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Staten Island hip hop. Artist releases bread new single

Staten Island hip hop. Artist releases bread new single

Step Back check out a Brief interview on the single below

Motivation behind the record:

The term Step Back comes from the basketball move to create space between you and the defender to make space for a shot. So I use Step Back in the…

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Added by Hood Illustrated | ViSO Records on April 24, 2018 at 6:29pm — No Comments

Ceo of 7TRE RECORDS Drops a few gems about his path to creating his label



Q. ( 4 part question) What was the motivation behind creating the label ?

First artist you signed and why

How to do you choose artist to bring on

How would you describe the sound of the label / style

A.The motivation for creating the label: I was at a point in my life where I…

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Added by Hood Illustrated | ViSO Records on April 24, 2018 at 6:23pm — No Comments

Get Familar with Brooklyn’s very own Big East

New York Cities very own Big East. Big East derived his name from New York’s 5 feet 5-inch staple The empire state building. The Brooklyn giant looks to simply spread his undeniable talent, knowledge and true love for music through his lyrics, using his words as the tool rather than a weapon. His latest single entitled “JUiCE” AKA “Tropicana Lemonade”. Does…

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Added by Hood Illustrated | ViSO Records on April 9, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Meet Cleveland’s very own De Niro Banxx



Maple Heights, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio is home to rapper De Niro Banxx. When asked De Niro cites his main musical influences as the many Hip-Hop lyricists he spent his youth listening to. Everyone from Nelly to T. I, J. Cole, and early Drake.

At a young age, he perfected his craft by rapping for fun with friends and family, though it wasn’t long before he realized he…

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Added by Hood Illustrated | ViSO Records on March 31, 2018 at 12:50am — No Comments

Meet up coming Artist Son Reem



Brooklyn, artist SonREEM is truly a product of the Tri-state area, though he attributes a lot of his musical upbringing to his Caribbean household.

Growing up Reem took pride in his dad’s old school record player listening to legends like Al Green, Teddy Pendergrass, and Michael Jackson. Until later forming his own personal taste for hip hop. He Then lists 50 cent, The Game, and…

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Added by Hood Illustrated | ViSO Records on March 31, 2018 at 12:37am — No Comments

Rokeaux Took His Talents From the Virgin Islands To Orlando

Triple threat artist Rokeaux took his talents to Orlando,Fl, after originating from St.Thomas of the US Virgin Islands.The triple threat artist sings, spits and writes his own music. The Caribbean rapper has been moving in silence with his distinct sound of fusing his island influences with the Top 40 commercial genres. The epitome of…

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Added by Hood Illustrated | ViSO Records on March 18, 2018 at 11:25pm — No Comments

Los Angeles’ Very Own Emerging Artist Mylo Is Bringing The Heat !



Los Angeles native, Mylo, is a West Coast rapper who is musically influenced by East Coast hip-hop lyricists like Fabolous, Jay-Z, and 50 Cent. Growing up listening to his idols and seeing them so successful within their passions has inspired him to do the same.

Mylo has…

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Added by Hood Illustrated | ViSO Records on March 7, 2018 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Coming Out Of Texas Is Al B Fresh With Something “Different”



Beaumont,Texas is home to a true renaissance rapper by the name of Al B Fresh. After playing football on a collegiate level for a couple of years then making it to the big leagues by playin professionally overseas, he sought to bring the same passion and talent to his music. Influenced by a few of Hip Hop’s lyrical…

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Added by Hood Illustrated | ViSO Records on March 3, 2018 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Hot Off The Press — Make Up Sex By VIP the Artist



Bringing that Bronx boogy is VIP the Artist with ground breaking lyrics and lessons in each song. Drake, Fabulous and A-Boogie wit the Hoodie are just a few of his influences but it was ‪Bruno Mars‬ who told him to keep pursuing his dreams. In doing so, he is the CEO of his own rap label Touchtheskiesent along with…

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Added by Hood Illustrated | ViSO Records on March 3, 2018 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Boss Man 550 Flokk New Single “One Time” Out Now !



