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Narrow Road – [NLE Choppa] ft. [Lil Baby]

NLE Choppa is one of my absolute favorite up and comers, and it honestly feels weird to even consider him an up and comer at this point. It seems like his success has skyrocketed and for good reason considering he has proved time and time again that he’s one of the best young artists making music in the current day and age of Rap. At first, I was a bit worried that he’d get repetitive or dull after some time, but he quickly disproved this theory by proving just how dexterous and diverse he can be as a musician. Whether he’s spitting rapid bars, singing about his trials and tribulations, or finding a happy medium somewhere in the middle, he’s doing so in some of the most inventive ways which definitely keeps his sound fresh and always impressive. Along with the announcement that his debut album is coming out a week from today is a brand-new single featuring Lil baby called “Narrow Road”. On this track, NLE takes a moment to truly talk about his tough upbringing and the struggles he has persevered through, including Lil Baby on this track in order to provide some addition details and stories of …

Me & You – [Cold Hart] x [Lil Peep]

Cold Hart was just featured on our website not too long ago, and this morning he is back with his brand new song/visualizer for “Me & You” featuring his close homie + legend Lil Peep. This record was recording during the studio sessions around the time that Lil Peep was putting together his standout mixtape Crybaby, it’s a heavy + emotional track that will be touching to many fans, the song is flawless + fits the sound that they helped pioneer so well. These two made some timeless music together, and this joint is definitely going to be played for years & years to come. Take some time out of your Tuesday to listen to this brand new offering below.

Kourtside- [Sada Baby] ft. [Lil Yachty]

Considering how straight-up insane Sada Baby is on any track he hops on, it almost makes me mad that he doesn’t get nearly as much attention as he deserves. He’s more lively, animated, and expressive than legitimately any other artist you could name, but his skills don’t just stop there. His use of a myriad of different deliveries coupled with his descriptive lyricism that often uses double or even triple entendres adds to his incredibility, and it’s part of the reason I have no choice but to tune into every single new release of his. With Bartier Bounty 2 just a week away, I couldn’t be more excited to see Sada get propelled into the spotlight, and he surprised fans with a brand-new visual to get us even more eager about this highly anticipated release. “Kourtside” is the name of this single that actually features the iconic Atlanta star Lil Yachty, and the chemistry that these two have is definitely something to marvel at. As epic, momentous synths play in the distance, there’s also a slew of deep piano keys being played that add a bit of hastiness before the percussion and drums enter into the picture and bring the …

Move Like a Boss – [Fivio Foreign] ft. [Young M.A.]

New York has always been one of the main hubs for Rap music, and they’ve set some of the most massive trends in the entire industry for decades at this point. Although some people think that it isn’t the same place it once was in terms of music, the newer generation of artists thinks otherwise. Obviously, people like Joey Bada$$, Pop Smoke, Lil Tjay, and more all have different styles and characteristics, but they all make some of the greatest music out right now. I found out about another NYC emcee, Fivio Foreign, through his work with Pop and I’ve been a fan ever since. Young M.A., although she’s been in the scene for quite some time now, I have honestly paid less attention to, but I do understand exactly how talented she is as well. Although this duo’s song “Move Like a Boss” came out last month, they decided to team up and shoot a music video, thankfully. First and foremost, the song itself begins with production comprised of an angelic choir singing mixed with heartfelt piano keys. Eventually, chattering percussion and banging 808s enter into the instrumental and create an up-tempo foundation that is right along the lines …

Wock in Stock – [Lil Yachty]

Considering it’s been a few weeks at this point, you’ve probably had to time listen to and even revisit Lil Yachty’s latest album Lil Boat 3. While I’m still a firm believer that the first edition of the series was better than the rest, that might just be my stubborn side coming out because that was the project that introduced me to the then up and comer. I can’t lie, though, I know the second and third editions of the series do have some hits, and I think that Yachty did a great job putting them together and making sure there was a myriad of styles that can appeal to anyone. One of the standout tracks on the third edition of the collection has to be “Wock in Stock” which has now received a music video to pair with it. As for the song itself, the beat is built through lighthearted, wistful synths combined with crisp hats and claps along with absolutely explosive 808s that make the whole speaker shake. I really enjoy the instrumental because it does have nostalgic qualities that remind me of his first edition in the Lil Boat series, so it brings me back a bit …

Chopstix – [Smokepurpp]

Okay, I know I have pretty much been writing about every single Smokepurpp release that has come out, but that’s because his rollout for Florida Jit was somewhat lengthy and very eventful. Smokepurpp has always piqued my interest with his projects because he typically covers a wide range of sonic sounds and styles, and the aforementioned project is no different. I was thoroughly impressed with most of the tracks on the album, whether they contained features from artists like Yung Nudy, Denzel Curry, Rick Ross, or Jack Harlow, but I also enjoyed his solo efforts as well. I think Smokepurpp’s ability to put together quality projects is honestly underrated, and it should definitely be praised much more than it currently is. In order to continue the hype behind the album, Purpp decided to drop a short visual for the project’s closing track “Chopstix”. While this song isn’t necessarily one of my go-to tracks off of the album, it made me rethink my stance after watching the video. The beat is made up of eerie, creeping synths, crashing percussion, and, as with the majority of the album, 808s that can and will bust your speakers if you turn the volume up …

Choose Life – [POORSTACY] ft. [Travis Barker]

POORSTACY has been making waves in the music industry recently and I was honestly relatively unfamiliar with his work prior to hearing some of his collaborations with one of my favorite artists currently out, Iann Dior. Considering they both have similar emo Rap styles mixed with punk rock and a few other subgenres sprinkled in, it wasn’t a surprise that I became a fan of his right off the bat. He also continues to impress me with his most recent track entitled “Choose Life”, which also boasts a feature from the legendary drummer Travis Barker. The track begins right off the bat with rotating kick drums and snares that take turns creating the tempo as an electric guitar riffs. It’s immediately evident that this song is clearly closer to punk rock than any sort of Hip-Hop offering which actually appealed to me even more and brought about some nostalgia from back in the day when I used to listen heavily to the rock subgenre. Right away, there’s a soundbite of a British man speaking that sounds as if he was on the radio in the 50’s considering there’s a lot of static and his words don’t come through as clearly …

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 TM88: The Origin of 808 Mafia, Working With Lil Uzi Vert on “P2”, Becoming a Producer Turned Artist and More

Photo Credit: Sem Robert Music creation is not something that is often handled alone. By now, we are all aware of the many elements needed in order for a song to come to fruition. We have the many words and flows provided by the songwriter, the amazing mixes and mastering provided by the engineers, and we have the meat and potatoes of the song, the beats-provided by the producers. There has always been an ongoing debate over which role holds the most weight, and which role is more important than the other. A fair amount of those believe that all roles are equally as important, which is very true to a certain point. However, many believe that the overall feel and vibe of the song is carried from the production. Yes, lyrics are strong enough to speak volumes–but production is powerful to move mountains. One producer in mind that has made a strong footprint in the industry, and blown many speakers in the process, would be none other than the legendary TM88. Regardless if you have heard his voice, or even seen what he looks like–chances are, your favorite rapper has made a record to one of his beats. With …