[HK Spotlight] They Got Next: Earthgang

EarthgangAtlanta based rap duo Earthgang is a breath of fresh air when describing their music.  The group consists of members Doctur Dot (pictured on above on the left) and Johnny Venus (pictured above on the right).  They have a gritty, raw,  southern rap style that is reminiscent of the 90’s Southerplayalisticadillacmuzik/ Goodie Mob era.  Their latest 16 track album Shallow Graves For Toys accurately displays their versatility as emcees on production that ranges from eclectic to base heavy 808’s. Peep a few of their tracks after the jump.

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Adam Sams – “Put Your Title Down” [Official Video]

Adam SamsAdam Sams releases a video for his track “Put Your Title Down.”  This song is about a man who is so engulfed in his career that he neglects an important aspect of his life, his marriage.  As individuals, we are often times so busy chasing our dreams that we forget to cultivate friendships and relationships.  A few of the lyrics read…..

You count the coins and your years of work and put em in your pockets.  Could you exist on any less if suddenly you lost it? Do you depend on your own ends?……… Put your title down, eveything you own is a gift.  Put your title down, be thankful. 

What good is that promotion on your job if you have no one at home to celebrate it with?   This video does an excellent job demonstrating that relationships are just as important, if not more, than a man-given title.  Watch the video below.

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[HK Spotlight] They Got Next: PartyNextDoor

Canadian R&B/EDM artist PartyNextDoor should definitely be on your radar.  He hails from Mississauga, Ontario (a city located outside of Toronto).  He is currently signed to Warner Brothers and Drake’s OVO Sound labels.  Birth named Jarhon Anthony Brathwaite, this artist has what it takes to excel his musical career to soaring heights.  He is a singer, songwriter, and producer. Sound wise, he can be placed in a category somewhere between Drake and The Weeknd.

PartyNextDoor and Drake

You may have heard PartyNextDoor perform the background vocals on Drake’s singles “Own It” and “Come Thru” off of the Nothing Was The Same album.  In addition to singing, he is also a profound lyricist.  Check out the video below for his single “Break From Toronto” off of the self titled mixtape Party Next Door which was released on July 1, 2013.  This track contains a sample from R&B artist Miguel’s song “Girl With the Tattoo”  from the All I Want is You Album.  Download the mixtape Party Next Door here.

For more music and information about Party Next Door visit his website www.party-next-door.com

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[HK Spotlight] They Got Next: Fly Union


Rap trio Fly Union hails from Columbus, Ohio.  The group consists of members (pictured from left to right) Jay Swifa, Iyeball, and Jerreau.  Jay Swifa and Iyeball are producers in addition to emcees.  As a production duo, Swifa and Iyeball call themselves MnkeyWrench.   They are a sub group within Fly Union,  while  Jerreau is the lead emcee of the group.  Together these three artists make magic in the studio.  With clever lyrics over samples from the past while pushing the envelope of production, Fly Union has found their niche in the music industry. Continue reading

[HK Spotlight] They Got Next: @PhonyPpl

Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbHHip Hop band Phony Ppl has been building a steady buzz on the underground music scene.  These musicians are from Brooklyn, New York.  The group consists of two vocalist/lyricists,  three guitarists, a keyboardist, a saxophonist, and a drummer.  Their sound is very soulful and eclectic and their songs are created for an easy-listening experience.  No lie, their music sounds nothing like anything that is mainstream at this time.  One word that describes their image, individuality.  We’ve never seen a group with so many members who are willing to make a bold fashion statement of this magnitude. Their fashion statement screams  “dare to be different.”  If you’re a fan of live instrumentation, you’ll truly enjoy listening to this hip hop ensemble.  Since our duty at Hipster Kidz Media is to remain ahead of the masses, we figured we’d do you a favor and  put you on to them.  Download all three of their independent albums Phony Land, nothinG special, and lead vocalist Elbee Thrie’s 53,000Check out their video for a track called “I Wish I Was  A Chair”  off of their project Phony Land after the jump.

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