Richy Hyliger has long been known for vibe heavy singles and catchy bars that run up an insane amount of plays on all platforms. This time he drops a full project on our heads. The 5 track EP titled FLUXUS featuring production from CashMoneyAp, Steelo Foreign, and more. A member of the buzzing collective Anahata Militia, known for their creativity, style, wild performances and innovative sound, Richy doesn’t disappoint with FLUXUS.
Featuring the hit “Already” produced by djsaucyrex which has already run up 18k listens on Soundcloud, the project is relatively short. With a play time of just over 13 minutes, and only one song over 3 minutes, Richy has mastered the high replay value I always speak about. Keeping your songs short and catchy makes me hit that replay button over and over again.
“Delorean” produced by riclaflare will probably be your girls favorite song this weekend, the poppy beat mixed with Richy’s locked in autotune leaves me bobbing my head the whole song. “Sleepless Nights” produced by Texas producer Steelo Foreign is a jam The ascending keys, mixed with pounding 808’s sounds great when you’re doing 90 on the interstate, trust me.
My favorite joint on the project is “Both” produced by CashMoneyAP, the platinum selling producer who looks to build off an insanely big 2017. Richy’s tantalizing chorus mixed with the bass heavy production leaves me wanting more and more. Listen to the full EP below and let us know what you think. You can also catch Richy performing at JG & Friends in Dallas on March 3rd.
“My bitch act like she don’t know, she got options, I got hoes”
Bubbling Texas artist Trae Cane returns to our pages with a bang. This time linking with Chicago’s own and new G.O.O.D music signee Valee for a vibe heavy record titled “Heard Of”. While in Chicago this summer shooting his “On My Own” video with Cole Bennett,Trae had his team reach out to Valee to see if they could make a play. A few hours after Valee’s show that night they linked at Classick Studios and got to work.
The Steelo Foreign produced record gets you hooked off the jump. The Texas producer has worked with plenty of big names and now adds Valee to the list as his production keeps getting better and more refined. The bass and 808’s bang, but the synth provides a nice laid back feel making this a perfect record for the whip (skrrt off).
Trae Cane sets the tone, both verses are nice and smooth and gets you hooked with lavish references and plenty of designer name drops as Valee comes in for the second verse and does his thing. Trae Cane announced today he is dropping his debut full length album Holograms on March 1st with some major features from Yung Bambi, Billyracxx, Baby Guwop, and more. Stay tuned for more, and make sure to listen below and let us know what you think. Follow Trae Cane on Spotify here.
Yesterday Young Hustle, the rap collective out of Minneapolis released their first full-length project together, a ten-track album titled Steezotapez. B-Cool, DAVA, IMJUSKEEM, Pookie, Zelly, Starrx2, and Swaggyki offer a variety of sounds, flows and styles, and Steezotapez is filled with high production value and some impressivly catchy records.
Minneapolis rap has historically been led by the sounds of Rhymsayers, the historic independant label that has always focused on creative bars and woke lyrics and never really cared about making commercial radio music. In 2018 the new age of Minneapolis sound is led by the youth making catchy records filled with hustle, pain, and love. Steezotapez touches on each of these in a mature sounding, industry ready product. Production credits on the album go to Mpressive Beats, Maniac, Djdub Productions, Quasar, and Scottie Flames.
This isn’t one of those collective projects where every song has 5 artists on it. The track listing is seamless and each song sticks out on its own. They all jumped in the studio recorded a bunch of songs and picked the best ones, Steezotapez shows off the best of what Young Hustle has to offer. This is their intro to the world, and with solo projects coming from all of them we might be looking at the future of Minneapolis’ sound. Get familiar below.
After sweeping the streets with his single, “Location”, Houston’s NFL Cartel Bo plans to continues to add more fuel to the fire with is trap anthem, “Product”. Carrying the lyrical intensity he displayed on “Location”, Bo flexes his wordplay even more with the righteous delivery he infuses on this record. His voice, especially in the intro, triggers thoughts of early Rick Ross. Between the work of the hook and the alignment of the verses, it’s a descriptive tale of pressing xans, taking different people’s pack, advising drug dealers to know their legal limit, and more. Songs like these can go a long way in measuring Bo against some of today’s kingpins of the South, but will allow him to separate himself because he’s a Texas artist who’s riding a different wave. Follow him on IG here.
2018 for the young kids, and nobody been moving harder then Austin’s B$uperior. He links up with buzzing Atlanta artist Lamadi on a low-key banger produced by Tarzan. It’s emphasis on the production and the quiet laid back lyrics give “Gosha” a high replay value. Both artists performed in Austin last month to a raucous crowd, and the energy is spot on with this one. Run this one up for the boys below.
Giving the roll that Cash Fendi has been on, it’s quite easy to say that he’s continuing to push for one of the top spots in Houston’s budding music scene. Coming off the heels of his project, Creme De La Creme, he keeps his foot on the gas and keeping going above the speed limit to show others he’s destined for greatness in H-Town.
In the process of doing so, he links with HustleboyDada to create a trapped out anthem, “Out The Gate”. The duo exchange hustler driven flows and find themselves posing with pit bulls, sipping drank, and puffing some of the finest greenery. This video just goes to show you how much potential this song has and how it can catch fire in 2018. Check out the video below.
The music dropping out of Austin keeps getting better and better and the city continues to craft it’s sound. Always looked at as the little brother to industry powerhouses Houston and Dallas, Austin is prime for a big 2018. Two Austin artists that have gained some steam are Search and K.C.J, and they come together for a classic sounding banger produced by 20grams. “Secure the Bag” features a hard hitting chorus and a few solid verses. This is the first I’ve heard from Search but it appears he’s doing some big numbers on Soundcloud. K.C.J looks to build off a successful album release in 2017. Rumor is he has a Quin NFN collab on the way. Take a listen to “Secure the Bag” below.
“Everybody has bad habits.” That’s what Bad Habits member Peej Capeesh told me, and he’s not lying. “Keepsake” is a great track to smoke too, it seems like Bad Habits gives off that vibe. It’s inclusive, welcoming, and smooth. Produced by Dre Rodner and mixed by Mason Ables, the 808 heavy beat isn’t overpowering and allows Peej and Richy Routine to do their thing. The video shot and edited by Moreese Films features some cool edits and a perfect setting for the vibe. I’m fucking with it. Let me know what ya’ll think.
Houston aint stopping for nobody, just days before the end of the year The Tokyo Twins drop off an addicting record titled “Northside” and it’s already racked up some impressive play totals on Soundcloud. The Woodland natives pair a futuristic sound with some equally wavy graphics in the visual shot by Chinos Productions. With the video already premiering on BET Jams and getting some radio spins this one might go a long way.
If you follow Popped Cherry you should be familiar with Ca$h Fendi by now. The Northside Houston native is coming off the heels of a successful debut album release, and has established himself as a serious lyricist with a knack for making catch records. A deadly combination.
Creme De La Creme set the foundation for the young Houston rapper, and it continues to grow with more releases. Today we shine a spotlight not only on Ca$h’s continued ascension but some of the key players of The TRBE as well, Se7en and SickoFinesse. “Man Down” was one of my favorite records off the album and it comes to life in the Deezy Miaci directed visual.
Listen to Creme De La Creme below.