Rap

  • Greybuffalo: “Opinions”- equal parts refreshing and devastating

    Greybuffalo aka JG is an American HipHop artist from the Lake Traverse Reservation (SWO) in NE South Dakota. He credit artists like Eminem, TechN9ne, Hopsin, NF, Logic, and the 90s era of Rap Music, for having an influence him. Greybuffalo started recording seriously in 2009 with another artist named...
  • Jmoto: “Pour Up” – a personal blueprint!

    Jmoto is an upcoming artist focused on smooth, melodic tracks. Raised in a small town in VA, Jmoto got his start early and began making music before high school. He efficiently distills emotional rap — one of the Soundcloud generation’s iterations of trap, infused with the moody melodrama —...
  • John J: “Still Howling 5” – A hybrid of sensitivity, raw passion and ruthlessness!

    On “Still Howling 5”, the Bronx rapper John J uses his signature aggressive flow with its emotional vocal inflections to preach, teach, and reveal. Melodramatic storytelling has always been his shtick, and his ability to acknowledge different perspectives of a situation on several songs add plenty of depth to...
  • Tropikana: “Sum Bizness” – a gem in today’s climate

    Rodney O’Bryant Pegues better known by the stage name Tropikana, was born and raised in Oxford, MS. Pegues first became involved with music as a part of a group called Untamed Piranhas. He received the name ‘Tropikana’ which means respect, power, and humbleness, was given to him by an...
  • Ladybug: “High Life” – technical prowess and sharp-tongued lyricism

    I recently grabbed a listen to the track “High Life” by South Carolina female rapper, Ladybug, who incidentally has her own record label, and has been writing music since he was in the 7th grade.  Now if you’re expecting the foul-mouthed, sex-kitten trading her wares to gain momentum, think...
  • Real Talk: “Across The World” – immersive, mature, and game-changing!

    From “Jack Of All Trades” in 2012 and “We Talk N Lej3ndary” to “Black Mozart”, “King Slayer Turn King” and “Moirai” in 2019, Chicago-born Las Vegas fed, Real Talk (The Metaphor Messiah), has been successfully dropping albums while propelling his momentum in the game. Along the way he has...
  • Chang$: “Off The Top” – a healthy dose of vocal wizardry

    Influenced and inspired by an eclectic music taste that includes artists like Michael Jackson, Cassidy, Chris Brown, King Los, and P Diddy, the emerging urban artist, Chang$, blends EDM, Pop, and R&B into his evolving modern style of hip-hop. The artist from the Decatur music scene in Georgia, dropped...
  • Dev Demetries: “Jail Talk 710846” – a confident record

    Dev Demetries has quietly amassed one of the finest song collections of any underground rapper in 2019 so far. Taking on the ills of his, and our world, he manages to create a consistently confident record, with his attention to detail and knack for intricately ambitious sound textures. The...
  • Cumlaude: “Goals 2” – a very raw talent who flexes her lyrical muscles

    Since the genre’s inception, rappers have boasted of their ascent from the streets to success. On the outset though, they narrate their trials and tribulations, putting us in their scenarios. Rapper Cumlaude’s album, “Goals 2”, is drenched in autobiographical detail, repeatedly drawing a line from her daily experiences –...