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Compton Globetrotter – [1takejay]

No matter how far back you might dig, the West Coast music scene hasn’t seemed to really change a crazy amount over the years. Of course there are new names, faces, and things to brag about, but the overall aesthetic of the music is the same at its core as it was even a few decades ago. This may raise some tension with old heads or listeners who are stuck in the “golden era” still, but let me finish my thought before you get too upset. Sure, there are plenty of differences that you could come up with, but the overall formula has remained comparable, but it has been a style that has been loved by millions for years upon years, so if the recipe isn’t broken, don’t fix it. At the same time, it seems like certain emcees have come and gone in what feels like the blink of an eye, so when someone like 1takejay is able to remain relevant and still put out intoxicating music, I can’t help but show my admiration. His latest release comes in the form of his debut studio album Compton Globetrotter, a 14-song effort that lasts almost 37 minutes long. In the …

U-Digg – [Lil Baby] ft. [42 Dugg] & [Veeze]

There are some emcees in the rap world that are simply certified hitmakers, and their levels of fame far exceed anything that I could even fathom in my own life. Bonafide superstars are what I consider these people, and there aren’t too many more beyond the likes of Drake, Kanye, and Jay-Z. Well, although it’s hard to imagine that he is quite there yet because his career is still so young, one rapper who I think is well on his way to a legacy that won’t be forgotten about is Atlanta’s Lil Baby. He just has this star power that translates into any song he jumps on turning to gold, both intangibly and physically. Somehow I was late to his Antt Beatz-produced song “U-Digg”, and while I can’t sit here and claim to tap in with every single release he puts out, I am a massive Detroit rap fan, so considering he recruited 42 Dugg and Veeze to join him, I was shocked that I didn’t know sooner. Dugg isn’t someone who surprises me because this duo has worked together in the past, but Veeze is still so underground and underappreciated, so I was most excited to see what he …

Lil Kee Welcomes New Project ‘Letter 2 My Brother’

If you aren’t familiar with 4PF Lil Kee as of yet, I advise you to get in tune. Last month, he debuted his latest single Letter 2 My Brother which is also the title of his latest project. The Alabama rapper poured out his emotions across the 20-track project with features from 42 Duggs, Lil Durk, Big 30, and his mentor Lil Baby. The rising rapper pours his pain into his lyrics on each track.  “I appreciate everybody for being [patient] with me,” Lil Kee wrote on Instagram when promoting Letter 2 My Brother. “I put my heart and soul in this shit!!!” ‘What You Sayin’ featuring QC megastar Lil Baby has generated a tremendous amount of buzz online. With over 2 million views on Youtube in less than two weeks, Kee’s penmanship shows how far he has grown in his career in a short span of time. His pain fuels his music, and in return, his fans develop a deeper understanding of who Lil Kee really is. Ain’t no way you ‘posed to leave, God can’t do this shit to me/I just wanna sleep forever, only time I see you in my dreams/I just wanna creep forever, wanna be …

Sleazy Flow (Remix) – [SleazyWorld Go] ft. [Lil Baby]

SleazyWorld Go is an artist that I have somehow not tapped in with until now, but after all the moves he has made so far throughout his budding career, I have no clue how he hasn’t come across my radar quite yet. His song “Sleazy Flow” has got to be his biggest hit to date, approaching nearly 50 million streams worldwide while receiving praise from artists like Jack Harlow, Lil Durk, 42 Dugg, Lil Nas X, and Lil Baby, and after tuning in, I understand exactly why it caught on like wildfire. Even though he has been on his grind since 2019, he has really solidified his style unlike anyone else, and once I saw that he got Lil Baby to jump on the remix of the viral banger, I knew it was finally time to take note of all the work he has been putting in. Produced by Rage Santana, this instrumental might be as bare bones as it gets with a menacing piano melody combined with pungent 808s and tapping striking, but simplicity is key, and it is one of the most memorable instrumentals I’ve heard in quite some time. Sleazy’s flow is just so smooth and effortless, …

4PF’s Lil Kee Honor’s His Older brother in “Letter 2 My Brother”

Straight out of Cobb County, GA, Lil Kee is thriving in the rap scene. Widely known for his singles “Fake Sh*t” ft. 42 Dugg and “Catch A Murder” with hundreds of thousands of streams on Spotify and over 5M views combined on Youtube, Kee’s talent continues to improve with each release. Most recently, the 4PF signee released his latest single “Letter 2 My Brother”. Produced by the late multi-platinum hitmaker Turn Me Up Josh, this single displayed a new level of unfiltered emotions. Kee dedicated this track to his late older brother, Lamar, who provided for his parents and his siblings. The melancholic piano chords and wailing guitar riffs mixed with Kee’s powerful lyrics were a beautiful way to honor and carry on his brother’s legacy. “Every song I make, it’s gonna be something about my brother in it,” Kee shared. “I could make a million songs and it’s going to be something about my brother in it – no matter what. I don’t care if it’s a happy song – my brother is going to be in it no matter what.” Kee’s ability to turn his pain into stories and share it in his music is mind-blowing. This summer, …

CMG New Signee Lil Poppa Shares New Project ‘Under Investigation III’

