A RESPECT. MAGAZINE PREMIERE: LAYLA – “VACATION” (AUDIO)

 New York-based singer-songwriter Layla shares a buttery-smooth new single, “Vacation,” that arrives right on time for lovers to celebrate the holiday and each other. Despite its name, “Vacation” isn’t a call for visiting somewhere new and different with a loved one. Rather, it’s an opportunity for listeners to recognize that sometimes, being with that special someone is…

LP Trailer: Casey Veggies ‘Organic (DLX)’

Casey Veggies (@CaseyVeggies) returns with the extended version of Organic, his most transparent album ever. Organic ‘Deluxe’  features five new tracks including a heartfelt tribute to Nipsey Hussle & Mac Miller. BJ The Chicago Kid, IAMSU!, and Larry June contribute guest verses to the updated edition of the introspective project while Hit-Boy, as well as Mike & Keys,get busy on production. Boasting 10 years and counting in…

Video: UFO Fev & DJ J Hart – “Emigres En El Barrio”

Since dropping the Emigres EP at the top of the quarter, Harlem artist and Fat Joelabelmate UFO Fev goes for highlights with The Daily Gems directed visual for “Emigres En El Barrio.” Brought to life with production at the hands of UFO Fev’s own DJ, J Hart, the two walk through the hood and share the pain on wax. Get familiar right now…

Album: Christian Kuya – POV

Las Vegas based artist Christian Kuya releases his sophomore EP entitled “POV” (Point of View) just in time as he departs for his Asia tour across the Philippines, Thailand, and Australia this November. POV features 7 tracks, produced by Haf Toney, Xavi, and Ali Ozbrn, is a great melodic collection of vibes and uptempo production….

Album Announcement: R.LUM.R – Surfacing

Today, R.LUM.R, whose most insightful buzzed about songs and videos like “How This Feels,” “Boys Should Never Cry,” and “Cold” have explored sensitive emotional issues of vulnerability, self-awareness, male identity, and mental health, announces the November 1st release of his much-anticipated major label debut album Surfacing via Island Records.  Along with the album release announcement, R.LUM.R releases a new advance track titled “Lonely.”  Surfacing finds R.LUM.R rising above the fray by…

Video: SSShawn (Southside Shawn) – “Cocky”

The  215 boasts of another slang spitter from the city, Southside Shawn who is really sure of his success as he explains on his latest single “Cocky”. As a City of Brotherly Love native, Shawn filmed the entire visual for the track in downtown Philly on South Street, with his sights on taking over the…

Audio: Snyder and 51b – “‘Til Nothing is Left”

Raleigh based DJ/Mutli-Instrumentalist/Producer, Snyder, links up with NY based upstart, 51b. Together, they’ve created a single that every independent artist can relate to. “Til Nothing Is Left” is an emotion-filled ballad that’s dedicated to all the artists who are pushing to make it.  The long road an independent artist must take to achieve their dreams…

Video: LilJaySoIcy – Dialogue

Rap-A-Lot New Wave artist LilJaySoIcy just dropped a music video to the new No Jumper premiere,  “Dialogue“. After recently linking up with artists such as YBN Nahmir, Stunna 4 Vegas, and Splurge, Jay has made it clear that he had some notable heat that he intends on following up with after this release.