Classiqk caught my attention with his latest project Bad Tolerence. Now, his team Somereal is on the Hard In The Paint radar. The young group of emcees are prepping a new compilation titled Israel. They recently released a new video off the upcoming project called “All Fake But Some Real.”
See what Classiqk, Big A and Datkid Bravo have to offer to the Boston hip-hop scene below. Stay tuned for more, we’ll have to get an interview with them sometime soon. Is there anyone else covering the local scene like us? Nope…
If you didn’t know already, Gio Dee‘s one of Hard In The Paint’s favorite. The 21 year old, who is the face of the collective known as the Chef Boyzcontinues to impress with a new video for the Fashionably Late EP single “Don’t Wanna Be.” In his newest visual, he connects with Rawe Quality again for a wonderful eye capturing production. Dee, who is one of the frontmen for he young generation of Boston hip-hop shows love for the city with a tribute to the Boston Marathon. Since the release of his well received EP, the young talent can be seen on major publications like XXL. Watch the chilling video below as well as our exclusive interview from a few months back, here.
Last Thursday Night, May 9th, Danny Brown brought his Old & Reckless Tour to Boston, MA. The Detroit rapper performed in front of a sold out crowd at Middle East.
This wasn’t Brown’s first trip to the Bean, but it sure was the most anticipated. With his Old album due out this summer and in the midst of controversy regarding him receiving oral sex on stage at a recent show, all attention was on the Fool’s Gold Records artist.
Ever since the “Work (Remix)” was announced, I’ve been patiently waiting for it to drop. After hearing the MP3 this morning on my way to work, I came home and was surprised with the official video for the star-studded track.
A$AP Ferg re-ups the orignal Lord$ Never Worrytrack with big names in A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Trinidad Jame$, and ScHoolboy Q. Just like the audio, the video features great energy with scenes stretching coast to coast, including New York and California. This new release is sure to add more anticipation to the already highly anticipated Trap Lord, due out Memorial Day weekend.
Overall, I love the remix and video, my only complaint; where is Danny Brown? The Detroit rapper was originally scheduled to be on the remix. I think he would have absolutely destroyed this beat, but maybe we’ll get another version with him on it in the near future?
Castle | Culture, a Boston/Brockton-based musical collective features a number of artists, including Da Kidd Free, a new face to Hard In The Paint. The young talent makes his debut on the site with a freshly released video in “Foresight,” which functions as the second official single off his upcoming debut mixtape The Fast Life. With production from INKomplete, video director Hero Drade helps bring Free’s words to life with a nice conceptual visual.”Foresight” is based on the born to win attitude, aided by some nice camera work that carries out that vibe.
If the rest of the material on his mixtape is similar to this, then you can expect lot of conceptual songs with relatable topics., which I personally enjoy. Get familiar with Free by watching the video and be on the lookout for more from him and the rest of Castle | Culture.
New Jersey twin duo Tru Fam make their return to Hard In The Paint. The upcomers recently released a new visual for the Kidaurah produced “Girls Say.” It comes off their latest project Thrill. The video was directed by John Komar and shot throughout Brooklyn, New York. Watch the video below and stay tuned for more from the Patterson, NJ natives.
Danny Brown put on an electrifying performance at Middle East in Boston, MA as part of his headlining The Old & Reckless Tour. Check out footage of him performing cuts “Jealousy,” “WitIt,” “Blunt After Blunt,” “Black Brad Pitt,” and “#Express Yourself.” Make sure you check back later today for a recap of the whole night. You can view photos of Brown and his supporting cast of Kitty, Skywlkr, and Nanosaur, here.
Maybach Music Group‘s Rockie Fresh hits the Internet with a new visual for the Rick Ross and Nipsey Hussle assisted “Life Long.” This track comes off his MMG debut project Electric Highway. Take a look a visual below and grab the mixtape, here. I have a strong feeling that the Chicago rapper will have a big summer.
Kendrick Lamar‘s good kid, m.A.A.d city still gets plenty of play in my iTunes. It’s timeless music – one of the best albums released in a longtime. The Top Dawg Entertainment emcee continues the promotion for the project with a new visual for “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe,” which happens to be one of my favorite songs. Watch the visual below and make sure you listen to the Jay-Z assisted remix, here.
Since his release, Gucci Mane has been quite busy. First, he inked Chicago teen sensation Chief Keef to his 1017 label. Today, he liberates a new track with 2 Chainz, expanding their already lengthy collaboration catalogue. ”Use Me” is produced by Honorable CNote and sounds similar to past songs by these two. This track isn’t going increase or decrease Gucci’s fan base, but its something to hold fans over until he drops his Traphouse 2 album.