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Be Yours – [Yung Pinch]

Due to the fact that Summer is within our grasp and this past weekend has shown glimpses of beautiful weather and good energy, at least in the Chicagoland area, I couldn’t be more excited. Partially for the beautifully sunny days, but also mainly because that’s when Yung Pinch seems to shine. He has been a headliner of backyard parties in my personal experience and I know I’m definitely not the only one. He doesn’t go by the name Beach Boy for no reason, and this persona is carried out through the up-tempo, buoyant offerings he consistently releases. Whether I’m at a barbecue, in a pool, or actually on a beach, Pinch has always been an artist who I can just put on shuffle and listen to for hours. Although certain songs might be filled with lessons dealing with heartbreak or a significant other that got away, Pinch still comes through with some catchy tracks that are sure to get any party going. I’m regrettably a few days late to his latest song “Be Yours” because it does have a very attractive beat that is sure to help anyone feel the vibe, so it could have been useful this past weekend …

Lately – [Kunle Day]

This Saturday evening we have a creative that goes by the moniker of Kunle Day who is finding himself on our platform with the release of his new track titled “Lately”. I found this song while scrolling through Soundcloud and although I didn’t know the artist, I decided to press play and check it out, and now I am on my fifth listen of the song + I LOVE it. This song finds Kunle Day rapping on top of a somewhat familiar instrumental to me, I am not sure if it’s an original or if it sampled another record that I know, but regardless, he absolutely crushed it! He played around with a few different flows on this record, kicking rhymes that ranged anywhere from introspective to playful, making a dope song in the process. I liked this song and I think that you will too, check it out below! Produced by Slom

The Making of Timeless Music: A Conversation with Jay Worthy and Harry Fraud

When it comes to artists that have been able to build out catalogs with timeless music due to their acute knowledge of classic records far exceeds the average person, there aren’t many that have the depth of taste quite like Harry Fraud and Jay Worthy. Both artists definitely have similar influences throughout their music, the fact that it has taken this long for their paths to cross is actually surprising. They are both kindred souls that have an affinity for a certain time period that is insanely easy to picture once their project starts playing, an era that always hits smooth when the weather starts getting warmer. As restrictions begin to slowly lift, there’s no doubt  Eat When You’re Hungry Sleep When You’re Tired will be played in cars cruising slowly throughout the country. If you know anything about Jay Worthy, its that he is by far one of the most interesting characters in the industry. Hell, he is the uncle to the most talked about children in recent memory X Æ A-12. Worthy is a man with ties to nearly every big name to come out in the past decade, his genuine attitude and consistent output of timeless classics …

Back In My Dip – [Baby Fifty]

Washington, DC rapper Baby Fifty is back with a new video for his track “Back In My Dip” which is a more experimental cut for Fifty, sliding over a convoluted and slow-paced instrumental that is even more chaotic than his own distinctive and easily recognizable flow. “I crushed him and stuffed the iron back in my dip,” sneers Baby Fifty on the song’s hook, and while he has made much of his name for himself with his transparent and violent lyrics he has nonetheless managed to get more and more vile with each song, proving just how creative his aggression can help make him. Baby Fifty is already on the fast track to becoming an underground legend and with each video we learn something new about him and I can’t wait to hear what else he has for us next.

CRUSH – [Souly Had] ft. Melii

On the heels of the success of his latest single “Goner”, NY songwriter Souly Had has decided to give his song “Crush” a refreshing remix. The new release of “Crush” comes with an exciting feature from versatile rising star Melii and a music video that only supplements the track’s natural vibrance and liveliness. “Crush” showcases both Had’s and Melii’s talents in a colorful and carefree light, and both artists have fun with the nostalgic, naïve love story told through the song’s lyrics. Had’s prowess at crafting sticky hooks and pop-infused melodic rap verses sounds even more refined on this track, as he navigates the bouncy production so effortless that it feels like he’s floating over the beat. Melii’s more fiery flow complements Had’s coolness in an organic way, making for an exciting collab. Melii said, “‘Crush’ feels like a summertime BBQ vibe and it’s something fun for the fans to enjoy.” The track also fits into the top spots of both artists’ already impressive and constantly growing discography. On collaborating with Melii and his forthcoming project, Had added, “Melii brought the perfect vibe to ‘Crush’. The collab is a dream to me and I’m excited for people to finally see …

