#CruiseControl: Stream Lovel’s Latest EP “Backseat Memories”

R&B has turned from strictly baby making odes, to unrequited love, into the complete 180 degree turn of the anti-love song. However, contemporarily, the genre has become a musical blank canvas where artists can blend their influences and experiment with sounds and subject matter. With his latest release, Backseat Memories, Harlem based crooner LoVel capitalizes on the current climate of R&B.

LoVel uses his sultry falsetto as a vehicle to transcend listeners from the no-strings-attached attitude of summertime into the first rounds of cuffing season. And the stand-out anthem of this season is the seductive “Me Too”, which serenades his shorty’s mind as well as her curves.  “The Calling” is a another refreshing glimpse into LoVel’s sound. The uptempo track–with it’s echoing production–doesn’t play like anything else in heavy rotation yet, immediately makes the listener feel as though it should be the recipient of heavy spins.

Within the roster of other R&B artists, consider LoVel somewhere between the guy all too thirsty for multiple dances after buying you a single drink and that other guy, who spent the night reminding you that “these hoes ain’t loyal.”  Throughout Backseat Memories, the theme of youth’s reckless abandon over trance-y beats with sexy baselines, connects the listener to the signature sound of LoVel; this paired with the fact that there are only two features on it’s entirety, allows fans to familiarize with the artist, in a really organic way.

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Backseat Memories is now available for free download here! Enjoy.

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#MusicMondays: J Blak x Bou Premiere Their Latest Single “Side B*tch”

Hailing from Silver Spring, MD, 23 year old rapper, Bou is here to deliver his latest club thumpin single, “Side B*tch”.

Innovative beats are his forte, considering his extensive percussion skills, however, an interesting turn of events quickly ignited his passion for artistry.  Shortly after graduating high school, Bou was accepted to Howard University, and during his freshman year went through a law enforcement incident which resulted in him being on house arrest for five months.  Being socially limited due to his 5 p.m. curfew, his friend Jason Harris (aka JHarissBeats) would visit, hang out and play a variety of his beats.  On one particular occassion, Bou requested some production from his friend via email and it was history from there.  The rap artist was born.

A few short months after his initial inspiration, Bou released his first mixtape, Rough Draft, in 2012. From this platform, he began to pursue his career in rap. With positive feedback and support from his community, Bou released his second mixtape, Thesis, in 2013. Since catching the attention of listeners, Bou has created a buzz in the DMV Hip-Hop community.

Bou counts Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G., Fabolous, T.I., and J. Cole as his musical inspirations. He was also heavily influenced by up and coming local rapper and childhood friend Frank Diggy, who was murdered in late 2012. Bou describes his music as “raw rap, authentic, and from the heart.” He raps about his life experiences in the streets in combination with what he has learned in the classroom.

Hit the play button above and give us your thoughts on “Side B*tch”!

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G Herbo’s New “L’s” Record Runs Deep

How would you live if God could guarantee your life was long?

Circumstances alter the outcome of life. G Herbo (formerly known as Lil Herb) reminisces about his hardened life, trials and tribulations. When he was 13, Herbert Wright was engrossed into academics, reading books and playing basketball. Three years later, adaptation occurred and at 16, he was kin to street pharmacists and he handled deadly weapons. The truth is being from “Terror Town” (or any ‘hood like it that lacks vital resources, lucrative and developmental opportunities, affordable mental therapy and extracurricular activities) isn’t the best environment to raise a child in, for the aforementioned reason.

However unlike most rappers, both of Herbo’s parents were at home. He shares that he was closer to his mom, but the relationship with his father was estranged because his life took a gloomy turn.

“Pops was cool but I was everything I wasn’t supposed to be / In the street, ditching school / Murder, drugs around me.”

Dwelling on the Eastside of Chicago wasn’t easy and the proof sits at the beginning of his second verse. Therefore, he found himself having to defend himself and do whatever it took to survive. Becoming numb and heartless as a result of the violence and countless murders of close friends and the alike, often he found himself in a never-ending cycle. With all perils, misfortune and losses in his life, the 19-year-old entertainer still finds the time and courage to show appreciation to his supporters, who ultimately helped to change his life again,

“Bunch of shootouts / Lucky that them bullets went around me / God was with me, jumped straight in that water / It ain’t drown me.”

“Love and live your life. Make it lavish long, and I can’t right my wrongs, so I just write my songs. How would I live if God guarantee my life was long? And when I sin, I pray that God don’t leave my life alone.”

Stream Herbo’s profundity, all-telling single “L’s” from his forthcoming project titled, “Ballin Like I’m Kobe”, which is set to release sometime this month. In addition, Herbo will join The Smoker’s Club Tour.


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Quazelle Returns to Music With His Latest Single “Motives” Feat. Spoon Dollaz (Prod. by Fayo & Chill)

On September 4th, Pennsylvania rapper Quazelle announced the release of new material after a long hiatus, by tweeting “It’s been close to 2 years since I last released any music, but I’m ready to give ya’ll some new sounds today!” As optimistic as that tweet may sound, the subject matter on the newest track hints that his time off could have been a period of reevaluating trust.

“Motives”,which features Spoon Dollaz, tells the story of a man fed up with people’s shady intentions. Over an eerie beat (produced by Fayo & Chill) that’s part opening credits of an 80’s horror movie and part chilly synthesizer simplicity, Quazelle warns his “sometimes” acquaintances that he peeps game:  “I’m busy, now they wanna make time for me. Tell me they love me but, they lyin’ to me…I’m a man now. So many more things that I understand now.”

If this earlier tweet was the informal announcement of Quazelle’s return, then consider “Motives” his official kick-off anthem. And for all those who still have their hand out, consider this your eviction notice. 

