If you were alive in 2014, God knows you heard Drake and ILoveMakonnen’s Tuesday. What you probably didn’t know, is that Makonnen is actually huge in the Atlanta trap scene, and has been described as a “hot potato” that a plethora of different artists have been throwing on hooks, verses, and even samples. His unique sound – melodic off-key singing – has an unexplainable catchiness to it. That being said, this track is a perfect taste of what you can expect to hear on his latest project Drink More Water 5. Being located in the drug capital of America, it shouldn’t take long for you to realize that “Whip It” is referring to the act of whipping-up crack cocaine. Although you probably can’t relate to flipping hard drugs for money, the song still retains this anthem quality that will surely get your house party bumping. Give it a listen, if you like what you hear check out the entire project and show him some love on twitter.
“She Wit It” is another ATL gem released this week by Rich The Kid, this time deciding to bless the club scene rather than feed the streets. The KE on the Beat produced instrumental finds it’s center around the bass and claps, and you can feel the energy flow through you as the synth bounces off the bass. Immediately after the beat starts to roll through your ears, Rich’s chant-centered flow takes things to the next level triumphantly shouting an incredibly infectious chorus. After a decent verse from Rich you get a brief, yet smooth verse from the Bay’s IAmSu! whom made quite the name for himself in 2014. Hit that play button, cop the free download, and make sure to show some love to Rich The Kid on soundcloud if you haven’t already.
With the Migos getting ready to drop their debut album in the spring (appropriately entitled YRN 2) they decide to team up with frequent collaborator Rich The Kid to build hype around the fourth installment of their Streets On Lock series. With a slow, heavily distorted instrumental the production doesn’t sound to complex but it screams Atlanta. Especially after you get some of the ATL’s rising stars to hop on the beat. Migo Bands is an artist I’ve been unfamiliar with until today, but his deep vocals on the first verse add a great contrast to his counterparts piercing voices. Following the usual game plan these artists use their time to flex on the world for a verse, using the word “Change” in just about every possible context. Hit that play button, cop the free download, and make sure to watch out for the release of Streets On Lock IV in the coming months.
ATLien Rich The Kid (widely known for his collaborations with Migos gang) drops a new track while simultaneously letting fans know that a Shmigo Gang project (which will include Migos, Rich The Kid, Bobby Shmurda, Domingo, & Rowdy Rebel) is in the works. Sadly we’ll probably have to wait for Shmurda and Rebel to get released from prison before we see this come to fruition. This track appears to be affiliated with the project in some fashion but with only Rich on the track it is possible this is a promotional piece. The track is engineered by Murda whom uses an ascending piano riff as a base behind swift kicks and claps that mirror Rich’s chant-heavy style of rapping. Rich The Kid and the Migos styles have developed around the other since they muscled their way into the rap game, and you can definitely hear that influence resonate in this track. Besides a great chorus and two monster verses from Rich, we also get a short message from Bobby Shmurda on the inside. If that’s not street then I don’t what is. Hit that play button, show some love to Rich The Kid on soundcloud/twitter, and stay tuned for more news on the release of the Shmigo Gang project.