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On The Rise: Toronto’s Manny Rite Is Finding A Way Or Making One

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The connections between creating music and playing sports are not difficult to point out. Both require perseverance, practice and passion. Hard work goes into both, and at the end of the day, it feels like you win some and you lose some. For rising artist Manny Rite, the key is to apply what you learned along […]

On The Rise: HellaNames Is Making Hella Moves His First Year In The Game

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Let’s face it. Every die-hard music fan’s guilty pleasure is to discover new artists and put them on to their friends, specifically when it’s before an artist takes off. With streaming sites such as Spotify and SoundCloud running the game, each and every person with an internet connection has the opportunity to be their own […]

On The Rise: Life From #TheWinners Circle With HusKingpin

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Often times people say that you reflect the company you keep, and in Hus Kingpin‘s case, he’s surrounded by some of the best. #TheWinners, a collective group of emcees, producers and overall Hip Hop enthusiasts, have been building a la A$AP Mob, but came together through their like-minded nature despite not all being from the […]

On The Rise: Get Lost In OBESØN’s R&B-Influenced Soundscapes

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2016 has inspired producers to level their game up, maybe even more so now than ever. With artists looking to feature a variety of people and styles behind the boards, eclectic soundscapes are finding their way into Hip Hop and R&B-inspired tracks in an interesting way. As experimental music finds its way into R&B and Hip […]

On The Rise: Flo Kennedy Is Living Out Her Destiny As A Lyricist

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Flo Kennedy, a 22-year-old emcee from Harlem, is cultivating an air of vulnerability and passion that in turn is resulting in some of her most creative and honest work to date. While her new EP, titled The He(art), has been a long time in the making, her debut collection of tracks makes for an impressive […]

On The Rise: F. Virtue Is Soundtracking Hip Hop’s Big Hang-Up

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F. Virtue can’t go a day without music. And why should he? Whether he’s absent-mindedly honing his freestyle skills while cooking breakfast, finding inspiration in an obscure beat that likely hasn’t been given a name yet or hitting play on an Atmosphere record for the umpteenth time, music is woven into every fiber of F. […]

On The Rise: JSWISS Is Bringing The Focus Back To The Art Of Emceeing

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While many are blessed with multiple creative talents, it’s not every day that someone can not only hone their gifts to make music, but also are able to articulate what they have created with words and with ease. Essentially not every painter can describe the art they created to a tee, just like not every […]

New Rap Hope Dash Machete Might Just Kill You With Kindness

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Much like many rising artists, 19-year-old Dash Machete has a lot on her plate. Between being in school full time, holding a part-time job and working on cultivating her talents as an emcee, she is able to balance it all with a grace wise beyond her years. Her natural work ethic is coming into play in […]

[Watch] London’s Nolay Discusses Turning To Music To Work Through Depression

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For Nolay, a UK-based grime emcee, making music is therapy—it’s everything. As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, Nolay opens up during an in-depth interview series curated by Noisey, and explains how making music has helped her cope with her father’s schizophrenia and own mental health demons throughout her life. “I feel like all my demons leave when I enter […]

Get To Know: Houston’s Lyric Michelle Is Up To Somethin’

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This past weekend, Houston’s Lyric Michelle graduated with another college degree, declaring on social media that this would be her last time going back to school “for now.” From the ceremony, she posted the most epic photo of her class, revealing her gorgeous toothy grin. As she stood in her graduation cap and gown with […]

About His Art And On His Grind: Tunji Ige Shares New Music Video

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Churning out incredible visuals that better accentuate a song is no easy feat, and Tunji Ige and director Glassface prove once again that they are really onto something, setting the bar high in both the music video and rap games alike. The 21-year-old Philadelphia emcee and producer is creeping closer to hitting the one million […]

Get Lost In Darrein Safron’s Sultry New Track “Bad Gurl”

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Hailing from St. Louis, rising artist Darrein Safron makes music with the chops of an R&B veteran, drawing from classic sounds but bringing them into 2016. The newest signee to Strange Music, alongside label founder Tech N9ne and Rittz, Safron is currently readying his debut project, The Brilliant EP, due out this spring. If his first single […]

[Interview] Meet New Haven’s Hip Hop Hope, JoeyAX

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New Haven, CT’s JoeyAX has quite the elusive and exciting repertoire for an underground recording artist, with accolades that include working alongside Jadakiss, as well as working with a handful of New York City-based rappers and independent bands, and also being invited as a supporting act on separate tours for Mac Miller and Machine Gun Kelly. […]