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Propho Lotto taps into his artistic instinct with the EP Different Animal Same Beast, Vol 1.

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The feeling of raw, authentic and real rap music continues to be lead by the indie artist world. Although a variety of new influences are flooding the scene, one artist isn’t fazed by the constant demand for change. Propho Lotto delivers the enticing EP Different Animal Same Beast, Vol 1; showing fans and music lovers what he is really capable of.

When it comes to a chill, collected yet leathal flow, Propho Lotto is the standard. His effortlessly captivating voice, transports your ears to another place. The Chicago artist proves that the Windy City has so much more to offer outside of drill music. Ironically, Lotto’s sound is almost identical to the West Coast region. No matter the location, his music just hits different and this latest EP only further adds to his melodic essence.

Choosing to use beats that are sleek and clean was a clever play by the Westside native. Although this EP was released in February of 2024, it still has a classic appeal, similar to Dr. Dre’s The Chronic. With just eight tracks, listeners can experience a mellow yet profound experience. A leading single “Mamba Mentality” is the perfect opener setting a slight tone for the project. However, singles like “Eatin”, and “Gone” really shed spotlight on Lotto’s wordplay.

Propho Lotto reminds rap and hip-hop how important it is to always stay authentic. From his welcoming tone, to his detailed words and most importantly that classic album feel, Propho Lotto is a must to add to your playlist. In addition to releasing this EP, he also gave fans the Different Animal Same Beast, Vol 2; on the same day! Listen to the full EP on Spotify below and follow @ProphoLotto on all platforms.

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Poiison & Styles P Drops New Collaboration “Big Boys”

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The LOX’s Styles P joins Poiison in the Boss Life Music Group presented music video for “Big Boys.” Serving as the commercial follow up to 2023’s “I Can’t Fall In Love” with Sha Money XL, which has already organically earned 100K+ streams since it’s debut in October, the Hip-Hop vocalist/songwriter finds herself trading bars with the decorated D-Block diplomat and fellow New York native about navigating romantic relationships without proper male guidance.

Hailing from Queens, Poiison passionately channels her life experiences into music, infusing pop and soul melodies with profound lyrical skill. Inspired by diverse artists like Madonna, Sade, Rick James, Lil Wayne, and Travis Scott she maintains a unique sound that captivates listeners; making their hearts and bodies move. As a multi-talented creative, Poiison actively oversees the details of her visuals, taking on the role of director to authentically deliver her perspective to the world with a fun and magnanimous spirit.

Her star quality and charisma are undeniably evident in her content. Parallel to her imagination, the release of her La Madrina mixtape series echoed creativity while showcasing her interpretation of well known industry records. Poiison’s development has led to performances alongside renowned artists such as 50 Cent, Ciara, and Robin Thicke. Poiison strives to create timeless music that conveys powerful messages rooted in real-life stories.

Press play on the Nimi Hendrix-directed visual for “Big Boys” as well as stream the official audio below via Roc Nation’s indie distribution company Equity.

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Josvani Releases New Single “Low Lights” Ahead Of Tour

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Josvani has released a new track called “Low Lights” which is accompanied by a seductive visual. The beat of the song is irresistible and will make you dance. The lyrics depict a day in Josvani’s life and his struggles with entanglements.

“Low Lights” filmed by Nimi Hendrix showcases New York City’s beauty and Josvani’s calm demeanor. He expresses his position with facts, not arrogance, making him an instant fan favorite.

As Josvani gains momentum, he is heading on tour with T-Rell, 4fargo, Pretty Brayah and friends.

“Low Lights” is out now on all major streaming platforms. Follow Josvani on Instagram for updates on his new releases and upcoming events.

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Ryck Jane Sets The Tone With “No Problems” + “You Gone Learn Today”

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The first thing we see in Neesin Williams’s vibrant video for “You Gone Learn Today” is Ryck Jane’s earrings. They’re hard to miss — and they also might’ve been a challenge to wear. The two matching accessories that dangle from the rapper’s lobes appear to be made of solid gold. But the most notable thing about them is what they signify. They’re L.A. logos: twin declarations of allegiance to the city and scene that made her.

Even without the earrings, fans would know exactly where Ryck Jane was from. It’s not just her California drawl, the left coast pattern of her cadences, or the hard Los Angeleno funk that forms the bedrock of her irresistible recordings. It’s also in her dedication to glamour and her scrupulous attention to every detail of presentation. Jane knows exactly how to showcase her fierce individuality. She may be a new artist, but she handles herself like a showbiz veteran. She believes that she was born to inhabit the spotlight — and single after single, she demonstrates that her confidence isn’t misplaced.

“You Gone Learn Today” is her boldest declaration of autonomy yet. On the track, Ryck Jane raps about the inevitability of her rise and underscores her theme with a performance that’s relentless, colorful, and loaded with personality. Call it a message to the nonbelievers — who are getting harder and harder to find. The production backs up her boasts: the track is muscular and hypnotic, decorated with a thick, serpentine bass synthesizer lead, skittering beats, a thumping kick drum, and chanted backing vocals. The deep musicality of the track arrangement is a reminder that long before Ryck Jane found fame as an independent rapper, she’d distinguished herself as a trumpeter.

That horn shows up on “No Problems. The track is a centerpiece of Jane Got A Gun, the rapper’s scalding 2023 album. It’s slinkier and more subtle than the rambunctious “You Gone Learn Today,” but as the video makes clear, it’s another message to the world that Ryck James can’t be stopped. Just like the “You Gone Learn Today” video clip, “No Problems” is a showcase for the artist’s unique, and unerring sense of style.  It’s all here, and it’s all wild, and worn with the self-possession of a queen.

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