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[BREAKING NEWS] DMX, HIP-HOP ICON DIES AT 50

DMX (Photo Cred: Complex.com)

Confirming multiple news reports, we here at TenthLetterMediaStraight Official Magazine are saddened to confirm that DMX, Hip-Hop icon has passed away. He was 50.

DMX (Earl Simmons) was an amazing artist who rose to popularity in the 90’s with his debut album Its Dark and Hell is Hot which brought him immense critical acclaim and commercial success. The Yonkers MC would embark on a legendary career, which included 7 more studio albums.

DMX (Photo Cred: Yahoo.com)

DMX also made his presence felt in Hollywood as he appeared in several memorable films such as Belly, Exit Wounds & Cradle 2 the Grave. 

Belly (Photo Cred: Barnes & Noble.com)

DMX’s family released a statement this morning stating “We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days.”

DMX (Photo Cred: People.com)

The Hip-Hop community as well as the world has shown an immense level of support for the Dark Man. TLM & SO Mag send our deepest condolences to his family, friends and fans.

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[BREAKING] DMX IN CRITICAL CONDITION FOLLOWING OVERDOSE

DMX (Photo Cred: El Comercio)

DMX is in critical condition following an overdose that has the Hip-Hop icon fighting for his life.

DMX (Photo Cred: Yahoo.com)

Confirming multiple news media reports, the 50 year old artist is currently in a hospital in New York and is in a vegetative state after having to be revived after flatlining.

DMX (Photo Cred: Complex.com)

We will follow this story in its development and give our thoughts and prayers for DMX and his family and friends.

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[#SATURDAYSPOTLIGHT] SKYPP RELEASES KING OF INDIANA

Skypp

We welcome you back to the #SaturdaySpotlight where Hip-Hop is both celebrated and captured and this week, SKYPP is in our crosshairs as the Indiana MC released his first project of 2021 King of Indiana.

 

Skypp-King of Indiana

The artist, producer and songwriter is riding an immense wave of notoriety. From appearances on WHHH Hot 96.3 and news features on WTHR 13 NBC, Skypp is becoming more than just a household name in the Circle City Hip-Hop scene, but more of the standard of what an established independent artist looks like.

Under his Sophisticated Street Music label, Skypp has a total of 16 projects in his catalog with KOI releasing on Thursday. His unique delivery and razor-sharp lyricism has warranted him critical acclaim with every release he has done as of late. His previous projects “The Ghetto Mr. Rogerz” & “U4U” snatched Top Ten numbers on both iTunes & Amazon upon their debuts. KOI is following suit as in just two days of its release, it has secured Top 15 spots on both music platforms!

KOI boasts 20 tracks in total and features tracks with fellow Naptown MC RhymeFest & Swoe Whoa. Track number 10 titled Sundown Town, USA he flexes over the track effortlessly while ascending the ranks as the royal standard in Midwest Hip-Hop. Skypp paints a vivid picture with his lyrics and unlike his competition, he doesn’t have to be profane to do so. He only just needs to be profound.

You can check out the official music video for the single Sundown Town, USA down below. We thank you for rocking with TenthLetterMedia & Straight Official Magazine as we link to capture the lifestyle and culture of Hip-Hop! Stay tuned for more dope content and remember, its the #DueSeason so #GetSOM!!!

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King of Indiana is available NOW

Purchase on iTunes, AmazonBandcamp

Streaming on Apple Music, SpotifyYouTube Music

 

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GI JANE AND LIL BOOSIE “RIDE” ON NEW HIT TRACK

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GI Jane

GI JANE hails from the nineteenth state and is an artist that has established herself as an equal if not surpassing her male competition.

GI Jane & Lil Boosie at his house in Atlanta

The Gary/Naptown femcee has found herself in the #NewMusicSundays feature this week as her and BOOSIE BADAZZ teamed up to drop a new hit single titled “Ride” that’s gaining momentum on streaming platforms.

Ride Single Cover Art

“Ride” is one of a three-piece combo that Jane is laying out for her upcoming album GI Jane: The Female Boosie set for release on 2021. With production from Pablo & Beats Mode, Jane rides the track with a lyrical bravado that matches up with Lil Boosie’s that makes it a solid track to ride to.

