The end of the year is always an interesting time for music. With a little under two months left in the year, its always interesting to see what tricks artists have up their sleeve to close the year out. Recently, artist G RIEL has shown signs of closing the year out strong with the release of his new visual for his track “Sum Slight”
Recently Smiff has released his latest project “To Whom It May Concern”. The project gives a beautiful look into the struggles he has overcome in his life as a man and as an artist and features quality production by producers Darrell Banks, Mr Alexis, Pogue Brothers just to name a few.
The project is sort of a testimony of Smiffs life and tells very detailed stories of things he has been thru, dealt with and overcame. On the first track Smiff tells about where his mindset is currently due to the collective of events he has faced up to this point. On “These Three Words” Smiff gives a deeper look into the things he faced in his past. This track also features a dope, vibrant visual (Check it out at the link at the end of the article).
The project features a pretty dope lineup of features and production from artists Fitit and Rahim Malik and producers Mr Alexis, PDub, BobbyMadeTheBeat, Darrell Banks, Yung Tago & Galaxy, Blu Magic and Pogue Brothers.
With this project, Smiff gives great insight into his struggle and speaks for a lot of people who have dealt and do deal with these same issues. The project features storytelling similar to that of J. Cole that fans of lyricism are sure to enjoy. The vibrant storytelling makes the situations being discussed in the project very relatable and the lessons and message that you can overcome obstacles that are being promoted thru this project are something any listener can benefit from.
Follow Smiff on his IG @wordsmiff and Twitter @Smiff540 and Check out “To Whom It May Concern” here!
Recently we here at BLACKHEARTSCLUB linked up with Gxl Radio and Division 34 Media to bring you BlackHeartsClub Radio show! The first episode is now available to stream on Soundcloud and will eventually be available on all major streaming platforms including Apple Music and Spotify. In this episode meet the members of the club, hear about recent events in the underground scene and listen as the team discusses the good bad and ugly of the Virginia creative scene. Also hear a playlist of underground music curated by members of the team.
The podcast is designed to discuss music, events, underground culture and life from a melinnials perspective. The show will feature interviews from guests such as underground music artist, designers and creatives as well as a playlist of songs from underground and independent artists.
Follow @gxlradio and @blckheartsclub on Instagram and Twitter to keep up with all things related to the radio show and check out the first episode of the show here!
Who doesn’t love a good freestyle?
Recently DMV artist GRXZZLY has dropped his “GoldMxnd Freestyle” Visual which proves to hip hop fans that lyricism is still alive.
The visual begins with a recording of a phone call of someone explaining to GRXZZLY how the scene has become oversaturated with rappers who are producing a lot of less than great music and how unimpressive this music is. The person on the phone then tells GRXZZLY to give the people something serious to listen to, and with this freestyle that is exactly what he does. With this freestyle, GRXZZLY gives amazing delivery paired with witty punchlines that will resonate with true hip hop fans. GRXZZLY stated that “this is a representation of his penmanship and mindset as of right now. Some people claim that lyricism is dead in the DMV, well I disagree 100 %”
Check it out here!
Its been a while since Young D The Pilot has released a project but with the release of his highly anticipated project “ORF”, he is back with an all new delivery while still staying true to the authenticity that fans love.
When asked about the album, Pilot stated that with this album he desired to redefine himself as an artist and show his audience how he can pull off various styles and the project displays that perfectly. The project beautifully tells stories of the struggle, survival and the route this artist took in order to not become a product of his environment. The enticing lyricism presented by Pilot paired with the beautiful production done by Illien Rosewell makes “ORF” a quality project that listeners are bound to enjoy.
Check out “ORF” here!
If you haven’t been introduced to WhyNotDuce yet, now would be a great time to familiarize yourself with this upcoming artist. With a delivery that is very unique and his captivating ability to bring words to life in his music, WhyNotDuce is proving in his new release, “Two Sides To Every Story”, that he is certainly an artist that everyone should keep their eyes on.
The project “Two Sides To Every Story” is a collection of thoughts, narratives and experiences that gives listeners a deeper look into who WhyNotDuce is as a person and an artist. On the intro to the tape the artist sets the tone for the tape and gives motivation to keep God first, focus on grinding and let their talents “make room for them” in the world. On “Mr West Interlude” a great example of the artists amazing storytelling abilities are shown as he talks about his experience as a college student at Norfolk State University and the struggles of college life, something many listeners will be able to relate to. “Two Sides To Every Story” also houses some great features as well from other VA artists such as WhyNotGotti, Brax, and VA greats Treez Lowkey and Young Crazy. The project was produced beautifully by Jack TP who has done work with several VA artists such as Antny Rome and Doug Finesse
Check out WhyNotDuce performance at the Mix Madness Showcase on October 12 and listen to “Two Sides To Every Story” here!
Earlier this summer, DefCorp artist Rari dropped his single “The Realest” which proved to some and reminded many that he is one of the best lyricists in Virginia. This week the artist is back, this time with a visual to accompany the track.
The visual is shot by Tommy Trill, videographer and member of DefCorp Media team. In this video, Rari keeps it simple with a black and white theme while adding a few strategically placed edits that gives the visual an eye catching appeal.
Check out Rari’s “The Realest” visual here!