Every week, hip-hop delivers new music for avid listeners or those who are looking for some new bops. This week is no different. There’s a released from a Los Angeles-based crew, a Buffalo native and and a Brooklyn drill rapper that. Take a look below to see some of the new releases below.
Shoreline Mafia, comprised of Ohgeesy, Rob Vicious, Fenix Flexin and Master Kato, are delivering their debut album, Mafia Bidness. The 12-track effort features the Wiz Khalifa-assisted “How We Do It,” which is an interpolation of Montell Jordan’s 1995 hit, “This Is How We Do It.” The LP also contains the track, “Perc Popper.” Both records were released prior to the album’s arrival. Mafia Bidness follows the quad’s Party Pack series, with the first installment dropping in 2018 and the second in 2019. And apparently, the LP will be Fenix Flexin’s last project with the group, according to a tweet he posted recently.
Griselda Records’ own Benny The Butcher is coming through with striking bars as he has teamed up with DJ Drama to release Gangsta Grillz X BSF Da Respected Sopranos. Benny is adding to his discography, which consists of My First Brick (2016) and Butcher on Steroids (2017) hosted by DJ Green Lantern, and bringing his BSF crew of Ricky Hyde, Loveboat Luciano, Jonesy and Heem along for the ride. Benny’s most recent effort was Tana Talk 3, which dropped in November of 2018.
Brooklyn drill has an undeniable movement and Sleepy Hallow is offering a new project that emulates that sound. Sleepy is releasing his EP The Black House, which comes nearly two months after his effort, Sleepy Hallow Presents: Sleepy for President. Known for his “Deep End Freestyle” and collabs with fellow New York rappers Sheff G (“Molly”) and Fivio Foreign (“Baddie Betty Boop”), Sleepy is back to deliver more of his rugged sound with gritty, yet fire production.
Scroll down to see more releases from Shoreline Mafia, Benny The Butcher, Sleepy Hallow, City Morgue, Nyck Caution and more below.
As one of the most prolific vocalists in the electronic dance music scene, Karra‘s contributions to the culture at large are innumerable. With an expansive discography of solo hits and major collaborations, including those with KSHMR, NERVO, SamFeldt, JasonRoss, and Ghastly, among many others, Karra’s powerful voice is a ubiquitous force in the music production world, streaming landscape, and live music arena.
Following a recent livestreamed performance on Insomniac TV called “Infinite Skies,” Karra took to Twitter to bemoan a litany of toxic, disrespectful comments about her. Addressing the vitriol in a series of tweets, she illuminated just how vital she is to the modern EDM zeitgeist. “Last night the EDM community really showed me how much they seem to hate vocalists during my performance on Insomniac TV,” she wrote. “95% of the comments made to me were about how much I sucked and can’t sing for shit. Imagine if I wasnt involved in all the music/sample packs I’ve created?”
“My own writing & vocals appeared throughout the sets prior to mine, just like they are in everyone’s set, but there’s such a huge disconnect still,” she continued. “No one knows that or understands the impact many vocalists/songwriters have on their favorite songs. It’s sad honestly.”
The contributions of Karra and all her fellow vocalists to EDM cannot be understated. Writing lyrics, crafting melodies, and executing top-lines are a labor of love, and one that takes an immense amount of talent and determination. You can read Karra’s tweets and listen to her distinguished discography below.