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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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Complex Canada lists “King Push” as ‘Best Canadian Song Of The Month’

In a round-up of February releases, Complex Canada listed Toronto’s own ShaqIsDope’s “King Push” to their list. Journalist Josephine Cruz counts the rapper’s disappointments and hardships as the fuel behind the great track. Read the full story.

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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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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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Cipha Sounds Interviews With HipHopDX About Artist Development, Stand Up & Roc Nation

On Thursday morning, HipHopDX published an exclusive interview with the legendary former radio personality, Cipha Sounds about what he’s been up to since his departure from New York City’s Hot97, in which he talks about his involvement with a new teenage Latin collective of rappers called “Dem Boyz From The Wood”. In addition, Cipha sheds light on his stand up comedy career, he details his deal with Roc Nation and more. Kindly visit the prestigious entertainment website for the full story and watch an exclusive video, which documents the group’s road to success featuring their mentors (Cipha Sounds & DJ Drewski of The Mvmnt).

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