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Grey Area – [2 Chainz]

Obviously, throughout the entire landscape of Rap music, there are a select handful of individuals who are simply legends at this point after everything they’ve accomplished in their careers. While 2 Chainz might not be revered as highly as he once was, there is no denying his contributions to the genre and the culture, and although his music might not be as sought after as it was even a few years ago after a boom of young stars rising through the ranks, that doesn’t make his songs any less impressive. In 2020, he dropped his album So Help Me God!, a 15 song effort featuring names like Lil Wayne, Kanye, Mulatto, Chief Keef, Lil Uzi, Rick Ross, and many others, and although I still have to spend some more time listening to truly give it the time of day, there are a few cuts off the album that are undeniable hits without a doubt in my mind. The project’s second track is called “Grey Area” and also happens to be one of my early favorites from the album, so when I saw that 2 Chainz decided to drop a music video directed by Tity Tarantino and Motion Family, I had …

BROKEN – [Spazi]

Earlier this week, I was put onto one of the most promising young talents in the entire music industry, and he has barely even put his mark on the scene yet. Spazi is a 17-year-old kid from Rochester, New York, and he is making some of the most incredible Hip-Hop and Rap music in the entire genre, which is high praise considering all of the unbelievable, world-renown talents that are recognized all across the board. There isn’t much information on the young artist, but he is already signed to a small label called Analogy Records, and the potential they see in him is obvious once you listen to his music. Although I might not know a ton about Spazi considering he is relatively new to making music in general, I can say with the utmost confidence that considering how strong his early offerings have been, it’s almost unfathomable to think about where he’s going to be in a year or two if he continues to keep up the good work. My introduction to the New Yorker was his brand-new full-length album BROKEN, and although I had pretty much zero expectations going in, I left the project with an unbelievable new …

Thinkin’ – [Lil Aaron Japan]

There are a few different regions beginning to take over the Rap industry, and it might shock some people to find out that Atlanta, LA, and NYC aren’t in the conversation as much as they were even two or three years ago. Obviously, those cities will always be massive hubs for music, but places like Florida, DMV, and especially Michigan are taking over the entire soundscape of the genre. While Milwaukee native Lil Aaron Japan might not be able to rep any of the aforementioned regions himself, he’s definitely putting on for his city and making a name for himself in his own unique way, even if he’s doing so while currently living in Houston. When my homie hit me up and told me to peep Aaron’s latest song “Thinkin’”, I had no clue what I was in for, and although this is legitimately the only record I’ve heard from the rising talent, I was fully enthralled and can’t wait to dive even deeper into his other music. As far as the instrumental goes, the remarkable producer beatzbyt4 brought the beat to life with mischievous piano chords, hesitant yet impactful percussion sounds, and relaxed, tranquil drums that combine for a …

Errbody – [Lil Baby]

Arguably the artist of the year based on consistency, Lil Baby releases yet another hit single titled “Errbody.” Accompanied by a stunning Call of Duty: Warzone esque visual, the Atlanta, Georgia rapper makes himself clear that he’s well aware of the ridiculous run he’s had in 2020. Proclaiming himself as the flyest, Baby paradoxically expresses his distaste for fame to create a fine line between glorification and merit. Baby even goes as far to suggest that his music label likely owes him a check for his overperformance based on industry standard(s). Sonically the record picks right off from the rapper’s highest-selling & streaming album My Turn, as Baby unleashes a rapid breathless flow that can’t be replicated. Yesterday also marked Lil Baby’s 26th birthday, which puts into perspective how much the young artist has already accomplished in his relatively fresh rap career. Not to mention, the Forbes 30 Under 30 list recently came out, which Lil Baby naturally netted a spot on in the music category. Whether it be Lil Baby’s aforementioned double platinum LP, his social commentary on “The Bigger Picture,” or the countless features he’s blessed other artists with, no one can deny his influence. Baby admittedly was …

A Conversation with lilspirit

For fans of lilspirt, today we’ve got a treat for you that should make you an even bigger fan than you already are. Last week, the talented super star released a track called “Serpent” that was the perfect follow up to his already impressive 2020. Everyone knows that spirit makes amazing music, but last week I got a chance to catch up with him and hear about what he’s been up to as far as life, music and everything in between. Keep scrolling, get comfortable and enjoy this conversation with lilspirit. — Sam: How has your life been during 2020 with all of this Corona Virus stuff? spirit: Life has been good. I mean for me, I make music so obviously it affected my life a lot in that I can’t go out as much, but it hasn’t taken a really hard toll on me. Thank God I haven’t had any family members who have gotten sick or anything like that, but you know, I’m just working to fill the time, so at the end of the day, it didn’t completely hinder my life…I’m not a fan of it by any means though. — Sam: Did you get to preform any …

