Savvy, Sika, Vitamin Cea and others. Check out the EP in full now below and watch for more to come in the near future.
Crimdella’s latest video “Extra” will take you on a trip throughout New York City but more importantly introduce you to who he is as an artist. Each verse packs a powerful punch with important lyrics. Crimdella isn’t afraid to tell you his story over a hard hitting beat from MNDCFT either. He says that we need to be about the causes we support, not just talk about them. It’s one thing to share an article on social media but it’s another thing to go walk amongst the protestors or show up at city hall or start honest discussions surrounding the topics. Crimdella wants you to be about it.
Arriving on the birthday of his late father, noted pan-Africanist and activist, Elombe Brath, Bury Me In Gold vol. 1 finds a supremely confident Crimdella delving deeper into his signature take on hip-hop, which he has coined “trap-power.” Crimdella has been perfecting his songcraft on each record, painstakingly deconstructing and reconstructing his style. Bury Me In Gold vol. 1, represents a decisive milestone in his work. Appearing on this record mostly as his brash alter-ego BlackZeusX, Crimdella candidly explores the depths of despair he experienced following the recent passing of his father, and how that turmoil led to revelation and his own self-realization as a black man in a world increasingly hostile toward him. Bury Me In Gold vol. 1 is the Harlem emcee’s uncanny, definitive manifesto.
You can stream Bury Me In Gold Vol. 1 on all major streaming outlets or here: http://crimdella.bandcamp.com
TruthCity is tired of being broke. He is ready to “Get Rich”. Building off the momentum of his last single “The Family”, TruthCity is back with another hit. “Get Rich” is the second single from TruthCity’s upcoming album While You Were Sleeping which is due out this winter. TruthCity doesn’t plan to fail because he has been focused on his goals like he mentions on the track. Can’t wait to hear what is next from this young artist living in New York City. I can only assume more quality music.
STREAM “Get Rich” https://soundcloud.com/mrtruthcity/getrich
TruthCity is a rapper & songwriter (originally from Virginia) but now resides in NYC. Truth’s intense, lifelong devotion to his craft was inspired by prolific and distinguished artists such as Jay-Z, Coldplay, Nas, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Andy Warhol. TruthCity truly lives up to his stage name by making the kind of music “that is the soundtrack to your life.” Every time he touches the mic, he converts strangers to believers. More recently he has created two event series in NYC that spotlight upcoming artists. TruthCity wants everyone to win.
Shane Romero is an international touring artist from Bedford-Stuyvesant (Brooklyn). He’s got a sharp tongue when it comes to his poetry. Shane started attacking venues like a set of flying knives at the tender age of 16. His poetry is a reflection of his personal life, what he sees on a daily basis. In his writings, he takes a direct shot, addressing issues of the inner city race, violence, the uphill battle of love, and his efforts of bettering himself. He hopes to touch everyone within earshot to his story; that they can relate, perhaps to help someone who may be going through similar situations.
Shane has taken part in major poetry slams throughout the states. By a young age, Shane achieved his dreams of being a full time spoken word artist, first moving to Los Angeles, CA for a short period of time where he featured at countless venues and colleges throughout the West Coast. Shane was a member 3 national poetry slam teams. In 2010 at the national poetry slam held in St. Paul, MN, he took second place in group piece finals. Shane has shared stages alongside many nationally acclaimed poets, completed multiple nationwide tours, and has taken on the world while on the international “Just Weight” tour. He was 1/4 of a traveling play production called “The Male Ego”, up-to-date he provides work for Hip Hop Mogul Russell Simmons YouTube Channel (ADD) and clothing line, “Argyleculture”. In summer 2016 Shane made his big screen debut in the movie “Fight Your Way Out”. Due to his game changing poetry and performances he’s been interviewed or featured by sites such as Huffington Post UK, Literary Manhattan, and Global Grind.
Shane strives to give back to the community; youth who will follow in his footsteps. In 2008 Shane was the coach for the Inland Empire BNV youth slam team which was featured on HBO held in Washington, DC. Shane also teaches creative writing/poetry workshops while on tour to all age groups, and while in NYC Shane prides himself on going into the same public school system he grew up in to teach achieving your dreams is real and runs programs which helps young men of color grow into men, reach higher success, and close the achievement gap so many have experienced. Shane Romero will continue to bare his story and life on stage until the last word falls from his throat.
“I want to speak for the unspoken.” -Shane Romero
Before you tune in to one of the most controversial songs Cliz has written to date, he wants to clarify that he believes in education wholeheartedly. Does our educational system need work? Yes…but that’s not the point. He believes that we all need to be exposed to every spectrum that falls under the educational umbrella. But he also believes that our purpose on Earth cannot always be taught in a classroom or lecture hall. Cliz’s purpose is to tell stories. Stories through the lens of experience, hardships, but most importantly, commitment.
Cliz’s new single, “Class is in Session”, tells the story of his leap of faith. One that required him to make a difficult choice. Was he supposed to pursue what he has been specifically put on this Earth to accomplish? Or does he establish a “Plan B” and enroll in a 4-year degree program just to attempt to make others happy, but ultimately, not himself? These are questions that some of us will face and Cliz explores in his latest release. Will you make the right one? #MayNothingStopYou
“Class Is In Session” is also available on all major streaming outlets.
STREAM “Class Is In Session” https://soundcloud.com/itsclizzy/classisinsession
LA rapper/singer, Chad Michael, is back with another one of his signature sounds but this time around he features upcoming rapper K.A.A.N. The producer, D. Boy, creates a great vibe using powerful production and lays the landscape for the artists showcase their skills. Chad reveals his unique voice and strong storytelling abilities in the first part of the track proving he isn’t one to follow trends. K.A.A.N comes in at the 3:30 minute mark and immediately starts killing the track demonstrating he is one of the most talented upcoming rappers in the game. The combination of the two artists styles create a unique sound you don’t hear every day.
STREAM “Make Me Legend” https://soundcloud.com/chadmichaelsound/make-me-legend-ft-kaan-prod-d-boy
Chad Michael is a singer/songwriter from Tucson, AZ who is pursuing a music career in Los Angeles. The 25 year-old released his debut EP in December of 2015 and it has already racked up over 18,000 plays. His versatile sound sits somewhere between Rap and R&B because he does both well. Chad has been locked in the studio for most of 2016 working on new music and visuals.
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Rising rapper Quez Co’Dean returns with his first full length project since 2011. Over 14-tracks he reveals the struggles he has had since that time, battling back from severe poverty, homelessness and becoming a father. “5 Years Later” is the culmination of all of his experiences and it shows in the subject matter, with songs like “Young Men Blues” and “Payne In My Eyez” speaking deeply on what all those dark times have taught him. Quez makes it a mission to show the differences in his life now as well, with celebratory anthems like “Make Em Believe” and “Connected” balancing out the project.
Helping to craft the set is SplurgeMan Rico, RaRa, Piff, SplurgeMan T-Low, Wally Bo & Ikita with production from JMark, OG LOGAN & Christopher Al TRAKKENSTEIN. Camden Da Bastard brings the vision to life with the artwork and the visuals. The Starkville, Mississippi native gets DJ LAKEGANG to host, with sponsorship from 1stDayFresh and The Gold Zone. Stream via Spinrilla and view the video for his regional smash “Connected” below.
Facebook: Quez Co’Dean (@quezcodeanmusic) | Instagram: quez__codean__