Travis Scott & SZA Tease Music Video For "Game Of Thrones" Track

As if the anticipation already building around the final season of Game Of Thrones wasn’t enough, HBO and Columbia Record’s stacked lineup for the official For The Throne soundtrack has sent fans into a frenzy with the likes of A$AP Rocky, Joey Bada$$, and Chloe x Halle set to make appearances.

One of the most anticipated outputs, however, arrives in the form of “Power Is Power,” featuring The Weeknd, SZA, and Travis Scott. The track officially arrived on Thursday and now, SZA and Trav have taken to social media to preview what looks to be the accompanying visuals for the song. Notably, Travis took to Instagram to post up in Game Of Thrones-inspired garb, delivering on a very on-theme caption: “House of Flame, Son of lord Jacques B Webster the 1st, Husband of the Goddess K🦋 , Protector of the Seven Kingdoms, Blatt.”

While our guy did forget to wedge Stormi in there somewhere, Kylie, or Goddess K, took a liking to post, commenting underneath with her allegiance.

“Protect my realm,” she wrote. “Oh lord Webster!” 

Equally, SZA took to her Instagram stories to share a video of herself in a dressing room, with thematic headwear that underscores Travis Scott’s own uploads. The arrival of the video will likely be soon as For The Throne is attached to a slated arrival of April 26th.

Ice T Says A New Body Count Album Is "In Progress"

Ice T recently announced that his metal band Body Count would be making a return, sending out a clip teasing the follow-up album to 2017’s Bloodlust.

“Headed back to the Studio today,” Ice penned in a caption. “New BodyCount album in progress. First two songs locked. Hard as F!! We’re going in. #Carnivore @BodyCountBand.”

HipHopDXreports that the title of the new project has been confirmed to be “Carnivore.”  

Body Count first appeared in 1990, a venture between Ice T and guitarist Ernie C at the time. Since its inception, the group has become pretty well-versed in ruffling feathers. Notably, stirring controversy with their “Cop Killer” track, prompting responses from the likes of President George H.W. Bush at the time.

The heavy metal band made significant waves with Bloodlust with a politically-charged track such as “No Lives Matter” and “Black Hoodie,” tackling race relations and police brutality.

 “Give me a fucking break,” Ice famously uttered at the beginning of the video for the latter. “I’ve been talking about this shit for over 20 years. And now you can kill a motherfucker just because of how he’s dressed. Are you fucking serious?”

The track earned the band a nomination for Best Metal Performance at the 60th Annual Grammys, losing out to Mastodon’s “Sultan’s Curse.”

Nolan the Ninja – “SPORTEE” (Album)

Nolan the Ninja is a 26 year old MC/producer from Detroit, Michigan who’s been gathering attention in the underground for the past few years now, especially with the release of Yen back in 2017. He signed to the highly consistent Mello Music Group at the beginning of the year & with the help of 5YNOT mostly producing his debut for the label over here, Nolan continues to show his rise as one of the finest spitters in The D.  Stream his latest album, “SPORTEE“.
SPORTEE by Nolan The Ninja

Nolan the Ninja is a 26 year old MC/producer from Detroit, Michigan who’s been gathering attention in the underground for the past few years now, especially with the release of Yen back in 2017. He signed to the highly consistent Mello Music Group at the beginning of the year & with the help of 5YNOT mostly producing his debut for the label over here, Nolan continues to show his rise as one of the finest spitters in The D.  Stream his latest album, “SPORTEE“.

