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KINGMOSTWANTED Announces Time For The Throne, His Upcoming Project, Coming in November

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Wielding a snapping flow and an unconventional sense of rhythm that keeps listeners on their toes, KINGMOSTWANTED is looking to start a dynasty in SoCal and beyond. Ready to capitalize on a year of upward momentum, the 8PETOWN rapper announces Time For The Throne, his next project. Borne out of KING’s unique creative process–he thinks of his rhymes, organizes a flow, and then works with the producer to craft a beat around his words–Time For The Throne bursts with the confidence of a 19-year-old kid convinced his music will take over the world. The San Bernardino native’s music is restlessly propulsive, influenced by the current L.A. scene but veering in unexpected directions. The Inland Empire sound is a bit more spartan, and more danceable–it’s no surprise that KING has a massive and growing fanbase on TikTok. Featuring the recent single “KUNG FU WARRIOR” ft. AzChike & FrostyDaSnowmannTime For The Throne arrives in November.

Along with the announcement of the album, KING shares the brand new video for “Couple Questions.” Brimming with luscious electric keys and rubbery bass courtesy of the track’s producer Une, “Couple Questions” finds KING in a romantic mood, declaring his affections for his new woman, but not without reservations. He needs to know whether she’ll hold him down or just leave when the going gets tough: “Would you love me if my pockets were stressin?/Or would you throw it all away and ruin this connection?” In the video, directed by @NickMedina_, the artist relaxes in a red-tinted room with only his prescriptions to keep him company, as he ponders the way his new connection makes him feel.

““I was addicted to Xanax and Ecstasy, but I wanted to sober up and find a different high,” says KINGMOSTWANTED. “I think love might just be my new Ecstasy. I was in the studio feelin’ the vibe and I just knew the beat was right for me to express how I’m feelin’.”

The leader of a burgeoning rap scene in the so-called Inland Empire–an area east of Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley that is more populous than nearly every American city–KINGMOSTWANTED has been bubbling in his city since he released his single No Case” in 2018, when he was just 15. Since then, his star has only continued to rise, taking a leap when he released In My City,” a hometown banger featuring his 8PETOWN associate MCM Raymond, which generated over 15 million combined streams and over 1 million video creations on TikTok. Since the release of “In My City,” he’s been a favorite on TikTok, with over 173k followers who devour his every release, including Charli D’Amelio-approved “Different Varieties,” and he’s capitalized on his viral success with exciting projects like 2020’s FRESHMAN YEARwhich featured guest spots from AzChike and Quin NFN. With Time For The Throne, KINGMOSTWANTED looks to deliver on the ambitions of his artist name and elevate to elite status on the west coast scene.

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HDBeenDope Releases New Music Video for “Mamba”

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Roc Nation’s latest signee Brooklyn rapper HDBeenDope is debuting his new music video for his song “Mamba” from his latest EP project “What Can They Say” via BET Times Square Billboard and BET Music. The video made its broadcast premiere on BET Jams and the Paramount+ Times Square billboards. 

Directed by Erikson Corniel, the video opens with dynamic visuals of friends racing past HD in luxury sports cars, street bikes, wheelie-popping quads fully capturing the grit and sound of New York’s streets. The video pans out to east coast locals championing the rapper’s song going bar-for-bar rapping along at Rutgers basketball court. The explosive celebration of the track is interwoven with clips capturing the vibrant and colorful personalities of New York – fans young and old dance battling, playing the trumpet, cheering with a bottle of champagne, and more. 

The highly anticipated music video arrives shortly after the single release’s massive success earlier this year making ESPN network rotations as the song has echoed throughout some of the nation’s largest sports stadiums.  

The Brooklyn Native’s new video release comes from his latest EP project What Can They Say, produced by Dizzy Banko which marks just the beginning of HD’s career and who has already been recognized by Rolling Stone, BET Awards and more.  

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Kenzo Balla Keeps His Eyes Dry in “No Sympathy” Video

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Bursting out of NYC with the explosiveness of an elite edge rusher, Kenzo Balla is applying pressure on his mission to run up a sack. With his borough on his back like a last name on a jersey, Kenzo returns to share the new video for “No Sympathy” from his recent Mr. Ready To Blitz project. Over dizzying production from Spinback and Ron.Adg, Kenzo spits with a game-ready fury on “No Sympathy,” delivering each cautionary flex with a hard-nosed intensity: “Ballin’ on n****s, I ain’t talking scrimmage.”

The video for “No Sympathy,” shot by SozeCinema, positions Kenzo as the captain of his team rallied behind him throughout the video. The Richard Sherman to his own Legion of Boom, Kenzo’s the only one who’s visage is unobscured by hoods and balaclavas, making it clear he’s the face of this pack. With quick cuts and transitions to match the track’s rapid pace, “No Sympathy” plays out less like a music video and more like the hardest-hitting highlight reel of the season. The video for “No Sympathy” arrives as Kenzo prepares for Mr. Ready To Blitz (Deluxe), coming on December 16th.

Mr. Ready to Blitz saw Kenzo leverage his devastating explosiveness across 14 tracks, including recent singles like the high-octane, NPR-approved “Krash Out,” and the Cito Blick and Pdot Savv-assisted “Don’t Panic.” On “Feel The Rage,” Kenzo bursts onto an endearingly melancholic drill instrumental with the headstrong momentum of a mammoth nose tackle like Vince Wilfork, while more fast-paced cuts like the Rayy Balla-featured “Go Kuu” highlight Kenzo’s elusive agility as he flashes through instrumental pockets like Troy Polamalu. Like all the most elite defensive rushers in the game, Kenzo’s strength lies in his opponent’s inability to contain him– in the split second it takes to register his arrival on the track, he puts himself 10 steps ahead.

A rising name in one of the nation’s busiest rap scenes, Kenzo Balla made his mark on the scene with his relentless rhymes and high-energy vocals. Known for collaborating with fellow Bronx heavyweights like his brother TG Crippy, Kenzo kicked off his career with a frenzy of fiery videos, including local hits like “5th To Sev” ft. TG Crippy & Pdot Sav (2 million video views), “OOTAZ,” and the “Love Nwantiti”-remixing Let Me Know” (1.8 million views). This summer, the former AAU baller tore up the streets with Dead Gzz,” a vicious, uptempo missive that racked up over 1.3 million video views since its release in June.

With a blistering EP in the books and the Deluxe on its way, Kenzo Balla emerges from his perch in the Bronx to blitz the rap game. Sit back and watch his rise, because there’s no stopping it.

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Denham Reminisces On A Past Relationship In New Single “Nightmare”

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Rising artist Denham delivers his latest and last release of 2022 entitled, “Nightmare”. The catchy tune captures the San Clemente (Orange County) rapper reflecting on a past relationship, wanting to turn back the hands of time but also reminiscing on their time together as a nightmare making it hard for him to forget. Denham delivers a wavy, new sound to the west coast Hip-Hop scene. The independent rapper, songwriter uniquely blends rap and rock influences to turn out melodic trap tunes.

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Quote: I’m trying to blend all the genres I loved growing up into one sound. Create a euphoric sense of nostalgia. 

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