The DMV music scene continues to evolve as copious amounts of music from the area is released. The latest up-and-comer to come to the forefront is artist and producer EndyEnds who has garnered a significant fan base with his unique production and relatable lyrics. His latest release comes in the form of his Pink Dutch EP. The seven track offering serves as an appropriate to Endy and his unique style. The drug, sex and anime-laden project boasts features and production from Lil Shark, MadBliss, Kodyak and several others. Be on the look out for more original content from the upstart as he works to build a name not only in his native Virginia but throughout the country.
After introducing Swolf with his highly infectious original "What You Want" and his rework of Master P's "Bout It" he is back with yet another release. He links with producer BeNFr!V for the captivating "Unbalanced." Swolf offers a drug and sex-laden original in which he puts on for his crew the FrivGang and his native Virginia. This is a fun record and makes for a perfect start to your weekend. Play this at high volumes at all your functions this weekend. "If pussy was a drug I'd be an addict."
Be on the lookout for Swolf's forthcoming project New Vegas which is set to drop later this fall. If these latest releases are any indication this will be a project you dont want to miss.
Eazy Steve makes his DopeMusicBlog debut and continues to drop a slew of new content with a funky new record entitled "Ken Hannah." The Chattanooga representative pays homage to his grandfather with the soulful bouncy new offering which features the crooning of vocalist Marijiah Bowman. Steve imagines himself sitting in his grandfather's lincoln as the funky guitar-laden production plays. Be on the look out for more from the 21-year-old artist sooner than later.
Maryland up-and-comer King Rosè is back with an emotional new single entitled "4." The Kool Klux Klan recruits Obii Say for a captivating verse and Savannah as the mesmerizing crooner on the powerful chorus. Rosè takes advantage of the smooth production as he delivers an emotion filled ballad that serves as a proper introduction to his style of music. This will be featured on his forthcoming debut Pushing My Luck which is set to drop Oct. 19.
Mister Wives have been making music together for a little over a year but have garnered a significant fan base in the short amount of time. The indie pop band's hit single "Reflection" was recently reworked by Daye Jack for his latest release "Insanity." The 18-year-old up-and-comer and current NYU student masterfully remixes the record. The soulful vocals and haunting production serve as a perfect backdrop as Daye Jack effortlessly flows throughout. Jack has a captivating style of rapping and crooning that makes for a unique experimental sound that separates him from many of his counterparts.
Sy Ari Da Kid stormed onto the scene recently with his K Camp assisted single "Popular." The up-and-coming artist successfully follows up with an infectious new release entitled "Dont Make Me." The dance friendly offering feels like a cross between Future, Trey Songz and the rap stylings of Rich Homie Quan. If this is any indication of what to expect in the future Sy Ari Da Kid is a name to remember. You can purchase the Habib produced single on iTunes now.
Generally when thinking of "covers" or "reworks" of records hip hop does not come to mind. You instantly think cover bands who perform cult classics at bars and other venues. JDVBBS breaks this mold with his edit of ScHoolboy Q's widely popular "Collard Greens."
The DMV representative brings a refreshing style as he effortlessly sings the chorus and raps original verses. JDVBBS shows his diversity on the cover and provides a complementary visual of him performing in-studio. He effortlessly flows throughout with no breaks. It is a tiresome feat but he makes it look easy as he switches between singing and rapping as if it comes naturally.
Be on the lookout for his first single off his forthcoming project set to drop at the top of next year.
The Atlanta music scene has been on fire as of late. As household names Rich Homie Quan, Young Jeezy, Migos and Young Thug continue to thrive and push their distinct sound several newcomers have stormed onto the scene with their infectious styles. Two-9, Makonenn, OG Maco, Father, and many more continue to develop the sound of the city and push the boundaries to rap music. Rap veterans have taken notice and the scene in the city have exploded.
The latest artist coming up who has gained national recognition is Makonnen. His ability to effortlessly flow from rapping to singing is quite captivating. He was recently brought onto Drake's OVO imprint. One of his many hit singles, the Sonny Digital produced "I Don't Sell Molly No More", gets the remix treatment from Wiz Khalifa. The infectious synth-laden production works well as both artists effortlessly trade rhymes throughout.