Xilla is the product of experience, diligent work, and real hip hop mixed with the unabashedly real New Mexican vibe you get from years in the game. His work ethic and music speaks for itself with bars over bullshit. You can catch him making music, honing his craft, learning each avenue of the music business and doing so with precision and skill. He represents NM with his hometown of Albuquerque and brings his unique approach to hip hop by using all what’s real and rejecting the false.
As 2021 comes to an end, a new year is here, along with new music from 21 of the hottest artists from all around the world. These dedicated artists are consistently bringing the heat and deserve recognition for their talent and achievements. Presented below in alphabetical order is a list of rising artists that are making waves around the world for their unique sound, along with their latest releases. These are artists that you definitely want to get familiar with in 2022. Read more on 2Trill Mag, Midwest Fleet Radio, and Limitless Mag.
B. Hardy The Poet - “Old Time Religion”
Born in Los Angeles, CA B. Hardy The Poet began his writing journey at the age of 8 and now with years behind the pen as a poet, B. Hardy The Poet is finally making his way into music after holding out for so long. “I truly just wanted to show even as a new artist I can hang with the greats that have been in the game awhile.” Using his experience growing up in Inglewood and natural ability of penmanship, to go from rapping about love and sex to diving into real social issues of today, there’s no slowing down until he’s listed as one of the top lyricists in the world! | IG: @BHardyThePoet
Bella Blaq - “IDK”
Shekira Snipes, known professionally as Bella Blaq, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, model, and actor. She got one of her biggest breaks from her TikTik account when she reached over 1.3 million followers after releasing her viral, TikTok challenge, song "Booty''. Her newest release "IDK" is produced by multi platinum, grammy nominated producer Epikh Pro (Bryson Tiller “Don't”, Pardison Fontaine + Cardi B "Backin' It Up", Meek Mill + Lil Durk "Pain Away"). She's also starring in the new dramatic film "SIN" where she plays the titled lead character, Sin. | IG: @thebellablaq
Bezaloha - “Where Were We”
Today we take a deeper dive into an artist named Bezaloha emerging straight from New York’s capital Albany. Bezaloha’s new EP “Where Were We” & his newest single “What They Talking About” has been trending the charts since release! From connecting life and love to communicating struggle and success, Bezaloha is definitely on his way to do great things in this industry. | IG: @WhyAlohaWorld
CasinoATX - Poppin’
CasinoATX the self proclaimed Street Nerd, skillfully blends street themed concepts, trap beats, and high IQ lyrical bars into one entertaining impactful style. With his hit single Poppin' spreading across the scene, his new upcoming solo album "The Street Nerd" is poised to be the hit release of 2022. | IG: @CasinoATX
Dark Hustlaz Society - “In Hustling We Trust Vol. 1”
Out of West Philadelphia, Mr. Mossberg Banga who’s an entrepreneur is the founder and owner of the record label Hilltop Coalition Entertainment. Determined to put out good music as a solo artist he also took the initiative to keep his close friends/family alongside him along the way. Mr. Banga has been one fourth of the group Dark Hustlaz Society for the past decade and a half. The group composed of Mr. Banga, L Crock, Loc, Sam G, and the late J Curtis who was called home from his savior 7 years ago. Ever the multi-taskers, DHS (Dark Hustlaz Society) is on a mission to affect change to bring the sound back to the hilltop the mecca of Philadelphia hip-hop where it started. Artists like Steady B, Cool C, DJ Tap Money, man Called Lux, E Marbles and JoJo, Da Youngstas, and many more The Great LG the Teacher has inspired. Gold and Platinum hits consistently is a destination DHS will have to keep alive with the help The Great LG the Teacher son Quaraan Goodman (QBALL). EP’s coming soon! | IG: @realmosbergbanga
D. Denzel - “I Know”
D. Denzel is back with a hot new single titled “I Know”. His latest release is about going through life's obstacles as the underdog and finally figuring out what you want and need to flourish and succeed stepping into your own light. Make sure you check it out now along with his latest album “Welcome To The Jngl”, available on D. Denzel’s website. His new album encompasses the amalgamation message and movement (LYOW) “Lead Your Own Way!” and is full of hit singles. | IG: @D.Denzel38
Dnorri - “Birthday”
Dnorri wrote "My Birthday" as a Bday gift to himself during the pandemic, something positive, fun with dope vibes. It could also make everybody feel like it's their Bday song too, even if it’s not their bday but feels like it. Dnorri has given thousands of personalized birthday shoutouts around the WORLD with est. reach over 10 million! If it's your birthday hit his ig up for a shoutout! Check out the official video on youtube. | IG: @dnorri4real
Flipstyle - “Keep Posting”
Keep Posting by Flipstyle appears on the Playlist album. Some have said that the revolution will not be televised. But thanks to technology & social media, we now have the ability to share real-time moments with the entire world. Happy moments can be shared to spread joy. Moments of injustice can also be shared to raise awareness and help catalyst positive change and improvement of society. Whatever it is, Keep pushing and let the world know you will be heard. Flipstyle – Playlist – Album Streaming Everywhere! Get all the links at FlipstyleMusic.com. | IG: @flipstylemusic
Grand Gulla - "Rockstar Party" ft. Matt Hogenson
Grand Gulla is an ALL-genre musician with his latest single "Rockstar Party" ft. Matt Hogenson. He has amassed a large following across multiple social media channels and has already become a local legend in Seattle. Check out www.GrandGulla.com for merchandise & YouTube Bizzybeepachino. | IG: @grand_gulla
Haze OPC - “Transitions”
Haze OPC has been busy, booked and blessed this year. Releasing multiple hit singles continuing to add to his catalog of hits meanwhile, adding some diversity to his brand personifying the greatness that’s yet to come from him. Starting off the year right and making a bold statement with his critically acclaimed single You Smile, I Smile, You Cry, I Cry which helped set the tone & paved the way for one of the greatest albums of 2021 My GOD, Myself & I, In GOD I Trust. Music critics raved that the album is amongst some of the greatest work ever released musically.
