Miami born but Atlanta raised INKEDupALICE delivers a 6 track EP which includes her very first single Dope Boy which allowed her to build a quick buzz and introduce us to what she plans to do in the rap game. Check her out, and be on the lookout for her hopefully we can get some visuals soon.
Yo Gotti’s newest signee Moneybagg Yo released his newest project “Heartless” and it’s something the streets needed. With features from Lil Durk and YFN Lucci and some dope production from TM88, Moneybagg Yo delivers a solid project. Be sure to stream and support buy purchasing the project on iTunes.
Planet Asia has released his second visual from his latest project “Egyptian Merchandise” as we are presented with “Pump Fake” we watch him go off to a track produced by Dirtydiggs. The visual is very gritty, check it out above.
San Antonio’s very own Blues kills it with his new fire visual for his latest track “Flavas” produced by White Ferrari. As we know, he is a Texas native who has been creating and inspiring the youth for quite some time. From fashion, gender bending, to even politics and volunteer work in the heart of the East side of San Antonio. Blues is also apart of a collective called IVY which consist of 3 other local artist who are also breaking barriers musically out in San Antonio. The group made their debut in the city last year at Mala Luna Festival and since then, their name has left a mark.
Blues recent track “Flavas” gives a groovy futuristic feel that you cant help but move to. While he is working on his current project You Make Me Sick, Blues never fails to deliver new heat. The video is shot and directed by T.Aubrey out of Dallas Texas.
Stay up to date with the artist and follow him on SoundCloud- https://soundcloud.com/twohunnid10blues
Starlito has delivered a much needed album entitled “Manifest Destiny” which he is selling for $1,000 on bandcamp (yeah you read that right) which someone has already supported by buying the album for $999.99. Now don’t get discouraged on listening to the album you can check it out for free on iTunes music. The album features some heavy hitters like Scarface, Kevin Gates, Curren$y, Scotty ATL, Mista Cain and of course his step brother Don Trip. Check out his album on iTunes now.
Future Hendrix finally dropped his self titled album last night at midnight. I must say after what feels like years of waiting Future did his thing, of course the album has no features which is what we needed a straight Future album. “Rent Money” “Draco” and “Mask Off” seem to be the most popular songs on the album. Be sure to purchase the new Future album on iTunes.
So I recently started creating a weekly playlist which allows upcoming artists to get some exposure. Not only do artist link me to their SoundClouds but I actually search for new artist, and I’ve come across a bunch of dope gems. Check out February 15ths playlist and let us know what you think.
You may have heard the name WhyJae floating around the Houston streets. WhyJae, also known as Lil Rarri, is a Houston emcee that has been on the rise for quite some time now. From selling out shows at Warehouse Live to touring with Maxo Kream, this man has made his mark.
After releasing his “LIL RARRI” EP a couple months ago he has stayed busy by doing features and singles.
Today Lil Rarri is back with another hit titled “No Opps.” Check it out down below and make sure to surf his SoundCloud page for more heat.
San Antonio native DONTHYPEME has really grown as a photographer/visual artist and just like everyone else he had to start somewhere. His journey so happened to start at a party, and from then on it was all uphill. Showing his face and being present at every function Hype has paved his own way to being the official cameraman for Cash Money’s newest R&B sensation Jacquees.
Just coming off tour with Tory Lanez and Jacquees
Hype has proved himself by making things happen for himself from house parties, to big events Hype has showed himself by working hard and proving anything could happen at anytime. Capturing moments (like when Jacquees and Tory Lanez squashed the beef they had) and his photos being published by some of our favorite websites like The Fader, Complex, and many others. Hype has definitely grown. And I got a chance to do an interview with him.
Tell us where it all started for you?
“I was in 10th grade when I started to get into photography. A couple of homies from another school who I used to see around at parties and other events always had cameras and would take dope pictures. I seen how people responded to that and decided I wanted to start shooting pictures, it made people smile and that was dope to me. I tried getting into my school’s photography class but I played basketball and the class didn’t match my schedule so I couldn’t do it, but I had talked to the photography class teacher and she seen how serious I was about it and started letting me take the camera home, I think I was telling her I was going to basketball games to shoot, but really I was taking pictures at parties.”
When Did you get your first camera ?
“I think I was like 16 my mom got me this small Nikon camera it had like a zoom on it but you couldn’t change the lens so I think I just put it to the side, I used it for like a month . Then for Christmas she got me a canon t2i, I didn’t really use it at first until I started seeing the video quality of it, my homie Dante had the same camera he was just more into technology and showed me how to properly use it.”
What made you grow into photography and visuals?
“When I started seeing the progression I was making I wanted to learn more and keep going. I always liked to brand people, to make people look good.”
You’ve grown so much and you’re now Jacquees camera man, how is that and what have you learned?
“It’s dope, I like the level of work that it comes with. I like having to perform at a higher level. You learn a lot when you’re around other creatives all the time.”
Who have you worked with other than Jacquees?
“I did some work for The Private Club, really made a name locally I was just taking dope pictures of artists at shows and places I was at.”
Is there anyone you would really like to work with?
“Photography wise and visuals wise — Dan Folger — George Jeff. Out of LA — Uncle Leff out of ATL — I wanna work with Wiz too , all his visuals dope .”
What are your goals for 2017?
“I wanna really focus on this business aspect of the industry, start developing my production team, and I want to drop a short film sometime in 2017.”
Advice for anyone trying to get paid for photography and visuals ?
“Be knowledgeable about the craft, be serious about your time, and keep working hard make sure you’re progressing the money is always gonna come when the hard work is there.”
With that being said, don’t be surprised when you see more of DONTHYPEME because he is here to stay.