netting them steady club and festival gigs since it’s release . They have upped their game tremendously since then and are very proud of their new output. The hip-hop scene in the North of Ireland is criminally overlooked even though the talent is present. They represent Belfast without tired tropes and clichés and are an example of staying true to theirselves through their sound.

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