Since releasing his first mixtape "Beautiful Pimp" in 2013, Rome Fortune, a young 25 year old Emcee from Atlanta has been receiving praise from fans and cosigns from industry insiders such as DJ Skee, The Fader, Complex Magazine, Vibe Magazine and one of my Favorite Authors/Speakers Gary Vaynerchuck (to name a few).
Now he's back with the sequel "Beautiful Pimp 2" and it has a completely different vibe (in a good way).
written by @DjCocoaChenelle
Those of you who know me, know i LOVE when a artist speaks their truth, and has lyrics with meaning and a video with a storyline...
Connecticut rapper BigStat immediately grabbed my attention when i came across his video for "Pain" featuring Jordan Meyer on youtube.
The lyrics in this song have a authentic feel... It's a emotional song, a true story where BigStat vividly paints a picture of the pain he feels over the death of his mother (I can relate).
This is the type of music i call "Reality Rap", i wish more artist would express their own reality and make songs from the heart in this type of way.
It's no surprise to me that Jordan Meyer has a loyal fan base that continues to grow bigger with every song he releases.
Jordan is in a lane by himself. Not only is he a good singer with a lot of soul, he's a talented songwriter who makes HOT beats and produces his own music, as well as producing tracks for other artist... that within itself separates him from the rest.
When Nas said Hip Hop is dead... I actually agreed with him, however... through the internet i'm learning that Hip Hop is not dead at all, it's alive and well in the "internet streets" where many undiscovered talented and creative artist reside...
Which brings me to a talented lyricist from Queens New York by the name of 100 Grand who i featured on this site a few months ago.
written by @DjCocoaChanelle
I love it when new artist who aren't afraid to be themselves cross my path.. AJ Rockafeller and Monopaly are two talented young rappers from New York brought to my attention by a mutual friend.
After paying a visit to their youtube channel to watch the video they had for their single "Let You Go"... I was impressed.
Tiger The Ace is back at it with a new Music Video for "Party Heart" featuring Royal-Tee directed by Donald Wilson of Black Collar Ent.
Tiger continues to create a buzz throughout the internet, feeding the streets by consistently releasing music and videos online.
This is my first time hearing Royal-Tee from East Charlotte North Carolina... I'm feeling him (nice voice & flow). Both Tiger and Royal-Tee did a good job lyrically remaking this Maybach Music song.
D-Duce is a unsigned artist from the Bronx in New York who first came to my attention back during the Myspace era. He was really young back then (a teen), he sent me a very heartfelt message politely asking me if i could listen to his music.
I remember being very impressed by Duce for a few reasons, as a teen he had the lyrical skills of a grown man, he was very advanced for his age.
His lyrics and vibe had the feel of a "Old Soul" and his style and production was very East Coast Hip Hop during a time when just about EVERY artist from NY was trying to copy the south.
Most of you know, i'm not a fan of rappers claiming the street life if they never actually lived it. I believe artist need to be authentic to themselves.
With that being said, Southside Jamaica Queens rapper Lexx 9 Eleven is reminiscent of 50 Cent. Having been shot twice, stabbed, hospitalized and incarcerated, Lexx is still alive and has overcome the many obstacles he faced over the years.