Video: Phranchyze – “I Got”


Austin’s favorite rapper, Phranchyze, premiered the video for “I Got” last night with HipHopDX. It’s obvious he is a wrestling fan as he takes his skills to the ring. Do you know a wrestler that was a fan of rap and released his own album? Macho Man Randy Savage. Oh yeah!!!

“I Got” is from Phranchyze’s recently released mixtape, 3. Sample it below and download for free over at Bandcamp


Mixtape + Video: The Soul Rebels Drop Power = Power & BTS with Rick Ross


New Orleans based brass band The Soul Rebels premiered the Power = Power mixtape today with Noisey. Grab it for free below. It features studio, live versions and remixes of original material as well as covers of modern day hits by such superstars as Jay-Z, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Drake, Nicki Minaj and Bruno Mars.

The mutual respect they have received from the music community at large is witnessed in an exclusive behind the scenes video of The Soul Rebels with Rick Ross. He and his crew flew to New Orleans to hang and vibe with the group as they were being considered to be his new band for the current Mastermind Tour. Check it out above.

Video: Sebastian Kole – “BTMB (Bigger Than My Body)”


New Motown Records signee Sebastian Kole premieres the video for the track “BTMB (Bigger Than My Body)” today with TheNext2Shine. The Birmingham, AL native is in the studio working on his debut album with several high profile producers including Chad Hugo and Om’Mas Keith. Kole has already had a great success as the co-writer of Jennifer Lopez’s hit single “Goin’ In” featuring Flo-Rida and Lil’ Jon.

New Album + Video: Lotus – Monks


Lotus drops the new hip-hop album, Monks, today and you can download it for free via their Bandcamp page. The album finds them taking their live electronic sound and mixing it up with classic hip-hop. Guests on the album include Gift of Gab, Mr. Lif, Doodlebug, Ozay Moore, Ras Arcane, Mane Rok, Xencs L. Wing, CX, and more.

The guys have also released a video for “Cannon in the Heavens” featuring Lyrics Born & Chris Vos. Check it out above.

Giant Step SummerStage 2013 Video Recap


Almost a month ago, over 6000 people came out to celebrate music at Giant Step’s annual SummerStage showcase. We were thrilled to bring New Yorkers an awesome lineup featuring Hiatus Kaiyote, Jose James, and Shuggie Otis. The mood, the merriment, and good weather were all undeniable. Watch our video above for clips from each performance as well as sit downs with Maurice and each act.