Artist Feature: Young Nudy

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

PDE 4L Bitch

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I’ve written about Young Nudy many times on this website but have neglected to write a full length feature on him for some very stupid and lazy reason. Young Nudy is easily rivaling Kodak for the most listened to artist in my rotation right now. As an offshoot of 21 Savage’s PDE movement Nudy has worked hard to get from under the label of “21’s homie” and establish his own solid fanbase. 2017’s Nudyland was his break from under the 21 Savage umbrella and 2018 looks to be another huge year for Nudy. Nudy’s style is the ultimate form of stream-of-consciousness rap . You need not worry if Young Nudy is lying about anything in his raps because it’s so off-the top it most likely happened an hour ago. To balance out his avant-garde flow Nudy bolsters his music with some of the best beats out today.

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Pierre Bourne and Nudy have unbelievable chemistry together as they started doing music together long before Carti found Pierre, establishing the ravenous cult fan base Nudy has in Atlanta. Standouts for me include the entire “Nudyland” project, “EA” ft 21 Savage, “Peons“, “No Deal” “Yeah Yeah” and tons more to find for yourself. Young Nudy is the shit, so keep you ears out for Slime Ball 3 set to drop this year as well as his collaboration album with 21 Savage PDE 4L. Peep his catalogue below.

 

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Playboi Carti & Lil Uzi Vert “Bankroll”

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

Carti+Uzi=Auto-smash

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We should all be aware of Carti and Uzi’s collab album 16*29 dropping this year especially after the fantastic single “Break Da Bank” that dropped during the end of last year. Today they continue the rollout with a slower paced banger titled “Bankroll”. Carti and Uzi have undeniable chemistry and it shows again here. Some hard hitting melodies on this one and a cinematic monster of a beat provided by DR Beatz, I’m addicted. Listen below.

 

EARTHGANG ft Ari Lennox “Nothing But The Best”

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

The Atlanta duo delivers a jazzy smash

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EARTHGANG and J.I.D are part of the rise of young southern rappers who can really rap their asses off. Today they team up with songstress Ari Lennox to deliver a sweet yet menacing cut. The duos swinging flows completely the swing of the jazz instrumental as they flow effortlessly over the beat. Stream the single on all services.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/nothing-but-the-best-feat-ari-lennox/1350036638?i=1350036833

 

 

Swoosh “Swoosh Me Up” prod by Cardo

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

Swoosh delivers a banger after his long hiatus

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AWGE affiliate Swoosh has been M.I.A in terms of dropping solo music for months now as he took a long break after he dropped the very popular “Get Out My Face” record. He had plenty of online hype behind him and we will see if that is still true with the reception of this next record. I enjoy the song, pretty much any Cardo beat is guaranteed fire and Swoosh handles the instrumental with ease. Listen below.

 

Artist Feature: Goonew & Lil Dude

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

Homicide Boyz Got A Wave Comin 

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Goonew and Lil Dude were brought to my attention by Ian Connor and Lil Yachty. Ian posted them in a crib banging their collab with Yachty “Homicide Boat”. Upon first listen I was not to sure if I liked them. Goonew has a very similar flow to Q Da Fool and other DMV rappers and Lil Dude can be very generic as well, but I kept revisiting because I felt I was missing something. Now after taking a hard few listens to Goonew’s GoonWick project I can say that despite whatever negatives people have to say about them (sometimes off beat flow being the main gripe) , their trajectory is looking up. One of the best parts about their music to me is their beat selection which ranges from complex samples to hyper minimal keyboard beats all of them knocking something serious. Standouts for me are “Homicide Boat” ft Lil Yachty, “Stain” ft Duwap Kaine, “Str8 Of Da Boat”, “80’s”, and “Goon Rich” from Goonew. “2.0”, “No Hiding“, and “Lil Boowop” from Lil Dude. Check the Homicde Boyz out below.

 

16yrold ft Yung Bans, D Savage, and Tracy “IFEELLIKEYOUNGSCOOTER”

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

I just left Columbia

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16yrold had a monster 2017 on the underground tip and 2018 is definitely the year he catapult’s himself into the mainstream. Today he drops a posse cut of sorts featuring frequent collaborator D Savage along with newer voices to a 16yrold beat Yung Bans and Tracy. Bans handles the hook while Savage and Tracy supply some fire melodic verses. Listen below.

Artist Feature: Juice WRLD

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

This kid got it

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I just got out of bed at three in the morning to write this because Chicago artist Juice WRLD is the shit, and I had to let whoever reads this know right now. Upon first listen to his music it screams Lil Peep/Tracy/Kid Cudi in the best ways possible. Juice’s music is emo rap at its finest. His content is not all sad boy stuff though as he can still stick his chest out and talk his shit like a more traditional rapper. Juice WRLD’s beat selection is impeccable and he has a mean hook pen and ear for melodies. I love how the vast majority of his music is produced by the same two people showing that he has a firm grasp on his process and sound. Standouts for me are “All Girls Are The Same”, “Rainbow”, “Until Its Over (closure)“, “Demo Wreck” and “Something New” among many I am sure I have yet to find. Peep Juice WRLD below.

 

 

Smokepurrp Drops Colorful Video For “Big Bucks”

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

Purpps best song

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Smokepurpp and Ronny J dropped “Big Bucks” a few months ago and in my opinion it is still Purpp’s best song to date. Today we get a fluorescent video to match the buzzing track that features Purpp in a color changing room in front of a fly whip, entertaining fly women, classic hip hop. Peep the video below.

G Herbo “Everything” Remix ft Chance The Rapper

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

Eastside Emissaries

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Herbo just teased the remix to his hit record “Everything” on IG and today we get the full version featuring Chi-Towns golden child Chance The Rapper. Chance hops on the third verse of the banger starting of with melody and ending with flexing inspired bars not heard often from the holy spitter. Shit is fire. Listen below.