So St. Louis' own Smino linked up with Tallahassee Pain for a remix to the stand out record of his blkswn project. Peep the visuals!
Young M.A seemed to have disappeared from the mainstream for a little following the success of her smash single "OOUUUU". She's back setting the record straight about her young status in the game. She's barring alot of these dudes down, I must be honest. Enjoy!
I'm kind of late posting this, but whatever. EarthGang delivered with their latest release, the Robots EP. With bouncy beats, playful flows, and a hilarious skit lasting throughout the entire project, you have no choice but to let it ride on repeat. Enjoy!
The story. The theme. The features. The depth. Eminem does it again with his newest release "Walk On Water" coming off his BET Awards Cypher that shook the nation. Featuring Beyonce, but written by Skylar Grey, the track speaks deeply from the POV of a larger-than-life artist whom is deemed the God (or Queen) and has to live up to those standards for the rest of their lives. They are reluctant figures in our culture. There's plenty much more I can say about this, but the song itself says so much. Listen up!
With a mix of Juvenile flows and a south Florida story to tell, Miami's Bruno Mali takes it back with the classic "Ha". This track goes and you're sleep if you haven't put it in your playlist. Enjoy!
Interesting story about my time enjoying Chicago native, Supa Bwe. The first song that hooked me was "Toni Braxton" back in 2015 (unfortunately not on Soundcloud anymore). Something about the riff in the hook's vocals reminded me of old rock tunes from the 90s that I felt weird for listening to and even knowing. That song caused me to listen to The Dead Occasion where I found other faves like "Contacts". In the time since, I've watched Supa take the necessary steps to garner the attention needed to his career to the next level.
Here he is with the first visuals from his upcoming project, Finally Dead (available for pre-order) called "I Hate Being Alive" directed by Cole Bennett of Lyrical Lemonade. Too dope to ignore I promise.
Sidenote: Over time, I've come to realize that the sound of Supa that hooked me has can be now found in some of the most popular acts out now. Did he inspire these people? Is Supa a pioneer in this new age rock-inspired emo-rap? I could honestly say I heard him doing it before most.
Throwbyk of me enjoying "Toni Braxton" lol
"What's power? Strength. To give life. To take it. To heal it." - Rapsody
Rapsody is the best female rapper in the game, with her gender being no part of her skill, in my opinion. She raps with some of the best MC's in the game and always stands her own. For this track, she brings TDE's Kendrick Lamar and Lance Skiiiwalker along for the ride. Though Kung Fu Kenny isn't featured in the video, the message still flows through.
"Power begins from within. Power is in all of us. Power lies within you." - 9th Wonder
This video is as hype as the song makes me. I'm about a year into enjoying Rich The Kid's flow switches and Kendrick comes through to deliver as always. The video is very energetic and the colors are vibrant. Wait until you see this dude Rich whip lordt. Also, watch for the chopstick Millie Rock. Too lit. Enjoy!
I'm excited to deliver this track to you all forreal. Me and my brudda Uche go back over 7 years. and I never knew he had this in him. Representing his homeland of Nigeria, bro is literally describing the life of a true king reaping the benefits of all the work he has done. Y'all gotta give it a spin. Enjoy!
"..and if I go to D.C., I'm tryna spar with Trump."
Off top lemme say, this track is #PLVYLIST approved hands down. Issa vibe with a message. Y'all know that's my steeze. Each one of these artists delivered verses with "depth", as Kodak jokingly mentions in the intro, that were consistent with their individual styles. They came to deliver a message about our current society that you must take a reckoning to if you're a human being. Dreezy, 6LACK, and Kodak are all problems to look out for in the music industry in their own right.
Sidenote: Shoutout to anyone who thinks Kodak is just young and dumb. Y'all wrong.
Not only the intro to Thug's latest album Beautiful Thugger Girls, but one of my top two favorites of the project. Thug caught everyone off guard with the country singing album he had proposed to us, but I can honestly admit I dig the sound. This track, featuring upcoming UK artist Millie Go Lightly, has it's own original kind of vibe and the visuals are proving Thug to be raising his bar on music videos. Proud to see the growth in one of my favorite artists. Enjoy!
I'm proud to present this stand out track from a local Orlando artist I recently discovered at Fusion this past Monday, Xeita caught the crowd easily with his subtle, yet ferocious delivery of this track as well as another I enjoyed. Dude automatically had the gvng bouncing and calling back to him. That's certified to me. Expecting to hear more great vibes from the new homie Xeita. #PLVYLISTApproved
I'm excited to drop this track on the blog as well as my home page #PLVYLIST. I was able to catch this song live, pre-release I might add, at a show in Orlando. Along with the natural vibes the song provides, Madam ButterFlii's sensual performance style added another element of enjoyment. It's now out and available via Apple Music & Spotify.
West Orlando's Otown Marco has been on his rise for some time now. I personally caught on to his music earlier last year with his song "Money Man". Here's his newest visual release, Motions. The feel of the video caught me right at the beginning during the title sequence and the hypnotic vibes of the track mellows you out throughout the rest. Enjoy!
The Black Student Union at the University of Central Florida will be presenting their 2nd Annual "Knuck If You Buck Stroll Off" on Sunday, October 8th at 7pm. You can me hosting alongside the beautiful Sydne Taylor of Uncensored407 as well as a special performance from the WTFuture GVNG. This night is looking like one for the books! Meet us there.
Do you love ice cream? Do you remember hearing the truck coming around the corner playing that lovely jingle? I have some disturbing, yet humorous news about that song. What if I told you that the jingle was originally an overtly racist song called "Nigger Love A Watermelon Ha! Ha! Ha!" ? I know I know, it sounds wild, but it's true. The song was written back in 1916 (when Amerikkka was great says Trump) and released by Columbia Records.
Filled with racial slurs and plain incorrect depictions of black Americans, this song has become a staple of childhood happiness over the years. In the midst of the kneeling protests and the confusion over whether the protests are about the racist star spangled banner song or police reform, I figured it would be good for you all to hear yet another example of the overt racism that existed and still exists. I think it's funny more than anything. Check it out!
Much love and appreciation to the fam over at Creative Misfits for the CVNCER EP review. I'd say their analysis was pretty spot on from the flow of the tracks to their meanings to pointing out punchlines. If you want to understand my music a little better, this would be a great place to look. Enjoy!