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Free Me – [42 Dugg]

Coming off a successful album and record charting features with Lil Baby, Detroit rapper 42 Dugg returns with a new single, Free Me. When the first thing you hear is Dugg’s iconic whistle, you know you’re in for a real treat and this record is no different. Utilizing his classic slurred speech Dugg delivers two solid verses that have you nodding your head to the catchy tune but are also incredibly lyrical and tell an intricate story about his personal life. Pouring his heart into his lyrics it’s undeniable that 42 Dugg has one of the best flows and story-telling abilities in the game right now. The production behind the track is nothing short of spectacular with an electronic inspired instrumental that really allows Dugg. Take some time and listen to Dugg’s new work down below. Produced by Antt Beatz

No Fifties (Remix) – [Baby Plug] feat. [Lil Keed] [Lil Gotit]

Bloggers always talk about how many artists are coming out of Atlanta and while the staggering number of incredible artists from the city is certainly reality there are still a seldom few that shine even in the massive pond that is Atlanta, and surging from the city’s famed East Side is Baby Plug who has for almost two years now dominated Atlanta’s underground sound and has a formidable youthful audience to show for it. Today he unveiled his new album Let Me Pop My Shit 2 which was a fantastic addition to the already sizable catalog that BP has been building, complete with a remix to one of Plug’s first breakout tracks, “No Fifties” which is honestly still my favorite song yet from him with quest verses from Lil Keed and Lil Gotit to help boost the song’s popularity. Baby Plug opens over the violin powered Section8 produced instrumental with the iconic bar “Fuckin a booster she gettin’ me clothes, Beam with Rooster we loosen the knob on them doors, Glock 19 with one in the nose its on me but nobody knows,” which was the goosebump inducing line that sold me on BP’s lyrical ability in the first place, although his …

A$AP Twelvyy: The Epitome of Betting on Yourself

“I just like to let the kids know that this shit is authentic and it’s real. The dreams always come with nightmares. I’ve been down bad before, so I know what it’s like to get up.” -A$AP Twelvyy The rate at just how fast the game moves can be mind blowing at times. It seems like it was just yesterday when everyone was bragging about how much they wanted to be signed to major records, and now a lot of artists are preaching about independency. The art of making your own and owning your own art is something that is being highly praised right now–even to the point of some of the major artists are threatening to leave their labels and go down the independent trail. That’s not to disrespect the artists who are currently signed to major labels and are doing their thing. There are definitely some labels out there that will take care of their artists and mean the best to their artists that are on the label. However, there are also a lot of artists who are currently in bad record deals, receiving terrible splits, and overall not getting the push that they deserve from their label they …

Pontiac Made DDG: From YouTuber to Rap Star in the Making

“People still talk shit now about me being a ‘YouTube rapper’ but I feel like its undeniable at this point. I’m on the radio, I got songs that are gold and getting tons of streams—like what else can I show them?” -DDG Gaining success on YouTube has become more and more of a common thing in the current generation of creatives. There are tons of people who make a living from their YouTube career. Even while gaining tons of views, subscribers and followers, there seems to be a stigma about when YouTube influencers begin to branch off into other business ventures. Lots of people think it’s not a genuine fanbase, they only succeed because their subscribers will support anything that they do, and they don’t think its fair to those who may be starting from the bottom. For DDG, he has seen it and heard it all before, and he isn’t letting that stop him at all. DDG (also known as Pontiac Made DDG) earned tons on success on his multiple YouTube channels which all currently have over 9 million subscribers combined. Being no stranger to what the fame may feel like, DDG decided to venture off into the rap …

Not Regular – [Lil Yachty] ft. [Sada Baby]

Over the past year or so, Lil Yachty has seemingly found a second him in the Detroit music scene. Collaborating with a number of rising talents from the area, he has strangely yet thankfully fit in with some of the wildest and most unique personas that hail from the Motor City, and although I for one didn’t see this coming, I’m not complaining about it in the slightest, either. Lil Boat and Sada Baby are definitely no strangers to each other, at this point, and I’m so excited that the dup decided to team up yet again and deliver a brand-new single and music video for their joint effort “Not Regular”. The title of the song makes total sense because neither artist can be considered normal or methodical, and when they get together, the results make this one hundred and ten percent clear. A quick, chaotic instrumental is built through alarming, high-pitched synths, a deep baseline, and crispy percussion that allows both artists to speed up their deliveries and bring out some of their most energetic and charismatic bars to date. As Yachty begins to spit, his lines are beyond quick, and although it might be hard to decipher exactly …

Tellin Ya – [Lil Gotit] ft. [Lil PJ]

