[Hot New Music!] Vain – “Hello” (Exclusive Interview)

 

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Queens-based rapper Vain has paid his dues and now it’s time to pay homage to the emcee.  The underground hustler has a gem on his hands with his latest single entitled “Hello.”  The new track is already catching fire on radio with spins on Sirius XM’s Shade 45, New York’s Power 105 FM, and more.

To truly appreciate Vain and what he brings to the game, you have to respect his journey.  To respect his journey, you have to understand his hustle.

Since making a name for himself in New York back in 2006, the NY native has opened for Hip Hop greats like the Wu Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, and DMX.  He’s also collaborated with mainstream artists like Tony Yayo of the G Unit, Fabolous, Slim of 112 and more.  

“My first record hit radio in New York in 2006, but I’ve been rapping since I was 9-years-old,” Vain said.  “My mother used to make me do old school records on stage.  I used to perform at the parks and do all of that stuff.  I was just one of those kinds of kids.”

From there Vain would embark on a journey that would soon include awards and accolades, but it wasn’t until he went to college that he would truly push himself. “My mother was pushing me like ‘Yo you need to do this music.'”  

In 2006, Vain’s “Toss Da Paper” landed on the radio.  “That’s how I really got started, and I haven’t stopped since,” Vain said. “It’s your ambition after a while.  It just keeps driving you and driving you.”

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Vain defines his sound as educated street music.  “I’m going to give listeners more of what I grew up listening to,” Vain said. “There was more substance to it. It would give you a gauge of what was really going on in the streets.” 

The New York emcee’s music is influenced by rappers like Tupac, Nas, Canibus, Jay Z, and 50 Cent.

During his musical journey he has worked and collaborated with some major artists and Hip Hop vets.  “I got records with Jim Jones, Red Cafe, Slim from 112, Lil Mo, Tony Yayo, the legendary Jazzy Joyce, and I’ve opened up for a lot of major artists,” said the Queens-bred emcee.

“All of this work that I have put in has me to this point right now,” Vain said.   He is currently gearing up to release a new mixtape and has been heating up with the project’s debut single “Hello.”  The new single has found a spot on the charts as it appears in the top 115 songs on urban radio in the country.  

“Come see me on social media,” Vain said.  “Everything is ‘Its Vain’.” “Follow me and you can see me ballin’ out.  I be in the clubs.  I be at the radio stations.  Come check out my life.  I be playin’ sports, I be liftin’ weights, I be eatin’ good,” Vain said laughing.

Check out Vain’s new record “Hello” below and listen for him as he is scheduled to appear on the radio with DJ Self and also on “Sway in the Morning.”

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[Hot New Music!] Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons w/ Logic & Ty Dolla Sign ft. X Ambassadors – “Sucker For Pain”

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Things are getting a little eerie with the new track entitled “Sucker For Pain,” which makes perfect sense for the Suicide Squad soundtrack single.  “Sucker For Pain” features a Suicide Squad in their own right.  The all-star feature list includes Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Logic, and Ty Dolla Sign.

I’m not sure about any suicides, but this fiery foursome murdered this track.  Each emcee added the proper dosage to make this track sick. Not to mention, Imagine Dragons and X Ambassadors adding the needed element to take this song to it’s darkest place.

The Suicide Squad soundtrack drops August 5th, the same day the film is due in theaters. The Soundtrack features appearances by Skrillex, Rick Ross, Action Bronson, Kevin Gates, Kehlani, G-Eazy, Skylar Grey, and Eminem.

 

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[Hot New Music!] Jeezy ft. 2 Chainz and Future – “Magic City Monday”

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ATL rapper Jeezy stops at the strip club for his next single, “Magic City Mondays.”  Joining in on the festivities, are two more ATLiens, Future and 2 Chainz.  The new strip club banger is everything you thought it would be.  The trio pay homage to the Atlanta gentlemen’s club by dropping bar after bar with their own unique swag. 

To celebrate the song’s release, Jeezy even shared some pics of himself making it rain with friends, including Trey Songz.

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Check out the new joint by Jeezy and friends below…but you might want to get yourself some change first.

