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Grammy-nominated producer Baby Paul & Detroit legend Supa Emcee form XrossRoads serving up homage to the late great Proof with immaculate visuals & an entourage of talent to pay tribute. With “I Swear” not only do we get the producer/rapper combo of Baby Paul & Supa Emcee but also the likes of the extremely talented Ty Farris & Pierre Anthony. All in all it’s a fantastic tribute & fitting to be released on the birthday of the hip hop pioneer Proof may he rest in peace. Enjoy“I Swear” above, here is a little backstory straight from the XrossRoads camp.

XrossRoads is composed of Grammy-nominated
producer Baby Paul and battle rap master of ceremonies Supa Emcee.
Titled “I Swear”, this collaborative track features rapper Ty Farris
and singer Pierre Anthony. The song leak is available on the rap
outfit’s Soundcloud. A tribute song to deceased Iron Fist Records
founder, Proof, “I Swear” pays homage to this hip hop pioneer.
Proof was a talented member of famed music group D-12. Both Supa Emcee
and rapper Ty Farris were signed to Proof’s Detroit record company.
Emcee and Farris collaborated on this track to honor their mentor’s
legacy and lyrical teachings. Hinting on the weight of the emotional
single, Supa Emcee explains, “If I can’t wake the dead off this album,
then I’m not lyrically conscious.” The two lyricists craft powerful
metaphors and use masterful structure to convey deep praise for their
mentor with unquestionable resolve.
On the production side, composer Baby Paul employs compelling vocal
sample chops and a rolling drum track to create a platform for the
song’s vocals to shine. Reminiscent of earlier collaborations with
artists Smif-N-Wessun and Black Moon, the esteemed producer crafts an
emotional soundscape using deep bass grooves. Topping off the
collaboration is Pierre Anthony, who lends raw hood vocals on the
chorus to accentuate the sweet, soulful feel of the instrumental.
Supa Emcee is an accomplished Detroit-based battle rap emcee from
Highland Park, Michigan. Supa received critical acclaim for features
in major film productions, having hit the silver screen in blockbuster
8 Mile and entertained audiences for UPN’s television shows “Moesha”
and “The Parkers”. The esteemed artist has also opened for major label
acts like Dead Prez, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Krs-1, Eminem, D-12,
Whodini, and Rakim. Supa Emcee has released several original works and
starred on internationally distributed compilations. Baby Paul, also
known as BPZY, is a Grammy- nominated producer from Queens, NY. BPZY
has worked with artists such as Naz, AZ and Black Moon. Now an
independent composer, Baby Paul was a one-time member of renowned
production team out of Brooklyn, Da Beatminerz.
XrossRoads is a collaborative hip hop group of Supa Emcee and Baby
Paul. With the mission of creating quality hip hop music, XrossRoads
is set to release their debut self-titled album in late 2018 x early
2019. 

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The Hot Hand Belongs to 42 Dug

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42 Dug You Da One artwork with Yo Gotti

The Most talked about artist in the city of Detroit right now is 42 Dug

The rapper has lived the life of a man double his age. As predicted, he became the product of his circumstances, which put him behind iron poles at age an early age. The defiant young hustler spent a considerable amount of time in solitary confinement, which is where he found his voice in hip-hop. The rapping style of 42 Dugg, whose moniker derives from his neighborhood, rivals no one although artists with similar narratives inspired him such as Yo Gotti, Jeezy and Peezy. His lyrics are also riddled with gritty street observations; angry messages about systematic oppression and unrelenting tales of criminality. Every aspect of his art, from rhymes to stage performances, is grounded in realism.

On his debut project, Young and Turnt, 42 Dugg has a lot to rap about. The overwhelming majority of his songs were penned while in the hole. Writing his truth not only passed the time, but it also fortified his belief in himself and his ability to overcome obstacles. From the prolific “Mama I’m Sorry” to the profound “Free Minds,” the savvy MC flows with passion, precision and in precise detail. But it’s the track, “You Da One,” featuring Gotti that will cement his status as a viable chart-topping artist. From the day he decided to take his shot behind the mic, he knew he wanted to be an inspiration for his generation and that includes the young people that can relate to his transparent storytelling. By connecting with the culture through his pain, 42 Dugg has been able to grow a solid fan base and also create a major label bidding war. He is everything that hip-hop represents, an authentic and raw talent who has overcome extreme difficulties that would break the average.

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Sarafeena – Lunatic prod by Dre Butterz New Video

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Check out the new visual produced by Dre Butterz “Lunatic” from Sarafeena!

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Chavis Chandler “FBHM”

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Not to be afraid of stirring up controversy the outspoken artist delivered his first single "FBHM" earlier this month sparking up conversations surrounding the song.

On April 11th Chavis Chandler promptly returns with his brand new album “Chop Shop Dojo” wasting little time since releasing last years critically acclaimed “One Winged Angel“. Not to be afraid of stirring up controversy the outspoken artist delivered his first single “FBHM” earlier this month sparking up conversations surrounding the song. Now comes the Karl Kingson directed visuals that open with clips of Morgan Freeman, Martin Luther King Jr., & others before leading into Chavis Chandler’s lyrically ferocious take on the subject of black history month. Pre-order “Chop Shop Dojohere.

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