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Bad Boy-[Yung Bae]with [Wiz Khalifa],[bbno$]&[MAX]

It’s rare that you stumble upon a track that boasts as much star power as the song I’m featuring on our pages today. Portland Producer, Yung Bae has been making some serious waves as of late and today he keeps his upward momentum moving with the release of a brand new song called “Bad Boy”. This isn’t just your average song by Yung Bae though as he’s put together a star studded cast to feature in this amazingly stunning offering. Well known hit makers, Wiz Khalifa, MAX, and bbno$ are making their much appreciated appearances on “Bad Boy” and it’s such a cool thing to see all of these amazing artists adding their talents on to this one. This song is as full as you’d want it to be. I’ve attached the Spotify link down below, so give “Bad Boy” a listen and let us know what you think!

Drums Drums Drums-[Travis Barker]&[Wiz Khalifa]

Travis Barker is an undeniable legend in every sense of the word. He has been a trail blazer who has paved the way for a myriad of artists and its so cool to see the veteran still blessing us with music time and time again. Today, Travis is making another appearance on our page for the release of his brand new song titled, “Drums Drums Drums”. You really can’t turn on a Travis Barker song and expect anything less than pure excellence. The Blink-182 drummer has been doing this for a long time and its almost as if everything he touches turns to gold. From a production standpoint, “Drums Drums Drums” truly breathes magnificence. The vibe created by this one is perfect for blasting your speakers at full volume and cruising down the street. To make this track even better is that Travis enlisted help from another legend…the one and only Wiz Khalifa. Just like Travis, you know what to expect from Wiz. When two hall of famers link up on a track like this, its impossible not to lose your mind, which is what I’ve been doing since listening to the track for the first time this morning. It’s …

A Conversation With TM88: The Origin of 808 Mafia, Working With Lil Uzi Vert on “P2”, Becoming a Producer Turned Artist and More

Photo Credit: Sem Robert Music creation is not something that is often handled alone. By now, we are all aware of the many elements needed in order for a song to come to fruition. We have the many words and flows provided by the songwriter, the amazing mixes and mastering provided by the engineers, and we have the meat and potatoes of the song, the beats-provided by the producers. There has always been an ongoing debate over which role holds the most weight, and which role is more important than the other. A fair amount of those believe that all roles are equally as important, which is very true to a certain point. However, many believe that the overall feel and vibe of the song is carried from the production. Yes, lyrics are strong enough to speak volumes–but production is powerful to move mountains. One producer in mind that has made a strong footprint in the industry, and blown many speakers in the process, would be none other than the legendary TM88. Regardless if you have heard his voice, or even seen what he looks like–chances are, your favorite rapper has made a record to one of his beats. With …

Our 50 Favorite Joey Bada$$ Songs

Every once in a blue moon, an artist will come by in hip-hop that bridges the ever-dividing gap between the new and the old – someone who embodies the best of both, and someone that everyone can agree on. Joey Bada$$ and the Pro Era crew were just that when they first came out. Employing a 90s-influenced style and a classic aesthetic that inspired a generation of artists in New York and beyond, Pro Era had the technical skill and “pure hip-hop” lyricism that one would expect from a 90s act, while they also possessed a sense for style, sound, and group comradery that resonated with current-day listeners. It was an incredible marriage of innovation and influence that came from a crew of artists talented and wise beyond their years, spearheaded by none other than Joey Bada$$: an artist now with several undeniable classics to his name, all the way from pure-as-it-gets hip-hop tracks to high-flying, radio-ready anthems. Frankly, Joey Bada$$ has done it all, and his still-growing contributions to hip-hop – aesthetically, lyrically, sonically, and otherwise – are not to be underestimated. Not often do we get a talent of Joey’s caliber that fans of any age can get behind, …

Hate Bein’ Sober- [Chief Keef] ft. [50 Cent] & [Wiz Khalifa]

Chief Keef took the world by storm after releasing Finally Rich. This project changed the way artists approached their music creation, and it set a precedent for an entirely new generation of Rap. Comprised of absolute hits, I could listen to this album front to back without any skips, thoroughly enjoying every single song, and trust me, I’ve done this hundreds of times at this point. Some tracks were memoirs of previous experiences while others glorified his newfound success in the music industry, but no matter what the subject matter consisted of, it was beyond clear that Chief Keef was a star in every sense of the word. While his career might’ve peaked at that point in the opinions of some people, he has continued on to release a plethora of projects every year since. Even if none of them are cohesively as incredible as his debut album, there are gems left and right all throughout his extensive discography. Whether you like it or not, Keef changed the world of Rap music as we know it today with this album and it’ll go down in Rap history without a doubt in my mind. Now, I know what you’re thinking. Why …

Get Me Lit – [P-Lo]

