@Judahonthebeats Choose Wisely Video

Monday, December 21, 2015

@pifftannen X @judahonthebeats = SUNDAY


Piff Tannen, a DMV-based artist is back with a new EP, following the release of his Bigfoot in Lacoste mixtape this past spring.  

This time around he was able to connect with DC music producer Judah to create SUNDAY, a free EP was created over the course of a few Sundays this fall.  The two released the project online the Sunday before Christmas. 

Judah is a notable name in the DC music scene, known for his work with Wale, Phil Ade and Tabi Bonney, among many others. 

Piff is a relative newcomer to the DC rap scene as an artist, with Bigfoot in Lacoste being his first official release.  In addition to music, he also has been directing music videos for artists since 2010 and he's been working in the DC comedy scene since 2012 as a writer/actor. 

SUNDAY is available to stream and for free download on both SoundCloud and BandCamp. 


@CoolChrisSmith - FromMe (ReUp)


Recent college grad with entertainment experience planning, hosting and performing at various HBCU Homecoming events. The vision is to continue building on my successes as an artist, comedian and entertainer under the name @CoolChrisSmith.

I am @CoolChrisSmith: Artist, Comedian, and Entertainer with a new single titled "FromMe (ReUp). This track merges metaphorical trap music essentials with comedic vibes. From acting, hosting, event planning and comedy; I GOT WHAT YOU NEED!

@hunnithobbes - All Saints Album ( @madbliss @JUDAHontheBEATS )


DMV Rapper Hunnit Hobbes returns with a new EP titled ALL Saints. Named respectfully after the street in which he grew up on. The EP is laced with features from artists Phil Ade, Chuuwee, and many more. Production credits are headlined by young phenom producer Madbliss who hails from California. This East coast west coast connection is filled with hard hitting 808s and beautifully chopped samples. Other producers credited (Whoarei, Depakote, etc.). EP mixed and mastered by DMV legend Judah.

Move In Day by MADHouse Muzik


@NinjaNimbus - Albuterol Album


December 2015 – Maryland based hip-hop recording artist, Nimbus, is filling your prescriptive needs on his debut album, “Albuterol.” As someone who’s been asthmatic his entire life, Nimbus describes his album as a breath of fresh air for listeners.

With production credits from Renzy Beats, TaskProductions, Dre Rodner, AbsoluteTerror & MadBliss, the 9-track project includes two bonus tracks and guest appearances from GrandeMarshall, Hobbes and Hit. Check out the project and his latest visual offering for his single 'Doomsday' & let us know what you think!

@buckymalone703 @KASZMYR - "Feelin Me Doe" featuring ATL's own KASZMYR


Rob Regal - The Soul (Official Music Video)



One year. It's been a whole year since I've dropped any new visuals for y'all (not including "The Constant" with PHZ-Sicks and "Excel" with Osiris Green, of course - those were collabs). My apologies, but life has been real, to say the least. The good part is, for the latter half of 2015, the statement "life has been real" can be followed by the word "positive". Things are on the up-and-up. Money is being made. Music is being written. Inspiration is being found. The family is getting healthier and stronger. With that being the case...I'm slowly but surely making my way back to what I do best.
Earlier this year, I dropped a verse over Terrace Martin's instrumental version of Kendrick Lamar's "Ignorance Is Bliss", entitled "The Soul". At the time of writing it and recording it, I was still battling many demons I've since conquered, using the beat as my avenue to speak on personal turmoil I would've never had the courage to rap about a few years ago. With time comes growth, though. Enjoy the new video, directed by none other than the homie Matt Sugawara, and look out for more visuals coming soon. New project, Good Luck Road (formerly titled The Reflection) coming in 2016. For those of you that kept checking in and supporting while I went through my hardships, I appreciate y'all more than words can express. Feels good to be back...

