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Get N Dere Gang – [Lil Gotit] ft. [Lil Keed] & [Yak Gotti]

The day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here, and of course, I’m talking about the day that Lil Gotit decided to drop off his latest album entitled Top Chef Gotit. It’s no secret that Gotit knows how to cook up some heaters with his crew, but this album is definitely proving that he deserves a spot on the next tier of success with other YSL artists like Lil Keed, Gunna, and Young Thug. Along with the release of this incredible album, he decided to give fans even more reason to celebrate and dropped off an awesome new visual for his song “Get N Dere Gang” which features his brother Lil Keed as well as the always entertaining and energetic Yak Gotti. In this ShotByWolf-directed music video, things are kept pretty simple as they seemed to just shoot on the go, capturing moments where the artists are vibing out with one another. As it goes on, each talent shows off their extensive outfits full of designer names and diamond-studded chains, yet their personalities each shine bright for everyone to see. Even though they don’t have parts in this track itself, Gunna and Young Thug are featured copiously throughout, showing …

Sofaygo, The Boy Who Believed

When Andre Dontrel Burt decided to release the three-track EP, We Are Aliens, as SoFaygo, a new pseudonym to replace his former rap name, Trvllinese, the reception wasn’t exactly favorable. “I was getting backlash when I made that transition in 2018,” the 19-year-old rapper remembered, “People was not fucking with it. They liked Trvllinese better. I told them, bro, watch, y’all gonna see.” You make it seem like you knew what was going to happen? “I did,” he replied, “I always felt like I was going to be great, bro.”  Self-assurance doesn’t come in short supply for the Georgia-born teen. His need for a superstar’s resolve dates back to Junior year at Harrison High School. “I started caring less about people’s opinions in 11th grade,” SoFaygo recalled, “That’s when I started wearing different kinds of clothes, dyeing my hair in all different kinds of colors, just adapting to what Atlanta was on at the time.” “But niggas used to try me, bruh,” he asserted. “I don’t know why, maybe because I was different, but they would call me and my music weird.” With a light chuckle, the confident rookie added, “I was having none of that, bruh. I was always …

Baby Boy – [Slimelife Shawty]

Every day, there seems to be a new artist rising up out of the Atlanta rap scene, and although Slimelife Shawty isn’t a new name to most, he’s putting together an extremely strong case as to why he deserves the next shot at the throne. Hailing from ATL’s zone 3 which the likes of Young Thug and Ludacris call home, he is solidifying his place in the music scene and fans keep eating up every sing release he drops. Just a couple of days ago, Slime dropped off his latest video single entitled “Baby Boy”, and whether you’re familiar with him or not yet, this is the perfect all-encompassing song that’ll truly give you a look into who he is and what he’s about. Beginning with the ATL Jacob-produced instrumental, there are some emotive synths of some sort that are eventually met by chattering hats and claps as well as smooth 808s that are perfectly pungent without being too overpowering, setting Slime up for success without impeding on his story itself. Opening up with narratives mentioning the painful events he’s had to endure, you can hear the sorrow in his voice that is accented with a feeling of strength and …

Work Out – [Lil Gotit] ft. [Gunna]

Although there are dozens of rising hip-hop cities all over the world, few of these cities can truly do it like Atlanta. It’s no secret that the southern hub has produced some of the biggest names in music over the past few decades, and while there always seems to be a new name coming out of the shadows on what seems to be a daily basis, there are a few names that I actually truly make an effort to keep up with, one of those names being Lil Gotit. I might’ve found out about Gotit through his older brother, Lil Keed’s music, but I have been thoroughly impressed ever since I began listening to his own solo music which gets me even more excited to see what he has to come with his upcoming project Top Chef Gotit which he has been hyping up for what seems like months at this point. As the release date comes closer and closer, he has been sharing more and more with fans, most recently dropping his latest single “Work Out” with none other than fellow ATLien and all-around superstar Gunna. DMC Global and Evrgrn tag-teamed the production efforts on this record using poignant …

Get Refreshed: What T R A P S O U L Means To Dolly, dazegxd and emotionals Welcome The Scene To Jungle, and doxia’s Hit Streak Continues

“Get Refreshed” is a weekly column by Billy Bugara covering all things digital in the music world. Refresh yourself here.  Cover by Parent Company doxia: “hopeouttheroof” The level of admiration I have for someone like doxia is unreal. Every single time they come through with a solo offering, the track never fails to get lodged in my head for weeks on end. It’s honestly something about their gripping, yet soothing inflection combined with just how unorthodox their delivery is that does it for me; these two aspects make for some of the catchiest hooks and even verses alike within the digicore scene and beyond. Their greatness, even in all of its unexplainable tendencies, is just so praiseworthy for being how it is.  Their latest release “hopeouttheroof” of course follows suit, because how could it not? It’s another ridiculously catchy single that sees its repetitive hook utilized in all the best ways possible with its infectious nature. This is another example of just how comfortable the trialx12 mainstay is in their own sound, and they have certainly earned the right at this point to settle in with such a consistently effective approach given how incredibly impressive their body of work is …

HELLSING – [ITSOKTOCRY]

If there’s one artist in the. Underground that I think has been consistently making some of the best music in the entire world for years and years, it has to be ITSOKTOCRY. The Denver native has not only created an insane legacy by himself, but he has aligned himself with such a dexterous group of other artists that it seems like there’s nothing he can’t do if he puts his mind to it. I legitimately never get even remotely tired of hearing any of his songs, and this is mainly due to the fact that his voice is so pliable that he can make any sound he wants, reminding me of an almost more versatile Young Thug which is as high as my praise can get. Although there has been a brief hiatus since he dropped new music considering he was putting in work on the music video front to continue to promote his unbelievable project Poshboy 2, he decided to bring that break to an end with the release of his latest record “HELLSING”, and it’s even better than I could have ever anticipated. Produced by neet.ro and 1177, our ears are met with some mischievous, Dracula-like synths that …

Ski (Remix) – [DC the Don]

Just a few weeks ago Young Thug’s 300 entertainment imprint Young Stoner Life dropped off their highly anticipated collaborative album entitled Slime Language 2. With some absolutely massive features and some even more unbelievable verses from the label’s stand-out stars, it’s hard to choose a number one highlight, however, it’s pretty clear that with Thugger’s “Ski” challenge dance going viral, that might just be able to take the cake. While all of these other rappers, artists, and fans are making videos dancing along to the song in their own unique and creative ways, LA by way of Milwaukee artist DC the Don decided to kick things up a notch and create an entire remix of the record, completely outdoing anyone else’s efforts thus far. Although his sound is much more rock/punk-like than the original song, it adds an awesome differentiation to the track while DC also shows off his unbelievable musical skills. Let’s just say, just when you thought the song was being overplayed due to the fact that you saw it and heard it everywhere you looked, DC put such a spin on it that it almost sounds like an entirely new record, and that’s something I’m beyond grateful …

Baby Choppa – [Rot Ken]

It has only been a few weeks since I first heard about Augusta, Georgia’s very own Rot Ken, but he has been taking the music scene by storm in the best way possible. His song is very Georgia-esque, yet the way he changes his delivery up and remains as dexterous as they come helps to separate him from the rest of his counterparts down south, and he seems to be a hit-making machine which is definitely beyond important for someone like him who is so early into their music-making career. Just a couple of hours ago, Ken decided to continue his hot streak with the release of his latest single “Baby Choppa”. Produced by a slew of hitmakers like Jetsonmade, Neeko Baby, Psilo, and Pillgrim, Ken is given a drum-forward beat with booming 808s, chattering hats and claps, and a guitar melody that can be heard in the distance, yet it seems to come secondary to the percussion in this instrumental. For the first few seconds, some drowned-out vocals are hummed in order to introduce the production as well, but when Ken comes in to actually spit, he SPITS. He has this somewhat melodic delivery that is reminiscent of Lil …

Real – [Unfoonk] & [Young Thug]

It hasn’t even been a full week since Slime Language 2 was placed in our laps, yet I feel like with all of the new content we were given, it seems like it has been months. While there are names on here that I’m very familiar with like Travis Scott, Drake, Lil Baby, and many others, there were also artists such as YTB Trench, Unfoonk, Karlae, Strick, FN DaDealer, and others that I am definitely not very familiar with. While this might be the case for other listeners as well, it gives us the chance to get to know these rising stars and see how they perform on songs next to some of the biggest names in the game. While almost every smaller artist on the project went above and beyond to make sure that they weren’t overshadowed in the slightest, I think Unfoonk had one of the best features on the album period. That’s why, when I saw his and Thugger’s song “Real” was getting a Never Panic-directed music video, I was beyond excited to see what the results would be. After watching it, it seems to be a life story for Unfoonk, and while he tells tales of …

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 …