The Official Paper Chasers boss was voted Top 40 must listen to Indie Artists earlier during the year and also People’s Choice. He was featured on The Source Rising Artist Hot Hits to recognize In 2021 and, most recently charted on the International Indie Top Charts. He’s currently promoting his newest single Transitions from off his latest album. Haze OPC is a North Carolina native, helping bridge the gap and pave the way, crossing over territories many have dreamed of but only a few have ever achieved to solidify and finish establishing the Empire. | IG: @Mr_paper_chaser_opc
Jasey Cordeta - "Family Business" ft. Swiggle Mandela, Timmi HendriXXX, & Jim Jones
In 2021, West Coast rapper Jasey Cordeta took off with his track "Family Business" that features his brothers Swiggle Mandela and Timmi HendriXXX, and New York Dipset legend Jim Jones. The song took off on streaming platforms and gathered attention from major publications across the country. He picked up momentum by teaming up with a handful of artists/ producers from cities he has lived in; Portland, Los Angeles and Las Vegas to create a mega G Mix/ Trap Mix for the streets -- "FBTM." Cordeta recently signed a distribution deal with Capo’s Vamp Life Records and Empire, Jasey has been burning up the air waves worldwide via Coast2Coast Radio, Spotify and all major streaming platforms. DJ Trap-A-Holics of Brick Squad hosted the FBTM trap cypher that is sure to have you playing it back to catch all the witty punchlines, metaphors and street language spoken on this record.
We expect Cordeta to gain even more steam in 2022, as he recently went to New York with his brothers to film the video for "Family Business" with Jim Jones. Cordeta's lyrics are littered with wordplay and metaphors, and his bars definitely stand out in a time where not everyone in hip hop is as focused on high level bars. We look forward to the Family Business video in January 2022, and seeing where Cordeta and his brothers go from here. | IG: @JaseyCordeta
Lady E - “Rising Freestyle"
Lady E drops the song of the season with her stunning nostalgic hit “Rising Freestyle". Lady E is simply the definition of swag, style and musical awe. Her talent and bars are almost undeniable. Her latest single entitled “Rising Freestyle” samples an old school classic, but is reinvented with signature Lady E fashion. | IG: @LadyETheMC
Rah Dolla - “Last of a Dying Breed”
Rising artist Rah Dolla just released a hot new EP titled “Last of a Dying Breed”. This is someone who does something very few people do anymore, normally something illegal, real gangsters, king of lines (graffiti kings), trap stars, etc. When the Brooklyn based artist was growing up he used to listen to various artists, and would recite the words to their song as if he wrote it himself. Ppl who listened or liked these artists would ask him to spit (rap their songs). Rah Dolla says, “one day in school mr Richards told the class if they kept quiet and finish the assignment on time that he’d allow him to spit (rap their songs). The kids happily obliged. It was from that moment he decided to create his own sound”. Rah Dolla now has his own record label called Capital P Records and does everything independently. Check out his dope new EP now! | IG: @RahDolla21
$hadow - “Foreshadow”
As a maker of catchy hip-hop music, artist $hadow delves into the realities of his life and other intriguing things to curate his songs that hit at one instance. The talented musician follows no rules to dictate his authority on the genre and effortlessly comes up with new styles and sounds to solidify his reputation. By quickly redirecting things to the positive shade, the artist has tried his hands at experimentation, and it's beyond refreshing to hear the rapper trying something so off-center. Make sure you check out his new album “Foreshadow” now! | IG: @shadow.tw
SIAHH - “Red Trippin”
SIAHH was born on October 1st 1994 to Mr and Mrs Thomas. SIAHH spent his years as child living in Brooklyn, NY. There he was raised in an apartment development by the name of Glenwood Houses. These apartments were known as “the projects. There SIAHH was exposed to issues that the average kid living in a “normal home” didn’t go through. Struggles such as living in poverty, close friends being victims of gang violence, etc. Had put him in the mindset to succeed. He tried to escape and go the route of a college basketball star but those dreams quickly halted.
