There are many ways to describe Chvrles Vnthony: unique, talented and charismatic. Above all, Chvrles Vnthony is the real deal. Using his strengths to combine art, story and song in perfect unison, the versatility and confidence is what built character. Chvrles Vnthony has been on a pursuit in defiantly achieving greatness over nonsense through consistent growth.
2022 is getting kicked off in a major way with the DC-bred emcee’s new single entitled “It’s Better Way”. The track stems from the EP, “Maybe It’s Better This Way” available on Soundcloud. “It’s Better Way” is a crash course in being yourself unapologetically and at high volume. “It’s Better This Way” is produced by DJ Pain 1 and releases Jan. 11.
“Cocaine & Whiskey” features production from a wide range of producers, from all over the globe, and sees Bg5ive flow confidently over a varied range of beats, from more traditional hip hop, to modern melodic trap style sounds. Bg5ive promises listeners will find something to enjoy in this collection of tracks, and that you wont be disappointed. Be sure to follow Bg5ive for all his new and upcoming releases.
Corry Paris Stokes — better known as Nymrod — recently released his long-awaited album, “Educated Thug Music Vol. 1; The Year of The Narcissist.” The veteran rapper and songwriter shows off his musical form of vocal delivery that incorporates “rhyme, rhythmic speech and street vernacular in this 12-track album. Featuring musicians like Haddy Racks, Royal Flush and Manifest — just to name a few — it’s no surprise the album has so many long awaited hits.
Nymrod has made quite the name for himself over the years, after being released from prison where he meet and mentored under Max B. Shortly after his release Nymrod connected with Dipset members Jim Jones and Cam’ron where he would be featured in Jim Jones “Ballin” music video. During his career he has collaborated with Redman, The Weekend, Melo, The Heatmakerz, H.E.R., PMD of EPMD, Spliff Star, Junior Reid, Tyga and VADO. NYMROD has graced some of the countries biggest stages performing at the legendary NYC venue SOB’s countless times alongside Fred the Godson, Rah Digga, The Lox, Onyx and even headlined at 2018’s Hot 97’s Summer Jam, DJ Drewski’s Long Island Artist Showcase as well as Columbus Ohio’s The Rock Festival with iconic rock band Evanessence. A good portion of Nymrod’s fan base and supporters comes from his performances. Nymrod has performed at venues up and down the east coast, some of the west coast and has even toured in Tokyo. He takes pride in the ability to work a crowd and command the stage. When Nymrod is on stage you cannot help but to take notice. He decided to have his Album release party for “Educated Thug Music Vol. 1; The Year Of The Narcissist” in Miami, Florida during the “Drive Your Dreams Car show” with DJ Envy. This is probably what contributed to “Educated Thug Music Vol. 1; The year of the Narcissist” day one debut of over 45k streams, which for an underground independent artist is like going Gold.
Nymrod has since released several multiple chart-topping singles like “LIFESTYLES” “THE KING AND I” and “TIME,” — the latter featuring rappers Haddy Racks and Royal Flush. This album has promised not to let his haters down; he has given every one of them more and more reason to hate even harder.
Opening with the title track, “DON’T F*CK WITH ME” tells the story of how many rappers aren’t who their bars suggest them to be and unrequited feelings. There’s organized upbeat chaos to the song, matching the lyrical and visual context of the song. The track ends with a very strong message to all those that feel they can F*ck with him.
“KING AND I” breaks down the fake interactions Nymrod has experienced since his starting of his record label “Federal District Records” and his career blowing up. Whether fake friends, artist contracts he’s had to cancel, or cancelling women whom couldn’t comprehend they wouldn’t be more than a one night stand. He let’s every one know he doesn’t need them and not to push his buttons rapping, “Ni**as wanna talk sh*t, talk sh*t, till the eagle in they mouth, in they mouth / Then they wanna talk it, talk it and try to work it out / Don’t push my buttons.”
Featuring rappers and songwriters Haddy Racks and Royal Flush “TIME” has a catchy hook and all three artists go back to back with sick verses that make you nod your head from the beat drop. Nymrod knows his worth with this song as he raps, “ I’d advice yall to breath easy / Ni**as know Nym, I don’t breath easy / if there’s a problem young man step to the D and see me / What yall Ni**as thought I was born greasy, I’ll take your cash money dog and leave ya a**es weezy,” Did we mention the bar game in this album.
