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Gucci Gucci – [Lil Durk] ft. [Gunna]

If you haven’t heard Lil Durk’s latest project Just Cause Y’all Waited 2 by now, you must be living under a rock. It has been out for enough time that you should know virtually every single word Durk and his acquaintances spit, and he even just dropped the deluxe version last week to bless fans with additional music. Although I don’t think Durk could ever do any wrong when it comes to his music, he still puts so much thought and effort into every single release, making sure that it will appease fans ranging from his day one supporters to people who are just getting familiar with him. One of my favorite songs on the original project was “Gucci Gucci” because whenever The Chicago legend teams up with Gunna, magic is inevitably made. Although you’ve most likely already heard the song, I wanted to mention some of the elements that are noticeable before talking about its brand-new music video. The production is reminiscent of a lot of Lil Durk songs, beginning with some very touching piano keys before the beat drops and rattling percussion and hard-hitting drums come into the picture, assisting Durk in his always harder-hitting deliveries. As Gunna …

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.

No Slime Left Behind – [Slimelife Shawty]

The past twelve months have seen a number of Atlanta artists make their debuts and initial noteworthy statements, with a litany of debut projects, visuals, and singles that have been rousing in a number of ways and have shown a tremendous deal of promise for the collective state of their hip-hop scene. However, many of these artists who make an initial break fail to fully capitalize on the moment they were given and more or less squander their opportunities to shine and as the main criticism of trap music is invariably its lack of longevity it is always encouraging to see an artist develop their own unique sound and style, sometimes years after they are first introduced to the rap world. This was the case of Slimelife Shawty, who unfairly has been cast to the shadow of the YSL crew, initially being merely a “for fans of” artist associated with a number of the city’s bigger and more established street acts. He kept his nose to the grindstone and consistently fed the streets with new music, keeping himself quite relevant in the grand scheme of things despite clearly still being in the ‘dues-paying’ phase of a rap career. Singles accompanied …

Street Prayer – [Lil Durk]

Not even two weeks ago, Chicago legend Lil Durk took over the music industry once again with the release of his most recent mixtape Just Cause Y’all Waited 2. I covered a few singles as he released them leading up to the drop, and every single one got me excited for what was to come. When it finally arrived, I have to say that I was left pretty speechless. While I thought it couldn’t get much better than singles like “Chiraq Demons” featuring G Herbo or “3 Headed Goat” which featured Lil Baby and Polo G, I was totally wrong. Durk masterfully used a mixture of melodic, telling, emotional tales of the streets and aggressive, violent, vivid recalls of some of the most intense experiences he’s ever had. This combination along with some flexes and appreciation for the things that music has gotten him throughout his life all came together for a wonderful new project which is one that’s going to stand the test of time, in my opinion. One of the project’s more lighthearted, less intense songs is “Street Prayer”, which now has an intriguing new music video to pair with it. Plucky, heroic synths pair with what sounds …

Riot – [Lil Skies]

After taking a bit of a break from music, or at least releasing music as regularly as he once did, Lil Skies has been on a bit of a roll in recent history. I’ve covered these new songs that included “Fidget” and “Havin My Way” which featured Lil Durk, and they showed off a new side to Skies that I wasn’t previously aware of. It seemed as if the hiatus he took was much needed, and he wanted to focus on furthering his career and sculpting his style so that way he’ll continue to be a mainstay in music and not fall off like so many artists have done in the past. This was obviously a smart move because those two songs alone seemed to show exactly what sort of steps he was taking in order to ensure his position in the industry. His streak of drops luckily continues once again today with yet another song releasing, this one called “Riot”. He recruited his frequent collaborator CashMoneyAP to build the instrumental which is absolutely incredible in my opinion. Bouncy, blaring 808s, chattering hats, and lively, vibey synths lay the foundation for this fast-paced, upbeat banger. Skies’ delivery is a bit …

Doin Too Much – [Lil Durk]

Just a couple of minutes ago Chicago legend Lil Durk released a new music video for “Doin Too Much” and it’s not anything you want to miss out on. This record was featured on Lil Durk’s well-received album Just Cause Y’all Waited 2 that dropped just a few days ago, and through my first few listens it was definitely a standout track for me, so I am more than glad to see it get the proper visual that it deserved. Lil Durk has had his foot on our necks with how much great content that he has been giving us lately, and I don’t see him slowing down anytime soon, so I’d be expecting another visual from him in the near future if I was you. Take some time out of your day to watch this brand new music video below!

