Sunday, 22 April 2018


RIP Nashville artist The Natrix Dream - Gone too soon!

Music artist and director Natrix Dream was fatally shot during the shooting spree massacre by a domestic white terrorist on US soil during the early hours today in the suburb of Antioch in Nashville, Tennessee.

Four people were killed and two others wounded in the attack before local resident James Shaw Jr heroically wrestled the gun away from the shooter forcing him to flee naked on foot.

Natrix was a talented director who recently directed the 'Im Bout It' video for TEST Squad/C75 Live artist OneMike.

Check out his video for his Never Doing Fine track below:

And check out his 'Righteous' project below, download HERE


'I Might' video:

'Last Goodbye' video:

The C75 Live family, inc NOMADS blog, TEST Squad, and Gorilla Army, would like to extend their sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Desilva family and friends. 
Natrix was a legend gone too soon.

Here is the OneMike video Natrix directed. They were due to do a new video shoot together the day Natrix was killed

Thursday, 5 April 2018


OneMike decided to mess around and kill a Lil Uzi Vert track

So, OneMike was messing around in the studio and dropped something dope for y'all. I don't know if you've heard the original, or want to, but this is how an MC does it.

Get his latest single 'Im Bout It' on iTunes here:

Check out the video below:

Check out the sites:


Wednesday, 4 April 2018


A.B.Y.S.S aka ThABYSSness is one of the hottest emcees coming out of the Tri-State area.  She delivers “A Necessary Truth” with every bar and lyric spewed from her mouth, leaving a volcanic eruption in the music scene. 
She is notorious for her passionate, raw, and captivating music. 

She is the image of business, boldness, and rareness with a striking force of phenomenal! Because she is consistently unapologetic with her delivery she has earned great respect from outlets such as REMY Martin, XXL Magazine, Hot97, Atlantic Records, Ruff Ryders, and the legendary Funkmaster Flex!  She has also been named winner of several freestyles including Scott La Rock Jr/C75 Live/Gorilla Gear/MJs Hip Hop Connex 'My Philosophy Challenge' and  winner of Funkmaster Flex Car & Music Showcase Tour.

For the past 7 years ThABYSSness devoted her time to music and claimed herself Hip Hop heroine all over the world from New York to Florida, to the UK to Australia, and Africa.

Her lengthy music catalog including her latest single release “Black America” off her forthcoming EP “Black Suits  is co-signed by several labels. This is just the beginning for ThABYSSness!


Muddy Beatz Magazine issue 21 available for order NOW

Muddy Beatz Magazine issue 21 is now available to order for digital and physical copies.
Featuring an exclusive 2 page interview with C75 Live's Cuban Pete.

Click the pic to go to the order page:

Check out the 'Feelin Good' video from cover star Demun Jones below:

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Jabbo reveals MACnificent tracklist - Release party info

TEST Squad / CTC member, Jabbo Tha Macnificent revealed the tracklist for what turns out to be a double album called Jabbo & his MACnificent Friends.

See if you can decipher his handwriting below: (click pic to zoom)

C75 Live/TEST Squad members Cuban Pete and OneMike are on there of course with a ton of other guests on this feature filled compilation.

If you're in the Tennessee area get down to The Revelry on the 25th March for the album release party. With plenty of live performers as well as some special guests its sure to be a great night.
Peep the flyer below:

Sunday, 11 March 2018

NewStart TalkShow interview - OneMike talks about being misunderstood

Watch this revealing interview with T.E.S.T. Squad and Black Hoody Enterprize founder 
OneMike on the NewStart TalkShow.
Mike speaks on how he is often misunderstood, how he got the hook up on thisis50, and what annoys him about the current rap game.

The NewStart TalkShow is a relatively new show that really gets its interviewees to open up and be honest while dropping jewels for aspiring artists on the come up.

Interviewer King D Son says "I was tired of my old lifestyle and felt like I needed a NewStart That's when i decided to create the TalkShow, giving people the opportunity to tell their story because maybe they also thought about changing their lives. Welcome to NewStart TalkShow. Where we turn our past into Success."

Check out the OneMike interview below and subscribe to the NewStart TalkShow YouTube channel HERE

Darius Southerland, better known as King D Son, is an independent song writer and records his own music. His music is based on life and issues that he would face before and after the 2004 death of his older brother. Darius's motivation for music was from the feedback that he received from producing music for listeners from the trenches of everyday life and reality. 

He also managed and decided to successfully write and produce an independent motion film about the struggles throughout his life for the people that can actually relate or have experienced similar lifestyle.

