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All Eyes on Me – [EARTHGANG]

Atlanta’s talent pool is one that runs deep and plentiful, making it a music city that is simply never going to fall off or be forgotten about, but that makes me so excited to see how the new generations of artists will innovate and progress such a unique and distinctive sound. While there are some major names in the world of trap that can be listed off, other artists take an even more conscious and intricate approach to music creation, and one duo that is probably doing it better than anyone else out right now is EARTHGANG. Although both emcees have gone by various monikers in the past, I know them best as Johnny Venus and Doctur Dot, and both of these musicians are constantly pushing the limit on what we might’ve previously thought was the boundary of hip-hop. For just about a year, we have been learning more and more about their upcoming album Ghetto Gods, and every new release has me more excited than ever, so when I saw that they dropped a brand-new single called “All Eyes on Me”, I went straight to YouTube to listen and watch the cinematic Simon Chasalow and Hannah Hussain-directed music video. …

Beautiful – [Rot Ken] [SoFaygo]

Rot Ken and SoFaygo’s new track “Beautiful” is a testament to collaboration within the underground music community as two of Georgia’s hottest teenage acts came together for a very memorable visual, coming while Ken is locked-up in Augusta, but continuing his meteoric rise to fame which began earlier this year and has been propelled by the combination of JetsonMade’s BoyMeetSpace collective of producers and other artists who have all made astounding waves over the past several years far beyond just the most notable songs produced by Jetson. Internet Money has also been vital to Ken’s early jump in popularity as they continue to be internet kingmakers and Ken is certainly their new prince. Jetson received production support from Nick Mira, Taz Taylor, NeekoBaby, Payro, and John Luther, which goes to show just how intricate modern rap-production has become despite often being written-off as overly simplistic. I also love to see something like this from SoFaygo who has unquestionably already been finding mainstream success with viral snippets, signing to Travis Scott, and even a Lyrical Lemonade video that have served as his graduation from SoundCloud status, but nonetheless shows no fear to collaborate with another rising artist.  The duo of Man …

REROUT3 – [DC the Don]

Any artist out could easily just put out some songs that attract fans and they’d be happy, but I always love hearing about an artist’s backstory and how they came into being the musician they are now. While some backstories are filled with loss, heartbreak, or pain, DC the Don’s rise to fame was definitely more unique than most. I know I mention it in a lot of my articles on him, but he gave up his dreams of playing basketball at a high level to pursue his more prominent dream in music, and that’s a decision that I’m sure can’t be easy, so I give him all the credit in the world. Although choices were made, I think that it’s pretty clear that no matter what happened, his talent and artistry were more than enough to justify this choice, and I am personally pleased to be able to call myself a fan and even possibly a friend after a few conversations we’ve had online. His hot streak never seems to come to an end, and he came back at the end of last week with a heater entitled “REROUT3” as well as a Josh Forman-directed music video that pairs …

Never Bend – [Rot Ken]

Although I’ve been following along to Rot Ken’s career for the past few months ever since I was introduced to him, I am honestly blown away with every new release he puts out. Hailing from Augusta, Georgia, he has similar facets that his Atlanta counterparts might possess, but he also has a very dexterous individuality that made him stand out to me in the first place. When I think of his sound, I would almost compare him to Lil Baby with a more melodic, tuneful flow, but even that’s a stretch because of how unique he truly is. Most recently, Ken decided to team up once again with Jetsonmade as well as a slew of Internet Money producers like Cxdy, Taz Taylor, 1st Class, Psilo, and Bak for his latest track “Never Bend”, and I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that this might just be his best work yet, in my opinion. Opening with pungent drums, soothing guitar riffs with a flair, and rattling percussion, it is the perfect base for Ken to show off his plethora of talents while also pushing him a bit out of his comfort zone to try new things as well. When he …

To Live & Die By the Drum – [RexNendo]

Back in April Columbia, South Carolina artist RexNendo first landed in our pages with his track “BLOOD” and is back again today with his first full-length release in almost two years entitled To Live & Die By The Drum that opens with a menacing and uptempo track called “TrackHawk” where Nendo glides over the lilting strings and crashing percussion. “Investigation” was a melodic turn that I enjoyed where Rex takes on a sanguine instrumental with a definite Carolina-s bounce to it that was first established by fellow Columbian Jetsonmade. “Mags 4 My Mak” is a plugg-track where RexNendo trades in his usual intimidating vocal style for a more gentle and melodic delivery that mirrors the calm mood established by the beat. “Postal” is a more futuristic and slightly more upbeat version of the Carolina tempo that has become synonymous more-so with North Carolina despite definitely starting in the south where Rex switches off between two separate flows, almost rapping a conversation to himself. He brings To Live & Die By The Gun to a close with the chaotic and uplifting track “PA” where he pulls several flows out of his bag to take on the unique and crashing instrumental.