SPORTEE by Nolan The Ninja

Little Simz – “Grey Area” (Album Review)

“Grey Area” is the third album from the English rapper Little Simz. It was released on 1st March of 2019, through the record label Age 101. Since its release the album has received very good reviews and high ratings from the listeners.
Simbi Ajikawo, better knew as Little Simz, is one of the most underrated and talented pioneers of UK rap, with a unique flow and capacity to shake the male-dominated hip-hop scene. The 25-year-old female musician new album is very confident and has an ‘in your face’ vibe that most of the artists don’t have, in a sense, it is a strong proclamation of who Little Simz is as an artist. Even if she can be a dark horse of the industry at times, she does a great work at making you understand who she is and that her work is worthy being noticed. 
The album takes a different take on the genre in terms of beats, using much more instrumental, and sometimes even more jazzy bits as well with some old school voice distortions. Certainly not the typical trippy trap beasts that are flustering the hip-hop scene in recent times. Present in this album is a variety of features staring guest singers and not rappers, thus giving a different undertone to the tracks not heard of in recent times.
Some of the tracks on this album just feel like the artist is the badass women not afraid to show who she is and that she will speak her mouth out, she shows just that right from the start of this album with the track, “OFFENCE” followed with the crispy drums and ambient noise and with bars that are tougher than a bulldozer as quoted “I’m Jay-Z on a bad day, Shakespeare on my worst days”  or “Gas level ain’t even on 10 and still they can’t manage”. So many tracks on this album make it feel like Little Simz just enters the scene like she was in a tank, being upfront and honest showing that she is like that and will not apologize for what she is saying and doing.
Gray Area isn’t all in your face vibe and badass all the time it mellows down further into the album but keeps the flow on spot and the quality of the final product doesn’t go down. Little Simz Talks about her life memories and experiences and hardships, she even raps about the betrayal she suffered, through this album you get the feeling of being in the middle of the ups and downs of her life story. You get to hear how she dealt with everything and still pulled through, you can feel a sense of relatability in certain aspects of the tracks, being passed through the amazing bars she keeps dropping.
On the final track, “Flowers” Little Simz wonders if the ambition she has for herself, of wanting to be an icon and a legend, comes with a price. Here, she reflects on her idols, such as Amy Winehouse and Jimi Hendrix, and ruminates on their brilliant highs, but saddening ends. 
Giving us an indication of the mindset, she was in while writing Grey Area, making it seem like the English rapper was going through a dark time, which became pivotal in her creative process to create this album. You can testify by hearing in the flow of the energy that emanates through the album and flows up and down.
Across these 10 tracks, Little Simz utilizes one of the most valuable commodities that people seem to forget and that is honesty and speaking her mind and heart out. The hype and the high praise this album is getting surely is deserved, backed up by a great artist with great talent, thus creating to this moment one of the best rap records of the year so far.
Written by Luis Montez

Grey Area” is the third album from the English rapper Little Simz. It was released on 1st March of 2019, through the record label Age 101. Since its release the album has received very good reviews and high ratings from the listeners.

Simbi Ajikawo, better knew as Little Simz, is one of the most underrated and talented pioneers of UK rap, with a unique flow and capacity to shake the male-dominated hip-hop scene. The 25-year-old female musician new album is very confident and has an ‘in your face’ vibe that most of the artists don’t have, in a sense, it is a strong proclamation of who Little Simz is as an artist. Even if she can be a dark horse of the industry at times, she does a great work at making you understand who she is and that her work is worthy being noticed.

The album takes a different take on the genre in terms of beats, using much more instrumental, and sometimes even more jazzy bits as well with some old school voice distortions. Certainly not the typical trippy trap beasts that are flustering the hip-hop scene in recent times. Present in this album is a variety of features staring guest singers and not rappers, thus giving a different undertone to the tracks not heard of in recent times.

Some of the tracks on this album just feel like the artist is the badass women not afraid to show who she is and that she will speak her mouth out, she shows just that right from the start of this album with the track, “OFFENCE” followed with the crispy drums and ambient noise and with bars that are tougher than a bulldozer as quoted “I’m Jay-Z on a bad day, Shakespeare on my worst days”  or “Gas level ain’t even on 10 and still they can’t manage”. So many tracks on this album make it feel like Little Simz just enters the scene like she was in a tank, being upfront and honest showing that she is like that and will not apologize for what she is saying and doing.

