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Major D-Star Drops “Trap Star” Mixtape

Florida MC Major D-Star is someone who we’ve been covering on the site since late 2017, and we’re excited about…

Florida MC Major D-Star is someone who we’ve been covering on the site since late 2017, and we’re excited about what he’s up to for 2019. He and his team released “Rappin & Trappin” as part of his MAJOR Monday’s campaign late last year, which was meant to hype us up for his upcoming mixtape, Trap Star — which he’d been prophesizing for a little while at that point. Well, he’s blessed fans with the goods, and we aren’t one bit disappointed.


 
The 12-song project is hosted by the acclaimed DJ WildChild, who is affiliated with Wakka Flocka Flame’s Brick Squad Monopoly. With intricate production and bars (and bars) dripping with replay value, honesty, and everything we’ve come to expect from him over the past few releases.

Led by the infectious piano-driven bop of “Rappin’ & Trappin’,” the project is a hearty body of work, full of celebration, reassertion, and straight up Hip Hop. There are a breadth of vibes — all in a cohesive sonic pocket — that see him take a few different turns, before the last track, “It’s All Hype,” which in many ways feels like the highlight.

A good portion of the album sets out a lot of the success he’s seen thus far — such as “Stack Pray & Stay Out The Way” where he describes his immense focus on his current hustle of choice, music. But there is this looming sense that he feels the need to remind everyone that he isn’t where he is because of music solely. Still, he’s chosen his path and is seeing the fruit of his labor. “Nothin’ To Do With That” is a great example, as he notes that he has “nothing to do” with the same old shit, nor does he condone lying in his raps.

This idea of authenticity reiteration makes songs like “War Time” and “Tax” feel more potent on second listens. Still, with rap being his bread and butter, we can circle down to “It’s All Hype,” a declaration of realness, drive, and subtle — but heavy-handed — dedication to the new school acts who thrive off of social media. “What comes easy don’t last,” he laments as the song comes to an end.

It’s a sentiment that couldn’t be more telling of the blood sweat and tears he’s put into his craft and discography thus far.

Check out Major D-Star‘s Trap Star, above.

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@iamp80 – “Smoove ISH” (Prod. by @producedbyomen)

East Coast representer P 80 returns with a new single dubbed, “Smooth Ish”.  Produced by Grammy Award winning and RIAA Platinum producer Omen, who produced Drake’s…

East Coast representer P 80 returns with a new single dubbed, “Smooth Ish”.  Produced by Grammy Award winning and RIAA Platinum producer Omen, who produced Drake’s “Shut It Down” and Lil Wayne’s “I’m Single,” this sonically dark East Coast track carries a mellow vibe as P 80 effortlessly rhymes with a monotone flow on the track.

“Me and Omen made the beat together a few years ago. When I made the song I didn’t really like it but Omen did and he kinda pressed me to put it on tha EP,” P 80 explained. “After we put out the EP, I realized that a lot of people fu**ed with it so we shot the vid for it with Xash.”

The visual follows up P 80’s previous release “For You” ft. Selina Carrera, which earned P 80 critical acclaim from over 30 blog sites including Daily-HipHop, Siccness, HipHopEnquirer, Tent-TV and more.

With Summer around the corner P 80 is focused on the essentials in life right now; creating and chasing after the all-mighty dollar.

“My plans for the Summer is to keep creating and save my paper. Try to stay focused and inspired,” P 80 explained.
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@Dante_Swave – ” Vibes”

As Dante Swave prepares for the release of his upcoming EP, Take Your Soul, the introspective rapper delivers the lead single to the project…

As Dante Swave prepares for the release of his upcoming EP, Take Your Soul, the introspective rapper delivers the lead single to the project dubbed, “Vibes” produced by Shhbang Records.

 

According to Dante the song is about energy, self love and the idea of being alive: “The way you can catch a vibe is through energy, any feeling that makes you feel good in any sort of way. Aesthetics within your visionary perception. Meeting people you connect with, having fun, and being comfortable with yourself is how you catch a vibe. It all starts with self-love and loving the idea of being alive,” Dante explained.

