Havana Seoul Drops New Single Titled “Vintage”

DMV artist Havana Seoul recently shared her 6-track SeoulSZN EP, but now she is back to push one of the more catchy gems on the project, “Vintage.” Truly a stand-out cut on SeoulSZN (outside of the Jay IDK Joey Green assisted“Nagasaki Nuke” remix), “Vintage” is a carefree anthem that celebrates not doing a drug that’s become mainstream in Hip-Hop over the last year. 
 
Inspired by iLoveMakonnen, the ITZSPVCEMAN-produced track is perhaps just as addicting as any drug, with some trippy vibes courtesy of snippets from Alice in Wonderland.
 
Stream Havana Seoul’s “Vintage” and be sure to hit check out the entire SeoulSZN project!

Toronto Producer/Artist Mekhi Releases ‘NorthSide Since 95’

Toronto producer/artist Mekhi releases a new 10-track EP titled NorthSide Since 95. The project’s September 18th release date is synonymous with the young up-and-comer’s 20th birthday. NorthSide Since 95 is an ode to his love for Toronto, having spent 20 years of life living in The 6.

Mekhi spent three years recording and producing the project. The project hopes to serve as a catalyst of inspiration for people, spreading the message of: learn to be yourself, and be comfortable while doing so. The project is released through Black Ark Records, an independent Toronto based label. The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Awake
2. Shine
3. Oww (Rockstar Life)
4. How We Do
5. Priceless
6. Hangin’ With My Homies
7. Wildside
8. I Want it All
9. City of Hope
10. Scarboro

Muzooka Presents Seattle Up-And-Comer MC S.A.V And His New Visual “Guardian Angel”

This month MUZOOKA is shining a light on Seattle based hip-hop artist MC S.A.V. Known for his distinctive “Frankenstein Flow” that combines technicality, speed, lyrical ability and metaphors, MC S.A.V lives up to his name “Style and Variety.” The young up-and-comer drops his visual for “Guardian Angel.”

In 2013, MC S.A.V started using Muzooka and he eventually caught the ear of producer Jared Lee Gosselin, whose most notable collaborations include Eminem, India Arie, Young Jeezy and Macy Gray, among many more. A Platform Partner of Muzooka, Gosselin reached out to MC S.A.V through the site and together they produced the song 24K. The second single from MC S.A.V and produced by Jared Lee Gosselin, GUARDIAN, is now available on Muzooka.

“I have been using Muzooka for a little over a year and really like the Partner Platform feature,” says Gosselin. “Finding new music and connecting with aspiring artists has always been important to me and through the Partner Platform, I am able to discover new music and talent.”

“Working with Jared is great. After hearing some of the songs I had on Muzooka he reached out to see about doing a record together, the beat he sent me ended up being 24k and we pretty much hit it off ever since,” says MC S.A.V. “I recorded 24K in Seattle and sent it back to Jared in a couple days, turning the beat into a remix along with a really dope off the wall animated music video.”

MC S.A.V signed to Destiny Studios in 2010 with his group Pacific Game. While under the label he recorded his first solo EP “Cadillacs and Dinosaurs.” Now working as an independent artist, MC S.A.V released his debut solo album, STAR KILLER, in July 2014.

For more information on Muzooka visit www.muzooka.com.

Charlotte Artist/Producer Jerm Returns With Blazing New Single “Too Many” Featuring Jalen Santoy

Charlotte artist/producer Jerm drops “Too Many.” This passionate new single is a self-produced, confident track where Jerm boasts about him and his 90 Vanguard squad, making it clear there aren’t ‘too many’ like them. The artist/producer recruits fellow 9V artist Jalen Santoy to add that extra flavor to this blazing new single. “Too Many” will live on Jerm’s upcoming, still untitled project expected to drop this year, and Jalen’s working on his own mixtape titled Charlie Eastern, also expected to drop this year.

Kevin Cossom Releases New Track “Levitate”

After the release of “Prove Nothin‘”, Singer-songwriter Kevin Cossom returns with “Levitate,” produced by The Mekanics off his follow-up to 2015 project, “Free MIx.” If you recall, Kevin Cossom has penned hits for some of music’s biggest acts, such as Rihanna, Kelly Rowland and Jamie Foxx. He recently worked with Chris Brown, to penn the hook on Meek Mill’s “All Eyez On You,” featuring Brown and Nicki Minaj.