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[Hot New Music!] 60 East ft. Sly Boogy and BLU – “The Origin”

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As we enter the Summer season, 60 East drops off this West Coast banger, “The Origin,” featuring “Wake Up Show” standout Sly Boogy and former XXL Freshman BLU. All three with roots stemming from the “I.E.” or Inland Empire, which is a section of Southern California located east of Los Angeles.

The new track is from 60’s most recent release 10,000 Hours: A Story of Success, which is available for FREE right here.  Check out the new heater from 60 East below.

60 East is currently booking dates for his first European headlining tour. For information on dates and cities visit his website

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[Hot New Music!] The Game – “Death Row Chain” (Streets Of Compton)

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Last week, the Streets Of Compton documentary series premiered via cable network A&E.  The docu sheds light on Compton’s rich yet turmoiled history of drugs, violence, and political propaganda.  The three-part series also explains the connection between the city’s history and its culture.  One major piece of the culture is most certainly Hip Hop.  Check out the new song entitled “Death Row Chain” by The Game below.

A soundtrack is to accompany the docu series and Game is taking lead.  The soundtrack, which is sure to be some serious heat, is set to drop June 17th. 

Listen below as Game puts class in session.

 

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[Hot New Video!] Wiz Khalifa ft. Rico Love – “Celebrate”

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While Wiz Khalifa fans are patiently waiting for the sequel to his 2011 album Rolling Papers, they have been given a new video by the Pittsburgh artist to hold them over for now.  Fresh off of the release of his joint project with Juicy J and TM88, Wiz drops a visual to “Celebrate.” The song features Rico Love and is a track from his KHALIFA album.  

Wiz takes to positive vibes on the new video as you catch him with his typical swag…blunts, bottles, and babes. Check out the “Celebrate” video below and be on the lookout for Wiz on tour this summer with Snoop Dogg in a city near you.

 

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[Hot New Music!] Kanye West ft. Travis Scott, Big Sean, Quavo, Yo Gotti, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, & Desiigner – “Champions”

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Many have speculated over the thought of a sequel to G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer.  Recently rumors have been on the rise and the title Cruel Winter has even surfaced. Yesterday, Kanye West & friends put the rumors to bed with they unleashed a record featuring Kanye, Travis Scott, Big Sean, Quavo, Yo Gotti, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, and Desiigner.

At the time of the radio premiere on Real 92.3 with Big Boy, there was no title given for the new track, however today that has changed. The new track is titled “Champions” and the radio rip can be heard below. 

Summer may be just getting started, but it looks like we are in for a Cruel Winter.  

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[Hot New Video!] Chris DeVille w/ Wes Penn & Kim King – “Save Me”

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“Johnstown’s Own” Chris DeVille is back on the scene with a powerful visual that captures the epidemic that many of America’s communities are facing. As the war on drugs continues in our neighborhoods, the Pennsylvania emcee sheds light on the issue and once again proves that he is more than music.  

“Somewhere there’s a mother that wishes she had done more,” said DeVille. “Somewhere there’s a person who is controlled by a disease and just wants their life back. I want this song to be a comforting touch on the shoulder of a grieving mother, or reflection from a mirror that provides the strength for someone to get their life back.”

The new track by DeVille is titled “Save Me” and features fellow Pennsylvania emcee Wes Penn and R&B songstress Kim King.  The gripping visual was shot by Jason Inde and is sure to gain the attention of many.  It is still unclear if the new single will appear on Chris DeVille’s upcoming project, but be on the lookout for his EP, Still A Dreamer, scheduled to drop this summer.

 

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[Hot New Music!] Gucci Mane – “First Day Out Tha FEDS”

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Fresh out of prison, southern rapper Gucci Mane is already in the booth and linking up with some of the industry’s best.  After two years in jail, Gucci was released yesterday, and the news went viral. Word quickly spread throughout the entire Hip Hop community.  In less than 24 hours Gucci has already gifted us a new track produced by hit-maker Mike Will Made It entitled “First Day Out Tha FEDS.”

Before we call it a comeback, let’s consider the fact the Gucci has put out more music during his incarceration then some of his free-willed peers.  So what we will call this is “consistent.” Only because that is the one thing that Gucci has been over and over again. Even when he was literally in between a rock and a hard place.

Check out the latest by Gucci Mane below.

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