Gray Area isn’t all in your face vibe and badass all the time it mellows down further into the album but keeps the flow on spot and the quality of the final product doesn’t go down. Little Simz Talks about her life memories and experiences and hardships, she even raps about the betrayal she suffered, through this album you get the feeling of being in the middle of the ups and downs of her life story. You get to hear how she dealt with everything and still pulled through, you can feel a sense of relatability in certain aspects of the tracks, being passed through the amazing bars she keeps dropping.

On the final track, “Flowers” Little Simz wonders if the ambition she has for herself, of wanting to be an icon and a legend, comes with a price. Here, she reflects on her idols, such as Amy Winehouse and Jimi Hendrix, and ruminates on their brilliant highs, but saddening ends.

Giving us an indication of the mindset, she was in while writing Grey Area, making it seem like the English rapper was going through a dark time, which became pivotal in her creative process to create this album. You can testify by hearing in the flow of the energy that emanates through the album and flows up and down.

Across these 10 tracks, Little Simz utilizes one of the most valuable commodities that people seem to forget and that is honesty and speaking her mind and heart out. The hype and the high praise this album is getting surely is deserved, backed up by a great artist with great talent, thus creating to this moment one of the best rap records of the year so far.

Written by Luis Montez

NBA Youngboy's $10K Ring Allegedly Stolen At Houston Show

While performing a show in Houston, NBA YougnBoy faced the consequences of being too close for comfort with fans when his ring was allegedly stolen in the midst of the show.

Friday night (April 19), the Baton Rouge rapper hit the Ayva Center in the southern city and new footage has surfaced of him onstage, demanding that his $10,000 piece of jewelry be returned to him. In the clip, YoungBoy delivers on that signature stare of his as attempts to get the culprit to cough up the ring.

“Stop moving,” he says. “One of these little bitches right here got my, aye, they got my ring, Montana. Get my ring.” After nothing happens, he begins to yell toward a particular section. “Stop all that fucking moving. If you right here stop moving. I ain’t playing.”

Toward the end, it appears all hope is lost for the ring and NBA YoungBoy calms the crowd down after such an intense moment.

 “You trying to provoke me. I’m a million-dollar nigga. That’s a $10,000 ring,” he says to the crowd. “Like I said, I’m here for y’all. It’s good. I ain’t even tripping. It ain’t gotta be all that.”

Given NBA YoungBoy’s propensity to get more violent when faced with the idea of having his belongings stolen, he handled this one relatively well. 

Count Slick – “Alive” (Album)

Alive“, the new highly anticipated album by rising Hip Hop artist Count Slick.  A sonic summary of his journey back to life from a suicide attempt in 2015, he wants this project to bring hope to kids that fail to see a light at the end of the tunnel.

Pardison Fontaine Keeps It Grimy In "Rodman" Video

When Pardison Fontaine shared his two “Rodman” and “Madden Flow” tracks, he showcased two different narratives as he effectively made the vacillated between the story of his come up and the need to keep his focused while reflecting on unpolished background, staying close to his truest self.

Now, he returns with some new music videos to accompany the track in the clip that comes attached to “Rodman,” a nod toward Dennis Rodman,” Pardi keeps things gutter as she sports a bright orange ski mask while toting enough firearms to send his message as he growls, “Y’all niggas livin’ in luxury/Where I’m from, living’s a luxury /Niggas been shootin’ all summer long/You would think this is the summer league.”

 

Syd & Leven Kali Ride Out In "Do U Wrong" Video

After a year and some months, Leven Kali has finally satiated the asses with a new video for his Syd-assisted “Do U Wrong” track. The soothing and upbeat cut gets a visual treatment that finds the duo cruising southern California as they reminisce on past transgressions with their other halves, a pair that includes model burgeoning video muse Widny Bazile.

The new video precedes Leven’s forthcoming Low Tide project, set to arrive on May 10th, the first of a duo of releases.

“In 2017 I left school and ended up signing a record deal off of a demo tape made in my mom’s garage,” Kali said recently, reflecting on the new project. “Since then it’s been a crazy ass journey and the best time of my life. Here we are, 2 years later, 2 projects on deck (Low Tide & High Tide), written and produced by: me, my band/family, and my friends.”

