Events | Swisher Sweets Just Announced Their 2018 Tour

Posted by on May 17, 2018

Following the major hype from the program’s kickoff Spark Party on April 6th, which celebrated and honored trap pioneer and Atlanta Pack Night headliner, Gucci Mane, the Swisher Sweets Artist Project has finally released the highly anticipated lineups and Pack Night Tour for 2018. Heading to Los Angeles, Detroit, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Houston, this year the Artist Project will be taking over SIX of America’s most lit cities for a night they won’t forget.

See the list below for full Pack Night headliners, dates, locations and tickets.

Be sure to grab your tickets here.

Albums | NU LUXX returns with ASTRA

Posted by on April 20, 2018

One of my favorite new producer duos, NULUXX, returned last week with a brand new original on lowly house titled ‘Astra.’ I’ve been following these guys since I heard their recent Post Malone remix and it’s safe to say they did not disappoint again. This one is a bit heavier but has some technicality to the production which I appreciate. Hit play and see what the hype is all about. Available for free download here.

Albums, Hip-Hop, Pop | Timeflies Just Brought Grubeats Out of Retirement.

Posted by on March 29, 2018

It’s been a cool ~5 years since I published my last blog and faded off into corporate America. I’m dusty, washed up, real-world slummin’, counting one more grey every time I have my hair cut. It’s a different grind than working my shitty hotel job then cranking out 15 blogs at night back in 2010. Do I wish I could go relive the college life once more? You’re damn right I do. Twice even. Since I now have a cubicle to occupy, I’ve come to the realization that this is no longer a reality. “So Grubeats, why are you back,” you say? I’m back because our day 1 guys Cal and Rez dropped a heater and sent me on a trip back to my younger years.

Our good friend’s Timeflies’ new EP, ‘To Dream’, hit digital outlets last Friday, chalk full of all the feels. Like I said, they took me on a journey. Fast forward to the closing track, “Be Easy”, which is backed by a elementary chorus (which is catchy as hell), pumped with that nostalgia I so desperately need. Those who have been following Timeflies’ from the jump know their story. They came up in an era where the blog game was booming. The Stupay brother’s were the blog game Jordan Belfort and Donnie Azoff – fortunately they did it clean and never ended up under seize by the SEC and FBI. It was a different ballgame back then. Blogging was the meat and cheese sandwiched between Limewire and Spotify. The good ol’ days. Cal and Res capitalized on their unique opportunity and are still here killing it 8+ years later, and for that, I salute them.  Head on over to Timefliesmusic.com, cop/stream their new album and catch them on tour now!  …and shout out for the HOF FNT line in verse 2.

[Verse 2]
I remember taking laps through the quad
Natty in the back of the Jeep with the squad
All the girls laying on our lawn while we’re playing our song
Looking at us like ‘oh my God’
Thinking man if we could just do that
If we could we get a song up on fresh new tracks
If Waldo doesn’t call the cops
If 101 had blocks
If hotongue didn’t get so packed
But Jerry and our peep we were hungry
And ever since they heard me free people love me
64 buzz deep on them rizzer beats
In the back seat of the town and country
No time for stress, I’m blessed, I confess
I’m pressed tryna turn all their no’s into yes
I’m obsessed with being the best
Ain’t no time for rest
I’ma turn lights checkmate into cash cheques

Signing off until 2023, Grubeats.

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Events | Swisher Sweets Announces Artist Project, Opens Up Talent Submissions

Posted by on February 13, 2018

Swisher Sweets Artist Project has opened submissions for New Talent to apply to perform at a 2018 Pack Night. Swisher Sweets is seeking 3 artists native to each market to open for today’s hottest performers in: Los Angeles, Detroit, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Houston. The application period will close on March 6th, and 15 artists – three from each Pack Night city – that best meet the criteria will be chosen. Swisher’s new application process can be found here.

This is an opportunity that I’d jump on immediately.

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Albums | “Soaking Lovers” Will Warm You Up This Winter

Posted by on December 18, 2017

 

BOiCE is a new group comnig out of Germany who are creating really cool, forward thinking electronic music. On their latest single they call on Feline for a Future Pop jam that will surely get you moving. The layers of sexy synth, brass, bass, and drums come together for a hard hitting new banger that I can’t get enough of. Listen to “Soaking Lovers” by BOiCE & Feline above now, it is sick. Stream it on other platforms via this link here.

Events | Swisher Sweets Is Bringing You Cardi B In New Orleans On December 29th

Posted by on December 12, 2017

The Swisher Sweets Artist Project announced today that GRAMMY® nominated rap/hip hop artist Cardi B and avant-garde rapper Machine Gun Kelly will perform at the NOLA Takeover on December 29 at the Joy Theater. They will be joined by New Orleans’ own DJ Mannie Fresh and more. Four previous Pack Night performers will be chosen by the fans to return as opening acts for the NOLA Takeover. Vote for your favorite at artistprojectevents.com. Earlybird tickets are $20 for a limited time and available here.

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Albums | Element Gets Rowdy On New Track, “Augustine”

Posted by on November 23, 2017

Element is hardly a new name to the readers of this blog, but he still continues to impress us with his strong production style. On his new single “Augustine” he molds a TNGHT-like trap style of production with gritty, dark, ominous vibes throughout. This one could have been a smash at Halloween parties across the nation, but either way it still bangs. Stream “Augustine” by Element above now.