"From his native ChiTown to his present BedStuy, DJ Brenmar's beats have been labeled "addictive." That's because he twists up hip-hop/R&B with scene-stealing underground dance music. But it's hard to break out on the north side of Chicago, he says, so he bet on himself and self-released High End Times Vol. 1 last year, which saw so many downloads that the link was disabled in the first hour."
"Having graduated from the music, art, and performing arts school not even two years ago, the most recent name you should get to know is that of 19-year-old Leaf."
"'N*ggas be thinking they slick, that’s why they all on my dick!' Leaf oscillates between a deeply aggressive bark and crooning high pitched lullaby-like vocals on her anthem track 'Slick.'"
"A Bud Light spot wants you know it's officially summer, so that means poolside drinks, dancing and hoops with your drone, right?"
"Maluca Mala—literally “Crazy Bad” in Spanish—has shimmied together a kingdom from an aggregate heap of New York culture and Dominican resilience. A humanist at heart, the first-generation New Yorker disregards stereotypes and collaborates with friends whenever possible to evolve her already multi-genre, multi-inspired style. For Maluca Mala, life is an island rave—and Glamcult can’t help but accept the invitation..."
"Thursday, we premiered the exclusive video for the latest B&O PLAY x Opening Ceremony collection, a limited edition series of Form 2i headphones that's a luxurious take on the OC logo. Shot in the thick of Canal Street, the VIDEO features multifaceted vocalist, OC pal, and native New Yorker MALUCA MALA switching lanes on droves of downtown tourists to her latest track, "Trigger." We caught up with the self-professed "Banjee Rose from the Konkrete Jungle" about her Dominican heritage, growing up in the Kids era, and what's next for the powerhouse."
If you’re wondering “What’s the song on the Budweiser Bud and Burgers commercial,” we have the answer. That deep synthy-bassed clip is from the DJ Sliink & TWRK & Green Lantern song, “Trifecta (We Came To Party).”
"Born and raised in New York City, Leaf is self-described as someone who lays R&B and Rap vocals and produces from time to time. When she’s not making music, she’s running and designing for a clothing line called “MBM”, which is a female-empowerment brand. It stands for Magnet Bitch Movement, and as long as you’re an intelligent, young female, you can join the team. "
"Leaf is a 19-year-old rapper, singer, and producer whose first single “Drama” operates from a place of rage and frustration with the way women target and hurt each other."
"Rather than pen a basic Top 40 hit for teenagers to gush over, she wants to deliver something meaningful. In February, she released her three-track EP which drew the attention of dance-music superstar A-Trak. Tracks like "Drama" and "Slick" paint a picture of a woman who isn't afraid of wrestling with the big boys."
"New York’s Leaf started off the year heavily after announcing her signing to Fool’s Gold and the release of her infectious Magnet Bitch EP. Now the rapper-meets-songstress returns with the official video for her an empowering, trap-inspired cut “Slick” for the ladies."
"The 19-year-old, Brooklyn-born rapper recently signed to Fool's Gold after label honcho A-Trak got tipped off to her work through his brother, Chromeo's Dave-1. The label just dropped her debut EP, Magnet Bitch, earlier last month and we're excited to be premiering one of the record's videos, the aforementioned "Slick.'"
"Singer/producer Outasight thought that a secluded studio in his native Yonkers home would be the perfect place to record his upcoming self-released album Chasing A Ghost. It worked for a while, but then winter hit -- Outasight hit the road to L.A., a change of scenery that shifted the whole course of the album."
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"New York rapper-meets-songstress Leaf has been very lowkey for the past few months, and for good reason. The young beauty recently signed with Fool’s Gold Records and in celebration has premiered her latest EP Magnet Bitch."
"The hip-hop factory otherwise known as New York City produces rappers at an industrial pace. Its latest creation is Leaf, a rapper whose dark-toned music has the potential to break out big in 2015."
"The New York-based producer has been a favorite of the city's varied party scenes, be they hip-hop, fashion or LGBT, and pretty soon his "shake your ass type shit" will start reaching a larger audience when his new EP, Award, comes out on January 20th via Fool's Gold."
"Meet the kickboxing Dominicana from the Bronx who dreams of becoming 'the Bjork of the Hood'"
"Outasight knows a good time, and on his fun-loving debut record Nights Like These, the Yonkers, New York, native has a blast mixing pop, rock and rap into a potent cocktail. Opener "Let's Go" takes its title literally, kicking in with hand claps and a serrated guitar riff as Outasight heats things up with motormouthed flow, while the uplifting "I'll Drink To That 1" builds with careful acoustic picking and cinematic spirit."
"Master Shortie isn't exactly a household name in the hip hop world quite yet, but after hearing this track, it's not hard to see that this kid has got quite the future ahead for him. Working with Bluey Robinson, who's also got some killer vocals on him, the track is smooth and perfect for the late-night vibe."