Waterslide, Fleeky, & ETA – [Yung Bans]

If we’re talking about which artists brought their A-game in 2018, Yung Bans needs to be at the top of the list. The exponential growth that this Atlanta native has seen over the past few months has been absolutely astronomical, and even amidst legal troubles that have him on house arrest, Bans continues to run the game and get even more popular by the second. Today, acting as the exclamation point to a prosperous year, Bans is here on our pages to unleash three new singles: “Waterslide” featuring Lil Skies, “Fleeky”, and “ETA”. As you might’ve expected, all three of these tracks have the potential to be some Bans’ biggest to date, as their inimitable swing and effortless cadences make for some truly addictive listens. Clearly, the Atlanta native’s hitmaking abilities are simply one step ahead of the game as we head into the new year, and this should have all the Yung Bans fans out there itching for a new project hopefully coming soon. Check out the latest 3-pack from Yung Bans at the link below and end your year on a high note! “Waterslide” Produced by Y2K “Fleeky” Produced by Dee B “ETA” Produced by Yung Forza & Oogie …

Oogie Mane: Staying the Course

Influence, popularity, and innovation are all central factors that spur the conversation of “mainstream” versus “underground” in music. It is with these metrics that fans deem their favorite artist an “underground legend” or a full-blown “star”, using popular perception and relative terms to grade an artist’s status of fame in a given ecosystem of music. But sometimes this metric just doesn’t fit. In the age of the internet, where social media paves unique pathways for artists of every imaginable kind, the barrier between the mainstream and the underground has become increasingly blurred. Notably, increased visibility of niche scenes is now allowing mainstream acts to dip their hands into the underground, utilizing the boundary-pushing, non-linear styles of smaller artists to predict innovative pushes in sound. This collaboration, or occasional lack thereof, can be demonstrated in a number of ways, sometimes crediting the smaller acts that influenced a mainstream shift and sometimes not. Here enters “I’m Upset” by Drake: a single released for his Scorpion album that arrived right in the midst of a hallmark rap beef against Pusha T, but even more importantly, a single that exemplifies this blurring line between underground and above. I can recall driving home from my …

Lordship – [bladee] x [Yung Lean]

Chances are you’re familiar with Yung Lean, but you may not have been put on one of his counterparts known as Bladee just yet. Reigning from Stockholm, the Gravity Boys affiliate started to catch a buzz dating back to 2014 with his Gluee mixtape and now, he is making his debut on our pages with a visual for the Yung Lean-assisted Lordship from his most-recent project titled Working on Dying. Setting the scene in what looks like a deserted graveyard, the duo of Bladee & Lean traded off with their drippy, melodic autotune over the spacey beat from BrandonFinessin and Forza who are no strangers on the same credits as Bladee and Leandoer. Admittedly, this was one of my first impressions of Bladee and it’s safe to say I’ll be checking back for more releases from this point out. Feast your eyes on the Lordship visual and leave us a comment whether or not you’re rocking with Bladee.

Roses Are Red – [Tracy]

After being release from jail earlier this week Tracy is back better than ever as he drops off a hot new single titled, “Roses Are Red.” Tracy is without a doubt one of the best coming up right now and has been impressing us with every release for a while now. Tracy teams up with yungforza on this one who lays down the perfection production for Tracy to ride out. Tracy gives us his signature autotune induced sound on this one as he gives us an all around hit. Be sure to press play below and to let us know what you think in the comments!

Gorilla- [Tracy] x [Forza]

Tracy, formerly known as Lil Tracy, linked up with Working on Dying powerhouse producer, Forza, on their new joint “Gorilla” and they both went ape shit. It is refreshing hearing the pop star rap over the iconic treadstyle that has truly set WOD apart from the rest of the pack. “Gorilla” showcases Tracy’s ability to create catchy, addictive songs that defy the typical hip-hop genre and we can only expect more heat to come. If you aren’t already, be sure to follow Tracy on Soundcloud and Twitter to get his latest tunes on demand and be sure to check out Forza’s insane discography while you’re at it, you won’t be disappointed!

Fast Work – Sowereefz

Chicago based rapper, SOWEREEFZ , linked up with Working On Dying producers, Oogiemane and Forza, to create a fast paced tread hit for stoners everywhere titled “Fast Work”. The Tread movement from Philly is spreading like wildfire for it’s unique futuristic sound and Chicago is getting in on the action. Sower drops many memorable druggy bars in his latest single and we look forward to see what else he has in store for 2017. If you like “Fast Work”, be sure to follow Sowereefz on Soundcloud and Twitter (SOWEREEFZ) for more gems!

LL Presents: The Oogie Mane Q&A

Even if you haven’t heard Oogie Mane’s name yet you’ve definitely heard a few of his beats. Oogie Mane is a powerhouse producer from Philly who is a part of the Working On Dying collective. Oogie Mane has produced for Xavier Wulf, Chxpo, Lil Tracy, Warhol.SS, Matt OX, and many more. We were lucky enough to get the chance to ask Oogie a few questions; learn all about the young producer below! JM: Before diving into questions tell our readers who you are. OM: I’m OOGIE MANE from WOD, “working on dying,” if you haven’t heard do your research. – JM: How did you get the name Oogie Mane? OM: Watching one of my favorite movies of all time, ” Nightmares before christmas.” I was just watching it and realized how hard oogie boogie man started and I just threw my own lil twist and everybody fucked with it. – JM: What made you want to start producing? OM: F1lhty is actually one of the main reasons I started producing, because he’s my older blood brother and I just thought to try it out and I just thought it was fun. – JM: What was the first Oogie Mane produced song …

Rondo – []

Today we were blessed with a brand new song titled “Rondo” by Chicago’s next big thing, Warhol. The bouncy, hard hitting, ear grabbing, and just all around excellent production on this track was handled by Forza and OogieMane, who paved the way for Warhol to make one of the best songs you”ll hear all week. This man Warhol isn’t playing anymore, he’s coming for the throne this year so don’t bet against him, because you’ll be sadly mistaken. Listen to the new offering below & be sure to give him a follow on Twitter here!