LOTTO has been a massive contributor to the Chicago music community for the past decade-plus, but his most successful years have been in 2021 + 2022. His greatest achievement came earlier this year when he produced the “Rich Minion” record for Yeat that was featured on the Minions movie soundtrack, and he’s looking to keep that momentum going as he just released his brand new offering “Still The Same” featuring Sada Baby! This beat that Lotto cooked up brought something out o
Right now, a vast swath of the rap underground is working on the blueprint that Roc Marciano established more than a decade ago, and two of the most quietly consistent post-Marcberg rappers are Delaware’s RU$H and Jay Nice. RU$H/Jay Nice tracks tend to fit into a very specific mold. They deliver impeccably worded luxury-rap bars over hazy, minimal beats, and the effect is fuzzy and evocative — a fantastical crushed-velvet street-rap dreamworld.
Mississippi party-rap duo Rae Sremmurd have lately been teasing their forthcoming album SREMM4LIFE, the follow-up to their 2018 triple album SR3MM. In recent months, they’ve released a bunch of early singles: “Denial,” the Flo Milli collab “Community Dick,” the Duke Deuce collab “Finger Food.” Today, they’ve got a new track called “Torpedo.” “Torpedo” is Rae Sremmurd doing what they do. Most of the track is Swae Lee singing weirdly meditative melodies over a hazy synth-rap be
The Maryland rapper and producer redveil makes woozy, contemplative, introspective music, and he just had a huge breakout year. On his 18th birthday, redveil released his self-produced album learn 2 swim. A couple of months ago, redveil’s tourmate Denzel Curry jumped on a remix of his single “pg baby.” Today, redveil has released a new single called “2daside.” “2daside” is a little less murky and more energetic than most of the tracks on learn 2 swim. On the new track, redvei
Here’s a weird combination! 24kGoldn is the Seattle sing-rapper who made the gigantic hit “Mood” in 2020 and who never really capitalized on that momentum. (24kGoldn was last seen on this site when someone used his arm in an art installation.) Bandmanrill, on the other had, is the surging young New Jersey rapper who combines drill with Jersey club and who was just a Stereogum Artist To Watchlast month. Now they have a song together! Huh! The new 24kGoldn/Bandman collaboration
Hip Hop is a challenging job; When you’re young, beautiful and talented it doesn’t provide much ease for the task. Marcy Malone, Miami’s newcomer is an advocate of this feat. She was raised between Tampa and Tallahassee and at the age of 17, she found herself back in her birthplace, the city of Miami. Marcy is the youngest of three children and always used poetry as an outlet to express herself. When she discovered how to turn these poems into song formats she realized that s
Rolling Loud, the hip-hop festival empire with events around the globe, is now a record label. They’re putting out Rolling Loud’s “debut album” sometime next year, and its first single is a collaboration between two Southern rap acts with divergent styles: the spry, sing-songy brotherly duo Rae Sremmurd and the brazen, gregarious crunk revivalist Duke Deuce. It’s called “Finger Food,” and Rolling Loud is credited as its lead artist. That’s not a branding evolution I was expec
Breakout pop star PinkPantheress has combined her recent singles “Do You Miss Me?” and “Boy’s A Liar” into a new EP along with one more new song. “Take Me Home,” which also serves as the EP’s title track, as a fast-paced drum ‘n’ bass skitter with a wistful bedroom-pop tone — in other words, it’s directly within PinkPantheress’ wheelhouse. Listen below.
After reemerging with “Hollandaise” in the spring, the mercurial TDE rapper Ab-Soul has been kicking out new singles consistently this fall, including “Moonshooter” and “Do Better.” As you might have guessed, it’s been leading up to an album.
For the past few months, the young New Jersey rapper Bandmanrill has been making a name for himself by rapping energetically over Jersey club tracks; we made him an Artist To Watch a few weeks ago. Bandmanrill is a hybrid beast. He knows how to rap over club music, but he carries himself with the blustery energy of a New York drill rapper. One thing that club music and New York drill historically have in common: They love big, obvious samples. On his new single, Bandmanrill p
Rising South Florida rapper (and 2022 Best New Bands contender) Trapland Pat has been keeping pretty busy as of late. Back in June, he released his major-label debut, Trapnificent. Last month, he followed up with the horn-blasting “Vibes,” and in August he teamed with Rick Ross on “Big Business.” Even just last week, Trapland hopped on “Plug Walk” with Broward County’s Top. Today, Trapland is back with another new one called “Road 2 Riches,” which is produced by PepperJackZoe
Metro Boomin is releasing his sophomore LP Heroes & Villains tonight, a little later than originally planned (the release date had to be postponed due to sample clearance issues). The follow-up to 2018’s Not All Heroes Wear Capes features tons of guest spots, notably from Future, Chris Brown, 21 Savage, Travis Scott, Young Nudy, and Mustafa. Metro Boomin also spent Thursday teasing a collaboration with the Weeknd, which you can hear now in a song called “Creepin,” which also
It’s been more than four years since Harlem rap star A$AP Rocky released his last album, the widely disliked Testing. Rocky has been talking up his next album for a very long time — it’ll supposedly feature a bunch of Morrissey collabs — but we still have no idea when or if that album will come out. Still, Rocky has been making music lately. He’s recently appeared on albums from Westside Gunn and from Black Thought and Danger Mouse. A few months ago, he posted the Playboi Car
Honduran jailbird graduate, Musa Keita, from the most dangerously legendary side of Boston. He is believed to be the next Jesus Christ because of how his life was played out. Listen below. Follow https://www.instagram.com/praise_hayzus/