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Vblock Dutch announces the signing of Virginia Beach Hip Hop crew NSA (No Suckaz Allowed) to his Vblock Entertainment label to develop and promote their NSA brand. With tons of hot tracks already under their belt and currently in production for several more, NSA will be the talk of the Hip Hop world in 2016. Their current singles include 'On The Corner' and 'German #4' produced by Vblock Dutch which hits all digital outlets this month and is distributed by Jay Z's Tidal Music. Stay tuned
Upon hearing news that Hip Hop front runner, Drake, isn't writing his own Rhymes, independent artist, Yung Dreal, decided to put on impromptu performance on the parking lot of a Raeford, NC, Walmart to show the Toronto Emcee what his "Energy" record could have sounded like. Check out the video for yourself and connect with Yung Dreal as continues promoting State to State and working on an his next mixtape release.
Flint, MI rapper, Holla Man, releases "Pose' To", the lead single from his forthcoming debut EP, "Slangin H.O.P.E." Spitting bar after bar of raw lyrics over a backdrop of vicious piano keys, the song is motivation for any really go-getter that knows the streets. With a music video that perfectly compliments the raw street elements of the record, this gritty visual is guaranteed to earn him new fans. Be sure to check it out for yourself and stay in tune with the young star's career as he's recently relocated to Atlanta to pursue his music full force.
Cris B.amazing collaborates with Dmac Beats for his new song, Y.B.K. (Young Black King). With a flow that puts you in the mind frame of a darker and more aggressive version of J Cole, Chris compliments the track well and delivers lyrically. Officially released just a week ago, the record has been well received by his core fans and will likely be pushed as a single. Check the song out for your self on Soundcloud and be sure to follow @CrissBamazing and @DmacBeats on Twitter and Instagram.
Recently relocating to Atlanta, Female Hip Hop artist, Da 1 Handed Bandit, has officially released the video for her latest single, "WILDIN OUT." An aggressive club record that gives us a preview of what to expect from her soon to be released album, "God’s New Breed," the video was shot by Jackson's own Southern Flame TV. Check out this latest visual on Youtube and see what has everyone talking about Da 1 Handed Bandit.
Originally from Detroit, Michigan Tori Bleu balances her music career while pursuing a masters degree. Currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia, she's is in the studio working on material for her upcoming mixtape release, NO DEAL. A multi-talented individual, her passion for rapping, writing and dancing have put her in the national spotlight, with placements on, and even being featured in Hip Hop Weekly. Check out her latest remixes and be sure to connect with her team for beat submissions and features.
Baynbridge, CEO and founder of IPoundSounds to release his 2nd album "From Here" independently, following the online success of his first project "No Sleep." Baynbridge has been hailed around the ATL and surrounding area as the "2nd coming of Nas." "I'm looking for an August release...." he tells MIM. "I just didn't want to rush this project." Baynbridge is a native from Griffin Ga. He is the 2014-2015 iMPC PRO producer of the year. He is also as of this article, holding a number 1 ranking on reverbnation
Friday July 3, 2015, #Wayfsquad took to the road to travel down to Birmingham, AL to open up for Fetty Wap. The experience was a time to remember, with the crowd screaming Wayf's name repeatedly even after the performance. That night the social media of the Young Rapper jumped increasingly with followers and mentions. Young Wayf gives the crowd a show every time he performs. You can go to Wayf's Instagram and watch Fetty Wap himself salute Wayf on his show, Be sure to keep eyes on this Young Hungry Artist.
Kia Rap Princess Makes her first Appearance on #HoodAffairsDVD. Watch as she talks about her #NOLIMIT Lp, representing the 414, in studio performance of her latest single #ApplyPressure and how making connections as an indie artist led her to make her single #WORK prod by Zaytoven from Makin' It Magazine's #KillTheTrack6 Competition. Connect with her FAST because she's taking Off!! Follow her twitter : @KiaRapPrincess / instagram : @iamkiarapprincess features/Booking : or (414)460-5490
Gifted artist, Illy Ali, releases his much anticipated single on August 1st, 2015. The thought provoking yet heartfelt track is composed of melodies originating from old-school Soul infused with classic East Coast Rap. Illy Ali prides himself on being an individual in an industry full of carbon copies. He didn't follow the standard industry blueprint when creating 4Lyfe. Instead, it was crafted together as a unique piece of art. "4Lyfe" is the culmination of two songs that are abstractly condensed into one.
California Dreamin' is the lead single off of JMusiQ's EP on iTunes titled MusiQ. The single has charted in June on National Airplay charts at number 1 for independent music, number 98 on the mainstream top 200 and number 21 on the Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Chart. In the months of May and June JMusiQ averaged1200 - 1800 radio spins per week for California Dreamin', according to Digital Radio Tracker reports. JMusiQ is currently planning a 5 City West coast tour to promote his new EP and video release.
North Carolina artist, Kayo Bracey, collaborates with producer @JaywanInc for his latest single, "TLC". This being the lead single for his upcoming EP, "It's Necessary", Kayo has been touring locally and promoting heavily on college campuses to generate a buzz for the record. Available for sale on iTunes, Rhapsody and all major digital music retailers, you can also check out the full length version for free on Soundcloud.
JUST IN!!! Yaz AKA Hakeem from FOX's Empire will be in the building along with V103, HOT 107.9 and more. JULY 2 2015 7pm- 3am @ The Museum Bar ITS GOING DOWN! The biggest Industry mixer and showcase in Georgia! Taking Off Ent have gotten a salute all the way from the top, so we have no choice but to SALUTE THE INDIES! Performance packages, Wristbands, vendor and sponsorship slots are open NOW! Please contact me for more in
Hot new single by J-illa, an independent artist from Chi-Town. He recently released his new mix-tape titled "Golden Voice II" and stays on his grind to keep new music coming. J-illa has worked with artists; ISSA, Lil' Chuckee, Lil' Scrappy, Bo Deal and Frenchie. His single "Winning" from his new mix-tape sky rocketed on Power 92.3. J-illa brings his own unique sound that sets him apart from all other artists. Keep Watching! @jilla_akg @ILLADA1
Currently traveling between cities, such as Atlanta, Miami, Nashville and Knoxville (hometown), Juhrrell has combined with Ape Beats, a.k.a. 'Ape Squad' to build an arrangement of people, talent and art. Music is an everyday job. It is, also, a gift that we enjoy creating ways to evolve our crafts and then share with others. Join us! Become part of an Untouchable Empire; where we travel even further into our careers as artists and entertainers.