Smiff Resonates in Roanoke with “To Whom It May Concern” LP

Roanoke native and 540 representer, Smiff makes his first appearance on our site with a purposeful deliverance of “To Whom It May Concern“. Smiff’s lyricism proudly sits at the forefront of his art, as he hones and delivers witty lines and paints thoughtful imagery across his soundscape. He’s not punching you to death or deepContinue reading “Smiff Resonates in Roanoke with “To Whom It May Concern” LP”

Q! Drops An anthem with “WWW”

Richmond artist Q! has made himself a notable MC for his frequent choice of bouncy production, and poignant careening flows whist delivering quick witted lines due to set off listeners. His latest loosie is “WWW”, a single in which he opens the track with an honest description of his perfect day…filled with women, weed, andContinue reading “Q! Drops An anthem with “WWW””

Q! Reminisces Across Bouncy Single “Rollingwood ’99”

1999. Nickelodeon is commanding television, with shows like Hey Arnold! and Spongebob Squarepants breaking onto the television taking the world by storm. Will Smith briefly puts down the mic has he emerges into one of his most pivotal and pioneering roles in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The Yankees become the first team in modernContinue reading “Q! Reminisces Across Bouncy Single “Rollingwood ’99””

Richmond’s La Socket Makes A Statement with “Spray It Don’t Say It”

Richmond’s notorious Southside has been known for decades as a harsh environment, yet it’s never a surprise to see a rose rise from the concrete. With hometown legends like Michael Millions, Fly Anakin, the immortal Nickelus F, and more carving their names into the pavement and history books we look to the future as theContinue reading “Richmond’s La Socket Makes A Statement with “Spray It Don’t Say It””

Huncho Heem Speaks To A Generation With New Album, “I Got Me”

Few north of Richmond possess the cult following and strength of Huncho Heem. The young artist’s rise has been awe-inspiring, smoothly making the transition from social media freestyles, to standout singles that ring at homecomings across Fairfax and Prince William County. Even signing to well known DMV independent label, IGM. Through it all, Huncho’s lifeContinue reading “Huncho Heem Speaks To A Generation With New Album, “I Got Me””

Era Hardaway warms up with “Before the Juug”

With The Juug Tape 2 on the horizon, Era Hardaway gears up with a few warm up laps, ensuring he is in top form for his new release. Well known for providing gems of knowledge amidst standout flows and dark visceral sounds, many excitedly await whats next for the Five-Forty frontrunner. Until then, Hardaway stavesContinue reading “Era Hardaway warms up with “Before the Juug””

R.Locko drops a stellar project with “Star of a Lion”

The Hampton Roads area is well known for it’s deep well of talent that seems to run deep across all the seven cities. However, with heavy focus on areas like Norfolk and the talent that resides there, some may have forgotten about the talent that continues to sprout from the water beachside. Virginia Beach artistContinue reading “R.Locko drops a stellar project with “Star of a Lion””

Era Hardaway Punches In For “The Essence” Freestyle

540 raised and 757 based artist, Era Hardaway, is in full form as he gears up for upcoming fall release of “The Juug Tape 2”. In the meantime, he holds off fans with loose singles and teasers to whats new to come from Juugamil, the latest being bar-heavy “The Essence” freestyle. Here we find HardawayContinue reading “Era Hardaway Punches In For “The Essence” Freestyle”

A G.O.D. Like Storm Is Brewing In The 75 with “Apollo”

Virginia has been known to be a powerhouse breeding ground for collectives for going on 2 decades now. With groups like N.E.R.D, Divine Council, GWAR, the Clipse, and more sprouting from the soil of the commonwealth and taking flight, its hard to argue the talent that goes on here.In recent years we’ve felt the void,Continue reading “A G.O.D. Like Storm Is Brewing In The 75 with “Apollo””

Kenzie Tarantino Tactfully Pens His Way Through “Red Daze”

Many artists leave the state and switch up, claiming their new buzzing city over the commonwealth that gave them their roots. This isn’t the case for ATL- based and VA bred Kenzie Tarantino. Proactively claiming the state that gave him his sound, he carefully crafts each bar that rings across new “Red Daze” EP. AContinue reading “Kenzie Tarantino Tactfully Pens His Way Through “Red Daze””

Culture Shift: Young Moe x Young Crazy

Artists often take us on trips with each full length release. We download their latest body of work from our prefer streaming service and are subsequently enthralled in whatever soundscape they choose to present. A certain tier of artists with the likes of Dave East, Meek Mill, and G Herbo serve as benchmarks for Hip-HopContinue reading “Culture Shift: Young Moe x Young Crazy”

OPAL shows progression in a new space with “HOPSCOTCH”

Virginia songstress, emcee, designer, and visual artist OPAL continues to prove her boundless creativity and progression with each release. Newest single, “HOPSCOTCH” proves to be no different! OPAL glides and slides through the creases of the bouncy production from Free Diesel, layering quick-witted bars and anecdotes suited for Instagram captions of many women who’ve quicklyContinue reading “OPAL shows progression in a new space with “HOPSCOTCH””