Jacksonville native DoLA drops some dope visuals for “Salutations” from his latest project Ch. 1 Night Vision. Produced by Eddy Braveaux and directed by DoLA himself, he is seen turning up and mobbing with the homies as he salutes various supporters and members of his team. Check out the video above and look out for DoLA coming to a city near you on the ‘Havoc’ tour.
In the third week of his #SHAKESHOTSUNday series, Devin Lee, better known as Noex bares his soul in his latest release “Masked Tears” as he reminisces on his troubled past. Produced by the glorious Flying Lotus, the beat has a mystical and sentimental tone setting the mood for the record. Nostalgic and introspective, Devin takes us back to his adolescence as a broken and insecure youth. With a voice of resentment he takes us on an emotional journey reflecting on his lowest times of worthlessness, uncertainty, and lost love. Despondent and confused, Devin desperately tries to sidestep the devil to protect his soul and find his purpose in hopes of being accepted into heaven. Be sure to take a listen to this touching track above and check out his previous release here. Stay tuned for a new release from his #SAKESHOTSUNday series next Sunday.
What if I told you J. NICS is the one? Well he is and the South Florida “Soul of the South” rapper is back with “One”, another Young McFly produced track to tell you why he deserves the crown. Although the beat is fairly simple, J. NICS adds his own unique flair to the record with his audacious and superior rhymes. Ready to carry the city on his back J. NICS is not only a breath of fresh air, but also what the Florida rap scene has been missing. On the rise and determined to get the recognition he deserves he has proved to be consistent giving the people nothing but quality music. With another track well-done by J. NICS and producer Young McFly we are looking forward to hearing more from them in the near future. Be sure to take a listen above and in case you missed the duo’s track “War Outside” be sure to take a listen here.
Tennessee’s Case Arnold teams up with Maryland’s Ace Cosgrove for his new track “As The World Turns” produced by Shepard. Case takes us through the motions of life casually rhyming over the sweet-sounding beat and providing us with a catchy hook. Ace Cosgrove joins in with a verse seasoning it with his one-of-a-kind style to put the cherry on top of this track. The beat and the verses compliment each other perfectly balancing this track out and making a smooth tune for the summer. Case is not ready to officially announce a project just yet, but you can assume one is fast approaching. Enjoy!
Check out J. NICS new track “War Outside” produced by Young McFly where he releases his frustrations about the current state of the world. He expresses his thoughts on the war outside addressing corruption within the government, the senseless killings of children, and poverty in countless communities. Considering the many hardships he has been through and seen his people experience, he clings to God to protect him from the world as he is just trying to stay alive. We hope to hear more tracks from J. NICS and Young McFly but for now just hit play and you wont be disappointed.
Check out “Hang-Ups”, a new instrumental from yours truly, Henry Daher. He begins the record with a sample of a woman asking, “If you had the chance to communicate one general idea what would it be?” The legendary Jimi Hendrix, who makes several appearances throughout the record, goes on to answer this question. The piano and drums come in to assist in giving this record a very melodramatic and soulful tone. Perfect for a long drive on the highway, a walk in the park, or lighting some candles and incense to relax, the smoothness of this record provides comfort to the ears. Henry Daher has a project coming soon that is yet to be announced, but it is expected to include features from Trademark Da Skydiver, Styles P, Nesby Phips, NIKO IS and more.
After dropping “Midnight Ride Pt. 2″ last week, South Florida’s Noex is back with a more old school vibe in “Sake Shot” produced by Knxwledge. A “93 Til’ Infinity” influence is prevalent throughout the record where Noex lays his stress down on the beat. He spills his thoughts over the track about maintaining his sanity in a world of adversity, touching on enemies and the recent injustice from the police and the judicial system. This is the first installment from his #SAKESHOTSUNday series, where he will be dropping a new record every Sunday. I look forward to hearing what he’ll drop next Sunday!