Featured Artist: BreadNwater

I am really happy to announce that ILLogicalHipHop has partnered with a great up-and-coming rapper named BreadNwater. BreadNwater has a great flow and inspirational lyrics, and can sing on his own hooks as well. His combination of lyricism, flow, and versatility puts him in a class with very few other rappers. The music that BreadNwater makes just sounds better than the vast majority of what’s out there, and he raps on meaningful topics as well. He has done a ton of sick remixes and covers that actually come close to beating the originals by some huge artists (Childish Gambino, Macklemore, Mac Miller). I have been on a craze with his YouTube channel for the last couple days, and I can actually notice the improvement from his earlier songs to his newer stuff. BreadNwater has always been great, but the fact that he’s gotten so much better and is still improving makes me really hopeful that he will blow up in the future. He works extremely hard, writing and recording in his attic and filming awesome music videos for many of his songs. I strongly encourage everyone to check out BreadNwater’s YouTube channel and his mixtape, Candlelight (links below). You should all also stay on the lookout for more BreadNwater in the future, as he’s promised me that he has some incredible new music on the way.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialBreadNWater?feature=watch

Candlelight on DatPiff: http://www.datpiff.com/mixtapes-detail.php?id=472238

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ImBreadNwater

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BreadNwaterTv?sk=friendactivity

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/breadnwater

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Featured Artist: EDWD

ILLogicalHipHop is proud to announce a new partnership with EDWD, a great young up-and-comer. Far from a “traditional rapper,” EDWD is a 16-year old suburban white kid (I personally don’t think race should matter in rap, but I’m just pointing out that EDWD breaks the mold of a typical rapper) similar to the likes of Cam Meekins and Watsky. Despite his young age, EDWD has already released a ton of material, including two projects in the last five months. Even more impressive than the quantity of music he puts out is the high quality of that music. EDWD is clearly very intelligent, and the meaning and lyricism of his tracks can’t be matched by many rappers twice his age. I’m really excited to see what someone who is so good and still so young will be able to accomplish in the future. Right now, EDWD is releasing a new song every Friday as part of a Faded Fridays series. I encourage you to check those out here or on YouTube every week, and be sure to check out EDWD as many ways as you like below.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/bigjordmusic

Twitter: https://twitter.com/YesItsJord

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edwdofficial

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/bigjordmusic

DatPiff: http://www.datpiff.com/profile/BigJordMusic/mixtapes

Artist Spotlight: iSH

I came across this great new artist the other day named iSH. I’m really glad I found him, and I’m actually very surprised that he hasn’t blown up by now. Not only does iSH make awesome music, but his song Rollin’ was featured on CTV’s coverage of the 2012 London Olympics and Coca-Cola’s “Move to the Beat.” Clearly, iSH has huge talent, and I hope he makes it soon, because he really deserves it. iSH has the ability to make catchy, upbeat radio songs, and he can also slow it down to make raw, emotional tracks. His lyrics and flow are insane on any kind of song, and he makes music that appeals to basically everyone. iSH’s versatility is part of what makes him such an incredible artist, and I encourage everyone to support him on his journey. For some reason I get the feeling that iSH just loves making music, and anyone like that who can also make music as good as iSH’s definitely deserves to blow up. Please check out iSH as many ways as you like below.

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/TheNameIsIsh

Twitter:        https://twitter.com/TheNameIsIsh

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ishmusic/featured

Myspace:    http://www.myspace.com/TheNameIsIsh

Bandcamp: http://ishmusic.bandcamp.com/

Featured Artist: Frank Macintosh

ILLogicalHipHop is proud to announce a new partnership with Frank Macintosh. Frank is a great up-and-coming rapper from Pittsburgh. His lyrics are creative and his flow is really his own, even though he can switch it up on different tracks. On top of Frank’s lyrics and multiple flows, it is his originality as an artist that sets him apart. I have never heard someone with a sound like Frank’s, and it is refreshing to find such a unique artist considering how much repetition there is in hip-hop today. Frank just put out his first music video three months ago, and since then has released four other tracks, and has a mixtape on the way. Even though he is relatively new to the rap game, Frank has the feel of a polished artist, and I can only expect him to get better over time. Check out Frank’s music video, above, and connect with him as many ways as you like below. Be sure to stay on the lookout for news and more music from Frank in the near future.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FrankyMac412

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Frankymaclive

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/FrankMacintoshMusic/videos?flow=grid&view=0

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/frankmacintoshmusic

ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/frankmacintosh?profile_view_source=header_icon_nav

Artist Spotlight: D-WHY

I have heard of D-WHY before and seen him on recommended artists and songs pages, but yesterday was the first time I actually listened to any of his music. I’m really mad at myself about that. The high fashion that D-WHY wears makes him look like a spoiled rich kid whose parents funded his dream of becoming a rapper, and maybe that’s exactly the case. But that doesn’t take away from the fact that his flow is crazy, which you can see above as he murders the beat from Childish Gambino’s Freaks and Geeks. He has some really clever punchlines, and can also speak on real topics on tracks like New York Times. D-WHY has released one mixtape, Don’t Flatter Yourself, and has released a ton of singles and music videos. He has worked with an impressive group of artists including Casey Veggies, Hit-Boy, and Boi-1da. D-WHY’s music is definitely worth at least listening to, if not downloading also. Check him out as many ways as you like below:

D-WHY’s Official Website: http://d–why.blogspot.com/

Twitter: @DWHY

DJ Booth: http://www.djbooth.net/index/artists/info/d-why

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dwhy

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheCleanestCorner

Artist Spotlight: Gonz

Gonz is an up and comer from Philadelphia. His rapping is great, and he can also switch it up and go for more of and R&B/singing type feel. Gonz makes really unique music, but the way he successfully sings and raps reminds me most of Kid Cudi. Alive is the first single off of Gonz’s upcoming mixtape, Winter Fever. It will be his second mixtape, following up the release of his freshman project, Gonz, in 2010. Keep on the lookout for Winter Fever to drop in May, and be sure to hit up Gonz in as many ways as you like below.

Gonz’s Official Website: http://www.gonzmusic.blogspot.com/

Twitter: @GonzMusic

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/gonzmusic

Bandcamp: http://gonz.bandcamp.com/