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Don’t Like Me – [Rico Nasty] ft. [Gucci Mane] & [Don Toliver]

It seems like in 2020 more than ever, female rappers are taking over the Rap industry, and I’m all here for it. Out of all the women you can think of making incredible music, Rico Nasty is one of my favorites. She just has this bubble charisma that is juxtaposed by a slightly aggressive and insistent style that is confident and attention-grabbing, so she is arguably one of the most compelling artists in the industry, to say the least. She also just has the natural ability to make hits, which is more than what can be said of a lot of artists in Rap regardless of gender, and if people are hating or sleeping on her because she’s a woman, it’s way past your time to wake up, and her plethora of incredible music speaks for itself. When I saw she dropped a new single entitled “Don’t Like Me”, I stopped whatever I was doing to tune in, and then I found out she recruited Don Toliver and Gucci Mane to assist her, so I knew I was in for a treat without a doubt in my mind. Once again, as soon as you press play, hitmaker Buddah Bless brings …

Replace Me – [Nas] ft. [Don Toliver] & [Big Sean]

Whether you’re a young, new school fan of Rap music or you’re an OG fan of the “golden era” of music, there should be no question that Nas is one of the greatest emcees to ever grace a microphone. His thirteenth studio album King’s Disease was a project I was curious about because a lot of originators of the genre take one of two paths. One of these paths includes the mindset that they’re too good for the new generation of artists while the other path recognizes their talents and wants to include them. Nas took the latter, thankfully, and included a slew of new aged rappers like Fivio Foreign, A$AP Ferg, Anderson .Paak, Big Sean, and Don Toliver, among many others. Due to this, he was able to bring a hint of old school sounds back with the infusion of many newer influences, allowing the two time frames to collide, ultimately resulting in an absolutely unbelievable album, unsurprisingly. In order to assist his incredible project, he has dropped off a variety of music videos, prompting me to cover his latest visual for “Spicy”, the bonus track featuring Fivio and Ferg. Just when I thought the fun might’ve concluded, he’s …

Spicy – [Nas] ft. [Fivio Foreign] & [A$AP Ferg]

There are certain names in the Rap scene that have reached legendary status and they’re cited as influences for almost any artist you can name. Nas is one of these emcees, and although it’s not a shock to anyone that I’m saying this, he is one of the greats. Even after the new age of Rappers came through and changed the scenery, Nas remains one of the best to ever make music, and instead of hating on the new generation of music, he rather likes to include them in his career while also getting them out of their comfort zones and pushing their limits to the edge. His collaborative album with the legendary hitmaker Hit-Boy King’s Disease was a success, including some of the biggest names in music such as Charlie Wilson, Big Sean, Lil Durk, Don Toliver, Anderson .Paak, and more, and seeing him come together with artists like this shows off his dexterity just as much as them, if not more. Luckily, just a few days ago we received a visual for the project’s closing song “Spicy” featuring Fivio Foreign and A$AP Ferg, and the results are as good as the song itself. As for this track, Hit-Boy …

Lemonade (Remix) – [Internet Money] feat. [Don Toliver] & [Roddy Ricch]

By now, we have all been familiarized with the earth-shattering single “Lemonade” provided by the Internet Money collective. The original video shot by Lyrical Lemonade’s own Cole Bennett has already racked up over 22 million views on Youtube, and is going crazy on all U.S. and International charts. As the crept up on us, “Lemonade” is easily a top contender for Song of the Summer as well, despite us not being able to feel this songs energy out in the clubs and functions. That being said, it was already destined for success in the long run. Don Toliver was having nothing short of an amazing run this year, Nav received amazing praise from all over, and Gunna has been consistently over achieving as Young Thug’s protégée. The cohesiveness that exists amongst Don Toliver, Nav & Gunna on this record was like no other, and it truly shows with just how well this song has been performing thus far. Taz Taylor, Nick Mira and the Internet Money team have been going crazy ever since the release of their album B4 the Storm in late August, so it was no surprise that they would come back adding more gasoline to the fire. As if …

A Conversation w/ Kaash Paige: Debut Album ‘Teenage Fever’, Musical Influences, Crafting a Signature Sound & More

