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For the Gram – [Jugg Harden]

Opening up my laptop this morning, I had made my mind up that I’d switch up the music selection for the day. Luckily for me, I stumbled across a new project that fulfilled my desire, in Detroit star artist Jugg Harden and his newest EP titled For the Gram.  Jugg has already made a name for himself far beyond the Motor City, with big-time hits in tracks like “Jewelry” featuring Babyface Ray and “Wrist Work.” This project just further solidified his status in my opinion, with classic Detroit flow and delivery mixed with a deep, monotone voice that’s distinctive from most. Jugg talks to the mic, providing words of wisdom and experience he’s obtained from coming up in the industry city. One thing I noticed in listening this time around more than before is Jugg’s natural lyrical ability and poetic nature. Not only are his lines meticulously crafted, but they’re also placed brilliantly in sections of each track.  This aspect of his artistry I think may go overlooked because his tone and delivery take up a lot of the listener’s attention. His poetic nature is evident in what may be my favorite track of the five song EP, “Real Estate.” “Let …

99 Problems – [CHASETHEMONEY] [Babyface Ray] [Valee] & [MVW]

Valee has long been one of my favorite emcees to overtake the Chicago rap scene a handful of years ago, and although it seems like there hasn’t been a ton of buzz surrounding him in the recent past, I think he is just cooped up in the studio working on some amazing things, so I truly hope those come to fruition much sooner than later, but only time will tell. Regardless, when he and CHASETHEMONEY work together, magic is literally always made and there is never a single miss which is hard to say for most artists, so it speaks volumes about their relationship and their knowledge of each other’s abilities. Throw in another talented producer who goes by the name MVW and another absolutely insanely talented emcee like Babyface Ray, and there is no way this song is anything less than a hit. I know I even just wrote about a new release from Ray in my previous article, but this song entitled “99 Problems” is just too great to pass up, and it also shows off his versatility on various beats as well as next to different artists, so I had no choice. The instrumental is absolutely throbbing …

6 Mile Show – [Babyface Ray] ft. [Icewear Vezzo]

Babyface Ray has been absolutely killing it over the last couple of years, but it’s crazy to think that he has been on his grind for far longer than the average fan might think, so it’s just great to see him getting the shine that he so rightfully deserves. When he dropped his album FACE not too long ago, it was clear that he was ready to take things up a notch or ten, and that is just continuing to elevate with the announcement of his upcoming tour that will take him to most major cities like Chicago, Seattle, Toronto, New York, and plenty of other places so fans all over the continent can see the man live and in the flesh. The album, though, was one of the best things I’ve heard all year, and even though we’re not even halfway through 2022, I’m confident that it is going to be hard for anyone else to top it, at least in my opinion. That’s why it was essential that I wrote about the brand-new Joseph-directed music video for his song “6 Mile Show” featuring Icewear Vezzo, because I try not to miss out on any new releases from Ray, …

Motown Music – [Babyface Ray]

It seemed like the artists in Detroit were scratching and clawing for years to find their way to the top of the rap world, so I am beyond excited that they’re finally receiving the respect that they so rightfully deserve. At the same time, I feel like once this very particular style of music was popularized, so many others started to rip off their style, flows, and art, which happens in every genre there is, but it is really easy to see the fakers in this style of hip-hop. One person who seems to have received many more accolades than many of his other Motor City counterparts is Babyface Ray, and rightfully so, because he is as versatile and unique as they come, but he always stays true to himself and never tries to be something he’s not. His latest album FACE which dropped earlier this year makes this as abundantly clear as possible, and after landing at #31 on the Billboard Top 200, I think it’s safe to say that Ray is a bonified star. Although this project came with a slew of features including Pusha T, Yung Lean, G Herbo, and other legends, Ray decided to tap in …

[Mario Kart (Freestyle)] – [whiterosemoxie]

With one of the hottest upcoming scenes in modern music, Michigan has been producing some of hip-hop’s most promising acts over the past few years. From 42 Dugg to Babyface Ray, the creative potential of Detroit seems to be endless – and whiterosemoxie being among the city’s newest class. This week the young artist linked up with Sparky to produce his first offering of 2022, “Mario Kart (Freestyle)” – a flashy and psychedelic visual that showcases one of Michigan’s best new acts. Though known for a style that synthesizes a Playboi Carti-esque style with a Deadstar-era Smokepurpp delivery, whiterosemoxie holds nothing back on his effortless new freestyle. Decorating his laid-back yet confident verse with references covering Mario Kart, women, and everything in-between, whiterosemoxie finds an unlikely harmony with an ominous 16-bit beat. Over booming 808’s and chiptune melodies, whiterosemoxie flexes his natural talents on “Mario Kart (Freestyle)” – providing listeners with both insane visuals and a fitting follow up to Sparky’s Harry Potter-themed SSGKobe freestyle produced last year. Though whiterosemoxie’s last LP TROJAN dropped just last year, hopefully listeners will have more music to look forward to from the budding Detroit artist. Until then, I’ll be accepting challenges in 150cc …

