Christopher Showalter aka Showalter! is a Harlem rapper/producer who recently dropped the first single "Look At Me" from his upcoming Signs Of The Night album. He also produced the track which is reminiscent of a lot 90s hip-hop. On the song, he gives reasons haters watch him and why people need to pay attention. After listening to the song, it is apparent he is a great lyricist so he is definitely someone to watch for. The beat isn't overpowering and it highlights his abilities as a rapper well. Stream the track below and see for yourself.
If you haven't listened to these guys, you're definitely missing out on the future of the NYC. Empire The Nation is a young music collective from the Harlem and Bronx area of New York City. All the members have individual talents in the mediums of music, writing, producing and engineering. They've been on Youtube dropping content for a year now and they're back with their visual to their up-beat, NYC inspired, "Jump". There's just something about this that reminds you of a more modern version of Run D.M.C. Be sure to see more from them throughout the year.
Harlem rapper Slim Dollars recently released visuals for "Back In Business" from his Treasonable Doubt mixtape. The track is produced by SpaceGhostPurrp and features fellow Harlem emcee Perrion. The music video take us on a vibrant journey through New York City with its world famous skyline and monuments while Slim and Perrion expose us to their talents. Check out the video below!
[Event] I Luv Lola & Union Events presents A$AP Rocky Long Live A$AP Tour w/ Special Guests October 2nd @ Sound Academy (Toronto)
Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky will be embarking on his headlining LONGLIVEA$AP tour this fall. Recently opening for Drake on the latter part of the Club Paradise Tour, he has continued to enjoy success while collaborating with major artists such as Usher, Swizz Beatz and Juicy J. Rocky will also be joined by Danny Brown and the A$AP Mob as they invade Toronto. What: I Luv Lola & Union Events presents A$AP Rocky Long Live A$AP Tour w/ Danny Brown and A$AP Mob Where: The Sound Academy. 11 Polson St., Toronto When: Tuesday October 2, 2012 Admission: VIP Advance: $46.50 GA Advance: $26.50 + S.C Tickets available at Play De Record and Ticketmaster
Swizz gets some assistance for his first single "Street Knock" which will be featured on his upcoming mixtape Limitless. I don't know how I feel about Swizz on this track, then again I've never really been much of a Swizz Beatz fan, but when you throw in a verse from Rocky and a crazy beat from araabMUZIK, I'm able to look past Swizz' mediocrity. No set date yet for Limitless, but let's hope to see more collaborations like this on the final project. Download: Swizz Beatz ft. A$AP Rocky - "Street Knock" (Prod. araabMUZIK)