CC Demon – [Wifisfuneral] & [Jetsonmade]

Wifisfuneral has long been one of the biggest and most notable trendsetters in the entire music industry, and he’s back and better than ever with his latest release called “CC Demon”. With the assist from hitmaker Jetsonmade, you already know the beat is going to be insane beginning with some darkened synths, crispy percussion, and 808s that are so deep and pungent, they pierce right through to your core. In order to elevate the beat just a bit more, there seem to be some hummed ad-libs in the distance that were given to us by Wifi himself, complementing his main layer of vocals flawlessly. Considering Wifi has been known to both. Rap and sing masterfully, I had no clue what to expect going into this offering, and while I was pleasantly surprised to hear him rap, he still does so with a very calm and tuneful quality that definitely stole the show. As the song progresses, he seems to continue to change up his cadences somewhat regularly as he rotates through the plethora of different flows that he has obviously perfected at this point in his constantly growing and evolving career. Considering it seemed like Wifi went through a bit …

Space Route – [18Veno]

To my knowledge, Lyrical Lemonade was one of the first big blog outlets to cover 18Veno – at the very least, we did one of his first interviews, which remains one of my favorite interviews I’ve done to date. I remember finding “1942” for the first time, mesmerized by the level of charisma packed into the song and equally as excited about the otherworldly production behind the release, courtesy of Neeko Baby. As time went on, the promise that Veno showed when I originally came across his music only grew. He developed into an outstanding storyteller, a firecracker of energy on every song he touched, and an artist whose hunger and excitement about music oozed through every song, every verse, and every line. Simply put, it felt like 18Veno wanted it more than anyone else. He was the chosen one out of South Carolina, developed by jetsonmade and the BoyMeetSpace camp into an undeniable voice in his state and beyond. Tragically, 18Veno’s life was taken in January, just 18 years old and on the verge of a breakout year. When the news came out, an outpouring of support arrived from artists, producers, fans, and friends alike, only cementing the profound impact …

Baby Choppa – [Rot Ken]

It has only been a few weeks since I first heard about Augusta, Georgia’s very own Rot Ken, but he has been taking the music scene by storm in the best way possible. His song is very Georgia-esque, yet the way he changes his delivery up and remains as dexterous as they come helps to separate him from the rest of his counterparts down south, and he seems to be a hit-making machine which is definitely beyond important for someone like him who is so early into their music-making career. Just a couple of hours ago, Ken decided to continue his hot streak with the release of his latest single “Baby Choppa”. Produced by a slew of hitmakers like Jetsonmade, Neeko Baby, Psilo, and Pillgrim, Ken is given a drum-forward beat with booming 808s, chattering hats and claps, and a guitar melody that can be heard in the distance, yet it seems to come secondary to the percussion in this instrumental. For the first few seconds, some drowned-out vocals are hummed in order to introduce the production as well, but when Ken comes in to actually spit, he SPITS. He has this somewhat melodic delivery that is reminiscent of Lil …

The Way – [Highway]

At the very back end of last year, the world was introduced to Seattle artist Highway via Ivy – his debut EP, fastened together with a refreshing sound, infectious vocal palette, and a healthy supply of potential that left listeners like myself eager for more (especially with standouts like “On My Mind” to lead the way). Today, building on the momentum that powered his debut release, Highway is back once again to offer fans a brand new project, The Way. 12 tracks in length, The Way continues to build out the world that Ivy stepped into, leaping from the rampant energy of “Cash Sh*t” to slowed cuts like “Last Man Standing” with ease. It’s a release marked equally by range and consistency, and one that exhibits the colorful creative vision of Highway in a way that feels important – like something that you can’t help but want to be a part of, from the sonics to the art direction and everything in between. Match this with wildly entertaining production (courtesy of Nick Mira, Jetsonmade, 1stClass, and more) and a clear penchant for versatility, and you have something genuinely exciting on your hands. Highway is paving a lane that I’ve never heard out of Seattle, and The …

Loaded – [Producer Grind] & [Billyracxx] feat. [Lil Gotit]

As an ex-producer myself, there isn’t a time where I will not shed light on the Producer Grind platform. For those who may be unfamiliar with what the platform is, Producer Grind is a space designed to help aspiring producers anyway they can. From getting placements, getting their business in order, or even flooding the net with gems provided from their Producer Grind Podcast where they have interviewed some of the heavy hitters such as !llmind, Cardo Got Wings, and Jetsonmade. Premiering as the first official record released under their own imprint Producer Grind Records, they tapped in with the Houston-native Billyracxx and Atlanta up and comer Lil Gotit for their single “Loaded”. “It started off as a contest on our platform where we gave our fans a link to download a Billyracxx acapella. They were given the task of making the beat behind the acapella as well as mixing the vocals (and given less than 48 hours to do it.) We had over 400 submissions that we listened to and judged on what we felt was going to be the best record. Then, through a relationship, we decided to get Lil Gotit on the record to make this a …