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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 …

Can’t Feel Shit – [BIGBABYGUCCI]

Recently, I’ve been hearing a lot of people talk about how ridiculous it is that so many artists have the word baby somewhere in their name. What I think is even more ridiculous than this is the people making these comments, because most talents with that word in their name are making some of the best music out right now. Whether you’re talking about Massive names like Lil Baby or DaBaby, or smaller names that still have enormous talents like Baby Keem or BBY GOYARD, the range of styles and just overall skills are clearly plentiful. BIGBABYGUCCI is one of these artists who are still on the come up, grinding to make a name for himself in the industry, but the underground scene has been messing with him for quite a while at this point. After releasing his lengthier mixtape Teen Spirit about a month ago, he dropped what might’ve been some cuts he had to make, bringing them together to create a short EP entitled Dead After Teen Spirit just a couple of weeks later. Although I’m a bit late to the party here, he also just dropped a new music video for the EP’s last track “Can’t Feel …

Watch Lil Yachty’s new interview on BigBoyTV

Lil Yachty first blew up a few years back when he was still just a teenager and since that point he has grown into one of the brightest young talents in the music community, so when I saw that he linked up with one of the greatest interviews, Big Boy, I couldn’t wait to tune in! Big + his crew asked Lil Yachty about plenty of things including the song “Oprah’s Bank Account” and how he came up with the creative music video, working with Drake + DaBaby, social media, the situation he had with a jeweler, his new music, artists he wants to work with, giving great birthday gifts, whats on his rider, how he ironically hates boats, his thoughts on different types of pizza and he even bet big boy $1,000! Take a few minutes of your time to watch this brand new interview below.

Oprah’s Bank Account – [Lil Yachty] feat. [Drake] & [DaBaby]

When speaking of rap crews or labels that have been running the game recently, it would be blasphemy to not mention those of the likes of Quality Control. Being the mecca behind the ascension of major rap careers of Migos, Lil Baby, City Girls & more, they are shooting from the half-court line and aren’t missing at all. As far as Lil Yachty goes, he is one of the earliest acts that QC, and has managed to remain relevant ever since then. Today, he debuted a new smash single and video titled “Oprah’s Bank Account” featuring features from Drake and DaBaby. Yachty has always been one to go above and beyond not only with his album rollouts, but his visuals as well. We know Yachty to be such a character, so it was only right for him to showcase more of that in this video. Dressing up as Oprah, Yachty is seen hosting his own daytime television show called “The Bophrah Show”. During the video, we get to see a completely different side of Yachty as he begins to show off more of his witty and charismatic side of him—alongside showing for of his acting capabilities. The single produced by …

Obama- [Blueface] ft. [DaBaby]

Blueface has been one of the most-watched artists in the Rap game and for good reason. Although some of his songs are unimpressive and gimmicky, other tracks are complete bangers that are played on repeat all over the country. His aggressive persona over hyphy West Coast beats bring a freshness to the classic genre and helps him stick out from other artists making similar music. Another notable thing about the West Coast phenom is the fact that he doesn’t seem to be biting anyone’s style, and his own sound is so difficult to imitate that I haven’t personally heard anyone try and create their own renditions. Although I’m a couple days late to the party, Blueface recruited Charlotte hitmaker DaBaby for yet another single off of his upcoming album Find the Beat called “Obama”. The beat is as unique as Blueface, containing smooth saxophone licks with trap percussion and abrupt but banging 808s. For his verse, Blueface has a toned-down flow full of sexual innuendos and lines about being rich and successful. He brings his signature energy a bit more for the hooks which are pretty attention-grabbing and entertaining. DaBaby, on the other hand, slows his flow up more than …

Shut Up- [Dababy]

With all of the buzz revolving around Dababy for the last year or so, it’s no secret that he’s living a lifestyle that can only be afforded by those with fortune and fame. One might express this with designer goods, expensive champagnes, or mansions and cars, but Dababy has done all of these simultaneously which should impress even the most seasoned flexers. For his latest offering, Dababy delivered a single off of his upcoming album called “Shut Up”. This song isn’t for the easily offended because he kind of goes after every type of person in existence, telling them all to keep their words to themselves. The beat is as catchy as can be, with pan flutes lingering in the background cutting through heavy 808s. The hook is beyond hostile, which parlays nicely into his verses that share an equal amount of emotion. Throughout his verses, he boasts his accomplishments and all of the expensive things that he’s been able to acquire since rising to fame. The visual shows the North Carolina rapper galivanting around Miami during a wild Superbowl weekend. It’s less of a music video and more of a miniature documentary of his insane weekend performing at a …

Tears – [Cheeno Ghee]

Charlotte emcee Cheeno Ghee kicks off 2020 with a new song and video for her single ”Tears.” In 2019 Cheeno’s breakout song was ”Off Tha Strength” a lyrical masterpiece in which she preached change and positivity. With this new single in ”Tears”, we receive more or the same messages and the life experiences of the 22-year-old rapper. Cheeno hits the streets of uptown Charlotte with her posse in a black and white video shot and edited by Aaron Kasey. Whenever I hear her right I feel a warm coat of inspiration and hope covering me with her wordplay and lyricism. She also told me she’s looking forward to showcasing how much she can expand her style with different sounds in the near future. With DaBaby taking off in Charlotte it’s opened up the door for more artists from North Carolina to gain national attention. Watch Cheeno Ghee’s new visuals for ”Tears” after the break.