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 Track: God Bless England -HalfBrother

Steadily making their mark with their distinctive, genre defying sounds and thought-provoking observations on identity and challenging social norms and roles, Murkage Dave and Patrick Scally – aka – HALFBROTHER return with ‘God Bless England’ – a poignant reflection on post-Brexit Britain.

The song is the follow-up to the duo’s debut single ‘Go Tell The Mandem’, which was hailed by i-D as ‘quietly profound’ and ‘remarkably lucid’.

Forming after collaborating on ‘Car Bomb’ – which became a cult hit last year and culminated in support from Pharrell Williams on his Beats 1 radio show – HALFBROTHER’s unique take on alternative R&B influenced sounds has been garnering them a loyal legion of fans and catching the attention of outlets such as DIY, Earmilk and Mass Appeal.

They recently brought their first performance as a duo to The Old Blue Last as the main opening act for Star Slinger and later this year they are set to release their debut album ‘Men Can’t Protect You Anymore’ which will feature more new music and exciting collaborations with UK Hip-Hop artist Oscar #worldpeace.

 

 

Music Video Premiere: For The City – Sonz of Thunder UK

Following their appearance on NEW LEASE MUSIC with inspirational track, ‘Frontline Testimony’ Shane and Dean Brown – aka SONZ OF THUNDER UK – is back, grabbing Friday night’s hotspot, with their music video to Wstrn-sampled track, ‘For The City’, released today.

As supporters of the National Campaign Against Gun and Knife Violence, the hip-hop/reggae duo uses the three-and-a-half minute production to addresses the issue of knife and gun crimes among young people today.

Previously, the brothers have created a buzz with tracks, ‘It’s All About Love’, ‘God on the Mind’ ‘More to Life’ and ‘Frontline Testimony’ which recently created online attention and raised eyebrows from music tastemakers including Vents magazine, Guestlist and  The LinkedUp.

Check out the video clip to ‘For The City’. To view the full version, head right here…and subscribe to their channel!

 

 

Song of the Day: The God Hour – Jay Boogie Bawse (ft. Keet Kolbang & Mr Shoosh)

Boston hip-hop collective Bean$tock is back with a new song from JAY BOOGIE BAWSE titled ‘The God Hour’, ft Keet Kolbang and Mr $hoo$h. Following up to the buzz from their previous mixtapes ‘More Things to Do’ and ‘Live From District 3’, the almost four-minute smooth banger sees the trio vent their views on social injustice and political uncertainty of today.

Bean$tock made their first appearance on the music blog back in January with mixtape, ‘Live From District 3’ which headed straight to the top and scooped the NEW LEASE MUSIC’s Album of the Week crown…this collective is on a serious rise, listen to ‘The God Hour.’

New Track: What – Chill (of 3KNGZ)

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3KNGZ recruit CHILL kicks off his upcoming album, Unapologetically Black, with a powerful yet delicately arranged release entitled What. Seriously, this is a truly hard-hitting track – go check it out.

New Track: No Luck (Birds Chained to the Sky) – Soho Kings

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It may be fast approaching winter but SOHO KINGS set the temperature rising  with their latest release, boldly addressing the lack of equality in today’s world…there’s some hard-hitting messages in there; better check it out!

Song of the day: I’m Not a Freshman? 2 – Wish GRANT’ed

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WISH GRANTed’s I’m Not a Freshman? provides some much-needed substance to the XXL Freshman list hype. With heartfelt lines and a self-produced beat featuring himself on the piano, Wish shows his lyrical prowess and viewpoint on the hip hop game.

This stuttering, saxophone playing, dancing hip hopper is making waves in the DMV area. With his stylish dance moves and saxophone in hand, the Baltimorean brings about an amplified experience during his live performances fusing custom instrumental hip hop melodies with catchy lyrics. The hip hop artist has performed with the likes of Lil Durk, Curren$y, Audio Push, Snow tha Product,  and Chedda Da Connect.

To add to his ever-growing CV, WISH GRANTed is set to release an EP Second Wish late this summer.

For now, watch the simple visual to the powerful single.

Amir driver x Flee Kash

Continuing with his daily freestyle series, AMIR DRIVER enlists the help of fellow Virginia artist Flee Ka$h, for  Peace Be With You. Covering The Clipse “Virginia”, Driver & Flee give their take on what Norfolk Virginia’s current state – is to them.

Driver’s next project, Over Everything, is slated for a late May release, but until then, enjoy the freestyles as Driver continues to show diversity & lyrical prowess with each cover.

 

 

 

 

New Track: More Time – Coops

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London rapper COOPS is gearing up to release new project God Complex on 6 June. He marks his return with a teaser, More Time.

Having released his Lost Soul mixtape in 2014, including tracks Chillin’ and Blessings,  this new release touches on themes including self belief, spirituality and habits and vices. 

Coops says of the album: “God Complex was a musical experiment. Some songs I wrote, and some I just went into the booth and started recording. My intention for this approach was to discover something new musically and within myself.”

Album Review: When the Crows Come Around – Paleface Junkies

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It’s been a long time coming for PALEFACE JUNKIES fans out there. In response to popular demand,  the brainchild behind the act, Kid Vibe got himself together and dropped his 20 track-album, When The Crowds Come Around last month.

Collaborating with a string maestros, including fellow St Louis hip-hop outfits, 3KNGZ and Liquor Store Bandits, he takes golden hip-hop to another level, injecting a real smooth vintage vibe that hits the soul.

If you haven’t sampled this emcee’s work and you like vintage hip-hop filled with seriously politically charged lyrics, well this mammoth collection may be your bag. Check it out right here.

Must Listens: When The Crowds Comes Around, Clap At Us (Kid Vibe Chilled Out Remix), Thoughtless, Mass Hysteria