[Have You Heard] Apollo X – Jewels (featuring Uchenna)
Rebel Forest keeps bringing us new heat. Apollo X from the collective teams up with his fellow rapper Uchenna for their collaborative record “Jewels.”
Over a classic beat creation, the two rappers give us old school hip hop flows and vibes with the record. It is truly a “jewel.”
“Jewels” is only a tease of the things Rebel Forest has up their sleeves. We’re ready.
Vibe to “Jewels” below.
[Have You Heard] Uchenna – ‘Lil’ Pimp C’
We hear new sounds from the Rebel Forest collective with rapper Uchenna’s “Lil’ Pimp C” record.
Uchenna presents a classic sound based on the the likes of UGK—a sound the South is most known for–in the record. You could say he’s paying tribute to the late and great Pimp C, and it’s phenomenal.
The rapper incorporates classic audio from Pimp C during the song’s transitions, which only adds to the flow and tone of the record.
Check it out below.
[Debut Project] Xaviier – ‘Planet X’
After listening to his debut project, you’ll ask: Where has Xaviier been all of my life? Seriously. His voice is beautiful.
The 21-year-old singer from the OthAsideAtl takes us on a journey of love, life, time, and space in his debut offering, Planet X.
Planet X begins with a cool introduction, before transitioning into his first love song of the project, “On The Low,” where he croons the ladies with soft words and seductive intentions.
Just from “On The Low,” don’t think Xaviier is just crooning his female listeners. Right after the record, he puts the controversial and tragic death of Eric Garner into perspective with a timely interlude where the singer speaks on the world-shaking issue.
Love is the highlight of Planet X, however, and after listening to the full project, you see the full potential and talent of Xaviier as an R&B artist.
Fall into the journey of love and space with Xaviier’s debut, Planet X.
[Have You Heard] Oliver Twist – ‘Cougar Bait’
We were first introduced to rapper Oliver Twist with his own lyrical renditions of Nicki Minaj’s “Chiraq” and Danity Kane’s “Lemonade.” Now the South Florida native (currently based in Atlanta) pays homage to the female hip hop legend Lil’ Kim with his new track, “Cougar Bait.”
Oliver lays his classic lyrical twists and turns over the “Big Momma Thang” instrumental as he explicitly revels his steamy escapades with older women. The record is playful, yet seductive and his stories within his lyrics forces listeners to stay with the song until the end.
Age ain’t nothing but a number, right? Check out Oliver Twist’s “Cougar Bait” below.
[Have You Heard] The Arts – ‘Remember’
Right before the release of his Rock$tar project, upcoming Atlanta artist The Arts graces us with his “Remember” record.
Life situations change and relationships suffer, but The Arts takes us back throughout his self-produced song as he reminds his lady of how things once were in their relationship.
“I don’t wanna hear you say no, rather much hear you say yes.”
His beat-heavy production paired with his sentimental lyrics and seductive lyrics create a hit. Check it out below.
[New Project] Sy Ari Da Kid – ‘The Heartbreak Kid 3’
We included Sy Ari Da Kid’s record “Make It Up To You” on our February mix, #TheBaeList, but the rapper gives us an entire mixtape of songs about love and relationships with The Heartbreak Kid 3.
The mixtape, hosted by DJ S.R., DJ Era, & DJ A-Plus, begins with the famous dialogue between Martin and Gina during an argument–the perfect setup for Sy Ari’s project.
Throughout the project, the rapper teams up with artists like, Marissa, Snootie Wild, and Blu June, and producers, like Yung Lan, Sean Ross, and Big Fruit (to name a few), to give us his take and experiences within the notion of love.
Sy Ari never disappoints, and even shows us his expanding versatility in records like the Sean Ross-produced “Alone.”
Sy Ari Da Kid released HBK3 right before Valentine’s Day, but the project can be played throughout the year. Peep it on LiveMixtapes. And check out his “Make It Up To You” record on our #TheBaeList.
[Have You Heard] Dre Boogie – ‘Ocean View’
This artist sparked our interest with his New Beginnings project release last year, and Dre Boogie is back this year with new music. The rapper just released a new record, called “Ocean View.”
Dre’s verses match perfectly with the ocean-like sounds of the BD production on the record. Since we first heard him last year, the rapper has remained consistent with his flow style and his knack for content. “Ocean View” is a good example of this artistry.
Let’s hope to hear more of Dre Boogie in the near future. Until then, peep “Ocean View” below.
[Have You Heard] Miles Stone – ‘Inner Feelings’
Rapper Miles Stone shows us a softer side with his smooth and soulful record, “Inner Feelings.”
The title of the record is just what Miles gives us in the song: his inner feelings. At the beginning, he tells listeners how he rarely expresses his true feelings when it comes to love and relationships, but allows this song to be his platform to do so.
Over the Wino Willy production, Miles’s verses circle around his true thoughts of the girl he admires and his fantasies of everything he wants to do with her.
This record is perfect for the love in the air after Valentine’s Day and those late night thoughts we tend to have about the ones we love.
[Have You Heard] Kris Jae – ‘Same Ol’ G’ and ‘December 10th (Freestyle)’
After his “Here To Stay” release last year, Kris Jae is back with new music to start off the year with two records: something for the ladies with “Same Ol’ G” and a freestyle called “December 10th (Freestyle).”
Kris teams up with producer Mitch Worthy for “Same Ol’ G.” In the record, the rapper says though lives and times may have changed, he is still down with the same girl. As always, Kris Jae gives us substantial material and great lyrical flow in the record.
In “December 10th,” the rapper gives us a different sound while still keeping his signature chill vibe as he freestyles over a Kelly Portis-produced instrumental.
“Same Ol’ G” and “December 10th” leave a great expectation for Kris Jae in 2015. Listen to the records below, and see for yourself.
“Same Ol’ G”
“December 10th (Freestyle)”
[Video] Drunken Killah – ‘Juice/Shake’
Talented producer Drunken Killah illustrates his “Juice/Shake” creation with a visual release. The trippy visual perfectly accompanies the sound and the feel of “Juice/Shake.”
Each beat and transition in the instrumental is visually illustrated by colorful images in the video. The video is truly a journey through images and beats.
Check it out below.