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Spend It – [Babyface Ray] ft. [Blxst] & [Nija]

People who grew up in rough areas of the country typically let their upbringing influence the type of music they make, and that’s completely understandable. I mean, you can’t expect them to talk about things that they’re not familiar with or haven’t been through because then it just wouldn’t be honest or genuine, so the fact that these emcees have lived through pain, violence, and hardships make their story that much more captivating, and it often leads to much more authentically impressive music. Babyface Ray has been through a lot and seen even more, so while his music often reflects these moments and experiences throughout his life, the career he has built through music has allowed him to witness another way of living, and that’s something he never shies away from while flexing on people with his designer goods and flashy jewelry. His latest release “Spend It” takes a bit of a pivot to this approach, though, because in the James Rico-directed music video, he decides to shower his love interest with wealth and appreciation rather than brag about his own riches. Accompanied by Nija who delivers an amazing hook and Blxst whose second verse is certainly one of my …

Detroit legend G.T. returns with “Money Counter Music Vol. 2: Born In It.”

Detroit legend G.T. tags Icewear Vezzo, Curren$y, Babyface Ray, Larry June, and more on his newest LP, Money Counter Music Vol. 2: Born In It. The 16-track project gives a vivid look into the genius of the storied MC in only a style that he can pull off. His unique delivery, top-notch production, and big-time features make for an impressive full-length album, one that’s only boosting his discography and status. With this nearly 40-minute project, listeners can only appreciate the consistency and hours put into its production, especially with a tracklist of this depth. Song for song, you can hear different creative deliveries, highlighting his versatility and ability to mesh alongside star talent while also killing the independent tracks. G.T. is already cementing his legend in his own city, though it seems his talent will undoubtedly reach far beyond the midwest with material like this. Listen to Money Counter Music Vol. 2: Born In It on Spotify below!

Trick – [BFB Da Packman]

One thing that I feel gets overlooked when it comes to examining the Michigan music scene is the diversity that comes from the Midwestern state. The biggest sound to come out of the northern hub is one popularized by rappers like Icewear Vezzo and Babyface Ray, but when you look at a list of other emcees from Detroit or Flint, you see that musicians like Sada Baby, whiterosemoxie, BONES, and many others sound nothing like this currently exploding style. I love that because it shows Michigan isn’t just going through a phase in time, and I believe the state is only going to continue proving that they’re here for a long time as well as a good time. One of the most relatable yet intriguing individuals that calls Flint, Michigan home is BFB Da Packman, and even though he has lived in Houston for many years, he still manages to stick to his roots and show off his origins within his music. At first, I became a fan because his one-liners and wordplay were simply hilarious, but it didn’t take long for me to appreciate exactly how much thought and creativity went into his art. Sure, sometimes he may rap …

Dormin’s – [Boldy James] ft. [2100 Bagz]

Over the past couple of years, I have been raving about all of the talent pouring out of Detroit because emcees like Icewear Vezzo, Babyface Ray, whiterosemoxie, and so many others have really been putting on for their city and making it a true hip-hop destination. One person that I’ve been sleeping on, though, is Boldy James, and I think it’s about time that I woke up. I mean, I knew that he had worked with plenty of immensely talented producers like The Alchemist, Real Bad Man, and Nicolas Craven, and he is in the same circle as some of my all-time favorite rappers like Action Bronson and Earl Sweatshirt with whom he toured with recently, but considering the Milwaukee show that I was going to be at got canceled, I had to wallow in my sorrows and persevere through the FOMO. I just had this dumb preconceived perception of him for some reason that was entirely false, so now I have no choice but to play the catchup game, but thankfully, he just dropped a brand-new album entitled Mr. TEN08 that was entirely produced by Futurewave, so I know exactly where I need to start this rediscovery process. While …

Check Out Rob49 and G Herbo New Single “Add It Up”

Since 2020, New Orleans native Rob49 has established himself as one of the most talented young artists to keep your eyes out for. With co-signs from Say Cheese founder Shawn Cotton and Mississippi State basketball star Lamar Peters, Rob is working towards honing his craft, remaining authentic, and building out his sound. Earlier this year, the rising artist released his latest EP titled Welcome To Vulture Island with features from Lil Baby, Icewear Vezzo, Babyface Ray, Doe Boy, Lil Double O, and Landstrip Chip. On this project, Rob illustrates how versatile he can be from his ability to produce grim and menacing trap anthems, to how emotional he becomes on a few of his tracks. On Friday, October 28, Rob 49 teamed up with Chicago superstar G Herbo for their latest single “Add It Up.” Produced by Southside and Smatt Sertified, the duo joined forces to create a new banger for the streets. “Herb and I actually started our relationship the night we made “Add it Up.” We were in the studio all night just talking about how much we listen to each other’s music and how fire it is to be working with one another,” Rob shared. “We actually …

