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FLAWLESS LIKE ME – [LUCKI]

I never use the term legend lightly, so when I use it as a descriptor for an artist in any form, I truly believe that they have impacted music in some way or another. While I have been known to describe many musicians as legends, I think that there needs to be a different term for LUCKI because he is just on an entirely different level. The Chicagoan has been in this industry for more than a decade, and when you’re making music for that long without getting any major mainstream looks aside from some articles here or there, it is often looked at as if you’re just trying to hold onto any form of attention that you may have once had. LUCKI is literally the one exception to this thought process, though, because although I believe he will always be underground, his fanbase is even more loyal and supportive than most mainstream acts you can think of. It’s not that he can’t be mainstream, it’s the fact that it feels like he doesn’t want to be, and that was never the goal in the first place. He has the money, the fame, the respect, and the notoriety, and these …

Young Devyn Recruits Fivio Foreign for “Outside”

Young Devyn aka Baby Goat is a rising artist out of Brooklyn, New York who has been putting on for her city for some time now. At 20 years old, she has already received praises from industry heavyweights including Nicki Minaj, Waka Flocka, and Jermaine Dupri. What makes Devyn special is her Caribbean background mixed with hip-hop and R&B. Her versatility allows her to bring a different sound to each record she comes across. The rising emcee’s polished delivery, profound lyrics, effortless flows, and infectious melodies deserve to be recognize as one of the most exciting sounds coming out of NY right now. On September 16, Devyn announced that her sophomore studio EP Baby Goat 2 will be released on September 23 via 4TH B’WAY/Def Jam Recordings. Along with this announcement, she also shared her new single “Outside” featuring Brooklyn rapper, Fivio Foreign. “This song with Fivio and I represent another legendary link-up for New York City and a new beginning for the industry. As the next one coming up from my city, I feel like I represent a fresh start, a new lane, and ‘Outside’ is gonna show that all you have to do is be yourself and watch how you …

Trim – [Lil Zay Osama] ft. [PGF Nuk]

Lil Zay Osama has been a legend in Chicago for more years than I could probably count, but it seems like, over the last few years, he has really blown up more than ever before. It seems like anyone who matters in the rap world here is on his side, and anyone who doesn’t ride with the Windy City spitter is behind the curve. Although he has come across my radar for a while, it wasn’t until recently (in the grand scheme of things) that I really started to pay attention, and I am sure glad I did. Zay has worked with the biggest names in drill music including Lil Durk, G Herbo, and more, but he has also collaborated with superstars not necessarily classified in this subgenre like Icewear Vezzo, Benny the Butcher, Sada Baby, Sheff G, Jackboy, Lil Tjay, and even Sean Kingston, amongst way too many others to count. His connections don’t stop there, though, because especially recently, he has been tapping in with some of Chi-Town’s most prominent young icons including the DCG Brothers, Fastmoney Ant, and even PGF Nuk, an emcee who is considered to be one of the most exciting up-and-comers in many years. …

Get Your Dose Of Big Venti Today, Listen To His Latest Album, “Party Hills”

Big Venti has finally graced us with new music and we are here for it. Party Hills from the LA artist, is the perfect album to get us hyped up and ready to take on anything that comes our way.  When it comes to making music, Big Venti is all about style. His unique blend of double-time flows and mellow tones is unlike anything you have ever heard before. His clever wordplay is sure to put a smile on your face. Party Hills is a recognition of his influences, including Rick Ross, DaBaby, and Tyga. But make no mistake, Venti is a super-talented artist with a sound all his own.  “I felt really good after recording the first track for my album, “Famous Neighbor.” I feel like I tapped into a new level of energy and creativity that I hadn’t experienced before. So, I decided to challenge myself to see if I could keep that same energy going by recording a new track every day for 10 days straight. That’s how Party Hills was born!” he exclaimed. Party Hills has been making waves since its release. The album charted at number 4 on iTunes Top 100 Hip-Hop/Rap and number 41 on iTunes Top 100 All Genres, …

Watch BabyTron’s new interview on The Lemonade Stand

Earlier this summer we had the legend BabyTron come by the office to shoot a new interview on The Lemonade Stand, and today I am happy to be bringing you the final product! We asked BabyTron about plenty of topics including his “Emperor Of The Universe” music video, growing up in Ypsilanti outside of Detroit, his high school experience, his favorite episode of Spongebob, and we even got his take on some classic Chicago food staples. Take some time out of your day to watch this new interview below!

