Artist Feature: Pop Smoke

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

Street Music To Dance To

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Pop Smoke is one of the newest young artists bubbling out of New York right with a distinct new style. Upon first listen of “Welcome to The Party” the hyper aggressive content contrasts drastically to the extra bouncy grime type beat. The instrumentals Pop Smoke raps over is a big part of his style as I have not heard any American rapper hop on a beat that could be on an AJ Tracey album. When I first heard “Meet The Woo” and “Welcome to The Party” his two biggest records I couldn’t help but hear Stormzy’s “Too Big For Your Boots” chorus over the beat and I’m sure you will too. Listen to the hottest kid in the New York underground below and make sure your Blicky Twirl is correct.

 

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KEY! “Miami Too Much”

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

Why you always by the pool?

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One of my favorite rappers of the last two years Key! just dropped his next single and video for “Miami Too Much”. Key has been teasing this record for some time now and die hards like myself are beyond happy that it is finally out. Listen to the banger below.

Denzel Curry “SPEEDBOAT”

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

The biggest raider

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Denzel Curry is back at it again with another heater of a single ahead of his new album ZUU . “Speedboat” is a piano led banger with plenty bass. I think of this as the sonic successor to “Clout Cobain” only in the sound and arrangement not necessarily the content.  Listen to the single below.

The Hottest Songs Out

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

On Fye

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D Savage “WYTD”***

Young Nudy “Call Dat Bitch Homicide”***

Lil Keed “Oh My God”***

PNB Rock ft Torey Lanez “All These Bands”

Yung Bans & YNW Melly “My Lil Guta Bitch”

Jay Critch “Bully”

Beast Coast “Coast Clear”****

Schoolboy Q ft Lil Baby “Water”

Joey Fatts ft Dave East “Checc In”

Chance The Rapper ft Tisakorean “Groceries”

 

 

Hottest Songs Out 11/29/2018

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

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Tekashi 69 ft A Boogie ‘Waka”

Torey Lanes ft A Boogie “If It Ain’t Right”

Key Glock “Clowns”

Jay Critch “Way It Is”

Warhol.SS ft Uno The Activist “War Ready”

J.I.D ft ASAP Ferg “Westbrook”

Meek Mill ft Fabolous & Anuel AA “Uptown Vibes”

PNB Rock “Nowadays”

Lil Durk “Treacherous”

Gunna “Style Stealer”

Earl Sweatshirt ft Navy Blue(Sage Elssesler) “The Mint”

Trippie Redd “I Tried Loving”

Action Bronson ft ASAP Rocky “Swerve On Em”

Vince Staples “Outside”

Swizz Beats ft Jadakiss, Styles P and Kendrick Lamar “Something Dirty”

Matt OX “Blue Racks”

Lil Keed ‘Wop”*****

Juice Wrld & Future “Shorty”

Shy Glizzy “Wavy”

Sheck Wes “GMAIL”

 

J.I.D ft J.Cole “Off Deez”

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

G.O.M.D

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Atlanta native and Dreamville signee J.I.D has been making tons of noise over the past few years that has landed him on the XXL Freshman list with an incredible standout freestyle. Off this new crop of MC’s J.I.D is clearly the most lyrically able and he shows off his skill again along side Cole on “Off Deez”. Production surprisingly comes from Chasethemoney the orchestrator behind street acts like Valee and Z Money.  It’s great to hear such high level bars over grimy, booming production like this. Take a listen below.

The Hottest Songs Out-6/29

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

Trust Me

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Wiz Khalifa ft Swae Lee “Hopeless Romantic”

Juice WRLD “Legends”

Yung Bans ft Juice WRLD “Round”

Drake “In My Feelings”*** (Get A Streaming Service Bums)

Trippie Redd “Me Likey”

Freddie Gibbs ft 03 Greedo “Death Row”

Westside Gun “Dean Malenko”***

A Boogie ft NAV “Pull Up”

Jay Rock “Troopers”