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Savage Toot 

Written By Monte Hieke  

Raleigh, NC based artist Toot StLouis, is a uncut gem of a artist who’s been on a steady come up, with the charisma and bars to hang with any artist on a track. Originally from her hometown of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida the artist who began rapping at 6 but would later be inspired when “I went to a Trina da baddest bitch and Brianna perry concert back at Oswald park in my hometown Fl long time ago but watching them had me like ooh yeah that’s gone be me one day on stage performing” she continues “So At 13 I recorded my first trackwhen my brother took me to the studio, I never went back but a few times after then I wrote for about 5 years just writing no recording at 19 after loosing my brother I had the ambition to follow my heart by all means , and released my first project the Meek 7:8”. Toot StLouis would prove to be a sleeping beast, the artist would come to release bangers such as “Gone”, “Stop Talking”, as well as her freestyle “Panda” and “Aye (wat u mean)”. As well as projects “Savage Sixteen” and of course the prolific street Poetry that is “Triple 777”.  Her sound is that of real life events, things she has been through, seen, and heard, she confirms this saying “My mindset/ process if you want to call it that’s is set to be focused on me, every project I’ve done so far is like a chapter in my life so like it’s real & reality has its perks so I always try to use what’s going on around me in ways of incorporating it into my music bringing me back to my main focus”. Consistently showing her efficiency in this style by going bar for bar in each song, sometimes sounding as if she’s attacking the beat, sending bars your way that are as mean as the streets seemingly with ease. Though she sounds as confident as a vet on tracks she admits “my sound for sure comes naturally I don’t think I quite yet found my exact sound I’m almost there though sometimes it can depend on what alter ego I’m dealing with at the time”.

Highly Recommended Tracks: 

Nasty*** 

Intro GTA***** 

Lies*** 

N a L (NotAverageLately)****** 

Sage**** 

Diamonds*****

Since the release of “Triple 777”, she has been working on new music, that will undoubtedly be worth the wait. It wasn’t long ago when a track was previewed on her instagram story, sounding inspired as ever. The time away hasn’t been to her lack, preferring the long run over quick and hot with well over 30,000 streams across all streaming platforms in 2020 alone, she only continues to be a fine tuned force on the rise. When asked about what we could expect next from the boss lady herself she explains “Moving forward For sure expect new music new merchandise ! More visuals & Just expect more of me  lol ‼️yes a few special guest that I’m excited about I was able to work with wow & grateful thanks to you all! Outside of music I’m working on a few things , Much I can’t speak on at the moment but you will shortly see it”. Toot StLouis has a lot more in store for us and it’s bound to be something big, check out the latest from one of the most proficient rap artist around and more down below!!!  

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$KR!LLA WORLD! 

Written By Monte Hieke  

HunnitBandKay (26) is an artist “born in NY, raised in Raleigh”, Brooklyn to be more specific, who happens to be deaf. “Tha Franchise Playa” hasn’t let that stop him, the artist has been writing raps since he was 13 years old, when asked what sparked his interest in music he details “My momma would say as a baby she used to put on Yo! MTV raps or BET because she figured it kept me quiet”. Though that sounds like magic happening it wasn’t easy to get to that point, when asked what were some of his obstacles coming up he states “learning how to hear and talk in my earlier years my speech was terrible so My momma consistently made me read out loud all the time and corrected me whenever I said something wrong and she stayed working with me”. Through these teachings and sheer determination, the artist would find his way to the booth, honing his craft but not quite taking music seriously until he was 18. The artist would begin releasing tracks as well visually alluring videos such as “Man Of The Hour” & “Black Rags Freestyle”. The artist hasn’t looked back since garnering a number of listeners doubling down on his resolve which lead to networking, gathering connections, and rocking shows!

Highly Recommended Listens: 

