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PREMIERE: Dance On My Grave – [Blake Banks]

Just a few short weeks ago, LA based and increasingly popular artist Blake Banks released his single, “Dance On My Grave,” a track that gained huge momentum and did fantastic numbers. Just today, he released a visual (produced by iKilledKiki) to the track, in which delirium seems to be the main energy. The video shows clips of banks bloodied laying in a shower, performing a show, and walking among LA rooftops, all with filters and effects that create a nearly hallucinogenic energy that accompanies the mystical love song’s vibration. Not only has Banks continued to solidify himself in the industry (teaming up with the likes of Post Malone) and only seems to further his success with mixed-genre bangers such as this one. Be on the lookout for more work from Banks as he looks to release more music in an upcoming project entitled, Risky Business. Watch, Blake Banks – “Dance On My Grave” (Music Video), below! @blakexbanks

Ride Out – [Shoreline Mafia] ft. [Lil Yachty]

Shoreline Mafia is one of my absolute favorite groups out right now, and I know I’m not alone. I’ve been listening to them for years at this point, and their unapologetic attitudes mixed with some out of the box West Coast fueled beats along with innovative cadences and other unique experiments that always seem to work have constantly kept me coming back for more. They have such a unique way of being able to introduce certain gangster Rap themes into party anthems that are sure to turn any function up, and each member has an individualistic sound and persona that just contributes so much to the overall group. While they’ve obviously been exploding in the underground in recent memory, Lil Yachty has always kept his ear to the streets and hasn’t been one to shy away from praising or working with promising up and comers. It’s weird to even consider Shoreline up and comers anymore because of all their success, but I still think they could be considered this due to the fact that they don’t get nearly enough recognition or props for all of the success they’ve had in such a relatively short period of time. They’re not slowing …

Smoke With Everybody – [Fredo Ruthless]

I have been waiting to write this article for some time now, and it truly pains me that I have not been able to write about Fredo Ruthless more during my time as a blogger, but unfortunately, the Jackson, TN native and Nashville transplant has been incarcerated for over a year now on charges ranging from possession-with-intent to murder, and regrettably, this tense legal situation has largely halted Fredo’s music career which saw his single “Drug Addict” be the first track to organically reach over a million views from a Nashville artist in quite some time. However, his musical hiatus recently ended with his new single “Smoke With Everybody,” produced by MoneyTree615. It is rare to be gifted with a new, never before heard track from Ruthless, as he has struggled with nearly all of his music being leaked from jail and even his unreleased snippets have become some of the most popular local songs in his city. We can only hope that Fredo’s legal luck will soon change and I sincerely hope that he will get out soon so he can bless Nashville with even more music.

PREMIERE: McLovin – [Pasto Flocco]

Pasto Flocco is back with a new visual, this time for his sanguine and melodic new track “McLovin,” produced by HolyOne, and the Queens native shines in this video, exhibiting all of the swagger and charisma that first endeared him to his ever-increasing youthful audience and above all else it is plain to see that Pasto is enjoying every step of the way in his career. This happy-go-lucky tune is the first single off of Flocco’s upcoming mixtape Dreams 2 Reality which is slated for release sometime this summer, and if “McLovin” is any indicator of what to expect off of the new project then it is safe to say that we are all in for a treat. In this day and age, most rappers have pivoted to focusing on what ‘vibe’ they can create with their music, rather than giving explicit meaning and Pasto Flocco has a full grasp on this and creates these moods in his tracks masterfully, this time with his devil-may-care cut that is certain to be a summertime anthem to many.    

Satellites – [Daniel Novello] ft. [Fontana*]

Daniel Novello, the person, and Daniel Novello, the artist, have never seemed to be different people. Personal describes the kind of honesty that the Atlanta native employs into his songwriting, and impassioned is perhaps the best way to describe his deliveries. With each new release, Novello puts every ounce of heart into his art, the yield of which has most recently arrived in the form of his Wilshire Trails EP – an ode to a Georgia staple, right near Novello’s home base. Today, expanding on the strong new EP, we’re here to shed a light on Novello’s music video for “Satellites” featuring Fontana*, which follows in a strong line of visuals for the ATL artist but emerges as my personal favorite to date. Employing the homely look and feel of a grainy 90s film, “Satellites” takes the storytelling nature of the song and merges it with sometimes humorous imagery, blending animation and cinematic camera work to tell its story. From a reappearing horse-headed figure to the Stepbrothers-eque on-camera duo of Novello and Fontana, it’s a hilarious music video that comes across as uniquely compelling without losing sight of the message that the music portrays – an important distinction, and one …

home demo – [SOPHIETHEHOMIE]

