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THE CAVE S3E10 – [Kenny Beats] x [Idles]

Kenny beats and his smash-hit episodic series “The Cave” is back with a refreshing twist this week in the tenth episode of season three. The Cave is a platform for beatmaker Kenny to display his talents as an audio engineer, whilst also bringing some of the world’s most intriguing artists in-studio to freestyle to a quickly conjured beat. The guest this week, Idles, is a British-Irish alternative rock band that certainly blurs the borders between musical genres. They’re also absolutely hilarious, and their comedic style matches perfectly with that of Kenny’s. The episode, centered mostly around the lead singer Joe Talbot, varies in subject, with conversation about places of origin, linguistic differences, G.O.A.T. talk, and obviously music. Joe, being the member who freestyled, had little in mind when Kenny asked for what type of beat he’d like to freestyle to, so Kenny began filing through samples and sounds until something struck a chord. A unique beat, Kenny offered a bouncy, violent instrumental that Joe could lay his unique anti-genre delivery over. The final product would turn out to be a beautiful piece that certainly can’t be tagged under any traditional music theme, and demands music listeners of all types give …

Paul Bearer – [BabyTron]

The Michigan rap scene has absolutely exploded over the past year or two, and that’s something that I can’t express how grateful I am to be able to witness it from the beginning. Obviously, the style and sound coming from parts of the northern state are unlike anything we’ve ever heard before, but I think one of the more underrated parts of the region is the lyricism used because even if it’s not always the most personal or introspective, it is full of dynamic wordplays and unbelievably thoughtful lines that will linger in your brain for days on end. One of the most intriguing characters coming out of Detroit is undeniably BabyTron, an artist who has been making waves for quite some time, and he’s doing his thing as good as anyone else up there. I had heard a few songs here and there, but it wasn’t until I saw he was featured on Kenny Beats’ “The Cave” YouTube series that I knew he was a special talent. Furthermore, back in October, Tron released his project Bin Reaper 2, a compilation of 27 songs that span over an hour-long, and it is chock full of all-out hits. One of the …

Saba + PIVOT GANG || Kenny Beats: The Cave S3E8

Saba and PIVOT GANG may have came to Kenny Beats’ incredible freestyle series The Cave with some of the best content I’ve seen and heard on the show. “Do what I want, I don’t fit in a box,” Saba says, and rightfully so. Saba and PIVOT GANG as a whole are an incredibly unique partnership, and each time I hear something by the group I become more of a fan. So when Kenny Beats announced that they’d be the next guest on the show, I couldn’t wait. They certainly didn’t disappoint, beginning the video with a philosophical conversation regarding the creative process and the nuances of musical production that give viewers an insight to just how intricate and talented these artists are. Kenny begins with some testing of various samples until he found one to fit the energy, and went to work. The beat allows the three PIVOT GANG members; Saba, Joseph Chilliams, and Frsh Waters, to deliver a three-verse masterpiece that could be turned into a studio hit, should it be released. The creativity and genuineness Kenny brings out of visiting artists is unmatched, and this weeks episode of the cave shows exactly that. Watch it on YouTube, below! …

Mozzy and Kenny Beats Freestyle: The Cave

West-coast icon Mozzy joins beatmaker and hip-hop industry star Kenny Beats for a brand new episode of Kenny’s popular YouTube miniseries, The Cave. Both Kenny and Mozzy’s personalities are felt from the jump, with comical conversation and one-liners that offer glimpses into the side of musicians and entertainers that audiences rarely see. Immediately, Kenny questions Mozzy on what type of beat he was feeling, and went to work. Kenny states he can manicure an instrumental in just 10 minutes, and does exactly that, adhering to Mozzy’s request of some “aggressive-smooth-gangsta shit.” Mozzy approved and began to work diligently on a verse and in a matter of minutes, the Sacramento star was in the studio, with his distinctive voice and creative flow spitting flawlessly over the beat. “It’s either eat or get ate, fuck playin’ it safe, you in the way if you ain’t executing the play.” Check out the latest episode of Kenny Beats’ The Cave featuring Mozzy, as their incredible talents in multiple aspects of entertainment are portrayed.

shut the fuck up talking to me – [Zack Fox]

When I first heard about Zack Fox, it was thanks to his wild Twitter activity that was full of outrageously funny content and one-liners that were funnier by the second. His creativity on social media has always been something that attracted new fans, so considering his deep admiration for music that was always apparent, it only made sense when he finally hopped in the booth and spit some bars of his own. While his comedic disposition helped to ease his way into the hip-hop world, it was beyond clear that he had much more to offer than just punchlines and jokes and all that inventiveness and creativity couldn’t go to waste. After such an unbelievably strong string of singles that continued to show off how special he was as a creative, fans were left wondering when we would finally receive an actual project from the Atlanta jokester, but that wait finally came to an end today with the surprising release of his debut album shut the fuck up talking to me. Although there was literally no warning except a teaser of a song with the same name that he had recorded with legendary producer The Alchemist, we woke up this …

