January 24, 2017


Freshy Ramone, DreKeron, Omar and Roy Mo return with the official visual to 'Let em have it', slated for the TBS compilation mixtape dropping later this spring. Directed by Believe for Low Number recording.


Calling all Artist. On Thursday February 23rd live in Akron, Ohio at The Vortex, ThePlatform will be holding their #1 Artist Showcase! Hosted by Kris Hilton. Performers will be judged and ranked by Sicksteen of Yesterdaysnothing.com and DJ Nuera Zelle of Recognize Media. Prizes for winners include a trip to Atlanta, Studio time, Video interviews, & more. Artist looking to perform should email theindieplatform@gmail.com or text 216-400-2899. if you just want to see some dope artist perform tickets will be available for $12. This is definitely is a opportunity you Ohio artist don't want to miss out on.

January 22, 2017


Kyle’s “iSpy” is a song about finding cuties online that don’t have too many followers yet, but as the California-based rapper tells Genius, there’s a lot more going on too. The track is a goofy collaboration with the King of the Teens, Lil Yachty. Kyle explains that he realized Lil Boat was destined to be featured on the track after something magical happened when he was in the studio with his producer Ayo.


#FEST, the largest collegiate music festival in the country is back. Hosted on the outskirts f Ohio University in Athens, this year’s festivities will be held from April 21st-22nd. Today they announced the Headliners & performers for this years event. Young Thug, JAUZ, & Waka Flocka have been announced as Headliners for the 15th year of the Number Fest. Other performers include top underground DJs, Lil Yachty, 21 Savage, BlackBear, & more.

January 21, 2017

HG Locks - Uptown

HG Locks has been receiving massive amounts of love on the blogosphere with his previous release “Handle That,” featuring Swave receiving overwhelmingly positive reviews. Not one to rest on his laurels, the Bronx newcomer doubles down on his progress by releasing his brand new cut “Uptown.” The track, which is produced by JackPotHitz, is a reworking of JAY Z’s classic “Where I’m From” and finds HG Locks detailing the gritty nature of his part of town.

gianni & kyle - "foreign"

After breaking one million on their debut visual "fuckboi," Maryland pop/R&B duo gianni & kyle are back to drop off a new song and video entitled "foreign." It's a super-smooth, guitar-laden record that shows of their signature chemistry as gianni lays down a silky hook that complements kyle's verse mad nicely. Overall, it's another strong video that's sure to make waves once again.

Krystle - "Go Off"

Krystle is back to drop off another club banger, this time titled "Go Off." Produced by JeLa Soul, Krystle comes with some dope verses and a catchy hook over the foundation-rocking instrumental, all adding up for a well-done record from start to finish. Look out for more from her soon as he looks to keep the momentum going in the New Year.

Don Meeno - Road Work

Having already built a significant buzz in his native Toronto, Don Meeno looks to up the ante in 2017. The Canadian MC kickstarted his career back in 2012 with the release of his debut project “Rookie Year,” which boasted features from the likes of French Montana and Tory Lanez. In the following years, Don Meeno kept the momentum going with the release of two more projects but now he has shifted gears, looking to showcase his talents to the masses throughout North America and beyond. Today, he unveils the official video for his new single “Road Work,” which features W5vy Davis and finds the pair trekking the through the snowy mountainous terrain of the north.

Dre Cruise - "Show Me"

New Orleans rapper Dre Cruise kicks off 2017 with a bang in the form of his raucous new single titled "Show Me." Produced by FreekVanWorkem and Dave Cappa, "Show Me" is a high-energy cut that shows off Cruise's unique style and sound that sets him apart from most other acts that New Orleans has to offer right now. Be sure to look out for more from him soon, as he looks to keep his foot on the gas and establish himself as a must-watch prospect as the year progresses.

Jelani Kwesi ft. Jamie Jermaine - "Cashout"

Jelani Kwesi and Jamie Jermaine just let loose a blazin' new collab in the form of "Cashout." Produced by Jelani's board slapping alter-ego JeLa Soul, "Cashout" is a catchy and hard-hitting record from the DMV natives, who show off their tremendous chemistry and one-of-a-kind talents that altogether make for a killer record.

Black COAL - Up Wylin'

New year same Venomous bars! Black Coal Delivers some new heat over a more laid back production style, contrary to the title of the track. Produced by Ashton McCreight, enjoy Up Wylin' by the DMV Trio Black Coal!