As this happened a new fire was roaring he began singing, drawing, rapping, writing, producing. SIAHH seen this as opportunity to spark the world musically and to give an insight that only who would’ve actually experienced it can relay to the masses. SIAHH musical sound is a mixup of rap, Afro beat, dancehall to pop, rock and much more.
SIAHH has dropped a couple singles, but his latest and most successful song is “Red Trippin.” He has three surprise albums. One will drop before the year ends titled “The book of siahh.” Another titled The World is In (Y)²our Hands which will drop 2/2/22. The third is titled SIAHH MOLAN AND THAT WILL DROP in January 1/1/22. He will drop anticipated songs and albums that will open the eyes of the public to a whole different level. Stay tuned. | IG: @SiahhDifferent
SK The K.I.D - “Conviction”
Representing Base Level Music is an independent artist from Northern Va, he’s been releasing singles all 2021 with his most current release titled “Conviction”. With his witty flow and strong delivery, SK tells the story of his upbringing over a raw beat. In 2022 he plans to release his first album “King In Demand”. Stay tuned for more bangers! | IG: @kingndemand
Sun Down Charlie - “Energy” ft. Charliedon
Sun Down Charlie is back with more “Energy” ft. The Lago's native @iamcharliedon This collab gonna set off 2022 and have you feelin like a boss. Start to finish it’s a vibe that will keep you locked in on gettin to that bag everyday. Mello bars and production from @djreadyrock make another @sundowncharliemusic classic to start the new year!! | IG: @SundownCharlieMusic
Tony $huffle - “On One”
What up, I'm Tony $huffle, this is my new single “On One”. Produced, written, and mastered by me. This one goes up so play this at a function to get right! | IG: @WolsEnt1
My goal is to better my writing and performance to express the emotions in my music. I feel like my style is just me, I talk about things that are relatable and I speak on many parts of who I am. I’ve only been making music for almost a year, it was just something I enjoyed. I never actually ever considered going to record the songs I wrote. They were just meant for me really. But then others started to hear them and like them so I just started recording them. I’m 21, and from Cincinnati. I feel like I am still figuring out my style, but I make music to amuse myself. Other people liking my music is just an added on bonus. If someone else can relate to my song and enjoy it, that’s a dope feeling and I’m thankful and appreciate all the support.
Rebel Cannabis Celebrity Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion Calls Instagram His Biggest Foe Since the DEA
Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion’s personal battles with politicians, the police, the courts, the DEA and even the FBI have been widely documented for decades. Now that the formerly embattled marijuana rebel is finally reaping the spoils of his longtime weed legalization war, he has found himself up against a new foe. With a record of activism that spans over 30 years, Forchion is calling out Instagram as his biggest adversary yet.
Miami, FL – Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion’s personal battles with politicians, the police, the courts, the DEA and even the FBI have been widely documented for decades. Now that the formerly embattled marijuana rebel is finally reaping the spoils of his longtime weed legalization war, he has found himself up against a new foe. With a record of activism that spans over 30 years, Forchion is calling out Instagram as his biggest adversary yet. Though verified on Facebook, the cannabis celebrity has been unable to secure the widely acclaimed blue check for his Instagram account. The matter has caused hundreds of fake accounts to launch and imitate him, much to the detriment of his reputation, businesses and most importantly, his safety.
“My life is in danger because of the fake accounts on Instagram. The situation has gotten wildly out of control. There are impersonators out there literally stealing money online with promises of delivering cannabis. My business does not mail or deliver weed and we don’t conduct any business online ever! I’ve actually had angry customers affront me, my children and my staff in person after having been duped out of thousands of dollars by these scammers online. Some of these situations have gotten very scary! These impersonators are allowed to run rampant, while my team and I have tried repeatedly to secure Instagram’s support and attention,” cites Forchion. “A verified account would at least help to mitigate the situation.”
“I am appealing to the public and our thousands of supporters. I’m hoping that they will report any fake accounts and I’m just trying to get the word out that there is only one real “NJWeedman” account on Instagram, with over 23,000 followers,” notes Forchion. “I’m also filing a report about these cyber-crimes with the FBI in the hopes that their National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF) can take on this case. The scammers have fake websites linked to their IG accounts that are impersonating me and they are making off with tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of dollars from unsuspecting victims!”