347aidan: The Lemonade Stand Interview

347aidan is an artist out of Canada who I first discovered when his record “Dancing In My Room” started to blow up, and I’ve been a big supporter of his ever since. I asked Aidan about several interesting subjects such as growing up in Canada, the moment “Dancing In My Room” started to blow up, where the ‘347’ in his name comes from, working with Kenny Beats, wanting to work with $NOT, how his music was received by the people he grew up with, creating characters in his music, where he sees himself in five years, his future releases and much more. This was one of my most memorable interviews to date, Aidan is a great kid with a bright future ahead of him, get to know him a little better by pressing play below!

Anthony Kiedis & Front Tooth – [Remi Wolf]

Within my line of work as a writer, there are so many different sources I go to in order to find out about the next big artist that’s about to pop, and some are more interesting than others. One of these places is Kenny Beats’ YouTube series The Cave, and while most of the talents that appear on the are clearly already well solidified in the music scene, some are new names, and Remi Wolf is one of these musicians. While I wasn’t familiar with her previously, I was immediately encapsulated with her personality, style, and of course, her music. Although her freestyle in the booth might’ve been pretty (very) comical as she berated Kenny with tons of jokes and puns, her skill was apparent and it forced me to go and check out her music, and man, was I not disappointed even slightly. Recently, it seems as if she has been dropping off song bundles instead of singular releases, and I was beyond pleasantly surprised to see that she dropped another two-pack of tracks entitled “Anthony Kiedis” and “Front Tooth”. In the first record, she gifts us a very groovy, almost psychedelic beat that her voice just floats through …

Bob and Weave – [BFB Da Packman] ft. [Zack Fox]

In the current day and age of Rap music, it can be hard to find artists who are bringing something new to the table rather than pretty much copy and pasting the style and individuality of other talents. That’s why, when listening to BFB Da Packman, you get a breath of fresh air because he’s unlike any other artist in the industry. Insert Zack Fox, a Twitter comedian-turned-rapper who has been turning heads left and right with his comedic outlook on music that is seriously as interesting as any other artist out there. Combine these two comedic yet immensely talented individuals on a song together, and the outcome is exactly as special as you would’ve expected. The result of this collaboration is “Bob and Weave” a highlight off of BFB’s debut album Fat N****s Need Love too that is full of clever one-liners, comedic bars, and outrageous lyrics that you need to hear for yourself to truly appreciate. Considering most fans have heard this record by now, I was pleasantly surprised to see this duo come together for a remarkable music video shot by none other than Sira Sounds, the man behind Kenny Beats’ incredibly YouTube series “The Cave”, and …

03 Inna Key – [03 Greedo]

Even though I absolutely love my home here in Chicago and everything about the music scene, I definitely have a soft spot in my heart for the West Coast hip-hop scene. There is just so many versatile artists here that I can’t help but appreciate the music they’re making, and the fact that they all seem to support one another for the most part is something that I can’t praise high enough. Although West Coast phenom 03 Greedo is currently locked up for quite a few years to come, he knew he had to get down to business before beginning his sentence and locked himself into the studio in order to consistently release great music that his fans can enjoy during his prison stint. Most recently, he and his team decided it was time to release his latest EP 03 Inna Key which features 3 songs that span over 12 minutes long, and I couldn’t be more excited for this quick hit right at the end of the summer season. Starting things off with the project’s longest track, Pompano Puff produced this record with some rattling hats, a light and fast-paced synth progression, and some thumping drums that give Greedo …

Face Card – [Offset Jim] & [Kenny Beats]

Kenny Beats is always on top of his game, working with various artists from all over the country who might not have nationwide recognition yet, so I’m often put onto so many different talents that I probably wouldn’t have known about otherwise, so for that, I’m truly grateful. Most recently, he teamed up with Oakland, California’s very own Offset Jim for a low-key banger entitled “Face Card”, and after hearing Jim just nonchalantly and effortlessly glide over the mischievous instrumental provided by Kenny, I found myself rapping along by saying “all these goddamn hunnids” even when the song wasn’t playing, and when I caught myself doing this, I realized how much I truly loved this record. Luckily, there is a StackingMemories-directed music video that comes along with it, and after tuning in, I had no choice but to share it with you all. As it begins, Jim hops into the passenger seat of a Brinks truck, allowing Kenny to be his chauffeur to wherever the next destination is. While Jim casually smokes his blunt as they cruise around the streets, various clips from old gangster movies flash before your eyes, leading you to believe that not all of their activities …