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18 – [Turbo]

I’ve said it before and I don’t mind saying it again, I’m not a fan of country music, plain and simple. Although this is the case, I make pretty much one singular exception, and that is for Turbo. While people might debate whether or not this is actually Country or not, there is a clear overtone of the genre, so I don’t see why it’s not. Aside from this, Turbo mashes multiple different genres together including Hip-Hop, Pop, and various other elements that highlight a plethora of styles, bringing them all together for the perfect storm. His voice is just awesome in my opinion as well, because it has a slight trademark accent, despite him being from Canada, and the gritty rasp of his singing is just captivating to me. Most recently, he dropped off a brand-new music video for his hit song entitled “18”, and I couldn’t be more excited. Considering the track has been out for a few months, I’m going to focus more on the visual because it’s got many different parts to it and a storyline that is compelling, so you can listen if you haven’t already while watching to kill two birds with one stone. …

Right Now – [Jaah SLT] ft. [Young Nudy]

After finding out about Jaah SLT just a few months ago, I constantly find myself being surprised and on my toes when it comes to his music. Just when I thought he was one of the more aggressive, carefree, and ruthless artists in the music industry, he completely switches up the vibes and goes in a different direction, doing so as effortlessly and naturally as anyone possibly could. This is clear as day on his most recent project 9-25-20, where he mixes in some heavy, gritty sounds with other, more jazzy styles that shouldn’t work together from the outside looking in, but complement one another in such a remarkable fashion, words just don’t do it justice. It’s a project you just have to hear to understand what I mean, and it’s well worth the listen if you somehow haven’t heard it already. This is as obvious as ever on one of the standout tracks on the project “Right Now” featuring Young Nudy, where he incorporates some Jazz-influenced Trap sounds that almost come off as being slightly playful and elementary while Jaah’s bouncy delivery and lighthearted flows shine through unlike anything else you’ll hear on the entire tape. I’m going to …

Then Leave Remix – [Cdot Honcho]

I apologize because I am a couple of weeks late to this, but not too long ago LL favorite Cdot Honcho dropped a new music video for his “Then Leave Remix”. Cdot Honcho has had an amazing year in 2020 despite the worldwide pandemic that has hurt many artists, he has kept supplying his fanbase with amazing music and stellar visuals to match. Actually, all of Cdot’s recent music videos have been very on point, shout out to the video director Will Mass for helping Cdot make this one possible, I am sure we will see more from them in the future. Check out this new music video below and if you enjoy Cdot’s music, be sure to keep checking out pages in the weeks to come, because we just might have an interview coming soon featuring him!

Get Em Gone – [Pronto Spazzout]

Pronto Spazzout is somebody that I have been listening to for a few months now after I first get familiar with him through the DCG Brothers, he’s a talented artist that is making noise here in the city, and today he is on our website with the premiere his brand new music video for “Get Em Gone”. When it comes to new artists who are coming up out of Chicago right now, Pronto Spazzout is one of the hottest, he’s been making fantastic music + delivering even better music videos on top of it. His fanbase has been growing rapidly this year and a ton of important people in the music industry has been taking notice of his talents, I predict that he will really blow up within the next year. Take some time out of your Wednesday to check out this brand new music video below and if you enjoy it, drop a comment under the video! Directed by Nikeefilmz

Paparazzi – [DCG Shun] & [DCG Bsavv]

Out of all the incredible talents that are rising to the top of the Chicago rap scene, the DCG brothers have been making moves unlike any other artists in the industry. Although they’re clearly heavily influenced by Drill music, they have their own minimal, simplistic style that sets them apart from anyone else making this style of music, and their personalities are as entertaining and enthralling as anyone you can think of coming out of the Windy City. They’ve been working hard and grinding for the past few months, and this incredible work ethic is part of the reason they’ve stood out to fans as well, and their careers are only just getting started. Most recently, they decided to bless listeners with a brand-new song and music video entitled “Paparazzi”, and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. The beat is minimal yet again, boasting consistent, punchy kick drums that are complemented by old school hits and rattling, quieted percussion. To work seamlessly into the production, Bsavv comes in for the hook, remaining even-keeled and never really raising his tone of voice beyond the steady, consistent cadence he is already delivering. Although his pitch is fairly fixed …

Caught Up – [TyFontaine]

