Originally from the rural, northeastern region of North Carolina, Mallz has called the capital city, Raleigh his home for the past seven years and has been a staple in the state’s indie hip hop scene. His tireless work ethic and DIY attitude has brought him success as a soloist as well as a member of the NC/Va collective, Alpha Male Society (AMSOC). Mallz has an extensive body of work which includes three mixtapes, three solo albums and 11 EPs. He has collaborated and shared the stage with artists such as Rapper Big Pooh, Nappy Roots, Cappadonna, DRUGS Beats and many more from all over the world.
2 OG’s who were bubbling when a lot of these new emcees were still eating lunchables, linked up and never disappoint. Unless you’re like me, and you’re disappointed this joint cut off before we even hit 2 minutes and 30 seconds. If that’s the case, run it back a few times like I did.
Very happy to hear these men linking up, especially over a CAMEone beat that sends me back to the golden era. This definitely started my day off right.
C Wells releases video to his single “From The Jump” Produced by K Swisha off of his his project Hosted by Don Cannon titled “Before The Tour Bus”. The video is set in the westside of Lynn, MA tracking back & letting the viewer see places Wells identifies with as the start of his career filmed by Gil Videos.
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Izzy Strange is back with “No Commercials”, his third visual offering from his sophomore album, “A Good Day 2 B The Bad Guy”. Produced by Grammy award winner Nate Fox, the video offers up a comical look into Izzy’s four personalities. Add in some inspiration from television series like “Full House” and “The Real World” and you have a formula for some good old fashioned fun.
“No Commercials” is the fourth song on the album and features cuts from DJ Halo. The single was a fan favorite during Strange’s performance set while on tour with Hi-Rez just recently. So together with Zeus Thomas, the pair decided to bring the record to life thru the lens. Enjoy the video and also make sure to check out “A Good Day 2 B The Bad Guy” afterwards.
Madison Jay returns with the 5th visual release off his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Return Of The Gap” with a homage to his hometown of Raleigh, NC in impeccable fashion. Madison runs thru the city reminiscing on his humble beginnings drapped in County! apparel. Shouting out out local artists, local sports teams and enjoying good times with family. This is the anthem for the city of Raleigh (919) and for anyone’s who’s ever been looked at as an underdog.
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After setting the past 6 months ablaze with visuals from his debut album ‘Return Of The Gap’ Raleigh NC artist Madison Jay returns with 2 new bombs in 1 with the ’98 Freestyle! Over the classic 1998 tracks “It’s Alright” from Jigga and “Blackout” from the Darkman X County! sets the booth on fire with bars like “I hear a lot of we(oui) but I ain’t French tho/D hop up out of the Chamberz like I’m French Tho! Listen to this now and look forward to new music from the great Madison Jay in 2017.
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Portland artist Al-One returns with new heat fresh off of releasing his Good God Bad Business video, produced by !llmind. This time Al connects with fellow Sandpeople member and battle rap legend illmaculate, as well as a legend in his own right – MC/Producer Theory Hazit. Al, ill, and Theory serve up a deadly amount of BARS over the smooth yet banging production provided by Rey Holliday. Illmac leads things off, breaking down the methods to his madness like only the champ can. While Al steps up next showing no signs of weakness, hitting the people with his slick wordplay and game. Finally, Theory Hazit knocks this song out of the park – dancing all over the beat with metaphors for days. Two releases in and it’s looking like Al-One’s new EP Sharptongue is going to be straight fire, officially worldwide June 2nd.
Oregon artist Jay Tablet returns with new music and visuals for his self-produced single “All Fours.” Following up his last album Pay The Tab, Jay returns with his first official release in two years and takes a trip out to sunny C.A. to flex on the golf course. Talking his shit like only Jay can, Tab shows why he’s a jack of all trades – not only handling the raps but making the beat and even editing his own music video. Things have changed a little bit in Jay Tab’s life recently as he welcomed his first child into the world, but he’s still managed to carve out time to deliver quality production time after time. Watch “All Fours” and roll out with Jay Tablet below. Also, be sure to tap in with Tab on Twitter @JayTablet