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intermission – [ka$hdami]

It seems like every single day, the landscape of hip-hop music gets younger and younger, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. Even though many artists may be in their teenage years, this doesn’t mean that they lack life experience within their music, but rather they have this youthful, interesting new take on the genre and breathe new life into the industry more than anyone else ever could. As far as DMV rapper ka$hdami is concerned, he has been rapidly rising through the ranks of the music industry despite his young age of 17, and after receiving many co-signs from publications like Pitchfork, Pigeons & Planes, XXL, and of course Lyrical Lemonade, as well as other endorsements from Internet Money, Trippie Redd, Lil Tecca, and countless others, it’s clear that he is going nowhere but up, and I couldn’t be more excited for the future of his booming career. Dami’s sound is as unique as it gets, mixing dark, menacing sounds with his slightly more uplifting, lighthearted style, and this is as captivating as ever in his brand-new single entitled “intermission”. Alongside this new track comes another unbelievable music video directed by 1karlwithaK and NickWelchProductions, and it’s a visual …

Trippie Redd Live in Chicago on 11/5

Trippie Redd • Cochise • BabySantana Live in Chicago 11/5 @ Radius Purchase Tickets here: https://www.axs.com/artists/1104716/trippie-redd-tickets    

Austin Powerz Interview: Super Producer in the Making

With producers finally starting to get more recognition and respect in the industry, there are still tons of producers out there that have been secretly putting out major hits that the world may not even be hip to. While there’s still more work to be done to give producers and all creators their proper credit, various media outlets, producers themselves, and streaming services have been doing a pretty good job at highlighting all parties involved when it comes to the final product of a song. One of the producers who really has been having an amazing career thus far would be the New Jersey-native Austin Powerz. In recent years, he is known for producing on Meek Mill and Ella Mai’s hit “24/7”, Trippie Redd’s “How You Feel”, and even Drake’s “Lemon Pepper Freestyle”. In fact, he just recently obtained another producer credit for contributing to the creation of Drake’s “In The Bible” featuring Lil Durk and Giveon, from his highly anticipated album Certified Lover Boy. I sat down with Austin for his very first interview to speak about his career up until this point, how it feels to be mentored by Boi-1da, the success of his contributions on Certified Lover Boy and …

WHAT NOW? – [DC the Don]

DC the Don might not have had the typical glow up that most of these other rappers might have experienced, but that doesn’t make his music any more or less special, because it’s obvious that he has worked hard to deserve all of the praise and recognition that he is currently getting. Giving up on his hoop dreams to pursue a career behind the microphone, DC came onto the scene guns blazing, showing off his incredibly addictive personality and enthusiasm without holding back, and fans have been flocking in his direction ever since, and rightfully so. Even though there is never a shortage of new music from the Milwaukee native, DC decided to bless fans with another incredible single entitled “WHAT NOW?”, and I couldn’t be more excited for this record. Opening up with an amazing beat crafted by hitmaker Supah Mario, things begin with some triumphant, dominant horns that are eventually met with tempo-setting percussion and thumping drums that come together for an amazing instrumental that is very reminiscent of something you might’ve heard Drake dominate at some point throughout his career. DC begins very strong with a glorious hook, showing off his vocal range as well as his …

Dro Kenji Interview: The Golden Child of Internet Money

“A lot of the things that I speak about in my music are the same things that a lot of other people go through too. That’s the whole point of my music really is to make people feel, and not feel bad. I don’t want people to feel negative all the time even if it’s from a negative event.” -Dro Kenji As the music industry grows more and more each day, and more music gets uploaded to your favorite streaming platforms, it does feel like today’s artists are getting younger and younger. While it may feel a bit congested at times and a little overwhelming to be receiving so much new music and have to keep up with so many artists, it’s a beautiful thing to see so many kids and young adults find a love and passion for music so early on in their life and get to live out their dreams just the way they imagined it. Dro Kenji is a 19-year-old superstar in the making, and he caught his first big break into the industry last year. Kenji’s expressive melodies and bars full of emotion laded him an opportunity to link up with Internet Money–the super-producer group …

Get Refreshed: What T R A P S O U L Means To Dolly, dazegxd and emotionals Welcome The Scene To Jungle, and doxia’s Hit Streak Continues

