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!
With his appeasing aesthetic and new wave sound Antny Rome, singer, visual artist and creator of Romaniatic visual art platform, is a talented young creative whose whole persona embodies the word “innovation”. His most recent piece of creative work is showcased in the release of his single “Fade Now”.
The sing-songy single has a very dreamy, smooth sound compared with vocals that are comparable to Trippie Red. The track is produced by Pagano and combines entertaining vocal effects, nostalgic lyrics and a very mysteriously inviting delivery resulting in a uniquely crafted track that listeners are sure to love.
Follow Antny Rome on Instagram @antnyrome as well as his art platform @Romaniatic and Check out “Fade Now” here!
A project that perfectly contrasts an artists dialect about internal conflict with crazy lit beats paired with insane animation and intricate storytelling to bring the subject matter to life is always appreciated. Throw some top notch production in the mix by producers such as DEIPSET and Yung Kifo in the mix and you’ve got Rashad Starks newest project “Playing With Fire”
The project does a wonderful job of tackling the artists feelings regarding suicide, depression, anxiety, being a college drop out and feelings of low self worth while at the same time displaying the artists motivation to overcome these feelings and be a “greater man”. The project opens up with “With Fire”, On which the artists gives pretty much a run down on what the whole tape is going to be about. The artist also showcases his singing abilities on the opening track as well. On “No Ls” he features Dell Fargo and speaks on his desire to persevere and keep grinding. On DRIP, another “turn up” song the rapper adds a feature from menacing rapper Hooks Ventura, adding to the eerie, dark effect of the track. In contrast to the “most lit” theme he goes for in the previous tracks, Stark flips the script and discusses very dark thoughts on “Fahrenheit 451” where he speaks on his feelings of depression, alcoholism and suicidal thoughts. On “Amen”, a more upbeat song, the rapper speaks on his feelings on religion and closes out the tape with a prayer asking God to help him to be a more appreciative, focused man.
Check out Rashad Starks “Playing With Fire” here!
Quality, artistic visuals are always an appreciated bonus when it comes to songs we love. A dope visual takes songs that are already our favorites and not only adds a “face” to the sound but also gives a deeper look into the personality and aesthetic of the artist. Nicholis’ release of his “Had To” visual does just that.
The video for the bouncy track is shot by OGVISUALS ( @000.og ) and provides viewers with a wavy, unique display to accompany the track. The song itself features producer Chet’ Atlas and combines animated delivery with relatable content and a catchy beat for an overall well put together track perfect for bumping on your spring playlist.
Check out the exclusive release of the “Had To” visual here!
Rapper Fontain has released a new single entitled “Commencement $peech”. The rapper, who is also member of the Flight Ent. collective, is putting a new spin on the classic boom bap sound with this track, a style that many emcees aren’t necessarily able to pull off. The track also displays the artists unique word play as well as his ability to include comedic elements in music as a method of keeping listeners engaged in his story telling.
Check out Fontain “Commencement $peech” here!
The 757 has become known for a staple sound made popular by artists like Young Crazy, Breeze Barker, CEO Moc and Doe$ki. These talented trap artists have become trailblazers in their own right by giving the Virginia area anthems such as ‘Ima Dog”, “Get Dumb” and “YNS”. While these individuals have pretty much become household names in the 757, there is a new division of artists who are on the come up and are well on their way to exposing Virginia to a different side of the local music scene. With the release of his new project “Through The Shadows”, Hooks Ventura shows that he is one of these groundbreaking artists.
Since his release of “Lucky Number 7” in May, the Hampton based artist who has become known for his popular song “F*ck Around” had a very eventful summer. From performing at F*ck It Up Fridays (a series of shows hosted at Graffiti studios in Newport News) to dropping the “Full Throttle” music video to being a featured artist on VirginiaGotNows “eleVAte” tour, the artist has been anything but silent. On this project, the artist, who can be noted for his sinister, haunting aura, gives listeners a look into his dark world. The project also showcases the rappers versatility as an artist. While songs such as “On Go”,which can be compared to Playboy Cartis song “Magnolia”, gives more “turn up” vibes, “Walking Lick”, another track on the tape, provides a more eerie, sinister vibe. The tape is hosted by DJ Sweendawg, who is also leader of Dawgpound, the collective the emcee hails from along with fellow rappers such as Bitter$weet and ajquestionmark. The tape also features work from multiple producers such as LORDFUBU, Black Mayo and Matt McGhee.
Check out “Through The Shadows” here!
Coming from Newport News, Virginia, Stevie Fooley is an artist who is integrating elements of soul into his hip hop sounds, creating a product that is truly one of a kind. On his new project “Fooleys Perspective”, he gives listeners a back story on who he is as a person and an artist by telling an engaging, descriptive narrative on what it is like to grow up in Newport News Virginia.
On the three song EP, Fooley displays a different style of rapping on each song. The project, which is sure to keep listeners thoroughly engaged from beginning to end, is very diverse and uses elements such as recorded speeches about life in the hood to further emphasize the theme of the project. On the projects last song “Locked Doors” the Fooley joins forces with artists BD and Lacree for a soul-infused, dreamy effect that contrasts with the songs more intense message.
“Fooleys Perspective” is easily one of the best projects to come out of the 757 this year. Check out the EP here!