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.@MeechTheGoat talks new project, ‘Before Chronicle,’ and what to expect from forthcoming album

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TXYLOR is back with a new project, Before Chronicle. The rapper’s heavy-handed flow is always a joy to check out, so sitting down with him for an updated conversation about his new LP was an opportunity that we had to grab.

Check out our full conversation below.


What’s the idea behind Before Chronicle? That’s one wild cover.

Before Chronicle is kind of like a prologue. It’s just a short teaser before I release my debut album, which will be titled Chronicle. Chronicle is going to be my complete story. It’s going to be me revealing everything. I feel like the best albums contain untold stories, the experiences that made you who you are today, and how you made it all the way through your journey. 

What was the recording process like for this one?

The recording process with this project was actually pretty light. I do all my verses in one take, just like the G.O.A.T. Although, one thing I often have trouble with is adlibs. For some reason, I’m just not as good as everyone else when it comes to those, but I don’t adlib rap as much as I used to. I’m definitely more in my hip-hop bag right now. No offense to the mumble rappers.

“While I’m Here” seems like a song that contemplates mortality. Could you tell me a little bit about it?

You’re absolutely right. I thought Before Chronicle was almost finished before I made “While I’m Here,” but once I sat back and actually replayed the songs I had done, I thought to myself “this ain’t it.” So I scrapped it all and just kept playing While I’m Here. I had that feeling that you get when you’re listening to your favorite artist, or when your discover a new sound that you would have never guessed was for you.

I wanted my whole tape to give me that feeling so I decided to start over with clean hands. Anyways, “While I’m Here” is basically me reflecting on tense relationships I have with my loved ones, including my mother, family members & brothers. Not a very complex meaning behind the song, it’s just love me while I’m here no matter what we are going through right now. Beef or not. 

What’s your definition of success? How do you plan to quantify it?

“Success is defined by one’s self, not someone else.“ Honestly, to me success would be making enough to feed my family for generations. I grew up broke and hungry, all this shit I rap about is real. The goal is to make sure our kids don’t have to grow up the same way we did. I want to be able to buy my son a Benz for his 16th, and put all my people on some money. That’s success. 

You write, perform, mix, and master all of your music. By keeping everything in-house, how does that help or hinder your creative process?

Honestly man, I only learned how to engineer because I didn’t have a car or any money at the time, plus I work a lot better alone. Me and Rico used to record on FL Studio with a sock over the mic, now look at us.

I know that you don’t believe in a cure for a cold heart, but if there was one, what would you say that it is?

If there were a cure for a cold heart, it would have to be love. I feel like love is the only thing that could possibly cure all, but you have to be open to love. It can’t just be one way. Damn I sound like a simp. (laughs)

What’s your favorite song on the project? Why?

“Cousins” is currently my favorite track. I sat on that beat for a few weeks and I knew it was special. I was laying in bed trying to figure out which direction I was gonna go with it and then “Cousins” by J. Cole & Bas started playing in my head and I jumped up and ran to the studio. The shit just came naturally but I was so geeked to tell this story. I wrote it in like 45 minutes and recorded the whole song in 1 take, first take.

What message do you want to give fans with Before Chronicle? 

The message behind this project is just me, if you wanna get to know me, press play. I put everything I had into this. I let my pen and my soul bleed. My album on the way though, I won’t make the people wait too long. 

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Tampa Artist Rublow Delivers New Single and Confirms He Has An EP On The Way!

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Born and Raised in Tampa, Florida, independent artist Rublow has been preparing to take over the music industry since he was 10 years old. Now the 22-year-old is proving he’s a force to be reckoned with in the hip hop community.

The up-and-coming artist who is currently signed under two independent labels, Hieroglyphic Music and No Silver Spoon LLC, is killing the game with his versatile sound and incredible flow.

“The way I articulate, I feel as if I tell a different story,” he said, “Yeah, I got turn up music with trap vibes but I’m also well-rounded. I write about real shit, police brutality, growing up in the hood, adversities of being a black man in America. I feel like I’m good at that stuff too.”

Determined to kick start his career, Rublow made the decision to move to Los Angeles, California where he could fully dedicate himself to music. He admits moving to LA was a power move which led him to link up with some of Hollywood’s hottest artists including Anwar Hadid and His Girlfriend Dua Lipa.

Till this day, Rublow continues to have a close relationship with the powerhouse couple who have shown an endless amount of support to the rising artist. In fact, Hadid was on set while filming the visuals to his latest single “Rublow 2x”. The visual available on YouTube, already has over 170k views on YouTube and was shot by Connor Ellmann and Creative Directed by Anwar Hadid, Arb and Kuj!

Already receiving interests from several different music labels, the independent artist has no plans on slowing down this year and wants his fans to know he is here to stay! In fact, Rublow revealed he’s currently working on a new EP which will feature a variety of tracks and will include a collaboration with So So Def artist LA The Goat. The EP “Thru Talkin” is coming sooner than you know it, the project is expected to drop right in time for the summer!

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Independent Artist Vae Day Drops New Single “C Webb”.

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Born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey, Vae Day is an independent artist that is motivated and dedicated to his career. Known for his versatile flow and creativity, the up-and-coming artist admits his favorite part about being a musician is the creative freedom he explores while working on new music.

Starting his career nearly 6 years ago in his cousin’s home studio, Vae Day recalls enduring dark times and explains the reason why he began writing his own music was to cope with his mental health.

“I started making music in 2015 after I tore my ACL.” He admits, “It was an outlet I needed to carry me out of depression.”

Now, the independent artist doesn’t set goals when it comes to his music. Going by the motto, “The Sky Is The Limit”, Vae Day pushes himself to be the best and believes you can do anything you set your mind to.

“I’ve had plenty of jobs but none of them stuck with me.” He admits, “This music shit is something that kept my head up during rough times it’s something I’m actually really good at. Music saved my life.”

Since the start of his career, Vae Day has released 3 albums and has collaborated with several up-and-coming artists. His music has also been featured on Say Cheese and No Jumper. Recently, the independent artist dropped his single “C Webb” and confirmed there is new music on the way!

For music updates and more follow Vae Day on social media- @cloutlord_vae

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Miami Artist Jiggz Drops First Solo EP “Jiggy World”

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Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Jiggz is an independent artist that has a versatile sound and is ready to make a positive impact with his music. The up-and-coming artist takes pride in being authentic and writing lyrics that are relatable.  Formally a dedicated football player, Jiggz found that music was the perfect alternative for him to express his thoughts.

“Music is the way I express myself. It’s the only way I let out my emotions because I tend to bottle things up unless I’m in front of a mic.” He said, “I also have a competitive nature in music as well and strive to always be a better version of myself as an artist.”

Starting his musical career back in 2017, Jiggz has been quite successful in the past few years. You may have heard his music on popular shows such as Daredevil, The Chi, The Grand Army, and a short film called Holler. Ultimately, the independent artist hopes to have a long-lasting career by inspiring and encouraging his fans to chase their dreams.

“I plan to make a positive impact in a way where when people listen to my music they feel a certain way of themselves in a positive light.” He admits, “I want to impact everyone who takes a listen.”

Representing the core of Miami, Jiggz is the next artist on the RISE! Ready to make moves, the independent artist has been working on his first solo EP “Jiggyworld” that is dropping today!

The independent artist has more up his sleeve for 2021, but first make sure to check out his first solo project “Jiggyworld”. Available on all streaming platforms or stream down below!

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