SEARCH FOR: WHEEZY

One Time – [NAV] ft. [Future] & [Don Toliver]

In the past, I have made my stance pretty clear when it comes to NAV. Simply put, I am just personally not the biggest fan in the world, but I know that he has made a big splash in the music scene and clearly, his track record of working with household names has to mean that he is a force in music in some way, shape, or form, right? I just personally feel like he is just so basic, with nasally melodies, overcompensating autotune, and generic flows, but once again, this is just my opinion and I know that it doesn’t mean anything to him while he sits in his mansion surrounded by the wealth that his music has gotten him. What can be surmised from this is the fact that I don’t often write about his music, but there are exceptions to this, with the most prominent exception being when he features some artists I love in a song. To answer your question, no, I haven’t listened to his brand-new album Demons Protected by Angels, but it is actually on my list because with features like Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Baby, Travis Scott, Don Toliver, Future, Gunna, Lil Durk, …

All Dz Chainz – [Gucci Mane] ft. [Lil Baby]

Whether you’re from Atlanta or just love the music scene in the southern city, it’s a place that needs no introduction in the world of music, and it has long solidified its place at the top of the hierarchy of the rap industry. I mean, I could most likely literally count to 100 ATL-born artists quicker than I can count to 100 in general, and with such a booming landscape, there are more and more emcees coming out of the woodwork every single day. Gucci Mane has been a staple in the Georgia capital for literally decades, and even with a change of pace and style as he got older and gained more notoriety, he seems to be putting out more instant classics than ever. Lil Baby might be newer to the business when compared to the OG, but he has already made more than enough noise to have his food and eat it too, so there isn’t anything that either of these rappers could drop that wouldn’t have the world going absolutely insane. Throw beat smith Wheezy into the mix with a little help from fellow producer Juke Wong, and you get “All Dz Chainz”, an all-out banger that …

“Too Easy” – [Gunna] ft. [Future]

Sometimes the best part of new music is the anticipation, right? The hype surrounding an album release, a tracklist being posted, or in this case, a snippet going viral. Snippets have played a major part in countless artists’ success, creating a buzz around their upcoming work by offering fans a small appetizer to precede the entree. It was simply ‘too easy’ for Gunna and Wheezy once again, as this snippet turned overnight success with the release of the song, “Too Easy,” featuring Future. The list of bouncy instrumentals Wheezy and Gunna have partnered on is ridiculous, including but not limited to, “Space Cadet,” “Hot,” “Turks,” and, “Young Wheezy.” Each of those songs garnered U.S. top-100 chart positions, propelling the two of them into constant rotation – which makes success imminent for the dynamic duo as they continue to expand their brand.  “It’s Young Wunna and Young Wheezy, man, this sh*t too easy.” Gunna’s first line of the song poses confidence, with this banger likely being another chart-topper. Listen to Gunna, Wheezy and Future’s, “Too Easy,” on Spotify below!

WorldGoneGabe2: STARBOI – [Starboi Gabe]

Maryland artist Starboi Gabe is back in our pages today with a very impressive new project titled WorldGoneGabe2: Starboi where Gabe flexes his catchy and spellbinding vocals over a host of very exciting and unique instrumentals that show off his incredible ear for beats and nonetheless is able to craft complex and enjoyable melodies over complicated and sonically busy beats. The intro track “Signs” reminds me of songs like “Hot” by Young Thug and Gunna, if nothing else but for the clearly Wheezy inspired instrumental because of the syncopated and thumping drums juxtaposed with the rousing string-section sample. “Green” is another one of my favorite instrumentals on this project, featuring production from TayMasterChef and sees Gabe float and skate on the track, crafting unique flows and warping his voice to best suit their pace or his phrasing. I also loved the track “Fall Out” and is yet another example of great production on this project. Starboi Gabe has a very bright future and is definitely my favorite of all the new DMV artists, especially on the more melodic side of things. I definitely recommend checking out WorldGoneGabe2: STARBOI.

U N I – [Yung Kayo]

It’s no secret that when a young artist gets a co-sign from an icon in music, they’re bound to do great things in the industry. As for Yung Kayo, he received some love from the one and only Young Thug last year, and the moment I saw Thugger post his music on Instagram, I knew he was a special talent that I had to pay attention to. Thanks to his hard work, unique sound, and his adaptability to all kinds of production, it was announced earlier this year that Kayo signed to Thug’s YSL Record label with the likes of Gunna, Lil Keed, Lil Duke, Wheezy, Turbo, and many other notable members. When I saw he dropped a new song late last week, I had no choice but to tune in, and the results were magnificent, per usual. This record is called “U N I”, and he teams up with frequent collaborator Warpstr to bring this hit to life. Warpstr creates a light, airy instrumental through angelic synths, pungent, echoing 808s, and subdued yet crisp percussion. This beat is perfect because it’s not only fun-loving and lighthearted, but it also shows a different, less aggressive, and more adoring side of …

Trapped On Cleveland 3 – [Lil Keed]

