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”
Def Corp artist Rari, who is arguably one of the best lyricists in VA, shocked us all with his lyrical abilities months ago on his song “Rari Effect” is now back with a new release entitled “The Realest”.
The song is produced by Blasian Beats and gives a deeper look into the artists struggle, how he overcame obstacles and his determination to make it in the game. Rari is one of many creatives who is a part of the Def Corp collective which is led by High Def Razjah, the mastermind behind songs such as “Take It Or Leave It” by Rae Sremmurd as well as “Let It Go” by ASAP Ferg. The collective is planning many things for the upcoming months, the release of “The Realest” being the first.
Check out “The Realest” here!
Earlier this year V0n Skee released his track “Again” (featuring King Joey & produced by D L0wk3y ) on SoundCloud (listen here). After the seeing that the song received quite the buzz from fans, recently the artist has returned with a release of a visual for the track.
The Newport News artist really prides himself in his ability to create music that really captures how life is coming up in his city. The visual is shot by Deddy MoBucks, another talented individual from Newport News who has done a lot of visuals for Virginia artists. After the release of the visual the artist appears to be on a hiatus from releasing new content but he has stated that he does have plenty of music in the vaults that he is planning on releasing in the near future.
Check out the video here!
After a long hiatus from performing, Breezepark has kicked off the summer off by headlining their very own show at the NorVa this past weekend. The Suffolk based collective, who has just released their new project “Bloom”, had generated quite a buildup around this event and anyone lucky enough to be in attendance would certainly agree that they did not disappoint.
The concert itself was a perfect reflection of the group themselves, being that it was very high energy, top quality and extremely diverse. The lineup for the show was quite impressive and versatile featuring artists such as IIIDAZE, another up and coming collective from the VA area who has gained a lot of attention from the recent release of their “Night Shift” visual, as well as iLPackMob, a more seasoned collective who have come to be known as a favorite in the 757 area. Other artists on the lineup included Laws, FullMetalParkas and Zara Bash who is also featured on Breezeparks song “Paradise”. The sounds for the evening were provided by DJs Andre Palace and Ril McCoy, both of which did an incredible job of keeping the energy flowing for the entire duration of the show.
Overall the event made for a great evening. Each artist and group brought out their own following which contributed to a very diverse audience full of fans, who at the end of the night, did not leave disappointed.
Check out pictures from the event captured by @nsightz
Check out Breezeparks new album “Bloom” here!
Lately Vonsensei has created quite the buzz for himself regarding his musical endeavors. The artist has recently received 1,000,000 plays on his song “Henny”, which was only released 2 years ago. Within that time the artist has really done a tremendous job of giving fans constant content and showing his diversity as an artist while staying true to his unique style.
“Staring and Smiling” is the artists newest single. A notable feature of this track is that on this track (which is produced by Andre Palace) the artist switches things up doing a sing-songy rap type flow, a new musical approach for the artist. Overall, the song provides a seductive sound that listeners can vibe to and is great for summer.
Check out Vonsensei “Staring and Smiling” here!
$inbad is Virginia underground artist from Fredericksburg, Virginia who is one of the most noteworthy artists to come from his area. The artist, who recently had the opportunity to open for Yung Pinch, took time to chat with us for #MeetTheArtistMondays and gives us a little background on who he is as a creative. Check it out!
Q. Where are you from?
A: I’m from Fredericksburg, Virginia. Born/raised and will probably never leave.
Q. When and How did you discover that you had a passion for music?
A: I guess you could say I was about 13 when I found my passion for it, except I never really perused it. My oldest brother Michael AKA “Millz” (rip to the realest) used to make music in my parents basement, I would sit around and watch him and friends write rhymes and search beat pages and YouTube to record over, it always made me wanna go for it but being so young I was stupid and wanted to go out with friends instead.
Q. Who do you consider to be your biggest influences?
A: Slim shady ofcourse is my main influence, but besides that, I take influence from bones, pouya, germ, Black Smurf, Xavier wulf, Chris Travis, a lot of underground legends in my eyes. I could go on forever really. Music is just an influence in general.
Q. What has been the hardest thing for you to overcome as a creative?
A: Strictly worrying about myself. That’s a hard thing to do when there’s no many other creatives around you. The more I gained in music, i really started to relax about it and stopped giving a fuck.
Q. What do you think is your biggest accomplishment thus far?
A: Definitely working with some of my favorite artists, in example; Chuuwee, Black Smurf. Also opening for some of my favorite artists and continuing to do so. I’ve opened for Chris Travis, Xavier wulf, Yung Pinch, I was supposed to open for Jgrxxn and Omenxiii but the show kinda went south, so next time on that one, But yeah I think those are some of my biggest accomplishments, also being in the “industry” for maybe a little over a year, and gaining well over 100k plays on soundcloud, gaining close to 1k fans, and just watching my progression, when I stepped in to this “game” I didn’t ease into it, I took the steps others didn’t take for years.
Q. What upcoming projects do you have in store for this year?
Q: I have a main project I’m working on, not speaking on that quite yet. Other than that, I’ll have another EP dropping this year, and also a project with a good homie of mine and a rad artist known as VOHRTEX. So yeah keep a lookout, I dropped an ep earlier this year called PITCH BLACK. So ima just keep it going heavy.
Q. How do you feel about the underground scene? Do you feel as if it is too oversaturated and unoriginal?
A: If anything, I think in the music industry as a whole, the underground is the only original thing we have anymore. I keep up with underground artists more than tmz keeps up with Kim K. Lol
There’s a few that I think are unoriginal, that bite other smaller artists style because they have a higher “clout” but I just ignore em. Can’t get away from clout chasers in 2018, gotta look past em.
8. What qualities about yourself do you feel separates you from other artists?
A: My drive to work hard, and to try and perfect every single syllable I say. Artists now a days will be lazy on a song just because they see other artists get away with it. In my opinion, I’m trying to bring my “mainstream” lyrical sound to the underground and show the underground it doesn’t have to be all about layers and vocal pitches and weird voices to sound cool. BUT IM NOT HATING, I LOVE WEIRD VOICES AND LAYERS IT JUST AINT FOR ME TO TRY haha most of the artist I listen too are what I just described lmao
9. What was your biggest failure as an artist and how did you over come it?
A: Straight up only L I’ve seen myself take so far was getting scammed on a verse by another underground artist that I really fucked with, i won’t say no names, but they know what’s up. I don’t take many Ls tho, I try and stay low key.
Q. What advice do you have to upcoming artists who want to make a name for themselves?
A: Enjoy what you make, cause if you don’t enjoy it; then what makes you think someone else will? Gotta show that you’re passionate. That’s really it.
Keep up with Sinbad on his social media at the links and handles below.
$inbad – Sit Back
In this generation of new wave hip hop and “mumble rap”, some may say that lyricism has become outdated, obsolete and a non factor to this generation. G.O.D.S. music group has totally flipped the script on that theory by combining lyricism, knowledge, energy and relevance to create a unique sound that is making the spirit of old school hip hop relevant to this new school generation.
The group of young emcees have most recently reintroduced themselves to listeners by dropping their newest song “Bully Hour”. The song features G.O.D.S. members K.J. The Gawd, Breezo, R. Locko, Grio Arsn and Shel Capo as well as a guest appearance by Doon. On this track each individual does a fantastic job of displaying their individual style while at the same time staying cohesive as a team, resulting in a classic sound that hip hop purists as well as fans of the new school alike will be able to enjoy.
Check out G.O.D.S. “Bully Hour” here!