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Compton Rapper, AD, the Modern Hero of West Coast Music

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Compton Rapper, AD, the Modern Hero of West Coast Music

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A modern day hero of the West Coast, 28 year old Armand Douglas, best known as AD is one of most prominent, upcoming rappers in Compton. To call Douglas a “ rapper,” is an understatement. In today’s generation of “Skr, skr” mumble rap, this artist strives to keep West Coast music alive. What makes Douglas stand out is his originality and commitment to LA sounding music. Moreover, his eccentric, shouting vocals take over the mic. “Bring a more aggressive different energy than rappers today. Every artist should feel like they are underrated in a sense. Stay true to yourself and don’t be afraid to be different. Put God first,” says AD.

Douglas is distributed by legendary West Coast label,  Priority Records (Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre). In 2017,  Last Of The 80’s, produced by Sorry Jaynari hit #22 on iTunes rap charts. Even Kendrick Lamar gave praise to AD’s mixtape, Blue:89 “AD’s been doing his thing.” Douglas is a continuation of great hip-hop.

Album, By The Way (produced by Sorry Jaynari) depicts Douglas’ struggle growing up in the hood. “The streets don’t love you. All my life I’ve had to watch my back because of the neighborhood I grew up in and my affiliations,” expresses Douglas. AD holds it down for his community and stands out as a rising figure of greatness for the streets, to those who once lived the struggle, both buried and alive. DJ Hustle 

 

In album, Last of The 80’s, “Out The Hood” with Sorry Jaynari  reflects AD’s come up. Though he lives in Hollywood, he’s never abandoned his thug identity. Douglas is anything but egoistic or flashy. During dinner, he’s a regular, charismatic guy who jokes with his family in the living room and eats “A1 candy yams” at the dinner table. As humble as he is, this rapper won’t brag about his fame and lifestyle, nor does he put anyone down. Douglas is the kind of man who acknowledges everyone in a room, even if you’re not in his circle, if you will. You wouldn’t expect 21 Savage or Freddie Gibbs to be in the same room with AD, but that just goes to show how Douglas is respected by diverse artists, including those who aren’t just from the West Coast. “I think it’s dope to work with everyone. Everybody has a different story and music bridges it all together.”

The studio is a regular day for Douglas, with pizza, Worldstar, and cracking jokes with Freddie Gibbs and 21 Savage, “Ty Dolla $ign, we gon drop you. We got AD now. Tahaha!” jokes 21. No doubt, AD is hard worker though. He literally shoots video clips in the studio and records demos the same night from 9pm to 4am.

One thing that keeps his spirit alive for music is his daughter. From a troubled, broke kid on the block, in and out of jail, struggling to pay his phone bill, and no whip, Douglas strives to hustle harder and be a better man than ever. “My daughter made me value life more and in turn made me want to be more honest with my music,” expresses Douglas. On the mic and on stage, Douglas also carries his grandma’s spirit with him, who passed away last year.

AD’s not slowing down anytime soon and is only making moves to become the greatest of the West Coast. Douglas hopes to diversify his career and  build upon his craft, including acting. He’s bringing “the juice” to Hollywood, so get your glasses ready.

For more AD follow Instagram, Twitter, and iTunes

Written by Atlantis Aubry @atlantissimone 

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Ty Dolla $ign Makes America “Wavy”

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Ty Dolla $ign Makes America “Wavy”

Whether it’s his music or his presence, there’s something about Ty Dolla $ign that makes you feel like there’s chemistry. The first time I wore my “Make America Wavy” hat to his show at Marquee, Las Vegas, he made eye contact and nodded, as a sign of respect that he understood my “waviness”. The second time I wore the same hat, he grabbed it and shook my head. Backstage, with DJ Mustard,  he noticed the hat for a third time and laughed. His first words to me were, “Make America wavy?”, before greeting me with a hug.

