Savvy, Sika, Vitamin Cea and others. Check out the EP in full now below and watch for more to come in the near future.
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.
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.
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D. Horton is no stranger with working alongside KT Got Beats for production and today they make magic again with “For Love”. The record induces feelings of the “Golden Era” of hip-hop with KT’s Tupac-driven production, using his posthumous “Do For Love” as the force behind it’s creation.
Horton shines once again lyrically, with subject matter ranging from social inequality, crime within the black community and his own personal plight and tribulations. The Mississippi native has stated that Allen Iverson’s recent Hall of Fame induction was the source of inspiration here, and with rhymes this good Horton may soon find himself in rap’s own Hall. As D. Horton prepares for his next project release come September 23rd and a performance at A3C Festival, songs like this one are sure to build anticipation going forth. Listen below.
Varus Bell was born Davarus Bell in Starkville, Mississippi on December 16, 1987, he gained the name Varus Bell by his family because most people consider his government name long. None of his family or friends refer to his as Varus or Davarus, if you ever meet him you most address him with his first and last name together Varus Bell (Like A Tribe Called Quest & A Pimp Named Slick Back) Altogether. Different huh? Varus Bell was born and Raised on the East Side of Starkville in a Small Crime infested community named Blackjack. As he grew older and his mom was placed on section 8 project housing he spent a portion of his childhood on the WestSide (The one West) of Starkville in the project housing neighborhoods of Long St (Zuber St), Reed Rd (Hollywood) and Brooksville Garden (The Trap). He grew up in the typical single parent household including him his mother and brother.
Growing up, Varus Bell wasn’t a stranger to hard times, he was hardened by difficult times being a product of his environment. His neighborhood was notorious for drugs, gangs, and violence. To many people the Blackjack community was considered a nuance (red zone) but to him and his peers Blackjack was home his place of residence. Varus Bell grew up being involved in gang activities, crime, violence labeling him a community opposition. Basketball and music was his passion and many people expected him to play basketball at the professional level like his cousin Latavious Williams and nba and local McDonald all American player Travis Outlaw. But like most kids growing up in the projects those dreams were blocked before they became a goal.
Varus was mainly raised between households being his grandparents, god parents, and his mother. He first fell in love with music in the 6th grade(2000) when local record label Lokee Records produced local artist such as Chaos Da Boss(Storm Clique), Dj Stickuhbush, Ty Cutta, DeanTown Villians, DoughBelly Stray, BigBull, Danijah and others. Varus Bell started rapping over instramentals by 36 mafia, Playa Fly, Pastor Troy and Dru hill(Yes Dru hill). His favorite rappers back then were 36 mafia member Lord infamous, Pastor Troy, Notorious B.I.G, Jay z and playa Fly. Working effortlessly to become a local star Varus Bell started mimicking other rappers delivery and style. He joined the local rap group Bloodkin where he was mentored and groomed into a rap artist, he found his own style, appearance, delivery and gain confidence. In 2004 he released his first single “Hoodat” and “Pushin” with gain him local attention in surrounding areas. Following a performance at a talent show Varus bell collaborated with Local artists Vi the champ, Yo and Ill will (Willie P Rest in peace) all of Bloodkin to produce “Stand Up” a local club song and party song. Varus bell continue to gain confidence in his art so he continued to groom himself in the Art of music.
Varus Bell grandparents who did there best to keep him out the streets and into his books. No matter how hard they tried to show him the value of being a law abiding citizen the more gang activities got the best of him. At the age of 16 he was a convicted felon for burglary of a vehicle. He was expelled from school, placed on Non judicated probation, forcing him to take his GED and attended Community college in Meridian Community college in Meridian Ms and Monroe College in Rochester NY on a basketball scholarship. Over a falsified statement from a police officer, Varus Bell violated his probation for Trespassing which sent him to prison for 2 years and 8 months. After being released in May 2012, Varus Bell hit the bricks running playing semi pro basketball, experimenting with fashion and Hustling marijuana. With 5 written statements and a camera recorded conversation with a confidential informant, Varus Bell was sentence to 20 years in prison 15 years to serve with 5 years of post supervised probation in 2014 with the Mississippi department of corrections for the sale of marijuana times 2. Being that sale of marijuana is a Non violent offense he only had to serve 25% of the 15 years.
While being incarcerated Varus bell sent hours and days working on music, reading and working out, studying music and entrepreneurship. Since his release Varus Bell had been on a relentless path of musicianship, community service, and building a fan base behind his music with his story. He is experimenting with different endeavors such as acting, fashion and modeling while being a artist and composer. His ultimate goal is to be a star in the music industry and give back to those who shouldn’t have to suffer the way he did. Varus bell is on a straight and narrow path and his success and two daughters are the ulterior motivation to make him strive for excellence. Gaining attention of Jay-z and other music execs is a bullet point on his to do list.
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After 6 months of building his “Moment of Truth” tour and “Artist to Artist Kickback” series, TruthCity is back with new music. “The Family” sees TruthCity breaking out of his usually friendly demeanor to give a stern warning to his foes, frenemies and all those in between. Over bouncy yet sinister production from Yung Lan complete with audio clips from both Tupac and Kanye West, TruthCity manages to even make boasts and threats catchy. The hook itself is both menacing and fun to sing along with. “The Family” is the 1st single off of Truth’s upcoming project ‘While You Were Sleeping’ which is due out later this fall.
TruthCity is a rapper & songwriter (originally from Virginia) but now resides in NYC. Inspired by prolific and distinguished artists such as Jay-Z, Coldplay, Nas, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol has influenced Truth’s intense, lifelong devotion to his craft. 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.
Roy The Savage has a little bit of everything for everyone with his latest project ‘The Giving Tree’. He has summertime hits, serious tracks, poetry, and more. Roy is not one to follow trends either. He makes unique, soulful music. The 13 track LP only features 3 artists who are all very good friends with Roy. ‘The Giving Tree’ will take you on an adventure and tell his story over the next 45 minutes. Make sure to listen and enjoy!
STREAM ‘The Giving Tree’ https://soundcloud.com/roythesavage/sets/the-giving-tree-lp
Roy the Savage was born and raised in the birthplace of hip-hop, New York City. Growing up in a Dominican household in East New York, Brooklyn has made him the confident, talented artist he is today. You can definitely hear the city’s influence in his music too. His style has been shaped by the golden era of hip-hop of the 1990’s and NY’s greats. Roy the Savage isn’t your typical rapper either. His music is infused with poetry and soul creating a new sound many haven’t heard before. Outside of music, Roy dedicates his life to his community running projects that help young people and on a larger scale challenge New York City policies. His main goal is to travel the world, play music, connect people, promote peace, and spread love.
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