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Baby Soulja – Trials and Tribulations (Video)

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Baby Soulja, straight out of Duval County. This visual is for his same-titled, poignant Trials and Tribulations project and gives fans what life has handed to him. He brings you through his life and let’s you know how he went from down to up and how he got there from the streets. He is currently one of Florida’s most buzzed artist in the industry as well as the streets.

Samklef Ft. Akon – Skebebe (Video)

Nigerian artist/producer Samklef has the Afrobeat wave in a chokehold after helping Wizkid craft his debut project. Today, the new signee to Akon’s Konvict Kulture Imprint is releasing a new single and video for “Skebebe” featuring Konlive chief Akon.

Frak – Limewire ’03 (Project Stream)

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San Francisco musician Frak unveils his brand new body of work, Limewire ’03. Lacing each track with exceptional concepts, all stemming from the heavy album sampling of early 2000’s R&B records that bring up that y2k nostalgia. The project does a lot of touching basis on themes of tech accessibility and the way it affects our day-to-day lives.

Limewire was one of the internet’s first bootlegging softwares. It marked an age where anything in the world had become accessible to us through technology. and how it has affected us, through our relationships, our physical spaces, and even our egos.

Standout tracks pulled from Frak’s latest body of work include “Spine,” “5 AM,” and “Draymond”. Tune in below for the latest coming from the Cali native, and keep it locked for more new drops that are soon to follow.

Aziza Cree – Boyfriend

California, Bay Area native Aziza Cree uses her unique style to create a new genre of music. Her music is erotic. A sound that is rebellious but deeply soulful. Aziza’s latest effort, “Boyfriend,” which comes produced by Blake More demonstrates a certain degree of sexual dominance. It effectively displays a woman who has the upper hand in sex. Her song writing is truly revolutionary and her approach to art is prolific. Stay tuned for Aziza Cree’s new EP to drop during the first quarter of 2018.

Kelly Anthony – “Snake”

Born in Benin City, Nigeria and raised in Toronto, Canada R&B artist Kelly Anthony brings an international perspective to his music. Showing his Nigerian roots via his catchy Afro-Pop styled music, Kelly Anthony most recently turned heads with the release of his single “Snake.” Now the young boss is making a push with the clean visual for his sure hit single with an Afro-Pop twist.

“I started making music when I was 11 after I fell in love with R Kelly’s music. From there I sang in my mother’s church choir until I was 15 at which point I began singing R&B and recorded my first demo,” Kelly Anthony said. My mother was a heavy church goer and she didn’t want me doing R&B as much as the church music, but I started saving money to record music. I really looked up to R. Kelly and became inspired to make my own music after already having a background in music.”

Kelly Anthony is excited about the release of his video for the song “Snake” because, “it’s a natural, catchy and undeniable concept that mixes Nigerian culture with North American style.”

“Snake almost is creating a new genre, because Afro music is really popular back home in Nigeria, but I’m trying to add English to it instead of the Nigerian slang of Afro music. I’m all about embracing my culture and telling people my story from Nigeria to Toronto. I think my new style makes it something everyone can understand and I’m bringing my culture to the world.”

For the Andrew Prologic Frankin produced song, Kelly Anthony parties along a back drop with ladies and sexy vibes in the Saint Motion20 directed video.

“I want my fans to be ready because I’m coming with the hits and feel good music. Music that will make you happy, music that will make you dance, Snake is just the beginning,” Kelly Anthony said. “I’m a studio head, I’m always in the studio making music. I’m just trying to make a fun record, so that’s why the song is so short. It’s a quick dance record that people can dance to and relate to no matter where you are in the world.”

Pure Powers – Don’t Wanna Go

One of the first releases off of Sonoma County native Pure Powers’ new album Year Of The Peacock. Powers shows his versatility between rapping and singing bringing a refreshing new sound to the table. Shot in New York on the world famous Coney Island boardwalk, co-starring the Beautiful @24kwhitegold. Shot & directed by Will Rushton. Produced by @iamstarski and @iloveyouzakee.

Bale – “Check”

As South Central rapper Bale preps for the release of his aptly titled project Hard Times Shaped Me, it’s impossible not to look back at this young emcee’s inexplicable and superhuman recovery from a nearly fatal shooting. As such the young rapper will address the unfortunate shooting that riddled him with 28 shots from head to toe in his new documentary.

Prior to that Bale plans to release his video for “Check” taking fans through his LA neighborhood. Breaking down the harsh realities of getting shot and his struggle to recovery Bale explains how music and his passion to tell his story would be the reason he survived.

Now with the horrors of the past in the rear view, Bale takes fans on a trip to see what a day in the life looks like in South Central with his visual for “Check.” From the barber shop to the food spot to kicking back with his friends in the back of a pick up truck, Bale shows that he down to earth and humble, yet cool under the harshest of circumstances.

At his side and mentoring him along the way is West-Coast mainstay Krondon, who eagerly entered into a business partnership with the young South Central upstart who impressed him with his story and ability to create meaningful music.

The release of the project comes on the heels of Krondon’s premiere appearance and role as Tobias Whale in CW’s interpretation of the famed 1970’s DC Comic Black Lightning.