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Chevy Woods Presents first full-length album, ‘Since Birth’ featuring Wiz Khalifa



As a key architect and cornerstone of the Taylor Gang family, Chevy Woods is the epitome of hustle. His transition from street life to music and his friendship with Wiz Khalifa are well-documented, but there’s more to his story. Today, Chevy shared his first full-length album titled Since Birth. Available on streaming services here. The Pittsburgh native reflects on the Kevin Woods story. His personal journey, looking back on his past while preparing for the future.

Last month, Chevy released the loosie “Hands On The Dashboard,” using his platform to denounce police brutality and racism. The track recreates a traumatic encounter with police from a first-person perspective after being pulled over for tinted windows. Complete with a police stop reenactment, sirens and radio calls for backup. Look out for the official video for “Hands On The Dashboard” coming soon.

Within the last few months, Chevy’s given a glimpse into his artistic growth and versatility with the singles “Make It Last” and “Escape.” Reflecting on the past and the road from humble beginnings, songs like the intro “Since Birth” and “Flowers” – Dedicated to his parents and Grandmother respectfully, continue to showcase the maturation in Chevy’s music. Since Birth includes the standouts “No Drama,” “Alive” ft. Wiz Khalifa, “Gang Wit Us,” and “Dapper Dan.”

Buy/Stream: Chevy Woods – Since Birth HERE

Since Birth LP – Tracklist

  1. Since Birth (Ft. Tdot Illdude)

  2. Alive (Ft. Wiz Khalifa)

  3. No Drama

  4. Game Winner

  5. Switch Sides

  6. Make It Last

  7. Escape

  8. Heartbroken

  9. Love Over Hate

  10. Comfortable

  11. Dapper Dan

  12. To the Grave

  13. Flowers

  14. Gang Wit Us

  15. Hands on the Dashboard



Tomi Thomas teams up with Rapper Wale for the “Hopeless Romantic” Remix



The multi-talented Tomi Thomas is a perpetual dreamer and creator. The Nigerian performer and visual artist continues to astound and amaze with the extended rollout of his latest project. Several genres are represented in his musical expressionism, and his mastery of combining them is beyond artful. Tomi tapped into hip hop for a floss remix of the hit tune “Hopeless Romantic” and is joined by American rapper Wale for an incredible transformation of the track releasing October 28, 2021.   LISTEN HERE

The remix captures their chemistry sublimely. Tomi’s body of work is a testament to his delivery of low-key nuances mixed with higher vibrations. In the remix, their vocals echo the familiar “Hopeless Romantic” tune. Wale recently stepped back into the spotlight with Folarin II, the sequel to his popular 2012 mixtape. In what marks his seventh studio album, the rapper highlights a number of collaborations. Tomi Thomas welcomes synergistic efforts and is experiencing buzz from associating with and working with talent from all around the globe.

“This remix is fire. Afrobeat and world subgenres have revolutionised mainstream music.” – Wale

Tomi Thomas is wildly popular among the “it” crowd in Ghana and his native Nigeria. Ameyaw Debrah, the renowned Ghanaian entertainment and lifestyle blogger, continues to show his support of Tomi’s work and ongoing projects. Fellow singer Falana was quoted in entertainment authority Complex regarding rubbing shoulders with Tomi on the local scene, saying, “We’re all just building, and we all have unique sounds, but we all support each other.” Earlier this month, he dropped the Hopeless Romantic Riddim featuring several talented acts, including dancehall recording artist Stylo G based in the UK. Over the summer, he also experienced a spike of popularity in the Caribbean after debuting the music video featuring Buju Banton for “Hurricane” from the Hopeless Romantic EP.

Tomi is on the scene, and his star power leads the way to the world stage alongside fellow Nigerian artists Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido, Prettyboy D-O, Patoranking, and Fireboy DML on the world stage. The success story is embedded with pure passion. Tomi has become comfortable in the limelight as a solo artist while keeping fond memories of his time with popular musical group Loud On Sound (LOS) early in his career. On releasing his debut album, the single “Ready Or Not” reached #1 on the Soundcity Nigeria’s Top 10 Chart. African music is everywhere, and the movers and shakers of the world are making it so.

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Rasheed Chappell and XP The Marxman hit Nostalgic Cords on “Sinful Saints”



Rasheed Chappell of the East and XP the Marxman join forces together to bring out a nostalgic, groovy track titled “Sinful Saints,” one of the lead singles of their upcoming collaboration L.P.’ RX.’


This union of East meets West is unlike any collaboration previously. Rasheed Chappell is known as a poet amongst his peers, and his visual conjuring lyrics are often compared to Illmatic era Nas. XP The Marxman is an L.A.-based Mexican rapper who paints vivid narratives of his barrio and the world as he sees it.


Chappell has recently dropped two stellar projects with 38 Spesh, one of the hottest rappers in the game, as well as a much sought-after producer. Rasheed has also received critical acclaim for his “Sinners & Saints” L.P. produced by the legendary Buckwild of D.I.T.C.


XP The Marxman has been making his name known, sparring alongside Termanology, U.F.O. Fev, and the often imitated Roc Marciano. XP hit the mark on his “Make The Devil Pray” L.P., which was held in many circles as an album of the year contender.


Two halves of the same coin, each MC brings their experience and perspective of Hip Hop to the table – Rasheed’s of the African-American experience in the northeast and XP’s of the Mexican experience in the city of L.A. Both MC’s paint vivid pictures of street culture with equally dangerous wordplay and nuance worthy of the buzz term “connoisseur rap.”


