Posts tagged with "HipHopDX"

KATORI WALKER SHARES “DOLLA SAVE ME” MUSIC VIDEO

On May 13th, 2019 Los Angeles rapper Katori Walker revealed his new music video for his latest single Dolla Save Me, watch it HERE.

The song can be found on his recently released, Stubborn EP. Get it HERE via Capitol Music Group.

Once again, the artist delivers a captivating visual befitting of the music. This time around, he takes over a different kind of church. As the congregation takes turns spitting his rhymes, collection plates of stacks bounce across the pews. However, tithing goes the other way in this case! Highlighted by a gospel-style chant, his signature storytelling, and nimble flows, the clip mirrors the song’s dynamic spirit and soul. It also illuminates just how much he stands out from the pack, merging old school word-craft and modern experimentation for a sharp style of his own.

Stubborn attracted unanimous praise straight out of the gate. Hypebeast named the project among its Best New Tracks and described it as a well-balanced showcase of his storytelling talents Earmilk posited, The tracks on Stubborn incite the kind of emotions only hip hop titans like J. Cole can tap into. Highlighting Dolla Save Me HipHopDX said, Katori works the keys like a locksmith to create everyman music to dance to. Putting it best, Billboard called the EP, his strongest and most vulnerable work to date.
 
After closing out a successful run supporting Vince Staples, Katori hit the studio to finish up his debut album coming very soon.
The 2019 West Coast revival begins with Katori Walker.
 
Rap music can affect more than the culture; it has the power to change the world. Just ask Katori Walker. He picked up a mic with a purpose in 2017. Clocking in at barely 10 minutes, his independent five-song Ignorance EP offered a powerful portrait of gang-related gun violence following the murder of his brother Ormoni. The video Ormoni generated 4.2 million views as it surpassed 1 million Spotify streams in addition to being featured in Eminem’s Untouchable lyric video. It topped Spotify’s Most Necessary Playlist for four weeks in a row. Watch him make a difference in hip-hop and the world.
 
TRACKLISTING:
1.Run
2.Too Many Foes
3. Sometimes[feat. Elijah James]
4. Dollar Save Me
5.Hometown
6.Roll On
7.Anxiety
 
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Saweetie “Pissed” Music Video

Today at 12p PST, Saweetie unveils the music video for her red-hot new single “Pissed” (produced by Cronkite). Watch it HERE.

Get “Pissed” HERE via ICY/Artistry Records/Warner Bros. Records

Developing a reputation for larger-than-life visuals, hip-hop’s hottest new leading lady once again delivers a big screen-worthy clip. Saweetie spares no detractors with one razor sharp rhyme after another as she wilds out on-screen, displaying the stunning and sexy confidence that squarely positioned her as 2018’s fastest rising star.

Expect her to make history in the new year!

“Pissed” followed up her London On Da Track collaboration, “Up Now” [feat. G-Eazy & Rich The Kid]. Meanwhile, it earned looks from Complex, Rap-Up, and more. Saweetie never stops making headlines. She recently made her major tour debut with Drake and Migos. In addition, she lent her lyrical flow to remixes for pop superstar Dua Lipa’s “IDGAF” and Anne Marie’s global hit “2002.”

Flaunting nineties rhyme reverence, fashion-forward fire, and endless charisma, SAWEETIE—born Diamonté Harper—can go bar-for-bar with the best of ‘em, and fans and critics immediately recognized and responded to that. Within six months, she cracked 400 million cumulative streams, garnered a gold plaque, and earned the praise of Billboard, Fader, and Noisey as Los Angeles Times pegged her as “one to watch this year.” Drawing on a passion for poetry and numerous years of rapping in the car, she turned her love for words into vivid verses during 2018 on the High Maintenance EP.

Born in Santa Clara of African-American and Chinese-Filipino descent and raised in Sacramento, the California native went from MVP status as a high school volleyball champ to becoming a shining student at USC. Initially, she deferred her rap dreams to achieve a degree in Communications before being discovered at a Downtown Los Angeles Puma event by current manager Max Gousse [Beyoncé, YG, Ty Dolla $ign]. At Artistry Studios, they produced her 2017 knockout viral smash “ICY GRL.” Driven by a bulletproof flow and one clever line after another, it racked up 300 million combined streams between the original and Kehlani remix, achieved a gold certification from the RIAA, and soared to #1 on Musical.ly. She also earned the early endorsement of gatekeepers such as Vibe, XXL, HipHopDX, and MTV. Touting a new partnership with Warner Bros. Records and Artistry Records for her label Icy, she’s rewriting the rule book and breaking the stereotype of the female emcee. Armed with tracks like “B.A.N.” and “Good Good,” High Maintenance features production courtesy of Zaytoven, Hassan, Saweetie, Cash Money AP, and Gousse.

Trap Beckham “Happy Belated”

Rising hip hop star and Jacksonville native Trap Beckham has recently released his EP Happy Belated via Stevie Stacks Entertainment/EMPIRE. The EP’s high-energy and infectiously catchy tracks showcase the rapper’s insanely fun and crafty production stylings, along with Cobi Mixed That, The Game Changers, The Flight Club, Big Hack & Pablo, Beast Mode and Bankroll Got It. Happy Belated has already received buzz from various outlets, such as HipHopDXHype Off Life, and Real Street Radio.

Happy Belated follows shortly after Trap Beckham’s scorching hot summer mixtape, Evil Emoji, which has already helped to legitimatize his growing presence in the industry. His musical talents have also spawned successful bangers, such as the wildly popular “Birthday Bitch,” which has garnered over 30 million streams and has become a major favorite among celebrities, such as LeBron James, Kylie Jenner, Angela Simmons, Leslie JonesZendaya, and famed actress Halle Berry. The breakout hit and millennial birthday anthem was also featured in Season 1 Episode 8 of the critically acclaimed HBO Series Insecure.

