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Discover New Artist on Spotify with our curated playlists!

Discover New Artist on Spotify with our curated playlists!

5-D – “Burger Cheese” 

Upon hearing the words Double Deuce Duo Duplicate Deluxe, one might immediately picture a stacked burger, shining in all of its glory (or grease), ready for the taking. However, when comes to the Austin based trio, 5-D, those words come as the foundation to their name, and a story of their past. Made up of RuDi, HBZ and Cron the group initially was divided into other groups known as Rhymestack and SubKulture Patriots (SKP). However upon realizing the potential found within the three members, they ultimately decided to create a Duplicate Deluxe product, and thus 5-D was born.

Upon listening to their latest track “Burger Cheese” their talent becomes apparent as the crispy beat rings through the speakers and engaging lyrics begin to entangle you in their metaphors. Their sound brings you back to 90’s New York hip-hop while keeping it new and refreshing.
So…”What’s a burger without the cheese? Plain as fuck..that’s what.” In other words..what’s a weekend without 5-D…i’ll let you figure out the rest.

Keep an eye out for their self-titled EP to drop in 2020.

Luh Soldier ft. NLE Choppa – “Naw FR” (Video) 

Alabama’s LUH SOLDIER has definitely asserted himself as one of the next premier hip hop talents to rise from the south and in just this past year alone Luh Soldier new EP and the title track, “NAW FR,” placed him on a new pedestal of popularity.

The 20-year-old rapper is definitely bringing a different flavor to modern hip-hop, with his raw, energetic, rapid-fire lyrics and cinematic sound that people are certainly paying attention to. Exclusively released today on World Star Hip Hop, Luh Soldier returns with the drop of his official video for “NAW FR” featuring Memphis’s newest hip hop prodigy, NLE Choppa.

The visual was directed by Catch Rec Media and takes you to the streets where Luh Soldier and NLE Choppa send out their crew of baddies to handle a home invasion. The song is off Luh Soldier’s newest project, NAW FR. Recently signed to Cinematic Music Group, Luh Soldier’s most recent project, NAW FR is out now and features guest appearances by G Herbo, PeeWee Longway and more.

Luh Soldier continues to pioneer a new fanbase and establish himself as the hottest artist coming up in Alabama. Follow Luh Soldier on Instagram.

Puku – “Don’t Call” (Video) 

After creating a wave with his previous hit, “Think of You,” new Miami star Puku capitalizes on the 500,000 streams with a breakout follow-up, titled, “Don’t Call”. Directed by Khufu Najee, Puku confronts his demons and find light in the darkness to overcome his adversities. The visual is a clear window into the artist’s universe and is as moody as it is beautiful, reflecting inwards and facing his emotions.

“‘Don’t Call’ is a song about someone moving away from you, though you constantly tried to give them the energy, you seemed to get pushed away,” Puku says about the making of new song. “When I produced and wrote this song, I was at a point in my life where I felt distant from a lot of people that I truly believed in and genuinely tried to help grow, but I guess it wasn’t enough.”

Stream it now on SoundCloud via Tell Your People. For more on Puku, follow the new rising star on Instagram.

TeeJay3k – Soul Searching (LP) 


Florida’s TeeJay3k has established notoriety for himself as a new artist his signature street mentality, energetic attitude and a string of hits like “Florida Drippin,” “Dirty Muddy” and his latest hit, “Foreign”. Capitalizing on his critically-acclaimed 2016 mixtape, Cold Summer Vol. 1, today, the rising star makes his debut called Soul Searching.

The Pompano Beach-based rapper amassed a massive audience of his own with gritty pain raps and autobiographical lyrics. The debut was promoted with a new smash hit in “Bad Vibes” as the album details the artist’s struggle with losing loved ones, heartbreak and the weight of success.

Among the 12-track effort includes guest appearances by today’s hottest new artists Quando Rondo, Lil Poppa, Cyko and Mozzy. Including TeeJay3k’s hit single, the debut features breakout tracks like “Pressure,” “No Friends” and “FWMB”.

TeeJay3k on Soul Searching:

“It feels like every time I drop a project, I get a year older. It’s like sort-of like my birthday. This project is very heartfelt. Basically, if you ever went through something, you can relate but it’s also about how I put my past behind me and made a name for myself.”