Music and the Hip Hop culture has always been around this Brooklyn rapper since a youngin…

Hailing from Brooklyn,NY is 550 Flokk who has precise lyricism and makes relatable tracks. Being around music and the culture motivated him to begin working on his craft, but a desire to evolve and keep going came from…

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Added by Hood Illustrated | ViSO Records on March 3, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Corey St Rose Has “No Time” in New Music



Hailing from Brooklyn is lyricist Corey St. Rose who is influenced by the style and hustle of Hip Hop powerhouses ‪Kanye West‬, Drake and ‪OutKast‬. Ever since he and his father created an in home studio four years ago, Corey has been in the studio recording music non stop.…

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Added by Hood Illustrated | ViSO Records on March 2, 2018 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Neek Da Vinci Talks Jay- Z, Staten Island, and B*tches and Bitcoins 2



Neek Da Vinci is a Staten Island artist who hails from a creative family. Though he admires ‪Jay-Z‬ as a business man and using his lyricism as a stepping stone to better his life, it was listening to his brother’s songs

that made him want to rap. He wants to bring…

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Added by Hood Illustrated | ViSO Records on March 2, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

AleXx Stone



AleXx Stone’s has chosen this week to release a brand new visual entitled“We Know” the gripping video shows the east Tennessee artist in what some would consider his raw form, rapping to a friend of his about what he’s been through and where he’s headed, all while preparing for what seems like a…

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Added by Hood Illustrated | ViSO Records on March 2, 2018 at 11:28am — No Comments

Khyri Is Motivated!

Georgetown, South Carolina is home to multi-talented artist Khyri, In addition to excelling in the hip-hop genre, Khyri is motivated by Black excellence, specifically the likes of

Andre 3000, Erykah Badu and Kendrick Lamar.

Much like these three talented powerhouses, Khyri has found a way to…

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Added by Hood Illustrated | ViSO Records on February 27, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

J Mag is back!

South Jersey's very own J Mag is back with his latest single “ENVY.” The track it self unveils a new side of J -- a more developed and evolved heartfelt version, who's versatile, fast-paced bars and melodic beats surpass his time. The purpose of the single (as J puts it) is to recognize who or what your enemies are…

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Added by Hood Illustrated | ViSO Records on February 27, 2018 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Felipe Pau AKA PhillyPhresh



Felipe Pau AKA PhillyPhresh is a rapper, singer, songwriter & producer residing from the Lower East Side of New York. He has been writing music since 2009-2013 and began recording and developing a more serious attitude torwards music from 2014 & on. He has released music since then, but his most notable…

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Added by Hood Illustrated | ViSO Records on February 2, 2018 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Get in tune with the lyrical Pictures Painted by Brooklyn artist Tru Story

Tru story is what his supporters consider a “ Read between the lines rapper” bringing a rather classic old school hip hop tone to your ears. In his latest self-titled mixtape, “Tru Story” the Brooklyn rapper aims to really resonate with his fan base, using the project to tell a story, of where he’s been and where he hopes to go.

To complete the project he teamed up with upcoming producer Mel Muzak, BKLYNMadeIt, and Peersonile. As…

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Added by Hood Illustrated | ViSO Records on January 16, 2018 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Queens Artist Zamor Livi Releases Brand New EP " My Element "

According to Zamor motivation behind his “ My Element” EP came as a…

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Added by Hood Illustrated | ViSO Records on October 27, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

MONEY MARK

HAILING FROM POE AVE IN NEWARK NJ, MONEY MARK HAVE SEEN A LOT OF THINGS THAT HELP INFLUENCE HIM MUSICALLY. BASKETBALL HAS ALWAYS BEEN HIS PASSION AS HE ATTENDED THE SAME HIGH SCHOOL AS KYRIE IRVING, COREY FISHER, DEXTER STRICKLAND AND WENT ON TO PLAY ON THE COLLEGIATE LEVEL ON AN ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP. MARK…

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Added by Hood Illustrated | ViSO Records on October 27, 2017 at 12:04pm — No Comments

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