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Bilistic reaches back to the smash hits on “Nothing but Classics” | @newliferecordz



Witchita, Kansas bred MC Bilistic arrives with his latest effort “Nothing but Classics”. The rhymesmith takes the nostalgic route on this one, reaching back to some of the songs that helped lead him into rap in the first place. The result is not only a great listen packed with bars but also a fun trip down memory lane. In regards to the albums inspiration, Bilistic states the following:

“To give you a little insight I have been doing music for 22 years. After so long it stops being fun and becomes more like a job, so I had to take it back to when music was pure enjoyment for me. Which was when I was a kid, in the 90’s. I decided to reinvent a bunch of tracks from that era which made me want to be an emcee in the first place. Along with producers Wild Bill & Gabriel Alexander, we re invented 20 of my most influential songs. We made the beats from scratch, no samples were used. Everything was done in house. The beats, the writing, the recording, the mixing, & even the music videos. Bilistics own indie label, New Life Records does it all!”

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Grammy and Juno Award-winning producer/engineer David Strickland releases his debut solo instrumental album Foundation



Grammy and Juno Award-winning producer/engineer David Strickland has released his debut solo album Foundation via MNRK Music, a 20 track instrumental project that seamlessly blends his hip hop-fuelled musical inspirations over the years. Boasting production credits with a who’s who of rap superstars including DrakeEPMDThe ClipseDef SquadMethod ManKardinal OffishallSaukratesMaestro Fresh Wes and many more, Foundation arrives as a follow up to his last critically-acclaimed 2022 release Spirit of Hip Hop: Elements album, and its prior accompanying series, that celebrated, showcased and highlighted a wide range of North American rap icons alongside emerging Indigenous rappers. “This album represents the first time I did something musically that was just strictly by myself. No MCs or singers. Just me alone. Producer and engineer,” explains the Scarborough-born producer/engineer who has quietly worked behind the scenes for decades, producing, mixing and/or engineering records from the likes of Canadian urban music legends including Glenn LewisGhetto ConceptJelleestoneChoclair and k-os. “I was in NYC going through beats in the studio and I was looking at the last two albums I released and the instrumental versions, and it made me think about how guys like DJ Muggs and The Alchemist have been doing instrumental albums for years. I spoke to my A&R and VP about the idea, and then locked myself in the studio and banged out and revamped a couple beats and it just all came together.” 

Strickland pays homage to his neighborhood roots on “Scarboro Forever”, and references his career sustenance on “The Journey”, but what lies at the core of the highly rhythmic, breezy and boom bap-inspired production on Foundation, is that at its core, it reminds listeners of what it takes to make a hit record – the production, which is the foundation. But the album title carries deeper layers of meaning. “Music is the foundation of any song, and I am a part of the foundation of the ‘Toronto Sound’. Any good project needs a solid foundation. And say what you want about me, but I’m a finisher. I always deliver.” Foundation delivers on all fronts, and appeals to music lovers of many stripes, as its contemporary sonic edges are rounded out nicely by its timeless classic old school musical sensibilities. 

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Infamous Ty drops new summer anthem #WEOUTSIDEEEE



utive produced by S-Rock, his latest track “#WeOutside” is set to become the anthem for New York’s independent scene in 2024.

Infamous Ty debuted “#WeOutside” at the Memorial Day Weekend Massacre, captivating the audience with a suspenseful intro. His ability to flip a sample and merge old-school lyricism with a drill beat is impressive. Since collaborating with the Titan of Rap, Ty has displayed newfound confidence and improved audience engagement.

The performance at the Memorial Day Weekend Massacre had everyone moving in sync with his lyrics, sliding left and right. This single has the potential to hit FM radio and beyond. The sky is the limit for Infamous Ty.

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Black Forbes Entertainment CEO Saint Soprano Is The Pot Whisperer In “What’s That Aroma” Video (With Award Voting)



Black Forbes Entertainment CEO Saint Soprano is the Pot Whisperer in his new single/video “What’s That Aroma.” Produced by DJ Cash (EPMD Manager), the record is taken from Soprano’s upcoming album ‘Don’t Forget To Hustle.’ The Buffalo-based emcee is also up for multiple nominations for this year’s 716 Music Awards, see voting below.

As the Black Connoisseur, Soprano adds his signature blend of slick metaphors and gritty storytelling to depict his role as chef. Whether he’s serving addicts on the stove or fans in the lab, he only delivers Grade A product. This dose of pure, uncut Hip Hop hits hard with one MC, one mic, and no zero gimmicks. Watch “What’s That Aroma” and vote below for Soprano’s multiple nominations.


716 Music Awards are July 27th, 2024
Nomination categories:
1.) Male Artist Of The Year
2.) Hustler of The Year
3.) Album Of The Year (Saint Soprano & Dorian J “Can’t Sit With Us“)

4.) Best Track Of The Year (Saint Soprano & Dorian J “Big Steppa”)

5.) Lyricist of the Year
6.) Record Label Of The Year (Black Forbes List Entertainment )
7.) Dance Song of The year (Saint Soprano ft. k Pistol & Boelyfe Jaine “Designer Dance”)
8.) Mic’d Up Of The Year 2x (Saint Soprano ft. Yung LA “Petty”) –
9.) Group Of The Year (Black Forbes List)


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