February 3, 2022
After a lengthy hiatus from music, Youngstown Ohio emcee/producer DeviceTrax returns with brand-new music. “Bout Time” the album and official video are out now on streaming platforms and already topping indie charts. Don’t let the city rooftop fool you from Device’s lyrical aggression spewed over a gritty arrangement of melodies. After pressing play it’s clear he’s unleashed a whole other beast for 2022. His raw emotion and potent message are sure to resonate throughout the track. Watch the video and grab your copy of the album below.
July 24, 2021
Las Vegas MC, Singer, Songwriter EKOH releases his new album “THE D3TOUR” out now on digital platforms (STREAM HERE), featuring appearances by Locksmith, Rittz, Futuristic, Jarren Benton, Vin Jay, and more.
In an era where rappers prominently drop singles, Ekoh shows and proves the importance of artistry through bodies of work and full-length projects. Rapper, singer, songwriter, Ekoh is known for his combinations of rapping, catchy hooks, comics references, and impeccable flow. Ekoh’s rough upbringing led to a young adult life of stumbling blocks, but he turned to music as his escape. He uses his real-life struggle as inspiration for his music, and fans have dubbed his music style “Heart Hop” for the emotion each track delivers.
The D3tour is the latest installment of the album name series, previously started by The Detour in 2018 and The De2our in 2020. Since 2017, Ekoh has remained inspired and creatively active, moving numbers and building a loyal fanbase. He has gained respect from his peers and has been able to announce headlining tours while being fully independent! With D3tour, Ekoh continues to keep pushing his own lane and proving that he’s ready to build an artistic legacy. Ekoh’s emphasis on keeping things real has propelled him to prominence by building a solid and strong fanbase that he will get to meet again on his very first 20 cities headlining tour next month.
US HEADLINE TOUR STARTS 8/8 | Tickets HERE
AUG 8 – Las Vegas, NV
AUG 9 – Columbus, OH
AUG 10 – Detroit, MI
AUG 11 – Sauget, IL
AUG 12 – Indianapolis, IN
AUG 13 – Louisville, KY
AUG 14 – Chicago, IL
AUG 18 – Austin, TX
AUG 19 – Houston, TX
AUG 20 – Dallas, TX
AUG 26 – Phoenix, AZ
AUG 27 – Los Angeles, CA
SEP 9 – Denver, CO
SEP 10 – Salt Lake City, UT
SEP 15 – San Francisco, CA
SEP 17 – Milwaukee, WI (Summerfest)
SEP 18 – Reno, NV
SEP 19 – Las Vegas, NV (Life is Beautiful)
SEP 23 – Portland, OR
SEP 24 – Seattle, WA
SEP 26 – Sacramento, CA
May 18, 2020
Brown Skin Quin release visuals for “Bitch/Knowledge is Power” single, produced by Code Red Ent.
The Atlanta based wordsmith delivers a powerful record with a powerful message set to take over schools, streets, and mindsets. Quin’s extreme lyrics urge folks to bow down and pay homage instead of smoking, drinking and twerking. She urges females to pick up a book to start educating and elevating.
The catchy hook along with thumping bass serves as an intense, yet jewel dropping anthem. Watch “Bitch/Knowledge is Power” and connect with Brown Skin Quin on Instagram @brown_skin_quin and on the web at www.brownskinquin.com.
April 26, 2020
Hawaii’s own D-Rage debuts his solo single, “Survivor” off his forthcoming album titled ‘Deep Fire.’
“Survivor” produced by B.Dvine, serves as a fighter’s anthem with clapping drums, bass, and piercing cadences. D-Rage delivers a simple message through bold lyrics; he’s a soldier who can’t be broken and remains afloat at all times. Stream “Survivor” and connect with D-Rage on Instagram @d_rage808ns.
“Survivor” on preferred streaming/purchase platforms
March 10, 2020
2x Grammy-nominated Haas G (of The UMC’s) aka Fantom of the Beat and Rhymrcka exude incomparable producer/emcee chemistry in “Look Out Boy.” The single/video takes the lead off Fantom’s “Audiodrome” album, available everywhere music is sold.
Fantom weaves together an intense blend of melodic soul, aggressive bass, and piercing drums as a canvas for Rhymrcka to flow over. The ‘look out’ theme is reiterated throughout the record by Rhymrcka’s cutthroat lyrics and punchlines.
Not new to the game, the streets, or life; this duo lead with transparent footsteps and eyes wide open. They’re able to shine in the day and move in darkness simply because they’re immune to haters and the snake-like venom they spew. Fantom and Rhymrcka are ahead of the ops, unloyal dime pieces, crews with hidden agendas, and even envious family members.
