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Be Yours – [Yung Pinch]

Due to the fact that Summer is within our grasp and this past weekend has shown glimpses of beautiful weather and good energy, at least in the Chicagoland area, I couldn’t be more excited. Partially for the beautifully sunny days, but also mainly because that’s when Yung Pinch seems to shine. He has been a headliner of backyard parties in my personal experience and I know I’m definitely not the only one. He doesn’t go by the name Beach Boy for no reason, and this persona is carried out through the up-tempo, buoyant offerings he consistently releases. Whether I’m at a barbecue, in a pool, or actually on a beach, Pinch has always been an artist who I can just put on shuffle and listen to for hours. Although certain songs might be filled with lessons dealing with heartbreak or a significant other that got away, Pinch still comes through with some catchy tracks that are sure to get any party going. I’m regrettably a few days late to his latest song “Be Yours” because it does have a very attractive beat that is sure to help anyone feel the vibe, so it could have been useful this past weekend …

33 – [Polo G]

At the end of last week, there was so much great new music that released, I had no idea where to even start. Between a new project from Future, a Yung Lean album, a full Polo G album, and more, choosing where to begin gave me more anxiety than I could’ve ever imagined. Of course, these are all completely different vibes, and each has something totally unique to offer, but I had to begin with Polo G’s album THE GOAT because he’s been one of my favorite Chicago emcees in recent history, so I knew this project would be a treat. I was correct of course, but that’s not a surprise when considering just how talented he has proven himself to be time and time again. THE GOAT had 16 songs and only 4 features, making the young Chi-town legend prove himself on his own once again, which he did effortlessly as he took listeners on a sonic journey through his past struggles, current blessings, and future endeavors. Although I think calling himself the goat might be a little premature, if he can continue releasing projects similar to all of his previous offerings, I don’t think this idea would be …

Turned 2 Da Boss – [Yung Bans]

Yung Bans has been a bit of an underground staple for quite some time now. With that being said, he’s finally starting to break through that barrier in order to receive much more recognition for his unique and incredible music. Connections with some of the biggest artists in Atlanta have helped guide him in the right directions and these decisions have proven to be invaluable at the end of the day. His sound is unlike anything else you hear coming out of the Georgia capital and it actually skews away from anything you’d generally hear in Rap music period. His flow and demeanor are relaxed and always calm, his words are mashed together at times in the best possible way, and his stories are very real, giving fans insights into his mind, no matter how disheartening or depressing they might be at times. Music is his way of venting and getting these things out onto the table, and Bans does so in a way that is unlike anyone else in music today. His messages don’t always include dismal topics, however, and they can offer a wide array of emotions. Take his most recent single “Turned 2 Da Boss” for example, …

A Conversation With Ty Fontaine

Ty Fontaine is someone who got put on my radar a few months ago and I have been a big fan ever since then, he has a unique style and makes extraordinary music, so when I saw he was about to drop his brand new project 1800, I had to lock in an interview with him. TyFontaine not only has the music talent, the ‘look’, and the charisma to be one of the next generations leading artists, but he also has some tremendous backing from the Internet Money collective that will help him along the way. Listen to his new ‘1800’ project and get to know TyFontaine in our latest interview below:     EM: Where are you from originally? TyFontaine: Born in DC, lived there until I was about six years old then moved to Maryland. That’s where I call home, PG County. — EM: What was it like growing up in the DMV? TyFontaine: It was cool pretty regular. It’s kinda like people from outside of the DMV that are from lowered income areas see the DMV & it’s kind of like Texas, where you can get a bang for your buck because it’s majority black so you can get …

Flex 4 No Reason- [6 Dogs] ft. [Yung Pinch]

Ever since diving extremely deep into the world of underground Rap and Hip-Hop music over five or so years ago, there have always been a few artists I messed with right from the get-go. Two talents I’ve taken note of over the years have been 6 Dogs and Yung Pinch, but for different reasons. 6 Dogs always had an out of the box approach to light and airy trap music while Pinch was making some of the most vibey beach music in the entire world. Watching their respective careers grow and blossom into some incredible opportunities has always been one of my favorite things because I have seen the grind from pretty much the start of their musical endeavors lead to some major opportunities that a lot of artists never end up getting a chance to pursue. Never once in my life did I imagine that these two musicians would hop on a song together because they’re just from two different worlds, but once I saw that they actually made it happen, I knew I was in for a major treat. “Flex 4 No Reason” is the name of this incredible new record, and these two talents have been known …

Looking 4 Existence – [Yung Pinch]

