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on my mind – [midwxst]

Although there may be readers who are sick of all the articles I write on new midwxst releases, I know that there can’t be anyone who is sick of the music itself because it never goes stale, and at least in my personal opinion, whether you’re listening to his older songs or his brand-new singles, they never get old and I see myself bumping these for years and most likely even showing my future kids one day. Thanks to the timelessness that these songs offer, midwxst has been seeing nothing but victories over the last year or two, so I think it’s about time that he capitalizes the W in his name to show represent the wins he has been dominating. I mean, he is on the Lollapalooza lineup which is one of the most prestigious and well-recognized festivals in the world, he attended the Grammys, he just teased a new Whethan, Yeat, and Matt Ox song, and he’s on tour to support Amine for certain dates at some of his “Best Tour Ever” shows, and this is seriously only the beginning for the young phenom. In the midst of all this success, I have no clue how he has …

switching sides – [midwxst]

I’m so proud of midwxst, and even though my admiration probably doesn’t mean much compared to that of his overall fanbase’s support, I still just have to say it. He was one of the first people I got into in the hyperpop community, and since then, he has been winning on all fronts. I was truly hoping that he’d have a spot on our Summer Smash lineup after being at the fest last year without having a slot, but I knew this wasn’t likely after I peeped the Lollapalooza lineup and saw his name on it, which is HUGE. Lolla is a world-renowned fest, so having your name on there is a massive feat that midwxst so rightfully deserves, and it’s something he has worked super hard to achieve. Not only this, but he was even at the Grammys and has been working nonstop on tour and in the studio, so he deserves every last drop of success that has come his way this early on in his career. His project better luck next time. dropped not too long ago, and considering it’s something that I have been bumping constantly, I was elated to find out that he released a …

Still Here – [Morray] ft. [Cordae]

Some artists that are absolutely massive right now are people that I haven’t really paid nearly enough attention to, but as the years go on, I know I need to stop bumping the same songs I love over and over and expand my pallet to make sure I’m not missing out on amazing music. North Carolina’s Morray is someone who I have written about in the past, and he is clearly insanely talented, but I just haven’t really listened too much because his style isn’t something I typically gravitate towards usually, but after being nominated for two Grammys this early on in his career, he’s clearly someone that I need to show a lot more attention to. Although I felt like his style might not necessarily fit in line with the same kind of sounds that Cordae is creating, when I realized that they’re both from the same home state, I knew that there had to be some enthralling chemistry, and that is more apparent than ever on their collaboration “Still Here”. In this Cardiak and Wu10-produced cut, a very serene, old-school soulful vibe comes through with ease, and it’s seriously such an insanely addicting foundation that you already know …

Rambo- [Joyner Lucas] ft. [Lil Durk]

Joyner Lucas is someone I haven’t quite gotten familiar with myself over the years, but I’m rapidly realizing that this needs to change, and I figured it’s better late than never. I guess I just didn’t realize all of the accomplishments he has achieved throughout. His career thus far, being nominated for 2 Grammys, collaborating with artists like J. Cole, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Tjay, and Lil Baby, as well as a myriad of other achievements that can’t be overshadowed any longer. Nonetheless, Joyner is definitely blazing a trail of his own and growing a fanbase that is as loyal as they come, so my ignorance stops here, and I am beyond excited to dive into his seasoned and impressive discography, without a doubt. What did it for me was his song “Rambo” featuring Lil Durk, and considering Lil Durk is always a draw for me personally, this was a record I simply couldn’t ignore even if I wanted to. I’m definitely glad I tuned into this hit because it shows so many different wonderful styles and talents from the two hitmakers, and it’s an undeniable banger in every sense of the word. This one contains production that features masterful …

Watch Tyler, The Creator perform “Lumberjack” at the 2021 BET Awards

It has become more and more obvious that the BET Awards are one of the most relevant awards shows in existence, yet so many people want to deny this simple fact. Since the Grammys are decades behind the times, for the most part, BET actually covers the music that is not only popular but absolutely needed in the current day and age of history. Thankfully, they brought all the stars out at last night’s awards show, and after seeing names like Lil Uzi, Lil Baby, Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X, and even our very own Cole Bennett, it was clear that this was the place to be. While some of the performances were definitely unforgettable, Tyler, The Creator decided to stop by and keep the momentum behind his awesome new album Call Me if You Get Lost going by performing one of the project’s stand-out single “Lumberjack”. This performance was absolutely nuts and kept the theme of the album roll out perfectly, so I had to share it with you in case you missed it last night. As it begins, it appears as if Tyler is on a journey somewhere in a Tiffany blue old-school Rolls Royce. Before rapping, the …

