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Beautiful Havoc – [$NOT]

I’m somewhat new to the world of $NOT’s music, but despite my novice outlook, I’ve been listening to him so much that I feel like I have a somewhat strong grasp of his insane talents across the board. He brings a sort of underworld style to beats that are often anything but demonic, often utilizing West Coast bops while also incorporating more fitting, dark and ominous instrumentals that give listeners a completely polarizing look into his creative mind. While his album Beautiful Havoc has been out for almost a week, at this point, I’ve been listening to it almost nonstop, and I wanted to make sure I had a firm understanding of everything he delivers on the project before talking about it. I think I’ve had enough time, finally, and after probably more than fifteen listens from front to back, I can’t wait to dive into the wild sonic world that $NOT paints for us on this album. At 12 songs and almost a half-hour long, he provides fans with a further look at his unbelievable skills, unlike anything we’ve ever heard from him before. He opens up with “Watch Out (Intro)”, a song that uses a haunting, menacing guitar …

Load It Up – [Juicy J] ft. [NLE Choppa]

There are certain artists who were huge long ago in the past but have simply lost steam as the new wave of Hip-Hop and Rap music began to take shape. Although the respect for their classic records remains strong, they just haven’t been able to appeal as much to younger listeners, and although I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, some talents can get understandably frustrated. As for Juicy J, I think he is one of the best examples of adapting and adjusting to a new sound without compromising his talents or style, and even new aged music fans have the utmost respect and appreciation for that. Aside from this, he also has taken certain artists under his wing and has helped as a mentor of sorts, giving them tips and tricks while also learning from them as well. $uicideboy$ is a duo who comes to mind initially, and although there have been some recent hardships that the two camps have faced and lawsuits have been included, you can’t take away the influence that Juicy J has had on them over the years. Most recently, Juicy took his talents back to where it all began in Memphis and decided …

Yakuza – [Do Not Resurrect]

Those of you who have read many of my other articles know that my preference for music contains a wide range of different genres and subgenres. Out of all these different types of music, I go through moments in time where the dark, gritty styles truly just get me, and I go on streaks of listening to artists like $uicideboy$ and Night Lovell nonstop. While the shadowy themes, aggressive demeanors, and ominous vibes that come from many of these artists can be a bit off-putting to some, I can’t help but to dive in headfirst and just surround myself with these hard-hitting offerings. Although the aforementioned artists are getting national recognition and most Rap fans have at least heard of them, there are up and coming acts such as Do Not Resurrect, a young talent who I was recently put onto and have yet to hear a single song by him that I don’t completely and thoroughly enjoy. Most recently, this past weekend, he dropped off a track entitled “Yakuza”, and his skills are in full effect on this record. There seems to be some sort of sample being utilized right off the bat before DNR comes in to spit …

Walked In – [Germ]

When I was first put onto Germ so many years ago, I was absolutely blown away by his artistry. Although he hails from Atlanta, he definitely doesn’t fit the mold that most music fans grow to expect from the southern city, but that’s what makes him even better, in my opinion. His skateboarding roots definitely contribute to his carefree, rebellious nature, but his energy and always vigorous delivery captivates your brain for the couple of minutes each song he releases lasts for. His production is always carefully picked to bring the most out of his talents, and although they’re typically hardcore, 808-driven beats, they complement his style in the most seamless manner, always elevating each song more than I can even put into words. When Germ released The Hijinx Tape about a month ago, I was so excited to see the brand-new cohesive project that I got my expectations up to almost mind-bending heights. Luckily, he was able to deliver, and I didn’t get my hopes up for nothing. Although I have a hard time placing it in front of Germ Has A Deathwish because that was one of my favorite projects of last year, it continued his legacy and …

Tales From Tha Guttah – [Ramirez]

Out of all the underground labels and collectives, Grey 59 has always been one of my favorites. I was first brought into the G59 world after listening to $uicideboy$ pretty religiously, as ironic as that might sound, and it was through them that I was introduced to the other artists on the roster. Germ probably came next, then Shakewell, and Ramirez was always an act I respected like crazy even though he might’ve been the final artist I was put onto. Through all of their respective music, they bring such diversity to the label without abandoning the collective’s dark, ruthless nature that was what drew me in early on in the first place. Most recently, Ramirez took to Twitter to drop off a brand-new song entitled “Tales From Tha Guttah” as well as an accompanying music video, and this track displays his skills at an all-time high. Rocci produced this underworld hit, using menacingly deep piano keys mixed with mystifying synths, piercing percussion along with an equally earsplitting drum line, and a telltale pitched-down vocal chop that is very characteristic of other members of the label as well. As he begins to spit, his words are delivered in a choppy …

