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Maryland rapper, Lil Xelly, Drops Turn-Up Track “ME”

It wasn’t the most fruitful of summers for hip-hop; the last couple of months have had its ups and downs for the culture: the death of X anguished fans, Mac Miller’s passing rocked fans to their adolescent core, and the inflow of creatively lukewarm projects left avid listeners unfulfilled. The maelstrom of tragic headlines and stories left the hip hop community emotionally exhausted but there were exciting artists that were silver linings during this storm. Maryland rapper, Lil’ Xelly, is a name that has caught our attention so far in 2018. The Rockville product has dropped several projects this year more »

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Laxcity and Lani Rose’s “Changing” is a Musical Metamorphosis

Parachuting into Spotify playlists and dropping hit remix after another, artist Laxcity is sending shockwaves throughout the industry. So far this year, the Zambia-born beatsmith has snowballed an impressive slate of singles that have garnered a salary-figure of plays on Spotify as well as Soundcloud. And Lax brings forth that amalgamation of sonically lavish ambience and multi-dimensioned soundscapes to his latest single “Changing” with budding singer Lani Rose. With subtle foley percs and drums, “Changing” is a metamorphosis that suspends the listener in its gravity. The hypnotic ambience and infectious vocals create an atmosphere for listeners to soak their ears more »

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Insomniac Howls a Stacked Lineup for Nocturnal Wonderland 2018

For festival heads, summer is the season to unwind, hang with friends, and trek to big name music festivals. As the ambassador for electronic music festivals, Insomniac will be returning this September with the long-running Nocturnal Wonderland to bring fans three nights of camping and two days of art and music. The sea of talent tiding this year’s festival includes Boombox Cartel, Bijou, Slumberjack, Jai Wolf, and more. This year’s long list of names should be enough to leave fans drooling in anticipation until Fall. Here’s a couple artists we are looking forward to performing: PRXZM  The electro-pop duo has more »

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Yung Bans Delivers Heartfelt X Tribute “So Long My Friend”

The untimely death of rapper XXXTentacion has stormed the hip-hop community and left avid fans of the 20-year old’s work in grief. Memorials, vigils, and tributes for the slain MC have been held from California to Florida to commemorate the late rapper’s life and career. Rappers including Meek Mill, 6ix9ine, 21 Savage, and Lil Yachty broke their silence this past week to pay respect to X’s family and speak their truth about violence and unity. Close friend and collaborator, Yung Bans, drafted his feelings in his tribute “So Long My Friend,” a two minute track that transcribes his thoughts in more »

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Lil’ Skies’s “World Rage” Is Worth All The Rage

Championing a bubblegum trap sound that is playful and bouncy, Lil Skies’s latest single “World Rage” partners the rapper with talented producers, Danny Wolf and Otxhello, to create a pop rap tune that will find home in many Soundcloud users’ likes. The 20-year old rapper has had a strong campaign with two singles, “Nowadays (#55)” and “Red Roses(#69),” charting the Billboard Hot 100 this year. The repertoire of singles garnered enough attention and popularity from listeners for Skies to score a deal with Atlantic Records and earn an invite to this year’s XXL Freshman Class, which he would decline. Although more »

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SoCal Rising Star, WRRY, Drops Explosive Follow-Up Banger “MY TIME” with Apollo Hill

The Orange County music scene is thin. Aside from its crowded surf/ punk/ garage rock community that populates its underground music scene, Orange County is barren of accessible hip-hop talent making an impact on the culture. Now before I have the entire DIY community hate me for this assertion, let me be clear that beat showcases and collectives such as Beat Cinema and SXN have allowed an avenue for hip-hop and lo-fi producers to perform locally in cities such as Anaheim and Fullerton. Their efforts to colorize the hip-hop music scene in Orange County should not be overlooked. However, Orange more »

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Pleasure P Leaks New Single, “You Changed”

