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Triple S – [Lil Gnar]

It seems like ever since Lil Gnar hit the scene, he has been on a never-ending roll that I don’t think most other people could manage to keep up with. Whether in skateboarding, clothing design, music, or any of his other mogul ventures, he seems to turn everything he touches to gold, and the more people who find out about his multifaceted talents, the more he continues to blow up to unfathomable proportions. I have loved his music for years, but it seems like ever since about this time last year up until now, he has been really thinking outside the box and making tracks that exploit his individuality and unmatched skillset, which made him the perfect choice to be the first artist signed to Chief Keef’s 43B record label. Although the duo of Keef and Gnar might not have been one that others expected, I think it makes complete sense, and even though we haven’t even begun to see the full potential of this label quite yet, it is already off to a roaring start. Most recently, Gnar decided to drop a record entitled “Triple S” produced by Sosa and Young Malcolm, and it’s one of the best songs …

RAGE! – [Lil Skies]

As the hip-hop industry has grown and diversified over the years, there are a few emcees who have helped mold the artists that are coming into the spotlight today. Depending on what kind of music you’ve listened to, you may look at different talents with this sentiment, but I think one of the people who truly did break through barriers was Lil Skies. The Pennsylvania-born musician was once just a kid with a pipedream and face tattoos, but he believed in his skills, knew that he was destined for something great, and he wasn’t going to stop until he reached his goal. Since then, he has seen a handful of videos that our very own Cole Bennett directed receive millions of views, some of his own records hit the charts, and he has grown a consistent following that appreciates him and loves to see the success he has accumulated, but he still has a long career ahead of him, and as much as I love looking back on his achievements, I am even more so looking forward to the future. While I’m not entirely sure what’s next for Skies, I know that he is always plotting something great, and when …

Almighty Gnar – [Lil Gnar] ft. [Chief Keef]

Just last week, I wrote about Lil Gnar and Chief Keef’s brand-new song “Almighty Gnar” and went into heavy details about how much of a legend Sosa is as well as how Gnar is an icon leading this generation of musicians in his own right as well. I just feel like when you pair a new, energetic, and exciting spitter like Gnar with a certified veteran like Keef, there is no way that the results could be bad. Even though this song is the first of many with the two rappers, it seems to barely skim the surface of what is possible when they collaborate. To be completely honest, my first listen to this track left me wanting more, partially because I knew that both emcees have demonstrated their talents even further in other records but also because I was just impatient and wanted more music from the tag team immediately. As I kept listening, though, I realized that I loved this song even more than I first had thought. I started to pick up on all the different lyrics that were performed by both artists and I also loved the epic aesthetic of the instrumental, so even though I …

Almighty Gnar – [Lil Gnar] & [Chief Keef]

Chief Keef is a legend in every sense of the word, and he has been for over a decade at this point. Despite his still young age, he created a movement that literally changed music as a whole, and he isn’t even close to done with the impact he intends on making. Lil Gnar is also an icon in his own right, creating an empire on his own that dominated in industries ranging from music to fashion, and he has proved his worth time and time again considering he hasn’t even been pursuing these ventures for more than a few years or so. Although Gnar had been independent for the first couple of years of his career, when I heard he decided to sign to Sosa’s 43B imprint, I wasn’t surprised in the slightest. I knew he wasn’t going to sign to just anyone whatsoever, despite the massive offers I’m sure he was receiving, and when Chief Keef decided to not only want him on his roster but choose him to be the very first signee to this label, I don’t think anyone could (or would want to) pass up that opportunity. A bit of time has passed since this …

WONT GO, CANT GO – [Germ]

About 5 or 6 years ago is when I really dove into the music industry headfirst and realized all of the different sounds that were being brought to life. $uicideboy$ were definitely the duo that was the most chaotic and violent on my playlist, but that didn’t stop me from filling up the majority of my time that I spent listening to music with Ruby and $crim playing through my speakers. Thanks to them, I was put onto other G59 artists and affiliates like Pouya, Germ, Shakewell, and plenty of others, but there are just way too many to name. Germ was always someone that stood out, though, because his energy is simply contagious and his voice is just naturally unique, and this is saying a lot because of just how individualistic each and every artist that he works with seems to be. Since releasing Badshit (Bootleg) and GERM HAS A DEATHWISH years ago, Germ instantly became one of my favorite artists not only in this grouping, but in the industry as a whole, and that is something that I can consistently claim because I seriously try and tune into every song he puts out, whether it’s a solo record …

