Author: Reg The Ruler

According to Rolling Stone, JAY-Z is leading a group of celebrities in a push to eliminate rap lyrics being used to incriminate people, and to treat them exclusively as artistic expression. Meek Mill, Big Sean, Fat Joe, Yo Gotti and Killer Mike, Kelly Rowland and Robin Thicke are a few names of the stars who have supports JAY in this effort. The hope is to have a New York state law that will prevent prosecutors from trying to use rap songs as evidence of alleged crimes. The “Rap Music on Trial” (S.7527/A.8681) is the name of the bill that has been…

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LaRussell drops a unique visual for “Dollar 2 The Rich” directed by VCR Baby and Lewis T. Powell. The video starts with a young LaRussell entering his home with a bag from of cocaine for what seems to be his father. He proceeds to walk throughout the house and sees adult family and friends engaging in activities that plague our community. The video addresses some generational curses that black people or people in poverty face. The video can be very relatable for some. Kudos to LaRussell for using his platform to address some very real issues. https://youtu.be/a3T2p6JaxJY

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King Iso picks up after destroying his verse on Tech N9ne’s “Face Off” also featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Joey Cool. The record turned out to be one of the biggest viral records of 2021 amassing over 42 Million views on YouTube. But the Strange Music spitter is laser focused on his solo project Get Well Soon, which dropped today. Previously released singles like “Hypocrite” and “Made Me Crazy” featuring Tech N9ne & Snake Lucci blew up and were an early indicator of what this album was going to sound like. But Iso didn’t leave anything to chance as he produced every track on the…

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It is encouraging to see the rap game getting back to being about lyrics and delivery. Especially for women in rap being hyper-sexualized. Don’t get me wrong, everything has its place and audience, so I don’t knock any of it, but when you hear rappers like Che Noir it is good to hear the balance. This emcee/producer However, really made a splash with As God Intended, produced by Apollo Brown. She has had some solid work before and after that, but today she has released a monster of a project with Food For Thought. The Buffalo emcee has so many styles…

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Riding the wave of momentum from his recently released album 93HUNNIT, Dot Demo drops a video for one of the more highly anticipated tracks, “David Ortiz Freestyle”. DD takes to the streets of the Bronx, in front of the corner store spittin nothing but flames. Dot comes off with the energy, that would make the Boston slugger happy, despite being a short distance away from Yankee stadium. Watch “David Ortiz Freestyle” below. https://youtu.be/Ps7yXheSmRg

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Vado is on one of those untouchable stretches. Him, Dave East and Lloyd Banks just formed the ultra-trinity of spitters with their new group The Council. And fresh off the heels of that Vado releases his new project Long Run Vol. 2. “Long Run Vol. 2 is gonna be one of the best tapes of ‘22! Dis is for da Spittaz n Go Gettaz” Vado confidently asserts. “I’m a show y’all who can rap and who can really rap! Time to quiet da critic’s and let em know I’m NYC’s Top 5 dead or alive.” Vado’s Long Run Vol. 2 is out now. Long Run…

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Lady London is seizing the moment. She just dropped Lady Like: The Boss Tape and now gives fans a movie with “Lisa’s Story”. The song features Dub Aura who trades bars back and forth with London as a he picks her up as she enters a restaurant. But that ended up coming with a lot more than she intended. Watch “Lisa’s Story” below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osuhM9Ak5_E

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Marlon Craft has put out a lot of really dope music over the years. But there is always something special about your first. Back in 2017, Craft released his first project The Tunnel’s End. And in an exclusive capsule release, Marlon is dropping several versions of the vinyl in a very New York way. The vinyl comes in three ways, the Metro Card Edition, Silver Token Edition also in black and the Test press.  https://www.instagram.com/p/CYrnlEqPr2w/?utm_medium=copy_link Everything is limited edition so go get yours now here. 

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This week, freestyle #10 sees All Hail Y.T. step to the mic! Y.T. has a long history in hip-hop hailing from Killeen,TX to now residing in Delaware. He is one of the hardest working independent artists, releasing 8 projects in the last 2 years. Y.T. Goes in over a Stan Da Man beat on Overtime Freestyle #10. Watch below. https://youtu.be/eJtJtKjkosM All Hail Y.T. recently collaborated with producer SHARP for the late 2021 release Angels With Filthy Souls. Listen to the entire project below. https://open.spotify.com/album/0W6SrrWmrmomSYLuVvj0dv?si=t2t6jYiNTdaO2Qb8V7nEww

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Under his Never Too Different label, Token is independently releasing his studio album Pink Is Better that is full of some really dope features. Token is a solid artist and definite lyricist in his own right, and to enlist the names like JID, Benny The Butcher and others on the project elevates it to another level. The 18-track album is available on all DSP’s. Check it out below. Let us know what you think in the comments.

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