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Skipp Whitman

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​Massachusetts-bred, LA-based emcee/producer Skipp Whitman presents the music video for "Goodnight". Produced, composed, and recorded by Skipp, "Goodnight" will appear on his forthcoming full-length Unfinished Songs Vol 1 (SWUFSV#1), a collection of original freestyles and unfinished or incomplete songs and/or ideas produced entirely by Skipp. The ...
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Kid Riko

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Born of Puerto Rican & Black descent, DeLeon Tolbert, also known as Kid Riko, is a song writer and record producer from Tuskegee, AL. Kid Riko is most noted for his unique beat making skills paired with his strong delivery, witty punchlines, & wordplay. His rapping style, especially his lyricism, is heavily influenced by "east coast street hop", combined with his "southern lingo" and "chilled personality". Well known for his punchlines, wordplay, flow, & delivery, rapper/producer Kid Riko, also known as "eL Rey," was born December 18, 1990 in Opelika, AL. Riko was raised in Tuskegee, AL most of his life. He began writing lyrics at the age of 12. His uncanny lyrical abilities would later earn him the nickname, "The Mercenary" of the rap game, thought to be an understatement by a few of his listeners.

 

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FreshfromDE| "Matches Malone"

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Delaware [by way of Boston] Hip-Hop Artist / Writer / Producer / Engineer, FreshfromDE releases the third [Previous: "High On Myself" / "Aston Martin"] audible instalment from his recent extended play "The Ritual" a collaboration with Dutch producer, Roca Beats. This bass driven trap single "Matches Malone" is possibly one of the most acclaimed songs on the EP, conceptually inspired by the caped crusader utilizing the 'Matches' guise to infiltrate the Gotham under-world in various issues of the comic book series. For those unfamiliar with the DC Universe, the character Patrick "Matches" Malone was responsible for the murder of Bruce Wayne's [Batman] parents. "The Ritual" EP is available to stream now, via Soundcloud, Spotify and iTunes. #freshfromde #rocabeats #theritual #matchesmalone #batman #dcuniverse #trapandbass

 

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FYI, "These The Times"

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Los Angeles-based emcee F.Y.I. presents "These The Times (Don't Judge)", the lead single from his forthcoming album ameriBLACKKK. Produced by Sir Jon Lee, "These The Times" features Kaye Fox (of J.Cole's "For Your Eyez Only") and horn player Ryck Jane. FYI recently released music videos for "Legend of G.O.A.T." and "Trust Me". F.Y.I. first gained notoriety in 2010 as part of trio Those Chosen and their collaborations with Grammy-Award winning producer, IZ Avila. In 2012 F.Y.I. collaborated with Ab-Soul on "Dopamine" (Bandcamp). In 2014 he dropped his first solo mixtape Yo! The Places You'll Gowhich hit #1 on CMJ's Hip Hop Charts (Bandcamp). That year he also dropped an exclusive freestyle for HipHopDX (Youtube), followed by AgeSexLocation in 2015 and last year's F.Y.I. Invented Green. "Whether you're in a classroom, working a 9-5 or chasing your dreams, this song is the theme music." F.Y.I. says about the new single. "It sets the tone for the new project."

 

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DUO, GRAND OPUS LEVEL UP & UNLEASH THEIR "SUPER POWER"

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Following up from the critically acclaimed '360° Degrees' in April, 2017, the California based group Grand Opus have decided to release the fifth single from their criminally under appreciated studio debut 'Forever.' Their latest single 'Super Power Bros' is the ideal cut selection to highlight Joc Scholar and Centric's unique synergy together lyrically and sonically, as they exercise their individual super powers as a duo, think Mario / Luigi, Batman / Robin, and Simon / Garfunkel [jokes!], with this unfiltered, hard-hitting single... Hip-Hop in its purest form. For the un-acclimated, Oakland, CA producer Centric, has collaborated with the likes of Kool G Rap, Black Rob, Sean Price, Mistah FAB,Swizz Beatz, and Joc Scholar, a true emcee from Fresno, CA who laced this beat [+ album] with his illuminating bars and delivery, two artists combining to create one entity without boundaries, label politics or restrictions. In a similar vein to Pete Rock & C.L Smooth, Reflection Eternal, Gangstarr and other legendary Hip-Hop MC / Producer pairings, Grand Opus [Joc Scholar and Centric] emerged in 2015 to form the group, with a nostalgic, yet distinctive sound and style, recently they released their debut album 'Forever,' which features Fresno's Planet Asia, Nas' Mass Appeal artist Fashawn, and Roc Nation writer / songstress Alicia Renee, who has penned hits for both Rhianna and Ariana Grande. If you haven't had the chance to hear the album, give it a listen on Soundcloud, and please support on iTunes. #grandopus #centric #jocscholar #superpowerbros

 

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