In celebration of National Turtle Day Chance The Rapper and Trippy Turtle come together to pay homage to the majestic creatures. Their latest collaboration "A Good Ass Turtle" The upbeat dance-laden offering is to bring awareness to the endangered sea turtles, arguably the most peaceful and graceful creatures to inhabit this beautiful planet. If you would like to help and contribute to help save sea turtles you can do so here.
After a lengthy hiatus Mike Beastly and CB Slaya are back on a track together. Two of Virginia's most frivolous effortlessly trade slick rhymes over the haunting production on their latest release "Acapulco H.E.A.T." The visual sees the two upstarts finessing throughout the greater northern Virginia area. This serves as the first release from the duo's Ancient Chinese Wizardry series as they will be releasing a new record every friday for the next month.
Up-and-coming musician Butch Dawson is often times soft spoken in person but when it comes to creating music he does not hold back. The up-and-coming artist and producer hailing from Baltimore recently released a perfectly complementary minimalistic offering for his record "Brain." The weird glitchy production propels the listener forward as Dawson successfully uses autotune to complement his braggadocios lyrics as he finesses throughout.
It's a Virginia affair as northerner SWOLF connects with Richmond's Corey Michael for a captivating new offering. The young upstarts both perfectly complement each other and continue to successfully work together. The chemistry is undeniable. The two work closely. Corey Michael is SWOLF's own Mike WiLL Made It. Their latest release comes in the form of the near flawless "I Heard." A hypnotic chorus draws us in and we stay for the effortless flows as SWOLF and Michael trade braggadocios bars over the angelic production.
After a lengthy hiatus Cal Rips is back with a new six-track EP and we sure glad he is. The promising DMV native takes on a personal and introspective journey throughout District of Corruption. From the untimely passing of his Kool Klux brethren Avionadramida, who was also a promising and extremely talented artist in his own right, to the daily struggles of growing up in the Nation's Capital.
Cal draws you in with his brash voice and you stay for his effortless flows and impressive lyrical prowess and storytelling skills. He paints pictures of his surroundings, his struggles and his emotions which most of us can relate to. With minimum features in GramFam representatives Matt McGhee and Miles Meraki and up-and-coming crooner Beya Likhari this serves as a perfect introduction to Cal and his talents as a musician. He is not only one of the more promising upstarts from the rising DMV music scene but one of the more skilled up-and-coming artists in the country. This is a cohesive project from start to finish, which is not an easy accomplishment by any stretch.
After introducing promising upstart IshDARR through his debut release Old Soul Young Spirit he is back with one of the standout records off the project. The Milwaukee up-and-comer is quite talented and grabs your attention with his unique voice and you stay for his captivating content. "Remember" is an interesting offer as IshDARR effortlessly transitions between harmonizing and a sporadic flow that we have come to expect from the young musician.
Today we bring you the premiere of Tokyo Trendz latest release My World 2 Your World. The southern Virginia native has been hard at work prepping the seven-track EP. After the release of the Gabe Niles-produced single "HiLows" we knew this would be a project that would get numerous plays throughout the summer. "HiLows" has the perfect beach and summer vibe that we have been waiting to hear after a brutal winter for all us on the East Coast.
MW2YW has a few features in Kristian Lauren, Conscious Kane, Linez and Nolec Yashin. The project also boasts impressive production from Gabe Niles, DANALOG, Reggie Volumes, Treez Lowkey, and Tokyo Trendz himself. This serves as a proper introudction to Trendz as both an artist and a producer. The 22-year-old is a true musician in all sense of the word as he effortlessly transitions from rapping to harmonizing and puts his prowess for producing on display on "Above The Clouds" and "Next2U." Download and stream the seven track offering below.
It's a Virginia connection as Drew Fowlkes and EndyEnds come together yet again for another slick release. The two effortlessly trade hazy weed-laden rhymes over the refreshing Rich Beatz production. These two continue to work and hone their craft as this is the second collaboration in as many months.