Fresh off the reality show, Love & Hip-Hop: Miami, singer/songwriter Pleasure P returns to his solo career with the release of his brand new single, “You Changed”. According to Pleasure P:  “Pain is what I’ve been thru in this business with friends, exes, business partners and even family. No one knows what it’s like to be me and I’m pouring it all out on this song..”  This single officially dropped this morning, but leaked last night after LHHMIA’s Reunion show. It was produced by Lil Wonder and once again proves why Pleasure P is still at the top, when it comes more »

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Caulfield Lashes Out On “No F*cks Given”

“Atlanta’s Trap scene called, Caulfield answered.” Caulfield is an American Hip Hop artist from Athens, Georgia whose recent EP, “Under the Influence” has taken social media by storm. Grabbing the attentions of fans nationwide, Caulfield’s independent rise has afforded him opportunities to perform at renowned venues such as Georgia Theater in his hometown. Local music journalists have shown their support early on as well: “Atlanta’s Trap scene called and Caulfield answered. The rapper has carved out his own space.” – Adam Barton (Flagpole Magazine, Athens GA) Before the first quarter of the new year wraps up, Caulfield is ready to more »

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SOB x RBE Debut Album Featuring “List”

SOB x RBE are making noise with their brand-new album, Gangin. The group is blowing up with their laidback rhythm and smooth lyrics.  SOB X RBE caught the attention of super stars such as Post Malone and 21 Savage and will be going on tour together this year. Check out the hit song of the album, “List.” The song projects a poppy bass line under the artists’ head bobbing lyrics. This care free, feel good song is exactly what SOB X RBE are all about. “List” gives Hip Hop a fresh new twist and is one of the best tracks more »

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Cuban Doll Drops New Rap Hit, “Bankroll”

If you haven’t heard of Cuban Doll, you better start listening to her music because she’s next up. Hip-hop is changing right in front of us. The rise of Cardi B has given female rappers a legitimate platform in Hip-hop and Cuban Doll is taking the stage. At only 19 years old, Cuban Doll has amassed a huge social media following and fans are going crazy over her new song “Bankrupt.” The rap banger is trending on Soundcloud with over 1 million views. It’s no surprise this song went viral. Cuban Doll’s incredible flow has a cadence similar to Tee more »

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Krank & Stein Bring A Firestorm With Fire And Fury EP

After debuting their first single, Krank & Stein is back and with several new tracks! Their Fire And Fury EP is one that packs an array of diverse releases and serious bass. You can expect to unpackage brutal guitar riffs, beastly growls, and monster drops around every corner. With Warpaint being the home for this wild album, you can only expect it to be one with serious low end. So dive in and get rowdy with Krank & Stein, you won’t regret it on this dubstep and trap hybrid!

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Krank & Stein Debut Their Spooky Hit “Yung Frank”

The latest bass duo Krank & Stein may not ring a bell with you just yet, but they’re sure to become a name you won’t forget! The day has come for them to reveal what they’ve been putting together in their lab and breath it to life, with their first self-release as a Warpaint Artist. “Yung Frank” is here to instill fear and thrills with their slamming hybrid tune that is already amounting to be a hit. You can expect hip-hop vocals to captivate you and lead you quickly into the first of many unique drops that dominate this eerie more »

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Bailo & Lit Lords Release Vocal Trap Anthem “Want”

The New York-based artist Bailo and hard trap duo Lit Lords are here to deliver their latest collab “Want”. This tune features mesmerizing vocals that will have you hooked from Tima Dee’s voice alone. As the song progresses, a high-energy build throws you into an unexpected hard hitting drop, complete with screeching synths and slamming kicks. You’ll be lost in the dark world of “Want” before you even hit the second verse!

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MRNG Brings Forth “Side Chick” On Warpaint Records

With performances at renown venues such as Blues San Diego, Bassmnt Nightclub, Fluxx Nightclub, Hard Rock San Diego, and more, MRNG is one trio that has been taking the scene by storm. As of lately, they’ve been focusing more on their production game and have teamed up with Warpaint Records to deliver their latest release. “Side Chick” is a trap tune that will get you grooving as catchy hip-hop vocals take over powerful verses and three unique drops take you by surprise. You’ll have the verse melodies stuck in your head before the song even ends!

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