new york hip hop
April 26, 2021
Senior Gee, NY-based artist and nephew of Chubb Rock, releases visuals for his latest single titled “Juss Listen.”
Gee shows off his lyrical talent while his Queens legacy proceeds him. Juss Listen and take heed to his message…He’s an educated MC, producer, and engineer who leaves freshmen rappers gritting their teeth when he rolls through. Gee’s metaphoric punchlines are incomparable in delivery and flow effortlessly over invigorating tones and clapping drums. Watch “Juss Listen” and connect with Senior Gee on Instagram @gspsenior2.
February 21, 2020
Crown Heights indie G.O.A.T Skanks The Rap Martyr, releases fully armed and rightfully titled ‘New Word Order’ album.
The 16-track album features a selection of elite artists including Uncle Nick, Tah Murdoc, G-Stats, Shatike Phenom, Tre Eiht Special, Chez Rocka, Ill Conscious, Forever Chosen, Ruste Juxx, P General, Stahhr, Napoleon Da Legend, Stephen James, and Bobby Stone. Skanks also enlisted Endemic Emerald, Camouflage Monk, Frost Gamble, Sismograph, U.G., Leks, Greaseball Greezi, Tre Eiht Special, Phalo Pantoja, Easy Mo Bee, Crazy Beat, Astronote, Scvtter Brvin, and of course Kyo Itachi for production along with Buck Oner, Venom, and DJ Fastcut for classic scratches.
It’s been said to know Skanks is to know Hip-Hop, and after listening to ‘New Word Order’ that’s clearly an understatement. While effortlessly flowing over diversely mastered production, Skanks embodies every element and aspect of Hip-Hop culture, along with underlying societal issues.
Skanks blends comedic and political skits, pivotal spoken word, and intense wordplay to transcend listeners into a realm of hard truths, street combat, and confused, impressionable youth. As an independent artist, from ground zero, Skanks makes it a point and mission to utilize his ‘golden tongue’ to deliver imperative, influential messages. Messages that declare his hunger to make it without selling his soul…Messages that teach from the street law book, so proceed with caution…Messages that define loyalty and the importance of moving on the low to avoid snakes and most distinctively, messages that leave his name ringing through your core, unable to mispronounce ‘Skanks.’
The production covers a worldly canvas brimming with piano keys, horns, electrifying guitars, and knocking bass that intertwine with some jazz, soul, and of course gritty cadences. This eclectic and captivating arrangement heightens Skank’s incomparable lyricism and steers ‘New Word Order’ to unprecedented heights.
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 28, 2020
It takes a dominating force with animalistic instincts to run through the boroughs with vigorous, lyrical gods as M.O.P and Teflon. With a lengthy and celebrated catalog under his belt, producer Amadeus360 fits the bill!
Amadeus360 lays down an impeccable, yet gritty blueprint and enlists NY’s infamous firing squad. The combination of concrete trembling bass and pulsating tones heightens the aggressive bars. His use of intermittent cuts and scratches sends listeners into a Hip Hop induced adrenaline rush, leaving the track on repeat! Stream “A Serious Problem” and connect with Amadeus360 on Instagram and Twitter.
Devan Amadeus Clark is a 10-year beatmaker/production vet. He is celebrated as a former DJ in NYC and surrounding areas at The Tunnel, SOBs, Fat Beats, The Shadow, and many other distinguished venues. Amadeus spun records live for Lin Q and MC Lyte, and carries production credits to Jahrell Tha Starchild, The Brotherhood From the UK, and recently M.O.P and DV Alias Khyrst.
December 13, 2019
One of Hip Hop’s most dynamic and celebrated duo’s, The Good People, link with famed producer MilkCrate for “A Good Christmas Pt. 2.” The single is available on digital platforms.
Through witty storytelling and comedic wordplay, The Good People deliver a nostalgic holiday gem with a reminiscent dose of true holiday spirit. They break down the commercialized hype of the big ol’ jolly guy and remind us to share blessings and spread inner peace to those around us.
MilkCrate offers a mix of boom-bap cadences blended with a soulful rendition of holiday jingles. “A Good Christmas Pt. 2” is sure to have Hip Hop heads head-nodding while sipping on cognac filled eggnog. Stream the single below and connect with The Good People and MilkCrate below.
December 10, 2019
The Brooklyn, seasoned artist flows over heavy-hitting beats and cadences to stress his point that when it comes to music and concrete quadrants, ‘everything’s a go.’ In front of cornerstones and infamous Brooklyn blocks, Kaine spews his lyrical, truth-based sermon reminding fake thugs and weak rappers that he sees through their bullsh*t.
The catchy hook leading into a rendered 70’s climax, heightens both the raw emotion from Kaine and the hair-raising chill of his deliverance. Watch “Everything’s A Go” and connect with Eddie Kaine on Twitter and Instagram.