Black Flag Freestyle *** 

HunnitBandz On Me***** 

YUNG NI**AH*** 

Gwalla***** 

Lonely****

HunnitBandKay has lyrics pertaining to being someone from the bottom hungry to make it out, with gritty street elements, he doesn’t sugar coat where he from and what has to be done to survive. The artist enlist Fabolous as a influence stating “Fabolous the older I got the more I realize that I can relate to Fab cuz he a lowkey type same as me and he always settin trends and of course Ima fly guy so yea we relate a lot” he continues “outside of music Lebron James is my biggest inspiration”. Despite his obstacles growing up, his voice is as strong as Tungsten and Steel the way his words hit you, explaining “my momma and grandma used to work with me with my speech and testing my hearing it took a lot of reading out loud for my speech to be clear and it’s still not fully clear so I’m still at it”. Well believe what you hear! HunnitBandKay would go on to release tracks on YouTube such as “Gwalla”, “Lonely”, & “HunnitBandz On Me”, with the his EP “Hunnit” on the way listeners have been heavily anticipating the release of “$KR!LLA Freestyle” as well as this debut project. This artist is well on his way to the top, not only working diligently on a artist level but pushing his brand from a business standpoint working on clothing, videography, and marketing. This won’t be the last you see from HunnitBandKay, so be on the lookout and checkout more from the artist and his latest releases down below!!

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The Rose That Rose Through Concrete  

Written By Monte Hieke

Spring is here and the Impetus collection of “Arturo Rose” has arrived with shirts, shorts , hats , and more! The 22 year old clothing designer A.R. Mauriella unveils his latest pieces that are inspired by “mental health and living with bipolar disorder , balancing life”, he continues “as a college student and accepting trauma from my childhood that I have to come to terms with as an adult, have been the biggest inspiration for me because my muse can sometimes be myself and what I’ve went through”, the designer who’s been diagnosed with Bipolar disorder continues saying “Sometimes I’ll just sit alone in the dark  and dig deep into my childhood and my past and think about things we sometimes put off mentally and emotionally”. Mauriella’s spark of fashion design came after the loss of his father. The young designer took this hard stating  he “spent two months in a psych ward after my father died because I was suicidal and I would be strung out on pills and sleeping in bathrooms. In there I found my artistic side and started sketching these visions and perspectives on symbolism and emotions I was feeling and I think that’s what really got me started is because in there , I didn’t have an outlet to express any of that so I was finding ways to depict and convey it through art and rough sketches”. Though coming up with styles wasn’t truly that new to him saying “I’ve been associated with fashion all my life because my mother was a singer and dancer in the 70’s, but I started taking it seriously in the perspective of design after HS , I would say around 2017 so about 3 years ago is when I started sketching shirt and jacket designs and coming up with what is now Arturo Rose”. After the success of the first collection, he hasn’t looked back, while still working hard as a senior in Business Administration program at Campbell University.

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The designs and symbolism he uses in his clothing are a reflection of the many emotions and faces we put on in our daily lives, though truly what is “Arturo Rose”? What does it mean? The brand name has as much sentimental significance as the designer’s name, stating “I go by A.R. Mauriella professionally , A.R. Mauriella is characteristically who I am still , A.R. for my initials , AR , are my fathers initials , his name is Arturo Rose and he was a BIG inspiration of mine. Mauriella was my uncle and one of two of my dads brothers , he was known for being extremely enthusiastic , artistic , and a fashion powerhouse. He introduced my parents to eachother and my name was supposed to be Mauriella originally. I put A.R. Mauriella together to commemorate me and my fathers legacy while also characterizing who I am as a creative with fashion and Music”. Mauriella also happens to be active in music production as well as managing musical artists Carlito Valentino and GoMrPercfect. A.R. Mauriella,  is a man of many hats in and out of fashion, he credits the artist Basquiat as his influence for his artistic expression, “He also has bipolar disorder so the way we interpret things due to our mental health disorder is very similar creatively”. This is evident in his unorthodox style of design, not aiming for a polished look you would find in “upscale” clothing, rather stating true to his style and ideas.

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The avid clothing consumer would brand Mauriella’s pieces as street wear but he has thoughts on the matter, “Black designers are often put in boxes as creatives with certain stigmas that come with them , such as streetwear, I’d love to do what as many other black designers are doing in trying to change how the world views and digests our work”, he elaborates “It’s also a goal of mine to enter high fashion and become a heritage brand, something that will be timeless and last for generations”. Mauriella has just dished out his hottest pieces to date, and it’s already moving fast, it may be a machine now but he admits “balancing my workload with school and running a business, It can sometimes be an obstacle but I take on obstacles with a full head of steam”, if that wasn’t enough “living with bipolar disorder has been tough growing into a man, an adult, and adapting to life and expectations that are set upon me along with the stigmas that come with bipolar disorder socially“, all in all being “thankful for them” he states. The artist rises above rolling with the punches becauseit allows me to not become complacent”. He makes no excuses for himself and continues to navigate accordingly towards his dreams and aspirations head on, despite what he has on his plate! When asked about his motivation with emphasis he answers “I try to take all of this emotion and energy and turn it into the best possible version of myself and impact others positively because that’s what I want to be remembered by , not what I’ve accomplished , but who I’ve influenced and impacted positively”. The Impetus collection is available now down below! Cop you some before it’s all gone!! Check out the link and more below!!

