Stream WELL$' New Album "The Way I'm Living Makes My Mom Nervous"
The highly talented Charlotte emcee known as WELL$ has released The Way I'm Living Makes My Mom Nervous, his first project since 2014's MTSYD: The Revenge of the African Booty Scratcher, which earned him a spot in our On The Come Up series. His new album is released via his Immaculate Taste label. The 11-track project includes the previously released tracks "Young Man" -- a collab with NC indie duo Sylvan Esso, the "98 Juvie" remix with fellow Charlottean Deniro Farrar, and "130," which he recorded at HNHH Studios.
Gucci Mane's "Woptober" (Review)
Everybody Looking was an almost perfectly-executed comeback album. Everything about it, from its quick turnaround, to Mike Will Made It's elephantine stomp, to the clear changes in Gucci Mane's voice and rhymes, to his triumphant posture on the cover, painted it as a triumphant return of mythological proportions. But once Odysseus returned home to Ithaca and slaughtered all of his wife's suitors, once Jason slayed the dragon and acquired the golden fleece, where did they go from there? For GuWop, the only choice was returning to the basics.
10 Rappers' Myspace Pages Before The Fame
If you were in your teens between the years 2003 and 2009, having a Myspace was a must. The predecessor to Facebook was a major step up from instant messaging platforms like AIM, the only form of social network any of us really had until the mid-2000s, and it also had a big impact on the music industry. For the first time, undiscovered artists had a means of sharing their music with millions of people across the globe (YouTube would come into the picture two years later), and the personal touch of a Myspace page gave eventual fans something more to latch onto.
Pharrell, Metro Boomin, Possibly Kanye West To Appear On Post Malone's "Stoney"
During a recent interview with Real 92.3’s Bootleg Kev, Post Malone teased features that may appear on his upcoming debut album Stoney. “Justin [Bieber], Quavo, Kehlani. We’re working on some very special things. We got Pharrell on there,” he said. He also mentioned that he's been working with Kanye West and that we would "have to see" if those collaborations will make the album.
Young Thug Apologizes To Future For "Internet Arguments"
Atlanta's two leading men are back on good terms, and the city is thriving because of it. Tensions between Future and Young Thug flared -- perhaps a natural result of healthy competition -- about a year ago. The feud first caught the public's eye after Thug took issue with a tweet of Metro Boomin's that warned other rappers not to attempt to emulate Future's work ethic. A few days later, Metro confirmed that the squabble had been put to rest, and indeed, this year Thug and Future have proven not only to make amends but also to develop a strong rapport both in and out of the studio.
Diddy & Metro Boomin Give Back To Historically Black Colleges
The social unrest that currently exists in this country has, of course, had a profound effect on the hip-hop world. Many artists have spoken out on issues affecting Black America, while others have used their music as a means of protest. Some have looked toward education as their way of giving back. Two artists in particular, one veteran mogul and one 23-year-old producer -- Sean "Puffy" Combs and Metro Boomin, have pledged to help deserving students in need of financial aid attend prestigious historically black institutions free of charge.
Are Future & Drake Working On Another Collab?
Metro Boomin decided to set the rumors on fire Monday evening when he sent out a cryptic tweet suggesting that he & fellow What A Time To Be Alive rappers, Drake & Future, are hitting the studio together again later this week.
35 More Artists To Follow On Snapchat
In terms of an artist gaining direct access to his or her fans, there's no better social media platform than Snapchat. Indeed, the app has caused artists to blur the line between their public and private personas.
A$AP Ferg, Big Sean, & Vince Staples Among New Members Of Alexander Wang's #WangSquad
Superdesigner Alexander Wang is currently in the process of gearing up for the release of his fall line. Tuesday afternoon he announced the newest additions to his #WangSquad with a series of Polaroids.: A$AP Ferg, Big Sean, Vince Staples, Tinashe, Metro Boomin, Skrillex, RL Grime, Kylie Jenner, Tyga, Zoe Kravitz, headline an assortment of artists, models, and other celebrities.
London On Da Track & Metro Boomin Working On "LondonBoomin" Collab Project
After a monstrous 2014-2015 run, London on da Track has had a quietly productive 2016, with credits on YG's Still Brazy, 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne's Collegrove, and Young Thug's Slime Season 3.
Top 10 Lil Uzi Vert x ATL Collaborations
Like many before him (Rae Sremmurd, Waka Flocka, Metro Boomin), Lil Uzi Vert found that relocating to unofficial rap capital, Atlanta, was the best way to advance his career. The Philly native got his big break back in 2014 when another guy originally from his hometown, DJ Drama, was introduced to him by Don Cannon (also a Philadelphian!).
Stream Lil Uzi Vert's "The Perfect Luv Tape," Featuring Future & More
UPDATE: Lil Uzi Vert's The Perfect Luv Tape can now be downloaded here!
10 Essential 21 Savage Tracks
21 Savage's explosion on to the scene in the last 12 months culminated in his latest project Savage Mode, featuring the immaculately curated executive production of Metro Boomin. The tape, a 9-track meditation on 21's remorseless life of crime and vice, marked a coronation of sorts as he formally acquired the title of Atlanta's hottest rapper.
21 Savage's "Savage Mode" (Review)
Any conversation about 21 Savage has to begin with talking about his voice. It's a just-woke-up-but-haven't-cleared-my-throat-yet croak whose closest analog is probably Lucki Ecks' rasp or Father's monotone mumble, but unlike those guys' avant-druggy styles, 21's operating at the most violent end of Atlanta's trap spectrum.
Stream 21 Savage & Metro Boomin's "Savage Mode"
With the clock striking midnight, 21 Savage & Metro Boomin’s highly anticipated Savage Mode project was just made available for purchase on iTunes.
21 Savage & Metro Boomin Reveal Tracklist For “Savage Mode”
21 Savage & Metro Boomin are getting ready to release a new project this Friday, July 15th called Savage Mode, but before it arrives, the ATL duo decided to share the tape’s tracklisting ahead of time first.
Here Are The Samples ScHoolboy Q Used On "Blank Face LP"
ScHoolboy Q might be a synesthetic -- he sees sounds in color. Kendrick Lamar's GKMC is purple and yellow, he's said. His own albums have been black and grey, as reflected in their cover art.
Future Announces New "Forever Or NEVER" Mixtape
After taking a hiatus upon inundating the game with two excellent projects in the first month of the year, Future has begun to tighten his grasp on Summer Sixteen. These days, there are only a couple of artists whose releases are greeted with a similar level of anticipation, especially when it comes to mixtapes.
21 Savage & Metro Boomin Reveal "Savage Mode" Artwork & Release Date
21 Savage was just named as one of the 2016 XXL Freshman List, and the Atlanta rapper is taking advantage of the glorious moment to share his collaborative project with Metro Boomin, Savage Mode. Today, Savage revealed the artwork and release date for the project, which will arrive on July 15th.
Metro Boomin Teams Up With New Balance For A Pair Of Limited Edition Custom Sneakers
22-year old super producer Metro Boomin recently stepped out of the studio and into the New Balance design room to craft his very own New Balance 998, which you can buy today for $190. New Balance teamed up with Young Metro to help boost the brand's NB1 customization platform and his special edition sneakers offer a glimpse as to what's possible. The Metro Boomin x New Balance 998 features a black suede construction with hits of pink on the NB branding and tongue, a grey speckled midsole, and "Young Metro" stamped across the heels of the shoe.