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Kooley High – Never Come Down (Album Trailer)

Known for their outstanding musical catalogue, Kooley High has continued to release authentic hip-hop into a world where trap music overrides other styles of music. The talented five-member outfit consists of Charlie Smarts, Tab-One, Sinopsis, Foolery, and DJ Ill Digitz. For five years, Grammy-nominated recording artist Rapsody appeared on every Kooley High album. Eventually, in 2013, she left the group. This album reunites her and the crew on the track “Grinning”.

Inspired by their joys and adversities, Kooley High elevated their flows and beats on this project. This new album serves as a reminder to the world that even despite the current climate you should evolve, stay true to yourself, and Never Come Down.

Check out the official trailer now and pre-order the album (due out 3/30/18) via iTunes. The upcoming LP Never Come Down is executive produced by the legendary Grammy-winning producer, 9th Wonder.

Chef Sean – “Mexican”

This past week Chef Sean performed to a sold out crowd at the jam packed Regency Theater in LA. Joining a bill that included Shoreline Mafia and Cali Stacks, Chef Sean got first dibs on a crowd that was lined up around the block for a raucous night of music.

From the start of the show, which was brought to fans by Soultronica with NoiseNTheHood, the crowd was lit. But it wasn’t until Chef Sean took the eager audience to new levels with his first few words that the crowd really got hype for the performances

“I don’t give a f**k about what other people doing, I’m a keep on doing me!” Sean said as the crowd went crazy.

Singing all of his lyrics back to him, Chef Sean did six songs, then he stopped to talk about his friend Fredo Santana, who just passed away last week in Chicago.

Chef Sean advised the audience to, “stay in control of what they put in their bodies, and that there’s a right way to have a good time.”

Chef finished his set with his song “I Don’t Want To Live Like This” then
he dropped the mic and walked off the stage in epic fashion.

Sean Chef got his start acting after he studied acting at Second City Theatre in Chicago. He would go on to make his feature film debut at age 12 in the MGM/Gramercy Pictures drama, Jason’s Lyric alongside Forrest Whitaker and Jada Pinkett Smith. Sean also starred in Teeth and Blood which came out just a year ago.

His credits also include acting in a Harpo Productions project, work with ABC and national advertising campaigns.

Black O – Profit (Video)

South Carolina artist Black O returns with a new visual for “Profit” from his Against The Odds mixtape hosted by Trap-A-Holics & DJ Smallz. The track was produced by Fo Five and the video was directed by Savani Productions.

John Conscious – “Journal Entry”

Finding a dope boundary line between turnt music and refusing to dumb down his lyrics, Canadian rapper John Conscious is true to himself and he’s making sure he earns the attention he deserves without any gimmicks and ploys.

Getting his start in high school making music, it was only a matter of time before John Conscious eventually broke out of the mold with a single and how his visual for “Journal Entry” is turning heads.

“My boys Czarjulius and LJ recorded and mixed the track at The Cave studios. The beat was made by NY Bangers,” John Conscious explained. “For the next few months I plan on dropping more singles that I haven’t released yet. I’m currently setting up to make visuals for my singles Paranoia and The Other Side.”

It’s true that John Conscious lives up to his name the visual John draws boundary lines for what he will or won’t do in the game, leading listeners on a path to find their own truth.

“I just want to get my music to reach as many people as possible and hear some feed back from DJs and really start to build a fan base with this release” John Conscious said.