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Letter to Takeoff – [Gucci Mane]

No matter where you’re from, how you were raised, or what your background looks like, music goes so much deeper than the surface, but that’s something that can often be forgotten in the fast-paced internet generation. As a fan, even if an artist’s messages aren’t the most introspective, their music just might transport you to another place to get away from your troubles or worries, so the sound doesn’t matter if it is able to do something for your soul. The Migos have made an undeniable impact on the hip-hop world, something that wouldn’t have been possible without each member of the trio, and after the devastating news of Takeoff’s passing was announced, I seriously felt a pit in my stomach that hasn’t gone away since hearing the news. Not that it applies to the situation, but Takeoff was always my personal favorite of the three members because he just always found a way to masterfully demonstrate a new cadence, clever wordplay, and all-around entertaining elements from his lyrics to his ad-libs and everything else in between. He was one person that I never imagined would be taken from the world in his prime, so when I found out about …

PSYCHO$I$ – [Legend the Rapper]

Legend the Rapper, aka Legend, is a talented American-born but Australian-based rapper out of Melbourne, who’s on the rise after dropping his latest project PSYCHO$I$. The project itself is an 808-heavy E.P, which according to Legend is inspired by artists such as Young Dolph, UGK, and Key Glock. Aggression and raw delivery are two prevalent themes in this project, evident from the jump. Starting off with “DÖN CHEADLE,” the intro track was made to be the song you play when you enter the room, giving off nothing but pure alpha energy. Track 2, we have “JOHNNY WEST,” an absolute banger, calling for listeners to do it for their hood. G.I. JANE2 opens with an amazing sample of the incident of Will Smith shouting at Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars, immediately drawing the audience in. This pop culture reference brings a trendy and relevant style to this E.P., accompanied also with a catchy hook. Last but not least, is track four, “DANIEL RICCIARDO.” This record is named after the famous F1 driver himself, and is rightfully titled with its high-paced flow. “DANIEL RICCIARDO” completes this E.P. by giving the listener a ‘final form’ experience that shows Legend’s full potential. What really …

Hall of Fame – [Young Dolph]

Whenever an artist passes away, fans come out in droves to show support for the incredible impact they made during their time here on Earth. It doesn’t matter if they were an underground phenom, a bonafide superstar, or someone who just genuinely made a difference in the music industry because regardless of their status, they meant something to listeners and fellow artists. When news broke that Young Dolph was taken from this planet way before he was ever meant to late last year, the impact was felt from coast to coast and beyond. I was always a fan and supporter of the Memphis legend, but I didn’t realize just how influential he was until this tragic day came, but it makes me happy knowing that he can look down on his supporters knowing that we’re keeping his legacy alive and well. One of the countless head-turning impacts he made was the formation of his label Paper Route Empire, a label that has grown strong and has thrived since its inception, and to celebrate what would have been Dolph’s 37th birthday today, they released his first posthumous single “Hall of Fame”, a fitting song name for the iconic emcee. Bandplay produced …

Snupe Bandz Is Back With His Latest Single Barnacle Boy

Memphis Rapper Snupe Bandz is making noise in the Memphis scene. Widely known for his hit single “Go Hard” featuring Key Glock & Jay Fizzle with over 2.3 million views and counting on Youtube and his single “Remember” with over a million views. The Paper Route Empire signee is making quite the name for himself in the music industry. Earlier this month, he released his latest single “Barnacle Boy” with the visuals to match over Sosa 808 beat, showcasing his tumbling flow and wry charisma. His latest video takes place in his hometown as he raps his lyrics with his entourage surrounding him. The rising rapper shows off stacks of money with diamond chains around his neck in front of a mural that pays respect to the late Young Dolph (RIP). “Let me tell you why a nigga hatin’ so hard (Why)/I ain’t have shit, turned myself to a star (Star)/Where I come from, niggas die and get locked behind bars/Never ever thought I’d make it this far (Never).” You can watch his latest video below.

BANKROLL FREDDIE UNVEILS NEW SINGLE & VIDEO “PICKIN’ SIDES” WITH ICEWEAR VEZZO

Just last year, QC signee Bankroll Freddie released his project From Trap To Rap, with features from Lil Baby, Young Dolph, Moneybagg Yo, and Lil Yachty. As he continues to rise to stardom, he announced his next project, From Trap To Rap 2. His latest single “Pickin’ Sides” featuring Icewear Vezzo received over 358k views on Youtube in just one week. “Six-figure nigga for my rap deal (Six figure nigga for my rap deal)/ I know millionaires really rich (Trap), but they still trap still (Trap)/ Million dollar nigga, but no cap, I still get packs still (I still get packs still)/ Send ’em on a plane or on the road, all in that vacc’ seal.” Both rappers trade vicious bars throughout the video while flexing their jewelry amongst their crew. On Trap To Rap 2, we can expect features from Money Man, Lil Baby, Icewear Vezzo, a posthumous feature from Young Dolph, and more. If you haven’t already, check out the music video to “Pickin’ Sides” below.