Big Boss Rabbit – [Freddie Gibbs]

Although Freddie Gibbs might’ve lost Best Rap Album at the Grammys by a hair to the legendary Nas, he decided he still wanted to show the man some respect and did so by putting his own spin on the 2001 Stillmatic hit “You’re Da Man” in his brand-new song entitled “Big Boss Rabbit”. Opening up, you can hear some inspiring synths or violins of some sort before the crispiest percussion and pounding drums enter into the picture for a foundation that is almost too perfect for Freddie. As soon as these elements come into play, Freddie also begins to spit some ruthlessly uninterrupted bars like only he knows how. His voice is deep and smooth as we’ve grown used to hearing from the impressive veteran, yet there’s something about this song that just sounds even more buttery than ever before. There’s just something about his effortless delivery with his low tone of voice that works so well with the higher-pitched parts of the melody, tying everything together for another awesome single. Along with this new song comes a music video that is directed by JMP, and although he doesn’t take us to Miami or any other wild and exotic places …

Kmoe: A Catalyst in Every Sense

Progression, collaboration, and passion; these are three terms that most prominently encompass what is shaping up to be the next wave of pop music heading into the future. It is a movement that is set to live and die by these concepts, and the most talented acts at the forefront of it have not only proven their status by simply making incredible music in this light, but also by being forces of their own in stressing and accentuating what those terms truly mean. Though this movement is wide-ranging and all-encompassing, few acts can truly call themselves a certified “matchmaker,” or even just someone who’s brought people together in a way that creates nothing short of substantial change within this community as it has come to be. One would certainly be remiss to leave a figure like Kmoe out of that discussion, because the influence that he has had over this very scene combined with his sheer musicality alone proves nothing else other than the fact that he’s not only able to hold this status, but also be one of the most provocative and prolific ones to lay claim to it in the first place. The Canadian prodigy out of Vancouver, …

Golden Eye – [Action Bronson]

Action Bronson is a man of many talents beyond just music, and he has to live one of the most interesting lives in the entire world. Whether he’s traveling around the world trying all type of cuisine, hitting the gym to lose over one hundred pounds and counting during quarantine, or crafting some of the most intriguing hits in the studio, you better believe that he’s going to put his own signature spice all over every single one of his endeavors. It’s because of his unique persona and unapologetic individuality that I’ve always been drawn to his music ever since his early mixtapes, and the fact that he continues to think outside of the box over and over again makes me truly appreciate his music, even more, every time he drops something new. After dropping the extremely entertaining single “Latin Grammys” at the end of July, I couldn’t wait to see what else he had up his Carhartt sleeve, and I’m so excited to say that this brief pause has come to an end with the release of yet another single called “Golden Eye”. Produced by Budgie, this instrumental begins with a squeaky dolphin noise before tropical instruments, tranquil and …

Watch Action Bronson’s new interview on Hot 97

Action Bronson is one of the most entertaining creatives in the world, he is an extremely skilled emcee + an enjoyable guy to watch & listen to, so I was overjoyed when I saw that he dropped a new interview with Hot 97. The three hosts asked plenty of great questions about topics such as his weight loss journey, his new record “Latin Grammys”, his change of lifestyle, his radio show on Beats 1 Apple Music, his forthcoming album “Only For Dolphins”, creating his own cologne called “Splash”, writing his books, Guru of Gangstarr, MMA, strong man competitions, the New York Jets + New York Knicks, Mike Tyson’s comeback, his new baby and more. Watch this brand new interview below!

Latin Grammys – [Action Bronson]

It’s been a minute since we heard from New York legend Action Bronson, at least musically, but all that ended today as he released his first song of 2020, titled “Latin Grammys”. Action Bronson connected with producer Tommy Mas who created this sensational instrumental, and he complimented the beat with some braggadocious, groovy, and at times comical bars. Action Bronson plays such an important role in hip-hop to me, he doesn’t get enough respect in my opinion, but I am just more than glad to have him back to releasing content. You can stream this new joint below and if you like what you hear, then be sure to share it with a friend!