It's an international affair as District of Columbia upstart Beau Young Prince and London producer Astro Zu come together for a woozy love ballad entitled "Paranoid." The production is well-developed and has numerous layers of sound that allow the crisp vocals of BYP to effortlessly float to the forefront. The cohesion displayed throughout makes it feels as if these two were born to work together. Hopefully we are blessed with more from this dynamic duo in the future.
Wonda poetically explains how we are always with someone's baby. It became the norm for rappers to attempt to steal your girl, but in reality we are always fucking someone else's "bitch." The Los Angeles-via-Chicago upstart explains "Even if you are in a committed relationship of some sorts, there’s still always someone else out there who thinks of the person you’re with as their baby." That is where the inspiration for his dizzying new single "Your Baby" comes from. We are certainly glad Wonda found the inspiration and decided to take on the bubbly Casper & B-produced record. This will be featured on his forthcoming project Hooky which is set to drop later this year.
Denzel Curry knows how to keep his fans coming back for more. As we patiently await yet another impressive project from the Florida upstart he drops off an effortless quick-strike "ULTIMATE" to garner our attention and praise once again. Like a bat out of hell Curry sporadically flows throughout the menacing Ronny J production.
The Atlanta scene continues to grow and introduce artists crafting varying styles of music that is captivating listeners from all over the world. Atlanta duo EarthGang have a sound drastically different from many of their contemporary as they have a more laid-back and deliberate demeanor. Their latest release comes in the form of the appropriately titled "Monday", which features Mac Miller. I hope this helps make your Monday a little more enjoyable.
EndyEnds decides to revist fan favorite "Free Gucci", off his debut project Pink Dutch. The infectious offering, which pays homage to the original Trap God, receives a hazy visual treatment that perfectly complements the nature of the record. Gucci would be proud of the young Virginia upstart who smokes in the trap and effortlessly rocks throughout.
Upon looking at the surface of the New York City rap scene it is fairly generic and overrated with acts like Bobby Shmurda rising to the forefront, but their is a crop of young upstart rappers whom are pushing the envelope and make music for the love of the art. Salomon Faye is one of the more promising and well-rounded artists in the budding underground scene that inhabits New York City. Salomon's latest release comes in the form of the brash and brutally honest "Did I Do That." Faye comments on DJs who no longer truly break artists and "old rappers who co-sign that garbage" as he effortlessly rocks over the brass-laden production.
Coming off the success of his captivating singles "Buzzerbeater" and "The Pursuit of the Cool Kid" North Carolina native is back with a new project entitled Diss Tracks From The North Side. The 19-year-old up-and-comer has some choice words throughout the gritty 13-track offering. Pariah takes advantage of the lavish backdrops provided by Cardo, Zoink$, TIMMY, Lord Fox, Gold Haze, and SwaVay as he effortlessly displays his unorthodox flow. This serves as a sufficient introduction to the up-and-coming artist and his laid back yet gritty style.
GoldLink recently announced a partnership with legend Rick Rubin in which they will work together on his forthcoming project. While everyone patiently awaits that release the DMV upstart resurfaces with a new freebie in which he links with producer Falcons. The result is a bouncy hypnotic offering entitled "Vroom."