Bankroll Freddie Shares New Single “Broke Asf”

Bankroll Freddie’s growth throughout his career is undeniable. Ever since his 2020 debut, “From Trap To Rap,” The Arkansas rapper has been making his mark in the music industry with collaborations from City Girls, Megan Thee Stallion, EST Gee, 2 Chainz, Young Scooter, PnB Rock, Young Dolph, and Gucci Mane. This week Freddie is back on the scene with his new single “Broke ASF”, his first drop of 2022. This single confirmed that the QC signee isn’t going anywhere no time soon. His fanfaronade lyrics are centered around his relentless hustle that brought him to stardom in such a sort amount of time. The visuals for this track feature Bankroll Freddie standing in front of a dangling microphone with his homeboys surrounding him as he flexes stacks of money while spitting bars about building the life he lives today. “Steady talking ’bout money but that’s cap these n***** broke as f**k. If I ain’t the trapper of the year, look, I’m the runner up. The shit I spent all in a month, I could’ve bought a Bentley truck. Told y’all boys to add me up, look, I just spent another ticket.” Hopefully this single will be one of many Bankroll …

Mention My Name – [Tafia]

North Miami, Florida artist Tafia makes his Lyrical Lemonade debut with his highly impressive debut album, Mention My Name. The introductory Dream Chasers/Roc Nation signee wasted no time to deliver a quality body of work, as this record contains sixteen complete tracks and/or certified bangers. With strong complementary features from Rob49, Vory, Jeremih, DaVido, and notably Young Dolph (rip), the featureless songs are just as appealing due to Tafia’s credibility as a top-tier rapper. Production wise the beats consistently absorb the listener; Mention My Name is an excellent example of a trap album that doesn’t suffer from repetition. While every track is in fact a banger, the overall vibe isn’t uniform to the point of predictability. Thanks to the rapid production, the album flows quickly to correspond with the intense authentic street-storytelling, lessons and gradual upbringing told by Tafia. In terms of standouts, “Love Me” is my personal favorite sonically and lyrically, but I promise you that there are no skippable joints on this project. Tafia has arrived, and with a debut as thrilling as this release, he certainly won’t be absent anytime soon. Listen to Mention My Name by Tafia below!  

Paper Route Empire’s Kenny Muney Delivers ‘Time Is Muney’ Album

Kenny Muney has been putting on for the city of Memphis since the release of “YTN Freestyle ” in 2016, which received over 2.5 million views on Youtube. The Paper Route Empire signee was hand-picked by PRE chief Young Dolph because of his Memphis trap sound and endless wordplay. Last month, he debuted his new album, Time Is Muney. The 16 track song list features guest appearances from Key Glock, Big Moochie Grape, and Dreezy. Time Is Muney is a follow-up project to 2019’s Muney Talk. Fan-favorite songs on this album include “Backend Freestyle” with 542k views and “Petro” with 389k views on Youtube. However, “Role Model” received the most attention up to date with 1.8 million views, in honor of his late mentor and collaborator Young Dolph. The song originally landed on PRE’s Long Live Dolph compilation tape, but also appeared on Time Is Muney. “It wasn’t hard to make the decision to make a song dedicated to Dolph. Number one, he deserved a song because, in real-time, he was my role model. Two, all I had to do was remember him teaching me things I needed to be taught. At the end of the day, he’s my role …

Embarrassin – [Gucci Jay]

Little Rock, Arkansas product Gucci Jay released another new visual on Feb 8, to the song “Embarassin,” after bombarding listeners with plenty of new heat over the course of 2021. The visual features Jay flexing consistently; popping bottles, flashing jewelry and posted in front of lavish whips. It matches the energy of the track, which focuses on money mentality and the bag chase.  “Can’t f*ck up the bag that’s so damn embarassing.” Just as impressive as the flexing in the visual, however, is the editing and cinematography. Benny Flash, a well-renowned figure in the videography industry, went absolutely crazy with effects and transitions. Framing and shot-selection make this piece flow incredibly well, and the utilization of multiple scene environments give a thorough and highly detailed feel. The independent artist has been firing on all cylinders as of late, with seemingly endless projects releasing over the last year, with nearly every one of them surpassing five-figure views on YouTube.  Gucci Jay, with collaborations alongside industry moguls like Young Dolph, Metro Boomin and Chief Keef, has seen a share of success and looks to continue cementing his work in libraries everywhere with his newest track and visual to “Embarassin.” Stream it on …

Long Live Dolph – [Gucci Mane]

Young Dolph was an absolute icon and trendsetter in the music industry, and whether you were a fan of his old hits or his newer releases, there’s one thing in common, and that is the fact that you were probably a fan of him regardless. He left such an unignorable legacy behind when he was tragically taken from the Earth way too soon, but the impact that he left on this planet is something that most young artists thrive to achieve by the time their career is all said and done. Despite being from Memphis through and through, Dolph inspired fans, artists, and music listeners all over the world, and this is more than clear for Atlanta’s very own legend Gucci Mane who included an ode to the late emcee on the last track of his compilation Christmas mixtape So Icy Christmas which delivered 17 new songs that spanned just over 45 minutes long. I know this is obviously a Christmas-inspired tape, but this song paying homage to Dolph is the one stand-out record that evades this theme, and I think it was definitely for the best. In the music video, which was directed by Omar the Director, Gucci shows …