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Sangria – [$NOT] x [Denzel Curry]

I have had an amazing time watching $NOT grow as an artist over the years, but specifically since we shot the two music videos for him last year. He has taken full advantage of that opportunity and has capitalized on it to the maximum, he has made all of the right moves since then, and today he is back with a brand new music video for “Sangria” featuring Denzel Curry. The $NOT + Denzel Curry link-up is the collab that I never knew I needed, these two created something to be proud of, it’s one of those songs that’s so good you simply can’t listen to it just once. I loved this song and I believe that you will too, check it out for yourself below! Produced by Power Pleasant

Lil Yachty Interview: Five Years In & Still Persevering

“When I was like 18, I used to really care about what everybody thought about my music and it used to get to me. I just started to realize that when you do good, people will criticize you, and when you do bad, they still criticize you.” -Lil Yachty Photo Cred: Gunner Stahl If there’s one thing that the roller coaster of a year that was 2020 has showed us, is that time is flying by. It seems like just a couple of years ago we were introduced to Apple Music and transitioning to an all-digital era of music. Some of the favorite songs, albums and mixtapes that existed over the last half of a decade are aging faster than we can count to 10, and  we are even nearing the anniversary of some projects turning 10 this year. It sounds crazy to even say this out loud, but 2021 will be the 5 year anniversary of the amazingly iconic XXL Freshmen class of 2016. Regardless of what good or bad may have happened in peoples lives that year, we can all agree that 2016 was a very important year for music. It sparked the brand new generation of rap–a …

Coat Check/Session 47 – [Nyck Caution]

Nyck Caution was a relatively new name to me just a few weeks ago when I wrote about his single “Bad Day” featuring Denzel Curry, but that has become a song I played so much early on that I learned each and every word within a few days. Luckily, he had a brand-new album coming out just about a week after that single released, so I couldn’t have been more excited to check it out. While Anywhere But Here has an insanely diverse plethora of sounds, it gives listeners various different angles of the skillset that Nyck so clearly possesses, making it a can’t-miss album to begin 2021 on a high note for the Brooklynite. Whether you had a chance to listen to the project in its entirety or not yet, you’ll get a great feel for how wonderful it is with one of the album’s standout records “Coat Check/Session 47”, a two-part track that does a wonderful job of not only showing off different aptitudes that Nyck has perfected, but it also gives us a look deeper inside of the NYC rapper’s mind, body, and soul. Luckily, Nyck teamed up with director Fakedell to shoot a visual for this …

Like Me – [$NOT] ft. [Iann Dior]

As 2020 rapidly came to a close, there were a few rappers who I familiarized myself with and almost became obsessed with as the final months of the year flew by. Out of all these insane talents, $NOT was undeniably the one artist who I never took my eye off of, and that hasn’t changed even slightly ever since I first started listening to him. His album Beautiful Havoc was a masterpiece in my opinion, and I just loved how he was able to intermingle a variety of different vibes ranging from dark, ominous cuts to upbeat party anthems. Obviously, the features were also great after hearing names like Denzel Curry and Flo Milli, but my favorite song on the project had to be “Like Me” which featured Iann Dior. I was lucky enough to hear the project about a week prior to its release, and I remember that after listening to this hit, I went and raved to my friends about it, egging them on to listen when the album came out but not giving up the sanctity of the early access I was luckily granted. Although you might’ve been bumping this track ever since it came out as …

Bad Day – [Nyck Caution] ft. [Denzel Curry]

Pro Era never seems to miss, although the only member of the collective I’m actually extremely familiar with is obviously Joey Bada$$. I’ve become acquainted with certain other members through certain songs he has released that feature them, but I definitely need to get on top of my game moving forward, especially when it comes to Nyck Caution, one of the most promising yet underrated members of the group without a doubt. On Friday, Nyck is gearing up to release his album Anywhere But Here, and considering he has already dropped off a few singles to hype up the project’s release, I definitely need to zone in and listen up, and I suggest you do the exact same thing. Today, Nyck teamed up with none other than Denzel Curry for a song entitled “Bad Day”, and after hearing this compared to some of the other singles, I already know that Friday is going to be anything but a bad day. You already knew that this record is a hit as soon as you find out Charlie Heat produced this record, and as soon as you press play, you realize exactly how right your presumptions were. He incorporates some lively, animated …

