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 homie LB199X is back with another jam. Bro is preaching only real spill in a lyrically gifted verse and crooning on the hook over a hypnotizing choppy beat. The track is also complimented with a feature from G-Elz (who I'm not familiar with at the moment, but worth checking out for sure). Definitely dropping this gem on my #PLVYLIST. Good looks brody!
Fresh off of VH1's Signed, Cell is here with a new body of work called Carpe Noctem. Congratulations to the boy being signed by Radio Killa, RocNation, and his own imprint E.L.I.T.E. Gotta celebrate another example of hard work paying off. Enjoy the vibes!
"Meaning to seize the night. Some of us take it for granted. The night symbolizes truth, a moment in time when you can be whatever you want. It symbolizes fear to some or security to others. Seize the night, keep faith, and prosper"
My brudda Crando back with a loosey fresh off Hurricane Harvey & Hurricane Irma. The track features Marlon Yul and I can't help but vibe when these two get together. Issa vibe. Enjoy!