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Moshpit – [Rot Ken] ft. [Anti Da Menace]

Atlanta has always been a place where history is made in the hip-hop and rap industry, and that’s something that will simply never change. So many artists have come from the Georgia capital and a good majority of them have created their own unique styles that have influenced generation after generation of up-and-coming dreamers, but it’s certainly not the only city in the state that you need to pay attention to. Augusta, Georgia is mostly known in the sports world as the home of the iconic Master’s golf tournament, but it’s also a place that is steadily gaining traction for the music scene that is the complete opposite vibe of the famous tournament, but still fantastic in its own right. Rot Ken is one of the leaders of the movement in Augusta, and once you listen to any single one of his songs, you’ll see just how individualistic he is as well as the reasons why he has blown up so much over the last year or two. Most recently, he tapped in with Anti Da Menace, a 17-year-old spitter from the West side of Atlanta, and together, they created the undeniably incredible hit “Moshpit” while utilizing impeccable production from …

War-[Lil PJ] ft. [Hunxho]&[Lil Darius]

Three of Georgia’s brightest new stars came together this week as Atlanta’s Lil PJ and Hunxho connected with Athens’ Lil Darius for a collaborative track titled “War” that Hunxho opens with his warm and uplifting melodic vocals, praying that God watches over him while he’s in the streets. After the hook’s close Lil PJ glides right behind Hunxho, singing confidently with poise and maturity despite being the youngest artist on the track, both reminiscing on the place he came from and exalting himself for being so close to making it, while realizing that if he wants to stay successful he can’t turn his back on his home or the habits that first made him successful. Lil Darius floats on the track with his playful southern drawl, reflecting on hard times, hoping to pull his friends and family out from the situation he currently is rising from. Darius has his hometown of Athens on fire and this buzz is rapidly spreading to Atlanta and beyond and is looking like he will be here to stay. ShotByWolf and Drekia Green handled the video’s direction and editing and the duo of LuhDan and TezToy created the melancholy, guitar-tinged instrumental that served as the …

Walk Down – [Lil Gotit] ft. [CEO Trayle] [Lil Double 0] & [Biggz]

Lil Gotit has always been an artist who I felt like I was on a weekly streak of writing about something new that he released. It almost felt like he never found time to sleep because he was always working, but I’m not complaining even slightly considering he was one of the most entertaining names in the entire rap world. Of course, as a lot of other fans were, I was put onto him through his older brother Lil Keed and his affiliation with Young Thug and Gunna, but I quickly realized he was as individual as it gets, and he wasn’t just another Atlanta clone like so many other artists seem to be. This past summer, he turned even more heads with his album Top Chef Gotit, but ever since that was released and he dropped a few music videos for it, it seemed like he went a little quiet, and I found myself hungry for more music from the ATL up-and-comer. Thankfully, that hunger was satisfied recently after he dropped a brand-new song entitled “Walk Down” featuring CEO Trayle, Lil Double 0, and Biggz as well as another dope music video that was directed by Shotbywolf and Nelshoitit. …

TARGET – [Calaso Check]&[ACT]

I have been looking forward to this project for quite some time and is the official introduction in many ways to one of my favorite new producer/artist duos in the Atlanta underground between ACT, who has been instrumental to the development of many of the city’s current top underground artists but is looking to the next generation and has found great chemistry with east-side artist Calaso Check. Check has been turning heads for a minute now around his way but recently has begun to take his music more seriously than ever and his new mixtape TARGET is proof of that. At twelve songs this tape reveals a lot of Calaso Check’s versatility that had never been evident before and ACT did a great job giving him a wide selection of instrumentals to both find his exact sound and push his boundaries to truly develop his craft. He and ShotByWolf also came together this week for his single “Perfect Credentials” which isn’t on the tape but is nonetheless one of my very favorite songs from him yet.

Get N Dere Gang – [Lil Gotit] ft. [Lil Keed] & [Yak Gotti]

The day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here, and of course, I’m talking about the day that Lil Gotit decided to drop off his latest album entitled Top Chef Gotit. It’s no secret that Gotit knows how to cook up some heaters with his crew, but this album is definitely proving that he deserves a spot on the next tier of success with other YSL artists like Lil Keed, Gunna, and Young Thug. Along with the release of this incredible album, he decided to give fans even more reason to celebrate and dropped off an awesome new visual for his song “Get N Dere Gang” which features his brother Lil Keed as well as the always entertaining and energetic Yak Gotti. In this ShotByWolf-directed music video, things are kept pretty simple as they seemed to just shoot on the go, capturing moments where the artists are vibing out with one another. As it goes on, each talent shows off their extensive outfits full of designer names and diamond-studded chains, yet their personalities each shine bright for everyone to see. Even though they don’t have parts in this track itself, Gunna and Young Thug are featured copiously throughout, showing …

Baby Boy – [Slimelife Shawty]

Every day, there seems to be a new artist rising up out of the Atlanta rap scene, and although Slimelife Shawty isn’t a new name to most, he’s putting together an extremely strong case as to why he deserves the next shot at the throne. Hailing from ATL’s zone 3 which the likes of Young Thug and Ludacris call home, he is solidifying his place in the music scene and fans keep eating up every sing release he drops. Just a couple of days ago, Slime dropped off his latest video single entitled “Baby Boy”, and whether you’re familiar with him or not yet, this is the perfect all-encompassing song that’ll truly give you a look into who he is and what he’s about. Beginning with the ATL Jacob-produced instrumental, there are some emotive synths of some sort that are eventually met by chattering hats and claps as well as smooth 808s that are perfectly pungent without being too overpowering, setting Slime up for success without impeding on his story itself. Opening up with narratives mentioning the painful events he’s had to endure, you can hear the sorrow in his voice that is accented with a feeling of strength and …

Too Humble – [FN DaDealer]

Atlanta’s rap scene is so strong at this point that exciting new artists from the city are often not given the praise and acclaim during the earlier stages in their career than it would be for an artist to build a following who is one of the only rappers in his area, however FN DaDealer is a new name in the city but is also quickly on the rise, thanks much in part to the boost he is receiving from ShotByWolf who has become Atlanta’s go-to cameraman at this point. DaDealer is not just a beneficiary of good relationships and his music is simply incredible. Wolf and DaDealer recently brought “Too Humble” to life which is a streetwise yet catchy track brought together by a sticky chorus that is certain to burrow itself into your head for days. He has been blessed with the innate gift of impeccable beat selection that seems to be in the DNA of any child born in Grady Memorial Hospital and his vocals allow him to glide over any instrumental he chooses with his distinctive melodic twang that is reminiscent of several other Atlanta legends but is still without question unique to him. I am …

Lett’em Know // Tunnel Vision – [MGM Lett]

Rylo Rodriguez and NoCap have dominated the majority of storylines recently when looking at the Mobile, Alabama rap scene that is quite large and talent-rich for a city of its size but the scene that is being fostered there is exciting and groundbreaking, pushing the boundaries of typical rap songwriting conventions and constantly inventing new flows and melodies that are often imitated but seldom capture the soulfulness that the Mobile rappers seem to just be born with. MGM Lett was initially in the shadow of many of the other bigger artists in Mobile in the past but over the course of 2020 he has let everyone know that although he might not be quite as popular as many of his peers he certainly is every bit as talented and comes with a different style that is mainly accomplished by his distinctive twangy voice that easily carries melodies and floats over Al’Geno’s southern-fried beats. Lett dropped a pair of videos over the last week that I was really impressed by and left me wanting to hear a new full project from the young artist who has been working on his sophomore mixtape release for the past year. The first Al’Geno produced …