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The Height of LXXRY!! 

Written By Monte Hieke

LXXRY(pronounced Luxury) Jet or just LXXRY for short, “raised in Maryland, moved to Raleigh at 13”, has released his new two pack project “OH LOOK! IT’S ME TIME!”. Though only two tracks this time around, the artist has shown improvement from the last time we heard from him. He sheds light on the concept and title stating “I’ve been busy doing things with my brand, prepping a new company I started called RUBBIN ELBOWS, really I help out with a lotta ppls projects & ideas in general. Ppl come to me for that insight or first listen. That’s why I was like ok cool dropped my first shoes, sold out. RUBBIN ELBOWS is ready, just more so waiting on virus to pass to start some stuff. So boom. It’s me time. Time to show how the sound has evolved”. LXXRY actually got his start in music by way of “Steezie!!! Bro believed in me creatively enough to give it a shot” he elaborates “I met Steez when I was managing Alx Ego, he offered his studio services & we just got to workin, eventually I was just coolin one day he fixed my laptop & installed FL on it free with all other software I wanted for deigns cause imma designer before artist lol. But he pushed me every time I pulled up so eventually I was like man why not”. Why not indeed, the artist who “started making music in 2018”, developed a melodic style, with topics of fashion, hard work, and never backing down his vocals sound as if he’s speaking to you, honing in on the listener’s ears, while always providing a charismatic smoothness in his voice, coming off “cool”. The two tracks titled “$$$$$ Freestyle” & “Five Star Frog Splash” which features the only guest appearance from Spaceman Stuu are short but wholesome.

Notable Lyrics & Tracks: 

$$$$$ Freestyle: 

I get it I get it  

she know that I get it” 

You mad that I get it?” 

I could take you to Topanga” 

F*ck her so good  

make her walk like penguin” 

Outside the coupe look dangerous” 

FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH Ft. Spaceman Stuu: 

Ain’t splurged in a minute  

bout to cop some new pieces” 

Getting every dime on our own  

we bout to kick it wit no leeches”  

Five star frog splash off the top  

rope in the car with my piece”  

Off the top wit this sh*t 

like geronimo  

I’m a dab in that p*ssy  

then I gotta go  

Want the head  

I’m over it like a obstacle”  

Weed a different color  

like Jeff Hardy Hair” 

N*ggas can’t come outside they embarrassed  

say the opps lookin’ for me 

n*gga where?

OH LOOK! IT’S ME TIME!” Overall sounds like the beginning of something wonderful, conceptually being “literally the title”, at 25 he sounds like he’s ready to hang with the best of them sharpening his confidence and delivery to give listeners a glimpse of what he has to offer, all eyes on LXXRY! The artist has gone through a musical maturity since his “5ive Star Freestyle” which features none other than Cloudy Nueve. The track “$$$$$ Freestyle” shows his ability to make a stand alone banger, where the artist takes us out of space with a spacey beat which is met with a memorable hook, once hooked he comes with a fast paced verse that both show off his ability to make a hard hitting freestyle track but he rides the beat giving you time to not only let the production hit you but give the vocals a bit of flare. 
The next track “Five Star Frog Splash” keeps the theme of being spaced out, LXXRY shows off his marksmanship with yet again another memorable hook,  with lyrics relating to the famous wrestling move, the five star frog splash, Spaceman Stuu takes that concept and expands on it with a killer verse before being met with the hook once more. The two meshed together surprisingly well, containing instant replay value from start to finish, we can only hope for more from these two later on! Overall “OH LOOK! IT’S ME TIME!” appears to be a pivotal step for the greatness to come, LXXRY has found his sound and it comes off ever so slightly  the way he conveys his art, not only on a vocal but visual stand point, sometimes less is more, though this project may have you demanding for more, don’t be dismayed, the artist states “This year imma drop another EP. But visually it’s about to get scary. I been wanting to direct videos so I got some great plots, I want ppl to treat my videos like a wild TV show & be tuned in”. While that may provoke excitement and anxiousness, you’ll have to listen to his latest until then down below!! LXXRY is his name and he’s here to stay for the long haul!

“OH LOOK!! IT’S ME TIME!”

