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Magic Oneohtrix Point Never – [Oneohtrix Point Never]

The seemingly limitless world of sounds, styles, and unfounded musicality that Daniel Lopatin has come to bask in over his now-decade long time as one of electronic and ambient music’s most defining figures is shrouded in pure acclaim and influence all the same. His status as quite possibly the most remarkable and ever-progressive force of instrumental music as a whole is cemented in stone, and perhaps it truly has been for even the longest time now.  Many may say the world didn’t even need such a pervasive force of a project like 2018’s Age Of to fully place this fact in the mind’s of the grander majority; those same people may even claim that we had no need for his outstanding scoring ventures on the dynamic tandem of Good Time and Uncut Gems. Up to those points in his career, he had done enough to put such an immense and profound mark on the grander electronic music world to adequately earn the right to those aforementioned claims without question.  But those projects still came out, and their sheer quality alone pushed his unprecedented status practically into the stratosphere. And unsurprisingly, even today he has yet to even shed the slightest …

Show Me What You Got – [Lil Keed] ft. [O.T. Genasis]

Last year leading into the majority of this year, Lil Keed has been absolutely killing it in terms of releasing new content. Whether he dropped of loosies, TOC3, music videos, or guest verses, there was once a time where it felt like we couldn’t go a few days, let alone a week, without getting some new Keed in our hands. Although it’s been probably a few weeks since his last release at this point, it seems like an eternity due to his somewhat notorious consistency. Luckily, he’s back once again with a brand-new visual for his record “Show Me What You Got”, a song that recruits O.T. Genasis and is supposed to help spread the word of the deluxe version of his latest full-length effort. Some sort of piano or distorted guitar chords are used to create an unsteady yet constant melody that is brought new life through thunderous drums and rattling percussive elements. As Keed repeats the name of the song in the chorus, his ad-libs are basically screamed in the distance in order to contribute some personality to the otherwise basic hook. To his credit, it seems like he knows just when his flow begins to slightly drone …

Tighten Up – [Lil Keed]

Trapped on Cleveland 3, Lil Keed’s most recent album, completely lived up to the hype in my personal opinion. In all honesty, the first run through or two didn’t necessarily catch my attention, but that’s happened in the past with other albums, and I’m glad that it has grown on me because now I revisit it constantly at least once a day. Although some of the guest spots were absolutely insane, especially the features from Travis Scott, Lil Baby, Gunna, Thugger, and others, Keed managed to consistently steal the show with his diverse styles and dexterous deliveries. Although he’s been celebrating the success of the album, he’s not slowing down any time soon, and he’s continuing to support the project by releasing some music videos, most recently for his track “Tighten Up”. As the song starts up, the camera pans up to the sky as balloons obstruct the view. Soon after, we’re transported to a used car dealership lot, and Keed makes his first appearance. A filter is used on the screen during certain shots that give it the feel as if you’re watching a cheesy public access commercial, and I find this style somewhat humorous but also intelligently placed …

What it Was – [Lil Gotit] ft. [Future]

Lil Keed just dropped Trapped on Cleveland 3 last week and it’s been buzzing ever since. Keed is one of my absolutely favorite Atlanta artists and has been for quite some time now, and it’s through him that I found out about his younger brother, Lil Gotit. The two artists have obviously similar sounds and styles considering they’re siblings and their mentors include legends like Young Thug and Future, but they do have somewhat distinct qualities within their individual offerings that do set them apart, undoubtedly. At the same time, I do love it when they decide to hop on songs together because the chemistry and the connection they have shows off a bond that only brothers can possess, and it’s clear every time they work together. Most recently, however, Gotit didn’t want to let his big brother have all the fun this week, so he decided to surprise fans with a brand-new visual for his Future-assisted track that came out in late June called “What It Was”. Back when this single first dropped, I covered the song itself so I won’t go too heavily into detail about that, but I couldn’t help but write about the video that now …

A Conversation with Turbo

“Man, I’m just thriving…” A four word phrase that perfectly encapsulates Turbo. I’ve written about the up and coming artist many times before, so it was only right to get on a zoom call and take a deeper look into someone who is doing some amazing things in the industry already. This whole entire conversation with the Internet Money Signee was a blessing for myself and I pray it’s a blessing for you all as well! Continue reading to down below to check out what we talked about! — Sam: So you’re from Canada right? Turbo: Yes sir! Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, which is where I’m at right now. Sam: Fire! Man, I remember getting put onto your music when “Heart Stop” came out and I’ve just always been a fan. The music is so unique and really special. I’ve written about you a couple of times before, but its just special to get to talk to you like this; so tell me about your journey in music and how you got to where you are right now. Turbo: Man, the seed was planted when I was like 10 years old. My cousins would come over and they …

Trapped On Cleveland 3 – [Lil Keed]

Atlanta and YSL affiliate Lil Keed is back with his star-studded and highly anticipated album ‘Trapped On Cleveland 3’. Personally I’ve been waiting to dive into this album for some time now to see how much Keed has progressed his sound up until this point. Keed’s newest project features a star-studded cast that features the likes of Young Thug, Travis Scott, Future, Lil Baby, Gunna, Ty Dolla Sign, and more. One other reason I was excited about TOC3 was the fact that Young Thug was really hands-on with this and helped executive produced this record. You can tell Keed is experimenting as an artist and with how he’s been structuring his music and how he’s been playing around with different flows and cadences. Like the features, the production on this album features some pretty notable names as well such as Wheezy, Jetson Supah Mario, and more. Although he has a while to go I believe Keed has the drive to become one of the most unique artists in rap. No, his sound isn’t that much more different than Young Thug but with Thug grooming him and how much Keed has progressed within the last 2 projects I believe he’s showing …

She Know – [Lil Keed] ft. [Lil Baby]

I honestly can’t remember the first time I was put onto Lil Keed, but I can’t image a world where I didn’t know about him, at this point. I‘ve been tuning into his releases for a couple of years at this point and I have yet to be disappointed with any of his projects or other miscellaneous releases. At first, in all honesty, I thought that although I liked a few songs, I was assuming that his sound might become monotonous or repetitive, especially with other rappers sounding similar, but he made sure to switch up his styles and deliver different sounds in ways that I never knew he could, making sure to keep his music fresh and inventive. In recent months he has been putting in an insane amount of work through features with other artists, but it’s about time that he gifts fans with another project, in my own selfish opinion. Luckily, the third edition of his Trapped on Cleveland series is set to drop this Friday, so our wait will be over, luckily. In order to build anticipation and even more buzz than ever before for the project, Keed decided to tap into Atlanta superstar Lil Baby …

Idrc – [Jon Caryl]

Brand new to our pages today, rising superstar Jon Caryl presents us with “Idrc”; the newest member of his release catalogue. The young Ohio native finds himself in a unique situation as he does everything himself; including the production, writing, recording, and engineering of every song he puts out. Most of Jon’s records are very piano-driven, influenced heavily by Anson Seabra, leaving all the room in the world for Jon to showcase his powerful vocals and stunning lyricism. On the other hand, “Idrc” was influenced by Adam Oh’s “Trapped in My Mind”, an uptempo record that showcases Jon’s melodic abilities and prodigious versatility. For this song specifically, Jon worked on the production first and let the melodies and lyrics stem from there. For Jon, his dream has always been to find purpose in music and to make it something he can do for the rest of his life. He’s not far from achieving this dream as he continues to find success through TikTok and other social platforms, as well as with each release he presents to the world. Furthermore, the music Jon has planned to arrive sometime next month will be sure to push him one step closer to stardom. …

Fox 5 – [Lil Keed] ft. [Gunna]

At this point, it’s almost obsessive how often I write about new Lil Keed offerings. Ever since I was put onto him a couple years ago, he’s been one of my favorite rising talents to listen to and just the fact that he can make both trap anthems and love ballads brings a heavy-hitting dynamic that most artists just simply don’t possess. I’m not shocked at his success in the slightest of course because when you have someone as legendary as Young Thug as your mentor to guide you through the industry, you pretty much have nowhere to go but up. This is as obvious as ever when looking at the trajectory his career has taken, as he took the scene by storm a few years back and has just became more successful with every single move he has made. When it comes to Gunna, his dominance within the Rap scene is on another level than pretty much everyone else and although it doesn’t seem to be too difficult to come across a Gunna feature no matter how big or small you might be, he manages to shut things down and stop the show with every new verse he drops. …

Wavy – [Lil Keed]

I told myself I wasn’t going to write about Lil Keed’s new song “Wavy” because I always write about his new releases and I was thinking it was time to give it a break for once. Well, here I am writing about Lil Keed’s brand-new track because I just simply couldn’t resist. I’ve been playing his younger brother Lil Gotit’s latest project for the past few weeks pretty much on repeat because that record is full of hits, so now I’m extremely eager to see what Keed has up his sleeve. On “Wavy”, spacey, airy synths play in the background to create an almost unnoticeable melody as chattering percussion and banging drums truly carry this instrumental. Right off the bat, Keed comes in with a crazy amount of energy. He doesn’t even allow the beat to build before impatiently going in, but his energetic disposition and unique style truly bring this song to new heights. His flows are always something to marvel at, and although his words aren’t always easily interpreted after the first listen, his cadence never ceases to amaze me. He switches up between slower, more harmonious lines and up-tempo, triplet bars that take a lot of practice …