Jackson Bo – [KCG Josh] ft. [Lil Mexico]

The Houston rap scene is something that is absolutely flourishing at this moment in time thanks to artists like Travis Scott, Megan Thee Stallion, and Maxo Kream, among others, and even despite the Astroworld tragedy that occurred last year, the fault seemed to come down on Travis rather than the city itself. Beyond this, the scene there is unique because although I’m sure there are tons of underground artists trying to make a name for themselves, it seems like it is purely known for a handful of larger names and the rest of the country hasn’t dug deep enough to discover too many up-and-comers quite yet. This is why I try my best to dive into the lesser-known names hailing from the Texas mecca because it is simply too big of a city to not explore, and when the homie sent me a new song from KCG Josh featuring Lil Mexico called “Jackson Bo”, I knew I had no choice but to write about it after checking it out. At first, I thought I was unfamiliar with Josh, but after giving the song a spin, I realized that I had heard of him before thanks to his inclusion on Maxo …

Poetic Justice – [Lil Mexico]

There should be very little disagreement with the assertion that Lil Durk fathered much of the present melodic-drill rap wave moreso than just about any of his peers and is an unquestionable legend for both his innovations and achievements lyrically and stylistically and it is quite rare that an artist can be both fashionable and forward-thinking enough can do this simultaneously, but Lil Durk the executive recently made a new move in signing up and coming South Carolina star Lil Mexico, along with his frequent Atlanta collaborator Slimelife Shawty, to his new OTF imprint. Lil Mexico has been building an exceptional catalog of melodically-inclined music from a bevy of different producers and even though he is currently blowing up hasn’t received all of the love he is owed yet for his musical contributions. His new GM Visuals directed video “Poetic Justice” which premiered today on Lil Durk’s channel, will likely serve as the introduction to Lil Mexico for many and showcases all of the vocal gifts and grief-stricken relatability that instantly endeared him to young South Carolinians and then the world because of the barrage of music videos he has flooded the streets and internet with over the past twelve …

First Day Out – [Lil Montana]

Last week 9FL Youngn was the new Birmingham artist I covered and although he is flying below the radars of most his talent still jumps off the page enough to let you know that he could make a serious push if he ends up taking his music seriously consistently, but this week, right on cue, Birmingham has a new young rapper making a name for himself by the name of Lil Montana. Fresh out of jail, Montana’s track is aptly titled “First Day Out” and as most First Day Out songs do, Montana sets out to pop his shit as a free man again and make sure that everyone listening knows he kept in solid both in jail and always before. The fresh-start aspects of First Day Out’s are always interesting to me to watch a kid who obviously sat in jail and thought ‘fuck this shit, I’m gonna start rapping,’ and when that initial thought is actualized in the form of a video like this it has to be really inspiring, both for Lil Montana and all of his friends. Montana comes (I’m assuming a little here) from East Birmingham and is joined by Luh Mexico, a fastly climbing …

Against All Odds – [Lil Mexico]

In the past year, Lil Mexico has lept from being a local celebrity in his native rural Grays Court, South Carolina, to without question being one of the pre-imminent candidates to develop into one of the next stars from the Carolinas. Recently Mexico unloaded his new mixtape Against All Odds which is yet another substantive and consistent project release from an artist that has been nothing short of prolific in his releases to this point, but this project also reveals a tremendous deal of improvement from the youthful rapper. It is obvious that he has truly found his voice as he is incapable of dropping a subpar verse or hook on this tape and he is beginning to experiment with different pitches that have developed into a much broader vocal range and a variety of new flows. Against All Odds opens with “Walked In” produced by Ray Money, Neekobaby, and Psilo which after listening to the entire project might still be my favorite cut from this record, as Mexico slides on the glossy and thumping instrumental that he croons his personal and gritty, streetwise lyrics also. “News” is a rock-tinged cut that is driven by an up-tempo electric guitar melody and raucous percussion. …

No Dealings- [Lil Keed]

