SEARCH FOR: $NOT

BGB – [Keshore] [Prod. Eem Triplin]

There are more than a handful of notable groups in the rap world, and fans know that when they release music, it most likely includes everyone in the collective. On the other hand, artists who go on tour together typically can’t help but get close and become true homies, ultimately resulting in making music with one another. While they might not consider themselves in an official “group”, their musical styles typically rub off on one another, and magic is made quite often. For Keshore, he has been running with $NOT and his squad for years and considering they have made some songs that are undeniable hits, I was just waiting for Ke to team up with another homie on the road. Of course, I’m talking about Eem Triplin, a producer and rapper who has not only paved the way for some of $NOT’s biggest songs but someone who has also been making absolute waves over the past year or so in his own rap career. To wrap up this tangent, I came across Ke’s song “BGB” which was produced by Eem, and man, it is everything I had ever hoped for and more. The beat is simply intoxicating, leaking into …

Vivid – [Rich Brian] ft. [$NOT]

After first thinking Rich Brian was nothing more than a meme rapper (but a talented one at that), I have watched him turn a career built on individuality into one of the most captivating and multifaceted tenures in the entire music business. I mean, his story is already fascinating with the fact that he moved to America alone at only 17 years old from his home in Indonesia, learning English online. Determined to make an impact on this world, Brian has become a mainstay in the hip-hop world, collaborating with world-renowned icons like 21 Savage, Playboi Carti, Offset, and more as well as putting on performances at legendary venues and festivals all around the globe. While I admittedly don’t listen to him on my own very often, he is someone that I never overlook or underestimate, either, so when I realized that he teamed up with $NOT on his brand-new self-produced single “Vivid”, I wasn’t going to miss out. Over a uniquely soothing instrumental that changes up at the perfect time to add some energy to the track, Brian shows off both his rapping and singing abilities without breaking a sweat, and when $NOT comes in for his verse, he …

Let You Know – [Eem Triplin] ft. [$NOT]

As time has gone on, Eem Triplin has steadily made a name for himself as one of the most exciting up-and-coming rappers in the entire music industry. Thanks to a mixture of his own inventive production, extremely clean music videos, and one-of-a-kind sound, he is a name that people haven’t overlooked since he first got behind a mic not too long ago. If his name sounds familiar, that’s because he is one of the main masterminds behind some of $NOT’s most viral and impressive jams, crafting instrumentals for songs like “Revenge”, “Benzo”, and many more. As Eem has continued to see his stock price rise while releasing banger after banger, I had no choice but to constantly wonder if he’d actually hop on a song with the Florida phenom at some point this early in his rap career. Well, considering they’ve been with each other more than ever before (See $NOT’s music video for his latest song “Simple”), it seems only fitting that they finally got a song in, and the result of their creative brilliance is a record called “Let You Know”. The production features some characteristic organs, succinct drums, and unique percussion, all of which come together to …

MMM – [Keshore]

I’m grateful for countless people in this industry, from managers to A&Rs to other writers to producers and even the artists themselves, I have had the utmost pleasure of getting the opportunity to meet, who I consider, some of the highest-tiered individuals. While you might hear others say that this business is cutthroat, I have been lucky enough to feel the opposite, because the majority of people I come in contact with are always so open, amazing, and try to help me out when I need it. Thanks to this, I have formed friendships with people that I was once only a fan of (and still very much am), and even if they’re from different cities or states, we try our best to tap in whenever we get the chance. Out of everyone, Keshore is someone I consider one of my better homies, and even though he lives the busy life of a rock star, we still find time to catch up every now and then. After seeing his cameo in $NOT’s latest music video, I shot him a text to find out what he had on his radar, and less than 24 hours after he told me he had …

SIMPLE – [$NOT]

Over the past few years, I have found myself heavily supporting various artists, but some of these musicians have taken the crown as some of my personal favorites. Whether we’re talking hyperpop artists like ericdoa or glaive, Detroit phenoms like Icewear Vezzo or Babyface Ray, or all-around game changers like Yeat or Dro Kenji, I have a never-ending influx of great music to listen to. Out of all these emcees that I have gone all-in on, $NOT is one of the first names that comes to mind because he has seriously been one of the most innovative emcees in the world, and his dexterity never fails to amaze me. His album Ethereal dropped in February of this year, and as much as I loved it, it seems like he has been on a victory lap to celebrate the project’s success rather than dropping too many new tracks, so when I come across a fresh record, you already know I am not going to miss out. Just the other day, he dropped his third track since February’s album entitled “Simple”, and the bouncy saturnn and Wick Katana-produced instrumental is flawless, which is an adjective that could describe $NOT’s contributions just as …

