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My Favorite Color Sounds the Alarm in Jazzy, Chaotic “Mayday” Single

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Acclaimed for his malleable flows and witty pen game, My Favorite Color specializes in a strain of rap music that’s somehow both ignorant and erudite. Sending a blaring message aimed squarely at anyone who hasn’t yet recognized his titanic talent, MFC shares “Mayday,” a new single. Blessed with an unconventional instrumental that mixes saxophone bleats, white noise, and a hummable keyboard turnaround, MFC paints over the beat like Jackson Pollock, gleefully switching up cadences and contorting his voice into cartoon-like shapes. Lyrically, MFC has fun mixing party-positive flexes with tongue-twisting geopolitical analysis: “I ain’t f*ckin’ with no socialism, communism, chauvinism/Quit votin’ for the puppets, n****, don’t nobody give a f*ck so f*ck it, n****a.”

The latest glimpse of his upcoming project, due early next year, “Mayday” finds My Favorite Color in a rarified spot–he’s confident enough in his abilities to experiment with his craft and to have fun while doing it. “Mayday” immediately follows Old News,” a bouncy, lyrical banger that takes the time to emphasize why the L.A.-via-Pittsburgh artist is different from your favorite rapper, complete with hilarious music video where MFC plays multiple parts a la Eddie Murphy. In the wake of “Old News,” My Favorite Color was named one of the Best New Artists of September 2021 by Pigeons & Planes.

Signed to Rostrum Records, the label that broke Pittsburgh legends like Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa, My Favorite Color looks to follow in their footsteps as the next artist from the Steel City to make it big. “Old News” heralds a return for the L.A.-via-Pittsburgh artist, who is working on his follow-up to Velma, his ambitious debut album. A tour through the Rostrum Records signee’s inventive mind and finely-tuned aesthetic, Velma is a revealing and relatable album–listening feels like catching up with an old friend about his life. On songs like the lead single Funeral,” My Favorite Color contemplates complex questions about faith, mortality, music, and love. Acclaimed by DJ BoothKAZI, and more, Velma is available everywhere via Rostrum Records.

Stay tuned for much more music and eye-popping videos from My Favorite Color in the coming weeks and months.

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Emerging Alt Hip-Hop Star Kembe X Shares New Song “Rolling Stoned”

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Isaiah Rashad joins Windy City wordsmith Kembe X for his Hippie Sabotage produced cut “Rolling Stoned.” A thought-provoking masterpiece that cleverly disguises its depth with wordplay and ethereal Alternative Hip-Hop instrumentation, “Rolling Stoned” invites listeners to embark on a journey of hidden meanings and insights. Serving as yet another teaser to the Top Dawg Entertainment affiliate’s forthcoming ‘Sleep Paralysis’ project, it may initially appear as brash rap but the record unfurls into a profound exploration of personal growth, dreams, and self-discovery.

“When we made this song in September 2021 it felt like a reunion and an opportunity to show Hippie Sabotage, I’m not the same person who moved from Chicago to LA and crashed on their couch. It was a chance to demonstrate my newfound confidence in my creative abilities and a willingness to adopt a fresh approach to music. It’s not a reinvention of my artistry, but a shedding of old skin and a dreamy exploration of a new version of myself, deeply connected to my psychedelic discoveries,” shares the Chicago native in a press statement when asked about his “Pole Vaulting” follow-up.

Known for his work with artists such as REASON, Guapdad4000, Jay Rock, and Ab-Soul, Kembe X stands as a beacon of innovation in a musical landscape often mired in conformity. His music, with over 10M+ UGC views on TikTok and 5M+ views on YouTube, has ignited a cultural wave, resonating across platforms. Accumulating a staggering 30M+ Spotify streams, Kembe X’s tracks encapsulate the essence of his artistry.

Beyond mere numbers, Kembe X’s compositions, from the introspective depths of “Voices” and “Cozy Forever” to the bluesy contemplation of “Body Language” and “Anyway,” paint a poignant picture of battling depression, touching hearts and minds. His magnetic stage presence has left an indelible mark, from headlining the Hippie Sabotage Tour in 2016 to sharing the stage in the ScHoolboy Q CrasHtalk Tour in 2019, not to mention legendary performances at Rolling Loud Miami from 2014 to 2017 and Rolling Loud Los Angeles 2017, solidifying his status as a festival favorite.

Stream Kembe X’s “Rolling Stoned” on your DSP of choice via BMR / The Orchard and watch his live performance recap of “Pole Vaulting” at Red Rocks.

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Mon$ter Links With BigXThaPlug For New Song “I’m Cappin Again”

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In the sonic battleground of Virginia, Mon$ter emerges as a formidable force, poised to disrupt the tranquility with his explosive artistry. The maestro of mayhem, he’s not here to play games; he’s here to make a statement that resonates through the streets and beyond. In his relentless pursuit of sonic supremacy, Mon$ter has strategically enlisted the prowess of BigXThaPlug, a musical heavyweight in his own right, to amplify the impact.

Their collaboration has birthed “I’m Cappin Again,” a track that’s not just a song; it’s a sonic proclamation, a declaration of dominance in a game where only the fearless survive. Mon$ter’s delivery is razor-sharp, each line dripping with the raw authenticity that defines his narrative. The beats hit like seismic waves, reverberating through the concrete jungle of Virginia and beyond, leaving an indelible mark on the musical landscape.

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Sb Nunkk Releases New Album, ‘Too Trimm’

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From overcoming adversities to pouring his heart and soul into his art, this tenacious artist has triumphed, solidifying his position in the music industry. Now, he’s gearing up to drop a seismic revelation with his latest project, “Too Trimm.”

In the tumultuous realm of hip-hop, where genuine voices often get drowned out, SB Nunkk stands tall as a beacon of authenticity. His journey has been a rollercoaster, marked by challenges that have only fueled his determination. Pushing boundaries and moving mountains, SB Nunkk’s unwavering commitment is about to materialize in the form of “Too Trimm” – a project poised to redefine the game.

Life experiences, unfiltered emotions, and an unapologetic attitude form the bedrock of SB Nunkk’s musical prowess. He’s not your run-of-the-mill artist; he’s lived through situations that set him apart, and he wears these experiences like a badge of honor. In “Too Trimm,” he lays bare his soul, inviting listeners into the world that molded him.

The authenticity in SB Nunkk’s lyrics is a magnetic force, drawing in fans who crave more than just beats and rhymes. It’s a genuine connection, a shared experience that resonates with those who’ve faced their own battles. The hustle, the pain, the triumph – it’s all there in his verses, forging an undeniable bond between the artist and his audience.

As anticipation builds for the release of “Too Trimm,” SB Nunkk’s journey comes full circle. The hurdles transform into stepping stones, and the hard work crystallizes into a sonic masterpiece. Brace yourself to witness the raw, unfiltered energy of SB Nunkk as he takes the hip-hop world by storm with “Too Trimm.” This isn’t just music; it’s a movement, and SB Nunkk stands at the forefront, poised to make an indelible mark on the game.

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