A couple months ago, singer/actor/model Rotimi rocked his first sold out show on the SOBs stage in New York. Of course we were there to check out the Power star rip the stage, and we have a nice recap for you to enjoy.
Last week, our Connecticut princess Kaeli Roselle blessed our presence with a live performance during the Caribbean Jerk Fest celebration in Bridgeport, CT. Check out her full 20 minute performance, include her new breakout single, “Whine It Up“.
Yes we have a date for when BJ The Chcago Kid’s Debut album will be released! “In My Mind” drops February 19th and you can start pre-ordering it now!. To help you make that purchase, he drops a new video, “Love Inside” featuring Isabella
We have two dope new visuals for you today! Johnny Culver is an aspiring singer/songwriter/producer/vocal arranger from Newark, NJ. He is currently working on his debut album, “The Dope and the Beautiful” which is to be released in April this year. For now check out his videos “Ooo La La” shot by Stawlk Blockah and “OneTwo“, directed by Dabeatshop Films (more…)
I think I spoke too soon about female rappers. Not much is known with this next lady to hit the AG stage, except that she hails from Atlanta, and she refuses to be put in a box. Giving women a voice that’s out there hustling and doing what they have to do to get by, check out Risk-A’s “Bands Up“.
“Save My Soul” is about addiction. Of all kinds. I wanted to convey the feeling of powerlessness I’ve felt in my life in an uncomplicated way and show a range of what it might look like for others who’ve been there. Working with one of my best friends, Zelda Williams (director of SMS), was a highlight of my 2015. We’d been talking about working together for like 10 years! Because of the content of the song and the way it touched us both, “Save My Soul” felt like the natural place for us to finally collaborate.
A group of us young, crazy, creatives drove out to the magical desert of Joshua Tree and got naked – most of us emotionally, and a few literally. It was a safe space to be vulnerable and free from judgment and the need to be/ look/ act “perfect”. Everyone who participated connected to the song and brought their truth to the table.
We filmed this video about a month before my father lost his decades long battle with addiction. His death honestly felt like it came out of nowhere…and yet I had been mourning him for years…if that makes any sense. I know all too well from seeing it around me that the fight is not easy. It’s every day. All consuming. I’m not mad at my dad. I love him and I’m sad. He is my greatest heartbreak. This song, which had always been personal to me, takes on even deeper meaning now. “I try to run but it hurts every time I try… Lord I try and I can’t say no.” Makes me think of the universal struggle of seeking victory over the feeling of powerlessness to a situation, a lover, a drug.
Losing my father at the end of last year and knowing the propensity for addiction of all kinds that runs deep in my blood from both sides makes it next-level important for me to LIVE – not just be alive, but THRIVE in his honor. I can do this. And so can you. If you’re struggling, believe the only way OUT is THROUGH. Keep going.
P.S. Thank you to the beautiful crazies who dedicated their time and energy to come together and make this video possible. It wouldn’t have happened without you.
“Sweet Silver Bellz” is an original Christmas song that gives hip-hop heads a nice holiday song to vibe to. It’s a hard-hitting, uptempo track that includes samples of the classic “Carol of the Bells”. Feeling the Christmas spirit? Go check out AtypiCLE’s “AtypiCLE Christmas Album“.
Something refreshing hit my emails this past month and they go by the name of The Kray Twinz. Their new single, “My World” featuring British vocalist Jag Soul, does not disappoint the ears as they infuse Indian Bollywood with smooth R&B vocal over a hard hitting Kraytwinz beat. For those that are a little bit cultured than me, they might have heard this chant sample “Tere Dar Pe” taken from the 1976 hit movie, “Laila Majnu“. Tell me what you think of it!
iHipHop Distribution and the A3C Hip-Hop Festival are proud to share the compilation’s first single and music video, “Dark Liquor” by Tunji Ige. Originally premiered by Complex, “Dark Liquor” is a vibrant anthem and the visual, courtesy of director Glassface. “Dark Liquor” follows Tunji from the stage to the studio, and gives viewers an inside look at what he has been working on.
I have been watching both players start from the bottom and rise from the ashes over the course of the years, and they both finally have reached their come up. Breezy Lovejoy or Anderson .Paak has had multiple placement on Dr. Dre’s “Compton” album and Knxwledge has paved his way, producing for Kendrick Lamar on his “To Pimp A Butterfly” album. But what happens when you put both .Paak and Knxwledge together on the same track? Well we get “Link Up & Suede” from Nxworries!
The EP offers 6 tracks, including two remakes of “Suede” and “Drugs“. Have a drink and vibe out to the luscious beats of Knxwledge and the infectious sounds of .Paak’s one of a kind voice.
Also check out the “Suede” video we missed (more…)
BJ The Chicago Kid unleashes the first single to his forthcoming Motown debut, “In My Mind” out early 2016. With the help of Big K.R.I.T., BJ croons that you take a look at his “Resume“, because he knows he’ll be a great asset to the team.
This has been a long time coming, and over here at AG we’re anticipating his official release. Are you?
LA singer Neijah Lanae releases the visual to her uptempo single, “Lady” featuring PapermaShay. This song to me is just so innocent and free, and the video matches it. Her sophomore album, “Sapphire Vol. 2” is available on iTunes now