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Allstar JR assembles a star-studded roster to deliver “Organized Crime 2.”

Detroit artist Allstar JR is continuing to cement his name alongside the most popular in Detroit, with his most recent release Organized Crime 2. Even from the first time I’d written about JR not too long ago, I’ve seen his following and work grow considerably, which is no surprise (to me, at least). The clever lyricism, distinctive style, and pressure-packed energy have only become more methodical and apparent as time has gone on, and it’s clear with this latest LP. Detroit is a music hub bubbling with talent and style, and JR was able to wrangle some of the city’s biggest names for this one. The entire project has a complete and well-rounded feel, almost compiled like a narrative story. Babyface Ray, BabyTron, and Icewear Vezzo are just a few of the names JR was able to land, further showing the respect others have for him and his talents. TraumaTone, W$ Kharri, Flex OTB, Pooh Beatz, ForeveRollin, and more submitted beats to round out the heavy-hitting production team. I was also a huge fan of the interludes, which took shape of radio interviews with esteemed music journalist Ahmad Davis. I listened through the whole album twice now, and I’d say …

MySpace – [BabyTron]

Out of all the musicians who never fail to surprise me, I think that BabyTron has got to be one of the main artists that top my list. Before I listened to him for the first time, I admittedly thought that he may have been a bit of a meme rapper, but after listening to literally one song, I quickly realized that he was anything but. Then, he was included on the 2022 XXL Freshman List, an achievement that he definitely deserves and earned, but it just feels like sometimes the votes fall in different directions, so I was totally happy that he was selected. I could go on to mention all of the numbers he’s doing and all of the firsts he has attained, but the latest piece of information that shocked me was that he was nominated in the Best New Artist category at the Grammys. Now, I completely think that he is deserving of this feat, but I know that the Grammys aren’t typically completely tapped in or accurate when it comes to some of these awards, so the fact that Tron was included on the ballot made my excitement skyrocket through the roof. The grind doesn’t …

Money Flow – [Helluva] ft. [BabyTron] & [Dave Fio]

So many people have been raving about the Detroit rap scene, myself included of course, and while I have heard claims that the region has reached a pinnacle and there isn’t much more room for growth, I had to firmly disagree because I can see exactly how many of these talents are just hitting stride and gaining traction, even with all of the success they’ve seen prior to now. One thing that I think gets overlooked way too often is the producers who have been crafting the sound of this Midwest renaissance, because even though the emcees are as individualistic and distinct as they come, the very foundation of this sound should be credited to the beat smiths of the city. Hitmakers like ENRGY, Cash Out, Michigan Meech, and more have been crafting a style that is unapologetically Michigan’s very own, and while other producers have attempted to run with this type of instrumentation as well, there is no copying this whatsoever. On another note, Helluva isn’t just one of the most innovative producers coming from the northern state, but he is also credited with spearheading this movement that began years ago. Thanks to his work with almost anyone worth …

Brisco Bands Recruits BabyTron On “Actions Speak Louder”

One of the best parts about discovering new music from aspiring artists is watching their growth throughout their careers. While every artist’s growth looks different, one common goal they all have is to create beautiful records. I recently came across Nathan Nieves, also known as Brisco Bands hailing out of Vineland, NJ. He has only been creating music for two years, but his accomplishments have not gone unnoticed. Growing up listening to 80/90s freestyle with his parents, his ear for music is very diverse. Looking up to artists such as Tory Lanez, Lil Yachty, and Post Malone, Brisco knew he had to put in hard work and determination to build a lasting career. So far, Brisco already accumulated over one million views and plays all together across all streaming platforms. Most recently, he had the opportunity to tap in with BabyTron on “Actions Speak Louder.” Produced by WaVyMason, Brisco came across BabyTron rapping over a freestyle sample and reached out to him to have the verse on his single. Both artists came together to produce a fire track. Check out their single below.

Watch BabyTron’s new interview on The Lemonade Stand

Earlier this summer we had the legend BabyTron come by the office to shoot a new interview on The Lemonade Stand, and today I am happy to be bringing you the final product! We asked BabyTron about plenty of topics including his “Emperor Of The Universe” music video, growing up in Ypsilanti outside of Detroit, his high school experience, his favorite episode of Spongebob, and we even got his take on some classic Chicago food staples. Take some time out of your day to watch this new interview below!

