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Peachtree – [BabyTron]

I know that I am always writing about artists in Detroit typically more than once a week, but if you’re tapped in with the Michigan rap scene, you know exactly why I am so obsessed with these emcees. While I first found out about a plethora of names that would then put me onto other local talents from the area, I was admittedly late to the party when it came to BabyTron. It wasn’t because he didn’t have the skills, which he so clearly does, but it was mainly because he was blazing his own trail and not really working too closely with the other artists whom I had familiarized myself with and become a fan of. Once I saw his name pop up more than a few times in a single day on social media, though, that’s when I knew I had to finally listen up, and as soon as I heard just one song, I knew I was going to be an instant fan right off the bat. He is in a similar lane as his other Motor City counterparts in terms of output, but his lyricism and all-out creativity seem to match them and even take it …

Mama Cry – [DonWay1k]

Birmingham, Alabama’s rap scene is looking more and more like their neighbors two-hours east with new artists exploding onto the scene almost daily via a number of regional YouTube pages that have become to de facto canon of Birmingham’s next generation with household names like Krispy Kam and KENXL doing a great deal of the early work to push Bama over the top, but videographer Niles Bryant is continuing to prove that although he may not have the same name-recognition as many of his peers, his visuals often surpass even his most-popular competitors. Recently Bryant teamed up with Birmingham rapper DonWay1k who truly poured his heart and soul into this track and laments on many of the mistakes he’s made in his young life so far and regrets the losses that him and his people took in the streets. His mom and dad appear with him in this video in a particularly poingnat scene and DonWay is genuine in transparent in the fact that he feels he let his mother down but it seems impossible for her to not be proud of her son now as he croons over this instrumental and works to turn his pain and suffering into …

Julius Erving – [EBE Savage]

EBE Savage is the latest artist in a long but relatively recent list of new rappers to be bubbling up in Alabama’s largest city and the teenage Birmingham native is here to prove that while he might be younger than many of his musical peers, his music certainly has the veracity and intensity to captivate the attention and imaginations of listeners, while still having all of the youthful swagger and enthusiasm that draws youthful viewers by the thousands to his videos. His tracks “Savage” and “4 AM” were his two standout tracks up until he recently teamed up with Krispy Kam to bring his turnt-up track “Julius Erving” to life. This is yet another addition to Birmingham producer Taz’s loaded catalog of Alabama hits. Savage delivers each line with a particular vigor that lets you know that he really means every single word he spits. EBE Savage has all of the God-given ability to be the next rapper to really take off from the ‘Ham and it will likely only be a matter of time until he is mentioned alongside larger artists like TLE Cinco or Lil Bam but I have a feeling that he will manage to hang around …

Rocky – [Tyrell]

Tuscaloosa, Alabama is certainly not a city synonymous with birthing rap artists but the town most notable for winning college football championships looks like it may be witnessing the birth of a small but quite potent rap scene lead by Tyrell whose new track and video for “Rocky” is one of my favorites out of Alabama this month and Tyrell puts his own unique spin on the recognizable Birmingham flow while stepping up to the plate with a litany of hilarious and clever punchlines that keep listeners coming back for more. Niles Bryant handled the video’s direction and while Birmingham and the surrounding areas are beginning to form a distinct flow and delivery, Bryant, as well as Krispy Kam and Carlisle Jones, has been able to create a hype atmosphere in the middle of a jumping and turnt crowd that usually ends up screaming at least one bar in unison and it is one of those things that will always give me chills when I watch. I hope Alabama can keep climbing and Tyrell can follow up this new visual with one that is equally impressive, it is a state jam-packed with hidden gems and I would definitely recommend digging …

Vixen – [TLE Cinco]

Birmingham is becoming an increasingly relevant rap stronghold, led presently by the likes of TLE Cinco and Luh Soldier after an initial boost provided by the YBN movement over the past few years, and after first blowing up for his confrontational and braggadocious lyrics coupled with cosmic and thumping production TLE Cinco has slowly made himself a household name in the south. He is steadily growing a bigger and bigger audience in his city and the region beyond and the success of his local hits like “Check Dis” and “Scratch That” are beginning to impress themselves on the greater rap community. His new visual for his track “Vixen” is a prime example of his ability and charisma that have endeared him so intimately to his city and the entire state of Alabama for that matter. “Vixen” was shot by Krispy Kam and the song is set over a beat bolstered by an upbeat piano melody with traditional trap percussion and Cinco approaches the instrumental with his standard poise and unique flows and Southern drawl. TLE Cinco continually matches his own personal talent and unmistakable confidence with a gifted creative team and a terrifically versatile group of producers and the end …