MORGAN - 'NOVEMBER 7'


Davy Fresh - Quater Ounce


SE SLIM** Bank Rolls Remix [OFFICIAL LYRICS VIDEO]


@DoloMoretti - 'So Close"


25 year old Dolo Moretti started out producing beats and recording friends and local artists in his home studio after graduating high school in 2008, recording a couple solo mixtapes from 2012-2014. Building a small buzz locally he released his 'Float Like Gravity' Lp mid 2015 following up with a joint ep titled 'Been Hollywood' that fall with his friend and fellow local artist ShaMe Aveknu that lead to him really getting recognized by publications throughout the DMV region and making him a artist to watch in 2016 with his follow up solo project 'Yolo Moretti' coming this spring.

Zae Kinchen forstaceyhashh (prod by monte booker)



Virginia Artist Zae KInchen presents his new single "forstaceyhashh" produced by monte booker of soulection . Zae Kinchen is gearing up to drop new songs and visuals creating a hype for his new project entitled "hella vibes" releasing april. This song is for all the women out there that feel under appreciated by their significant other and a taste of the new vibes he has coming.

MALACHI WATSON - DESTROYER (AVAILABLE NOW!)


E Major - "Answers" | From the mixtape/EP "Konduct da Invazion" AVAILABLE NOW!


[Before The Fame:7] Produca P In @RevoltTv + 10hr Stu Session @Asap_Ty_Beats


@NomadTheNative - Teases His Upcoming Pique EP w/ "Konami"

In preparation for the release of his forthcoming 'Pique' EP, Maryland newcomer Nomad The Native debuts the projects first single "Konami." The self-produced cut was mixed and mastered at Washington, DC's premiere studio Georgetown Sounds and is a perfect reflection of what we can expect from DMV natives upcoming extended play. 


Os Vangotti - Motherland


@Deville_Music - Omgod


@VAMUSICREAL - "Start Of It All"


Millennium Jazz Music - Locations: Canada


Thursday, December 10, 2015

@CheMerk Giuseppe ft @DreWillz26 - VIDEO


@Yella_Jesus - "Better Than JHova"


Jay Wyse "Focused" Single


@DBBantino Official video: Cut It Remix


BJR - PRISM



Ryan Leslie Protégé,  BJR is releasing his anticipated LP, “PRISM”. This album features the single "No Wonder", which is his take on the changing sound of R&B/Hip-Hop.

Better put, this compilation of music by the producer/artist is an opportunity for listeners to see his versatility. 
The sounds of BJR are reminiscent of Frank Ocean (No Wonder) & Chris Brown (Pillow Talk); however he also 
manages to pack in bassy, club pumping hip-hop on the project.

With different cadences in his vocal delivery, he is able to take a different approach on the beats that he created.

@kingpenslim @johnblu @DJJBUTTAH @DJWhooKid - "L.A.N." !!

 
Just in time for cuffing season, Northwest D.C. native Kingpen Slim decides to shed light on the ups, downs and in-betweens of relationships with his latest audio contribution, entitled "L.A.N." (Love A N*gga). The J. Buttah produced single features an impressive rework of Notorious B.I.G.'s Life After Death cut "Sky's The Limit" in addition to an A-1 hook compliments of Chi-Town singer/songwriter John Blu. Can anybody say Winter anthem? 

 

Vin - Everday (Hosted by Dj Smallz x Dj Holiday)


Thursday, December 3, 2015

DB Bantino Response To The Increase In Killings In SE Washington DC- What We Gon Do About It

ADVENTURES IN THE DOLLAR BIN FEAT. KEV BROWN

GabeThatGuy - Bag$ ft. GoHardMikeLee, No Chase & LyQuin

VA's own @buckymalone703 & @ASAP_TY_BEATS drop off the visual for their new single "Not Like Me"

@hunnithobbes @madbliss - All Saints EP


DMV Rapper Hunnit Hobbes returns with a new EP titled ALL Saints. Named respectfully after the street in which he grew up on. The EP is laced with features from artists Phil Ade, Chuuwee, and many more. Production credits are headlined by young phenom producer Madbliss who hails from California. This East coast west coast connection is filled with hard hitting 808s and beautifully chopped samples. Other producers credited (Whoarei, Depakote, etc.). EP mixed and mastered by DMV legend Judah.

