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Right after the release of the Kevbo Beats-produced “Bass Bump,” Southbay, Cali artist Sticky Ricky drops “Preacher Man,” the loose-limbed, spontaneous track highlighting trigger obsessive bars. If you missed out on “Bass Bump” you can check it out after the jump link below.
El-P and Killer Mike’s chain-snatching, poodle-shooting, antihero anthem “Run The Jewels” gets an appropriately bugged out animated video courtesy of Bristol’s RUFFMERCY. Watch this at high volume, preferably in a residential area.
Walnut, California rapper David May presents the EM3-directed music video for “Store Runs”, the new single from VIDEO 94, his new free EP out now featuring DAMAR, Phantom Thrett and produced by fellow OSA (One Step Ahead) affiliate Gunnah. Born to a drug-addicted mother, David lived in foster homes before being adopted by a couple who had previously lost a daughter to leukemia. In 2010 May locked the opening spot on Wiz Khalifa’s Deal Or No Deal Tour. May reached out to fellow 909 area artist Curtiss King of Black Cloud Music for beats. The two exchanged beats for concert tickets. “That show changed my life,” says David. “I knew right then this is what I wanted in life: music and anything to do with it.” In 2012 Black Cloud released David’s debut album The Lifestyle Of A Dream Chaser and performed alongside Pac Div, Curren$y and joined The Road To Paid Dues Tour with Murs and Fashawn. Now independent, David describes Video 94 as “an homage to the local head shop I frequent. It’s all about the late-night stoner lifestyle I’ve grown accustomed to.”
LA rapper DUBB of the AV8ERS movement drops off the “Save Me” visuals in support of his new Never Content mixtape. The video was directed by Indica Films while the song was produced by Toronto’s Showboiz and Big Pops. Download Never Content here. Follow DUBB on Twitter @itzDUBB.
New Jersey’s MoRuf is on the come up. Late last year, he released his project, Shades.Of.Moo with production from Knxwledge, Lab Ox, Like (of Pac Div), Madlib, MeLo-X, THC and more. Today, we’re premiering the movie of a music video for his Andrew Cha-produced single, “Buckle Up.” The visuals were shot by Street Etiquette and it’s pairs some smooth, calm visuals to the track.
“I wanted make sure that everything told a story, just so people could understand where I was coming from that much more,” MoRuf said in an email. “Working with Street Etiquette on this made so much sense and couldn’t have happen at a perfect. Working with your peers who are ambitious on their craft is love and hella inspiring. We really wanted it give off that Mo Better Blues…Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk vibe… especially being that jazz was such a huge inspiration on this project.”
“More than being a rapper, we wanted MoRuF to be looked at as an artist and the story of Buckle Up entails an artist in between his love for music and his art,” Josh from Street Etiquette said.
Watch “Buckle Up” above and get MoRuf on your radar.
New Orleans rapper Moe presents the “MF”, his new single produced by Young Kico. Born at Charity Hospital – the same hospital as Lil Wayne – both his parents were incarcerated by the time he was 6, leaving him in the care of his grandmother. Moe was writing rhymes by the time she moved him to Los Angeles a few years later, “often times rapping about my parents,” he says. “No resentment lyrics though, just my thoughts on the situation.” A few school expulsions later he was back in New Orleans, playing basketball and recording the songs that would lead to 2012, the year he dropped a staggering four mixtapes. “I heard the beat for ‘MF’ and it had a club feel so I went into it with that mindset,” says Moe. “I just wanted to make something fun that would appeal to a club crowd.”
New York City bred lyricist Dubwork releases his new mixtape Still Dreaming featuring 17 original tracks. Still Dreaming is an inspirational project dedicated to everyone out there chasing their dreams. Download the project now on DatPiff.com>. Check the new music video for Dubwork’s “Forever” above.
Follow him on Twitter @DubworkIODTO.
In her new single, Toronto singer Melanie Durrant boasts of being a man’s main love interest while anyone else is second best – “He only wants you when you’re gone.” The new video for “Gone” was co-directed by Durrant and fellow Toronto singer-producer, Slakah The Beatchild. Acclaimed director Zac Facts was also brought on board for the video editing. Check it out!