Jack Gregory is a twenty-year-old writer from Nashville, TN living in Jersey City, NJ. Jack has worked in the music industry for five-years now, serving as an A&R, manager, publicist, and creative director. Find him on socials @GACKJREGORY.
Representing for Arkansas in our pages today is the duo of Little Rock’s D Mitch and Blytheville’s Bic Fizzle, who has become one of the very biggest artists in the state since signing to Gucci Mane’s The New 1017 more than a year ago. Both Mitch and Fizzle have been remarkably consistent over the past year and change, showing their versatility and desire to take their music further than their neighborhoods and are not scared to invest in themselves. Despite being from opposite parts of the state, Fizzle and Mitch are united by an unmistakable hustler’s chemistry with the humble confidence that comes with being the best at what you do. I hope this is not the last collaboration between D Mitch and Bic Fizzle and certainly look forward to what else is coming soon for each artist respectively.
Landing in our pages yet again today is Georgia artist Rollin’ Ajay who has greatly matured and polished his sound over the past few years, cutting his teeth in music as an engineer and producer for many of the south’s biggest names, developing a very keen ear for song structure, and thrust himself into the spotlight, telling his soul-searching truths through laid-back flows. He has placed himself onto the radars of many for his easy-going, conversational delivery, making each listener feel as if he’s speaking directly to them. On his latest project Spinach, Cabbage, Lettuce, Ajay sets himself apart from his previous catalog showing the great leaps he has made as an artist over the last twelve months, calling upon numerous features as well including YGTUT, Witchitaw Slim, Heavy Crownz, Ray Lanoire, Jigga P, and Laxx P who each contribute different perspectives and styles to the twelve-track offering that presents many points of view from the many who contributed to it as artists. Ajay brought the video for the project’s title track, which features Chattanooga, Tennessee heavy-hitter YGTUT whose style fits nicely alongside Ajay’s and I hope this is not the last collaboration we see between the two of them.
Landing in our pages today is Milesisbae with his animated new track “Obsessed!” laced with production courtesy of Atlanta’s 14Golds who has been on fire the past year, perhaps most notably with his production for Bear1Boss among many others, helping orchestrate a new sound for this generation of Atlanta artists and producers who have had a front seat to witness more than a decade of innovation. Miles’ delivery is lively and regularly shifts in pitch and cadence while being held together by energetic ad-libs adding an additional layer of excitement to the track. Miles return comes after moving back to Richmond, Virginia after spending a large amount of time in Atlanta. He has an upcoming show at Blue Bones Vintage in Richmond which is sure to help reignite his local support.
Landing fresh in our pages today is KFamouz who with the help of D.C.’s ClockWork Productions brought his visual for “Real Clean” to life. The Atlanta-based artist effortlessly glides atop the LoudPack produced instrumental, landing bar after bar with his staccato flow, boasting about the life he lives while giving out trap tactics and refusing to tone down his confidence. Famouz has been building up a strong catalog of music videos that show the many versatile sides to his flow and beat selection and looks to expand upon this greater with his upcoming album You’ll Understand Later which is slated to release later this year. I can’t wait to hear him reveal more layers of his sound and continue to stretch himself vocally and hope he keeps his foot firmly pressed on the gas through the end of 2022.
DRE-SKI’s latest album “For What It’s Worth” is out now! The album shows off his creative skills and range. The song “Not In The Mood” was his debut single and is the intro to the album. The single is inspired by the feelings he has had towards people or situations in life. The visual attached to the single was filmed by his videographer “Virtue The Artist” who has been producing his video content for the last six years. The visual shows a very serious yet poised side of DRE-SKI. His desire to succeed is what keeps him going. Listen to the album and be sure to follow him on social media @thereal_dreski to keep up with all of his future releases.
Brooklyn-born-and-raised artist Kendu Harrell lands fresh in our pages today, armed with his emotional and evocative new project Me, Myself, & Art that takes us on a nine-track journey through Kendu’s psyche, m0tivations, and anxieties giving us a rich view of the man Harrell has become and the direction he wants to take his creativity in. While he attacks a variety of instrumental styles and tempos, there is a consistent sonic undertone of rich authentic sounds and clever instrumentation, not entirely derived from artificial sources as many songs are in this day and age, while still giving us a variety of moods and changing pace from time to time to keep our respective attention’s focused on the messages at hand. He paints pictures of struggle and strife but does not wallow in the reality, rather giving you a raw and uncut glimpse of his struggles but offering solutions to move past them. This project took two years for Harrell to make which is evident from the abundance of soul that fill his words presented in a polished and easy to digest manner, dispensing great wisdom while not teetering to pretentiousness. Kendu calls on various situations throughout his life, pulling the …
Landing in our pages today from Chicago is Calid B. whose groovy, up-tempo afro-beats tunes are sure to give you the feel-good fix you’ve been looking for as his warm melodic baritone gives the track a welcoming atmosphere and his vocals are contrasted nicely by the featuring artist Sam Thousand whose higher-pitched delivery is every bit as lively as the instrumental. This single builds up to Calid’s upcoming project PLANTAPES that builds upon his beloved 2016 and 2018 albums, AfroBang and Son of Songolon respectively, and most recently his 3Peat EP which was his last offering beyond “Krazy,” and another single in 2021, but it should be exciting to hear how his sound has evolved while continuing to include the classic elements of his sound that fans have enjoyed for six years now. His music has made it all over the world, obviously having strongholds in both Africa for the sound and all over America as he is based here, but it was his inclusion on the NBA 2K soundtrack that helped begin to take his music to all corners of the earth. I cannot wait for PLANTAPES and definitely will be adding “Krazy” to my playlists.
Surging out of Houston, Texas and landing in our pages today is Marco Flex who at the age of twenty-one has made quite the name for himself both in his hometown and across the country, most recently unloading his track “UP!” which features Stunna 4 Vegas who keeps the energy high. O-ShotYou teamed up with TeoShotThis to bring the raucous visual to life, matching the mood and intensity of the artists well. I look forward to seeing where Marco Flex builds from here and am excited to watch him continue to lead the “New Houston” movement which he is at the forefront of. If you enjoyed this track I would definitely recommend checking out Marco’s biggest track to date “All Day” and the rest of his blossoming catalog.