@_Flizy @antglizzygg - Trap Phone Jumpin

@CYMuzik - " Eleven Eighteen "

@vgarcia3bwx - 'The Blend'

Ace n Cooda ft. @InsaneLyrically - Dont kno bout you

@CutlassReid - Pimp C

Saturday, November 14, 2015

2015 Jack'N for Beats RECAP @ Art Whino


 Pouring up the Jack!!!

Jadakiss Judging the Emcees
  

  Jack'N for Beats Emcees
 The JACK'N for BEATS 5K WINNER OSIRIS GREEN


Event: Jack’N for Beats Finale
Date: Thursday November 5, 2015
Location: Blind Whino (Washington D.C.)

ForTheDMVOnly was on location to Thursday night in Washington D.C. to see 10 emcees verbally battle for $5,000 dollars.  The energy was high and the tension was thick as Jack Daniels and Jack’N for Beats set the stage for 10 artists to eliminate one another for the all mighty green. The emcees entering the battle for the bread are: Osiris Green, Rewrite, Cooley, ill Conscious, Dre Fury, Rome Fury, Niko, Hazzy, King Swish and T. Lucas.

Jack’N for Beats and Jack Daniels chose one of D.C.’s most creative locations for the battle, Blind Whino. The abstract and eclectic art soaked the walls of the once Friendship Baptist Church as patrons rolled in to witness the lyrical battle royal that was going to take place.

The vibe in the event was aesthetically good and it didn’t help that Jack Daniels had several stations set up to provide libations for party goers. Jack’N for Beats and their staff had all the parts of their marketing machines running on all cylinders. The show started on time and moved pretty fast through the 3 rounds. The Emcees had 2 minutes and various beats to showcase their lyrical ability as the crowd watched on. Unlike most rap battles, the winner of this battle didn’t depend on how many fan you brought with you. It solely depended on how sharp the emcees were lyrically.

There were also some performances throughout the event that provided the battling emcees with some time to regroup and recover. DC’s own Pinky KillaCorn took the stage to perform a few songs to expand on her ever-growing brand and reputation as being one of the DMV’s hottest artists.
Some emcees clearly wrestled with their voice inflection while others had difficulties keeping their rhymes flowing when the DJ changed the beats in mid bar. Like anything the cream always rises to the top and the emcee that clearly won every round was Osiris Green.

Osiris captivated the crowd out the gate during round one and didn’t let up off the other emcees as the rounds progressed. The crowd could not help but to show Osiris the love he demanded spitting sharp and audible lyrics.

The good folks of Jack’N for Beats, Jack Daniels and Art Whino put on a great event that provided an unforgettable opportunity and experience for the DMV hip hop scene.

Photos by

The Fatboiz "Late Supper" Exclusive Release


@Jay_IDK @Rosenbergradio @HOT97 Spits Bars with Rosenberg on Hot 97


@FRiiiND - KiDsOfThe90s - Jenna


@buckymalone703, @CrownMarquiss, & @SevenJackson - 50 First Dates Feat Crown Marquiss & Seven Jackson (Prod By:Wolf Paradise)


Ode to MJ - MIKE


@thisismarlow - Stunna Freestyle (Official Video)


@TwoineyLo - 21 Questions (Remix)


Millennium Jazz Music - Vault LP by the Jazz Jousters collective


Adele - Hello (TRAYZE REMIX)


Thursday, November 5, 2015

@RockCreekRadio_ - Fit For Fall (w/ District Running Collective, JRINK, & SoulCycle)


@CutlassReid - "Vodka & Cranberry" from Upcoming Project "King Figaro"


Life Was Good - Short Film


@Sketch_McGuiney - World War Z feat. Ras Kass and Sean Price (prod. Team Demo)


@TROOFFOREVER- Erryday (Official Video)


