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Baggin’ – [Marshmello] & [42 Dugg]

Marshmello has obviously been a staple in the music scene for at least a few years now, but he’s obviously been involved in a genre outside of the Rap and Hip-Hop world. While EDM has always shared similar influences in certain instances as Rap music, it is typically a love or hate genre. I’ve become more accustomed to it over the past couple of months and I can listen to select songs and artists, but it takes a specific moment in time to truly connect with me. At the same time, I love seeing these genres cross paths with one another and seeing the very entertaining results that unfold when an electronic producer teams up with a rapper or singer. Marshmello has always been in tune with the Rap world, but it wasn’t until recently that he actually decided to try his hand at actual Rap production rather than just giving a more minimal EDM beat to a rapper to spit on. He has been present all over Juice WRLD’s insanely successful posthumous album and he has worked with a few other artists, but most recently, he teamed up with Detroit star 42 Dugg to make another hit, this one …

How – [Brokeasf] feat. [42 Dugg]

One of the beauties about music, is the many ways it can be utilized. Some may use music as a medium to have some fun, others may use it to share their story with the world. For the Jacksonville, Florida rapper Brokeasf, he uses music to do both to have a good time and story-tell over beats. Today, he is making his Lyrical Lemonade debut with his latest single “How”, featuring the rising Detroit star 42 Dugg. If you’ve been active on TikTok this year, you’re well aware of the amount of songs that catch a big break on that platform. Brokeasf got a bit of that fame when his song “Comments” went viral on the app, providing him with a surge of new fans. Being only 19 and emerging into the game, he has still seen his fair share of events that caused trauma. At only 14 years old, he and his brother suffered the aftermath of a drive-by shooting–forcing him to take life a bit more serious. As many could assume, that is when he decided to understand the value of life, and proceed to put his efforts towards his calling of making music. The style of rap …

The Get Off – [30 Blu P3]

The Detroit influence has spread its way all the way down to Nashville and no I am not talking about 42 Dugg saying he wanted ‘a crib up in the ‘A cause it’s closer to the Nash,’ on his latest album, but rather Nashville, or Antioch to be a bit more exact, rapper 30Blu P3 who teamed up with videographer ZW Imaging to create one of the most turnt-up videos I have seen come out of the ‘Ville all year for his up-beat song “The Get Off.” 3oBlu has exactly the type of confidence and hustler’s mentality essential to succeeding as a rapper and I hope that he can follow up this video with even more exhilarating visuals going forwards. The wave of Detroit beats cannot be stopped and for valid reason, they are incredibly easier for rappers to talk their shit on in a way that leaves their vocals un-muddied and deliver their bars at a tempo that ensures you understand every word they say. Keep an eye on 30Blu P3 as well as the rest of Nashville as the city continues to make a strong push forwards to being known as more than the country music city.

Hard Times Don’t Last: A Conversation with Rap’s Newest Star 42 Dugg

Two decades ago rap music was beginning to transform from a counter-culture that at times made national headlines and even more hit records to one of the primary genres in America’s musical lexicon, and in a pop-culture sense was beginning to be seen by at least the youth as what was en vogue at the time. However, not all of our country received it that way and many criticized the genre for being too materialistic and braggadocious to even be truly considered to be art, but it is interesting that as these twenty-some years have passed, income inequality in our country has dramatically risen and has made it more difficult than ever to be a member of America’s working poor and lower-class in general and scarcely in this nation’s history have there been periods where upward mobility looks more impossible than it has in the past decade for those at the bottom of the totem pole. In my opinion, this is precisely why rap music, a style that like I said was considered to be too flashy to have any substance whatsoever, has become the new musical status quo for people both young and old with an influence that’s spread …

My Turn Deluxe – [Lil Baby]

There are several different ways to describe someone on a hot streak. Comparable to a LeBron James triple double, or a thirty kill-streak on Call of Duty, Lil Baby is undeniably one of, if not the hottest rapper in the game right now. The Atlanta, Georgia native and Quality Control member turned heads when he released his second studio album My Turn in February, with guest appearances from Lil Wayne, Lil Uzi Vert, 42 Dugg, Young Thug, Gunna, Rylo Rodriguez, and Moneybagg Yo. The chemistry shared between Lil Baby and his chosen features is magnificent like a Lamar Jackson juke. Lil Uzi Vert arguably delivered the most memorable guest verse of the year on “Commercial,” with Lil Baby somehow not being overshadowed on his own part. From “Drip Too Hard,” “Sold Out Dates,” Life Goes On,” and more, it is no secret that Lil Baby and Gunna are a formidable brotherly duo, linking up once more on “Heatin Up.” According to Billboard, in its first week alone, My Turn debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 charts, with a staggering 197,000 album-equivalent units (including just under 10,000 legitimate album sales). Lil Baby is a fascinating artist because he completely understands what he’s best …