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Hustler Muzic – [Baby Smoove]

Every time I tune in to a new Baby Smoove track, I find it hard to believe that I’ve been following along with his career for almost a year. At this point, it seems like he’s still as fresh and new as the day I first heard about him late last summer, and although it has been a substantial amount of time compared to other artists I’ve just found out about, I think it feels this way because there’s really no one else like him in the music industry. His dexterity is obvious despite his laid-back style, yet he can flow with the best of them on any instrumental you put in front of him. While I feel like I always write about his new releases, I simply couldn’t resist his latest visual for his song “Hustler Muzic” after seeing it all over social media, so I honestly had no choice. Produced by Michigan Meech and shot once again by his videographer JuddyRemixDem, things open up in the middle of an absolutely massive, modern-day mansion. Laying there with his hat covering his face, he seems to wake up in a daze in the middle of the home’s library. As he …

Baby Chain – [Baby Smoove]

Baby Smoove and the rest of the Michigan rap scene are blowing up, and that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone anymore. While I’ve been a fan of his for the better part of a year, it seems like the majority of the public is just starting to catch on, so regardless, I’m happy he’s finally getting the recognition he deserves. Just the other day, Smoove surprised fans yet again with another unbelievable track called “Baby Chain”, and this one got me really excited, to say the least. Produced by Rocaine, we’re introduced to a very simplistic, percussion-forward instrumental with out-of-the-box sounds like wood blocks and a guiro that combine for a minimal yet beyond catchy beat. Considering its laid-back disposition, I wasn’t exactly sure how Smoove would fair considering he himself is typically very nonchalant, and while he doesn’t necessarily switch up his own personality just to fit in on this beat, he actually glides along right over the beat impeccably well. Although his enthusiasm never raises much more than usual, he constantly assaults the production with peppered lyrics and constant wordplays that are as creative as they are captivating, per usual. Alongside the brand-new song comes a …

IV – [Baby Smoove]

It seems like not a single day goes by that I don’t listen to at least one Baby Smoove song, and at the rate he releases new music, I could probably go at least an entire year listening to a different song without any repeats. Most recently, the Detroit rapper teamed up with one of his favorite producers and frequent collaborator Michigan Meech to drop off a brand-new track entitled “IV”, and the results are as wild and incredible as they always are. In the instrumental, Meech gives us an orchestra of synths that sound angelic and grand as mischievous piano keys change the vibe prior to characteristic Michigan percussive elements entering into the scene, paving the perfect path for Smoove to do what he does best. Although it’s definitely not a new concept for Baby Smoove to barely annunciate his words enough to understand, it seems like in this track, he truly just lets the lyrics ooze out of his mouth with as minimal effort as possible. I feel like I always have to explain this description because it sounds like I might be dissing him, but this is the delivery that captivated me from the very beginning and …

Tiny Gun – [Baby Smoove]

Detroit has always been known as a hardworking city, and the blossoming rap scene there is carrying that reputation over to the studio. Every day, artists are putting in so much work it’s truly unbelievable, and the amount of content they end up releasing just proves that the Motor City can go toe to toe with any other music city in the country. While there are some massive names that have come out of the D, Baby Smoove is one of the most compelling tastemakers there is, and while his sound is unique and diverse, that hasn’t prevented fans from flocking in his direction for the past couple of years. Most recently, Smoove decided to team up with a producer that goes by the name of Rocaine to bring a brand-new single to life called “Tiny Gun”. Within the production, there are some epic, momentous synths that give the illusion that we’re being led to some sort of pinnacle moment at some point before light, tapping hats and toned down drums enter the scene, creating a perfect base for Smoove to spit some of his unrushed, trademark bars that are as smooth as they are relaxed. While the song itself …

Who Would Ever Thought – [Lil Aaron Japan]

Just a month or two ago, the homie put me onto an artist who goes by the name Lil Aaron Japan, and although he might live out in Houston at the moment, his roots are dug deep in Milwaukee and that’s the place he calls home over everything else. The song that was my introduction to him was called “Thinkin” and it was a Detroit styled banger that was very reminiscent of a Baby Smoove or Veeze type of flow, instrumental, and overall aesthetic, but little did I know that it was going to lead me to more music that is even more unique and incredible than I could’ve ever expected. This incredibility is shown off in his latest project entitled Who Would Ever Thought, a 7 song, almost 13-minute-long mixtape featuring production from T4 and GabyBatBouta that gives a sample size of all the insane and out-of-the-box styles that Aaron can bring to life. Opening up with “Scotty Pippen”, an inspiring piano melody is combined with some airy, lighthearted synths. As he talks, his vocals are soft and angelic, yet it almost sounds like he is putting the most minimalistic amount of effort into his delivery as the autotune …

