Meet John Lam, the RIAA Platinum-Certified Producer who’s produced hits such as “Kanye Krazy” for Lil Durk, “Zaza” by PNB Rock, and “I Be Chillin” by Nardo Wick.
Florida-bred musician and beat maker John Lam can be heard on a number of melodic Hip-hop tracks coming out of the South. His tag Pull up Lam plays on various records performed by Chicago’s-own Lil Durk and on many other prominent artists’ tracks. With polished samples and nostalgic tones, Lam’s music shares the story of his Southern roots one note at a time. Lam’s music is described as a fusion of the rhythm of 90s and 2000s Hip-hop with the heart of Old-School and Gospel Soul, the flavor of Miami Dance music and a bassline of the Deep South. His sound’s foundation came from the music that surrounded him in Church in his hometown of St. Petersburg, Fl. There, he grew up playing guitar and piano which helped him develop his musicianship and the sound that would later be heard in his productions. Always inspired by the music around him, Lam was determined to become respected for his musical taste. When he started college at USF to obtain a degree in Computer Engineering, Lam moved around as a DJ in the Tampa Bay area. He played shows across campus and started developing a name within the music scene. When he lost interest in DJing, he began experimenting with beat making. With his experience as a musician, his technical skills from Computer Science and his music network in the city, he made a smooth transition from DJing to music producing. Before he knew it, his sound circled to local artists throughout his city and got lots of positive reinforcement from its listeners. He started going back and forth to Atlanta and other music cities to broaden his clientele and to build his network.
Although he traveled to spread his music, Lam stayed rooted in Tampa to continue developing his production skills. In 2019, he interned at a local studio when he met Hypno Carlito, an associate of Chicago rapper Lil Durk. Hypno heard Lam’s beats and initiated the conversation that led to an introduction to the Chicago rapper. Durk was already impressed by Lam’s sound and the duo began working on music together not
long after meeting. Durk signed Lam to his Only The Family label and the rest is history. Lam was connected to Lil Durk’s OTF roster and quickly worked his way up to RIAA Platinum-Certified records, major single and album releases. His record “On Your Mind” with Lil Durk was featured on the Judas and the Black Messiah soundtrack and Lam’s music circulated across the world. Through his work ethic and label connections, Lam
made his way in the studio with artists like PNB Rock, 2 Chainz, Polo G, Dave East and more. As doors continued to open up, Lam stayed focused and ready for the next thing. Although Lam has music broadcasted nationally and internationally, he is determined to stay focused on growing his own empire. Inspired by German composer and producer Hans Zimmer and Chicago music producer and artist Kanye West, Lam aspires to be innovative in creating the next surge of music. He continues to collaborate with major artists and next-up music creators. With his passion for developing new talent and creating quality music records, producer John Lam has plans to discover the next music superstar and to continue perfecting his craft to become one of the world’s most respected music producers in the game.
South Florida’s G6reddo Links Up With BLP Kosher For New Video “SKRR SKRR”
South Florida’s very own, G6reddot (@g6reddot), continues to show his star quality with the release of his new single and music video “SKRR SKRR.” On this single, G6 collabed with fellow Florida rapper BLP Kosher (@blpkosher) , a proud Jewish rapper hailing from Broward County. G6reddot flexes his smooth flow over an uptempo bass-heavy beat. Watch the premiere of “SKRR SKRR” HERE.
G6reddot’s artist name is inspired by his love for football as a kid. He explains, “I loved football growing up; I was pretty fast. That’s how I got the name G6, fast like a G6 jet plane.” This connection between his passion for sports and his music career reflects the unique perspective he brings to the industry.
G6’s newest single, “SKRR SKRR” gives fans a glimpse into him in his element. The captivating single effortlessly captures elements of G6redot’s personality. G6reddot’s music is distinct and delivers a unique and versatile style that fans can’t get enough of. G6 draws musical inspiration from heavyweights like Drake, Post Malone, Future, Young Thug, and Kodak Black.
G6reddot continues to shine by delivering unfiltered music that directly reflects his world. “When fans listen to my music, I want them to take away the gems I drop about the everyday things people from where I’m from go through – the mental challenges, the street life, and so much that comes with overcoming challenges in the ghetto. Those are the people I make music for,” G6 added.
Check out “SKRR SKRR” featuring BLP Kosher below:
Dee-1 Releases New Visual “Lines Drawn”
Emmy-nominated educator turned entertainer, Dee-1 (@Dee1music) addresses critics and fans alike in the official music video for the Danny Beats-produced single “Lines Drawn,” following his viral interview on Sway In The Morning centered around industry hypycrosy. Filmed by Tufts University‘s own Jalen Hill, a student enrolled in the New Orleans native’s “The Intersection of Hip Hop and Social Change” course, the timely track and its accompanying visual postdate Dee’s previously released album UNO. Serving as the first official leak from his forthcoming LP From The Hood To Harvard, the song is a beacon of light as unfavorable headlines engulf online media.
“I did this song as a response to the industry being so shaken by me drawing a line in the sand and saying that we need some accountability for the messages we’re glorifying inside Hip-Hop. This is part one, there’s more on the way. A shift is happening from a genre and cultural perspective,” says the National Social Emotional Learning Consultant in a press statement to Medium Creative Agency about the release.
Award-winning rapper. educator, host, activist, business owner, and keynote speaker are synonymous with Louisiana‘s Dee-1. The Nasir “Nas” Jones Hip Hop Fellow at Harvard University is a Billboard Top 10 charting, game-changing MC with a persona to match his penmanship. He’s transitioned from being a middle school math teacher in The Boot to a Hip-Hop heavyweight with much more to accomplish. He has released 10 albums and 21 projects thus far in his career.
Dee-1’s music is part of a bigger lifestyle movement called Mission Vision, which centers around three core principles: Be Real. Be Righteous. Be Relevant. In 2020, Dee received the prestigious NAACP “Power of Influence Award,” highlighting his community activism and commitment to inspiring the youth. In 2021, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for his work on “The Manhattan Project,” but he lost to Michelle Obama. Later that year, Dee was appointed to the “Louisiana Council for the Success of Black Men and Boys” by Governor John Bel Edwards, making him the first rapper in Louisiana history to become a governor’s appointee.
Watch the HD clip for “Lines Drawn” on YouTube and stream the single via Audiomack below. For a limited time you can purchase an advanced copy of From The Hood To Harvard exclusively on EVEN, here.
Deuce Savage creates a new Rap Lane with the single “Mudd Thompson”
The Midwest isn’t letting up when it comes to individuality and variety in music. As the rap genre continues to evolve, more music artist are finding their way with their own sounds. One Chicagoland artist Deuce Savage, is turning up the rap world with a rockstar appeal. Recently releasing his trending single “Mudd Thompson”, his authentic and experimental sound is a unique addition to the music world.
Taking on the sound of this new wave of trap rock, Deuce Savage is an artist who isn’t afraid to step outside the box. As a self-taught producer, Deuce is able to bring his creativity to life with every song. Resonating with music lovers of all genres, his unique delivery is originally raw. The single “Mudd Thompson”, is thrilling freestyle flow over a hard hitting beat. Produced by Deuce himself, his talent of layering unique sounds shines effortlessly with this single.
Aside from his unique music, Deuce Savage connects with fans through his intriguing lifestyle. Uploading weekly day-to day videos on YouTube, he shows fans his creative process and his unpredictable personality. Further experimenting with other genres, “Mudd Thompson,” is just a preview of what’s to come from Deuce Savage. Stream his latest single below now!