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Taylor Gang Signee Fedd The God Releases Latest Single “Fortnite”

While I didn’t have the opportunity to watch Fedd The God in person at our Summer Smash festival, after watching mini-clips of his performance, I became a fan. As a new artist signed to Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang imprint, the rising artist has grown so much in a short period. Music wasn’t always a part of his goal growing up. In 2005, Fedd experimented with his first song “Shoplifting” on Giant Eagle. It wasn’t until the loss of a friend, and fellow rising artist Trillzee, that his passion for music began to grow. His music is influenced by real-life experiences, which led to the rising rapper fan base to grow. This month, Fedd The God is an opener for Hip Hop top-charting artists Wiz Khalifa and Logic Vinyl Verse Tour across the US. During one of his performances, he shared a song titled “Fortnite”, which quickly became a fan favorite. The energetic track features his signature vibrant sound that his fans have grown to love. “The inspiration behind this single was better connectivity with the fans & my children just loving this song.” He shared. Check out the video to Fortnite below.

Rolling Loud Miami 2022 Was A Memorable Moment

If you weren’t at Rolling Loud Miami this past weekend, you missed out on a stellar festival. If you’re not familiar, Rolling Loud is the largest hip-hop festival in the world. Annually, they put together a lineup of the biggest and most influential acts in the genre. While the festival began in Miami, over the years, Rolling Loud has expanded across the country and beyond.  This year’s festival headliners were Kid Cudi, Future, and Kendrick Lamar. Friday was a very interesting night, as Kid Cudi, who was a last-minute replacement for YE, stormed off after crowd members repeatedly threw things onto the stage. Even though YE dropped out of Rolling Loud, he made a surprise performance during Lil Durk’s performance. The crowd went absolutely nuts when he took the stage. Friday also included amazing performances from Playboi Carti, Lil Yatchy, SSGKobe, Homixide Gang, Destroy Lonely, Fivio Foreign, and more. One of my favorite parts of the night was stopping by an exclusive VIP lounge area featuring the D’USSE ambassador and Houston’s rap legend Bun B. His D’USSE Watermelon Cooler was the highlight of my night. The drink was extremely refreshing. Especially when it was paired with Bun B’s Trill Burgers. …

Lawsy talks Sexxnb, his inspirations, the team of producers behind him, and his goals for the rest of 2022 in an exclusive new interview

No artistic medium of the past century is safe from post-modernism, and much of the last two decades have seen a re-purposing of everything from architecture to clothing trends and even music, as the ‘SoundCloud’ generation in-particular showed millions how contemporary music styles can be fused with futuristic production styles and autotune warped deliveries. This creative trend is even evident in a scene such as NY-drill’s red-hot sample movement that has turned classic songs from the last thirty-years into frenetically-paced instrumentals fit for the artists to record by punching one line in over top the next, resulting in staccato, machine-gun-esque flows more suited to the subject matter of their lyrics than the oftentimes ironically warped 2000’s pop-hits they borrow melodies from. However this is just the tip of the iceberg and chances are at some point across the internet almost every single genre of the past one-hundred-years has been retrofitted in one way or another, having trunk-rattling 808’s introduced over acoustic instrumentation of the past or hedonist lyrics with almost sacrilegious subject matter over tracks considered musical canon or at the very least veer sharply in a different direction from the original creator’s intentions. Rising teenage star Lawsy is one …

All Time High – [Spottie WiFi] x [Bun B]

A few weeks ago I got familiar with an artist that goes by the name of Spottie WiFi, and man, the story really had me intrigued and somewhat dumbfounded. Spottie WiFi was originally known as Mig Mora and he was a super dope artist in Chicago back during the blog era, he was creative in every sense, even having his own clothing line at one point, but after signing an unfavorable deal, he transitioned into getting a day job. In early 2021, Mig joined the NFT space and soon after that he purchased a Cryptopunk and named it Spottie WiFi, he then became an active member in the NFT/music community space and decided to build a backstory behind Spottie WiFi. This was clearly a power move in every sense of the term, as he was able to not only build status + grow monetarily, but he was also able to creatively make a musical comeback AND do something that no one has done before. Take a young thriving creative like Spottie WiFi and match him with one of the most legendary rappers of all time in Bun B, it’s a match made in heaven. As these two connected for a …

GO – [TeamLilStraw] [SKE Glizzy]

Of all of the raw talent in my hometown of Nashville, TeamLilStraw has been one of my very favorite rising underground artists in the state of Tennessee, bursting onto the scene in 2017 with his “The Race” remix that first established him as an artist and shortly after following it up with his self-produced hit “Extra” that lit the city on fire and stands as one of the most successful songs to come from the city in the entirety of the 2010’s. The closest thing we have gotten to a project yet from TeamLilStraw was his six-track EP “Cautious” that honed Straw’s unbridled energy and rabid delivery and since he has been stingy with releasing his songs but keeping his name hot nonetheless with well over a dozen trillers that go locally viral every time they drop. His newest video “GO” features Ske Glizzy f.k.a. Iszy who has been immensely consistent in his own right since getting out of jail late last year and went straight to flooding the city with his music shortly thereafter, my favorite releasing being “Just Kame Home” where he floats over the downtrodden production, giving insight to his mental state after being released, dealing with …

