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The Tokyo Twins – Northside

The Tokyo Twins are a unique duo with an interesting dynamic that makes them all the more fun to listen to. Coming out of the Northside of Houston, The Tokyo Twins have continuously released infectious singles on Soundcloud like ‘Coyote Blue’ and ‘Starfox’. The Tokyo Twins, Lil XO and Scotty have been gearing up for something special with the debut of their new single “Northside” premiering on Worldstar. Receiving over one million views in just under 24 hours, The Tokyo Twins have something special to look out for.

Lil Gnar – Ride Wit Da Fye (Ft. Germ)

Lil Gnar knows no bounds.

Better known for his clothing brand Gnarcotic, Lil Gnar seems to be making an almost seamless transition in to music. From fashion, to skateboarding and everything in between he refuses to be confined to just one craft. Ride Wit Da Fye is nothing less of a banger, with an appearance from Atlanta’s own, Germ, the duo bands together to proudly flaunt their ice on anyone, and is willing to bring the pressure to anyone bold enough to test them.

Sporadic quick cuts of Lamborghinis speeding through vistas and shots of neon lit armored vehicles stuffed with cash, resembling the grimy and chaotic aesthetic of films like Batman Forever, Lil Gnar and Germ depict their fast paced adrenaline fueled lifestyle. While also doing a just a bit of shameless flexing.

Produced By : @SS.KEV

Video Directed By : Lil Gnar / Nicholas Jandora

Engineered By : @Neekattack

G Perico – Affiliated

The South Central LA rapper continues to hit the streets with yet another visual of his reality. G Perico follows the release of his recent mixtape, ‘All Blue‘, with a visual depicting his reality of Los Angeles culture. With his heavily 90’s west coast inspired, blue flagging, low-riding activities, G Perico stays true to himself and the streets that made him.

Directed and produced by So Way Out LLC; G Perico’s in house production team, we are presented with cinematic fast cuts of South Central nightlife, and G Perico serving as our tour guide. What sets G Perico apart from the rest of the competition is his humility. He represents the streets and he wears it on his sleeves (figurative and literally), he doesn’t need flashy clothes and jewelry to prove he’s a gangster. In true OG fashion, he lets his actions speak for themselves.

Not only is this visual compelling and entertaining, we are gifted with a teaser for the release of G Perico’s debut album, ‘2 Tha Left‘. This is only the beginning for the blue west coast revivalist.


Maxo Kream rings in the new year announcing his debut album “Punken”. Maxo has been steadily dropping singles for some months now with tracks like ‘Mars’, ‘5200’, and ‘Bussdown’. We figured Maxo was up to something big with the recent release of his ‘Bussdown‘ music video. “Punken” is set to release January 12th with features from Trippie Redd and 03 Greedo.

1400’s Chris King makes his highly anticipated debut with ‘LEONARD DI’TRAPPIO’ mixtape.

1400 has taken 2017 by storm with the explosion of Trippie Redd. Paving the way for the rest of this unique group we could only wonder, “who’s up next?”. 1400 affiliate; Chris King has been fairly quiet for some months, dropping just few singles and features here and there. After hearing him body his verse on ‘Rack City/Love Scars 2Chris King has been on our radar ever since.

LEONARDO DI’TRAPPIO‘ has a little something for everyone on this tape. With casual, laid back lyricism accompanied by smooth melodies on tracks such as ‘Evil On My Mind‘, ‘LONER MUZIK‘, ‘TEMPTATION‘, and ‘FUCK YOUR SPEAKERS‘. Chris King displays his versatility. For those fans of tracks with a little more punch, will find themselves blasting ‘ME‘, ‘AGGRAVATED‘, ‘FLAMETHROWER‘, and ‘DECEMBER 11TH‘. Chris King doesn’t shy away from his unapologetic and shameless attitude on this project, he knows he has something special and isn’t scared to make a believer out of everyone. 

