LONG AWAITED EP, “TOMORROW COULD BE…” AVAILABLE NOW
JUNO Award winning, multi-platinum Canadian hip-hop artist and producer, Classified released his long anticipated new EP “Tomorrow Could Be…” via Half Life Records/Universal Music Canada.The relentless hit maker also confirmed the exclusive debut of the video for the standout cut “Fallen” on Billboard.com.Get “Tomorrow Could Be…” here.
Shot in Toronto by Jacqueline Andrade the video for “Fallen” focuses on the daily struggle of moving through life at such a fast pace that we find ourselves drowning.The visual focuses on many of the songs key themes including frustration, communication, day to day survival and moving swiftly through life while trying to keep your head above water.
“This is my joint,” Classified shared with Billboard. “For me this was the easiest song to make on the album. I wrote the verse from the point of observation – marveling at what’s going on in the world and how we as society act and react to it. I love the feel of this song – it takes me back to some Slum Village, Tribe Called Quest vibes.”
Delivering the innovative and genuine narrative fans expect from one of Canada’s most respected rappers, the six track EP “Tomorrow Could Be…” honors female empowerment, pays tribute to missing and murdered Indigenous women and lends a voice to children and women who have been abused among other themes.With a humble determination, Classified (aka Luke Boyd), brings attention to a number of important ‘modern day’ topics and issues throughout the EP.
With an inherent and candid ability to break down the barrier between performer and audience, Classified is one of Canada’s most respected and successful rap artists and producers. His self-titled 2013 release debuted at No. 1 on the Canadian Nielsen Soundscan Chart and has sold over 1 million singles and is certified 2x Platinum.Additionally, the album boasts two Top 10 singles including the 5x Platinum “Inner Ninja” featuring David Myles and the Platinum certified “3 Foot Tall”.As one of the most influential hip-hop artists in Canada, the multiple JUNO Award winner hosted the 2014 JUNO Awards and has a combined 24 nominations and 8 wins between the MuchMusic Video Awards, JUNO Awards, and East Coast Music Awards.
NYC Producer standout Ras Beats bring you Part 3 of his 2018 project ‘The High 5’ connecting with Chicago’s Vic Spencer for the dope “Compensated Confidence”
Ras Beats (Control Your Own, Wit No Pressure) has received world wide airplay and recognition with his music and this collaboration with Vic Spencer (Spencer For Higher, The Ghost Of Living) will further add on to it. The track knocks and the two have great chemistry. Vic sounds at home on a incredible Ras Beats track with lines like “A parked car ahead of my soul Prince Paul heard duck sauce and said I was cold My hands got a yeast infection from caressing the loaf Put the pieces back together when the feathers was broke”
With piano and sinister percussion topped off perfectly with scratches, this fits summer 2018 and will leave a lasting impression with listeners.
RAS BEATS feat. VIC SPENCER.”COMPENSATED CONFIDENCE” DIGITAL SINGLE. RELEASE DATE: MONDAY JULY 16, 2018. ALL DIGITAL OUTLETS.
Enkay47, is an American rapper and songwriter originally hailing from the small town of Silverton, Oregon. He initially began writing music at the ripe age of 15 in an attempt to make friends and “fit in” after being bullied and alienated by many of his peers. However, as time progressed, he realized how much of an impact music had made on his upbringing and wanted to help other people in the same way.
At the age of 18 Enkay47 went on his first national tour as a “special guest” for Cryptic Wisdom’s ‘One Take’ Takeover Tour and self released his debut album Welcome To My Mind in March, 2017. He built his fan base exponentially before the release of his next EP, The Iron Curtain, (March 2018) which peaked at #24 on iTunes in the US (#17 in Canada), and #9 on Google Play. During the span of only 6 months he went from just over 5,000 fans between YouTube and Facebook to over 100,000 thanks to viral videos like “Lesson Learned” (hitting 6 million views on Facebook) and “Twenty 18” (hitting over 2 million views on Facebook).
In August Enkay47 will release his new project, My Own Lane, and today he debuted the first single “Different” with HipHopDx.
The reason I made “Different” is because a lot of people don’t realize just how similar we all are” Enkay stated to HipHopDx.“Millions upon millions of people are treated horrifically due to something as superficial as skin color, or having dyed hair/tattoos and I wanted to point out the ignorance in that. Contrary to popular belief, we’re not that different.”
Enkay47’s My Own Lane is set for release in August of 2018.
Regarded as one of the most consistent up and coming artists in NYC, English McFly has developed a core following of fans who look to every new release. This time he hits them off with Set In Stone which features street smash, Blame 50. Check out the full project below:
“The Concerto” is the debut solo single by hip-hop artist The ZYG 808, from his forthcoming album “The Intro”. The ZYG 808 first came to national attention as a member of the Grammy nominated band, The GroovaLottos as well as his verse on the Soul Poet’s Syndicate’s track and music video “Flippin”.
An unapologetic Boom Bap Backpack artist, his lyrical content and style together with his knack for unusual song forms (The Concerto is in three distinct sections, with no bridge) sets him apart from most of the others in the game. ‘808’ is a reference to the classic drum machine, and his unique ability to rap and play drums at the same time, astounding audiences up and down the east coast.
At the age of 7, The ZYG 808 made his debut as a studio session player. By age 12, he was headlining the Boston Jazz Fest as a jazz fusion drummer. At age 13, he joined the multi-Grammy nominated band The GroovaLottos as a percussionist and featured MC.
The ZYG 808 is definitely an upcoming artist to watch.
The ZYG 808 is available for interviews and makes custom sound drops upon request.
While known for her impressive rhymes, the Queens-native slow things down and showcases her sensual side with a late-night special for the lovers in Hip-Hop with “When It’s Late”. B-side to Dimez’s new duo release with the A-Side involving the lyrically flashy new effort, “New Porsche”.
Showing off her versatility as an artist. “When It’s Late” is another smooth collaboration between Dimez and producer Jeremy “Backpack” Miller. Opposite of her edgy, hard-hitting lyricism, Dimez vocal performance is pure joy. Layered, seductive, and melodic with a hint of accent, the rising star puts you in the mood like a late-Marvin Gaye on the sexy R&B vibe.
Like “New Porsche”, the new R&B sound will be featured on Dimez’s forthcoming new project slated for a late-2018 release.
Stream “When It’s Late” by Dimez today via Backpack Music, LLC.
Queens, New York recording artist Dimez is a fast-rising star due to her latest single, “Blow a Bag”. Known for her astonishing play on words and superior lyrical abilities, Dimez returns to the limelight with the release of her new single, “New Porsche”.
A passion for fast cars and exotic appeal, Dimez pulls off the lot with a convincingly persuasive series of verses that features drop-top lavish style. Easily a grooming new single by the recording artist for her newfound fan base that will enjoy the trendy trap infused sound of the Jeremy “Backpack” Miller production. Flashy, Dimez doesn’t dumb down her highly-respected lyrical skills but effectively balance the radio-friendly backpacker track that the hipsters, trendsetters, and true rap enthusiasts will all enjoy.
Before releasing brand new music, Dimez accumulated songwriting credits as she recently provided catchy bars and hooks for legendary female recording artist Lil Kim and her upcoming album. A great mention to the prelude of Dimez forthcoming new project, slated for a late-2018 release.
Pull up and stream the new single from Dimez today via Backpack Music, LLC.