“I just got to be myself at all times and always speak about how I’m feeling regardless of how it may come off. You have to be vulnerable in your music at all times.” -Kaash Paige If there’s one thing thats for sure, is that the women are on the rise right now in the music industry. Competing in a world that has been predominately ran by males is something that many have struggled with for a long time. That is, up until this year. In 2020 alone, we have seen many more female rappers and singers emerging and gaining enough momentum to make it onto peoples radars. One of the biggest stars to blossom this year, would undeniably be the Texas-native Kaash Paige. With the success of her ever-so-popular “Love Songs” record blowing up with over 15 million TikTok clips, as well as over 725 million streams, Kaash Paige was destined for success right from the jump. The “Kaash” in her name standing for “Kill All Arrogance–Stop Hatred”, she is one of the youngest R&B stars in the game now that is no stranger to showing the world just how creative she is and can be. Collaborating earlier this …

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 …

Teenage Fever – [Kaash Paige]

One of the things about how the music industry is running now, is that it is always so unpredictable. We never really know what sound is coming next, what will be the next trend, and who will be the next tastemakers for the next handful.  Speaking on behalf of the current landscape of R&B artists, we currently have grown accustomed to the soothing and wavy style of R&B that has been created over the past few years or so. One of the silent assassins in contributing to this sound would be none other than the Dallas, Texas native Kaash Paige. Since the beginning, there were a handful of things that drew my attention to Kaash Paige and her music. First and foremost, the level of authenticity in her craft has been admirable from the start. The way she carries herself and doesen’t have a care in the world for who has something to say about her as well. Last but not least, she makes amazing sounding music–very big emphasis on amazing. This past weekend, she is here to premiere her debut album Teenage Fever, and I am a firm believer in this being one of the best R&B projects to release …

Lemonade – [Internet Money]

The collective Internet Money has worked to the point where they have become one of the modern-day empires in the music industry, they have dominated the charts + it’s been inspiring to watch from a distance. Internet Money simply has the recipe to success and we’ve seen that time and time again with the artists that they have helped propel to stardom. Today, Internet Money is back on our platform with the release of their brand new music video for “Lemonade” featuring Don Toliver, Gunna, and Nav! Due to the title of the song, it only made sense that they connected with Lyrical Lemonade’s own Cole Bennett to direct the video, and together they made something special. When the star studded line up was first announced, there was obvious excitement from everyone, but I’m not sure if anyone truly realized how big the final product was going to be. What we get to witness today is something that is going to be talked about for a while. The song itself is everything you’d hope it would be plus more. Enlisting Don Toliver, Gunna and Nav on one song is nothing shy of  genius. Each one manages to leave their individual mark …

Clap – [Don Toliver]

Without a doubt, I have Don Toliver as the biggest artist to watch out for in 2020. Of course with the pandemic, some artists plans have been reevaluated as far as touring and appearances, but regardless, Don Toliver had managed to make sure that his name has been resonating with fans. With the success of his debut album Heaven or Hell, numerous TikTok trends taking off, and his contributions on features this year with Eminem, Nav, and many others, it’s safe to say that Don Toliver is making his imprint very fastly in his career. Today, he premiered a surprise release of his song “Clap”, from the Road To Fast 9 Mixtape. The Fast & Furious franchise has been around since many of our childhoods, and as of late, they have begun to have some pretty substantial soundtracks to go along with the films. With F9 currently in production, the team has put together a soundtrack of music that is either inspired by, or featured in the film. This film being the last in the franchise, it was important that they casted a stellar cast of artists on the soundtrack–Don Toliver being one of them. On “Clap”, Don Toliver sticks with his usual producers Wondagurl and Frank …

A Conversation w/ Nils: Working on ‘Legends Never Die’, Upbringing in Germany, Staying Humble and More

When it comes to the pioneers of the vast sea of producers in the states, many of us can name a lot of them without even thinking twice. However, when it comes to producers making a name for themselves overseas, they may not be as openly recognized as they may like. The hurdles in which they have to overcome, and the barriers that they need to break, happen to be a bit tougher than it can be for those who may be born here in the states. The one thing about hip hop, is that it is accepting to all kinds, no matter what. We will accept anyone regardless of race, sexual orientation, heritage, native language, anything–as long as that musician respects the culture. Hailing all the way from Hamburg, Germany, record-producer Nils has been making a massive impact in the game, and has been working his way up to becoming a household name in the music industry. The German rap scene, or any foreign rap scene for that matter, is very different than what we may be used to over here in the states. Nils made a name for himself by learning and adapting to music at a very …