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Freddie Dredd – All Alone

Trend-setting Ontario rapper Freddie Dredd shares a new claymation video for “All Alone.” Pioneering a bass-heavy and demonic strain of Hip-Hop, Freddie is the unlikely face of the internet-savvy underground. Watch the claymation video for “All Alone” HERE.

A member of the Doomshop/Sixset collective of boundary-pushing artists, Freddie Dredd has cultivated a massive following with his abrasive demeanor, inventive beats, and unique visual sensibility. He’s been in the digital trenches, gaining millions of streams on SoundCloud and winning followers. Fueled by his popularity on TikTok, Freddie had his greatest success with his tracks “Cha Cha” and “Opaul.” His newfound fans were drawn to his vibey combination of ethereal samples and hard-hitting low-end.

Ready to push boundaries with his new music, Freddie is working to shape the rap game in his own unique way. Stay tuned for more from Freddie Dredd coming soon. 

About Freddie Dredd

Freddie Dredd is a Canadian rapper and producer based in Oshawa, Ontario. He is originally from Durham, Ontario and is best known for blending gritty, lo-fi sounds; vintage samples and intense—often dark—lyrics. Freddie’s unique style started gaining traction in early 2019 after several of his songs became viral hits on TikTok. In addition to his solo work, Freddie frequently collaborates with other underground hip-hop artists, such as Baker, RAMIREZ and Slim Guerilla.

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Ka$dami – Phoenix

Continuing his meteoric breakthrough, 17-year-old rapper, entrepreneur, visionary and the DMV’s hottest rising star KA$HDAMI revealed a new single entitled “Phoenix.” Listen HERE

On the track, an otherworldly beat rattles underneath his entrancing, engaging and ethereal flow. His hypnotic delivery instantly captivates before his voice takes flight on an airy refrain. The track dissolves into piano before the momentum picks back up with another round verbal wizardry. 

It serves as the follow-up to last month’s “posed2be.” The latter instantly drew critical acclaim. In addition to plugs from Our Generation Music and more, HotNewHipHop wrote, “it’s been a pleasure to watch him evolve and reach new levels with each of his releases.”

Everything just heralds the arrival of his anxiously awaited new project World Damination coming soon.

Within less than a year, KA$HDAMI has skyrocketed to the forefront of the culture as an innovator, and he’s got the receipts to prove it. Beyond posting up 40 million total YouTube views, he has generated over 200 million global streams, notching two songs with 30 million-plus streams—”Look N The Mirror!” and “Reparations.” He has infiltrated top playlists such as Spotify‘s Most Necessary, Internet People, and big on the internet; Apple Music‘s The Plug and Cloud Rap; and Amazon‘s Fresh Hip-Hop and Breakthrough Hip-Hop. His various co-signs range from Internet Money, Lil Tecca and Cole Bennett to UnoTheActivist, Yung Bans and Trippie Redd who invited him to hit the stage during his Chicago Lyrical Lemonade set and even shared the tracklisting of his HYPERNOVA mixtape. Establishing himself as an entrepreneur, he owns and runs his own clothing line, KA$HWAYZ. Acclaim has also followed from Pitchfork (“Must Hear Rap Song of the Day”), Pigeons & Planes (“Best New Artists”), and more. 

Most recently, HYPERNOVA. raked in tens of millions of streams as XXL raved, “His sense of humor is more off the wall, and his beat choice is unique,” and cited him among “the ranks of new rappers making a name for themselves in the game.” HotNewHipHop highlighted “his growth as an artist throughout his career.”

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Kur – The Hold Over

Drumming up palpable buzz, rising Philadelphia force of nature Kur revealed a new bundle of songs entitled The Hold Over via Meek Mill‘s DreamChasers and Roc Nation/Republic Records. Listen to The Hold OverHERE.

To celebrate the project’s arrival, he shared the music video for the new single, “For My Fam.” Watch it HERE. The intense production matches his energetic rhymes as he declares, “I done got so many scars, but I’m grateful.” He instantly captivates with bold bars and a hard-hitting hook. The visual seamlessly translates this spirit to the screen and illuminates his star power. 

