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Jack Gregory

Jack Gregory is a twenty-year-old writer from Nashville, TN living in Atlanta, GA. Find him on socials @GACKJREGORY.

331 posts by

Jack Gregory

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Snowboard – [GMF FatBoy] ft. [Big Yavo]

By Jack Gregory // 2 Apr 2021

Birmingham’s hottest heavy-set rappers Big Yavo and GMF FatBoy came together for a flurry of bars over their new collaboration “Snowboard” that has been hotly anticipated by their city for weeks now and Niles Bryant continues to prove to be Birmingham’s kingmaker as GMF FatBoy is quickly positioning himself to be one of the next to blow and this is just another artist in a series of many dating back to Luh Soldier when Niles started his channel. This is Yavo and FatBoy’s second collaborative effort after their initial track “Topic” put FatBoy on the map. Tuscaloosa based producer TAV and Birmingham based produced came together to produce this beat and each of them have been cornerstones of creating their area’s very distinctive sound that allows artists like Yavo, FatBoy and so many others to unload bar after bar while remaining turnt up, but leaving enough openness for the artist to do whatever they please. Both of these artists are untouchable on the punchline front and are two of the main reasons outside of Mobile that I contend that Alabama has the best lyricists around. I am really looking forward to hearing a full-length project from Fatboy and think his …

Old Wop – [CrimePaid PK]

By Jack Gregory // 26 Mar 2021

It is pretty well understood at this point that pretty much all artistic trends just go in cycles and much of it has to do with nostalgia, the music artists cut their teeth listening to, etc., and it is very clear within the underground rap undercurrents that the classic, original trap sound dating back to early Gucci Mane, Future, Young Thug, and even lesser appreciated artists like Ca$hOut all began over a decade ago that was criminally under-appreciated on both a mainstream and critical level. However there have been quite a few artists dabbling with that classic sound, aiming to restore the feeling that this music once provided back in the day while simultaneously approaching it with new flows and styles to build on the artistic achievements of those who came before. Earlier this week I wrote about OTL Beezy and Max2k10’s collaboration “Go Best Friend” and I have already stumbled on more stainless Max2k10 production, this time for buzzing Nashville rapper CrimePaid PK who came together with Max for PK’s latest HoodrichPlug premiered track “Old Wop” where PK skates over the adequately titled track given the sound of the production. PK shines with his rapid-fire trap bars, managing to …

CASHIN OUT – [MuddyMya] prod. [CashCache] [Mexikodro]

By Jack Gregory // 26 Mar 2021

MuddyMya has been creating a wave of her own in the undercurrents of Atlanta’s ‘SoundCloud’ scene if you will and has been building her impeccable brand and aesthetic through a series of stunning visuals and has impressed musically with her gentle, sing-songy flows and top-notch beat selection. She came together with the plugg-father-and-son of Mexikodro and CashCache for a sanguine and upbeat collaboration that was crafted perfectly for Mya to float over, flexing her endless bag of cadences and effortless ability to inflect her vocals with and without the assistance of autotune. I really hope Mya continues to dabble with the plugg-sound and would love to hear at least an EP of her skating over happy plugg beats and even collaborating with more of the artists in Atlanta who are also helping reignite that wave.

Through The Wire – [Nym Lo] ft. [Smoke DZA]

By Jack Gregory // 26 Mar 2021

New York artist Nym Lo is back with a new Smoke DZA assisted visual entitled “Through the Wire” although the song is not a remix of the famed Kanye West song of the same name. Instead Lo and DZA take turns spewing their wisdom and painting their pictures of struggle over the slow-burning and saxophone powered instrumental that is perfectly suited both in pace and tone for this pair of lyrical titans to attack. Nym Lo spoke on the lavishness of this visual saying, “That was a real big day for me because Ii surprised wifey and put four carats on her finger to let her know our shit is bulletproof. And I had the white double R out front, a $4,000 velvet Gucci blazer with the loafs to match and all my people there, so I told DZA we ain’t gon‘ get a vibe like this again no time soon. I had Frankie Fire pull up and capture that hood opulence. Everything worked out perfect and a dope visual came out of a special moment in my real life!” Keep an eye out for Nym Lo’s upcoming project next month High Horse 2 and add “Through the Wire” to all of your playlists. 