More In Store 

Written By Monte Hieke

The project “Restored” is a bewildering showcase of what artist Young Jyro (20) has to offer. It not only takes it up a notch in the artist’s catalogue but the fine tuning of his craft has been patented. Known for his melodic style this project sounds like a ballad of all things heartbreak, trap, and self preservation. “Restored” follows up after the two pack release “Life After Pain” as well as singles “Xpensive Drug Habits” and “Dark Knight”. This time around he gives us 9 tracks of sheer madness, expanding his range of producers throughout. There are 4 producers credited which consist of AD Beatz, Mob Career, CashOutKmoney, and of course Vilent Fergamo.

When the intro starts, Young Jyro keeps it in house with producer Vilent Fergamo, the artist reflects on his hard times with “Intro”, he also does this on bangers like “Broke Joke” and the highly recommended “10 Dollars”. These songs sounds like anthems, coming off like a natural reflex the way the artist executes his flow and charisma on the beats of these songs. There are also tracks where the artist double downs on his path to success like “Walking Legend”, “Temporary Life”, and “Too Fast”, where the artist has come to terms with the loneliness of being on the grind to something greater. He also takes time to address how short life is, letting go of the past, while refusing to ever look back. If that wasn’t enough, it just isn’t a Young Jyro project without taking you on a tour to the trap on tracks like “Hop In The Yo” & “Too Fast”. Though it’s only his second project, he has improved on his style tremendously.

Notable Lyrics & Tracks: 

Walking Legend: 

I’m a walking legend  

fake love got to stay from round me” 

I never trust a soul  

I got a couple poles they on me” 

I’m the sight they wanna see 

you can leave that n*gga 

don’t expect too much  

of love from me”  

You want a feat 

it won’t be cheap  

know I charge a lil fee” 

I just spent a rack in Neimens

Tiffany diamonds dancing” 

N*ggas talk sh*t but they really broke”  

Jyro! 

Know I’m never lack in’ 

making noise and causing static” 

Broke Joke: 

I ain’t going back to the days  

I was broke” 

used to take me as a joke  

I’m on now 

got to make my momma proud  

for the days I made her cry now” 

See I’m winning  

don’t got spending limits  

ran up racks  

I did it” 

Thanking God  

every night  

made it home  

nobody got to cry today” 

I go to war for my brothers  

if they need me b*tch  

I’m finna slide”  

It’s my time”  

10 Dollars:  

I started off with 10 dollars  

I got it out the mud” 

Youngin’ 

Dream chaser tryna chase a mill 

walk up in the building 

you know that I got a steel” 

I’m the chosen one  

these n*ggas be my son 

I do this rap sh*t for fun 

but I get into it” 

Young rockstar n*gga 

worried bout a b*tch 

while I’m getting to the riches” 

I’m ready to kill anything in my way

Jyro has more than outdone himself with over 11,000 monthly listeners on Spotify alone, the young star in the making is only getting better with each release. Young Jyro has a lot in store for us it appears, approaching each hurdle in his way, head on willing to go through trial and error which is made clear on the last track “Grind”. Overall the concept of the project appears to reflect a transition of being greater than what was, the artist nails this concept to the wall effectively. Young Jyro is known to have multiple releases, with this being delivered at the top of the year, one can only imagine what he has in store for us next. “Restored” is outstanding and it’s available now on all platforms!! Are you looking for something new? cohesive? something that’ll get you through a slump? Click on the links below!

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Aktive and Impactive  

Written By Monte Hieke 

We on that HipRock! 19 year old Sir HipRock aka AlmightyMansa recently followed up his monstrous project “YDKM 2”. The artist who is known to drop consistently with projects, visuals, and bangers, garnered well over 1,000,000 streams on SoundCloud alone just last year, having projects “High Summer 3”, “19inastu”, & “GleeshRoxk” with D Peso under his belt. Appearing to take some time off, rocking shows, and a few visuals after the release of his last project until the release of “Late Nights”. Those who listen to Sir HipRock know of his work ethic and whenever he releases new music it typically leads to something big. Though “YDKM 2” was a display of the artist’s star like quality in the DMV, it appears his latest release “Really Aktive” is more skill oriented. The young artist doesn’t appear to let up for a second through out with lyrical skill or charisma. 12 tracks strong the project has a multitude of features this time around from Liteease, Baby Slime, Labi, 4manuno, Lil Vision, with production from FendFlip, Liteease and guest appearances from long time collaborators SxnnyBrim & ABBJosh.

