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FINALLY – [Cochise]

By Danny Adams // 30 Jun 2022

Cochise is honestly not someone that has been on my radar for nearly as long as a lot of other artists that I frequently listen to, but from the moment I first heard him rap, I knew he was going to change the landscape of music. In fact, I remember the first verse I had ever heard from him which happened to be on the song “Right Now” with TyFontaine on Internet Money’s debut album B4 the Storm, and even though I’m sure I was late to the party then, I have made sure to not forego any other music from the Florida emcee. If you haven’t kept up with Cochise, you missed out on some massive accomplishments with the most recent being his selection for the 2022 XXL Freshman list, but that was before his album THE INSPECTION even dropped, so he was lining things up to really make a splash more than ever this year. On his album, there are 13 self-produced or co-produced songs that last almost 36 minutes long with insane features like Chief Keef and Young Nudy, but I am even more thrilled about the fact that this is only the beginning for the young …

All Dz Chainz – [Gucci Mane] ft. [Lil Baby]

By Danny Adams // 30 Jun 2022

Whether you’re from Atlanta or just love the music scene in the southern city, it’s a place that needs no introduction in the world of music, and it has long solidified its place at the top of the hierarchy of the rap industry. I mean, I could most likely literally count to 100 ATL-born artists quicker than I can count to 100 in general, and with such a booming landscape, there are more and more emcees coming out of the woodwork every single day. Gucci Mane has been a staple in the Georgia capital for literally decades, and even with a change of pace and style as he got older and gained more notoriety, he seems to be putting out more instant classics than ever. Lil Baby might be newer to the business when compared to the OG, but he has already made more than enough noise to have his food and eat it too, so there isn’t anything that either of these rappers could drop that wouldn’t have the world going absolutely insane. Throw beat smith Wheezy into the mix with a little help from fellow producer Juke Wong, and you get “All Dz Chainz”, an all-out banger that …

Since 91 – [Sonny Digital] ft. [$lugg]

By Danny Adams // 30 Jun 2022

I have always been a music fan who takes a producer-first approach. I just feel like there are so many hitmakers who barely get a fraction of the credit that they deserve because the artist that raps over their beat gets all the shine, but I try my best to make the producer known just as much as the emcees that I write about. What makes a producer even more appealing, in my eyes, is when they rap on their own production as well because they know just how to build a foundation from all angles, and Sonny Digital is the latest beat smith that I realized raps as well. I honestly have no clue how long he has been getting behind the microphone, but the handful of songs that I have heard really show me so much potential from the Atlanta native. I mean, when you have a resume filled with smash hits like “Same Damn Time”, “Birthday Song”, “Tuesday”, “after Party” and more with some of the largest names in the game, you’re already doing just fine, but the fact that Sonny wasn’t content with being considered a secondary contributor means that you know he’s going to go …

Lola Brooke Premieres Her Latest Single: ‘On My Mind’

By Tobbylola // 30 Jun 2022

If Lola Brooke is not on your radar this year, after reading this article, I hope you get very familiar with her. Standing at 4’9, Brooke is a force to be reckoned with. She is well known in the streets of New York for her deep gritty voice and fierce punchlines. A craft that began in Junior high school, has blossomed into a full-blown career. Growing up, she was influenced by some of hip-hop’s greatest like Missy Elliot, Lil Kim, Nicki Minaj, Lauryn Hill, B.I.G., 2 Pac, Meek Mill, and a few others. Today, the Bedstuy native returns with her new single ‘On My Mind’. ‘On My Mind’ is unlike anything we heard from Brooke before. Ahead of her debut EP, the up-and-coming rapper wants her fans to realize how diverse her catalog can be. In the LVTRKEVIN video, Brooke turns the heat up alongside Lil Rek as both artists embrace a New York love story. Even though this is a love story, Lola still brought out her fatal bars and aggressive flow that I have grown to love. “When I recorded ‘On My Mind’ I wanted people to see that Lola Brooke is a fan of love. There are …

