Sunday, February 5, 2023

New Music: Corio - Emotions


New Music: Corio - Emotions

Keeping the momentum flowing following the release of his well-received music video for "Don't Run," Lexington's most notable rising star Corio delivers the Claudio "2x" Clarke-produced cut "Emotions." Staying on-brand, the interpersonal track finds the "Phone Off" composer getting super transparent about how he feels and what he expects out of his current relationship. 

 Corio, formerly known as YNL Capone, hails from Kentucky’s second-largest city Lexington. Over the past few years, he’s blessed his growing fanbase with projects like 'The Let Go,' '10 Hours,' 'AmorĂ©', and 'First Class,' which sees six equally dope cuts from the genre-bending artist. He’s also delivered the notable singles "Go Harder" and "Vietnam." As Corio, fans can look for more of his infectious harmonies evident on his most recent EP, Last Week In LA

 It’s not so often in this current climate that we are blessed with much musical talent that comes out of the Bluegrass state. With the success of Louisville megastars Bryson Tiller, Jack Harlow, and EST Gee, they have been bringing good energy to the area and are inspiring plenty of local rising stars. That said, Corio is coming for his spot in the game and has been showing some very promising signs of potential very early on in his musical career. As of late, Corio has been closely working with DJ Corbett, the multi-Grammy-winning producer out of Northern KY, assuring that his sound will be developed to its full capacity. Corio writes about his life and past events with great visualization through lyrics and a smooth cadence with calm delivery. 

 In addition to that, Corio uses the clash of such a soothing vocal on uptempo beats to wow us with his creativity. Hit the play below, and watch his Brandon Lopez-directed visual for "Don't Run," here

Saturday, February 4, 2023

New Video: Tyler Loyal - Back In Dat Mode


New Video: Tyler Loyal - Back In Dat Mode

Following the single's premiere on the NFL Network 'Sunday Spotlight' segment earlier this month, So Rebel/AWAL signee Tyler Loyal unloads the Erikson Corniel directed music video for his Sonni-produced banger "Back In Dat Mode." Surrounded by his day ones, Tyler rides around the city decked in a winter Supreme coat making it clear he's officially outside again. Explaining the song's central message in a statement to the press, the Beantown native explains:

"I’ve been at my lowest, living off Cup Noodles and cold-cut sandwiches. I’ve also been in the presence of financial freedom. Both experiences brought me to the same conclusion, I need to get rich. I made a promise to myself at 8 years old that I would be the one in my family to break the barrier and every day I live on this earth I’m trying to get myself closer to that end goal. This song is for the hustlers. It’s what it feels like to be fed up with your current state, get up and get to the bag.”


Tyler Loyal is a Boston-born genre-bending artist, songwriter, and producer who holds an air of composure and confidence over every track that he touches. Having a passion for rapping since the age of eight. The Massachusetts native made his debut as a teenager in 2017 with his single "Better Off As Friends", via SoundCloud, which accumulated 300K+ streams, with barely any promotion. As Tyler continued to develop his craft he would release the following year his most-played song across several platforms "The Bottom", which helped solidify his buzz as an artist, especially in his local area. Consistent work and development continued in the following years, and brought more well-received material such as "Enemy" in 2018 before he turned up the heat with several releases in 2019 including "Options," "Gone For The Summer," and the Jay Gwuapo featured track "Level Up." 

Determined as ever, with more to prove Tyler linked with rapper Jay Critch for his early 2020 single "Hit Me" leading into his debut project 'When You Decide' in 2020 and the follow-up project 'Nova' in 2021; which featured the standout cut "PSYCHO." Watch "Back In Dat Mode," below, and stream the record's audio on your DSP of choice here, and follow Tyler on Instagram.