(Performing: Sir HipRock Right of him: Sxnny Brim

Sir HipRock is a phenom unlike any other developing a flow that can fit on any beat seemingly with ease. His unorthodox rhyme scheme is only pushed further on this project. The tracks “Struggle Muzik”, “Bringin’ It Back”, and “Fight Night” are prime examples, showing cerebral execution over more traditional R&B/Hip-Hop beats. Sir HipRock is a rapper’s rapper, not only being able to rep where he’s from through style and cadence but having the bars to back it up. When you think he’s in a box he guides you to a new viewpoint with tracks like “Walk”, “Waze”,and “IDK” which features a stand out verse from Sxnny Brim. Other stand out features come from Baby Slime on “No Reason”, & 4manuno throughout the project shows up to show out!

Notable Tracks & Lyrics:  

Struggle Muzik: 

Let me tell y’all niggas a story about a real  

n*gga 

I ain’t really f*ckin wit n*ggas  

that ain’t even focused on figures  

I’m posted up in the trenches  

I ain’t really takin pictures  

Stuck in a crab bowl  

Lot of n*ggas ain’t wit it” 

 

He ain’t wit no action 

he just thought this whole life was scripted  

we breaking down codes everyday 

we found the encryption”  

“I got homies in the cell  

they just used to watching walls  

I can’t even trust my day one 

he just want to see me fall” 

 

I’m in the game like Pooch Hall” 

 

Thinking I was ready  

put my suit on going to the casket 

Look down seen bro  

shit I couldn’t have it”  

 

The opps lives  

we gone grab it 

they said they was smoking on bro? 

I’m a let this s*t blow!”  
 

This the type of pain you feel  

when you 19 and gangsta” 

We ain’t never had sh*t man” 

 

Waze Ft. Liteease: 

1 way  

2 ways 

3 waze  

4 waze  

I’m a get paid  

these b*tches on dicks  

can’t be saved  

coming to my show you better rave  

I wife me a b*tch she better behave  

I walk in this b*tch alias no name” 

 

Free all my n*ggas out the chain gang”  

 

My b*tch gone dance in the rain  

lil Saint” 

 

I stayed down  

been through a whole lot of pain”  

 

Seeing blue faces  

but I just want more  

I remember we walked everywhere  

we was poor”  

 

Number 1 junkie 

got me on speed dial  

A nigga say he in the streets check his file” 

 

No Reason Ft. Baby Slime:  

Sliming n*ggas  

if they think they finessing  

If you walking wit me bitch  

B*tch you know it’s a blessing  

I ain’t fuvkin wit n*ggas  

who keep on stressing” 

 

He tried to reach  

he just got pop 

1 2 hit his ass  

make’em do a hop  

when I walk in this b*tch   

they gone know Sir HipRock” 

 

She say she love me  

swear to god she can’t stay” 

 

We gone smack him out two times  

It’s a replay!”  

Baby Slime:  

Get hit wit a stick  

if I think that he reaching  

if I hit a lick  

you should know it’s completed” 

 

He said he the plug  

but we know he the middle man  

You broke and I’m not  

you can’t call me yo little man 

I’m beating a case  

I feel like I’m George Zimmerman”  

 

We got who we want  

we spinning for the rest”  

 

I beat up the cheeks  

I get charged for abusing

It’s not a stretch to say the artist had found a balance in his music, evolving his ability to tell stories and make you feel what he feels through his music. Taking his craft in yet another direction, he gets into his retrospective bag on quite a few tracks, he has always done this to a degree in his music but he’s found a way to advance it. Though of course there is still plenty of aggressive lyrics, trap vibes, and that DMV slang we expect from the artist. “Really Aktive” is a spectacle to say the least, showcasing his innovative nature and top tier artistry. Check out this hot new project down below! As well as more about the artist by clicking here , this is one for the books!

