Meda Blaq is a 24 year old artist from Hampton, Virgina who on his project, Bruce Wayne, gives listeners a deeper look into the multiple aspects of his persona as an artist .
On this project, Blaq shows listeners a different side of himself as an artist throughout the different songs on the project. On “How It Go” and “Get Enough”, the artist displays a brash, hardcore style. However, on “Show Em”, Blaq contrasts the previously displayed hardcore style by becoming more transparent and relatable as he discusses his hardships and struggles he faces On “I Can”, Blaq gives his version of a motivational message and tells of his ambition and determination to succeed become successful by any means necessary.
A notable feature of this tape is, of course, the beats produced by Virginia favorites Treez Lowkey and Ready Rock James and also how cohesively Blaq blends his different styles and flows on each track.
Our Favorite Songs – Figures, Got Me
Check Out “Bruce Wayne” by Meda Blaq here!
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”
On the track the Winchester based artist delivers diverse flows in an extremely cohesive manner over the intricacies of the beat (produced by Cxdy & Wxlfstealth). From G RIELs brash delivery to his witty (sarcastic, even) punchlines, there is just something about G RIELs presentation on this track that screams “banger”.
Check out the visual (shot and edited by Markeyy Markk) 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!
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!
Last night. at Charlies Cafe, IIIDAZE hosted their own show which they entitled “To The Grave”. The show was in celebration of the release of their new album “Stars Never Die” and featured a very diverse lineup of artists including VonSensei, Daniel Hex, Breezepark and Bittersweet.
The show began with a set by DJ Scholaship and then VonSensie’s set where he preformed all new music including his newest release “Staring and Smiling”. Next we heard from Daniel Hex, a Detroit based artist who is featured on the song “Stellar” on “Stars Never Die”. After an intermission where we were entertained with sounds by Andre Palace, Bittersweet took the stage and performed new music as well as fan favorites such as “Bitteraintshit” and of course, “Im No Bitch”. As we came to the end of the show, Breezepark gave a very high energy performance which set the tone well for IIIDAZE to come on stage and close the show out. IIIDAZE preformed “Elixer”, “Queens”, and “Stellar” with Daniel Hex along with other songs from the newly released album.
In conclusion, the show was a very well put together display of underground talent. We can’t wait to see what IIIDAZE has in store for fans next. Check out their new album “Stars Never Die” here!
Photo by @Playknows
Recording artist, engineer and owner of Prime Records, Biggz has released a new single entitled 1 Up. The song promotes the idea of understanding that even though we all take Ls in life, as long as we learn from them we “lost the battle but won the war”.
Like much of Biggz music, the track is very raw and relatable, a notable feature of the track is the positive direction Biggz chooses to take on the song. When talking about the song, Biggz states. “Stay focused, stay positive and stay on point. That’s the point of my 1 Up song, I lost the battle, won the war. Im 1 Up.” In addition to rapping, Biggz also produced the track as well.
Check out 1 Up By Biggz here!