Archive | July, 2014

Mixtape: Via Rosa – Cinderella ’99

22 Jul

Singer Via Rosa, of the collective Thempeople, shares  melancholic yet bittersweet musings about love on her newest offering, Cinderella ’99. Two years in the making and produced entirely by 2080’s Sani, Cinderella ’99 is an airy yet emotional listen. The generally tumultuous state of this generations’ collective love life makes this tape one that is easy to empathize with. Vibe to Cinderella ’99 below.








New Music: Butch Dawson – “Birds Fly” (Feat. Soduh)

22 Jul


Reppin Baltimore, rappers Butch Dawson and Soduh trade bars over dramatic production to let you know what happens “when birds fly.” Check out “Birds Fly” below and keep a look out for Butch’s upcoming record, Lower Mercury, due to drop next week on July 29th.

New Music: Kool John – “B*tch I Look Good” (Feat. P-Lo)

16 Jul

Kool John–who in my opinion happens to be one of the most promising members of the HBK Gang–recently released a new track entitled, “B*tch I Look Good”. The Ricmond, California native teamed up with his HBK crew member P-Lo to deliver this brazenly boastful summer track. “B*tch I Look Good” makes for a fun and catchy listen, be prepared to hear it at a kickback/party near you. Also, be on the look out for the release of Kool John’s upcoming record, ShmopCity.

New Music: Uzoy – “Cold Fronts”

16 Jul

Ever catch yourself wondering what a female, Nigerian rapper might sound like?

Well, Houston’s own, Uzoy (pronounced Uzi, like the gun) is here to answer that call. Putting labels aside, Uzoy delivers a dope new song entitled “Cold Fronts” after somewhat of a musical hiatus. Uzoy comes out swinging on the NVRSLPS produced track–rapping nimbly about inconsistent people that breeze through your life. Check out the track below and get hip to Uzoy.

STYA Presents: The Chicago Cypher

13 Jul



The good folks here at proudly present our very first Chicago Cypher, put together by our (and Chicago’s very own) Toyosi Yusuf (@IamNinoBlanco). Just like our first cypher in D.C., we did this to shed light on some of the rawest Hip-Hop talent the Windy City has to offer. We’re giving you a taste of Chicago, not Chi-raq , and the city is brimming with MCs ready to leave their footprint on Hip-Hop.

Special thanks to the students at Columbia College, Chicago for helping us put this whole production together.

Without any further ado…we proudly present to you:The Chicago Cypher

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