Houston Rising Star Lebra Jolie Releases Her Debut EP

There’s a new girl in town by the name of Lebra Jolie and I must say she is a force to be reckoned with. The Houston rapper has shown star potential since childhood when she would rhyme over Limewire beats and upload them to MySpace. Lebra began to utilize her Youtube channel to build her presence and a strong fan base. Fast forward to 2021, her career began to take off with the release of her two singles “Choppa” and “Jolie (Freestyle).” After catching the eye of Baroline Diaz, Interscope VP of A&R, the rising star began her journey to the top. Her debut self-titled EP featured seven tracks with celebrity appearances from Babyface Ray and Rob 49. Lebra’s signature southern accent mixed with her braggadocious lyrical style are a recipe for perfection. This project allowed me to take a deeper dive into who Lebra is and why she is next up. “My favorite song on the project has to be between “What Kinda” and “F%ck I Look Like.” On What Kinda, I love the amount of aggression and power I hold on the track. This song represents how powerful a woman can be in a male-dominated industry. My bossiness compliments …

Nice Guy – [Babyface Ray]

Over the course of the last year or two, Detroit has become one of the top music cities in the entire world. Considering I begin so many of the articles that I write about the city (which is honestly just way too many to count), I won’t go into the history or my knowledge of the scene as it has accumulated over this span of time to spare you the repetition, but just know that one of the main emcees you need to keep an eye on is Babyface Ray. Ever since I first really dove into the scene, Ray has consistently been someone who has lived and breathed what it means to grow up the way he did in Detroit, and the rest of the world has certainly caught on. After releasing his album FACE at the top of this year, he secured a spot on the XXL Freshman list, sold out his United Stated tour, and received plenty of other accolades. One thing I’ve learned about Ray is that he’ll never stop working, and that streak continues with his latest work of art “Nice Guy”, a fantastic new track that comes equipped with a Joseph-directed music video. Tapping …

HABITS – [whiterosemoxie]

Although Detroit’s music scene has been popping off locally for years and years at this point, it feels like on a national level, they’re just getting started. Over the past couple of years, some of the most appealing music in the world has come from the Motor City, and while there is a trademark style that seems to be catching most of the attention, this notoriety is putting the city on the map as well as countless other emcees. Despite the fact that he makes music that sounds completely different from the street-inspired anthems that artists like Icewear Vezzo and Babyface Ray have brought to life, I firmly believe that one of the best overall musicians in Detroit is whiterosemoxie. Not only is he one of my favorite homies in the business, but he has legitimately never dropped a bad song which is a goal that most artists aim for, but come up short every now and then. There is just something about his music that feels like it should be played on the speakers at the largest events in the world, whether it’s the Super Bowl, the Grammys, or anywhere else that could compare in scale to those occasions, …

SIMPLE – [$NOT]

Over the past few years, I have found myself heavily supporting various artists, but some of these musicians have taken the crown as some of my personal favorites. Whether we’re talking hyperpop artists like ericdoa or glaive, Detroit phenoms like Icewear Vezzo or Babyface Ray, or all-around game changers like Yeat or Dro Kenji, I have a never-ending influx of great music to listen to. Out of all these emcees that I have gone all-in on, $NOT is one of the first names that comes to mind because he has seriously been one of the most innovative emcees in the world, and his dexterity never fails to amaze me. His album Ethereal dropped in February of this year, and as much as I loved it, it seems like he has been on a victory lap to celebrate the project’s success rather than dropping too many new tracks, so when I come across a fresh record, you already know I am not going to miss out. Just the other day, he dropped his third track since February’s album entitled “Simple”, and the bouncy saturnn and Wick Katana-produced instrumental is flawless, which is an adjective that could describe $NOT’s contributions just as …

Emerging Artist Blackie Chan Shares New Single “No License” Featuring BabyFace Ray

The 29-year-old rapper and songwriter Blackie Chan has spent the last seven years putting in work and building a name for himself within the industry. Supported by close friends and influential people like Young Breed, Rick Ross, Gunplay, and Tafia, Chan was inspired to become a rapper. Growing up in Miami Gardens aka Murder Gardens, it wasn’t easy making it out of a neighborhood with limited opportunities. However, the independent artist’s life experiences fueled his desire to pour his feelings into his music. For the past three years, Blackie Chan has been in the booth, creating fire hits like “MG to NM ft. Tafia, which has nearly 8k views on Youtube, and “No License” featuring BabyFace Ray. He also released a fun, catchy dance song titled “Woah” produced by Hoodrich Keem. Since the pandemic happened, Chan has channeled his creativity into the booth where he has recorded over 30 songs. Eventually, these songs will turn into a life-changing album or EP, but as of right now, the multifaceted rapper is focused on releasing and pushing singles. Recently Blackie Chan hit the stage at Rolling Loud Miami to perform his song “Gucciana” which features Meek Mill’s Dream Chaser artist Tafia. The …