“Get Refreshed” is a weekly column by Billy Bugara covering all things digital in the music world. Refresh yourself here.  Cover by Parent Company doxia: “hopeouttheroof” The level of admiration I have for someone like doxia is unreal. Every single time they come through with a solo offering, the track never fails to get lodged in my head for weeks on end. It’s honestly something about their gripping, yet soothing inflection combined with just how unorthodox their delivery is that does it for me; these two aspects make for some of the catchiest hooks and even verses alike within the digicore scene and beyond. Their greatness, even in all of its unexplainable tendencies, is just so praiseworthy for being how it is.  Their latest release “hopeouttheroof” of course follows suit, because how could it not? It’s another ridiculously catchy single that sees its repetitive hook utilized in all the best ways possible with its infectious nature. This is another example of just how comfortable the trialx12 mainstay is in their own sound, and they have certainly earned the right at this point to settle in with such a consistently effective approach given how incredibly impressive their body of work is …

YEX – [Jimmy Bolt]

Houston is one of the most prominent cities for hip-hop up and comers, and while it seems to continue to stay under the radar when looking at massive successes like Travis Scott, Meg the Stallion, and a few other mainstays in the industry, I always enjoy finding out about new artists who are on the come up. Most recently I was put onto a new artist by the name of Jimmy Bolt who has been turning heads in recent memory, and after tuning in to one of his latest releases, I couldn’t help but share it with you all. Although it came out a couple of months ago, Jimmy’s song “YEX” has been blowing up without a doubt, and for good reason as well. Opening up with an instrumental that seems to include some bells and intriguing synths, the beat begins to proceed with some percussion and drums, yet when it seems to fully drop, it almost simplifies more than ever in order to create a sturdy and picturesque foundation for Jimmy to show off his skills. When he does come in, his words are somewhat spread out and energetic in the hook, using his play on the word sex …

Shots in the Dark – [Iann Dior] ft. [Trippie Redd]

Not even a couple of weeks have passed since Iann Dior dropped off his random yet awesome EP Still Here which ended his brief hiatus in terms of releasing new music, and while there are definitely some questions I have about when he’s going to actually release his next full-length project, I’m still bumping the EP so I can’t complain much. While it seems like he has become one of the biggest stars in music over the past year or two, it’s clear that he’s never going to be completely content, and he’s going to keep grinding to make sure his legacy lasts for years to come. Although he dropped the EP with a lyric video for the project’s song “Shots in the Dark”, he decided he and Trippie deserve to have a little more fun celebrating the song’s success, teaming up to shoot a music video that is directed by both Mooch and Iann himself. Opening up with an obvious Star Wars theme, Iann finds himself laying in the sand of a barren desert after his spaceship crashed in the distance. Wandering around the wasteland, he eventually finds himself in an obscure world that is reminiscent of some of …

Still Here – [Iann Dior]

When I first found out about Iann Dior, I thought that he was some underground phenom that I was going to put all of my friends onto and change their lives with this insane new talent. Little did I know, though, was the fact that he was going to blow up so incredibly quickly that everyone seemed to already know about him, and I was pretty much completely out of luck. Nonetheless, he’s still making some awesome music that I can at least enjoy even if everyone else is enjoying it at the same time, so I’m just excited to see Iann doing so well with his constantly evolving career. Just at the beginning of the weekend, Iann decided to give fans something to cheer about with the release of his 2-song EP entitled Still Here, a project that only comes in at about 5 minutes but packs a punch, pleasing fans of all different kinds. First off, we’re introduced to the project with a song called “Shots in the Dark” featuring Trippie Redd. While Trippie is always an awesome guest, they decided to include some heavy hitters in the production world as well including KBeaZy, Omer Fedi, and the …

Opps – [TheHxliday]

If you’re even somewhat familiar with Lyrical Lemonade, you’ve definitely heard of TheHxliday. Beyond that, if you’ve heard of him and listened to his music, then it’s pretty much assumed that you’re a fan because he’s one of the most intriguing and entertaining young acts in the entire country. Whether he’s singing melodic verses full of heartbreak and pain or rapping his heart out, his skills are apparent, and considering he’s only 19 years old, it’s even more exciting to see what he’s going to do as he gets older, more experienced, and truly masters his craft more than anyone could have imagined. While certain artists need some sort of reason to drop content whether it’s to promote an upcoming project or continue the legacy of a previous release, TheHxliday just likes to please fans in any way he can, whenever he can. This is one of my favorite things about the young talent, and he decided to drop off a random song entitled “Opps” along with a wonderful music video to accompany it. Damian Vinh Hien produced this hit with some deep 808s, chattering percussion, and a subdued melody, but the Baltimore hitmaker steals the show with his energetic …