In May, Sheff G had one of the most impactful debuts in Brooklyn's underground scene with the instant classic "No Suburban." Shortly thereafter, Corey Finesse was featured on the remix and provided Brooklyn with a summer anthem. Several videos in, the young artist is back with "Panic," shot by Haitian Picasso. Let us know what you think. Is this another instant classic for Sheff?
Real estate, one of the most valuable assets and one of the most effective ways to create generational wealth. Yet, we as black people don't take advantage of this opportunity. Why? We don't know enough about it. This leaves us scared and in the dark when it comes to real estate investing, or for that matter, investing on a whole.
Mr. Jay Morrison aka Young Malcolm has made it his duty to combat these issues in our community. From an ex-drug dealer and 3-time felon, a mogul, visionary an activist was born. His online university, Jay Morrison Academy, his real estate crowdfund, Tulsa Real Estate Fund and his corner classes, where he hits the streets of some of the toughest inner cities, (Baltimore, The Bronx, Atlanta, Newark, etc.) to give his people some valuable knowledge on financial education and building generational wealth. Mr. Morrison provides the tools for us to buy our blocks back!
Jay Morrison Academy offers online classes, credit coaching and even one on his one coaching for those who are serious about taking their financial education and real estate portfolio to the next level. His bestselling book "Lord of My Land, 5 Steps to Homeownership" provides step by step info on homeownership. His Tulsa real estate fund allows for those who want to take a more passive approach to real estate investing a chance to do so. Tulsa, Michigan was the site of the first black Wall Street, a completely self-sustained neighborhood with their own banks, school, supermarkets etc. all black-owned. This neighborhood was bombed and completely destroyed by the US government. Mr. Morrison's Tulsa real estate's fund goal is to recreate this Black Wall Street in black neighborhoods across the country. Jay Morrison has dedicated his life to his people. A multi-millionaire still giving game to the people who need it most.
Check out some of his videos where he lays out some strategies on real estate and building wealth.
Not only do we want to provide our audience with the best content, but we also like keep our readers updated with some of the most recent underground and current music.
So far, we're loving "Magnolia," by Playboi Carti and we think more artists should follow Tory Lanez's lead by doing their own covers to the song.
Be sure to listen to Piles' new song featuring Kodak Black. SB: FREE THE PROJECT BABY! Young M.A. also recently dropped her highly anticipated EP, Herstory. If you like the song "JOOTD," ft. Monica, take a listen to Young M.A.'s project.
Let us know what you think of our playlist. Thank you for listening.
As we all know, The Notorious B.I.G. is a pioneer and most definitely a legend. Biggie made a huge impact on the hip-hop world in just three years. His debut album Ready To Die came out in 1995, and Biggie was killed before his double-disc classic Life After Death was released in 1997.
During his time in the UK, Biggie stopped by the Tim Westwood's radio show and left the listeners with a freestyle. The first part of the freestyle was recorded in 1995 and the second was recorded in 1997 during his promo run for his Life After Death.
Here's a freestyle from Biggie and Craig Mack dropping nothing but bars. There is also a clip of Biggie and Craig Mack talking to some of their fans in the UK. Let us know what you think.
The annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute takes place in New York City on the first Monday of every May. Also known as the Met Gala, this event gathers some of the world's most renowned celebrities as they brandish wearable art. This gala also marks the grand-opening of the annual exhibit. This year, Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo was honored with an exhibit entitled "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between." Take a look at our slide show with some of the best suits and dresses. Let us know what you think.
Not only do we want to provide our audience with interviews of up-and-coming artists and creatives, but we also like to provide our followers with a vibe. This playlist includes a mixture of up-and-coming artists as well as some more established ones.
Also, let us know what you guys think about Lil Yachty's verse on the song "From the D to the A."
