Not even a month removed from his self-titled debut album, OG Maco is back with another project. It takes a different turn than his usual subject matter. As much as we’ve looked at Maco for records with high energy and turn-up value, most of his fans don’t turn to his music for what’s going on in the United States. By now everyone is aware of the issues plaguing our country after the Mike Brown and Eric Garner situations. On the Breathe EP, OG Maco drops three songs that depict his feelings toward these recent decisions in the murders of those… continue reading
Artery Foundation has a new artist on their roster: Kyle Lucas. As someone who has watched Kyle’s journey, it’s a beautiful thing to see the progress and hard work being rewarded. He’ll be heading out on tour early 2015 with Johnny Craig and Captain Midnite, but wanted to give his fans an EP as a thank you. Fear & Loathing In Marietta shows multiple sides of Kyle Lucas. There’s story telling on “Love & Other Drugs” and “Drive On,” and tracks to have fun to like “Shit Faced” and “P£RCØC£t T€N$.” As much as Kyle is the star, so is… continue reading
Extra, extra, read all about it! Money Makin’ Nique and Johnny Cinco are strong contenders for break-out artists coming out of Atlanta in 2015. At some point in your career, you just have to go up after plenty of accomplishments under your belt. Nique with his own independent creation of Money Makin’ Brothers, Cinco signed to future indie powerhouse QC (home to Migos, OG Maco & Rich The Kid). That’s why their Extra EP is coming at a perfect time. The six-track EP showcases their different styles — Nique hitting with a lyrical approach vs. Cinco’s RHQ-like sounds. It blends… continue reading
A total of 400 bars grace the five track EP from Sam Lachow. After releasing the third video, he compiles the three entries with two new ones (vol. four and five) to make up the 80 Bars EP. There’s a ton of instrumentals, too many to list, that Sam successfully spits over. Not only are the instrumentals a highlight, Sam isn’t being serious on these five songs. It’s about having fun, whether it’s reflecting on his early 8th grade love life or poking fun at buddy Gifted Gab. There is a lot to digest. Grab the download via his site.
Marsha Ambrosius’ sophomore album, Friends & Lovers, has suffered through a long delay, but not necessarily any push backs because specific dates were never given. However, she released “Cold War” and the Ne-Yo-assisted “Without You” as singles and neither really made a huge impact. Still, Marsha’s ability to craft an album was solidified off Late Nights & Early Mornings, her debut released in 2011 that’s still very much playable to this day. Through this wait, we can at least appreciate that we’ve gotten surprise EPs in the form of Hors D’Oeuvres and now Fvck & Love. What the first EP… continue reading
Adra Boo and Action J make up the unique duo known as Fly Moon Royalty. Seattle’s scene is known for Macklemore, Sir Mix-A-Lot’s early contributions, Nacho Picasso’s dark and lyrical style, but these two bring something new to the scene. In January, I was invited to come check out their show at Neumos that ended up being packed. They’re talented. She can sing beautifully, he can produce exceptionally well. Unfinished Business is five songs that bends multiple genres, from electronic to soul, on damn near every song. Adra’s presence is felt on the first two songs. Then, Action takes us… continue reading