Artist: Raury

Yesterday, Raury released the video for “Seven Suns” off of his 2014 debut mixtape, Indigo Child. The 18-year old Atlanta producer/singer-songwriter/rapper is already making a name for himself. His debut project, Indigo Child, demonstrates what the ambitious, young genius can do with his calm vocals and sonic rhythm. With Indigo Child, influenced by Andre 300 and Frank Ocean, Raury takes on a more progressive sound by implementing muse and imagination into his beats. Kanye liked the track “God’s Whisper” so much that he had Raury fly out to perform and kick it with him.

He further proves his talents in SBTRK’s Wonder Where We Land, in which he is featured in 2 tracks, “Higher” and “Forgotten”. As if his resume wasn’t already impressive, his track “Lost Souls” is featured in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Needless to say, we should expect some big things this from the new Colombia Records signee this year.

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“Know Yourself (EKALI Remix)” by Drake

Surely you’re familiar with Drake’s latest free mixtape by now. Just as suddenly as the collection popped up on fans a week ago, so have producers been quick to release renditions of their favorite songs; as we saw earlier from Madeaux’s Energy remix via Serge. Today we’ve got EKALI‘s take on one of the more popular tracks from IYRTITL, Know Yourself.

EKALI has definitely been on top of the latest Hip-Hop releases, also tackling Drake’s recent feature on “Blessings” which I threw below for y’all to listen to.

Free downloads galore if you go Like his Facebook!

“Dímelo” by Snakehips x Tory Lanez

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UK production duo Snakehips has teamed up with hip-hop artist Tory Lanez for their newest track. “Dímelo” emerged from the Songs From Scratch series via Yours Truly x Adidas.

Along with the release of the track on SoundCloud, they’ve also released their video [included below] giving fans a quick peak as to how the entire track came together. You’ll see both Tory Lanez and Snakehips working together to produce the track at WeDidIt Collective Studio in LA.

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“Halsey Street Kids” by Shadow The Great ft. Oso Dope

This time last year came a song from the bully of Bushwick, Shadow the Great. It’s something you won’t have heard nor seen from Hip-Hop since the early 90’s, when flat-tops and break dancing were as common as the graffiti-laced streets you could find them in. Not much has changed since then for the Halsey Street Kids, and they’ll probably still be on that Brooklyn bound L train even after that.

Loaf Muzik is a collection of young artists trying to make it, after being nearly drowned to death by the 808’s and bass drums found in today’s game. Without adding ‘lil’ to their names, Oso Dope, Kidaf, and Shine Sinatra fill out the crew. They are bringing old-school Hip-Hop back, before the next generation begins to listen to previously unheard records and catches up five years on.

I had the privilege to meet and interview these guys, and I can say how genuine and talented they are. They each have promising futures, if they keep choosing the right and staying true to their real selves (stay in school!). Check out the video to “Halsey Street Kids” and check out a couple more of Shadow’s songs after the break.

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