Harlem emcee Kyle Rapps is bringing low budget multimedia visuals to a new level of griminess and fun factor. The quirky green screen-meets-photoshop platform portrayed in his videos is both artistic and hilarious, and is a welcomed departure from the fashionista and weedporn swag that the new New York scene is becoming known for. As a result, Rapps has garnered the attention and cosign of some higher profile artists such as Action Bronson, Mr Muthafuckin’ eXquire, and Murs, who are all featured on his mixtape “SUB” which drops this May. Show promoters are also taking note as last month Kyle was tapped by Live Nation to play a Vice Records showcase at Santos Party house with Bodega Bamz, and A$AP Twelvyy.
Journeyman veteran entertainer/rapper Kosha Dillz just dropped the hot and catchy lead single “Hangin’ Out,” along with a wild music video for the same, directed by Ricky Shabazz. From mobbing out in Koreatown to Froyo, Hollywood Blvd. and Jewish delis, the self proclaimed Dillzionaire parades through Los Angeles all while hanging out with a mob of fans, friends and cameos that include Verbs, Boom n Crates, Laker Girls and more. The ode to kicking it comes from his forthcoming untitled record (or possibly series of EPs) that also features tracks with Gangsta Boo, Murs, Big Pooh, Wax and more. The .mp3 is also available for free download, so go hit the jump, peep the video and snag that .mp3!
Dag Savage, comprised of Exile and Johaz, are preparing to drop their first EP on January 15th via Dirty Science / Fat Beats. The EP features 4 brand new tracks featuring guest appearances from Aloe Blacc, Murs, and Co$$ in addition to a couple of remixes. The EP will be sold digitally as well as a limited edition 12″ vinyl, limited to 500 pieces.
Today, enjoy the first audio leak from the upcoming EP, for the track “Twilight.” Look out for the “Twilight” music video coming soon!
When “Murs for President” came out, it was a time when the United States was in the middle of a tense political and social climate. We were on the cusp of a new electron, a deep financial crisis, and social media revealed itself as a leading form of mass communication. In an era when we felt bombarded by popular culture, Murs humorously and profoundly commented on the state of things, in turn contributing to a voice of the current generation. A couple of years have passed since “Murs for President,” and many things have changed for us. The feeling of being overwhelmed has turned into a subtle blase towards all things, a certain nonchalance for the otherwise shocking.
Cue “This Generation,” the new collaboration album between Murs and XXL Freshman Class alumni …