SEARCH FOR: SHAUDY KASH

On The Yeah Side – [Shaudy Kash] [Top$ide]

Detroit’s smoothest producer/rapper duo is back with a brand new mixtape that slows down a traditionally fast-paced style and injects it with some southern bounce. I have been a massive fan of the duo of Top$ide and Shaudy Kash since first hearing their stripped-back, jazzy collaboration “Showed Them N*ggas” over a year ago and that track which first put them on the radar’s of many makes its streaming debut as the outro to their new project On The Yeah Side. Shaudy Kash is his usual laid-back self, nonchalantly skating through bars filled with tepid quips to the women who want to take advantage of him and boasts that not only flex material things but also his even-keel mindset which leaves the listener with a Machiavelian-esque guide-book to not getting tricked out of your spot. Shaudy’s demeanor at times is reserved at at times is playful, never so pressed to lose his composure but never so mellow that you catch him slipping. The lone feature on the project comes from Brooks who returns the favor for Shaudy’s feature on Brooks’ track “Parking Lot Pimpin’” from his recent mixtape Everybody Brooks, which I loved. Top$ide literally could never receive enough praise in …

Can’t Make This Shit Up – [Shaudy Kash]

I just cannot get enough of Shaudy Kash’s music lately, maybe because of where I am in life, unsure of my next direction and pensive over which route is best to choose, or maybe it is the large quantity of Detroit music I have been inundating myself with for well over a year now, but whatever it is, I am certain that Shaudy Kash is perhaps the brightest diamond in the rough in his talent-flush city. His maturity speaks volumes calmly and the large quantity of music he has already released and continued to do not only follows suit with his successful musical peers in the Motor City, but also to his personal dedication to his craft as an artist, a title I don’t give him lightly. He is in our pages today with his latest visual release, the title track to his recent EP, “Can’t Make This Shit Up” which was brought to life by the hands of Big4Boogie who works often with Kash and has amplified his reach greatly with his visuals that capture his laid-back pragmatism well. I am sure that Shaudy Kash has a surplus of music for us in 2022 and I can’t wait to …

Shittttt – [Shaudy Kash]

Detroit rapper Shaudy Kash is back this week with a new visual for his track “Shitttt” that shows why he is my very favorite of the new underground talent emerging from the Motor City which has the rap game in a chokehold currently, as their fast-paced, bouncy sound has spread from coast to coast, influencing just about every regional scene imaginable. As the sound becomes more saturated it is important for artists in this lane to continually distinguish themselves from their peers and the sonic status quo that always has the possibility of making the style too cookie-cutter and easily accessible. Shaudy Kash is so impressive to me because he is clearly very inspired by the sounds of his hometown but both through his delivery and lyrics sets himself apart from the crowd, whether through his nonchalant player attitude that reveals truly what a pragmatist he is at heart, or his bars about being more frugal than his peers, opting to save his money and skip the designer clothes and drugs which he has the foresight to realize how irrelevant they truly are. His new video is more up-tempo than many of the other tracks included on his latest project …

SK8 Baller (Deluxe) – [FlashyWes]

I wish I had found FlashyWes’s original SK8 Baller project early enough to write about it in the first place but lucky for me he is back with a deluxe version to the tape with four new tracks that are equally if not more enjoyable than the original. The Detroit rapper who I first heard after first listening to his features alongside fellow Motor City artist Shaudy Kash, is one of the slickest lyricists in a city full of them and never fails to amaze me in his ability to pull references out of a hat and warp them into double entendres simultaneously. The title of the project is ironic to me because it truly feels that Wes is skating over each unique instrumental as he glides from bar to bar. The only feature comes from Lac Deuce on the song “Dark Side” that is powered by a triumphant trumpet melody that sounds like it is straight out of a Bankroll Fresh song where he and Wes go back and forth not missing a beat between them, both respectively killing their verses. I am really eager to hear more from FlashyWes and he is one of my favorite younger acts in what …

I Can’t Make This Shit Up – [Shaudy Kash]

Shaudy Kash, Detroit’s smoothest rapper is back in our pages again today as he continues his prolific run of projects, following up his I Guess I Am Toxic project that first landed him in Lyrical Lemonade. He continues to talk his player, matter-of-fact shit over a series to laid-back Detroit instrumentals against a back-drop of many notable or particularly-regal samples that further drive home the nonchalant charisma that Kash possesses. He is joined by a few featured artists this go around, receiving guest verses from FlashyWes, Lil Mex, and Samuel Shabazz who are all notable names in the Detroit scene and I love to hear him with Samuel Shabazz as he is one of the few artists in the Motor City that can rival the smoothness of Shaudy. His consistency is something to be marveled at and is almost as impressive as the genuineness he approaches his music with. He simultaneously gives you the gameplan to make and save money while also coaching his listeners through dealing with worrisome women and people looking to use you. I really want to see Shaudy begin to match the visual presentation of his music with the incredible music and it is going to be fun to …

I Guess I Am Toxic – [Shaudy Kash]

I first got hip to Detroit, Michigan’s Shaudy Kash a little over a year ago completely by chance as ripped audio of his Top$ide produced track “Showed Them N*ggas” populated on my SoundCloud shuffle and quite quickly I was taken by first and foremost the stripped back, delicately woozy instrumental that Top$ide cooked up, which reminded me of if someone tried to make a Detroit/CashCache beat, as the drums are sparse and not at all overwhelming. This allows Kash to get bar after bar off with his nonchalant, conversational delivery and his lyrics clearly show that he has a ton of knowledge and maturity in general that Detroit’s sarcastic and threatening rap scene oftentimes brushes to the wayside. Kash is able to communicate his deepest feelings, thoughts of ambition, anger, and disappointment in a calm and even-keel manner that stands in stark contrast to the more frenetic pace that his Motor City contemporaries rap at. In his new visual “I Guess I Am Toxic” he breaks down a struggling relationship where he comes to realize that he and his partner are the very definition of ‘toxic’ that is so ubiquitously nowadays used but at the same time is ubiquitously practiced …

War On Drugs – [Los]

The last year has seen the whole world turn their eyes to the Detroit music scene through a variety of different avenues as many, many artists at this point have stamped their names into the national consciousness from the Motor City, but to me the group of artists that are both some of the purest embodiments of the chaos and problems with their city as well as the ones who are the most committed to telling their stories in the most creative fashion possible are without question Los & Nutty, who alongside their Daisy Lane companions, have built a cult-following for their music almost as rabid as the fiends they rap about serving from Michigan to Tennessee, not to mention having been arguably the most consistent out of their city as the last two years has seen them drop three collaborative mixtapes, several individual projects, and dozens more features and singles to boot. While I also really, really enjoy WB Nutty’s music, Los has always been my favorite of the duo, and honestly from a personal perspective is my favorite rapper out of Detroit period, and on his latest project War on Drugs he delivers some of his very best work …