Chief Keef Shares Thunderous Clip From Upcoming Lil Uzi Vert Collab "Mooliani"

When 03 Greedo bragged about being the only "street character" with a Lil Uzi Vert feature to his credit, he wasn't lying. Soon enough he'll have to alter that statement to reflect a more pioneering stance - the distinction is important because Chief Keef is now seconding the very same notion with an Uzi feature to call his own. Two hours ago, Love Sosa jumped on Instagram to debut a snippet of the collaborative song he's labeled "Mooliani," in the image of the ancients depicted on the money stacks he keeps on hand.Manny Carabel/Getty ImagesAs you can see, the Instagram post depicts a two-face rendering of Lil Uzi Vert and Chief Keef split up by a skeletal demon that lies inside their heads. The graphic then turns to reveal a devilish Sun emoji enjoying a cup of lean. As the song snippet runs its course, the dual-uzis firing off in symbolic order like "anyone can get it." After running a check, it's come to my attention that "Mooliani" could very well be the song the pair debuted during a Philly concert in December.Based on the teasing elements at our disposal, "Mooliani" looks as though it's gone to be a chaotic affair. At a spectator's glance, Chief Keef still embodies the unhinged characteristics endearing him to the rap audiences in the first place - even though he lacks the critical support of fellow graduates of the Drill movement, namely Lil Durk. Love Sosa isn't necessarily in need of a comeback, like say Soulja Boy - but if he wanted to embark on the comeback trail, "Mooliani" seems like it would be a good place to start.

When 03 Greedo bragged about being the only “street character” with a Lil Uzi Vert feature to his credit, he wasn’t lying. Soon enough he’ll have to alter that statement to reflect a more pioneering stance – the distinction is important because Chief Keef is now seconding the very same notion with an Uzi feature to call his own. Two hours ago, Love Sosa jumped on Instagram to debut a snippet of the collaborative song he’s labeled “Mooliani,” in the image of the ancients depicted on the money stacks he keeps on hand.

Manny Carabel/Getty Images

As you can see, the Instagram post depicts a two-face rendering of Lil Uzi Vert and Chief Keef split up by a skeletal demon that lies inside their heads. The graphic then turns to reveal a devilish Sun emoji enjoying a cup of lean. As the song snippet runs its course, the dual-uzis firing off in symbolic order like “anyone can get it.” After running a check, it’s come to my attention that “Mooliani” could very well be the song the pair debuted during a Philly concert in December.

Based on the teasing elements at our disposal, “Mooliani” looks as though it’s gone to be a chaotic affair. At a spectator’s glance, Chief Keef still embodies the unhinged characteristics endearing him to the rap audiences in the first place – even though he lacks the critical support of fellow graduates of the Drill movement, namely Lil Durk. Love Sosa isn’t necessarily in need of a comeback, like say Soulja Boy – but if he wanted to embark on the comeback trail, “Mooliani” seems like it would be a good place to start.

Twista Still Has Flows For Days On "War Ready"

Twista may be in album mode. He dropped a single earlier in 2019, and now he’s returned with some new heat. “War Ready” is a low-key banger. It may not be getting the commercial play it deserves, but this is Twista at his best. He has always sounded rawer over those mysterious and dark sounding instrumentals, and “War Ready” is no different. Produced by DJ Tight Mike, “War Ready” is a militant hit. As expected, Twista steps onto the single with a rapid-fire flow. 

The speedy vet does switch it up though, employing some more modern flows in with his patented style. If you enjoyed Twista back in the Kamikaze days, this is a single you cannot skip. The outro to the track is a little lengthy, but you’ll find yourself nodding to the eerie instrumental until the last drum drops. 

Quotable Lyrics
All of your intelligence was too artificial
You speak only of irrelevance and you likin’ the elegance
Nothin’ is real and you ain’t even part official
Hit the yellow brick road, you ain’t got the heart up in you
Hangin’ with nothin’ but lames, look at the artist with you
I spit so fast with the words, I could scar the tissue
I bring action to a verb, like a participle

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