Reggie Rare - It Was All A Dream
Reginald W. Cayless Jr., stage name “Reggie Rare”, is known for his lyrics, “no time to talk” mentality and for being a trendsetter. Reggie Rare was born in Riverside, CA and raised in Palmdale, CA where he has been on a mission to become the legend he knows he is for the future generations to come. Reggie Rare began creating music in 2016 and has begun to explore engineering and production in Hemet, CA at Top Flight Supply Studio. The first song Reggie Rare produced is called “Blueprint” featuring @A-F-R-O, which was also his first time working with an accomplished artist. From then on, Reggie Rare started to work with established artists, such as @Emilio Rojas, @Smoke DZA, @JAG, @Joey Fatts and @Chucky Strangers. Outside of making his own music and producing for others, Reggie Rare organizes events for independent artists throughout the year in addition to his own tours and pop ups. Reggie Rare also operates his own studio for artists to record to make sure local youth have a haven to escape to outside of the streets.
Young Truth - Str8 Truth
Hailing from the historic neighborhood in New York City named Harlem, Young Truth began making a name for himself performing in well known venues all over the city like Santos Party House, Webster Hall, DROM and the legendary Apollo Theater. Putting the pieces together along the way, his brand today stands in a very favorable position as many of the Big Apple's tastemakers have caught wind of his potential. Appearing on a selection of dope projects highlighting standout independent artist has only helped with the push of his solo efforts Tunnel Vision (2013), Unwritten (2015), Groundwork (2016) and his latest release You Are God which have received critical acclaim. In 2017 Young Truth appeared on Sway In The Morning for Friday Fire Cypher which created a bigger buzz. Born William “Bill” McMillan on September 20, 1987, The Harlem native found a passion to create music as a form of escape from the hard realities outside of his window. Young Truth gravitated to the expressive nature with which some of his favorite MCs delivered. Studying The Notorious B.I.G, Jay-Z, Nas and The Wu-Tang Clan to name a few; it was only a matter of time Young Truth would be known as a super lyricist and songwriter. Intrigued by not only their style but their control of the mic, the upstart took to penning his own rhymes while a senior in High School. To expand his reach Young Truth paired with Smoke DZA on “Tenfold” to show the world that he can deliver on a high performing level. Most known for golden era Hip-Hop sounds, the New York lyricist teamed up with former Roc-A-Fella signee Rell on “Vintage Love” which has more of an R&B feel.
New single from Supa Kaliente titled "Fright Night" produced by Grizzly Beatz. See Supa Kaliente in the movie Conflicted alongside Benny The Butcher and Westside Gunn.
Lose - M. Rumbi x Iyanah x BasicCity
A producer, sometimes singer, occasional rapper and everyday creative from Nairobi, Kenya, currently residing in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Songwriter M. Rumbi mixes his inspiration and experience to blend genres and ideas both instrumentally and lyrically. Intertwining his love and influences of indie and jazz-influenced music he strives to create songs that need to be felt. Having moved around a lot, one constant in his life was music. From an avid listener to an enthusiastic music producer, M. Rumbi is constantly creating and pushing himself and this shows itself with his consistent releases. In November 2020 he released a 4-track EP titled “Not All That” to positive reviews with it being featured in various blogs and magazines across the continent. “Not All That is a cleverly written and compiled EP that takes you first through a rollercoaster of talented lyricism, and then raw emotion and a stellar production quality.” says Mwesh Mwandishi of Tangaza Magazine. With a sonic shift in 2021 M. Rumbi has taken a step back to his roots, with a slower, more minimal sound. On this shift, he stated, “This is where I started and it’s a type of music I’ve always wanted to make and I finally feel like I can make it so I am”. This has been further deepened by his releases across 2022, with songs like “Less”, “Saviour” and “Let Go” being of significant note. M. Rumbi’s EP “A.Ms” that dropped on the 27th August 2021. It was released to positive reception and now has over 7,000 streams on Spotify. As of 2022 he has been pursuing a passion project which has seen him release over 15 songs with musicians from all over the world. Specifically standout are his single “More/Less” which now has 40,000 streams on spotify. The project has seen the creative seamlessly shifting his production and writing to cater for the various artists. "Self", M. Rumbi’s latest release was dropped on the 16th of December, a collaboration between Iyanah Kiragu, a creative and singer-songwriter from Kenya, and award-winning creative duo BasicCity.
