Artist Feature: Xanman

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

The DMV is the new drill-era Chicago 

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Its always a pleasant surprise when someone lacks that rapper look but has quality music. Xanmans cheeks are so chubby and pinchable it surprised me when he starts rapping or talking and his intensely gruff and deep voice starts talking about all of the guns and drugs that he has.

Xanman is a DMV artist and as soon as he starts rapping you should be able to tell. To me the DMV flow has replaced the Chicago stutter flow as the go-to flow for almost every new rapper at some point in time. No new rapper comes out without rapping like Splurge or Q Da Fool at some point. Xanman’s style is more authentic due to the fact that he is actually from that area and collaborates with DMV street staples like Lil Dude and Goonew. Don’t look for any thoughtful bars from Xanman as it is all gun and dope talk like most of the DMV rappers, and there is nothing wrong with that. Standout tracks for me are Many Men ft Lil Dude, Midnight, and a plethora of others from his already deep catalog of projects. Peep Xanman below.

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Video Premier: Bad Newz Boyz “Get Ya Issue”

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

The first IUDK premier

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The Bad Newz Boyz are bubbling out of Atlanta right now and I feel privileged to be on to them so early because these niggas clearly got it. Just Leek and RIPXL are not slowing up after the release of BNB earlier this year and keep the applying pressure with this new single and video for “Get Ya Issue”. The record is a certified slap while the video is a bit regular compared to their others, its an overall great beginning to the roll out of another stellar project. Watch the video below and make sure you get in tune with the Bad Newz Boyz now so you can tell your friends “I liked them before they blew up”.

JustLeek and Supreme Creme “No Red Lights”

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

Baloney You Are Not Ham

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One half of the Bad Newz Boyz JustLeek has come together with fellow ATL underground spitter Supreme Creme to drop another fire track in “No Red Lights”. I was upset when I asked Leek to send me the song early and he denied my request because they needed to master it. I waited patiently like a regular fan and my patience was rewarded last week as the finished product is just as fire as the Instagram snippet that I have been constantly bumping.

The track is a certified banger and I look forward to all upcoming releases from Leek and the BNB collective. Peep the track below.

Artist Feature: Mach Hommy

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

This man is fye

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I have heard Mach Hommy’s name only once before yesterday and that was on State of The Culture where Jinx mentioned him in. I neglected to delve into his catalog then but his appearance on Earl Sweatshirts newest project made me finally take a look. Upon the first listen and look at “Floorseats” I was upset with my self as a Haitian male that I did not know about a Haitian rapper from Jersey who always has our flag wrapped around his face. Even forgetting about the fact that we are of the same nationality I loved even more that his brand is hardcore lyricism.

You can tell this man has been in love with a certain kind of hip hop for a long time and has perfected his style to a fine point. Mach Hommy’s style reminds me a lot of  Ka, as well as Your Old Droog, Wiki, Westside Gun, Earl Sweatshirt, and Currensy many of whom he has collaborated with.  If your down for some dusty grimy east coast production coupled with mind bending flow patters and bars Mach Hommy is your man. Standouts for me include “Floorseats”, “d’Shady & d’Lamp”, “2 Second Style “, “Stain Glass”, “Mami Wata” and many others. Peep Mach Hommy’s work on Youtube and SoundCloud.

The Hottest Songs Out 11/2/2019

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

My range is unmatched

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Yung Bans “Partna In Crime”

Vince Staples “Sheet Music”

Earl Sweatshirt “OD”

Famous Dex ft Wiz Khalifa “Proofread”

Lucki “Me Myself and I”

Kanye West “Follow God”

Smoke DZA ft Benny the Butcher and Westside Gun “7:30” Prod by Pete Rock

Wiki “Eggs” Prod by Madlib

Lil Gotit ft Lil Keed “Brotherly Love”

NBA Young Boy “Rich As Hell”

Summer Walker ft Usher “Come Thru”

Danny Brown “Combat”

Lil Tjay ft Rileyy Lanez “Post to Be”

 

 

 

Yung Bans “Partna In Crime”

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

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Yung Bans recently teased this new single and video via and Instagram and I have been patiently waiting for this smash to drop and today is my birthday. Bans flips the immensely popular Foster The People track “Pumped Up Kicks”, and it makes for one hell of a bop in auto tuned rap form. Fuck Akademicks and fuck numbers, good music will always be good music. I’m on listen 4 and I don’t see it leaving my rotation any time soon. Watch the video below.

 

Famous Dex ft Wiz Khalifa “Proofread”

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

Dex Got Another Smash

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Famous Dex drops musical in a sporadic and weird way. He constantly teases music videos and release dates that seems to never come to fruition. It makes sense for his label 300 to stop him because honestly most of Dex’s music as of late is not that great. But last night he dropped a single that is clearly a label constructed and financed effort that definitely could work. “Proofread” is a groovy auto tuned smash akin to some of Dex’s older hits like “Broke My Back for You” and “Took Time”. But the radio aspirations for this record are clear with poppy beat and high production value set to drop soon. I love this song and I am pretty sure this joint could reach the same heights as “Japan” and “Pick It Up”. Listen below.

Wiz Khalifa Is On A Roll

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

See what I did there? 

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I don’t know if anyone else is noticing the absolute crack Wiz Khalifa has been dropping. It seems as though he is returning to what made him popular in the first place linking with producers like Sledgren and re-instating his initial catch-phrase “Okaaaayyyy!”. The hottest of the loosies has to be “Really and Truly” but peep all of this vintage Khalifa Man on his Soundcloud below.

Baby Keem “Orange Soda”

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

This record could blow

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ASAP Bari’s Instagram put me on to this song and I have been playing it so much I really see it going somewhere when the masses wake up. I don’t know where Bay Keem is from but this song is fire as fuck. His other music is a bit underwhelming in my opinion reminds me a bit of Comethazine crossed with some Khalid type records, I honestly don’t know about his career as a whole but “Orange Soda” could be his ticket to the bag. Peep the record below.