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Wait! – [Yung Gwopp]

If there’s one thing that I love about music, it’s the fact that it spans way further than any border or boundary could ever even dream of containing. We’ve got international superstars like The Kid LAROI, Skepta, and Slowthai, to name just a few, yet they’re setting examples for kids all over the world to chase their dreams and do anything they set their mind to as long as they have the work ethic and determination to get the job done. For Yung Gwopp, he moved from rural Australia to the big city of Brisbane at a young age. While growing up, he listened to bands like Green Day and Blink 182 before shifting his admiration in the direction of more hip-hop-forward music. Discovering music production at the early age of 12, he was able to test out a plethora of different sounds that would eventually go on to form the foundation of his music, and after checking out his latest song “Wait!”, all of these influences are fairly clear throughout even with his own unique spin on things. In the instrumental, we’re greeted with light, airy synths that sound almost Pi’erre Bourne-inspired prior to tapping hats and pithy 808s …

Sky – [Playboi Carti]

Playboi Carti is about as elusive as an artist can get in music, yet his fans flock his way with every new release he puts out. His album Whole Lotta Red was something that not a single person expected and although it was met with some hate and criticism when it first dropped, I think that it’s safe to say now that even if it’s not your favorite version of Carti, you can’t. help but respect and appreciate his creativity that clearly went into it, henceforth why it took so long to drop in the first place. Whether you love it or hate it, you have to appreciate the hard work and effort t that went into every aspect of the album, and that makes every additional music video absolutely mandatory for me once he drops. To end last week off on a high note, Carti decided to bring one of the more underrated cuts off of the album “Sky” to life, and he did so in yet another incredibly inventive way that is confusing yet artistic all at the same time. Directed by Nick Walker, Carti and his rag-tag group of friends decide to storm a grocery store when …

A Conversation with Maaly Raw

One of the most promising producers in this industry is an artist who goes by the name of Maaly Raw. The Philly native has been on an absolute tear lately. Racking up credits from some of the best in the industry, the up and coming icon is just getting started, but has already made a name for himself as someone you need to go to if you’re trying to make a hit. I didn’t want to just sit back and admire him from a far, so a little while back, I sat down to chop it up about music and life with Maal and this is what he had to say! — Sam: I’d love to hear more about you man! So tell me about where you’re from and what got you into music. Maal: I’m from Philly! I got into beats at like age 16. My cousin was doing beats prior to me starting up. He’s a little older than me, so every time I would go to his crib, I’d be making beats and stuff like that. One day though, I was like, man show me how to do the and he taught me like a basic step …

Vice – [Tino Szn] ft. [$NOT]

16-year-old North Carolina rapper Tino Szn makes his first drop of 2021 with a new single entitled “Vice.” The crazy thing about this song is that it features one of the raps’ budding stars in $NOT. How this track came about is very interesting. $not actually saw Tino on his Instagram live and directed messaged the young emcee to collaborate with him. Even though it’s still early and Tino’s career he’s already worked with a couple of household names. He’s already worked with producers such as Based1 (Bad Bunny), Lukrative (Playboicarti), and Harold Harper (Lil Uzi Vert) to name a few. Being this young and having so much room to grow it should be interesting to see where 2021 takes Tino Szn. We should be looking to seeing how he expands his sound as some of his influences include Chief Keef, Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, and Billie Eilish. Stream Tino Szn’s new record “Vice” with $NOT below.

Guillotine – [Pi’erre Bourne]

Not a single day can pass of speaking about the pioneers of the rap game today without mentioning the artistry that stems from Pi’erre Bourne. The 27-year-old rapper and man of many musical faces has been destroying the game for years now and has definitely become a household name. From producing hits for Young Nudy, Lil Uzi Vert, and dozens of songs for Playboi Carti (most recently on Whole Lotta Red), Pi’erre Bourne has crafted a sound that has been duplicated by many, but never comes quite as close as the original pocket that he has birthed and mastered. While many people are well aware of the production he has and can do, a lot of people tend to forget the fact that he did start out as a rapper. Releasing tons of freestyles and The Life of Pi’erre projects independently, lots of it went unnoticed and overshadowed by his amazing production he has been dishing out. It goes without saying he’s had a hell of a career thus far, but he is far from being done yet. Releasing the latest visual from his The Life of Pi’erre 4 album, he is back premiering another smash from the album, “Guillotine”. Without a doubt, Pi’erre …

Whole Lotta Red – [Playboi Carti]

