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[WATCH] KOTA The Friend – Customs (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Posted by Brooklynbuzz, December 2015

kota grain smallKOTA has been buzzing for a while, getting dope looks from blogs like Pigeons and Plans, The Source, Vibe & Global Grind and has been named the coolest Indie rapper by NYLON. Today he drops the official video for his first single entitled "CUSTOMS". The visual portrays a Brooklyn youth hustling to make his dreams come true. As a teenager KOTA produced, recorded and engineered his own music in his basement while trying to create a clothing brand known as Flight Boys (www.flightboys.com)…

[LISTEN] KOTA – “Black Friday”

Posted by Brooklynbuzz, November 2015

fuck black friday Just a few weeks ago KOTA blessed us with a track entitled Customs that gave us insight into the uncertain and emotionally straining life of a starving artist. Today he’s back with a dope anti consumerism anthem entitled Black Friday. He chants “F*ck Black Friday, Empower the black people” in this new cut. Right on time for Thanksgiving and Black Friday KOTA is definitely trying to make a statement in support of the Black Friday Boycott. Other musicians like Vic Mensa and Ferrari …

“Dopamine” – Super Helpful Kwame

Posted by Brooklynbuzz, March 2015

dpBrooklyn rapper Super Helpful Kwame just dropped the latest single "Dopamine" off his new project, 2015 Super Helpful Kwame. "Dopamine"  sounds like an electric,  hood, science lab experiment, as Super Helpful Kwame spits fast-paced, no filler-flamethrower, stream of consciousness lyrics atop a volatile insturmental produced by  SLVDR Geo. The track's energy and aggression is justified, being that this is Super Helpful Kwame's first release since 2013's SoBeR and The Help EP.  "…

Tyriz Harvey x History – #MWML (Official Music Video)

Posted by Brooklynbuzz, February 2015

unnamedYoung rapper Tyriz Harvey just dropped the visual for his latest track "#MWML." Short for "My Weed, My Lean" the baby-faced emcee spits over an instrumental alongside the producer of the track, Mogul Club member and fellow Brooklynite, History in a visual directed by Chrs Wttz, Fifth God, and J-Emz . The song will be sure to have your internet druggie friends singing along, "My weed, my lean / You love it, I see /  You want it, indeed." But don't be fooled by the catchy simplicity of…

Madwiz – “DRAMATIC” [visual]

Posted by Brooklynbuzz, February 2015

mIf Brooklyn is the Mecca of indie rap, then Madwiz is the one to pray to. This is what we've all been waiting for. The Clinton Hill rapper released his latest visual for the song "Dramatic" produced by h. iLLa aka History, and directed by aiP & Chimp. "Dramatic" is set to appear on the upcoming EP, Madwizdom. The song is an homage to golden era-esque  hip hop in its rawest form; blazing hot lyrics atop a quality instrumental, and a larger than life emcee with the charisma an…

Civil JustUs ft. Gil Scott Heron – “Winter in NYC”

Posted by Brooklynbuzz, January 2015

proxyIn honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Brooklyn rapper Civil JustUs dropped "Winter in NYC," a smoothly somber song addressing the racial injustices that plagued the nation this year. The track samples the late, great  Gil Scott Heron's "Winter in America." JustUs starts off the song by saying, "This goes out to everybody who's a target out here./ Everybody who has to fear for their life,and fear for the life of those they love. /Who ain't do shit wrong. / Just by the hue or tone of their …

The Laureate ft. Wahala Ak – “Hangover”

Posted by Brooklynbuzz, January 2015

mm"Hangover" is one of the standout tracks off Brooklyn rapper/singer The Laureate's latest EP, Cool Beyond Association (CBA) Part 2. The track features Wahala Ak, a likable lyricist who lays on the crux of awkwardness and coolness. The Laureate is like the nice guy next door who learns how to conquer the forces of the cool--and ends up doing a damn good job at it.  Both rappers are fresh out of NYU spitting,  nostalgic rhymes of drunken college nights and hangover-filled mornings to a smoot…

Civil JustUs – “Triangle Trade” Visual

Posted by Brooklynbuzz, January 2015

Civil JustUs - "Triangle Trade" VisualRapper, producer, writer, and filmmaker Civil JustUs recently dropped the first official single and visual "Triangle Trade" off of his upcoming mixtape The Uncle Billy Tape: Part 2.  The video is an eerie homage to American Horror Story-esque freak show circuses, with 70s vibes,  gritty New York visuals, and righteous raps atop a subdued, soulful instrumental. Civil is for the people.  The "JustUs" means "Justice for us." The Brooklyn native's art focuses mainly on "knowledge of se…

[MUSIC VIDEO] I$OINDIES “I’m So ISO” Official Video Prod. H.Illa

Posted by Brooklynbuzz, January 2015

[MUSIC VIDEO] I$OINDIES “I’m So ISO”Brooklyn Hip Hop collective I$O INDIES  (@ISOiNDIES  ) drop the second video from their new I$O INDIES EP entitled I'm So I$O . Produced by Brooklyn's own H. ILLA.  @Cool_History Video directed by aiP & Chimp ( www.aipandchimp.com ) Download the EP here -  https://www.audiomack.com/album/io-indies/io-indies-ep [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zScoJU50WTY[/embed]…

EXCLUSIVE Madwiz Interview AT SOB’s

Posted by Brooklynbuzz, January 2015

cypher league photoIvie interviews Madwiz At the legendary SOB's [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XkuRW8LYXw&feature=youtu.be[/embed]…

Music

[WATCH] KOTA The Friend – Customs (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

KOTA has been buzzing for a while, getting dope looks from blogs like Pigeons and Plans, The Source, Vibe & Global…

[LISTEN] KOTA – “Black Friday”

Just a few weeks ago KOTA blessed us with a track entitled Customs that gave us insight into the uncertain and emot…

KOTA & Chelsea Reject Take Jabs At Mainstream Culture

KOTA The Friend, an emerging New York based artist puts out a 3 year old track entitled Cheesecake, featuring the rising…

Vince Staples Gets Arrested In New Video For “Norf Norf”

"I ain't never ran from nothin' but the police..." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb6Jc4juSF8 Vince Staples bring…

Chance The Rapper And Lil B Collab On A New Album

Chance The Rapper makes an album with...lil B? Chicago native Chance The Rapper and the "Based God" himself, Lil B,…