Quick Smith @Quick_Smith9 – “Devil On Me”

Recently 9th Ward rapper Quick Smith released the visual to his song “Devil On Me.”

Despite the fact the Quick Smith has a familiar story of an athlete turned rapper, the charisma and demeanor of this product of the 9th Ward is far from normal.

Part of what makes Quick Smith so different is that he doesn’t mince his words for anyone after growing up in a harsh environment where people are victims of crime and happenstance on a daily basis.

“I’m from the 9th Ward of New Orleans, the 9th Ward taught me to be me at all times. I don’t hold my tongue for nobody I don’t care about. I always keep my head on a swivel cause niggas is dying out here man. I just lost two of my homies just recently, shit is wicked out here in the 9th Ward,” Quick Smith said.

Although Quck Smith has been writing raps since an early age, he was blessed with a natural athleticism, so Quick Smith didn’t take rapping seriously at first.

“I used to play ball, but I’ve been rapping since I was a kid and since I could write,” Quick Smith explained. “I didn’t take it seriously because I thought I was going to the NFL, but it didn’t work out. So my best friend brought me over to Monsta Beatz studio and told them I could spit and the rest is history. Ever since then I been traveling with them, rapping, getting my name out there and working on my craft. It’s a BLESSING, it’s just meant to be.”

As an introduction to many in the world of Hip-Hop, Quick Smith is releasing his song “Devil On Me” which he recorded as a way to shed the negative energy that going on in his life.

“The record is called Devil on Me was recorded at the studio when I was drunk as shit recording myself and I had just let the beat tape go. I had been going though some shit and I felt like I had the Devil on me so I had to let this out. I know that a lot of people feel that way from time to time but they don’t know how to express it, so this was a song for any one feeling like me,” Quick Smith said.

This Summer Quick Smith will be getting back on the road doing promo and just getting in touch with the fans while he builds up support for his project, Not For Nothing.

“I was just thinking to myself one day, ‘Don’t do all this work and grinding for nothing man, don’t put in all that work for nothing man.’ It’s not for nothing. I might not have it all at this moment, but this will not be for nothing and the hard work that I’m putting in will not be for nothing as long as I believe in it,” Quick Smith recalled.

LI Artist Ruff Kicks A Dope Freesyle on DJ Magic’s “Ridin Out”

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Straight from Amityville, Long Island Ruff is the latest artist to be able to highlight his talents with DJ Magic on Episode 8 of his show Ridin’ Out web series. As we gear up for his upcoming project the expectations are high. Make sure you follow him on Instagram to watch his social media journey to success.

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24Heavy – “Safe Mode” Ft Kollision (Prod by Yayo)

Rapper 24Heavy recently released the video for his song “Safe Mode” featuring Quality Control’s Kollision, which is taken from his mixtape Heavy World.

It’s been well documented that Atlanta is known for breaking new artists. Despite breaking a new act seemingly every year, the machine keeps churning out new acts that set trends across the world of Hip-Hop.

Enter rapper 24Heavy who has watched the scenes in ATL change over the course of his life and was highly influenced by the Hip-Hop culture thriving in his back yard while growing up in West Side Vine City AKA the The Bluff.

In fact, 24Heavy grew up hanging around YFN Lucci, Ralo, Joe Gifted, Young Scooter, Nick Grant, and 21 Savage as a youth and still remembers recording some of his early material over at YFN Lucci’s house.

Now following a 6-year legal set back, 24Heavy is keeping the music coming with the release of his first mixtape entitled Heavy World. Making moves under the umbrella of Atlanta’s rising independent label Never Eat Alone Entertainment, 24Heavy started building his buzz with the release of his single “Sacrifices” which started gaining traction in the streets of Atlanta.

The single features heavy 808s and trap drums and was inspired by personal life situations.

“My music word for word is what happened in my personal life,” 24Heavy said. “I would say I’m an artist who is able to express myself through my music and I share the pain and real life situations I’ve been through.

Watch Flaco Global (@FlacoGoGlobal) Hit The LA Strip For “Checkers” Produced By @HitMakerDot!

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Video man Sydney Blackwater directs a real dope visual to aid the creative mind of Flaco Global. “Checkers” was brought to life by in-home producer Hitmaker Dot and this may be one to run to the DJ’s with. Tell a friend to tell a friend.

Rap Star: The Series Slated to Premiere December 19th

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From executive producers Jermaine “Maino” Coleman and James “Kraze” Billings comes an all too real and true to life story about the music industry and how the system can manipulate relationships, business and loyalty.

Rap Star is an edgy story that revolves around Lah (played by Maino), a successful artist manager in the music business whose task is to rebuild the career of his longtime friend and client, multi-platinum rap artist Millie Bucks (played by Mic Handz) whose career has taken a dive.

During the process, all things media has changed, which forces Millie to adapt to the new way of doing things. That means being on blog sites, reality shows and social media. But Millie, being from an era where he built his name from the mixtape game, is having a hard to time understanding and listening to his inner circle’s advice. Not being on the same page, Millie and Lah’s relationship will be tested more than it has ever been.

Challenges are faced at their longtime label, Rich and Famous Records, which now under the rule of Tracey Graham (played by Darlene Ivette) the new powerful female executive of the company who is now in control of Millie’s new marketing and budgeting. She is also responsible for the success of his latest project. Things get sticky because Tracey has something to prove and can not fail at her new position, but her way of doing things are not always seen as in Millie’s and Lah’s best interest.

Millie’s girl and celebrity stylist, Skye (played by Monia Amore), is at a place in her own career where things are taking off and has to balance her time in supporting her man without neglecting her own goals and opportunities. Along the way Lah discovers a internet rap sensation named Young Glizzy (Jay Cruz) who he takes under the wing and starts to develop.

With all that going on, can Lah bring Millie back to the top of the rap game, or does he look to sign a new artist along the way? Watch to follow their journey. Cameo appearances from VH1’s The Breaks’ DJ Superstar Jay (DaUnion/SiriusXM) and more.

Rap Star: The Series premieres December 19th on IndustryMuscle.com and online everywhere.

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