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No Kizzy – [Lil Gotit]

Lil Gotit has burst onto the scene and has rapidly become known as one of the most promising young talents in all of the industry. He has put out some cohesively brilliant projects and has consistently managed to turn heads and gain the interest and attention of fans all over the country. While I’m not entirely sure what’s next for the young superstar, I have no doubt in my mind it’ll be something great and I can’t wait to watch it all unfold. For now, though, he blessed us with a brand-new music video for a standout track off of his most recent project Hood Baby 2, “No Kizzy”. In case you haven’t heard the song before, the instrumental is comprised of a mixture of piano chords and strings creating a very majestic backdrop before crisp, chattering percussion and resounding drums come in and mold the rest of the beat. In the hook, Gotit opts for a more collected demeanor that boasts a lower pitch than his typically shrill delivery, showing a different side to him as we see multiple times throughout not only this song, but the entire project itself. Of course, this doesn’t last for too long, which …

Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon – [Pop Smoke]

While covering Pop Smoke’s highly-anticipated Meet The Woo 2 mixtape back in February, one of my closing points spoke in high regards to his trajectory as an artist, and mentioned that he would “be around for many years to come”. To be such a new artist and have the amount of promise that Pop Smoke had, there was no way anyone could deny the fact that he was ready to take over the world. While 2019 laid the groundwork, 2020 would be the year where Pop Smoke would finally get his just due and become a mainstay amongst the many other emerging stars. It was a huge shock to the music industry to learn that Pop Smoke had been killed not even two weeks after the release of his Meet the Woo 2 mixtape. To be taken from us so suddenly, it was almost unbelievable–that a kid with this much promise, talent, and star power could be taken from us like that. While he is no longer with us physically, his contagious energy is here forever, and the wonderful minds that have blessed the fans with his debut album, Shoot for the Starts, Aim for the Moon. Releasing an album posthumously is by no means …

Know My Rights – [6LACK] ft. [Lil Baby]

6LACK has been making hits for years now, and he never really seems to have a flop from what I’ve seen. That’s not an easy feat to accomplish considering the output of music he produces and he always seems to experiment a bit with different sounds, so the fact that one of these experiments hasn’t fully failed at this point speaks volumes about his immense talents. I had high hopes for his most recent EP 6pc Hot after hearing a couple of the project’s singles, and I was justified in those hopes because he was definitely able to deliver and it’s been in my constant rotation ever since it dropped last week. The only feature on the entire EP was from fellow ATLien Lil Baby who has been an absolute workhorse himself over the past couple of years, and this track has now received a music video treatment as well. Dreamy, somewhat melancholic synths set the tone for this song before spaced-out, trap percussion, and even more minimal bass comes into the picture, giving a mostly pure foundation for 6LACK to share his thoughts and boast his vocals. While his delivery comes off more as a Rap than his usual …

Back at It – [Lil Mosey] ft. [Lil Baby]

It seems like not too long ago, Lil Baby was an up and comer just like Lil Mosey. Although it has been a couple of years and Lil baby has done some absolutely remarkable things throughout his career, he’s still only getting started which is truly a thought that’s just really tough to even fathom. Watching Lil Mosey’s career blossom has been a spectacle as well, as he has taken the industry by storm in ways that not many artists are able to. He has gained a huge fan base in a fairly short amount of time partially due to his addicting personality, his dynamic approaches to different deliveries, and his overall aesthetic that has honestly stuck out to everyone, whether you eventually became a fan or not. At the end of the day, there’s really no way you can actually hate on anything that either Lil Baby or Lil Mosey do, because they’re talented, fun to pay attention to, and just have an aura about themselves that you pretty much have no choice but to take note of. Although it’s obvious that Lil Baby has been known to be featured on a bunch of different songs regardless of how …

3 Headed Goat – [Lil Durk] x [Lil Baby] x [Polo G]

Its’ been an amazing thing to watch Lil Durk grow as an artist + a leader over the past few years, he has been having the best years of his career lately, not to mention he is fresh off of the release of his great album Just Cause Y’all Waited 2. Speaking of that last project, a fan favorite off of that tracklist was “3 Headed Goat” featuring fellow legends Lil Baby + Polo G, and just a couple of minutes ago we got blessed with the brand new music video for the track. Any fan of Lil Durk knows that he has a close relationship with Lyrical Lemonade leader Cole Bennett, so it was no surprise to see that he was the video director behind this masterpiece, and man did he do a great job of bringing Lil Durk’s vision to life. Take some time out of your Thursday to watch this brand new music video below, because the chances are that you’ll be seeing this video + hearing this song more and more this summer regardless.

