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Mariah The Scientist Interview: A Glimpse Into Ry Ry’s World

“I just love the evolution that I’ve been on lately and I’ve just grown so much. Before I didn’t really know too much about song structure and it was just run-on sentences all over the place in my writing. I just love where I am right now with my craft.” -Mariah The Scientist Just as the world began to think that the culture could not shift any more than it has already and that the sound of music that we have can’t evolve anymore, we often are blessed with a wave of new artists that swiftly change our minds and make us fall deeper in love with the music again. With so many people feeling worn out and bored with the sound of music today, we were sitting at the edge of our seat waiting to see what the next sound would be, or who would be the next star to take the culture forward and deliver to the best of their abilities. Mariah showcases a glimpse of her acting skills in the visuals for her song “Reminders” Atlanta-native Mariah The Scientist has been in the game for a few years now but recently has been starting to catch flame …

Kid Cudi Remix – [Pasto Flocco]

One of the biggest letdowns of the 2010’s for me came at the end of the decade when Playboi Carti and Young Nudy’s song “Kid Cudi” or “Pissy Pamper,” or whatever you personally called it then, failed to make any major impact on music beyond being such an unprecedented success for a leaked song, which is a win that has to be taken with a grain of salt considering the lost revenues and general lost cultural importunateness, so it is no surprise to me to start seeing more and more artists remix the song, and the fact that it initially leaked just before Covid paused the world, making the song feel like even more of a throwback than it is when you hear it. The newest remix that I have heard to this track comes from Queens, NY artist Pasto Flocco who teamed up with the endlessly creative director DotComNirvan for the visual and glides over the PowerUp production that warped the inital Pi’erre Bourne melody but adding distinctive new percussion that has become a sonic calling card of this latest New York wave of producers that are the musical background of collectives like Surf Gang that Pasto is affiliated …

The Life of Pi’erre 5 – [Pi’erre Bourne]

The game’s most recognizable producer with his iconic producer tags and memorable sound, Pi’erre Bourne, has been really been applying tons of pressure in the game ever since he step foot in it. Without a doubt, his sound is one that is often imitated but never duplicated, and he is inspiring tons of producers out there with his simplistic, yet encapturing instrumentals that he has flooded the game with. While most known for his beats, he began his career years ago as a self-fulfilled rapper, being able to write his own songs, record and mix them, and provide the beat as well. His project series The Life of Pi’erre has been around since 2016 if you remember Pi’erre from his early Soundcloud days. Dropping the first three installments exclusively on Soundcloud, many fans we’re aware that he actually rapped until his guest verse on Playboi Carti’s Die Lit in 2018. His debut album The Life of Pi’erre 4 was considered a cult classic by many fans of his, and he is back to do it all over again–this time, ten times bigger. It’s finally here–The Life of Pi’erre 5. One thing fans can immediately differentiate from his last project is that there are a …

Sofaygo, The Boy Who Believed

When Andre Dontrel Burt decided to release the three-track EP, We Are Aliens, as SoFaygo, a new pseudonym to replace his former rap name, Trvllinese, the reception wasn’t exactly favorable. “I was getting backlash when I made that transition in 2018,” the 19-year-old rapper remembered, “People was not fucking with it. They liked Trvllinese better. I told them, bro, watch, y’all gonna see.” You make it seem like you knew what was going to happen? “I did,” he replied, “I always felt like I was going to be great, bro.”  Self-assurance doesn’t come in short supply for the Georgia-born teen. His need for a superstar’s resolve dates back to Junior year at Harrison High School. “I started caring less about people’s opinions in 11th grade,” SoFaygo recalled, “That’s when I started wearing different kinds of clothes, dyeing my hair in all different kinds of colors, just adapting to what Atlanta was on at the time.” “But niggas used to try me, bruh,” he asserted. “I don’t know why, maybe because I was different, but they would call me and my music weird.” With a light chuckle, the confident rookie added, “I was having none of that, bruh. I was always …

Bob Ross – [A$AP Ant] ft. [Lulu P] & [A$AP Twelvyy]

Right at the end of last year, A$AP Ant decided to bless us with his unbelievable project entitled Lil Black Jean Jacket 2, an album containing 17 songs that ran just under 40 minutes long. While I think it goes without saying that Ant is one of the more underrated members of A$AP Mob, he knows exactly how talented he is, and fans aren’t quick to forget that either. A few days ago, the homie hit me up and told me about a brand-new music video for the album’s record “Bob Ross” which also features the unbelievably talented Lulu P and fellow Mob member A$AP Twelvyy. While I’m not entirely sure who shot this flick, I do know that they made it an entire community affair, bringing out what seemed like the whole city of New York to back up some of the best emcees coming out of the city. Opening up in a crowd of people, certain individuals are showing off their designer garments as well as the substances they’re carrying around with them like lean and countless blunts, of course. The entire visual seems to have some sort of granular filter as we move on throughout, giving the …

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 …