New Music Video: I Wanna Be Free – Gents

Following the release of their debut album, Danish alt pop duo GENTS are with a back pop art video for their latest single, ‘I Wanna Be Free.’

The four-minute production shows snippets of different characters in different situations, with something in common –  longing for freedom. The track pay homage for those who are still searching.

Take a peek at the video for ‘I Wanna Be Free.’

New Track: Picture Me Rollin’ – A1

It’s been sometime this underground rap contender has been out of the NEW LEASE MUSIC limelight, but A1 is makes a bold return with all guns blazing with his take on  Nipsey Hussle’s banger, ‘Picture Me Rollin’.

This track is part of A1‘s series called #A1Mondays where he’ll freestyle over mainstream instrumentals every Monday of this month.

So go ahead and listen to the first installment from the epic series.

New Music Video: I Can Tell You – Quincy (ft. Al B Sure!)

R&B crooner QUINCY is back with his pops Al B Sure! for the remake of the 80’s hit, ‘Night & Day.’

The track, originally recorded by Al B Sure! in 1988,  stole the top spot on the Billboard Hot Black Single chart which led to a Grammy nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance the following year.

Almost twenty years later,  QUINCY looking to repeat his father’s success by adding his extra sultry/after hours trademark to the R&B classic…so go ahead, check out the video!

Song of the Day: Love Pain – Kreative (ft Samgeeeez)

Terrell Dominique Paul – otherwise known as KREATIVE– makes his entry here on NEW LEASE MUSIC with his single, entitled ‘Love Pain’.

Oozing an infectious mix of modern hip-hop and pop, ‘Love Pain’ stole today’s hotspot  for its prominent message to surround yourself with people who truly appreciate you and value your worth.

This cracker is worth a trial as this young emcee from New Orleans have some very wise words!

New Track: U R My High – Astro Raw

 ASTRO RAW – aka Lucas Goodman and one half of New York-based duo Lion Babe – has unleashed his mixtape ‘rawmix vol 1’ earlier this month, with the release of ‘U R My High’.

The track is the first to be taken from the 14-track mixtape, which showcases ASTRO RAW’s one of a kind production credentials and his infectious, genre defying sounds which seamlessly mix R&B, hip-hop, soul, funk and dance to sultry effect. Featuring exclusive mixes – including reworked versions of tracks from the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Busta Rhymes and Alicia Keys – and rounded off with brand new remixes of the popular Lion Babe’s tracks ‘Treat Me Like Fire’ and ‘Jungle Lady’.

Performing across the world as a part of Lion Babe, ASTRO RAW has also delivered show-stopping DJ sets at prestigious events such as ELLE Style Awards, Whitney Museum’s Art Party, Bestival’s Party on the Moon and PAPER magazine x Ketel One Vodka, whilst as an in-demand DJ across the New York night scene he regularly performs popular sets at the cool, hot-spot Miss Lily’s.

Earlier this year, Lion Babe released their latest single ‘Rockets’ ft Moe Moks, set to appear on their forthcoming new EP which will be their first commercial release since their critically celebrated debut studio album ‘Begin’. ‘Begin’ was released last year and featured collaborations with the likes of Pharrell Williams and Childish Gambino and career-defining tracks such as ‘Treat Me Like Fire’ and ‘Jump Hi’. Last year they released the electrifying mixtape ‘Sun Joint’ which coincided with their first headline US tour and a string of international festival performances, including Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds.

EP Review: Boxed In – Oloff

‘Boxed In’ is the second EP release of the year from Bristol’s groundbreaking spitter OLOFF. In just three tracks, the latest project addresses a mixture of emotions – from depression and wishful longing to a great sense of optimism towards the future.

To represent the feeling of uncertainty, ‘Boxed In’ alternate between subdue and downtempo  soundscapes to an lifting folk/western-esque arrangements, with the dominant presence of OLOFF‘s  awkwardly-smooth delivery.

If you unfamiliar with this guy, well be prepared to listen to the most unconventional combinations; a recipe that’s rapidly making of the most intriguing alternative hip-hop artist of today.

It goes without saying that ‘Boxed In’ is an acquired taste…take your ears to new heights and press play.

New Track: Ingredients – Coco (ft. Scrufizzer)

Kicking the weekend off with a massive bang, COCO drops his latest banger featuring Scrufizzer.

The track marks the occasion COCO and the Red Bull Music Academy held a launch party in his hometown, where he performed ‘Ingredients’ alongside Toddla T. To cap off an epic weekend, the sheffield spitter then opened the World Snooker Championship final with a re-work of ‘Big N Serious’, watched by over 4 million viewers!

Bringing an updated twist on grime’s blueprint, the track unleashes a taste of the classic grime sound, with COCO and Scrufizzer trading rapid-fire flows over a distorted bassline and full-bodied drums courtesy of Toddla T. Cooking up bars that explore realness in the scene, COCO represents Sheffield to the fullest and West Ealing MC Scrufizzer peppers ‘Ingredients’ with his trademark skippy flow – turning up the heat on the track’s second verse.

‘Ingredients’ brings to the boil a new Yorkshire and London connection, spicing up the original grime formula over a beat that will be savoured by fans of the genre and beyond. With both MCs flowing over the Toddla T’s hard-hitting instrumental with bite, ‘Ingredients’ is sure to go down as one of 2017’s most relished grime performances, solidifying s reputation as one of the genre’s most underrated stars.

New Music Video: Destiny – Nino Wes

NEW LEASE MUSIC stalwart NINO WES drops his brand new music for single entitled ‘Destiny’.

In the four-minute visual, the award-winning singer/rapper goes through the trials and tribulations of fulfilling his desires…check this one out when you have a moment.

Directed By Jeremy Johnson (Imaginary Film Productions)

Song of the Day: Effortless – JSkillz

Today’s song comes from Davenport soothing spitter by the name of JSKILLZ.

Whilst in high school, JSKILLZ pursued his music career in 2005 by starting a rap and R&B group called Midtown Underground. The group became well-known in the local rap scene and were signed to Ensemble Records that same year. They enjoyed some success with single, “This Is Midtown”, before parting ways in 2006. This when JSKILLZ embarked on a solo career.

By 2011, he launched his own independent label, M.T.U. REC. (Must Think Unique Records) and released debut LP, ‘Nothing to Lose’ and music video for the single ‘A Million Ways To Love You’, in which both received recognition in the U.S. and internationally. The hype continued when he received a bronze award by Datpiff  for downloads of EP, ‘Great Minds Think Alike’, a collaborative project with fellow Davenport rapper JC. His latest EP ‘Positive Vibes’ cranked up nearly 1.3 million video views and streams since its release in late 2015.

‘Effortless’ was chosen as today’s dish as from the start, the three-and-a-half minute slammer hooks you right in with this young hip-hopper’s flow grooving into the infectious, lazy-in-the-sunshine R&B beat.

Go ahead and check this bad boy tune out!

New Music Video: Angel – Tillz x Chaser Tre’lb

This time around, CHASER TRE’LB (pictured right) teams up with fellow spitter Tillz for the music video to latest track, ‘Angel’.

Sampling from Anita Baker’s 80s hit of the same name, the visual shows the pair giving an insight into their unflappable determination to work around the clock to put food on the table for the family.

CHASER TRE’LB was previously featured on NEW LEASE MUSIC with a string of tracks, including ‘Teach Me’, ‘My Dreams’ and ‘New Drug’ which was rank #10 on the NEW LEASE MUSIC Top Ten Songs of 2016.

Watch the video for ‘Angel’.