“Look Out Boy” is a simple message delivered NY style, leaving traces of armor, concrete chalk, and dusted flames behind. Watch “Look Out Boy” and connect with NY’s notorious duo below.
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March 6, 2020
Philly’s own prolific emcee, D Prime 215 delivers more mind-blowing realities in his latest video “What They Tell Us.” The single/video, produced by Johann Sebastian, is off Prime’s latest “Sacred Mantra” EP, available on all major platforms.
“Mass media controls how many people get their news. The issue is, it’s not always accurate or close to it. When it comes to Black Folk, accurate isn’t even a thought most of the time. Negative statistics and stereotypes permeate the media as the overpowering narrative. This one-sided narrative is viewed as Gospel by those who don’t come in to contact with Black Folk on a regular basis if at all. As a Black Man, being viewed as the sum of negativity is asinine to me, as if that’s ALL we are. This record is my 2 Cents on it. I present to you “What They Tell Us.” Press Play.” – D Prime 215
The video is a simple one, just D Prime walking through his city of brotherly love. Because of his intricate wordplay and ingenious lyricism, there’s no need for gimmicks to entice viewers in. Also, a mini-film or animation, etc., would just take away from Prime’s lyrical declaration.
Prime addresses stereotypes placed on African Americans repeatedly for centuries. He also claims his human stance, free of felonies and other negative connotations. He goes on to mention that deliberately damaging advancements for African Americans must come to an end. It makes you raise an eyebrow and wonder if others were just born jealous. Prime delivers his revolutionary rhymes over chilling, hair-raising production blended with classic cuts and scratches. Watch “What They Tell Us” and connect with D Prime 215 and Johann Sebastian below.
About D Prime 215
In the English language, the word “Prime” is defined as “of first importance”. One could certainly say that Philadelphian emcee D Prime 215 has christened himself appropriately, as hip-hop has been of first importance in this young man’s life since he picked up a pad and pen in 2009. You can hear the warm, “golden era” sounds of J Dilla, A Tribe Called Quest and hometown heroes The Roots pulsing through his music, but with an updated, current twist. Prime’s held his own on wax with underground veterans like Reef the Lost Cauze, Hezekiah and Has-Lo, and shared the stage with heavyweight names such as Torae and Marco Polo. His approach is straightforward, his words honest, and his work ethic diligent. D Prime 215 is on a mission to create songs that stand the test of time, and with his unique blend of the old and the new, he’s sure to accomplish just that.
February 20, 2020
Shameless Plug is back with yet another EP release titled ‘Honey Cocaine’. If the title isn’t enough to entice listeners in, the 7 tracks of verbal stimulation will.
The Brooklyn thoroughbred steps out of his gritty, hardcore shell and revels in lust, love, and the addictive moves of fine women. In “Kitty Up” Plug commands playtime to reach pleasurable levels of erotica, in other words, ladies step up your ‘kitty’ game. “Private Dancer” is an explicit tale of how curves and intriguing allure of women overwhelm and arouse Plug’s physical and mental state.
“Standby” switches up the vibe a bit with Plug letting past desires and flings know they’re on standby. Now that he’s taking over the boroughs of NY and cashing in on industry checks, thirsty chicks are sweating and chasing his every move. Not entertained, Plug leaves them on standby. In “Poof Be Bone” he sends out a similar message but this one is not just for the females. He’s calling out everyone who’s clout chasing and coattail riding in attempts to rob his stance.
“Delete” is a soulful, lyrical serenade about loving a divine goddess down. The sensual flow and horns magnify Plug’s vivid devise. She might just be the one to have him delete numbers off his phone. “Mitchmatch” is an all too familiar reality of an artist in a relationship with a woman who loves when he’s home but hates when he leaves. The dilemma is real but rarely talked about in the industry, which leads to “Royalty”. Plug embodies the ups and downs of relationships and the ongoing debate and often the ongoing back and forth tennis match of breaking up to make up.
Overall, Shameless Plug delivers an EP that can be embraced by multi-genre listeners while exceeding expectations from his fans. He continues to reign as an eclectic and consistent wordsmith with a natural talent for curating timeless gems. Stream ‘Honey Cocaine’ and connect with Shameless Plug below.
February 17, 2020
Long Island, NY emcee and producer B.Dvine releases highly anticipated EP titled ‘Times Have Changed.’ The 6-track EP features Hip-Hop pioneer and legend Erick Sermon, UK’s own Cuban Pete, D-Rage, and Xavia.
