St. Louis area artist Mr.Nobody may have created the working mans anthem of the year with the repetitive recital of “Hustlin, Working, Grinding” in his latest single “Perfect Timing” in which he clocks in the entire video, check it out below.
Female artist Passhon has fantasies of robbing her man for money & diamonds in her latest music video for the single “If I” which samples the Destiny Childs classic of the same name. Watch the video below & for more music from Passshon check out her latest effort “No Tamin Passhon” avaible everywhere & inlcudes the single “If I.”
This current pandemic has definitely soured a lot of plans & project funding’s with layoffs & state mandates keeping most of us in the house & out of the booth.
That hasn’t stopped St.Louis based artist Hayzie P who dropped his latest project Collab Tape 2.5, 11 tracks all with St.Louis collaborations. To check it out click here.
Besides releasing the Stl inspired tape, Hayzie P has continued to stay active through out this pandemic doing features with artist in the city & showing out on camera, a perfect example would be his presence on the Zo Vanguard Pandemic anthem “My Strguggle,” video below. With this year far from over be on the look out for more from Hayzie. To stay up to date with him follow him @hayzelman1 IG & @thehayzel1 on Twitter.
East St.Louis artist T-Real taking a gamble with his new single & music video “Risk.” The video shot by 4k God, is definitely for the streets, & the lyrics are definitely gutter. Watch the video below, & be on the look out for T Real’s new mixtape “STILLREAL” featuring the single Risk. Also, be sure to follow T Real everywhere.
Legendary comedian Dave Chappelle was met with cheers, as he celebrates the post election news of Donald Trump losing the 2020 election. His 16 minute monologue mainly focused on life during this pandemic, & the current Presidents handling of it. Watch it below.Legendary comedian Dave Chappelle was met with cheers, as he celebrates the post election news of Donald Trump losing the 2020 election. His 16 minute monologue mainly focused on life during this pandemic, & the current Presidents handling of it. Watch it below.
Gabina, Hip Hop artist & song writer & producer of what she knows in her heart is a number 1 hit single “Bossed up”has been hitting the stage all summer long promoting the single. Wednesday Sept. 4th she will be performing it for the 1st time in front of Def Jam A & R Big Heff & others as part of the Big Heff Industry Tour at the Blank Space on Cherokee street in South St.Louis. Her knew single “Bossed Up” is out now everywhere good music is heard. Check out her 1st performance of the song below via youtube.
For more info about performing in front of Def Jam A & R Big Heff August 4th text 3146296404 or dm @Whobeta on Instagram. Be sure to follow Big Heff on Instagram @BigheffMidwestfresh.
St.Louis native & acclaimed Hip Hop artist ReaceYung is returning home September 4th, performing live at the Blank Space on Cherokee Street. With an assortment of collaborations, & cosigns Yung plans on establishing 1 more as Def Jam A & R Quincy Taylor better known in the music world as Big Heff will be in the building looking to be inspired by the middle of the map.
Admission to catch ReaceYung is $10 & doors open at 8:30 for more info or to perform text 3146296404. Follow me on twitter/Ig @Whobeta and follow Big Heff on Instagram @BigHeffmidwestfresh
Check out Reace Yung’s latest music video “Rain” below.
St.Louis has had its share of success rapper platinum rappers & producers like Nelly & Metro Boomin, and we are still making splashes in the industry with new comers Smino, XXL freshman Comethazine, & QC artist Layton Greene. Quincy Taylor better known at Def Jam and through out the industry as Big Heff will be in down town St.Louis listening to up & coming talent and bringing artist from across the Midwest to network with the Lou September 4th. For more info on how you can be apart of this opportunity text 3146296404 or Dm @Whobeta on Instagram, twitter, or Facebook.
Created in 2011 as a platform to showcase new artist on the rise. Through out the 8 year run the Freshman Class showcase has featured some of St.Louis favorite artist, all at least old enough to legally drive, until now. J Murphy only 13 years old is now the youngest artist ever to be hand picked for the elite showcase,and rightfully deserves it.In his short time as a hip hop artist he has a long list of accomplishments, headlining shows, performing at schools,a profiting merch line, and a new Ep “The Beginning” out now on most streaming platform, & to many other things to type.
The next Freshman Class concert is April 26th at the newly reopened Blank Space with performances from Rob Boo freshman picks Tigrenolo, Hello Jizoo, Tommo, Desi Dezz to name a few with a special performance from for Freshman Class alumni Riley B. For more info about this event, or to possibly become a Freshman class pick in the future, contact Robert Rob Boo Ford via facebook.
Seems like last year everybody felt “Bodak Yellow” hit maker Cardi B was snubbed at the 2018 Grammys. New year new me for a lot of people as they felted Cardi B’s multi platinum, multi hit spawning album was undeserving of the “Hip Hop album of the Year.” If not having 1 of the biggest albums of the year, & multiple cross over hit records, & confessions inspired themes isn’t enough reason to deserve “Hip Hop AOTY.” Lets dive a little deeper.
1st Pusha T’s Daytona project, no hit records, no singles, no promotion or interest in the album outside of it dissing Drake,& the controversial decision to use Whitney Houston bathroom as the cover art. Push had 7 songs,& none got more publicity then his rebuttal track to Drake. I think any fan of the GOOD music family would agree that Kanye West had a better 7 song album & is a bigger name, the nomination seemed more like a favor to elevate the non interesting “If you Know You Know Rapper,” then a legitimate contender for hip hop album of the year. Im sure most hip hop fans except the ones who passionately hate Drake agree Pusha T’s Daytona didn’t deserve Album of the Year.
Secondly, Rest in Peace Mac Miller, however your album didn’t deserve album of the year. Some people said he didn’t have time to properly promote the album however, it was released a month before his death falling behind fellow Album of the year contender Travis Scott “Astro World.” If failed to garner attention when he released the promo singles in the Spring, if failed to garner attention at its release, & even in his death it failed to perform. This nomination was more to pay their respects then a clear contender for Hip Hop album of the year.
Third, for a moment of truth out of the 5 albums nominated for Hip Hop album of the year Nispey Hussel had the best pure Hip Hop album of the year, however Grammy’s aren’t chosen by hip hop heads,& urban hustlers. Signed to the same label as the winner of the prestigious award you expect the label to put their influence behind their cash cow, which is currently Cardi B.
Fourth Travis Scott has a legitimate claim for album of the year being 1 of the biggest albums of the year period, his ties to the power house Kardashian klan, & his once in a lifetime performance at the Super Bowl. All these things lining up for Scott made him seem to be fit for AOTY award. With the demographics of the United States changing, & the spot light being shed on police brutality O feel as if his statements on the “Mike Brown” controversy, & openness to perform at the super bowl, hurt him politically as committee members made their final decisions.
5th & final thought on Cardi b winning the Hip Hop album of the year, what other albums worth recognizing dropped in 2018 besides J.Cole’s K.O.D. & Drakes Scorpion which neither was allegedly submitted. Let me know @Whobeta on twitter * Instagram.