Skiddalz and I had a concert this week and she unveiled some of her newest tracks. Today Skiddalz released the audio to one of those songs, her latest hit “The Phoenix” and once you take a listen you might thank her for writing this track! I was actually in the studio as this song was being recorded and it brought tears to my eyes. The Centralia, Illinois native stated that this is her most favorite song that she has ever recorded and describes it as very personal and meaningful to her. If you know what it feels like to have odds stacked against you, or if you’ve ever felt like you’ve failed at something and felt like giving up, listen to this song, that’s what I do! What do you think of “The Phoenix” show some love below.
Skiddalz is one of the most hard-working and dedicated artists that I have met and I can’t think of a better way to have your hard work pay off than to have MTV premiere not one but two one of your music videos. Last year MTV premiered Skiddalz’s video “OMG” on their website, and this past Saturday MTV debuted “Pop Magic” the latest video from Skiddalz on their website. If the song “Pop Magic” sounds familiar that’s because you may have heard it on MTV’s Jersey Shore. Skiddalz has also had her music featured on MTV’s Disaster Date, The Pauly D Project, and has a track on the Restore The Shore compilation. The video features cameos from some of STL’s hottest artists including Nick “WhiteOut” Menn, Yak Boy Fresh, A-Game, Slo Down, DJ Daddy J, and myself. If you’re feelin’ the track make sure you catch Skiddalz rocking live alongside yours truly February 14th at Plush in downtown St. Louis. For more information on the event click here. What do you think of the new video? Show some love below.
Do you ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes during a video shoot? Here is proof of what goes down when you get a bunch of rappers together in one room for too long. During filming for her new video “Pop Magic” Skiddalz, WhiteOut, and Yak Boy Fresh got together and did this freestyle and luckily the director was on hand to capture this moment on film. A-Game spit some bars in the beginning of the freestyle, unfortunately the filming started right after that, but I was there and I promise you it was dope! I’m glad I got to witness the freestyle and even more happy that I get to share it with all of you. What do you think of the video? Show some love below.
Nick Menn a.k.a. WhiteOut hops on one of the hottest tracks of 2012 with his “Poetic Justice” remix. Be on the lookout for his upcoming album The Good that drops on December 11, which just so happens to be the rapper’s 24th birthday. What do you think of the remix? Show WhiteOut some birthday love below.
“No Wu-Tang/But I got that method man.” Epic Records newly signed artist Astro Kid drops his self-produced single “Methods” from his mixtape Deadbeats & Lazy Lyrics, which is scheduled to be released next year. What do you think of “The X Factor” star’s new track? Leave a comment below.
J. Cole is back releasing the first single from his highly anticipated sophomore album Born Sinner. The album is scheduled to hit stores January 28. If you’re feelin’ “Miss America” make sure to download it here. What do you think of Cole’s non-commercial approach on this track? Comment below.
Check out The Weeknd’s collab with Drake in his new self-directed video “The Zone.” The track is off of his upcoming album Trilogy which is set to be released on November 13. The Weeknd gives us a glimpse of his innermost thoughts with lyrics like “I’ll be making love to her through you / So let me keep my eyes closed.” Check out the video below and leave a comment to let me know what you think.