As an all around creative and entertainer, Hip-Hop artist, producer, engineer, photographer, videographer, director, editor, artist mentor, actor, and writer, NOR KIN4LIFE effortlessly manages many hats. Born and raised in Mt. Vernon, NY, a town known for its contribution to hip hop with artists like Al B.Sure, Heavy D and P.Diddy. NOR wrote her first song at 8 years old which lead her to musical production, and and later photography and videography. The rest is history. Formerly 1/2 of the groundbreaking, dynamic duo, KIN4LIFE, NOR has brought us hit after hit for 20+ years from the infamous “Makeup Girl” to “Dirty Dream” to today’s viral hit “LOOK AT MY HAIR” which currently is going viral with the #LOOKATMYHAIRCHALLENGE. Let the record show, KIN4LIFE brought us the first LGBT Hip Hop group, and their fan base stretches to every inch of the world. From touring internationally, to collaborating with former Bad Boy producers FBI, to featuring on PBS “In the Life”, to having a top 10 music video on MTV LOGO for 11 consecutive weeks and being in rotation on MTV in over 17 countries and also being considered in a couple categories at the Grammy Awards a few years back. NOR KIN4LIFE continues to be a resonating voice in the industry with her not just her own music but she also has developed and produced numerous songs for Hip Hop/R&B artist “BUTTERFLY FEELS”. In 2021 NOR KIN4LIFE AND BUTTERFLY FEELS wrapped up the year with over 300,000 streams collectively. NOR’s current single “Dreamzzz” ft. SPAZZ Breezy is a coming of age story from a female perspective. The record was produced by NOR and has a boom bap feel with hard hitting lyricism laced throughout. The underlying message is remind yourself of how great you are and to never forget you “DREAMZZZ”.
A lot of research goes into this one but what you find is definitely memorable as it is weird. “Hubert Cumberdale” is a prime example of when you crossbreed two strains of strange onto some grimy production. Using inspiration from that flash animated Newgrounds.com sensation “Salad Fingers” you can tell James Joyce The Squatch is a fan of David Firth while applying his own signature scumbag flavor.
The beat from Enels has the easily recognizable samples to keep this filthy display of lyricism moving with ease while paying homage to the creators by dropping a cameo from Hubert Cumberdale himself. Great wit and dark humor are shown with the punchlines and delivery while giving a small glimpse into the melodic side of the music so there’s truly something for everyone here.
Hi, I'm 96 (pronounced nine-six) from Largo, Maryland. I'm a recording artist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist aspiring to express my authentic self sonically. My musical exploration began in third grade as I joined my schools orchestra playing the alto saxophone. Although my journey with the saxophone only lasted a year due to expensive rental costs, my desire to make music mildly grew within me. Through my adolescence I became a self taught musician learning to play both guitar and piano. By the time I had entered high school I had a $40 first act guitar and a keyboard I had borrowed and the owner forgot about lol. Although I didn't have expensive and quality materials I had become determined to utilize both to my greatest potential. High school was pivotal time in my music journey, I took two semester piano classes and a musicianship class that encouraged me to continue growing, and validated many self doubts. I graduated in 2014 and took all my graduation monetary gifts and invested into a MacBook Pro (the one I'm currently typing this on lol) and began my journey into production on GarageBand. A lot in my life has changed from 2014 to 2022, but making something out of nothing has been a continued theme in my production journey. I have produced many songs and connected with many talented artists both locally and abroad. I am currently in a season of life where I am going promoting my work and amplifying my fellow artists. The track, Shoebox Money featuring Basick Lee Joshua, is one I'm particularly proud of because the completed track came to life exactly how I had envisioned it. The second I began chopping the sample I knew the track had to be gritty and straightforward. My search for a lyricist to complete the vision was short, once I sent the track to Basick he was on it, and the rest is history. I am proud that the record exceeded both of our expectations, Basick is a lyrical beast with a hustle mindset. There is more to come really soon, but as of now listeners can stream Shoebox Money along with my other work on all streaming platforms, I also have links on my Instagram @ninteysxx.
Singer-songwriter BeMyFiasco released her lauded debut album Where I Left You via +FE Music/EMPIRE on October 15, 2021. Today (6/8/2022), the stylish, celebratory music video for the album’s Little Brother-assisted “Outside The Lines” exclusively premiered via BET Soul and is now available on YouTube. Directed by husband and wife duo Office Romance (Andrew Klein and Effie Speridakos) and executive produced by Phonte, the video demonstrates the vibrant and infectious qualities of love, as BeMyFiasco and her love interest (played by NC artist Sonny Miles) effectively transform the energy of a house party.
“When we first heard ‘Outside the Lines’, it gave such sweet, warm energy that grew each time we listened to it. We wanted to show the transformative power of real love as it turned this lame party into a full vibe. It was a dream to work with this team and we’re so grateful to have been a part of it.” – Office Romance
“‘Outside the Lines’ is about taking risks and allowing yourself to be vulnerable when it comes to your heart. It’s a song that encourages self-love and exploration within a relationship while also acknowledging the discomfort of the journey. Working with Effie and Andrew [for the song’s video] was a dream… It was important that the video capture the warmth and energy of the song. To enhance to the experience, we also reached out to other black and brown creatives around the area.” – BeMyFiasco
“This is the first video I’ve executive produced. It was a big challenge for me, but I’m just thankful that we came out with something beautiful.” – Phonte
Watch the “Outside The Lines” on YouTube here.