Makin’ Drugs – [HerDrug] [MoneyMakinMyles]

By Jack Gregory // 26 Mar 2021

We often write about how crowded and talented the Atlanta rap scene is across the board but even more densely populated with budding superstars is the group of producers from the city, ranging from mainstream mainstays to underground icons, it is very difficult for a producer to stand out with his beats and perhaps even more difficult for one to build his brand from behind a laptop, but East Atlanta native MoneyMakinMyles is a very young exception to that standard and is making a name for himself in studio rooms all over the city because of his sheer musical versatility and unending charisma. Almost every young Atlantan you can think of has probably recorded or had a session with Myles and is very quickly putting himself on the map as a both identifier and developer of young artists and the most recent case is with Southside Atlanta artist HerDrug who came together with Myles for a new joint project titled Makin’ Drugs.  This tape was my introduction to HerDrug and at ten tracks with no features Drug’s ability to make music in numerous lanes is on full display, hopping on a variety of Myles beats showing he can make music at …

Deleted – [Lamu]

By Jack Gregory // 24 Mar 2021

Nashville’s Lamu has quietly been carving out a solid underground fanbase in his hometown and online with his witty, streetwise lyricism and impeccable beat selection, largely borrowing from the Detroit sound with support from FullyLoadedTana and LoadMeUpIV who have been cornerstones in the Motor City’s production style from the Music City, most recently with Tana’s unforgettable production on BabyFace Ray’s new mixtape Unfuckwithable, supplying the beats for arguably the two best songs “IYKYK” and “Like Daisy Lane.” Lamu’s (aka Bertheolamu) latest track and visual for “Deleted” is definitely my favorite track from him yet as he glides over the happy and uptempo instrumental and attacks the beat with supreme confidence, boasting and belittling bar-by-bar. Dandoozled shot the simple yet turnt visual that shows off Lamu’s impenetrable charisma and has me looking forward to him being more consistent with his visual output going forward.

Runnin’ Thru 6 – [Blueface Bolo]

By Jack Gregory // 24 Mar 2021

East Atlanta’s Blueface Bolo is keeping up the consistency with his newest CAMPLIFE TV directed video “Runnin Thru 6” where he pops his shit over the trunk-shaking instrumental, boasting his accomplishments and giving other hustlers the blueprint at the same time. For the past year now Bolo has been dropping at a steady rate and grinding out a continuously growing fanbase and is well on his way to becoming an even more established artist in the city, especially if he continuous to model his prolific release patterns and continue to make even better videos as he goes along. I am looking forward to him dropping another project this year and diversifying his sound even more with better production that will help him stand out from the crowded Atlanta scene.

Go Best Friend – [OTL Beezy]

By Jack Gregory // 24 Mar 2021

Lafayette, Louisiana’s OTL Beezy has been one of the most menacing and fashion forward artists in the underground world and has been earning a reputation as a beloved character to many who fancy a grim and dark sound as he has favored ominous and sinister production in the past, but with his latest visual for “Go Best Friend” Beezy headed in a more upbeat direction with the help of one of my new favorite producers Max2k10 who, as his name suggests, is leaning in on many of the production tropes that made the era that his name falls in such a special time in music history, while still building on it and making it more exciting and sonically up to par with today’s instrumental standards. Beezy’s performance on his track is as good as he has ever given as his hook is simply catchy as hell and he rode the beat expertly while maintaining his eerie flow but being a little more animated in his delivery. “Go Best Friend” is one of my favorite songs in a minute and I sincerely hope that we can get a Beezy and Max2k10 project at some point in the future and I think …

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