PNTHN members dc4prez and Tony Tone link up to destroy some Alchemist production with Jabroni. Contrary to what niggas these days will tell you, there’s a number of young new artists coming with straight bars, and this is perfect evidence. The beat is top notch, and both DC and Tony beat it up like Tyson in his prime with their lyricism. Listen to Jabroni right fucking now, and be sure to peep The PNTHNs mixtape …From Disorder.
Trae Cane has been on a huge viral push the last few months. “On My Own” produced by Steelo Foreign boasts 18.5k plays on SoundCloud after 2 months, and Trae went out and got the biggest name in rap videos this year to take it to the next level. Yesterday the Austin rapper released a video directed by Lyrical Lemonade’s Cole Bennett. If you have seen any Cole Bennett video in the past, you’re guaranteed to be wow’d by the creativity, animation, and coloring and this visual is no exception. Shot in downtown Chicago with the help of an icy white Tesla X, “On My Own” comes to life. Check out the video below.
Scoop Jackson, the local Austin producer has seemingly worked with everybody who is popping in central Texas lately. He’s been teasing solo work for a long time and we finally get a listen to what we’ve been missing. He joins Austin hitmaker Baby Guwop on “Catch Me If You Can Pt. 2” with a verse and production, and it’s perfect.
Baby Guwop has a knack for making catchy auto-tune filled records that blend pop elements with rap. In February he released a full length EP titled Catch Me If You Can produced entirely by Scoop. It included hits like “Pop Star” and “Amy Winehouse” and introduced a successful sound that Guwop would continue to craft and build on.
“Catch Me If You Can Pt. 2” is a great continuation of the sound. Guwop makes happy music for the trap, and has me nodding my head through the whole song. Scoop jumps on the second verse and provides a great melody. “Black on black like my Timbs, got no room for new friends”, was stuck in my head all night after listening to this. The two obviously have a great connection, and Scoop has really crafted Guwop’s sound into something that is commercial enough to really be marketed and taken to the next level. Can’t wait to see what happens next.
Austin’s Al The Rippa should be a name you start hearing more and more. Yesterday he drops off the Breadshots directed visual for his hit single “Ramen” produced by 2050 Beats. Showing off the difference between then and now, Al pays homage to his youth and his come up. Austin hip hop is on a tear this year, but what is most impressive is how many different styles of music are being brought to the table. As far as hustler music goes, Al The Rippa is definitely one of the best in the city. He knows how to build a song, has an ear for a catchy hook, and plays his cards well. I’m excited to see what comes next.
More from Al The Rippa below.
Austin’s D. Brooks gears up for the release of his debut project Unorthodox Rockstar, available on all platforms Oct. 22nd. Little is known about D. Brooks, other then his last 5 single releases have boomed on Soundcloud, improving with each release. Over the weekend he released the cover art for the album, and yesterday releases “6 for 6” produced by frequent contributor tredyboi1hunna. It’s a little darker then anything else we’ve heard from D so far, and Tredy matches the vibe with the bass heavy production. If this is a look into what the album will sound like, we’ll be hearing some very very dope new stuff. Stay tuned for any releases from D. Brooks before the album drops.
This song is too good to be skipped over for another day. Austin’s Grizz and Supa hop all over the NTRL exclusive release titled “Texaco”. The scintillating beat provides the perfect sound for the high energy Grizz and the counter balance of the lackadaisical verse from Supa adds a lot of depth to the track. The proverbial road to wealth, success, and respect can be a long one, this song glorifies that well. Grizz has a couple projects dropping soon and he is hitting the momentum at the right time. He’s shown that he can bring multiple different styles to the table, and after a sneak peak of the projects he’s dropping, can’t wait for you to hear them. This song deserves way more listens, so run this shit up!
Austin’s Shelovesllyrik proves he can do more then just sing, and surprises us all with “Sauce On Me” produced by the all around talented Netherfriends. If you’ve ever been around the scene in Austin you can expect the flyest person in the room to probably be Llyrik. And as well as he can blend a fit, he can blend styles in his music. You can tell Llyrik is having tons of fun on “Sauce On Me” and floats around on the incredibly uplifting beat. Shit makes me want to milly rock at my desk at work. I could get used to hearing more of this style from Llyrik. Until then, “Sauce On Me” is getting added to all my playlists.
If you like “Sauce On Me”, check out “Rainy Days in Tokyo” to hear a different sound from Llyrik.
Austin’s Max Wells has been dropping heat all year. Last time we heard from him was in August when he dropped a single titled “Selfish”. That song has gone on to rack up 20k plays in a month and today he’s back for more. “Off Top” is produced by Finnish producer Airax who sets up Max perfectly with a bass booming beat. Max delivers a catchy chorus and some great verses, which we’ve come to expect from him. I’m impressed by his ability and understanding of how to build a song and at 2:13 seconds, nothing is wasted. I will be keeping this on repeat all day, off top.
If you like “Off Top” check out more Max Wells below.
Yesterday out of the blue, Austin’s TRAE CANE released visuals for 3 songs off his 2016 EP Digits. The project put TRAE on a lot of peoples radars and are still racking up plays a year later. Fully produced by Texas hitmaker Steelo Foreign each song brings its own vibe to the table and helped create a sound that TRAE has built on with his releases this year. Each video was directed by frequent Anahata Milityia contributor Dak.ta. Watch all 3 videos below.
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We post a lot of Austin rap on Popped Cherry but TEDDYTHELEGACY reminds us it’s still R&B season with his song “Told Her” featuring Cedd Bo$$. He pairs the release with a new video directed by Michael Sterling that shows some slick drone footage of Mt. Bonnell. I feel like Teddy’s sound has some crazy potential and “Told Her” is another step in the right direction.