Check out the exclusive BET Soul premiere of “Outside The Lines” here, and catch the video airing on the cable network throughout the day.
The “Outside The Lines” video arrives on the heels of the inclusion of Little Brother‘s seminal debut album The Listening in Rolling Stone’s list of the “200 Greatest Hip-Hop Albums Of All Time“. With guest features from Little Brother, Devin Morrison, Carlitta Durand, and Darien Brockington; and production from Tall Black Guy, Roho, among others, Where I Left You was intended by executive producer Phonte to serve as a love letter to the work of Timbaland, Missy Elliott, and the Swing Mob. Aaliyah is one of BeMyFiasco’s earliest and most prominent influences, making the album a full-circle moment.
Devin Denzel Davidson, known professionally as DEVIN THE RIPPER, is a Maryland native, born into a world of music. His father Quentin ‘Footz’ Davidson was a founder and the drummer for the well renowned Go-Go band Rare Essence. Devin turned to music as a means to creatively and emotionally express himself after the tragic murder of his father in 1994 and later the murder of his brother in 1999.
Devin always had a love for music and Hip-Hop in particular. While living in Los Angeles to pursue his acting career, he naturally transitioned into music; recording his first song, "Lee Mack Freestyle." Once he decided to pursue music, he wanted his sound to reflect the culture of the DMV area, making it fitting for him to move back and reside in Southeast, DC, the same place his father rose to musical prominence.
In August of 2020, Devin would release his highly anticipated debut album 'One Day It'll Make Cents' with lead singles '10 Toes Down' and 'Hustle SZN'. Devin has a way of using his hard hitting delivery and vivid storytelling to charm listeners, which has led to him being recognized as one of the DMV's most lyrically-inclined. His musical influences include Rare Essence, NaS, Backyard Band, Nipsey Hussle and 2Pac.
Hitting you in the head with some new slickness, The Mighty Capeech brings an easy-going track for radio & the streets.
The Mighty Capeech has created his own unique brand of hip hop that bridges the gap between traditional and contemporary hip hop sonics.
The Mighty Capeech has been making ground on the CMJ Hip Hop Charts with an upbeat feel & boom-bap, Primo-style beats (heavy drums and soul samples) & raps that never disappoint. Influenced by Rakim, Gangstarr, Mobb Deep & Tribe Called Quest. You were waiting for someone to bring that 90’s hip hop back, Capeech is your guy.
J Brook is back at it again. This time teaming up with fellow east coast emcee E-Rock, with music production provided by Grizzly Beatz, for their new joint Back In The City. High quality visuals provided by JGI Films.
DJ GUMBA - WORD ON THE STREET PART 2 (Mixtape)
New York’s DJ Gumba is back with Part 2 of his mixtape series titled “Word On The Street”
DJ Gumba is the official tour DJ of legendary Def Squad rapper Keith Murray.
Gumba keeps that authentic hip hop vibe alive with this one! The mixtape is over an hour long with brand new music from Royal Flush, Keith Murray, Bumpy Knuckles & Krumb Snatcha, Method Man, Cypress Hill, SA Money, Jag Arreola, The Doppelgangaz, NEMS, Kid Capri, Milez Grimez, Blue Legacy, A-F-R-O & More!
Based in the Garden State of New Jersey, Forin Deep is an Indian-born (foreign) American artist, determined to make his way into hip-hop. Inspired by the production of his 'spirit artist', Kanye west, Forin aims to use minimalism and complexity simultaneously in his work. After coming to the US in 2004 from India, Forin felt an instantaneous connection with hip-hop. He recalls listening to "Good Life" on his high school bus radio, and not comprehending what was being said. Though English is his second language, Forin was quickly able to learn after a year of taking ESL.
Being dissatisfied with beats found online and through friends forced Forin to began his journey of learning production. Forin comes without any musical learning background but he will continue to prove music can be learned, no matter how complex, and that hip hop artists/producers should not feel confined or forced to follow trends as they are more capable and innovative than what others credit them to be.
After a long hiatus and vigorously studying music, Forin Deep releases his debut project “Vertigo” in March of 2022. “Vertigo” is an attempt to incorporate various sub-genres to bring together the music into the rich culture of hip-hop. The self-produced project encompasses concepts of everyday life including human greed, violence, existentialism, and faith in a higher being, to bring back hope and revive reality-based music into hip-hop once again.
Come Winter is a lo-fi inspired boom bap track by Australian artist Connor Jones. Connor floats effortlessly over producer bigcun's swing-drunk drums and lush samples to tell stories of hustling, interjected with meticulous wordplay and smooth-as-butter flows.
Connor Jones has been a mainstay in Australian hip-hop for over 10 years. Gathering a cult-like following with groups Velvet Sand & JERKSTORE., Connor is steadily dropping more solo tracks and riding the wave of Australia's newfound spot on the global hip-hop stage.
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