It’s Okay – [XAYLA]

New to our pages today, LA based artist XAYLA is one that everyone needs to know about. As many young artists do nowadays, XAYLA writes, produces, and records everything herself. From just the first listen, there was something different about XAYLA and the emotions that run through each of her songs. In particular, XAYLA’s most recent release titled “It’s Okay” gives light to just how much passion and pain she was feeling during a very specific time period in her life. Over a moody, light-hearted production, the young star lays down crushing lyrics with heavy passion and a sense of denial. When I asked what the inspiration behind the song was, the answer came easy; “I traveled to see my girlfriend and when I left, my mental health was terrible. I was trying to push it away and deny it because my love for her was so strong.” XAYLA then added something that most young lovers can relate to, “I didn’t want to take a break, so I hid it.” With a few singles and an EP out for the world to hear, I’m certain that it’s only a matter of time before XAYLA covers every festival poster in the …

Premiere: Freckles – [Curtis Waters]

Being a dedicated fan of rising artists, I have spent many hours listening to snippets on IG or YouTube on an endless loop until the song is eventually released. Today, we are premiering a song that has gotten several thousand plays on Instagram along after Curtis teased it a few months back. The song’s name is “Freckles”, its an ode to somebody Curtis has been crushing on with a hook that will be stuck in your head for weeks after the first listen. Curtis Waters is an artist that exudes originality, his music comes off as incredibly playful and wildly approachable for fans of any genre really. His boyband ready vocals pair incredibly well over the self-produced beats that sound like a distorted pop dream sequence ready for any person feeling lost to drift away into it. Each line feels incredibly personal, if you follow Curtis than you know how open he is with his emotions. The man just wants what we all want, to find love. The visuals match the energy of this single perfectly, the VHS shots capture Curtis running around a field on a sunny day that perfectly highlights the bright nature of this song. He also …

the wedding! (Remix) – [Brevin Kim] ft. [Lil West]

Without a doubt, there’s a new sound being ushered into the hip-hop and pop spaces right now — more electronic, more dramatic, and unconcerned with defining itself. One group helping to lead the shift is Brevin Kim, a Boston-bred duo of biological brothers whose untapped base of sound is perhaps one of the most exciting in music right now. Today, revisiting one of the standout tracks from their cliff EP released earlier this year, the group is back with a remix of “the wedding!” alongside none other than Lil West. Quite honestly, before I jump into the contribution that Lil West brought to this one, it’s important to note that production as polarizing and volatile as this is what matters right now. Someone needs to push the needle forward, and by creating his own world of hyper-reality under the guise of such ambitious music, Dylan Brady is effectively changing the face of what we consider genre conventions. Add the songwriting genius and experimental adaptability of Brevin Kim, plus Lil West’s world-crushing vocals, and you have a hell of a remix, reflective of what could very well become the future faces of left-field popular music. Personally, this is one of the best songs and …

Show Me How – [Josi Green]

Josi Green is something like an LL veteran when you consider just how many times he has been featured on our website over the past few years, and today he is adding to that growing list with his brand new record titled “Show Me How.” Josi Green slowed down the tempo and approached this song with more of an R&B type of style, but that’s not uncommon for him although he is an incredible rapper, in my opinion he usually blends the two but this time around it was straight soulful R&B and I believe he crushed it! It’s always a good day whenever we get some new material from Josi Green, so hopefully it’s not too long before we hear from him again. Listen to this brand new tune below and if you like what you hear then be sure to share this record with a friend!

i don’t care at all – [bbno$]

Alright we don’t have to play around here, its understood bbno$ moves different than a lot of these rappers out right now. 2019 has been an incredibly busy year for the Vancouver based artist, dropping his sophomore album Recess earlier this year and following with a run of hit singles, one that just so happened to crush hundreds of millions of streams. With more attention than ever, he finds himself at an interesting point in his career being that he could sign with any label looking to cash in on his chaotic energy. By the sounds of it, ever since he deactivated stealth mode they’ve been hunting him down to finally give him some money. To no one’s surprise, he’s remained independent as one of the largest artist’s to bet on himself and become one of the top 100 streaming artists on Spotify without a label. By doing this, he is creating a pathway to show how to become a thriving artist in quite possibly the craziest time in the music industry. Today marks the release of bbno$’s third studio album i don’t care at all, an amply titled project considering the more fame he seems to get the less interested he is in …