Conn(is) – [Connis]

Any artist can catch a quick moment and attract some eyes, but skillfully executing growth and development as an artist is an entirely different feat. It’s not easy to find one’s sound, and in order to do, some risks need to be taken, some failures accumulated, and likewise, some success will be found along the way. Cambridge, MA artist Connis is one of the best examples I know of in terms of this growth. For a few years now, I’ve been hip to the budding talent’s music, and throughout all this time, it’s been an honor to watch him grow into his talent, consistently refining his style until he discovers a level of artistic maturity that matches his truly rare-to-come-by skills. Today, this moment comes entirely full circle, as Connis releases his debut album, Conn(is).  13 tracks long, this is one of those special projects that refuses to be defined by a singular song or instance. Rather, Conn(is) is a compilation of sorts, featuring both the highest and lowest moments of the Massachusetts native’s life. On a path toward self-discovery, Conn(is) is a journal of sorts, with the concluding factor being the idea of the debut project itself, as it reflects all of the growth, both …

Don Ricardo Drive (Paranoia) – [Patrick Michel]

Hailing from Brockton, Massachusetts, Patrick Michel is at the head of the charge right now in terms of Massachusetts artists who are quickly bringing attention toward their home state. Michel’s skills reside most impactfully in his soul-stricken vocals and commanding presence when on the mic, and today, he’s here to show this off with a hard-nosed new offering by the name of “Don Ricardo Drive (Paranoia)”. Produced by fellow MA talent, Maka, this track takes on a powerful nature from the very first seconds, as the simplistic piano melodies clash against the trap-induced drums with ease. When matched with Patrick Michel’s vivid lyrics and energetic vocals, “Don Ricardo Drive” becomes a banger at heart, and the result is a piece of undeniable proof why Michel is set to have a blockbuster year in 2019. Be sure to get hip by listening to the new single below and let us know what you think in the comment section! Produced by Maka