Perspective

From Cult-upringing to Cult Following, Lucky Daye Heads Towards the Mainstream

Painted – Lucky Daye. It’s stupid how much talent saturates this record. The sonics spill out into a lush atmospheric canvas which is splattered with Daye’s melodic and harmonic paint – not a single dull point amongst the entire album, which is outstanding given the current norm of releasing quantity rather than quality.

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Cultivating Hot Girl Culture: How Megan Thee Stallion Control The 2019 Summer with her impactful release, "Fever"

Houston’s Megan Thee Stallion seems to have been destined for a career in music, literally growing up in studios, accompanying her mother during recording sessions. When Megan decided she wanted to begin chasing her dream of being an MC, it was her mother that asked Megan to wait until she was a little bit older to pursue such a career.

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K$K with the help of Javier Rodriguez and Venusian delivers a new spin on Hussle and Emotion in the short film, "Walked In"

One of those people who’s pushing things forward is Midwest to Northeast transplant, K$K, a skilled and dedicated director who’s paved a way for herself behind the lens. As she’s went from shooting some of your favorite’s early music videos to writing credible festival short films, K$K has remained cool through it all and looking to progress in the process.

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Strength + Power in Numbers: How Marino Infantry Changing the Scope of Music + Culture

When you comb through the scope of the hip-hop scenery, it’s safe to say that the DMV has been making waves on their own for quite some time. As time goes on, the artistry found in their sound continues to expand with the likes of Q Da Fool, Xanman, Moneymarr, IDK, Rico Nasty, and many more who have been pushing the envelope. As those names have been making headlines, Marino Infantry remains one of the most influential groups in the region that delivers a stylistic approach to the game. 

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Jaden Smith is in the midst of Sophomore Curse and Riding a New Wave with his new effort, "EYRS"

I am definitely not one for outright hate towards the work of just about any artist. Especially if that artist has spent years refining their craft, taking criticism to the jaw, putting their nose to the grindstone, and focused on earning their spot in the industry.

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Redefining Revenge with Collaboration // How Dreamville created a unique experience for the music industry with their release "Revenge of The Dreamers 3"

Revenge of the Dreamers III has now been out for a couple weeks, and I have still not stopped listening to most of the tracks. My opinion of this latest installment in the series has definitely made me ponder revisiting the other projects leading up to this one – and I never revisit stuff unless I am that impressed.

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Injury Reserve boundlessly creates their own audio palette on their impressive album "Injury Reserve"  

Erase the jazz you’d find splattered all over Injury Reserve’s previous material and highlight the, well highlight a bunch of things. Start by highlighting Parker’s simplistic chaos. Highlight Ritchie’s new developed aptitude as an MC and Grogg’s storytelling that ages like wine. The list could easily go on. Injury Reserve is the dime you’d find digging through a bunch of low-key records without having a single clue of what you were about to experience. Trying to categorize this thing is virtually impossible.

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Tyler the Creator continues his blossoming evolution as an artist with his reflective narrative audio piece, "Igor"

The album not only found success with the rapper’s pre-existing cult-like fanbase, but with those that were put off by the artist’s earlier work which, lyrically, was deeply homophobic, violent, and misogynistic, amongst other things. Flower Boy was painted with a brighter colors than its predecessors, purples and blues were traded for oranges and yellows, as the album represented an almost complete transformation for the artist. This year’s offering from Tyler, Igor,

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Mac DeMarco creates a body of work that will sustain and grow over time with his release, " Here Comes The Cowboy"

Since the release of his critically-acclaimed 2014 album, Salad Days, Mac Demarco has maintained his position as one of the most recognizable faces in indie music, putting out albums every other year. However, none of them have ever seemed to reach the success of Salad Days; 2015’s Another One EP felt like B-sides of it’s predecessor, while 2017’s This Old Dog did present a somewhat new sonic palette, the project still relied heavily on already established Mac-motifs.

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Child of The Concrete Becomes Cool Crusader of The City: The Coming of Age Story of Radamiz

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.

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The New Age of Jigg // How Splurge Became One Of The Biggest Texas Artists Behind The Nation's Latest Dance Craze

As the Texas scene continues to cultivate with new emerging stars, Arlington’s shooting star Splurge is certainly one of the most notorious acts in his own right. From the ascension of pairing with Huncho while they were duo to seeing his rise a solo artist just burst on the national scene has shown what kind of influence that Jigg can bring to the forefront of the nation’s attention.

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Philadelphia's rising platform, 2SEATER is highlighting some of the freshest creatives in the game at a consistent level

Coming from the depths of Philadelphia, 2SEATER is a new age audio platform that’s allowed some of the most impactful acts in the space of art and creativity to speak on their experiences in their industry, and how they’ve been able to achieve success in it. Although the platform has been putting folks on but it took some road blocks and preparation for them to achieve their recent victories.

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The Hustlers Catalog Episode 2 // End of The Year Awards: Los Angeles

Throughout the podcast, it covers the various artists making an impact, businessmen and individuals behind the scenes that’s making a difference, and publications + podcasts that are covering some of the highlights in the area.

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Press Lives Matter: Adam Lerro, Owner of The Plug Society/A&R + Digital at Alamo Records

In this edition, we focus on Philadelphia’s own Adam Lerro, who’s one of the key pieces of the indie platform, The Plug Society and one of the rising players at Alamo Records. Given his in-depth social media experience, capability of running a brand and bringing it to the forefront, Adam has not only proved that he can put on artists but also put them in the spotlight for them to progress as time moves on.

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The Art of Perfection + Development: How Philadelphia Production Collective, Working on Dying molded a star out Matt Ox

When it comes to the soundscape of what’s hot and what’s new, it’s a lot of artists who are coming up in different funnels of the rap industry, and with it being a climate where things can crash and burn very easily, you see a lot of these fast rising artists leave as fast as they came. In the young budding star from Philadelphia, Matt Ox’s case he’s been able to create a big splash with a crazy single and visual but during his process of growth he was able to maintain the tide to unleash a big wave with his debut project.

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The Rundown: BrickBoyDior

One of the hotbeds that’s starting to bubble more on the Florida music scene is the vibes of Palm Beach. You’ve the seen the likes of Solider Kidd, DJ Scheme, and Wifisfuneral break from the oceanside city to the headlines of national news in major ways, and this is only opening the doors for new talent in the city to emerge. One of the brightest kids in the city that’s making a name for himself is Brickboydior.

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