Posts tagged Music
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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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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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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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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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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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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Breaking Hearts + Breaking The Mold : How JUICE WRLD's "Goodbye and Good Riddance" puts him in another class of music

Goodbye and Good Riddance, the first album from 20-year-old Jarod Higgins, better known as Juice WRLD comes after bursting onto the scene behind two solid single releases. The album shows Juice struggling with both relationship and substance abuse issues in an extremely personal way.

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Jurassic Living Legend: Can SlimeSito Solidify Himself Completely in Atlanta's Scene

As we may know, Atlanta has become the haven for where hip-hop is today. In the process of bringing us different stars with the likes of Migos, Lil Yatchy, Young Thug, Future, Yung Bans, Gunna, and more, it's easy to say that the scene there has been quite versatile for quite some time. In the midst of these stars growing and building their mold, artists such as Slime Sito have been continuing to keep it 10 toes down and laying down a solid for the underground scene in Atlanta. 

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The Prince of Mumble Validates His Voice : Playboi Carti "Die Lit" Album Review

The king of adlibs and prince of leaked music, Playboi Carti has released his second full-length album as of May 11. “Made a mil of that mumbling shit...” pretty much sums up the self-awareness of said album. Where some artists would try to distance themselves from the thematic elements that make up the inappropriately named “mumble rap” sub-genre, Carti doubles down and proves the artistic merit to any “old-heads” or doubters of the aforementioned sub-genre.

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Press Lives Matter: TK Kimbro, LA Music Scene Tastemaker

We stay on the Left Coast that some may call the Best Coast and soak up some game from one of Los Angeles' most pivotal figures in their hip-hop scene now, TK Kimbro. He is the creative liaison that has helped and curated the careers of artists such as Shoreline Mafia, 03 Greedo, Drakeo the Ruler, and the rest of the Stinc Team. Being as wise as he is, he's correctly tapped into the voice of the young and booming creative culture in LA, and it's paying off in a major way with expectations for the artists mentioned to have great years coming in the future. 

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Came Out of Nowhere: Why Lil Mosey might be one of the key voices to listen to in 2018

As it may be no surprise how much Elevator has paved the way for artists to break out their region with the likes of Chief Keef to Comethazine to Maxo Kream and more. The list can go on and on when it comes to artists establishing their debut on the site but recently it was an artist who really came out nowhere and has established himself with a footing in the game with his new single that's at a million views in the matter of a month. This being the 15-year-old unknown rising artist, Lil Mosey. 

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The Rundown: Native Youth

If you've visited the site before, you have seen the material of Native Youth. Coming on the scene with her lo-fi hip-hop artistry of music, Youth defines herself as an X-Factor who's playing by her own rules and breaking borders with her sound. You hear this clearly in her recent body of work, "Second Chances," which is the perfect emotional filled soundtrack for your late night moves and grooves. Her versatile presentation shows the world that South Florida has more to offer than the typical "thrash rap" that's being pushed in your face. It's a lighter palette, but it's held down with feelings that anyone can relate to. 

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The Rundown: Ca$h Fendi

Houston has made its own headway with marketing their beloved artists to multiple sources of press with the likes of Rocky Banks, Wes Blanco, Doeman, Tim Woods, and more. As the scene continues to flourish with more budding artists coming splashing on the scene, Ca$h Fendi of The TRBE has been making sure to the keep the Northside of Houston relevant with his music. Starting a following with his group member, Se7en, the duo has crafted a string of singles like “That Loud”, “Couple Bandz”, and “Fuck 4th Quarter” that has caught the eyes of many in H-Town. Taking a break from their group efforts, Fendi is focusing on the preparation and release of his upcoming solo project, “Creme De La Creme”.

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Breaking The Barrier: How HBO's Insecure has became an outlet for rising artists

Once upon a time, there was an ongoing dialogue on the internet claiming oh so many similarities between HBO’s ‘Insecure’ and HBO’s ‘Girls'. The only similarities these shows have are that they are written by women and that those women have a hand in the soundtrack to every episode.

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