Since the 1980's, Rhode Island has been part of the ever growing Hip Hop community like the two well-known states of New York and New Jersey. Names like DJ Eclipse (Providence, R.I.)(Non-Phixion, Fat Beats Records, Rap Is Outta Control, Halftime Radio (WNYU), etc.) and J-Depina (Pawtucket, R.I.)(Diceman (Of The Legion), Hus Kingpin, Jay Ef, etc.) should come to mind. As the northeastern state continues being another hub of talent, we have Lord Willin and Redd Rebel inscribin
After releasing visuals for the family affair track "John Woo Flick" featuring Benny The Butcher and Westside Gunn, then the relatable track for many "Stressed" off the successful album God Don't Make Mistakes released February 25, 2022. Drumwork Music Group Owner, Conway The Machine has released the third music video from the album God Don't Make Mistakes with singing and rhyming provided by the well-known featured guest from Philly, Jill Scott on the song "Chanel Pearls". P
Albums that personify feelings we get from the good times in life come along in scarcity. The Texas trio of Sean Lexima (Emcee), Shaad Rogers (Emcee) and Keelon Donnel (Producer) make up the slept on talented group known as The Village. Here at HHDG Media we first spoke of the group in 2020 when Sean Lexima released Coach Lex. Overall each member has exceptional solo work that can be found on Aesthetic Noisiv website...HERE and equally defining group projects on Spotify...HER
Thanks to the grace of discovering music and a worthy discography by BlaQ Chidori aka GOD MC (Williamsburg, VA Emcee_Producer) the six degrees of separation spread out to more quality individuals in Hip Hop from multiple states with emceeing and production skills. Three notables on the new song and first single "Don't Tell Me How To Make My Album" are Patty Honcho (Paterson/Weehawken, N. J.), Numbz (New Jersey_Numbz Music) with the feature by KNOWITALL (Queens, N.Y.). The tit
Notable California artists MC Eiht, King T, Tha Chill, Gangsta, Kurupt and Jayo Felony created the group, 1st Generation well over a decade ago. Some may remember the tracks back then "Killing Me Softly" and "Sharks n tha Water" both produced by Tha Chill. Fast forward to 2022 and we have two new tracks, "Rapture" produced by Los Angeles talent on the boards, as well as the trumpet, Josef Leimberg and the second single "Ova (Fairweather Friend)" produced by Cali legend Sir Ji
Seeing the names Blacastan and AOTP (Army Of The Pharaohs) is enough to want to press play. Stu Bangas (Boston, MA_Brutal Music) production on "Blac Prime Minister" is the epitome of the AOTP family. Listen as Blacastan, Apathy, Esoteric, Vinnie Paz, Planetary, Crypt The Warchild & Celph Titled honor their family member Blacastan.
Respectfully, I'll leave it there for the rest to be spoken only by AOTP...
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Coast Contra (Los Angeles, CA) comprised of Rio Loz (by-way-of Comuna 13, Medellin, Colombia), Eric Jamal (by-way-of North Philly, PA) and Ras Kass's twin sons Ras Austin & Taj Austin)(Area 51 Music)/AF1) recently dropped their seminal debut LP, Apt. 505. This mixtape, brought to you by RockVader K.B. of HHDG Media and ILLSIDE Radio, is to celebrate the release of the LP and to showcase what this group is trying to bring back to the forefront...ELITE level lyricism. Apt. 505
NOLA rap has a variety of emcees with unique styles no matter which ward they rep. Throughout the years listening to certain artists from New Orleans has sparked interest in others from features or collaborations. Talented emcees like KingIkeem (New Orleans, LA_Out The Box Entertainment (OTB)_Good$ense affiliate) is one such artist that put me on to OG Enoch aka Ton Toe (Uptown 3rd Ward) via "Mr Policeman" in 2019. From there I started discovering his previous music under the
"The Only Coast is Contra." Remember that statement when it comes to these four young talented versatile emcees from Los Angeles known as Coast Contra (Rio Loz (by-way-of Comuna 13, Medellin, Colombia), Eric Jamal (by-way-of North Philly, PA) and twins Ras & Taj Austin)(Area 51 Music). Their journey will reach the entire world with every like, comment, share, tweet, post, word of mouth and live performances, which they have done with Rapsody and more recently on MURS D.C.R.P.