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The Strength Through The Pain 

Written By Monte Hieke

NEP Glock is a 19 year old artist originally from Lanham, Maryland who recently delivered his first album “NEVER ENDING PAIN”. The 10 track project with no features deviates from his traditional style of content which details topics of street violence, drugs, and fashion amongst other things with a more melodic feel. NEP Glock formerly known as “YEHTHATSMECCA” has earned over 100,000 streams on SoundCloud alone, with tracks like “9 Piece Remix” ft. Sir HipRock, “Auction”, “Concord”, “Like Sh*t”, and more recently the fast rising track amongst this pandemic “Corona”, when asked what motivates the artist his response was “what motivates me as a artist is the rewards that come from it in the future I’m just tryna be rich so I’m grinding to get to the top 💯sh*t don’t happen overnight and that’s what people fail to realize this shit takes time money hard work and dedication u gotta be solid to stay in this sh*t”. The artist who has released a number of projects before with his “Ciprianos Finest” & “Money Talks” both having their own respective series, NEP Glock states “my mindset going into this project was for the project this be my first official album so I had to make music that could appeal to more of a mainstream Audience instead of the usual trap dmv flow”. When asked what made him want to start making music the artist says “Always wanted to make music since a little boy”.

Notable Tracks & Lyrics:  

Hardway: 

I had to get this sh*t  

the hardway” 

Not everybody make it out the streets  

n*gga it’s the wrong way” 

I’m good as long as my b*tch happy” 

We are not the same  

my n*gga died at 16  

that sh*ts a shame” 

I hit a home run on my opps n*gga  

no ball game 

10 bands in my Balmains 

I been on the block all day” 

selling zips in the hallway 

I been trapping  

had a long day”  

I’m tryna get my name in the hall of the fame  

this street sh*t ain’t no f*ckin game”  


Bring the H*es Out:  

Yeah I got the choppa  

but instead I brought the pole out  

I’m tryna get my d*ck sucked  

so tell’em bring the h*es out  

broke n*ggas keep dissing on me  

tell’em bring they dough out  

Pull up on the opp block in a foreign  

with my doors out” 

Stop talkin bout that sh*t  

you don’t know about” 

“B*tch I got new clothes now  

I had to throw the old out”  

“Caught down bad by himself  

where yo bros now?” 

you better run when you see us  

pull up 

cause we be takin’ souls now”  

 

Never Ending Pain:  

I miss my n*gga I wish he ain’t die  

I miss my cousin I wish he ain’t die  

I miss that b*tch I wish that she ain’t lie  

all this never ending pain  

wanna make cry”  

I wish I stayed in school  

I missed graduation  

but I got my GED so I guess I graduated 

life ain’t always hard  

it’s about what you make it  

back then I was crummy  

you had pack I take it 

But now I’m on new sh*t  

I elevated” 

I pray to God  

that I can fight all these bad temptations”  

She rode that d*ck so good  

she got me motivated  

she cheated  

cheated  

cheated” 

But now she leaving  

leaving  

leaving  

I could never put my trust in her”  

She ain’t never put me first” 

It ain’t work  

so now I’mma always put me first”  

B*tch I’m traumatized now

This time around NEP Glock is covering all things across the board with pain filled tracks like “Hardway”, “Never Ending Pain”, “Why Do You Hate Me”, then there are aggressive tracks like “Whole Kill”, “Chops Out, Pt. 2”, he also makes room for bangers like “Pretty Toes” & “Bring The H*es Out”. While we’re used to some witty bars, comical at times, with some gritty undertones coming from the dirt, describing his style as “funny at times but most of the time relatable”, on this project NEP Glock takes advantage of the climate of music “It’s a new age of rap now niggas is singing more so I had to try sum different because all my other shit is trap so I just wanted to make a album that different from the rest” to shed light on some of the issues he deals with internally, using new sounds that he executes with point blank precision. He sounds rejuvenated and motivated as ever, not only switching his flow but he doesn’t alienate his audience, this being his first attempt at an album it’s evident it’s only up from here! Never Ending Pain has a consistent theme of lost, the artist does this intentionally and offers advice on the matter feeling everyone should find their own unique way to deal saying “it’s not easy to get over a lost loved one that’s why I rap about it’s helps me get over shit better when I let people know Wassup wit me through my songs”. Though the project coming out to be a success one has to wonder if he’ll stick with this sound, in regards to what to expect moving forward he emphasizes “more of the style I’m known for and u can expect cipriano prophet and cipriano finest 3 and gstarglock dropping soon after slide or get slid”. What exciting news for listeners! There’s a lot more on the way for 2020 but for now Never Ending Pain is a highly recommended from a DMV rising star, check it out now on all streaming platforms down below!!