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$ign literally transforms on stage. At first, he starts off the show with “Saved” (ft. E-40 in the album, Free TC) with a long trench coat, a wide brim hat, and some shades. He reminds me of a black Zoro, except with dreads, tattoos, and glasses. Towards the end of the show, he ditches the trench coat  and somehow ends up shirtless while he hypes the crowd and jumps up and down to Blasé. Dolla is the like the thug version of Cary Grant. Classic Hollywood actor, Grant, like Ty is smooth and suave, with English-tailored trench coats, and a wide-brim hat. With a simple smile or tilt of the hat, he is classy like Grant and melts the heart of the ladies. Dolla is sweet, but don’t let the innocent, shy smile fool you. He is a romantic, nasty bad-boy, like chocolate covered strawberries with a side of Henny. His voice is raspy, smooth, and sensual, but he makes, “Girl, I beat it up,” sound like an innocent, romantic sing-a-long. “Lil Baby” by DJ Mustard and Ty is like the R-rated version of Joe’s “The Things Your Man Won’t Do.”

 

Though Ty wears Dolla $IGN tatted on his neck, he’s underlooked as an artist, and perhaps only viewed as a “thug”. In a world where black men are masculinized or portrayed as arrogant gangsters, Ty is challenging that stigma, perhaps without even noticing. Dolla holds onto his identity as a former Blood, but does not place himself in a category of a “gangster” artist. He depicts that black artists are more than wearing chains, diamonds, grills, or flaunting Gucci belts and cash on IG. Like many of us, Dolla is a skater, a guitarist, drummer, a keyboardist, a father, a brother, a John Mayer fan, and a songwriter- in general, a regular guy. He wears thousand dollar suits and chains but “rocks Vans like a skater.” He “might drink the Henny,” to ratchet music in the club, but will get down with your uncle to Bootsie Collins or Al Jarreau at the family BBQ. Collaborating with artists including will.i.am,  Skrillex, AD, Justin Timberlake, YG, Joe Moses, Swedish singer, Zara Larsson, and Fifth Harmony, to name a few, Dolla is one of the most versatile, original, and “wavy” artists of the generation. Regardless of their musical background or gang affiliation, ratchet or not, this man is happy to collab with any artist he sees as an “instrument” and can create with.

 

“What’s it like working with Ty?,” I asked in an interview with the producer, B. Ham from Dr. Luke’s Prescription Songs.  “I always am very grateful whenever I have the opportunity to work with him. He is very talented and a super hard worker. I always learn a lot when I’m around him,” expressed B.  Ham.

As Ty keeps winning, he keeps his circle close and brings his people with him. He’s got his brothers for life  if you will.  Backstage, you will find DJ Mustard and Tally (TC).  Even Compton rapper, AD, acknowledges him as a support system and “big brother.” Joe Moses pops up on stage to tell the DJ, “F’ that sh**”, bring it back, DJ!” when “Lil Baby” by DJ Mustard and Ty$ come on in the club. DJ Hustle 

 

It’s been 5 years since the beginning of his project, Beach House, an installment of Ty’s mixtape, in 2012. Beach House 3 following  Ty’s debut Free TC is not yet released (and Ty never fails to tease his fans), but his most recent songs from the project include “Love U Better” featuring The Dream and Lil Wayne and “So Am I” with Skrillex and Damien Marley.

 

From his grandma’s backroom to the big stage,  Dolla continues to make more waves in the music world. As he keeps breaking barriers in the in music, Ty continues to be true to himself as a music lover. He stands as one of the most original, “wavy” artists of today’s generation.

Written by Atlantis Aubry @atlantissimone 

Eli Sostre R&B Crooner Has A Hit Not Right Now

Eli Sostre R&B Crooner Has A Hit Not Right Now

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Eli Sostre the R&B crooner has a hit on his hands (Not Right Now). The crooner out of New York where hip hop rules has a dope hit, he just drop a mix tape called Sleep is for the weak we will put the link below now Eli is giving us more heat to vibe to.  The “Make It Freestyle” artist’s new project contains 12 total tracks, which were all produced by Soriano, with one seeing production credits from PJ Beats, as well as a couple from Sostre, himself. The young talent taps into themes of love and representing for his home city throughout the new mixtape, which offers up some serious vocal work. DJ Hustle 

Eli Sostre R&B Crooner Has A Hit On His Hands Not Right Now

Eli Sostre R&B Crooner Has A Hit Not Right Now

 

