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Best Friends 4L – [YNW Melly] ft. [Lil Tjay]

Despite some of the legal issues that YNW Melly has been dealing with over the past couple of years, he has still managed to release a slew of music that continues to keep his fanbase and followers engaged and captivated. While he gears up for the release of his upcoming album Just a Matter of Slime next Friday, the 13th, he decided that he’s back for more with a little help from his friend Lil Tjay for their track “Best Friends 4L” which serves as a lighthearted ballad of friendship and loyalty that I had no choice but to write about after hearing it. Produced by TrillGotJuice, things start out with some touching piano keys that are eventually met with crisp percussive elements and resounding drums that combine with one another for a foundation that truly allows both artists to showcase their incredible and unique voices for a single that is sure to make some headlines. For the chorus, Melly’s somewhat raspy, autotuned vocals are perfect as he begins at a lower octave and allows himself to raise his pitch and show his range wonderfully for a hook that you’re not going to soon forget. When Tjay comes in for …

Never Switching Sides – [JGreen] feat. [Hotboii]

If you aren’t familiar with the talent that emerges out of Florida by now, now is the time to notice these talented artists and immerse yourself in the music. Florida-hitmaker JGreen (formally known as YNW JGreen) has been making a pretty solid name for himself within the scene for some time now. That southern flow that blossoms from Florida always hits different, and JGreen is one of the artists who are becoming to be at the forefront of that sound. Recruiting another Florida talent, he taps in with Hotboii on their recent collaboration—keeping the connection strong in their home state. Today, JGreen is premiering his brand new visuals for his new single “Never Switching Sides” feat. Hotboii. JGreen first got his rise to fame being alongside another Florida superstar YNW Melly. He collaborated with Melly on a handful of hits, but most notable for their song “Florida Water”. Since then, he has been continuing to make a name for himself and crush the game on his own terms, and doing it his own way. JGreen and Hotboii leave the guns out of the picture and pick up some paintball guns—which you can tell they really enjoyed the entire time. Directed …

Ski – [Young Thug] & [Gunna]

Although it might go underappreciated and underrecognized, Young Thug’s Young Stoner Life Records label has one of the heaviest hitting lineups in the entire music industry. Even if artists aren’t on their roster, they have such close ties with so many different talents that it feels like there’s no one that will be unreached if YSL wants to work with them. When Slime Language 2 hit streaming platforms last week, fans were shocked and amazed with all of the features including Travis Scott, Drake, Lil Uzi, Skepta, YNW Melly, and Kid Cudi, to name a few, and while I personally want to give it a few more listens all the way through in order to truly state my opinion on it, you already know it’s a heater if names like those agreed to be on it. Whether you’ve listened to the album or not, it has been almost impossible to go onto social media this weekend without seeing someone doing the ski challenge, a dance craze based on what I’m sure happens in their latest music video for Young Thug and Gunna’s standout track “Ski”. Everyone from Quavo to Drake did this dance on camera for fans, so if you …

Save Me – [Dro Kenji]

Dro Kenji might be a name you’re unfamiliar with at the moment, but he’s gearing up for a massive drop at the end of the week with his debut project Tears and Pistols, so you’re going to want to familiarize yourself with the Charleston, South Carolina by way of Fredericksburg, Virginia artist. About a month or so ago, he was flown out to work hand in hand with some of Internet Money’s most prolific producers, and although they’re known to bring the best out in artists, Dro just might be the one artist who can be seen as their posterchild moving forward. He remains unsigned, but after taking a listen to his music, this independence is going to be hard to maintain because A&Rs and label heads are going to be kicking in his door to get the opportunity to sign the young talent. In order to get familiar with Dro if you’re not already, or to hype yourself up for the promising new project dropping on Friday, it’s mandatory that you check out his brand-new single “Save Me” and see what all the hype is about. A slew of Internet Money producers like Nick Mira, oktanner, OVZRCZ, thecxdy, and …

The Story Behind the “Mixed Personalities” Music Video

The latest episode of our behind the video segment is about YNW Melly’s music video for “Mixed Personalities” featuring Kanye West, enjoy!

