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Get Money Monday With Tay Money: Popped Cherry Q&A

Texas is the scene to many amazing underground artists right now, and when talking about those hot upcoming artists you know Tay Money is going to get mentioned. Many will hate and say “she’s just a white girl with a lot of tattoos” and I’m gonna say she’s way beyond that, Tay Money will out rap your favorite rapper and she’ll do it for fun too. Not too mention a lot of upcoming artists can learn from her because she’s out here putting people on game.

The first time I heard of Tay was when she first introduced herself to the world dropping “Lewis & Clarke” the real day ones know what I’m talking about. When I first saw the visual I knew she was up next. Her sparkling style, her vigorous personality, on top of her infectious flow, you can’t do nothing but respect what she has going on. You don’t really see Tay Money out here doing interviews or Q&A’s so I had to knock one out with her. Down below you can read our one and only Get Money Monday W/ Tay Money Q&A.

Check it out below:

Describe yourself with 3 words. 

FUCK IT UP!

How does it feel to be running the Texas scene right now? And who else do you think deserves to be noticed/heard?

I’m definitely blessed, can’t ask for much more. Especially with all my love for Texas, y’all goin crazy. As far as other artists, I be with this guy named guitar emoji. I consider him family except he really shittin on all of us 😂🔥

If you could work with any artists who would it be and why?

RIP BANKROLL FRESH 😔😔😔 Can’t even tell you what it was about him.

Rich The Kid, because he goofy and clean all at the same time. I be keeping up with him, I’ll give him a run for his money 😂

I want a feature from one of these Love & Hip Hop hoes so I can run they ass off the track, minus Tommie I love Tommie

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We notice you drop your visuals first before releasing the actual song, what’s your strategy behind that?

Yoooo everybody wanna know this, so glad you asked. I intended on dropping my songs and videos all at once…. however i didn’t own my beats and when they see you up…. they do just about anything to keep you down. No shade or shade idgaf, ima big girl. Live and you learn, we owning shit round this bitch now. BUT I don’t think it’s a bad idea to direct them to just one source. Plays aren’t split up, I don’t know though everybody different. Just drop what u want and how u want…this rulebook they be preaching funny as shit.”

Where do you see yourself next year? I say next year because a lot has changed for you in just a year.

Just take me right now and multiply it by 10
Cause I’m getting hungrier day by day

Do you think it’s harder for women to make it in this industry? Why or why not?

I don’t know,  a lot of people already have their minds made up about female rappers. They always comparing us to each other but I don’t sound like nobody so shit irrelevant. If they can take it from me, they can have it

Did you see yourself quitting your job doing what your doing today?

I dreamed about that shit, I believed it would happen. I just didn’t know how it was gone happen I had a job since I was able to work. Shout out to my mama for raising me right
helped me understand the value of a dollar

Photo taken by: HRTBRK

Trappers Delight hit 1 Million views, how did that make you and those around you feel?

Trappers delight ain’t even all that to me but ohhhh how I love it… 😂💓💓🔥🔥
I shot 3 videos before I dropped it, I was in a rush I was still working my job & time was slipping right by me. Look @ god

What advice do you have to give those who are worried about you?

Lol you either got it or you don’t sis

So you had a sold out show in Austin,  your video hit 1 Million views, and you’re traveling coast to coast, what should we expect next from Tay Money?

I’m in the middle of a crazy ass video
My project is done
My chain on the way
Some nice lil features 😂💓
1 MILL DOLLAS NEXT

Wanna give a special shout out to anyone?

S/o my day to day team, DanceDailey, Guitaremoji, Rumplepak, Popped Cherry, Shawn Cotton, Goldiss, my dad, my mom, GOD

& s/o all dem fuckboys for my glow up

OVER & OUT 2 DA BANK
ILY

Popped Cherry Q&A With Lil Turbo

  • South Carolina has been booming out a lot of upcoming rappers, but none compare to Lil Turbo. His contagious flow makes you an instant supporter, and not too mention he produces too. A man of many talents, he’s definitely nothing to question when it comes to this music. His music, and visuals are nothing to sleep on.  Averaging over 1,000 streams on every one of his songs let’s you know that he’s not out here playing. Now it’s my job to make sure that you guys know who Lil Turbo is.

I got to do a quick Q&A with him check it out down below:

Who is Lil Turbo?

I’m your next fav artist/producer

Who inspired you to start rapping?

Honestly my ogs, ever since I was a lil nigga I use to just hang around them and hear them freestyling and shit, then after a while I started taking that shit a step further.

What other artists would you like to work with coming from the underground?

Nobody in specific at the moment but everyone out there who’s working.

Who do you make music for?

I make music for myself first, and it relates to the listeners/fans. But this shit is for the niggas who wake up thinking about a bag, real finessers, and anybody who fucks with me. I might have some fans who on some complete different shit but just rock with me!

What do you have to say to the people who are sleeping on you?

wake up right now before yo ass is regretting.

Where should we see you in 1 year?

Wherever God wants me to be. I wanna be making a complete living off my music though forsure.

2 facts nobody knows about you?

I’m 6’2 and I can play damn near every sport lmfao.

 

Be sure to stream his most recent project Turbo Tax too:

Hosted By DJ Nick Marino: BIGBABYGUCCI – Private Dancer (Prod. Harold Harper)

BIGBABYGUCCI has been putting in all the work lately because he’s been delivering nothing but bangers. I still feel like people are sleeping though, without a doubt BIGBABYGUCCI delivers infectious music. Just recently DJ Nick Marino exclusively dropped a brand new track titled “Private Dancer” and Harold Harper did his thing with the production. Anxious to see who Gucci is going to grab to bring this track to life like he always does, I’m ready for the visual. Go ahead and stream the track down below and tell us what you think.

