Category Archives: Music

NEW MUSIC: Mr. Miranda “Risin’ To The Top”
By J.Scott |

Is there really any other place a song with this title should be? Of course not. Welcome Mr. Miranda to the Rise.

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NEW MUSIC: Platini “FXCK RAP”
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This tends to be a common sentiment amongst rappers these days. Which should tell you something about the state of hip hop. Tell em, Platini.

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NEW MUSIC: D Fly “Catch Up” ft. Bubba BG
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If you’re moving too slow, it’s time to catch up. D Fly and Bubba BG are speeding out.

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NEW MUSIC: R-Stonze “So Into You”
By LG |

You really can’t be mad at R-Stonze’s attempt to resurrect Tamia’s classic. However, the sound just doesn’t translate to NOW. It’s still a little dated – though I’m sure this sound will be back in a couple of years.

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NEW MUSIC: MCGtherapper “Rep In Jersey”
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Tackling one of Action Bronson’s beats, MCGtherapper reps for his city.

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NEW MUSIC: Sub-Culture “The Trap”
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This isn’t trap music. It’s music about the trap. The Boston group, Sub-Culture, keeps the trap alive with their latest single.

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NEW MUSIC: Arthur Rays “In A War”
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Not everyone starts their new year off happy. Some start in a war. Arthur Rays provides the backdrop for that.

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NEW MUSIC: Chox-Mak ft. DJ YRS Jerzy “Final Destination”
By LG |

Chox-Mak & DJ YRS Jerzy go religious with their latest. I love this track because it isn’t as “in your face” as most Christian rap, but it pushes the message regardless. It has a great chorus, and dope verses by both Emcee’s. Bravo.

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NEW MUSIC: Chox-Mak “Bound”
By LG |

What a great flip by Chox-Mak. His cover of the popular Kanye West hit is not as annoying, and more of a complete song. Here’s to hoping we don’t get a video for this song though.

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NEW MUSIC: Ash “Exertion”
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The year just started, and Ash is already overexerted. Catch up.

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  • What’s Your Name?

    Who are you? Really. Ask yourself that. The first step to making a presence is knowing who you are. The one thing that should always be consistent throughout your brand, (yes, you are a brand), is your name. Occasional name changes aside, your name always be the same. But when upcoming rapper, let’s call him “Kid Magic”, releases new music and his YouTube account calls him “K.I.D. Magic”, song title calls him “KidMagic”, Twitter calls him “Kiidd Magic”, and so on and so forth, how are his fans supposed to connect to his brand?
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