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BUZZING NEW YORK DRILL PHENOMENON 26AR RELEASES NEW MIXTAPE ‘STILL DRENCHIN’

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Bulldozing a path to the forefront of New York drill, rising critically acclaimed Brooklyn rapper 26AR presents his anxiously anticipated EP, Still Drenchin, out now via Def Jam Recordings. Listen to Still DrenchinHERE.

Living up to a promise to bring the sound, style, and spirit “back to the trenches, these 12 tracks illuminate his evolution as a gritty outlier in the scene with an uncompromising vision and bulletproof flow. Ominous bells toll on the opener “We Outside. He unleashes a flurry of menacing bars over surging 808s before issuing a warning, “Fuck it, I’m coming outside. Among many highlights, he links up with Rocko Ballin on “Gotta Be, which finds the duo trading rhymes in a crossfire over a charging trumpet melody. The introspective and infectious hook resounds, “She be asking me, ‘Why you so cold? I just gotta be.” Then, there’s “Raise The Rate. It could double as the climax of your favorite big-screen gangster robbery flick as he laments, “All of the shit I been through, can’t tell you. The mesmerizing “Deep Waters” concludes Still Drenchin. Uplifting piano underlines another side of his lyricism with a clear-eyed closing confession, “Got me in deep water, I just wanna sleep normal, then I wake up and I thank father, for making me way stronger.”

Check out the full tracklisting below.

He initially set the stage for Still Drenchin with “My Set Pt. III,” “Wild Wild West,” and “HEARD ABT ME” (feat. Sdot Go). Beyond piling up over 1 million total streams and counting, “Wild Wild West” reeled in critical plugs from the likes of HipHopDX. Meanwhile, FLAUNT declared, “26AR prides himself in his ability to spit—poised to be the voice of the streets for the new generation.”

2022 saw 26AR turn up with his Def Jam Recordings debut FLYEST OODA. Tallying millions of streams, office summed it up best, 26AR does Brooklyn drill right.  

In 2021, he lit up the culture with “Maneuver,” posting up 4.1 million Spotify streams and 7 million YouTube views on the music video. In its wake, KAZI. declared, 26AR is a big reason for Brooklyn’s rising drill wave, and DJ Booth attested, 26AR is already a Brooklyn Drill Hero.

His takeover continues with Still Drenchin. Drill may never be the same!

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DeeYounginn Releases Anticipated Album ‘Glockk Babyy 2’

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DeeYounginn, the up-and-coming rapper from Charlotte, has just dropped his much-anticipated album, “Glockk Babyy 2,” via South Coast Music Group.

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This 10-track album features his latest single, “Right Now,” along with standout tracks like “Hood Trophy,” “Gen 5,” and “No More.” DeeYounginn sticks to his signature rowdy street style, delivering an intense and captivating listening experience from start to finish.

DeeYounginn first made waves in 2019 with “ahhh bag,” quickly building a loyal fanbase. By 2021, he had solidified his spot in the rap scene with popular mixtapes like “Hardest Younginn Out” and “Next 2 Blow.” “Glockk Babyy 2” is perfect for new listeners, highlighting his talent as he edges closer to mainstream fame.

You can stream the full album below and follow DeeYounginn on social media for all the latest updates.

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Chazz G Set To Reveal “Embrace” Soon

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Virginia native and LA resident Chazz G breaks his music hiatus with a new soulful single “Embrace” later this month. The music savant who graduated from Howard is a one of one musician who embodies the creativity of a Kanye like entertainer with the talent akin to that of his fellow Virginian Masego.

He lives to create art through words on beat and his newest reveal will show the world that. It also previews a body of work in which he might release really soon.

Check out his other work below and stay tuned for June 21st when “Embrace” drops.

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Grammy and Juno Award-winning producer/engineer David Strickland releases his debut solo instrumental album Foundation

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Grammy and Juno Award-winning producer/engineer David Strickland has released his debut solo album Foundation viaMNRK Music, a 20 track instrumental project that seamlessly blends his hip hop-fuelled musical inspirations over the years. Boasting production credits with a who’s who of rap superstars including DrakeEPMDThe ClipseDef SquadMethod ManKardinal OffishallSaukratesMaestro Fresh Wes and many more, Foundation arrives as a follow up to his last critically-acclaimed 2022 release Spirit of Hip Hop: Elements album, and its prior accompanying series, that celebrated, showcased and highlighted a wide range of North American rap icons alongside emerging Indigenous rappers. “This album represents the first time I did something musically that was just strictly by myself. No MCs or singers. Just me alone. Producer and engineer,” explains the Scarborough-born producer/engineer who has quietly worked behind the scenes for decades, producing, mixing and/or engineering records from the likes of Canadian urban music legends including Glenn LewisGhetto ConceptJelleestoneChoclair and k-os. “I was in NYC going through beats in the studio and I was looking at the last two albums I released and the instrumental versions, and it made me think about how guys like DJ Muggs and The Alchemist have been doing instrumental albums for years. I spoke to my A&R and VP about the idea, and then locked myself in the studio and banged out and revamped a couple beats and it just all came together.” 

Strickland pays homage to his neighborhood roots on “Scarboro Forever”, and references his career sustenance on “The Journey”, but what lies at the core of the highly rhythmic, breezy and boom bap-inspired production on Foundation, is that at its core, it reminds listeners of what it takes to make a hit record – the production, which is the foundation. But the album title carries deeper layers of meaning. “Music is the foundation of any song, and I am a part of the foundation of the ‘Toronto Sound’. Any good project needs a solid foundation. And say what you want about me, but I’m a finisher. I always deliver.” Foundation delivers on all fronts, and appeals to music lovers of many stripes, as its contemporary sonic edges are rounded out nicely by its timeless classic old school musical sensibilities. 

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