Slym B Nabs Mystikal & King Draino For “Whatchu Want”

Rapper Slym B. has been making quite a name for himself over the years with exceptional musical output.

Looking to take things up several notches, he recruits fellow lyricist King Draino along with veteran emcee Mystikal for his latest track titled “Whatchu Want.” Produced by The Great Wizard, the thumping track finds all three men flexing their lyrical muscle. Jonesboro and New Orleans connection definitely shines here. 

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A.P. x Talk2walls – “The Green Destiny” (EP Review)

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.

Rating: 8/10

Highlights: Intropsetve lyricism, Soulful production, Atmosphere

Suave The Don Shares Suspenseful “Stories of the Hood” Visual

New York recording artist Suave The Don enlists the eye of Jack Trvdes & Haddawi to release his latest visual for his new song, titled, “Stories Of The Hood.” In the new visual, over the Twan instrumental Suave The Don shows out for his widespread notoriety with expensive designer fabrics and diamonds dancing everywhere. The new song is arguable Suave The Don’s best work yet. A jump-on point for any newfound fan.

The song was inspired by the streets consistently retelling the usual story of friends becoming enemies in a matter of time. Suave states: “Beefing with the same kids you grew up with is the story of every hood.”

“Stories of the Hood” follows Suave’s 2019 Matter of Grind album which spawned “Understand Me” and “SLumped Anthem.” Originally bursting onto the scene in 20115 and made his run in 2017 with a string of buzzing tracks, like “Like That,” “Heat,” “Live From The 5” and “I Think I Might,” Suave The Don is best known for his breakthrough album called Know the Vibes. Suave’s latest release is the lead to his anticipated new album coming mid-2021.

After the stream below, For more on Suave The Don, follow him daily on Instagram and Twitter.

“Stories of the Hood” is available now via 510 Music Group, a subsidiary of EMPIRE. Watch it below and stream it here.

C-Lance – “The Demon of Hiroshima” (Album Review)

C-Lance is a 33 year old producer from Boston, Massachusetts who broke out in 2010 after becoming an in-house producer for Vinnie Paz. He would go on to become one of the underground’s most prominent names for the likes of the Army of the Pharaohs, La Coka Nostra, Swollen Members, R.A. the Rugged Man & G-Mo Skee throughout the last decade. However, C-Lance has decided to drop a new album every month throughout 2021 & is kicking it off with a sequel to his previous instrumental album The Ghosts of Mt. Fuji.

Things kick off with the title track, which has these dusty boom bap drums & some horns that kinda remind me of the classic Pharoahe Monch joint “Simon Says” for some reason. The next instrumental “Duel Under Autumn Leaves” has a sound kin to that of Visions of Gandhi while “The Ghost of Yarikawa” gets back on the boom bap rip albeit with a more alluring loop attached to it. The “Bamboo Forest instrumental has these string sections throughout that give it a cinematic feel to it while “The Hannya Mask” sounds like it was originally made for Chaly & the Filth Factory.

The “Curse of the Snow Woman” instrumental perfectly lives up to it’s name with it’s spooky vocal harmonies & icy keys whereas “Oni & Yurei” dives right back into that Jedi Mind Tricks sound. The “Haunting in Kawasaki” kinda reminds of me C-Lance’s first instrumental album House of 1,000 Beats with its horror movie quality while “Shrine of Kobe” stands out as the most uptempo beat on the entire project without question.

The “Spirits of Inunaki Tunnel” instrumental is laced with a heavenly vocal loop throughout while the penultimate beat “Shadow of the Samurai” is the complete opposite as the crooning samples sound evil & the trumpet is a nice touch as well. The album ends with “Tears Falling in Tokyo”, where C-Lance & Aaron Hiltz come through with a more mellow & relaxing beat.

This dude has been one of my favorite producers in recent memory & I can’t wait to hear everything else he has in store for the year. Much like The Ghosts of Mt. Fuji, he does a good job at taking all these Japanese samples & putting his own grimy spin on them.

Score: 7/10

byesadboy Shares New “Grow Up” Single

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.”

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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.

Ronny Kash – “It’s Up”

San Antonio rapper Ronny Kash may be unfamiliar to most, but he has been bubbling below the radar since 2017 with his magnetic music, popular demeanor and southern lyricism. Today, the rising star continues to infect the masses with the release of his latest single, titled, “It’s Up.”

Produced by Qari Beatz, the new song shows the rising star perfecting his signature sound which combines gritty trap beats, lifestyle lyrics, and hypnotic cadences. The new effort is the direct follow-up to Kash’s 2020 single, “Fabo.” To-date, Kash has accumulated over 16,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and expected to release his new music 2021 with a promised new album, currently untitled, and a follow-up to his breakout 2019 album, K.R.E.A.M..

As Texas hip-hop continues to establish a new resurgence in today’s music, Kash’s popularity arrives perfectly and perfect for newfound fans to jump on the bandwagon, today, starting with “It’s Up.” Recently, Kash released a project, titled, Snack Pack Vol. 1, available via Soundcloud. Kash’s next project will be released on Southwest Digital.

After the listen, for more on Ronny Kash, follow the thriving artist on Instagram for daily updates. A visual for “It’s Up” is currently in the works and slated for the coming weeks. Available on all DSPs via Sound of Live Entertainment.