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DC The Don Takes a Mental Vacation in “i want you <3”

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With a genre-spanning versatility brought to life by his ambitious creative vision, DC The Don masterfully toes the line between melodic anthems (delivered by the more tender side of his personality he calls RAG3 KIDD) and hard-biting rage raps (courtesy of the devilish, red-haired DONNY). Giving DONNY the day off, DC offers RAG3 KIDD his spot in the limelight amidst their battle for supremacy, sharing his new 713bran-directed and edited video for “i want you <3” from his recent album, My Own Worst Enemy, available everywhere now via Rostrum Records.

Floating over layers of bubbly synth and booming bass production, courtesy of TrademarkKillMxtt, and XoBenny, “i want you <3” sees RAG3 KIDD flaunting his melodic flows as he comes to grips with the one he truly desires, and all that he hopes to leave behind. After he was seemingly murdered at the hands of DONNY in the video for “Live From The Gutta!” RAG3 KIDD is seen wandering aimlessly through dirt roads and alleyways before arriving at a sunny, seaside paradise. Whether this setting is a brief escape from his conflict from DONNY, or a permanent resting place for the sensitive side of DC’s split personality, it doesn’t stop the young artist from flexing: “Ten pointer diamonds in both of my ears, where I’m from/We don’t call ‘em earrings, I got boogers.”

My Own Worst Enemy tells a loose narrative about DC’s inner conflict, which manifests as a battle between two distinct personalities: RAG3 KIDD, who represents the artist’s more wholesome and romantic side, and DONNY, a demonic, red-haired spitter who emerges on the album’s harder-edged beats. The album kicks off in DONNY mode, featuring some of DC’s hardest tracks to date, including the massive “ENEMIES,” with a beat that sounds like a malfunctioning supercomputer, and the devilish “MAKAVELI,” a fiery lyrical exercise. As the tracklist progresses, RAG3 KIDD makes his presence felt, emoting over candy-coated production on pop culture-referencing tracks like “iCarly:/,” “Scott Pilgrim,” and “Futurama 2099.”

Blending elements of rap, pop-punk, hyperpop, and more, My Own Worst Enemy both expands and refines DC’s sound, allowing the 22-year-old rapper to showcase every facet of his wide-ranging vocal ability. With production by heavy-hitters like JetsonMadeStarboySupah Mario, Trademark Charlie HeatAstroboy, and more, who deliver DC some of their most adventurous beats, MOW3 percolates with the energy of a young artist testing the limits of what he’s capable of accomplishing–and having fun while doing it.

Stay tuned for more from the young artist, including the upcoming East Coast leg of his “MOW3 TOUR,” kicking off later this month in Philadelphia!

Watch “i want you <3” here!

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Oakland’s Joe Blow and AG Unite On New Single “One In A Billion”

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Oakland Artist Joe Blow has made a striking return to the scene with his latest single “One in a Billion,” produced by San Diego’s AG. This track marks Joe Blow’s first release following a brief hiatus, offering his devoted fans a fresh sound infused with his signature West Coast flair.

Known for his expertise in crafting West Coast rap and contemporary hip-hop, Joe Blow brings a unique essence to the rap spectrum, gravitating towards the underground side of the genre. Unveiling “One in a Billion,” Joe Blow presents an Oakland anthem tailored for the steadfast hustlers who embody resilience and determination on a daily grind. The production of the track radiates a laid-back and glossy vibe, setting the tone for a smooth yet invigorating listening experience.

While Joe Blow has collaborated with some of the best in the industry, his authentic style and skill shine through in his solo endeavors. For those unfamiliar with his work, tracks like “Overdose” stand out as prime examples of Joe Blow’s ability to create captivating gangsta rap and laid-back compositions.

Renowned for his steady career since the early 1980s, Joe Blow remains a celebrated figure in the Oakland music scene. With his most streamed single being “Overdose” featuring Stevie Job, Joe Blow’s dedication to his craft and loyal fanbase have solidified his status in the industry.

For fans eager to experience Joe Blow’s latest offering, “One in a Billion,” the official music video captures the essence and energy of the track. The video, available via the link below, provides a visual accompaniment to Joe Blow’s lyrical prowess and AG’s exceptional production, offering a glimpse into the world of this influential Oakland artist.

As Joe Blow returns to the spotlight with “One in a Billion,” the track not only embodies his artistic evolution but also serves as a testament to his enduring legacy in West Coast rap. With his unmistakable style and unwavering dedication, Joe Blow continues to captivate audiences and inspire fellow musicians with his one-of-a-kind sound.

Watch the official music video for “One in a Billion” below.

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ATAK Unviels Need Space [Prod. By DJ Plugg]

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West Denver native ATAK releases a new animated video for “Need Space” off of his upcoming Prayers EP. Produced by DJ Plugg. Animation created by Neeko Muzik.

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Charles X Drops The Official Video For “FILA”

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Los Angeles-based artist Charles X has once again captivated the music world with the release of the official video for his latest single, “FILA.” Known for his unique blend of influences ranging from Michael Jackson to Andre 3000, Charles X brings a fresh and invigorating sound to the industry.

Charles X’s journey into music began early. A self-described misfit, he found solace and expression in music at the tender age of 12. Growing up with the absence of a father figure and frequently moving due to his mother’s military career, Charles X faced numerous challenges. These hardships only fueled his passion for music, transforming his struggles into a creative outlet.

The video for “FILA” is a testament to his artistic vision. Seamlessly blending the soulful introspection of Frank Ocean with the vibrant energy of Michael Jackson, the video offers a visual and auditory feast. Charles X’s ability to mix crooner vocals with rhythmic flow is on full display, earning him critical acclaim and comparisons to some of the industry’s greats.

Over his 20-year career, Charles X has remained dedicated to pushing musical boundaries. His collaborations with artists like Georgia Anne Muldrow and Caravan Palace highlight his versatility and commitment to creating unique sounds. His work has been featured in prestigious European publications such as Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair  and BET France, solidifying his international presence.

Charles X remains humble about his talents, attributing his success to his deep love and respect for music rather than innate skill. This humility, coupled with his relentless drive, sets him apart in an industry often dominated by conformity.

His message is clear: his music is about love and positivity. Charles X aspires to be a positive role model, particularly for young black kids facing similar challenges. His dream is to tour the world, spreading truth and making a lasting, positive impact.

As fans eagerly await more releases, the “FILA” video marks a significant milestone in Charles X’s career. To stay updated on his journey, follow Charles X on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok. Listen to his music on Spotify and Apple Music.

Check out the official visuals for “FILA” below.

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