He bulldozed a path for The Hold Over with “Road to the Riches” last month. It arrived to garner critical acclaim. HotNewHipHop described him as a “talented lyricist,” and Essence highlighted it among “New Music This Week.” The project also boasts previously released “Sheist,” “Let’s Talk,” and “Play It Cool.”

Next up, he’ll deliver a hometown performance at the Roots Picnic on June 4th.As the story goes, Kur first cut his teeth by leaving the competition speechless during lunchtime cyphers at W.B. Saul High School. Projects such as the Straight From The Kur mixtape and Upside Down Cake EP (where he murdered the beat for Drake‘s “Poundcake“) led to the biggest hometown endorsement possible. Meek Mill shared lyrics from “33 Shots” on Twitter as Kur went on to participate in the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards cypher with Sam Black, Ms. Jade, Dave East and Young M.A. Around the same time, he joined forces with New York phenomenon Dave East for the EP, Born Broke, Die Rich.

2019 saw him approach critical mass. His project Shakur spawned the infectious “Crack” and powerful “Soul” [feat. Mozzy], eclipsing 10 million cumulative global streams. On its heels, “Spare Me” vaulted to #14 on the Apple Music Hip-Hop and Rap Chart and #20 on the All Genres Chart. This prompted Meek Mill to proclaim Kur as “the soul of Philly”. Signed to DreamChasers in partnership with Roc Nation and Republic, the 2021 LP It Shouldn’t Be Like This elevated his total streams past 77 million.

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Autumn! – Everything!

Back with another insane visual, buzzing Louisiana-born and Houston-based rapper and producer Autumn! presents the frenetic music video for his next single “Everything!.” It sets the stage for the track’s arrival at all digital platforms this Monday, April 25 via Victor Victor/Republic Records.

Watch “Everything!” HERE

The clip unleashes a barrage of explosive vignettes. Against static-y filters, Autumn! rips through the hyper-charged production with a magnetically melodic flow. The clip jarringly jumps from psychedelic moments into digital chaos. It perfectly mirrors the track’s push-and-pull.

It also bulldozes a path for the release of his anxiously awaited new mixtape Antagonist! on April 29. Pre-order/pre-save HERE.

He set the stage for the project with “One Way!“, “Bentley Bentayga!“, and, most recently, “Jumpin!” The tracks have already generated tens of millions of streams and counting. “Jumpin!” incited critical applause immediately. Lyrical Lemonade raved, “His personality is always showstopping, while his flows are very intricate and unique, and that is no different in his song ‘Jumpin!’,” and Our Generation Music christened him, “definitely one of the most versatile artists rising out of this new scene.”

To celebrate the arrival of the mixtape, he’ll take over Gramercy Theater in New York City on May 1 for the Antagonist! Release Show: tickets are available HERE. He’s also on the bill for Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash in Chicago, IL on June 17.Autumn! alchemizes otherworldly sonic architecture and emotionally charged melodies, stretching the boundaries of hip-hop in the process. Originally hailing from Louisiana, he initially bubbled up as a producer under the name of TwinUzis, deftly manipulating synths and bass into a fascinating sonic framework of his own. Establishing himself as an artist, he unleashed music on Soundcloud at a prolific pace with the Solitary EP, Golden Child, Chapter 1, Not Much Longer EP, and Not Much Left EP in 2021. “Nina!” generated 2.44 million Soundcloud streams, while “Still The Same (Remix)” feat. Lil Tecca popped off to the tune of 3 million Soundcloud streams. Signing to Victor Victor in 2021, it’s about to be Autumn! season as he readies more music soon.

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Guapo × OTB Fastlane – SRT

Rising Houston-based rapper Guapo has mastered a new flow full of punchlines, quotables and Instagram captions that is just simply above par. He recently shared his new single “SRT” feat. OTB Fastlane. Listen to “SRT,” produced by 100Keyz, HERE and watch the video, directed by SpxrkStudios, HERE.

