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J. Simon – Name On It

J. Simon is an American rap artist hailing from the small Alabama town of Saraland, found right outside of Mobile. J. Simon discovered that he wanted to be an artist full time after his aunt took him to his first MC Hammer, Heavy D and Queen Latifah concert. Even after he was accepted into college, J. Simon still continued his dream of becoming a musical star, like his inspirations Tupac, Michael Jackson, Outkast and UGK, who painted the sweet country street rhythmic picture that J. Simon wanted to be apart of. In college, J. Simon continued to cultivate his sound, creating a style that pulls from jazz, hip-hop, rock, blues and gospel, which he describes as “Mob Muzik.”

Recently, J. Simon’s work ethic gave him the opportunity to open for T.I. in select cities during the nationwide Hustle Gang Tour. Utilizing the momentum that he’s built, J. Simon is currently preparing for the release of his latest project, Simon Says. Ahead of the aforementioned release, Simon delivers the official music video for his hard-hitting single “Name On It,” which comes produced by Cheeze Beatz (Rick Ross, Migos, YFN Lucci). “Name On It” is an adrenaline-filled anthem that finds the Alabama native asserting his confidence as he claims his spot in the rap game. Scheduled to arrive this Friday, June 7th, via LANEntertainment, Simon Says will also come equipped with contributions from the likes of Ink, Roc N Mayne, Nonstop da Hitman, and more.

Cap City Kid Ft. Copywrite – “Let The World Know”

Born and raised in “the heart of it all” in Ohio’s capital Columbus, up and coming rapper Cap City Kid picked up the pen just after high school, inspired by some of his favorite rappers in his teenage years.

Surrounded by tons of Hip-Hop fans and college kids on the campus of the Ohio State University and several other schools, Cap has found his following getting well-deserved attention on Columbus’ Hip-Hop scene.

“I really got into hip hop my senior year of high school. I’ve always been in love with the culture and there were several albums that had dropped during the end of my high school career that really inspired me. By the time I was a freshman in college, I decided I wanted to start writing my own music,” Cap City Kid explained.

The plan seems to have worked out now as Cap City Kid is breaking out with his own single, “Let The World Know” featuring Columbus underground rap legend Copywrite.

“I would describe Columbus as a big city, with a small town feel. It’s a city that while having major acts come through and perform on a weekly basis, it has never been able to produce a superstar of its own,” Cap City Kid said. “I feel like I have the ability to unite the city, and deliver them someone that will put the city on their back.”

The song finds its home on Cap City Kid’s upcoming project, In Due Time, which will be supported by several shows across the country and the subsequent release of several music videos from the project.

“Over the next few months, I plan on dropping several videos, releasing my debut album, and performing all over the country. In doing so I hope to build my fan base and take my music to the next level,” Cap City Kid said. “There is a new voice that’s about to take over the game, and it’s coming right out of Columbus, OH. I’m so excited about the records that i’ve been creating recently, and I can’t wait to show them to the world.”

Tommy Poe – “No Break Downs” Ft Hoodrich Pablo Juan

When you’re from the projects in Little Rock, Arkansas there are limited opportunities when it comes to the entertainment business, but somehow rapper Tommy Poe has emerged from the rugged Razorback state with music catered specifically for the trap. For this track Tommy Poe links up with Hoodrich Pablo Juan for his newest video, “No Break Downs.”

The visual was filmed by Azae Productions and perfectly captures Tommy Poe’s sentiments that his city is a, “make you or break you” town.

“I’ve always had a vision of me having my own label, I wasn’t into making music. Then some people I used to trap with who was always going to the studio asked if I wanted to go with them. I decided to go with him and I started making music and I took a liking to creating music out of nothing and putting the whole process together to make one project” Tommy Poe explained. “My first single is “No Breakdowns” featuring HoodRich Pablo Juan. I go in depth on my life at the time of the track, touching on actual life situations and personal relationships.Its kindKind of a sneak peek of my life

Adding to the hype on this track, Sonny Digital produced this song that will feature on Tommy Poe’s A POE MAN’S DREAM EP, set for release this Summer.

“This project has been all me, I invested into my own vision. It’s not just music I’m putting out – its actual sacrifices goals and achievements. I took a real creative approach and was hands on with everything,from the production, to mixing and mastering, down to the video directing,” he added. “I plan to have my music in every market available and become a known face in the industry.”

King Bless – B.O.M.B.

Bronx, NY rapper King Bless has had his city buzzing a lot lately and with the release of his brand new record, “B.O.M.B,” it’s looking like one of the biggest boroughs in New York will continue to buzz all throughout the rest of the summer. With a feature from Dizzy Banko, this track captures Bless rapping about the time that he spent away from the rap game but now warning his competition of his strong comeback.

While Bless’ rap sheet is extensive from working with the likes of Jim Jones, Kool G Rap, Uncle Murda, Bobby Valentino and much more, the consistency and dedication put into his craft shows that this Bronx native is deserving of success.

King Bless will be dropping his debut mixtape titled Fruition this summer and his debut album late this fall.

Young Pyro – Meant To Be

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Brooklyn rapper Young Pyro sets the tone for Summer 2017 with his new vibe, Meant To Be. Funny enough that Pyro has VA connection, because the producer behind this melody is reminiscent to a Timbaland classic joint.

Much love to the blends on this record. This is a Hip-Hop jam for sure, but you get a little funk and disco feeling here too. Miss lady on the hook gave this single just the right touch.

Listen below to Young Pyro’s new offering and keep it locked for more new hits coming soon. Follow On Twitter.


Montage Ft. YFN Lucci – What’s The Combo

As summer gets underway, Montage brings his collaboration with YFN Lucci full circle as he delivers the official video for “What’s The Combo.” In the video, directed by Marc Diamond, Montage and Lucci throw an extravagant party with countless beautiful ladies. Ready for the radio, “What’s The Combo” effortlessly combines Montage’s velvety vocals with YFN Lucci’s undeniable demeanor and signature ad-libs, ultimately delivering one of the hottest songs to arrive this year.

“Working with Lucci was one of the most humbling experiences of my life. He is super down to earth and just willing to work,” Montage explained when asked about his new collaboration with the Atlanta emcee. Montage went on to say, “The video was amazing and everyone gave 110% and just had fun… great vibes.”

“What’s The Combo” is available across all platforms here:

Mack Derico – Hyperbolic Time Chamber 2 (Mixtape)

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Hampton, VA artist Mack Derico releases the second installment to his latest mixtape series. Tune in below for his view of his new work:

“I want people to listen to HTC2 and feel the rage and the emotion in my voice from my music, this is important. I even want listeners to hear this and not be afraid to be 100% themselves no matter what just as I am. As long as I’ve given somebody something to relate to or to make their day better I’m forever satisfied”

– mackderico

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