Acid Barrels is a Miami based Hip-Hop group consisting of Evaize, MCKXNNA, and Baked Plissken bringing you that raw underground boom bap sound inspired by the series Breaking Bad. Stream their new EP, “Dark Territory: A Breaking Bad Reflective“.
New York-based artist Deca continues to demonstrate his incredible talents as a producer, emcee, and visual artist in his surreal new video for “All in a Dream,” a psychedelic journey through time and sound. The hypnotic visuals center on a small character who makes their way through an ever-changing world of colors and varied imagery. “All in a Dream” is one of many highlights off Deca’s most recent LP, Snakes and Birds, which dropped in late October of last year. Check out the visuals and head over to your preferred digital retailer or streaming platform to support Snakes and Birds which is available now on vinyl in limited quantities exclusively through Deca’s Bandcamp page.
The pairing of Long Beach-based rapper A.P. and Orlando producer Talk2walls has resulted in a new joint EP “The Green Destiny”. In their first-ever effort together, will these two gifted artists be able to become hip hop’s next major rapper/producer duo?
When it comes to A.P.’s performance, he does everything you want a great MC to do. Hard bars, witty punchlines, and a memorable delivery are some of the things that make cuts like “Act One” and “Coast Line” so enjoyable. In addition, his hook game on songs like “Jack Nicholson” shows he’s way better at creating memorable bridges than the rest of his contemporaries. On the closing leg of the extended play, A.P.’s performance only gets more intense as we see his topical depth and connectedness focus down on moments like the elusive “Green Destiny” and the introspective “White Window”. Summed up in the vocally mellow but topically powerful “Sundaze”, the poetic demeanor that A.P. utilizes through this entire record makes him one of the smoothest MC’s in the entire underground right now.
Behind the boards, there’s a well crafted intricate soundscape from Talk2walls. Whether it’s the jazzy “Act One” or the immersive “Green Destiny,” each song does an amazing job at adding layers to this well thought out experience. The moment that shows off Walls’s production ability at its pinnacle is hands down “Interlude,” which is a solely instrumental track that captures a handful of emotions with some simple loops and samples. With the sonic range that this record covered, I honestly believe Talk2walls has all the skills going forward to become an all-time great producer.
In conclusion, “The Green Destiny” is a great EP that shows off what can be the next great rapper/producer duo. Both A.P. and Talk2walls do their thing with their intricate lyrics and soulful score. Going forward, if these two can put their efforts into something much more significant, we may be able to see hip hops evergrowing boundaries broken once again.
Highlights: Intropsetve lyricism, Soulful production, Atmosphere
Meet byesadboy, Los Angeles best-kept secret in today’s West Coast music, who is about to become one of this year’s spankin’ new artists. Originally becoming a bump on the radar in 2018 with his breakout song “What Do You Say,” it was his 2020 hit “Hold My Hand” that transformed the new artist into a new star. Now, he is ready to take over 2021, starting with the release of his new single, titled, “Grow Up.”
The song is a byesadboy best so far. An up-tempo coming-of-age track about growing up and living out your dreams. It’s a long-overdue collaboration track with popular producers, Late Boomer Club, that byesadboy has been manifesting for a while now. He explains:
“‘Grow Up’ is the product of a long-awaited collaboration between Byesadboy and production duo Late Boomers Club. On the surface, the track is an upbeat, anthemic smash that combines the youthful dissent of Pop-Punk with the swagger and bounce of Hip-Hop. Underneath, it is a uniquely personal discourse that weighs the positive fulfillment of a committed relationship with the euphoria of partying and not taking responsibility.”
“Grow Up” follows the new artist’s previously released track “Overdose.” The new song sets up the artist’s anticipated new album, currently untitled, slated for a 2021 release. Not much is known about the album at press time, but for everything byesadboy, follow the star daily on social media. After “Grow Up,” hear byesadboy’s complete catalog, available now on Soundcloud.
Take a listen to “Grow Up” below.