Artist Feature: Trippie Redd

by Emmanuel

Could be next to blow 

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Canton, Ohio’s Trippie Redd is my newest Soundcloud discovery and is brimming with potential. You will notice right off the bat that he has abandoned many of the regular rapper tropes as the majority of his music has to do with heartbreak, and dealing with emotions. Despite having many rap records some even being displays of traditional rap skill over boom bap production.

Trippie shines hardest on the tracks where he is crooning with slight auto tune and his signature cracked, strained vocals, most likely the reason for many of his tracks having the R&B and Soul hashtag. Standouts for me are “Oowee/Thots”, “Chair Falling”, “Romeo and Juliet” among many others. Give Trippie Redd a listen below.

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Artist Feature: Mathaius Young

by Emmanuel

Indy got heat’

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Mathiaus Young is another up and comer from Indianapolis who often runs with Drayco McCoy. In an interview with the Chicago Sleeperz Podcast Drayco mentioned that he had a clique of friends in Indy who all had great solo music. After taking a listen to Mathiaus Young’s  music I can say I agree at least when it comes to him. He recently got his first big solo placement with HNHH posting his most recent mixtape Take The Night Away. Mathius has a much more chilled and relaxed vibe as opposed to Drayco as you can hear a lot of R&B influence and introspective content in his music. But make no mistake he can t’up with the rowdiest of them. Standouts for me are “Fuck” ft Draycco McCoy, “Wassup”, and “It’s All Over” Take a listen to Mathiaius Young below.

Wintertime “Ice In My Veins” (prod by Hella Sketchy)

by Emmanuel Louis-Charles

Listen to Wintertime Now

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Wintertime is another mysterious Soundcloud entity with about 70k followers and a remix from Eryka Badu under his belt. He may very well be the next to blow up from the platform and his recently released self titled tape is strong evidence that he may. Listen to my favorite song from the project Ice In My Veins below.

Heatseekers: Nae Sano “Gucci Glasses”

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If you are not subscribes to the YouTube channels Astari or TrillPhonk you are missing out on some fire underground gems. I have mentioned previously about how I was turned on to 6 Dogs from the Astari channel well before Adam 22, Masked Gorilla, or any place that you probably have heard about him from. My newest discovery from Astaru is Nae Sano from Sweden. And while after quickly flipping through his Soundcloud I’m not entirely sure of his ability to be consistent, Gucci Glasses is too hard to ignore. Peep the video above.

 

Robb Bank$ “FALCONIA”

by ethagod

Cash Money Millionaires

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‘Robb is looking to build off of the ype surrounding his recent Cash Money signing by dropping lots of music and today we get the second of two hard records in FALCONIA. A creepy piano loop steps in the background, as the drums and Robb’s energetic delivery make the song complete. Listen below.

Artist Feature: Drayco McCoy

by Emmanuel Louis-Charles

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Indianapolis’s Drayco McCoy is one of my newest discoveries. I found out about him through the underground rap podcast Chicago Sleepers.

Throughout the interview you learn that Drayco’s is a pretty regular person and very humble even after opening up for Bibby and Herbo at the Metro. At one point he claims that he does not really know how to rap yet a statement I disagree with after listening to his music. His music is very dark and clearly comes from someone who is angry. He definitely has a better grasp of flow and cadence than the majority of Soundcloud rappers. Something in particular that I really like about him is his tendency to scream the ad-libs behind his speedy flows similar to xxxtentacion. Standouts for me from his extensive 85 track catalogue are “Migraine”, “Head First”, and  “Im In Love With Fuck Shit”. Flip through Drayco’s catalogue below.

Lil Tracy “In Dis Bih” feat Thouxanbanfauni & Lil Peep

by mannygotbricks

Black Boy White Boy Swag

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What a great year for music 2017 is shaping up to be with Tracy, Kodak, and a bunch of other people dropping insane records. Tracy’s new project XOXO has tons of great features and the contributions from Fauni and Peep on “In Dis Bih” make the record undeniable. Listen below.

6 Dogs “Someone”

by mannygotbricks

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Atlanta, Georgia’s 6 Dogs is 17 and currently grounded. I posted his song that is currently blowing up on Soundcloud “Flossing” last year and his following has not stopped growing since. He just did a full length feature with Masked Gorilla, and this new song “Someone” is produced by underground hit-makers Nedarb Negrom and Captain Crunch. I described him as an emo Yachty in my last write up and my description rings even truer after listening to this sad boy banger. Listen below.