Portland hip-hop artist Mic Capes returns with the cinematic visuals for his new single "Well Known," produced by Drae Slapz from their recent collab EP SHEESH. Shot by Puurple World, Mic takes us on a journey to North Portland's St. Johns neighborhood for a story about decision making, influence, and power. Capes has been making waves in the NW and he makes his presence felt on his latest release with Drae Slapz at the boards. Taking the time to flex a little bit, while stepping on the neck of some MCs, Cape's shows he's more than a conscious rapper on his latest project SHEESH now available on Spotify, Apple Music, and more. Ending the year strong with another movie like music video, be on the lookout for even more moves from PDX's Mic Capes in 2018! Watch "Well Known" below and be sure to stream/purchase SHEESH as well.
It's all gas, no breaks for rising Portland artist Eso.Xo.Supreme. After dropping his SUPREMESUMMER EP, and most recently the stunning visuals for Low Tides, Eso returns with another brand new 4-track EP entitled, Lonely Ghost. Starring the lead single "Martina," Eso delivers another amazing project laced with bangers from beginning to end. Mastering his own style of R&B, with a touch of autotune and perfected melodies, Eso.Xo.Supreme somehow finds a way to deliver anthem after anthem with no falling off in sight. Continuing to flood his fans with content month after month, Eso has had a huge 2017 with over 2 Million streams between his Youtube and Spotify following, plus successful appearances at New York's famous Webster Hall and Austin, TX's SXSW Festival.
Roll up something, pour up a drink, call over a baddy, and press play on the latest release Lonely Ghost from one of Portland rising stars Eso.Xo.Supreme. Also, be on the lookout for the official music video for Martina coming soon!
Eso.Xo.Supreme - Lonely Ghost
Banging new music "I Remember" from Tucson's own H-Roc produced by A.Jax Lau.Ryan!
Cool Nutz pays tribute to legendary Bay Area gamer Too Short's "Freaky Tales" with his latest single and video for "Yaper" which features producer Bosko on the Talkbox/Electrospit. Track duties are handled by Chillest Illest aka DJ Chill.
Rising Portland R&B artist Eso.Xo.Supreme connects with director Thomas Dierikx for the highly creative new visuals for his new anthem, "Low Tides."
Appearing on the recent SUPREMESUMMER EP, Eso keeps bringing the vibes with another uptempo, dancehall-influenced single. Assembling a crew of creative visionaries, "Low Tides" is Eso's most aesthetically pleasing video to date with every shot and color pallet falling perfectly in place. Beautiful women, fashion, substance, and danceable rhythms paint the picture on Eso.Xo.Supreme's latest masterpiece. Having recently racked up over 2 million plays between Youtube and Spotify, Eso continues to drop banger after banger while increasing his fanbase to a worldwide brand.
Be sure stream SUPREMESUMMER EP and check out "Low Tides" below.
Watch EsoXoSupreme - Low Tides (Official Music Video)
Portland hip-hop artist Tre Redeau makes his return with the brand new Brandon Dean-produced single, "Beef Plates." One of PDX's best-kept secrets, Redeau has recently toured with King Chip and collaborated with Dizzy Wright, as well as being featured in The Source, All Hip Hop, and more.
"Beef Plates" is jazzy, uptempo groove that finds Tre experimenting with melody and a high-speed flow. "You want beef? I got plates," is Redeau's version of, if you need it I got. Laced with a nostalgic "Boyz In The Hood" clip, Tre's "Beef Plates" has a golden era vibe of the 90's, while at the same time adding a 2017 approach to everything from the artwork to the production.
Stream/Purchase "Beef Cakes" by Tre Redeau (produced by Brandon Dean, mixed by Eddy Keys) below.
Seattle's Brothers From Another returns with two new singles, "Summer Is Over" & "Talk Is Cheap" both produced by TOPE.
Buzzing artists K-Lien and C-Sharp are back again with more dope visuals from their recent EP Keep It Lit. After tearing the club up in their Anyway music video, these two Cali artists connect again for Bamboozle produced by DJ Flippp. Separating the real from the fakes, C-Sharp doesn't hesitate going hard on the imposters in the first verse. "Keeping it 100, I ain't with all the Bamboozling," K-Lien comes in smooth removing the drums for the first few bars of his verse to make his point felt. Filmed and edited by Voice2Hard Films, watch C-Sharp and K-Lien collect on their debts and squash out the fakers in their new video Bamboozle. Also, be sure to check out the Keep It Lit EP while you're at it available now on Apple Music, Spotify, and more.
K-Lien & C-Sharp - Anyway
K-Lien & C-Sharp - Keep It Lit (Apple Music)
K-Lien & C-Sharp - Keep It Lit (Spotify)
Portland hip-hop artist SamuelThe1st connects with producer Drae Slapz for the new 4-track EP titled "Yuh." Officially announcing SamuelThe1st as a member of the Rare Vibe record label, "Yuh" is dripping in sauce and 808 bass provided by Drae Slapz. "We came up with the idea for Yuh after vibing in the studio and decided to create an use an adlib that could set the tone for a trend/movement," explains Samuel on linking up with Slapz. Be on the lookout for a Portland release party + music videos coming soon!
