Raps & Hustles Exclusive: Manolo Rose interview (Concrete Rose, 420 friendly, Groupie stories)


We recently got to sit and chat with Manolo Rose. Big thanks to Manolo for inviting us to his studio session, and making us feel at home. We went straight into his upcoming project entitled ‘Concrete Rose’ along with featured artists.

These artists consist of names such as Vado (We The Best), the late Chinx Drugz (Cokeboys), and Rowdy Rebel (GS9). You can expect this body of work June 2nd. He also goes into his upcoming shows/appearances.

We got an inside look into his preferences when it comes to creating music, along with the producers involved. He gave us an example of what it’s like to try to maintain a relationship, while being a rapper on the rise.

Does he prefer papers or cigars? Manolo gave us a story about his weed experience in California, with rappers Problem and Bad Lucc. To finish off our talk, we spoke about his future and producers he’d like to collaborate with.

Ryan McDermott – Dealer (Prelude) (Video)


G.O.O.D. Music recording artist Ryan McDermott announces the summer release of a brand new project DAWN BREAKS, the first since Kanye West heard his music and immediately flew him to Paris to sign him with his label just a couple years back.

With the announcement of the project comes DEALER, a sonic and visual prelude that McDermott says “sets the stage and dims the lights so they can come back on again with new meaning.” DEALER showcases Ryan’s ability to bring his words to life with short, clever and captivating visuals.

Mike Martin Ft Caleborate – Strictly 4 My Niggaz (Audio)



Mike Martin is back to prepare the release of his upcoming EP Benefit Never Counterfeit with a new smooth track featuring Caleborate.

The HCM Gang – Say So (Prod By Xavior Jordan) (Audio)


3/5′s of The HCM Gang drop a new cut off the re-release of HCM Is The Gang, due to drop June 6th.

Production handled by Xavior Jordan, this up tempo banger features HCM Gang members INF! (who just released his debut album, Animal Control. in April), Eastside Ea$¥, Shée Blue and a catchy/crowd controlling hook provided by JD Riggz.

Be on the lookout for HCM Is The Gang: Reloaded featuring 3 new tracks and re-masters of the original project which dropped last year next month.

White Cop Spits A CRAZY Freestyle In Parking Garage (Video)


Shun Ward – I Got Proof (R&B) (Audio & Video)


As a lover of innovative styles, it amazing to witness when new artists bring something new and unexpected to the musical table. This is definitely one of those moments. Houston based R&B artist gears up to release another mixtape (untitled as of yet) this summer.

Shun Ward lends his vocal talent to the instrumental of Timbaland’s, “4 Page Letter”, originally performed by the late great, Aaliyah. Shun Ward adds a new hip-hop style to the track as we never heard, or even thought to combine with this classic tune.

Killa Kyleon – 400 Degreez (Freestyle) (Audio)



Killa Kyleon hits it up with the latest installment of his #30Days30Deaths freestyle series. For Day 17 he sets his takes aim at Juvenile’s “400 Degreez”.

Elcee – How You Feel (Audio)



With the good weather looking like its here to stay for a bit in Toronto, Elcee drops off some new content to start the summer early.

A song inspired by the party life, caters to those afraid to rush into love but ultimately just want to enjoy themself and to be happy. Enjoy this De Juan Graham produced single “How You Feel”.

Marcellus Juvann – How I Feel (Video)


Marcellus Juvann has returned with a statement to make. The new track “How I Feel” is definitely a statement! The song serves to get the people ready for his debut project “The Fall” coming July 14th, 2015.

D.Pierre – Your Love (R&B) (Video)


D.Pierre introduces himself to the music world with his debut music video, Your Love.

Produced by Deany Boy (Shystie, Shakka) the track has an exuberant energy from the outset while D.Pierre entices you with his subtle lyrics that will have you bouncing throughout the record.

Punchy and catchy Your Love has the power to show D.Pierre has bags of potential and is a brief insight to what kind of music artist he is. Expect to see plenty more new music shortly from him!

Johnny May Cash Ft Lil Herb – All Day (Prod By Young Chop) (Audio)



Gleams – Well If It Isn’t … (Audio)


New York up and comer Gleams returns from his hiatus and tells us about it over Drake’s “Madonna” record.

Young Buck – 10 Bricks (Mixtape)



DL: Young Buck – 10 Bricks

Kevin Gates – Murder For Hire (EP)



DL: Kevin Gates – Murder For Hire

The Weeknd – The Hills (Video)


Manolo Rose Ft Rowdy Rebel – 2 Dope Boyz (Prod By Fame School Slim) (Audio)


Off Manolo’s upcoming tape “Concrete Rose” due out June 2nd. Produced by Fame School Slim.

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