Today, REVOLT shared the latest CymcoLé record titled, “Gunplay” featuring Rich Homie Quan. Stream the record on the website.
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.
On Thursday morning, Facebook emailed us to officiate the verification of Toronto-native artist Keysha Freshh’s fan page on its world-renowned social media platform. Visit the official page for the recording artist now. Like the page.
🙏🏾 thank youuu https://t.co/t9so77pFys
— keysha freshh (@freekeysha) April 27, 2017
— Richardine Bartee (@THEYAMS) April 27, 2017
Today, BEWARE added, “Bizzy’s In The House” to his BEWARE’s Block music column. In his article, the journalist says that Bone Thug member Bizzy Bone’s son is “carrying the torch quite well” and that the clip “should have Cleveland residents pretty pumped for the somewhat surprise emergence of Lil Bizzy.” Read the full story.
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.
Last night, Troy Ave hosted his #SaluteToTheDJs Appreciation Event in New York City. Huge thanks to all of the media, DJs, and guests who came through by way of my late night/early night text messages. We appreciate you all. #Nupac out today. Check out more photos by @deonvisuals exclusively on @djenuff's @thatsenuff. #PurfekStorm #BSBRecords #TroyAve #Rappers #NewMusic #DopeBoyTroy #Brooklyn
On Wednesday morning, Twitter unknowingly verified Richardine Bartee’s account (@THEYAMS) on the microblogging website.
Wait, I am verified on Twitter! I was wondering why verified people started following me.
* welcomes myself to the verified club! *
— Richardine Bartee (@THEYAMS) March 28, 2017
@THEYAMS influence gets ur verified . Aye !
— CareFreeBlackGirl (@QUANNAMC) March 28, 2017
@THEYAMS verified doe 🙏🏾
— 👼 (@BXHXLD) March 28, 2017
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.”
— The FADER (@thefader) March 7, 2017
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.
— Complex CA (@complex_CA) March 1, 2017
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.
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.”
— The FADER (@thefader) February 7, 2017