California's upcoming talent continues to make waves in the Hip Hop world. Nuglife (Bay Area, CA by-way-of Los Angeles, CA Producer_Artist_Filmographer_Nuglife Productions_High Def Ent.) is one paving his way with such projects as the 2020 album Filipinos In Space with Rocky G (San Francisco, CA). Other noteworthy releases being 2019's The Beat Dispensary, NUGLIFE 2020,(Soundcloud) The Beat Dispensary 2 (Soundcloud)(with instrumentals)(Soundcloud)(2021) and the latest 2021 EP
Brooklyn is where he is from, Philly is his home as he continues to make waves while generating respect for his skills and grind through collaborations, guest appearances, project series such as Leatherface, Beautiful Payne, If Cocaine Could Talk and more. I could only be talking about the lyrical terror known as RJ Payne (formerly known as Reign Man in the battle scene). His new Asethic (Brooklyn, N.Y.) produced horned fanfare titled "Hellz Fury" is finally here with lyrical
With ill work from the 2020 collaboration album with ILL Conscious (West Baltimore, MD) titled The Epic Of Gilgamesh, to the morbidly dark and stellar toadmilk (jakprogresso (New York) & aloeight (Bay Area, CA)) track "Mortifying" featuring Dark Lo, RJ Payne, Tristate, Benny The Butcher and Conway The Machine and 2018's self-titled toadmilk album, California Producer, aloeight (Bay Area) has been consistently busy with quality production to serve the fans. The new song "Gospe
Two of the hottest emcees in recent years coming out of their respective areas of Washington, D.C. and Brooklyn, N.Y. are Ankhlejohn (Emcee/Producer/Audio Engineer/Label Owner of Shaap Records) and Rome Streetz (The Walkers_Bad Influenyce). One of their past collaborations to incite the exuberant thoughts "They need to make a project together!" is the 2019 track "Paul Janssen" off
Ankhlejohn's August 2019 album Reign Supreme. (Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Ankhlejohn_dedic
When Los Angeles Emcee/Producer, Blu (Dirty Science_New World Color_Blu & Exile) announces anything the fans listen. After producing all of Scienz of Life member, John Robinson's May 2021 project King JR, today the first single "Let It Shine" is upon us! With production by Sirplus (Southern California_Dirty Science) who handles all production on the upcoming EP For Sale. Sidewaalk Kal (NYC_Gotham's Kemetiu) and CashUs King (formerly Co$$)(Los Angeles/Leimert Park, CA) come th
The Coney Island, Brooklyn Emcee/Producer, Your Old Droog (YOD) and the late great villain MF Doom link up with the triple threat known as Edan (Rockville, MD Emcee_Producer_DJ) for the track "Dropout Boogie". Need I say more other than press play and also enjoy the artwork by legendary graffiti artist/writer KEO aka SCOTCH79th aka LORD SCOTCH (Brookyln, N.Y._Metalface Records Art Director). YOD said "Dropout Boogie" was his first time recording with MF Doom. Listen, share an
Buffalo Emcee and GxFR member, Conway the Machine (Drumwork Music Group) just unleashed his second single "Scatterbrain" with Georgia's J.I.D. (Spillage Village and J. Cole's Dreamville) and new Gabon citizen Ludacris. Don Cannon's (Co-Founder of TmrO App) production has the three artists going in over haunting vocals. Expect "Scatterbrain" to be on Conway's upcoming album La Maquina on April 16, 2021. Listen and share below. Check the tracklist for the upcoming album below.
High Heat Records, Brown Bag Money and Gold Era unite for "Dream Warriors"! Toronto Hip Hop keeps knocking down any doubts of easing up on infectious music. Sibbs Roc (Gold Era Producer & Emcee) creates an enchanting nature filled bird-chirping track as the "Dream Warriors" Falcon Outlaw aka TEX (High Heat Records) and Daniel Son (Brown Bag Money) come delivering their stomping grounds reality. Falcon Outlaw gives respect to Toronto's veterans Dream Warriors (King Lou and Cap
Toronto, Canada and Rochester, N.Y. Hip Hop scene is on a constant rise, so when Asun Eastwood (Toronto_TOMA_Gold Era), Sibbs Roc (Toronto_Gold Era) and M.A.V. aka Maverick Montana (Rochester_Da Cloth) came together for their new album 98 Miles on April 2, 2021 (also Sibbs Roc born day), fans were given a new set of jewels. 98 nautical miles between the two cities, which no border can contain Asun and M.A.V.'s rhyme barrage as they trek through life. 1. Flu Season 2. Django 3
New England Hip Hop is at it again! There are times in life when people who always build off their similar skills are at their best when together. EMS member Rev aka Revalation (New Bedford, MA by-way-of Bronx, N.Y.) and GoD iLLa (Clinton, MA by-way-of Philly, PA) are prime examples when they joined forces once again. It's like they didn't miss a step since the Mic Murderers days. Their first single "Wu Wednesday" in true Wu-Tang Clan fashion displays the influence and apprec
LA's own Cypress Hill released an unexpected collaboration with Detroit's Black Milk for the new song "Champion Sound". The song is part of the new R.B.I. 21 Baseball video game (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Android, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One), which the music video features actual gameplay footage. The two emcees of Cypress Hill, B-Real and Sen Dog equally share mic duties and chorus to Black Milk's unique set of drums and a haunting vocal sa