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Getting to Know YUME

Young artists have been on the rise for some time now. 15-year-old YUME is unlike anyone you have seen before. The multi-skilled artist is widely known as a producer for heavy hitters like Drake, NLE Choppa, and Young Thug. She is also the face behind Chris Brown’s hit record “Go Crazy” which spent multiple weeks at the top of Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop radio airplay chart. This year, YUME is reinventing herself not only as a producer but also as an artist. After receiving a co-sign from Hip-Hop legend Lil Kim and being commended as a mix blend between Travis Scott and Aaliyah for her dope sound and personality, YUME continues to strive for greatness. On April 29, the rising artist released her highly anticipated single ‘Do It Better’ with the visuals to match. In just three days, the song has received over 262k views on Youtube. “Anything she does, I can do it better. Put you on just like my Gucci sweater OK! See you dripping’, I can do it better. Put you on just like my Gucci sweater OK! Leave the light up, this sh*t fya. We living better, it’s okay.” Not only did she write and produce her own …

Already Better! (MHM!) – [2face Pronto]

2face Pronto is one of the more intriguing artists coming out of the west side of Atlanta. Today he dropped off a brand new single produced by j4yr1zzy entitled “Already Better.” I came across Pronto’s music via the recommendation of a producer I work with. Once I checked out the TikTok and the rest of his snippets I slowly started to dive deeper into his discography. The thing that I gravitated to was how bouncy his flow was and how different his voice inflections were. It reminded me of how two other prominent Atlanta artists I know flow on a track and those are Young Thug and Sofaygo. Of course, 2face Pronto has a while to get to that point but after chopping it up with him via dm I got a better understanding of who he was and his method behind the madness. He’s still a teenager at 18, but he’s going to turn 19 next month. Even though he’s from the westside of Atlanta he expressed to me that some of his inspirations include Young Thug, Fetty Wap, Lil Wayne, 21 Savage, Kodak, Migos, 90s R&B, and more. Even though he only started making music in 2020, he …

The 2022 Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash

June 17th-19th in Chicago at Douglass Park Tickets available at: www.thesummersmash.com   Performers in alphabetical order: 2 Chainz 347Aidan AG Club Autumn! Corbin BabySantana Babytron BabyxSosa BIA Bktharula Chase B (DJ set) CP D Savage DCG Brothers Destroy Lonely DJ Scheme (DJ set) Dreamer Isioma Dreezy Elijah Wallace Famous Dex Fedd The God Femdot First Class Bee Flo Milli G Herbo GloUpJake (DJ set) Homicide Gang IAYZE KaiDontTrap Kali Kankan Katie Got Bandz Kelo of Dopeness Ken Car$on Key Glock Lancey Foux Lil Skies Lil Tecca Lil Tracy Lucki Nardo Wick Noza Jordan Ohgeesy Playboi Carti *** Pollari Polo G Post Malone *** Pouya & Fat Nick Rico Nasty Roy French Sheck Wes Sid Shane Ski Mask The Slump God Slump6s $not Sojabrat Sonny Supa BWE Tink Trippie Redd Tyla Yaweh Warhol.SS Wiz Khalifa Yeat Young Thug & Gunna (Joint set) *** Yung Bans ZacFTP & Friends (DJ set) Zach Bia (DJ set) ZZZ & TBA Special Guest Performances  

Get Refreshed: Blogger’s Choice Vol.1

“Get Refreshed” is a monthly column by Billy Bugara covering all things digital in the music world. Refresh yourself here. I Don’t Have The Stamina For This Blogging Shit Billy Bugara Hi. I’m back, and this time I brought my friends. So… I feel like this column could use a lot less Me every once in a while. I don’t treat blogging like a sport; I barely even blog at all. But even still, I know damn well that blogging isn’t really where I strive compared to others, and that’s okay! I have to write research papers every day… we are simply not the same. In all seriousness, I do want to explain what’s going on here before we jump into things. I am a person of platforming, a platforming person, if you will (it is my job for SoundCloud, after all). I just really enjoy turning the spotlight towards those who deserve it most. Most of the time – all of the time, really – I’m featuring musicians. But what about turning this spotlight towards other people who like to… spotlight musicians as well? Is this really ever done? Not often! Can it be done? Should it be done? Yes and yes! …

T-Shyne New Project ‘CONFETTI NIGHTS’ Out Now

Confetti Nights call for a celebration. That is exactly what Young Stoner Life signee T-Shyne’s new project calls for. A celebration of his journey thus far as an artist. Confetti Nights 15-track list includes features from Young Thug, Gunna, Meek Mill, Nav, JID, NAV,6lack, Swae Lee, Dougie F, and Westway. This album has generated a lot of buzz surrounding two-time NBA championship winner, Kevin Durant being listed as an executive producer on the project.  “Confetti Nights is like a celebration of sorts. The basketball player who just made it to the league, following him on his journey from his rookie year to his first championship win. As life goes, most people don’t start at the top,” T-Shyne explained. “But no matter your status or position, we’re all on a journey to improve some aspects of ourselves. This has been a very personal project for me. I tapped into a new vulnerability, sharing parts of my life I’ve never shared before. Stories I’ve never told. I truly believe others will be able to connect to this project more than any other project I’ve released.” The Bronx rapper’s unique style, vivid lyrical caliber, and determination to bring out different styles and showcase …

