Chicago

New Project: KD Young Cocky – Smoke With Me

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Produced entirely by D. Brooks Exclusive

A couple years back, I took a liking to KD Young Cocky’s music after hearing a handful of his joints and watching a number of videos on YouTube. So much in fact, that I had him and producer D. Brooks Exclusive drop by the office to play me some material. What they shared was a very rough and early version of Smoke With Me, the debut project from KD.

Well, after some time passed, it appears they’ve finally readied the album for public consumption. There’s no time like the present, and today they decided to give us this present otherwise known as Smoke With Me. 11 new tracks, entirely produced by D. Brooks and performed by KD.

The vibe of the project is type mellow, creating the perfect soundtrack to smoke and ride to. Do both after firing up the album below. The smoke is in the air.

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Chicago

Appleby f/ Iris Temple – Random Love

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Produced by Elias Abid

Appleby has been on something of a roll lately, and as we’ve said before, he’s looking like one of the most exciting artists to emerge as of late. Today he switched tempo and drops another taste of his upcoming Down Dance EP on us, once again recruiting Elias Abid to go in on the backdrop. Appleby also calls in the duo Iris Temple for this passionate cut to reflect on modern romance. The public still hasn’t seen Appleby’s face, but perhaps he’s gearing up to get more personal, as he had his mom throw some additional vocals on this one.

His project is set to drop later this month, and the sheer variety of Appleby’s tracks so far has us on the edge of our seats to have some Down Dance in our lives. This random love has us satisfied in the meanwhile though.

If you’re still not up on Appleby, check out his latest below and thank us later.

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Midwest

Video: RaH – Favor

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Detroit’s music scene is red hot right now. That’s not a big secret. And one of our favorite rising talents hailing from the Motor City is RaH, the soon-to-be-R&B star, who is dropping some of the best music to come out of the Midwest in a long time. I’ve long said that R&B is underrepresented in our region, but I truly believe RaH could be the torchbearer for it’s renaissance as well as bringing back those Motown vibes.

Today, RaH returns to FSD with the world premiere of his new video for “Favor.” The co-star is eye candy at it’s finest, so do yourself a favor and watch the RaHmantic clip. See what I did there?

We can’t wait to hear RaH’s debut project, but until them enjoy the video for “Favor.” It’s more than worth your time, and a perfect introduction to the Detroit crooner.

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Midwest

Video: Oba Rowland – My Dawg

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Directed by WhoisVisuals. Produced by iRockSays

The way Detroit is building musically is incredible, and Oba being the architect that he is, understands that his foundation is key when developing stability. Oba artistically expresses with no limitations while lyrically and creatively illustrating skills of a true MC in his new video for “My Dawg.” Check out my dog Oba tear this video to pieces below. F a dog catcher, the inmates are running the pound.

Don’t forget to check out Oba’s very dope Black Santa project if you haven’t already.

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