About Guapo

A Houston act so early in their career has never had such prolific strides quite like Guapo, who many have come to also know as “Lil Guap”. The young upstart’s name truly does speak for itself as the 20-year-old rapper has captured the attention of what seems to be the entire city of Houston in such a short matter of time.

Beginning around his senior year of high school, Guapo was introduced to rap one day by the encouragement of his brother and the people around him. This past year, Guapo has played a pivotal role in being at the forefront of Houston’s newest faces by delivering consistent buzzing material such as his leading single, “Mr. Put It On.”

A new lingo, new swagger, and a fresh face are all things Guapo has used to his advantage while rising to the top of Houston’s budding music scene with co-signs from Lil Baby, Future and Young Thug.

Released in September, “Mr. Put It On” was Guapo’s first breakout single, reaching over a million views within days while sparking a new trend of style, TikTok moments, and social media lingo. Since then, Guapo has been gearing up to release his debut mixtape.

Guapo is now currently in the final stages of wrapping up his first solo mixtape with some notable features from big names across Texas. There’s no telling what surprises Guapo has in store for his promising debut, but it is safe to say that it will be one of the most highly anticipated projects coming out of the South by a new rap artist this year.

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KB Mike – What We Had

Buzzing Chicago phenom KB Mike reveals his emotionally charged new single “What We Had” via Republic Records. Listen to “What We Had” HERE

On the track, his voice echoes between strains of soft piano. He looks back nostalgically on an old relationship with hopes of a new beginning. It showcases his dynamic range from moments of melodic bliss to high register explorations of heartbreak.

This Spring, KB Mike joins Marzz on the Love Letters Tour. It kicks off on April 22 at Cambridge Room @ HOB in Dallas, TX, visits major markets, and concludes on June 17 in Louisville, KY at Mercury Ballroom. Get tickets HERE.

He has built momentum throughout 2022 with tracks such as “Members” with Yungeen Ace. It followed “Keep Yo Head Up” which continues to gain traction on streaming platforms. Just prior, KB Mike dropped the powerful “Deserve Better,” which addressed domestic violence head-on. Upon arrival, HotNewHipHop claimed, “The nearly three-minute track sees the rapper encourage listeners to remove themselves from toxic relationships while spreading awareness about the brutal realities of domestic violence.” Maintaining his momentum, “Deserve Better” arrived on the heels of his latest single and music video “L.O.V.E.” and his breakout anthem “Used To,” which has racked up millions of streams to date. He’s already received looks from Elevator, REVOLT and many more.

KB Mike has a massive 2022 ahead. Stay tuned!

About KB Mike

A show of emotion equates to a show of strength. KB Mike doesn’t hold back his emotions. In the process, he asserts himself as a strong, soulful, and spirited voice for not only his native Chicago, but the culture at large. He’s endured his fair share of pain and gained wisdom and perspective as a result. Growing up on the city’s notorious Southside, he watched friends and family fall prey to violence and drugs. At the same time, he gained popularity throughout his high school and community. Stuck at home on house arrest, he honed his voice through a series of freestyles online. During 2020, he brought his Spotify stream tally into the millions on the back of “Addicted” and initial breakthrough “Deep In Love.” After piling up over 15 million views and 10 million streams, the artist immediately connects by holding nothing back.

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Capella Grey × Nija – Confujawn

Bronx R&B sensation Capella Grey returns with a captivating new single called “Confujawn.” The intoxicating R&B anthem features breakout artist Nija, who showcases her trademark sultry vocals. Grey, who previously bent the ears of fans around the world with the player’s anthem “Gyalis,” shows a more introspective, vulnerable side on “Confujawn.” Listen HERE and watch a stylish, yet intimate video HERE.

The rich melodies and sensual vocals of “Confujawn” prove Grey has songs for everyone. If “Gyalis” was a take-no-prisoners club anthem, “Confujawn” finds the rising star showing a mature approach to a rocky relationship. “Like what we doing, no more games,” Grey croons over a plucky guitar line and boom-bap drums. “We’re getting older, I told you no more looking over my shoulder.” The track’s video opens with a frank conversation between Grey and Nija about the way they relate to one another. They eventually decide to make the most of a long night out in Los Angeles, which is captured in moody, stylish lighting while they trade verses. 