Stream DDFRx’s New “RNDM DRGS” Project

DDFRx is a group of New York based artists consisting of one producer and three MCs. The acronym “DDF” stands for “Daily Dope Fix” and the “Rx” stands for “prescription,” because you will become addicted to the sound. The music collective releases their newest project titled RNDM DRGS. The project acts as your own personal medicine cabinet. You can arrange the 6-track offering in any order you’d like, as well as use these jams at your own discretion. Enjoy!

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-Savannah Britt (@sav_britt)

Natasha Fisher Does a Mashup of Fetty Wap’s “679” & Future’s “Where Ya At”

The past month has been incredible for Natasha Fisher. Her “All Eyes On You” cover was favorited by rap royalty Nicki Minaj, and to date, the video has accumulated over 15,000 views in less than a month. Returning with some new heat, the Canadian songstress tackles Fetty Wap’s “679” and Future and Drake’s “Where Ya At.” The live mashup is a total switch-up from the popular summer jams’ original arrangements. Be sure to follow Natasha on Twitter and like her Facebook page. Listen for yourself!

 


 

-Savannah Britt (@sav_britt)

The Deadlift Playlist: The Perfect Playlist to Bump at the Gym

Summer’s end may be nearing, but that doesn’t mean cutting back at the gym. If you’re at a gym low, not feeling motivated, then it’s time for you to get with the Deadlift Playlist. This week, we bring you the perfect gym playlist that parallels exercises to go with each activity. Check it out below!

 

 Dumbbell Split Squat / Rich Homie Quan’s “Flex”

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Get your “flex” on while performing dumbbell split squats. This exercise works out your quadriceps, glutes, and hamstrings. The only equipment it requires is two dumbbells!

 

  Spiderman Pushups / Billy Chambers’ “Breakdown”


Spiderman pushups are a great way to target the upper body strength. This exercise is a bit challenging so stay motivated while you jam to Billy Chambers’ new jam “Breakdown.”

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  Superwoman / Beyonce’s “Grown Woman”

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The superwoman exercise is ideal for exercising your lower back. What better music to listen to than a female anthem while getting your “superwoman” on? While you stretch your lower back turn up the volume to Beyonce’s “Grown Woman.”

 The Bicycle / Fetty Wap’s “679”

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If you’re looking for the perfect abs, be sure to incorporate the bicycle into your workout.  You don’t actually have to pull your bike out the shed and go for a ride. You can lie on the floor and do the bicycle-like motion. This exercise will have your abs on fleek in no time.
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 Jumping Jacks / Meek Mill & Future’s “Jump Out The Face”

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Jumping jacks are a classic exercise to help you get that cardio going. Cardio can be intense and tiring. Plug in a trap record that’ll put you in the zone. “Jump Out The Face,” a trap cut from Meek Mill’s Dreams Worth More Than Money project, will keep you motivated as your heart rate is booming.

 

-Savannah Britt (@sav_britt)

Havana Seoul Releases ‘SeoulSZN’ EP

After collaborating with rising DMV artists Jay IDK and Joey Green for her Canis Major-produced “Nagasaki Nuke”remix, Havana Seoul returns with a 6-track EP entitled, SeoulSZNThe project is just as much of an experience for listeners as it was for Havana Seoul during the creation of every song. In the intro video that is available upon downloadof the EP, Havana says:

“This past year has been a time of growth for me and consequently the brand that I’m crafting, Havana Seoul. With that said I’ve been doing a lot of experimenting with my sound. SeoulSZN is what that exploration sounds like. It’s summer car ride, pre-game music. It’s what it feels like doing 95 on I-95….”
 
This EP is truly a unique body of work that captures the artistry of Havana Seoul. Effortlessly juxtaposing party anthems like the iLoveMakonnen-inspired “Vintage” and Kam DeLa’s electronic “Nagasaki Nuke switchUP” with candid raps about homelessness in D.C. and racial inequality, Havana Seoul is charismatic and conscious on SeoulSZN.
 
Stream Havana Seoul’s SeoulSZN EP and be sure to hit download to receive not only all of the songs, but some exclusive content as well.

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-Savannah Britt (@sav_britt)

Joey Rockstar Drops a Jam That You’ll Be Bumping Through Your “Uber” Aux Chord

Coming off of his Drugs For The Night Time release, Brampton, ON rapper Joey Rockstar releases a new cut titled “Uber.” The song is catchy with the perfect amount of funk with the combination of lyrics and up-tempo production. And of course, “Uber” is something people can remember and relate to as Uber has become so popular these days! Next time you’re in an Uber, you’ll be sure to bump this through the aux chord! Stay on the lookout, as the young up-and-comer has an EP titled Summer Rush on the way this month.

 

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-Savannah Britt (@sav_britt)