Suspense can make or break an album. There is truly no getting past the fact that the way one builds up anticipation for a particular project plays an integral role in how that same project ends up being received as once it finally sees a release. This idea has made such albums as Frank Ocean’s Blonde and Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo as incredibly momentous and gratifying as they were come their respective releases, but it has also made for quite the few underwhelming releases like Lil Wayne’s ever-divisive Tha Carter IV. Simply put, acts that repeatedly act on the idea of suspense are essentially betting on themselves for both critical and commercial acclaim. This scenario is one that Playboi Carti absolutely had to find himself in if his long – and it bears repeating – long-awaited album Whole Lotta Red were to ever come out. The speculation had grown to seemingly immeasurable levels by themselves; the hype was not just through the roof, but through the stratosphere. And yet, after 3-plus years of this unprecedented teasing game that Carti himself had played with his audience, it finally happened in 2020.  But as with any project that has this …

Watch Mario Judah’s New Interview on Kids Take Over

Kids Take Over is one of the most inventive and exciting platforms for hip hop on YouTube built from the ground up by one creative Canadian. The host Arshan has built an incredible brand by getting guests that other outlets would overlook, creating interesting interviews that shed light on all aspects of the music industry. The past few weeks have been huge for Mario Judah, his very public taunting of Playboi Carti to drop one of the most anticipated albums of the year after a million delays has garnered the attention of millions. Over the weekend, Mario dropped his own version of Whole Lotta Red on SoundCloud, this saga has only helped Mario evolve from a depressed kid who went against the grain to a very genuine and hilarious rockstar that hasn’t even begun to hit his stride as an antagonist to what people perceive as conventional. Kids Take Over was the first outlet to get an interview with Mario, Arshan’s calm demeanor allows Mario to show his real personality, dive deep into his fandom of Playboi Carti, and the method behind the madness. Watch the interview below and check out more of the content on Kids Take Over!

The Man on the Moon – [WalknTalknCheck]

Nashvillle, Tennessee is without question one of the most exciting cities as far as emerging talent is concerned coming from a market not traditionally synonymous with having a thriving hip-hop scene but that paradigm is beginning to shift, much in part to a resurgence in the popularity of the music coming from the city thanks to young people in the city making and consuming great music made locally. WalknTalknCheck is a face coming off of the eastside who came flying onto my radar this year with his unforgettable debut project Aite Come On that showcased his incredibly diverse talent from his flows to lyrical abilities and most obviously his captivating vocals. He is back today with a new mixtape entitled The Man on the Moon that shows check experiment sonically a great deal, hopping on massively atmospheric beats that are cinematic in tempo and layout, allowing Check to tell his story with his unique and groundbreaking writing style that he has developed even further from his debut. The title track is one of my favorites from the tape and we hear him pour his heart out over the spacey and slower-paced instrumental, delivering an outpouring of emotion purely derived from him impassioned vocal …

Vibin, Slidin, N’ Connivin – [Oz Sparx]

“Poundside pop … rocky …. diamond st keem …oz sparx….. sim Santana … Za sosa…. I might be forgetting some but they the young’s catching they waves right now” -Meek Milll on the next artists coming up from Philly, via Twitter Any artist will tell you, that getting that co-sign from one of the biggest artists in your own city, is one of the best things to happen early on in your career. No greater feeling can be felt than getting your art noticed by someone who is known for putting your city on the map. That said, Philly-native Oz Sparx got exactly what he needed when Meek Mill shouted him out last year on Twitter. That was all the fuel that he needed to ignite that fire in him and continue to go crazier than ever before. Here were are, with the release of his latest project, Vibin, Sliding, N’ Connivin, and he is proving he is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to creating a vibe, or setting the tone for a night out with the gang. Being inspired by the modern greats such as Future, Drake, Lil Uzi Vert & Playboi Carti, Oz blends many genres and touches on many topics …

Amusement – [Holly] ft. [UnoTheActivist]

One of my favorite things about music is the fact that all over the world there are incredible talents that lead to limitless possibilities of new offerings. Holly, a producer who hails all the way from Portugal, is a talent who I was previously unaware of, but that might be due to ignorance on my end more than anything else. I have no reason for this unawareness considering he released an overflow of about 600 songs in 2017 leading to the acceptance of various awards, and although he might have slowed down slightly since then, it seems virtually impossible to keep up with that kind of output. Considering he’s more of an EDM producer than anything else, this could be the sole reason why I didn’t know about his music, but his incorporation of Hip-Hop and experimental themes is something that put him on my radar, and this will also keep him there moving forward. Most recently, although the song has been out for a few days at this point, he teamed up with Atlanta’s very own UnoTheActivist to deliver a brand-new banger entitled “Amusement” and I couldn’t be more excited. Due to the fact that Uno is Playboi Carti’s …