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Discover New Artist on Spotify with our curated playlists!

Discover New Artist on Spotify with our curated playlists!

Young James (MMB) – Big Dawg 

 

Hailing from the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn, Young James is a member of a super popular collective of cousins known as MMB. A movement of creatives making noise on the independent circuit, their performances at Webster Hall, Gramercy Theater, SOBs and more has helped them develop an audience in totality and as individuals. Stepping out on a solo mission with his new single, Big Dawg, Young James is ready to take the reigns of the 4th quarter.

 

Conway the Machine – “Look What I Became” (Album Review) 

This is the sophomore album from Buffalo, New York emcee Conway the Machine. Who rose to stardom with his brother Westside Gunn & their label Griselda Records just a few years ago. Last we heard from Conway was in July when he dropped the song “Bang” with Eminem, which is the lead single to his upcoming Shady Records debut God Don’t Make Mistakes. And to prep us for it, he’s releasing Look What I Became independently.

The album kicks off with “No Women No Kids”, where Conway gets mafioso over a haunting Alchemist beat. The next song “Hawks” attacks his biters over an intoxicating instrumental & after the “RIP Owen” interlude, the song “Tito’s Back” is just pretty much Conway & Benny the Butcher showing off their chemistry over a Daringer beat with some eerie keyboards.

The track “Black Spoons” gets back on the mafioso tip over a demented DJ Muggs beat while the song “Vino D” with Dave East & Jim Jones pays tribute to Conway’s friend with the same name over a boom bap beat from JR Swiftz. The track “Half of It” talks about his success over an organ-inflicted trap beat from Rick Hyde & then after the “Bells Palsy” interlude, the closer “You Made It” pays tribute to his mother over a relaxing beat from Statik Selektah.

This is a fantastic prelude. Couple tracks I could’ve done without, but the beats are mostly grimy & Conway’s lyricism just keeps progressing with each new project he drops. Definitely looking forward to his major label debut coming soon.

Score: 8/10

K.Carter – “NBX” (Video) 

Up and coming underground Hip Hop artist out Dayton, OH K.Carter releases his latest hard-hitting music video titled “NBX“, premiering exclusively on UGHHBLOG!
Through K.Carter’s music, he brings forward the message to be yourself with pride and without fear, regardless of the circumstances. Having grown up in west Dayton, he was familiar with environmental and social pressures to lead a certain lifestyle, but he always chose to be himself, a self-described “nerd” who went on to earn a degree in computer science. That’s how K.Carter’s NerdBoy Extraordinaire movement was born. Best known by the hashtag #NBX, the movement underlies his music, and encourages everyone, everywhere, to pursue their own happiness.

K. Carter takes pride in his unique and diverse audience, which includes listeners from all walks of life. In addition to having listeners across all races, religions, and age groups, he’s also bridging the gap between today’s hip hop and the old school hip hop that he grew up listening to.

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Young Merc – “Pullin’ Up” (Video) 

Young Merc is back with another hit.

After releasing his summer anthem “Different Bag” he quickly gained recognition from The Source, Respect, and more. He now gives his fans a smooth banger called “Pullin’ Up” produced by 2MT. You can purchase the song on all major streaming services such as Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal, etc. There is also an amazing video which is available on YouTube that really brings the song to life which was shot and edited by the young and gifted Precious Hayes.

As we transition into the fall Young Merc is preparing to drop his long-anticipated EP “The Warm Up” which is said to release on the date of November 29th also known as “Black Friday”.

Don Swindle – “Married To The Game” (Video) 

Don Q-affiliate Don Swindle is quickly becoming a hot new artist not only coming out of NYC but the East Coast period. Buzzing with his new project, Demonic Thoughts, the rising star unleashes a gritty street album cut called “Married To The Game”. Cliche title but convincing bars, the video amplifies the song to promising new heights.

Watch “Married to the Game” below.

Follow Don Swindle on Instagram: @donn_swindle____

Yung Lan – “Never Switched” (Video) 

With every record he touches taking off on the charts, multi-platinum producer and artist YUNG LAN has quickly proved that he has the midas touch when it comes to making a hit record.

Earlier this year he released a single along with the official video for his track “FAKE LOVE”. Now, he returns with another new single and visual for his latest release, “Never Switched.”

Yung Lan is responsible for Blac Youngsta’s hit (Gold) record and sound on “Booty,” he has also worked with Fetty Wap, Kevin Gates, Lil Baby landing countless placements on the billboard charts and solidifying that he’s an equally talented artist on the rise.

“Never Switched” is available now.

Willy Cardiac – “Slippy Dippy” (Video) 

18-year-old South African rapper on the rise, WILLY CARDIAC has been bubbling globally and the attention the Pretoria native is receiving represents the seeming shift from underground darling to mainstream colossus.

With the ethos of his music stemming from the sense that his generation goes unheard, Willy Cardiac is on a mission to represent the views of his peers. This comes through in his punk aesthetic and unrelenting Trap flows. Described as the ‘voice of the youth,’ the rapper’s journey has been non-traditional, to say the least.

Following up from his successful release of the EP “Cardiac Arrest,” Willy returns today with a new single and video for his latest release, “Sippy Dippy.” The new track is another testament that he has been able to carve out a lane and stand out for his unique take on trap music.

“The song captures what was going on in my life once I started to become popular as an artist. Ex’s calling, old friends stalking me, haters trolling me. The video is not what you would expect and paints the picture of all the people trying to get at me and keep me away from the world,” Says Willy Cardiac.

Watch “Sippy Dippy” Now.

McKinley Ave – “Save My Soul” 

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Off his latest effort, Did Dirt To Lay Pavement 2, L.A.’s McKinley Ave drops off album’s latest single, “Save My Soul”.

Buzzworthy for his impressive lyrical prowess, McKinley Ave dives deep into his past to discover what the future has in store for him. Therapeutic, “Save My Soul” is one of the album’s best works and sets up a promising new start among the majors as McKinley transcends to the next level of Hip Hop.

“Save My Soul” is the third single released off the album, following “Bae” and “Need Me”. McKinley Ave’s resume includes collaborations with Young Dolph and Eric Bellinger. This is the perfect jump-on point for newfound fans to get familiar with the rising West Coast star.

Follow McKinley Ave today on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Stream “Save My Soul” Now.