Arthur Black just randomly drops gem whenever he wants, and they’re consistently quality. The Dallas natives latest, Shiver, is a spacey, dark, and aggressive track with production reminiscent of somedallthing like Death Grips or JPEGMAFIA, but still keeps that real rap core. As always Arthur comes with that smooth flow and really glides on his own production like butter. Listen below.
Dallas rapper Big Ace is making major moves. With help from Mel of TheOutfitTx, he dropped off the visual for his new track Gabby Douglas, and it’s definitely not something to sleep on. The Icedoutjit production is smooth and lowkey, while Ace approaches it with huge swag and charisma and Mel comes in as a perfect compliment. Watch below and look out for more from Big Ace soon.
The Texas wonderkid doing big numbers on every platform goes by the name Ace Savage. His energy is electric, and catalog boasts singles with serious billboard potential hidden inside. His most recent release on Spotify is “Honor Roll”, the poppy R&B cut has racked up over 150k plays in under two months and he returns this past week with a remake of Lil Uzi Vert’s smash record “The Way Life Goes”. The self reflective track could very well be his own, and if you haven’t heard of Ace “You’ll Get Over It” is a great introduction.
San Marcos is home to some of the hottest artists in Texas right now. One of the brightest up and comers is the Maryland born Jay$ee, a star track athlete turned artist buzzing around the area lately. He displayed his best at SXSW where he opened up for Chicago’s Valee and performed at 2 sold out clubs, Jay$ee has lately become a fixture as the headliner to numerous events around the state. Coming off the success of their collaboration “Whole Thang”, which ran up 11k views, Jay$ee reunites with GLV Deelow and GLV Purp for another banger. “Stepped In the Room” produced by Chris Winston is a high energy club record where each verse is as good as the last. GLV has some major star power, Deelow and Purp both bring their charisma and energy to any track they’re on. The Jon Bronson directed visual shows off the trio at their best, and provides the framework for their energy. Take a look below, and keep a look out for more of the young kids slowly taking over the scene.
Grizz turns the heat up just in time for a Texas summer with the hard hitting single “Savage” produced by BosssBeatz. The Atlanta producer continues to provide absolute fire for a growing number of Texas artists as his Killstreak collaboration projects with fellow Next Gang member Teeta opened up the doors to a lot of new opportunities. I hope it doesn’t stop, based on what Grizz did on “Savage”, we could see a lot of successful collab projects in the future.
Grizz has been one of the most consistent artists out of central Texas over the last year, dropping countless hot singles and projects certified for the street. If you haven’t gotten familiar, we think this is a strong introduction. Stream “Savage” below and let us know what you think.
Khawaja stays with the hits. The Houston artist dropped a smooth, somber, energetic ballad that makes you feel. RIP shows a change of pace for the artist, with vibrant production from Cash Money AP and 30Hertz that really breathes life to the story he’s telling and putting you in the mood for Hennessy and texts you’ll regret in the morning. Listen to it below.
After a haitus, the Backyard Noise gang is back in full effect with their new single Distance. Each member delivers a verse that presents their own style and character, while fitting together with seamless transitions. Spacey production from AKA provides an eerie knock that pushes the squad to another level. Be on the lookout for more from the crew coming very very soon.
Over the last two years, Juan Mone has been putting in serious ground work in Texas as a member of the Plug Brothaz. Their debut single “Too Eazy”, was a North Texas college party anthem that was virtually unescapable from the speakers of any apartment party. Now Juan is releasing his music as a solo artist, and his debut mixtape Juanito is one of the most solid bodies of work that has come out of Texas this year.
For his latest release, Juan took to the mountains of Denver, Colorado with directors Zay Jones and Dance Dailey to stunt on his haters. The visual is an energetic, fast paced banger that will have you hooked from the jump. The official music video for Outro was premiered yesterday via Elevator Mag and is absolutely a must see.
Although Texas seems like it’s a progressing state in the state of hip-hop music, it’s been a region in “Lone Star” state that’s been totally untapped. As Dallas, Houston, and Austin remain the big dogs of Texas, San Antonio is now the home of a deep pool of growing talent in hip-hop. As some people caught wind of what’s going on there with recent Atlantic Records signee BLAKE, another artist who’s selling out shows and making a name for himself is Mateo Sun.
Garnering hundreds of thousands of views on various records of his own, he’s proving why he’s capable of achieving the throne of San Antonio even more on “Right Now”. The PrvyedUp produced single is an instant hype anthem and shines more light on why Mateo Sun is taking over the Central/West Texas wave.
Texas rapper WhoisBama dropped of some visuals for his track Run It Up. Directed by Leke Laflair (one of the best out rn), this is one of the cleanest videos I’ve seen in the underground, for one of the catchiest tracks I’ve heard in a minute. Bama is super commanding on the song, projecting his presence all over with a lot of energy and confidence. Watch the video below, check out Bama’s music here, and see more work from Leke here.