Lestat – [PlayThatBoiZay]

When I see a massive artist like Denzel Curry not only believe in a smaller, lesser-recognized artist like PlayThatBoiZay but take him under his wing and expose him to experiences that are life and career-changing, I can’t help but anticipate that Zay is going to become a star. The name might sound familiar because Zay made his national debut on Denzel’s album ZUU on the song “P.A.T.”, one of my favorite cuts off the project. It might help that they’re both from Carol City, Florida and artists always want to see their cities being well represented in music, and when you get someone who is as talented as Zay, it only makes sense that you need to expose the masses to their music. Although he already has a slew of unbelievable music out at this point, he is gearing up for the release of his next EP entitled Girls Love Vampires, getting fans hyped by releasing a brand-new song called “Lestat” as well as an accompanying music video. As far as the song is concerned, RustoBlak, a lifelong friend of Zay’s, takes over the production and delivers an absolutely insane instrumental that is headlined by a bouncy, thunderous bassline paired …

Beautiful Havoc – [$NOT]

I’m somewhat new to the world of $NOT’s music, but despite my novice outlook, I’ve been listening to him so much that I feel like I have a somewhat strong grasp of his insane talents across the board. He brings a sort of underworld style to beats that are often anything but demonic, often utilizing West Coast bops while also incorporating more fitting, dark and ominous instrumentals that give listeners a completely polarizing look into his creative mind. While his album Beautiful Havoc has been out for almost a week, at this point, I’ve been listening to it almost nonstop, and I wanted to make sure I had a firm understanding of everything he delivers on the project before talking about it. I think I’ve had enough time, finally, and after probably more than fifteen listens from front to back, I can’t wait to dive into the wild sonic world that $NOT paints for us on this album. At 12 songs and almost a half-hour long, he provides fans with a further look at his unbelievable skills, unlike anything we’ve ever heard from him before. He opens up with “Watch Out (Intro)”, a song that uses a haunting, menacing guitar …

Scared – [Kembe X] ft. [Denzel Curry]

Growing up on the outskirts of Chicago, I was always fascinated by the buzzing music scene. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I dove head-first into the Rap scene and discovered a plethora of indescribable talents that have been making waves in the industry for years at that point. Kembe X was one of those talents who merged so many different sounds that could be heard throughout the city into his own individualistic style, making these noises his own and piecing together some of the most compelling and interesting songs not only in the city but the Rap scene as a whole. His journey has brought him all over the world and has introduced him to many different acts, and although he might’ve been relatively quiet as of late, don’t take this silence as a signal that he’s taking his foot off the gas even slightly. Instead, he’s gearing up for something huge, and although I’m not entirely sure what this is going to entail, his most recent single “Scared” suggests that he’s only just getting reacclimated to the music scene once again. His return is even bigger considering the fact that he recruited none other than Denzel …

Sangria – [$NOT] ft. [Denzel Curry]

Although I had heard $NOT’s name mentioned copiously in the past few years, it wasn’t until around the time he teamed up with our very own Cole Bennett just a few weeks ago to release his single “Revenge” that I actually made an effort to tune in. After listening, I was ashamed that I allowed myself to miss out on his wonderful music, and since then, I’ve gone back and revisited everything I was turning a blind eye to. Since listening up, I realized that he is one of, if not the most compelling and talented artists in the entire industry, showing off a variety of sounds that prove he is as dexterous as he is talented. As he gears up for the release of his upcoming album Beautiful Havoc, which releases this Friday, he has been dropping off a few singles from the project that have gotten fans, myself included, more excited than ever before. Most recently, he dropped off a brand-new single entitled “Sangria”, recruiting Denzel Curry and incredible producer Powers Pleasant to bring this record to life. While I’m honestly not sure if these two artists have worked together in the past, their equally aggressive, ruthless, and …

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 …