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Sir Preme – Pain

Sir Preme hasn’t been in the game for long, but he’s been steadily solidifying a place in the industry as the future of R&B thanks to his free releases on Soundcloud while drawing in comparisons to iconic R&B artists including the likes of Anthony Hamilton, Tyrese, and Miguel to name a few. As his Sir Preme King…The Future of R&B mixtape was unveiled, his name started buzzing in the streets. The ascension continues for Sir Preme as standout single “Pain” thrives in the mainstream on over 20 urban and Rythmic radio stations across the Southeast.

Sir Preme has quite the backstory as well. He was born into a legendary family known for their hustling, The World Famous Supreme Team. His grandfather was the OG of the Supreme Team known as God B who recently passed, RIP. Supreme and Prince are his uncles and were the brains and faces of the organization. Sir Preme learned a lot from these men and credit his drive and hustle to them. He hopes to give new life to the Supreme Team and have all the good he does outweigh the negative that may come to mind when you think of the Supreme Team.

Joshy Jacksson – Swear

Newcomer Joshy Jacksson goes all-in and ‘plays for keeps’ on his upcoming release “Swear.” Jackson menacingly calls out the fake, fraudulent and phony over dark, ominous pianos and punchy trap percussion. The gritty new single plays more like a manifesto, with Jacksson pulling no punches on his sinister yet catchy follow-up to his single “Issues.”

His lyrics are authentic and unapologetically creative. Jacksson believes people limit themselves to one lane of music for various reasons; however, he believes in taking advantage of his full creative potential for any particular beat no matter the genre. Joshy Jacksson’s latest single “Swear” is slated to make waves while his debut EP will be released later this year and will display his versatile range.

MC Bravado – Go Westbrook

 

“Go Westbrook” is the third single off MC Bravado‘s acclaimed 2nd LP: Hip-Hop*. Produced by Von Stacks, the song was inspired by the OKC Thunder’s mercurial MVP candidate, a fearless force of nature famous for devoting every ounce of his being to everything that he does. This track was crafted to serve as a “leave it all on the court” axiom because life doesn’t offer replays in the same sense as sports, so immerse yourself in what you love, embrace your moment, and take your shot: “Go hard in the paint, and Go Westbrook.”

Hip-Hop* was released 3/3/17, courtesy of Soulspazm, and features an all-star cast of collaborators, including but not limited to: Nitty Scott, OnCue, J57, KONCEPT, EP of The Doppelgangaz, PaceWon, DeeJay Element, Real Deal, and Teddy Roxpin.

Follow MC Bravado on Twitter: @MCBravado

Phocuz & J Mac – “On My Mind”

This phonic fusion of artist/songwriter Phocuz and Producer J-Mac to crest their first mixtape called Vibes R Eternal. Both hail from North Carolina and both have mastered their areas in the state and have expanded to national attention.

“On My Mind” is the NC emcee’s first release since 2015’s New Gold project. This time around Phocuz is teaming up with fellow Carolinian producer J-Mac to release their first full length collab album Vibes R Eternal.

The video showcases the balance and struggle between love and music, as Phocuz delivers bars about the ups and downs of a faltering love affair. He also mentions the importance of his brotherhood with fellow emcee and new Epic records signee Swift. Check out the realistic, day in the life styled visual by Kyle Goldberg and look out for more Phocuz & J Mac

CMG Pushers – Lookin’ All Fly

Representing Yo Gotti’s imprint, Cocaine Muzik Group, the CMG Pushers are back today as they reach back into their latest mixtape Rich And A Back – a 12-track effort that came with contributions from MoneyBagg Yo, K.E. On The Track, Blac Youngsta, and more. After delivering a visual for “Hustler’s Prayer” featuring Blac Youngsta, the CMG Pushers shift their focus to the Gotta Rock Solid-produced single “Lookin’ All Fly.” Loaded with pure energy, the uptempo track is a perfect hard-hitting track for the club and you’ll understand exactly why upon hitting play on the undeniable single.

Big Wy – “Not For Sale”

For years rappers and celebrities alike have been trying to claim Blood gang affiliation despite only having loose ties to the streets and the OGs. Now the streets are starting to clap back with their own music, as long time Blood Big Wy lets the streets know the “B” is “Not For Sale.”

Debuting on Noisey, Big Wy shows what a real affiliation to the Bloods looks like, as we get a candid glimpse into the street life of LA. Big Wy is originally from Inglewood and got his start rapping on the first infamous Bangin On Wax album in 1992. Shortly thereafter he began work with the group Young Soldierz, and that led to him being signed to Death Row, run by the MOB Piru Suge Knight. He then created a group called Relativez with his creatively named cousin Suga Buga.

Despite the hijacking of the Blood name and reputation with celebrity affiliations and media portrayals of gangs, Big Wy still maintains that the Blood name is theirs no matter the levels of exploitation in popular culture.

“This thing of ours, man, it’s strong. It was built on dynamic principles and respect, and it shouldn’t be exploited by people who don’t have that same level of respect for it. People just wanna hang around and start saying “Blood” or Cuz” because they with certain people and feel they have the right to do things on behalf of what we stand for,” Big Wy told Noisey. “Don’t get me wrong, you can be affiliated, but you don’t have the right to make decisions and do other things like the real ones do. We done rode, lived, and died for it. People say its ignorant or whatever, but it ours, though. And it’s not for sale. Period.”

In addition to his new visual for the “Not For Sale” single, Big Wy has a new freestyle over Rick Ross’ “Idols Become Rivals” beat that elaborates further on his feelings about the streets and his Blood ties.

Pablo El Chapo – “Wave”

Baton Rouge bred and Los Angeles residing rapper Pablo El Chapo debuts his new single “Wave”, which provides a dark yet catchy glimpse of the rapper’s life in the streets. After generating over 2.5 million views on YouTube with previous releases like “Undefeated” ft. Kevin Gates, Pablo returns with all new Gutter Money Mafia music for the fans. For this song Pablo El Chapo finds new life on the Niyo da Vinci produced song that effortlessly fits into the mold of what’s hot right now. With visuals for “Wave” in the developmental stages, currently the Baton Rouge bred rapper is funneling attention from labels who are currently in a bidding war for his music.

“I appreciate all the fans support and I want them to know I’m working hard to show the world what y’all been knowing. I’m the goat of this street rap shit period,” Pablo El Chapo said. “I’m coming at people’s necks – I want my respect, so Im gonna take it.”