Luv U – [YNW BSlime]

Every time I listen to a YNW BSlime song, I think back to when I was thirteen years old and wonder, what the hell was I doing back then? While my answer was playing sports, going to school, and hanging out with friends while riding bikes around town to get from place to place, BSlime’s answer is much different. The younger brother to Melly has been racking up millions of plays across all of his releases and although having a naturally higher voice helps, he has a knack for creating some of the catchiest melodies in the entire industry. As for his most recent release, he decided to come up with a brand-new song called “Luv U” and provided us with a wonderful music video to accompany it. Plucking, intimate guitar strums begin to pave the way for this friendly beat prior to thunderous 808s and chattering percussion entering into the picture and providing some waviness to the instrumental. Before BSlime comes in, you can hear some of his humming echoing off in the distance, sort of acting as a precursor to his hook. When the chorus does begin, his lines are chopped up and spread apart in the perfect …

A Conversation With Ty Fontaine

Ty Fontaine is someone who got put on my radar a few months ago and I have been a big fan ever since then, he has a unique style and makes extraordinary music, so when I saw he was about to drop his brand new project 1800, I had to lock in an interview with him. TyFontaine not only has the music talent, the ‘look’, and the charisma to be one of the next generations leading artists, but he also has some tremendous backing from the Internet Money collective that will help him along the way. Listen to his new ‘1800’ project and get to know TyFontaine in our latest interview below:     EM: Where are you from originally? TyFontaine: Born in DC, lived there until I was about six years old then moved to Maryland. That’s where I call home, PG County. — EM: What was it like growing up in the DMV? TyFontaine: It was cool pretty regular. It’s kinda like people from outside of the DMV that are from lowered income areas see the DMV & it’s kind of like Texas, where you can get a bang for your buck because it’s majority black so you can get …

I JU$$ – [Yung Bans]

After diving deep into the Atlanta underground the past few years, I’ve been able to find some incredible talents that have truly blown me away. I didn’t have to dive too deep in order to find Yung Bans, because he’s been popping off in unimaginable ways. His laid-back persona and catchy flows have turned him into an artist who I haven’t been able to forget about, and I’m not complaining about that in the slightest. Last year’s project Misunderstood was one of my absolute favorite offerings of the entire year, and it’s still something I revisit quite frequently. His unique style is abundant and stands out on every single track, despite the fact that he recruited some of the biggest names in music such as Future, Young Thug, Lil Durk, and YNW Melly, among others. With artists as notorious as this, it’s easy to get overshadowed even on your own album, but Bans’ voice shines through and sticks out from the crowd. Bans is also known for his abundance of music, putting out hit after hit every time you blink, so when I saw that he dropped a new song called “I JU$$”, I knew I was in for a …

SANTANA – [Slim Santana]

Melodically inclined Atlanta rapper Slim Santana returned recently with a new eight-track project titled “SANTANA” which gave us another look at the Yung Bans and YNW Melly collaborator who is looking to cement himself in both the fast-paced Atlanta scene, but as well as more of a presence from the masses of rap listeners on the internet. Santana is quite naturally gifted and has a unique voice and flow and on this latest project, he seems to have found his voice more and is beginning to carve out his own personal style. The project features Oz Sparx, Ola Runt, and Yung Bans and these could not have been more perfect selections for SANTANA’s guest verses. As usual Slim’s beat selection was always in pocket and never dull and I have to say that the Oz Sparx featuring track “Like I’m Durk” is my favorite track out of the eight. Keep an eye on Slim Santana for the rest of 2020 and I am personally very excited to see what he unloads next.

ROC OUT! – [GUCCI $ANTANA]

Florida rap has a vibrant and illustrious history but today the state sits in a transitional period, keeping themselves in the limelight with the success of rappers like YNW Melly, Rod Wave, and 9lokknine, but the era of Florida’s SoundCloud heyday is fleeting more and more with each passing day. However, a new star may be here to change the tides for Florida’s increasingly monotone sonic landscape. His name is GUCCI $ANTANA and his new track “ROC OUT!” is incredibly hard. $ANTANA is certainly influenced by the aforementioned SoundCloud titans who call the Sunshine State home. The St. Petersburg rapper shows off his variety of flows on this track, switching deliveries several times throughout. His range is impressive and it is clear that GUCCI $ANTANA is quite versatile. I am very excited to see what else he has in store in 2020 and would definitely recommend familiarizing yourself with this rising star.