223’s – [midwxst] ft. [BabyTron]

It’s hard to classify midwxst’s reign as anything but dominant. Over the past few years, he went from being just a kid in his bedroom playing around with a microphone to one of the most recognized up-and-comers in the entire world, and his rise to fame is only just beginning. His Back in Action series of projects has been a massive reason why he has become so notorious, and while these tapes feature some of my favorite tracks from the Indiana-born emcee, he has an extensive list of singles that continue to build on the vibrant legacy he is solidifying at such a young age. What I love about his discography is the versatility, because although hyperpop may have been his ticket into stardom, it is his constant attempts at different styles and sounds that seem to really stand out to his loyal fans. This dexterity is obvious on the third edition of his series of projects Back in Action 3.0, a 9-song, 23-minute-long effort that only contains two features, one in tana on the final cut and then BabyTron on the tape’s second song “223’s”. BabyTron is definitely one of the craziest and most unexpected features that I could’ve …

Lil Jairmy Releases The Second Iteration Of His Gas God Mixtape Series

Over the last few years, Texas has become a hotspot for emerging artists. Rising rapper Lil Jairmy has quickly gone from a local celebrity to now landing a deal with 300 Entertainment earlier this year. Since the age of 3, Jairmy began freestyling with his brother. However, everything changed once he turned 15, and decided to take music seriously. After releasing his first record “Trapped Out” with J Ward, everything became history. After completing a short bid in jail, Jairmy came out bigger than ever before. The first project he dropped was Excuse My Absence in 2019 with a feature from Lil Baby. Once Jairmy released his breakthrough single “No Luggage,” there was no denying that Jairmy had a special talent, and it was time for the world to find out. On September 9, Lil Jairmy released his highly anticipated new mixtape Gas God 2, the second iteration of the Gas God mixtape. This project featured guest appearances from Moneybagg Yo, EST Gee, Future, and the late Lil Keed. He also recruited GRAMMY® Award-nominated producer Hitmaka to assist on this tape. “It was great working with Hitmaka. It was a new experience for me but I enjoyed it,” he explained. “When …

Hornitos – [Chow Lee] [Nu Sace]

Photo by @filmandbandaids “Left foot left, right foot right / Like baby I like what you like, let’s do what you want, let’s do it all night like –.” Chow Lee has has been a personal favorite of mine for some time now, and with each passing day, he continues to master the sexy drill style of run-that-back one-liners and effortless charm, proving so today with a new song and video called “Hornitos” alongside Nu Sace. In every sense, “Hornitos” looks, sounds, and feels like the perfect soundtrack for getting outside this summer, riddled with love-and-lust-minded lines while structured around one of my favorite drill beats of the year. Nu Sace’s guest verse is the perfect addition to such a high-energy song and the visuals bring this release full circle, setting the stage for the endlessly fun world that Chow and the entire sexy drill scene are creating. Every function needs to be playing this to end the summer off, so peep the song below. And Hornitos, if you’re reading this, cut the check. Shot by @5THAVEFILMS EFX by @EMEKA2030  

A Conversation with contradash

Sam: Man! What’s happening bro! contradash: I’m good dude! I’ve been up every night until like 6am for some different reasons…truly sicko mode recently; just the best and worst kind of fucked up sleep schedule where I’m just making shit that I’m in love with, but it just completely obliterates my morning! — Sam: That’s trash for the sleep schedule, but great for the music bro. Are you in LA right now? contradash: Yessir, I’m in Hollywood! — Sam: Easy, well man, I just appreciate this time you’re taking to chop it up for a bit. I’ve been a fan for a minute and have really enjoyed watching the way you move and seeing the musical progression…So let’s dive into this thing. First and foremost, how are you? How is life treating you?  contradash: It’s good man! Right now life feels like it’s at a pivoting point for me. Before my label deal, I hadn’t had many indie releases under my belt, since I fell into a really privileged situation that I’m incredibly grateful for, but now we’re back on it. And it really tests how much you believe in yourself, because I haven’t been in these waters for over …

Big Steppa – [Flo Milli]

I wanted to start out this article by saying how I feel like Flo Milli is a bit of an enigma, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that she is just herself, and all of the success she has experienced in the last couple of years is a part of a plan to take over the world, something she has been succeeding in doing consistently. She simply has this justly arrogant, confident aura that merges with an innocent, playful persona that I have no idea how she is able to pull off so effortlessly, but she makes it work better than anyone else ever could, and this has played a massive role in her blowing up to the levels of fame has reached today. Earlier this summer, Flo released her debut album You Still Here, Ho ?, a dominating 40+ minute project that features 17 songs and verses from Babyface Ray, Rico Nasty, and even Tiffany Pollard, and although I have admittedly not had an opportunity to really dive into this effort completely and appreciate it in its entirety, her Amber Park-directed music video for the project’s cut “Big Steppa” has me impatiently waiting for …