Firstly, RIP Paul.
Now if you’re a sneakerhead like myself, then hearing the story tragic story of 15 year old Paul Sampleton is something that haunts you and rocked the Atlanta sneaker community. “They killin’ niggas for J’s/that’s death over designer” stands out from J. Cole’s “Nobody’s Perfect”, but enter ATL artist Daetrius Craig, and his message about the culture.
“We dyin’ over 23’s and never heard of Psalms/ The fresh is my shepherd I shall want it all”
Since the beginning, hip-hop culture has been defined by a generation of have-nots with aspirations of having it all. It’s no wonder why fashion and sneaker cultures are so closely wedded to street poetry. In “Death Over Designer”, artist Daetrius Craig perfectly encapsulates this marriage by delivering sharp and gripping lines over an unforgettable track produced by multi-platinum producers, The Olympicks. Between the eerie horn sample and chilling verses, you might think twice before “un-DSing” your latest pick-up. “Death Over Designer” effortlessly illustrates the unfortunate truth about what happens when we try too hard to be “fresh to death.
It’s as dope as it is real. Check it out in my bookbag.
Today’s NQM Submission comes from an artist out of Chicago (also known as “Chiraq”) who goes by the name of Henny B. The New York born Chicago raised artist is prepping a forthcoming EP with Virginia beatsmith King Mickey. The two have collaborate to create this dope record called “Rainmaker”. Henny B’s & King Mickey’s forthcoming EP, will be called Breathe Again and set to be released in April. For now, to hold you over, check out this dope first leak after the jump. Can’t wait to hear more from Henny B.
Earlier the homie Jay Holz linked me to a brand new submission. Funny thing is, Results has already been featured on the site. Dopeness. Anyways, he releases the up-tempo energy hyped single entitled “I Got It”. The single was produced by Scott Styles. I’m digging this simply because of how catchy it is. Most submissions we get, we only press play once, and I admit I pressed play about three times. Hopefully we’ll see more music from Results in the upcoming year, but until then, check out the single after the jump!
Today’s NQM Submission comes from an artist/producer from Boston, MA who goes by the name of Latrell James. He’s been following the site for awhile and decided to shoot over something to post. The self produced “Distance”, sounds good, and the chorus catches my ears. Latrell recently released a project entitld Lemonade Stand, but this single “Distance” will be on his forthcoming project. He’s gearing up to release a new project this spring entitled Twelve. To keep the buzz going he’s set to release new music every month.
Check out the stream and download for “Distance” after the jump.
Today’s NQM Submission comes from San Antonio, Texas born and bred artist, gQ Marley. Back in December he released an album entitled DREAM II: Revenge of the NERD. The lead single “The Fame”, flips a classic Lauryn Hill record “Doo Wop: That Thing”, which Platinum Pat does a great job of sampling. On “The Fame”, gQ Marley pays homage to it’s predecessor but transcends with a hip hop twist. That record “Vices” on the album is so smooth.
Grab his album, here. Stream the lead single after the jump.
About a month ago, I got the opportunity to check out this project. Very impressed with the lyricism and the work from the artists featured on this mixtape. The Millionaires Club definitely co-signs this. These are 12 of the greatest lyricists from NYC to grace the underground scene. This compilation proves that NYC is a force to be dealt with from now until the world ends. Props to the homie Julius for this.
Check out the stream, and download link after the jump.
Tonight’s brand new NQM Submission comes from Beatsmith/ Producer out of Virginia by the name of King Mickey. Some of you may heard of him, he’s done production for North Carolina’s own emcees Microwave & Mars The MC. Also he’s probably the only guy i’m in competition when it comes to producing. Facts only. The instrumental FreEP is titled Breaking Bits, which all the songs are sampling from video games. That “Run The Coins” joint GOES.
Check out the stream, and download the FreEP after the jump.
Hey y’all. I missed y’all too. I know it’s been forever a few days past that, but life changes…and ultimately for the better if you make the decisions to put you there.
Welp…now that that’s outta the way. The next NQM submission comes from Chris Fields with assistance from Jared Xavier. Nice little diddy about a guy and his girl. The beat is cool adn the melody flows and it’s just a little something to hear on your lunch. Or whatever timezone you’re in.
Check it out in my bookbag.