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Goin Back – [SoFaygo]

After quite some time deliberating and keeping fans on the edge of their seats, SoFaygo finally dropped off Pink Heartz, his long-awaited and highly anticipated album. This effort boasts 16 songs, some new and some singles that we’ve had the pleasure of listening to before, but regardless, we have about 53 minutes of new music from the Atlanta by way of Grand Rapids emcee, and I couldn’t be more excited. It has already been out for a few weeks, and while I haven’t necessarily listened to it on repeat, I am undeniably thrilled to have it in our hands and listen at our leisure because Faygo never disappoints whatsoever. Oftentimes when I’m listening to a new album, I enjoy all of the sounds and new content, but I find myself overlooking the main theme of particular tracks because of the entire scope of the surrounding album, so I honestly didn’t quite realize the meaning behind “Goin Back”. Thankfully, my eyes were opened to the song’s narrative after Faygo teamed up with Declan Kyle to shoot a music video for the hit track, and I was actually able to appreciate the narrative that the emcee had in mind while bringing this …

SoFaygo Interview: Respecting the Grind and the Evolution

Photo Credit: Le3ay Studio As we’ve progressed through music, we have grown to see the many mediums that artists are using now to take their careers to the next level. We’ve seen artists get popular from Myspace and older social media platforms. Current social sites such as Instagram and TikTok play a huge factor in emerging artists as well. By far one of the most memorable moments in rap would be the rise of Soundcloud rap and the amazing talent that stemmed from it. Being able to watch artists like XXXTENTACION, Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti, Trippie Redd and Lil Yacthy take that platform and completely skyrocket into fame was such an amazing sight to see. While each of these artists has their own respective art and their own craft, they all share one thing in common being the OG’s of the Soundcloud rap community. Here we are in 2022, and we are witnessing the new generation of artists who catch their big break from Soundcloud and take their career to the next level. Some of those names are SSG Kobe, Yeat, Ken Carson, and none other than SoFaygo. First blowing up in 2019 with his breakout single “Knock Knock”, …

4singles – [SoFaygo]

As time has gone on, certain artists have gotten more and more recognition. While I feel as if some of these emcees are overrated, one person that I know lives up to the hype is SoFaygo, and I’m grateful that he has gotten the love and recognition that he has seen over the past few years. Signing to Cactus Jack seems to not have made the largest impression or splash, in all honesty, because I feel like he was destined for greatness with or without that feat in his career, but regardless, he has been on the up and up for a while, and his stock price only appears to continuously rise. The Grand Rapids, Michigan-born, Cobb County, Georgia-raised hitmaker has seemingly done everything right so far in his career, and by not resorting to the typical or conventional route that many others have taken, he has managed to stand out and ensure that his talents aren’t only noticed, but appreciated thus far. Staying in line with this unconventionality, instead of dropping a short EP as he did with his awesome handful of hits entitled B4PINK back in June, Faygo decided to release 4 new singles individually, giving them their …

HYDRATE – [YungTyeee]

Austin, Texas based artist YungTyeee makes his Lyrical Lemonade debut with a quenching new banger titled “HYDRATE.” Accompanied by a Fonso512 directed visual, the music video spotlights YungTyeee over an assortment of vividly bight colors. With 808-heavy trap production, the song stylistically falls under the ‘new school’ wave of rap, with parallels to Sofaygo’s thrilling sound. Peep “HYDRATE” by YungTyeee below, and expect more creative visuals from Fonso512 in the near-future!

Angelhood – [grandma]

Liam Hall is a name that might not sound very familiar to you if you’re not an absolute student of the music industry, but he is one of the most ingenious and original people in the history of the music business, at least in my opinion. Better known by his stage name grandma, he has been earning accolades and recognition for his unheard-of take on hip-hop, often crafting instrumentals by himself as well as laying down some of the most angelic vocals that you could ever wish to experience. After breaking his solo-release silence of a couple of years with a few singles that were rumored to be featured on a project in the future, grandma made even more strong cases as to why he is someone that can never, and will never be ignored. To be honest, if you have an expectation of what hip-hop should sound like, you might not like his music because he wants to break that barrier, and he does so with everything he puts out in a magical and grandiose fashion. If you have an open mind and look forward to people who push the envelope and inject creativity into their craft, though, grandma …

Foreign – [Rot Ken]

