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Get Lit or Die Tryin’ – [Meechy Darko]

When the vast majority of typical hip-hop fans think about New York icons, names like Jay-Z, Biggie, the Wu-Tang Clan, or any other legends. Obviously, these are artists who turned the industry into what it is today, and there is simply no denying that whatsoever, but considering I wasn’t alive to witness most of these artists at the pinnacle of their careers, I have a different set of musicians come to mind, personally. Rappers like Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, the A$AP Mob, Flatbush Zombies, and various others are the first names that come to my mind, and it’s thanks to many of these spitters that I have the complex taste in music that I am proud of. I remember listening to the Flatbush Zombies religiously in high school, running back songs and albums like it was my job, and I couldn’t get enough of them. I wasn’t actually really into a lot of the things they would mention like psychedelics or anything else along those lines, but I just loved their dynamic, their confidence, and the fact that every member brought something special and different to the table. Erick the Architect made ludicrously composite instrumentals, Juice brought the personality and …

03 Inna Key – [03 Greedo]

Even though I absolutely love my home here in Chicago and everything about the music scene, I definitely have a soft spot in my heart for the West Coast hip-hop scene. There is just so many versatile artists here that I can’t help but appreciate the music they’re making, and the fact that they all seem to support one another for the most part is something that I can’t praise high enough. Although West Coast phenom 03 Greedo is currently locked up for quite a few years to come, he knew he had to get down to business before beginning his sentence and locked himself into the studio in order to consistently release great music that his fans can enjoy during his prison stint. Most recently, he and his team decided it was time to release his latest EP 03 Inna Key which features 3 songs that span over 12 minutes long, and I couldn’t be more excited for this quick hit right at the end of the summer season. Starting things off with the project’s longest track, Pompano Puff produced this record with some rattling hats, a light and fast-paced synth progression, and some thumping drums that give Greedo …