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.

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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.

New Track: Zoe Life – King Dice O

KING DICE O dropped his last track from the EP ‘I Am Who, I Am’, entitled ‘Zoe Life’.

The three-minute offering certainly serves as the perfect grand finale for EP, as it boasts an instantly catchy-heavy bass line, featuring the New York spoken word poet’s reflective flow about life.

As always, this guy always deliver soul-shattering material that makes you sit up and really put the brain cells to the test; so go ahead and check him out.

Song of the Day: Beast – DJ Halabi (ft. S.P.O.T)

After a long spell away from the NEW LEASE MUSIC limelight, New York’s conscious spitter S.P.O.T (Strategy Produces Overall Thought) is back, featuring on UK-based DJ Halabi’s latest EP, ‘ The A&B Side’, released earlier this month via Down 2 Earth Records.

Second track of the set ‘Beast’ made it to today’s song of the day hotspot for its arrangements of laid back boombap and neo soul, working in perfect unison with S.P.O.T‘s effortless flow and upfront wordplay.

This track is the perfect day to get over the humpday…so be sure to check it out!

New Track: Bury Me In My Gold – Soho Kings (ft. Telli)

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DJ/rapper Celsius and producer/singer Bryce Alvord – aka – SOHO KINGS continue to climb and tear up the NYC underground scene with their latest electrifying yet somewhat soothing offering, entitled ‘Bury Me In My Gold.

These guys are notorious for their electrifying stage presence…so if you happen to be around the Big Apple on the 18th March, take a trip to Planos and show your support. Visit their website for more details on the gig…for now, check this bad boy out.