HOLY GHOST – [Future]

By Danny Adams // 29 Jun 2022

There are a few givens in the rap world, and these can include anything from lyrics about drugs, money, and women to the diamond-studded jewelry that it seems like everyone has around their necks and wrists nowadays. Well, these givens get even more specific, and one that isn’t a surprise to anyone is the fact that Future has a taste for the finer things in life. Obviously, he can afford really whatever he wants after more than a decade of work, but he is never one to let his latest purchases go by the wayside, and I don’t think I would be either if I was in the same situation as the Atlanta hitmaker. Just a couple of months ago, he dropped off his album I NEVER LIKED YOU, an effort that featured 16 songs that came up just short of the 50-minute mark, and with features like Kanye West, Gunna, Young Thug, Drake, Kodak Black, EST Gee, and more, there was no way this project was going to be a miss on anyone’s radar. With all of these guests, it is shocking that I haven’t heard more buzz about it, but when I found out that he was going …

I Don’t Wanna Be Famous – [NNAMDï]

By Danny Adams // 28 Jun 2022

I won’t keep beating the fact that Chicago has the most diverse, talented pool of musicians in the entire world because I know that’s a fact that I have typed time and time again, so you’ve probably clued into this fact by now. Out of everyone here, though, NNAMDï is one of the most underrated, over-talented individuals I can think of, and while his cult following is always cheering him on, I love when he drops something new so I can join in on the fun and talk about something that is always going to be unique and unforgettable. After announcing a new album set to release on October 7th called Please Have a Seat and his signing to a label called Secretly Canadian, he surprised us with an insanely addicting new self-produced record called “I Don’t Wanna Be Famous”, and this is one that I can’t relate to, but I somehow understand at the same time in this strange way. Obviously, I’m not famous, but NNAMDï talks about not wanting all the attention while still wanting the money and listens, and this is something that so many artists probably agree with, but they just don’t talk about it. While …

U-Digg – [Lil Baby] ft. [42 Dugg] & [Veeze]

By Danny Adams // 28 Jun 2022

There are some emcees in the rap world that are simply certified hitmakers, and their levels of fame far exceed anything that I could even fathom in my own life. Bonafide superstars are what I consider these people, and there aren’t too many more beyond the likes of Drake, Kanye, and Jay-Z. Well, although it’s hard to imagine that he is quite there yet because his career is still so young, one rapper who I think is well on his way to a legacy that won’t be forgotten about is Atlanta’s Lil Baby. He just has this star power that translates into any song he jumps on turning to gold, both intangibly and physically. Somehow I was late to his Antt Beatz-produced song “U-Digg”, and while I can’t sit here and claim to tap in with every single release he puts out, I am a massive Detroit rap fan, so considering he recruited 42 Dugg and Veeze to join him, I was shocked that I didn’t know sooner. Dugg isn’t someone who surprises me because this duo has worked together in the past, but Veeze is still so underground and underappreciated, so I was most excited to see what he …

MF TRIMM – [Lil Gotit]

By Danny Adams // 28 Jun 2022

Even if I’m not a huge fan of an artist or don’t listen to them extremely often, I always respect someone who is on their grind with tons of work to show for it. Atlanta is a city known for really never sleeping because it seems like most of the musicians who call ATL home are never letting a week go by without releasing something new, but out of everyone in the southern city, Lil Gotit has proven that there is never a shortage of music to be made, and he seizes every opportunity he gets to show off his skill set, which is extensive I must add. This is the main reason why I think I write so much about him, because although I do genuinely appreciate his music, even if I didn’t, I would at least know I could count on him to give me something memorable to post about. Enjoying his tracks is just a perk, and his most recent release “MF TRIMM” is yet another new single that he put out for fans to enjoy, even though we’re not too far out from his latest album The Cheater. Nonetheless, West, 808 Jayy, and AyoJarri produced this …

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