Yo Gotti announced earlier this year that he is scouting new talent for his heavy hitter label CMG. With a roster of successful artists such as Moneybagg Yo, 42 Dugg, Blac Youngsta, EST Gee, and more, Gotti has an ear for great music. Last week, Gotti took to Instagram to share that Jacksonville artist Lil Poppa is the latest signee on his team. On April 27, the 22-year-old rapper released his new project, Under Investigation via CMG Records/Interscope. This mixtape celebrates the third installment of Poppa’s “Under Investigation” series. The 20 song tracklist features guest appearances from Lil Duval and Jdot Breezy. Lil Poppa also had the opportunity to create a song with Yo Gotti on his new project which you can find below. Poppa’s breathtaking melody-driven delivery and unique sound separate him from a lot of the new rappers. Even though Poppa is receiving a lot of buzz after signing with CMG, he has been making a name for himself since 2018. His single “Eternal Living,” featuring Polo G is his biggest song up to date. It’s amazing to see the growth he has accomplished in such a short amount of time. You can stream Lil Poppa’s latest project, Under …

42 Dugg & EST Gee Stunt Hard On “Free The Shiners” Off Upcoming Joint Project

42 Dugg and EST Gee are the duo we never knew we needed. Last month, Yo Gotti and his artist held a conference to announce what we can expect from CMG this year. One of the announcements revealed an upcoming project from 42 Dugg and EST Gee titled Last Ones Left. The CMG labelmates have collaborated in the past on “5500 Degrees”, “Cold Gangsta”.“Members Only,” and “Rose Gold.” Both artists have been making their mark in the music. EST Gee 2021 single “Real as It Gets” by Lil Baby peaked at number 34 on the Billboard hot 100, while Lil Baby’s “Grace” ft 42 Dugg resulted in his first entry in the Billboard Hot 100. This week, both artists revealed the first single and video for their project titled “Free The Shiners” produced by VenoTheBuilder and JB Sauced. So far the Diesel Films directed visuals received 863k views in only two days. It’s not surprising to see the young superstars flexing from a private jet and showcasing their wealth. “Stress Press, Circle Squares, And That’s A Solid Rep. Quarter Large, This B*tch Hitting Hard. She Tryna Not To Stir, I Don’t Care.I Done Dumped On N*ggas With They Mama There, I’ma …

[Mario Kart (Freestyle)] – [whiterosemoxie]

With one of the hottest upcoming scenes in modern music, Michigan has been producing some of hip-hop’s most promising acts over the past few years. From 42 Dugg to Babyface Ray, the creative potential of Detroit seems to be endless – and whiterosemoxie being among the city’s newest class. This week the young artist linked up with Sparky to produce his first offering of 2022, “Mario Kart (Freestyle)” – a flashy and psychedelic visual that showcases one of Michigan’s best new acts. Though known for a style that synthesizes a Playboi Carti-esque style with a Deadstar-era Smokepurpp delivery, whiterosemoxie holds nothing back on his effortless new freestyle. Decorating his laid-back yet confident verse with references covering Mario Kart, women, and everything in-between, whiterosemoxie finds an unlikely harmony with an ominous 16-bit beat. Over booming 808’s and chiptune melodies, whiterosemoxie flexes his natural talents on “Mario Kart (Freestyle)” – providing listeners with both insane visuals and a fitting follow up to Sparky’s Harry Potter-themed SSGKobe freestyle produced last year. Though whiterosemoxie’s last LP TROJAN dropped just last year, hopefully listeners will have more music to look forward to from the budding Detroit artist. Until then, I’ll be accepting challenges in 150cc …

Sincerely Face – [Babyface Ray]

It’s safe to say that the city of Detroit is no longer an up-and-coming music town because all of these artists have proven themselves so many times in such a short period that I now consider it a mainstay in the rap world, and I couldn’t be more excited about that. It’s not going anywhere anytime soon, and the emcees from Michigan are constantly pushing new sounds, flows, and personalities, each one seemingly getting more intriguing than any of its predecessors. Babyface Ray is obviously one of the biggest names in the city, receiving eye-opening numbers on every song he drops as well as co-signs from people like Tyler, the Creator, Future, and even Kevin Durant, amongst many other renowned names. His price only continues going up on a weekly basis, and that is going to skyrocket this Friday thanks to his upcoming album FACE which will include features from G Herbo, 42 Dugg, Wiz Khalifa, Icewear Vezzo, and even Yung Lean, who is the guest I’m most fascinated by, amongst many other talents. We only have a few more days of patience before we get to dive into numerous new tracks from Ray, but he is known for not …

I Really – [Hotboii] ft. [42 Dugg] & [Moneybagg Yo]

I’ve been a massive fan of the Florida rap movement for quite some time now, and I never fail to be impressed with the artists that rise from the shadows and prove their worth in this competitive and talented region. Probably, as most people got into the scene, it was through Kodak Black, an artist I don’t necessarily listen to as much anymore, but he really opened my eyes to such a diverse sound that I fell in love with. Then there were artists like XXXtentacion, Ski Mask the Slump God, Pouya, Denzel Curry, $NOT, and so many more, and hearing all of these different sounds made me realize exactly how talented and dexterous these Floridians truly could be. That’s when I was put onto Hotboii, one of the most impressive emcees to call Florida his home, and the rest was history. Not too long ago, Hotboii released his album Life of a Hotboii, a project that boasts 17 sounds that span right around 45 minutes long, and with the help of some guests like 42 Dugg, Moneybagg Yo, Lil Tjay, Kodak Black, and Future, amongst others, this was a project full of heaters that I really appreciated. Luckily, Hotboii …