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Level Live 001: Bathe

By Elliot Montanez // 19 Jun 2019

The good people at Level have been developing an awesome space in Austin, Texas over the past couple of years and their latest creation is their new series simply called Level Live. Their first episode included the tremendously talented duo that goes by Bathe, that makes up of Devin Hobdy and Corey Smith-West, and man they certainly didn’t disappoint! The two performed a stripped down version of their track titled “Kimmi”, and they absolutely blew me away, leading me into a wormhole of the rest of their catalog & I am so glad Level led me to discover these guys. Get familiar with the new series and with Bathe by pressing play below!

A Conversation with HappyBirthdayCalvin • One Of Chicago’s Brightest Young Acts

By Elliot Montanez // 19 Jun 2019

HappyBirthdayCalvin is a kid out of Chicago who has been making some major noise in the music community, but especially here in the city, so of course I had to bring him through the office for a brand new interview for the site! HappyBirthdayCalvin will end up being one of the leaders in the Chicago music scene within the next few years, and I know that’s a bold statement for someone who just graduated high school, but trust me when I say he is a good person to the core but even more importantly he is musically inclined. Calvin’s record “No Friends” has been going crazy for a minute now, playing on radios all over the country, and not to mention that he just got Chicago legend G-Herbo on the remix of the track. Learn a thing or two about Calvin by reading this brand new interview below and don’t forget to stream his record below while you read, & also keep an eye out for his upcoming music releases! Follow Calvin on Twitter here!   — EM: Before we dive into the questions, give our readers who may not be familiar with you a brief introduction of yourself. Calvin: …

4wurd – [Jay Bel]

By Elliot Montanez // 19 Jun 2019

A super talented emcee that goes by Jay Bel is finding himself on our website tonight with his latest project titled “4 Wurd” (An anti-gentrification project). One feature that I love about Soundcloud is the ‘artists you should know’ section because I typically find some good talent there, and that is exactly how I came across Jay Bel, which led me to this fantastic tape! There is a total of fifteen tracks on this project and as you can tell from the title, it is all based around the idea of anti-gentrification. I was ultimately impressed with the final outcome of the tape, Jay Bel is a real spitter and proved that he’s not to be taken lightly with this release. I highly suggest that you stream this tape in it’s entirely via Soundcloud below, and if you like it then go ahead and share the music with a friend. production from 2spvced, Bakimbo, Groove, Flip.gawd.dre

Watch A$AP Ferg’s brand new interview with Joe Budden

By Elliot Montanez // 19 Jun 2019

A$AP Ferg was the latest record on Joe Budden’s Pull Up series, and it’s not anything you want to miss out on! You will find these two speaking about plenty of subjects such as taking a step back to self scout his situation, getting new management, his A$AP crew, dealing with stress, delegating, mental health, having thoughts of doubt with music before, touring, buying his first house, New York, his new music, considering himself underrated, social media, his position at Tiffany’s, his fashion sense, the features on his next project including Rico Nasty, working with Nicki Minaj, working with Pharrell, Snoop Dogg, his brother that makes music, BMX, his other business ventures and more. Watch this knowledgable new conversation below.

Apple Jacks – [Nu Vintage]

By Elliot Montanez // 19 Jun 2019

Nu Vintage is a dope producer that I have covered here on our website several times this past year, and this evening he is back yet again, this time around with a brand new beat titled “Apple Jacks”. The San Francisco based creative has impressed me time and time again so coming into this joint I was expecting something special, especially with the interesting title and cover art, and Nu Vintage came through again with a great beat. Listen to this new release below and if you like it make sure you follow him on Soundcloud here.

Federal – [Tr3Bandz]

By Elliot Montanez // 19 Jun 2019

An artist that goes by the moniker of Tr3Bandz is making his Lyrical Lemonade debut today with his brand new music video for “Federal”. I didn’t know too much information about Tr3Bandz before coming across this visual in my submissions, but once I saw that it was directed by Jake Osmun of No Future, I had a good feeling that I was going to enjoy it. Sure enough, after running through this one multiple times through, I found a liking to the melody that he whipped up and the raps that he spit. Hopefully we get to see these two work together again in the near future (no pun intended), but for now check out this new joint below!

Good To Me – [Emotional Oranges]

By Elliot Montanez // 19 Jun 2019

We have been covering thousands of artists on our website this year, but the Emotional Oranges are one that has stuck out to me in a big way, and today they are back with their brand new music video for “Good To Me”. These two put out a fantastic project earlier this year and this track was easily one of my favorite off of the tape, so I was glad to see it receive the proper visual it deserved, much love to the video director Danilo Parra for bringing this song to life. Please don’t sleep on this one, press play below!

Juice – [CRAM]

By Elliot Montanez // 18 Jun 2019

One group that we have posted about at least a dozen or so times over the past couples of years is CRAM, who released a brand new visual a few days back from “Juice”. Although I was glad to hear some new music from CRAM, this one came with some saddening news that tyyP of their group has passed away recently, a truly tragic event. I am unsure what this means for the group as a whole, I don’t know if they are going to continue making music but if I had to guess I bet that they will still be rocking out in his honor. Check out this brand new visual below, and don’t forget to check on your loved ones.

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