Posted by yabishcic on March 15, 2014
I’m pleased to share a banger coming straight from my home-base, so you all better give this fool some plays for this seriously insane remix of 50 Cent’s notoriously known “Candy Shop”. Somewhere between trap and dirty hip hop, the feel for this song is all too dope. Did I mention this dude is barely old enough to drive? Props from the FNT fam.
Posted by TwirlyHatMatt on March 11, 2014
Cozz, the newest offspring of the mighty land known as Los Angeles, has waged a full on war against Nissin brand Top Ramen. “Imagine if I stopped rhymin’ and settled for Top Ramen…” the emcee ferociously spits; speaking as if the superb taste and value of the Asian noodle soup is something to be eaten begrudgingly.
In all seriousness, I was quite awe-struck when I first stumbled upon the video for “Dreams”. The conviction and intensity that Cozz packs in to each line is not to be trifled with, nor is it something that one can fake. It is clear that the West-Coast upstart is determined to make these dreams of his a reality, no matter the costs.
Although I’m usually one to let the music speak for itself and leave the statistics at home, it’s important to note the 8,000 plus views that “Dreams” has accrued as his first ever released song, in a single week. I have high hopes for what is next out, and I’m sure you’ll be seeing it up on Fresh New Tracks once again, hopefully accompanied by some more pointless rambling about cheap soup.
Posted by TwirlyHatMatt on March 9, 2014
With only five songs to his name on SoundCloud, to say that Memphis emcee, 21, has already made a statement with his music would be selling him short. Each of his songs pulses with raw talent that is becoming a necessary prerequisite to stand apart from the overly-saturated independent rap world.
In his latest offering, “The Pink Bride”, 21 fearlessly dives in to a Ta-Ku production that artists with far more notoriety would have shied away from. Illustrating the trials and tribulations of a past relationship, “The Pink Bride” serves as an emotional roller-coaster for 21 himself, as well as the listeners that are so easily swallowed up by the story.
Hopefully, we will be seeing 21 again soon, possibly with some original production to reassure the potential that many -including myself- see in him.
Posted by yabishcic on March 7, 2014
Being a writer for a music blog as well as an aspiring worker in the music industry, sometimes its hard to ever focus on your own work while still trying to immerse yourself in everybody else’s styles and projects because staying up to date with the industry is almost a necesity. So, today I thought I’d share a project of my own that’s been slowly developing over the past seven months as I lived in Milwaukee, WI. What is in Milwaukee you ask? Well, Cooper Davis. It’s still kind of hazy how Cooper and I became connected from opposite ends of the country, but somehow it happened, and I found myself traveling all the way from the sunny sides of California to snow-covered-cars-every-morning Wisconsin. The time spent there though through all the snow storms and ice-skidding stops was well worth the wait. ‘Destiny N Dynasty’s’ Cooper Davis is definitely a rapper that should be on your radar, with his charismatic smile and low-key personality, and an extreme aware of consciousness that would surprise anyone from face-value. Even though there’s more to come, Cooper Davis presents you with “Good Morning”, the first of more to come.
Posted by TwirlyHatMatt on February 26, 2014
Making his Fresh New Tracks debut, Richy Marciano, holds nothing back on the new single and video “WZUP”. The Detroit native pours all of his energy and city-spirit in to all of his music, and “WZUP” is no exception. Marciano is still riding out the success of his 2013 project Emphasis on My City, with this being the second video released from the body of work.
Marciano is currently working on his follow-up tape, but if you missed the first, be sure to give it a download here.
Posted by TwirlyHatMatt on February 25, 2014
As the line between house music and hip-hop grows ever-closer, YoAstrum once again finds himself nicely situated between both worlds. His latest song, “Heav3n”, is a mere two-minutes long and features an instrumental canvas laid out by Mr. Carmack, and Tk Kayembe. The song is both catchy and unique, a perfect combination for your Tuesday night.
We’ve seen two stellar singles from YoAstrum these past few weeks, so hopefully a full length project is imminent. Stay up.