For more on TeeJay3k, follow the rising star today on Twitter and Instagram.

Stream TeeJay3k debut via Free The Lost Records now on Spotify.

The R.O.C. – “Monsters Ain’t Real” (EP Review) 

The R.O.C. is a horrorcore veteran from Detroit, Michigan who got his start as a member of the House of Krazees with Jamie Madrox & Monoxide. When the latter 2 went onto form the duo Twiztid & sign with Psychopathic Records, The R.O.C. hooked up with Skrapz to put out 1 last album under the HOK name before starting a duo of their own called HaLFBrEEd. Although they would only release 1 official album under the HaLFBrEEd name titled Kontamination, it would go on to become a horrorcore classic. Then in 2008, he signed to Psychopathic’s now defunct Hatchet House sub-label & put out his Welcome to the Darkside EP before “retiring” the following year. Eventually, The R.O.C. returned to making music in 2012 & signed to Majik Ninja Entertainment in 2014. His long awaited 3rd album Digital Voodoo finally saw the light of day in 2017 & would go down as his magnum opus in my personal opinion but 2 & a half years later, he’s treating fans with his 6th EP.

After the “Have Some” intro, the first song “From Beneath” finds The R.O.C. comparing himself to a demon to over an orchestral trap beat. The track “A Dream” talks about being in a nightmare over a frightening instrumental from Eric Davie while the song “The Chase” talks about being hunted down over a demented instrumental. And then before the “Next Time” outro, the title track paints a vivid picture of insanity over an electronic-tinged instrumental.

If we’re getting a new full-length album from The R.O.C. in 2020, then this is a fantastic appetizer for the main course. He’s always been the most underrated of MNE & this is no exception of proving that from his lyricism getting better with time to his ever-so chilling production skills. Really looking forward to a follow-up to Digital Voodoo.

Score: 8/10

Onyx & Snowgoons – “SnowMads” (Album Review) 

Onyx is a revered hip hop duo from Queens, New York consisting of Sticky Fingaz & Fredro Starr. Their first 3 albums BacdafucupAll We Got Iz Us & Shut ‘Em Down are rightfully considered by many to be East Coast classics. They went on to release 2 mediocre albums in the early 2000s before going AWOL, returning in 2014 with the Snowgoons produced #WAKEDAFUCUP. This was followed up early last year with the long-lost Black Rock but with Thanksgiving around the corner, they’re getting back with the Snowgoons to deliver a follow-up to the album that returned them to form.

After the intro, the first song “Who da Fuc?” finds Sticky & Fredro challenging their opponents over a boom bap beat with some suspenseful string sections. The next track “Robbing Hip Hop” with Bumpy Knuckles & NEMS sees the 4 comparing taking the game back to a burglary over a frightening instrumental while the song “Monsters Gorillas” with V Knuckles sees the 3 talking about being stone-cold killers over a suspenseful boom bap beat. The track “Rat Tat Tat” of course talks about guns which is cool, but the Quadro & UFO Fev features don’t do anything for me.

The song “Hoodies Down” finds Sticky & Fredro talking shit over an adrenaline pumping beat while the track “Kill da Mic” shows that their lyricism is still grittier than ever over mafiosi-like instrumental. The song “Street Art” with SickFlo sees the 3 showing y’all how hardcore hip hop should be done over a boom bap beat with a fantastic organ lead while the track “Trolling” with V Knuckles is an actually decent diss track towards Charlamagne tha God & 6ix9ine. The song “Ringolevio” flawlessly goes back & forth over a bloodcurdling instrumental while the track “Built Like That” talks from the heart about their courage & strength over an upbeat instrumental.

The song “Mad Shoot Outs” with Flee Lord lyrically needs no further explanation & the lugubrious instrumental fits very well whereas the track “I Got the Tec-9” continues the themes of the previous joint over a boom bap beat with some keyboards. The standard edition closer “Ain’t No Time to Rest” feels like a leftover from Onyx’s Shotgunz in Hell collab album with Dope D.O.D. & then the album finishes with the bonus cut “Good Fight”, which is an energetic crowd mover.

I’ve been wanting a #WAKEDAFUCUP follow-up for a while now & I’m finally glad they did it. Some of the features I could do without, but the Snowgoons‘ raw production yet again fits the duo’s cutthroat lyricism like a glove.

Score: 8/10