Kyle Denmead tries to avoid the “Lies” on his new release

Kyle Denmead is a name we’ve long endorsed at 1DF. His sensual tunes about love and trust have always caught our ear, and this new release is no different. On “Lies” he examines his relationship, or lack thereof, with a certain untrustworthy individual. Listen now and look for more to come in the near future…

Mastad0n returns with new single “Get It Live”

mastad0n has been relentless in his output as of late and there is no sign in that slowing. Today he drops off “Get It Live”, a self-produced effort. The single brings energy but also a message, with the focus being placed on upliftment. Definitely one of my favorites to come from the rising MC and…

IAWIA warns you to “Expect The Unexpected” on new single

Our old friend IAWIA is back with more heat. He keeps it short and sweet on “Expect The Unexpected”, a single produced by JACOOK. He drops some commentary on his perspective of life, his political views, and more. Spin it now and look for more to come from the Canadian riser in the future.

Check out Phlow’s new “MP3” visual with Mz Kiss, Pryse & Pasha

It’s an all Str8Buttah Productions affair in the new video for summery jam “MP3,” which finds Nigerian rappers Pryse, Phlow, and Mz Kiss and singer Pasha going in over grooving production from Nigerian born producer Teck-Zilla.The track inspired by a quote from the legendary Chuck D: “The Super emcee is the one who can spit…

FreshfromDE links with producer Roca Beats for “High On Myself”

After a few years of consistently releasing singles, albums, videos and chalking up countless numbers on soundcloud, Delaware (by way of Boston) emcee, FreshfromDE kicks off the year with his first release, as he prepares to release his international collaborative album “The Ritual” with Dutch producer Roca Beats, unveiling the second single “High On Myself” featuring Haitian/American artist Splizzy from Cambridge MA, lead member…

Noetic brings the funk on “Back There”

Ohio recording artist, Noetic blends the line of lyrical hip hop with danceable rhythms in his new track “Back There.” The funk-infused song will make you want to get up and move or at least nod your head. Blurring the lines between poetry and fun can be difficult but that’s where Noetic shines. Excited to…

Florida Rapper Grimass Says “I Got The Time”

Raised in Lil Haiti in the belly of Miami, South Florida rapper Grimass is a true artist in the sense that he practiced his craft in some of the toughest conditions you can imagine. Getting his start with limited resources, Grimass started small and has developed dramatically into an artist to be on the look…

Seni B tells stories rooted in the streets on “Real Life”

Seni B has made appearences here before with his street, yet technical approach to rap. On his latest project “Real Life” we get to hear what is arguably his best work yet. Tales of overcoming struggle come throughout the set, and interludes featuring social commentary take it to another level. The North Mississippian establishes himself…

SmooVth shines on new release “Catastrophe”

One of our favorite lyricists here at 1DF, SmooVth, is back with more heat. On “Catastrophe” he falls perfectly with the bars over some soulful production from Doktor Rheal. He shows his focus hasn’t wavered one bit, ending the song stating the greatest is what he has to be. Listen below.