In the current state of music, artists find their own ways of getting into rapping. For Bay Area talent P-Lo, he got his start through producing. His uncharacteristic West Coast style of production caught the ear of some major names in the Rap world including Yo Gotti, Wiz Khalifa, E-40, and G-Eazy, among others who he created hits with. Although producing is what helped him get his foot in the door, he has since taken a liking to actual hopping on his songs and spitting some bars. It’s abundantly evident that this was a smart decision considering he already knows the ins and outs of the beats he’s on, so he can definitely elevate his talents and create all-out hits. Despite being locked in quarantine like the rest of us, he wanted to use his time effectively and productively, so he decided to drop off a new track entitled “Get Me Lit”. P-Lo uses speaker busting 808s, scratchy synths, and other West Coast reminiscent sounds to pave the way for this dance anthem. His voice is unique and juxtaposes the instrumental in such an interesting fashion. Although the beat is hyphy and bops all the way through, P’s delivery is …

10 Years Later: Revisit the Classic Mixtape ‘Kush & OJ’ by Wiz Khalifa

Timeless (adj.) “Not affected by the passage of time or changes in fashion”. Classic (adj.) “Judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind”. As many people will say, it is believed that many artists put out their best bodies of work before they are thrusted into the major spotlight. This is said to be true because the art comes from one place and one place only; from within. No pressures from the label, no pressure from fans, no pressure from first-week-sales projections, just pure artistry at it’s finest. The ability to have the freedom of releasing whatever art you want, whenever you want is one of the purest joys that an artist can have. For Wiz Khalifa, it goes without saying that many fans of his can all come to a natural agreement that his best body of work was his mixtape, Kush & OJ. The year is 2010, and I am nearing the end of my Junior year in high school. Having already been a fan of Wiz Khalifa for  about a year at this point, I had already knew at what capacity he would be able to deliver in. However, …

LL Presents: The Henry AZ Q&A

I first found out about Henry AZ about a year or so ago because he was uploading multiple freestyles that were going viral on the internet, and then seemingly not too long after, he signed a record deal with the LEGEND Juicy J! Whenever a GOAT like Juicy shows that he believes a young upcoming artist has some talent + potential, as a hip-hop head, it’s only right that you pay closer attention. Now is the perfect time for you to get familiar with Henry AZ because he just released a brand new project titled Roommates that has some solid music + some big times features from the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Freddie Gibbs, Famous Dex and more. Take some time out of your Friday to read this brand new Q&A with Henry AZ below + while you’re at it make sure to stream this new tape via Spotify, and if you like what you hear then make sure to follow him on Instagram here!   EM: Before we dive into the questions, give our readers who may not be familiar with you a brief introduction of yourself.  Henry AZ: My real name is Henry Anzola and that’s really …

Over it- [Yung Pinch] ft. [Wiz Khalifa]

Yung Pinch is one of my all-time favorite up and comers by far. His care-free attitude, tropical vibes and wavy style are just a few things that draw me to his music, and when I saw that he recruited a name as legendary as Wiz Khalifa for a track, I had to tune in. “Over it” is a bit of a twist on classic Pinch heartbreak songs, with a party-like feel that comes along with hints of sorrow. It opens up with different vocal effects than we’re used to hearing from the Huntington Beach native, possessing a spacy and somewhat airy sound. Along with these effects, he sounds much more emotional than he has in the past, showing off a more punchy and hostile delivery that gives the idea that he’s thinking about whoever wronged him at the very moment he was recording. The lyrics aren’t particularly spectacular by any means, but Yung Pinch is known for bringing the vibes to songs and not necessarily the wordplay. Basically, it sounds like he’s grieving something that happened to him and is looking forward to partying with his friends to forget the heartbreak. Wiz comes in for a short but sweet second …

Dog Food – [SwaVay]

In an age of unparalleled connectivity, we live in a world where every time we turn on the news and every time we check social media, there’s a tragedy happening somewhere, to someone. It’s a time of unrest in many ways, and consequently, a time where many people are on guard, knowing that tragedy is widespread and that situations can turn at a moment’s notice. In SwaVay’s new music video for the soulful  “Dog Food,” off of his Pure Pack EP released earlier this year, the Atlanta wordsmith addresses such. Kicking the video off with a commentary on the prospect of such unrest striking too close to home, “Dog Food” is a charged release, distracting itself from the pain of the modern world with sheer ambition, from a porch in Atlanta to the world. The song itself is an ultra-focused display of character, and a true-to-self release full of Atlanta-induced identity, which the video subsequently plays on. Director Josue Inferno pairs with SwaVay for an unrelenting set of scenes, and the result is a perfect video encapsulation of the fear and anger that so many people feel in their daily lives. Thoughtful as can be, “Dog Food” is something worth watching. …