Lil Keed has been on an absolute roll when it comes to dropping music. He has amassed a notable following through his various mixtapes and projects, and he doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. Sometimes being referred to as “Young Thug’s son”, the resemblance and influence are noteworthy of course, but his out of the box style is subtly different from the legendary Atlanta mainstay. Keed is back and better than ever with his most recent single “No Dealings” which is a peek at what he has in store for fans on his upcoming mixtape Trapped on Cleveland 3, the follow up to its 2018 predecessor. The production is set with expressive guitar strums, rattling hats, and absolutely booming 808s. Keed shows of his shrill delivery as he underemphasizes his words, simulating the idea that his talents come so natural to him that he doesn’t even have to try. Although his voice sounds like an instrument in and of itself, his always lively background ad-libs bring the energy levels on this track to new heights. He might not be rapping as intricately or fast-paced as he is known to spit, but his melodic delivery shares emotions and …

News – [Lil Mexico]

South Carolina rapper Lil Mexico is back with another electric visual for his new track “News,” and this video is yet another installation in an already stocked catalog that Mexico has built for himself over the past year. “News” is an electric guitar-driven track that shows off all of Lil Mexico’s outstanding vocal talent and range that goes from spitting more traditional trap bars to being able to deliver captivating melodies. He is showing zero signs of slowing down and is improving with every single new release, and that is truly the mark of a great artist. Lil Mexico absolutely has the potential to become a household name and it is only a matter of time until his notoriety translates from his region to the entire country. I keep finding myself more and more impressed with this track after each listen and I am very excited to see what else Lil Mexico has up his sleeve.

Glocks & Drums- [Lil Mexico] ft. [Lil Gotit]

Two of the rap industries brightest rising stars, Lil Mexico and Lil Gotit, recently teamed up for the JetsonMade produced track “Glocks & Drums”. Going into the song after hearing the name, I expected to hear some violent and aggressive bars over an even more hostile instrumental, but to my surprise, quite the opposite played through my speakers. At least as far as the beat goes, JetsonMade created a bubbly, feel-good sound, paving the way for the two rappers to get creative and make a hit. Opposing this high-spirited beat is the lyrics, which are sung in fun-loving melodies and animated autotune, but they definitely contain some more sadistic themes than the vibe of the song would have someone think. The warm feel of this song had me wishing it wasn’t winter in Chicago, but at least I’ll have “Glocks & Drums” to keep my spirits up. Check out this upbeat hit from Lil Mexico and Lil Gotit below. Words by Danny Adams  

Switch It Up – [Lil Mexico]

Lil Mexico is one of the new rising artists that you should have your eye on, and his latest music video for “Switch It Up” is a good place to start. Lil Mexico is an artist who can approach any type of beat with his signature flows, he can touch any track and help it turn to gold with a feature, so you can only imagine the type of damage he does on his solo work. He creates addicting melodies time and time again but don’t sleep on his though, he’s the best of both worlds. Take a few minutes out of your Friday to watch this brand new visual below!

What You Say – [Lil Mexico] x [Fredo Bang]

A few weeks ago one of my good homies suggested that I give a listen to Lil Mexico’s brand new record called “What You Say” featuring Fredo Bang, since that point I’ve been listening to the track nonstop so I was glad I took the time out to do so, because he really introduced me to two new dope talented artists! There’s a variety of different reasons you could enjoy this one; the soothing production, the way that these two emcees meshed flawlessly with the beat, the story telling, the crispy clean visual, it’s really the total package. Take a few minutes out of your day to watch this brand new music video below! directed by Benny Flash

Behind the Music: Highlighting the Producers of Today’s Sound

By: Lee Mcintosh When it comes to creating great music, the artists are the ones who receive most of the recognition for the creation of the song. Their name is what’s attached to the song, their flows, their likeness, and even the features that the artist may have. However, the song making process all begins with one entity… the producer/s. No matter how creative the lyrics may be, how great the artist’s cadence sounds, the beat behind it all is a huge factor behind the overall appeal of the song, and that is what moves people and captures their attention as soon as they hit play. We are in a different era of music now. Technology has advanced to a point where producers and artists don’t have to be in the studio together anymore. This can be a gift and a curse at the same time. Often so, producers may send over a beat pack to an artist and then they select the songs they want and don’t want. From there, the studio session may be recorded or put on Instagram live, and the producer may be nowhere in sight. This may create confusion as to who actually made the …