Upcoming New York recording artist SkipperBoy premieres his visual “Buster” directed and shot by WhyCueTV. The dark cinematic video was shot in the streets of Peekskill, NY and has been gaining some traction ever since. The melodic single speaks on SkipperBoy and his trust issues with females and friends upon elevating. SkipperBoy, whose real name is Erik Bond, has been making music for over a decade now with many released singles.
Starting his career in 2010. He quickly caught the ears of many DJs like DJ Lazy K, Whoo Kid, and the late DJ Diggz. Having an ear for music, SkipperBoy can instantly hear a radio classic. The artistry inside SkipperBoy doesn’t allow him to stay confined to one type of genre. He’s influenced by Rock, Hip-Hop, R&B, Soul and the list goes on. He is the definition of what it means to be innately hip-hop, as evidenced by his mastery of music which was primarily self-taught.
In 2018, he released his debut single “Let’s Go” following up with the release of his first rebranded EP “SkipperDaGoat” which is self explanatory. Fast forward to 2020 he released a joint project with Roswell Gray titled Rosboy. SkipperBoy has dropped several singles over the last year including Silhouette, Shake Dat, Message, Entanglement, Stand Up produced by NickJrOnTheBeat & The Compilation (2.0) EP with his brother Lou Costello. Watch SkipperBoy’s Buster and stream his singles on all platforms now.
Long Island, New York multi talented artist and producer Young Zim releases the remix to his smash single “WTW!” with YkcKari and featuring Dasgasdom3. Make sure to stream both the original and remix on Soundcloud.
New York native Kwuest release’s his anticipated single “Emergency” as his first single into the rap industry. Kwuest effortlessly wordplay steps to the plate to showcase his colorful vocabulary on top of an high intensity instrumental. He hails from a small town called Peekskill; an upstate city in Westchester where music thrives. Kwuest says the title Emergency came from his vision of an emergency in order to jump start his ambitions into the music world. The single stems from Kwuest just having fun and expressing his hardships. Kwuest explains “The whole song is about being in a state of trouble and really just holding your own ground whether you got people in your corner or not.” We hope to hear more content from Kwuest as the year unfolds. Please make sure to stream Kwuest new single “Emergency” on all platforms now.
Shameeka Rosario, CEO of Celebrity nail salon and hair salon in NYC 1570 Saint Nicholas Avenue New York, New York 10040 attends Bobby Shmurda welcome home party. Bobby Shmurda’s First Day Out of Prison Is a Celebration Flush With Cash, Designer Clothes, Quavo, family, friends, party, and good times after six years away. Welcome Home Bobby Shmurda.
JesusPiece178 and Youth Soul Love present “The World Needs Jesus” a collaboration EP showing both worlds of creativity. Jesus comes from the Washington Heights section of NYC and links up with Youth Soul Love from Houston, Texas. This masterpiece displays JesusPiece178 talent on production and Youth Soul Love’s witty lyrics. You can check out the release “The World Needs Jesus” now on all digital platforms to stream and download. Be on the lookout for more to come.
New out of NYC is Face Dot’s 2nd Volume to Everything On Life hosted by Dj Gyvis. So far my favorite song is Track #2 titled “New Beginning” which is a pure motivational song – so TURN IT UP! He has a couple features but holds most of the tape on his own. Check it out today and follow him on IG @facedot_official
One day I was watching Thunder Cats on my boys FireSytk when my phone rang about this artist from Uptown who was on that bi-lingual move. Two languages makes you more diverse, right? Like the blended flavas of pecan and carmel… ok let me put my fire down. But I checked him out and saw he sang and rapped as well. Duality I thought. So, I reached out to ask him a couple questions.
MB: What is your writing process?
O.V: Once I listen to a beat, I zone out. It has to be the right beat. The right “type” of beat would make me go in my inner soul and take out an event from my life and put it in rhymes. It can take 20mins for me to write a song or 20 hours. It all depends on that feeling. But rest assure, when the song is finished, it will be to your liking! lol
MB: You are from New York, how do you feel about the newest artists to come out of NY?
O.V: I really like the fact that they are not shouting, “I’m bringing NY BACK!” They are just doing them. They are letting the music and the people speak for itself. They whole world knows about our NY Swag. That could never die. Everyone gets their turn. I see NY rockin’ again. Stay Tuned…
MB: What is next for you in 2017?
O.V: More music, Independent films, and I’m currently writing a pilot. I’m definitely concentrating on my acting more than ever, but music will be my first priority. Everything will come full circle in 2017. I can feel it!
MB:How hard or easy is it to be bi-lingual as an artist? Do you feel that gives you an advantage over other artists?
O.V: Being bi-lingual does give me an advantage. I can write to either genre and sound good be it hip-hop, Latin hip-hop, or reggaeton. I’m one of the rare ones that sound good doing both. Some Spanish dudes can’t rap in English without that heavy accent coming out. And some can’t do Spanish, because they don’t know the dialogue. Seeing me excel in both may be where the hate might come in. At the end of the day, I’m just doing me! Like it or not, PERIOD!!!
MB: What is your definition of Stack or Starve?
O.V: In this game, you have to treat it like the caveman years; You hunt for the hit and save what you can, because you never know when the next one is going to be. I have all my ammo saved so when I drop a hit, there’s gonna be more than just one. Some artists go out with one good hit and their second one is far between. Not me… I have hits for BOTH Latin and English speaking demographics. I’m prepared for success at many levels. Somethings gotta give.
“Pegate” is off the mixtape titled ‘Pimpin Made Simple’ aka P.M.S. mixtape released the 1 st
Quarter of 2016. O.V, while filming “Pegate” visuals, released the visual to “Work It”. The P.M.S. mixtape
is made up of English tracks and 5 bonus tracks in Spanish. O.V has worked with producer master minds
like Sauce, who did most the production on the P.M.S. mixtape, as well as Mr. Amazing, Kase the
Producer and Beats Academy. In 2017, O.V has plans to share with the world his diversity and
commitment to the craft of his passion – music. In the meantime watch the Prelude to “Famous/Pegate”
Stro aka Astro brings a new joint titled “Me and You” which samples Tony, Toni, Tone classic R&B track. Most know what could happen if and when you talk to one or more ladies at a time so this one is for all you playas out there! New Video from Loaf Films and directed by @shotbycisco. Download “Best By Far” Mixtape now!
Young New York brand Aimé Leon Dore is back with its latest project this week. Its most multidimensional to date, the new project is entitled ‘In The Pocket’ and is centered around a photograph by 23-year-old New York-born Derek Blu. The project includes both a three-piece Made In New York apparel collection, featuring the photograph and a three-track EP featuring YL, a New York City MC and the younger brother of Derek Blu.
Curated by Aimé Leon Dore
Music by YL | @why-l
Prod. by Dark Dante