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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 …

Pop Shit – [REASON] ft. [Schoolboy Q]

Prior to hearing a few random singles from TDE’s rising star REASON, I had totally been sleeping on him. Not only him, but I was sleeping on a lot of the other under the radar artists at Top Dawg Entertainment that weren’t a part of the Black Hippy supergroup. After realizing how evidently talented he was in many different facets through songs like “Trapped in” featuring Ab-Soul and Boogie as well as “Flick it Up”, also featuring Soulo, I knew I had to wake up and give him a solid shot because I had absolutely no reason not to. I finally tuned into his debut album There You Have it almost two years after its release and it totally blew my expectations out of the water. His artistry and skill are as clear as day and I’m not sure why I expected otherwise considering TDE isn’t going to waste their time on wack rappers. This intrigued me to listen to some of the other members of the label’s extensive roster, and I had the same exact experience with them as I did with REASON. TDE has been proving their dominance time and time again and this year, big things are …

Stars Align – [Papichuloteej]

Las Vegas singer and songwriter Papichuloteej returns with his second release of 2020 with a new record entitled “Stars Align.” It seems as if Papichuloteej continues to progress and get better with each release. With this new record “Stars Align” embodies an 80’s disco sound with a modern twist. However, Teej isn’t alone on this single the Vegas crooner enlists the help of newcomer Gabby Trinh who delivers some impressive vocals in her own right. When you listen to a Papichuloteej record one of the things that you’ll come away with is how infectious his hooks are. They keep the listener coming back or they just end up trapped in your head until you have to submit to playing the song over and over again. Along with the hook of “Stars Align,” the unique and refreshing production from Todd Zack Jr. and Pelham & Junior combined with Gabby and Teej harmonizing is just flat out soothing. Stream Papichuloteej’s new summer anthem “Stars Align” after the break below.

Outside – [Doze]

The alternative R&B space has created a lane for artful interpretations and presentations of familiar sounds with refreshing spins. One of the most enjoyable releases shared over the past few days comes from the Denver singer-songwriter and producer, Doze. The burgeoning musician’s newest release, Outside, a six-track EP is an impressionable display of his ability to create a concise body of work that combines the softer touch of R&B with the grittier and experimental elements of alternative. Opened by the teenage reminiscent attitude of “24,” Doze introduces the project to listeners with a brief but majestic entrance. This short-lived moment almost instantly and seamlessly transitions into the seriousness and aching feelings of “Dead Homies.” Hauntingly portrayed through the song’s illustrative lyrics about fallen friends, Doze makes a powerful statement about his significant loss at such a young age. His melancholy sentiments are softly carried over into the inner-turmoil of “Trapped,” a song that is texturized by airy live instrumentation and Doze’s crooning style as he articulates the ever-complicated thoughts that consume us all. The project nears its closing with the previously released single, “Lakeviews,” and “Open Waters,” both records exuding the constant theme of struggle and triumph. Doze concludes his 14-minute …