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

 

 

Artist Feature: Gunna

By Emmanuel Louis-Charles

Catch up with YSL Gunna

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While it is hard for me to think of something that Gunna brings to the table that is distinctly his own, I can say that he is better than most at rapping like Young Thug. Thug would probably say the same as it was his cosign that first propelled Gunna into the spotlight. Sonically Gunna does what most rappers from Atlanta do, super fast spurts of rapping metered out by melodic sections, but his beat selection is better than most and he has access to high profile features by way of his connections. In todays music landscape its either hot or not and Gunna has heaters combined with a wave if internet hype. Standouts for me include “Don’t Play Wit It” featuring Young Thug, “Car Sick” ft Nav, “YSL” ft Playboi Carti, and “Oh Ok” ft Young Thug and Lil Baby. Peep Gunna’s catalogue below.

 

6 Dogs Drops Visual for “Buttcheeks”

By Emmanuel

I don’t even play tho

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I just posted about the dope track itself but now the Atlanta crooner follows up the tack with a dope visual directed by none other than Cole Bennett himself. The video has kind of a duality in it being that the song is somber but the colors and overall aesthetic of the video is bright goofy and fun. Watch the vid below.

Artist Feature: Yung Bans

By Emmanuel

Get to know the Freebandz Gang signee

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Yung Bans has been making a lot of waves as of late especially with his breakout hit “Lonely”. But the Atlanta rapper has lots more than that one record to get your ears tuned into him. Bans style is characterized by his hushed, melodic delivery and swirling, intoxicating beat selection. Drugs like lean are clearly a big part of his creative process and it makes perfect sense that he signed to the poster boy for drug rap Future. Bans is sure to blow this year so you should get in tune asap. My favorite songs from Bans are “Lonely”, “Right Through You”, “Dresser”, and “No Cap” amongst many others. Give Yung Bans a listen below.

Young Thug Teases Fire New Track

By Emmanuel 

Sounding pretty fye. 

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Thugs album this year is sure to be a return to the more aggressive form of his music as “Beautiful Thugger Girls”  was damn near an R&B album that many fans (not me) were not huge fans off. Today on twitter we find Thug in a foreign whip drinking mud, and playing a hard ass unreleased joint that I’m going to tentatively title “Real Niggas Gon Maintain”. Shit sounds crazy. Listen below.