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Music Submission from Pell

The track, EST 2005, is featured on the DJ Wally Spark's hosted release Calphonic. Born in New Orleans, Pell was uprooted to Mississippi by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 after the storm decimated his family's neighborhood, taking friends, family, and personal belongings with it. The song finds Pell revisiting childhood memories and confronting the loss of his home, his city, and the life he had known growing up.

Shot mostly underwater and in black-and-white, the video aims to capture the void Pell encounters while reminiscing about his home and how much has changed. The video was directed by Fred Germany.


Music Submission from Allen Poe

Allen Poe is 1/3 of Frankfort, Kentucky's hip hop crew Basement Up.  Poe's music weaves perspective, reflection, and wordplay to create stories from his own experiences as a son, husband, father, student, veteran and poet. The track, "Prescience" featuring Mello Music Group's yU and produced by LoFidel, touches on the power of hip hop. Poe articulates, "I wanted to speak on how hip hop has been beneficial in increasing my awareness of the word around me, it taught me lessons for how to handle adversity and develop an awareness for what is genuine and what is illusion." Art is expression and Allen Poe uses rhymes as his medium of choice.


Music Submission from Da Deputy

Da Deputy hails from Texas and the South is clearly a major influence in his sound. Incorporating southern snares and bass as well as soul, "Hold It Down" is a triumphant track professing his love for music as well as describing his grind for both his career and family. Da Deputy is confident and creative and is demanding respect for his artistry in this record. This is the first visual from his new project Checkmate and it's one of those bangers that everybody can relate to. Check out the video below


New Music From Black Cobain

Black Cobain has been generating buzz for years now and with his latest mixtape Perfect Contradiction, everyone knows his name. "Richmond" is the latest track to drop and it's reflective as well as eager for the New Year. Although Black discusses his dreams and successes, you can't help but smile when he spits the epic and notorious Kanye quotes from the Sway interview. Rapping over Drake's "Over My Dead Body" sample, this song is lyrical, playful and pensive. Bump it below and follow @blackcobain


Music Submission from Dave East

The Harlem native has been releasing a steady flow of music & visuals since his last mixtape, GEMINI. To date, Dave East has accumulated over 500,000 views on HotNewHipHop & DatPiff and is regularly featured on Hot 97, Power 105, Shade 45, and Sirius' Hip Hop Nation. Be on the look out for Dave's next project "Black Rose" dropping in February 2014! 

Below I've got the newest single by Dave East, "Bati Boy," directed by Grizz Lee Arts and it's a hit! Fusing hip hop flow, piano instrumentals and West Indian slang, Dave East is bringing a fresh perspective to the scene. Featuring visuals from the corner store, barbershop, basketball court and other staples of Harlem, this track and video is authentic and Dave East is on my list of emcees to watch!

Follow this rising emcee @DAVE_EAST


Girls Love Beyonce

Drake dropped a new track featuring James Fauntleroy titled "Girls love Beyonce" which uses the "Say My Name" sample from Destiny Child's The Writing's on the Wall. Very reminiscent of 90s R&B in sound, Drake expresses the challenge of finding true and loyal love while being in the spotlight. More importantly, Drake taps into insecurity and vulnerability that is often not found in the industry where hypermasculinity is the norm. Drake stepped out of the box with this track in both content and sound and we're all eager for his album Nothing Was the Same.

Girls Love Beyonce

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