BlueFaceBally is an Atlanta native with roots on the East Coast. He released his debut project earlier this year titled Blue Face Trip executive produced by Dun Deal with a feature from Reese Laflare. Then a few months later, BlueFaceBally and Gunna collaborated for “Porshe”, purposely spelled without a “c”. Now BlueFaceBally is back with a 7 track EP, Overly High. The project features RX Peso, 44, & BlueFaceMulah and production by Richie Souf, Dun Deal, and members of The Remedy Production Group (Bubba Doran, Ceefab, Cosa Nostra, & ChrizBeatz). Stream Overly High on all digital platforms & stay tuned for visuals.
The Boston-meets-Atlanta duo of 6orn & Zaytoven. are straight flexing on their haters on “Ferragamo,” the second banger off their hotly anticipated collaborative album, Scales.
Whereas the preceding single, “Fall In That B*tch,” had more of a spaced-out, late-night vibe to it, “Ferragamo” is a bouncy burner made for the final days of summer. It’s also filled with stylish and clever braggadocio, which is fitting given the track’s inspiration—famed Italian designer, Salvatore Ferragamo.
The single also further demonstrates just how well 6orn (f/k/a Born) works with the Grammy-winning Zaytoven, who for the first time ever is producing an entire album for a rapper from north of ATL. Given his hit-making prowess, you know Zay wouldn’t work with just anyone, and he and 6orn absolutely gel on the singles they’ve delivered so far. It certainly bodes well for the entirety of Scales, which they will hopefully get to share with the world very soon.
Stunna Dre, an independent rapper from Chicago, is redefining how the world views trap music. Coming out of the West side of Chicago in the Henry Horner projects, Stunna Dre, or SMB Stunna, witnessed his mother work multiple jobs to support their home while his father faced drug charges. With this type of upbringing, it isn’t a surprise that the rapper turned to the streets. Instead of being “trapped” in his situation, Stunna Dre is using his way with words to create the life he’s always envisioned.
Stunna has always been musically inclined and showcased his lyrical abilities on major outlets like Fox News at just 10 years old. Flash forward to present day, the rapper boasts over 1 million views on World Star Hip Hop for his visuals to his most recent track “Ric Flair”. He also recently released the Hypno Carlito (Lil Durk – OTF) assisted “Big Business” that’s gaining traction online. Stunna Dre’s defines his sound as “ahead of its time” often reflecting on his own story. “People should listen because it’s real,” says the rapper. “I’m not here to portray an image. I’m here to be myself and rap about situations I’ve been through”.
Stunna Dre balances running his own label, Street Made Brothers, and releasing new music. He is currently in the works to deliver a full-length project titled Born Stunna hosted by DJ Bandz Monday, September 17th to all streaming platforms. The project features appearances from Hypno Carlito, Mikey Dollaz, LBanditGang, and production from Luhtim, DJ Mil Ticket & more.
The Progress Report is back with their 2nd annual stage featuring the hottest artists on the come up! Last year’s performers included Snap Dogg, Yung Mal, Lil Quill, Street Money Boochie, Drugrixh Peso, Fasscoupe, BayBay FDW, and the legendary OJ Da Juiceman. The event also featured guest appearances from hit producers Dun Deal, 2-17, & Shawty Fresh. Come experience the energy with us in the music enriched city of Atlanta, Sunday, October 7th at 7 PM.
Image constant, stylist and creative director SuperDopeQ recently stopped by The Progress Report to talk about his hometown, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, early beginnings and differences in styling for styling for men and women.
In a recent interview with The Progress Report, Khujo of Goodie Mob speaks on coming up in Atlanta and the south influencing Hip Hop. Khujo details his extensive relationship with Outkast and states that Andre 3000 is planning to release new music soon. Khujo also speaks on the shift in the music business from the 90s, early 2000s, and now and appreciates rappers such as MoneyBagg Yo, Gunna Young Dolph, and Lil Yachty. Goodie Mob is approaching the 23rd year anniversary of their debut release, Soul Food and plan to go on tour next month with Erykah Badu. In addition to pushing out new music, Khujo is a father to 4 boys and is heavily involved with his community and commends Major Keisha Bottoms on her commitment to excellence in the city of Atlanta.
Eearz is a rapper signed to Mike Will Made It’, EarDrummers and is originally from San Diego, California. He was raised in Georgia and first met Mike Will in high school. During a recent interview with The Progress Report, Eearz speaks about life coming full circle, getting his name from his childhood appearance, and announces his upcoming single which will release September 14th off his upcoming album, Everlasting Eternity.
Greensboro, North Carolina is a college town full of talent, history, and soul. Thursday night, R&B crooner, J Harris, and Hip Hop duo, Likk Gang hosted an intimate listening event for their new projects presented by Multi Mogul Media & Orchard Sony at the W on Elm.
J Harris performed music from his new release, Last of a Dying Breedshowcasing his versatility and range which is a 12 track upbeat, sexy project and the follow up to his EP, Narcotic that released in 2016.
Music is in J Harris’ DNA as he has been performing on major stages and local talent shows since the age of 8. In addition to recording and releasing music, J Harris is the proud owner of his own company, House of Hitz Music Group.
Jaze Guevara of Likk Gang held it down for the duo as the second member, B Rude is currently incarcerated. Their debut project, Savagery lives up to its name as the 13 track body of work features hardcore raps over bass loaded production.
Likk Gang’s single, “One Night & Break” is currently in radio rotation and they are known in their city for hosting NCAA March Madness basketball games.
The listening event featured home-cooked catered food, various vendors, and tastemakers from surrounding areas and was hosted by Dely Te of 97.1 QMG and sounds were provided by DJ J Flex of 102 FM Jamz.
Both projects released at midnight Friday, August 31st to all streaming sites and visuals will be releasing in the next coming weeks.