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Choppa Talk – [Guapdad 4000] ft. [TyFontaine]

Although I’m not overly familiar with Guapdad 4000 to be completely candid, I have been seeing his name everywhere recently, so I think that it’s about time I tuned in. Due to his name sounding like the coolest new technology of the year as well as the titles of some of his songs sounding nothing less than meme-worthy, I was expecting his offerings to be more of a parody than any sort of actually appealing music, but I was totally wrong after checking some of them out. There’s a reason why artists like Denzel Curry, Rich Brian, Chance the Rapper, 6LACK, JID, Smino and so many more mess with his music, and after turning on even just one song, it’s more than apparent as to why. He’s so abundantly talented and the fact that some of his song’s titles might sound like memes definitely doesn’t translate into a joke once you press play. This is just another way he shows off his personality because aside from being an incredible artist, Guapdad is truly one of the most entertaining and intriguing musicians in the entire music industry. On his most recent single “Choppa Talk”, he recruited the skyrocketing sensation TyFontaine to …

IDK & Friends 2 – [IDK]

IDK is an artist out of Maryland who I have been a huge fan of for some years now, but over the last year or so, he has been hitting a stride + getting a ton of love from plenty of people all over the globe. I watch plenty of sports/basketball podcasts, and I have been seeing a ton of promotion about the new basketball documentary titled Basketball County: In The Water that’s executed produced by big names such as Kevin Durant & Quinn Cook. You might be wondering why that’s relevant with this release, well that’s because this project is the soundtrack to that documentary, which makes perfect sense because the story is about PG County basketball players, so it made perfect sense to get a fellow native such as IDK to handle the soundtrack. IDK didn’t handle this one all by himself though, he recruited a star-studded lineup with talents including A$AP Ferg, Wale, XanMan, Juicy J, Denzel Curry, Maxo Kream, PnB Rock, Ronny J, Rico Nasty, YungManny, Alex Vaughn, Big Flock, Big Jam + Weensey (plus plenty of talented producers). When you get this many talented creatives to come together to create one body of work, you …

Chopstix – [Smokepurpp]

Okay, I know I have pretty much been writing about every single Smokepurpp release that has come out, but that’s because his rollout for Florida Jit was somewhat lengthy and very eventful. Smokepurpp has always piqued my interest with his projects because he typically covers a wide range of sonic sounds and styles, and the aforementioned project is no different. I was thoroughly impressed with most of the tracks on the album, whether they contained features from artists like Yung Nudy, Denzel Curry, Rick Ross, or Jack Harlow, but I also enjoyed his solo efforts as well. I think Smokepurpp’s ability to put together quality projects is honestly underrated, and it should definitely be praised much more than it currently is. In order to continue the hype behind the album, Purpp decided to drop a short visual for the project’s closing track “Chopstix”. While this song isn’t necessarily one of my go-to tracks off of the album, it made me rethink my stance after watching the video. The beat is made up of eerie, creeping synths, crashing percussion, and, as with the majority of the album, 808s that can and will bust your speakers if you turn the volume up …

PIG FEET – [Terrace Martin] FT. [Denzel Curry] FT. [Daylyt] FT. [Kamasi Washington] FT. [G Perico]

For this post, I initially wasn’t sure how to approach covering this visual. However, after some reflection, I realized that some works of art (especially realism) do not require analysis. Instead, I ask of all readers to listen, process, and reflect on what is being said by these special artists. If there is any message that I would like to pass over, it is that BLACK LIVES MATTER. To help fight for justice against police brutality, systemic racism, and discrimination, click this hyperlink for resources. Words by Brandon Washington    

A Conversation with HighDefRazjah: Working with A$AP Ferg on ‘Value’, Being Featured in the ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ Trailer, the Virginia Music Scene and More

“I always think back to those dark times in life when I planted the seed and now I’m starting to reap the benefits of it.” -HighDefRazjah When thinking about the evolution of music, it’s such a beautiful journey to follow. The many things that music can do and how it can completely change lives, is nothing less than astounding to be able to witness. Speaking directly in terms of Hip Hop, it has changed so many lives each and every day, and has made things possible for many people who may have lost hope. In the year 2020, it’s safe to say we do see our fair share of acts who come and go, but the idea that one can virtually blossom a musical career with nothing but an iPhone and a laptop is something that is to be appreciated at the end of the day. Coming out of Suffolk, Virginia, record producer HighDefRazjah is no stranger to knowing what it’s like to have nothing and turn it into something. Coming from a city that is not too familiar with breaking many acts, Razjah crafted his career from the ground up by himself. He did what he had to do …