Sincerely Face – [Babyface Ray]

It’s safe to say that the city of Detroit is no longer an up-and-coming music town because all of these artists have proven themselves so many times in such a short period that I now consider it a mainstay in the rap world, and I couldn’t be more excited about that. It’s not going anywhere anytime soon, and the emcees from Michigan are constantly pushing new sounds, flows, and personalities, each one seemingly getting more intriguing than any of its predecessors. Babyface Ray is obviously one of the biggest names in the city, receiving eye-opening numbers on every song he drops as well as co-signs from people like Tyler, the Creator, Future, and even Kevin Durant, amongst many other renowned names. His price only continues going up on a weekly basis, and that is going to skyrocket this Friday thanks to his upcoming album FACE which will include features from G Herbo, 42 Dugg, Wiz Khalifa, Icewear Vezzo, and even Yung Lean, who is the guest I’m most fascinated by, amongst many other talents. We only have a few more days of patience before we get to dive into numerous new tracks from Ray, but he is known for not …

Dancing with the Devil – [Babyface Ray] ft. [Landstrip Chip] & [Pusha T]

At least once or twice a week, I feel like I have the luxury and the pleasure of writing about yet another magnificent Michigan rap release, and I haven’t even begun to think about growing tired of this trend. I am simply dumbfounded by just how insanely talented each and every emcee is in this region, whether I’m listening to straight lyrical geniuses like Babyface Ray, Icewear Vezzo, and Rio Da Yung OG or more uncharacteristic spitters like BabyTron or Teejayx6. Simply put, there is never even close to a shortage of remarkable music coming from the northern music hub, and I couldn’t be more impressed with the sounds that have been brought to life over the past couple of years. Out of everyone, one of my favorite artists is undeniably Babyface Ray, and while I don’t think this is an unpopular opinion for most, I still think he is grossly underrated based on the amount of indescribably amazing content he has put out for fans. This is just the beginning it seems, though, because my excitement went through the roof once I found out that he has a brand-new album entitled Face dropping in two short weeks on January …

Dog Talk – [Ot7 Quanny]

Philly emcee Ot7 Quanny kicks off the new year with his new anthem and visuals entitled “Dog Talk.” North Philadelphia is one of the roughest areas in the city, naturally, that brings a lot of obstacles and hardships for a rapper like Ot7 Quanny. Coming from that area has molded Quanny’s sound, personality, and movement to what it is today. With this record Quanny states via email that the premise is “a statement to everyone that’s wronged him in the past.” I think with street rappers when you have actual stories to narrate along with the typical money and cars people can relate to you more. Not to say you have to come from those same streets or areas but when you have a story to tell people are more prone to gravitate to your music in the long run. If you’re a music listener that enjoys Babyface Ray, EST Gee, and Icewrar Vezzo then you should give Ot7 Quanny a chance. Watch the video for Ot7 Quanny’s single “Dog Talk” for yourself after the break.

Flight – [Butta] feat. [Babyface Ray] [Los]

Detroit music continues to captivate the south as Babyface Ray and Los head to another one of rap’s hottest cities, Jacksonville, Florida, to team up with Butta who is a Florida artist who clearly has been inspired by the sound that Los, Ray, and the rest of the Motor City have made so widely popular. Butta walks over the soulful, up-tempo instrumental, skating over the beat nonchalantly and shouting out his featured artists in the process, sounding right at home alongside the veteran Detroit pair despite being from clear across the country. Babyface Ray and Los both give Butta great guest verses and this trio clearly fucks with each other beyond the music and that’s something I always love from all of the artists who make up Whitehouse Studio who continue to set the new standard on how to move in today’s rap game.

Sippin – [Icewear Vezzo] & [Babyface Ray]

Although I have been very invested in the Michigan rap scene for probably no more than a year, I feel as if it has been a lifetime since I first found out about this gem of a music region. I think it feels this way because there is never any shortage of artists emerging from the shadows, and every single day I feel like I hear about another emcee who is making their claim as to why they’re a force to be reckoned with in music. While it seems like there is never going to be a halt when it comes to new, promising talent, there are definitely a few names who have become superstars, and they’re undeniably the people who are paving the way for all of these other artists to make a name for themselves. At this point, there are simply too many to name in just one article, so I’ll keep the list short and give credit to Icewear Vezzo and Babyface Ray, two of the most notorious artists in Michigan, and they only seem to continue getting better as more and more people find out about them. Just a few days ago, this duo teamed up …