Perspective

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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MLM Backstage Pass: The Guide for "Stargazing" Featuring Sonny Digital, Orange Calderon, + more

Houston has always been one of the centers of entertainment for The Lone Star State and it continues to progress itself in a way where it differentiates itself from other cities in the growing state. In the process of producing more powerful artists and creatives, the art and crafts scene has seem to be picking in the city as well and BSO Social Club is going to be generating more vibes for locals to acquainted with.

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MLM Backstage Pass: The Guide for Shoreline Mafia's Show in Houston

The nature of the live music scene in Houston with urban music is funny to see to say the least. The wavering fan-base that some acts carry into the city doesn’t necessarily fill up the whole space, but it’s certain anomalies who come in and sweep the wave of influence they been delivering to the rest of the country while on tour. You clearly see this with California based collective, Shoreline Mafia. The group of musicians consist of four members, Master Kato, OhGeesy, Rob Vicious, and Fenix Flexin, but the nature of the collective filled with nothing but family + friends in the midst being around one another.

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Portland's shining star, Amine ups his bets even more with his latest body of work, "ONEPOINTFIVE"

By now, I’m sure just about everybody knows the 2016, off-kilter hit “Caroline,” and it’s homely, yellow-dipped music video with masterfully ham-fisted Tarantino references which compliment the lyrics. Obviously, from the jump, the rapper behind this piece of work is very polarizing. Love him or hate him, however, Aminé burst into the spotlight with a sly tenacity and refreshingly creative positivity. I will admit that while I enjoyed “Caroline” when I first heard it, I was able to recognize how radio-friendly it’s sound truly was, and I knew almost instantly just how overplayed it would be in the near future - yes this is my self-righteous way of proclaiming how much deeper my appreciation of music is than you by saying I found a track that blew up before it was big; and yes this makes me a better person than you.

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Press Lives Matters : Wane Chism, Wiz Kid behind Popped Cherry + Flavors Creative

In Texas, it's a large cast of creative individuals who are pushing the medium beyond the spirits of the Lone Star state. One of the pivotal people in the space who's pushing the beyond the boundaries of Austin, TX is Wane Chism, who's a marketing guru in his own right and going above the standard to deliver some of the best creative ideas for artists and brands. With his involvement with growing blog site, Popped Cherry, creative firm Flavors, and managing the likes of The Teeta and DONTHYPEME, he has a full plate on his table but he's maneuvering in a fashion where it seems somewhat effortless. While he's on a mission to change the perception on what it means to be a creative manager/businessman in Texas, Wane is crafting some modern ideas to break the mold in the nation's Live Music Capital. 

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Bringing The World To Houston // Travis Scott "Astroworld" Album Review

It’s been a long time since Houston has had someone that they can immediately point to as the lead torchbearer for the city. In the 90’s it was the late, great DJ Screw, in the new millennium, the spotlight shining on the Bayou City was shared between living legends like Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Mike Jones, UGK, and so many others. Now, with the release of his third full-length album, Astroworld, the torch has undoubtedly been passed to Mo City native, Travis Scott.

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Get Familiar with The People Behind Comethazine's Long Awaited Project, "Bawskee"

n a matter of 18 months, these guys went from being two of the most exciting artists to help cultivate a sub-genre to being trailblazers of today’s modern sound and landing on the cover of XXL’s 2018 Freshman Magazine. The evolution that has molded these artists turned a new tide in today’s music, and this same process will become even more prevalent when Comethazine’s drops his debut project, “Bawskee”.

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How Houston melodic artist, Trevor Daniel is going to help change the tide of Texas Music

When it comes to the demographics of sound in the Houston area, it's not necessarily a lot of artists who breaking on the national market in the areas of R&B/melodic vibes. Unless you're supported by a major label already, it's not much of a scene in that area or genre that's bringing artists in the city together to craft dope material. Where some see this as a disadvantage, artists such as Trevor Daniel saw this as the perfect opportunity to become a big fish in a small pond of talented artists who are presenting great vibes to the forefront.

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The Art of Diligence + Drip // How Gunna's Drip Season series can establish his stardom

The mainstream world was first introduced to Young Thug’s protégé, Gunna, on the former’s “Floyd Mayweather,” from the JEFFERY project. Gunna’s third iteration of his Drip mixtape series looks good on paper. Including production credits from names like Metro Boomin’ and Wheezy, and contributions from Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Durk, Lil Yatchy, and of course, Young Thug, it’s hard to debate the star-power of the project.

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WHO GOT NEXT? // Why Southwest Houston is a Goldmine to H-Town Hip Hop

The differentiation has inspired many artists in the city to go above and beyond the stereotypes that have plagued for quite some time but with the large number of artists who are looking to break the mold, the Southwest area of Houston has become a field of growing crop of artists who are making major headway in the hip-hop industry outside the points of Alief.

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Press Lives Matter: Max Kulchinsky, Program Director at Stationhead, A&R at Island Records

This would be none other than Stationhead tastemaker and program director, Max Kulchinsky. The 20-year old music maven has been generating vibes for the budding radio app that's been making game-changing efforts in the way listeners engage + listen to on-demand radio. Aside from his role of directing vibes for the app, Max has been one of the key voices as far as hosts go with his show, "Year of Max" that has been an open-platform for powerful dialogue along with putting listeners to new and old music. Not only has Max played a pivotal role into the company, but he also grew in the ranks of Sony and Island Records and implemented key plays in the music industry. Max's flair to the music industry develops a new perspective on where music and technology is going to and how this merge will birth the stars of tomorrow in this artistic space.

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