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Okayplayer premieres Hodgie’s new video “Caution” featuring Lil Bizzy

Tonight, Okayplayer premiered Hodgie’s new “Caution” video featuring his labelmate Lil Bizzy. On the same day, the Lima, OH-native artist released his latest project, Street Lights. Watch the Khil Datta-directed video on the premiere site.

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IMPOSE journalist Andre G reviews ScienZe’s latest album, “Kind of Dessert”

After the release of his latest album, Brooklyn-native rapper ScienZe reached out to me to help with press for the album, “Kind of Dessert.” First to bat is esteemed journalist Andre G’s assessment of the album. Read the full story.

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Walkthrough: Alexis Ayaana (Complex)

On Thursday around lunchtime, I did a walkthrough with a new singer named Alexis Ayaana at Complex in New York City. During the visit, the Atlanta-based artist talked to the Music Editor. Then, she played music for him; Gave a little background. Currently, Ayaana has a song out with Quavo (Migos) called, “Bad Enough” from her debut EP (Twenty One). We’re all in anticipation of the music video. Stream the song now on SoundCloud.

✨ #TwentyOne

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Troy Ave’s #SalutetoTheDJs Appreciation Event

At night, Troy Ave hosted a private #SaluteToTheDJs event in New York City at Platinum Sound Recording Studios. Ahead of the release of the controversial street album #Nupac, we invited select media outlets and DJs to hear the album. Read the recap article.

#Nupac is out right now on iTunes.

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The FADER premieres Lil Bizzy’s debut music video, “Bizzy’s in the House”

Ahead of his first (official) SXSW performance, Lil Bizzy released the video for his standout track, “Bizzy’s in the House.” In an email to Lakin Starling, he expressed:

“When I was listening to ‘Thuggish Ruggish Bone’ by my dad and his band, Tasha (Shatasha Williams), who sung the hook, thoroughly inspired me to put on for my city,” Bizzy explained to The FADER. “I know the world has heard it, but it’s a big song in Cleveland. It took me back to the 90s. That’s what inspired me.”

“As far as the video goes, I told my producer Rashad ‘I wanna keep it simple, but creative.’ We shot it in Cleveland. When you listen to it, you have to think about Cleveland.”

On the same day, the Cleveland-native artist released his debut extended play, SOUL. Watch the Khil Datta-directed video on the premiere site.

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Walkthrough: ShaqIsDope (Beats1/Apple Music)

During his successful press run in New York City, ShaqIsDope visited Beats 1 to sit and play music for Karlie Hustle. Hustle critiqued the rising star’s unreleased project. ShaqIsDope also visited BET, XXL, REVOLT, and more. There will be more to come from that sitting. In the meantime, stream the latest by the Toronto musician on his SoundCloud.

ShaqIsDope for @XXL freshman 2017?? Feels good to be away from the hood living my dream

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Great time at bet today

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The FADER premieres ShaqIsDope’s homage track, “King Push”

In February, The FADER premiered “King Push” for Toronto-native rapper ShaqIsDope.

In an email to Lakin Starling, Shaq stated he is “a big fan of Pusha T.” In the summertime, the two were booked to play the same festival, but [the promoters] canceled. “I wanted to pay homage to him through a record.”

That night, Pusha T followed ShaqIsDope on Instagram. Stream the track on the premiere site.

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!llmind Interviews With Forbes About Networking, Business & The Producer Community

Over the weekend, Forbes published an article with !llmind which details how he helps aspiring artists in the producer community, the importance of networking, running multiple businesses and more. Be on the lookout for another !llmind interview with Shawn Setaro for The Cipher Show podcast. Available on July 25. Visit the Forbes website to read the full story.

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