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Rapper/Producer Hallowlujah returns with another self-produced track, "A-Man". Filled with cowbells and bass, he describes the sound as "super trappy". Whipping up his uniquely raw aesthetic in the comfort of his living room, he is eager to hear feedback and collaborate. Connect with him on Soundcloud (Hallowlujah), Instagram (@hallobeatz), Facebook (Hallowlujah) or Twitter (@Hallowlujah).
Charleston, South Carolina rapper, Lo' Kuntry is on a mission to expose his state to the world as a source of untapped musical talent. Debuting the video to his latest single, "Watch Em", Lo Kuntry brings a melodic flow to the high energy track produced by DetrakZ and LowKey. Check it out for yourself on Youtube and be sure to leave a comment.
Since being featured in Makin' It Magazine, Chicago emcee Blind Thug has been keeping busy. Releasing his fifth Mixtape, "Grind Or Die Showcase Vol. 1" he's also picked up global marketing to help expand his online footprint and landed placements on three Dj Blak Boy mixtapes (Blak Friday 2, Blak Friday 3, and Indie Ground Kingz). Debuting his latest single "Show Me" on Makin' It Magazine's BET Awards Weekend Promo CD, he revealed a name change. Now performing under the moniker, Frankie Vizions, he is perfecting his NVE brand.
North Carolina's Hot 107.9 DJ and On Air Personality, Dj Nothin Nice, is wrapping up the next installment of "The Best of Dj Nothin Nice" for Nothin Nice Radio 3. Featuring interviews with some of the TOP artists from around the world this EP series offers independent artists a unique opportunity for major exposure on platforms like iTunes. For more information contact PR Liz at or call (910) 491.9917.
Representing for the small town of Eaton, hip hop artist, Mr Georgia returns with his latest mixtape. Released October 31st, the new project, "Flatline", features a collection of freestyles set over beats to some of 2015's biggest hits. With 17 intense tracks, you definitely want to take some time out to give it a listen.
Ohio artist, Manny Lotus, has been bringing the heat with back to back hit singles. Gaining national attention for his sultry ballad "No Time", he and the record were featured on TIDAL's Discovery playlist as well as Makin' It Magazine's #4TunesNFame Playlist. Returning with "You Got it", a more uptempo club record co-produced by Young EX and Lotus Sounds, Manny is looking to expand his fanbase while showing the industry what he has to offer.
Roe is on a roll! Just a few months after the release of his smash single, "Broke The Mold", he returns with a debut single and video from an upcoming collaborative project with former Open Eyes Music Group artist, Jon Banks. The two's unique vibes make for an interesting mesh of music that is sure to make your head nod. Check out the official music video for "Same S#!T" and let us know your thoughts.
Virginia artist, Jeff Session, has just released his new single "Bout Yo Money" produced by and featuring fellow independent artist GraphicMuzik. The record is available on iTunes and for preview on SoundCloud. Be on the look out for his new LP "God Giveth God Taketh Away" coming in the near future.
MrLivingReality is back under the new and up and coming imprint, Above Status Quo INC. With a his single, "Loaded", now available for sale, MrLivingReality is gearing up to drop his third studio album, "3x the Charm" in early 2016. This will be his first release with the The Illinois based label which signed him after seeing his performance at a Chicago show in early 2015. In addition to signing him as an artist he is also an acting A&R for the label helping find other acts to help build the brand.
The debut solo album from an artist that is as unique as they come. "Grown Folk Rap" as he describes his style is accessible and relatable to all listeners. Whether you like to turn up or get lost in lyrical content, there is something here for you. The album is available on all major digital distribution websites (i.e iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify, etc.) Go check it out and grab a copy. I PROMISE you will not be disappointed!
Dreal is finally done with his label situation with Universal. The rapper has been known for performing his hit "I'm On It" in numerous clubs from Florida to New York & has been featured on multiple Makin It Mag projects! He is back with his 2nd single off his upcoming mixtape. The record "Designer" is beginning to get spins in locals clubs & taking a wave of it's own!! Check it out & #NETWORK
Clizzy Houston , the rising hip hop and R&B artist, has released his latest single, ‘ Tonight .’ The new single has exploded online, boasting a mean 2 million SoundCloud spins. Houston currently holds the #2 spot in Atlanta, Georgia’s ReverbNation hip hop ranking, (with numbers on track to regain #1) and his international appeal has grown significantly with the release of the new single. In Europe and Japan, ‘Tonight’ is making the rounds on a number of mixtapes.
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Since impressing bloggers and tastemakers with his high energy performance at #MusicMondayATL, Jeno Blaze has been in the lab working on new music for his forthcoming mixtape, "Freak Chronicles: The 9th God". Yesterday, the Atlanta rapper gave us an unexpected peek at the project with the release of "Charge Up" a gritty track inspired by struggle and the Staten Island projects where he first lived. Give it a listen for yourself and be sure to follow him on Twitter & IG at @JenoBlaze
True artists open themselves up, and allow creativity and passion to break barriers, shape dreams and forge futures. Pursuing music as a career, and ultimately a catalyst for change, is not something Ayron had to consciously plan. And it’s not something he takes lightly. He always knew it was his destiny, even as a young boy. For Ayron, it’s not about creating music for fame, fortune and personal gain. He wants to use his soulful harmonies—Check out his new single Hey Girl and see what the hype is all about