By Uptown Toney
When Jamaica-based record label, Film Noir, debuted “Girls That Dance,” the lush, and soulful synth heavy first Single from Masego and Medasin‘s The Pink Polo EP, I knew then that the artist/producer duos collaborative project was going to be something special. With the release of the their second funky single, “Shut Up & Groove,” things we’re solidified and all that was left to do was to wait for the greatness to appear. Today, it does as Billboard premieres Masego & Medasin’s 8-track EP.
As expected, the incredible body of work by the Kingston-born, Virginia-based multitalented artist and his Dallas-bread producer/partner, Medasin, is quite remarkable. The live instrumentation alone on The Pink Polo EP will make you want to play each and every track at least a dozen times before moving on to the next. The way that Medasin’s effortlessly blends his production with, with Masego’s soulful vocals and brand of Trap, House, Trip-Hop, EDM and Future Bounce infused sound – which Masego calls ‘TrapHouseJazz’ – is simply amazing.
“I wanted to lead the wave of future jazz, so I created TrapHouseJazz music,” Masego tells Billboard. “I played sax and trap-scatted over Medasin’s beats; it’s ignorance meets elegance.” Sure to join the ranks of other regional buzzmakers like GoldLink, D.R.A.M., Kali Uchis, Sunny & Gabe and DP in the DMV and Post Malone out in Texas, take a listen to Masego & Medasin’s The Pink Polo EP below!
If you’ll be in New York on July 1st, catch Masego performing live at SOB’s with Khary Durgans and more. Tickets are available through Ticketweb. Peep the flyer for the show below and look out for three more projects by Masego – The Modern Relationship, …read more
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On the latest episode of The Signal, All Def Digital brings you BMACTHEQUEEN, who’s ready to show the world her lyrical talents after making her debut on super producer Hit-Boy’s 2014 We the Plug compilation, and penning the catchy chorus for Kevin Gates and August Alsina’s hit collab, “I Don’t Get Tired.” As the only female rapper in the HS87 collective, she continues to raise the bar with her bars. Her latest video, “Cry Babies,” is the first release from her upcoming BLACK KID$ EP, dropping later this summer.
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New York Native, La’Saye Hommes is coming for his. Incorporating dope fashion with art, music, and fly visuals, it’s safe to say his movement is on the rise. As a street-style model, he’s worked creatively and completed editorials for clothing brands such as REPRESENT, ADYN, and was also featured on HYPEBEAST for Oliver New York’s 2014 collection. However, it doesn’t stop there…
La’Saye is also founder and one fourth of a collective group called “WANG”, which stands for “We Are the New Generation.” WANG is a movement consisting of producers,engineers and artists, TheMusic, K$D, and of course, La’Saye Hommes. He has recently debuted and co-directed his first music video titled “Send For You”, which was also featured on Kanyetothe.com, who labeled him “The Prince of New York”.
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As one of the most consistent up and comers in New York City Hip-Hop, RRose RRome comes back with an ultra tough visual for his latest track “Got ‘Em Goin”. Produced by NBA great Moe Ager, Brooklyn’s own continues to keep it gully with everything on the menu. Be on the lookout for his D-Block and M.O.P. collaborations coming sooner than later.
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By Roger Kimbeni
“Had to role my window down to serve this boy and he came to me with change I do not know this boy!” – Fauni
Uno the Activist and Fauni Taaj Keem (ThouxanbanFauni) dropped one of the hottest singles of 2015 with “Parkin Lot Pimpin”. This needs to be every pushers anthem right here because the whole track is heat rock about serving that heat rock. Shadowmane produced the beat and the instrumental alone captures you in the first few seconds and before these two say anything on the record, you already know it’s going to be lit. These two just have a certain energy that they bring to the record because they’re young and don’t give a fuck. If you’re older than 21 this joint right here will make you want to hit the block, make money and spend it on some strippers for a night.
I haven’t been this excited about an artist in a long while, although 2015 is arguably the greatest year in hip hop in the past 5 years, Lately I can’t say that I’ve been listening to what I’m “supposed” to be listening to (Action Bronson, Chance the Rapper, A$AP Rocky etc.). Don’t get me wrong; those artists came out with great albums and definitely added some more colors on the palette for spring/summer 2015 but this one song made me forget about most of the artists with a hot name *pause*
Artists like : Uno the Activist, Fauni, Terrance Escobar, Playboi Carti, Banboi and many more have been shaking the whole industry up. Make sure you stream this joint sippin on a Texas, driving in a Lexus.
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By Ashley Outrageous
While there have been quite a few different takes on Rihanna’s single “BBHMM”, I’m excited to premiere Jayswifa’s remix today because it’s fucking dope. Giving us a fun, uptempo and fast paced take with a funky baseline, this is about to get you moving even if you’re not in the best mood. Word is it rings off in the club too.. *insert eyes emoji*
While we wait for an album release date, he’s also recently released a collaboration produced by Kaytranada called “5Pagez” that you should lend your ears too.
Watch the visual for the B.B.H.M.M. remix above and favorite the soundcloud link below.
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The Arts presents us with his new single “Persian Rug.” This R&B single comes together well as The Arts takes care of the vocals & the production Check it out here.
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SlimVicious is preparing to release his upcoming 15-track Sounds Of Art project on June 30th, but in the meantime, enjoy his new single, “Running Back And Forth.” The DMV native compares this new offering to Cee Lo Green’s “F*ck You” single, because he uses the Taylor King production to address cold-hearted women that took advantage of his trust. Everyone can relate to being hurt, and the struggle to cope with stress whether they want to admit it or not.
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Young Cedar just released his second mixtape, Zero Gravity. This project contains a very clear and distinct message to the fans about the obstacles he has faced. Get to know Young Cedar and stream his new 12-track body of work below!
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