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Team Eastside Peezy is back with new project Winter Grind

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As 2017 begins to close up, the final tallies will soon be counted to up to answer one question: who won this year? Out of all of the artists currently releasing music through their channels, who’s been working the hardest and has seen the results? From this standpoint, it looks like Team Eastside Peezy is certainly a winner. He looks to make that statement a fact with the release of his new project Winter Grind. The heavily anticipated project is finally out, serving as a soundtrack for the impending cold weather.

Winter Grind comes in pretty slim at only 8 tracks, showing that Peezy knows how to tease fans and fill them slightly versus stuffing a bloated mixtape down their throats. There’s only one feature as well from BabyRay, meaning that those who came to hear Peezy by himself won’t be disappointed – he’s front and center, rapping his ass off. Winter Grind has all of the tellings of being a top-notch project and we can’t wait to delve into it.

Peezy’s had one hell of a year. This will be his fourth release of the year, showing that he’s perhaps one of the hardest working artists in the industry. He released Ballin Ain’t A Crime in March followed by Da Realist EP and then The People’s Champ. After this one, he should be in a position to just ride out the rest of the year. There’s early buzz saying that Winter’s Grind is the best of the batch.

Winter’s Grind is already a hit with fans, evident in the reception that it’s getting on Twitter.

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Head on over to iTunes or Spotify to nab Winter Grind. Our review for the mixtape will be coming up soon. Stream the mixtape directly from Spotify below the break.

Winter Grind Tracklist:

1. “Winter Time Grind” Feat. Babyface Ray
2. “1 Time”
3. “64 Bars”
4. “Run Through the Bag”
5. “My Nig”
6. “Studio”
7. “Paid in Full”
8. “1 Time, Pt. 2”

 

 

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.@MeechTheGoat’s ‘Before Chronicle’ is must-hear music

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There aren’t too many celebrities out of Kansas City, save for Ellie Kemper of The Office fandom. There definitely aren’t any rappers. TXYLOR is looking to change that though and his new release, Before Chronicle, shows that he definitely has the chance. With vast and varied production, the rising rapper shows that with a little tempering, he’ll take over before you know it.

TXYLOR comes from the school of conscious, authentic raps that artists like J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar have cultivated over the course of their careers. Songs like “24 Trillion Miles” paint a picture of the path he’s taken, with great care to contextualize his pain and struggles through hefty bars that deliver a punch. Another track like “Move Around” is more sinister and bleak so his delivery reflects this, with emotional bars that ask for space. Its anxious mood is drastically different from the first. You pick up on the diversity and are sucked in. This is someone who understands poise and the importance of presence.

But everything isn’t a tale of the two extremes. TXYLOR’s strengths come from how he can make relatable raps in all forms. “Go” is a trap-adjacent jam that talks about the authenticity of the people around him. He keeps it real as he lists off the different kinds of fake. He gets introspective on “No Cure For A Cold Heart” when he talks to the people in his life – both here and departed – as he lets them know how it is. By covering multiple bases like this, his versatility becomes the star of the project and leaves him ringing in your ears way after it cuts off.

Before Chronicle is supposedly a preview before he releases an album called Chronicle. With this kind of wide-ranging effort on just a preview, we can imagine what’s going to be on the first. It makes you want to figure out more about this mysterious artist and see what he has going on. Before Chronicle is definitely what you need to learn more about TXYLOR.

Stream Before Chronicle up above.

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Here’s The Verdict on Joey Purp’s ‘QUARTERTHING”

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Joey Purp’s a member of the SaveMoney crew – a Chicago based collective featuring the likes of Chance The Rapper and Vic Mensa amongst other eclectic musicians – and brings a striking new element to Chicago’s music scene. When he released iiiDrops in 2016, although his sophomore project, the world was given a proper introduction into his world of street adjacent raps. He showed his ability to be introspective over a wide selection and variety of ethereal beats. His new project QUARTERTHING continues this creative selectiveness with a newfound commitment to innovation.

Over the course of its runtime, the unique cadence and flow he utilizes to channel excitement constantly grows and evolves. On tracks like “Elastic” and “Godbody Pt. 2,” Purp’s tenacity shines through the refracted lens of eclectic beat selection. Confidence is the main currency being traded on QUARTERTHING. “2012,” the album’s most nostalgic cut, even retains some of this aesthetic that helps to build immersion.

Although much of it the project is powerful, there’s a glaring misstep. “Bag Talk” has a yelling problem; one that the album tries its best to mask throughout with loud beats. But “Bag Talk” peels the veil back to showcase just how empty it sounds without the extra bells and whistles.

Nevertheless, QUARTERTHING is a powerful project that continues to showcase some serious growth for Purp. He’s proving himself to not only be one of SaveMoney’s best, but Chicago’s as well.

 

 

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Review: Kash Doll’s “Ice Me Out”

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Kash Doll’s latest release “Ice Me Out” is the signal of a new age for the Detroit paragon. Her raps have been traditionally delivered in luxe instrumentals, with powerful punchlines being delivered in louder tones. She’s like a female Meek Mill, only more cunning and intimate while keeping the garish tone. “Ice Me Out” changes the perception surrounding her rhymes tremendously. It’s a bold change that works out in the long run.

When Kash Doll steps into the booth, you know you’re going to get something fiery. Just listen to “Check,” one of her previous releases from a few months ago, and you’ll find the energy that she raps with to be mesmerizing. But “Ice Me Out” travels in the opposite direction from the sentiment made evident in the first release. Here, Kash Doll is much quieter, more intimate than ever before. Also, the instrumental she chooses is barebones, enabling her tantalizing lyricism to stand out in bold, exciting ways.

If you’re open to change, than “Ice Me Out” is the Kash Doll track for you. It’s much different than her past releases and gives her a platform to build her aesthetic from. It’ll be interesting to see how it grows from here.

Listen to “Ice Me Out” below.

 

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