Video: Pretty Ugly ft. Mohammad Escrow and Nevamind – Emcee Squared

Thunder Bay, ON Canada artists Pretty Ugly, Mohammad Escrow and Nevamind have teamed up for the song “Emcee Squared” produced by Tim Thomas. The video was filmed by Spun Creative and Ascension.

– Contributed by Hope Alyssa @theradiantrebel

Video: Famez ft. Dashius Clay and J Reyne – She Got It All

Famez is bringing us a new visual for the song, “She Got It All.”  The artist was assisted on the track by Dashius Clay and is sure to continue to provide quality sounds in the future.

– Contributed by Hope Alyssa @theradiantrebel

Mixtape: Street Legends Vol. 1 (Hosted by DJ Bk Storm)

LegendMixtapes is now broadcasting the Street Legends Vol. 1 internationally. The album seizes dope beats and resonates the struggles Tupac spoke on years ago. With the loss of his brother JoJo last year, Swagg Dinero is holding it down. His hit song, “Word on The Street” is multiplying the JoJo World movement. He is for sure ready to pick up where his brother left off. Street Legend artists are definitely a force to be reckoned with. Street Legends Vol.1 is available for download on,, and

– Contributed by Hope Alyssa @theradiantrebel

Video: Pawz One ft. Masta Ace and Ariano – The Luv (Remix)

Pawz One returns with his first solo album after the release of three mixtapes and a US tour. His single “The Luv” off his upcoming album titled Face The Facts includes 2 tracks. The original version features Ariano, the remix features Ariano plus legendary Masta Ace and the track is produced by Default cuts with by DJ Indjnous. Although the Vinyl will be released later but the album will be released February 18th digitally as well as CD.

– Contributed by Hope Alyssa @theradiantrebel

Mixtape: Chames – The Fountain Of Youth

Chames is a hip-hop artist from Harrisburg, PA and one half of the hip-hop duo Nick Arter & Chames.  They released their first group mixtape entitled Champagne Tour last March. In September 2013, Chames released his first solo music project and The Fountain of Youth is his most versatile piece of work to date. The Fountain of Youth is available now on DatPiff and SoundCloud. Follow Chames on Twitter @Chambersthepoet as well as on his blog,

– Contributed by Hope Alyssa @theradiantrebel

Video: DJ Dister ft. Masta Ace – Ain’t No Thing

DJ Dister out of London as a new video out from the Roll Wit Dis album. Produced entirely by the DJ himself, this album is one to pay attention to. “Ain’t No Thing” includes cuts by DJ Ill-O and features Masta Ace. Dister has worked with many talents on this album including: Krs One, Kool Keith, Lords Of The Underground, Jeru The Damaja, Fashawn and Skyzoo to name a few.

– Contributed by Hope Alyssa @theradiantrebel

Artist Spotlight – DiV. W

What if you had to have a conversation with no sight? Could you depend on your ears to give you everything you need to comprehend what is being said? Do you trust your senses enough to steer yourself in the right direction?

This is what San Diego native DiV.W had in mind when he started on his most recent project Blinded Conversations.  The EP consists of five records filled with instruments and lyrics true to the essence of hip-hop as well as its predecessors.

After one of his performances in Macon, GA I had the opportunity to speak with DiV.W about the project. When I asked about the inspiration behind Blinded Conversations DiV.W explained, “I rap to people I don’t know and have never met. Talking about my strengths and weaknesses blindly. Never really knowing how it will be taken. I’m basically feeling my way through the hip-hop landscape.”

If you are a fan of the true hip-hop sound, Blinded Conversations will not disappoint. Make sure to check out DiV.W on Facebook and Twitter along with some of his other works at


– Contributed by Hope Alyssa @theradiantrebel

Rising Star: Emily Lovejoy

It is a rare feat to see an artist channel their emotions into painting in a short amount of time. This takes skill and passion that cannot be measured. In this case, the artist is Emily Lovejoy.

This recent graduate of the University of New Orleans is a force to be reckoned with. She uses her paintbrush to capture the audience at shows while DJs, bands and different hip-hop artists perform. Emily describes her unique style by simply by stating, “The process I use to create my recaptured images stems from the cognitive accumulation of tangible and intangible materials such as furry animals, baked goods, magazines, sex, lyrics, fashion and hip-hop and the graffiti lifestyle”.

Emily has worked with artists and events such as Voodoo Fest for G-Eazy, Lyriqs da Lyraciss who was featured in Where Y’at Magazine as a person to watch, the band AbPysch at House of Blues (Nola) and Uptown Getdown with DJ Quickie Mart x Tony Skratchere at Tipitina’s. Not to mention, she was chosen to represent New Orleans as RAW Visual Artist of 2013 for her contributions to The Big Easy’s music and art scenes.

Keep an eye out for Emily Lovejoy. She is an artist who’s talents you do not want to sleep on.

– Contributed by Hope Alyssa @theradiantrebel