Check out the hit single “Ride” down below and stay tuned in to GI Jane as she plans to close out 2020 with a bang! As always, we thank you for rocking with TenthLetterMediaStraight Official Magazine as we capture the lifestyle and culture of Hip-Hop! Stay tuned for more dope content and remember, it’s the #DueSeason so #GetSOM!!

 

 

Follow GI Jane on social media:

Facebook at @therealgijane

Instagram at @gijane219

Twitter at @GIJANE219

Download “Ride” right HERE

 

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SO ARTIST SPOTLIGHT – A-FRESH

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A-Fresh

Welcome back to the SO ARTIST SPOTLIGHT where alongside TenthLetterMedia, we shine our collective light to showcase emerging Hip-Hop artists from all points and locations. This week, A-FRESH is in our sights as the Atlanta MC is geared to release his newest project of 2020 titled Factz & Rackz.

Factz & Rackz Album Art

A-Fresh is an artist that not only possesses the lyrical capability but also the business mindset needed to stay consistent.

His Fly Life High Life Music label is thriving despite the ongoing pandemic and as it’s front man he is primed to stake claim in the industry.

“I only trust Factz & Rackz”- A-Fresh

F&R is a solid second project that features production from Fresh, Boss Gang Slim, K-Rab and Kap Diddy. A-Fresh gave his fans an unexpected surprise by releasing the official music video for his hit single “Fly As Ever” a week before it’s initial release date.

If A-Fresh looks familiar to some of you, he has been on our radar before as he and Bart Litty graced our digital pages with their OUTKASTBABIES project from 2018, in which you can check out the dope visual for the hit single “Frequency” right here.

Check out the OFFICIAL music video for “Fly As Ever” down below and make sure you cop Factz & Ractz on October 15th. As always, we thank you for rocking with StraightOfficial.com & TenthLetterMedia as we capture the lifestyle and culture of Hip-Hop!

Follow A-FRESH on Social Media:

Instagram: @iam_afresh2

Facebook: afreshharris

YouTube: iamafresh

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SO ARTIST SPOTLIGHT – JETTY SANTIAGO

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In capturing the lifestyle and culture of Hip-Hop & entertainment, TenthLetterMedia & Straight Official Magazine have come across a number of talented and gifted artists from the independent sector.

Jetty Santiago

Jetty Santiago is in that number as the Indiana MC is riding the wave of his recent project release Santiago Summers to rave reviews and streams.

Santiago Summers Cover

As a music journalist, it’s dope to see an artist’s progression. Jetty has graced our pages once before from his JetWave release awhile back and it was evident in our sit-down that the time in-between has been productive and rewarding for him.

“I have an affinity, an infatuation for words and for what people are rapping about and not knowing what they were talking about which made me have to look up what they were talking about and it’s making me learn more.” –Jetty Santiago

 

Santiago Summers released on August 15th, has 12 tracks and was originally a project that Jetty was balancing between two other projects before the pandemic hit. Jetty talked about the struggle to gain inspiration to create during this time in our interview. You can check out the full interview of our sit-down by clicking the link below.

 

 

You can check out the official music video for the lead single from Santiago Summers titled “Andy Bought A Basquiat” down below. As always, we thank you for rocking with TenthLetterMediaStraightofficial.com as we capture the lifestyle and culture of Hip-Hop & entertainment!

Follow Jetty Santiago on Twitter at @jetstayhigh as well as on YouTube at Jetty Santiago.

Santiago Summers is available NOW on Apple MusicTIDALSpotify.

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RICH HARVEST ENTERTAINMENT – CYPHER VOL 2

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(Photo Cred: Rich Harvest Ent FB page)

RICH HARVEST ENTERTAINMENT has become a movement for Hip-Hop in Indianapolis ever since their humble beginnings back in 2008. A breeding ground for talented artists led by it’s CEO Illy Octane the organization closed out the summer with a collaboration unlike any you’ve heard in a long time with their latest release Cypher Vol 2.