OneMike is sponsored by Gorilla Gear
Shop here - gorillagearshop

Friday, 9 March 2018

Winner of the My Philosophy Challenge is - A.B.Y.S.S. Tha Byssness

Back in January Scott LaRock Music Group, C75 Live, Gorilla Gear, & MJ's Hip Hop Connex announced the #MyPhilosophyChallenge. 
Entrants were asked to upload a 1 minute video of themselves rapping a verse to the 'My Philosophy' beat by B.D.P..

The winner was offered a bunch of dope prizes including 6 Blog Placements (inc,,, and,1 free mixtape placement on Spinrilla,an interview on NYC radio, and a Gorilla Gear goody bag of t-shirts/hoody/CDs!!! 

There were a number of entries including one with a very creative video, freestyles and writtens, and one that used a different beat altogether. After much deliberation the judges decided and are proud to announce the winner is.... 
A.B.Y.S.S. aka ThAbyssness

Check out  the video below to see all the entries and see if you agree:

To connect with and find out more about A.B.Y.S.S. check out her site and social media links below:
Abyss Facebook
Abyss Instagram
Abyss Soundcloud
Abyss Twitter
Abyss YouTube

and check out the sites:

C75 Live Instagram

Gorilla Gear Shop
Gorilla Gear / Official Gorilla Army Facebook
Gorilla Gear / Official Gorilla Army Instagram

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

GRIND CITY TV: Me In 60 - Cuban Pete

Grind City Entertainment Studio is a creative space that specializes in partnerships with aspiring and established professionals such as filmmakers and producers to deliver a controlled, professional production filming location for cutting edge interactive media projects.

Grind City also delivers training and mentoring courses and programs designed to help newcomers to digital media find and develop their voice and credentials to land positions within the top media outlets such as MTV, BET, and FUSE. 

Grind City is a subsidiary of JPBTV, Pennsylvania's longest running ASCAP licensed independent media outlet.

One of their outlets for artists is 'Me In 60', a 60 second long short where fans can get to know an artist that Grind City promotes through their site and social media outlets.

Below is the latest in the series done for C75 Live and FNBG Records artist Cuban Pete. Check it out and if you feel you or you're artists could benefit from something similar contact them via the form on their website HERE



New Music: Graveyard Shifter - Gotham Dark season 2 - Stream

Graveyard Shifter dropped his latest project today, on the day of his birth.
Gotham Dark (Season 2) continues the ongoing saga of a being who is not the same as us.

C75 Live alumni, Graveyard Shifter, an archiect of a unique flow called "tombstone raps" is driven by the knowledge of mythology, philosophy,intellectuality and the abundance of concepts within his memory data banks. he dubs his style of music Retro futuristic sino american raps where he delves into at times futuristic sounding beats displaying the art of flow and knowledge

Have you ever looked in the mirror and asked yourself will the image in the mirror talk back?
Am i alone in this universe? Who am I? What am I?

Press play and join Graveyard Shifter as he takes you through a mad mans attempt to understand all of those wonderings and more.

Artwork for the project is by

Stream below and download HERE


Tuesday, 6 February 2018


DJ EnYouTee dropped the latest episode of his No Ideas Original Radio Show this week featuring none other than Cuban Pete's latest track 'The Devil Is Dope'.

With special guest Maylay Sparks, the musical line up featured a talented array of artists including Skyzoo, DOOM, Apathy, Planet Asia, Nature, Evidence, PRhyme, Gab Gotcha, and many more in nearly three hours of music and Hip Hop talk.

The "No Ideas Original" Radio Show every Saturday Night From 1AM-3AM EST. 
Live Stream Can Be Heard Around The World At

Stream the show below:

DJ Enyoutee Facebook
No Ideas Original on Podmatic

Tuesday, 23 January 2018


Cuban Pete drops new video 'The Devil Is Dope'
Second track off the upcoming Renaissance Man mixtape.

The storming track is produced by Streetdemon Beats and mixed & mastered to perfection by fellow Gorilla Army head D.Original Mr.Blue, who is also featured on the mixtape.

The track features  a cosign from Scott LaRock Jr at the end of the last verse, where he gives a shoutout after a reference to the street sign that was raised in his fathers honor last year. C75 Live (Cuban Pete's imprint), FNBG Records (the label he's signed to), and SLR Music Group (Scott Jr's label), work closely together.

Check out the video below and download the track HERE

Cover art by


Sunday, 21 January 2018

ECKB / Zu Ninjaz presents IRIE - The Game (VIDEO) / Its Nuffin (STREAM)

Irie drops a double whammy with 'The Game' and 'Its Nuffin'.