Connie Diiamond emerged on the scene as one of the most unique female talents in New York City and when her "Summer Sixteen Freestyle" dropped, the world began to take notice. At almost 50,000 views, the "Summer Sixteen Freestyle" visual introduced her to an audience outside of New York. One year later, she has been featured on The Source, and performed at Hot 97's Who's Next? concert. With that being said, it's safe to say that Connie is looking forward to her most successful year as an artist.
Despite the Missy Elliot comparisons, Connie continues to carve out her own lane. Last summer, Connie released her debut project Trap Elliot. The debut is a showcase of Connie's versatility as an artist. Not only does she give listeners lit tracks like "Go Yard," but also introspective joints like "Ma Motivation."
Connie is gearing up to release her all-female feature project this year, and "Fireplace" with Billy B is the lead single. The two female MCs have supported each other on social media and the chemistry is quite evident in their on-screen performances. The two go toe-to-toe in a friendly, but competitive battle for best verse and it's difficult to tell who came out on top. Nevertheless, it makes for a great track. Watch as the Connie and Billy take us through the deserts of Las Vegas in their new visual.
New York's famed S.O.B.'s is the home of Hot 97's Who's Next? concert. Traditionally, this show is a hotbed for New York City's top up-and-coming talent. Young M.A., A Boogie, Don Q, and Casanova have performed on the Who's Next? stage, and are now on the verge of gracing the XXL Freshman cover this year.
On Monday, March 27, many fans got their first look at Connie Diiamond, Kyah Baby, Lola Brooke, and Signature live in concert. Although the show's bill posted a list of all-female performers, Connie Diiamond brought out special guest Controverse, and they performed their single "Jesus." Check out our recap of everyone's performance and let us know what you think.
The strip club scene in Atlanta has evolved into a prominent hip-hop fixture where rappers use the club’s influence to promote their records. Although the strip club scene was more popular in the south for quite some time, regions across the country have recently adapted to the lifestyle. Rappers tend to bring their songs to the most popular clubs in their area to observe the audience’s response. In most cases, the DJs are in control of what songs get played, and club-goers tend to gravitate to the songs dancers enjoy the most.
Bronx native Charlie Wayy pays homage to the strip club scene with his new single “Mary Poppins.” The hard-hitting bass of “Mary Poppins” coupled with the clever lines and lyrics is what makes this record unique. It’s not just your average “turn up” song. Instead, there’s a level of sophistication associated with this record, and not only does Wayy convey this in the song, but also in the cover art.
According to Thisis50.com, “Mary Poppins was iconic for her umbrella. Opening an umbrella is the first thing most people do when it's raining. Making it rain is a strip club staple.”
Check out the song above and let us know what you think.
In just the last year, 22Gz has become one of the most recognizable faces in Brooklyn's underground rap scene. 22's music personifies the evolution of hip-hop in New York City and as one of youngest artists leading the charge, he has the uncanny ability to paint vivid pictures of the city while maintaining an entertaining sound for listeners to enjoy.
Important components in 22's song making ability are: his flow and delivery. Not only does 22 start his verse with triplets on "Flexin," but he also speeds up his flow halfway into his verse. "Flexin" is quite possibly one of 22's most complex verses to date, as it showcases his versatility and ability to master several different flows.
Despite his age, 22 has a commanding presence. His unique voice and cadence is on full display in "Regular" Ft. Zanotti & Suavee Jew. Not only is 22 responsible for the hook, but he also carries the vibe of the track. In fact, 22 might be one of the few young artists from the city that can make you want to dance to such gritty lyrics. Thus, 22 has become a fan favorite as he sets the tone on tracks despite collaborating with others.
Last year, 22 released the hood anthem Blicky Ft. Nas Blicky & NiikoSuav, and he continued to drop hit after hit. Now, he's back with arguably his biggest song to date "Suburban." The single is at almost 500,000 views on YouTube, and has no features. In 2016, 22Gz averaged at least 100,000 views in every video he was in, and as his buzz continues to grow, we're excited to see what the future holds for him this year. Check out the video above and let us know what you think.