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Don Q Plots a Years-Long Reign in His “True King” Video

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Known for his bruising tough-talk and his sharp lyrical mind, Bronx rapper Don Q is highly-respected in the Five Boroughs and beyond. Laying all his cards on the table with his new statement of purpose, Don Q announces Double Or Nothing, his next project. Charting his progression from upstart to young OG, Don’s upcoming project is packed with hard-earned wisdom he picked up on the streets and in the music game. Influenced by mob movies and the cinematic rap epics of NYC’s past, the new project finds the Highbridge The Label artist locks into each instrumental, organizing his Bronx tales and assonant internal rhymes into lockstep cadences. Musically, Double Or Nothing mixes a grimy old school NY sound–with ominous pianos, scuzzy snares, and whirring woodwinds–with the occasional dip into the sliding 808s and triplet flows that define the city’s ascendant drill scene. His first new full-length since the release of 2018’s Don Season 2Double Or Nothing arrives on October 22nd via Highbridge The Label/EMPIRE.

Along with the announcement of Double Or Nothing, Don shares the video for True King,” the project’s opening track. The song opens with dramatic sweeps of strings, and without drums, as Don provides the percussion with his triplet cadences and expert sense of rhythm. In his lyrics, Don Q reveals a ruler’s mindset, lapping up his life of luxury even as he processes residual trauma from his past and constantly keeps his head on a swivel in search of the next threat to his reign: “I take my emotions and bottle them in/I never focus on following trends/When I was broke I thought soon as I made me some dollars I swear that my problems would end.” Directed by Starr Mazi, the video finds Don holding court in the outskirts of the Bronx, surrounded by tricked-out ATVs, dirtbikes popping wheelies, and a pack of bulldogs, a breed whose dogged determination provides an ideal analogy for Don Q’s refusal to back down from any challenge.

Born and raised in The Bronx, Don Q grew up idolizing brash NYC rappers like Jadakiss, Cassidy, Fabolous, and Jay-Z. After making waves in the streets with mixtapes that highlighted his lyrical acumen, Don Q signed to Highbridge in 2016. From there, Don and fellow Highbridge rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie experienced a rapid rise through the NYC rap scene, sharing the popular Highbridge: The Takeover mixtape and gaining national recognition with a legendary Funk Flex freestyle. Don made his name as a vital solo artist in the NYC scene with mixtapes like Corner Storiespraised by Stereogum, and raised his profile even further with tapes like 2018’s Don Talk, featuring a guest spot from Pusha T, and the full-length Don Season 2, with features from Lil Durk50 CentMoneybagg Yo, and more.

Over the past couple of years, Don has been keeping busy with even more high-profile collaborations, recruiting Lil Uzi Vert and A Boogie for Flood My Wrist” (over 42 million Spotify streams) and joining forces with Benny The Butcher for the Complex-praised single Legends.” In 2021, Don has continued to feed his loyal fans, sampling a classic NY banger on his single Law & Order” and reminding fans of his off-the-dome brilliance with his version of Drake’s Lemon Pepper Freestyle” and recent appearance on Charlie Sloth’s Fire In The Booth session. Stay tuned for much more from Don Q in the build-up to Double Or Nothing.

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Keith Robinson & E.D.I. Mean Shares “Black Boy Joy”

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The new single, “BLACK BOY JOY” from Actor-singer-songwriter KEITH ROBINSON featuring E.D.I MEAN (of the Outlawz). In celebration on Black History Month, Keith Robinson kicked-off the historic month celebrating what it is to have “that” Black Boy Joy with his powerful single.”BLACK BOY JOY”, was written by Keith Robinson and Malcolm Greenidge and produced by Vincent “Invincible” Watson. “This is my ode of encouragement to every black and brown king with dreams and aspirations and reminding them that they can reach and achieve every dream possible,” mentions Keith. “I want us to continue to be uplifted by one another,” he adds. “Black Boy Joy” is the next single from the upcoming sophomore album, “LOVE EPISODIC 2”, scheduled to be released later this spring. This April, Keith Robinson returns to his character of Miles Calloway in the 6th season of Saint’s & Sinners on the Bounce Network. Coming off the recent success of his smash hit single “KAMA SUTRA”, and his Holiday double-film for the Hallmark Channel Original, “Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday” and “Sister Swap: Christmas in the City”, Keith is gearing up for the release of his anticipated sophomore album, “Love Episodic 2”, due Later this spring. In a world where talent is an ingredient for success, Keith D. Robinson is ahead of the game. He is a true triple threat as the talented actor continues his pursuit as an all-around entertainer. The actor is also set to release a new album titled “Love Episodic 2” early 2022 and will begin production of Season 6 of “Saints and Sinners”, on the Bounce TV Network. Keith just completed filming the “Life Story of Mahalia Jackson” starring alongside Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Ledisi and veteran actor Columbus Short. Keith Robinson has been able to establish himself as a face-to-watch in the entertainment industry for quite some time, starring in popular works like “Dreamgirls,” “This Christmas,” “Four Seasons,” “Fat Albert,” “CRU,” “Saints and Sinners.” In 2022, Keith will star opposite multi-award winning singer-songwriter and Actress, Toni Braxton in the murder-thriller, “Falling Angels Book Club”.

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CHICAGO’S J-OATS RELEASES HIS SELF DIRECTED VIDEO  “AIN’T ME” 

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J-Oats makes his directorial debut with his new video “Ain’t Me”.. the video was inspired by real life events and was officially released a few days ago. It was shot and edited by Jerome Lucas and the single was produced by DJ Strez.  J-Oats is an emerging artist hailing out of Chicago, IL. 

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J-Oats – A Chicago Native Hip Hop artist who meticulously captivates audiences with raw, unapologetic, and real-life storytelling lyrics, consistently transforms his intertwined passions into his music. His gifted writing and natural ability for performing has transcended from a simple hobby into an advancing career.

His lyrics encompass the complex journey into manhood from the perspective of an African American male growing up in Chicago, attending an HBCU, becoming a father and “figuring it all out”…  The road has been paved with intriguing and compelling scenarios which he has woven into a tapestry that is showcased & shared in his debut release. 

As a performing artist, he has an undeniable electrifying stage presence some have said is reminiscent of a young T.I., which many experienced during a performance at the renowned House of Blues in Chicago. The extremely focused, hardworking, and dedicated talent he presents, alongside his charismatic charm and fresh musical delivery keeps his fans wanting to know what’s next and wanting more… And in such, he continuously strives at perfecting his craft. His drive and passion for his music equaled self-determination, and has him constantly in the studio writing, and producing new material… Remember the name; J-Oats because the sky’s the limit for where he is destined to go, and success is inevitable for this emerging entertainer!

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90Rackss Releases Energetic Single “Allegations”

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With much momentum this year with a growing name in the Drill rap scene and following the success of single “Why Would I Lie,” 90Rackss returns with Rari Digital directed visuals for a energetic track titled “Allegations.”

Just know 90 is built on loyalty and doesn’t want no hindrances in his way to success, that includes the people around him. A eerie drill beat complements 90’s hyped up flow and lyrical foreplay effortlessly. His swagger on the mic is undeniable and his latest track is another example of his growing stardom.

90Rackss is a artist from Jersey who continues to climb the ranks among music’s next budding stars and his talent matches his work ethic. Smooth and to the point, “Allegations” is a track for anybody whom needs a nice anthem to bang in the trenches.

“Allegations” is available on all platforms via Sloppy Vinyl.

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