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Bit with the Fangs – [CEO Trayle] ft. [Gunna] & [Nechie]

I can’t believe the amount of time that has passed since Young Thug, Gunna, and a handful of other YSL stars have been locked up, and until the system hears us, we’re going to keep preaching the “Free YSL” movement for as long as it takes. With these legends not able to hit the studio, any song that crosses my radar that features any of the YSL crew is an essential listen, so I was beyond excited to find out that CEO Trayle dropped “Bit with the Fangs” featuring Gunna and Nechie. CEO Trayle has been building so much momentum over the last year or two, which is why I have had him on my extensive list of emcees to catch up with, and even though he didn’t end up signing with YSL when Thug asked him last year (he ended up signing with the powerhouse label 10K Projects), his bond with them is stronger than ever, and their chemistry shines in this record. Produced by Stribb and Soulm8, the melody is cloudy but the way the percussion and 808s hit really breathes some ear-catching energy into this hit. Trayle’s scratchy and aggressive delivery catches your attention right off the …

Of Course – [CEO Trayle]

As I get further and further down this rabbit hole that is the music industry, I find myself losing more and more time in terms of listening to some of the hottest acts out. There are just so many underground emcees that steal my attention away from larger artists who are making statements, and while this isn’t something I have a gripe with, it is something that makes me late to the party on various artists. As far as Atlanta’s very own CEO Trayle, he is someone that I have seen pop up on my newsfeed countless times, and while I thought I wasn’t hip to his music, I realized that I had written about a Lil Gotit song he was featured in a while back, and I can’t believe I wasn’t fully encapsulated by him after hearing his latest offering “Of Course”. This track is produced by Stribb and is included on his project The Collection as the closing record, and while this is a tape that I definitely need to listen to in its entirety, the music video for this track is definitely more than enough to get plenty of attention. Directed by Never Panic Films, the ATLien …

SW4TS Veteran – [Quez4Real]

Atlanta has seen a changing of the guard of sorts over the last five years or so as once beloved trap superstars have fully transformed into mainstream icons, leaving new voids in the massively-talented and artist-rich community of Atlanta. Over the past year or two it has become clearly apparent which artists that have been establishing their buzz since the start of the pandemic and even right before who stand the best chance to make a leap into the mainstream after finding the right situation or making the perfect song. Since first bubbling onto the scene in 2019 with his EP Straight Out the SW4TS and the consequential mixtape Straight Out the SW4TS 2 (SW4Ts stands for ‘southwest zone-4’ identifying the side of town he’s from by the eerie numbered police districts Atlanta has) which captivated his neighborhood which has seen titans like Lil Baby rise from its proving grounds. Quez’s raw talent was obvious from the jump, gliding over any instrumental thrown at him with a velvety southern-drawl and playful matter-of-factness that earned him respect from his peers and those with careers already established alike. His 2020 mixtape Naw 4 Real is the project that really cemented Quez as a clear frontrunner poised to lead …

Gift From God – [Lil PJ]

Every few years the Atlanta rap scene goes through an almost implicit changing of the guard largely because there is a new exciting talent emerging out of nowhere every month or less and as these new artists breakout, the underground scene only grows stronger and stronger until these locally loved artists crossover into music’s mainstream consciousness. It is the classic idea of a rising tide lifting all boats and young artists showing potential are supported and assisted by the city’s rap royalty since their teenage years. Southside Atlanta’s Lil PJ is no exception and over the past year or more he has been captivating the attention of the youth and the top figures in his city’s scene that can be seen all over his catalog as features and throughout his Instagram comments. He recently just unloaded his debut mixtape Gift From God that showcases his unique melodic gifts and features many big names from his hometown. PJ shows off his incredible versatility throughout the project, gracing a variety of instrumental styles and revealing a number of different flows. He called upon CEO Trayle, Lil Keed, Lil Gotit, Slimelife Shawty, and BSlime to support as guest verses and PJ sounded right at home …

Speeding Fast – [Lil PJ] feat. [CEO Trayle]

Lil PJ’s collaboration with CEO Trayle is a significant link-up between some of the most compelling next-to-blow talent in the city of Atlanta. Both equipped with the support of Young Thug’s YSL Records and their roster, Trayle and PJ have both positioned themselves as logical successors into the mainstream behind the large number of industry artists that already support them while they climb to the top of the underground ranks. Trayle’s rise has been compelling, stemming largely from the viral hit “OK, Cool” that has since taken over both TikTok and Instagram but for almost a year before was a hit in the streets of Atlanta that appreciates the artist who claims that “to Camp Creek he’s like Jay Z,” which is a claim that honestly was fair at this song’s peak, or at least peak thus far. Trayle’s uncanny and entertaining storytelling mixed with PJ’s catchy lines and rangy delivery makes for a fantastic collaboration between some of Atlanta’s most dynamic upcoming talent. Keep an eye out for Lil Pj’s upcoming project that features much of Atlanta’s foremost talent alongside an artist who is certainly staking his claim for youngest in charge.

Walk Down – [Lil Gotit] ft. [CEO Trayle] [Lil Double 0] & [Biggz]

Lil Gotit has always been an artist who I felt like I was on a weekly streak of writing about something new that he released. It almost felt like he never found time to sleep because he was always working, but I’m not complaining even slightly considering he was one of the most entertaining names in the entire rap world. Of course, as a lot of other fans were, I was put onto him through his older brother Lil Keed and his affiliation with Young Thug and Gunna, but I quickly realized he was as individual as it gets, and he wasn’t just another Atlanta clone like so many other artists seem to be. This past summer, he turned even more heads with his album Top Chef Gotit, but ever since that was released and he dropped a few music videos for it, it seemed like he went a little quiet, and I found myself hungry for more music from the ATL up-and-comer. Thankfully, that hunger was satisfied recently after he dropped a brand-new song entitled “Walk Down” featuring CEO Trayle, Lil Double 0, and Biggz as well as another dope music video that was directed by Shotbywolf and Nelshoitit. …

Bloodas – [CEO Trayle]

Of all of Atlanta’s various talent ranging between a wide-variety of sub-genres and different flows I think that CEO Trayle is my very favorite at the moment, not just for his impassioned and resolute delivery, but also for the personality the brings to the track. Sometimes he is furious and weighted down by the chip on his shoulder and disillusioned to good-intentions from having been crossed so many times and others he is carefree and sarcastic, still quite intense but simultaneously revealing a sense of humor that adds a great deal of depth to CEO Trayle’s music that is so much more than his breakout track “OK Cool.” I am really looking forward to new music from Trayle soon and look forward to his true upcoming full-length debut after having knocked his last mixtape out of the park.

Alter Ego – [CEO Trayle]

A few months ago I was driving and accidentally dropped my phone underneath my seat, I probably had another fifteen minutes in the car before I got to where I was going and couldn’t reach under and grab it because it had slid all the way under. I was pissed. I didn’t really like the song I was listening to at the time and I knew I was doomed to get shuffled around until I reached my destination, but about two songs in I could have not been more ecstatic that this happened because of the song that was randomly played next from CEO Trayle entitled “Ok Cool” which is the ultimate breakup rap song but is not corny in the slightest and is rather incredibly heartfelt and well-written while building this intriguing persona that is CEO Trayle. He makes it known is a gangster first and foremost but is also hilarious and highly observant which are in many ways the perfect elements to creating a prototypical rapper. This song has definitely served as his breakout track to this point in his career but is definitely not even close to reaching its peak yet, but last week Trayle dropped his …