BALD! (Remix) – [JPEGMAFIA] ft. [Denzel Curry]

Although I did a write-up on JPEGMAFIA’s original version of his interesting and creative song “BALD!” just a couple months ago, I had no clue that a rapper like Denzel Curry would jump onto the remix. This pairing might sound strange, but they’ve actually worked together in the past. Along with this, no artist truly fits seamlessly into Peggy’s world, so any pairing might be surprising. This is partially due to the fact that Peggy himself doesn’t even really fit into his own world considering just how boundary-pushing his sound truly is. Every time he creates a song, he gets out of his comfort zone, so he’s pretty used to it at this point. Seeing an artist like Denzel get out of his own comfort zone in a different way than he typically would really lead to impressive and unexpected results, although I’m not extremely shocked due to the abundance of talent that the Florida emcee has demonstrated time and time again. Creating a remix for this track is a perfect bridge for Curry since it’s a song that was made to have fun on and not be taken too seriously, so he could really get experimental and try out …

BALI- [Rich Brian] ft. [Guapdad4000]

Usually, it takes a good amount of time and effort for a meme rapper to change the perception of fans to that of someone who should be taken seriously in the music world. Luckily for Rich Brian, his extremely unique, deep voice garnered the attention of fans from the start, so although his song concepts might have been comical, he didn’t have much trouble transitioning into a legitimate rap career. Since doing so, he has gained a massive following, going on tours and collaborating with some of the biggest names in music. In order to spend his time in a productive way during this quarantine period, Brian decided to release a brand-new music video for his song “BALI” featuring Guapdad 4000. Spaced-out synths, speaker-busting 808s, and rattling percussion all pair flawlessly together to form a crisp foundation for an absolute hit. Although he is clearly known for his deep voice and intricate flows, Brian has recently been experimenting with singing and the results are pretty resounding. On the hook, Brian chops up his words before stretching out others, truly showing how variable his artistry can become. I actually didn’t even realize it was him singing at first because he really …

RIOT – [Anonymuz]

Broward Country, Florida has home to some of the most notable rappers in the game for the past couple of years now. Names like XXXtentacion, Denzel Curry, Kodak Black and Ski Mask The Slump God haven essential ascended to be some of rap music’s elite. One of the next names you out of Broward Country you should be keeping tabs on is Anonymuz. The concept of the music video for “RIOT” is based around the movies Walter Hill’s “The Warriors” (1979) and Larry Clark’s “Kids” (1995). The general theme of the video is a group of kids coming together for a cause and in the process bonding and finding themselves. Anonymuz shared insight on “RIOT” and stated “We don’t want kids to literally riot but do you ever feel like breaking things and acting crazy just because? As creators we go through tons of emotions and we battle with ourselves, inner demons and it makes us want to riot or rage and that’s how I was feeling at the time when I created this record.” Watch the music video for Anonymuz’s “RIOT” for yourself below.

Watch Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats Talk About ‘Unlocked’ and Quiz Each Other in Their Latest Interview

When thinking of some of the most successful artists in the current state of Rap music, Denzel Curry should be one of the first Rappers to pop into your mind. Then, when thinking about one of the main producers creating the groundwork for pretty much every artist on your playlist, Kenny Beats has to be the first person you imagine. Put these two together, and gold is inevitably going to be made. This is extremely evident when listening to Unlocked, the collaborative project released by the duo just a few weeks ago. The whole thing slaps from start to finish, and the complexities found throughout make it seem as if it took years to carefully bring to life and finish. In all reality, they recorded the entire thing in just a couple of sessions together. Beyond this, all of the beats were created on the spot from scratch which allowed Denzel to provide his input while Kenny handled the rest. In their latest interview, the duo sat down with one another to discuss the EP and then quiz each other to find out who really knew the other better. To start out, they mentioned how a misunderstanding created tension between …

UNLOCKED – [Kenny Beats] x [Denzel Curry]

Kenny Beats and Denzel Curry are two of the pioneers in this new age of hip-hop artists, they are two of the best at their crafts respectively and today they have teamed up to drop a super dope new animated short film titled “UNLOCKED” that you don’t’ want to miss out on. I am so impressed with what they have created here, it’s extremely unique & creative and this short film also showed the funny side of each of these guys, not to mention it’s an amazing way to get people to sit down & really pay attention to the songs provided. All in all, when you get one of the best producers in the game to connect with one of the best artists/lyricists out, greatness is the only thing that you can expect & sure enough, that’s exactly what we got. I cannot say enough good things about these two, congratulations on this release & thank you for thinking outside of the box here, I believe I speak for all the fans when I say that it’s truly refreshing.