Dutch Capital- InYoFeelings Mixtape



Dutch Capital and Now We On presents the highly anticipated project "inyofeelings" from one of the premier faces of DC rap. This 21 track original mixtape features production from Beat Da Knocker, Dj Miklo, Phinesse, Cartier Beats, and more. It takes you through everyday feelings, emotions, and turn ups from the veteran rappers life. Coming off a previous mixtape "Margaritas And Palm Trees" with nearly 30,000 views and downloads on www.livemixtapes.com, this is sure to be an even greater, more mature, and guaranteed banger to end the year. Be sure to, like, comment, share, and enjoy!!! #inyofeelings

@allstartamba - "S&C" (Sauvignon & Conversation) Prod. Venomous


@marnixchange - D.O.A Disc 2:


Super Nike Nando - "Never Say Die" [EP] (Hosted By: DJ 837)

 When you think ‘Never Say Die’ you may think of yourself or someone you know that no matter how many obstacles they’ve faced, you or that individual just will never give up. In this case the DMV’s reigning Underdog Super Nike Nando has in many ways shown this type of attitude by consistently dropping numerous projects over the years. This project is no different. DJ 837, ThrillSeekers Worldwide, & LivLuv Culture present to you a project that reflects the attitude of individuals who don’t believe in the word quit, Never Say Die.
 

@misserikkaj - Supposed To Love (Official Video Trailer)


@ChrisBivins - Drops Hotline Bling Remix Video


@shyglizzy @zedzilla1 @beatsbywonka - Walk On Water


@marnixchange - X BobbyThaBlazenman - Get It


Friday, October 23, 2015

[RECAP] Coors Light reFRESH with DJ Mustard and Fabolous

Event: Coors Light Soundtrack reFRESH
Date: Friday October 16, 2015
Location: Baltimore Sound Stage
ForTheDMVOnly took to the road to cover the Coors Light Soundtrack reFRESH in Baltimore Maryland. We didn’t quite know what to expect besides that the prolific hitmaker DJ Mustard was spinning some of his many hits that took over much of the airwaves in 2015 and that New York lyrical young OG Fabolous would be performing songs from his lengthy catalog. Pulling up to the event on the surprisingly warm Friday night you could see the line of hipsters, hip hop heads and corporate execs wrapped around the Baltimore block waiting for entry.
Upon entering the event, it was evident that Coors Light created its own urban hip hop world inside. From an array of Light-beams shooting across the venue to mobile real time photo stations set up around the venue. The Coors light reFRESH team even introduced event goers to a new technology I dubbed “Digital Spraypaint” station.
After about an hour of the house DJ playing jams, out came the host for the night, Baltimore native and Radio DJ, DJ Quicksilva. It didn’t stop there, Dj Quicksilva brought out his co-host Lil Mo. Their energy and cohesiveness was nothing new as they co-host Baltimore radio together. They kept the crowd upbeat and engaged as they awaited DJ Mustard’s set.

 Coors Light DJ Collective member, DJ QuickSilva, performs at the Soundtrack reFRESH Baltimore finale.
 


 Lil Mo hosts the Coors Light Soundtrack refresh finale at Baltimore Soundstage.


Dj Mustard hit the stage and got right into spinning his hit records. Mustard also blended in some of the most iconic hip hop records into his set to keep the crowds energy fresh and interested.  
 


 DJ Mustard spinning at Coors Light Soundtrack reFRESH at the Baltimore Sound Stage.


After a brief break following Mustard’s set, the man of the hour Fabolous hit the stage with his most recent street banger “Lituation”. Fab’s energy and movement around the stage commanded all eyes on him. He ran through some of his most recent records of his Young OG project and even took it all the way back to some of his hits off his platinum selling albums such as Street Dreams. Fabolous pulled Lil Mo on stage to perform “Can’t Let You Go” and the crowd went crazy. It was the perfect way to end a wonderful night of reFRESHed hip hop culture presented by Coors Light. 



 Fabolous performs his hits at the Baltimore Coors Light Soundtrack reFRESH finale.
Lil’ Mo and Fabolous perform their hits at the Baltimore Finale of Coors Light Soundtrack reFRESH.

