Juan Gracious makes a name for himself with “Juillet” EP

Chesapeake native, Juan Gracious delivers a soulful 15 minute introduction with “Juillet” EP. We find the young artist in a very introspective, somber space, riddled with emotion and honest expression of everything that both plagues him and sobers him from his reality. With the title serving as an ode to Juan’s genesis, the month ofContinue reading “Juan Gracious makes a name for himself with “Juillet” EP”

Alfred Breathes Some Darkness Into Rap With Like YOU!!

The self-proclaimed ‘Queer Rapscallion’ of the rap game brings us Like YOU!! via all major streaming platforms. Like YOU!! features 8 tracks (bonus track included on Bandcamp) chock full of witty and gritty verses. Alfred’s content only shies away from modesty and passive voice; “but nowadays you can’t separate your artwork from the promo,” raps the 23-yearsContinue reading “Alfred Breathes Some Darkness Into Rap With Like YOU!!”

“Under Construction” Pulls Together An Eclectic Group In The Name of Creativity and Collaboration

The breadth of sub-genres and techniques under the Hip Hop umbrella is nothing short of amazing. Hip Hop purists spout that there is one true sound while there are contemporaries that have made empires off of turning Hip Hop on its head. One such sound that is scratching its way out of obscurity and intoContinue reading ““Under Construction” Pulls Together An Eclectic Group In The Name of Creativity and Collaboration”

Chicago’s G Herbo completes his transition to an unfiltered, self-made don on Southside assisted”Swervo”

“Lil Herb” has come a long way since shooting to stardom on his highly-acclaimed, Don Cannon hosted mixtape “Welcome To Fazoland”. Through Fazoland, many were drawn into the reverberating, commanding flow and raw stories Herbo relayed on each track. His hunger was undeniable and talent astounding for someone only 16-17 at the time. The world’sContinue reading “Chicago’s G Herbo completes his transition to an unfiltered, self-made don on Southside assisted”Swervo””

Premiere: Keynote Illidge & Mickey D deliver a sound off for dreamers with “$7.25”

Minimum Wage: (n.) the lowest wage permitted by law or an agreement. The USA defines this number at $7.25. The cost of an hour of your time is only $7.25. Thats an hour of your life you give to a methodic, mindless unit of work that we rarely enjoy or even find tolerable.  A mereContinue reading “Premiere: Keynote Illidge & Mickey D deliver a sound off for dreamers with “$7.25””

4th Quarter Peso Makes A Name for Himself with “Who Is Dis?”

Annandale’s 4th Quarter Peso brings forth room-shaking swagger and charisma that makes his single “Who Is Dis?” While flexing and dancing all across Worldwidetak’s keyed and heavy sub laden production, he barks and notes to listeners that he’s not an artist to be played with. Late nights and early mornings have made Peso a strongContinue reading “4th Quarter Peso Makes A Name for Himself with “Who Is Dis?””

Ty Sorrell Teases a Project via So You Know

Ty Sorrell, a VA native recently relocated to Richmond, teases his new vein of creativity with the single So You Know. The Tribe95 artist, Sorrell, sassily raps over an upbeat and textured instrumental to create an easy-going rap experience. While there are some pitfalls within the production value, the overall vibe is easy to catchContinue reading “Ty Sorrell Teases a Project via So You Know”

PREMIERE: Parkway opens up the door on his “DEMONS” 

Parkway’s style isn’t laced with the glamorous, over-the-top flows or bedazzled and bejeweled with the narcissism that pervades today’s game. Instead on “DEMONS” we find a matured artist in both his pocket & his bag, dropping his innermost pain and negative characteristics unashamedly on front street. Couple these aspects with the simple video direction fromContinue reading “PREMIERE: Parkway opens up the door on his “DEMONS” “

Doe$ki & On Go Dunman unleash a “Beast” of an EP for the Summer

The summer is currently up for grabs in VA, and iLPackMobb has made it clear they’re out to take it. No questions asks. With a sleuth of single releases and hints at upcoming projects on the horizon, Mobb summer seems to be in full effect. On Go Dunman and Doe$ki just started off the waveContinue reading “Doe$ki & On Go Dunman unleash a “Beast” of an EP for the Summer”

PREMIERE: .Peter $un continues to level-up with “Every Thng Nvv”(VISUAL)

Few artists can boast a sound like .Peter $un. Creating and sharing his music with the world is an obvious passion & motivating force for the Richmond representer. With a considerable resume of loose singles, $un hooked up with Lasik Beats to bring to fruition a surprise EP “Valencia”. With the aid of cinematographer AllisonContinue reading “PREMIERE: .Peter $un continues to level-up with “Every Thng Nvv”(VISUAL)”

TCrook$ & 94Nicely give a collaborative classic with “94 Plaga”

“…still walking ’round the city like I can’t be touched.” These are some of the first words that echo across the title track from the rich, charismatic voice of 94Nicely. An artist and individual known well around Newport News and Hampton Roads area for being as raw an artist as he was thorough of aContinue reading “TCrook$ & 94Nicely give a collaborative classic with “94 Plaga””