We may be just a little late, but we are here to finally say that Stacy Money’s highly anticipated project “Ratchet Romance” is finally here. And everything about it made it so much worth the wait, this 12 track project features some really dope producers like Captain Crunch, Yung Guapo, JBands, Fanboy, plus many others. If you aren’t too familiar with Stacy Money go ahead and wake up by pressing play down below and letting us know what you think. We promise you won’t be disappointed.
Lil Turbo has been consistently putting in work by providing his supporters with constant bangers. Just recently he blessed the streets with his highly anticipated 3 track EP “TurboTax” featuring production from Ghostrage, LORD FUBU, unknwngreazy and Cruz Slime. Each track proves why Lil Turbo is up next. Go ahead and stream the EP down below and tell us what you think.
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, this modern era of hip hop exists as a renaissance, both culturally and sonically. Just this summer alone, we got release every almost every Major G.O.O.D. Music artist( they went 1 for 5, but that’s none of my business), Drake dropped a double album, Rocky dr(fl)opped, AND we finally got Astroworld, plus a ton of other quality projects. This shit crazy honestly. What’s gone almost unnoticed though, surprising most who bothered to pay attention, is a slew of high level projects coming out of San Antonio’s rap scene.
Anyone who’s really from San Antonio know shit been super trash outta there for a while, with the city of Carmen Calls and Chingo Bling remixes most major offerings for a minute being King Kyle Lee verses about the spurs and a nigga rappin bout snapbacks (Is AJ Herns alive?). While things and been on the uprise for a couple years now, except for the worst cypher in the history of rap(seriously, who set that shit up? I just wanna talk, fam), this summer is where it all came to a head, giving us top notch projects from AJ Bray, King Khali, Fritogang, and Reek & Sage all in close proximity. Things are changing, and SA could finally be on its way to make its mark in history the same way Houston did back in the day.
AJ Bray – Enigma
Enigma proved to be AJs best project yet, not just in quality, but in impact. He made a lot of waves with his FrFr video, creatively shot like a Genius lyric breakdown, catching the eye of a lot of major outlets, and provided some of his most energetic and tenacious songs to date, signaling a new livelihood and hunger. He’s beginning to embody a mix of trap and lyricism that melds so well together that you can’t tell the two styles apart, which is, in my opinion, how it’s supposed to be. At its purest level, the energy and aggression that AJ put into this project shows a true progression in artistry.
King Khali – Poor Decisions, Good Intentions
I’m not gonna lie, this project caught me by complete surprise. I was unfamiliar outside of his name being brought up in some convos I’ve had, but when I finally decided to listen, I was honestly taken aback by how nice dude is on the mic. A lot of confident flows, heavy punches, and good storytelling, really showing that he takes his craft serious, which I appreciate cuz it seems rare these days. On top of all that, he fits the pocket perfectly, never seeming off kilter on any of the beats and emulating all the emotions that his word convey. PDGI is a strong, introspective look at street life and the balance between keeping it real and keeping your composure, which is something the city really needed. Plus he topped it all off by going 2-0 in a beef, so bonus points.
Fritogang – “ARE YOU EVEN LISTENING?”
This one was probably one of the most anticipated just because of the amount of notoriety these guys have in the city. They’ve been operating in the scene for years throwing events and having one off performances(one had Texas State University going crazy), but this is the first major project from them as far as I know. They’ve been major proponents of developing their vintage throwback aesthetic, which is shown in their appearance as well as their music. Smooth sampling and production places you way back in the day, in the age of cookouts, house parties, and spike lee movies, bringing a different aura to the current climate of hip hop that’s reminiscent of the golden era with a pinch of modern flavor. It’s all smooth lyrics and flows from multiple members, most songs inspired greatly by 90s R&B, with some crooning that makes you feel like times were simpler, and you just got out of school in time to watch Moesha. To have something like this come straight out of central Texas really blindsides you, in a good way.
