Atlanta is back at it again and still is a hot bed for new talent. South Atlanta artists Lamont Dinero is one of newest crop of artists hailing from the rap Mecca of the world as he drops his debut single “ Ain’t Foreal “ This Rich Government representer delivers nothing shorter then a sure classic or the Cash Money AP produced track Lamont Dinero seems like he’s going to change the game.
After his recent release, making a head-banging reintroduction with “STAY”, North Carolina’s Austin Royale is back yet again with another slapper. As part of a string of releases he has planned for 2018, Royale presents the infectious “White Toes Freestyle”. A track he depicts as a lifestyle anthem, saying “this song describes/paints the picture of the life of the underground rap artist this day & age… giving perspective on the girls, vices, etc”. Produced by Charlotte’s own Brio, a relic and bridge between NC and ATL’s Hip-Hop scene; this druggy, yet rambunctious banger will definitely upstart the rage. Be on the lookout for further updates on Royale’s upcoming project, “PLAN|A”.
Poet, emcee and lyricist Lyric Michelle debuts her new music video for “Free Thoughts Freestyle” on EARMILK . Fresh off of playing HipHopDX’s official SXSW showcase earlier this month in Austin, Lyric is gearing up to release new album Free Thoughts this May.
Known for fusing southern charm, a touch of poetry and a blast of ferocious lyricism, Lyric Michelle is pushing boundaries and opening doors for female emcees. Winning Houston’s Album of the Year and Best Lyricist awards from the Houston Press with the release of her 2016 critically acclaimed album MissDirection, Lyric is fast becoming recognized as one of the leading rising artists from the South. Praise for Lyric’s provocative sound has poured in from Rolling Stone, NPR, Noisey, and BET among others.
Multi-talented, Lyric is also an actress, appearing on a pilot, For Evan’s Sake, which won the Audience Award at the 2018 Pan African Film Festival.
For Lyric, it’s not just about the music – it’s about opening doors for a new crop of female emcees intent on proving that when it comes to lyrical skill, they can go toe to toe with any of their male peers in the game. And indeed she can, as proven after being selected as a Pop Montreal Festival Artist and repeated appearances as an official SXSW and A3C artist.
“I feel as though when people comment on a black woman’s strength, they neglect to mention the pain that is needed to create such strength. People forget. I want to remind them.”
17-year old Greenwood, Mississippi native Jay Brown releases a new in-studio video for “Long Story Short” produced by Durdy Costello. The track appears on his Money Luvin Youngin mixtape hosted by DJ Scream and DJ Bandz.
Charleston, South Carolina native Fleming Trap has been rapping for over 7 years now, but he’s finally found his sound and is dedicated to his success. Today the up and comer releases his new street single, “Down Bad” featuring Jay. Trap shares stories of the trials and tribulations he’s experienced while simply trying to provide a better life for himself and his family. Give it a listen below, and lookout for more to come soon.
Houston rising star South Park Trap is back again, this time to release the official vidoe for his stand out record, “I’m The One”. Shot and directed by Pirate Fame Visuals, the video was filmed in Las Vegas in the desert, as well as some of their infamous casinos. “I’m The One” appears on his recently released project, “1080 Scale Gang” available now on all streaming outlets.
Hailing from College Park, Georgia, Sammy $urf has gained attention for his ability to rhythmically ride a beat and construct melodic hooks. In the clever, new Brann-directed video for his single, “Nu Wave,” Sammy can be seen literally surfing through Atlanta while also performing atop his city’s buildings. The track, which is featured on A3C Volume 7, is produced by 3NIGM@.
The A3C compilation series has been influential within the genre, serving as a barometer to gauge which artists will become renowned staples in the ever-changing hip-hop landscape. Past compilation artists include G-Eazy, Curren$y, Action Bronson, Big K.R.I.T, Vince Staples, Ab-Soul, A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, Underachievers, Rapsody, Smoke DZA, Trademark Da Skydiver, Freddie Gibbs, Sir Michael Rocks, Alex Wiley, Mick Jenkins, Dave East, Thouxanbanfauni, Robb Bank$, Michael Christmas, Tunji Ige, Manolo Rose, and Trinidad James, just to name a few. For this reason, the compilation has seen praise from various outlets including Apple, as its editors raved, “the A&R rep has done a commendable job, cherry-picking some of the most promising, would-be rap stars from countless wannabes.”
Artists appearing on the seventh annual A3C compilation, A3C Volume 7, include Kodie Shane, Yung Booke (Hustle Gang), Yung Bans, Lucki, Terrance Escobar, Squidnice, Trizz, Mir Fontane, Rolling Stone P, Nell, Meko Supreme, Lil West, Caleborate, Cookie Money, Jimmy Wopo, Kamiyada+, ITSOKYTOCRY, Chuuwee, Calev, Solomonilla, Trippy Tha Kid, Smrtdeath, BigBabyGucci, Johnny Apollo, King Z3US, Brudda Haitian and many more.
A3C Volume 7 is now available worldwide via A3C / iHipHop Distribution
From Reno, Nevada and currently residing in Jackson, Mississippi is Ty Knight. The MC brings his own flavor on his latest EP Therapy Vs. Theory as he uses a mix of styles to both escape his own tribulations and help the listeners with theirs. 5 tracks round out the EP, which contains no features at all as Ty Knight ops to carry the load solo. Check it out below and look for more to come from Ty Knight in the future.
Bringing the feeling of old school boom-bap mixed with a certain progressive style of bass/synth heavy production is Jackson, Mississippi’s Mr. Fluid. Today he aims to bring change to the mundane day-to-day life that can be brought your way as you grow older in a society that pushes you towards to corporate world. Over the course of 15 tracks we get to hear him lyrically breakdown what he thinks the issues are in America and how they can be solved, bringing a unique perspective to it all. Check out “When Conformity Is Not Comfortable” in full below.