Forchion has achieved worldwide notoriety for his longtime battles for legalization. As the former co-owner of NJWeedman’s Joint, a popular cannabis themed restaurant in Trenton, NJ, six years in business, the famed cannabis culprit made astonishing headlines this past year for opening a dispensary across the street from the state capital city hall. His ‘outlawed’ success has garnered him speaking engagements on virtual panels at Stockton and Princeton University, and he has been featured across international and mainstream news including NBC News in New York, ABC-TV Nightline, Cheddar News, VICE News and MSNBC’s “Into America.”
Forchion has expanded his brand to Miami, FL with the opening of a cannabis friendly art and music lounge, The Joint of Miami. His daughters now oversee his Trenton operations, while his son has taken over the Miami business.
Much to his distress however, even The Joint of Miami business account on Instagram has been hacked and shut down, with imposter accounts now posing as the actual operation. The original account @thejointofmiami, which was linked to major advertisements and publicity, is now replaced by several fake accounts that are compromising the brand’s integrity.
“I know everyone has issues with social media. I happen to love social media. It has given me a voice and a presence that has literally fueled my activism, brand and business ventures. But now, the fake accounts situation has spiraled out of control. I’ve got 99 problems and Instagram is all of them!” adds Forchion. “Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, if you are reading this, or any of your team, – ‘HELP!’ - Can I get verified on Instagram??? Please get me back my @jointofmiami account and delete the fake ones. In fact, we can discuss the matter over a bowl on me!”
For more information about The Joint of Miami, get lit at https://thejointofmiami.com/. Follow them on Instagram only at @theofficialjointofmiami (https://www.instagram.com/
For more information on NJWeedman’s Joint in Trenton, NJ, catch a buzz at https://njweedmansjoint.com/ .
Take a puff with NJWeedman and read all about his continued ‘budding’ adventures at https://linktr.ee/NJWeedman.
(Photo Credits: Dr. Boogie / https://www.drboogiesecrets.
BurrLin releases his 4th solo effort, Onward & Upward, to round out a year of sprinkled singles which kept his fanbase engaged. The album title, Onward & Upward, spins off his initial mixtape series title, Growth Zone, which is certainly on brand for the seasoned independent artist. One unique thing to note about this album is that it has zero features. It allows fans to better fall in sync with BurrLin's evolving sound, aura, and aesthetic. This album feeds his core fanbase while concurrently inviting new listeners into BurrLin's world and ideology of forward progress and ascension.
Br3 dropped off his new single "Rose's Melody" and its pure raw emotion mixed with experience. He details life can be as beautiful as a rose but you still have to brave the thorns. Love it while it's here because the next day it can be gone.
Available on all digital platforms https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/br3/roses-melody
“I AM LEGEND” is the new single release by Hai Tarik. The Jersey City artist continues to deliver visionary art when it comes to creating an unorthodox formula of sound highlighted by production from Wu Tang producer 4th Disciple.
While most artists and bands seem to get stuck in the usual creative boxes, Hai Tarik has worked to distance himself from the usual cliches, and as a result, his sound is rather unique. “I AM LEGEND” is a fantastic example of his talent, and it feels like a great introduction to a unique rhythm.
“At the end of the day, music is really all about connection” says Hai Tarik It’s so much easier to find that genuine connection if there is something authentic at play, and “I AM LEGEND” feels like a very personal insight into the artist’s creative scope and personal touch. The hypnotic feel of the melody is very compelling,
Spotify “I AM LEGEND” https://open.spotify.com/track/2uVoNlJdEZDBS84fTqUbNn
Hai Tarik - I AM LEGEND - YouTube https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rexXEprLTbw
Danuel House JR is a American native who was born and raised in Houston, TX raised on the SW side of Houston! While his family tree from the 4th ward greater area Migrating between the two learn the best of both worlds. Growing up he played street ball in the neighborhood and didn’t play organized basketball until his sophomore year in high school! Growing Up wasn’t easy with 4 other siblings and trying to make it!! Grinding everyday to make a better life for himself and family he practiced basketball day in and day out until he got a offer from UofH university his jr year!! From there he transferred to Texas A&M and from there the rest was history! Grinding everyday he got picked up by Washington wizards then went to the g-league and then got the call he’s been waiting for from the Houston rockets!! But that’s not the only dream he’s trying to achieve, his love for music runs deep growing up listening to 2pac,lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Andre 3000 and many more he’s ready to branch out and bring you guys some new heat!! Just 9 months ago he started his own label called 4DHouse Ent and hasn’t looked back since!! With his first single called Itz Lit he’s been taking over the Houston streets. Ready to show the world it’s more than basketball D. House jr is ready to show the rap game he’s here to stay. So stay tuned and be ready as he drops his new single My Boi available on all platforms as he starts his new venture in the music world!!
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