Thank you to the good folks at Coors Light for having www.ForTheDMVONLY.com out to cover the event.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

GRAP LUVA - 7 Minutes of Sound - SP1200 Beats @HEVnamedmeGRAP & @REDEFrecords @Dart_Adams


@myshoesreece - Thrist Trap and Promo Vid




Refinement. Poetic Boom-Bap nuanced with fly elegance. For The Fly and Thee Enlightened. Born and raised in Hagerstown MD, in the middle of everything unexpected, one of the most lyrically inclined MC's that you've never heard of raises his flag. Elements of great  flicks (like the character of the kid from Fresh), layers of knowledge & literature, The 48 Laws of Power, The Alchemist, and every book ever written by Malcolm Gladwell all dwell within the soul of what seems to be the child hip-hop doesn't even know it birthed. This is how Wu t-shirts end up standing behind podiums and how Nas's army jacket from It Ain't Hard To Tell is found in business schools around America. How the hood gets introduced to that fly shit. And how the world comes to see that there's more to these rappers than meets the eye. The Fly & Thee Enlightened x TheGreaterGood...

@CutlassReid - "Industry Jack Move"


Jay Wyse - "What We Do"


David Vines - WildFires (Ode To Baltimore)


@misserikkaj - Supposed to Love: Behind the Scenes


Davy Fresh - Stop (music video)


Dugee F Buller - Radical


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Muggsy Malone - 2015 BET Cypher Verse


@Tnyce - Trap Niggas (Dir Q.Lord)


@IMSOFIGREEN feat. @STALLEY "ICE COLD" (Official Video Preview) FIND STALLEY ONLINE:


Millennium Jazz Music -Directions EP


"Go Go" by ICBTeam: Freshaun aka K-Gritty K.o.s.-M.o.


Laelo "SHE SAID" Directed by Raw Footage Media


@BSFOverMany @PAKKRiLey @HighKarateJu @ShadAmir - "MF Tired"


[NEW Video] RYNE - "Caviar" @legacyovermoney


HipHop Trio The Package are back as A.R.K. with their New Release



DMV hip-hop trio The Package is now known as  A.R.K. (Anthony, Richard, and Keeyon, the government names of group members: Dimensions [on rhymes], Theory [on beats] and Noyeek [on rhymes]). After garnering thousands of views with (Hot 97's own) Peter Rosenberg-directed video for "Making Waves" (the lead single from their last album "New Golden Era"), followed by Theory successfully placing beats on projects for emcees such as Dungeon Family's own Backbone (ATL), the A.R.K. has returned with their sophomore album "Trials, Tribulations, and Triumph", released August 2015.  

"You were my lifeline/Never left/when I wasn't in my right mind" is the type of polysyllabic bar with emotional resonance and wordplay that exemplifies the level of lyricism present throughout this entire album. The production is equally potent throughout the record, including amazing chops of D'angelo's "How Does It Feel" ["Lady (remix)"] and The Rolling Stones' "Start Me Up" ["Don't Start"], along with interpolations of Paul McCartney's "Great Day" ["Mosaic"] and a range of other beats crafted on Theory's vintage instrument collection.

Besides the eleven A.R.K.-only records representing the bulk of the project, the album features three collaborative cuts: "Frontlines" featuring Rhymesayers affiliate Quadir Lateef, Beat Konductaz' own L-Betta, and Dimensions' teenaged son Infinite, in addition to two posse cuts with The A.R.K.'s old crew, veteran DC hip-hop collective Infinite Loop [the aforementioned "Don't Start" and "Fall Back"].