Chief Keef Launches New Record Label 43B, Signs Lil Gnar

I know I usually strictly write about new songs, videos, and albums that come out in order to put some new listeners on or to show some love to artists that I feel truly deserve it. At the same time, there are just some pieces of news that are simply too intriguing to me to not write about, and I enjoy doing pieces like this because it helps break up the monotony of writing that comes along every now and then. Plus, I always love to see hometown heroes win, and I love to see artists that I heavily support get their own moment in the spotlight as well, so you can already assume that I wasn’t going to let the opportunity to talk about Chief Keef’s brand-new record label 43B slip through my fingers. In partnership with RBC Records/BMG, this label aims to give a platform and an opportunity to artists who are changing the trajectory of music as we know it, much like Sosa did when he took the world by storm over a decade ago. 43B actually stands for “Forget Everybody”, and this places heavy emphasis on being your own person, blazing your own trails, and not …

DIE BOUT IT – [Lil Gnar]

Atlanta is known for having an all-out surplus of skilled emcees, but it seems like if you’re not in the mainstream part of the music scene there, it can be easy to get overshadowed. Well, this is at least typically the case, but Lil Gnar has been really good at diversifying his sonic and creative portfolio in order to avoid being overlooked, and I am beyond glad about that because his inventive mind is just too much of a force to be ignored. As the years go on, it seems like he only continues to see his stock price go up, and recently, that price has risen way higher than ever before, with each move he makes contributing to the pinnacle of it all in the form of a project called DIE BOUT IT. This album is a perfect compilation of all the Ws that Gnar has seen over the past year or so with 18 songs that span just short of 50 minutes long. Of these records, there are singles that I have been bumping constantly including “New Bugatti” featuring Ski Mask the Slump God and Chief Keef, “Diamond Choker” with Lil Uzi Vert, “Missiles” which dropped over a …

My Bruddas – [Lil Gnar] ft. [Yung Bans]

I have been waiting for quite some time to announce the fact that it’s finally Lil Gnar season, and while I’m not completely sure if this is the case or not 100%, I have a very good feeling about it considering he has been dropping super consistently recently. Not only has he been posting very regularly, but he has also been releasing nothing but hits which isn’t a new concept to him, but it just blows my mind how he can remain so fire every single time. While his song “No Switches” that released a week or two ago is an undeniable heater, his latest release “My Bruddas” with Yung Bans is even more up my alley cause Bans is one of my other favorite emcees out right now, and he always makes songs even better than ever when he’s included. This one even comes fully equipped with a Highdeas-directed visual that is absolutely incredible, but the KP BEATZ-produced record has me more captivated than anything. This one reminds me somewhat of a rage beat that you might’ve been hearing about taking over the underground recently, but there is this optimistic, friendly, and airy feel that is unbelievably addicting. Gnar …

No Switches – [Lil Gnar] ft. [Tory Lanez]

It might not be new to some of the people who regularly tap in with my articles, but I am a big fan of artists who prove their dominance in more industries than just music, and Lil Gnar is someone who has proven himself as a businessman, an athlete, and a talented emcee. He began as a skater and that is a part of him that will never fade, then he created his clothing brand Gnarcotic which has some amazing pieces and insane co-signs, and when he got into music, it was obvious that he can do no wrong regardless of whatever endeavor he undertakes. I think that he is one of the more underrated emcees in the entire rap world, and considering he was born and raised in Atlanta, I think the city has rubbed off on him way more than enough to hold his own with some of the greats of our generation. I will never miss an opportunity to check out new music from the skilled spitter, so when I saw that he teamed up with Tory Lanez for their Bouncegohard-produced song “No Switches” and then reconvened for another immensely entertaining Sam McGrath-directed music video, you already …

Kill Streak 2 (Deluxe) – [Tony Shhnow]

One thing I never realized when getting into the music scene was all the different tiers that exist in all of the different cities. Specifically for Atlanta, there are obviously a few more levels than most other places considering it features the upper echelon of artists who never fail to do numbers no matter what they release. Obviously, world-renown emcees including Future, Young Thug, Lil Yachty, 21 Savage, and too many more to name call this city home, but the talent pool runs much deeper than there. Going down tiers also doesn’t mean that the music gets worse, to be totally clear, it just means these talents appeal to a bit more of a niche crowd that is only going to continue to grow as the years go on. Other names like Lil Gnar, Yun Bans, Thouxanbanfauni, BKTHERULA, are putting on for their city in a different way, bringing innovative styles to the forefront of the historied town and proving that even if you’re not quite doing as many numbers as the Migos, your creativity is leaps and bounds away from some of the talents who came before you. In this group, Tony Shhnow is definitely someone to keep an …