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Paint the City – [Icewear Vezzo] & [DJ Drama]

If you’re already a fan of Icewear Vezzo, you should already know that there is certainly no shortage of music coming from the Motor City mainstay. He has been evolving from a street legend to a world-renowned icon over the past few years, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to see him receive all the accolades and success that he has experienced in recent history. If anyone deserves it, it’s Vezzo, and I just feel like the more achievements he collects, the hungrier he gets. I say this because so many artists slow down once they see some upward trends in their notoriety, but I feel like he has put out even more music since becoming the industry force that he has become, and I am always here for more Icewear Vezzo music. Just last week, I was notified that he was gearing up to put out a mixtape with DJ Drama, someone who is no stranger to the hottest music in the industry, and I knew that it might just end up being one of Vezzo’s strongest efforts to date. Now that Paint the City is out for us to enjoy, I can confidently say that it certainly lived …

ILL WAIT REMIX – [Yung Gwapa] x [GSambo]

“It’s getting spooky ’round this b****,” is my favorite introductory line from a rapper I’ve heard in recent memory. Yung Gwapa and GSambo sure weren’t wrong in saying that either, with a scary-good remix to Detroit star Peezy’s “ILL WAIT,” which dropped earlier this month. Halloween’s upon us, and Chicago mogul Yung Gwapa brought together a frightful collaboration with GSambo on this track. We already knew the beat was a hit after Peezy’s hardbodied work on it, but the added flavor that these two artists sprinkle on top is something that’s got their listeners drooling. The two have formed an aggressive combo that looks hard to defend, with their sounds interweaving and bouncing off each other flawlessly throughout the track. They made this beat their own just as Peezy did. A Perfect Take production, the music video is just as raw as the track. High-quality video is a given nowadays, but the cinematic nature of this visual —  lighting, transitions, speed effects, and scene environment — all make this accompanying video feel like a movie. Gwapa, a known mogul and CEO in the industry, has rejuvenated his musical artistry after taking time to develop other aspects of his career, and listeners are …

Money Flow – [Helluva] ft. [BabyTron] & [Dave Fio]

So many people have been raving about the Detroit rap scene, myself included of course, and while I have heard claims that the region has reached a pinnacle and there isn’t much more room for growth, I had to firmly disagree because I can see exactly how many of these talents are just hitting stride and gaining traction, even with all of the success they’ve seen prior to now. One thing that I think gets overlooked way too often is the producers who have been crafting the sound of this Midwest renaissance, because even though the emcees are as individualistic and distinct as they come, the very foundation of this sound should be credited to the beat smiths of the city. Hitmakers like ENRGY, Cash Out, Michigan Meech, and more have been crafting a style that is unapologetically Michigan’s very own, and while other producers have attempted to run with this type of instrumentation as well, there is no copying this whatsoever. On another note, Helluva isn’t just one of the most innovative producers coming from the northern state, but he is also credited with spearheading this movement that began years ago. Thanks to his work with almost anyone worth …

BabyK Osama Shares Before I Break Through Ep

BabyK Osama is a rising rapper from Jacksonville, Florida who deserves your attention this year. With so much new talent coming out of Florida, the 19-year-old has developed a unique style unlike anyone else. Writing became an outlet for BabyK while he was incarcerated and led to him debuting his single “Michael Phelps Son” upon his release. Shortly after, he released his next tape BabyK 2, in early 2022, featuring the notable single “No Drive By’s”. The Simple Stupid Records signee consistency has already created an impressive catalog in a short span. On September 9, BabyK Osama shared his sixth new project since 2020 Before I Break Through, with features from Yungeen Ace, Doe Boy, OMB Peezy, and Jdot Breezy. This project has something to offer everyone with heavy-handed drill songs, somber and reflective cuts, and party-jumping records. “I had “Dirty Dancing” planned out for a while and when I dropped it as a single, it didn’t do what I think it should’ve––so I decided that Ace would go perfect on the remix,” he emphasized. “So, we got it in motion and it came through exactly how I expected it to be. This Fall, I got plans on dropping at least …

OMB Peezy Unleashes Gangsta Grillz Mixtape

Today (Aug 19), OMB Peezy debuted his highly anticipated Misguided Gangsta Grillz mixtape. Hosted by DJ Drama, The 16-track project, which is the official follow-up to Peezy’s 2021 offering Too Deep for Fears, includes features from G Herbo, NLE Choppa, and Morray. The Alabama-born rapper linked up some of the biggest producers in the game such as Murda Beatz, Hitmaka, and HicksMadeThat to create a masterpiece. “I came up with the name Misguided from real-life experiences. Looking back at my come-up, I realized that I was being misguided by people I was looking up to as a youth,” He stated. “They weren’t doing it on purpose, but they were still misguiding me. I wanted to stop that cycle and have kids from the community look up to someone with something motivating to say. I know the kids look up to rappers, and we hold much influence on the youth.” Along with his project, the 25-year-old artist released the visuals to his single “Real Shit” featuring Morray. Directed by Kevin Wright Jr and assisted by Justin Clarke from LVTRRAW, the video opens up with a powerful scene of people getting baptized in a river as Morray’s emotional hook takes over. Both …

