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Thrusting – [Internet Money] ft. [Swae Lee] & [Future]

Internet Money is the powerhouse in music that everyone in the music industry raves about and respects, but I’m not sure the general public or casual music listener knows about just how much they’re responsible for in terms of songs, styles, and breakout artists. They’ve pretty much created a sound that took the world by storm over the past few years and now the scene is flooded with some of the various styles they’ve created throughout this time. Although they’ve produced hits for absolute icons and legends, they also have their own in-house signees who I think are more promising than anyone else in the current climate of music. It’s also insane how they don’t just stop at Hip-Hop or Rap but rather expand their horizons and branch out into other genres to not only reach various audiences but to also challenge themselves to try new things and continue to invent new sounds and styles. If you’re at all familiar with Internet Money or music in general, then it shouldn’t come as a surprise in the slightest that their debut album B4 The Storm is just a week away. When I saw the tracklist, I almost passed out after seeing …

The New Normal: A Conversation w/ Glaive

Whether you have caught on yet or not, North Carolina’s Glaive is one of the quickest rising artists out right now as each of his releases adding fuel to the raging fire that is his catalog. His music is nearly impossible to put into one genre label but with 5 songs under his belt he has had one of the most impressive debuts, all of that falls on his originality. As this new genre dubbed “hyperpop” continues its slow takeover of the charts, artists who have been creating music without having to worry about any particular stylistic labels has created a new sense of freedom for people to be truly creative again. This is likely why SoundCloud has once again become a breeding ground for some of tomorrow’s biggest stars once again. Glaive has had a strong impact on this sound, his first few releases took off and got the attention of curators who saw the talent, giving him a much larger platform to be heard. Seeing artists get these placements while independent is something that is still rare but becoming more commonplace, this should be a testament to the creative talents of Glaive. He isn’t an artist who puts …

Bartier Bounty 2 – [Sada Baby]

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, people need to wake up and realize what they’re missing out on when they don’t listen to Sada Baby. The Detroit rapper is one of the most, if not the most, entertaining artists in the entire industry for more reasons than one. His energetic disposition is what drew me in on Skuba Sada 2 hits like “Activated” and “Slide”, but what kept me intrigued was his viciously menacing lines that were spoken in the most intricate ways, truly showing off how talented he was. His cadences are out of the box and inventive, his enthusiasm is off the charts, and his personality is just unlike anyone else in the Rap world, so it’s just unbelievable that I haven’t seen his latest project, Bartier Bounty 2, being covered by every single media outlet there is. While they’re sleeping, I’m wide awake and I couldn’t be more excited about the follow-up to last year’s Bartier Bounty album. This project features some of my favorite artists including G Herbo, Lil Yachty, Skilla Baby (who’s also an underappreciated Detroit phenom), and DeJ Loaf, although Sada carrier the brunt of the workload throughout this hour-long effort. …

Our 50 Favorite Joey Bada$$ Songs

Every once in a blue moon, an artist will come by in hip-hop that bridges the ever-dividing gap between the new and the old – someone who embodies the best of both, and someone that everyone can agree on. Joey Bada$$ and the Pro Era crew were just that when they first came out. Employing a 90s-influenced style and a classic aesthetic that inspired a generation of artists in New York and beyond, Pro Era had the technical skill and “pure hip-hop” lyricism that one would expect from a 90s act, while they also possessed a sense for style, sound, and group comradery that resonated with current-day listeners. It was an incredible marriage of innovation and influence that came from a crew of artists talented and wise beyond their years, spearheaded by none other than Joey Bada$$: an artist now with several undeniable classics to his name, all the way from pure-as-it-gets hip-hop tracks to high-flying, radio-ready anthems. Frankly, Joey Bada$$ has done it all, and his still-growing contributions to hip-hop – aesthetically, lyrically, sonically, and otherwise – are not to be underestimated. Not often do we get a talent of Joey’s caliber that fans of any age can get behind, …

Premiere: Gold Rush – [King Acne] ft. [Kamel]

In the age of the internet, with more accessibility to resources for learning, creating, etc. than ever before, we’re seeing the bar to get noticed land far beyond just cool songs. Whether it be an active social media presence, strong visuals, or something else, a strong fanbase requires more than a Spotify link, and the result of such is a surge of talents rising to the challenge in unique and innovative ways. One artist, in particular, who embodies such is California native King Acne, whose cartoon character presence and outstanding – and I mean, outstanding – DIY visuals are his x-factors to cut through the noise. Today, the man himself is here to bless our pages with a premiere of his brand new offering, “GOLD RUSH” featuring Kamel. Just under 7 minutes in length, the “GOLD RUSH” visuals take shape as more of a short film than a music video, with Acne’s mind for plot, cinematography, and screenwriting eclipsing most artists with a million-dollar budget. In regards to meaning, Acne describes “GOLD RUSH” with the following: “What most people don’t realize is the California Gold Rush never ended. Gentrifiers and transplants still come to the Wild West to go for gold.” …