Shaping the Sound of COA

There is no single album that quite matches the level of influence at a forward-thinking level in the realms of pop music this year than ericdoa’s COA. Being the most prominent instance of this coming paradigm shift for the genre, the all-encompassing impact that this album has as it stands today will ring true for the months and years to come as we enter this brand new era. Of course this status mostly results from the album’s star figure in Eric himself; not a single soul could possibly ignore the masterwork that he put in throughout each and every track without a single miss in sight. His energy was enigmatic; his delivery was entrancing; and his overall musicianship was exuberant and ever-so-perfected as he truly came into his own element as the tried and true pop phenom he was destined to be. But even Eric could only do so much on his end as a singular presence on the mic. The setting that surrounded him – both physically and inside the music as it came to be – played integral roles in crafting what would end up being this impactful and momentous musical experience. Simply put, if Eric was not …

A$AP Twelvyy: The Epitome of Betting on Yourself

“I just like to let the kids know that this shit is authentic and it’s real. The dreams always come with nightmares. I’ve been down bad before, so I know what it’s like to get up.” -A$AP Twelvyy The rate at just how fast the game moves can be mind blowing at times. It seems like it was just yesterday when everyone was bragging about how much they wanted to be signed to major records, and now a lot of artists are preaching about independency. The art of making your own and owning your own art is something that is being highly praised right now–even to the point of some of the major artists are threatening to leave their labels and go down the independent trail. That’s not to disrespect the artists who are currently signed to major labels and are doing their thing. There are definitely some labels out there that will take care of their artists and mean the best to their artists that are on the label. However, there are also a lot of artists who are currently in bad record deals, receiving terrible splits, and overall not getting the push that they deserve from their label they …

Chrome Heart Lens – [Lil Tracy]

Versatility is always something I look for and respect from artists because doing the same thing repeatedly time and time again will only appeal to fans for so long. While Lil Tracy’s following might be more cult than mainstream, his dexterous deliveries and wild experimentations have accrued more and more admirers to his fanbase, and they’ve stuck with him the entire time because they know that he’s always got something inventive and brilliant up his sleeve. As for his most recent release, he dropped a track entitled “Chrome Heart Lens” and a music video to accompany it. Obviously, if you know anything about Tracy, you know that he’s no stranger to designer goods, and with references galore throughout his discography, this mention of the designer brand Chrome Hearts is just another addition to his arsenal. Nagra and Ginseng got together to tag-team the production on this hit, providing us with some mischievous, almost less playful Curb Your Enthusiasm-like strings or synths of some sort that are elevated by crispy hats and claps as well as subdued, background 808s that hit at the perfect moment. Tracy raises his tone to complement the instrumental perfectly, providing us with some incredibly unique autotuned …

Not Regular – [Lil Yachty] ft. [Sada Baby]

Over the past year or so, Lil Yachty has seemingly found a second him in the Detroit music scene. Collaborating with a number of rising talents from the area, he has strangely yet thankfully fit in with some of the wildest and most unique personas that hail from the Motor City, and although I for one didn’t see this coming, I’m not complaining about it in the slightest, either. Lil Boat and Sada Baby are definitely no strangers to each other, at this point, and I’m so excited that the dup decided to team up yet again and deliver a brand-new single and music video for their joint effort “Not Regular”. The title of the song makes total sense because neither artist can be considered normal or methodical, and when they get together, the results make this one hundred and ten percent clear. A quick, chaotic instrumental is built through alarming, high-pitched synths, a deep baseline, and crispy percussion that allows both artists to speed up their deliveries and bring out some of their most energetic and charismatic bars to date. As Yachty begins to spit, his lines are beyond quick, and although it might be hard to decipher exactly …

Mood Swings – [Pop Smoke] ft. [Lil Tjay]

It is absolutely unbelievable that at such a young age and not necessarily being in the music industry for an extremely long period of time, Pop Smoke created a legacy that is going to exist for decades and possibly even centuries to come. Not only was his voice unique, his flows were incredible, and his swagger was unmatched, but he can basically be credited with popularizing the entirely new subgenre of New York City Drill music. Although others try, no one can do it quite like Pop, and that’s one of the many reasons why he is so deeply missed by fans every single day. One of the most popular songs off of his posthumous album Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon is undeniably “Mood Swings”, and although it has received extra recognition thanks to TikTok virality, it was a hit from the moment fans heard it on the album itself. I just think that Tjay’s higher, more harmonious voice combined with Pop’s smooth, baritone vocals work so perfectly together, and hearing Pop actually get more melodic with his delivery was something that was new and obviously appreciated. Although it might not be the same without Pop physically …