Each of the artists has been on the rise over the past few years. Nija has proven herself an accomplished songwriter and an emotionally-affecting singer nominated for three Grammy’s. Since kicking off her career in 2017, she’s written for Cardi B, Summer Walker, and most recently Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa‘s new single “Sweetest Pie.” Now at 24, she’s come into her own as a solo artist with her acclaimed debut EP, January’s Don’t Say I Didn’t Warn You. 

Grey, for his part, has created a fresh yet nostalgic R&B sound that invites listeners across generations. With the runaway success surrounding “Gyalis,” over 300 million combined streams, No. 1 at Urban Radio, No. 38 on the Billboard Hot 100, it would be an obvious move to double down on that formula. However, Grey isn’t your typical artist. With “Confujawn,” he has created a song as instantly catchy as “Gyalis,” but from a completely different angle. 

Though he’s newly signed to Capitol, the New Yorker has been establishing himself as a singer, songwriter, and star the past few years. With “Gyalis” and “Confujawn,” those days of relentless grind as a cab driver are starting to feel like a distant memory. Grey hit No. 2 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart, scored BET‘s Amplified Artist of the Month in December, and also made it onto Billboard’s 15 Hip-Hop and R&B Artists to Watch in 2022 list. Success isn’t easy to come by, but now that Grey is here, he’s showcasing the many ways he can craft a winning single while working on his debut project set to release soon.

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NoonieVsEverybody – HOOD CHRONICLES

Cleveland-based rapper NoonieVsEverybody follows up his debut single with a new track entitled “HOOD CHRONICLES”. It marks the 18-year-old’s second released single of his forthcoming mixtape ‘STRICTLY 4 THE VOICELESS’ coming later this year. “HOOD CHRONICLES” dropped exclusively on YouTube on 2/16 which is a nod to his hometown area code in 216 in Cleveland.

“I come from the hood where u gotta strive for yo self and the ones you love. Everything happens in the hood. You get into the most shit there but you gotta love yo roots and the HOOD CHRONICLES,” said NoonieVsEverybody. Click HERE to listen and HERE to watch. 

The story of “HOOD CHRONICLES” carries on the visceral themes of loyalty and exertion in urban Cleveland, Ohio. “Hood baby, I came out from poverty,” the 18-year-old rapper says. The city of Cleveland recapitulates the focal point of NoonieVsEverybody’s nobility and desire to get his family and friends out and away from the grittiness of urban city living. This is the same resoundful energy that will drive a series of forthcoming singles set to release on his 2022 debut mixtape. “HOOD CHRONICLES” is more than rap, it’s a story.

As a point of convergence, NoonieVsEverybody extends beyond his pen and paper in order to divulge into the hardships of everything he goes through while growing up in Cleveland, Ohio. Sticking to the tantamount style of ardent and emotional lyrics, “Hood Chronicles” sets the stage in conscientious detail in order to ally fans and listeners who go through similar situations. This second iteration from the upcoming Cleveland rapper provides harmonizing refuge straight from the heart in hopes to spread a strong and honest message to the hip-hop community.

NoonieVsEverybody will be prepping more music for release later this year along with a documentary series that gives fans an in-depth look at his life.

About NoonieVsEverybody 

The toughest cities mold the toughest champions. NoonieVsEverybody, based in Cleveland, OH, had to learn to grow up fast in a city historically known to be a rough place to be a kid. The hardships throughout NoonieVsEverybody’s younger years activated an intense will inside the 17-year-old rapper to not let anything stop him from achieving his dreams or taking care of his family. His mom worked hard as a home health aid to take care of him, acting as his “mother and father.” She also introduced him to classic hip-hop, and he developed a passion for everyone from Tupac and Jadakiss to Waka Flocka Flame and Gucci Mane. Between regular suspensions from elementary school, he channeled his troubles into raps, filling up small notebooks with songs and ideas as a kid during class, detention, and lunchtime. That same indomitable spirit drives a series of 2021 singles and his forthcoming debut mixtape. A freestyle on Instagram caught the attention of LVRN. He made his official introduction with an appearance on the “LVRN Cypher” Spotify single alongside big-name heavyweights such as 6LACK, Westside Boogie, BRS Kash, and OMB Bloodbath. In the end, NoonieVsEverybody’s words will resound in his hometown and far beyond.