TyFontaine is one of my all-time favorite new artists that has taken the music scene by storm over the past year or so, and It’s even more promising that he’s only just getting started. After releasing a plethora of projects throughout the year, his workhorse mentality is obviously clear, but even with the overflow of new music he has put out, he definitely doesn’t skimp on quality in order to deliver quantity, which is something that is even more notable than anything else. Despite his project We Ain’t the Same dropping just a few weeks ago, he isn’t finished releasing new, original content that fans are sure to just eat up. This is palpable with the release of his latest song “Caught Up” and the music video that accompanies it. Rio Leyva brings the beat to life with some ambient, outer space-like synths, chattering percussion, and beyond pungent, succinct 808s that provide such a special bounce to the record. As Ty begins, he repeats the fact that he can’t get caught up doing the same thing, but this ideology is clear when you listen to his discography and realize that hardly any of his songs sound even remotely similar whatsoever. …

Beautiful Havoc – [$NOT]

I’m somewhat new to the world of $NOT’s music, but despite my novice outlook, I’ve been listening to him so much that I feel like I have a somewhat strong grasp of his insane talents across the board. He brings a sort of underworld style to beats that are often anything but demonic, often utilizing West Coast bops while also incorporating more fitting, dark and ominous instrumentals that give listeners a completely polarizing look into his creative mind. While his album Beautiful Havoc has been out for almost a week, at this point, I’ve been listening to it almost nonstop, and I wanted to make sure I had a firm understanding of everything he delivers on the project before talking about it. I think I’ve had enough time, finally, and after probably more than fifteen listens from front to back, I can’t wait to dive into the wild sonic world that $NOT paints for us on this album. At 12 songs and almost a half-hour long, he provides fans with a further look at his unbelievable skills, unlike anything we’ve ever heard from him before. He opens up with “Watch Out (Intro)”, a song that uses a haunting, menacing guitar …

Sticky – [TyFontaine]

TyFontaine has been on an absolute tear ever since he took the music scene by storm not too long ago. Since then, he has been one of the most consistent artists in the game, dropping countless singles, projects, and visuals that all prove my point that I’ve made in the past about him being one of my favorite talents out right now. His most recent project We Ain’t the Same is an album that I revisit on a constant basis, and although it’s almost impossible to choose a favorite track off of the incredible record, his song “Sticky” was a favorite early on after just my first listen, and I’m beyond pleased that it now has an unbelievable JMP-directed visual to pair with it. As the mystifying, angelic strings and jazzy saxophone begin to play out within the beat, there is an animated be flying around jars of honey being poured, starting out strong with the sticky themes that relate to the title of the track. The first person we see is a beautiful woman who is pouring honey on her hand before Ty is shown, staring deep into her soul in a very loving, lustful fashion. The shots used …

A$AP Twelvyy: The Epitome of Betting on Yourself

“I just like to let the kids know that this shit is authentic and it’s real. The dreams always come with nightmares. I’ve been down bad before, so I know what it’s like to get up.” -A$AP Twelvyy The rate at just how fast the game moves can be mind blowing at times. It seems like it was just yesterday when everyone was bragging about how much they wanted to be signed to major records, and now a lot of artists are preaching about independency. The art of making your own and owning your own art is something that is being highly praised right now–even to the point of some of the major artists are threatening to leave their labels and go down the independent trail. That’s not to disrespect the artists who are currently signed to major labels and are doing their thing. There are definitely some labels out there that will take care of their artists and mean the best to their artists that are on the label. However, there are also a lot of artists who are currently in bad record deals, receiving terrible splits, and overall not getting the push that they deserve from their label they …

4 Thangs – [Freddie Gibbs] ft. [Big Sean] & [Hit-Boy]

I’ve talked about it before, but sports play such an important role in Rap culture just like Rap music plays a huge role in the world of sports as well. While winning championships might give you rings, trophies, notoriety, and wealth, there is a similar form of winning in music that brings similar things into your life, and the celebrations that athletes and artists experience are very similar to one another, so the correlation is uncanny. This is as evident as ever in the brand-new Nick Walker-directed visual for Freddie Gibbs’ song “4 Thangs”, which also features Big Sean and Hit-Boy. In fact, they decided to play the part of a team that just won the NBA championship for the 4th time, taking us with them to the post-game press conference and into the locker room where they celebrate the success they had, acting as if they were the one’s playing in the games, while also paying homage to the Lakers’ recent NBA Finals victory. Starting with the press conference, Freddie is waiting at the podium for Sean, who shows up late, prompting Freddie to give him a hard time about his tardiness. Bubbles pop up underneath the two talents …