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Through and Thru  

Written By Monte Hieke 

Steezie is back!! We have a brand new track from the artist following the release of “Plot Twist”. He delivers us this scorching hot track alongside artist Jon Dacom entitles “Thru With It”. Jon Dacom wrapped up his 2019 with over 19,000 streams on Spotify alone, he’s known for his powerful cadence, gritty-street elements, and lyricism. A highly recommended listen would be his (Jon Dacom) project “W.I.S.H.”, a few notable tracks are “Dedicated”, “Runnin”, “M.O.B”, and “All Dawgs Go to Heaven”. Though Steezie, comes with a melodic style, he doesn’t pull any punches giving us pure energy with memorable punchlines attached. The two great minds come together in harmony, giving a laid back track for listeners to vibe to.

Notable Lyrics: 

Hook: 

Yeah you know that I’m a fool with it  

I hit her one time  

said I’m through wit it  

I just don’t know what to with it  

she Tryna make bands  

and I’m cool with it”  

 

Steezie: 

Then we blast off 

Blast off  

Blast off”  

Steezie doing major Like a colosseum 

Blowing hella pounds like I’m European   

Working overtime  

AM to the PM 

we passing her around 

and you call her your BM” 

I’m a be on top  

No matter how you feeling” 

When I gave a f*ck  

I ended up the villain” 

 

Jondacom:  

In love with all my swagger  

from my jacket to my shoes  

I only came to bust a move 

I’m drinking Henny straight no juice” 

I been that n*gga  

since a youth  

I used to move them packs  

and bring them digiscales to school”  

You know I wasn’t sh*t 

was smoking in my school pictures” 

Oh you think I got a heart? 

it’s finna be a cool winter”  

Euro steppin’ like Ginobli 

breaking hearts  

I leave’em Spurred” 

I hit that p*ssy once  

and never speak another word

The track itself is produced by Steezie, crooning in the background throughout the hook. The artist {Steezie} is in his artist back giving us something we love and know him for before switching up to give some bars, there’s a particular swag Steezie brings to this track that makes it so much fun. Jon Dacom follows suit, painting a picture of what a good time looks like for him, vices included. Jon, gives us lyricism, which is to be expected from a such a dope artist, but he doesn’t sound out of place, a fine showing of versatility, adapting to any track he appears on it seems! These two on paper sounds like craziness given the track record from both parties involved, though it may very well be the collab you never knew you needed!  Feeling skeptical? Well check out this hot new track down below if you dare doubt the chemistry!! Though if you’re just looking for great music, look no further with “Thru With It”!

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F4rty or More!!!  

Written By Monte Hieke 

 

F4rty Oz is a 24 year old artist from Raleigh, North Carolina who is creating a lane like no other. He came up with his name from  “obviously 1) drinking 40 Ounces quite often but 2) because I feel like the actual 40 Oz symbolizes so much history in the music, All the way back when trios were walking around singing , to break dancing on card board , and cyphers on the stoop. The real heart of hip hop, I wanted to be recognized by the older generation and mine”, he continues “the more unfortunate events I had to go through the more pain I had to put into my music and made me F4rty Oz”. The artist who states “ I have a wide variety of influences from dmx , Fabolous ,and jay z , to Xavier wolf , Kid Cudi , and Lil wop . I def appreciate all types of music”, has developed a sound unique to himself and you won’t find it anywhere else. F4rty Oz’s music is a Pandora’s Box with tracks that are aggressive and nightmarish, drugs, violence, anarchy, but can also be unique with unearthed melodic vibes, when asked about his music he says “my music I would describe it as my thoughts”. His music has quite the artistic range, though he always finds a way to bring it back to style we know and love.

The artist has well over 30,000 streams on SoundCloud alone as of April 2020, not one to underestimate, he makes it clear he’s here for the long run, releasing projects, rocking shows, and linking up with artist for a few notable features. While being a show starter on his own, F4rty has tracks with artists HU$$EL, JUSTOMOBBIN, Bhibba, and fellow Durty Bantai affiliate Cloudy Nueve. When asked what motivates him as an artist he says “fighting depression and striving for something to be happy for, Def gave me the motivation to keep going”, he elaborates “A lot of my friends kept pushing me to move forward because they saw something in me I didn’t”. The artist has released two projects, the first being “Demons” and the highly recommended recently released, “SS 40” which are both a display of skill as well as the many styles F4rty has at his disposal.