Rich Harvest Ent. – Cypher (Photo Cred: Numbers Magazine)

The nine minute melee features the entire roster of RHE. The variety of different styles compliments the track well and is a head banger! Rich Harvest as a staff, record label and crew have found themselves in this week’s #SaturdaySpotlight and are primed to close 2020 with a bang!

Check out the dope visual for Cypher Vol. 2 directed by Andrew Hunt down below. As always, we here at TenthLetterMediaStraight Official Magazine thank you for rocking with us as we capture the lifestyle and culture of Hip-Hop and Entertainment! Stay tuned for more content and remember, it’s the #DueSeason so #GetSOM!

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Actor Chadwick Boseman Dies at 43

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Photo cred: NY Times.com

Confirming multiple news reports we are saddened to hear of the passing of CHADWICK BOSEMANThe 43 year old actor, while receiving critical acclaim for his role of Black Panther in several Marvel films was established in his craft, playing many memorable characters in his career from Jackie Robinson to James Brown.

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Photo cred: GQ.com

Boseman was battling with being diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016, keeping his fight from the public all the while working through his treatments to portray some of cinemas’ most prolific characters such as his role playing Thurgood Marshall. He is survived by his family.

Photo cred: Brittanica.com

TenthLetterMedia & Straight Official Magazine extend our condolences to his family, friends and fans. We will follow-up with any other developments related to this breaking story.

 

 

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Skypp Releases The Ghetto Mr. Rogerz

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Skypp The Ghetto Mr. Rodgerz (photo cred: DJ Boogie Bang)

#NewMusicSundays is where we along with Straight Official Magazine bring you the hottest new releases from Hip-Hop’s emerging artists!

This week, SKYPP is the focus this week as theNaptown emcee is riding the wave from his new project release of 2020 titled “The Ghetto Mr. Rogerz.”

(photo cred: DJ Boogie Bang)

TMGR officially dropped on July 24th and QUICKLY made it’s way up streaming platform charts, soaring it’s way to #15 on the Top 100 Hip-Hop/R&B list on Apple Music & iTunes! Skypp is no stranger to this type of buzz as his “U4U” release earlier this year garnered multiple streams and accolades for the veteran MC.

While donning the persona of one of America’s most influential people, Skypp has a level of creativity that’s become scarce in the music scene as of late. His sharp delivery and relevant lyrics are what has solidified him as one of the Circle City’s most prevalent artists.

(photo cred: Skypp FB artist page)

Check out the new music video for the single “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Trenches” down below. As always, we thank you for spending your Sundays with TenthLetterMedia & Straight Official Magazine as we capture the lifestyle and culture of Hip-Hop & entertainment! Stay tuned in for more dope content and remember, it’s the #DueSeason so #GetSOM!!!

The Ghetto Mr. Rogerz is available NOW on Apple, Spotify, Amazon MusicTIDAL for purchase and streaming.

You can follow SKYPP on Instagram, TwitterYouTube at Skypp317

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MUSIC VIDEO WORLD PREMIERE- Great Wu feat. Living Proof : “Run It Up”

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TenthLetterMedia & Straight Official Magazine welcome you back to our joint presentation known as the #SaturdaySpotlight where we shine our collective light upon the Hip-Hop landscape! This week, GREAT WU is in our cross hairs as he teams with LIVIN PROOF to premiere his new music video for the hot new single “Run It Up.”

Great Wu “Run It Up” single artwork (photo cred. Great Wu FB page)

The FaceOff Entertainment artist and songwriter continues to produce both relevant and hard hitting music that silences critics and solidifies his position in the industry. The gold selling musician and former member of the southern rap group Southern Kaos is an MC that is making everyone take notice!

(photo cred. Great Wu FB page)

You can check out the new music video for “Run It Up” down below. As always, we thank you for rocking with TenthLetterMedia & Straight Official Magazine as we capture the lifestyle and culture of Hip-Hop & entertainment! Stay tuned in for more dope content and remember, it’s the #DueSeason so #GetSOM!!!

You can follow Great Wu on Instagram at @greatwu_sk as well as on Facebook at greatwu478 and Twitter at @greatwu_sk and check out his YouTube channel here at GREAT WU

“Run It Up” is available NOW for streaming on Spotify

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