Butterflies, Pt. 1 – [Billyracxx]

Billyracxx is one of the most unique artists that I have listened to over the past couple of years, it seems that whenever I dive into his new material, it’s more energetic and distinctive than the last time. Today, Billyracxx is back on our website with his brand new EP titled Butterflies, Pt. 1, it’s just over fifteen minutes in run time and features five BANGERS on it. The lone feature on this tape came on the fourth song titled “Sober For What” that included Kidakudz, it was the most touching + introspective on the EP in my opinion, but it still had hard-hitting aspects to it. Take some time out of your Tuesday to stream this brand new EP below and if you’re rocking with it then keep up with Bilylracxx by giving him a follow on Twitter here!

Meet Orrin: The Cyborg Rapper Sent from 2050 to Save Us All

In 2020, developments in the musical landscape are entirely unpredictable. There’s no way of telling exactly what will propel an artist’s career to the next level, and every day we see new artists rising to stardom in different ways. Let me introduce Orrin, a “collective conscious and cyborg sent by a higher civilization to warn humans about the incoming apocalypse.” Orrin was discovered by millions through a series of viral clips pulled from an episode of the Dr. Phil Show. Orrin’s mother and sister, concerned about Orrin’s realization, appeared with Orrin to seek help from Dr. Phil. Orrin’s composure throughout the show, along with much of what is said throughout the episode, has hooked viewers, leading to thousands of jokes in the comment section of the video. So who is Orrin? Well, according to the episode, Orrin graduated from NYU’s Stern Business School with a 3.9 GPA, but everything changed following this. For the last couple of years, according to their mother, Orrin has claimed to be a music-making cyborg. Orrin is a collective, and therefore speaks using “we”, not “I”, a particular element of the Orrin persona that fans have gravitated towards. There are many notable quotes from the …

Serotonin – [Tycho Jones]

London’s Tycho Jones recently unveiled his new track “Serotonin” that comes as a follow-up to his critically praised debut single “Scrolling,” and Jones is still able to easily live up to the hype that surrounded his initial release. “Serotonin” was a step in a more soulful and melancholic direction, using a simple drum pattern and distorted vocal sample to set the backdrop for this pensive track and this downtrodden mood helps make his introspective lyrics all the more poignant. At this point, Tycho Jones has hit two home-runs with his first singles and I am thrilled to hear his new music going forward and would highly recommend taking a listen to both “Serotonin” and “Scrolling.”

The Idle Mind – [Yourbeautifulruin]

When a producer releases their own project, it’s a unique chance to get a more in-depth look at an artist who usually isn’t the main attraction of their own work. On his debut project titled ‘The Idle Mind’, producer Yourbeautifulruin opens up his own mind to offer a glimpse of his purest form of creativity, amplified by a versatile circle of collaborators who each add their own voice to the mix. Marked by luscious live instrumentation all throughout, ‘The Idle Mind’ is not only a flex in Yourbeautifulruin’s knack for exciting compositions, but it blossoms into a blissful listening experience as it plays through. His mix of jazzy percussion and uncanny rhythm floods each track in a sea of sound that swirls around a listener in unexpected and hypnotic patterns. He mixes in flute solos and funky bass lines to keep things moving at a fast-pace, allowing for a plethora of memorable moments to come to life with perfect timing. ‘The Idle Mind’ also introduces a roster of impressive vocalists, ranging from soul vocalists to rappers who all make their contributions intentional in moving the project forward. Standout tracks include the animated “Anything’s Possible” featuring Miyka’el, IsaiahG, Kashow & sunswan …

No Service in the Hills- [Cheat Codes] ft. [Trippie Redd] [Blackbear] & [PRINCE$$ ROSIE]

Although I had heard of Cheat Codes before hearing their latest single, I wasn’t at all familiar with their music or even what types of songs they made. After a quick search, I found out that It’s a trio of DJs who have made radio dominating hits with names like Demi Lovato and Fetty Wap. Needless to say, I didn’t expect their latest song to appeal to me considering I’m not a major fan of many of the artists they’ve worked with, although I do respect their status within the music industry. Despite this, I wanted to go into their latest single “No Service in the Hills” with an open mind because if nothing else, I knew Trippie Redd was bound to bring some sort of spark to the track. The Trio put together a pretty solid beat that mixes a bit of Electronic, Hip-Hop, and Punk through plucking guitar notes, Rap overtones mainly due to the percussion, and an overall Punk Rock vibe that is evident once the artists begin presenting their lyrics. The first verse is taken over by PRINCE$$ ROSIE, who is actually one of the DJs making his debut in Rap on this very record. He …