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NYKOBANDZ–Big Bool [Video]

With a host of labels and industry figures knocking at his door, NYKOBANDZ–a walking movement who is leading the new…

With a host of labels and industry figures knocking at his door, NYKOBANDZ–a walking movement who is leading the new age of NOLA hip-hop–never intends to forget where he came from. “I want to be successful,” he says, “and I want to be able to get back to New Orleans and sign the talent here to [my own] label.”
After a string of buzz-worthy singles and a super dope EP called For The Youth, he recently collaborated with video director RON¢EE for his much anticipated visual for “Big Bool.” Having racked up over 5000 spins in less than a week, the video’s simple concept is brought to life with very fitting cinematography that gives it a polished look.

NYKOBANDZ has developed a distinctive brand and sound that is making him one of the most exciting and versatile young artists to come from the ‘NOLA’ is some time. The ‘Sauce’ of New Orleans is a term we’ve seen circulating. Definitely an artist to keep on your watch list–catch him at SXSW!

Riley here — father, artist, videographer, professional writer and SERIOUS hip-hop head. I'm a member of the Universal Zulu Nation, and I think everything is better on vinyl. Add me on Twitter! @specialdesigns
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Nicky Bondz – “Taking the Throne”

On Friday, August 30th, up-and-coming artist Nicky Bondz released his latest project Taking The Throne to all streaming platforms. The project includes…

On Friday, August 30th, up-and-coming artist Nicky Bondz released his latest project Taking The Throne to all streaming platforms. The project includes features from Lil Mar, Joe-y, CeCe Allure, Kasinova Da Don, Kito, and Kylee.

To say that the record doesn’t have obvious replay value would be a stone-cold lie. Nicky Bondz has made something special that is going to give him the edge he needs to fully take over.Nicky Bondz is an artist from Long Island, New York, and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Many artists are relocating to Atlanta for the increasingly thriving music scene.

It’s no surprise that Bondz came down to get in on the action. In addition, Bondz linked up with Maino for his new single “RainMan” produced by Araab Muzik. The suspenseful attitude of the track gives it an ominous feel. However, the trap percussion brings the melodies alive and truly creates an escape for any listenerAbove all, Bondz is building the foundation for something big.

He is dropping record after record and in 2019 and already has a major feature. His smooth style of music is gaining attention for a reason. Don’t sleep on Taking The Throne and what may come of Nicky Bondz.

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Fresco – “Vibe Foreal” Ft Roze

Today Antidote Music artist Fresco drops the video for his song “Vibe Foreal” Ft. Roze. With dosed up verses from…

Today Antidote Music artist Fresco drops the video for his song “Vibe Foreal” Ft. Roze. With dosed up verses from both Fresco and Roze, the duo drip line after line over buoyant production that will have the fans “geekin” just like the song says.

While Fresco was always into rap music, he got his first taste of superstardom sneaking into the backstage area at the Rolling Loud Festival in 2016. Fresco ended up meeting the who’s who of popular artists like Post Malone and Lil Uzi Vert spawning his desire to take his raps seriously. Since that experience in 2016 Fresco has made incredible strides, working with a host of artists including Gunna and the highly accomplished and talented producer Bandplay, who exclusively produced Key Glock and Young Dolph’s recent Dum and Dummer project

“I’m giving you my sound and I’m giving you my all on my records,” Fresco said “We had some people that came up out of Nashville but the game wasn’t really passed down to a lot of the other people, so I’ve been learning as I go just like everyone else. Out here it’s like everyone is racing to get there first trying to make it, so its def competitive. At the end of the day, Nashville is still figuring it out it’s sound, but I think I got some great records that the fans are really going to love.”

Developing a plan and slowing growing his brand with a website and merchandise Fresco has created a structure that has enabled him to develop his fanbase at a rapid pace.

“Right now I’m taking it a step at a time and I’m working on getting my catalog up and I’m just working on stacking so I can get more content together. I’m working on getting booking for festivals and I’m about to be doing a bunch of shows myself. My website with tour info and merchandise will all be on there soon too,” Fresco said.

“Its taken time to get this point and we’re still working. You have to have some sort of structure, but you have to have a game plan overall. I haven’t made it and I know that much so far. I’ve watched many interviews and I know you got to have a plan, because most people don’t make it over night. Even one hit wonders have to eventually have a plan and structure, but when it’s time to go it’s time to go and we’re taking off, just watch.”

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The GlobeRunners – “The Cypher”

Recently GlobeRunners Entertainment, CEO and founder Hollyhood Bugz spoke to the press about his rising movement in New York City…

Recently GlobeRunners Entertainment, CEO and founder Hollyhood Bugz spoke to the press about his rising movement in New York City that’s quickly growing it’s buzz in the streets of Brooklyn.

Originally designed as a way to get kids off the streets, Hollyhood Bugz’ new rap collective the GlobeRunners embodies Hip-Hop’s original spirit; get the kids off the streets and give them something constructive to do. Accompanied by Backdoor Movements CEO, BDM Smit, the GlobeRunners are pointed in the right direction away from crime and the confinements of jail, with a renewed focus on pushing the newest track, “The Cypher.”

“I started making music when I was probably like 13 or 14 years old in a juvenile jail as a way to express myself. I kept seeing the kids on my block needing direction, so I’m just trying to creative platform to put the kids on my block in a position where they can be doing something constructive and be successful,” Hollyhood Bugz explained. “I’ve taken a lot of trips around the world and the kids see that. I feel like its something that the world should hear though too. After I went to jail and stuff like that, the fact that I became a success out here despite the troubled beginnings shows the youth they can do the same thing too. So this is way deeper than rap.”

Inspired by the philanthropic nature of Jay-Z, Hollyhood Bugz draws inspiration from his fellow Brooklyn native that made it out and found ways to transform his community.

“I’m inspired by Jay-Z’s music because he’s from Brooklyn in the projects and for him to be where he is now, that inspires me overall with my circumstances. So I just want to create this way for the youth to find their path,” Hollyhood Bugz said.

Featuring a constantly developing roster at GlobeRunners Ent., Hollyhood Bugz has signed a host of talented and hungry artists including Willzbugatti, BiggsGTO, MaseratiMickey, Stellyhundo, Teddybucks and ShanPane. With ages ranging from 18-34, this Brooklyn based group collective puts one foot forward with,”The Cypher” and cohesive sound that goes far beyond the music.

“We have about 7 artists on the first song, it’s just called The Cypher. We put them on a fire beat and we just showing our lyrical progression. WillzBugatti and BiggsGTO, they have a track out right now called Heartless and it’s kind of a melodic feel for the younger generation. Then we got an EP out called Take Money and it has 6 songs on there. Everything is on the EP, we just trying to get the best out of the music we are pushing.”

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Jay Q the Legend Ft Hood Celebrityy – “Body talk”

Jay Q the Legend is a Hip-Hop, pop and R&B singer/songwriter based in New Orleans, Louisiana. His new single “Body…

Jay Q the Legend is a Hip-Hop, pop and R&B singer/songwriter based in New Orleans, Louisiana. His new single “Body Talk” was co-written by himself and Grammy winner Soko 7 (“Drunk in Love”, Beyonce and Jay-Z).

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