It’s March, Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel are out, the weather seems to be warming up, and we’re getting our $1,400 stimmy. Sounds like a great Monday to me. This week’s MASS. Mondays is rather jam-packed, but I couldn’t bring myself to cut it down, lol. Enjoy!
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EP: Biajavier – Motions
After giving us “Loving Me” last month, Bia Javier returns with her with 5-track EP, Motions. Always seemingly releasing music at the time your girl needs it most, Motions finds the Lawrence songstress running away from love and the bullshit while finding herself again and knowing her worth.
“I want to take people on a journey when they hear this project, that people are able to actually feel what Motions is and go through the motions with me,” Biajavier told miixtapechiick.com. “Every record is different but cohesive, I believe doing that for this project was super important.”
The project features contributions from EightyEight, J. Rose and Jona Ferreira.
G Fredo – “Go Down” & “In & Out”
Though he’s behind bars, the HSM team is holding down G Fredo and has graced us with new music from the Boston native’s catalog. Serving as a follow-up to the January release, Only The 3rd Chapter, G Fredo’s team unleashes two tracks titled, “Go Down” and “In & Out.” On both records, Fredo reminds us to never question his name or what he’s about ’cause when it’s time for shit to go down, best believe he’s ready and down for whatever.
Wave – New Strand Of The Opps (Video)
In celebration of his mixtape release, Capone, Wave returns with the official video to his latest record, “New Strand Of The Opps.” Wave comes out the gate swinging, confronting rappers who’s stolen his flow and reminds us he’s been the one to pop them thangs with no hesitation. “New Strand Of The Opps” is a follow-up to Wave’s December-release, “Hood Logo.”
AK(CTCG) – VS Everybody (Video)
Even though this dropped in January, I couldn’t just scroll past it and not acknowledge it when I did. I don’t know much about Cream Gang, but judging by this visual, I’d say they’re about business and don’t give a damn whether your for them or not so they get a co-sign in my book and if you don’t, believe me, AK(CTCG)‘s “VS Everybody” should give you an idea.
Cassh Cartel – falling (Video)
After teaming up with KingFrom98 and B. Blazo on “Heartless,” Cassh Cartel returns with his latest offering, “Falling.” Directed by m9visuals, Cassh Cartel brings a cinematic visual different from his previous releases where he’s being dragged by a woman in the snow, leaving a bloody trail. Throughout the record, Cartel feels like his girl is being dishonest, as she isn’t picking up his phone calls, leaving him feeling cold and lonely over the Sunny Laurent-produced track.
The visual itself is just crazy. Watch below.
BTL Flee – Don’t Even Brag
Strolling through the streets of Los Angeles, BTL Flee returns with the official video to his latest single, “Don’t Even Brag.” Set to appear on his forthcoming project, BTL Flee is living the lavish life but doesn’t feel the need to brag as he feels like bragging just means you’re not used to having it. A follow-up to his October-release, “Moon,” watch him in “Don’t Even Brag” below.
#MassMondays: SliccBae, Wave Capone, BTL FLEE, Clark D x Guyclaude
Yes I know, it’s been awhile. But, it wouldn’t be me if I weren’t fashionably late. This #MASSMONDAYS will feature the latest from artists I’ve been listening to these last few months. No write-ups, just vibes. Check out who I’ve been listening to below.
SliccBae ft.Borirock – BabyRock
Discovering who she was during a Sir Clark D (now known as Clark D) show at Black Market Nubian over the summer, I was sooooo excited to stream music from SliccBae when I got home. Who other to collaborate with than BoriRock on her first official video, “BabyRock.”
Wave Capone – Trench Poetry
Earlier this month, Wave Capone released his brand new mixtape, Misunderstood. Y’all know my kind of music is pain music and Wave literally lets it all go on “Trench Poetry” which is more than likely why the record serves as the closing track on Misunderstood. The project features 12 tracks with a lone feature from $hayBand$.
BTL Flee – 4 A.M
With his project Life of A Bandit out now, BTL Flee returns with the official video to his latest offering, “4 A.M.” The record serves as a follow-up to his March release, “Pour Up Liquor.”
Clark D x Guyclaude – A Family Affair
Ahead of Thanksgiving, Clark D and Guyclaude unleashed their project, A Family Affair. Giving us 11 tracks, the two brothers tapped on the services of Seefour, Tamera King, Miranda Rae, Dos, Michael Christmas and Echezona. Released under their Finally Famous imprint, stream the collaborative project below.
Black man arrested by Boston Police during stroke to receive $1.3 million
Al Copeland, a Black man who was arrested while suffering from a stroke in his vehicle was awarded a $1.3 million settlement after being wrongfully accused of being drunk, back in 2019.
According to records, Copeland was driving on Mass Ave and began to feel nauseous. He decided to park at the Berklee School of Music, where he sat in his vehicle unconscious for almost two hours. Two Boston police officers found Copeland and arrested him, claiming the now 62-year-old smelled like alcohol.
However, what officers did not know was that Copeland had been practicing sobriety for 20 years and was actually suffering a stroke. When he was taken to the police station, Copeland reportedly struggled to stand and subsequently ended up falling and hitting his head before throwing up. Copeland was taken to Tufts Medical Center where medical professionals also thought he was drunk.
After several hours in the emergency room, doctors determined Copeland was suffering from a stroke which ruled out the cops’ accusations of the 62-year-old being drunk. The stroke resulted in Copeland behind hospitalized for weeks which was followed by him being unable to complete certain daily tasks and ultimately resulted in him having to resign from his job at the MBTA.
The City of Boston launched an internal investigation after being contacted by Copeland’s lawyer, George Leontire. However, the officers weren’t cited for treating Al like he was drunk, but for being negligent in their lack of response when he hit his head on the cell wall.
Copeland received a $1.3 million settlement, but neither the officers nor the City of Boston has been charged in the incident; they quietly dealt with it and dismiss the event.
Album Stream: Cincinnati Rose – ‘BISMILLAH’
In celebration of his daughter’s birthday (July 26), Cincinnati Rose released his debut album, “BISMILLAH,” a term defined as “the Mohammedan way of saying grace” or “a phrase to mention Allah before beginning any action or speech.”
Supported by the previously released single “Mourn for Me,” BISMILLAH, executive produced by Rose’s daughter, Skylar Robin Roscoe, features 11 tracks with contributions from Mike Hiatus, Keem Leamour, Trevor Holmes, Lvcey, and Mizzo with production handled by a$tod, BamBamBeats, Fade Majah, OthelloBeats and XavianBeats.
BISMILLAH serves as a follow-up to Cincinnati Rose’s 2020-project, 4,5,6….EM!!, executive produced by OG.Domo. The project was backed by the records “Sleazy Thoughts” and “G-Code.”
Stream BISMILLAH below.
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