In the music video, Nymrod, Haddy Racks and Royal Flush take turns clearly letting the streets know they are not to be tested. Loyalty is more than a tattoo to some. You just have to find a team worthy of you putting it all on the line.
Nymrod shows off his lyrical ability and range in genre with “SEASONS” featuring Enjo, which sounds more Pop-Hip Hop compared to the other tracks on “Educated Thug Music Vol. 1.” It also shows off his range and ability, to please the ladies in his calmer verses. You can hear the emotion in his voice in this track when he raps, “ Could you tell me where we went wrong, it’s like I’m caught up in this love song / I can’t concentrate or breath with my heart gone, you was my female doctor Hawthorne, now I gotta stretch it out, Armstrong / I understand your pain, I understand your gripes, man F*uck that nigga just come spend the night.”
Sticking with the hip-hop genre “MR NOBODY” is a slow hip-hop ballad about being stuck in a place where Nymrod talks about the rumors he’s heard about himself throughout his career. He can’t understand how the people he fed could call him bro, lover and friend one minute but then squint their eyes, curse him and call him a nobody with the same mouth that once whispered I Love You’s. Grammy award winner, Newo The Kid, showcases these conflicting emotions with an intense production.
Closing out the album “THE EDUCATION,” a track consisting mainly of base guitars, heavy drums and some strings along with other complimenting sounds. Nymrod reflects on how his experiences in the music industry and life have shaped him — both positively and negatively. He opens the song, “It’s like duck, duck, goose, hut one, hut two, this ain’t romper room when I’m aiming at your roof, this is what God looks like when God looks right / I’m just giving you the future in hindsight….” He is giving a clear lesson and class is in session.
The tracks I’ve highlighted show off the range of the album, but you have to listen to the entire album. I did straight through, no skips. I am looking forward to Education Thug Music Vol. 2; The Education. Nymrod has a bright future ahead in his music career.
Eric Yang always knew he would be prolific while growing up in a small town in North Carolina. Learning various instruments such as guitar, piano, and drums growing up, Eric knew music was his passion. Shortly after, Kodoku was born. Having big dreams in a small town may be more ambitious than most, and Kodoku suffered consequences. He was an outcast during his high school years, but that only added fuel to the flame. When the time came to choose what to do after high school, Kodoku faced going to the military or college.
Instead, he decided to double down on his passion. In 2021, less than a month after graduating high school, Kodoku saw great promise when his song “Hennessy” gained attention on TikTok. Since then, it has received nearly 3 million views on TikTok and almost two million streams on Spotify. Kodoku proved to his skeptics that this wouldn’t be the only time, coming back with another TikTok sensation immediately after for his song “Rose Bath.” It has since received over 2 million views on TikTok and 2 million streams on Spotify.
Now Kodoku returns with “Toxins,” which has already achieved over 3 Million views on TikTok, proving to the artist that he is here to stay. Inspired by artists like Post Malone, Justin Bieber, and Sam Smith, Kodoku aspires to bring a versatile yet infectious sound. Without a doubt, 2022 is looking to be a momentous year for Kodoku.
Toxins is set to drop December 15th and is produced by his close friend Nick Nash alongside Theevoni.
Newby is a Canadian Artist Born and Raised in Toronto, Ontario. His love for music started at a young age as his main influences were from the 80’s and 90’s. Newby is quick when it comes to his word plays and innuendoes, and doesn’t miss when it comes to the visuals. His recent EP ‘Bishonen; Monkey Business’ was just the tip of the iceberg, when it comes to the Quirky and Unpredictable Rapper. His Last Music Video for ‘The Boy’ has raked in over 25,000 views in just one month, showcasing another side to him that viewers don’t normally see. Be sure to follow up with his latest work on on www.rudeboy.ca
Rising artist Trevah just dropped a hot new single titled “Maintain”. Trevah’s sound is a perfect representation of the new age Canadian hip hop sound. His flow and melodic hooks are very catchy while his lyrics speak for his roots from his past. To continue, the Ottawa native has been racking up attention from the music industry in the past 6 months.
Produced by Jd Krazy , Trevah touch’s on the common theme in hip hop doing what it takes to obtain status , power and material success. It’s something millions of people around the world can relate to, and something Trevah witnessed in his community starting at a young age.
“If you listen to the lyrics, it touches on me and my friends going through the struggle and finding a way out through hard work” Trevah explains.
“Maintaining a strong attitude and the proper work ethic you can achieve things you wouldn’t have imagined possible .”
