Five years ago Young Crazy released his popular song “Get Dumb” and since then has achieved many accomplishments over his rap career. From becoming one of the biggest faces of hip hop for this generation to come out of Virginia to using his platform to help push the Virginia music scene forward by motivating others in a way that only he can, Young Crazy has certainly proven that he is more than just another VA artist, he is an icon who is making strides to becoming a legend of Virginia.
On January 10, (1/10, isn’t that cute?) Young Crazy has released his highly anticipated project “Crazo DAMN”. On this project rapper showcases his evolving mindset as well as his truly unique style of motivating listeners to pretty much stop participating in foolish activity and worry about getting money and taking care of business. The tape features production by other VA greats such as ReadyRockJames and Kino Beats as well as some pretty impressive features ranging from the emcees friend and label mate Bandhunta Izzy to nationally known rapper 21 Savage. Staying true to his sound but showcasing the mindset of a more mature and experienced rapper, “Crazo DAMN” is sure to please old and new fans alike.
Be sure to catch Young Crazy perform songs off the project at Young Crazy and Friends Part 2 at Shakas in VA Beach on Jan 14. (Tickets available at http://www.thetraptastic.com)
Check out the project here!
Finishing off the summer on a strong note, Va Beach based rapper KKel has released his first mixtape “Kill Kell”. From performing at the “No Options” showcase to releasing his single “Yikes” (featured here) It has been a pretty eventful summer for the young emcee. (Check out his performance of “Yikes” at No Options below.)
On his newest project, “Kill Kell” KKel makes quite the statement by making an introduction to new listeners as well as keeping the same energy that current fans have come to love. The 13 track project includes features by R. Locko, 10 cellphones, Free Deisel, and BoofPakKujo as well as production by up and coming engineers such Ca$hFlow, Sora, and Kreative Kidd to name a few.
With it’s energetic vibes, diversity and array of features and production from up and coming artists as well as producers, “Kill Kell” is an excellent project that ends the summer on an upbeat note.
Check out KKel “Kill Kell” here!
Not long ago, Miah Travis released his controversial single “Caged Bird”. This week, he is back with more heat and has released his very first visual for his beautiful and equally thought provoking song, “Mona Lisa”.
The 19 year old emcee is no stranger to allowing his fans to be introduced to his inner thoughts (hear his track, “Anxiety”) and on this track he lets us hear his ideas on religion. The song (produced by Tokyo Trendz) paints a vivid picture of Miah’s thoughts on his faith and being raised in the church. While we know that Miah is a practicing Christian, seeing that he openly speaks on his faith in his music (in his song “Anxiety” he speaks on using prayer as a relief from his troubling times), with “Mona Lisa” he explains to listeners some of the struggles he faces even with his faith. He also touches on controversial topics within the church such as preachers teaching that salvation can be bought.
The visual (directed by Spencer Sease) for the project is equally as stunning and classic as the track itself. The video features scenes of Miah Travis rapping in a sanctuary, in reference to the religious nature of the song, as well as scenes of him in an art gallery in reference to the tracks underlying message that even in the midst of the struggle, there is beauty in having faith.
Check out Miah Travis visual for Mona Lisa here!
ill Packk Mobb member Doe$ki has released his music video for his single “YNS” and the project is nothing short of an urban masterpiece. The video is shot and directed by Vontae Knight and provides viewers with a simple yet entertaining visual for Doe$ki’s track. The track is produced by NightTreez can be found on Doe$ki’s project “YNSTM”. Check out Doe$ki’s video for YNS here.
Here to turn the hip hop scene upside down, Marvin Parker, better known by his stage name Marv. P, is a native of Norfolk, Virgnia who is using his unique musical style as well as his influence in the 757 to creatively change the face of hip hop one song at a time. The 23 year old artist who has given us songs such as “Look Good” and “Sum Boots” is using his voice to shake the hip hop industry and give his listeners a distinct sound they cannot recieve from any other artist.
On his most recent project “Last Supper” Marv. P shows his versatility as an artist. While his song “Night Out” has a “Friday night” club vibe to it, his song “Sum Boots” has a bit of a dancehall feel and his song “Look Good” gives listeners a clean, classic, feel good sound that anyone can enjoy. In addition to being such a versatile artist, Marv. P is a spectacular performer as well. Whenever he hits the stage, his passion for his craft is always very apparent. Wether performing for a small group or a packed house, Marv. P makes sure that anyone who witnesses his performance feels his energy and experiences a quality show.
With his lyrical sills, unique style and a personality that anyone can relate to, this self proclaimed king of the 757 has proven himself as a truly timeless artist who is equipt and ready to create a musical legacy for generations to come.
Check out my exclusive interview with Marv. P here!