Surgical Summer: The Resurgence of San Antonio

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.

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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 KhaliPoor Decisions, Good Intentions

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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?”

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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

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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.

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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.

Lil Coupe Blesses Us With His New Album Fallen Angel

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.

GUAPDAD 4000 – Too Cocky (Prod. Feez)

It’s Leo season as Guapdad 4000 is on 4000 right now, considering his birthday just recently passed he brought Leo season in the right way. If your aren’t familiar with Guapdad it’s okay because we are here to showacase what he’s bringing to the table. For his birthday he decided to bless our ears with some brand new music titled “Too Cocky” and no lie, this has been my weekend anthem. Guapdad brings his own sauce every time. Patiently waiting for some more music I asked Guapdad when we should be expecting his project and his reply was “Margiela Mid August”. So for now press play down below and stream his latest offering down below, and keep a lookout for some “more shows, crazy new merch, shit no one else is doing” from Guapdad 4000.

Billie Band$ – Macaroni (Prod. TWALK)

Popped Cherry favorite Billie Band$ is back with another banger titled “Macaroni,” now we’ve always said you have to keep your eyes and ears open when Billie drops music because he’s always surprising us when it comes to delivering music or visuals. Billie Band$ and DJ TWALK make a great team because they stay blessing us with bangers. So as we patiently wait for some more music go ahead and stream “Macaroni” down below, and patiently wait for Billie Band$ to surprise us with the visual.

ThatsMySA – Facecard (Visual)

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Directed By: XXIV

ThatsMySA is always blessing us with the bangers and just the other day he returned with a brand new visual for “FACECARD.” Popped Cherry wants to make sure you get familiar with ThatsMySA because he definitely an artist you want to keep your eye on coming out of Atlanta. When he drops music, just know it’s going to be a banger. Go ahead and watch his brand new visual up above and be careful because the song is going to get stuck in your head. Press play and tell us what you think.

Goon Des Garcons* – Perfect Blue (Prod. TRYPTA)

So let’s talk about Goon Des Garçons and how much works he’s been putting in. Considering he traveled oversees to do a tour and gain more fans, he’s now back in LA going even harder than what he was because he wants y’all to hear him. He recently blessed us with this infectious new track titled “Perfect Blue” and this contagious track might just be my new summer anthem, because who doesn’t like money anthems right? Go ahead and stream his latest offering down below and make sure you get familiar with Goon Des Garçons I promise you’ll be seeing his name a lot more often.

Q&A with Dennis: Meet One Of The Creators Behind The Next Most Seen Brand Good Guy

In today’s society, being authentic and up front about what you have to say is rare, and most can’t handle it. But, today I am going to be discussing a twitter legend. Prominent for always speaking his mind and allowing others to feel comfortable and confident in doing the same, he goes by the name of Dennis formerly known as @OGBEARD on Twitter. Being that his account got suspended he bounced back with a new twitter and within months gained his followers right back like nothing ever happened. Talk about the GOAT.

We consider Dennis an influencer and role model, and we would like for you to get familiar with his quickly rising brand, Good Guy, which he started with his brother just a few years ago. You can literally catch your favorite rapper, basketball player, social media star, instagram model, and even your WCW/MCM wearing the Good Guy brand. If you aren’t familiar with it, we are here to put you on. I was able to ask Dennis just a few quick questions because I wanted to make this short and sweet, and so you can get to know him for yourself.

Read our Q&A down below:

How did your brand come about & what’s the meaning behind the logo?

“The brand came about actually back in 2012 when my brother who is also my business partner Taquil Mason (@goodguyquil on IG) wanted to make a change from the life we were living. I’m from a small town where it’s real easy to get caught up in all the bullshit around it. With everybody knowing everybody there it’s not hard to mess up. We both always receive questions about the logo. He is not a specific person nor does he have a name. He’s more of an ironic image. The “Good Guy” back then always had similar features. Look at Batman and Superman. Middle aged, dark hair, nice glasses, nice smile. A Good Guy. Usually after telling them the name of the brand after seeing the logo they get it. But, he’s more of an ironic image not only because me and my brother are black but also because you don’t have to look like the Good Guy to have good intentions, hence us.”

You opened up your first store for Good Guy in Allentown, PA. How does that feel?

“It was a great feeling honestly! The support in the hometown is unmatched. It’s in a good part of the city as well. It feels like a lounge at times which is cool.”

 

What advice do you have for young entrepreneurs trying to bring their vision to life?

“Honestly, It’s a different path for everybody you just gotta do what feels right and works for you. Just make sure you give it your all. Some people just do it for some quick cash which waters it down for the people actually trying to take their business to the highest level possible. There’s also the scammers too that make it hard for people to wanna buy something online to begin with. Interaction is key as well. The key to loyal customers. More people wanna see you win than lose.”

We’ve noticed you’re real popular with the ladies, do you consider yourself to be a good guy amongst the women? And what does it take to be a good guy?

“Haha, yeah I guess I consider myself a Good Guy when it comes to women. Most of these guys are just too weird tho. It’s really easy to just kick back and chill that seems to be what women like.”

What should we expect from you in the future?

“You’ll see but thank you for having me!”

Go ahead and visit the Good Guy brand via twitter and IG @GoodGuyMIA and keep a lookout for Dennis he really has more things up his sleeve that he just announced on Twitter yesterday.  Keep up with him on Twitter @GOODMIAD and IG @__beard