Making major waves in the central Texas area for a minute now, the ascension of the PNTHN boys has been very interesting to watch. They came in with their own swag, super high energy at shows, and a greater attention to detail in their music than a lot of niggas out, plus they’re always making the right moves to keep all eyes on them. They just dropped Potluck, an 6 song EP that shows they just keep getting better with time. Every member brings something unique with their verses, and their in house producers, Por Vida & Romby, are some of the best in the area. Each track holds serious weight, with Chrome and Vigilantes being some major standouts. Listen to Potluck below.
The chemistry of artist and producer is arguably the most important thing in rap right now. Like, everybody wants to work with Metro, but not everybody can even fit with what he brings to the table (cough, Nav & Big Sean, cough). More than ever we just hear artists rapping over beats sent to them, sounding good to the ear but lacking true depth, and it’s honestly become rare to hear something that sounds truly organic. Sometimes though, if you look hard enough, you might find collaborations that fit like a glove.
Members of the Backyard Noize collective, Lona and A.K.A. are no strangers to working to together, yet this project is the first time everything has felt so tight knit. A.K.A.s vibrant, bouncy production style is in full force, matching Lona’s voice and delivery very well, whether he’s holding a melody or delivering a verse. He has a talent for remaining distinct with his sound while keeping each beat unique in their own right, with their own life and style. A.K.A. steals the show with his feature on LUV 4 U as well, his R&B pseudonym Alvynne showing serious melodic ability. Lona’s versatility is one of his best qualities. Being able to transition between rapping and singing with ease is a highlight, his singing standing out on Precious Tyme, and 1998 Freestyle showing he can rap with the best of them over a classic feeling bounce.
Neither of these guys ever disappoint. Serving as an appetizer until Lona’s 346 album drops, Moment’s Notice is the blend of artist and producer connection that the game needs more of. Listen below.
As always it’s Popped Cherry’s job to make sure you get put on to the best upcoming artists first, and today we want to introduce you to RoDizzyy because he just released a dope ass visual titled “Visit” shot by Nate P. Not only is the visual fire but the track is too making it an all around 10. Go ahead and press play up above and tell us what you think.
The New York City rising rapper, Krimelife Ca$$ has set ablaze to his streak of hit singles since the release of his captivating visual, “Wuss Poppin”. The growth of his sound is only getting better and you can see that with his latest visual, “A Million Reasons”. The Ness directed visual exclusively premiered on Elevator Mag earlier this week and it captures the tattooed artist roaming the streets of New York throwing gang signs, blowing big gas, and keeping it gangsta, per usual. Releasing singles like this will only keep him in the range of making it big in 2018.
Que Flee comes with his latest single “Betty” produced by Cormill, Check out this money motivated song. He’s been coming with a lot of bangers lately. Stay tuned for more music to come.
Camo Dizzy is 22 from Kansas. He produces and engineer most of his music music, and has a solid single out now that is very catchy and ear popping. Check out the new single below on these platforms. Look out for new music coming from the artist.
Just recently I came across this gem and like always Popped Cherry is making sure you get put on first. xBValentine is a dope female artist from Austin, TX and she’s definitely bringing nothing but heat. You don’t believe me? Just check out here latest offering titled “Patience”. The plays on the track keep going up. Press play down below and tell us what you think.
Atlanta has a lot of upcoming talent so I’m going to introduce you to another artist you need to keep your eye on, Jurp drops nothing but bangers. Just yesterday he blessed the streets with a brand new track titled “Choppa Kickback” and I’ve literally had it on rotation. Go ahead and check out his newest track down below, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Atlanta based rapper RobOlu has blessed the streets with a brand new visual titled “Moon Walk” produced by SenseiATL. The track is a featured on his latest EP “Bigger Than Reality” which is a must listen project because it’s filled with nothing but heat. Rob is definitely an artist you want to keep a lookout for this year. Go ahead and check out his newest visual up above and tell us what you think.
So as I’m searching through SoundCloud gems I come across this track right here. Not only is it catchy as fuck it’s really worth listening to. Lil K has got “Outcast” stuck in my head and I’m ready for a visual. So as Popped Cherry always does, you’re hearing this track here first because we don’t want to be handing out tardy passes when you realize this track slaps.