Bakersfield, CA. hasn’t made too much noise, especially around the music scene. It’s literally tumbleweeds, dry cactus, Joshua trees and sand in that city. Cartier decided to shake up some things in that area by releasing his latest track, “One Up”. Better yet, lets call it the high desert Summer get down, that everybody can dance to.

Cartier wants the streets to know that he’s one up.

Pretty G (@PrettyG_GYB) – ‘Pretty Fly’

New to the Boston music scene, you may recognize Pretty G from the upcoming group GYB (Gorgeous Young Bastards). When he’s not making a splash in the fashion scene, the Dorchester-Boston native is honing his craft in the studio. With his forthcoming project Pretty World on the way, Pretty G G Pretty releases his debut single “Pretty Fly,” produced by TomMakesBeats. Stream below.

Lil Reek (@slime_tyrek) – The Graduation EP

Coming out of Atlanta, GA., Lil Reek first came on the scene back in 2016 with an appearance on Young Slime Season, a compilation mixtape by Brodinski’s BROMANCE label. Taking things to a whole new level, the rapper returns with his highly-anticipated EP, The Graduation. Coming in with 8 tracks, the project features contributions from, G-Baby, Key!, Lil Keed, Dro Fe and Slimelife Shawty.

Stream below.

KC Young Boss (@Kcyoungboss) – “Hercules”

When most people think of Kansas City and it’s Hip-Hop scene they rarely get past the tip of the iceberg, quickly taking note of Tech N9ne and then moving on. But rapper KC Young Boss is out to prove that there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to the talent in Kansas City.

But before KC Young Boss became a boss and before he was a veteran of the KC streets, “Young Boss” tried his hand at an early age rapping in middle school at his talent show. While he wasn’t as good as he had hoped, that experience helped him develop a passion for writing raps and poetry at an early age.

“In middle school I entered a talent show and that was my first real experience as far as rapping,” KC Young Boss said laughing. “I was horrible, but I’ve gotten a lot better since then. I remember riding home on the bus that day and some girl told me I couldn’t rap. That’s what drove me to want to be better and start writing.”

After all his hard work over the years perfecting his craft, KC Young Boss has released his breakthrough effort called Kansas City which he hopes will bring fans into the world of Kansas City, which has been brutally documented as having one of the highest murder rates in America.

“The nightlife suffers from the violence and so that’s why it can be difficult for artists to blow up. The entertainment scene isn’t really there to shine the light on artists, unless you get up out of here, but I’m staying home,” KC Young Boss explained.

“From the name to the feel of this project, I actually tried to mirror it with how Nipsey is doing the Crenshaw project. I was up on Nipsey initially and really became a fan with his Crenshaw project. That’s where the idea came from and so I got the shirts and hats to go with it and people are picking up on it.”

“In Kansas City it ain’t too many artists that get the national spotlight other than Tech N9ne and I wanted to put out something that’s a little different, Shout out to Strange Music, but they have their own lane and I wanted to put something out there that showed a different light than what people normally think about Kansas City.”

Featuring a host of producers that Young Boss was able to find across the internet, KC Young Boss pieced this project together bit by bit.

“This project has a bunch of different producers. Unlike many today, I still enjoy the process of putting song together,” KC Young Boss said. “When I hear a beat, I like I write like 3-4 hooks for it and then I rehearse it and I make songs instead of just rapping. I could have finished the album in a month, but I did it in 6 months and finally got it to where I want it to be. I wanted to show artists that you can still rep KC and still get a buzz, you don’t have to leave.”

Continuing to push this Summmer, KC Young Boss will be hitting the road with performances opening up for Nelly and Juvenile. Other spot dates include a show at the Riot Room in KC and a special 4th of July performance.

“I just want people to know that this music is life to me man – I do this for real. Music saved my life after having lost my first born son and mother in a short period of time. Music got me through it all, I had my familiy, but music kept my sanity. I did a song called I Miss You for my son and I really cried while recording. Music was and is my therapy man. I don’t just put anything out, music saved my life man.”

McKinley Ave Ft. Dave East​ – “Look At How”

Cali representer, McKinley Ave, drops off a new hitter titled, “Look At How.”

The new anthem features east coast emcee, Dave East; and with these two hitmakers on the track, you already know it’s a certified banger.

Listen to, “Look At How,” below, and listen to more dope music from McKinley Ave via SoundCloud.


BUCKETSinaCUT – “I AM (Video)”

Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, East Coast representer, BUCKETSinaCUT, drops off a brand new visual titled, “I AM.”

As he brings us out to his hood, the rapper drops some heavy bars, with an energetic driven flow and his street savvy lyricism.

Watch the official video for, “I AM,” below, and listen to more music from BUCKETSinaCUT via SoundCloud.