Moemaw Naedon, C.Scott – Awesome Environment (Spotify)

“-Awesome Environment- causes a desire to pack your suitcases and leave the city walls in a cozy cafe to drink some ice tea. Light and unobtrusive, like spring wind, Hip-Hop rhythms and a unique style and manner of performance. Excellent work from -Moemaw Naedon and C.scott.”

“-Awesome Environment- вызывает желание собрать все чемоданы и уехать из стен мегаполиса в уютные кафе пить чай со льдом. Лёгкие и ненавязчивые, как весенний ветер, ритмы Hip-Hop и неповторимый стиль и манера исполнения. Отличная работа дуэта -Moemaw Naedon и C.Scott-.”

The Pittsburgh-based duo of Moemaw Naedon & C.Scott are set to drop their collaborative album, River Rats, this September. And to get things started, they’re delivering the psychedelic lead single, “Awesome Environment,” that straight-up floats thanks to Moemaw’s slick rhymes and Scott’s low-key funk production.

The single arrives fresh off the release of Moemaw’s notable Cult Theatre collab LP this past June with New Orleans spitter Calig Kontra. And the emcee’s winning streak simply continues here with “Awesome Environment,” which thrives off his seamless delivery, tack-sharp lyricism, and ability to weave in and out of Scott’s bass-rich production.

Scott produced the entirety of River Rats, which is set to feature the likes of El Da Sensei, JM The Poet, B Rude, and Brother Seamus all flowing alongside Moemaw. Keep an eye out for more details and tracks from the project in the coming weeks, all while keeping “Awesome Environment” in your rotation.

“Awesome Environment” is available now through all major digital retailers and streaming platforms, with River Rats due out Sept. 2 via DSPs and cassette through Soul Slime Records.

C.Norris, Jonetta – Count Your Chips (Spotify)

“Count Your Chips is a Hip-Hop melodic trip back to the rhythmic, chilled & soulful R&B vibes of the late 90’s. This collaboration between C.Norris & Jonetta Grant, tells a story of fame, fortune & photography. The overall feel is both thought provoking & mellow, yet with just enough edge to keep it real.”

Count Your Chips is nostalgic single that brings us back to an era where hip-hop was soulful, thoughtful, and groovy. The mesmerizing production complements the eccentric voice and flow of C.Norris & Jonetta Grant. The detailed verses touch on rapper C.Norris' adventures of fame and fortune while highlighting his quirky obsession with photography equipment. Guest collaborator Jonetta Grant does an excellent job of capturing the R&B flavor that was present in 90s and early 2000s hip-hop. The pairing of these two powerful black voices show a chemistry to rival the great hip-hop duets of years past. This is the opening track of C.Norris April 2021 project "Uncut Gems".

Born Christopher Norris Chavannes in Long Island, New York. Rapper C.Norris fell in love with creating music in the early 2000s. He relocated to Port-au-Prince, Haiti as a youth, where he became familiar with the gritty surroundings that were then a part of his daily life. The toughness of his experiences abroad have left a lasting impact on who he is today.

Hip-Hop & Rap have always been a medium of expression for C.Norris. He finds inspiration from various influential East Coast artists such as The Notorious B.I.G., Nas & Mobb Deep. This collection of artists and the soundscapes of his travels set up the emerging rapper to further express himself during his time at Florida A&M University, where he studied Graphic Design while refining his creative abilities.

In 2021 he is preparing for his upcoming March release of "Uncut Gems", a 10 track full-length project. This upcoming release is a culmination of his ongoing love for music, film, and clever storytelling.

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