New EP Mindgame by JAKE GUSTO

2017-09-11 05:50:21 UTC

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Jake Gusto has just released his latest EP "Mindgame". The instrumentals were produced by MdL (Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, Sammy Adams) and Mantra (Rihanna, Future, Sean Paul).  "Mindgame" is his first project release since making the move to LA last fall and much of it is written around the "mind game" of that transition. 

"The concept of Mindgame is derived from the toil I experienced transitioning from the midwest to SoCal. In short, I discovered that success - both the actualization and realization - is all in our head. We often perceive success as something physical or quantitative: an award, a certificate, a million Spotify streams, etc. I think we forget that these physical items manifest from a mental origin."


Genre : hip-hop, rap

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New single Suede by Chuck N Lock

2017-09-01 06:10:29 UTC

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A lil amuse bouche to prep your palate for Chuck N Lock's "Just Desserts", set to drop 9/5/17. This track features Hip Hop heavyweight, Skyzoo, who's recently released a tape called, Peddler's Theme. Smooth cadences riding a funky backdrop are layered with clever lines for the listener's enjoyment.



Genre : hip-hop, rap

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New track Pushin by Lo Profile

2017-08-18 06:02:04 UTC

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Lo Profile is a rap artist from Buffalo, New York. His sound is direct, upfront and in-your-face, with an energetic flow that reminds of the greats of the genre, including 2Pac, Nas, Biggie Smalls or 50 Cents, just to mention a few.

In his life, this artist had to overcome quite a few struggles: the harsh life in the streets, the death of close friends, family issues…however, he set out to rise above and make the most out of his opportunities with his unique approach and motivated character.

Lo Profile’s songs are a great showcase of his unique lyrical mastery, as well as his ability to turn a beat into a powerhouse of punchy grooves and catchy melodies. This skilled wordsmith and performer has a smooth and consistent flow, which sits perfectly well within the mix.



Genre : hip-hop, rap

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New single Made For Me by David Versis

2017-08-10 05:32:14 UTC

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David Versis has just released his new single “Made For Me” now available via  Soundcloud.

"The intentions behind “Made For Me” was to switch between different emotions, and tempos, in a way that’s intentional and fresh. My collaborator Mikhail and I wanted to mix down tempo ‘trap’ percussion in the verses, and a more upbeat classic hip-hop swing in the chorus. It’s also a blatant appreciation for a woman’s perfection."


Genre : hip-hop, rap

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New single Sonder by JAKE GUSTO

2017-08-09 06:00:12 UTC

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"Sonder" is the cost of chasing a dream.

I release "Sonder" at midnight on my one year anniversary in Los Angeles, CA – a year that has been so painfully transformative I'm not sure I can elucidate much greater than this song.

"Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root:

pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance; it means

to suffer." -Mark Danielewski

I wrote "Sonder" at rock bottom. The mental plight that accompanies the pursuit of passion can be as equally destructive as it is fulfilling.

An individual's purpose (and moreover, turmoil) is as unique as the genetic code from which it is extracted. As I pondered this, a sense of morose engulfed me. I will never fully understand anyone's motives, dreams, desires, reasoning – as they forever exist in a foreign realm.

This notion awoke a sense of self-awareness.

I am only myself. I am the keeper of my fortune. I have the power to respond to doubt, fear, rejection, and failure on my own accord.

So I did. As much as "Sonder" is about agonizing turbulence, its fruition reveals a light in the dark."

JAKE GUSTO


Genre : hip-hop, rap

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