Malone feat. Ismael Sankara – “Dream Big” (Remix) | @MaloneOfficiel @AskForISH

Malone feat. Ismael Sankara – “Dream Big” (Remix) | @MaloneOfficiel @AskForISH

Malone is a Parisian hip hop emcee and songwriter known for his singles such as “Life Airlines” and “Douces Caresses”and has already successfully released eight records under his own record label, Le Temps d’une Note, including his Introspection EP. Malone is an artist evolving in an eclectic environment, aspiring to convey a simple image with values such as hope, love and self-achievement.

Produced by Nya, “Dream Big” is not only a musical summary of Malone’s 2016, but also from his state of mind. Thus, bringing Malone to reveal his visuals for the track.

“Dream Big” is from Malone’s Second Souffle EP features Miami rapper Ismael “Ish” Sankara.

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Cee – “…And You Know It Is” | @ceefor

Cee – “…And You Know It Is” | @ceefor

Cee has always been an artist who isn’t scared of experimenting with his art. From his early years in soul-driven groups like Soul District and Cee & Bekah, to his three-mixtape series The Indie Experiment, and even to recent trap singles like “Ramadan”, no one sound truly encapsulates the MC, something which has allowed him to move seamlessly between genres throughout his career.

Originally released in 2014 via the heavily slept-on Awkward Dance EP, Cee lent his vocals to Televangelista’s production on “…And You Know It Is”, creating a genre-bending piece of music deftly sweeping between Electronica and Hip Hop.

The arresting visuals, directed by Jonathan Emile and shot by King Richard, follow Cee as he discovers his neighbour (played by Angela Nashed) has been a victim of domestic abuse, so much so that she does something very drastic to escape her situation. The upbeat vibe and positive lyrical content are juxtaposed with the dark themes, providing a jarring and thought-provoking experience for the viewer.

Stream “…And You Know It Is” on Spotify, Apple Music and purchase on iTunes.

“…And You Know It Is” was mixed and mastered by Notion at Illnote Studios, Toronto, Canada.

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DV Alias Khryst and Redman Join Forces For “Lights Out” Single | @GENERALDV @therealredman

DV Alias Khryst and Redman Join Forces For “Lights Out” Single | @GENERALDV @therealredman

It’s been months in the making of the D.V. Alias KHRYST album, but with two decades under his belt of commercial music production and scraping together hard hitting beats, identifying lyrics for the people is a no- brainer to this Brooklyn native, who heavily weighs in on the “facts”.

The first single, “Lights Out” features veteran Jersey emcee Redman. The track was produced by multi-platinum duo Midi Mafia, who are responsible for hits such as 50 Cent’s “21 Questions” and has worked with artists such as Justin Bieber and many more.

“The album is purely motivated by pain,” says D.V. “Sometimes the pain brings out the best in an artist.”

The B Side, “Streets Don’t Love”, features West Coast lyrical monsters Ras Kass & Blu and produced by Science. The single releases everywhere both physical and digitally on October 28th but can be pre-ordered today at all digital music stores.

With the LP official release date still undetermined, it’s projected to be released everywhere through label imprint, Dgsup, Inc. / Soul Spazm Records.

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Emily Blunt Talks “The Girl On The Train” | @girlontrainfilm

Emily Blunt Talks “The Girl On The Train” | @girlontrainfilm

Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow and Laura Prepon star in DreamWorks Pictures’ The Girl on the Train, from director Tate Taylor (The Help, Get On Up) and producer Marc Platt (Bridge of Spies, Into the Woods).

In the thriller, Rachel (Blunt), who is devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

In the video, Blunt talks about her part as the role of Rachel in the movie based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel. The Girl on the Train is adapted for the screen by Erin Cressida Wilson.  The film’s executive producers are Jared LeBoff and Celia Costas, and it will be released by Universal Pictures on October 7th. Click here to watch the trailer!