Eli Sostre’s Sleep Is for the Weak Tracklist

1. “Kings” (Prod. Soriano)
2. “New Addy” (prod. Eli Sostre & Soriano)
3. “Something Like You” (Prod. Soriano & Ghetto Guitar)
4. “Let You Go” (prod. Soriano)
5. “Made It Freestyle” (Prod. Soriano)
6. “Basics” (Prod. PJ Beats & Soriano)
7. “Nobody Else” (Prod. Eli Sostre & Soriano)
8. “When The Night Comes” (Prod. Soriano)
9. “Make Me Stay” (Prod. Soriano)
10. “Saving Face” (Prod. Soriano)
11. “Runway” (Prod. Soriano)
12. “S.I.F.T.W.” (Prod. Soriano)

 

 

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Rapsody Keeps The Hits Coming ‘LAILA’S WISDOM’ LP

Rapsody Keeps The Hits Coming ‘LAILA’S WISDOM’ LP

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Rapsody Keeps The Hits Coming. (“The Pain,” “The Point,” “O.L.M.S.“), After joining roc nation and with her gaining more momentum each week on the charts with release date of  September 22nd, Rap has also dropped the first single “You Should Know,” with Busta Rhymes.

Rapsody Keeps The Hits Coming

Rapsody Keeps The Hits Coming

Rapsody Keeps The Hits Coming ‘LAILA’S WISDOM’ LP

Rapsody Keeps The Hits Coming ‘LAILA’S WISDOM’ LP

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The word on the streets is that Rapsody is coming for Kendrick Lamar spot due to he’s the king of hip hop. The verse she gave to K-Dot on “Complexion” is a perfect introduction to the world, showcasing Rapsody’s wordplay, intricate rhyming, and deep sense of social responsibility. Signed independently to 9th Wonder, Evans hasn’t released a project since her verse on TPAB beckoned the world’s attention. Bet on this: when Rapsody drops what she’s cooking, it won’t disappoint.  Rapsody this great female Mc we can’t wait to here the new album it’s going to turn the game up side down. MC’s don’t just pop out of the air, will she pick another female Mc to join forces with Remy Ma, Nicki Minaj, or Cardi b it’s just a thought. Something is in the air in hip hop right now it’s the number music genre on the planet which much us pop culture. DJ Hustle 

 

 

 

A NEW BREED BORN INTO “THE RAP GAME

A NEW BREED BORN INTO “THE RAP GAME

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A NEW BREED BORN INTO “THE RAP GAME

What makes an artist unique with all the masses of them who are coming about these days?
For me, it takes a fresh new sound, so different from the rest that I cannot sleep until knowing who they are.
Maybe, it is that thriving need to find that one diamond in the rough, with that one song that just makes sense… Well not necessarily because there are actually a few that I love, just because they do not make sense at all.
So, there is a long line of idealistic wonders that come from such newbies.
A NEW BREED BORN INTO “THE RAP GAME

A NEW BREED BORN INTO “THE RAP GAME

Artists from Arkansas show to be of a lyrically inclined New Breed, born into an ever-perplexed, hip-hop nation.

There are many defining characteristics of this showing nothing less than greatness.
Major changes have been made to the normal protocol within our Society since rap entered into the doors of the music industry. Just when you think you heard the best song in the world, think twice and tune your ears to listen to an Arkansas rapper’s playlist. You’llalways hear a new song you love just as much as the previous one.

Out of all the places I have heard music, Arkansas has to take the cake for having the most talent of all the states in the U.S.A.
Like every story, there is a final statement… like every fairytale you’ve ever heard, I leave you with one notable artist’s stage name, so you can engulf yourself into the music of a New Breed, born into “The Rap Game”. If it weren’t for them, we would never have heard an Elvis lip snarling “Hound-dog” or seen Michael Jackson dance the fantastic Moonwalk!

What makes an artist unique with all the masses of them who are coming about these days?
For me, it takes a fresh new music. 

One independent artist I know well enough to say he will be one of these greats, is no other than … Gwallame G

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E-40 Straight Out The Dirt” features Yo Gotti and Youngboy

E-40 Straight Out The Dirt” features Yo Gotti and Youngboy

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E-40 Straight Out The Dirt” features Yo Gotti and Youngboy

