In The Spotlight: Von Dupree

Happy Friday yall! We have another feature for you all today! As always, if you are or represent an upcoming artist, designer, model, etc., and are interested in a spotlight on the blog, please visit our Features/Submissions page for more information!

Today, we have hip hop artist Von Dupree! The artist began playing the piano around 12 or 13 years old, participating in various recitals and competitions, and also playing and singing in church. "When I was 18, when I went to North Carolina Central [University], that's when I actually started rapping, when I made my first song," Von Dupree said. "From there, it just kind of took off." The rapper listened to and was inspired by several artists including OutKast, T.I., Slick Rick, and especially Tupac Shakur. "Some people may fall in love with Tupac's thug life, the hard part of his music," Von Dupree said of the late rapper. "[For me,] it was more so the way he talked, the poetic parts. Even when he had his interviews, he was talking about things that people never ever said." He also draws inspirations from other genres like rock, country and pop, determined to never limit himself.

NEW MUSIC: "Go All Night" Hit-Boy Feat. Travi$ Scott

In honor of his birthday and to hold us over until his next album, Hit-Boy releases this new banger "Go All Night" featuring Travi$ Scott. Do yourself a favor and check it out below!



Singer RYLI, signed with Capitol Music Group/Caroline Records, has recently released her music video for the sensual track "Tell Me!" The song, which first premiered on Solange Knowles' SaintHeron.com, is featured on the singer's new EP, Enter released this week (which we'll be reviewing this weekend!).

The visual for "Tell Me" itself is very abstract, and showcases RYLI's sexy and vulnerable side, as she sings of wanting her partner to give her direction in the bedroom!

Check out the sexy video below!

A$AP Rocky Reveals "A.L.L.A." Album Cover & Tracklist

A$AP Rocky is getting ready to drop his second album "A.L.L.A." on June 2nd! In preparation for its release,  he reveals the album cover in honor of fallen A$AP Mob member A$AP Yams and the tracklist featuring the likes of Miguel, Lil' Wayne, Kanye West & A$AP Yams. Check out the album cover & tracklist below!

Rico Love Visits The Breakfast Club

Rico Love sat with The Breakfast Club and spoke on his new album Turn The Lights On, how he crafts and perfects his music, relationship with Young Chris and Tiara Thomas, his Usher and Wiz Khalifa remix, and more. Don’t forget to Turn The Lights On now!

Watch the interview below!

Courtesy of Rap Radar


ALBUM REVIEW: The Gift EP-Monique

British singer, songwriter and producer Monique recently released her EP, The Gift, which has garnered great reviews from Alt Sounds, Urban Development, ILUVLIVE, Guestlist Magazine and the MOBO Awards! 

The EP was inspired by Monique's own pregnancy and her embracing of motherhood (she recently gave birth to a baby boy!). The singer states that the EP “explores the theme of time and moments in a world that moves so fast that we rarely stand in the present. There are moments that bring us face to face with ourselves and others that are willing us to take a look in the mirror. To stop and consider our course or just to simply enjoy, be thankful and content."

Check out more of my review, and stream the EP below!


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