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Brand New Booty – [Lil Gnar]

Clearly if you’ve paid any sort of attention to Rap music ever since its inception, booties have been a major theme in the genre. I feel ridiculous even typing that, but it’s true and it has played a part in some of the biggest songs in the history of music. As is the case typically, Lil Gnar has never shied away from this topic or any other slightly sexual themes, making exactly what he enjoys known to the public, and never being bashful about it either. While some of his music might not have the most significant meanings or underlying narratives, they’re almost always bangers and are sure to get any sort of party going in the blink of an eye. His unapologetic style and straightforward persona are part of the reason he has amassed such an extensive fanbase in a somewhat short span of time, but the rest of his skills speak for themselves as well. “Brand New Booty” is the brand-new lust-fueled track from Lil Gnar and I knew it was another hit from the moment I pressed play. Some cunning, devious synths create the catchiest portion of the production, which was crafted by the ever so talented …

Different Day – [NLE Choppa]

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed watching NLE Choppa’s come up over the last year or so. In all honesty at the beginning, I kind of thought he was just another rapper whose wild persona and energetic disposition was going to bring him success on a few songs, and then he’d struggle to continue progressing within his Rap career. I’m beyond happy that he has proven me completely wrong and he is more than just an energetic young artist with basically no depth or complexity to his music, which is the case for certain other up and comers in the industry. He has not only proven that he can create bangers and party anthems, but he can collaborate with talents who create different styles of Hip-Hop and he also knows how to tell a story. That might sound simple, but it goes a long way if you can come off as genuine and honest about the words you speak because if listeners don’t believe the words you’re saying, it’s that much harder to come off as an authentic and realistic artist. Lil Baby has a very similar skillset as Choppa because he can clearly make hits while also sharing certain encounters he has …

Dead Cappers Remix- [Lor Heavy]

One of the greatest things about the Rap scene is just how accessible it is to anyone who is interested in making music. If you pretty much have an electronic device that can record, you can make a song and if it stands out enough, you can get recognized. This can also be one of the worst things at the same time, however, because not everyone that’s attempting to make music, should be, in all honesty. This isn’t the case for Lor Heavy whatsoever, though, because he truly has a knack for music and seems to put his all into his craft. I legitimately came across him and his most recent music video for his song “Dead Cappers Remix” by chance on Twitter, and it instantly drew me in, causing me to do as much investigation as possible to find out about the young artist. It turns out that he’s actually from Connecticut, which clearly isn’t known for being a hotspot for Rap music, but he’s making a strong case for why people need to pay more attention. In all honesty, “Dead Cappers Remix” is my first and only experience of the rising talent so I’m not sure if all …

Our 50 Favorite Joey Bada$$ Songs

Every once in a blue moon, an artist will come by in hip-hop that bridges the ever-dividing gap between the new and the old – someone who embodies the best of both, and someone that everyone can agree on. Joey Bada$$ and the Pro Era crew were just that when they first came out. Employing a 90s-influenced style and a classic aesthetic that inspired a generation of artists in New York and beyond, Pro Era had the technical skill and “pure hip-hop” lyricism that one would expect from a 90s act, while they also possessed a sense for style, sound, and group comradery that resonated with current-day listeners. It was an incredible marriage of innovation and influence that came from a crew of artists talented and wise beyond their years, spearheaded by none other than Joey Bada$$: an artist now with several undeniable classics to his name, all the way from pure-as-it-gets hip-hop tracks to high-flying, radio-ready anthems. Frankly, Joey Bada$$ has done it all, and his still-growing contributions to hip-hop – aesthetically, lyrically, sonically, and otherwise – are not to be underestimated. Not often do we get a talent of Joey’s caliber that fans of any age can get behind, …

A Conversation with HighDefRazjah: Working with A$AP Ferg on ‘Value’, Being Featured in the ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ Trailer, the Virginia Music Scene and More

“I always think back to those dark times in life when I planted the seed and now I’m starting to reap the benefits of it.” -HighDefRazjah When thinking about the evolution of music, it’s such a beautiful journey to follow. The many things that music can do and how it can completely change lives, is nothing less than astounding to be able to witness. Speaking directly in terms of Hip Hop, it has changed so many lives each and every day, and has made things possible for many people who may have lost hope. In the year 2020, it’s safe to say we do see our fair share of acts who come and go, but the idea that one can virtually blossom a musical career with nothing but an iPhone and a laptop is something that is to be appreciated at the end of the day. Coming out of Suffolk, Virginia, record producer HighDefRazjah is no stranger to knowing what it’s like to have nothing and turn it into something. Coming from a city that is not too familiar with breaking many acts, Razjah crafted his career from the ground up by himself. He did what he had to do …

