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JahleelFaReaL returns with a slick visual for “No Feel”

JahleelFaReaL returns to our pages with a slick new video for “No Feel”. The Texas artist has seen some serious growth over the last few months from doing packed shows in Austin to dropping steady content. Jahleel takes control of all aspects on “No Feel”, completely self-producing the record, directing and editing the video. It’s this self taught talent that intrigues me about Jahleel’s records, as his story grows with each release. Check out the video below.

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Jay$teez ft. Eddie B – Diamonds

It really be the artists around you with the most genuine and authentic sound. Jay$teez and Eddie B linked up for Diamonds, and it’s one of the best underground songs I’ve heard in a minute. The laid back, soulful, and jazzy instrumental is so infectious you could listen to it by without vocals, and both artists know how to ride, Jay$teez bringing the melodies while Eddie B hitting with bars like “put the ring on the game like it’s Smeagol” for all my nerdy niggas. Listen to the track below.

Ca$h Fendi releases a crisp visual for “Shy Bitch”

As the Houston sound continues to flourish with more and more people aiming to differentiate themselves as artists, but it’s only so many who are going to make the cut as far as getting to the next level. One artist in particular, Ca$h Fendi has been growing allScreen Shot 2017-11-30 at 3.44.55 PM this year and he plans to make his big splash with his debut project, Creme De Le Creme this winter. In process of releasing his project, Fendi unleashes the flawless visual for his single, “Shy Bitch”.

The Lil Wayne sampled record displays Fendi being surrounded by beautiful women and large masses of blunt smoke. The Northside bred product is poised to be one of Houston’s promising acts in this upcoming year, stay tuned for what he has in store. Check out his video below and stay plugged to Popped Cherry for an upcoming interview with Ca$h and his debut project dropping December 7th.

AJ Bray – Make It Quick

Already back to work after hitting us with his latest body of work Gucci Durag Chronicles II, AJ Bray blessed us with a new hit. Produced by Izak, who’s careers starting to heat up himself, Make It Quick shows off AJs talent who instantly quotable lyrics and perfectly riding a rhythm with his delivery. Listen to Make It Quick below, and be sure to peep GD2 here.

Lona – Stay Sleep

Houston’s Lona is on a wave to the next level. His grind and commitment to his art paired with his levelheadedness translates very smoothly into his music. Stay Sleep is his latest single from his upcoming album 346, telling all those who aren’t rocking with him to keep that same energy when he’s at the top. The A.K.A. production is dark and aggressive, perfectly matching Lona’s energy as his spits about his come up and the ups and downs that come with putting your all into this shit. People might think the game is all about the limelight, but Lona shows us not everything that glitters is gold. Listen to Stay Sleep below.

SPOTLIGHT: Grizz’s “Texxaco Shawty” is full of hard hitting street anthems

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Austin’s Grizz has been building and crafting his sound for awhile now. The Team Next member has been dropping consistent heat for the last 3 years and gained plenty of notoriety around the area after his 5353 EP dropped at the beginning of 2017. It’s been straight uphill since then, putting out a bevy of singles and solidifying his sound by working with frequent contributor Scoop Jackson, and fellow Texas producer LDevell.

That momentum lead to the release of Texxaco Shawty, the 8 track project hosted by NTRL is chalked full of bass booming street anthems. One thing that always stands out on a Grizz record is the production. Learn it from Grizz, get the best engineering and production money can buy, cause it goes a long way. Texxaco Shawty doesn’t disappoint. Scoop did a masterful job mixing the project, making sure the sound was consistent throughout the 8 tracks.

Grizz has the ability to blend small amounts of auto-tune when he needs it, with hard cutting lyrics that could really fit on any beat. The energy is always high, and it’s incredibly easy to feed off of that when you’re listening. Grizz is a low-key dude, which only adds to the mystique and character, so anytime he drops something you have to listen.

Top Songs

“Skurt” 2 – skr skr skr skr skr skr SKURTTT. Easily my favorite record on the project, the LDevell produced beat is as classic as it gets. Heavy bass and bells with interlaying keys lays a solid foundation for an uptempo Grizz. Also, out of all the “skr skr’s” in rap nowadays Grizz makes his completely original, this chorus is gold.

“Flexas” – After getting the inside scoop on the next project Grizz is dropping (right around the corner) track number 4 is a look into what we’ll be hearing more from Grizz. A nice laid back approach with all the same content matter, this one vibes really well. Scoop Jackson is the best producer in Texas in my opinion, this one doesn’t disappoint. The combo is magic. “Flexas” going to be on repeat for awhile.

I know I only picked 2, but I could legit put the whole tape on the Top Songs list. This is my favorite project from Grizz to date, can’t wait to see the buzz when the next one drops. Take a listen to Texxaco Shawty below. Leave a comment below and let us know what you think or what your favorite track is.

Khawaja – Sabr

Khawaja has been putting in a lot of work recently. From dropping collab projects and singles, a solo project, and a handful of loosies, he’s had a busy year, and with this new track, he might just have a hit on his hands. His latest offering Sabr, arabic for patience,  pays homage to his cultural roots, and shows us what it’s like to hungry, trying to make it in the game at any means necessary, and you can really feel that hunger come thru when you listen. He’s tired of being patient, he’s kicking the door down and forcing his way into the game. Khawaja has a seriously high production quality in his tracks, so you know the tape he’s got in the chamber is about to be major. Give Sabr a listen below.

SPOTLIGHT: SAMO6 debuts “SAMO IS ALIVE” EP with beats from Texas-producer STEELO FOREIGN

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The SAMO IS ALIVE EP is our first introduction to SAMO6. He shows up with a tape exclusively produced by fellow Texas creative and heavily sought out producer, Steelo Foreign. I was genuinely surprised with this tape when SAMO sent it over to me. The tape is filled with luxurious up-tempo beats and laid back flows from SAMO.

This introduction is suiting for the new artist as he dives into a new sound we’ve yet to explore, with melodic-monotone deliveries and a unique repetitiveness that gives some new flare to an already familiar sound. While the monotone delivery can be a turn off to some, the beats from Steelo give it a high replay value, providing a smooth journey throughout the project.

TOP TRACK:

“Runaway” – The second track on the EP embodies the whole sound of the project. The uptempo beat by Steelo is a heater, paired with an uptempo delivery from SAMO provides the listener with a dope track to listen to before diving into the rest of the project. Definitely will have this one on repeat.

After hearing a few quality singles from SAMO, I’m excited to see where he goes for here. They mysterious sounds and few visuals can go a long way into creating SAMO’s character. We’ll be here to watch.

Stream and take a listen below to the new project and let us know what you think!

Yung Fuji – Lxner (Music Video)

Texas City rapper Yung Fuji dropped off a visual for his track Lxner. The hazy xGod.Lifex x Pa$tor Herb$ production nicely complements Fujis flow and style, which he uses to prove why he’s easily up next. Once of the best voices in underground, his consistency and confidence in each of his tracks is steadily pushing him towards success. Check out the video below.

TwoHorizonRA x DC4Prez – Vigilantes

San Marcos rap collective The PNTHN is back at it again with Vigilantes, once more hitting you upside the head with some straight quality. The Por Vida instrumental is super smooth, nicely samples some orchestral sounds, and knocks very hard, serving as the perfect playground for 2 top notch MCs to spit that shit over. The back and forth repertoire between DC and RA on  impeccable, showcasing a strong chemistry that is replicated in almost every PNTHN track. Listen to the new heater below.