Hip-Hop and Afrobeats Star J Wils Releases Afropop Playlist Single “Vibe With You”


Hip-Hop and Afrobeats Star J Wils Releases Afropop Playlist Single “Vibe With You”

Hip-hop and Afrobeats music star, J Wils, has released the official music video for his latest Afropop playlist single: “Vibe With You” The single was first showcased at the Kizz Daniel concert in Liberia Fresh off his performance at the Kizz Daniel Live concert in Liberia 2022, J Wils has now released the music video for his new Afropop playlist single “Vibe With You”; the hip-hop and afrobeats star first showcased this latest along with other recent and upcoming releases, such as Mama (Mama Liberia), Sip-N-Dip, and Taken. He also had the opportunity to perform alongside personalities and music stars such as Kiss Daniel, DaVero, Kobazzaie, Teddyride, Stunn, J Slught, Baddgal Aiira, Angel Michael TV, Giant German Gina, and others. 

Everything is more colorful in Africa, from the outfits, cuisine, its people, to its overall culture; and it is only right to expect LaSmouve Records powerhouse to deliver a truly African made quality product. In  “Vibe With You” the playlist single melds together catchy Afrobeats and the colorful beauty of Africa’s people, the visuals and story line were created and shot in collaboration with Jackie Russ Films and filmed entirely in Liberia, West Africa. And with final mix and mastering done by Gentry Beats Music For Hip Hop and Afropop star J Wils, 2022 was a busy year, marked by several releases (Vibe With You) and news appearances – both in America and in Africa (Liberia News Agency), but the best part came in the form of his return to his mother country Liberia. 

It fulfilled a long planned trip to reconnect with his loved ones, and especially his mother; having the opportunity to perform in one of Africa’s premier stages: Monrovia’s ATS Stadium, and next to international afropop stars like Kizz Daniel (Buga), DaVero (Mwen Love Ou), Kobazzie (Party), Teddyride (Pray for Me), J Slught (No Money) and others, was the perfect year end present for the afrobeats star. We can’t wait to see what else is in store for 2023 but we are sure the Afropop star J Wils will certainly keep it interesting.

You can find J Wils‘ “Vibe With You” available on many music platforms (Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, and others).

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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Breadwinner Kane x Sauce Walka x Sauce Woodwinnin - "Pop It" Video

Watch the official video for Breadwinner Kane Ft. Sauce WoodWinnin x Sauce Walka - "Pop It". Follow Kane on Instagram for updates: @kanebwa @sauce_walka102 @saucewoodwinnin2much

Friday, January 27, 2023

Breadwinner Kane x Sauce Walka x Sauce Woodwinnin - "Pop It"

Listen to the brand new single by Breadwinner Kane Ft. Sauce WoodWinnin x Sauce Walka - "Pop It". Follow Kane on Instagram for updates: @kanebwa @sauce_walka102 @saucewoodwinnin2much

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

P L A Y B O I I - “Squat Challenge”

Listen to P L A Y B O I I’s “Squat Challenge” single available now on all streaming platforms. powered by Distrokid. P L A Y B O I I’s previous 13-song album “Baby Daddy” is also available on Spotify. @LiIPIayboii

Sunday, January 22, 2023

New Video: Corio – Don’t Run | @lovecorio


New Video: Corio – Don’t Run

Love takes an unexpecting turn for the uprising Kentucky rap star Corio, formerly YNL Capone, that sees his resiliently pursuing his distancing love interest in the cinematic new visual for “Don’t Run.” While the Brandon Lopez-directed visual tell one story, the lyrics tell another as Corio details the struggles of the relationship. We see him chase the love of his life physically and metaphorically through confession.

“Things I did in the dark came to light,” says Corio. “I had let my demons as well as life problems put us both in pain and I can tell she wants to run, but I can’t let her go because I love her. At this point my relationship is a wreck. The only way I could talk about it was to make it art. Maxx B started playing the guitar and the first take was the one I recorded to. The whole session took maybe an hour. Honesty and pain makes writing easy.”

The Lexington native releases “Don’t Run” after catching widespread attention with the previously released hit “Phone Off.” And with his recent boost in popularity, “Don’t Run” marks the perfect origin point for newfound fans of the rising star as he delivers his arguably best work yet. The end of the visual speaks volumes. “Don’t Run” and “Phone Off” are available across all streaming platforms via own imprint.