Unfortunately, incarcerations seem to really play a factor in the music industry for a plethora of artists big and small, but I am never going to give anything less than the highest praise to thee emcees who find themselves in a situation and are able to overcome it no matter what it takes. When Rot Ken got locked up, it was disheartening because he was making some major waves in music and I was afraid that this stint was going to put a pause on his rising and promising career. Well, considering he has a strong backing of industry trendsetters over at Internet Money, not a day went by without me listening to a song by Ken because his homies at IM made sure that they weren’t going to let the “Free Ken” movement go by the wayside. His debut project Free Me was an undeniable leap in the right direction thanks to 17 amazing songs that last almost 40 minutes long and a few addicting features in SoFaygo, Kalan.FrFr, Hunxho, and 21 Lil Harold. While I can’t get enough of this album and all of the talents that Ken showcased, he got it off to a hot start with …

Count Me Out – [SoFaygo]

I have had such a blast over the past couple of years getting to tap in and witness a handful of artists blow up well beyond anyone’s preconceived expectations of them at the very start of their careers. After a period of time where I was beginning to find myself getting slightly bored with a generation of proven emcees along with a new wave that just wasn’t quite as exciting as I have experienced before, this was the breath of fresh air that I needed to really rejuvenate my love for this industry. Out of everyone, SoFaygo was definitely a stand-out star that I was entirely encapsulated with, and he has stepped up his game tenfold since my initial introduction to him. Back in June, he dropped a 5 song EP called B4PINK, and even though I honestly don’t usually listen to projects front to back more than once very often, the 13 and a half minutes that this effort lasted were nothing but remarkable and have kept me coming back countless times to continue enjoying this appealing project. Although I know that SoFaygo is an extremely recognized figure in the industry, I feel like I undercut his notoriety way …

X – [Ken Car$on]

Way back in the early 2010s, underground music had an entirely different meaning than what it stands for now. I feel like those were the days when SoundCloud was key, and if you wanted to discover something new, exciting, and genre-bending, that’s where you had to go. As the years went on, though, there was more accessibility to larger streaming platforms, and I think that so many musicians just started to release things on platforms like Spotify and Apple Music way more regularly than ever before. This led to a boom of artists like SoFaygo and SSGKobe blowing up, and the most recent emcees who are blazing their own trails include artists like Yeat and Ken Car$on. While I still personally consider these talents underground, I think I do so just because the mainstream isn’t ready for them. Not to say that it’s not good enough, because God knows that it’s so much better than the vast majority of the things you’ll hear on the radio, but the mainstream music scene seems to have this mold that if someone doesn’t fit into it, they’re just going to build their following in their own way without leaning on major labels or …

Muddyworld V2 – [MuddyMya]

MuddyMya is a name that’s been popping up everywhere in the underground rap community. The young Atlanta emcee has been making a name for herself with singles, videos, and the connections she’s made so far. On MuddyWorld V2 the only feature is SSGKobe but the main production is from Ok, otwreg, trvsh, and souljaspirit. The sound reminds me of a revamped and modernized version of Lil Uzi Vert’s LUV is Rage 1. I believe Mya isn’t where Uzi was out from a development point then, but the feels and the sound around that time compare. If you’re a fan of the current wave of underground rap community and people like Bear1boss, SoFaygo, and BKTHARULA then this project will fit nicely on your palate. If she continues to work on fleshing out her lyrics and continues to world build and grow her sound Mya should be a name flirting with mainstream success by the end of next year. Stream MuddyMya’s new EP ‘Muddy World V2’ for yourself after the break.

B4PINK – [SoFaygo]

It seems like there have been a few different movements of rap styles throughout the years, but this is nothing new because it has been going on ever since the genre first came into existence. Depending on what part of the country you’re from, these subgenres might be more prominent to you like drill was for me in Chicago, but some trends transcend locality and move onto a more nationwide scale. Well, I don’t even know which style SoFaygo technically fits under, but he has blown up to epic proportions over the last year or two, and his stock is only continuing to skyrocket. I mean, he has had some massive success in the past but just today, it was announced that he is a part of the 2022 XXL Freshman Class, and while there are varying opinions from fans about these lists every year, it is always something that artists seem to aim for until they surpass that level of their career. It just kind of solidifies everything they’ve been working towards, and Faygo might be one of the very best on this year’s list, so congratulations to him because it is very well deserved. I’m not sure if …