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Listen to Case Arnold’s Latest Offering “I Wonder”

Today Tennessee’s Case Arnold drops a new track entitled “I Wonder” Case has been dropping more and more music lately, and while this track is not attached to a larger body of work, he is still quickly moving toward a full-length project in the near future. The track is also produced by DMV producer Black Diamond. Case has been consistent lately dropping a lot of good material he also just recently finished up small tour with Earl Sweatshirt, The young spitter from Tennessee is gaining a strong buzz and lots of attention.

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#BumpThat: “FLY RAP” by Supreme Ace Feat. Case Arnold & Jace Of Two 9

One creative who has recently been molding a phenomenal future for himself is Denver’s Supreme Ace.  In the last month alone, he’s hit us with three exceptionally dope records, back to back. On his most recent release, “Fly Rap”, he calls on the homies Case Arnold and Jace Of Two 9, and together they rock on solid production by Chemist, exploring the depth of Supreme’s passion for hip-hop.

“Who would’ve thought we’d make it this far,

And everyone who doubted we gone set em all apart,

If you know me and you wasn’t there you can get to walking,

They only come around when ya shit start poppin”

The three emcees deliver knowledge while droppin bars.  Hit the play button above and rock to it.  Let us know if you’re diggin it!

 
Please join us and attend the Second Annual SOURCE360 Festival & Experience in Brooklyn, September17-20th. SOURCE360 celebrates the innovation and creativity inspired by the positive use of Hip-Hop and represents NYC’s and Brooklyn’s diverse cultural tapestry! Last year’s SOURCE360 featured over twenty events and took place over a four-day period. It was a big success for the borough and attracted over 30,000 attendees. We hope to make this year’s event even better! For more information, be sure to check out our official press release and details here.

Listen to Romeo Cash Get Slick and Direct in “Her Interlude”

Last week, Romeo Cash gave us an impressive record, Game 7“, with King Los, and today he follows up with a smooth & slow ballad song entitled  “Her Interlude”.   This is the second offering off of his upcoming EP Hotels Which is set to release next month.

Romeo gets personal with “her” on this record and reminds his girl about the things she does, which he appreciates (lol).  It’s a pretty sexy and direct dedication.

Hit the play button, light up and let us  know if you’re feeling it.

 

 

Please join us and attend the Second Annual SOURCE360 Festival & Experience in Brooklyn, September17-20th. SOURCE360 celebrates the innovation and creativity inspired by the positive use of Hip-Hop and represents NYC’s and Brooklyn’s diverse cultural tapestry! Last year’s SOURCE360 featured over twenty events and took place over a four-day period. It was a big success for the borough and attracted over 30,000 attendees. We hope to make this year’s event even better! For more information, be sure to check out our official press release and details here.

G. Huff & Vice Souletric Finish The Summer Strong on Their Latest Offering “Be Easy” Prod. By Hi-Tek

Ohio dwellers, G.Huff and Vice Souletric keep the dope sh*t circulating for the summer.  Geared up for their A3C performance next month in October, the two emcees trade bars over a smooth, melodic, uptempo Hi-Tek produced track entitled “Be Easy”, which is set to be released on G.Huff’s new EP, Royalty For A Lifetime.

Huff and Vice touch on the ups and downs that come with achieving in today’s fast paced music industry. The artists have always waved the flag for their home state of Ohio, but receiving the co-sign from Cincinnati’s Hi-Tek solidifies the duo as two emcees that will have to be reckoned with.

The single serves as a strong follow up collaboration for G. Huff and Vice Souletric who’s last linked effort came in the form of “Treadmill Lifestyle” feat. REKS, which reached  #4 on the College Radio Charts, and brought much deserved attention towards Vice’s recently released debut album, Vice For President.

“Be Easy” is sure to prove that G.Huff will be rap royalty for a lifetime; hit the play button above and let us know your thoughts!

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Please join us and attend the Second Annual SOURCE360 Festival & Experience in Brooklyn, September17-20th. SOURCE360 celebrates the innovation and creativity inspired by the positive use of Hip-Hop and represents NYC’s and Brooklyn’s diverse cultural tapestry! Last year’s SOURCE360 featured over twenty events and took place over a four-day period. It was a big success for the borough and attracted over 30,000 attendees. We hope to make this year’s event even better! For more information, be sure to check out our official press release and details here.

Listen to Prez Perez’s latest offering “At The Top”

Bronx native, Prez Perez is currently readying the release of his upcoming mixtape, Presidential Suite, but before we get the project in full, he delivers an addictive new single. Growing up with strong musical influences, Prez was destined to reside within the game. Today, the up-and-coming 23 year old artist delivers “At The Top.” Check out Prez Perez’s newest work while we wait for his impending release.

Hit the play button above, give it a listen, and let us know your thoughts.

 

 

 

Please join us and attend the Second Annual SOURCE360 Festival & Experience in Brooklyn, September17-20th. SOURCE360 celebrates the innovation and creativity inspired by the positive use of Hip-Hop and represents NYC’s and Brooklyn’s diverse cultural tapestry! Last year’s SOURCE360 featured over twenty events and took place over a four-day period. It was a big success for the borough and attracted over 30,000 attendees. We hope to make this year’s event even better! For more information, be sure to check out our official press release and details here.

Bun B Joins TJ Boyce On New Song “Let It Go”

Raised in the church and praised on the happening nightlife scene in H-Town, one of Houston’s most popular R&B singers TJ Boyce returns with a crossover track featuring none other than UGK legend Bun B. The song does feature Hip-Hop but remains true to TJ’s focus on R&B music.

Frequenting Hip-Hop and R&B sites, TJ Boyce is happy with the response that he’s recieved at shows throughout the city and all the support he has recieved from the hometown. This track here is for ALL the fans in Houston, hence the need for the acclaimed Bun B assist. Enjoy below!