Irie has been in the game a while now. Also known as Dre Street, Dremalino, and 5Ft Hyper Sniper. He is part of the ODB affiliated group Zu Ninjaz and also part of supergroup East Coast Killa Beez (read about them HERE).

Check out his new video for The Game below:

On 'Its Nuffin' Irie is joined by Judah Priest and Zomb G, and also features Dijohn and Smoke.
The track is taken off Zomb G's upcoming 'Z Code' project.
Stream below and buy the track HERE.

Artwork for the track is by

Irie / Dre Street Facebook

Sunday, 14 January 2018

SLR Music Group, C75 Live, MJs Hip Hop Connex, & Gorilla Gear present the #myphilosophychallenge


On the brand page @slrmusicgroup on Instagram they recently ran a challenge called the #noneofyallbetterchallenge
People have been hitting up SLR Head Scott LaRock Jr asking if they are doing another one and the answer is Yes!!! The #MyPhilosophyChallenge

SLR Music Group, C75 Live, Gorilla Gear, & MJ's Hip Hop Connex are offering: 
1 free mixtape placement on @Spinrilla 
an interview on NYC radio
and a Gorilla Gear goody bag of t-shirts/hoody/CDs!!!

To enter all you have to do is:
Submit A 1 Minute Video Of Yourself Freestyling To The "My Philosophy" Instrumental
Tag @scottlarockjr @slrmusicgroup @c75designs @officialgorillaarmy & @mjshiphopconnex on instagram 
(Links at bottom of post)
And Make Sure U Follow Those Pages!

#myphilosophychallenge #slrmusicgroup #c75live 

LET'S GO!!!! 

                and check out the sites:

C75 Live Instagram

Gorilla Gear Shop
Gorilla Gear / Official Gorilla Army Facebook
Gorilla Gear / Official Gorilla Army Instagram

Thursday, 4 January 2018


OneMike has blessed the site with exclusive 24 hour access to his new video for his single 'I'm Bout It' before it explodes webwide!

T.E.S.T. Squad leader and an integral part of the C75 Live imprint, Mike has been going hard since the release of his 'The Horse Of A Different Color' collab album.

Track produced by Nox
Video co-directed by Natrix Dream and OneMike
Cover art by   

Stream the video below and download the single on iTunes HERE 
OneMike is sponsored by Gorilla Gear and can be seen wearing the OG logo hoody in the video. 

You can purchase it HERE

Win a chance to win free Gorilla Gear including tshirts, a hoody, and CDs. 
Find out more HERE

OneMike Facebook
OneMike Bandcamp
Natrix Dream Facebook
Natrix Dream Bandcamp

Tuesday, 2 January 2018


To celebrate the holiday season Gorilla Gear are giving away a pack of Gorilla Gear to one lucky winner who will receive an OG logo t-shirt and OG logo hoody, plus a selection of Gorilla Army CD's, and they'll be the first to rock the new shirt design coming in 2018.

Gorilla Gear is the brainchild of D.Original Mr.Blue who is the head of music crew Gorilla Army. He recruited MC/designer Cuban Pete into the group and together they came up with a new line of merch to represent the team.

Gorilla Gear also sponsors upcoming emcee OneMike. Mike is the head of his own T.E.S.T. Squad and affiliated with C75 Live. You can catch his new single Im Bout It on iTunes HERE.

You can enter the competition in 3 easy steps:
1. Follow @officialgorillaarmy on instagram

2. Like the @itstheofficialgorillaarmy page on Facebook
3. Share this post/picture using the hashtag #officialgorillagear

The winner will be tracked down via social media on 24th January 2018 so get sharing and tag your friends

Stream and download the Men Of Honor mixtape below:

Monday, 1 January 2018


Bobby Fuego releases 'I Am Hip Hop'
The Brooklyn born MC, now residing in Knoxville Tennessee, drops a dope collection of collabs to see in the new year!

Bobby says "I Am Hip Hop features some of  the dopest independent/underground artists I've had the pleasure of meeting and working with. This is just a prequel to the upcoming, highly anticipated Substance Abuse album coming soon!"

"Proceeds from this album will go towards the funding for Substance Abuse. Help me continue to make great music with great artists!!"

In 2017 Bobby featured on the Cuban Pete posse cut 'Camo Print Kicks' and Cuban is honoured to return the favour by setting off this collection right on the first verse.

Stream the project below or purchase HERE

Bobby Fuego Facebook