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Uh Uh (Hit Em with The) – [Trippie Redd]

It’s crazy to think just how much the music industry has changed in just the past decade. It went from some massive-scale business that only a lucky few were able to enter to one of the most accessible things to try and get your start in. This is because anyone who had access to things like Garage Band, a cell phone microphone, or even YouTube to get beats from was able to show off their abilities, and while this created a massive boom in new artists, it also flooded the industry with copycats, replicas, and clones that probably didn’t deserve some of the credit that they received because none of their creations were actually original. The same goes for music video directors and creators because once they had access to any of the various editing software that came into existence, it was just too easy to try and put together visuals. While the vast majority of the music business currently is overtaken by replicas, artists like Trippie Redd and directors like DotComNirvan have blazed their own trails and have shown that they’re trendsetters and innovators. Trippie has his own individualistic sound and personality, obviously, and Nirvan has proven his worth …

Already Dead – [Juice WRLD]

It’s never easy for even a second losing a loved one, and when one of your favorite artists in the entire world passes away so suddenly, it can truly affect you for years and years. While I know people have differing opinions about posthumous releases considering the talent themself isn’t here to give their final stamp of approval, I for one am okay with it because when they put their all into their music as Juice WRLD did, you know that it’s always something that should be available for fans to witness and learn from. Juice was the definition of an absolute superstar, and if that wasn’t obvious during his time here on Earth, it should be now after seeing the massive success his projects have seen, an entire HBO documentary, and simply the unforgettable legacy he built as well as the mark he left on every single one of his fans. Juice was one of a kind, obviously, and when his team released his album Fighting Demons which boasted 18 songs lasting almost 55 minutes long and features from other talents like Justin Bieber, Polo G, Trippie Redd, and more. It’s sad knowing that we won’t get too much …

Too Close – [D. Savage]

Los Angeles is a city that absolutely thrives in the music industry, but when sitting back and thinking of all of the insanely talented artists and the various diverse sounds coming out of the West Coast for decades, this is not a shock to anyone, no matter how seasoned or novice of a music listener you might be. Some talents get so much shine in blogs, publications, and other mediums, while others are making such incredible music that doesn’t seem to get the same recognition, but I love being able to change this with the platform I am so lucky to have, and I’m never going to let an emcee receive anything less than the justified amount of respect that they deserve. D. Savage is an artist who has over a million monthly listeners on Spotify and has been a force in the game for quite some time, yet I feel like I don’t hear his name mentioned nearly enough, so after I saw that he released a Cameron Nichols and Rice Cognac-directed music video for his song “Too Close”, I knew I had to write about it. This record is featured on his album BPL, which was released earlier …

So Thankful – [Trippie Redd]

In the current day and age of hip-hop music, there are so many copycats and replicas of artists who created a new sound, and because some of these artists aren’t as creative as the pioneers, they have to cling onto a style that works, and I just feel like it takes away from the original idea that was brought to life in the first place. The same goes for videographers from what I’ve seen because as soon as a director pushes the limit and brings something new to the table, everyone just wants to copy their ideas and try to play it off as their own. Going back to artists, Trippie Redd is an emcee who brought something totally new and unique to the party once he broke into the industry years and years ago, and ever since, his influence can be heard amongst so many different individuals throughout the music scene. This is a similar situation as DotComNirvan, a videographer who incorporated an entirely inimitable way of shooting visuals that caught on like wildfire, and now so many other young directors take these things and try to make them their own. While No one is ever going to do …

Life Goes On – [Oliver Tree] ft. [Trippie Redd] x [Ski Mask]

Oliver Tree is one of the most unique artists in the entire world, there is no one that makes music like him and I would argue that he has had some of the most creative music videos over the last few years. A few days back, Oliver Tree teamed up with Cole Bennett to shoot his music video for “Life Goes On” featuring Trippie Redd and Ski Mask The Slump God. This visual is already almost at three million views in just a few days, it’s a fun/comical video just as most of Oliver’s are, and I’d argue that this is one of the more addicting LL-directed songs in a long time. This is one of those records that you only need to listen to once before you are humming the melody or the hook for the remainder of the day. Take a few minutes out of your day to check out the latest LL music video below!

Stick Baby – [Lil Gnar]

It didn’t take very long at all for Lil Gnar to take over the rap game once he first started, and ever since, he has seriously taken things to new levels. Obviously, he is an empire on his own, going from skateboarding and creating his own massively successful streetwear brand before dipping his toes into the rap scene, and it seriously seems like no matter what venture he might try and get into, it’s going to turn out successful regardless of the situation. Ever since he first hopped in the booth, Gnar has only gotten better with time, going from creating some basic yet catchy bangers to much more intricate, methodical hits that always show off his dexterity and versatility. No matter what instrumental he gets on, he is always at the top of his game, and it makes me believe that there isn’t a style out there that he can’t adjust to and absolutely kill. Thanks to his natural talents, Gnar has landed features from artists like Trippie Redd, Ski Mask the Slump God, Chief Keef, Lil Skies, Craig Xen, and countless other hitmakers, and even with the pressure of possibly being overshadowed by some of these emcees, Gnar …

4 Seasons – [Tino Szn]

North Carolina rapper Tino Szn has dropped his first project of the year entitled ‘4 Seasons’. The records on this mixtape work perfectly with the title as Tino is showing different sides to his personality and versatility as an artist. You’ll hear tracks like “Fire Drill” which is a switch up from Tino’s traditional sound and takes more of a drill approach with raw rapping. Then you track like “Pipe It Down” which slows down the tempo on the tape and seems almost like an interlude. If you’re a fan of rappers like Trippie Redd and Lil Uzi Vert, Tino would be a nice artist’s recommendation for you. Tino Szn also has his own sound to where he varies from the two and at 17 years old he’s still improving. What’s even more impressive is that the lone feature is $NOT on the song “Vice” which is a big look for Tino at this point in his career. Stream Tino Szn’s long-awaited mixtape ‘4 Seasons’ for yourself after the break.

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

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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 …