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Lil Jairmy Releases The Second Iteration Of His Gas God Mixtape Series

Over the last few years, Texas has become a hotspot for emerging artists. Rising rapper Lil Jairmy has quickly gone from a local celebrity to now landing a deal with 300 Entertainment earlier this year. Since the age of 3, Jairmy began freestyling with his brother. However, everything changed once he turned 15, and decided to take music seriously. After releasing his first record “Trapped Out” with J Ward, everything became history. After completing a short bid in jail, Jairmy came out bigger than ever before. The first project he dropped was Excuse My Absence in 2019 with a feature from Lil Baby. Once Jairmy released his breakthrough single “No Luggage,” there was no denying that Jairmy had a special talent, and it was time for the world to find out. On September 9, Lil Jairmy released his highly anticipated new mixtape Gas God 2, the second iteration of the Gas God mixtape. This project featured guest appearances from Moneybagg Yo, EST Gee, Future, and the late Lil Keed. He also recruited GRAMMY® Award-nominated producer Hitmaka to assist on this tape. “It was great working with Hitmaka. It was a new experience for me but I enjoyed it,” he explained. “When …

WTFDIFS – [Chloe Tang]

If there’s one thing that I understand it’s that the heart wants what it wants – even if it doesn’t make any sense. Whether it’s chasing a fleeting romance or eating 6 apricots in one sitting, sometimes our impulses can be both our strongest assets and our biggest weaknesses. Luckily I’m not alone, as Chloe Tang’s newest single “WTFDIFS” (short for Why The Fuck Do I Feel So Sad) explores the torment and tension experienced when you just can’t get over someone. Cleverly written and carefully produced, “WTFDIFS” pairs Chloe’s affinity for songwriting and powerful vocal catharsis to produce one of the best pop records I’ve seen released this year. “WTFDIFS” is a love letter for the hopeless romantics and those trapped lamenting lost love they wish they could forget – and who could blame them? Who among us can reflect on a life free from romantic turmoil delivered to us by our very own thoughts? Though Chloe’s message may not be as philosophical as I’m making it out to be, lyrics like “I got a real toxic relationship with the thought of you” serve listeners a cautious PSA over the dangers of love’s loose ends. With more music hopefully …

“AGAIN.” – [KDVSGOLIATH]

This week South London rapper/singer KDVSGOLIATH returns to us with his newest single “AGAIN.” – his first release since last month’s “BREAKING.”. Though known for his affinity for clever songwriting and high-energy vocals, “BREAKING.” saw our king deliver a relatively introspective and brooding performance that worked well to juxtapose the explosiveness of his previous hits like “PISTON.” and “BANTER.”. Today KD returns to flip listeners’ expectations on their heads once more with “AGAIN.”, an abrasive and incendiary banger perfectly tuned for your weekly rotation. Trapped in the endless cycle of romantic tension and disillusionment KDVSGOLIATH finds himself struggling to make things work with the one he cares for – thus making “AGAIN.” a bittersweet love letter to the trials and tribulations of young love. From “AGAIN.”‘s head-pounding percussion to its insatiable guitar melodies, listeners are sure to fall in love with this new banger whether they’re an old fan or a new stan. With more music slated for release later this summer, there’s never been a better time to be a fan of South London’s KDVSGOLIATH. Check out “AGAIN.” by KDVSGOLIATH below:

Only Built For Luxury – [Stunna Cold]

Lawrenceville, GA artist Stunna Cold is delivering his best piece of work yet with his newest project ONLY BUILT 4 LUXURY. After a long-hiatus from releasing music started in mid-2021 in order to lock in and focus on creating music; he finally is ready to release his fourth ever project. Stunna moved to Los Angeles during this hiatus with his label Strapped Entertainment; he is the only artist currently on their roster. During this time the project was carefully crafted by Stunna & Strapped to deliver what they think is his best work yet. The project consists of 14 tracks with one feature from Atlanta artist known as 10kdunkin; who is a frequent collaborator with Strapped. While Stunna usually delivers a wide variety of sounds/genres on his previous solo projects; he sticks to a harder/grimy plugg production on this project where he shows off his rap skills. During this project Stunna mainly raps about his daily hustle and motivation to make money and live a luxurious lifestyle; aswell as his fair share of flexing and stunting. The project has a very uplifting and motivational vibe that can be related to by many. He also throws in some melodic carefree tracks such as Going Places, …

Stay Strapped, Vol. 2 – [STRAPPED!]

I was thrilled when STRAPPED! dropped their first official project last year as they have been an invaluable asset to the underground community for years both as a blog and SoundCloud hosting services, giving us our first listen to more links and snippets than I could count, as well as giving emerging artists a greater platform to expose their songs to. Their latest release, Stay Strapped, Vol. 2 follows their debut last year but have reloaded in terms of the artists they featured, even with a few repeat appearances. The twenty track project encapsulates almost every notable sound in underground rap today, ranging from the endless bars of Tony Shhnow, to the melodic plugg-stylings of BoofPaxkMooky, or the autotuned crooning of Pollari, with a number of flavors in between, truly giving a comprehensive sample of what is coming out of SoundCloud today. The tape features: Tony Shhnow, Draft Day, 10kdunkin, Stunna Cold, ATL Smook, Lil Xelly, BBKnight, Texako, BoofPaxkMooky, IceBirds, DC2Trill, FLEE, 1600j, MDMA, Destroy Lonely, Lil Candypaint, Thouxanbanfauni, Lil Yen, Bear1Boss, and Pollari. I am looking forwards to Volume 3 and cannot wait to see which new faces are selected for that project, as well as hearing how much the …

Cowboy – [Colorado Skies]

Fresh off of the STRAPPED ENT YouTube and debuting in our pages today is Dallas, Texas artist Colorado Skies who is working hard to craft a new sound through a unique aesthetic and their new visual, “Cowboy” where he performs on a farm juxtaposing the futuristic and trunk-shaking production he graces. His flow is off-kilter but nonetheless self-assured and his lyrics are topical and engaging. His flow and perspective alike are both unique and I appreciate the consistent pride he takes with his visuals. I am looking forward to hearing more from Colorado Skies soon and am interested to see what direction they go in next.

Children of the Dark – [POORSTACY]

When thinking of all the moves that POORSTACY has made throughout his career, his transition is honestly quite impressive. He has always had a punk rock kind of aesthetic no matter what stage of his career he was in, but earlier on he was much more hip-hop forward. Whether he was rapping or singing, he always knew how to switch things up and keep things fresh, so as he progressed in his career, it wasn’t too surprising to me that he kind of ditched the hip-hop genre altogether to go all-in on rock. I truly believe this was the right move because ever since he has narrowed his focus, he has been able to hone in on his true skills and bring out the most in his potential, but I have been a massive supporter regardless of the type of music he has made. After seeing him hype up his latest release entitled “Children of the Dark”, I couldn’t help but write about it and share it with you all because it’s just another hit in his arsenal. Produced by Drew Fulk and Zach Jones, this one utilizes an instrumental that is as rock-heavy as it can get with raging …

Are You with That? – [Vince Staples]

Even though he’s much younger than what most old heads would consider an OG, I truly think that’s exactly what you can call Vince Staples. Nonetheless, he still keeps such a close eye on the way hip-hop and rap music is going in order to not only adapt and stay relevant but also because it just seems obvious that he respects the overall landscape of music. While it has been quite some time since I have truly made an effort to tune in and listen to his music, truthfully, I have been a fan of his for the better part of a decade and I couldn’t be more excited for the release of his upcoming self-titled album which is set to release this Friday. In order to get some hype going before it drops, Vince decided to drop off his second single from the project entitled “Are You with That?”, which follows up his first single “Law of Averages” which was released not too long ago as well. Even more excitingly, Vince even got Kenny Beats and Reske to create the production for this hit, so you already know you’re in for a treat. Opening up with some lighthearted, almost …

Tempus – [Issa Gold]

“Tempus is a diary written by Issa “SOLACE” Gold featuring production from Two Fresh, Matt Zara, Chuck Strangers, Micah Jasper, DJ Skizz and Boxing Fetish. It is about the emotions felt while moving through the SEASONS of life, and the changes we all experience through TIME.. Use it as a MIRROR” – Issa Gold Eight years since the release of his mixtape “Conversations With A Butterfly,” Issa Gold has blessed us with his second solo-offering and debut LP entitled Tempus. With eleven tracks total, despite the project’s brevity there is an incredible amount of conceptual depth and emotion expressed. Sonically it would be extremely unjust to label the offering a rap album, since the production employs elements of alt-indie, soft rock, modern jazz, lo-fi & more. Not to mention while Issa may quite literally be rapping, the weight of his lyrics make it seem as if he’s more accurately speaking with emphasis. Each track contains its own ambient nature to reflect the thematic seasonal circumstances that Gold reveals to his ‘mirrored’ audience. Issa primarily meditates on his own life, yet fascinatingly listeners will quite easily grasp some form of relatability to their own existence. Conceptually conveying love, pain, sorrow, envy, jealousy, …

Stranger – [Thalie] x [Ouja Marek]

“Stranger is basically my thoughts translated to a song. At the time I came to the realization I was trapped in a somewhat toxic relationship. People warned me, but I never wanted to admit it. Secretly I knew I was in love with a stranger, because his words meant one thing, but his actions dictated another. This song is about  manipulation, hence the words,  ”you had me thinking I am crazy.” When I heard Ouja’s music on Instagram, I immediately started singing to it.. My other music was more on the surface… not really heartfelt because it wasn’t my story. In 2020 I started making more music that I felt was true to myself, that’s when my music started really coming to life” – Thalie Amsterdam based artist Thalie makes her Lyrical Lemonade debut with a soulful jam titled “Stranger.” Off her forthcoming EP Out of Love, the song employs a fresh mixture of traditional R&B blended with an assortment of neo-soul, as the vocalist alternates pitch frequency to express strong emotions felt at a particular time. With a soft romantic twist, the song’s title indicates a theme of distance; namely the bewilderment of affection for an individual that seems so out of …