No Debate – [NAV] ft. [Young Thug]

NAV has been all over newsfeeds and social media for the past few days as fans began buzzing about the release of his album Good Intentions. I couldn’t scroll through Twitter or Instagram without seeing at least a couple of posts about his new album, which gave me no choice but to tune in. I honestly wasn’t planning on listening to it just because there’s so much other music out now that I typically would rather spend my time listening to, but then I saw the guests he recruited to assist him on this project and I just couldn’t resist. Future, Travis Scott, Gunna, Lil Uzi, Lil Durk, a few Young Thug additions, and a posthumous Pop Smoke verse are all things I just can’t avoid at this point, so I need to tune in. In order to get a taste of what I was in for, I checked out the new music video for the album’s second song, which features Young Thug, called “No Debate”. The beat is comprised of some extremely quick hi-hats as well as a smooth, formidable melody, and some punchy, likable drums. NAV begins the song with his verse, starting it out with some braggadocios …

Ugly – [Fbg Duck]

The layers and depths of music that come from the city of Chicago are truly mind-blowing. While there are undiscovered artists who are grinding tirelessly to make a name for themselves, there are also household names like Lil Durk, Chief Keef, G Herbo, and Lil Bibby, among many others. In between these two vastly different levels of popularity and recognition, there are countless layers of artists grinding to make it to the top, or at least to be recognized on a larger scale. When it comes to an artist like Fbg Duck, I would say he’s pretty happy with where he’s at. He’s very well known around the city of Chicago which is a big deal in and of itself, and I don’t really think he has plans on expanding to a national fanbase. His quasi-local stardom has gained him followers and a very loyal fanbase, and for that, I think he’s pretty well set up to do what he wants in terms of his musical endeavors. As for his most recent release, Duck decided to drop a new song called “Ugly” and a music video to pair with it. Building guitar strums, church bells, crisp percussion, and bouncy, banging …

A Conversation With Ty Fontaine

Ty Fontaine is someone who got put on my radar a few months ago and I have been a big fan ever since then, he has a unique style and makes extraordinary music, so when I saw he was about to drop his brand new project 1800, I had to lock in an interview with him. TyFontaine not only has the music talent, the ‘look’, and the charisma to be one of the next generations leading artists, but he also has some tremendous backing from the Internet Money collective that will help him along the way. Listen to his new ‘1800’ project and get to know TyFontaine in our latest interview below:     EM: Where are you from originally? TyFontaine: Born in DC, lived there until I was about six years old then moved to Maryland. That’s where I call home, PG County. — EM: What was it like growing up in the DMV? TyFontaine: It was cool pretty regular. It’s kinda like people from outside of the DMV that are from lowered income areas see the DMV & it’s kind of like Texas, where you can get a bang for your buck because it’s majority black so you can get …

3 Headed Goat – [Lil Durk] ft. [Lil Baby] & [Polo G]

Lil Durk is ready to release his forthcoming and highly anticipated project Just Cause Y’all Waited 2 tomorrow, and fans could have higher hopes, especially after all the singles he has dropped thus far. After releasing the tracklist just yesterday, it appears as if the brunt of the project is going to be handled by the Chicago Drill legend, but he will have a couple of collaborators to help him out such as G Herbo, Polo G, Lil Baby, and Gunna, who seems to have a guest spot on any and all new Rap projects as of recently. In order to give fans one final preview of the album, he recruited fellow Chicagoan Polo G along with a taste of the south in Lil Baby for one more single entitled “3 Headed Goat”. Three goats are exactly what this song features, and I love the different worlds these artists live in while also sharing common bonds over certain topics. Durk is the OG of the group who helped bring Drill music from Chicago to a much larger audience. Polo G is the rising young Chicago icon who has truly made waves thus far but still has a lot to prove …