Notable Tracks & Lyrics: 

Famous Ft. Cloudy Nueve: 

I can’t never forget bout where I came from” 

My city getting hot it’s getting dangerous  

I can’t fall victim to the love” 

I been made a lot of money  

I done missed my flight” 

Tell me what you really want to know  

Cause I’m already running late for a show  

I been working on my patience on the low  

cause this pain in my eyes can’t disguise no more”  

Flippin: 

I’m getting this cake 

I’m flipping and chopping the yay 

your girl is my top for the day  

Acknowledge her brain  

n*ggas get dropped everyday 

the block is so hot it ain’t safe” 

Shooting at heads  

ducking and dodging the feds” 

Supply and demand 

B*tch show me respect” 

93: 

Locomotive 

smoking doja 93 (93 WHAT?!) 

Lost my prescription  

now I’m feeling like a feen (GANG GANG) 

pop me a perc 

and call my plug up for the lean” 

Too much stress got my eyes turning like a key” 

Counting stars like Lil Peep” 

Tell that n*gga pour a line or sum 

Took his pack like it was mine or sum 

hit the gas like I was driving sum” 

Drinking Syrup like Aunt Jemina”  

From Me, To You:  

Too many people depending on me 

I don’t know how much longer I can hold on” 

Tell me if you ever seen a demon” 

But my concern is why you not scared” 

He’s been there since the beginning” 

I’m foreign to the feeling  

I give it all just to lose it all  

I’m pretty numb to the killing

After the release of “SS40” which consists of tracks like “F4rty LOVES To HUSSEL” which features HU$$EL, “Punch Me In Pt. 2”, and “Up Late” which features Bhibba, it’s clear the artist has much more to give, appearing as the tip of the iceberg for what’s to come. When you listen to F4rty, on a conceptual level it’s very much like stumbling upon a new world, dark, but if you stick around you may find the beauty in it with tracks like “YOU” & “From Me, To You”, it’s almost euphoric as if what’s the day without a little night. Check out the latest from F4rty Oz down below! Though be warned, this is what rockstars are made of, its about to get awesomely dark!

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Hope For The Hopeless 

Written By Monte Hieke  

Jaxson Free is a 20 year old artist originally from greenwood, South Carolina who’s wave has been moving jet speed. Jaxson got “into music by my dad, he’s been involved with music since he was a teenager and he introduced it to me at a young age and I’ve been hooked ever since”. Currently based in Raleigh, there was a shift in the atmosphere when the artist released the project “SEVENTEEN.”, the artist has been in a race with himself ever since with tracks like “No Love”, “BREAD AND BAGUETTES” Ft. Marco Luko & YSB ELI, “Lonely”, “Late Night”, and of course “Promise”. Wrapping 2019 with well over 70,000 streams on Spotify alone, as well as over 1,000,000 on SoundCloud, the artist hit the scene with a rhyme scheme, charismatic cadence, and witty punchlines had one more skill at his disposal, his undeniable vocal range. This latest two pack release entitled “High Hopes” which is a follow up to the project “Care” is only a testament to his artistry setting the tone for quality music. This release is a vibe, the artist is putting his heart in his vocals.

Tracks & Notable Lyrics: 

High Hopes: 

Telling me it’s over  

I can’t even fight  

you decided  

I wish it was different in private  

If you want to talk  

you’re invite” 
 

Know you got me tattooed in your brain 

yeah 

said you getting over me  

you claim yeah” 

 

Things could never been be the same  

like you promised” 

 

Don’t get my hopes up  

I was doing fine with no closure 

I was doing fine as a loner  

I don’t want to play cause it’s over” 

You: 

It’s really you 

I decided” 

 

Body’s enticing 

exciting.. 

Give a f*ck about them  

cause they all hype” 

 

You gone make me  

act up like your friends say  

Love not in your language  

I can translate” 

You self made  

got a lot of things on your plate  

and I came up  

Baby me and you can relate” 

 

I come alive deep inside” 

Yeah it’s really you

His music containing lyrics of love, passion, heartbreak, along with his all or nothing need to succeed, he has one of those voices you instantly believe what he’s saying. The two tracks “High Hopes” and “You” are short but have instant replay value as the artist takes you on a trip through these soulful beats. Jaxson Free has delivered projects such as “Care” and “B/W”, but the artist opened a lightning in a bottle with this one, back in February of this year when asked if we could expect a full length project the artist stated “well I have 28 finished songs in the tuck as of right now so definitely dropping singles every month, possibly an ep if I’m feeling crazy”. Jaxson is conceptually gifted, having the skill level to give us something memorable while cohesive even in a two pack. We were made aware he hasn’t missed a beat earlier this year with “Dreams” but we can only wait in anticipation to see what comes next! Check out the latest from Jaxson Free by clicking the links down below! Prepare to feel!

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