@marnixchange - FWM [OfficialTrillLiveVi$ual] (Shot.By: LVCHLD)


Cal Cutta - Dont Wanna



Cal Cutta gives a clear warning to the dangers of falling in love over the impeccable production of this M-Phazes instrumental. M-Phazes executes the epic sampling of "I Don’t Wanna Fall in Love" from Jane Child's original pop classic, and Cal Cutta capitalized to make a Great song.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Kingpen Slim and Lambo Anlo - I'm The Plug (Freestyle) #NEWWXVE


@VAMUSICREAL - Dreams Are Made Of : Series 1


Emperors - @Mackstrumental @PoeMack @chrisprythm @AyyOhhKayy @ItsMinnixMan @MaestroREACH @MoonShineMoney (prod. by Chris Prythm)


UllNevaNo x [w] "Adventure Rhyme"


Baltimore emcee UllNevaNo and Manhattan Kansas producer [w] have released a few singles such as as the conceptual "Press Run", and the infamous posse cut "MGNTK" with Logic Marselis and Illien Rosewell.  The duo finally gives the masses Adventure Rhyme, bringing listeners on a sound wave of adventures from joints like the imaginative "Catching Z's" where Neva is dreaming, and "Thank you Cali" where Neva pays homage over [w] soulful loops sharing his last year experience of when he was on tour in LA.  There is also cuts from DJ illMEASURED on "Undeniable", and random instrumentals in between songs. UllNevaNo shows that he can make good records with any producer he works with being that this whole project was created similar to his "Instant Messengers" EP with Logic Marselis via email.  Adventure Rhyme shows that Neva and [w] have great chemistry from the beat choices to an overall a solid standout project.

@AhlonIsMusic - Im All In (prod. by The Trackuttuz)


Thursday, October 1, 2015

D.R.A.M. - Cha Cha (@JDVBBS Remix)


@NinjaNimbus: Shot + Edited by me // ContraBANDZ Chronicles (C): @hunnithobbes


Jay IDK KILLS Sway In The Morning in front of Big Boi! @Jay_IDK @Phantogram @BigBoi @RealSway


Dyce Ft Vega Balboa "Ridin Round" l Shot by @pyrextv


Coming From The Bottom by the Cornel West theory


@330_music -




Since the arrival of the 2010 mixtape, Sorry I’m Late, 330 has become one of the most sought out female hip hop artists to date. The Harrisburg, PA native now DC based emcee, began her hip hop career in the dorm rooms of Howard University. Freestyles, ciphers and writing rhymes became her passion, though she continued her education at George Washington University, graduating with a law degree. Heavily influenced by culture and travel, a semester in France introduced 330 to the beauty and variety of language and cadence. “We would have crazy cyphers in French, English and Wolof. That definitely influenced me. When they rapped in Wolof, they had constant flow. It was amazing. I try to incorporate that.” This artistic layering is what makes 330 a force to be reckon with on the mic and many noteworthy figures in hip hop have taken notice. "I don’t want to be a preacher, I want to make it fun. I want my listeners to think about how ridiculous we sometimes are and how powerful we always have been. Then I gotta find the right beat to match."

Super Nike Nando - "Tumblr Heaux" featuring Havana Seoul (Produced By Terio)

@BigLayth - Winner


Monday, September 28, 2015

@JusPaul202 @Nooch69_ @OYBoyzRecords - Do It For A Big Bankroll ft. JusPaul & Nooch (Official Music Video)


Lightshow - If These Walls Could Talk


Noah-O x Kleph Dollaz "Put Em On" (Big L tribute)



Breakthrough Richmond MC Noah-O is has released a visual for his tribute track to the Harlem legend Big L. The song “Put Em On” is produced by the Richmond hip hop pioneer Kleph Dollaz (Ill Biskitz) who passed away in 2012. Noah held the project for several years in order to make sure the final EP paid the proper homage to Kleph’s memory. “Put Em On” shows Noah’s love for hip hop culture, his family, and his Charged Up Ent. crew. The video is directed by Soul Live Media with creative assistance from the emerging Virginia brand The Cheats Movement.    

