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  • Brandon Barnett is a rapper and producer from Austin, Texas, who goes by the stage name Macb. Releasing his debut solo album, Keys fairly recently, Mac continues to impress with his new track, "3 AM". A slinky Houston riff compliments the rapper's delivery, which falls somewhere between Slim Thug and Sage The Gemini.
  • Flow, more so than lyrics, is something you have to learn with experience -- you don't just hop on a beat for the first time and tip toe nimbly around the pockets in the instrumental. On "Swag," Heatseeker Emmay nails his flow. 
  • Sometimes all you need for a good hip-hop track is a dope hook about a car. We've heard it before with Ace Hood's "Bugatti," Waka Flocka Flame's "Rooster In My 'Rari," and hell, Rick Ross named a series of songsĀ and his label after Maybachs.
  • Just last week we featured Tey Boogie's "Ashamed"on the home page, and the Richmond, VA rapper returns once again with a record called "Overnight". This one finds Tey reflecting on the work he's put in on his rap career. His debut project, aptly titled Debut Of The Boogie is available now.
  • Cleveland, Ohio has already given us one of the strongest beards in the rap game with Stalley, but newcomer Koly Kolgate may be giving him a run for his money. Koly reps the beard gang on his new record which shifts between bouncy synth-driven verses and a catchy auto-tuned hook.
  • "Bombastic" doesn't even begin to describe the opening seconds of "Shots Fired," a track by 412 that's been selected as a Heatseeker today. Kicking off with a chaotic swirl of synths, clashing percussion and a big hook, the track is a nice alternative to coffee this morning.
  • The members of SOS may be young, but with their track "Let Me Tell Ya," they've crafted a track that sounds straight out of '94. Warm keys, dope rhymes and a tight beat propel this track all the way to the Heatseekers. The duo describe themselves:
  • Tey Boogie is a rising rapper out Richmond, VA, and the use of Young Buck's image in his artwork for "Ashamed" is the first place to look when tracing his influences. Boogie raps in a pained drawl, making his street tales all the more compelling.
  • Milli3 hails all the way from Mozambique, but it's clear the 19-year-old rapper has been studying North American hip hop for some time. With that being said, his displacement from the current scene gives him a unique perspective, ultimately resulting in something pretty special.
  • After turning up with Lytes Edison on the first Heatseeker cut of the day, allow Gem Heart to set a markewdly different mood on his track "All On You," which also features the talents of Queen Sessi. It's a lush, poppy banger that's awash in auto-tune.
  • It's only ten AM, and I'm no morning person, but Lytes Edison's track "Day 1's" currently has me wylin' out in my desk chair. A testosterone-fueled banger, the song has been selected as one of this weekend's Heatseekers.
  • It's hard to think of Leo's style as anything but post-Drake. The 23-year old Boston-based artist merges rap and R&B in a way that's becoming increasingly more common since Drizzy took over, but much like any groundbreaking sound, the influencees take things to a different place.
  • Rapper Quote has apparently been in the game for 21 years already. The emcee's style is self-described as "Personal Development Rap", and is reminiscent of some of the conscious rap that was coming out in the early 00's.
  • A couple of weeks ago, we featured a very promising track ("Lyrics and Tunes") from a dude named Reverb on Heatseekers. Now, he's back, with his "Vent" being featured this time around.
  • "Its In The Music.......... Microphone Hustle......... Cali Spitta......... Pocket Junkie." That's what Keyon Stacks, our first Heatseeker of the weekend, has to say for himself. His track "BMG Artist" has been selected to be featured today. 
  • Prie is a 23-year old rapper from Honolulu/Las Vegas, who claims to represent "optimism in hip hop". The decidedly conscious rapper has the skillset to back it up, as well as an ear for warm, lush production. Look out for further projects from the rapper as he surely has big things ahead.
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