This Project has a heavily stacked roster of features from artists such as, Eddy Baker, Khalil, Maxo Kream, Mozzy, Sauce Walka, SKRAMZ and Trippie Redd. Chris King has nothing but a hit catalog on his hands. Listen to ‘LEONARDO DI’TRAPPIO’ below.

XXXTENTACION exits 2017 with the surprise drop of “A Ghetto Christmas Carol EP!”.

2017 has been quite the year for the Broward native, from his long awaited prison release, a XXL Freshman cover, a sold out nation wide tour, and a debut album, X has ceased to slow his momentum.

The young south Florida rapper has laid low in the recent months following the release of his most recent project ‘17‘. However some unforeseen circumstances have surfaced in regards to his legal troubles. With seven new charges being brought upon him, X will have a court hearing on Friday, the 15th. With the future of his freedom in uncertainty, X decided to gift his fans a new project to close out his monumental year.

Titled ‘A Ghetto Christmas Carol! EP‘ we are presented with five new tracks. A majority of the project produced by frequent collaborator; RONNY J!, X is also credited for some production contribution as well. At only five songs the young artists refuses to mask his diversity. From laid back melodic tracks accompanied by ambient and bass fueld beats like ‘A Ghetto Christmas Carol‘ to somber Boom-Bap type tracks such as, ‘hate will never win‘. However, this project is not  just all melodies and 16’s, tracks like ‘UP LIKE AN INSOMNIAC (freestyle)‘, ‘Red Light!‘, and ‘Indecision‘ will be a familiar place for those who love X’s more high energy pieces. With the politics aside, X’s contributions for 2017 have undoubtedly remolded the rap scene.

Killy, Toronto’s unexpected sensation

‘Killy’s Ascent to the Top of Rap Is a Matter of Perfect Timing’ via Noisy

Following the success of his overnight hit ‘Kilimanjaro‘ Killy has become the unlikely star to be pushed to the forefront of Toronto’s Rap scene. Killy has a unique style of rapping unlike any of his peers. Killy represents a very niche community in Hip-Hop, being of Asian-Canadian decent, the 20 year-old rapper represents the minorities of Hip-hop proudly.

Killy sets himself apart from the rest of his competitors with his unorthodox and sporadic flow. With collaborations from those such as Nessly and 16yrold, paired with his dark and melodic sound Killy is genuinely one of a kind in this new generation of Rap. Heavily inspired by the sounds of Travis Scott plays into the big part of Killy’s appeal.

Killy via Instagram; @killy

Many think the young artist is just a “one hit wonder” however, with his upcoming debut project ‘Hood Hokage‘ in the works paired with hot singles like ‘No Romance‘ and ‘Forecast‘, Killy is on the come up. The new Universal signee is a serious competitor for the 2018 XXL Freshman class. If there are any still sleeping on Killy, he will wake them up in 2018.

Jelani Aryeh and Raisedbytheinternet

Jelani Aryeh: ‘Lavender Love’ via Instagram @jelaniiaryeh

I’ve had my eyes on Jelani and his team for some time now. It all started with a simple scroll through Instagram, on the explore page. The post that caught my eye was that of a young man in a pink, custom ‘American Flowerboy’ hoodie. The caption, “i talked to tyler today at comic-con. he called me a n*gga. best day ever.” After digging deeper through the depths of Instagram, Soundcloud, and Twitter I found out this kid had something special in store for himself.

Jelani Aryeh, a 17-year-old form the suburbs of San Diego isn’t afraid to express his inspirations, in fact he shares them quite boldly. With a blissfully alt-hip hop pathway that he’s paved for himself, he is a young creative mind birthed from the art of those such as Frank Ocean, Tyler, The Creator, and Kevin Abstract.

via Instagram @jelaniiareyeh

‘suburban destines’ via Instagram @jelaniiareyeh

Jelani, is also the founder of his own music collective, ‘raisedbytheinternet‘. With a growing following on social media and thousands of plays stacking up on platforms such as, Apple Music, Spotify, and Soundcloud. Jelani is on the verge of superstardom and I suggest you get familiar with his work soon.