HDBeenDope has dropped his newest freestyle release “BDB” marking the official launch of Roc Nation’s cross-country takeover of rap music freestyle platform, From The Block.

The video is set in front of visual artist Floyd Simmons’ iconic mural in Yonkers. Erected near the Calgary Municipal Housing complex where the late rapper used to reside, the carefully curated shooting location brings the DMX-themed takeover back to its roots.

The “BDB” release brims with hidden Earl Simmons easter eggs – from canine spottings to HD’s powerful self-produced beat that blends a special DMX sample with HD’s sharp bar-for-bar lyricism. The freestyle is a culmination of HD’s previous work honoring NY legends, which includes paid tributes to DMX in collaboration with Bronx designers and stylists for his “Can’t Get Rid of Me” music video released earlier this year.

Representing his native New York, HDBeenDope’s freestyle is the first of his fellow labelmates releases whose freestyles will be dropping later this week. Each freestyle blends together a whirlwind of bespoke visuals, electrifying sonic elements, and unique storytelling for a unified celebration of the late DMX.

Fans can expect brand-new, unreleased music from Kalan.FrFr, KentheMan, Vic Mensa and Reuben Vincent in the nationwide campaign.

“BDB” marks the conclusion of HD’s explosive year studded with an array of powerful singles such as “Can’t Get Rid of Me” ft. Fergie Baby, “Locked In,” and ”Happening” ft. Connie Diiamond – all three as bonus releases from the New York rapper’s anniversary extended release of What Can They Say dropped earlier this year. The stream of red-hot singles continues HD’s exponential growth as hip hop’s next leader of the pack – undeniably underscored by his massively successful breakout track, “Mamba” that set the sports world ablaze with the support of Jimmy Butler, Patrick Mahomes, LeBron James, the LA Dodgers, Brooklyn Nets, and a whole league itself, the NFL.

With artists like DJ Khaled and Rapsody in his corner, a decorated performance history with the BET Hip-Hop Awards, Rolling Loud, Lola Brooke, King Combs, among others, and a special project with GRAMMY-award winning producer PLUSS on the way, HD shows no signs of stopping as he enters 2024.