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Joyner Lucas x Busta Rhymes Go In (Straight Savagery!) on “JUMANJI”

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After he killed it at the BET Hip Hop Awards cypher, newcomer Joyner Lucas received a co-sign from industry heavyweight and iconic rap veteran Busta Rhymes, who joins Lucas on “JUMANJI.” “JUMANJI” finds both Lucas and Busta spitting straight animal-house savagery as they go bar for bar.  The production provides the perfect soundscape to showcase Lucas’ […]

Meant2B Debuts This Season’s Cuffing Anthem, “No Ring”

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Beyonce said if you liked it, put a ring on it…and Meant2B just co-signed her.  If she doesn’t have a ring on it, she’s fair game, fellas…so you might want to think about that since we’re rapidly approaching cuffing season. The smooth-talking trio of crooners–Dele, Tre’ and Ezo–hail from Oklahoma City, OK, and have been […]

Frank Leone Debuts a Theatrical Masterpiece of a Rap Song on #THESIGNAL

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In the past year, The Signal, All Def Digital’s weekly show that acts as an artist accelerator platform, has served up a smorgasbord of rap-centric programming, featuring every sub-genre of rap imaginable, from backpack rap to trap to trippy psychedelic rap, from a diverse selection of artists, ranging from those who are stereotypical in their aesthetic, to femcees, […]

Watch: Yasmeen Makes the Song Cry on “Said U Would”

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Songstress Yasmeen offers up somber, melancholy visuals for her bleeding hearted record, “Said U Would.”  The artfully done visual, entirely in black and white, showcases Yasmeen’s powerhouse vocals (and amazing hair, and eyebrows Cara Delevinge would be jealous of) as she mourns a love lost. “Said U Would” is the lead single from Yasmeen’s upcoming […]