Track: Yung Citizen – Power People

Uplifting music with a positive message seems to be on a downward spiral in terms of getting exposure. We know it’s out there, yet seem to turn a blind eye in order to “turn up”. Somewhat still new to the hip hop game, Charlotte MC Yung Citizen has made the choice to use his voice to engage his audience with inspiring motivation. Available on iTunes, “Power People” infuses multiple genres to create a unique sound that kicks some knowledge and proves to be something you can have a good time with.

Exclusive Premiere: $osa – Letter To Arthur Pitt (prod. by Tw1ne)

Produced by frequent collaborator Tw1ne, Pittsburgh hip hop artist Sosa takes a step in a new direction. Arthur Pitt, known for helping Steel City MCs Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa, gets a heads up on who he should be keeping his eye on next. Known for his continuous grinding and passionate work ethic, “Letter To Arthur Pitt” will almost guarantee that Sosa will be noticed by the Senior VP of A&R and Promotions of Rostrum Records.

Mixtape Premiere: Harn SOLO – Traveling Man

Traveling Man, the most recent effort from the continuously creative Harn SOLO, is more than just a title. SOLO’s eleventh creative endeavor, Traveling Man tells the tale of a young music fan from Southern California that chased his dreams to New Orleans before stopping in his current locale of Denver. Those familiar with the past releases from Harn SOLO will not be disappointed to see imaginative boundaries continued to be pushed; something that is lacking in today’s mainstream music. More than a rapper, but rather an artist, Harn SOLO has added another masterpiece to his collection with Traveling Man.

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After his recent relocation from New Orleans to Denver, Harn linked up with recording engineer Jonathan Klein to document the experience. Assisting with the overall transportation theme, Traveling Man features airplane and train audio clips handpicked from creative partner Caliobzvr. The graphic design for the release was conceptualized by Elespee of Guerilla Publishing Company in NYC. The magnum opus of Harn SOLO’s assortment of works, Traveling Man Is available for download now on Soundcloud, Bandcamp and Audiomack.

Track: Youngg Offishall – Turnt (prod. by DJ Mustard)

Available on iTunes, “TurnT” is the first ever collaboration from Youngg Offishall and current “it” producer of the time DJ Mustard. Youngg Offishall originally burst onto the scene as a member of Soulja Boy’s SODMG crew, an experience that led to another outlet, SODMG Goon$, teaming up with Stunna Quad. The Chicago MC is currently working on a new EP, #IOU, expected soon on Universal Music Group as well as the mixtape Ball All Year hosted by DJ Shalamar & TrapaHolics.

Track: Praverb ft. AWKWORD, Kev Turner and DJ Grazzhoppa – All A Dream (prod. by LX Beats)

Well known and highly regarded in the online hip hop community, the loss of Praverb was a definite shock. Earl Patrick McNease, also known as P the Wyse, was popular not only for his truth-telling rhymes but for his graciousness, honesty, kindness and humility. Long-time Praverb affiliates AWKWORD, Kev Turner, DJ Grazzhoppa and LX Beats join Praverb for his last song “All A Dream”, a tribute to P featuring the man himself, with all proceeds going to benefit his widow and their young son.

When I first opened up NHWWW to submissions it was difficult to get the word out until I found Praverb’s Ultimate Hip-Hop Blog Directory. After leaving a comment asking if I could be added to the list, Praverb almost instantly added me to the directory; the day that NHWWW took off. This was the first memory that popped into my mind after I heard the news of Praverb’s passing, as I will always be thankful for what he has done for myself, but the hip hop culture in general.