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New York’s HDBeenDope Delivers Lyrically Charged Visual For “Best Out”

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Brooklyn rapper and producer HDBeenDope drops off a high-energy new music video for single “Best Out,” with a broadcast premiere on BET Jams and BET Hip Hop. The visual, directed by Erikson Corniel, buzzes with the same electric energy HDBeenDope brings with his lyricism and gives off fast-paced momentum mirroring the rapper’s rising career. 

The single, released 4/21, has already landed placements on TIDAL’s Tidal Masters: RisingTidal Masters: Hip Hop, New East Coast and Apple’s The PlugNew In Hip HopBest New Shazam (Japan), and is the #7 spot on their coveted BARS playlist. 

HD uses his home city of Brooklyn as his playground in the visual paying respect to his New York roots. 

When it comes to bragging rights, you have to show for it. While other artists aborted missions in April 2020, HDBeenDope pushed forward with releasing sophomore album BrokeN Dreams. Despite the pandemic, he maintained consistency and garnered several accolades heading into 2021. HDBeenDope gains yet another foothold in his long-awaited ascent, proudly stating “I don’t need suits just to tell me I’m gifted” 

“I have to believe in myself before anybody else… I have to see it for it to be true,”

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HDBeenDope is a multi-faceted powerhouse in the current wave of hip-hop. From penning clever raps over his own high-octane production to self-directing many of his music videos, the Brooklyn native has spent the past decade refining his craft.

The success of his debut project Pheace Be The Journey was whatfirst earned HD an opening slot on Portugal.The Man’s North America tour in 2017 and sparked his passion for performing. In addition to sharing the stage with the likes of Supa BweBlack Milk, and Lil Xan, he has also embarked on several solo tours throughout Europe. In 2019, the young rapper kept the momentum going with successful singles “For The Record, “Rev Run,” “Byrd,” and “Cayman, racking up millions of streams across platforms and over 20 million views on YouTube. His 2020 sophomore album BrokeN Dreams also saw wide support across the industry.

HDBeenDope has always been driven by self-made mantras “Labb Rat” (Learn And Become Better, Receive And Think) and “AWYA.” (Accept Who You Are) that remind him of his guiding beliefs. The two sayings play a big role in his writing and his outlook on life where he makes a point to stay focused on feeling and seeing things through the perspective of others. 

HDBeenDope’s records have also been the soundtrack to several hit video games like NBA2kUFC4Madden NFL 21, and more. His undeniable energy has led him to be featured on MTV’s #AloneTogether Jam Session, Hot97’s Who’s Nextand Shade45’s Wake Up Show with DJ Tech and Sway. He has also landed the cover of TIDAL’s Rising playlist, Apple’s BARS playlist, was Audiomack’s Artist of the Month, and an XXL Freshman Contender in 2020, among other accolades that have propelled him into the spotlight. He continues to trail-blaze through hip-hop culture with his dynamic sound and enigmatic presence and sees 2021 as his year to break through to mainstream.

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Meet Princeofthegram: LA’s Most Sought After Nightlife Photographer

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Princeofthegram is currently working as Trey Songz’s private photographer and recently started an Only Fans management company with Trey Songz.

Princeofthegram is an East Coast native from Brockton, Massachusetts, currently living in Los Angeles. He got his start in the nightlife industry as a club promoter in 2018 and would take his camera with him at night as a “hobby,” and the rest was history. He started taking his craft seriously and fully started pursuing his vocation, visual arts. 

He started gaining the attention of the Los Angeles nightlife circuit as he began networking and owning his style. He booked his first paid job at Playhouse the following year. Then Penthouse Club, and after that, the business just kept coming in. As time went on, Princeofthegram became the most sought nightlife photographer in Los Angeles. Princeofthegram would then shoot for some of the most iconic venues such as Penthouse Day club, Le Jardin, 1 Oak, Argyle, Playhouse, Bootsey Bellows, Crazy Girls, Ace of Diamonds, and several more clubs. 

Currently, Princeofthegram has been working on expanding his portfolio and clientele. Most recently, he’s been shooting with Trey Songz as Trey’s photographer. Additionally, he and Trey Songz run an Only Fans management company called, Angels and Angles. Princeofthegram has said that “working one on one with him is like a childhood dream come true for [him].” 

He also said he has plans to work with “model clients by growing their brands through content creation.” In the future, Princeofthegram wants to focus on “creating publication photos for Vogue, Maxim, Playboy or magazines of this caliber.” 

With the rate Princeofthegram has been rising, it is only a matter of time before his name plastered all over the most prominent companies, artists, and influencers. 

His most notable work includes shooting Pop Smoke in the studio before his untimely passing, assisting in directing Yung Bleu’s music video “2 AM in Houston,” and working with a plethora of entertainers like King Combs, Tory Lanez, and Dom Kennedy

Be sure to stay on the lookout for who Princeofthegram is working with next! It could be your favorite artist. His Social Media accounts are Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, all the same handle, @princeofthegram, with Instagram being his most used. 

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@Stebo4Life Drops “Shaquille O’Neal”

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Memphis native Stebo is back this week with another new visual, this time for a track called “Shaquille O’Neal.” Directed by Top Chart Productions. Watch below via YouTube.

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Littlejohn4k Releases The Official Visual For Fan-Favorite Record “Different” feat. Rico Love

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Have you ever had a crush on someone so bad that you imagine the two of you as one? Rising rapper Littlejohn4k expresses her feelings for someone special on her new single “Different” produced by Grammy-Award winning singer-songwriter and producer, Rico Love. Featured on her self-titled debut album TyeshaLittlejohn4k is ready to love and she’s not holding back. Charlotte’s pool of musical talent continues to grow and the Social Currency Enterprises signee is making sure she secures her place.

The self-titled Tyesha album acknowledges LJ4K’s struggles of having to hide her true identity growing up to unapologetically coming into her true authentic self. Expressing her feelings about falling in love and finding her “Miss Daisy” to having her trust broken by those who should’ve had her back; Littlejohn is heard in rare form from the beginning to the end of the album. Same as her four part EP series 4 Sides of MeLittlejohn’s ability to be so vulnerable in her music, easily sets her apart from others and draws fans in closer as she tells her story. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, LJ4K builds on the foundation for a much needed conversation of acceptance in the Hip-Hop community.

Using past heartbreaks to propel her towards a successful career, LittleJohn4k’s originality in her lyrical expression indicates her passion for music and the ultimate influence she will have in Hip-Hop.

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