Fivio Foreign “Big Drip”

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

Drill flow + Grime Beat = Smash 

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Fivio Foreign joins Pop Smoke as another artist from New York experimenting with UK Grime beats and incorporating it with a gritty drill-esque New York flow. I was honestly hesitant about posting this because it sounds so much like Pop Smoke’s records but if your on the east coast right now I know for a big factory that you love this song and the numbers reflect it. I don’t have high hopes for Fivio Foreign’s future in rap, or Pop Smokes because they don’t seem to care about changing their sound and are happy to be able to grab club hosting bags. But surely this sound will fizzle out and these artists with it if they don’t show some variety in their sound. But for now SHE WANNA SUCK ON A LIT DICK (AYEE AYEE AYEE!!).

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Artist Feature: Sheff G

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

The New New York

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Sheff G is an artist from Brooklyn that has seen a rise during a pretty dope time in New York and East Coast hip hop. The East Coast for many years was lagging behind the South and seemed to be constantly trying to “restore the feeling” rather than change with the times. Now a days I feel as though the East Coast can represent almost all of the different kinds of rap existing today, from traditionalists like Westside Gunn, Conway and, Benny, to auto tuned pop stars like A Boogie, and Lil TJay New York is in a great place in rap.

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The group Sheff G rose with includes contemporaries like 22 G’s and Pop Smoke and he holds some similarities to their music specifically the heavy drill influence. One thing Sheff G does differently and well is his use of melody and the UK Grime sound that New York street niggas are randomly fans of now a days. Sheff’s music can be characterized by his unmistakable voice which is thick, deep, and menacing. I hope Sheff can flourish in rap and stay out of trouble as his street reputation is certified. Standouts for me are “Flows”, “Respect”, and “Think I’m Playing”. Peep Sheff G’s music below.

The Hottest Songs Out 10/17/2019

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

TOREY LANEZ

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Torey Lanez ft Chris Brown “The Take”

Bad Newz Boys “Get Ya Issue”

Future ft Lil Durk “Last Name”

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie ft Lil Uzi Vert “Reply”

Lil Baby “Woah”

Torey Lanez ft Ludacris “The Fargo Splash”

Gucci Mane ft Kodak Black “Big Boy Diamonds”

G Herbo “Can’t Sleep”

Goonew “Moesha”

Styles P ft Conway the Machine & BENNY the BUTCHER “Blam, Blam, Blam”

Torey Lanez ft Slim and NYCE “Room 112” 

Underatted: Wifisfuneral

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

Alone As A Face Tat

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Wifi is one of the staples of this new face tat generation and it is unfortunate that he gets lumped together with others like Lil Pump and Smokepurrp when is music holds much more merit and replay value than his contemporaries. In the beginning of the Soundcloud explosion it was almost impossible to differentiate the styles of all of the artists coming out of the movement and was way easier to lump all of the screaming, colored hair rappers into one large group with the few big name exceptions being XXXTentacion and Lil Pump. But as time went on and with the untimely and tragic passing of X, the artists from South Florida begin to evolve and die.

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I feel as though artists like Purp and Pump are clearly going through the ending years of their career and their stagnant music is a telltale sign of that. While Wifi on the other hand has been making the best music of his career. WYA Pt.2 is the best song he has ever made and Ethernet 2 was one of the best projects to drop in the beginning half of 2019. Songs like “Eggs” and “WYA Pt.2” show me that Wifi is determined to not be boxed in and singled out as a dime a dozen Soundcloud rapper and wants to be seen as one of the elite from his generation. I personally believe he will get there. Take another look at Wifi down below and ignore Russ and Joe Budden at least when it comes to Weef)

 

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.

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.