Mo3 has been buzzing out of Dallas, Texas for a while now but it sounds like he’s ready to take it to a national level with Shottaz 3.0. Dallas, Texas is a city that has been under-represented at the forefront of hip-hop but Mo3 is finally giving the city a sound that they can get behind. With autotune driven melodies and hard hitting rap bars over trap-inspired instrumentals, Mo3 has the formula for success in today’s climate of music. Standout single “Numbers” featuring the scotching hot Moneybagg Yo is a testament to Mo3’s hit making ability as he takes the listener through his come up from sleeping on the floor to wearing $25,000 worth of jewelry. “Numbers” has the potential to be a breakthrough record for Mo3.Shottaz 3.0. documents the success of Mo3 but it’s not all flash and flare as he explores themes of deceit and hardships on tracks like “Errybody Ain’t Your Friend” and “No Love” providing a lot of balance to the tracklist. Check out Shottaz 3.0. for yourself below and get put on to Mo3 early because he is about to blow up any minute following this release.
From Mass Appeal, Rapture stares directly into the bright light that hip hop culture shines on the world and doesn’t blink. Throughout 8 episodes and featuring a diverse swath of artists — Nas and Dave East, T.I., Rapsody, Logic, G-Eazy, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, 2 Chainz andJust Blaze – Rapture dives into the artists’ lives with their families and friends, to sitting front row in the studio and grinding on tour, to experiencing the ecstatic power of moving the crowd.
Trailers for each artists will continue to debut until the March 30 global Netflix launch.
Nas + Dave East: Commonly referred to as one of the greatest rappers alive, and selling over 25 million records since Illmatic’s debut in 1994, Nas’ career has seen heights that few peers in hip hop or entertainment can rival. Rapture follows Nas through his day to day life and introduces viewers to his family, friends, and work life. Fans will discover how he continues to hustle every day to stay on top, while working with a new generation of talent like Dave East to continue influencing the game.
T.I. has established himself as one of the heavyweights in the music industry with countless international hits that brought trap music to the forefront. While there have been bumps in the road for the King of the South on his rise to the top, he has come through these experiences a wiser man for it. Rapture spends time with Tip as he shares his perspective on his craft, and introduces his fans to how he has been motivated to use his influence to make a positive change for all.
Fresh on the scene, up-and-coming Baltimore artist Checkz premieres his new single “Lor Bro” featuring Freebandz Test. In the new video, Checkz and Test take off to Miami to indulge as they showoff in a Wraith while taking in everything the Sunshine State has to offer. With “Lor Bro” already getting spins across radio, Checkz is gearing up to unveil his debut album later this summer. Laced with airy production, Checkz puts his seemingly effortless flow on display, as well as his tendency to create catchy, melodic hooks, while Test skates through his verse, making the two an unstoppable pair with their new collaboration.
Dreka Gates Expands The Gates Empire into Fashion, Beauty and Agriculture
Dreka Gates Makes Her Position as Commander-in-Chief of
the Gates Empire Look Like a Billion Bucks
Sometimes we never get a chance to see the the face of the person behind the curtain, however in the case of Kevin Gates and the Gates Empire, his wife and manager, Dreka Gates is ready to unveil the mystery! In addition to managing the everyday ins and outs as a wife and mother, Dreka invests tons of time, energy and money into multiple self-made ventures. Focused and strategically mapping out multiple company goals in unison, Dreka has mastered the ability to take care of herself.
The fan inspired project is a gift to her Kash Bratz for their loyalty over the last couple of years. “Today is not only special because of my birthday but it’s the day my father passed and now the day I release my first project that won’t be taken down,” Kash Doll explains. “Brat Mail is a collection of songs I’ve teased on my socials that my Bratz have been waiting for.”
Each song is an up-tempo ode to female bosses everywhere. From her catchy intro “Dancin,” to the lyrical crossfire of “I Want” [feat. Scrilla], each anthem stands out as another example of why she’s hip-hop’s hottest new talent.
Recently, her breakout single “For Everybody” independently racked up over 10 million YouTube/VEVO views in less than 10 months, while she made headlines by winning the “Issa Wave” Award at the 2018 BET Social Awards. Watch her acceptance speech and a fiery performance of “For Everybody.”
Coming from Motor City, Kash Doll first bubbled up with her single “Run Me My Money.” It went viral and paved the way for the release of her mixtape Keisha vs. Kash Doll which exceeded over 600,000 downloadsin the first two days. A child of hip-hop, she immediately became a regional favorite, generating millions of streams and packing shows. She started exploding with “For Everybody” in 2017 and was awarded the BMI Social Star award. She’s definitely proven herself as an artist to watch in 2018.
Fresh off a Grammy nomination, Glizzy Gang’s CEO, Shy Glizzy returns with a new music video, “Keep It Goin” from his critically acclaimed mixtape, Quiet Storm. The DC rapper teamed up with director, Chris Hernandez for the LA visuals. Take a look at the suspenseful “Keep It Goin” music video and be sure to look out for more new music coming from Shy Glizzy this spring!
G-Eazy and Charlie Puth world premiere the visual for “Sober”, the third single off G-Eazy’s latest album The Beautiful & Damned. The video which was directed by fellow Bay Area native Colin Tiley follows Young Gerald as he barrels through time for a wild night.
G-Eazy’s single “Him & I” with romance and pop maven Halsey has ascended to the top of Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 Chart this week reaching #1. The RIAA Certified Platinum track from the Bay Area rapper and producers’ 4th studio album The Beautiful & Damned (BPG/RVG/RCA Records) marks his second #1 on the chart and has been streamed over 500 million times worldwide. The couple also performed the song on Saturday Night Live in January. The Beautiful & Damned album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B / Hip Hop albums chart in December and also includes the RIAA Certified Platinum first single”No Limit” feat. A$AP Rocky and Cardi B.
Catch the final week of G-Eazy’s tour as it hits the east coast, capping off with a special performance in New York at Radio City Music Hall this coming Saturday, March 20th (full dates below) with support from Trippie Red, Phora, and Anthony Russo.
Tee Grizzley continues to push the pedal to the floor in 2018 and today the Detroit rapper drops off a new banger titled “Don’t Even Trip” feat. Moneybagg Yo, produced by Chopsquad DJ. Tee has been teasing on socials that his new project ACTIVATEDis on the way and earlier today Zane Lowe debuted “Don’t Even Trip” on Beats1 as a ‘World Premiere.’ The song follows Tee’s previous single “Colors” and comes while he is on the road with Jeezy. This year alone Tee has featured on releases like “Legend” with A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Lil Yachty’s Lil Boat 2 mixtape and a remix for his viral smash “First Day Out” resurfaced with a feature from the incarcerated Meek Mill on it.
Check out “Don’t Even Trip” feat. Moneybagg Yo now, share and stay tuned for ACTIVATED.