Sometimes fate just has a way of bringing things together. The new Denver/Dallas R&B supergroup ARTARI can at least partially thank the stars for their creation, and their debut track Complicated is the product of both circumstance and hard work.
We haven't heard a whole lot from artists out of Fort Collins yet but Mitchell James is looking like he's someone to pay attention to. His latest project, A While Ago is full of introspective themes and robust music that is proof of James' musical ability. With some smooth instrumentation and excellent lyricism, this whole tape is worth listening to and James managed to get some dope features from West Coast legend Planet Asia and Colorado MC Anville. Check out the whole tape below.
The east coast is where hip hop was born, so naturally there's a lot of talent to be found. Lil Shayne, half of The Black Sox, shows that New Jersey has some heat of its own with Sink Or Swim, a 7 track project that is full of bangers.
If there's one thing you can be certain of when tuning into a nofacevalue project, it's that you'll hear something like nothing else you've ever listened to before. 22 BIRDS may only be 4 songs (and under 10 minutes total), but there is plenty of unique music to dissect along the way. The Colorado artist brings his signature high pitched vocals to all 4 tracks, employing distinctive flows and mixing techniques throughout, clearly leaving his mark on every second of the tape. The production matches nofacevalue's dynamic presence and adds to the atmosphere. Listen to all of 22 BIRDS below.
SUPERLOVE is always dropping some of the catchiest music to come out of Denver and CLIFFORD THE DOG is no exception. Complete with a bouncy, uptempo beat and solid verses from SUPERLOVE, this track is definitely worth a listen. Coming in at just 1:31 minutes, this song will have you hitting repeat over and over. Check it out below.
People are making music all across the country and Milligram and Doobie show what Ohio is made of on Ain't The One. Featuring a bouncy beat and a somewhat brooding hook, Ain't The One features some nice verses and flows and a very solid feature from Doobie. We'll be on the lookout for more from these Ohio rappers in the future. Listen to Ain't The One below.
Vwillz has been on our radar for a little bit at this point and he has stayed remarkably consistent since we discovered him. His latest track, new phone freestyle, is short but undeniably dope as he comes through with soft yet catchy vocals over a catchy beat from Jlaker. Sometimes songs under two minutes are my favorite just because of how many times they make me hit replay. Listen to new phone freestyle below and be on the lookout for more from Vwillz.
Talent can be found all across the country and Boston's Reedus 3M shows that Bean Town has some hidden heat. His latest track, Tethered features some excellent production that starts off slow but builds into a catchy, head boppin' vibe. Reedus takes advantage of the solid beat with some equally impressive flows and verses. Listen to Tethered below and get in tune with this up and coming Boston rapper.
I always get hyped when Doobie Danx drops a new track because I don't think he's dropped a bad song yet. His latest effort, Dime, is another example of the dope music he makes. Smooth harmonies, solid flows, and catchy production all come to play on this one and combine for one of the dopest songs to come out of the Mile High City this month. If Doobie can stay this consistent, it looks like he'll be one of Denver's premier artists. Check out Dime below.