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Al-Tariq Best AKA Mr. HUBB And R&B Hunter Deliver A Powerful Message with “Live For Something”



Newark, NJ has a reputation for producing rappers who can effortlessly translate stories of street life into catchy, melodic rap songs, and Al-Tariq Best, AKA Mr. HUBB, is the latest Newark “Artist” to grab our attention. He sits at the helm of The HUBB Arts & Trauma Center. HUBB stands for “Help Us Become Better.” He is also the founder of The HUBB Stars music group. Al-Tariq Best exudes the confidence, poise and unflappability of a seasoned music veteran. The main ingredient that sets him apart from his peers is the natural bounce that sits at the core of his songs. He offers the rare ability to balance meaningful storytelling and lyricism with an endless arsenal of catchy melodies. His style has morphed into an eclectic and versatile mix over the years. What remains consistent across his rapidly expanding music catalog is his innate joy for the art of Hip Hop.

Al-Tariq Best represents a beacon of hope for many in Newark, NJ and he carries his city on his back. He writes songs for the underdogs. “Never underestimate the heart, determination and hunger of an underdog. One way or another, they find a way to beat the odds,” notes Mr. Best. ThatHUBBLife ENT, LLC is a Social Enterprise with an Entertainment Label that represents the perfect cocktail of boldness, passion and explosive talents resulting in intentional community impact. At times brilliant and at times daring, The talent being released from the label is thoroughly engaging. The Brick City Collective offers a rare blend of wild ambition, inventive videos, and social consciousness that’s often absent in today’s rap music.The HUBB Stars’ music has been featured on such premier music outlets as The Source, Hip Hop Weekly, Respect Magazine, IHeart Radio, and more.

Moreover, Al-Tariq Best recently collaborated with rising singing star R&B Hunter on a song entitled “Live For Something.” The song is a celebration of life. “Live For Something” is a refreshing departure from the cookie cutter playlist of songs currently in rotation on the commercial radio airwaves. The song offers something more authentic and real. The lyrics are deep and soul piercing. Al-Tariq Best “Mr. HUBB” instructs the youth to choose life over death and live for something greater than themselves. R&B Hunter sings the chorus and bridge with passion. He is like the embodiment of the classic essence of Marvin Gaye with a contemporary soul. Equally important, the short film music video for “Live for Something” is like a mini movie filled with drama and triumphant. “Live For Something” is a very important song and video with a message of anti Black On Black Crime and Domestic Violence, which counters the chronicles of “Demon Time” spewed by the current crop of drill rappers.

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AJ From The 9 – Live From The 9/YeaYea Freestyle | @AJFromThe909



AJ From The 9 Comes Thru With Vibes On “Live From The 9/YeaYea Freestyle”

After dropping his last album “Sounds From The 9” on New Years 2020, Southern California rap artist AJ From The 9 is back with his latest visual and follow up album in over a year. Despite difficult circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic, AJ has stayed busy working on new music for his album “More Sounds From The 9”, ready to once again, “Do it for The 9”, aspiring to be a breakthrough success from the region, referring to the 909/951 area of Southern California.

Over the 2nd half of 2020, AJ has teased new music, dropping singles such as “Dead Presidents”, “9PM in The City” & the Black Lives Matter themed “Light It Up”. His latest visual comes as a double feature involving his most recent single “Live From The 9” along with a fresh new track “YeaYea Freestyle”. The double video showcases the duality of the album, with “Live From The 9” channeling a chill, mellow vibe and “YeaYea Freestyle” encompassing a more upbeat, energetic type approach from the BlaQ Kennedy artist.

Check out the visual directed by videographer Jarrod Anthonee below:


Stream: “More Sounds From The 9” is now available on all digital streaming services and major mixtape sites. Check out the album at the link below:

Download: “More Sounds From The 9”  album

Social Media:
Instagram: @AJFromThe909

Twitter: @AJFromThe909


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RARI – “For The Love”




RARI is building an undeniable wave in 2021. First with the Johnny Juliano-produced “Not What It Seems,” and now with his arguably best song yet, “For The Love.” A early offering to his forthcoming project, the Virginia artist elevates his storytelling wordplay with an exciting new tale about L-O-V-E.

On “For The Love,” RARI tells the harsh and dangerous reality of his Portsmouth stomping grounds. Narrating the hustle, the thrills, the struggles and the troubles, but when its all said and done, he wouldn’t want to be from anywhere else. For the new song, RARI links with another great producer in Masi The Producer.

Here’s what RARI had to say about the making of the latest single: “I linked up with the homie Masi The Producer and noticed his sound was different. We always planned to work and as two Virginia creatives we knew we couldn’t go wrong.”

Originally arriving on the radar in 2016, RARI has been steadily building a buzz that has reached a fever pitch this year. Weathering the rise with big productions and co-signs, RARI is a rare breed of new artists that create their own styles from obscurity and gain regional popularity that spreads like wildfire. What comes next from the rising star is nothing short of incredible, and now is the perfect time to start following his sound.

Check out RARI’s new single below and, for more, follow the rising star on Instagram.

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