St. Louis rapper Matty Wood$ and Atlanta producer chrisclay are both back in our pages today with their new collaborative song and visual for their track “Millions” that released today. Wood$ is determined to be the pickiest smoker in the game right now, putting you down if you didn’t know to exactly what is going on with weed prices and “exotic” proclaiming “If it’s Za imma buy it, if its not 75 and up then I don’t want to try it,” which is a statement that will make your traditional old-head OG smoker have an aneurism, or the immensely relatable line “Make a bitch re-roll the ‘Wood I need it just how I like it,” which honestly relieved me because I feel trifling when I do that. About halfway through the track chrisclay switches the instrumental up, toying with the track’s pace bar-to-bar and occasionally incorporating a digitized melody that is punctuated by the off-kilter bells that are a staple now in both Atlanta and Detroit production. This song is off chrisclay’s Dr. Clay 2021 mixtape that released just last month and featured collaborations with many of underground music’s top names right now, as well as artists that will surely be new …
Eli Manny is making his Lyrical Lemonade debut today with his first career visual for his melodic and up-tempo track “Bust” that was brought to life by Pearlhouse GB who did a wonderful job capturing the infectious energy and charisma that Eli Manny possesses and made a video that was exciting as the track. BrendvnPaul held down the guitar-laced production that breaks into staggered trunk-rattling percussion that bolsters Manny’s crooning. I am looking forward to hearing more from this young artist who has not shown us too much music yet but is obviously immensely talented and it is only a matter of time until he is known nationwide.
Brooklyn, NY artist Rockstar Payso is making his Lyrical Lemonade debut today with his unforgettable new Modern Day Auteur visual that features the artist in a chaotic and vibrant manner, complete with him and his guys turning up on the block to the song to him and an army of strippers being down-poured on by a flood of bills. Payso’s flow is laid-back and his almost whisper-like delivery creates an atmosphere of suspense that builds into excitement as the song picks up. I am looking forward to hearing more from Rockstar Payso and really enjoyed this visual and am eager to see what he has for us next.
As everybody knows Atlanta is absolutely loaded with young musical talent, so oftentimes I feel like our readers are quick to write-off some of the lesser-known acts in the city working to get their names known, and Pryce is without a question one of my favorite artists in the city who is definitely not new, but still yet to fully capture his city’s attention, but I don’t think that will remain the case for very long if Pryce continues to drop visuals like “Star Roof” which is a new single from him that just dropped this week. Pryce floats over the bubbly yet trunk-rattling production and is able to create an even more enchanting atmosphere with his glittery vocals and dynamic ad-libs. BYKD and BijannyFootball handled the direction and editing of the visual and captured Pryce and all of his charisma well.
Kam DeLa is a Cherry Hill, New Jersey-based recording artist, producer, engineer, graphic designer, and multi-instrumentalist establishing his own spin on R&B, crafting his own quirky, yet audaciously groovy sound. He is making his Lyrical Lemonade debut today with his funky new EP Food At Home where he floats over a series of laid-back instrumentals, creating a feel-good atmosphere on the song. Kam hoped that this project would make his listeners look inward and appreciate what they have saying that the project is, “A reminder to take accountability through the ebbs and flows of life and recognizing it is all proverbial food for the soul.” I am looking forward to hearing more from him soon!
Atlanta rapper R5 Homixide is starting to really find his flow despite being one of the biggest names in the city’s underground scene for two years now and through dozens of leaked songs and a few mixtapes has cultivated an impressive and dedicated fanbase despite being nowhere near his prime yet. On his new single and video for his track “Lion Heart” R5 gives what may be his best performance yet, gliding over a distinctly-Atlanta beat with his unique but familiar cadence while demonstrating his rapidly improving writing skills, putting together a series of poignant, violent, and ambitious images to illustrated the wild life that he lives.
Atlanta rapper YS recently collided with 20Rocket who has been the mastermind behind many classic Atlanta tracks in recent years, producing more than a few for Young Nudy, but is showing love to the underground in this latest video for YS’s song “Ronald Reagan.” Amir Dolphin Films directed and edited the visual where YS heads to New York to buy and get fitted for his new chain and flex it in a new video in the process. YS skates over the beat with his unique cadence that doesn’t sound much like anyone else in his city but is still obviously a continuation of many of his city’s best artists for the past few years now. His lyrics are getting better and better with each track and his consistency is picking back up and I would definitely say that YS is a good candidate to be one of the next major artists from Atlanta’s East Side.
Mobile, Alabama continues to be just about my favorite music scene every week and beyond the many artists that have already broken into the mainstream there is also an underground hotbed of talent there with a unique sound that is specific to their region and songwriting skills that feel universal to the city and come so naturally to all of the artists. Xae Hardawae is a young face in the city who is steadily building a name for himself but waiting for the right song or project to really take him off and his latest track “Shoot” is some of my favorite work from him, colliding with rising Atlanta producer KapYourNameOnDaBeat, who has been working with much of his city’s top rising talent and is beginning to be recognized all over the south for his sound. Xae Hardawae recently unveiled a new project titled Feed the Block which gives an extended look at his versatility and talent that I would definitely recommend if you enjoyed this video.