Bam Vito is, in every sense of the word, a rap star.
Yaya's distinctive bar schemes exude a strong sense of confidence and ambition. Between the fine lines of Yaya's poetic wordplay, listeners will come across songs that inspire, uplift, and push them to live their truth. Similarly, the Yonkers femcee intertwines relatable scenarios into her pocket of rhymes.
Donnel Johnson has an eye for talent. Giving all creatives their rightful props with the Ill Thinkers Award, the multi-faceted music figure works effortlessly to put others on game. The New York-based business mogul also has his own podcast that highlights emerging acts, current events, and more! One avid listener said about the podcast,
Rich Zeller is a palpable presence to be reckoned with in the music realm. His catalog of achievements speaks volumes alone, but seeing this man in action is a feat in itself. Immersing himself in an artist's creative vision has led to multiple endorsements from music companies and a boost in sound recording sales.
JZ's sonic staple comprises polished ostinatos, smooth transitions, and live instrumentation. His authentic approach to production leaves music enthusiasts hanging onto every pattern. Ensuring that every beat carries a different vibe, the prolific producer values both the new and refined wave of underground music. And so, his sound palette always keeps a listener on their toes. Should one be in a sour mood, JZ's beats are a great pick-me-up as it induces a lively aura. When tuning into JZ's beats, expect to be blown away by the migration of stringed and percussion instruments. He also makes sure to keep things light through the beat's tonality.
Major has the hip-hop industry on lock. His influential mark on a musician's artistic development prompts success to come in at full speed. Moreso, the multi-hyphenate entrepreneur pushes the envelope so lyrically equipped MCs can gain the credibility they deserve. Unlike record labels, who sometimes look at their artists as meal tickets, Major immerses himself into their creative vision. Having someone in their corner only amplifies their trust in him.
Tony Rocks Estrada has an infinite love for everything connected to PR. His passion for image shaping has given him numerous opportunities, including forming his own business T Rocks Entertainment. In addition, Tony's tunnel vision practices in the PR world have reckoned him as the most recognized Latino publicist in the world of entertainment in Los Angeles.
Pushing the envelope for several promising musicians, Marvi G delivers results that guarantee them a time-honored career. Marvi's sentiment for their artistic vision runs so deep that she's created an open space where they can freely express themselves. This said space also allows artists to flourish into their many talents.
Mikki Ma'at perfectly architects a peaceful environment through her ethereal-esque vocals. However, it's tough to pinpoint Ma'at's sound as it comprises elements from all genres. Listening to Ma'at will take you away. Her lyrics are raw, vivid, and packed with positivity. Overall, the singer's primary goal is to uplift humanity to a higher plane of existence through frequencies of love. She diminishes past worries with healing components in her musical styling.
Elzzz comprises the truer qualities of a versatile musician.
Ladibree possesses a soulful aura both on and offstage. Her musical styling takes admiration from soul, R&B, and hip-hop. Moreover, the femcee showcases a strong suit of versatility as she dabbles in singing and rapping. From a lyrical POV, she drops influential messages, acknowledges her blessings, and encourages others to pursue their goals/dreams. Not to mention, her hustle is apparent in each track.
Rappers these days are always commenting on their drip, and when their music drops, it leaves a lot to be desired. Therefore there is always something satisfying about artists with drip, dropping heat, and making waves. The key to this equation may be having the juice, and local artist Juice Potter has made it clear with previous drops his cup is runneth over. “He is a hard-working guy who’s trying to have fun and bring his people up,” said Potter. This, along with an awareness of the current music scene, gave Potter the inspiration and motivation for his first official mixtape Project Potter coming mid-October.
As we near the end summer of 2020, we know two things for sure. 1. We still have a long year ahead of us, and 2. Some of the most excellent music of the decade will be made this year.
2020 has been an exciting year, to say the least. So far, for the first half, the whole world has been fighting a pandemic. This process has brought us face to face with many difficult topics such as mortality, knowledge of self, and the integrity of our governments. Now yet another player has entered the ring demanding to be recognized, and that is police brutality and the value of black lives.
“I’m going to change the world with my music. It’s going to happen. Whatever is real prospers, and I know it’s going to thrive. It’s a story that’s unfolded beyond God.”
After the recent success of Meg Thee Stallion’s “Savage Remix,” featuring Beyonce and Doja Cat’s “Say So Remix,” featuring Nicki Minaj, landed themselves at the top of the Billboard Top 100 it’s clear that women in rap are taking over the game. Even looking at a local level up and down the East Coast, female rappers are making themselves heard. However, there is one incredibly real storyteller out of Reading, PA, that’s working to be heard, and she goes by Mxs. Anonymous.
It can often be maddening to hear rappers in the younger age bracket brag about their materialistic goods and ways with women. But thankfully, not all of them lead by that example. One rapper who breaks the stigma of dummed down rhymes is New Jersey’s very own, DZH, who often uses his gift of gab to impact the nation positively. Most importantly, he follows the scripture is Proverbs 14:23 when compiling his verses and hooks. It goes, “All hard work leads to profit, but mere talk leads to poverty."
Self-love is essential, especially when you live in a world full of pessimists and hate. Luckily, HailVee is no stranger to this human necessity as he showcases his high confidence through lyrics and positive affirmations. New Jersey (and North Carolina) based musician, HailVee, wears many hats, including in the rapping and singing field. Aside from this, HailVee is the owner of Swayvy Studios and an engineer.
In today’s hip hop scene, there is a clear over-saturation of music. The production-driven, autotuned new school, has flooded the airwaves with a unique sound that unfortunately puts lyricism on the backburner. However, there are always people around the country fighting to keep the tone of old school lyricism alive, and Gemini Genesis is one of those artists. Hailing from the Garden State, New Jersey, and having a brother who was a rapper all influenced her to grow into the artist she is today. “My brother is five years my elder, so always wanted to be like my brother,” said Genesis. “I don’t rap about shit I don’t live, but I write based on experience and lyrics.
America and most of the world right now are sitting in quarantine and running out of things to occupy their mind with by the second (if you don’t believe me, Cardi B literally has a video of herself running into a giant Jenga set.) So when you’ve finished watching all the Netflix and TikToks you can handle for the day, you can amuse yourself with something else. This is when you connect your speaker and turn up the Quaran-tunes (yes, I’m making up words I’m as bored as you are.) If you’re looking for a place to start your Quaran-tunes playlist, the Jersey artist Xavier Hill is the perfect artist to check out. His new project, Nomadic Thought, dropped pre-Covid, but the many vibes on it make it an ideal project to explore again and again through this time.
Amid high pitched-registers, soulful, angelic cries and beat breaks, Savvy The Savior approaches the beat with his signature boom-bap style, letting it roam free over a range of lively instrumentations. Hopping straight out of a time machine, you’ll come to know that he was born in the ‘90s. His take on transitions and loops range from jazzy to funk-ish, then faces classic, gold-slated hip-hop head-on!
Throughout time stories have served a variety of purposes. They can be as crucial as chronicling the history of people or as fun as pure entertainment. However, one thing is for sure, as humans, we all have our own unique stories to tell. So when Peso the Misfit dropped his album Not a Love Story, it was apparent that he had a story that he wanted to bring to the people. Although it’s not a love story, Peso’s new album is a life story about the good, the bad, and in between. “If you want to listen to something that’s gonna take you through every aspect of life, listen to me,” said Peso. “I’m going to talk about hustling the right way… relationships… how sometimes we have choices in life, we have to make.”