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Nook Da Crook – The Way We Ball

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Recently Houston Rapper Nook da Crook released his music video for his remake of the classic Lil Flip song, “The Way We Ball.” Repping Houston, Texas to the fullest with this throwback Olojuwon jersey, Nook Da Crook makes an instant classic out of an already classic record.

“I just dropped my album called The Biggest Crook and the lead single on the project is The Way We Ball. I brought back the Lil Flip classic, and I got his backing and full support,” Nook Da Crook said. “We went all out, we got Flip in the video, he’s passing the torch and rocking with it. We had all the people come out Sunday funday, BBQ and the cars and the slab line.”

Bred on the Southside of Houston, Nook Da Crook, grew up seeing Fat Pat and Big Hawk in the neighborhood and it inspired him to follow in their footsteps.

“I’m from the Southside Houston, I’m the best of both worlds. I caught the wave of the real lyricists and a lot of the dope rappers in the game, I also caught the what’s going on now wave, my style is blended with the delivery and punchlines. I got lyrics like I’m from up north though,” Nook Da Crook explained. “Fat Pat and Big Hawk (RIP) are from my hood, I watched them as I was growing up. When I was a kid they used to come through passing out shirts, CDs, and flyers, so ever since I was I kid this is what I wanted to do. “

While Nook Da Crook might not be a household name yet, he’s been around the block more than a few times. Before his prison sentence Nook was in the studio working with the recently deceased Snootie Wild known for the song” Yayo.”

“Before I got locked up in 2015 when I worked with Snootie Wild (RIP) that’s when he had the “Yayo” single and just being in there with him at that moment I knew that I could do this for real,” Nook Da Crook said. “After I got out of prison, everything was different. My city changed a lot while I was gone. The clothes that people were wearing, the jeans and shirts got tighter. Everything got different. Everything was about cars and girls and sipping drank and now it’s all about popping percs and shooting at the opps. Now they popping pills and want to shoot everything up. I’m bringing back the player music before we let them corrupt and change our culture. I’m really spitting, really got content, really saying something.”

Produced entirely by No Offence, Nook Da Crook’s album The Biggest Crook has gained momentum as recently Lil Flip spoke about their song from the album at a recent radio appearance on Los Angeles’ radio station KDAY.

“Basically we’re bridging the gap between a generation that may not have heard of DJ Screw. But by Nook Da Crook re-making my record his age bracket, we had a conversation about it and he told me how he used to pass by my house and see all the promo vans with my face and how it inspired him. So we just doing what we was taught” Lil Flip told KDAY’s CeCe and Romeo Show.

With a diverse style, Nook da Crook want the fans to know that he’s always working and that they are never going to know what’s next.

“No Offense who did the entire first album, I’m working with LilJuMadeTheBeat – he was Megan the Stallion’s Producer, GoGrizzly, I’ve been working with some of the hottest producers out right now,” Nook Da Crook said. “I’m a big fan of music R&B, Jazz, Blues, I like it all and so when I approach music for my album or whatever I do it’s coming from that standpoint, so you never know what you’re gonna get. Me and No Offense are like Kobe and Shaq, we locked in.

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East Coast Rapper Helly Way Has “One Eye Open” In New Single

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VA native by way of Smyrna, Delaware, Helly Way is one of the hottest rising rappers on the east coast. Coming from a long list of musicians, songwriters and singers, he is the grandson of legendary music copyist Samuel Herman who came up in a group with Quincy Jones. Determined to rebuild his family’s legacy that was lost, he began creating music at the tender age of 16 and never looked back.

Heavily influenced by Pharrell, Timbaland, DJ Premier, The Lox, Mobb Deep, Meek Mill Lil Wayne and Andre 3000, he began creating an original sound that cannot be duplicated. As he returns to the music scene with a hot new single titled “One Eye Open”, he is setting the streets ablaze with this release.

Wanting to give his fans something special to vibe out to all summer, “One Eye Open” serves as the first single off of his highly anticipated Scriptures EP. On this single you will hear Helly Way speaking his truth like never before, allowing listeners to get a more intimate look at the obstacles he has to overcome in order to achieve stardom. With grungy, original vocals, mixed with his raw truth telling, he is carving out his own lane in the music industry.

He is putting on for Virginia and Delaware in a way that the world will tap into very soon. Press play below to stream Helly Way’s “One Eye Open” single and give this rising rap star a chance.

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Corey Hales Shares New Visual “Cool It Down”

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Massachusetts Corey Hales serenades guests at a backyard boogie by the pool in the new visual for his latest single “Cool It Down.” In the Caleb Edens-directed visual, Hales blends various genres with his soulful R&B vocals over classical instrumental and pop-folk vibe. As the days turn to night in the latest visual, Hales’ performance certifies him as an artist-to-watch as we wined down 2022.

Hales on the making of “Cool It Down”: “I bought a mustang and was living on my own for the first time in Charleston, but on a cruise home from my Monday gig I was left thinking about this girl I had just met at the show. I think we all have those moments in our head where we map out everything we wish we said to someone and that’s exactly when the record was born. It’s also the first song I had written as a newly single person after a 5 year relationship, so it’s my personal favorite because all of my memories associated with the song are still super fun and positive.”

“Cool It Down” prepares for the release fo the artist’s highly-anticipated upcoming album, coming soon. “Cool It Down” is available on all DSPs via CAH Music/Foundation Media. Stream it here. Want more Corey Hales? Follow the rising star on social media for up-to-the-minute news.

You may watch Corey Hales’ new video for “Cool It Down” below.

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(Video) Pudge Capone – Keep Fighting @PudgeCapone

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Pudge Capone’s musical journey is certainly a lesson in perseverance and resiliency. At one point, the Lebanon, Pennsylvania native was sitting behind bars, contemplating whether he was wasting his talent. That moment of clarity led to him honing his craft and focusing all of his energy on launching his career upon release. For nearly 4 years since he has been a full-time artist, Pudge Capone has collaborated with the likes of Fatboy SSE and amassed well over 100K streams on Apple Music alone. This is all the more remarkable considering his limited number of musical releases. Often splitting his time between Pennsylvania and New York City, Washington Heights specifically, Pudge has built a strong network of creatives to collaborate with from both states that help bring his art to life.

Now ready to take the leap and take his career to greater heights, Pudge Capone has unveiled his first official project in the form of the 4-track EP, “Blood, Sweat & Tears.” The project finds Pudge sharing his journey with raw emotion that resonates with listeners. He also released the first official visual from the project with the TH Media-directed clip for Keep Fighting. Pudge expounds on not getting the recognition he deserves on the song and persevering nonetheless. Watch the video here, follow him on Instagram at @PudgeCapone and be sure to stream the EP Blood, Sweat & Tears currently available on all digital streaming platforms.

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