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0-100 – [CP]

It’s been a few months since we’ve received a new music video from Chicago native CP, but the drought ended today as he just released a brand new visual for “0-100”. Anybody who follows the Chicago music scene surely knows about CP by now, he’s created a buzz for himself over the past couple of years and even achieved accolades such as performing at The Summer Smash and appearing on These Days semi-annual “Chicago Artists To Watch” list! The growing fanbase that CP holds is anxiously awaiting every single one of his drops, which lately has been coming in the form of singles, but hopefully, we get an EP from him in the near future. Take some time out of your Wednesday to watch this new visual below, and if you aren’t already, give CP a follow on Instagram here! Directed by LDR Vision

Spinach Cabbage Lettuce – [Rollin’ Ajay]

Landing in our pages yet again today is Georgia artist Rollin’ Ajay who has greatly matured and polished his sound over the past few years, cutting his teeth in music as an engineer and producer for many of the south’s biggest names, developing a very keen ear for song structure, and thrust himself into the spotlight, telling his soul-searching truths through laid-back flows. He has placed himself  onto the radars of many for his easy-going, conversational delivery, making each listener feel as if he’s speaking directly to them. On his latest project Spinach, Cabbage, Lettuce, Ajay sets himself apart from his previous catalog showing the great leaps he has made as an artist over the last twelve months, calling upon numerous features as well including YGTUT, Witchitaw Slim, Heavy Crownz, Ray Lanoire, Jigga P, and Laxx P who each contribute different perspectives and styles to the twelve-track offering that presents many points of view from the many who contributed to it as artists. Ajay brought the video for the project’s title track, which features Chattanooga, Tennessee heavy-hitter YGTUT whose style fits nicely alongside Ajay’s and I hope this is not the last collaboration we see between the two of them.

Paid in Full – [CP]

CP’s been teasing some new music via socials and SoundCloud recently, and I was hyped to see what he added to his arsenal in his latest release “Paid in Full.” From the jump, I could tell this track was a little different than what listeners may be accustomed to. His delivery was still the aggressive, raw style that we often see from him, no doubt, but the instrumental produced by the legendary BNYX added another facet to CP’s artistry that I hadn’t heard yet. “I feel like Mitch, walk in this b*tch my pockets they paid in full.” As always, I had to replay it several times to catch some of the subtle lyrics that CP snuck into the song that I really didn’t catch the first couple of listens, something I always enjoy as I listen to a track more and more. He’s got one-liners in this track from start to finish, you’ll have to go listen yourself. This might be one of my favorite tracks from him yet, and I think it’s gotta be because of the perfect mesh of this sci-fi feeling, melodic instrumental with the raspy, uncut delivery that CP’s mastered. With that, I’m excited to …

Una Is An Up-And-Coming Artist With Two New Fresh Tracks

It’s a special time for women in hip-hop with one female rapper after another entering the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Although stars like Cardi B and Lizzo continue to dominate with catchy hits, young artists like Saweetie and Megan Thee Stallion are on the rise. These new voices are not only changing the sound of hip-hop, but they’re also redefining what it means to be a woman in the music industry. With their unapologetic lyrics and fierce attitude, they’re showing the world that women can be just as successful as men in the rap game. So, whether you’re a fan of Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” or Saweetie’s “My Type,” there’s no denying that female rappers are having a moment. And we’re here for it for Una`s moment! Una didn’t always know she wanted to be a musician. In fact, it wasn’t until she migrated to the United States from Serbia in her teens that she even began to seriously consider it as a career. But once she settled in Los Angeles, she quickly realized that music was her true passion. She cites Mariah Carey as one of her biggest influences and credits her with inspiring her to pursue a career …

JAPANESE SYNTH (MOODS RADIO MIX)-[kojima plus]

Does your ‘going out’ playlist need some freshening up? Are you and your friends tired of dancing to Honestly Nevermind and Brent Faiyaz? Are you tired of clubs that charge you 15$ for the worst Vodka Soda you’ve ever had in your life? Me too – and the sad truth these days is that fewer and fewer people can relate to our struggles. Thankfully last week LA’s very own kojima plus returned with the long-awaited Moods Radio remix to “Japanese Synth”. Named after the LA-based multimedia collective of the same name, the remix to “Japanese Synth” is a fast-paced and ~kaleidoscopic~ take on kojima’s previously-released hip-hop banger. Featuring dreamlike instrumentation, pounding kicks, and little vocal samples trashing (fairly) one of LA’s most anodyne clubs – “JAPANESE SYNTH (MOODS RADIO MIX)” is the perfect track for spending your nights virtually anywhere but Vermont and 3rd. Between kojima plus’s recent success on TikTok and the painstakingly polished SKYLINE UNLIMITED EP released earlier this summer, 2022 is certainly gearing up to be the year of kojima. With more music and visuals likely slated for release soon, kojima plus is an artist worth keeping an eye on this year. Check out kojima plus new single “JAPANESE SYNTH …

