Fresh off an exclusive premiere with hip-hop media giant – 2DopeBoyz,
Columbus, Ohio emcee, Hodgie XVII drops this dope lyrical assault
over this smooth piano-laced production from producer, Rashad (produced for MMG’s Stalley, etc). Hodgie expresses through his lyrics that he ain’t about the games especially with the “internet gangstas.”
This single, “Homicide” is the second single from Hodgie XVII’s forth-coming album, “American Dreamin'” which is set for release next week on May 12th. “American Dreamin'” will be hosted by 2DopeBoyz. Be on the lookout for more of his material.
It’s time to catch the Holy Ghost with Exec Gang’s own, Nes Wordz. “Holy Ghost” is the first look inside Nes’ forthcoming project Stupid Genius which is set to drop sooner than expected. For the production duties, Nes enlisted, Tha Audio Unit, SupaNatra & Jacoti Sommes, who all have respective production credits under their belts which include Smoke DZA, French Montana, Jeremih and others. Stupid Genius will be available on iTunes this time next week.
A while back we covered the new EP from Ohio artist Correy Parks entitled “The Layover,” and we felt like the highlight of the project is how the first track hit you in the chest out of the gate. Well finally, that track has a video to go with it. Check out the visual to “Arrival” below and let us know how much more you enjoyed the video the second time around!
That sound we’ve all been yearning for is back! Check out the new release from Trek Manifest ‘Americano Visionado’ produced by the great Rare Kommodity. This song is off of the forthcoming ‘L.E.G.A.C.Y.’ project. Let us know what you think!
It gives us great pleasure to witness growth in the beginning of an artists’ career. From his first project that dropped not too long ago, to his current release ‘The Layover,’ Correy Parks has been building on a foundation of talent, passion, and uncharted potential. ‘The Layover’ is a great collection of songs that show the growth and range of what Correy is all about.
The first track, ‘Arrival,’ will instantly draw you into the project. With his rapid flow and complex rhyme scheme, Correy passionately and furiously lets the world know that he has arrived. From there, the mood goes from a laid back vibe to a conscious vibe to more rapid fire bars. All of this is less important to the content of ‘The Layover,’ which seems to be tailored to send a message of creative and internal struggle in today’s society.
I recommend you sit down and listen to the project in its entirely. Then, run it back and pay attention to the words that are being said. It’s easy to get so caught up in the flow and the excellent production, that you miss the uplifting message between the lines.
Check it out below and let us know what you think!
Happy New Year! I hope your 2015 is treating you good so far! It’s very common to set new goals for yourself at the start of a new year, so we want to give you all a promise; to deliver a new podcast episode each week! So, we’re behind already but we’re going to keep it consistent from here on out! This episode is a trap EDM mix featuring DJ OHLA. This is perfect for your gym sessions if you’re trying to lose some weight and get in shape for the new year. Check it out! Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes!
OT Genasis – ‘CoCo’ (Trapzillas Remix)
Rae Sremmurd – ‘No Type’ (Clinton Sparks Remix)
Shy Glizzy – ‘Awwsome’ (Wellman Trap Remix)
Beyonce – ‘7/11’ (DJ Phresh & Regg Ruck Trap Remix)
Skrillex feat Niki and The Dove – ‘Ease My Mind’ (GTA Remix)
Ookay – ‘Egg Drop Soup’
Flo Ride feat Sage The Gemini – ‘GDFR’ (S2K Trapout Remix)
Alesso – ‘Heroes’ (Branchez Remix)
Ilovemakonnen – ‘Tuesday’ (De la vega NYE edit)
Ilovemakonnen – ‘Tuesday’ (made monster remix)
Jay-Z – ‘Tom Ford’ – (caked up remix)
Kanye West – ‘New Slaves’ (DJ snake remix)
Munchi x the diplomats – ‘Dipset Anthem’
Bobby Shmurda – ‘hot nigga’ (play n skillz x Scott summers x Dainjazone)
Jay-z – ‘dirt oof your shoulder’ (Z-Trip Remix)
Flosstradamus – ‘Assquake’
2 Chainz ft Project Pat – ‘Used 2’ (Trpmstr edit)
Big Sean – ‘IDFWU’ (Crvftsmen remix)
Drake – ‘0 to 100’ (grandtheft bootleg)
Migos – ‘fight night’ (lambo remix)
Wiz Khalifa – ‘ass drop’ (Crvftsmen remix)
Right on time for Christmas, Correy Parks drops a visual for “Check In,” a freeverse in anticipation for his new project, ‘The Layover EP.’ This project should be dropping soon, but check this video out to hold you over in the meantime!
In my years of DJing in Los Angeles, I met a number of artists through different outlets. However, the most talented / promising was Habit Blcx (previously known as Rappinismyhabit). From the moment I heard his music I knew that he was on to something big. His passion and emotion was clearly illustrated through his rhymes and content, and each project he released was light years ahead of the last. His next EP, ‘Progress is a Process,’ is in production and he’s asking all of us lovers of Hip Hop music to join in the process. Check out the video for the campaign below.
Check out https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/progress-is-a-process-ep to see how you can contribute. Money is great, but even just spreading the word will work wonders. Everyone always asks where did real Hip Hop music go, and I’m telling you its alive and well in Habit Blcx. Listen to his previous work here if you don’t believe me.
Adding to his already impressive catalog and resume for 2014, (credits: Jeremih, Smoke DZA, Willie The Kid, Nes Wordz, King Ezz) Columbus, Ohio producer extraordinaire Tha Audio Unit winds down the year by releasing the musically adventurous instrumental project Mini Boss. It’s largely inspired by the soundtracks and sounds of the 16 Bit gaming consoles. Those of us that grew up on Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis all have fond memories from those games, and to them A.U. pays tribute by giving them “an extra life”
DOPE new track from the homie Hodgie! Each record he puts out makes us more and more anxious for his debut album. ‘Middle of the Map’ is another hot one. Check out the video below!
A fire has been lit in Ohio over the past few months with Lebron James’ return to the Cavs and the Cleveland Browns being over 500. State pride is at an all time high. Ohio’s music scene is using this time to reacquaint the world with there signature sounds and bright new talent. Columbus rapper Hodgie brings you a visual for his first single Middle of the Map which features Cincinnati’s own Lantana. The song is produced by Rashad who lends his talents on the hook as well. Hodgie’s debut album American Dreamin is due out December 8via iTunes and other digital platforms.