Wanderhouse - Lights (Ellie Goulding Cover)
Following the release of their brillant “Use Me Up” single, Marie Moreshead & Doctor Rosen Rosen better known as Wanderhouse, has released a soul freezing cover of the popular Ellie Goulding track “Lights”. Maire’s gentle, infatuating vocals flourish around Rosen’s mesmerizingly cinematic production. The duo is able to take the flashy pop single into a deep realm of beautifully dark emotion. Incredibly graceful. Become familiar with Wanderhouse and stay up to date on their releases at their official website. Enjoy.
Fat Trel - A Day In The Life Of Fat popular : Westcoast Part 1
If there is a artist in the game right now who undoubtedly deserves all the clout and recognition coming his way, its Fat Trel. For anyone who has witnessed the DC native’s progression, you have to agree that Fat Trel is the ultimate testament to where hard work and perfecting your craft can take you. Watch as Fat Trel aka Fat Popular stops through Pink Dolphin, records with Rich Hil, and hits the studio with Chief Keef and the almighty Master P.
Ken Rebel - Disrespectful
“Now we got the free, know what i mean?, Kenny be living off schemes”. Nothing could sum up a young player better than that line right there. Young Ken Rebel has been making a solid name for himself all across your favorite social networks with his gang of young trendsetters and now he hits us with the visuals for one of his more turnt up tracks, Disrespectful. With a story line that goes from a house party to a kidnapping, this production is unique and creative. Disrespectful is well along the lines of the other stylish visuals he’s released ( 1997 & Tokyo ). With all of the popularity that he’s been seeing and his consistent output of music and visuals its only a matter of time before Ken Rebel reaches a new level of fame well beyond Tumblr. Until that though respect him, Kenny be Triple Og.
A$AP Rocky - Fuckin Problem (ft. Drake, Kendrick Lamar & 2 Chainz)
The flow is immaculate. Flacko, Drizzy, K Dot, 2 Chainz, & 40 on one record? Do we really have to say more? LONG.LIVE.A$AP
Slim Dollars & Perrion Perform “Back To Business” at Tammany Hall
Watch as two of Harlem’s most promising young artists Turn Up the stage at Tammany Hall during this crazy CMJ week. We definitely have a lot of respect for these two and can attest to the work ethic of both of these Harlem natives first hand. If for some reason you aren’t familiar with these guys, its about time to get intel up.
Shot by Kidz ‘R Evil
Retch - Delinquents & Degenerates
I still remember when Wiz dropped Star Power, amazed at how much raw potential this young weed connoisseur had, yet he was still as underground as underground gets. Who would have ever guessed that 3 mixtapes later Wiz would drop Kush & OJ and proceed to make history. It was just a matter of time I guess.
5 tapes in, we couldn’t possibly determine if Retch will be as successful as Wiz but, we would be fools not to acknowledge the young New Jersey native’s familiar raw potential and authentic underground essence. Delinquents & Degenerates shows us that Retch has found his lane and certainly knows who he is as an artist. As a listener, you can’t ask for too much more than that.
Delinquents & Degenerates starts very rugged to say the least. Ignited by a dark and erie banger, Retch’s gritty lyrics on “Blockwork” set the tone for the entire record. Delinquents & Degenerates quickly transitions into a smooth, trippy, and deep body of music. Spearheaded by polished rap acts and lustrous sounds, the bulk of Delinquents & Degenerates is incredibly captivating. The entire record is not only highly entertaining but is also a very relaxing listen. Retch showcases a whole new array of sleek flows while diving deeper into who he is as person through is brutally real content. In fact as much as we enjoyed the high octane tracks on the record, it was tracks like “Grandma” and “Livin’ Wrong” that truly showed us is innate storytelling ability. It’s certainly much more than just music for him.
Delinquents & Degenerates is complete with both tracks you can turn up to and tracks to get high to. Not to mention one of the coolest chillwave tracks out with “Spaced out & I’m high”. Spotlight verses from Da$h, Aston Matthews, and Sulaiman as well as noteworthy production from Crank and LeKen Taylor make Delinquents & Degenerates well worth a listen.
Essential Listens: Blockwork | Spaced Out & I’m High | Sweet Chin Symphony
Two-9 A3C Recap
If you ever doubted weither or not to go to a Two-9 show, this is all you need to see. Make sure you head over to Two-9.com to peep their upcoming CMJ shows for this week including their show with Travis Scott, Casey Veggies, and Mr. MFN Exquire at SOBs Tomorrow. Enjoy.
Wara From The NBHD - Bulletproof
Wara can flat out rap, no way around it. Everything from his lyrical content to his flow to his style choice feels incredible organic and unforced. In this age of wannabe trap stars and “shooters” it’s refreshing to hear a talented up & comer be authentic about everything he brings to the table. If you aren’t familiar with this ATL native, “Bulletproof” is all you need to hear. Wara’s boastful bars and patient flow sound colossal over the crafty Kipp produced sounds. Keep up with Wara at Warafromthenbhd, enjoy.
Retch - Trap So Hard
Retch has done nothing but put in work this year and is efforts aren’t going unnoticed. Still buzzing off his standout La Cienega record alongside his fellow Heir Gang partner Da$h, Retch drops another wavy Kidz ‘R Evil made visual. Fueled by a boastful and very catchy hook, “Trap So Hard” is yet another testament to Retch’s crafty flow and uncanny ability to weave remarkable hood stories. Delinquents & Degenerates is due on the 15th, enjoy.