White Chalk & Yellow Tape – [Taleban Dooda]

Florida has always been a massive hub for talent, but it’s amazing to me that so many people underappreciate the diverse sounds that come from the Southern state. Obviously, there are artists like Kodak Black, Hotboii, and 9lokknine, but then there are emcees like $NOT, Cochise, Denzel Curry, Pouya, the late, great XXXtentacion, and so many other icons that should have all more than proven that there isn’t even close to one singular genre labeling the scene down there. It’s just a breeding ground of stars, so even though it’s hard to say what my own personal preference is as far as the types of styles being brought to life, all I can say is that all of these musicians are really doing so much to push the rap genre to the next level. Taleban Dooda is one emcee who seems to get underappreciated as well because although he has a similar drawl to that of Kodak or 9lokk, he proves that he’s not simply a clone: he’s unique, creative, and imaginative. Dooda is still grinding every day to take the next step in his career, but after releasing his mixtape White Chalk & Yellow Tape, I think he took …

Ahhhhh – [wifisfuneral]

Although other parts of the world are more widely renowned for being major destinations for hip-hop artists and rappers, I can confidently say that Florida is one state that has bred a completely different type of musician. So many underground legends have come from the southern mecca, and I would even go as far as to say that the underground movement that later turned into the “SoundCloud Rap” era began there and never really left. The different levels in Florida are insane, including household names like Denzel Curry, Rick Ross, and Kodak Black. Then there are underground legends like the late XXXtentacion, Pouya, and wifisfuneral, SoundCloud era artists that have somewhat died down like Smokepurpp and Lil Pump, well-known yet still not quite mainstream emcees including $NOT, Cochise, and Ski Mask the Slump God, and the list could go on forever. What stands out the most to me is the fact that I could listen to almost any single one of these spitters and not only thoroughly enjoy myself, but be transported back to a different part of my life where they were some of the only people I was bumping. Although some of these artists have careers that are …

If You Go – [Eem Triplin]

If you’re somehow not hip to Eem Triplin at this point in time, you must be either living under a rock or not tapped in with the hottest up-and-comers that are making a case as to why they mean serious business. Way back in 2014, Eem got his career off to a start by downloading FL Studio, but things didn’t really get going until about a year later when he started uploading his beats to YouTube. The journey has been long but also fruitful as he began to form a close friendship and work relationship with $NOT, becoming one of his go-to producers for some of his biggest hits to date, but Eem seems to be the type of talent who never wants to box himself in or confine himself to a singular lane in the music industry. A few years after getting his production footing, he began to rap over his own beats, showcasing a talent that he clearly has on lock as well, and after grinding for years to reach a larger audience, he finally began to see some glowing feedback from his cult following. It also helps that he went viral on social media platforms like TikTok …

Tino Szn Returns With Visuals To “Drowning Out”

Lately, I have fallen in love with producers who become artists. Tino Szn started off as a producer at the age of 14, in less than a year, he began to rap and things took off ever since. Signed to DaBaby’s label South Coast Music Group, the rising star has released numerous projects like 4 Seasons, while he was still a senior in high school. Not only has Tino gained a strong fan base worldwide, but he also received co-signs from Florida rapper $NOT. Recently, the buzzing artist released his latest project Sentient, which showcases his versatile sound and eclectic production style which blends Rage Beats, Pop Punk, and HyperPop. With over 15 tracks including his successful singles “Zetsu”, “Vetements Coats”, and “Crash The Party”, Tino Szn’s mesmerizing sound and catchy flow are why you should keep your eyes out for him in 2022. Today, Tino released the music video to his single “Drowning Out” via Youtube. Directed by FoolWithTheCamera, Tino acts as a soft-spoken pool boy working on the property of a beautiful woman while performing the track in a collage of fast cuts and trippy angles. The video is also based on Nick Cannon and Christina Milian’s film, Love Don’t Cost a Thing. You can …

Immaculate – [$NOT]

Over the last couple of years, it’s hard to think of an up-and-coming artist who has had more success in this industry than $NOT. He had already built quite the legacy with his series of mixtapes prior to worldwide fame and his cult following was always as strong and loyal as it gets, but it almost felt like a switch was flipped and he instantly took off, soaring to heights that I knew he’d eventually get to, I just didn’t realize it would be as quick as it turned out to be. First off, I’m a massive $NOT fan and have been for years, but I honestly don’t know what it was that really took him to the next level. I think it has to be a mixture of his diverse sonic portfolio and versatility over any instrumental placed in front of him, but I also think that the connections he has been able to make throughout the years have had to help him grow and expand his name much further than other emcees that were in a similar position as him. One way or another, $NOT is now a household name and I couldn’t be more excited for him, …