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Austin Awake – About You (Video)

Following the success of Austin Awake’s 2017’s More Than Existing, the New York performer is back with the lead record from his upcoming release A Long Way From Home EP. “About You” finds Austin coming to grips with the end of a small-town relationship and reflecting on some of the good times, while moving ahead towards the future. It’s the first of a series of videos to be released for his project. Austin believes strongly in his ability to write and make great records. “I’m gonna change the game sooner than everyone thinks. I respect the process that’s why I gave myself til this summer to release material I was confident in but I’ve been working diligently daily to perfect my craft,” says Austin. While it’s no shortage in music these days, Austin has built a name for himself by smashing covers on YouTube, which helped him reach an amazing 200K subscribes all who are patiently waiting on his next full length project. If “About You” song and video are any indication of what’s to come, it’s gonna be an amazing summer for Austin or shall we say an “AWAKEning.”

Lil Saint & C4 Trill – Winning

Louisiana as of late has been on a rampage with the emergence of all the talent from Baton Rouge. New Orleans cannot be forgotten, meet Lil Saint and C4 Trill. Here’s their new release “Winning” and stay tuned for more Gang Green Music.

Yungeen Ace – “Betrayed”

Fresh out of Jacksonville, Florida, buzzing and soon-to-be hip-hop mainstay Yungeen Ace continues to shine as he releases yet another banger this week titled “Betrayed.” In this new song and video, Ace shows us his more vulnerable side as he showcases what it’s like to be double-crossed by someone you trust. In the storyline visual, directed by Papertrail Productions, Ace’s love interest leads the rapper to believe she’s loyal and trustworthy, however midway through, we see what her true, devious intentions are. By the end of the video, Ace gets set up and taken advantage of in the worst way possible. This song and video goes out to everyone who’s been betrayed in life; unfortunately, we’ve all been there.

Lil Yase – ‘Winners Circle’ EP Ft. Drakeo The Ruler, Larry June, Philthy Rich, J Stalin

Getting his start at a studio inside the Boys & Girls Club of America, Bay Area rapper Lil Yase was able to escape the troubles of growing up in San Francisco’s Sunnydale Housing Projects.
Surrounded by gang life, shootings and mass drug usage like many other rappers growing up in low income areas, Lil Yase turned to music to escape his troubles.  Finding a path with his Get Dough Affiliates, Yase fueled his passion for music by never forgetting where he came from and what it was like living in the projects. 
“The Boys & Girls Club had a studio that I would find refuge in. It gave my mind a chance to dream of bigger things to come,” Lil Yase explained of introduction to recording at the community resource center. 
The jump start at the Boys & Girls Club of America ignited a fire inside Lil Yase that would eventually lead to him touring all over the world with artists like Fetty Wap, E-40, Mozzy, Young Thug and most recently the Day and Night Festival
It was just a few years ago that Lil Yase was a mainstay on Fader’s website, garnering a host of post on each release. 
Culminating with the release of his EP the Winners Circle, Yase linked up with several big name acts for the release of this project like Gunplay and Bay Area mainstay J. Stalin
Now after premiering his album on HotNew HipHop, Yase is making sure the whole world knows about his story as he prepares for the release of two videos from the project, directed by King Looi.
For any fans looking to catch Lil Yase live in concert, be sure to check him at 4/20 Fest in Fesno, CA this month with his Get Dough Family. 
Continuing to give back to the fans, Yase has also prepared some merchandise as he hopes to make a push for the 2019 XXL Freshman cover. 

Erick Lottary feat. Kris Kasanova – “Week 15″

The Erick Lottary reign continues with the release of his new single titled Week 15. Featured on his forthcoming project, You Can Tell; the North Carolina rapper called in his HomeSkool cohort, Kris Kasanova for the assist, reinforcing their Homeskool takeover and their ability to finesse any track.
Week 15 is live and present, keeping the cocky snarl in Erick’s voice from his recent track “Ball is Life” boasting new motives, moves, and money flows. With declarations such as “give the strippers all the loose change/ all my money got a blue face.” Erick Lottary still spins a tale within a verse so effortlessly, but with a sense of assurance that empowers his delivery.
With his signature lyrical prowess lined with a new flossy bravado, “You Can Tell” is boasting to be a project that makes a statement. If the new Erick Lottary keeps talking like this, there’s a good chance he’ll be rapping all his success into existence. ​