Combined, these two emcees elevate each other’s artistry to levels unmatched in today’s current climate of gun & coke rap. Artists at their core, R.X. is the musical representation of the men and what made them. With production from Roc Marciano, Buckwild, Ice Rocks, and many more, this is more than an album; it’s an opus.


For now, “Sinful Saints” is a good teaser for an entire body of work set to release on November 17th.


‘Sinful Saints’ streaming everywhere via Perfect Time Music Group: :…

Pre-save the forthcoming album “RX” (11/17):…

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Listen Up: Gilly Craine drops “Put me on” after RVSOP signing



Coming off fresh from the back of signing a massive record label deal with RVSOP, Afrobeat newbie Gilly Craine has dropped his debut single. (more…)

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L.A.’s next great storyteller, Nana releases new track “GOTW”



Crenshaw-bred rapper Nana has just shared his new single “GOTW”. The track is a blend of classic West Coast production and the cut-throat lyricism Nana consistently delivers. The song details the come-up from Nana, from his humble beginnings in Crenshaw and how that experience shaped him into the artist he is today. Lyrics like “Man I been broke my whole life, I’m breaking the curse” show the hustle that Nana had to exude to reach the level of success he’s attained. “GOTW” is a warning shot to all his detractors, either support his blossoming career or simply put, get out of the way.

Nana’s had an impressive 2020 with the release of his project Save Yourself. The album weaves vivid stories of survival and redemption during these unprecedented times with guest features by REASON and Blakk Soul. A preacher’s kid growing up in the Crenshaw District of LA, Nana is determined to empower himself and inspire others to grow beyond the circumstances and environment from which they come from via thought-provoking lyrics and visuals wrapped up in quick-flows and impressive wordplay. Nana went on in 2021 to release the Save Yourself Session, a series of full-band, live performance of select tracks from Save Yourself coupled with interviews between Nana and other creatives. NANA SHARES NEW SINGLE “GOTW” 

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Morgan Starck features Shatta Wale on a new single, ‘Alone’



Morgan Starck who released “No Man’s Perfect” in 2020 and “Phantasy” earlier this year, is out with another hit banger “ALONE” featuring Shatta Wale.

The single was released on Friday, 22nd October. In an interview with the “Phantasy” hit maker, he expressed his profound gratitude to The African Dancehall King, Shatta Wale for blessing him with  awesome lyrics on ‘Alone’.

Shatta Wale,  who has been trending recently on social media, after he turned himself over to the Ghana Police Service for his safety, says it clearly in ‘Alone’  that people should leave him alone to live his life.

According to Morgan Starck, he  can’t wait for his fans to enjoy this beautiful piece he collaborated with the 1 Don,  Shatta Wale.

Alone was produced by BEATZ VAMPIRE and mixed by GIGZMIX

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Larruso’s ‘’New Gen’’ EP arrives alongside all-new video for ‘Wolewa’ (Come Inside)’



Afro-dancehall sensation, Larruso’s debut EP offers a feel-good experience that places him in the fore of Ghanaian dancehall music as he freewheels over a range of experimental melodies. Listen here:


Previewing with two singles prior to its official announcement ‘’New Gen’’ does not fall short of a smooth supply of tuneful beat selections and potential bangers. It is an aggregate of Larruso’s vision so far, meld together by familiar, yet refreshing concepts and a feature list accommodating of the young artist’s style.



The 8-track EP books features from the likes of the god MC, M.anifest, Suzzway, Nigeria’s very own, Bella Shmurda, Kelvyn Boy, Samini and J. Derobie, aside a compelling mix of producers which include The One, Beatz Dakay, Phantom, Jaemally, Gigz Beatz, Mix Master Garzy and Finchy.


For a project meant to inspire the prodigy’s avant-gardist role in his time, things are brought to a roaring start on the pre-released ‘New Gen’. Here, Larruso ushers in the age of this new generation he’s standing in for. ‘’We have a big dream and, how our family fit look past streets wey we dey pon?’’, he questions, backing up with chants and verses of empowerment. This invigorating theme persists into the EP’s first pre-released song ‘The Truth’ featuring the god MC, Manifest. On the soothing song, both artists free their energies into a pool of thoughts that are expressive of life in a country that grows increasingly hellish for the generation in question.

The tone of the EP hereafter shifts to a more ambient and easy-going sound ‘Body’ featuring Suzzway goes big on Larruso’s glossy vocals, while ‘Wolewa’ (Come Inside) featuring Nigeria’s very own, Bella Shmurda embraces a fun feel. The latter drops alongside a colorful video directed by Yaw Skyface and has lots of choreography to keep the song’s playfulness untouched. ‘Hit & Run’ isn’t far behind the explosive Afrobeat wave either, bearing the candid and fleeting emotions of the self-proclaimed nineties bad boy, before ushering in the project’s biggest in terms of collaborations ‘No Chance’.

Sweeping listeners back into his preferred domain ‘No Chance’ has Larruso tag Kelyvn Boy and Samini on the highly palatable Finchy production to make known their uncompromising nature to much finesse. ‘Addicted’ featuring J. Derobie slots in next to ferry listeners aboard the love express once more, yielding crooned verses of how special Larruso’s love interest is to him: ‘’Cause you know me and you have a different vibe/Make up your mind, come with me let’s ride’’. The finally EP comes to a soothing close thanks to Larruso’s resolute composure on solo effort ‘High Meditation’, in a bid to not to escape bad memories.


‘’New Gen’’ projects the Afro-dancehall star’s status as torchbearer in it’s entirety and is effortless in setting itself up as a benchmark for all dancehall EP’s to follow. Stream ‘’New Gen’’ by Larruso here:


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