Yung Pinch has long been one of my favorite up and coming artists. His style is just so energetic, catchy, and vibrant, so whenever he drops a song or project, I know I have to tune in. In fact, a lot of his music has provided my friends and me the soundtrack to our summers for the past few years, as we hang out on a beach or by a pool and just relax. West Coast vibes ooze from him, but not in a very typical way when it comes to music from that region. He doesn’t often use hard-hitting trap influences mixed with lively slides and synths, but rather goes in a different direction with innovative new sounds and a more modern, beachy vibe. Although I’m a big fan of his party anthems full of resonating aesthetics, he has transitioned to a more meaningful, emotional type of music throughout different offerings that have helped show his progression as an artist over the years. I know I’m pretty late to the party for the new music video for his song “Looking 4 Existence”, but I couldn’t pass it up once I saw it pop up on my Twitter feed. This …

I JU$$ – [Yung Bans]

After diving deep into the Atlanta underground the past few years, I’ve been able to find some incredible talents that have truly blown me away. I didn’t have to dive too deep in order to find Yung Bans, because he’s been popping off in unimaginable ways. His laid-back persona and catchy flows have turned him into an artist who I haven’t been able to forget about, and I’m not complaining about that in the slightest. Last year’s project Misunderstood was one of my absolute favorite offerings of the entire year, and it’s still something I revisit quite frequently. His unique style is abundant and stands out on every single track, despite the fact that he recruited some of the biggest names in music such as Future, Young Thug, Lil Durk, and YNW Melly, among others. With artists as notorious as this, it’s easy to get overshadowed even on your own album, but Bans’ voice shines through and sticks out from the crowd. Bans is also known for his abundance of music, putting out hit after hit every time you blink, so when I saw that he dropped a new song called “I JU$$”, I knew I was in for a …

Violence + Pikachu – [Yung Lean]

Just when you think Rap music couldn’t get any more obscure, different, or creative, you have to take a trip over the pond to Sweden, where Yung Lean and a plethora of other artists are making some wild music. Not only is it experimental and pushing the boundaries of the genre, but it’s actually incredible and very intricate. Thankfully, Lean is back with a two-in-one offering with his latest music video for songs entitled “Violence” and “Pikachu”. “Violence” is the first track on the double-feature, and includes deep, distorted synths mixed with brighter, more triumphant synths at the same time, all paired with trap-inspired percussion. His voice is toned down, almost delivering words in a soft, whispering fashion as a background vocal layer is filtered to add more depth and obscurity to the already drowned out and somewhat blurred offering. After his erratic, resounding verse, he actually does whisper on the bridge, allowing the somewhat hallucinogenic, electronic production to shine as his voice just lingers in the atmosphere. He flexes his lifestyle a bit more transparently than usual, talking about always being in the club, in different cities, and spending money to get whatever he wants in the blink of …

Homme Plus freestyle – [Yung Kayo]

With extensive ties in the fashion world, a new home at YSL, and an eye for aesthetics (sonic, visual, etc.) that goes blow for blow with anyone out right now, Yung Kayo is a safe bet as the next star-in-the-making. Last night, along with a few other tracks, his “Homme Plus Freestyle” was released on SoundCloud, and even as a loosie, it’s one of my personal favorites to come from Kayo to date. Doubling down on just a few elements that structure his appeal, “Homme Plus Freestyle” proves a few things about Kayo’s music: it’s melodic, it’s atmospheric, and it’s addictive, sneaking by quotable one-liners amidst a sea of effortless flows, references, and adlibs that all stick in the listeners’ head. Taking all of this into account, as well as the simple fact that Kayo’s name is synonymous with unrivaled taste, this SoundCloud one-off is a must-listen. Kayo has the intangibles of a star, and the music is proving to be just as impressive. Peep the “Homme Plus Freestyle” below: Produced by Warpstr & Yung Kayo

Perc 300- [Lil Gnar] x [Germ]

It’s been a very interesting career for Lil Gnar to say the least. Starting out in skateboarding and never abandoning the sport even through other endeavors, he ended up creating a successful clothing brand and then found his way into the rap game. The connections he formed as well as the experiences he had throughout these different activities have created a well-rounded foundation for his music career, which has been taking off recently. A love of skateboarding and mutual friends is most likely what led to Gnar and Germ linking up and working together, and the results are always astonishing to say the least. “Perc 300” is the latest song and music video pairing from the duo, and it lives up to any expectations I had going in. The simplistic but impactful beat is driven by booming 808s as well as some rattling hats. Gnar takes the hook and first verse, employing a mumbling, raspy voice that sounds like he just woke up, and it was somewhat reminiscent of Yung Nudy to me. Although that might not sell his verse, it really played with the beat nicely and it was uncharacteristic of Gnar, so it kept me intrigued for sure. …