E-40 RELEASES NEW TRACK, “STRAIGHT OUT THE DIRT” FEATURING YO GOTTI & YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN
Rapping legend and entrepreneur, E-40, is playing no games with his new track
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 29, 2017) – E 40 is one of those artists that is extremely hard to forget. The Bay Area ambassador has been creating hits since the ‘80s and he clearly isn’t stopping anytime soon. Back with a new track, “Straight Out The Dirt,” E-40 is closing out the summer with a banger.
“Straight Out The Dirt” features Yo Gotti and Youngboy Never Broke Again. The track has a bumping beat and E-40 matches the production with his catchy lyrics. As he raps about working hard for his success, E-40 will truly inspire you to work for your own dreams. And of course, Yo Gotti & Youngboy match the vibe. This track is definitely set to be a hit which isn’t anything new when it comes to E-40:
E-40 Straight Out The Dirt” features Yo Gotti and Youngboy

E-40 Straight Out The Dirt” features Yo Gotti and Youngboy

 

“What’s happening at this point in my career defies logic. Name another 48-year-old rapper with one Gold record, let alone three in the same year. My fans stretch much further than the Bay Area, further than just the West Coast. I brought so much shit to hip-hop. I’ve been relevant in each generation and each decade and I’ve done it as an independent artist.”
Make sure to take a listen to E-40’s newest track, “Straight Out The Dirt.” It surely will remind you why he’s one of the highest chart topping artists out. DJ Hustle
Check out “Straight Out The Dirt” on YouTube and Soundcloud.
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MAROON 5 RECEIVE DECADE AWARD TEEN CHOICE 2017

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MAROON 5 RECEIVE DECADE AWARD 

TEEN CHOICE 2017

LIVE, SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, ON FOX

 

KYLE, Lil Yachty and Rita Ora to Open TEEN CHOICE 2017

with Blockbuster Performance

 

Hip-Hop Duo Rae Sremmurd to Perform “Black Beatles”;

French Montana to Perform Hit Single “Unforgettable,” featuring Swae Lee,

with Uganda’s Triplets Ghetto Kids

 

Ed Sheeran, Zendaya, Millie Bobby Brown, Tyler Hoechlin, Grant Gustin,

Melissa Benoist, Olivia Munn, Bella Thorne, Katherine Langford, Maddie Ziegler,

Grace Vanderwaal and Marshmello Confirmed to Appear

MAROON 5 RECEIVE “DECADE AWARD” “TEEN CHOICE 2017” www.HustleTv.tv DJ Hustle

MAROON 5 RECEIVE DECADE AWARD TEEN CHOICE 2017  www.HustleTv.tv DJ Hustle

Multi-Grammy Award-winning band Maroon 5 will be honored at TEEN CHOICE 2017 with the highly coveted Decade Award, which celebrates the band’s evolution over the past 10 years. With five multi-Platinum studio albums, the band has become one of the top touring acts in popular music, as they continue to achieve critical and worldwide success, while broadening their impact on popular music and culture. The star-studded two-hour TEEN CHOICE 2017 airs Sunday, Aug. 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) LIVE from the University of Southern California’s Galen Center, on FOX.

 

TEEN CHOICE 2017 opens with an electrifying performance from rising California rapper KYLE, who will perform his 3x-Platinum single, “iSpy,” alongside Lil Yachty, who will then perform his new single, “Forever Young.” Rita Ora will close the performance with her hit single, “Your Song.” Hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd will perform “Black Beatles” and French Montana will perform his hit single, “Unforgettable,” featuring Swae Lee, with Uganda’s Triplets Ghetto Kids. As previously announced, Louis Tomlinson will perform with Bebe Rexha, and Clean Bandit will perform with Zara Larsson. DJ Hustle

 

Singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” star and TEEN CHOICE nominee Zendaya, “Stranger Things’” Millie Bobby Brown, “Wonder Woman’s” Gal Gadot, “Teen Wolf’s” Tyler Hoechlin, “The Flash’s” Grant Gustin, “Supergirl’s” Melissa Benoist, actress Olivia Munn, actress/singer Bella Thorne, “13 Reasons Why” star Katherine Langford, Choice Dancer nominee Maddie Ziegler, singer/songwriter Grace Vanderwaal and DJ and music producer Marshmello are scheduled to appear at the star-studded event, joining previously announced celebrities Chris Pratt, Janel Parrish, Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, The Dolan Twins, the cast of “Riverdale,” Hudson Yang, Yara Shahidi and Victoria Justice. DJ Hustle

 

Tickets for TEEN CHOICE 2017 at the Galen Center are now on sale to the general public at galentix.com/.