Like most of Trevah’s singles to date, “Maintain”
“It’s more of a up beat song, but nothing too crazy or out of our range. Melodic and strong conviction in each verse” “Mostly, we were just trying to keep it real .”
Along with the his latest singles Trevah is currently preparing for the release of his project which is expected to drop next year.
“Maintain” is available now on Apple Music, Spotify and various other digital streaming platforms.
As an artist who rides through tough times and comes out the other side a better man, Li’Kev has emerged as not only one of hip-hops most notable rising stars, but also a beacon of inspiration for others. Taken from his third studio album ‘BOLO’, ‘Word Around Town’ is a track packed with 808-heavy grooves and catchy lyricism that tells listeners the story of his fast-paced lifestyle.
Although the track was released independently as part of the ‘BOLO’ album in April 2021, Li’Kev now finds himself proudly signed to Outlet Entertainment. Produced by Elliot Dugas, the track was one of the standouts of the album and is part of a body of work that showcased the sheer diversity of his talents.
Since the release, Li’Kev has gone on to release his fourth album, ‘Crossroads’ in June, with his impressive mix of hip hop-infused melody and aggression reaching over 100,000 streams on Spotify after its first week of release.
From a form of therapy that he’s used to get himself through tough times, to a beacon of opportunity that now offers the possibility to create change, the music of Louisiana-based hip-hop specialist Li’Kev has a fair few stories to tell. Now proudly signed to Outlet Entertainment, he’s intent on forging a career at the top of the rap game.
Simply attempting to define the eclectic style of Li’Kev in a matter of sentences would be an injustice to the diversity that his talents know. From beats such as ‘Cruising’, which draw similarities to that iconic 90s West-Coast sound, the 808-heavy grooves abundant in tracks such as ‘Word Around Town’, to the more lyrically raw and emotively honest songs such as ‘Moving On, the only way to truly appreciate the array of sounds he has conquered is to experience his discography for yourself.
Citing heavy influence from artists such as Kevin Gates, NBA Youngboy, Rod Wave and Roddy Rich, Li’Kev has carved out his own sound that juxtaposes melody and aggression, an ethos that can be discovered in tracks like ‘Zone’ and ‘Feeling Good’. Regularly touching on the theme of achieving your goals even when the world is against you, his music covers the spectrum of emotion — from happiness to pain, struggle, motivation, triumph, and everything in between.
Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Li’Kev found himself growing up in a rough neighborhood. Although he made the best of a bad situation throughout, his life changed for the better when he moved to Prairieville and turned over a new leaf. While growing up was never plain sailing, adversity inevitably shaped Li’Kev to be the man he is today, as well as heavily inspiring his music and his personal pursuit for greatness.
Although he’s only been making music for four years, Li’Kev has impressively released as many albums. ‘Respect’ (2020), ‘Against The World’ (2021), BOLO (2021), and Crossroads (2021) — the latter two have gone on to truly showcase the undeniable talent and ice-cold flow that has set him apart from the other emerging hip-hop artists of the past few years.
With his recent ventures in music maturing himself as a human being and his music simultaneously, Li’Kev has his sights set on big things. He hopes to one day start his own imprint, where he can take the brightest stars of the future and pass the knowledge he’s obtained back upon them.
With Knowledge & experience of the streets behind him the born & raised Chicago, Illinois native Drama G Tha Chief has overcome the odds of growing up in the ills of the poverty stricken inner city life. Moving to Minneapolis, MN as a young adult Drama G Tha Chief has taken these experiences and turned them into musical form that can reach the masses through live performance & entertainment with a hardcore persona and a variety of heavy hitting production Drama G has earned the right to acknowledge his recognition as one of the stand out artist of the Midwest. The ceo is a bigger problem than you think as a community ambassador and giving back to the streets plus being Ceo of the independent label GGE (GOGETTAZ ENT) the movement is reaching great heights. Currently Drama G is working on a whole list of projects including his Mix Tape “Get Money Or Die” also His Solo debut E.P “Money Drugs & Politics” and his hit single Big Rakes and the remix with Memphis artist Duke deuce and single 2 turnt .. also networking with other upcoming Artist(s) and Affliated with the legendary rapalot records Drama G aid definitely that artist that’s making noise through the industry.
