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We All We Got – [Internet Money]

Ever since Internet Money dropped their debut album B4 the Storm back in 2020, I knew that they had solidified their reign in the hip-hop world for years and even decades to come. I mean, I think that their dominance was already well known after producing for world-renowned stars, but considering they seemed to always be behind the scenes as the masterminds behind these bangers, the general public or casual listener might not have known just how big of a role they played in the music business. After the album dropped, though, their names were everywhere, whether it was as a collective or as individual producers, and this has only continued to snowball into them becoming one of the biggest production powerhouses that the world has ever, and most likely will ever see. Obviously, quite some time has passed since this album was released, and although I have been hungry for more ever since, I had extremely high hopes for their impending EP We All We Got which was slated to release on Friday, August 19th. Now that it is out, there is no denying their star power or pull in the industry, gifting us with 6 songs that lead …

NO STYLIST – [Destroy Lonely]

As the years have gone on, Playboi Carti has turned himself from a new name in the music world with a one-of-a-kind sound to an absolute mogul, making moves even outside of the industry that a lot of people are flabbergasted by, including me. Although he is one of the biggest names in hip-hop, he has gone on to help other artists out as well with his label Opium, and this lineup is completely stacked, which is something I’ve realized more and more as I even further familiarize myself with these young spitters. Ken Car$on is definitely one emcee I listen to a ton, and have been tuning into even more after he dropped his latest album, but his friend and label counterpart Destroy Lonely wasn’t about to miss out on the fun or the thrill of releasing a new album either. Insert NO STYLIST, an extensive project of 19 songs that last just about 51 minutes long with only one feature in Ken Car$on on the album’s final cut “VETERAN”. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting tapped in with Destroy Lonely over the past few months, but even with a consistent listening streak, I still wanted to hear more from …

2k in the Soda – [Internet Money] ft. [LUCKI]

Even though it has been a couple of years since Internet Money dropped off their wildly successful debut album B4 The Storm which received raving reviews and turned out to be one of my favorite projects of 2020, the production powerhouse hasn’t seemed to take a break. Now, if you look at the timeline and realize that they haven’t dropped a project in a while, you might think otherwise, but they are the masterminds behind some of the industry’s greatest hits, and as they add more producers to their roster, they not only contribute to more records but also spread their versatility to so many different areas and genres. Sure, they have their regular collaborators like Lil Tecca, Trippie Redd, and Dro Kenji, but they are also known to keep a couple of tricks up their sleeves and will work with artists that I never really imagined they’d be in tune with when looking at the other musicians that they’ve produced for. After seeing the tracklist for their 6-track EP We All We Got that’s ready to be released on August 19th, my point is only further solidified because some regulars are included, but they also mix in surprise guests …

Forever Pt. 2 (Jezebel) – [Bktherula] ft. [Destroy Lonely]

I have been as supportive as I can be of up-and-comers who are truly thinking outside the box and trying to do something that no other artist before them has done. This has become slightly difficult at times because there are just so many musicians now, so it can be hard to differentiate yourself from the rest of the pack. While this proves to be a problem for some, Bktherula seems to not only take on the challenge head-on, but steamroll right over it without ever looking back to see the aftermath. She is simply in a lane of her own, bringing songs to life that span a wide range of styles and sounds, but no matter if she’s dominating a speaker-busting instrumental or gifting listeners a buoyant ballad, she is doing so with such ground-breaking technique and unignorable skill. Thanks to this, she has connected with a diverse group of fellow artists from Ski Mask the Slump God to Rico Nasty, and plenty of others in between, most recently teaming up with Opium-signee Destroy Lonely for a ridiculously appealing single called “Forever Pt. 2 (Jezebel)”. The track on its own is absolutely fantastic as Bk and Destroy Lonely both …

Rolling Loud Miami 2022 Was A Memorable Moment

If you weren’t at Rolling Loud Miami this past weekend, you missed out on a stellar festival. If you’re not familiar, Rolling Loud is the largest hip-hop festival in the world. Annually, they put together a lineup of the biggest and most influential acts in the genre. While the festival began in Miami, over the years, Rolling Loud has expanded across the country and beyond.  This year’s festival headliners were Kid Cudi, Future, and Kendrick Lamar. Friday was a very interesting night, as Kid Cudi, who was a last-minute replacement for YE, stormed off after crowd members repeatedly threw things onto the stage. Even though YE dropped out of Rolling Loud, he made a surprise performance during Lil Durk’s performance. The crowd went absolutely nuts when he took the stage. Friday also included amazing performances from Playboi Carti, Lil Yatchy, SSGKobe, Homixide Gang, Destroy Lonely, Fivio Foreign, and more. One of my favorite parts of the night was stopping by an exclusive VIP lounge area featuring the D’USSE ambassador and Houston’s rap legend Bun B. His D’USSE Watermelon Cooler was the highlight of my night. The drink was extremely refreshing. Especially when it was paired with Bun B’s Trill Burgers. …

She Want Some More – [Internet Money] ft. [Ken Car$on] & [Lil Tecca]