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Boslen – Levels

Boslen unveils “LEVELS,” the unrelenting first single from his forthcoming project, GONZO, due later this year from Chaos Club Digital/Capitol Records. Listen HERE. The flex-filled experimental alt hip-hop track shows a vigorous side of Boslen following his debut album DUSK to DAWN. Battle-tested, the genre-obliterating artist is more energized than ever.

“When I wrote ‘LEVELS,’ I wanted to challenge myself by breaking the fourth wall and showcasing how the highs and lows of moving in this industry can affect an artist,” says Boslen. “I wanted listeners to hear a new side of my tonality. I feel like I poured in more emotion than I ever have before. ‘LEVELS’ really sets the tone for GONZO, and I can’t wait for my fans to hear the full project.”

About Boslen

Boslen is a born trailblazer. The 22-year-old hip-hop experimenter lives in Vancouver, and the city’s people have become key to the way he understands himself and his art. Vancouver is a land of contrasts, with snowy peaks and warm water; beautiful nature and busy streets. It’s the perfect home for an artist who reconciles disparate energies, weaving together styles and sounds that don’t intuitively connect. DUSK to DAWN, his Capitol Records debut, furthers this adventurous approach, mixing trap, pop, punk, and rock melodies. It’s also directly inspired by his city, a place that drives him to be different, to achieve greatness when no one expects him to. Boslen first emerged as an artist in 2018, when he dropped out of school, moved to North Vancouver, and released the Motionless and Motionless II mixtapes. He found his footing in 2019 with the energetic, confrontational songs “Eye for an Eye” and ”Hidden Nights,” which garnered millions of streams.

In 2019, he released the Black Lotus EP, but even with so many songs out in the world, DUSK to DAWN feels like a step forward, full of boundary-pushing vocal experiments, heavier production, and shapeshifting transitions. The music finally matches the tumultuous emotions he’s captured in his lyrics all along. He may not be able to pull every listener into Vancouver, but he’s using the city’s contrasts as a backdrop to challenge everyone to think beyond themselves, to dream big.

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NO-1 NOAH × Summer Walker

Singer/Songwriter NO-1 NOAH (Ghetto Earth Records/Interscope Records) will join Summer Walker for her two-night concert at the Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre in Atlanta on Feb. 18 and Feb. 19. NOAH’s return to the stage will serve as a sparkplug, as he plans to release new music this March and an EP this spring. 

After displaying beams of promise on Walker’s sizzling anthems, NO-1 inked a deal with her label Ghetto Earth Records in December 2020. Serving as her first artist, NOAH looks to rattle the cages of R&B with his emo-leaning tracks and sticky hooks. Since announcing his deal, his opening record, “Ridin For My Love,” flaunted his pillowy vocals and gutsy lyrics. NOAH is also coming off the release of his hypnotic record “Bounce.” The seductive earworm showcased NOAH’s supreme ability to get any woman he desired. Last year, he flexed his melodic muscles when he unleashed his anthemic banger “Thank God.”

The promising songwriter was named one of Billboard’s 15 Hip-Hop & R&B Artists to Watch in 2020. Touted for his “ethereal vocals and intrepid lyricism,” NOAH first caused shockwaves in the R&B world when he appeared on Summer Walker’s standout EP Life on Earth. NOAH’s indelible prints landed on the singer’s stellar cuts “SWV” and “White Tee,” where he served as her guest feature.  

With publications such as Rolling Stone and XXL already praising NOAH for his extraordinary talents, it’s only a matter of time before he morphs into a full-fledged star.  

About Ghetto Earth Records

Ghetto Earth, founded by R&B artist Summer Walker in 2020, is a record label who debuted with feature artist NO1-NOAH. It is a joint venture with Interscope Records.