Top 25 Viewed Posts in 2015

2015 has been one hell of a year and the most viewed post are here for your viewing pleasure! We have from music videos, artist advice articles, album reviews, even one of my unboxing videos makes it mark on the Top 25 Viewed Posts in 2015:

25. The AWKWORD – Approved Female Rappers List

24. Interview: JamalG

23. Interview: Aviant Redz

22. Beat Tape: IAMNOBODI – Elevated (Soulection) – Instrumental EP

21. Album Review: Shottie – The Blackest Rose

20. Artist Advice: How To Approach A Producer With Or Without A Budget

19. Music Video: Ziggy Lovah – Undercover featuring D-Locz

18. Download: MyVerse – State of the Art Album

17. NikkiSiixx Do’s and Dont’s: How To Promote Your Music Through Social Media Outlets


15. POLL: Who Sampled It Better? Kingdom Hearts Utada Hikaru – Sanctuary

14. Artist Advice: Avoid Being Just Another Soundcloud Rapper

13. NikkiSiixx Do’s and Dont’s: Submissions 101

12. Music Video: wiLLThaColdest – Find Out

11. Videogames: Pokémon Go App Overshooting It’s Capabilities?

10. Download: Kal-L – To Paris With Love

09. LOOTCRATE: NikkiSiixx Unboxes December’s (2014) Theme Anniversary

08. Music Video: Yuh Boy 85 – IDGAF

07. Exclusive Leak: Does Tink Take A Jab At Nicki Minaj?

06. Music Video: Jay Guira x Da Heist x Young Breed – ISSUES

05. Music Video: White Blake – Double Cups

04. Download: Eric Biddines – Planetcoffeebean 2

03. The NEW Music Scene: 10 New Jersey Rappers That Are Likely To Blow Up

02. Music Video: SEYI – Wanna Be

01. The AWKWORD – Approved Top 10 Hip Hop Artists to Watch in 2015

Album Review: Shottie – The Blackest Rose


95Labs presents Shottie’s sophomore album The Blackest Rose. The ten track album is a journey through Shottie’s thoughts and perception of his life and the world. Shottie is a recording artist, MC, writer, and director that is currently residing in New York City. I wanted to show you guys which songs were my favorite from The Blackest Rose, it’s really a dope project and it’s definitely worth the listen.

[x1] Black Roses – Shottie mentions scenarios of how beautiful one thing can be then all of a sudden it can turn ugly like a black rose. Regarding a relationship that was “supposedly” meant to be.. but ending in a tragedy. Wants his mother’s approval, but doubts he’ll ever get it.

[x3] Sayonara You (featuring Salazar) – Love the production on this track by TeV95. The chemistry with Shottie and TeV95 really shows off both they’re talents. From sick production to amazing lyricism. It showcases through out the entire album The Blackest Rose. SAYONARA YOU also features Miami recording artist, Salazar.

[x4] Bag of Shrooms – I find this track to be fun for the fact Shottie’s delivery is non-stop and consistent. His wordplay is intense. The track also gives off a mean demeanor. You don’t want to be messing with Shottie.

[x6] Illegally Medicated – “Can I Get A Light? I’m Jus Trying To Live My Life” If you medicate yourself with Maryjane, you can definitely relate to this track. You just wanna live your life and light one up. With the ever day stresses of life and all you want to do is unwind. Love how the song was delivered and the production is nuts!

[x7] Dream (featuring Rue Brown) – “The Homie Said I’m Gonna Be A Star, Same Day My Girl Said I Ain’t Shit” Shottie’s not sure from reality to a dream. Is his goals to high to be reached? Or will he be able to accomplish the impossible. I love the female addition to the album. With Rue Brown’s sultry voice really gives life to the track.

[x9] In The Presence – This track has to be my favorite from Shottie on The Blackest Rose. He’s story-telling is really dope on this one. So descriptive, that leads you’re imagination to become vivid. From conversations he had with his mother or things he see’s in the sky. I thought it was pretty dope that they sampled Paul Hellyer (Canadians Ex-Defence Minister) speech regarding UFO’s and aliens being real.

This concludes my album review on Shottie’s The Blackest Rose. It was a great music experience and I hope many more others take a listen. The Blackest Rose is available on Bandcamp with NAME YOUR PRICE on download or you can pay $8 for an exclusive limited edition physical copy of the project.

The Blackest Rose (Album Release Party) will be held September 25th at Sullivan Hall and will also feature art, visual projections, and live performances by Shottie, Scienze + The Ellavators, and Uptown Vernacular. Click Image Below For Tickets: