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Big Jade: Fully-Automatic

In Big Jade’s video for “RPM,” the Beaumont-raised rapper jumps on a reworked Ludacris beat for a minute and six seconds straight. No breaths, no breaks, no wasted time. She makes every lyric count, and throughout the song’s brief runtime, displays an entire rolodex of different flows, none of which seem to make Jade break a sweat. She raps to dizzying ends with machine-like consistency, and yet, barely pays attention to the camera documenting the whole thing. She’s preoccupied braiding someone’s hair, and just so happens to be rapping at the same time – that is, better than anyone I can think of and with a fraction of the effort. This unrivaled skill, confidence, and charisma are the attributes that make Big Jade so interesting. By day, she did hair until recently signing a deal with Alamo Records. But by night, she’s taken the influence of her mother’s battle-rapping days and turned it into a rapidly-growing career in music, now backed by the legendary BeatKing, whom Jade is signed to in partnership with Alamo Records. This team is an important part of the story, but Jade is the centerpiece here. She’s better than everyone and she knows it. Now with …

34Corine – [TiaCorine]

I know I’ve been saying this all 2020, but women are running rap music this year. I don’t think I’ve heard a project from a woman emcee I didn’t believe that was at least solid and that I didn’t run back multiple times. Tia Corine is a rapper from Winston Salem, North Carolina who is quickly making a name for herself and her lyrics and flow stand out from the typical content. It’s the Dragonball Z skits and the lyrics and flows for me on Tia’s newest project 34Corine. This is only the tip of the iceberg for her, no I’m serious it is. She’s gotten co-signs and singles in the vault with people such as SZA, Isaiah Rashad, and an ep with Kenny Beats in the works. The South Coast Music Group affiliate looks to follow in the success of fellow label mates Dababy and Toosii heading into 2021 and to build a household name for herself. Press play on TiaCorine’s new 8 track project ‘34Corine’ after the break below.

Pick Up – [DaBaby] ft. [Quavo]

In the entire Rap industry, few people have the respect and loyal fanbase that DaBaby has grown for himself over the past couple of years. While I have been on record saying that his flow can sometimes get repetitive and tiresome at times, there’s no denying his hitmaking ability and fans have been eating up his music ever since he came on the scene. His voice is just so smooth and unwavering, never getting interrupted by last-minute breathes or pauses, and he knows exactly what he plans on doing as soon as he hops on any beat that’s put in front of him. Quavo has a similar talent considering he is known as one of the most catchy, enthralling hitmakers in any genre you can think of, and he has had this ability ever since he first took the music scene by storm. When they hopped on “Pick Up” together for the second track off of DaBaby’s album Blame it on Baby a few months ago, it was a banger from its very conception, and luckily, we were just gifted a brand-new music video to pair with the single. As the visual opens, a cell phone is buzzing on the …

Neeko Baby: It Gets Sunny After the Rain

The world is essentially on pause right now. COVID-19 has resulted in lockdown on a global scale, businesses aren’t open, and whatever the summer of 2020 might have looked like is now far from its normal form. As a result, there’s nowhere to go and not a whole lot to do, leaving many people with a decision – what to do with all this new free time, and how to fill up the days until some sort of normalcy is regained. South Carolina producer Neeko Baby decided to get rich. Two years ago, Neeko helped produce DaBaby’s “VIBEZ” – a Billboard-charting release, and the song that would break Neeko into the music industry, where he’s now become one of the most exciting names around in conjunction with his long-time friend and partner, jetsonmade. Since quarantine began back in March, Neeko has found himself locked in the studio, emerging every few months only to add new placements to his fast-growing resume of production credits. He’s been working countless hours with Jack Harlow, who continues to soar off of the jetsonmade-produced “What’s Poppin,” he landed a production credit on Playboi Carti’s “@ MEH” just a few months back, and perhaps most importantly, …

A Conversation w/ Nils: Working on ‘Legends Never Die’, Upbringing in Germany, Staying Humble and More

When it comes to the pioneers of the vast sea of producers in the states, many of us can name a lot of them without even thinking twice. However, when it comes to producers making a name for themselves overseas, they may not be as openly recognized as they may like. The hurdles in which they have to overcome, and the barriers that they need to break, happen to be a bit tougher than it can be for those who may be born here in the states. The one thing about hip hop, is that it is accepting to all kinds, no matter what. We will accept anyone regardless of race, sexual orientation, heritage, native language, anything–as long as that musician respects the culture. Hailing all the way from Hamburg, Germany, record-producer Nils has been making a massive impact in the game, and has been working his way up to becoming a household name in the music industry. The German rap scene, or any foreign rap scene for that matter, is very different than what we may be used to over here in the states. Nils made a name for himself by learning and adapting to music at a very …

All The Smoke (Remix)- [Phresher] ft. [Fivio Foreign] & [Stunna 4 Vegas]

I’m not sure how it has come to this, but I legitimately don’t think I’ve ever heard of Brooklyn rapper Phresher until today. I’m appalled and ashamed at this because he seems to be so versatile and well known in the music industry, but I guess I just kept my cheek turned for whatever reason. Considering he has worked with artists like Eminem, Remy Ma, DaBaby, Famous Dex, and a slew of others, I have no excuse as to how I haven’t even at least heard his name. Nonetheless, I’m ecstatic that I now know about him and have so much more music to dive into in order to truly grasp who he is as an artist. To begin with, however, he first captured my attention with the remix of his song “All The Smoke” which featured fellow New Yorker Fivio Foreign as well as one of the most entertaining young talents, Stunna 4 Vegas. The beat is made up of some altered trumpet sounding instruments along with chattering percussion and booming 808s. Phresher comes in right away for the hook bringing so much energy and liveliness to the track, starting it off on an extremely high note that I’m …

Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon – [Pop Smoke]

While covering Pop Smoke’s highly-anticipated Meet The Woo 2 mixtape back in February, one of my closing points spoke in high regards to his trajectory as an artist, and mentioned that he would “be around for many years to come”. To be such a new artist and have the amount of promise that Pop Smoke had, there was no way anyone could deny the fact that he was ready to take over the world. While 2019 laid the groundwork, 2020 would be the year where Pop Smoke would finally get his just due and become a mainstay amongst the many other emerging stars. It was a huge shock to the music industry to learn that Pop Smoke had been killed not even two weeks after the release of his Meet the Woo 2 mixtape. To be taken from us so suddenly, it was almost unbelievable–that a kid with this much promise, talent, and star power could be taken from us like that. While he is no longer with us physically, his contagious energy is here forever, and the wonderful minds that have blessed the fans with his debut album, Shoot for the Starts, Aim for the Moon. Releasing an album posthumously is by no means …

On The Way: 18Veno talks South Carolina, jetsonmade, BoyMeetSpace, and more

Photo by @bijannyfootball Over the past year and a half, largely under the guiding light of DaBaby, there’s been a shift happening in the Carolinas. The pieces are moving into place, the signature sound is there, and with names like jetsonmade and Neeko Baby behind the boards, the Carolinas – and more specifically, South Carolina – are churning out hit after hit, playing entirely by their own rules while the rest of the world tries to play catch-up. The soundtrack to it all? “Jetson made another one.” Today, with numerous hits to his name and even a hit single at this very moment in the form of “WHATS POPPIN,” jetsonmade is using onwards and upwards growth to turn inwards, championing his native South Carolina with a locally-focused label called BoyMeetSpace. From producers 1stClass, Deskhop, and Neeko Baby to creative director Chidiebere Udogwu, he’s keeping things close to home, with one artist, in particular, as the chosen one for his SC-oriented team: 18Veno. Hailing from Winnsboro, South Carolina, 18Veno is a 19-year old rapper supplied with beats from arguably the hottest crew of producers in rap right now. By all definitions, he’s South Carolina’s “chosen one,” and as the chosen one might do, Veno has …

Rockstar- [DaBaby] ft. [Roddy Ricch]

In all honesty, so that way there’s full transparency, I’d be lying if I said I was the biggest DaBaby fan in the world. With that being said, I can’t help but completely respect the massive following he has built, the impressive moves he has made in the music industry, and the fact that no matter what he might drop, it’s going to be successful. The same goes for Roddy Ricch, meaning I don’t necessarily always listen to him but that doesn’t mean I don’t give him all the credit in the world for his incredible accomplishments. Beyond this, there’s definitely no denying their talents or the fact that both their music and their music videos are always well thought out, high quality, and just simply clean. As I was scrolling through Twitter today, I saw that DaBaby had released pretty much a short film for his hit song “Rockstar”, and just from the clip I saw, I was intrigued and had to check it out in its entirety to make sure I wasn’t missing out. Obviously, we’ve probably all heard the song by now, so I won’t go into heavy details but if you somehow haven’t, you’ll hear it …

What’s Poppin (Remix )- [Jack Harlow] ft. [Lil Wayne] [DaBaby] & [Tory Lanez]

It’s pretty obvious that as soon as Jack Harlow released the original version of “What’s Poppin” back in January, it was a success right off the bat. Although he had been making bangers for a few years, this was the song that really turned some heads and changed the trajectory of his career. As a fan, I can’t say how happy I am that this was the case because ever since he’s been one of the most consistent artists with regards to putting out hit after hit. His smooth, energetic flows mixed with some bouncy instrumentals and just simply the party vibes that exude from within him all come together on almost every single one of his songs to truly show his star power. Back to “What’s Poppin”, though. When a song like that becomes as massively successful as it did, artists big and small want the chance to grace the beat and see if they can come up with their own rendition to join in on the fun. While there are countless unofficial remixes that have been released independently, legends like Lil Wayne, DaBaby, and Tory Lanez decided to finally join Jack for the official remix, and I don’t …