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Get To Know: Ant P is Detroit’s hardest rising lyricist

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From producer to rapper: Ant P is an artist that you need to be familiar with. The Detroit-born rapper recently made tsunami-sized waves with his debut project, Bad Luck Bundy, in which he showcased his hard-nosed approach to lyricism that’s impossible to forget. To learn more about him and where he’s from, 4ShoMag sat down with him to get the scoop on one of the hottest rising artists out of Detroit.

Who is Ant P? If you had to describe yourself.

Ant P. is an Artist who grew up on the west side of Detroit off Schoolcraft. I would describe myself as “Most Known Unknown.” a rapper that’s in the city whom people know of, but may not know exactly who I am, if that makes sense.

How did you get into rap?

 I got into rap in middle school when I was primarily a producer. I was working with some artists around that time and after high school and then we ended up falling out. I remember, til this day, them telling me that I would need them. They thought that I would struggle without them. At that point, I had a chip on my shoulder to prove them wrong, so I picked up the pen and got to work. 

How would you describe your rap style? If you had to cite a few influences, who would they be?

My rap style is aggressive and straight to the point with a mixture of the aesthetic of cloud rap. I don’t sugar coat anything when it comes to it. as far as influences they are definitely out of the ordinary I will cite Sean Price, Prodigy of Mobb Deep, DMX, and Curren$y. 

What’s the Detroit rap scene like? What do you believe your place in it is?

It’s a big melting pot of everything you can think of as far as rap. You’ve got your drug rap, scam rap, street rap, cloud rap, and pure hip-hop. i’m like a chameleon as far as i can mesh with all the sounds here. The group that I’m with, Cloudcatchers, blends in with everything as well. 

Who are you looking forward to working with in the future?

There are four people in the city that I want to work with right now: Big Herk, Payroll Giovanni, Royce 5’9, and Boldy James. Nationwide, the producers that I really want to work with are Alchemist, Zaytoven, and Cardo. As far as artists go, I can say Project Pat, Jay Rock, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, Young Thug, Future, D’Angelo, Chris Brown, and Rihanna. It’s a lot of artists, I know, but I’m a big dreamer.

What would you consider success at this stage in your career? 

My biggest success so far is the release of my Bad Luck Bundy album and the subsequent praise that it received. It’s a great body of work that took a lot of work to complete, and I’m blessed to have a team that  to help me bring my vision to life. I’m actively sharin git by working on more content from the album, as far as videos, and will continue to push it so everyone can form their own opinion on it.

What are you working on right now? When can we expect it?

I’m working on my second album, Anti Hero, and, sonically, it’s going in a different direction than Bad Luck Bundy. I’m aiming to drop it in October but, if things change, it’ll be out in November.

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Mike Atlas Released His New Single “Graveyard Story”

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Houston, Texas Native Mike Atlas looks to go worldwide with his new single “Graveyard Story.” With his lethal and melodic sound, he looks to inspire many throughout the world, showing that anything is possible through his hard work and dedication. This lyrical nightmare is inspired by some of the greats. (Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Kendrick Lamar, to name a few).

2021 was a hard year for the independent artist. Losing two of his closest friends and biggest supporters through his journey was tough, but added more fuel to his fire and desire. “I feel they driving me to a higher purpose with my talents to truly live out my dream not only for them but myself.” Through his strength and determination the Houston rapper looks to make his mark in 2022 after a rough 2021.

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Shown 1K Drops Off Highly-Anticipated Project ‘Stackaveli’

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Shown 1K, a native of Alabama, has dropped off Stackaveli, a much awaited project. This ten-track album is chock-full of harmonic flows, metaphoric bars, and brilliant punch lines that will have listeners reaching for the repeat button. Stackaveli is Shown 1K’s method of commenting about actual events involving hustling, trapping, and expressing his rebirth as an artist, and is inspired by Tupac Shakur’s classic Makaveli album.

“I had never published any music before this project. By releasing Stackaveli, I felt like I was reborn,” Shown 1K said in a recent interview. “I understood I had a gift to support my family when I learned how much my music touched other people.”