Dvine displays a mastered skillset in both production and rhymes to deliver an eclectic project that includes classic Hip-Hop vibes, a club ante, raw wordplay, and even something for the ladies. “Selfless Pride” sets the EP off and Dvine’s moves in this new age and new dawn. Not new to the game, he knows the climb and prepared to trek new heights. Over knocking bass weaved into penetrating pulsations for a modern twist, Dvine reminds the world that he’s developed from negativity and now sees the bigger picture clearly. The empowering track sets a tone for the remaining tracks.
“Hush”, a worldly collaboration, dictates for less talk and more action. Simply put Dvine, Sermon, Pete, and D-Rage are winning bosses with receipts. The aggressive domination flows over a riveting kaleidoscope of cadences intended to shock the core. “Don’t Mean Nuttin” piggybacks off “Hush.” Dvine puts rappers, the game, and outsiders on blast; while they aim to impress with fallacies, Dvine breaks everything down thread by thread.
“Come Alive” is the feel-good track of the EP. With alarming and cosmic soundscapes, this infectious anthem is ideal for a sleepless night out, busting moves on the dance floor, or bumping through the city. In “Chocolate Syrup”, Dvine shows off his lustful side with slick, yet sensual pillow talk. This is not your average Netflix and chill scenario, instead, Dvine commands his wordplay right into climax.
B. Dvine lays out a vivid timeline for listeners in “Mr. Dreams.” He takes us back to the vulnerable age of 15 when music and Hip-Hop were a passion then transcends to the moment his dreams greet reality. It began from digging in the crates, rhyming, creating beats with his own niche and twist, to rubbing elbows with industry execs and legends. Dvine’s lyrical calisthenics drives a knife into doubters and even teachers who labeled him as hopeless.
Overall, ‘Times Have Changed’ embodies the growth of Dvine’s artistry and ability to curate timeless music during a period where Hip-Hop is ever-changing and steadily evolving. Stream ‘Times Have Changed’ and connect with B. Dvine below.
January 25, 2020
Before taking a flight to the 2020 Grammy’s, Philly’s own Knucklez linked with Snyp Life of D-Block for new visuals titled “K-Block.” The single/video is off Knucklez’s recently released album, ‘The Plague.’
The gritty street tale spits on rappers and baby-face gangsta’s from North Philly to Yonkers. The venom spewed embodies concrete truths from flippin’ to make a killin’, that others fail to copycat. The hard production intensifies the message and sets the stage for what Knucklez brings next…Stay tuned.
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January 17, 2020
Philly based MC/producer duo of Kohn and Steve Sxaks return with a diverse, generational fused project titled ‘Light At The End.’ The 11-track album features Reub Boy, BellaBlu, 3T3N, Biz Mighty, Joe White, and Marrissa Joy.
Sxaks shows off his impeccably mastered production skills while Kohn delivers quick-witted wordplay, classic storytelling, and at times hits you with ‘in your face’ lyrical bombs. “Wanna Ride” offers listeners a laid-back vibe of R&B blends mixed with modern cadences. However, don’t get lost in hypnosis as “Goldar” picks up the pace with distinct striking sounds that heighten Kohn’s Trap flow. “Pay Up” is a catchy track, one that can be heard blaring anthem style. With no co-sign needed Kohn is securing bags while he levels up.
The album continues to intensify with “Shrimp Scampi.” Kohn’s zany flow and raw wordplay are magnified over a multi-genre mosh pit of fervid soundscapes. In “Replay” Kohn describes how life epitomes the redundancies of Groundhog Day but switches up yet again in “Fried Okra.” Over classic meets latter-day tones, Kohn spews authentic and animated lyricism for a throwback vibe.
“Bar Crawl” is the action-packed big screen track of the album with three minutes of raw lyrical sirens setting off a state of suspense and hair-raising chills. Once again, the mood shifts in “Palm Trees.” The sounds of striking drums serve as the heart of the track and magnify Kohn’s simple message of being ahead of the game as a heavyweight while other’s pen game is featherweight.
The duo impresses the ladies in “Pad Thai” and offers plenty of play to get them in the mood, and with a smooth soulful vibe, they don’t miss a beat. “Turn Around” is a track about constantly feeling on edge from a misled relationship. Kohn embodies the all too familiar tale through innovative storytelling.
To finalize the album, and in an attempt to spread a message near and far, from childhood to adulthood, from rich and poor, from every color in the rainbow; Kohn delivers countless gems in “Light At The End” about being true to what you believe no matter what.
Stream/purchase ‘Light At The End’ on preferred platforms and connect with the duo on Instagram @steve_sxaks and @kohnmusic