alvin Michael Holmes (born September 28, 1993 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), better known as Allegheny Cal, is an American rapper/producer best known for his penchant for story-telling, and providing innovative, unique hip hop. He has released three studio projects with his first in 2016, the "Sincerely Yours EP" his second “Wolves In Sheep’s Clothing” which was released on October 10, 2017 and latest "A Wolf Out The Cage" which was released November 9, 2018. Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Allegheny Cal is no stranger to living in an environment that’s less than conducive to success. Raised on Pittsburgh’s Southside, Cal witnessed the hard life firsthand in the public housing project “Arlington Heights”. Here, is where Cal first discovered his passion for hip hop – and would spend countless hours studying the culture and honing his craft. Inspired by rappers like Beanie Sigel, Lloyd Banks, Prodigy of Mobb Deep, and producer/rapper Black Milk, Cal started rhyming about his life and the issues facing inner city residents as he saw it from his perspective in Pittsburgh. The Steel City's most famous musical resident to date is Wiz Khalifa, so much so, that the Pittsburgh City Council declared 12-12-12 (December 12, 2012) to be Wiz Khalifa day in the city. His desire to rep “The Burgh” and the east coast alike drove Allegheny to start recording and pushing his music online as well as the streets, where he has begun to garner fans drawn to his original style, off-kilter flows, and deeply personal lyrics about the problems he and his fellow community has faced being raised in the rough inner cities across the United States. Cal cites New York rap and Black Milk as his major influences, and it shows in his ability to illustrate chillingly tense street stories of violence, over his smooth – yet awkward jazz laden production. Ultimately Cal shows and proves with his rhymes, which demonstrate the promise of a legend in the making. His skills, relaxed demeanor, and incredibly open book approach establish Cal as a true artist. He's ready to represent for Pittsburgh, the East Coast, and anyone who relates to the struggle of inner city life. As Allegheny tells it: "Making beats and writing rhymes was my escape, I knew being a rapper was what I wanted to do most. My music is full of soul—and it’s honest. And my goal is to ultimately inspire anyone familiar with the realities of the projects to gather the courage to create an escape for something you believe in. Boldly proclaiming "If you’re not a fan now, that’s ok. Just know that what you’re hearing is always going to be the real me – I have no fear in expressing myself, and ultimately I hope you can become a fan of my character."
twogeebs is a masked wearing musical artist out of New Jersey, Originally from Hillside. He is an avid lover of Vans and has that classics east coast style, more heavy and prominent with lyrics, but he can also adapt to various styles of music. Fun facts: he has a SpongeBob tattoo wearing Vans and a slew of other unique ones. He has been releasing music independently since 2021 when he dropped his 2 albums “Tha Geeb Tape & Tha Geeb Tape 2. twogeebs h works a regular job at a warehouse to fund his musical goals and dreams. He represents for the have nots, and the realities in rap music. The broke, depressed, mental health ridden people who question themselves. Relating to the everyday people and situations he still currently struggles with. Like watching his grandparents die in the hospital, losing a friend to prison, gang culture he saw at a young age, the adjustment of moving from the hood to the suburbs as a kid, racism, selling and taking prescription pills, dealing with depression, being diagnosed with bipolar as a teenager and failed relationships. All of which he speaks about through his music. He’s gearing up to release his next album “Tha Geeb Tape 3” on October 31st, 2022
ANY BEAST CAN BE SLAiN - KiERAN
While spending most of his life growing up by the shore of New Jersey, humorous hip-hop artist KiERAN was more interested in the gritty aesthetic of 1990’s east coast/G-funk era rap albums instead of spending time at the beaches in the summer (which makes sense considering his pale ginger complexion) while also enjoying standup specials from the likes of Dave Chappelle, Bill Burr, and Bo Burnham. A lot of KiERAN’s music is locked and loaded with skits and humorous bars/moments, while also trying to stay in line with the contemporary of a hip-hop song. KiERANs biggest musical inspirations come from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Big Pun, Big Daddy Kane, J. Cole, and again, Mr. Bo Burnham.
Frame The Great - Transformer
“Frame The Great” (Artist, Songwriter, & Producer) Is a North Carolina native from a small town called Wadesboro. As adolescent, always was in tuned with various genres of music. With his “Shape Shifting” styles (being able to shift from style to style), only signifies that he’s NOT your typical recording artist. It wasn’t until the age of eleven, when he decided to pick up the microphone to craft his skills as an Emcee. At the age of 14, he met a local recording engineer by the name of John (Redrum) Williams, it was there where he had his first recording experience.
“TRANSFORMER” by. Frame The Great
Songwriter: Frame The Great
Vocals: Frame The Great
Producer: Grimey Chops
Engineer: Frame The Great & Grimey Chops
After announcing her upcoming sophomore album, “The Liz 2“, with “Hunnit Dolla Hiccup” featuring Benny The Butcher & Stove God Cooks, Armani Caesar and Westside Gunn are cooking again with the album’s second single and visual for “Paula Deen.” While The Liz officially put Armani Caesar on the map, The Liz 2 dropping on Oct. 21st on Griselda/GXFR Records will make her a star.
Elcamino Signs to Black Soprano Family Records, Releases ”80 Bills” Ft. Benny the Butcher
After celebrating the life as well as the legacy & impact of DJ Shay last month, Benny the Butcher has officially signed Elcamino to Black Soprano Family Records. Camino has had a long-standing affiliation with BSF & Griselda over the years & he has been a frequent & valued contributor to both of the trend-setting crews. Now, he has released his 1st official single & video ”80 Bills, under the BSF umbrella which features Benny himself.
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