New Track: New National Anthem – McSxorpio

Hailing all the way from Georgia, Atlanta City, upcoming rapper MCSXORPIO  makes his debut entry on NEW LEASE MUSIC with brand new track ‘New National Anthem’, released last Monday.

Featuring a heavy soulful sound of the 60s, the three-minute track represents a sense of much-needed unity across the globe to eradicate the growing hate that exists today.

‘New National Anthem’ is taking from his new album, ‘Please Change The Channel’, released last Thursday.

Get the first taste of the album and listen to the super smooth ‘New National Anthem.’

New Music Video: Sunshine – Quincy

R&B hot property QUINCY returns with a brand new video for his latest track, ‘Sunshine’, taken from the EP, ‘This is For You’, named Album of the Week by NEW LEASE MUSIC last month.

Hit the play button on the visuals for his latest offering…to view the top releases of the week, head over to our instagram account – and don’t forget to follow!

New Track: Late Night Flex – Quincy

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Following the release of his single Blue Dot, R&B/Soul/Rock hot property QUINCY bounce back into the NEW LEASE MUSIC limelight with latest afterhours effort, Late Night Flex, taken from his work-in-process EP, This is For You.

This is sure to set your festive season on a smooth note…better check it out!

EP Review: Leak – LYK

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Producers Ango (LuckyMe) and Druture (Chopsquad/Grizzly) – aka – LYK (LET YOU KNOW), dropped their latest effort. Leak last month.

This four-track EP should not be taken likely as it features a SERIOUSLY dope mash-up of hip-hop and EDM, already taking parts of the US and Canada by storm….you’re here now, why not check it out!

Leak EP is available on iTunes.

#TheMustListens: See What I Can Do (watch the video here.), Parachute 

Star Song: It’s Over Now – Kin4Life

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Today’s song is It’s Over Now by female rap duo KIN4LIFE. The track is coming from their latest album, Money Brings Trouble, released in August under their label, Noriq Records.

Now these girls have been featured on NEW LEASE MUSIC twice (with tracks Goes Up with DJ CELLBLOCK and Never Stop with LIQUOR STORE BANDIT and PALEFACE JUNKIES).Now this time they got their own spot and now it’s time to find out a little more about these hot properties…

Born and raised in Mt Vernon, New York (a town renowned for its contribution to hip hop in the 80’s and 90’s) lifetime friends Nor and IQ decided to put their hometown back on the hip hop map with their KELLIS/NEPTUNES-esque beats – and at that point, they never look back! Launching their record label in 2002, they waste no time in releasing the album KIN4LIFE Volume.1 and two EPs, Rock Star and I Love Kin4Life. Success soon followed when the video to their hit single, Make Up Girl, was on the Click List Countdown on MTV’s logo for 11 weeks and was nominated for The Click List’s Top Ten Videos of 2009.

These female emcees- who collaborated with DJ JAZZY JEFF, LIL FLIP and BLACK ICE–headlined the GQ Magazine New York Nightlife Award Show as well as Pride celebration in New York, Atlanta and Philadelphia. Best of all, they were named Group of the Year by HipHop.com 2010 Readers Poll.

Without a shadow of a doubt they deserve the hype – just listen to It’s Over Now. Their raw wordplay coupled with their signature beats just shows that female rappers are not dead in the hip hop game.

If you’re feeling It’s Over Now, head over to iTunes where you can check the rest of the tracks on the album Money Brings Troubles.

Star Song: BreakBeat Junkie – Lucy Diamonds

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Now here’s a track that will get you going for the weekend! Today’s song is Breakbeat Junkie by LUCY DIAMONDS.

The Detroit-born producer/artist  -whose real name is Gary Lucy Jr.- makes one half of production team Northz Stars, having credits with acts including REDMAN, ROYCE DA “ 59 and D-12. After producing for other artists, he took the leap and moved to Atlanta in 2010 to pursue the passion of becoming a solo artist.

Last month, he released his debut mixtape, Life Of The Grid, Too. BreakBeat Junkie is the first release from the mixtape…and let me tell you something, this track feature some seriously larger-than-life electronic beats, topped off by this upcomer’s –in-your-face raps  CHECK-IT-OUT!

If BreakBeat Junkie gets you going, head over to her SoundCloud page where you can check out the other tracks on his mixtape…and if you’re liking the mixtape, look out for LUCY DIAMONDS -he will be releasing his first EP in November!

Star Song: Dreggae – Lights Low (FdX remix)

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I am proud to present the first ever reggae track to have grace NEW LEASE MUSIC – Lights Low.

Known as the ‘unsigned’ legend by his fans, DREGGAE is the master  of mixing reggae with hip hop, drum and bass and dubstep. Jamaican-born DREGGAE moved to Atlanta where his musical journey  started whilst studying at Southern Georgia University . Teaming up with fellow classmate Peezy (forming the duo T.E.F.L.O.N.) they experimented and created a signature sound of reggae and hip-hop in their dorm room. He went on to join forces with musician ECG to win The Tupac Shakur Foundation back in 2009. Two years later, he released his LP The Unsigned Legend, which clocked up a huge fan base across the globe, with the tracks, We Rep JA (feat Kardinal Offishall) and It’s Not Over.

Have a listen to Lights Low and you’ll know why he’s dubbed ‘the unsigned legend’. The reggae/drum and bass /hip-hop infused production just displays that this guy is a cut above the rest. Truly a breath of fresh air!

If you’re feeling  Lights Low, head over to DREGGAE’s SoundCloud page, where you can hear more of his innovative tracks.

Star Song: Hawaiian Thought$ – IMNAMEDKYRA

Kyra Hawaiian nightsFirst of all, I have to say that this is one HOT chick! Let me introduce you to IMNAMEDKYRA – a Maryland –native female rapper (who you should sit up and take notice of) – and her latest single Hawaiian Thought$. This track just displays the extraordinary talent of this promising artist. Hawaiian Thought$ is definitely a standout production as it begins with chopped up beats (which sounds like a stuck CD) and then you’re introduced to IMNAMEDKYRA’S freestyling which effortlessly cruises throughout the chill out track – absolutely wicked!

Heavily influenced by A TRIBE CALLED QUEST and CURREN$Y, IMNAMEDKYRA whose real name is Akyra Hedgman – was part of a Pittsburgh-based group called THE H&T. Now residing in Atlanta, IMNAMEDKYRA is now looking to expand as a solo hip-hop artist. She’s planning to release her mixtape, The Drive very soon – so keep your eyes peeled for a review!

Go on, have a listen to Hawaiian Thought$. If you’re really loving this sound, head over to SoundCloud where you can listen to more of IMNAMEDKYRA’S tracks. Before I sign off, may I recommend one more track Geronimo? Man, it’s too good for words!