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Rasta Papii – Versatile #777

Born in Brooklyn, NY, but raise in Atlanta, GA, Rasta Papii is a multi-talented artist/producer/engineer. Notching production and engineering credits for the likes of Hustle Gang, MMG, FreeBandz, 6black, and Blac Youngsta, Rasta is ready to establish himself behind the mic and in front of the silver screen. With his stock rising, especially after the release of his collaboration with Blac Youngsta (watch “Hold Me Down” here), Papi then unveiled his new visual for “Why You Hate Lil Bruh” (watch here). Now, ready to showcase what he’s all about, Rasta Papi drops his new 10-track project Versatile #777, featuring new tracks that will provide a look into his persona and who he is as an artist. Rasta Papi is next up and his new project proves just that.

So Gaudy – “Even Know” Ft Sear

So Gaudy, GRE, Sear, Las Vegas

Produced written and recorded in his own self-built studio just off the Las Vegas strip, rapper So Gaudy returns with a new track for the fans after a brief hiatus. Pausing the release of material in anticipation of the birth of this first son, recently So Gaudywent back to the drawing board with a renewed focus and determination to continue to provide his fans with consistent music releases. 
Now having worked with Strick, Kyle Massey, Soulja Boy and others, this rising Las Vegas talent is planting seeds and getting the features that will catapult him to new fanbases and larger audiences. As he gears up for those big releases So Gaudy lets off a loose track looking out for his GRE movement. 
“I haven’t put out a GRE track in a while so it was def time.” So Gaudy said. “One man doesn’t know what the next man has to do to get through life and the struggle is real. The money is real, getting your head pushed into the dirt is real and cats don’t even know about what someone really goes through trying to reach that next level of personal success.”
Surrounded by flashing lights, fast money and all that the Vegas strip offers, rapper So Gaudy emerged with a strong presence on the blogs and a chip on his shoulder to prove he had what it takes to make it in Hip-Hop. 

In addition to this audio release, So Gaudy has plans to keep the videos rolling as the Sin City rapper has been known to rattle off as many as 6 videos in one month. 
While most people travel to Vegas to shoot their music videos, So Gaudy and his GRE team have been in “Sin City” putting in work for years shooting their own videos and bringing their world to life.


RetroI$Awesome – Iced Out/Evolve (Music Video)

Jersey-bred emcee RetroI$Awesome taps in to a nostalgic vibe with the release of his duo-track visual, “Iced Out/Evolve“. The aesthetics chosen for this particular video mirror that of the early 90’s through the VHS-like presentation, and showcase his overall artistry through his verses and style.

Fans may already be familiar with his track “Iced Out” through its heavy buzz via streaming services, but “Evolve” should take most by surprise, as we’ve never heard this unreleased track before.

Retro is preparing fans and listeners all over for his forthcoming untitled project, but we’re still revisiting his latest, “Fountain of Ice,” with videos like such. Numbers don’t lie, and Retro is indeed putting them on the board. He connects with Preston Dor for the concept & directing for this video, and rest assure as we move in on 2018, there will be more to come.

Tune in up top for the latest R$A visual piece, and keep it locked for more new music as it surfaces.

Will Wes – “Pull Up” (Prod by DJ Noble)

Bred in a small Louisiana town called Houma just an hour from New Orleans and few hours from Baton Rouge, self-described Trap/Pop rapper Will Wes is gaining widespread attention online for his counter culture look crossed with his pop friendly Hip-Hop sound.

Sporting ear gauges, all black and tattoos across his face and neck Will Wes is all in on his music career and the fans are starting to notice – not just for his looks but also for his varied sound.

“When people see me, its going to f*ck your head up and I’m totally different from anyone else. I’m me and I’m not anyone else,” Will Wes explained. “It’s this thing I call trap-pop and I don’t see many artists doing it. It’s stuff Ive seen in the streets and its also that popish feeling of listening to Justin Bieber. You blend it together and you got Trap/Pop. Pop music over trap beats.”

Although the title of his project is yet to be named, the visual for his song “Pull Up” is already getting the attention of influencers online that are clamoring to know more about this small town trailer park rapper with big ambitions.

“The first record is called ‘Pull Up’ and I’m always reppin the trailer park, from trapping out the trailer park to bigger and better things. That exciting feeling to going from the trailer park to going to the boulevard,” Will Wes said.

Staying busy over the last week in Las Vegas, NV and Oakland, CA, Will Wes is working at a furious pace to earn the attention and admiration of Hip-Hop fans worldwide.

“We got a whole bunch of unreleased music and right now we are just working on making the right sound. Once we get enough to put out a full tape,” Will Wes said. “I might be in New York, I might be in New Orleans. Right now I’m in go mode in Vegas a couple of photo shoots and some video shoots, like I said I’m never in once place.”

With the help of his label W.A.E., an acronym for We All Eat, his team is hoping that they have just enough to push Will Wes over the top to stardom.

“If I just keep doing what I’m doing, I just gotta stay consistent, stay in they faces. I got some new videos and new music that are getting ready to drop very, very soon. I’m pretty much an open book, follow the movement and keep expecting big steps from. Me I’m here to be around, I’m trying to be everywhere, its about that longevity.

J. Simon Ft. Young Dro – Name On It (Remix)

Rapper and Alabama native, J. Simon, has just released the audio and video for the remix for his hometown anthem, “Name On It”. This revamped remix features Hustle Gang’s front man, Young Dro, for this catchy hit. J. Simon teamed up with Cheeze Beatz for this hard hitting track, where J and Dro rap about having their name on all the finer things and the rap game, of course. The original song can be heard on his debut project, Simon Says, which released everywhere in July of 2017.

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Pierre Ft. Coca Vango – Understand

L.A.-based super-producer Pierre—formally known as NBA Champion JaVale McGee—returns today with new music featuring Decatur, Georgia’s Coca Vango, who has recently been heard playing on Apple’s OVO Sound Radio. The two budding artists recognize each other’s talents and come together to create their undeniable new single, “Understand.” Pierre’s production nails the fresh and crisp production while Vango utilizes his melodies and voice inflection to captivate the listener. Other collaborations on Pierre’s upcoming project will include the likes of O.T. Genasis, French Montana, Pooh Bear, Kap G, TK Kravitz, Eric Bellinger, 1500 or Nothin’, and more.

L.A. Ft. Gucci Mane – I Made It

Black Bag Entertainment artist and Minneapolis representative L.A. is looking to make an impact across the map as the end of the year approaches and he does just that in a huge way. Grabbing one of the hottest features in the industry, L.A. connects with the one and only Gucci Mane for “I Made It”—a billowing, relentless single that finds L.A. and Guwop basking over what it has taken to get to the top. Looking to rise to the top and stay there, L.A.’s new single is exactly what it sounds like to finally make it. “I Made It” will be featured on the upcoming Black Bag Ent. mixtape titled The Drop, Volume 1, which features Rick Ross, Yo Gotti, Nipsey Hussle, and Gucci Mane, as well as Black Bag artists Momoh and Suzie Soprano.

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