223’s – [midwxst] ft. [BabyTron]

It’s hard to classify midwxst’s reign as anything but dominant. Over the past few years, he went from being just a kid in his bedroom playing around with a microphone to one of the most recognized up-and-comers in the entire world, and his rise to fame is only just beginning. His Back in Action series of projects has been a massive reason why he has become so notorious, and while these tapes feature some of my favorite tracks from the Indiana-born emcee, he has an extensive list of singles that continue to build on the vibrant legacy he is solidifying at such a young age. What I love about his discography is the versatility, because although hyperpop may have been his ticket into stardom, it is his constant attempts at different styles and sounds that seem to really stand out to his loyal fans. This dexterity is obvious on the third edition of his series of projects Back in Action 3.0, a 9-song, 23-minute-long effort that only contains two features, one in tana on the final cut and then BabyTron on the tape’s second song “223’s”. BabyTron is definitely one of the craziest and most unexpected features that I could’ve …

Gwapanese-[Nate Husser] x [BabyTron]

Montreal native and LA based rising star, Nate Husser links up with Michigan icon BabyTron for some brand new heat titled “Gwapanese.” The song serves as a focus-track off Husser’s album, ALL TIME HIGH, which contains nine other bangers. Along with BabyTron, ALL TIME HIGH impressively features the likes of Cousin Stizz, LUCKI, Merlyn Wood and Reeves Junya. However, it’s Nate that undeniably sets and maintains the project’s hype all the way through; indicative of his own unique flair. On “Gwapanese,” Husser boasts his ability to flow with multiple voices, which he also displays on “Dwayne Carter Flow;” a frighteningly accurate impression and homage to the legendary Lil Wayne. His varied approach fits the experimentally creative instrumental, which is equally suitable for BabyTron’s signature Detroit flow. Nate Husser is already traversing the world with fluency in ‘Gwapanese,’ and after listening to this record, it’s obvious that more guap awaits his pockets. Watch the official music video below and be sure to stream ALL TIME HIGH in its entirety!

Trifecta 2 – [Shitty Boyz]

Detroit has had a handful of talented and innovative musicians come out of the woodwork over the past few years, and while some have made it bigger than others, it isn’t very typical that a group has received notoriety the way the Shitty Boyz have. It’s definitely not uncommon for these emcees to work pretty regularly together, and even with a myriad of bangers coming from artists who have worked together, they just don’t claim to be a part of a group, and I think that makes the Shitty Boyz stand out more than anything. Even with BabyTron blowing up, topping charts, buzzing like crazy, and even being a member of the 2022 XXL Freshman Class, he hasn’t let these massive accolades go to his head and always uses this popularity to draw attention to the trio he’s a part of, and that’s something that I respect and appreciate more than anyone else who was a part of a group and left when they took off. I truly think it’s because Tron believes in his counterparts TrDee and StanWill, as he should because if you have heard any one of their numerous songs, you can see that their chemistry and …

Goin’ Hyphy – [Shitty Boyz]

As time goes on and the music industry shifts, I feel like groups are starting to fade away more than they ever have before. Certain tag teams and collectives are either going their separate ways, pursuing individual careers, or enter into other endeavors that put an end to the unit once and for all. I mean, there are even very believable reports going around about how Offset left Migos, and while Quavo and Takeoff are making music on their own without the third member of the trio, it seems like these whispers may in fact be true. I get that it has to be difficult to keep similar mindsets and goals as you begin to blow, but it doesn’t make this trend any less factual, so when I come across a clique that stays together, I jump at the opportunity to listen. Shitty Boyz is one of the last true groups that I can think of, and while BabyTron might be the most recognized of the three emcees, once you hear them all together on the same track, you understand how powerful and harmonized they have as an entity. I would also be remised if I didn’t mention how even …

Slam Dunk Contestants – [Shitty Boyz]

Out of the entire current generation of rap music, there aren’t many artists who are more notorious than BabyTron. While he is as Detroit as it gets, it seems like the Michigan rapper label is something that he has transcended and he is in a realm of his own. I mean, the success he has achieved in just a year or two since blowing up is mind-boggling, and while it’s not surprising when you hear exactly how versatile and intelligent his bars are, it is still something that I don’t realize until I really sit back and think about it. After receiving millions of plays and views and most recently being selected to XXL’s 2022 Freshman Class, the one thing that seems to never change is his representation of his group Shitty Boyz. He says their name during or at the end of almost every song or performance he puts on, and no matter how massive he gets, it appears as if he’ll never stop putting on for the group. It’s the squad as a whole that doesn’t get as much shine as they deserve despite these shoutouts, but the trio made up of Tron, TrDee, and StanWill is truly …