Mink Bars – [Jimmy Bolt]

The music industry is something that will never fail to amaze or impress me, and that just seems like a given that will never go away. Unless you’re truly tapped in with a ton of different people or have your hand on the pulse of different music scenes around the country, some massive names and even more talented artists can somehow slide under your radar, and that’s something I try my best to not let happen. It just seems like if an artist isn’t from Los Angles, Atlanta, or New York, it takes a bit of extra effort to learn about new up-and-comers from other regions and states, but if you are completely dedicated to the industry, these names will never go unnoticed. Houston is a city that seems to be on the fence of either being known as a massive hip-hop hub or just another city with a few huge superstars, but after experiencing music from some of the promising rising talents in H-town, I have no doubt in my mind that it is tipping towards the former statement rather than the latter. Jimmy Bolt is a name that I luckily can’t get out of my head when this …

Stay Strapped, Vol. 2 – [STRAPPED!]

I was thrilled when STRAPPED! dropped their first official project last year as they have been an invaluable asset to the underground community for years both as a blog and SoundCloud hosting services, giving us our first listen to more links and snippets than I could count, as well as giving emerging artists a greater platform to expose their songs to. Their latest release, Stay Strapped, Vol. 2 follows their debut last year but have reloaded in terms of the artists they featured, even with a few repeat appearances. The twenty track project encapsulates almost every notable sound in underground rap today, ranging from the endless bars of Tony Shhnow, to the melodic plugg-stylings of BoofPaxkMooky, or the autotuned crooning of Pollari, with a number of flavors in between, truly giving a comprehensive sample of what is coming out of SoundCloud today. The tape features: Tony Shhnow, Draft Day, 10kdunkin, Stunna Cold, ATL Smook, Lil Xelly, BBKnight, Texako, BoofPaxkMooky, IceBirds, DC2Trill, FLEE, 1600j, MDMA, Destroy Lonely, Lil Candypaint, Thouxanbanfauni, Lil Yen, Bear1Boss, and Pollari. I am looking forwards to Volume 3 and cannot wait to see which new faces are selected for that project, as well as hearing how much the …

Garden Party – [Masego] ft. [Big Boi] & [JID]

Every day, I wake up not having any idea what I’m in the mood to listen to as the day goes on, but I have faith in the uncountable multifaceted artists I’m aware of that they’re going to deliver something that is simply impeccable. While Masego might not be the trademark artist I find myself leaning towards, there is just something about his sound that I am fully encapsulated by, and I. find myself constantly returning to his discography to give it a spin. I was first put on to his music thanks to his work with Kaytranada, one of my favorite producers out, and this led me down a rabbit hole in order to discover all of the other awesome styles he has been bringing to life over the past handful of years. A few months back, Masego pleasantly surprised me once again when he released a song entitled “Garden Party”, and the shock wasn’t how great this record was but rather the guests he recruited to join him on this record. The two emcees he got were Big Boi and JID, two artists who have some of the greatest flows and lyricism in the history of hip-hop, and …

Mainline – [P4K] [Top5ivee] [Big Sad 1900] [5Much] [Slumlord Trill]

Being from the East Coast, I often find myself gravitating toward music from one side of the country. As a result, I’m admittedly a little out of the loop on a lot of West Coast acts, but have made a conscious effort to change this ever since I was put onto Big Sad 1900 and his fantastic album, Don’t Forget, a few weeks back (“Find A Way” is my personal favorite track). After hearing the project and gaining some insight on this burgeoning new scene of LA talent, I did a deeper dive and stumbled upon “Mainline” — an undeniable concoction of Los Angeles talent, joining the forces of P4K, Top5ivee, and 5Much with Big Sad 1900 and Slumlord Trill. Three minutes and forty seconds in length, “Mainline” lets each of the five featured artists give their own take on a breezy, West Coast instrumental, offering a sampler plate of uniquely compelling styles. Between wordplay, storytelling, and vocal inflections, “Mainline” matches substance with effortless, LA-bred style, marking itself as a perfect introduction for listeners like myself who are looking for an “in” to the current lineup of buzzing West Coast artists. Needless to say, this combination of slice-of-life lyricism and true-to-self style …

Dirty Dancin’ – [A.CHAL]

As we have grown to see, there is a major scene for rising Latin artists, specifically artists who are comfortable with blending elements of English and Spanish lyricism. A lot of the major hits that we have seen in recent years have included elements of both and blended them in such a special way. New York native A.CHAL has been able to do this so well, that it comes off so effortlessly. Coming just a few months after his last release “High Horse”, A.CHAL is blessing the streets with another anthem titled “Dirty Dancin’”. While the last single “High Horse” sported more of a boisterous and braggadocious tone, the subject matter of his latest offering takes the tone of a night out in the strip club with tons of beautiful women around. When speaking to A.CHAL about the song, he stated that this song “Just might make you go to the strip club and throw roses at the dancers” instead of throwing loads of cash. That statement comes from that element of blending in English and Spanish lyrics into this one and is also a nod to the movie Dirty Dancin’ as well. A.CHAL is gearing up for his pop up show …