Speeding Fast – [Lil PJ] feat. [CEO Trayle]

Lil PJ’s collaboration with CEO Trayle is a significant link-up between some of the most compelling next-to-blow talent in the city of Atlanta. Both equipped with the support of Young Thug’s YSL Records and their roster, Trayle and PJ have both positioned themselves as logical successors into the mainstream behind the large number of industry artists that already support them while they climb to the top of the underground ranks. Trayle’s rise has been compelling, stemming largely from the viral hit “OK, Cool” that has since taken over both TikTok and Instagram but for almost a year before was a hit in the streets of Atlanta that appreciates the artist who claims that “to Camp Creek he’s like Jay Z,” which is a claim that honestly was fair at this song’s peak, or at least peak thus far. Trayle’s uncanny and entertaining storytelling mixed with PJ’s catchy lines and rangy delivery makes for a fantastic collaboration between some of Atlanta’s most dynamic upcoming talent. Keep an eye out for Lil Pj’s upcoming project that features much of Atlanta’s foremost talent alongside an artist who is certainly staking his claim for youngest in charge.

Mikey Polo – Moncler Mary

DMV EMO rapper Mikey Polo is creating his own lane in the music industry. After emerging on the mainstream scene with his song “Bugatti Spaghetti ” featuring Trippie Redd in 2020, his music began to receive the attention he deserved. With Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Young Thug, and Travis Scott as his biggest influences in the game, it’s no surprise to see the artist he’s transforming into. Earlier this month, Mikey returned to reveal his newest single and visual for his song“Moncler Mary ” produced by CashCudi. Directed by Whycrxd and Kiiru, the video centers around Mikey in ski goggles and of course a 1600 Moncler vest. “Moncler Mary is more of a chilled ride around and going shopping type of song,“ he explained. ” While PHC is more of a Tiktok song with crazy catchy phrases and high energy.” “Ridin’ with your b*tch, ridin’ ’round the town, ’round the town (Woo). Now she hooked on me, so it’s goin’ down, goin’ down. When I get up in it she gon’ make a whole lotta sound. Baby, we gon’ make a whole movie, I’m gon’ take it out. I enjoy learning about artists like Mikey because they bring something different …

Young Stoner Life Signee T-Shyne Releases “Top 5” From Forthcoming Project Confetti Nights

New York born rapper T-Shyne announced his highly anticipated sophomore project Confetti Nights will be released on April 1. It’s not surprising to know YSL Records CEO Young Thug oversaw this project. However, he will be working alongside NBA icon Kevin Durant who is also listed as executive producer. So far this year “30 for 30” and “Feed The Fam” were the first singles released from his upcoming project. As of March 18, T-Shyne is back on the scene with a new release from his project titled “Top 5”. “Top Five” is praised as an anthem for winners. Produced by Marzi, and directed by Tashi, this single demonstrates T-Shyne’s undeniable storytelling ability. His unique sound commands your attention while the visuals give you a new look at what a champion looks like. With this release, It’s hard to expect anything but greatness from ‘Confetti Nights”. T-Shyne’s biggest moments of his career thus far include his appearance on Young Thug’s acclaimed On The Rvn EP, and Slime Language 2 “That Go!” alongside Young Thug and Meek Mill. He recently was featured on Young Thug’s #1 album PUNK on standout track “Stressed”,with J.Cole and Young Thug. Make sure to check out “Top …

Heaven Only Knows – [Pollari]

Atlanta might be best known for the Young Thugs, Futures, Gucci Manes, and other artists in a similar vein, but the underground scene there is the part of the city that truly fascinates me. Ever since I can remember getting into some more up-and-coming acts within ATL, Pollari was an artist who I simply couldn’t get enough of, and I feel like the rest of the industry felt the exact same way. He was honestly the first person I remember experiencing who used autotune as an extension of the production, not using it as a crutch for subpar vocals but rather using it as an instrument to accentuate his lyrics, and this was a trend that I feel he started, and even to this day, there aren’t many emcees out there who can do it quite as we as he could. While I feel like I haven’t paid nearly as much attention to him in recent memory as I should have, my admiration for Pollari was more than rejuvenated thanks to his latest project called Heaven Only Knows. On this album, we are gifted 12 songs that last almost 22 minutes long, and while it boasts only one guest in …

Freestyle – [Lil Gotit]

If you know anything about me, you know that I’m a big Lil Gotit fan. There was a time not too long ago when he was dropping multiple tracks per week, and even when I thought that his older brother Lil Keed was outdoing him in terms of numbers and a growing fanbase, I realized that Gotit was even more unique than anyone in the Atlanta area, and I think this helped him ditch the shadow of his sibling in no time. Regardless, I feel like he is such an underrated talent, and if anyone is mentored by artists like Young Thug and Gunna, you know they’re set up for success. It seems like quite some time has passed since I last tapped in with Gotit for one reason or another, but when I was scrolling through YouTube yesterday, I realized that he dropped a new song called “Freestyle” as well as a Brett5d and BENNYBANDZ-directed music video that I was definitely not going to miss out on. In the instrumental for this hit, things seem to be very epic with synths and drums that combine as if there is a build-up to something huge, and Gotit ensures that he’s …