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.
October 21, 2013(New York, NY) — This teenage wordsmith from the BX has been catching the attention of lot of important ears in the industry and now his visuals are catching eyes too. After Young Lye offered up the vids for the singles “Jordans” and “Drop It 2 Da Floor”, both of which have received over 200K views on YouTube, he’s now releasing the video to “Don’t Give Up The Struggle”, a ode of positivity that’s been missing on today’s music scene.
Young Lion is scheduled for a landmark career move, with a live performance at Mad Wednesdays at The Shrine in Harlem hosted by the originator of Mad Wednesdays, Marie Davis. In case you don’t recall, Ms. Davis made an appearance in Jay-Z‘s classic “Reasonable Doubt” album. Yes, it’s that serious.
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