The Hijinx Tape – [Germ]

Germ has always been one of the most underrated but abundantly talented artists in the entire industry, in my own opinion of course. His constantly heightening energetic deliveries add so much vitality to every track he’s a part of, and the speaker knocking production he normally uses brings his music to new levels with every additional release he drops. It made sense when he signed to G59 because he was already closely working with many of the artists on the label, but he has managed to distance himself and create his own path apart from the original style that his labelmates have established. While he fits in perfectly on songs with $uicideboy$, Shakewell, and Ramirez, he always provides a distinct sound that elevates every track he plays a part in. Although Germ doesn’t have a massive number of cohesive projects out at this point, it makes his organized efforts that much more of a spectacle when he does actually drop some sort of mixtape or EP. I was a massive fan of Germ Has a Deathwish as many other music listeners were, and I couldn’t wait to dive into his latest mixtape The Hijinx Tape as soon as it was …

Primordial Ooze – [do not resurrect]

Ever since I got into underground Rap music, I’ve exposed myself to a variety of different subgenres and have an appreciation for most of these different categories. Out of all of them, some of my favorite music has been made by artists like $uicideboy$, Night Lovell, Ghostemane, and others, and I can’t really put a finger on exactly why. I almost feel self-conscious playing songs from artists like them for people I’m not overly familiar with due to a fear of being judged, but I typically do it anyway because, at the end of the day, I don’t truly care what they think of my taste in music. I guess I enjoy this typic of Rap because not only do the beats always go so hard, there’s just so much expression, passion, and emotion behind the dark stories that are delivered, and this adds elements that are just plain and simply missing in other types of Rap music. Although these artists have very deep and constantly growing arsenals of music that fans could never grow tired of, I’m always on the lookout for other talents that are making equally as impressive and unique music. Most recently, my brother put me …

Walked In – [Germ]

Germ has long been one of my go-to favorite rappers in the underground scene. I found him through collaborations with some of my other favorite artists like Pouya and $uicideboy$, and ever since I was put onto his solo music, I haven’t looked back. His energy is absolutely electric, his voice is one of a kind, he can switch his flows up and rap better than most of the other artists in the industry, and his demeanor, although relaxed and typically calm outside of his music, is as sneakily vibrant as his style. No matter if he drops an individual song or has features, he always levels up his counterparts and brings the best out in them because they understand that if they don’t bring their A-game, they’re going to get completely overshadowed and left in the dust. The only negative thing I can say about Germ, in my own selfish opinion, is the fact that he barely has any of his own projects out. While he has singles and features galore, Germ Has a Deathwish is still a mixtape that I constantly return to, even though it is such a short listen. It was just so well put together, …

A Man Rose from the Dead- [Scrim]

I understand that there was a boatload of new music that dropped Thursday night including projects from Future, Polo G, Yung Lean, and many more. While these may overwhelm the media and take all of the attention from most other music that released, the most under the radar project by far is Scrim’s debut solo album A Man Rose from the Dead. Up until this point, Scrim was one half of the infamous duo $uicideboy$, and he continues to be a part of the group of course, but this is the first real taste we have of any sort of solo music from him or his counterpart Ruby. Typically, when artists split off to do their own thing, it’s because they’re maybe tired of having to constantly share the spotlight with the rest of their crew or they believe it’s time that they get to have their own complete control over the creative freedom within their music. For Scrim, neither of these things is really the case. He needed to do this for himself and his own sanity. Those of us who know the constant struggles he has never been shy to talk about in music and interviews, know that …

Outlawz – [Terror Reid] ft. [Pouya]

Throughout my life as a Rap fan, I’ve been put on to different artists in various different ways. Some artists I’ve been put on to by friends, others I’ve come across on social media, or maybe I learned about them because they were featured on a song with an artist I was a fan of and was impressed enough to dive into their individual music. Getter is a musician that I came across in a very unique way, however. Considering I’m a huge fan of Nick Colletti’s online presence and they’re good friends, I took a liking to his antics within random YouTube videos I’d watch before finally deciding that I needed to check out his music. While I’m not a huge EDM fan, some of his songs felt overwhelming at times, but I quickly realized he worked with $uicideboy$, Pouya, and a lot of other artists who I’ve been a fan of for years, so that’s when I really started to enjoy his dynamic abilities as a producer. His ability to make a ridiculous variety of sounds across multiple genres always drew me in, but his skills don’t just stop there. He’s also an abundantly talented rapper, using the …