Well Sed-[Seddy Hendrinx]

Coming fresh off the success of his Gangsta Grillz tape Well Sed, Seddy Hendrinx has been making some major moves in the game in 2022, and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down yet. Seddy has been more visible in the spotlight, and his name has been circulating in conversations on who will be the next artist to make it to the top. That said, it’s only right that he had to keep his foot on the gas and keep this momentum going. Premiering the intro track of the same name, Seddy blessed us with the visuals to “Well Sed”. Directed by Decat and creative directed by crossvision, Seddy Hendrinx cameos DJ Drama, OMB Peezy, and many other prominent acts in the game, as Seddy recreates iconic scenes from the movie Belly. Produced by Sosa & Toodope, “Well Sed” serves as the perfect introduction to the life of Seddy Hendrinx. Delivering crisp auto-tuned vocals over soothing guitar riffs, “Well Sed” sets the vibe right for what was to follow on the rest of the tape. Check out the visual for Seddy Hendrinx’s “Well Sed” below!  

The 13 Tape 2 – [Jugg Harden]

Over the last year, I’ve been more acquainted with modern-Detroit hip-hop than I ever thought. An acquired taste, the motor city’s style has left a mark on my library. This includes several artists, but most notably as of late, Jugg Harden, who just blessed his listeners with the latest installment of his “13” series in The 13 Tape 2.  A 15-track tape, Jugg packs several different punches as his versatility swarms listeners from every direction. In certain songs, like “Rude and Ugly” for example, Jugg delivers with classic Detroit style. Others, like one of my favorites, “Space,” give different energy, with a melodic piano sequence that brought out some unique flow I hadn’t felt from Jugg yet.  I could go on and on, from top to bottom, about each track on this project, but written words on a blog can only do this art so much justice. I will however delve out my favorite tracks; “Rude and Ugly,” “Space,” and “On My Momma,” though I don’t think my opinion should have any influence on what listeners should listen to first.  Jugg continues to elevate his name beyond the confines of the midwest, with his stream numbers both consistently impressing and …

The Commission – [Icewear Vezzo] ft. [Peezy] & [Payroll Giovanni]

When I first heard about the Michigan rap scene, I remember writing about artists that I had no clue who they were, but I just loved their vibe and couldn’t help but spread the word however and whenever I could. I didn’t even know half of their names, so if there were a few emcees on a single song, I had to do research and look them up to understand who was rapping at what point in the song. Clearly, if you have been following along with my articles for more than a year, you know I have come a long way because I probably know too much about them at this point, but I just can’t get enough of the music coming out of this scene, and out of everyone Icewear Vezzo is not only one of the best, but he’s someone that I think should be credited with putting the city of Detroit back on the map with a new face after the rest of the country just labeled the Motor City with Eminem and no one else. His upcoming album Rich Off Pints 3 is set to drop in just about a week on June 29th, and …

Too real – [King Von]

I know I have been writing a ton about the late King Von as of late, and I also recognize that I typically mention how he was taken from this Earth way too soon and his potential was snatched before we could even see what kind of massive shoes he was going to be able to fill, even more so than he already proved. While I always believe these things and will forever know they’re true, I don’t want to mourn any longer because he left such a legacy behind that needs to be celebrated, and not questioned in ambiguity. This past Friday, Von’s estate dropped his album What it Means to be King, a 19-song album that I have been bumping all weekend long, and I don’t see that stopping anytime soon. While every single verse that Von delivers proves why he was a diamond in the rough in the music industry, there were tons of other legendary emcees who joined in to spit a verse or two including G Herbo, 21 Savage, Lil Durk, Fivio Foreign, OMB Peezy, Tee Grizzley, and many others, each of whom definitely make a splash on an already impactful project. I personally feel …

Pull Up – [2] [Peezy]

Detroit, Michigan’s 2, possibly better known as his more SEO-friendly moniker TcGangTwo, is making his debut in our pages today alongside Peezy who is nothing short of a Motor City legend at this point and is as well known for eating features as he is for much of his solo music at this point as he always delivers a memorable performance even with his guest verses. FastLifeBolo brought the quick-paced visual to life capturing the lavish lifestyles of both 2 and Peezy who have an obvious chemistry both in the visual and on the song. I am glad to be introduced to 2 with this visual as he, like so many other Detroit artists, balances swagger, ambition, and sense of humor in a nonchalant fashion that is infectious over beats. I really hope to hear more from him, as well as Peezy, more for the rest of 2022 and it doesn’t seem like Detroit will be relinquishing their throne anytime soon.