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@mryolay4l – “Abandon Me”

Recently rapper Mr. Yola released his new song “Abandon Me” which is now at over 130,000 steams on Spotify in just a few months. On…

Recently rapper Mr. Yola released his new song “Abandon Me” which is now at over 130,000 steams on Spotify in just a few months.

On the track Mr. Yola has the ladies in his thoughts as the song examines the role that women play in our world and how they are often mistreated.
“I wanted to rap about this issue because we don’t give the females enough credit for what they do in the world.  To see women being abducted, misused, mistreated and every other thing in the book it shows what kind of men we have in this world. Then what makes it worse is the issue is being ignored,” Mr Yola explained.

Where did Mr. Yola get this keen understanding of women’s rights and need for equality? Rapper Mr. Yola was born in New York and raised in Kentucky aka “The Bluegrass State” where he honed his rapping skills and developed a passion for music recording, engineering and producing.

Drawing musical inspiration from Cassidy, J Cole, Lil Wayne, Drake, rock outfit The Frey and dubstep music, Mr. Yola says his musical interests and inspiration is “all over the place.” But what really got things going was the gift of a laptop from his older brother. From there Mr. Yola kicked off his rap career with a group called Y4L and penned on of his first song, “Pretty Thangs” to critical acclaim locally.

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“As a kid I used to listen to my brother make lots of music until he handed me a laptop said ‘I need beats,'” Yola explained.

Shortly thereafter, Mr. Yola joined Big Heff who puts together a quarterly tour called the Streets Most Wanted Tour. Traveling nationwide and bringing artists to radio stations and clubs, Big Heffbrought along Mr. Yola after believing in his message and his sound while it is still growing and developing.

“Mind you, I’m just starting to grow my followers and streams are not even up yet ’cause we was still learning. One year later form when I started, we drop Abandon Me and in one-and-a-half months it gets over 100,000 stream.” Mr. Yola said.  “So many people love the song cause you can feel it, you can hear it, not someone talking trashy, just some old school vibes and a new generation wave. That’s what I call it, you definitely gotta check Abandon Me out.”

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Lyrical Lexx – “I Cannot”

Today Texas rapper Lyrical Lexx delivers his new single, “I Cannot.” The single is a somber reminder that he can’t…

Today Texas rapper Lyrical Lexx delivers his new single, “I Cannot.” The single is a somber reminder that he can’t let people bring him down on his rise to the top. “I Cannot” follows in a musical lane similar to other emo-rappers that have battled through personal struggles and have a resilient message for fans.

“I always listened to music as a kid, and I always used music to help me cope and deal with what I was going through,” Lyrical Lexx said. “For me I do music based on how I’m feeling. If I’m feeling a certain type way my music is affected by how my mood at any given time.”

With so many positive things happening for Lyrical Lexx musically, “I Cannot” is a personal song that Lexx hopes motivates fans in their own life too.

“I Cannot basically was just having me fun with the beat and talking about some of the things that are going well for me in my life. I have a bunch of things that are going well for me right now and a lot of times when you have that happen people try to bring you down,” Lyrical Lexx said.

Recording, producing and rapping his own lyrics, Lyrical Lexx is a completely self-made artist.

“Honestly I’ve been independent since I started. For the past few years, since I’ve been taking it seriously, I self record, I do have my brother as an engineer, but now I’m starting to work with Mr. Lee and so now I’m starting to put together some of that music,” he said.

In addition to his rap career Lyrical Lexx is also working on opening his own studio just 30 minutes outside of the Seattle area.

“I’m building my own studio and I’m working on trying to develop that in the Washington state area. It’s just about 30 minutes outside of Seattle and it’s going to be called, Lexicon Studios.”

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@StoneysWorldd – “BRB”

Today Pittsburgh $toney releases his new single “BRB”. The uniquely bouncy record has an appeal all its own as $toney…

Today Pittsburgh $toney releases his new single “BRB”. The uniquely bouncy record has an appeal all its own as $toney steps out from behind the boards after being an engineer/rapper for nearly 10 years.

From the fan favorites like “2 Phones” and “Counterfeit,” from his project Blood on My Heart to this new loose track “BRB,” $toney is proving his worth on the Pittsburgh rap scene and nationwide despite his humble beginnings.

“I really dig this record and it has a unique sound. In this industry you have to bring some type of uniqueness to the game and it still has that popular modern bounce to it, so I think it’s going to do really well with the fans,” $toney said. “I think it’s just that good ride and smoke music. You can party to it, you can ride to it and it’s just good music that can get people hyped even though its chill.”

The track is the follow up to his project Blood On My Heart which was released in February, produced entirely by McCoy and was dedicated to Jimmy Wopo who $toney worked with frequently.

After the loss of Jimmy Wopo, his close friend, frequent collaborator and recently signed Taylor Gang artist, the Pittsburgh Hip-Hop community was in shock. $toney took the loss just as tough as anyone having spent many late nights in the studio with Wopo recording, engineering and perfecting their craft as he described in a Instagram tribute to his friend.

“It was a dedication to Jimmy Wopo,” $toney said of his album title Blood On My Heart, “I produced and engineered all the music that he was putting out and. Im just glad he made the impact that he did and that people are still listening to him.”

Having started his musical career while bored in class at the age of 15 , he began recording the raps on his phone and posting them online and he’s continued to grow and develop his craft recording and engineering at higher quality studios.

With a smoked out vibe and a riding quality that all great albums posses, $toney makes it clear that his mood music goes well beyond the speakers whether in the car or at home.

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New Video: Hemi – Perc & Patron (@dpe_hemi)

Following up his fiery single “Bad Guy” featuring Moneybagg Yo, Fayetteville, North Carolina lyricist Hollywood Hemi delivers the official visual…

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