 

After taking his high school by storm rapping a diss record at the school talent show, Dante Swave became inspired to pursue rap seriously speaking on real life situations and violence that he witnessed in New York as a youth.

 

I started rapping when I was 13 years old because of life situations that made me put a pen to paper like violence in the streets of NYC and common teen depression,” Dante Swave explained. “I made a diss track towards someone at my old high school in retaliation for making a song about me. I  performed it at a school talent show which made my whole school go crazy, making me realize this is what I wanted to do”

 

Rolling into the Summer, Dante Swave is prepping for his Take Your Soul EP and encourages everyone to live their best life.”Be yourself and live your best life, this world is like an alternate reality just play it the best way you can and have fun.”

 

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MSC Jay -“Take You There” Ft. Rell (Prod by Mr. Hanky)

Today MSC Jay drops his new uptempo track “Take You There” with help from R&B crooner, “Rell” of Roc-a-Fella Records. The energetic bass-heavy track produced by Mr. Hanky (Lil Duval…

Today MSC Jay drops his new uptempo track “Take You There” with help from R&B crooner, “Rell” of Roc-a-Fella Records. The energetic bass-heavy track produced by Mr. Hanky (Lil Duval – “Smile B*tch”) embodies a nostalgic sample harkening back to the mid-eighties. Representing the “Geechie Gullah” culture established around the island of St. Helena, South Carolina, MSC Jay is poised to leave his unique mark on the music industry while shedding light on his indigenous heritage. 

“Take you there is really a fun type record with a Summertime feel to it. I linked up wit Mr. Hanky, got 3 beats from him and wrote to 2 of them,” MSC Jay explained.  “The last beat I didn’t really know how I was going to come on there so my management sent it to Rell. Rell cooked up da hook and sent it to me and da rest is history”

Rolling into the Summer MSC Jay has a host of spot dates planned along with several radio appearances at regional clubs and concerts. When asked about how he is approaching the promotion of this record, MSC Jay said, “As far as promoting the record goes we gone be hitting the streets, clubs, & internet at the same time with this record. I want it to be done organically to keep people’s attention! ”

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Jayzon – “Bestie”

Today West Coast rapper JAYZON returns with his new music video for the song, “Bestie.” In just a few short…

Today West Coast rapper JAYZON returns with his new music video for the song, “Bestie.” In just a few short months the song has already earned over 180k plays on Spotify alone, solidifying the West Coast rapper’s spot on the LA scene. JAYZON penned track based on personal experiences, placing himself between two females in a drama filled love triangle.

“Bestie is my first real single and I’m putting a real push behind it. So far it’s been doing pretty good, and it’s about a guy that’s in love with his girl’s best friend. It’s the typical story that people go through everyday, but nobody wants to talk about it,” JAYZON said laughing. “I felt it would be a great record to push because people can relate to it and controversy sells.”

“Baby I’m in love with your bestie / Shouldn’t have never told her tried to test me
Even told how the good sex be / Now she on my back tryna stress me”

As a rapper JAYZON hasn’t had the most traditional path to becoming a success in the music industry. JAYZON got his break in music by focusing his efforts on producing, earning income with music licensing and working with a production team called The Neckbones. Working with the best of the best, producing on soundtracks and working primarily for television and movies, JAYZON was eventually encouraged by his business partner and management team to pursue his career as a rapper.

“I started off as a producer with The Neckbones production group. From there I produced music for Eve, WC, Beanie Sigel, Austin Powers Gold Member, the movie Biker Boys and that kind of just got me in the game,” JAYZON explained. “It’s an inside the box thing and it’s all about meeting the right people, once you’re in there it’s a wrap.”

Eventually JAYZON released two projects in 2017 titled, Tell the Truth and Love Songs which show fans the duality in JAYZON’s music, proving his ability to make songs for the streets and songs about love and relationships. When asked about what it was like to record with major artists like Eve and Young Jeezy who is featured on his Tell the Truth album, JAYZON explained he just wants to make good music.

“I still work with a lot of the artists from the past. It’s all about showing love, trying to unite and make some history. No matter who the music is with, as long as it’s dope and it’s good music, that’s all that matters to me,” JAYZON said.

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