Honey Pack (Remix) – [BFB Da Packman] feat. [Lil Yachty] [DDG]

BFB Da Packman is slowly becoming a name that’s popping up more and more amongst the rap community. This past Friday the rising Houston, based by way of Flint, Michigan emcee dropped a remix to his “Honey Pack” single featuring Lil Yachty and DDG. It took me a while to gravitate to the whole Michigan and Detroit sound but I’ve found myself playing artist in that lane such as Sada Baby, DDG, and Baby Smoove a lot more. One thing that sets BFB Da Packman is his personality. He’s just a naturally funny guy and you can see his comedic side across his social media all the way through his music with his creative and witty bars. In this OshotYoufilmz and Arod2UP shot and directed film BFB, Yachty, and DDG can be seen partying at Sony Digital’s Club Digital with beautiful BBW’s. Watch the visuals for BFB Da Packman’s “Honey Pack” remix featuring Lil Yachty and DDG for yourself after the break.

Thinkin’ – [Lil Aaron Japan]

There are a few different regions beginning to take over the Rap industry, and it might shock some people to find out that Atlanta, LA, and NYC aren’t in the conversation as much as they were even two or three years ago. Obviously, those cities will always be massive hubs for music, but places like Florida, DMV, and especially Michigan are taking over the entire soundscape of the genre. While Milwaukee native Lil Aaron Japan might not be able to rep any of the aforementioned regions himself, he’s definitely putting on for his city and making a name for himself in his own unique way, even if he’s doing so while currently living in Houston. When my homie hit me up and told me to peep Aaron’s latest song “Thinkin’”, I had no clue what I was in for, and although this is legitimately the only record I’ve heard from the rising talent, I was fully enthralled and can’t wait to dive even deeper into his other music. As far as the instrumental goes, the remarkable producer beatzbyt4 brought the beat to life with mischievous piano chords, hesitant yet impactful percussion sounds, and relaxed, tranquil drums that combine for a …

Freestyle – [Baby Smoove]

It’s been a few weeks since I last wrote about one of the various Detroit talents that have been steadily putting the Motor City on the map as a low key hub for Rap and Hip-Hop, and it feels like an eternity because of the amount I used to write about them. Baby Smoove is a D-Town artist who I’ve become absolutely enthralled with because of his unique disposition and effortless charisma, and other fans are beginning to catch on as well. Most recently, he dropped a brand-new single entitled “Freestyle”, which is somewhat interesting because many of his songs come off as being freestyles in general, even though his wordplays and lyricism are way too intricate to come off the dome. Then again, with just how talented Smoove is, I wouldn’t put it past him to create these sonic landscapes off the top of his head in the moment. Michigan Meech, a producer that Baby Smoove has worked with copiously in the past, paves the way for the Detroit superstar to do his thing with an unbelievably groovy bassline, some hasty synths of some sort, and piercing percussion that is familiar to Smoove, but definitely uncharacteristic for any other …

Mudd Classics, Vol. I – [SlitwristShawty]

I’ve talked copiously before about the booming rap scene in Detroit, and things don’t seem to be slowing down whatsoever at this point. The amount of under the radar talent coming out of the motor city is immense, and I’m just glad I can be here to witness the scene blossom in real-time. Although I’ve paid more attention to some more notable names like Sada Baby, Baby Smoove, and Teejayx6, I’m always looking for the next up and coming talents, so when I saw SlitwristShawty, an A&R discovering some of these rising stars, put together a mixtape featuring some of the most promising young artists, I had to listen up. The name of the tape is Mudd Classics, Vol. I, and although I had never heard of any of the featured rappers on this project prior to giving it a listen, I now know I have to get in tune more than ever before. Featuring only four songs that extend just over eight minutes, this concise project shows all seven artists at their best and gives them a platform to truly prove why Detroit is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. Once again, because I’m not …

Law N Order – [Veeze]

The more I keep my eyes on the blossoming Rap scene in Detroit, the more I find myself discovering additional incredible artists taking the city by storm. Usually, I’m put on to artists through features on songs with rappers like Sada Baby, Baby Smoove, Teejayx6, and more, but I’ve been trying my best to pay attention to other artists using other platforms. Recently, I saw a clip from a rapper who goes by the name of Veeze, and he’s definitely not a newcomer if you’ve paid attention to the booming music city, but he’s a new name to me, and going through his abundant archives of music over the long weekend gave me no choice but to talk about his most recent release. This song, called “Law N Order’, is a banger in every sense of the word, although it’s uncharacteristic and out of the box nature might confuse listeners as to why after just one listen. Somehow, it lingers in the back of your mind for hours and hours, basically forcing you to revisit it and dissect through all of the incredible wordplays and lyricism. The beat quite literally samples the theme song from the popular series Law and …