Atlanta and YSL affiliate Lil Keed is back with his star-studded and highly anticipated album ‘Trapped On Cleveland 3’. Personally I’ve been waiting to dive into this album for some time now to see how much Keed has progressed his sound up until this point. Keed’s newest project features a star-studded cast that features the likes of Young Thug, Travis Scott, Future, Lil Baby, Gunna, Ty Dolla Sign, and more. One other reason I was excited about TOC3 was the fact that Young Thug was really hands-on with this and helped executive produced this record. You can tell Keed is experimenting as an artist and with how he’s been structuring his music and how he’s been playing around with different flows and cadences. Like the features, the production on this album features some pretty notable names as well such as Wheezy, Jetson Supah Mario, and more. Although he has a while to go I believe Keed has the drive to become one of the most unique artists in rap. No, his sound isn’t that much more different than Young Thug but with Thug grooming him and how much Keed has progressed within the last 2 projects I believe he’s showing …

ROCKSTAR BIKERS & CHAINS- [Gunna]

Last week, Gunna’s highly anticipated sophomore album WUNNA hit the digital shelves of our music libraries and fans have clearly received it incredibly. It’s projected to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart which is obviously not an easy feat, and the Atlanta star has his fans to thank for their continued support and admiration of his music. Personally, I was a fan as well, but I still think Gunna held back from truly unleashing his full potential on certain tracks. Some of the songs were fantastic and they’re sure to be played on repeat for the foreseeable future, but others just seemed to box him into what people expect from him and not allow him to truly go off the rails as we’ve seen before. Either way, it’s definitely a project I’ll be returning to consistently moving forward and for that, I’m beyond pleased. One of my favorite songs off of the project was probably “ROCKSTAR BIKERS & CHAINS” which has now received a music video treatment. Gunna’s favorite beat smith Wheezy built the production of this hit with building, momentous synths, a few intergalactic noises, and some pretty deep 808s that are almost unrecognizable with everything …

BTS: Day in the Life with Gunna, Lil Baby, Turbo, & Wheezy (Episode 3)

As many readers of this site fit under the mold of hip-hop connoisseur just as I do, we look for new and inventive ways to fulfill the need of musical influence and entertainment daily. Some of the most entertaining and intriguing media to me is behind-the-scenes footage; whether that be studio work, shopping, house tours, concert video, or anything else of the sort. Ndoh, a videographer, was able to get exclusive behind-the-scenes access with Gunna, Wheezy, Lil Baby, Turbo, and more in this video that was shot originally before the creation of Gunna and Lil Baby’s joint album Drip Harder which was released all the way back in late 2018. Even though the music being created in the studio sessions are somewhat outdated, it never gets old to be able to watch some of the best upcoming artists perfect their craft organically. Additionally, this video portrays elegant shopping sprees with the squad, in which we’re able to see just how much new-age rap money can buy, as well as interactions with fans, and lastly a concert performance. It’s unbelievable to see just how different famous artists’ schedules are from the day-to-day average person, and that hint of an insight into their lavish …

Turks- [NAV] & [Gunna] ft. [Travis Scott]

In all honesty, after hearing NAV’s verse on “Beibs in the Trap”, I was instantly a fan. That being said, I was thinking he wasn’t going to continue to grow in popularity and I wasn’t sure if I was going to see his name too often moving forward. I’m not sure why I got that feeling and I’m more than happy I was totally wrong considering he has delivered some of the most impressive verses on some of the biggest songs in music to date. Although I haven’t dived too deep into his own personal discography and have really only paid attention to his guest spots, he has impressed me time and time again. His latest song is no different, as he teamed up with Gunna and Travis Scott once again on “Turks”. Although a snippet of this song had surfaced and has been floating around for a couple of months at this point, it’s finally here in its entirety and I couldn’t be more excited. Wheezy produced this hit, including deep, haunting synths paired with some lighter slides, a simple drum loop, and banging 808s. NAV takes the first verse and hook, remaining fairly consistent with his delivery. It …

Young Thug Solidifies His Superstar Status on ‘So Much Fun’

By Lee Mcintosh It has been nearly six years since Young Thug emerged into the spectrum of the masses, and not too many artists can say that they have had a career quite like his. Coming onto the scene sounding much different than everyone else, Thug received a lot of criticism for his style of rap, his actions, and his overall persona. As the years passed, his notoriety in the rap game is like no other–proving he was way ahead of his time. After teasing fans with his official debut album Hy!£UN35 (Hi Tunes), it eventually became nothing but a myth. Will we still get it?–the world may never know. However, here we are in the year 2019 and Thugger has finally blessed his fans with the release of his debut album So Much Fun. This project could not have come at a better time in his career. He has achieved a new level or stardom–much bigger than he would have had if he originally released a debut album in 2016. The success of his YSL compilation album Slime Language and birthing the talents of Gunna, Lil Keed and Lil Duke, proves his talents as not only an executive, but a tastemaker. Nonetheless, the fans …