TiRon & Ayomari Coat The Ego With Thought-Provoking Visuals For "It's A Trip"

The Cali duo manage to school the masses and provide turn up vibes at the same time. 

Inspirational vitamins flow throughout TiRon and Ayomari's video for "It's A Trip," the duo's first single in two years.

Directed by Karl Richter for Cynical Smile, the two exchange bars over The Flavor-produced beat about all things alluring to the vain-hearted. "The video is about how everyone is addicted to the ego -- members of religious institutions, law enforcement, everyone. No one is exempt,” they share with VIBE. “We are the suppliers of our ego, and we are currently overdosing."

The video plays to the themes as TiRon and Ayonmari quench the thirst of dedicated customers while filling their pockets with crisp bills. "It's A Trip" is a direct connection to the group's upcoming album, WET (acronym  for Wonderful Ego Trip). It also features a perfect homage to 90's rap with a sample from Nine's "Whutcha Want."

TiRon and Ayomari, also known as T&A, came together in the late aughts and went on to release cult faves, The Great New Wonderful and A Sucker For Pumps LPs in 2015 and 2011.

The final scene of the video takes a "messagemoment to new heights with the two indulging in tempting behavior as a child taking selfies, a woman portrayed as a dog, a man toting blackface and  a foreign waiter with daggers in his back surround them.

Check out "It's A Trip" up top.

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Stalley Announces U.S. Tour, Releases 'All So New' Single With Jansport J

Ohio rap staple Stalley has returned with news of a new nationwide tour, and new music to go along with it.

On Monday (Sept. 16), Stalley announced The Head Trip Tour, a U.S. trek with 12 dates so far and more shows to be announced. The tour begins in Chicago on Nov. 7, before touring throughout more of his midwestern stomping grounds and rocking Los Angeles before several shows on the East Coast.

Stalley also released "All So New," a single produced by Los Angeles musician Jansport J. The song is his first new release since Human, an EP he dropped earlier this year.

After entering the game with his breakthrough mixtape Lincoln Way Nights, Stalley built his own fan base and eventually signed with Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group. He has since left and gone indie, releasing his own music with guest appearances from the likes of Scarface, Nipsey Hussle, 2Chainz, Ty Dolla $ign and many more.

In a press release, Stalley said that his upcoming material is more personal than ever now that he's working without the restrictions of a label.

"With this music it’s more spiritual - it’s my story," Stalley said. "I've been getting closer to my fans lately, so I really wanted to let them in and have them be a part of my growth and transition into independence. By being independent and having total control of my career, I now have the freedom to create freely and bare my whole self to my true supporters."

Listen to "All So New" above or on your favorite streaming services, and see his tour schedule below.

 

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Dreamville Releases 'Under The Sun' Video With J. Cole, DaBaby And Lute

Revenge of the Dreamers III has been one of the biggest stories of music for 2019, with J. Cole's Dreamville team and more than 100 other artists joining forces in an Atlanta studio to create a collection of original music. One of the standouts was "Under The Sun," and now that song has a new music video.

The video begins with the song's three artists – J. Cole, DaBaby, and Lute – entering a bodega and having a few sandwiches. From there, they launch into their memorable verses over the beat, co-produced by Christo, Pluss and Nice Rec. The set of visuals was directed by Scott Lazer, Aisultan Seitov, David Peters and Chad Tennies.

Dreamville has had a banner year. Ari Lennox become a star with her debut album Shea Butter Baby, and she's currently on tour with Lizzo. JID is preparing for a stadium tour with Logic, Bas has released a new mixtape called Spilled Milk Vol. 1, and EarthGang has released their debut album Mirrorland.

Watch the music video for "Under The Sun" above.

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Drake attends the "Top Boy" UK Premiere at Hackney Picturehouse on September 04, 2019 in London, England.
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Drake Officially Releases "Behind Barz" Freestyle For Netflix Series 'Top Boy'

Drake has finally delivered the official version of his "Behind Barz" freestyle on Thursday (Sept. 12). During a 2018 promo campaign, the artist teased the radio verses on the UK rap channel LinkUpTV for his fifth studio album Scorpion.

One year later and "Behind Barz" has suitably been released on the Netflix series Top Boy soundtrack. SPIN reports the 10-episode British television crime and drama series follows the lives of two drug dealers during their day-to-day in the London streets.

OVO Sound posted on their Twitter on Wednesday (Sept. 11) with the subtle announcement that the freestyle would be listed as a bonus track on the soundtrack.

TOP BOY Friday Sept 13 pic.twitter.com/tSkdWi32XV

— OVO Sound (@OVOSound) September 11, 2019

The once unreleased track shows Drake delivering verses with an accent as he spits about "paigon chit-chat." Staying in big six-six with woes/Man start dissin' and doin reposts/They do anything except road/Still can't see them after it snows, he raps in the opening verse.

Nafe Smallz, Fredo, Headie One, Baka, M Huncho, Youngs Teflon, Dave, SL, Popcaan, AJ Tracey, Ghetts, Avelino, Little Simz, and Teeway all brought their own international sounds on to the 17-track album.

Top Boy stars Ashley Walters (Speed Racer), Kane Robinson (Tower Block), and Micheal Ward (The A List).

Listen to "Behind Barz" below.

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