The biggest city in Texas has no shortage of musical influence. Houston’s 627 square miles offers countless talent, and a million lanes. In the midst of the recent wave of artists like Trill Sammy, Dice Soho, and Maxo Kream laying their foundation in the city, Space City has seen numerous artists feeding into that alternative lane. One of the newest selections in this new lane for Houstonians is Nick Ryan. Channeling his inner Majid Jordan, Ryan’s autotune croons over an open soundscape. While I found the autotune to be overused, “Found”, the lead single for his upcoming project, “Lost & Found”, offers a listener a good idea of what Ryan can bring to the table. I look forward to hearing more from the kid from Houston.
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Atlanta’s very own NoGum Hundo never disappoints us with the music or visuals he drops because it’s always gonna be a banger. He recently dropped 3 songs back to back “Dirty $$$$”, “Play2Win”, and “Necessary” which can all be heard on his SoundCloud because he’s really providing the vibes. With that being said he returns today with a brand new visual “The First Letter” which can be heard on his “Ides Of March” I’m telling y’all Hundo is about to take over. Go ahead and watch his latest offering up above and tell us what you think.
Austin’s Qmaine always grabs my attention when he releases something. Known for high energy songs and high quality videos, the guy who goes by 77 Birds isn’t shy in sharing that he makes music in hopes that it makes the listener feel something. In order to receive emotion from something you have to put emotion in… and Qmaine is un-apologeticly himself at all times. I wish more artists were this way.
Filmed by Chino Chase and Paradise Bleu, “Gotti” plays around with some 90’s filters edited by Q himself. The video shows off a beautiful girl stuck at home while Qmaine is out on the road making plays. Every hustler has had some sacrifices to get where they are, and Qmaine definitely has a story to tell.
Check out “Gotti” below and let us know what you think.
Keith Canva$ is a 21-year-old rapper from Portland who currently has the streets of the Pacific North West on fire. The West Coast native released Philly 2 LA featuring Croosh (Woah, I Need, Pupply Love) in September of 2017. Lately, the rest of the West Coast has begun to pay attention to the young rapper. His latest release comes as a collaboration with one of the biggest artists on the scene right now, Los Angeles based rapper $teven Cannon, who has been blowing up over the last year as a member of Xanarchy.
The video piggybacks off the success of the single as Canva$ continues building buzz around his name. Since the initial release of ‘90210‘ his monthly listeners have skyrocketed (+28,000) thanks to being discovered and placed in Spotify’s coveted “Fresh Finds” (612,000 followers) playlist. With a quickly expanding fan base, and an absolutely smashing new record produced by Ben Great (production credits include Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Xan, OddFuture) of The Beat Brigade, Keith Canva$ is primed to have an explosive remainder of 2018. The ‘90210’ video is an out of this world Mike Video directed flick that finds the two rappers flexing through out Los Angeles.
From Philly to Dallas JVN is a rapper you don’t want to overlook. JVN moves quietly but when he drops he comes in full force, just recently he dropped a real dope visual titled “Paid In Full” showcasing his lyrical bars. Go ahead and stream his brand new visual up above and tell us what you think.
This isn’t THYKNOWO’s first appearance on the Popped Cherry page he’s quickly making a name for himself because he continues to drop music you can vibe to. Recently giving us “Silver Surfer” produced by Banned this track right here is worth pressing play. Go ahead and familiarize yourself with THYKNOWO he has more to offer this year.
30Rock is a rapper from Memphis who I consider probably one of the hottest underground rappers coming out of Memphis right now not to mention he delivers music and visuals nonstop so you can’t say he’s not out here putting in work. Following right behind his 2017 mixtape “Rocky” just recently 30Rock came back again with the sequel “Rocky II“. The 8 track project delivers production from producers like MILLIONAIR, Harold Harper, Dirty Sosa, plus many other dope producers who have made this project worth the listen. Make sure to press play down below and don’t sleep on this 8 track project Popped Cherry would never let you down.
Consistently dropping bangers uprising Corpus Christi rapper FATBOYSHAUN is showing no signs of slowing down, just recently dropping “Laying Low” following with another slapper right behind that one titled “Demons” produced by DUNCBEATS. So as we patiently wait for what else FATBOYSHAUN has up his sleeve for us go ahead and stream his brand new melodic offering down below and tell us what you think.
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Austin’s The Teeta is back on our pages with a seriously infectious single titled “Couches” produced by the talented Netherfriends. The hard hitting record gives way to Teeta’s lo-fi style, creating imagery for the listener through clever wordplay and a chilling cadence. Teeta has the ability to make songs seem effortless, this is one of those.
This isn’t the first time the two have linked up, the frequent collaborators have worked on several tracks from each artists catalog. The production on “Couches” goes to show how talented Netherfriends can be. We won’t stop playing this one for a long time. Let us know what you think!
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Now this I can honestly say T.Y.E. Harris is still really slept on. In my opinion he is one of the hardest rappers coming out of Dallas right now, not to mention he’s been consistently dropping crispy ass visuals with dancedailey. Just a few days ago T.Y.E. blessed the streets once again with an infectious new visual for “WOODTOWN” providing us with his gritty bars, dancedailey did his thing with the directing and editing. If you aren’t familiar I suggest you go ahead and check out the brand new visual up above and tell us what you think.