Nang – [JME] ft. [Skepta]

When I first heard grime music a few years back, admittedly I wasn’t a huge fan. I had trouble finding the beat because of some strange time stamps on certain songs and some of the lyricism just sounded kind of off to me. I can’t remember who I tried listening to for the life of me, because ever since I got introduced to Skepta, my opinion changed, and I instantly became hooked. The fast production mixed with his insane lyrical ability and his aptitude to be able to flow in so many different ways always stood out to me, and it was a type of Hip-Hop music that was unlike anything I had ever heard before in the States. I haven’t dived too far into the world of Grime beyond him, to be honest, but when I see Skepta’s name on a song, I know it’s essential that I tune in. As for JME, I wasn’t super familiar with his work, but it turns out that he was one of the most influential artists starting out along with Skepta in a young and ambitious Grime scene in England. Last November’s album Grime MC was an extensive look into the rapper’s …

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 …

Lost Ones – [Westside Tut]

Bay-area-grown and upcoming talent Westside Tut seems to remain on track for stardom with his latest release, “Lost Ones,” produced by Mark Motta, and it’s accompanying visual which released just last week. The rising artist has worked brilliantly alongside some of the industry’s largest names including NLE Choppa, NBA Youngboy, and OMB Peezy. His impressive track record also includes touring with West Coast legend E-40. This track speaks on feelings of grieving and emphasizes losing people to incarceration or death. “My heart goes out to mommas with they lost sons, I’m knowin’ how it feels when you lost some.” The visual shows Tut strolling through a graveyard with a stoic demeanor that’s radiated throughout the song as well. Deeper meaning and somber lyrics make this track one you’ll feel, and one you’ll want to hear until its end. The Bay Area rapper continues to make waves in the industry, as he plans on releasing videos and music more consistently in the current times of uncertainty. Like most of the themes throughout his music, he preaches messages of perseverance and dealing with adversity in moving forward with his career, which seemingly has no bounds. Watch and listen to Westside Tut – Lost Ones …

BQE – [KOTA The Friend] ft. [Joey Bada$$] x [Bas]

No, it’s not summertime yet and yes, we’re all stuck inside but KOTA The Friend is back to make you forget about all that for a few minutes with his latest single, “BQE”. The track marks the first single off his forthcoming album, ‘Everything’, and showcases him alongside his fellow East Coast lyrical masterminds Joey Bada$$ and Bas. It’s one thing for a collaboration to look great on paper and another for it to sound just as good in its execution, and “BQE” exemplifies both of these cases. KOTA, who’s been on a streak with the release of his ‘Lyrics to Go, Vol. 1’ project earlier this year, keeps the momentum escalating on this song. He kicks off the track with one of his one of his most impressive verses to date, attacking the beat with precision while still keeping his lyrical content 100% true to self. Joey Bada$$ and Bas both feed off the young prospect’s energy with two memorable appearances—a gift for any rap fans who’ve been fiending for new top-tier bars from either of them. New York reigns at the center of this song, both in terms of subject matter and overall vibe. From the jump, the …

Instagram Song 8 – [Chance the Rapper] ft. [Young Thug] & [Lil Wayne]

Chance the Rapper has always been a favorite artist of mine, and it’s not only because he represents Chicago so well. He has proven time and time again that he can bring talents together to push their own boundaries sonically, as he continues to do himself as his career progresses. Although I’m still pretty firm in my belief that Acid Rap is his best project to date, he has clearly grown and matured with his music as he has gone through major life changes, and that’s something that should be noted. His ability to challenge himself and adapt to any instrumental placed in front of him is nothing short of incredible, and his dynamic abilities as an artist never go unnoticed. While he has some major connections with other staples in the industry, he just has a knack for recruiting musicians of all types to come together and create wonderful music together. The Chicago emcee has been turning to Instagram in order to deliver random snippets as well as full songs as we are stuck inside during this quarantine period, but it definitely gives fans some much-needed entertainment throughout this strange time. Despite a bit of a feud that seems …