King Bizzle Returns With His Latest Video “Gladiators”

King Bizzle is back harder than ever with his latest single “Gladiators” with supporting visuals to match. Shot by Bcpbrandon, the Chicago underdog came through with his signature gritty bars in front of an abandoned building. Since last year, Bizzle has gotten more consistent and his wordplay continues to improve on each track. Growing up in the Low End of Chicago and having to learn from the streets, influenced his upbringing. Even though Bizzle spent some time in prison, he made the best out of the situation and came out ready to pursue his music career. Dropping Mixtapes with quality tracks like “Single Forever” off the EP Back on my Bully and receiving over 100k views on his singles “Really Stamped” and “Making Assumptions”, it’s easy to recognize why his career is picking up quickly. He credits the likes of Lil Baby, EST Gee, and Yo Gotti as some of his musical influences in his career. This year, you can expect more new music from Bizzle. Check out his latest single below.

venus fly trap – [brakence]

There aren’t very many artists in the music business that leave me speechless on a regular basis, but if I had to name one person who is pretty consistently unbelievable, my answer would most likely be brakence almost every single time. He is just such a creative thinker, and even though he might be considered a part of the hyperpop soundscape that is filled to the brim with out-of-the-box innovators, he still manages to one-up most of his subgenre cohorts quite often. I’m not sure how he does it, but there is just something unbelievably entrancing with regards to his sonic creations, and I think the fact that he typically has a hand in all creative aspects of his music helps with this individuality. I mean, he often writes, sings, produces, and even creates ideas for how he envisions music videos to play out, so although I’m late when it comes to writing about his latest release “venus fly trap”, it was a record that I have been listening to for a couple of weeks since it first came out and it has gotten better and better with time. Yes, this self-produced single is pretty pop-forward, but there are still …

No Recognition – [Aaron May]

It has now taken me almost three weeks to fully process Houston-star Aaron May‘s newest EP in No Recognition. If anyone reading this is familiar with my work, my social media, or my music-streaming libraries, you’ll know how excited I was to hear this project. I’m now roughly a dozen full listens through the seven-song EP, and the same question I’ve asked before still reigns prevalent: Why aren’t more people listening to Aaron May? Let’s dive into the project, and discover exactly why I’ll vouch for Aaron as a clear-cut, soon-to-be star.    My favorite tracks;(01) “Time,” (05) “Last Time,” (04) “Break Bread,” (06) “Rush.” Track 01: “Time” “Time” is exactly what I would send to any acquaintances who hadn’t heard him before. It’s a blend of all aspects that make him different. A vocal sample on a cloudlike beat allows him to glide effortlessly while preaching real ideas and thoughts in his lyrics. These descriptive aspects could almost be copy and pasted through all of his work, but in combination with a crazy catchy hook, “Time” just feels different – like a hit song – that could be one to propel his name even further.  Track 02: “No Recognition” The …

Lurkin – [Bandmanrill]

New York City is the home of rap, and there is no denying that whatsoever. So many great names have called this place home, and while there is no denying their talents, I think that way too many people overlook New Jersey as one of the most interesting neighbors in all of the music scene. This is a place that has raised so many talents that I can’t even begin to name otherwise we’d be here all day, but while the new school is filled with plenty of great New Jersey emcees, few do it quite like Bandmanrill. The Newark-native is honestly not someone I know a ton about, but after listening to just a few of his songs, I realized that he is someone that simply can’t be ignored, no matter what type of hip-hop you generally listen to. At only 19 years old, the world is his, and while his latest single “Lurkin” is just another banger in a long lineage of hits, there is no taking away from the foundation he has built so steadily throughout the years. Drew Bandz, Mcvertt, and Mike Checks teamed up to produce this track, utilizing a familiar NYC drill tempo with …

GANG GANG – [sad frosty] ft. [DC the Don] & [BIG TEEZO]

Regardless of what someone’s opinions are in terms of the hip-hop and rap scenes, I feel like there should always be respect given to artists whether you listen to them constantly, occasionally, or not much at all. Instead of singing about drinking beer and driving tractors like many country artists can be found guilty of, I feel like rappers are some of the only artists currently who have been through tough parts of life and then tell the tale afterwards. Well, I can’t claim that I listened to sad frosty extensively prior to his untimely and heartbreaking passing, but I’m cool with some of his day one homies, so I saw just how much this loss impacted them, and seeing this was enough to show me how much of an impact he had not only on the music industry but the people he surrounded himself with first and foremost. While I completely wish that I paid him the attention that he so rightfully deserved during his impactful time on Earth, when I saw that his team dropped an Astroboy and Theozim-produced song called “GANG GANG” alongside a 713Bran-directed visual, I knew that this was the perfect song to show that …