Having passed 2 months since its original release, I’m certainly late to the party when it comes to SOPHIETHEHOMIE’s decadent “home demo,” but I figured I would write it up anyway, considering that I’ve had this on repeat lately as the relaxed pace of quarantine has begun set in. Released back in mid-March, almost exactly in line with the beginning of our current reality, “home demo” acted as the precursor to SOPHIE’s strong new Cabin Fever EP, which has since emerged as one of the year’s more intriguing introductions to a bright new artist. Just over three minutes in length, it’s the kind of tasteful, silky smooth R&B song that I’ve been a sucker for since becoming a fan of Erykah Badu, and the kind of release so relaxed that it’s a clear frequent flyer in terms of playlisting and replay value. Arriving with an accompanying music video, quite simplistic in setting, the visual side of “home demo” focuses on texture and lighting to bring across its message, with SOPHIE’s illustrative facial expressions mirroring the fervency of the songwriting. Every line seems to come from the heart and every note from the soul, so much so that “home demo” takes on …

Pickpocket – [Vanillaroma]

Music is an individualistic craft. More often than not, those who march solely to the beat of their own drum are more likely to pop than those who follow someone else’s, and so, individuality usually wins – the unique usually win. Here to exemplify such is a thrilling band by the name of Vanillaroma and their brand new music video for “Pickpocket.” Introduced with a strong cosign by way of the Brockhampton YouTube channel, the music video for “Pickpocket” is simply titled “This is Vanillaroma” – a nod to the idea that “Pickpocket” captures the energy of the group, and a thesis statement of sorts for the release as a whole. Just under 4 minutes in length, the song and its visual accompaniment capture a weird, wonderful, and raw sense of energy that looks and feels unique to Vanillaroma. Set in the comfort of their own home and complemented with effortless individualistic flair, it’s a straight-from-the-heart offering that refuses to be anything but itself, and as a result, creates an image of the song and group that you can’t help but love. As they say, “take the stairs and you’ll live forever.” Vanillaroma might be reaching new fans thanks to a …

Tell Me U Luv Me – [Juice WRLD] x [Trippie Redd]

Lyrical Lemonade founder, Cole Bennett, recently sent out a tweet that touched on the fact that he hasn’t dropped a music video in nearly a month, and how moving forward he was going to be dropping every single week for a couple of months. It didn’t take long for him to come through on that promise, as he just released the brand new music video for “Tell Me U Luv Me” by Juice WRLD and Trippie Redd. These two artists have been a couple of the most groundbreaking acts to come out within the last handful of years, so whenever they connected on a track it was always special, but this one just hit different both sonically and visually. This new track here has Trippie Redd on the hook who provided a truly unforgettable & catchy melodic that helped drive the track, while the legend Juice WRLD gave us two standout verses that are each unique in their own right, as he took a slower approach on the first one then sped it up the second time around. This record is going to be one of the best to come out in 2020 when the year is said and done, …

Premiere: WTSB-[Tyler Sellers]

I’ve been excited about a lot of artists during my time of working in music, but the artist making his appearance on our pages tonight is someone who I will bet all of my chips on. About a week ago, I stumbled upon Tyler Sellers, a 19-year-old singer/songwriter from the great state of Arkansas. He got put onto my radar for his song “Honey” and at that very moment, I took the time to dig into every single thing he’s released in the past. I wish I was exaggerating, but Tyler Sellers might just be the next best thing in 2020. The look, the sound, the swagger…he simply has it all and its just a matter of time before everyone realizes it. Tonight, its our honor to premiere his brand new song entitled, “WTSB”. From the very second you press play, I promise your jaw will drop. Right off the bat, the production hits hard in a way that will instantly captivate you. From then on, Tyler takes over and completely shines in a way that only he can. The guy has a voice that demands all of your attention and he shows it off in “WTSB”. There’s so much …

Bad Luck-[Vrillah]&[Jake Crocker]

Vrillah is a name that you need to know if you’re looking for up and coming talent to latch onto right now. Over the past couple of weeks, you’ve seen me show love to Seattle producer, Jake Crocker and now it’s about time to introduce you all to someone in the same circle who is making waves as well. Vrillah is a 21 year old artist from the North Seattle area. He was born into a musical family which is one of the main reasons why he does what he does today for a living. The young talent has a huge future in front of him and the offering that’s making it onto our pages points back to that assertion. Earlier this year, Vrillah teamed up with Jake Crocker to drop a track called “Bad Luck“, which is crazy because from the moment I heard this, I felt like I was having good luck. The high energy single is just a small taste as to what Vrillah can do over some solid production. His  lyrical mastery takes center stage as well as making room for melodic vibes also! ”Bad Luck” is a banger. Vrillah and Jake Crocker have the formula! …