Mr Jonze – Paper

It has been a minute since hearing the name Mr Jonze in the speakers. Recall him mostly from the Shakedown album he did with Gangsta Nutt. Did not see much after the project besides a sporadic guest appearance every so often. Seems like Mr Jonze is back on his grind with what looks to be the early push for a new album. Right now the focus seems to be on his new single “Paper” which he has been pushing heavily in the streets and online. You can get the single on your favorite digital retailer.
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Avatar Darko – Soviet Goonion 3

Avatar Darko keeps pressing on peoples necks when it comes to new music. His Soviet Goonian series has become well known and the third part continues to show his mastery when it comes to dark trappy sounds. Features come from Pusha Boy, Young Fast, Dolce Drako, Key Nyata, Jarv Dee, Nacho Picasso, Cashtro, Laila Adem, and Owuor Arunga. Production is abundant as usual with a whole slew of producers such as Illmind, Megaman, Rewd Adams, Teeza, Flashy Beats, Honorable C.N.O.T.E., Southside Of 808 Mafia, Dirtbag Dexter, Adot The God, The Flavr Blue, Ty Eyffe, Big Cat, MTK, Billy Patron, Apoulo, V Don, Robbie Anthem, and Sarafis Midas.
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Royce The Choice – Razorr Ramone

Royce The Choice (government name: Royce Thomas) chooses to go by his real name in order to tell his story and to engage his listeners in their choice of listening to him. Born and raised in Seattle, he found himself briefly living and working in Los Angeles in 2010 when he released his first mixtape ‘Choosin’ Season Volume 1.’ He describes ‘Choosin’ Season Volume 1′ as a choice mixture of remixes and covers that allowed him to put his own spin on, as well as original material. With simple attempts to be heard, he did just that more and more. Royce’s music traveled from Hawaii to France to Australia, with DJ’s discovering his mixtape thanks to the Internet. He also caught the attention of the Australian Sensation, one DJ Rush, and has been featured on his new radio show Rush Hour on RawFM with an exclusive titled ‘Radio Snap. Royce the Choice independently shot a video for his cover of Erykah Badu’s ‘Window Seat,’ produced by GMK. The video put a face to the voice, and was received well. Royce also managed to receive the attention of the staff of 50 Cent with the appearance of his in-studio peformance video ‘Stoopid’ on 50’s site Boobootv.com. He was busy in 2011, recording over 100 songs, some of which appeared on the aptly titled ‘Choosin’ Season Volume 2.’ Unlike its predecessor, however, Volume 2 featured all original material. With his eyes to the sky, Royce’s following project is ‘Razor Ramone’ EP, which was produced entirely by GMK, received great reviews throughout the Northwest and nationally.
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Cam The Mac – 2HUNNIDx6

Cam the Mac was born June 1, 1991, in Seattle Washington. As a product of the 90’s, he uses his many influences to create expressive outlets to capture his struggles. Cam’s supporters and fans all relate to his real and truthful interpretations of life in the Seattle streets. Capturing real-life moments with his pen and pad, he constantly produces true life art that illustrates the blessings and curses he has encountered. His debut release is a mixtape titled “#2Hunnidx6” which features twelve songs and a feature from C-Money. Cam’s highlighted performances include opening up for sold out crowds for Curren$y, Key Nyata, and the Moor Gang.

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Leezy Soprano – For The Heads

Leez! The trademark as the song kicks in for Tacoma’s busy front man. New song leaks usually means a new project is not far behind. Leezy brings his latest a song called “For The Heads” produced by Tacoma’s own Truss1. It seems to be coming together and if the latest track is any indication of things to come we should be in much anticipation. Leezy seems to be zoning artistically right now and with the right push you will see Leezy start to make strides with other major indy players. Production has sometimes been a limiting factor for Leezy in the sense he could do so much more with the right production. “For The Heads” is a good start as its production temporarily severs what you would expect and Leezy’s lyrical ability shines with ease to the listener.

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DJ Funk Daddy – Planet 206

Magmata Records is proud to release DJ Funk Daddy’s EPIC collaborative artist release; Planet 206. This dynamic, hip hop record, sets the bar high for the Northwest, featuring Seattle’s cream of the crop MC’s; Spac3man, Livio, T.N.T, Fatal Lucciano, and Pearl. DJ Funk Daddy also brings newcomer; female Korean rapper “So Yung” to the mix with her unique cadence, swagger and charm. DJ Funk Daddy also mixes it up with EQ, arguably one of Seattle’s most-talented R&B singers. Planet 206 launches off with the flagship single and video “Grown Ass Kid” featuring Spac3man which showcases Spac3man’s skill in one of the most effects driven, CG videos to ever come out of Seattle by Magmata Studios. Planet 206 is a collection of tracks that will tax your subwoofers, and your neighbors will hear you from around the block with eighteen banging tracks!

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J. Pinder – Life Is Simple

Reckon J. Pinder is starting to answer those questions about “known unknown” as his talent is finally getting the recognition it deserves. Even the simplest test of googling Pinder comes up with an array of results versus the maybe one page fulfillment most local artists get. Having some of the best local mentors vouch for him, working with some of the best even early on, being considered for the XXL Freshman class, and it all seems to be adding up little by little. Guess it does not hurt to get the latest nod from the Dr himself in that of the legendary Dr Dre. “Life Is Simple” is the latest leak from Pinder as he continues to give away free music. Guessing this is holdover until his next project drops being that its been awhile since we received “Careless”. Orange Papers, Grey, Loaded Gun, and Young Ra Ra are also included for your listening pleasure. Production is supplied by Trox, Vitamin D, and DJ Khalil.

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Carey Stacks – Where Im Goin

Carey Stacks is a born and raised Seattle original. Stacks is a direct product of roots Hip Hop having been raised around his older brother Reese (Shadow Company Recording artist.) and a diverse cast of creative and musical personalities. Although young in years, Carey has been drilling and honing his craft from an early age. Motivated by his love for family, hustle and the pursuit of happiness. His goal through music is to broadcast the themes that are most commonly associated with the daily struggles of a man trying to make sense of life while dodging the never ending trappings of the streets. If you are looking for an artist that’s relevant and translates to a generation that has seen struggle but has no intention on staying down, cop any material by Stacks and you will see why there’s nowhere to go but up!

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Krown Royal – What I Do

The Northwest meets the Midwest with Krown Royal collaborating with Chi-town vets Do Or Die and Johnny P. Known for collaborating on many classic hits over the years Krown is lucky enough to get the two together on his first single “What I Do”. Krown already being at it for years as part of the Nine Side movement is prepping his latest album which drops this April titled “The Ghost Of Johnny Banks”.

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