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Ladi G Proves She’s A Problem With “Gucci, Polo” | @ladigishiphop

Ladi G Proves She’s A Problem With “Gucci, Polo” | @ladigishiphop

22-year-old Ladi G is a female emcee that hails from the borough of Brooklyn, living in Tampa, FL and is the First Ladi of the We A Problem family. She blew minds with her debut mixtape, Starring Ladi G and The Co-Stars and followed up with her sophomore mixtape, Multiple Personalities, along with her anthem single ‘So Brooklyn’ and her first official single “Salvador Dali,” which included the b-side club track, “Bounce”.

“It motivates me harder and makes me wanna step my game up cause one day I want to be known as a Hov, or a Biggie to Brooklyn,” states Ladi G, who seems to possess an old musical soul. She credits Marvin Gaye, SWV, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Monica, Brandy and others as inspiration and became the stars that performed on the soundtrack of her youth.

Her upcoming single, “Bad Habits,” is in demand by a bevy of DJs nationwide. Her style appeals lyrically to both guys and girls as her vocal tone commands attention from the first syllable to the last metaphor. As a teaser for her forthcoming debut album, she teams up with label mate M.C. of Self Made Family for the club banger, “Gucci, Polo”, proving to rappers everywhere that she is definitely a problem.

“Gucci, Polo” is out now on digital music stores everywhere.

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MC of Self Made Family – “El Chapo” | @MCofSelfMadeFam

MC of Self Made Family – “El Chapo” | @MCofSelfMadeFam

Queens rapper MC of Self Made Family releases his new single, aptly named after the famed Mexican drug lord, today on The Next Phase Entertainment LLC.

“A lot of people look at El Chapo and think all negative,” M.C. explains. “But they fail to see the story behind the story. This song kind of brings that backstory to the forefront.”

M.C. was exposed to all walks of life as well as all genres of music growing up, surrounded himself with nothing but music. Studying some of the musical greats, he acquired a unique talent and ear for music. M.C. did not only stick to the boundaries of hip hop, but ventured out into other musical genres. With family members in the music industry, he was exposed to the tricks of the trade early in life, making him the polished artist he is today.

“El Chapo” is a follow-up to M.C.’s second official single, “Made A Million” which heated up the airwaves in several states with major co-signs by MMG’s DJ Sam Sneaker and Power 105.1 FM’s DJ Will.

“El Chapo” will be aired today exclusively with DJ Will aka “Da Bronx Bomber” on Power 105.1 FM in New York, and during Da Union Hour with DJ K Yung on SirusXM Saturday. The track will then air on DASH Radio on the XXL Magazine channel.

“El Chapo” is available for download Tidal, Spotify and all digital media sites.

Twitter: @MCofSelfMadeFam | Instagram: @WhyNotMC | Snapchat: MCofSelfMadeFam

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Nikki D. Celebrates “Daddy’s Little Girl” on #HangoutSession | @OGNikkiD

Nikki D. Celebrates “Daddy’s Little Girl” on #HangoutSession | @OGNikkiD

Nikki Strong, forever as Nikki D., will always be known for Daddy’s Little Girl, where she is celebrating the 25th Anniverary of the knockout album.

She signed with Def Jam in 1989 and released her debut single “Lettin’ Off Steam”, produced by Sam Sever, the same year. The single’s video featured Flavor Flav. A little more than two years later, Nikki D released the more commercially acceptable song, “Daddy’s Little Girl”, which reached #1 on the US Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart.

Prior to releasing Daddy’s Little Girl, Nikki D was on tour in Europe for a year with fellow R&B artist Alyson Williams. Nikki has since then recorded songs with Moby, Queen Latifah on the Set It Off soundtrack, EPMD, Naughty By Nature, Flavor Unit, vocalist Suzanne Vega and also with Redman for his Muddy Waters album.

I sit down with the first lady of Def Jam to see what she has been up to on this episode of #HangoutSession.

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