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$avvy Shines Hard On His New Mixtape “POOR”

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Nashville-based but Riverside, California raised artist $avvy is back yet again with a new musical experience titled POOR, which follows his critically acclaimed debut project Boys Wear Pearls that enchanted listeners throughout Nashville and the mid-south, as well as many others who found the project online as it was the beneficiary of tremendous editorial support in his home city and beyond. His live shows proved to be especially potent, even throughout the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic as Nashville venues still allowed select shows and his magnetic stage presence did nothing but bolster the reach of his debut. POOR is certainly a sonic maturation for $avvy and even as well-rounded as Boys Wear Pearls was, $avvy and his team managed to develop greatly in the past year and change, evolving and perfecitng a variety of sounds, truly offering something unique for everyone throughout these fifteen songs. 

He opens the album with the slow-burning yet uplifting track “CALL” where he humbly pops his shit while offering numerous glimpses of his maturely nonchalant personality. He changes the vibe of the project completely with track three “DUMBLONDE” where he jumps on a more classically trappy instrumental and unloads his witty and calmly confrontational lyrics showing that while he might be known for his catchy melodies he can go bar for bar with any rapper around. The first feature of the project comes from fellow Nashvillian Neeko Crowe who has been growing his own impressive fanbase in his own right and is a great collaboration for $avvy. “GROWNMAN” is possibly the most ominous song we have got from $avvy yet and it is clear that he has grown in confidence and bravado, at least lyrically, from his debut. He drops off what might be my favorite verse from him yet while he shows off his subtle wit and bevy of flows. 

“Ouch” returns to a more romantic place that Boys Wear Pearls lived which will dazzle another segment of his fanbase as equally as his dense lyricism on the tracks prior. “GO!” is a very unique song where $avvy expands his range in every way conceivable from the gruff opening hook to the lullaby-like bridge accentuated by his upbeat ad-libs. Track nine features Mike Floss who has been a frequent collaborator of $avvy’s since moving to Nashville and Floss personally can be credited with much of the modernization of Nashville’s rap scene in many ways and has been a great mentor to $avvy, helping him navigate what can be a confusing city with lots of barriers of entry surrounding the music scene. Track twelve “STUPID//DUMB” is honestly probably my favorite track on the project and sonically borrows from the pluggnb universe that is particularly having a moment now but $avvy demonstrates that he can handle the sound easily. Chuckthespittah joins $avvy on “TERIYAKI” where the pair drops dense bars over the sparse but thumping instrumental that gives each artist a solid background to talk their respective shit and $avvy introduces yet another flow that I hope to hear him build from more. $avvy and DK end the tape on the aptly titled “CLOSE THE CURTAINS ” that opens with a crowd changing his name before unloading on the ominous and brooding instrumental that the duo both take turns skating over. 

$avvy is without a question the most compelling new artist coming from the Music City and his versatility and pen-game at the age of twenty-two are certainly something to be marveled at as well. His entire creative team Dadabase all contributed tremendously to the production and visual aspects of this album and truly it was a team effort from $avvy and his closest friends.

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Vara Releases New Single “Paranoia”

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Florida-based next-gen pop star vara releases new single “Paranoia,” under the guidance of 98 degrees Jeff Timmons. Fresh off the DNA World Tour with the Backstreet Boys, vara has teamed up with Timmons to disrupt the music industry with their style that can be described as an edgy mix of alternative/pop influenced by Billie Eilish and Avril Lavigne.

Paranoia is an extremely personal song that tackles the subject of the struggles of mental health and we wanted to see if you’d be interested in having vara have this much needed conversation during an interview with you.

“Vara carries themself with such maturity, confidence, and poise, and possesses an emotional intelligence that’s quite indescribable,” says Jeff Timmons, who serves as a mentor/manager to vara.

“Vara has everything it takes to tackle the roller coaster ride of the entertainment industry, but it’s the other things they will do that excites me; the impact they will have on others with their music will undoubtedly be incredible, but the way they will empower and inspire others in their generation is something I hope to have the opportunity to witness.”

Listen to her newest single below.

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Wacotron Puts His City On The Map With New ‘Out The Blue’ Mixtape

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Putting his hometown on the map with his frank lyricism and heavy Lone Star State drawl, Wacotron is one of Texas’s most exciting rappers. Today, he shares Out The Blue, the highly-anticipated follow-up mixtape to his critically acclaimed 2021 project Smokin Texas. Highlighted by heavy trap production from Southside & 808 Mafia, among others, the 11-track effort establishes Wacotron’s status as the man in his city. He shares harrowing tales about life on the streets of Waco, weaving pearls of street wisdom and sly turns-of-phrase. 

Among project highlights are the dark Texas club anthem “Let Em Know,” as well as the heartfelt, guitar-laden “The Blues,” which finds the street veteran taking his sound in a new direction as he reckons with his past. Featuring appearances from Freebandz rapper Doe Boy and Atlanta mainstay Derez D’Shon and additional production from superstar artist/producer MarshmelloOut The Blue is available everywhere via Pick Six Records/808 Mafia.

Along with the new mixtape, Wacotron shares the video for “Game Time,” a highlight from the project produced by Project X of 808 Mafia. On top of a hauntingly hypnotic trap instrumental, Wacotron unleashes bar after bar as he warns his opps not to cross him: “I’m quarterback and I’m picking the blitz up,” he spits. In the DJ Black Messiah-directed video, Wacotron ignores ‘no trespassing’ signs as he proves he runs the streets of his hometown.

With Out The Blue, Wacotron plans to build on the success of his debut 2021 mixtape Smokin’ Texas, which received praise from ComplexHipHopDXDJ Booth, and more. He hasn’t been entirely quiet over the past year, though, as he’s made waves in the rap game with singles like “Raw” and “Free Mason” (each with over 4 million streams on Spotify). The Waco, TX native has also been an ambassador for central Texas rap, working alongside other Waco risers and boosting their careers while he becomes a star in his own right.

With the release of his sophomore project Out The Blue, Wacotron proves he’s an artist to watch in the bustling Texas rap scene. Stay tuned for much more from the young rapper in the near future.

Stream Out The Blue!

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Buzzing Rapper, $windlaaa Drops His 2nd Mixtape ” Late Night Thoughts”

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Busting out of Florida and New York with tight rhymes, $windlaaa is turning heads with his hard-hitting rap tunes. In October $windlaaa Relesed his next project Late Night Thoughts. Spanning 21 tracks, the new project recounts the rough circumstances of his upbringing and emotional setbacks In a recent “On the Radar interview, $windlaaa discussed the project, expressing his growth as an artist, betrayal in the industry and dating relationships, like his freestyle Lights Off. 

The upcoming mixtape is home to standout singles Backend,  Skrrt’n thru Traffic and Price On My Head$windlaaa rolls out the red carpet for a tasteful selection of feature appearances from Trapland Pat, FL Dusa, Lit Yoshi & tracks from top NY producer, Jbanga Beats. Ready to bring his melodic raps to a larger audience, $windlaaa has what it takes to be the next big star!

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