Recently, I’ve been seeing some stories that mention Atlanta’s very own Lil Gotit following in the footsteps of his older brother Lil Keed, but I have to slightly disagree with this statement. Sure, he’s got a slightly similar sound and he makes hits, but he’s blazing a trail of his own that differentiates himself from his older sibling. Although he took a very brief hiatus after releasing his latest project Hood Baby 2 and some music videos for the effort, but luckily, that break came to an end late last night. He ends his silence with a wonderful new track entitled “Tellin Ya” which also features a friend of his who goes by the name of Lil PJ. A mixture of powerful piano chords and a high-pitched, intergalactic synth creates a fantastic melody that is brought to new worlds with terse percussion and blasting drums, paving the way for Gotit to demonstrate all of his skills while also introducing listeners to some new ones. On the chorus, he delivers one line at a time, allowing animated ad-libs to fill the space in between each bar. He continues a similar cadence into his verse before switching things up briefly, ultimately ending …

Vibin, Slidin, N’ Connivin – [Oz Sparx]

“Poundside pop … rocky …. diamond st keem …oz sparx….. sim Santana … Za sosa…. I might be forgetting some but they the young’s catching they waves right now” -Meek Milll on the next artists coming up from Philly, via Twitter Any artist will tell you, that getting that co-sign from one of the biggest artists in your own city, is one of the best things to happen early on in your career. No greater feeling can be felt than getting your art noticed by someone who is known for putting your city on the map. That said, Philly-native Oz Sparx got exactly what he needed when Meek Mill shouted him out last year on Twitter. That was all the fuel that he needed to ignite that fire in him and continue to go crazier than ever before. Here were are, with the release of his latest project, Vibin, Sliding, N’ Connivin, and he is proving he is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to creating a vibe, or setting the tone for a night out with the gang. Being inspired by the modern greats such as Future, Drake, Lil Uzi Vert & Playboi Carti, Oz blends many genres and touches on many topics …

Trial – [Keezah]

The rap talent emerging currently from DC and its immediate suburbs in Maryland right now is simply staggering and from the artistic triumphs of artists like Goonew and Lil Dude as well as Xanman in recent years have rallied to create a unifying style more so than simply sound that has been seeing its fingerprints all over the mainstream music industry, from the punched-in flows to the ways rappers are focusing on their punchlines with increasingly minute references and fervor with their delivery. Many people and journalists have written off the other artists breaking barriers stylistically similarly in recent months that have seen artists like Baby Fifty, Lil Gray, Suckafreejuice, and Lil Lo take the precedent set by the original DMV vanguard and push the sound forward in all sorts of new directions that are helping further develop the already incredibly unique sound that traces its most basic percussive elements back to the ‘GoGo’ music that was the initial sound of DC, if you will. However in the midst of all of this innovation and talent there are two artists named Kayvo and Keezah who seem to be furthest on the cutting edge and consequently favorites of many of the …

Hellboy – [Lil Peep]

There are a very select few people who truly make a lasting impression with their music, and I think it’s safe to say that almost none of these artists or musicians made a mark at such a young age that was even remotely as massive as Lil Peep. He legitimately changed the way the new age approached music and he paved the way for artists to be themselves no matter what people might think of them. While uncertainties and insecurities are abundant throughout his music, this helped connect with fans on a more personal level unlike most people are able to do with their music, and it’s part of the reason why Peep is so dearly missed after his extremely untimely passing. HELLBOY is possibly my favorite all-time project from the artist and I don’t think that’s an unpopular opinion amongst fans, so when I saw that his estate worked hard to get the project on all streaming services just in time for its fourth anniversary, I’ve been revisiting it daily ever since. Not only does it take me back and help me realize just how incredible of a mixtape it was, but it also breathes new life into the …

Left Lonely – [Hotboii]

It should be no secret to fans who read my articles that I have an affinity for Florida Hip-Hop music. Through many different artists, we’re given tales from the streets in a variety of different forms, some being about more violent threats while others detail hardships and struggles that come along with the street life. Hotboii, one of my personal favorites, has been using his platform ad an emotional outlet, mentioning themes like the things he had to do to survive, his time in jail, and other gracious appreciations thanks to the life he’s now able to live with his success in the music world. Following last month’s Lil Baby-assisted remix to his hit song “Don’t Need Time”, he’s back with another incredible offering, this time in the form of a song called “Left Lonely” and a music video that couples with it. The beat begins with a Flamenco-inspired melody that gets your hips moving as your brain’s gears begin to spin prior to feel-good guitars entering into the picture that is elevated by crisp percussion and concise drums. As he begins to recite the chorus, he spreads his words out slightly while boasting his unique sing-song style. After a …