What’s Poppin (Remix )- [Jack Harlow] ft. [Lil Wayne] [DaBaby] & [Tory Lanez]

It’s pretty obvious that as soon as Jack Harlow released the original version of “What’s Poppin” back in January, it was a success right off the bat. Although he had been making bangers for a few years, this was the song that really turned some heads and changed the trajectory of his career. As a fan, I can’t say how happy I am that this was the case because ever since he’s been one of the most consistent artists with regards to putting out hit after hit. His smooth, energetic flows mixed with some bouncy instrumentals and just simply the party vibes that exude from within him all come together on almost every single one of his songs to truly show his star power. Back to “What’s Poppin”, though. When a song like that becomes as massively successful as it did, artists big and small want the chance to grace the beat and see if they can come up with their own rendition to join in on the fun. While there are countless unofficial remixes that have been released independently, legends like Lil Wayne, DaBaby, and Tory Lanez decided to finally join Jack for the official remix, and I don’t …

The Bigger Picture – [Lil Baby]

“I can’t lie like I don’t rap about killing and dope, but I’m telling my youngins to vote.” These honest lyrics are the latest from rap superstar Lil Baby. The highlighted lines are from his new song and video titled “The Bigger Picture,” which was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. I chose to highlight these lyrics because Lil Baby’s transparency and willingness to step out his comfort zone for social issues is exactly what’s needed from those with platforms in our current climate. The new school era of hip-hop is notoriously known for a lack of activism and intellectual stimulation; in fact, the identity of modern rap is often labeled the exact opposite. As enjoyable as Lil Baby’s music is, he himself knows how his music is perceived. Violence, sex, drugs, and money are the four deadly sins of rap to the point where outsiders have stereotyped the entire genre because of them. The solution, of course, is for new school artists themselves to flip their own reputations. In the visual for “The Bigger Picture,” Lil Baby is among several protesters in the streets of Atlanta, symbolizing a greater urgency for entertainers to put their personal agenda’s aside …

Crybaby – [Lil Peep]

Although he may not be physically with us anymore due to some extremely unfortunate circumstances, Lil Peep’s legacy has lived on and is stronger than ever. His diehard fans carry his name and messages with them every single day, and even with the release of some posthumous music, his classic projects are still go-to tapes that get listened to at least a few times a month for me, typically. Although Crybaby might be overshadowed by some of his other projects from what I’ve seen when people discuss Peep’s career, I feel as if it was a pivotal moment in his life that really grabbed not only the attention of additional fans but the attention of the rest of the music industry. I also was extremely excited to find out that the legendary mixtape received a slightly remastered treatment and was added to streaming services for the first time ever. All of the samples were cleared except for one of my favorites, unfortunately, and because they couldn’t clear the Radiohead sample on “Falling 4 Me”, this was left off the new version. Along with this newly remastered version of the mixtape comes a visual for the project’s titular track “Crybaby”, and …

Both Sides – [Gucci Mane] ft. [Lil Baby]

It’s always really interesting when an OG and a new school rapper team up to collaborate with one another. I’ve been listening to Gucci Mane since his pre-penitentiary days and he truly knew what it meant to be a trap house icon. His music might not have been the most intricate or dexterous, but he has a quality about his sound and tone of voice that just made listeners believe every single word he spoke, no matter how intense it might be. Lil Baby, on the other hand, has taken the mainstream Rap world by storm and it’s clear why he blew up after listening to any one of his songs. His flows are insanely complex, his voice is unique, and he just carries himself in such a confident yet humble fashion. Although it’s definitely not the first collaboration between these two Atlanta stars, the duo teams up for the lead single entitled “Both Sides” off of Gucci’s upcoming unnamed album. The beat begins with some hasty xylophone notes mixed in with what sounds like some background pan flutes before hard-hitting drums and classic trap percussion come into the picture in order to set the fast-paced tempo of this track. …

A Conversation with Giveon: Success of His Debut EP ‘Take Time’, Early Begininngs, “Chicago Freestyle” and More

“It’s crazy because about fifteen months ago, I was a server at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. To come from that, to where I am now was just amazing to see. -Giveon The journey to becoming a musician can be something that can be very difficult to venture. There are many aspects to consider when you start with that initial thought or dream. What will your sound be? Who are you inspired by? What do you hope to leave the fans with? These questions and many more are some of the things that come to the minds of artists all around the world who may be sitting in their car on their lunch break-trying to find a way out of their hard times. One of the most important questions of all, is how will I be differentiated from my peers? Giveon, the rising star out of Long Beach, California has asked himself each and every one of these questions and then some. What we are witnessing right before our eyes, is the blossoming if the next music sensation that will begin to take over the industry, one harmony at a time.  Giveon’s initial burst into the musical realm came from a …