Reek & Sage – Chapter 2WO
For me, quality of music doesn’t always originate from the words you say or the hardest production, but the amount of passion you invest in it. Start to finish, this is a passion project by definition. One of the strongest pens in the city, Reek displays not only his ability as a lyricist, but a degree of emotional vulnerability and pairs perfectly with Sages production, almost to the point where I don’t want to hear anything else. It’s a introspective yet relatable look at who Reek is, his life, his experiences, every sincere moment he’s gone through expressed in a way where you’ve felt like you’ve gone through it as well. Sage really shine too, his unique not quite lofi style is something that is truly his alone, a sound I’ve never heard from anyone else, with the two of them together making shit like the wonder twins. This isn’t even just the best out of the city, I could truly see this making some best of the year lists from those in the know.
With these four dropping just this summer, like weeks apart, I’m really excited for the future SA holds. They really showcase the diversity of artists around, none of these guys even sound similar, and have paved their own way with their own sound. There’s so many other unique artists in the city as well, Clee, 80sBlond, and Proz Taylor, just to name a few, who are really showing that there’s much to the city that gets overlooked. the past. If the pace continues, the city is EASILY the next to cause a major shift in the culture, and all I can say is, it’s about time.
Uprising Atlanta rapper Bag Ty has finally dropped his highly anticipated EP “Destined 4 Greatness” hosted by none other than DJ PHAT. The EP features some of the hottest upcoming producers you want to keep an eye on like, TayMasterChef, B1ack, Benji, and a few others. Go ahead and stream the 5 track project down below and stop sleeping on Ty, he’s out here working.
Texas has a new artist on their hands and our job is to make sure you guys get hip to Lil Coupe. Just the other day he caught our attention with his 11 track project titled “Fallen Angel” the project is not only infectious but it makes you a supporter because it shows all the potential Lil Coupe has. I think my favorite track off this project is the one featuring BIGBABYGUCCI titled “Tears In Designer.” The project features other dope upcoming artist like Yeat, a long with producers such as woodpecker, VISION4K, Fish, 1ISAACBEATS, and UNATHLETIC. Go ahead and stream the brand new project down below and let us know what you think, we promise you won’t be disappointed.
Atlanta uprising rapper Flex Malik has blessed the streets with a 4 track EP titled “Future Won’t Bring Itself” and these 4 hard hitting tracks won’t disappoint you. You will see production from Eddie Gianni, TrapMoneyMelo, and Hendo. Flex Malik also brought Bag Ty on this project to bless us with “Enough.” Go ahead and stream the brand new project down below and tell us what you think.
Florida rap has been going in lately and I’m here to prove it with this new project LOUDPACK KAP recently dropped hosted by our friend DJEBONYMANE titled “Forever Heights” where KAP delivers 3 contagious tracks that will leave you wanting more. You will find production from Beldondidthat and Keenanza. Go ahead and stream the latest offering down below and let us know what you think.
Tommy Ice and Kevin Kazi have been cooking up some music together and they have finally blessed us with it. As the dropped a couple loose tracks, they were really giving us a small taste of what we should expect when they drop their collaborative project. Their 8 track EP project titled “Tommy Kazi” each individually showcasing their contagious flows. The tape featured production from Tommy Ice himself, Jakkyboi, DJYoungKash, plus many other dope producers.
Go ahead and stream their latest offering down below and let us know what you think. We promise you won’t be disappointed.
You don’t hear too much noise coming from Minnesota, but Lerado is here to change that perspective. Constantly doing numbers on SoundCloud everything Lerado drops is a banger not too mention his visuals never fail to impress us. Just the other day he blessed us with an 8 track EP titled “Shark Fin Soup” and you can literally play each song without skipping to the next. Providing different vibes and moods, this project is one you don’t want to miss. Go ahead and press play down below and let us know what you think.
I was sleep on this new willsteezalot EP he dropped a few weeks ago titled “Cruise Control” where he delivered 5 refreshing new tracks. The project itself correlates very well with the title because he delivered 5 tracks that you can literally chill and vibe to. Go ahead and press play down below and tell us what you think of his latest offering.