New Jersey is no stranger to female thoroughbreds, especially in the world of Hip- Hop. Shikiba Carr, better known by her stage name “Keishh” is no shortcoming of this testament. Born and raised in Jersey City, NJ, Kieshh’s journey began on September 10th, 1995. Like many of her counterparts, Keishh had what she describes as a “good” childhood, although surrounded by the typical trials and tribulations of the inner city streets that is Jersey City.
Being the only child raised in a single-mother home, Shikiba spent most of her time participating in school-related sports and activities. This included cotillions, cheerleading, and football, unlike the majority of her female peers. Although heavily impactful and supportive in her life, and in her music, Kieshh’s father spent most of her childhood incarcerated; forcing Shikiba to develop a toughness and savvy about herself. Raised by a lineage of early childhood educators (her mother and grandmother) Keishh was no stranger to higher education and pursued a nursing career before dropping out of college to pursue music full-time.
Beginning to write raps and do remixes with her friends at the age of 14, Ms. Carr didn’t begin to take music seriously until 3 years later, at the age of 17. The name “Keishh” was given to Shikiba by a former associate who saw parallels between Ms. Carr and “Keisha” from the movie “Belly” featuring the late – legend DMX, and Nas. Liking the name, Keishh decided to customize the moniker and run with it. When asked what pushed her into music in the first place, Ms. Carr makes it clear that it was her father that initially embraced the music vision; having a background in music himself.
A music career is a dream that she and her father began pursuing together upon his release from prison, making it not only her dream, but a vision that they both would share. Shikiba’s world would soon be turned upside down with the unexpected passing of her father, and what seemed to be the end of the dream that they had started together. Although taken back, Keishh decided to not let this end her, instead, she uses this tragedy to fuel her passion and strive even harder toward the goal that she and her late – father had set. “It would’ve been selfish of me to give up after my father passed, I have to keep going.”
With mind, body and spirit set to attack the goal at hand, Keishh transforms from the young aspiring nurse that likes to rap , to “Da Don”, an artist whose voice & presence is felt in a mob-like manner. With a chip on her shoulder to carry out her and her father’s dream , being a mom to her daughter is what pushes Keishh to work relentlessly in the studio; some would even call her a “workaholic”. Keishh began to really make a name for herself in 2018 with the release of her single “Periodt”. This underground banger attracted a great amount of attention from fans, other artists and independent labels within her city. The reception of Kieshh’s art is what made her realize how powerful her music is, and why she had to give her supporters more.
Aside from music, Shikiba is well versed in fashion and is setting to release a string of online boutiques moving forward. Getting it done by any means necessary, it is no surprise that Keishh “Da Don” has a promising future in both Music and Fashion, setting herself apart from any artist of her time.
Miami, Florida – Heir to the Kush throne, King “Krefiii” Forchion, son of cult cannabis figure, Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion, continues to take his new venue, The Joint of Miami, even higher. The upcoming calendar at the marijuana friendly art and music lounge includes celebrity performances by Yohan Marley (grandson of Bob Marley), hip hop legends Raekwon & Ghostface, Keith Murray and rap diva Rah Digga.
Miami, Florida – Heir to the Kush throne, King “Krefiii” Fochion, son of cult cannabis figure, Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion, continues to take his new venue, The Joint of Miami, even higher. The upcoming calendar at the marijuana friendly art and music lounge includes celebrity performances by Yohan Marley (grandson of Bob Marley), hip hop legends Raekwon & Ghostface, Keith Murray and rap diva Rah Digga. The ‘budding’ 23-year-old is blazing a new legacy for himself as he continues to infuse Miami’s nightlife scene with art, music and weed themed entertainment. The Joint of Miami, located at 2010 NW Miami CT., is lighting it up in the city’s trendy Wynwood Art District. Events are live streamed on Instagram at @getonvolume. Check out the calendar of events below.
10/17/21 – Yoga and Puff 1-3pm, Painting Class 3-6pm, Arts and Craft Market 1-6pm, The Imperials 6-11pm Friday 10/22/21 – Cynn Sage 9-10pm, Fabi 10:30-11:30pm, Yohan Marley 12-1am, DJ Shorty 1-3am Saturday 10/23/21 – DJ Alamo 7-10pm, Raekwon & Ghostface live from The Joint 10-3am Saturday 11/27/21- DJ Epps -Rah Digga & Keith Murray, 10-3am Nov 30-Dec 4- Hosting The Miami Art Championships
International Kool delivers raw and gritty flow from production by DJ Draulikz. “Chikken Run” delivers witty word play and clever punchlines from Kool as he effortlessly drops bars over the track. The pianos and drums deliver that Detroit sound which allows Kool’s flow to punch hard. This is the first single from the upcoming mixtape “Lions & Tigers Den”
Covid 21 was made by Pablo Sanchez and produced by playwithkey Pablo and keys have worked together and has plenty of hits keys made the beat in 25 minutes and Pablo recorded the song in less than 20 minutes and it’s one of the hottest song on the planet right now!!
