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Yung Mal Lives the CEO Life in “Watch Ya Step” Video ft. Slimelife Shawty
Respected for his unique flow and unapologetic realness, Yung Mal has established himself as a major player in the ATL rap scene. Sharing a sneak peek into the luxurious life of a young boss, Mal shares “Watch Ya Step,” his new music video. A relentless trap track with screeching synths, dramatic strings, and pounding 808s, “Watch Ya Step” finds Yung Mal trading verses with Slimelife Shawty, a fellow Atlanta native and Alamo Records signee, each emcee alternating aggressive taunts with boastful bars: “I done worked my way to the top, no help/Get high like a bird, then I talk to myself,” spits Mal.
Charlotte’s Jaah SLT Gets It Jumpin with “Toxic” Video
Storming out of Charlotte with a fiery intensity and a sing-song flow, Jaah SLT is mastering a bass-heavy style of his own. Coming through with fresh heat for a scorching NC summer, Jaah shares “Toxic,” a brand new banger. Produced by Glockley, who mixes detuned synths and screeching strings into an entrancingly haunting blend, “Toxic” is a high-octane smack talker, the 20-year-old rapper switching on a dime from calm boasts to full-throated belts in between distorted kicks: “I ain’t rich, but I got enough bread to steal your b*tch,” snarls Jaah.
“You Are Being Lied To!” is the first single off Mold!’s upcoming LP ‘No silence!’
Miami-based psych-rock outfit MOLD! tease the release of their debut full-length effort NO SILENCE! with the spacey, garage-rock infused single “YOU ARE BEING LIED TO!” The track was written by founding band member Carlo Barbacci and former bassist Bronto Montano, and expresses their emotional conflict about leaving their home of Lima, Peru back in 2017, to embark on their journey Stateside–and the existentialism that arises from leaving everything behind to start anew.
Lamont Caldwell, the multi-instrumentalist and front man of rock band MACH22, has a new solo project and single, “Wide Open Love” dropping June 11, 2021. Caldwell says about his first single, “Wide Open Love” basically means sex. Like the sexy hard loving no restrictions.”
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BLEACHERS RELEASE NEW TRACK “HOW DARE YOU WANT MORE”
“How Dare You Want More” is the fourth offering from Bleachers’ forthcoming album and follows previously released tracks “Stop Making This Hurt,” “Chinatown” feat. Bruce Springsteen and “45” which were met with mass critical praise.
VREID Releases Official Music Video for “Shadows of Aurora”
Sognametal veterans VREID are now unveiling another chapter of their new album and movie, ‘Wild North West.’ The song “Shadows of Aurora” and its accompanying music video / movie chapter can be found HERE.
2nd Generation Wu’s iNTeLL Releases New Record + Music Video with R.A. The Rugged Man
iNTeLL (mastermind behind 2ND GENERATION WU, son of Wu-Tang Clan’s U-God, and carrier of the legendary hip hop collective’s creative torch) is proud to independently release Computers For The Hood, his brand new collaboration album with producer DLP, today. Aiming to unite old-school with new school, Computers For The Hood features guest spots from hip-hop legends Method Man, Del tha Funkee Homosapien, R.A. The Rugged Man, among others. In addition, iNTeLL’s new music video for “Know the Gospel (feat. R.A)” has been released simultaneously with the new record.
Nick Flessa Shares Music Video for “Ditch the Dirtbag” (Directed by Michael Abitz) via Ghettoblaster
Today, LA-based experimental indie artist Nick Flessa shares a new dark satire music video for his karaoke-inspired country-disco single “Ditch the Dirtbag,” directed by Michael Abitz, via Ghettoblaster. In the video, Abitz’s weird world of animated screen time validation and phallic competition weaves in and out of readymade commercial grade stock footage, slowly building alongside a surfy drum machine drone and my layered vocal admonition to ‘ditch the dirtbag.’
Babyface Ray + Jack Harlow Video
Detroit rapper Babyface Ray has been on a tear becoming one to watch with the release of his Unfuckwitable EP and the subsequent drop of the deluxe version of the EP which featured Veeze, Peezy, Murda Beatz, and Jack Harlow. Today he’s dropped a video for a remix of his break-out track, originally from his For You EP with the remix appearing on the Unfuckwitable Deluxe, “Paperwork Party” (Remix) ft. Jack Harlow. Directed by Kardiak, the video finds the crew enjoying a night of fine dining while the counting goes on in the back.
Toronto Singer/Songwriter FRANK PATRICK Proposes Unity in George Floyd-Inspired Single, “The Almighty We”
With a mission and message towards celebrating unity, Canadian adult contemporary musician Frank Patrick has released a touching single and music video for the titular track of his new studio album, The Almighty We — available now.
Indie electro artist Onsen reflects on violence against LGBTQ+ community with “Momma Said”
Los Angeles based indie artist Onsen is weaving his own intricate, experimental story of love and self-realization this Pride month with the brand new single “Momma Said.” Written in the form of a Greek Tragedy, the song follows the tale of a young individual that identifies as gay, who faces rejection at home and finds his own identity in the outside world. “Momma Said” was originally written after the horrific shooting that took place at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, and has evolved in the five years since.
Inhaler Release Title Track and Video “It Won’t Always Be Like This;” Debut Album Out July 9
“It Won’t Always Be Like This” is a re-recorded version of an early single that the Irish rock quartet wrote years ago. The world is a different place to when singer and guitarist Eli Hewson, bassist Robert Keating, guitarist Josh Jenkinson and drummer Ryan McMahon formed the band as teenagers in Dublin seeking to emulate the big-thinking, big-chorused indie-rock bands they worshipped with some uplifting anthems of their own.
AMBER MARK RELEASES ‘COMPETITION’ SECOND SINGLE FROM FORTHCOMING DEBUT ALBUM
Following its Annie Mac premiere last night, today New York based singer, songwriter and producer Amber Mark releases ‘Competition’, the second single to emerge from her forthcoming debut album, set for release later this year on PMR/Interscope Records. The track is a thematic progression from first single ‘Worth It’, with Amber’s previous reflections on her sense of self-worth now blossoming into a celebration of her strength. As with ‘Worth It’, the single is accompanied by a stunningly choreographed official video co-directed by Amber with Cara Stricker, with the anthology of the album’s videos set to form a short film to be released alongside the album. Amber also today announces an intimate London show at Lafayette on August 24th – sign up for presale here.