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Jack Gregory

Jack Gregory is a twenty-year-old writer from Nashville, TN living in Atlanta, GA. Find him on socials @GACKJREGORY.

354 posts by

Jack Gregory

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Andale – [Peso Peso]

By Jack Gregory // 7 May 2021

Galveston County, Texas artist Peso Peso continued his prolonged and prolific run he has been on over the past several months yesterday with a Cinco De Mayo release for his track and visual “Andale” which is one of my very favorites in a catalog that is dense and from quite a unique perspective. Peso skated over this bouncy and danceable instrumental with his trademark streetwise lyrics and the occasional jump over to Spanish, walking the beat from the second he started rapping. After just one day the visual is looking like it is going to be one of his biggest releases yet which is a testament to his perseverance, talent, and ability to connect with the Latino community that is tragically underrepresented on a national hip-hop scale, but Peso Peso seems poised to kick that door down. Since being released from jail he has been a workhorse and is showing zero signs of slowing up anytime soon and his music just continues to get better track by track. Keep an eye out for Peso Peso’s project of the same name, Andale, which is set to drop any day now.

Shell Jumping – [Young Crazy] [Icewear Vezzo]

By Jack Gregory // 7 May 2021

Virginia rap has a storied and rich history of many great artists and producers to come out of the Hampton Roads area which is made up of Newport News, Hampton, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, and in the case of Young Crazy who is making his Lyrical Lemonade debut today, Norfolk. Young Crazy has been consistent for many years in his output and has been a household name in his area’s underground scene but has matured greatly since he started releasing music and seems poised to be the latest artist from this region to make a run. He like so many other artists recently has been embracing the ‘Detroit’ wave, but I have zero problems with that at all, as Detroit’s rapid-fire style puts artists rapping skills up to the test every-time the beat turns on and Crazy has stepped up time and time again, flexing his grimy lyrical abilities and ambitious mindset that are each certainly the by-product of hard times and a desire to never go back. He paired up with scorching hot Detroit artist Icewear Vezzo for his latest track and video “Shell Jumping” that shows off Crazy’s unique vocal tones and sarcastic and menacing shit-talking skills.

In Between! – [Fliphoneshwty] [CashCache!]

By Jack Gregory // 7 May 2021

Clarksville, Tennessee’s Flipphoneshwty is back today with a new visual for his sanguine new plugg-track “In Between!” where Flip skates over Cashcache’s bubbly instrumental with his slightly autotuned vocals and unique flows as he is not shy at all about changing up his cadences, which are all some of my very favorite moments from this song. Flip came together with Noah Stenhouse for the well directed new video that shows off Flip’s charisma, and I am looking forward to hearing him develop his own unique sound more and more as his vocals are already quickly recognizable and his beat selection is first-rate. Keep an eye out for Flipphoneshwty as he continues to make more and more of a name for himself within the plugg-universe track-by-track.

Muddy – [BallyOgun]

By Jack Gregory // 3 May 2021

Making his Lyrical Lemonade debut today is Bally Ogun, an artist from Atlanta who is building up momentum in the city’s underground and his latest release “Muddy” which features production from rising star VVS who has been building quite the catalog over the past year or so, linking up with many upcoming artists from this new wave of talent nationwide and particularly in the south. Bally’s delivery is nonchalant and his lyrics are wicked with moments of sarcasm and plenty of ambition and he gently skated all over VVS’s ominous and rattling production. I am excited to hear Bally Ogun put together a full project soon and hear him develop his sound more and more as he continues to make music.

Atlanta’s Most Wanted – [Ola Runt]

By Jack Gregory // 30 Apr 2021

Ola Runt’s prolific behind-bars run of faithfully dropping music continues today with the release of the much anticipated project Atlanta’s Most Wanted that is another collections of songs Ola left behind. If you are a die-hard Ola Runt fan then you have already heard a few of these tracks, but it is still unbelievable to me that now after months of incarceration Ola is still able to pump out a steady-stream of music that still has not taking a drop in quality and is yet to lose its experimental edge. It is honestly a tragedy that Ola has been taken away from us as he is easily one of the very most exciting Atlanta artists to surface within the decade and unlike so many others in his city Ola never once shied away from pushing boundaries and trailblazing his way to his own unique flows and sound. “Zion and Zay” is a melodic new cut I had not yet heard from Ola, as is the VL Deck and 24Lefteye assisted “Zone 6” where the trio memorialize the area lost to gentrification through a romanticized lens of a violent and drug-addled, albeit tight-knit and very historical, remembering the good and the bad and …

Action Baby – [Action Pack] x [NeekoBaby]

By Jack Gregory // 30 Apr 2021

In the midst of Memphis becoming arguably the biggest rap city on the planet right now, several artists have been excluded from receiving the national attention and mainstream flowers that others have gotten and unfortunately several of the rappers who helped heat the Memphis underground up over the past few years are still searching for their breakthrough moment, and someone who has been right on the verge of this for two years now is Action Pack who has continually released a prolific amount of music and coupled it with many videos and without question is the owner of several regional hits at this point. He is looking poised to take over now and just dropped probably my second favorite track ever from him titled “Action Baby”, only behind the Pooh Shiesty assisted “Steppin‘” that dropped last year, but instead of going the melodic route as he did on the song with Shiesty, he instead has pulled yet another flow out of his hat and skated all over the NeekoBaby production. Action Pack’s charisma is undeniable and he certainly has a fairly tight grip on his hometown and is truly only one song away from really taking his career to the …

Big Dawg – [Rollin’ Ajay]

By Jack Gregory // 30 Apr 2021

Atlanta-by-Savannah, GA area artist Rollin Ajay is back with a new video today to for his track “Big Dawg” off of his new project Tax Free Smoke that is a thirteen-track project showcasing the many talents and layers of Ajay’s ability. He teamed up with surging Atlanta producers iRoccOnTheBeat and Pharaoh, borrowing their booming production to talk his shit on this track. Ajay’s swagger is effortless on this song and SoSoul productions did a great job of showcasing his charisma and creating an engaging visual to pair with the memorable new release. I am really excited to hear more and more music from Rollin’ Ajay and hear him develop more and more layers in his sound and highly recommend taking a listen to his new project Tax Free Smoke available now on all platforms.

Sorry 4 Luxin’ – [Stunna Cold]

By Jack Gregory // 30 Apr 2021

Atlanta’s Stunna Cold is making his Lyrical Lemonade debut today with an exciting new project Sorry 4 Luxin is very much a survey of sounds of sorts across all of the underground’s hottest current styles, from melodic plugg-musings to more futuristic ‘pluggnb,’ if you will, Stunna Cold does it all and does it all very well with a familiar but still distinct voice and array of flows that are touched by the perfect amount of autotune that never overpower his vocals and instead make them all the more captivating when coupled with his bold and glittery instrumental choices. Through tracks 1-12 every song gives you something to engage with, but my favorites were “Rick the Ruler” for its almost textbook plugg-beat that meshes a suspenseful but not overwhelming violin sample with the classic bouncy percussion, as well as “007” which’s futuristic r&b instrumental is another one of my favorite beats on the project and Stunna Cold skates all over it with his sing-songy flows and atmospheric ad-libs. Dylvinci’s beat on track ten “Emirates” is characteristically happy-go-lucky and Stunna floats over Dylvinci’s smooth sounds that instantly put you at peace and becomes more and more intricate the harder you listen. Keep an eye …

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