LIL Donald is an Atlanta rapper that I came buy from a business associate of mine. What really struck me about him as I learned more was his drive for uplifting women and how positive he seems to want to keep his career.
Danielle Marie Bregoli-Peskowitz, known professionally as Bhad Bhabie, gets a lot of slack because of how she gamed her fame. But don't let all the hype fool you! This chick got bars for sure! I think because she gained fame from being on Doctor Phill as the "Catch Me Out Side Girl" People overlook her talent.
Ok so every now and then I have to remind myself and others where we come from. So today I wanted to cook something up that is a handed down recipe. I know quite a few of the new comers don't know about this stuff so lets take a trip back in time.
There are a lot of times that even I somewhat discount a food I see before I even taste it. Only to find out its something I may feel like I cant live without eating all the time. Well this same thing happens in music and Im sure this doesn't just happen to me.
When you think about the south and how it influences todays music you don't always realize what it can breed into existence. When you think Texas hip hop most would think Paul Wall, LiL Flip, and more. But when I found this jewel I wanted to give you guys a taste of something a little different.
Dimitri Leslie Roger was born in Queens, New York. He is of Haitian descent and grew up speaking Haitian Creole fluently. After his parents' divorce, Roger moved with his mother to Woodstock, Georgia, a suburb 30 minutes north of Atlanta, when he was 13. His first rap name was Black Boy The Kid, but later changed it to Rich the Kid. Being one of the original artist signed to Quality Control Music along with The Migos he has had to work very hard to stand out among all the talent in Atlanta...
Ok so there are times that an indie artist or in this case duo just catches your attention and wont let it go. If you are from the south then you understand that head nod and face I was making when I heard the 808 drop in this track...
From Pompano Beach, Florida I give you a whole different flavor. Koly P brings back that old street sound that we haven't heard since the likes of artist like Soulja Slim. In every record I've heard him on you can do much more than hear the delivery of what ever he wants you to hear, but you can feel it with every line...
From Mobile, Alabama, rapper Yung Bleu (born Jeremy Biddle, 1994) got into the industry in early 2010 after watching his brother interact with local hip-hop circles. Though rapping since he was 11, he first entered the public arena with self-released mixtapes like 2013's Hello World before eventually becoming involved with Young Boss Entertainment, who worked with the young artist on releasing some early tracks. The rapper eventually developed a working relationship with Boosie Badazz, collaborating with him on several tracks and landing a deal with Boosie's Columbia Records-affiliated imprint, Badazz Music Syndicate...
Fresh from Bogalusa, Louisiana Jaydayoungan is bringing back a sound that we have probably all been longing for again in the south. That sound we got when we heard some of the artist like Boosie, Wayne, Turk, Soulja Slim, & more. If you don't know what sound I'm talking about just continue to play this playlist and we will take you on a ride through history and beyond.
So on my personal timelines I keep seeing a ton of videos from fans doing a dance with their mom, wife, girlfriend, grandmother, or any other female they feel means a lot to them. The track used in the videos is from Algernod Lanier Washington from Fort Myers, Florida better known by his stage name "Plies".
When I first heard this track I had to share it with everyone I could. Ive been following Quincy Lamont Williams, better known by his stage name Peewee Longway for quite a while now. And he has done nothing short of impress me with every project he releases.
Every now and then I will keep hearing a track over and over no matter where I got and not realize how much of a gem it is. This next track falls in that category for me.
Derez Deshon is from Clayton County, GA so pretty much Atlanta. He is one of the artist I kept hearing about doing business in Atlanta myself. One day I asked an artist/friend I work with who they are listening to currently and he mentioned Derez Deshon...
Dieuson Octave, better known by his stage name Kodak Black, is most known for his hit singles "No Flockin" and "Tunnel Vision" as well as being one of the new artist from the south to some what challenge the "OGs" of southern hip hop.
Ok now let me tell you about Jermaine Lamarr Cole born January 28, 1985, better known by J. Cole, a hip hop recording artist and record producer. Raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Cole initially gained recognition as a rapper following the release of his debut mixtape, The Come Up, in early 2007. Intent on further pursuing a solo career as a rapper, he went on to release two additional mixtapes after signing to Jay-Z's Roc Nation imprint in 2009.
When I started this playlist I made it clear I wanted to show what the south had to offer when it came to hip hop. When most think of southern hip hop they think of dance music or club music with not much content. I've also gotten then feeling that quite a few don't feel the south have much to offer when it comes to lyrics but I beg to differ.
When you listen to hip hop in the south right now there is a sound that seems to be heard in a lot of the new generation artist. This sound seems to be getting hatted on quite a bit by some that feel hip hop should sound a certain way or be portrayed a particular way. What a lot of them don't realize is this sound has been around in the south long before the generation and artist they try to give the credit to and has been done very well on top of that.
While promoting my own artist from Alabama I came across this young guy who really impressed me. Only 17 and from Birmingham, Alabama Nick Simmons aka YBN Nahmir had built a huge fan base before he even broke one record in the music industry.
I remember hearing this song for the first time. It was during a time when the radio stations were dominated by artist from New York or California and hip hop was a lot about how they flowed over the beat and delivery. I remember not liking this track the first time I heard it also.