It’s the summer and sadly it’s coming to a close. So as we all wind down with school around the corner and feeling tired of constant albums take a breather with these EPs. They may not be the longest projects on the planet, but their content is still very much valuable…
Gawsh! Swisher Jones is legitimately not one to sleep on. This is a point he proves oh so well with his newest EP THREEDAYCOMA. One dope thing is how cohesive each track is to one another. That’s such an important thing many people overlook when putting projects together, espeically something that needs to be well balanced as an EP. The production is flat out sick! Each joint has it’s own fingerprint despite it flowing with the previous one.The vibe is really chill which you’ll rock with super heavy. Not every jawn is chill in a way that you can’t get your n***a on, there’s some that make you want to dance or ride out. Swish mos def doesn’t play with those bars either. I haven’t heard a spot on EP in awhile but my ears were left quite impressed after one listen. Listen. Download. Share. Most importantly don’t stay k.o.’d for too long. Swisher Jones might’ve named it THREEDAYCOMA but he’s already waking ya’ll up.
One unspoken thing about the summer is that people go rampid looking for that boo to do things with. Yes, spring ends and so does so many relationships do as well just so a fling can go down when the heat turns up. Then, you have those who remain with their long term babe. Well Pico Stacks has you on that no matter what your situation is with his newest EP drop R&B Music. Full of love driven songs and joints that make you remember why you’re fighting for the relationship you have he no doubt gives you that classic couples music. With smooth productions that surround you in heartbeating vibes you’ll embrace your temporary or permanent honey for sure. Stacks’ bars and delivery sound very much like a person would who’s seeking to strengthen and appreciate what we have. With the fall very much on it’s way it’s no doubt what we need out here to cling onward. So snuggle up in the whip or in the AC at the crib with your baby and give it a listen. It just might save what you.
The theme lately has been ‘good vibes.’ People post it, trend it, quote it and all that. Luckily Jody Watts has embodied it with his chill EP AUDACITY. From start to finish it’s a laid back and cool time. Beautifully there’s even a touch of spoken word on there. Doesn’t get more relaxed than that, right? Watts opens your ears with his open life which you can’t do anything but appreciate. Very different than what you’d think would be dropped in the summer he makes sure you forget about all the hype jawns out here. With his smooth bars and even smoother production you’ll feel like you’re on the beach at night. This EP isn’t down time music. It’s good times, wind down, let go, clock off of work and enjoy type music .For it to be his first project it’s a great start to more music to come from him. We all know how those summer nights can be. A chill out moment is necessary. Listen. Download. Share. Jody Watts has the audacity to relax you.
Everyone needs Jesus. Not just a hit of Jesus.Not just a dose of Jesus. Actually Jesus. Now, if you’re already angry then be my guest. Get your own blog and post what you please, k? Back to those who know the real…after all the lame mistakes have been done we as humans sometimes epically reach up into the air needing to be helped. J.Coore’s Rescued EP represents that. Just 3 songs in length he keeps his messages straight to the point. Whether you’re running after what the crowd sells you or you you feel tired of what you allow in your life one of these few joints just might relate to where you are. With a mini variety of production it goes from lowkey to hello in minutes. Coore bars wise has some good ones here or there. It’s not always the easiest feat to give people your whole heart on a short project but you can tell in the arrangement he gave what he thought we needed. Give a play. Say a prayer. Download it. A little salvation and self reflection never hurt anybody.
I adore clean visuals and this bar far is one for sure. Christian spitter Damon Plant doesn’t deliver a cliche’ “Jesus” joint with his most recent drop Weight. Thought it’s not the longest video you’ll ever see he packs a dope message in the length he rhymes. Giving the view of what most people go through:needing God to swoop us up and give us the strength to fight during our day-to-day lives. Lyrically well done and relatable anyone can no doubt respect the flow and his nice delivery. Production is classic and has that vintage hiphop feel to it. Go on now, give it a play. Damon Plant has something to say, it’d do you good to listen.
Gueringer the 13th has been one of my favorite Michigan native spitters for awhile. Always improving and staying in his lane he lives to progress and not disappoint. That’s no different with his most recent joint What They Wanted. I was overjoyed that High Royalty’s OG J.Fin was a feature on this jawn. The vibe is so crazy dope. Only the realest could truly embrace this. Gueringer doesn’t play whatsoever with his bars and you’ll feel like the realest after just one play of it.
Production is super sick. The switch up of the beat changes the mood. Dare I say you’ll want to bounce to it at a couple spots and get to rocking on others. It opens up sounding like true G’s are gathered up in all black and letting you know the real and it finishes making you feel an experience like you just sat at the table with dope bosses in your city. Gueringer will always bring those bars! Not holding back he lets you know what exactly “they” wanted and how dope his life is as well as how he’s going to give you a dose of his greatness. With Fin giving a smooth chorus this jawn is worth plenty of plays. Listen, download, and share like you have some sense. You know it’s what you wanted.
If you didn’t know I’ve already ranted and raved about Maz Michigan and A- Minus’ ridiculously dope collab Shine On Me (you can see what I said here). They have blessed to hiphopian world with a pretty chill and mos def fun video for their successfully done song. What can be most appreciated is how relaxed they kept it. Shot in the natural environment of a good time paid off immensely though it might leave you with both a sadness that you weren’t there then an inspiration to recreate that good time. With ill vibes pulsing through it the whole time you’ll no doubt want to groove a little (or a lot) and let the feel of the summer overtake you. Click, play, repeat. The rays are waiting to shine on ya!
Milly Tatz has dropped on the map his most recent visual The Other Day. The production an hook will get you no problem. Spitting about his greatness and making his way up in the game is identifiable by those chasing the dream. The only issue I didn’t like was the long phone conversation in the beginning even though it helped setup the gist of the jawn itself. Tatz kept his video simple which I respect because the point of the song is what really needs to hit home. With this approach it mos def does. Click it. Watch it. Speak on it. You just might get inspired.
I’m a complete sucker for a dope hiphop duo. They’re not as widely scene anymore, but when a sick pair that consists of a spitter and a producer comes my way I have to show love. ILLClinton is a super combined force to be reckoned with located in Atlanta. Their latest jawn Trillfluential is hands down one of the illest songs dropped by any artist this summer. From bars to the instrumental itself nothing about this joint is lower than freaking awesome! One thing I can admire for sure is the cohesiveness between both members despite them being responsible for bringing what they have to the table. That’s not always done when people decide to be a group but ILLClinton has it mastered for sure.
The production of Trillfluential is something your ears will rarely ever hear. Creatively done yet perfectly balanced you feel a cross between being at party and riding with the homies on a spontaneous night adventure. With a slight middle eastern twang coupled with the hiphop flash it was definitely made to be a winner. Bar wise it’s crazy. The delivery is in sync and the pace of it is too nice. The drops of hiphopian ego was well done and the word set up? Yeah, it’ll impress you for sure. As you would hear on Reading Rainbow, “Don’t take me word for it.” Go ahead and spin (it’ll end up on repeat) and then download it. The summer isn’t over, might as well close it with the right tune.
Detroit native Ty Farris has a recently dropped his project The Barcode. Overall, it’s a tape catering to the ears of hiphop that prefers their music hardcore and gritty. One particular song he singled was Another Crack Baby. In this joint Ty spits about the struggle of coming up in a city where it’s hard to survive and harder to get out. Painting a picture of his experience growing in an environment where hustling and crime is a norm he no doubt gives the message of hope from how he’s become impassioned with his music and not the tempting vices. Bars, there are plenty. Production, super solid. Give it a spin. You might learn a little something.