Darious Wiggins known professionally as Pablo Sanchez was born to Joyce Collins and Eric Wiggins on June 19, 1994. Born and raised in Columbus, OH, Pablo has always had big dreams of making a rap career for himself. Growing up, he watched his father rap, so he knew at a young age music was in his blood. Pablo was not always known as Pablo Sanchez. In fact, people who know Pablo personally, know him as Debo. The childhood nickname was given to Pablo by his older cousin Ben, due to Pablo’s fixation with the movie “Friday”. Pablo was also known for his tough demeanor, so the nickname Debo just stuck. The rap name “Pablo Sanchez” originated from a run in with the cops, where he discovered his identify had been stolen by a Mexican man, whose real name was Pablo. During this interaction, Debo was threatened that he was going to be deported, only for the cops to realize it was a mistake. At this time, Debo’s love for music began to resurface, so the rap name Pablo Sanchez seemed fitting.
Growing up on the southside of Columbus, Pablo loved to play football. In fact, football always seemed to be Pablo’s golden ticket out the hood. However, everything took a back seat when his life was tossed upside down, with the loss of his mother at the young age of 10. Pablo and his three sisters were bounced around, forcing them to grow up fast and heavy in the streets. It wasn’t until his Aunt Ann and Grandmother took both him and his younger sister in, giving them stability.
Pablo began rapping again in the 7th grade with his childhood friends, DeLano and B in his aunt’s garage. DeLano was the person who saw the talent in Pablo and encouraged him to rap at a young age and B purchased the first laptop for the studio. Pablo began to take his rap career serious when grandmother and high school sweetheart purchased his first microphone, and studio equipment in 2011. After graduating high school, Pablo took a few wrong turns from selling drugs, to robbing people, to being kicked out of college to going to jail. He knew he had to make a change and start moving different. He started working consistently, making money and putting in work with his music. He dropped his first mixtape, Eat or Starve in the summer of 2012 and by fall of the same year he releases Eat of Starve 2 in November.
Pablo returned to music in 2016, with the drop of his mixtape “Pablo the Perfector”. Since his return, Pablo has dropped multiple videos including “Nevermind Me”, “Darious”, “Kartelz $hit”, and most recently “Settle”. Pablo Sanchez has multiple hits currently brewing, and big plans for the release of his next mixtape “The Kure” with his highlighted feature “Covid 21”. Pablo Sanchez’s flow, delivery and versatility will take him far in this industry. He creates music that uplifts people and motivates others who came from the same struggle. To music for the streets, down to the sexy music for the ladies, to bop music that makes you want to dance. Keep a look out for this upcoming artist!
Rising artist Krishaun is back with more heat! The talented artists drops off two new hit singles titled “Who Let The Freaks Out?” and “D-Boy Block”. His first song is about is getting everybody hyped and hyper &, a lot of energy dancing until they sweat to their knees. It was sampled from The rugrats movie soundtrack who let the dogs out by Baha men. Krishaun also has another hot new release titled “D-Boy Block”, which is bringing heat to the streets! D-Boy Block is getting global attention and making history in the industry. Check out both singles below and follow him on social media for his latest releases.
PONCHO BIGGS is a rapper coming from Chicago. To say that he was born to do this is an understatement. He made his first rap at age 3 and has consistently been writing since age 5. His latest release is definitely some heat and it’s titled, “Like That”. This is a song that a lot of people can relate to. Poncho Biggs is bringing a different vibe and energy because it’s the first song that he released after taking some time to work on his craft. The song is about him identifying who he is and how he’s coming. It lets you know that Poncho Biggs is confident about who he is and what he does. “Like That” gives us that reminder that we sometimes need when we’re facing different situations and we gotta come with it. People are definitely rocking with it. For those who haven’t heard it, go check it out. “Like That” on all music platforms and the video is on YouTube by way of Xxelulous Music Group and 300 Entertainment’s Distribution, Sparta. Stay locked in because Poncho Biggs is definitely coming for what’s his!