Meet Compton native Saint Malo.
The west coast rapper/songwriter/producer and label CEO launched his L.A. based indie label, The Music Life, back in 2012 with flagship artist (younger brother and Kendrick Lamar homie) Hitta J3.
Saint Malo‘s 10-track debut album, “Wild Wild West”, is executively produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Street Symphony, whose credits include 2 Chainz, Nipsey Hussle, Yo Gotti and Dave East.
Watch the video for “Pressure”, the project’s first single, and stream/download the full album (for free) here:
Harlem’s Capo Jim Jones is back with the release of his first album in 7 years, “Wasted Talent”.
The album also marks Jones‘ first project since signing to the management arm of Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation in early 2017.
The 18-track LP features guest appearances from fellow Dipset members Cam’ron & Juelz Santana,Yo Gotti, Mozzy, Lil Durk and more + production from former Diplomats in-house producers The Heatmakerz.
Check out the video for the latest single, “Dust & Power” featuring Jadakiss, and stream the entire album below:
Don’t call Cali’s Joe Moses a newcomer. After having released several mixtapes onWaka Flocka‘s BrickSquad Monopoly label, JM has moved on to a joint deal with Ty Dolla $ign‘s THMVMNT and Atlantic Records earlier this year.
“SuWop” is his major label debut and is oozing West Coast vibes all over it.
7 songs with features from heavy-hitters Snoop Dogg, Future, Wiz Khalifa and RJ.
Stream the L.A. street legend’s new EP and check out the visual for one of the project’s stand-out cuts, “16’s”, below:
After numerous EPs, Toronto producer trio Keys N Krates have dropped their formal debut album, “Cura”, earlier this year via Dim Mak, led by the Tory Lanez-guested “Music To My Ears”. That single now has a matching set of visuals (Crank Yankers, anyone?).
Check out both, video and album (featuring Ambré Perkins and G.O.O.D. Music‘s 070 Shake) here:
Columbia-born Stevie Stone and Kansas City’s JL join forces under Tech N9ne‘s Strange Music label to bring you “Kontra-Band”.
The album’s title is a nod to the popular ’80s video game “Contra”, which featured two characters running and gunning their way to the top, so you get an idea of what to expect from these 2 powerful independent voices.
Watch the video for “Groomed By The Block” featuring Brooklynite Phresher and/or stream the duo’s 14-track album (with appearances from Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko) below: