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In recent memory, they have gotten the likes of S3nsei Molly & Lil Brook, Danileigh, YK Osiris, 10K Cash, and many more. Def Jam recently had a chance to bring forth some of this new artists to perform in a legendary live venue, SOBs.
Seeing that New York City urban music has taken prominence once again in the spotlight with setting record album sales and winning great titles, it’s a new generation of artists under that fold that’s molding their own wave in the process. On the frontline stands some of the toughest lyricists in the “City That Never Sleeps”, one of them being Brooklyn’s own Radamiz.
Comethazine has a special place in my heart in terms of his music. His ability to produce a solid, banger-filled album, seems to be next to none. Unlike many artists today, who get a lot of attention through external ways from music, Comethazine stays true to his craft and only that.
Kodie returns to drop PT. 2 of his popular song “626”. One of the things that I can always appreciate about Kodie’s music is its sound. His vocals remind me of the way old artists use to sound over a beat, back when vocals were more commonly raw.
Following the release of his highly anticipated “D PHOENIX”, which features many popular leaks from D Savage, he returns to redeem himself, dropping his newest project Trust No One. Before I go more in depth on the album review I must point out the fact that his newest project didn’t have near as many leaked songs as his previous did, which is a major step in the right direction for the L.A. artist.
For those who are fans of Texas music, it’s not necessarily a lot of people who look into the state when it comes to modern state of R&B music. Not to say it’s a lot of people who aren’t talented in the genre but it’s not as much of a pool talent for the genre like it is when it comes to rap. Either way you look at the state of it in Texas, DONTASKGEN is breaking barriers in order to come up in the process.
If you’ve been following the scope of hip-hop in the past few months and haven’t heard of the name Baby Smoove, please do your research and get locked in to some of his previous work. The emerging Detroit rapper has been on a tear of releases with a couple of his projects charting on Apple Music, doing shows across the country and establishing a bidding war amongst labels for who’s going to work with Motown shining star. As he remains cool in the whole process, he delivers a new jam for fans to enjoy with his new visual, “Baby”.
The New York music scene has been on fire to say the least this summer. While most of the attention may be focused on the quick emergence of Pop Smoke, it’s safe to say Dyckman hero Slayter is coming into his own as well. The Cinematic Music Group member shuts down the streets of NYC with his impressive project, “Cold At Night”.
If you can scan the scope of the Houston scene, it’s a lot of brands who look to mimic one another or try to do things that may exist in other markets. It’s only a handful who look to change the landscape with originality and delivering different goods to the forefront for folks to enjoy. In the midst of looking for brands to fill that space, Palacose has chosen to follow its own lane to create a new route for Houstonians to develop DIY fashion lines.
Coming from the depths of Maryland and making waves in the region for quite some time, Traphaus resonates its continued residency in the state and shows growth with that. Moving on up with their ideals and approach to delivering material, they get more creative with their “Grocery Bag” inspired tees and their Goodwill flip tote bags. The new essential pack from the emerging clothing brand is a release in conjunction Pipe Dreamz, another creative company who’s garnered a nice following in the area as well.
The culture of fashion is one that continues to evolve and shape itself even more with more individuals taking daring steps to go beyond the average boundaries of creating and sporting the threads of tomorrow. One of the brands who has always established themselves in a higher regards, RICHARDANDGRACE has recently pivoted their focus from being a premiere brand that focuses on true design and exclusivity to enlighten the minds of their shoppers with their new cleaner methods of making high quality clothes but also doing in a way where it’s durable for the customer’s wardrobe and pockets.
The growing bubble that comes with the new era of the city paints a modern version of it that doesn’t necessarily connect with the authenticity of the place that it once was. As some of the memorable moments that the boroughs have start to fade away, Bronx homestead House of Flava looks to connect with locals with their comfort food and undeniable presence of paying homage to the past.
If you’ve been living in New York City for the past couple of years, you’ve heard or either attended something regarding Kinfolk. In the heart of what’s happening in Brooklyn, Kinfolk has been a cultural waving flag for being inclusive to what’s popping in the city. From the scope of nightlife, resale, and cultural influence, Kinfolk has covered many boundaries in one and they recently had the good people of Adidas and I-D magnify their story to a new degree.