SEARCH FOR: 18VENO

Premiere: Pablo – [18veno]

Since the last time we spoke with South Carolina’s 18veno, the BoyMeetSpace representative has been on a tear, offering new music and new videos every few weeks for the past couple of months. In light of this consistency – never misstepping and always raising the bar – Veno has quickly transformed into a favorite for next up out of South Carolina. Today, he’s here to prove it with an official stamp: his debut project, Pablo. 11 tracks long, Pablo fuses Veno’s massively versatile skillset into a pot of mean-mugging charisma, quotable lyrics, and otherworldly production. The result is a project that not only has something for everyone, but flows seamlessly as a whole, upping the ante with each successive track. You couldn’t write a better story. Coming from Winnsboro, South Carolina, Veno landed in company with jetsonmade and Neeko Baby, among others, all of the sudden being paired with some of the best producers in music to kickstart his career. And when it came time to take that first step into the spotlight, Veno didn’t fold. He’s been on an unstoppable rise over the past few months, with Pablo as the celebratory exclamation point to cap it all off. This project is the …

Who At The Door – [18Veno]

Simply put, 18Veno hasn’t missed yet. With undeniable consistency, the BoyMeetSpace prodigy has been delivering a new release every few weeks over the past month or two, and thus far, has only heightened the excitement around his name as one of South Carolina’s most promising new acts. Match this with names like Neeko Baby and jetsonmade behind the boards, and you have an all-star cast of characters, all pushing Veno to inevitable stardom. Today, the man himself is back, this time sharing a brand new song and music video entitled “Who At The Door.” Barely over 2 minutes in length, “Who At The Door” continues on Veno’s theme of short releases, packing the most punch in the leas amount of time. With lyrics like the below… Who the f**k at the door, don’t let ’em in Got a shooter at the door, he don’t smile, he don’t grin Big choppas n***a, we got big f**kin racks I’m the man of the house, I put my family on my back … Veno’s charismatic approach stands at the forefront of his music, using chip-on-the-shoulder deliveries and spacey production to maximize the impact of each new release. Quite clearly, this approach works seamlessly …

Neeko Baby: It Gets Sunny After the Rain

The world is essentially on pause right now. COVID-19 has resulted in lockdown on a global scale, businesses aren’t open, and whatever the summer of 2020 might have looked like is now far from its normal form. As a result, there’s nowhere to go and not a whole lot to do, leaving many people with a decision – what to do with all this new free time, and how to fill up the days until some sort of normalcy is regained. South Carolina producer Neeko Baby decided to get rich. Two years ago, Neeko helped produce DaBaby’s “VIBEZ” – a Billboard-charting release, and the song that would break Neeko into the music industry, where he’s now become one of the most exciting names around in conjunction with his long-time friend and partner, jetsonmade. Since quarantine began back in March, Neeko has found himself locked in the studio, emerging every few months only to add new placements to his fast-growing resume of production credits. He’s been working countless hours with Jack Harlow, who continues to soar off of the jetsonmade-produced “What’s Poppin,” he landed a production credit on Playboi Carti’s “@ MEH” just a few months back, and perhaps most importantly, …

Slugs – [18Veno]

There’s immense value in consistency. To catch lightning in a bottle once is one thing, but to do it on a consistent basis is an entirely different beast, and the difference between those that last and those that don’t. South Carolina’s 18Veno is quickly proving himself to be the first of the two, and right now, he’s on a hell of a run to prove it. First, he came out of the gate with “1942,” then it was “F*ck Rap,” “Partments,” and “B.B. Simon Belt.” Today, Veno is back yet again, here to continue on his hot streak with a 1stClass-produced song called “Slugs” – an entirely new flavor of his style, and one of the rising star’s finest releases to date. Just over two minutes in length, “Slugs” takes Veno’s hard-hitting, ever-colorful deliveries and plants them in front of a slower instrumental, more laid back than his usual sound but just as exciting. Veno adjusts to the beat seamlessly, and by balancing his hard-nosed charisma with a smoother set of melodies, he makes it clear that what we’ve heard thus far is just the tip of the iceberg. 18Veno is prepared to slide over any beat he touches, and “Slugs” …

On The Way: 18Veno talks South Carolina, jetsonmade, BoyMeetSpace, and more

Photo by @bijannyfootball Over the past year and a half, largely under the guiding light of DaBaby, there’s been a shift happening in the Carolinas. The pieces are moving into place, the signature sound is there, and with names like jetsonmade and Neeko Baby behind the boards, the Carolinas – and more specifically, South Carolina – are churning out hit after hit, playing entirely by their own rules while the rest of the world tries to play catch-up. The soundtrack to it all? “Jetson made another one.” Today, with numerous hits to his name and even a hit single at this very moment in the form of “WHATS POPPIN,” jetsonmade is using onwards and upwards growth to turn inwards, championing his native South Carolina with a locally-focused label called BoyMeetSpace. From producers 1stClass, Deskhop, and Neeko Baby to creative director Chidiebere Udogwu, he’s keeping things close to home, with one artist, in particular, as the chosen one for his SC-oriented team: 18Veno. Hailing from Winnsboro, South Carolina, 18Veno is a 19-year old rapper supplied with beats from arguably the hottest crew of producers in rap right now. By all definitions, he’s South Carolina’s “chosen one,” and as the chosen one might do, Veno has …

1942 – [18Veno]

One of the hottest up-and-coming regions of hip-hop in the States right now is the Carolinas. Quietly asserting its dominance on the production side of things between Pi’erre Bourne, Jetsonmade, etc., the floodgates are beginning to open for more Carolina-based talent, and South Carolina’s 18Veno is one of the first names in line. Making waves without any presence on DSPs, Veno’s latest release, the bubbling, ever-exciting “1942,” is his latest stride toward the spotlight, and in every way, it feels like his most powerful to date. Produced by another must-know Carolina producer, Neeko Baby, “1942” juggles the punch of Veno’s hard-nosed deliveries with an infectious support of melody-driven production, both of which come together for an outstanding release, lyrically and sonically. With each line, Veno adds a tint of melody to meet Neeko’s instrumental halfway, and over the span of just 1 and a half minutes, creates one of the most quotable, enjoyable listens to come out of the Carolinas this year. Add all of this to the genuine excitement behind the visuals, and “1942” sticks out as a must-watch. Neeko is a heavyweight on the production, Veno is a heavyweight on the rap side, and together, they’ve put together …

Freaky Dancer – [18Veno]

It always amazes me how young and talented rappers can get nowadays. One of those rappers that’s caught my eye as of late has been South Carolina teenager 18Veno. He doesn’t even have any songs on DSPs and he’s been putting up some real promising numbers across different YouTube curating channels. This method has become popularized by rappers such as Young Boy Never Broke Again and NLE Choppa and many other young rappers in this lane. It’s a smart route to take you to have a fan base in which is dying to see content from you and you’re forcing them to catch you on your Instagram or YouTube Channel. One of my favorite songs and videos to run back by 18Veno is “Freaky Dancer.” 18Veno works close with producer Neekobaby who is under Jetson’s Spaceboy imprint so there shouldn’t be any shortage of beats. Watch the visuals for 18Veno’s “Freaky Dancer” below.