“Damaged Healer (VooDo Lady),” the album’s lead track, has been generating a lot of talk since its release, and it’s accompanied with an exciting video that showcases Shown 1K’s ingenuity as a rapper:

Shown 1K tells Remixd Magazine that his favorite tracks on Stackaveli are “Intro” and “Outro,” despite “Damaged Healer (VooDo Lady)” being a lyrical masterpiece.

“I feel like it’s very important how you arrive and leave on albums,” Shown1k says. “I will always give everything in my body of work and leave on a good note.”

Shown 1K, who is now situated in Atlanta, Georgia, has huge aspirations for the future. The rapper also stated that he has four other albums in his music vault, indicating that he has no plans to cease creating music anytime soon. “The dates are TBA for my next four albums,” he remarked. “I’m hoping for a smooth release of these CDs since it’s past time for the world to learn who Shown 1K is. My major objective is to be noticed, to build a name for myself, and to assist other musicians in my situation.”

Shown 1K’s metaphorical lyricism and uniqueness in his work surely contribute to his objective of making a good impact in the business. This artist wishes to convey the following message to his fans:

“Keep down, stay focused, and never give up on your aspirations because tomorrow is a new day, and as an artist, never restrict your creativity,” says Shown 1K.

Follow Shown 1K on Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date. Stackaveli is now available to stream on all platforms!

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Artist Kahlil Simplis Goes All Out On New Project ‘Safehouse, Vol. 1’

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“I see how music makes people feel, I know music saves lives, saved mine at certain points in life, so I know its a way of healing and a way of true expression, which we all need because bottling up things only hurt us more in the long run. It’s good to really feel our emotions, which I feel music allows us as people to do.” – Kahlil Simplis

LA based musician Kahlil Simplis is the music industry’s latest catch. The singer-rapper and song-writer is a graceful melodic master flirting with ambient hip hop instrumentals to produce some of the tightest songs coming right now.

As a slew of artists gravitate towards the elastic, wavy under-water sonic side of hip hop R&B contemporarily, Kahlil Simplis has carved his own lane with carte-blanch a blend of catchy melodies and hard-hitting bars, driven by gruesome 808 drums and rattling hi-hats.

He’s back with a brand new project ‘Safehouse, Vol. 1’ and he proves he’s only getting better with every release. This project specifically has a few bangers on it, including standouts “Been Playing,” “Skin,” and “Making It Easy.” On top of that, he’s been receiving an overwhelmingly positive response from audiences.

His previous releases are also worth mentioning, as Kahlil Simplis has a work ethic that reflects in his music.

On songs like “Dreams” his candidness is on a high as he manifests what dedication to one’s dreams is all about branding unapologetic bars notably, “Always have something to prove with somebody’s daughter, I am not one for the altar, too focused on money to ever get altered”. On records like “Consistent” he’s raving with bravado reflecting on topics such as loyalty, staying true to self, business, and keeping external forces at bay when chasing one’s goals:”Ive never cashed a check with someone’s opinion, bitches will find out you got a little money damn now they consistent, whether you like me or not it don’t make a difference” he rhymes cynically on the hook as he subliminally gives us keys to the game.

Kahlil is definitely cut different – he is tunnel vision focused, brims with killer instinct, channels slickness to his vibe, is a record label boss, and easily has one of the most creatively compelling music video catalogs as he admits to REMIXD Magazine, “When I’m not doing music, I’m working on music video treatments”, the indie act from LA tells us. To attain this level of virtuoso and determination is something he picked up earlier on while he was pursuing a hooping career until an unforeseen career-ending injury forced him to hang his boots. Still, this may have been a blessing in disguise; he overcame the depression bug following the injury, chinned up, got into music and poetry as a result, and this meant zeroing in on music as an outlet to release his woes and perhaps gamble on it as a tangible profession. It’s safe to say, his fans are now eating good because he has been consistently putting out fire since 2019 and we got to meet the legend ourselves.

With his highly touted project finally here, the baller turned rapper sat down with us to share more details about his life, the exciting new project titled Safehouse, Vol 1 that dissects his seesaw tales with women, his unquestionable drive, and why we should be rocking with the Inglewood CA artist right about now as he goes for worldwide domination. Check it out below:

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