"Under Kleph's guidance I was able to find my voice as an artist. He saw something special in me and with his guidance I was able to unlock new stories and imagery that were undiscovered. Kleph created All Souled Out to pay homage to Pete Rock & CL Smooth who dropped an album under the same name. He handled the production and I rhymed. This album really paved the way for everything I’m doing now.” – Noah-O  

(@Jay_Wyse) & Dee Dave (@TheDeeDave)"95 Freestyle"


@Sketch_McGuiney @DJAlizay - Handlebars (Official Music Video)


G'Check - TB


LB Come Alive @its_LB13


MGNTK Ft Logic Marselis & Illien Rosewell @waynevalentine @ullnevanohiphop


A Conversation With @bracesaga - Channel 10 Podcast


Thursday, September 17, 2015

@Trillectro Music Festival 2015 // The After-Movie.


EVEN THOUGH THEY ACTED FUNNY ON ME AND MY STAFF ATTENDING.......WE STILL GONNA SHOW LOVE.

@TB_202 - Felon


Tamara Bubble - Towel Boy (Official - HQ)


GoldLink - Dance On Me


Sullee J - Common Chick Ft. Nikki Taylor [Prod. @BluntedBeatzz]


Chico Gatsby - Cry Wolf


Bio:  Brandon Gatling aka Chico Gatsby was born and raised in DC. As a child he was heavily influenced by rappers such as Notorious B.I.G, DMX, Kanye West and, Jay­Z. Chico began rapping around the age of 20 after losing a couple of close friends to murder and a motorcycle accident within the same year. At first he would use writing as a way to relieve stress. He found himself losing interest in college, debating on dropping out in addition to taking one to two classes a semester. Throughout his life he sold a series of drugs in order to survive modern day social life. Also known for his photography skills, Gatsby became close friends with Shek Tarawallie taking photos and coming up with visions for Tarawallie’s SWAVOR clothing line. After long nights of photoshoots and the conversations about Gatsby’s rap career, as far as becoming legit, Tarawallie co-birthed the name “Chico Gatsby”. Inspired by the book “The Great Gatsby” and his past drug dealing lifestyle the name was created.Chico Gatsby has undoubtedly made his way to the ears of the public. One­fifth of the DC based rap group, Jungle Mafia, Chico brings a new wave of light to the hip hop scene. Featured on WorldstarHipHop for his music video “On & On’ alongside partner Al Chike, Chico has made his point that he has arrived on this new generation’s hip hop. In 2015 Chico Gatsby released his first mixtape “Cry Wolf”. The mixtape takes you on a journey through Chico Gatsby’s lifestyle and his recent love life. He lays down the perfect visuals through his fiery lyrics. Capturing his anger and frustration throughout his life.

@1YUNGFRESH @OYBoyzRecords @DJSCREAM - "Put It In Your Face"!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

@CutlassReid - "Jus Like Riding A Bike"

Norfolk, VA emcee Cutlass Reid drops his new project, “Jus Like Riding A Bike”. The release serves as a new look for the VA native, taking a hiatus from the scene post One Day At A Time” mixtape release. This project gives listeners 8 new tracks with powerful songs like “I Don’t Care” and “Let The Pain Out”. KnonameNeeded, Ologist, IAMNOBODI and Bink! handle the production on this project! 

Mr Major - Move That feat. Ihsan Bilal (produced by. JS aka The Best)


VIDEO: SmCity - Homeland (Prod By !llmind)


@Lizzlethrvxxx @chopnshoot @DJWhooKid- H.I.T.A (Official Music Video)


DAVEY THE GREAT - STEALTH (PROD. BY YOSEF)


Larry Lennon Releases "Lexus"


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

DC Has Risen: "DC Rising" at AFROPUNK Festival 2015

DC Has Risen: "DC Rising" at AFROPUNK Festival 2015

DC Has Risen:
"This past weekend Brooklyn's own Commodore Barry Park hosted the 2015 AFROPUNK Festival . The borough was the epicenter of the diverse subcultures of the Afro-Diaspora. It became the meeting grounds where artists, activists, and a multitude of others came to play, protest, and party together. Moving through the crowds effortlessly, you soon realized this was one of the last of the few places where black men, women, boys and girls could let their guards down, be completely carefree, just be themselves in whatever way they wanted to be. This annual festival attracted thousands of people from all backgrounds who were pierced, tattooed, braided, apologetically black and proud."

