Hip-Hop Tag Team Griff & Scorcese Drop Track, ‘DetLef’, Featuring Eddie Kaine

Hip-hop duo, D.C’s emcee SCORCESE and Chicago based producer GRIFF, unveiled their brand new joint titled ‘Detlef’, which features a grimy guest verse from Brooklyn’s Eddie Kaine.

Speaking on the track, Scorcese says: “Griff’s beat here reminded me of a Brooklyn cypher and being a fan of Eddie’s Nezzie Star project, I knew he would be perfect partner on this one.”

‘Detlef’ gives a taste of the forthcoming Griff/Scorcese album, ‘Midnight Express’ which further exemplifies their equal inspiration from boom-bap and professional wrestling.

Speaking on the significance of the album title, Scorcese explains: “The Midnight Express was this infamous heel (bad-guys), wrestling tag-team group in the 70’s and 80’s. It’s most famous incarnation was with wrestler Stan Lane, manager Jim Cornette and every territory they would wrestle in they would bring out a new partner to tag-in. I said to Griff, what if we brought out a new emcee to tag-in on every track? That’s how this album came about.”

Scorcese and Griff were previously featured on the blog with 2019 album, ‘The Dream Team: A Stokely Hathaway Joint’, which claimed the blog’s Song of the Week title three times.

The ‘Midnight Express’ album will be out later this month, 24th September. Have a listen to their hot joint below…

Blakk Soul Sets The Perfect Quarantine Mood With New ‘Smoke N Chill’ Single

Emerging R&B crooner BLAKK SOUL offers the perfect dose of escapism, while we all remain in lockdown, with brand new soothing single ‘Smoke N Chill’, released yesterday (9th April).

Laced with the familiar sounds of laid-back ’90s R&B – that easily puts you in the mind of Jodeci and Bryson Tiller – the DrewsThatDude-produced single is sure going to set the mood for couples and partners.

Managed by Little Brother MC Rapper Big Pooh, the multi-hyphenate has been credited for his songwriting, background vocals, and co-production on work by industry heavyweights including Playboi Carti, Dr. Dre, Macklemore, Anderson Paak and Little Brother.

Look out for more material from Blakk Soul as he is set to release his album ‘Take Your Time’ later in the year…but for now, check out this super-smooth joint below…

New Music Video: Real Friends (Kanye West Remix) – A1

Blazing rapper A1 slams down ONE piece of a freestyle over Kanye West/Ty Dolla Sign hit ‘Real Friends’.

The freestyle forms part of the second installment of his series tape called #A1MONDAYS – look out for that!

For now, hit that play button on that slick freestyle…

Song of the Day: Pull Me Back – Yona Marie

Known for her seamlessly smooth R&B tracks, inspired from the nineties, YONA MARIE has switched direction and inject full-on energy into today’s hotspot with her latest EDM banger entitled, ‘Pull Me Back’.

The Washington DC songbird came to prominence back in 2010 after releasing album, ‘The Luv Exposure’ and went to release tracks, ‘High’ and ‘Just Wanna Love You’ which collectively generated way over 1.5 million streams/downloads. Her 2014 album ‘Reminiscent’, was featured on fashion outlets, including Pandora and Boohoo, and magazine advertisements.

Check out Yona’s ‘Pull Me Back’ below:

New Music Video: Eyes – Nuex

On the heels of their debut Affectus EP, DC-based electronic-pop duo NUEX share their gripping new video for single ‘Eyes’. Directed by Abraham Vilchez-Moran, the video tells the story of a young black teen struggling to understand the dysfunctionality of life at home. With his mind, he lets the darkness pass through him in the form of what he believes to be his older self. The choreography is representative of his inner turmoil.

Revered for their dark, experimental sound, NUEX has garnered acclaim from the likes of Afropunk, BlackBook, Saint Heron and Galore. Comprised of singer-songwriter Camille Michelle Gray and drummer-producer Teddy Aitkins, Affectus is a five-track collection that fuses haunting synths with kick-clap, hip-hop influenced rhythms.

After forming in 2014 and recording demos in the basement of Camille’s house just days after meeting, the duo honed in on a unique chemistry that would eventually define their sound and lead to the release of their debut singles ‘Lights Off’ and ‘I Make Bones’.

Check out the duo’s latest ‘unique chemistry’ below: