In recent years, Massachusetts has dusted itself off and formed a rejuvenated music scene, yielding a number of promising talents in the process. It’s getting to the point where MA talent simply can’t be ignored, and here to embody this is one of the state’s finest artists, Jack Karowak, with his long-awaited debut project, Treehouse Audio. 9 tracks long, this offering masters the art of maximizing the power of words and sounds, using remarkably few songs to provide such a comprehensive emotional and mental recap of the life that led Karowak to this moment. It’s inherently true-to-self and absolutely beautiful in terms of sonic direction, embodying a similar effect on listeners to that of a picturesque summer sunset, as noted on the cover art. Jack Karowak put his entire heart and soul into Treehouse Audio, and the result is one of the best projects to come out of Massachusetts in quite some time. The release of a debut project is a moment of graduation for any artist, and in the talent’s case, it’s also a moment of brilliant potential that is about to propel him into an abundance of well-deserved success. Karowak is up next, so be sure to listen to his …
Scrolling through my SoundCloud feed this morning, I stumbled upon an artist by the name of Verzache. Having just dropped his brand new project, Thought Pool, I decided to click play and was instantly greeted by one of the best musical works that I’ve heard in months. At its core, this 8-track offering is able to tell volumes about the ever-evolving character of Verzache. He’s admittedly imperfect and brutally honest with himself, allowing for a sense of artistic clarity that relates to listeners on the most basic human level. In addition to this, sonically, Thought Pool is an absolutely gorgeous tape, and Verzache’s hypnotic vocal abilities serve him well as the perfect complement to his stellar taste in production. I could go about this project all day long, but just know that Thought Pool is a must-listen for all of our readers out there, so be sure to check it out at the link below and follow Verzache on Twitter here!
Scrolling through my SoundCloud feed, I’m always bound to stumble upon at least one solid song discovery, and today, this arrives in the form of an artist named Lamadi and his brand new single, “Racks”. Produced by yvngshoku, this track stuck out to me due to Lamadi’s out-of-breath, unique cadences. His flows seemingly float from one line to the next, and by keeping a strong sense of personality throughout the entire duration of the song, “Racks” is easy to throw on repeat again and again. That said, this was a very solid single to stumble upon while surfing SoundCloud, so I recommend clicking play at the link below and letting us know what you think in the comments!
Left Brain is both Odd Future alumni and the fearless leader of the Mind Gone Militia, and today, he’s here to show us his prowess with a brand new video for his Go Dreamer-featuring song, “Fidget”. Originally appearing on Mind Gone, Vol. 2: Gone, Never Forgotten, this hard-hitting track perfectly exemplifies the galvanizing energy that Left Brain and Go Dreamer are always able to bring to the mic. They trade off verses with an endless supply of quotable gems and hilarious, easily-lovable lyrics that are sure to get stuck in your head, but not until the hard-nosed instrumental of this one comes in is the full potential of “Fidget” truly felt. It’s a banger without a doubt, and the video is sure to match this same level of prowess with both the excitement and the party-minded attitude that it’s so identifiable by. Left Brain and Go Dreamer are the perfect pairing, so be sure to check out their new video below and let us know what you think in the comments! Directed by Kris Evered Produced by HER productions
Boston-bred artist RAMS has been featured on Lyrical Lemonade several times in the past, and today, he’s here to keep the success rolling in with a flex-worthy new single, “Spend The Night”. Produced by Chazz, this track details the appeal of nightlife and the luxurious lifestyle that RAMS chooses to live by, doing so with a sharp pen and a melodic instrumental as the backbone. While “Spend The Night” is incredibly fun and easy to throw on repeat, it also shows some serious skill from RAMS both lyrically as well as vocally, helping to push his artistry to the next level while making a party anthem in the meantime. That said, this isn’t the song to miss, so be sure to check it out at the link provided below!
Looking at the trendsetting going in rap as of late, the name Valee simply cannot be looked over. The Chicago emcee has undeniably been one of the most influential artists of the year in terms of both flows and cadences, and today, he’s here to prove his prowess with a brand new, highly-quotable track — “Awesome”, featuring Matt Ox. While this is a collaboration that I never exactly expected, it’s one that I’m fully ready to embrace. The amount of charisma that is able to occur over such stripped-down, knocking production is impressive in every way, and both artists sound right at home next to the other due to the effortless, hard-hitting flows that they exhibit. Valee and Matt Ox definitely formed a power duo with “Awesome”, so don’t miss it. Stream this one at the link provided below and let us know what you think in the comments!
Especially upon the recent release of the long-awaited Tha Carter V, all eyes are on Lil Wayne right now. He’s a bona fide legend and clearly one of rap’s most important figures of the 2000s, so it’s only deserving that we honor his legacy by looking back at some of the older classics. Here to do just that is a producer named Dom Chronicles with his brand new offering, “Please Say Da Baby ”. Flipping “Hustler Musik” off of Tha Carter 2, this rework travels down a soulful lane to illustrate Wayne’s inimitable skills with a pen. It’s refreshing to hear his ever-important lyrics atop such lush production, and if not anything else, this remix should do two things: remind you how important Lil Wayne is, and let you know that Dom Chronicles is an incredibly talented producer to keep an eye on for the future. That said, click play on “Please Say Da Baby ” at the link below and let us know what you think in the comments!
Bred in the city of Chicago, The Cool Kids are a legendary group of artists whose profound impact in rap will surely withstand the test of time. They’ve built up an entire catalog of hits, and today, they provide fans with a unique new offering — a rework of their 2007 song and definite fan-favorite, “Black Mags“, this time coming through with “Black Mags Pt. II”. While it’s always a daunting task to try to rework an established classic, I believe that Chuck and Sir Michael definitely did this one justice, as they communicate the same sense of grit and charisma that made fans fall in love with them way back in their beginning days. “Black Mags Pt. II” is the sequel to a defining moment in rap just as well as it’s an incredible moment for the legacy of The Cool Kids, and with that, you can’t pass on this one. Click play at the link below and bask in the glory of two of Chicago’s finest!