Stream / Purchase "Yuh" by SamuelThe1st & Drae Slapz
Young Seda comes from Delaware with his latest visual “Forever”. The Bilal Ali Brown-directed clip sees Seda aim for the eye of a young lady he feels has the potential to create something special with. The leading lady is played by Nani Ema, with a guest verse on the track coming from Figgy JR. Check it out now and let us know your thoughts.
Check out the dope new Future remix from HOFisBetter owners SWIRL!
New Mexico & New Orleans link up on 10 MP's latest record titled "King Of This" featuring BeeIsTheFuture. The up and comers are 2 for 2 on collaboration tracks as they both bring nothing but bars on the Chad Stubbs laced instrumental, who's previously produced for the likes of Mark Battles, Tory Lanez and more. Living in different parts of the map but sharing similar visions is what makes these tracks unique for MP & Bee as they show their word play and knowledge throughout. After recently relocating to Texas, 10 MP plans on releasing an EP this month & "King Of This" is set to live on the project while looking like it'll be one of the standout tracks on the EP. Stay tuned for more new music from both artists as they plan on finishing up the rest of 2017 with a bang. Bump "King Of This" very loud down below, enjoy.
Endz’ versatility and storytelling abilities recreate moments of life that enamor the audiences through catchy melodies and fresh lyrics. His artistry keep flourishing as his freestyling abilities grew. This brought him to be recognized as one of the Best Hip-Hop act by the OC Weekly as well as earning the #1 spot on Snoop Dogg’s underground heat and a “Best Hip Hop Song” award from OC Weekly. Endz is also known for his notable performances alongside artists like Curren$y, Talib Kweli, Ab-Soul, Action Bronson, and Devin the Dude. Today, Endz continues to create music that pushes the culture forward while asking his audience to grow with him.
Pemberton, NJ rapper Threat Digga unveils his brand new mixtape The Dungeon. The project’s title, “The Dungeon,” is a nickname for the house that he was raised in. Holding those memories close to his heart, he unveils a wide ranging project that chronicles everything from rugged upbringing to overcoming life’s adversities. Production credits include Sean Minor, KLAE, Jacob Lethal, and Kjavu.
As Pelle Pelle continues to embrace its hip-hop culture and heritage, they are linking up with various different influencers this season for up-close and intimate conversations. Pelle Pelle recently caught up with Marty Baller at his NYC pop up shop. The rapper dished on hip hop's influence on pop culture, expanding his merchandise and music, and lots more! #BackInSeason
Up and coming Bay Area rapper Chow Mane drops his highly impressive debut EP titled, Mooncakes. Executive produced by Jordan Garrett and distributed through Forever New Nation, Chow Mane speaks on his experiences coming up in the Bay area and the struggle to make a mark in the rap game. Sonically, Mooncakes sounds amazing, mixed and mastered to perfection - Chow Mane definitely has an ear for beats and natural gift for crafting bangers. Excited to see whats to come for this young artist if this is only his debut.
Check out the Mooncakes below and if you're in San Francisco be sure to hit the Mooncakes Release Party Saturday, October 7th at Hotel Utah with a guest performance by TOPE!
New music from Macntaj and LEViT∆TE featuring Gunplay and Raz Simone. Both the worlds of rap and EDM are highly anticipating the release of OMNI, an upcoming collaborative EP from producer LEViT∆TE and vocalist Macntaj. Following the release of singles “War Ready” and “Pins & Needles,” the frequent Bassnectar-collaborators have now shared “Lightwaves Remix,” a track given a sharp rap edge courtesy of Maybach Music-signee Gunplay and Seattle’s Raz Simone.
Clarksville rapper DUB is back with a lyrical message for the nonbelievers in his new visual to single, "Once and For All" produced by SOSHU.
A follow-up to his last single "Operation", the music video "Once and For All" directed by Ramo of Dub Filmz and Productions takes viewers to the streets of Nashville as he shares his story of overcoming doubt and negativity, proving once and for all that his dreams are within reach.
Portland legend Cool Nutz drops off his dope new project Terrance featuring an all-star guest tracklisting including Nipsey Hussle, E-40, Slum Village, Mitchy Slick, Mistah FAB, and more. Be sure to check out #3 "Old" and #8 "Best & Worst Remix" ft Slum Village and Bosko both produced by TOPE!
Stream or purchase "Terrance" below via Bandcamp!
The Oakland Queen Kamaiyah drops ANOTHER fire visual from her upcoming album Don't Ever Get It Twisted. With some dope throwback early-2000's vibe, Kamaiyah's album is at the top of my list for most anticipated projects of the year.