Trap Beckham looks to carry his momentum into full-blown superstardom. The arrival of his debut EP, Life Is Lit [Def Jam Records], includes singles “Backwoods,” “Cold,” and club phenomenon, “Lil Booties Matter,” which stars Cardi B’s younger sister and social media personality, Henessy Carolina, in the official music video. Trap Beckham’s musical style of lively, upbeat instrumentation, catchy lyrics, and the ability to create dancefloor hits at will is reminiscent of southern hip-hop legend Uncle Luke and has helped him attain wide success, catching the attention of major labels and eventually landing him a deal with Def Jam Recordings. This year, Trap Beckham’s independent hustle led him to join forces with Stevie Stacks Entertainment and EMPIRE to release a series of new and exciting music for fans to get up and dance to. With the arrival of Happy Belated, Trap Beckham continues to break through to the masses with an original sound and style that’s undeniably sensational. Not to mention, the young rapper has already been featured in VIBEXXLHotNewHipHop, and more!

SAWEETIE

SAWEETIE RELEASES HER DEBUT EP HIGH MAINTENANCE ON ICY/ARTISTRY RECORDS/WARNER BROS. RECORDS

PERFORMED AT THEFADER FORT & MOREAT SXSW

Building on widespread anticipation from fans everywhere, California rapper SAWEETIE uncovers her debut EP High Maintenance today via her own ICY label imprint in partnership with Artistry Worldwide and Warner Bros. Records. Not only does it include the runaway breakout hit ICY but it also boasts a total of eight new bangers from the MC. Get it HERE.

Check out the full track listing below.

Last week, SAWEETIE turned up with a fiery ANTIÉd; (Freestyle) music videoߞoriginally premiered by Rap-Up. Cruising in a classic car, she unloads a barrage of rhyme fury in the grainy seventies-style clip. Prior to the arrival of the EP, she appeared in CR Fashion Book, and VIBE claimed, The fierce competitor is out to show listeners that women in rap don’t need to follow anyone’s blueprint. She’s living up to those words!

Featuring production from heavy hitters like Zaytoven and Cash Money AP, High Maintenance properly introduces SAWEETIE. From the infectious energy and deft wordplay of B.A.N. to a wavy send-offon the lush and lively Too Many, it highlights every facet of this formidable force.

To celebrate High Maintenance’s impact, SAWEETIE took the stage at The FADER Fort and both the Pandora and HipHopDX showcases at SXSW in Austin, TX and brought the house down.

High Maintenance and SAWEETIE are here to stay.

High Maintenance EP Tracklist:

1. B.A.N.

2. AGUA

3. Good Good

4. Icy Grl

5. High Maintenance

6. 23

7. Respect

8. Too Many

Flaunting nineties rhyme reverence, fashion-forward fire, and endless charisma, SAWEETIE born Diamont Harper can go bar-for-bar with the best of em. Drawing on a passion for poetry and numerous years of rapping in the car, she turned her love for words into vivid verses. Born in Santa Clara and raised in Sacramento, the California native attended USC. Initially, she deferred her rap dreams to achieve a degree in Communications before being discovered at a Downtown Los Angeles Puma event by current manager Max Gousse [Beyonce, YG, Ty Dolla $ign]. At Artistry Studios, she produced and recorded her 2017 knockout viral smash ICY GRL. Driven by a bulletproof flow and one clever line after another, it has racked up more than 18 million YouTube views and over 9 million Spotify streams and soared to #1 on Musical.ly. She also earned the early endorsement of gatekeepers such as Vibe, XXL, HipHopDX, and MTV. With a new partnership with Warner Bros. Records and Artistry Records for her label Icy, sheߣs rewriting the rule book and breaking the stereotype of the female emcee. Her forthcoming debut EP, features production courtesy of Zaytoven, Hassan, Saweetie, Cash Money AP, and Gousse. As a new CAA signee, she’ll be touring nationally throughout 2018.

NF ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM PERCEPTION

After quietly topping multiple charts last year, selling out over forty dates on his North American tour this year, and building a hyper-dedicated fan base, Michigan rapper, singer, and songwriter NF gears up to release his third full-length album, Perception [Capitol Records], on Friday, October 6th, 2017.

Perception follows one of 2016’s biggest underground successes, Therapy Session, which claimed #1 on Billboard‘s Top Rap Albums Chart and #12 on the Top 200. However, NF upped the ante yet again with tighter bars, bigger production, and bolder hooks this time around.

Among its sixteen new tracks, Perception boasts singles “Outro,” which surpassed Therapy Session’s first single consumption in just three days, and “Green Lights,” which gave NF his career high for single day streaming numbers upon release. Additionally, the videos for both singles clocked over 1 million views in less than a week, while the as yet unreleased track “One Hundred” was recently featured in a promo trailer for HBO’s hit show Ballers, proving that Perception is primed to make a big impact upon its release this October.

NF might just be one of the biggest rappers you’ve never heard of. After soaring to #1 on the Billboard Top Rap Albums Chart and bowing in the Top 15 of the Top 200, his 2016 sophomore set Therapy Session yielded a string of resonant viral hits.“Grindin'” impressively generated over 23.2 million Spotify streams, “Real” exceeded 10 million, and “Got You On My Mind,“How Could You Leave Us, and“Oh Lord” all racked up more than 9 million each. HipHopDX praised him as his music appeared everywhere from Shades of Blue and GRIMM to Empire.

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