Stop Cappin – [Blueface]

Yesterday California’s own Blueface released a hot new visual for “Stop Cappin”, and it has already surpassed two million views in just twenty fours hours! Blueface has done an extremely good job at showing his all around bright & funny personality in his videos, and yet again he gave us a brilliant skit to start this video that makes fun of his naysayers, followed by easily one of his best videos to date. One of the best things about this song is the way Blueface laced it with witty & well put together bars, but we should all expect that from him by now, he’s put together a more than impressive catalog within the past year. Check out this brand new music video below and if you like what you see you might as well stop by the Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash and catch his set, buy tickets here.

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Watch Blueface’s new interview with Angie Martinez

Blueface is without a doubt one of the biggest artists in the world right now and Angie Martinez is one of the best interviewers out, so it’s only right that they recently chopped it up for a dope new interview. You can find the two of them speaking about everything such as spending time in New York but living in California, playing quarterback in high school, spending two months in college, how he first started recording music, how much he enjoys performing, his starting five lineup, who he thinks did the best remix to “Thotiana”, where he sees himself in five years, artist reaching out to him for features, working with Drake, his current tour, being a romantic guy and more. Peep this amazing new interview below!

Watch Birdman’s brand new interview on Drink Champs

Birdman is one of the most legendary figures in the music industry as well as one of the most forward thinking businessman, and he recently sat down with one of the best interview platforms the Drink Champs for a dope new interview. You will find N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN asking him about plenty of subjects such as negotiating with labels early on in his career, the importance of maintaining independence, developing talent, Cash Money, the massive success that Blueface has had, The Game, memories from the early tours, being rich as a teenager, meeting Young Thug when he was 19 and recognizing his stardom, Drake and Nicki Minaj, Young Money, selling over a billion records, streaming being the best thing to ever happen to the game, his classic Breakfast Club interview, his relationship with Lil Wayne, his face tattoos, other crews he respects, Big Tymers and so much more. Check out this amazing new conversation below.

Something To Say – [Young Jasper]

Young Jasper’s work ethic seems to know no bounds, and you wouldn’t need to look any further than the Chicago rapper’s latest EP to know that. With an already busy 2019 behind him (including opening for our Blueface show back in January), Jasper lets us know of his next moves on ‘Something To Say’. The 4-track project makes a solid argument for why Young Jasper is next up and an artist you won’t want to ignore right now as he continues to refine his style. On ‘Something To Say’, he cooks up some of his lyrically strongest work to date. He alerts a listener to his knack for rapid flows on the opening track “Problems”. From the jump, Jasper comes off as laser-focused on his craft and he highlights his own hustle in his lyrics. His delivery makes it tough to doubt him too, as he comes off as rightfully confident in his own abilities. Adding extra punch to Jasper’s bravado are some carefully selected beats from producers Yung Germ, J.U., and Ignite. Together, they supply Jasper with the appropriate 808 arsenal to back his boisterous tone. This fine-tuned balance of lyrical concentration over beats that still knock comes through …

West Coast – [G-Eazy] x [Blueface] Ft. [ALLBLACK] & [YG]

A super team of artists just unleashed a tribute to the coast that they love with a brand new visual titled “West Coast”. It has an absolutely luscious yet bass knocking instrumental that you simply can’t deny and they all had roughly a minute or so to contribute their verses and I must say that they all outdid themselves, I was blown away with the final product. They all did a great job with this one and it seemed like some elite emcees were just sparring with each other, friendly competition but they were’t letting up in the least bit. I was especially impressed with Blueface’s verse because he jut has an uncanny way for putting together clever rhymes and at times a bit of comedic approach saying lines so funny you can’t help but crack a smile. Enough talking about it though, check out this brand new visual below!

Watch Nardwuar interview Blueface

If you were lucky enough to get into our jam packed showcase down in Austin, Texas this past week then you were probably very excited when the GOAT Nardwuar walked into the building, and you probably had a hunch that he was their to interview some artists, and you guessed right as he interviewed Blueface backstage. You will find Nardwuar asking him plenty of interesting subjects such as how he use to give haircuts, the World On Wheels skating ring, performing at high school gigs, his signature moves, his terrific football career, Suga Free, his fashion sense and at one point Nardwuar even shows off his dancing skills. Take a few minutes of your time to check out this awesome new conversation below.

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Down Below – [Roddy Ricch]

Compton’s new star Roddy Ricch returns with visuals for one of his most popular songs “Down Below.” Outside of Blueface, Roddy Ricch has to be the next biggest newcomer out of California that’s getting the most press and buzz right now. Roddy just has it, he has an ear for melodies and hooks that are perfect to dominate and to craft street anthems in today’s music. In a recent interview, he had cited the late Speaker Knockerz as an inspiration in how he goes about making music. With his versatility and flow, Roddy has shown that he can cross over and hop on beats that may seem foreign to some emcees. Listen to his hit “Project Dreams” with EDM producer Marshmello and use that as a reference to see how Roddy can weave in and out of different lanes in music. Watch Roddy Ricch hit the streets in his new visuals for “Down Below.”

UnoTheActivist, Thouxanbanfauni, and the SoundCloud Age

In the age of the internet, the avenues in which we consume music are constantly changing. From DatPiff to Apple Music, artists and fans constantly chase one another around, assigning value to platforms using the metrics of social media and, often times, pure volume of music available. When people see new communities form, they flock, just as we have watched happen with SoundCloud in recent years. With this, eras of music are becoming increasingly defined by these avenues in which they’re experienced and therefore, remembered (Napster, being a prime example). We associate music with the platform we enjoyed it with, and not until the 2000s has this platform-defined nostalgia truly come to prominence — just look at social media and you can find a plethora of odes to the not-so-convenient methods of getting music that sites like Napster and Limewire once offered.  Adjacent is the fact that, in the age of digital streaming, the decision of which platforms are prominent and which platforms are left behind can often exhibit listener-induced trends in the ways we all consume and promote music. For SoundCloud, characterized by its accessibility and DIY spirit, it’s time to assess where we are on this curve, all …