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GOODGRIEF (Deluxe) – [93FEETOFSMOKE]

Ever since I dove deep into the discography that has been meticulously pieced together over the years by 93FEETOFSMOKE a handful of months ago, I have realized that he has to be one of my favorite emcees out right now. He brings this nostalgic sound of pop-punk into the world of hyperpop and new, innovative subgenres that have popped up in this industry recently, but he does so in a way that is never too over the top or outplayed, creating a recipe that seems to be as amazing as I could ever dream of. At the very end of July, SMOKE dropped his project GOODGRIEF, a 10-song effort that spanned just about 25 minutes long, and it is something that I have listened to pretty much daily ever since, or at I’ve at least run back certain songs that stood out to me more the rest. Although I have made it my mission to try and keep up with his whereabouts since I officially tapped in with him a bit more in-depth, I somehow missed the announcement of a deluxe version of the tape. In fact, I only found out about it when I saw that he dropped a …

Toothpaste – [93FEETOFSMOKE]

It hasn’t been too many months since I first really dove into 93FEETOFSMOKE’s entire discography, but it took less time than the blink of an eye to realize that I was way later to the party than I ever should have been. His sound is just so aligned with the kind of music I am obsessed with, including a punk aesthetic alongside energetic and vibrant instrumentals (most of which are self-produced), and I think it’s safe to say that I’ve been obsessed since the moment I really took the time to listen. I’m just taken back to a time when all I listened to was pop punk-associated bands that rocked as hard as ever, but the inclusion of other, more modern sounds merges the best of both worlds together, making his music some of the greatest current records that I find myself attempting to tell everyone about. When he dropped his project GOOD GRIEF just a week or two ago, it was the first thing I listened to on my way to work, and even though I tend to prefer certain cuts over others, there isn’t a single song that I don’t completely vibe out to as I continue listening more …

Four of a Kind – [93FEETOFSMOKE] & [XLHC]

I seriously wish that there was some sort of way for me to retrace my steps and look at the series of events and artists that I have listened to who have been my gateway into discovering even more musicians along the way. I feel like there is a never-ending tree full of branches that probably lead back to only a select few artists, but through them, I found out about someone new I enjoyed who then continued the snowball effect into more and more emcees who I now am obsessed with. I know there is literally no way to definitively figure out this pipeline because my listening history is just way too convoluted and untraceable at points, so I guess all I can do now is be grateful for the wonderful artists that I enjoy every single day. One person who I was put onto through his work with various musicians is 93FEETOFSMOKE, an incredibly dexterous and skilled artist that I may have been late on, but I now listen to more religiously than almost anyone else. Not only do I love tuning into new releases of his, but he has since become one of these individuals who constantly …

NIGHTMARE – [93FEETOFSMOKE] ft. [guardin]

Some artists are people who have been on my radar for months and sometimes even years, but there just seems to be something that lacks in my mind because it takes something big to actually get around to listening to them. Sometimes the results make me feel dumb because I can’t believe how long I missed out on their music, and other times, it makes sense why I never officially got in tune with them in the first place. Well, 93FEETOFSMOKE is a clear example of the ladder in my previous statement, because although I had heard him on various songs throughout the hyperpop community, I knew that he was going to have that punk vibe that I grew up on and so often crave, so when I finally officially decided to check his Spotify out a few months back, I was absolutely stunned at the talent that the Richmond, Virginia artist possessed. Ever since then, I have made it a point to check out every new release, so when he dropped his latest song “NIGHTMARE” with the legend guardin, I didn’t even blink before listening. The song itself (produced by SMOKE and Aaron Osborne) is as completely high-energy and …

OH NAH OH NAH – [93FEETOFSMOKE] ft. [Kamiyada+]

Music is full of characters, personalities, and an innumerable number of individuals who are unapologetically themselves, and I am forever grateful for the ones who stay true to who they are rather than trying to switch things up in order to follow certain trends or fit into certain borders. I feel like there are certain types of music or subgenres that definitely are better at this than others, and even though it can be hard to describe exactly what kind of music 93FEETOFSMOKE makes due to his sheer skill set and versatility, he never conforms just because that’s what others do. I’ve become the most familiar with his work on certain tracks with artists like ITSOKTOCRY, Shinigami, LiL Lotus, and Savage Ga$p, among others, but I have been wanting to catch up even more considering I’ve enjoyed these offerings so much, so I was thrilled to see that he dropped a brand-new self/Aaron Osborne-produced track with Kamiyada+ called “OH NAH OH NAH”. Of course, the music video that was directed by both 93 himself and phvzes is unbelievable as they take a small function and turn it into an all-out rager, but the song became stuck deep in my head …