HNHH: Heatseekers

1I.P. Da MaN

I.P. Da MaN



3Ty Kenney

Ty Kenney



Why we like I.P. Da Man: 

First off, it's the voice.  Flowing over a track simultaneously smooth and rough, when I.P. rhymes, it seems effortless.  This Spanish-American has a distinct voice that borders on "guttural" (think a less-raspy Lloyd Banks) and somehow manages to compliment a whip-banger as well as a slowed down club number.

Artist Bio:

Twenty-five year old I.P., who is of Spanish and African-American decent, has been rapping since he was a teenager. For the past year he has been “in the lab” developing a new sound, and launching the Vursityle Records (VR) label, with his business partner and VR’s CEO, Nich Caronna. Already with some success under his belt, I.P. has travelled the US performing on a 29 state tour with Dynasty Record’s, and worked with notables in the rap game such as Lil Flip, X1 (brother of famous rapper Sticky Fingers), The Audibles, and more. A mix of hip hop, R&B, and pop beats, he is “blessed to have a voice, and diversity of music.” His sound has been compared to heavyweights like Ludacris, Drake, and TI because of his powerful tone and genius wordplay. “It’s a 5 lane freeway, I go where ever I want [in my music] and feel comfortable with it.” His detailed story-lines evoke emotion and resonance with listeners. It is important to him to “create something that people can relate to.” He says his “music has to have substance.” You can tell he has been through things in his life by the way he raps. I.P. got his name when recording as a teenager with his friend O.E., a.k.a. Tyerre White, who is famous 70’s disco crooner Barry White’s grandson. O.E. titled him ‘Impatient’ one day when they were working in the studio, and it stuck.

Listen to the track that landed him on Heatseekers- "Timeless"


Also make sure to check out the visuals for his tune "They Don't Know" 

Why we like The Freshmen of Brooklymore: 

Infectious hip hop with an undertone of pop, this is one talented crew.  Not to be confused with other hip-pop groups that can come off as corny, The Freshmen of Brooklymore go in over their beats.  Some jams may speak more to the laides, while others are strictly for the fellas, but all of them are certified banging.  Their joints are the type that will have you hitting "replay" more than once, and play just as big in your headphones as they would in the club.

Artist Bio:

The Freshmen of Brooklymore have the potential to do great things in the music industry. This hybrid rap group combines Pop, Rap, and Rock to bring the world a unique style of music. Elz (Elvis Ellis) from Brooklyn New York joined forces with Rylo (Ryan Watson) from Baltimore, Maryland

Listen to the track that landed him on Heatseekers- "Yard Sale"

Check out another slapping track from them called "Heirogance"

Why we like BaseGang: 

BaseGang are obviously advocates of lean, and that suits their music perfectly well. The duo flow over a beat reminiscent of something Cardo might cook up on "Easter Pink," and it's smooth as fuck. While their content is pretty straightforward, you don't need much more than that plus a dope beat for a track you want to vibe out too, and BaseGang definitely knows how to create good vibes. 

Artist Bio:

Base Gang is a young duo from Newark,DE Base Gang - Dutch Masters via @DatPiff

Listen to the track that landed him on Heatseekers- "Easter Pink"

Check out some visuals from BaseGang below

Why we like CASTRO: 

Castro sounds like a rapper who has the potential to appeal to the masses. Castro seems to have mastered the catchy hooks, clever one-liners and high-energy beats which are made for the mainstream. If you check out his profile, you'll see he has a lot of freestyles over popular instrumentals, which prove our point if anything. We're waiting on some more original content from Castro, and then we'll sit back and wait for him to get big.

Artist Bio:

CASTRO 19 year old unsigned rapper from Long Island New York, released his first mix tape Late 2011 titled "City Lights" his senior year of high school and now has drop his second mix tape on September 15th 2012 titled " City Lights 2". CASTRO is a songwriter, rapper and producer.

Listen to the track that landed him on Heatseekers- "I Know"

Make sure to peep the visuals for his track "The Journey: Part 1 - Knowing"


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