Read the entire piece at


http://www.yebies.com/yeb/2015/8/25/dc-rising-at-afropunk-festival-2015

Meeko Leone "GrindTime" (Official Video) Powered by @smokedoutvisual


@therealphendi - LabelWhore Vol2 @bigfend @tallreek #LabelWhore



Phendi is an upstart female artist from the DMV by way of Baltimore. Now on her promo run for her second mixtape Label Whore 2 "cash or credit" She is set to continue to raise the bar for herself both musically and business wise for her brand.

@Jay_IDK - SubTRAP




Looking to bridge the gap between both the conscious and cool, DMV native, Jay IDK has officially released his highly anticipated debut body of work, SubTrap#SubTrap, short for Suburban Trap is paradox for trap music with substance. Loosely based on the life of the well-versed emcee, the forthcoming album gives an unbiased account of life on both sides of the drug game. Personified through the characters: Chris, Jon Jon, Matt, Ed and King Trappy III (pictured on the LP's artwork) who you should already be familiar with if you've listened to the albums 1st single "The Plug", which was liberated back in March.

Mixed by Delbert Bowers (Yeezus, Long.Live.A$AP, The Marshall Mathers LP2) Lo-Mein​, Tim Webberson​, Matt Weiss and Delbert Bowers, the projects artwork was crafted by graphic artist Nicky Chulo (GoldLink, Chaz French, REVOLT TV) while production duties were split between in-house instrumentalist Lo-Fi, TDE frequent collaborator Skhyehutch (Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city hymn "I'm Dying of Thirst"), Tobari, GameBrand, The Glitch Mob, Noose, Mister Temptation, The Watcherz and Jay himself.


Stream the project in it's entirety below  and if you love watch you here, and you will, head over to iTunes and add it to your library. Enjoy!

@itsmzchampagne Tacha B - Give It Up #Lesbehonest


@WHITEFOLKZ - Upgrade Feat. Chevy Crocker


@SherifMattar703 - Grammy (Official Music Video)


Omega- Seven (prod. By @ayodlobeats)


SmoochieBlanco - SUPREME @babysharn



Smoochie Blanco, formerly known as Baby Sharn is a socially conscious, fun, witty,and honest emcee. Whether performing on stage or free-styling on a corner, she captivates the attention of every audience she finds herself in front of. Fall 2015 comes as a pivotal point, as Baby Sharn is laid to rest while Smoochie Blanco awakens with a devotion to creating a solid sound with a strong following and exclusive interactive shows that keep the people
talking. Considering the current events and the state of African Americans in the United States, Smoochie Blanco penned SUPREME as a way of bringing awareness and consciousness to anyone listening. SUPREME was produced by SlyTheBeatMaker and recorded and mixed by JUDAH. Get your free download today!

@pifftannen - Bigfoot In Lacoste


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Sketch McGuiney x DJ Alizay - Handlebars (Official Music Video) @Sketch_McGuiney @DJAlizay


Deron - Blue Pill (prod. by J Scrilla and Casito)


@BSFOverMany @PAKKRiLey @HighKarateJu @ShadAmir - "Talkin Bout Me"


@Jay_IDK @ASHRISER @Skhyehutch - God Said Trap

 
 
AUDIO: Jay IDK - God Said Trap
 
In celebration of reaching over 1M impressions (according to Twitter analytics), Jay IDK decides to re-introduce the world to his King Trappy III persona via the brand new single "God Said Trap." Produced by Top Dawg Entertainment frequent collaborator Skhyehutch (Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city hymn "I'm Dying of Thirst"), University of Southern California duo Gamebrand and Jay himself the track serves as the second official leak from the DMV native's highly anticipated SubTrap LP and follows the release of his well received debut "The Plug."  If you pay close attention to the bridge towards the end of the song y'll hear the vocals of singer-songwriter Ash Riser

Give the eerie yet realistic audio account, detailing the life of a trapper, a listen after the break and be sure to grab your copy SubTrap when it's released in it's entirety August 25th via iTunes!