 

“Like” TEEN CHOICE 2017 on Facebook at facebook.com/TeenChoiceAwards. Follow the action on Twitter @TeenChoiceFox and join the discussion at#teenchoice. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @teenchoicefox.

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Omnia Night Club In Las Vegas Caesars Palace

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Omnia Night Club In Las Vegas. Let say this when we set our minds to head over to Las Vegas we had one thing in mind party. We landed In Las Vegas Monday morning,  at 1240 pm we were in the lobby at Caesars Palace we run into a cool promoter by name Alejandro He was very cool calm and very smart. DJ Hustle

Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

Alejandro gave us so mush great information about Omnia Night Club.  I tweeted out and a few of our followers came out and partied with us all together it was thirty of us. Omnia Night club has so much space the 75,000 square foot multi – level  EDM club, trap club, and also the Hip Hop club.  Hakkasan Group also has 1 Oak Night club at the Mirage Hotel.

1 OAK inside The Mirage Hotel & Casino provides guests with world-class service and a sophisticated nightlife experience.

Bringing art and fashion together to create a sexy, Avant-garde environment, 1 OAK is a visually stunning nightclub that embraces the unknown. With state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology, and original works of art throughout the space by artist Roy Nachum, the renowned nightlife destination provides guests with impromptu performances from leading open-format artists, appearances by A-list celebrities and surprises that truly create a one-of-a-kind nightlife experience. DJ Hustle

The Bank Night Club at the Bellagio Hotel.

Located in the heart of the Strip inside the Bellagio Resort & Casino, The Bank Nightclub is a true original and a longtime favorite party spot for visitors and local industry professionals.

A night at The Bank combines live performances from chart-topping artists and open-format DJs with a luxurious atmosphere of black and gold décor. On any given night, guests of The Bank will join celebrities, Las Vegas nightlife aficionados and party people from around the world for a night of luxury and style. DJ Hustle

 

 

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ISSA Wack Album… 21 Savage Album Review

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Where to begin… I am a fan of 21 Savage, probably more than most people, with that being said ‘ISSA’ is a wack album.  When the Savage Mode mixtape dropped in 2016 he gained an instant fan, the tape was street, gritty, and one of the rawest bodies of music to be released that year.  Fast forward through all the collabs since his move into the limelight, the day is finally here for his debut album entitled ‘ISSA’.

21 Savage must have a great sense of humor or the marketing team his label hired are geniuses because the title to his album ‘ISSA’ is a play off of a meme that took the internet by storm after an interview that 21 did where he refers to his tattoo on his forehead as “issa knife…”.  Peep the video clip below if you were living under a rock in 2016:

Now why would I go from being a 21 fanboy to (almost) completely disliking the shit out of his debut album?  Let me try to explain this as clearly and thoroughly as possible; you’re new to the rap game, you strike it lucky for your first major release and get Metro Boomin (one of the hottest producers in the game) to exclusively produce your entire project, you blow up because of this project… THEN you get a budget for a major release album, instead of sticking to the formula that got your big, you decide to switch up your flow AND your choice of beats, then to hype up the release of your album you hire Amber fucking Rose to pretend to be into you…  This is why I think its garbage.

‘ISSA’ features production from Metro Boomin, Zaytoven, Pierre Bourne, Southside, and DJ Mustard which would make you think that this is going to be the most fire album of 2017, wrong.  Even though the producers he picked are the ones you’d expect from him, the beats he chose from these producers are wack as shit.  Almost like 21 picked all the beats that he thought were ‘commercial’ enough to get him some mainstream radio play and left his trap shit behind on Savage Mode.

21 is not a lyricist, and I’m not blind to that fact, but when you hide his unintelligent raps behind some hard hitting beats like Metro did on ‘Savage Mode’ you get some pretty good music.  On the flip side when you chose radio friendly commercial style beats and put some 21 lyrics on them, you get an earful of crap.  And honestly the absolute worst part, there are ZERO features on this album, who told 21 that he could carry an entire album by himself?!  Fuck off.

Since this album dropped about the same time as the new Jay-Z ‘4:44’ album a lot of people have been fighting over which one is better (in respects to their own sounds), if you want my opinion don’t bother with either of them and instead go download the Dae Dae x London On Da Track mixtape ‘The DefAnition’ if you haven’t already, now THAT’S a great body of work.

Still wanna check out ‘ISSA’ for some fucking reason? Stream it below on Spotify:

 

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