Harlem-based rapper/producer/director and Krushed Grapes Lifestyle owner Cab Cabernet presents the music video for “The Ritz (The Lifestyle Pt. 2)”, his new single produced by J Bless and featuring Noni Kai and VonQwest. The song is a sequel to Cab’s previous release “The Lifestyle” (watch the music video) as well as a Hip-Hop cover of Irving Berlin’s “Puttin’ On The Ritz”. The track will appear on Krushed Grapes: Harlem Vintage, his forthcoming album also featuring Kat Starr Johnson and Priciliya Marie as well as production from Roddy Rod, RTNC (the producer behind Your Old Droog’s album), Declat, Tigga-Bounce, Frank Lotz and White Indian. “The Ritz” comes on the heels of the music video for “So Sophisticated” (watch), “Suspect” (watch), Cab’s remix of Jidenna’s “Classic Man” (listen), and the “Maiden Harlem” video (watch). Formerly known as Hanif-Jamiyl of New England group Maspyke (of whom Roddy Rod is also a member, Cabernet performed alongside Mos Def, Q-Tip, Slick Rick and EPMD, co-founded Bukarance Records, and ghostwrote for numerous artists before reinventing himself in 2006, founding a private all-male escort service catering only to female clients and opening a cigar lounge. In 2009 he released the album Krushed Grapes (listen on Soundcloud) and the following year he unveiled Krushed Grapes Footwear, its signature sneaker billed as the world’s first wine lifestyle sneaker (watch the new promo video). He has also announced the fall 2016 addition of the Maduro, billed as “the quintessential cigar lifestyle sneaker”, 100% handmade in Italy. KG Lifestyle also produces handmade leather accessories including wine carriers, cigar cases, briefcases, wallets and hats, sold and customized at the customer’s request.
Marc Haize (22) is a young Houston artist with a strong hip hop, Electronic, and R&B feel. Originally born in Detroit, moving across the globe with his military uprising has had him develop a very diverse musical background making each song sound completely different from the next. Marc has for a long time been associated with his group 2-Twenty (220Music) but has recently decided to take a solo venture with his debut mixtape “Mike Lowrey” scheduled to be released in mid January. “Feel Good Music” is the debut song of the mixtape released to “start off the new year right with good music and positive energy!”
Happy #TBT & Thanksgiving! The New Orleans native Los Angeles living rap artist Kara Juélz debuts her first video from her 1990’s Female Edition #TBTMixtape. Kara raps on Erykah Badu’s classic hit “On & On” discussing an inevitable day in the life of an everyday female who grants a guy “the goods” way too soon. Watch as the video entertains to illustrate the plot of the song and leaves the viewer anticipating more at the end!
- Listen: Kara Juelz- Throwback Thursday Mixtape (90s female edition) @KaraJuelz @atlgravity (theatljukebox.com)
- Video: Kara Juélz “Beautiful Destiny” (rudeboyy.com)
- Listen:#TheBarExam-#MarryHer (Gr8Mix) @n8thegr8cuf @xtraordinaryann @atlgravity (theatljukebox.com)
- Listen: ROME CEE-BUTTAS/BOOMERANG @baltimoreselite @atlgravity (theatljukebox.com)