When considering different powerhouses in the hip-hop industry currently, the list doesn’t extend very far at all without Internet Money coming into the discussion. The collective of producers took over a handful of years ago, and it seems like ever since, they have had a hand in some of the biggest hits in the business, so it’s obvious that they’re not ones to mess with. They also have a select few artists that they regularly work with on a variety of projects, and even though these emcees are people we’ve come to expect to work with IM, they never fail to impress every time they drop something new. I have been waiting patiently for a follow-up to the label’s next big project after their massively successful 2020 debut album B4 THE STORM, and even with the release of countless bangers ever since, I don’t know if I’ve been as excited about anything as I am for their upcoming EP WE ALL WE GOT which is set to release on August 18th. The tape will feature 6 songs and include artists like Lucki, Destroy Lonely, Yeat, Lil Yachty, and more, and the collective’s brand-new single “She Want Some More” featuring Ken …

X – [Ken Car$on]

Way back in the early 2010s, underground music had an entirely different meaning than what it stands for now. I feel like those were the days when SoundCloud was key, and if you wanted to discover something new, exciting, and genre-bending, that’s where you had to go. As the years went on, though, there was more accessibility to larger streaming platforms, and I think that so many musicians just started to release things on platforms like Spotify and Apple Music way more regularly than ever before. This led to a boom of artists like SoFaygo and SSGKobe blowing up, and the most recent emcees who are blazing their own trails include artists like Yeat and Ken Car$on. While I still personally consider these talents underground, I think I do so just because the mainstream isn’t ready for them. Not to say that it’s not good enough, because God knows that it’s so much better than the vast majority of the things you’ll hear on the radio, but the mainstream music scene seems to have this mold that if someone doesn’t fit into it, they’re just going to build their following in their own way without leaning on major labels or …

The End – [Ken Car$on]

There is no denying Playboi Carti’s influence on the mainstream rap world. So many casual hip-hop fans may have not vibed with him back when he popularized the baby voice and had such a unique, individualistic style, but songs like “Magnolia” and “wokeuplikethis*” would have anyone in the right mind thinking that he was a star. Ever since he created his record label Opium back in 2019, it seems like he has really leaned into the rockstar persona that he was showing off, and this label is something that took off much more than I ever thought imaginable. This label is home to artists like Destroy Lonely, Ken Car$on, F1LTHY, Homixide Gang, and a handful of others, and even though it seems like some of these roster members may diverge from the classic sound that Carti became known for, I feel like it makes this endeavor much more well-rounded and exciting to pay attention to by far. I have said it before, but I’ll say it again that Ken Car$on is definitely one of my favorite rising emcees, and with the announcement of his upcoming album X slated to release this Friday, July 8th, I think he will have been …

EDEN – [MuddyMya]

Of all the upcoming music scenes in the US, very few are pushing the culture forward like Florida and Atlanta. With artists like Destroy Lonely, Cochise, and 454 paving the way for the next generation of plugg/regalia/cloud rap inspired rappers – the future of hip-hop is looking better than ever. MuddyMya is a perfect example of this, and luckily this week she returns to us with her newest EP EDEN – the follow-up to 2021’s MUDDYWORLD. The last time we saw Mya, we were celebrating the release of her single “i see you!” – a hazy and hypnotic banger packed with futuristic energy so infectious that it was hard not to list her as one of Atlanta’s most promising new artists. EDEN carries this momentum perfectly with a small colelction of 5 tracks that if nothing else, put MuddyMya’s name on 2022. Between her washed-out vocal layers, spacious production, and hard-hitting verses that alternate between melodic (“PEACH SPRITE”) and borderline ambient (“WAIT4U”) at a moment’s notice – MuddyMya’s forward-thinking musical talents have made her an artist that needs to be on your radar this year. Last time I asked if we would see an album from MuddyMya this year, and with an …

The 2022 Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash

June 17th-19th in Chicago at Douglass Park Tickets available at: www.thesummersmash.com   Performers in alphabetical order: 2 Chainz 347Aidan AG Club Autumn! Corbin BabySantana Babytron BabyxSosa BIA Bktharula Chase B (DJ set) CP D Savage DCG Brothers Destroy Lonely DJ Scheme (DJ set) Dreamer Isioma Dreezy Elijah Wallace Famous Dex Fedd The God Femdot First Class Bee Flo Milli G Herbo GloUpJake (DJ set) Homicide Gang IAYZE KaiDontTrap Kali Kankan Katie Got Bandz Kelo of Dopeness Ken Car$on Key Glock Lancey Foux Lil Skies Lil Tecca Lil Tracy Lucki Nardo Wick Noza Jordan Ohgeesy Playboi Carti *** Pollari Polo G Post Malone *** Pouya & Fat Nick Rico Nasty Roy French Sheck Wes Sid Shane Ski Mask The Slump God Slump6s $not Sojabrat Sonny Supa BWE Tink Trippie Redd Tyla Yaweh Warhol.SS Wiz Khalifa Yeat Young Thug & Gunna (Joint set) *** Yung Bans ZacFTP & Friends (DJ set) Zach Bia (DJ set) ZZZ & TBA Special Guest Performances