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Memphis’ next rising rap diva Lil Q shares “Who Dat (Make It Clap)” 

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18-year-old Lil Q might look delicate, but appearances can be deceiving. Armed with a snapping flow and a bottomless bag of bars, the Memphis native displays just a fraction of what she can do on Who Dat (Make It Clap),” her new single and music video. Produced by BLWYRMND (Offset, Tinashe, IDK), “Who Dat” does not need much to inspire pandemonium, just crisp snares and 808s boosted enough to make walls shake. Lil Q uses her force of personality to fill in the copious negative space, her sirenic southern drawl sitting halfway between “cheerleader” and “drill sergeant” as she makes sure listeners know exactly who they’re dealing with: “And I’m gettin’ A’s and B’s, none these b*tches C’ing me/I put that Dawg up in D, and I make this sh*t look E-Z,” she spits.

The new single arrives with a music video that showcases Q’s compelling screen presence. Dressed in all-white everything, the young artist performs in front of a white background, before the screen transforms to illustrate her lyrics and show clips from her recent high school graduation.

Growing up in Memphis, Lil Q developed a love for music at a young age, inspired by artists like Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, and others. Though her family was not very musical, she found an early sparring partner in her older brother, Freeband Lil Steve, who she would cypher with in their parents’ home. While she started recording as early as 13, her primary focus during her teen years was basketball–Q was a high-level AAU player, and while she excelled, her heart lay not in athletics, but her artistic pursuits. Still, her basketball career helped her build a local profile that aided her rapping ambitions, giving her a social platform to showcase her talent and drawing attention of popping local rappers like Big BoogieGloss Up, and Glockianna. Last year, Q earned praise from ABC 24 Memphis after winning the legendary Stax Academy’s Mic Drop Talent Showcase. Q recently strutted her stuff with a live performance of her song “Going In: Reloaded” on On The Radar, and showed her prodigious freestyling ability on Memphis’s own “Famous Animal.” 

This Fall, as she prepared to launch her rap career into a new stratosphere, Lil Q and her family were rocked by a tragedy: the passing of her brother Lil Steve. Growing up in Memphis, Lil Q had experienced loss before, but the loss of her brother, who was the first supporter of her rap music, took a massive toll. Lil Q resolves to honor his memory by becoming the star he knew she can be, honoring his memory with every word of every verse.

Stay tuned for much more from Lil Q, as she plans her world takeover.

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Jovee Benjaminz Is A Rising Star

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Jovee Benjaminz, is an American rapper, writer, singer, and record producer. Jovee is a Tri-State native, known creating a buzz in the rap scene with his flawless lyrical abilities throughout New York, Connecticut to Los Angeles and South Florida. He has always been an avid traveler throughout the US & overseas, which has cultivated his diverse thought level to rap about his life. His career began in the Tri-State, but he later explored out to the West coast to pursue his music career. Jovee agrees that his major influences are his family, along with having the pleasure of growing up listening to music with major influencers, such as Nas, Mobb Deep, Jay-Z, Big L, Stack Bundles and all other late greats.

Jovee was just the age of 9 when he started rapping with guidance of his older brothers and from there he never stopped. In his early teens was when he would began to join many local rap battles and cyphers at parties, school and in the streets. He learned to engineer every song for himself with his intelligent skills with Computers, for his brothers and local friends which gave him the advantage to record unlimited songs and practice his talent. Dropping his first street mixtape along with his brothers at 17 and from there the rest is history. Now stay tuned for his upcoming Project called “8-Figurz” which is dropping in spring of 2024.

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Seymore Dough & Benny The Butcher Drops Must-Hear New Single, “Stand Still”

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Seymore Dough, a Tri-State recording artist with crafty rhymes and a bright future, teams up with one of hip-hop’s best lyricists, Benny The Butcher, for the hard-hitting new single titled “Stand Still.”

Produced by Chillion Daviz, the new song showcases the new kid trades witty wordplay, undeniable hook, and knockout punchlines with Buffalo’s coldest emcee as the two talk about the haters, the grind, and purpose. Standing toe-to-toe with The Butcher proves that Seymore Dough is an artist to watch in 2024.

Along with The Butcher, rising Seymore has collaborated with New York’s finest rappers, such as Stove God Cooks and 38 Spesh. He also received a significant shoutout from Newark’s own Redman. “Stand Still” follows last year’s album, The MVP of Spliffer Bowl III.

Brief backstory on Seymore Dough: best known for last summer’s “Independence Day,” the rapper developed a fanbase with his dedication, resilience, and creativity. He is known for his ridiculous wordplay and is making waves in the Tri-State area. JC-rhymer’s raw and authentic lyricism and dedication make him a force to be reckoned with in Jersey City.

“Stand Still” is the perfect origin point for newfound fans of the new rap star. After “Stand Still,” feel free to continue following Seymore Dough on social media for daily updates and more. Benny The Butcher appears on the track courtesy of Def Jam Recordings.

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Luclover Releases New Visual “Willy Wonka 2”

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Ryan Mounfik, also known as Luclover, is a musical prodigy from Boston, raised in H-Town. He makes his mainstream introduction with his latest single “Willy Wonka 2.”

Luclover’s passion for music began at 13 when he teamed up with his best friend to create their own sound. Influenced by Juice WRLD, he values pure creativity and authenticity.

He started his musical journey in his friend’s home studio, where he created viral tracks on Soundcloud as a teenager. Since then, he has built a solid audience and explored various genres within pop culture, including hip-hop, rap, rock, and pop.

Luclover’s talent is evident in his popular singles “L$D” and “Benihana,” which have helped him gain widespread recognition. It is evident that he is dedicated to engaging with his followers across various social media platforms, where he interacts with thousands of people. Luclover hints at an upcoming album titled x((, while fans await his debut project.

Luclover’s authentic and positive musical vibe has steadily grown his fanbase, offering diverse options for music lovers to resonate with. “Willy Wonka 2” is a preview of what’s to come for the rising star.

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