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Meet Virginia Beach Native DRE-SKI: An Emerging Artist Ready to Take Over the Rap Scene

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Up-and-coming rapper DRE-SKI is no stranger to the world of hip-hop! Growing up in
the neighborhood of “Campus East”, DRE-SKI, whose real name is Mondre, would
listen to a lot of rap, including Jay-Z, DMX, Dip Set, Nas and Biggie. After graduating
high school, the Virginia Beach native got into music by writing raps over instrumentals
and would have his friends listen to them. But it wasn’t until he attended college and
opened up for Lupe Fiasco and Fabolous that people, including his friends, started
taking him seriously.


In 2012, DRE-SKI took a break from music and four years later, he hopped right back
in and started his own independent record label/brand, “XB Music Group”. Between
2016 and 2019, the rapper put out a few mixtapes – “Calm Your Taste Budz 2 & 3” and
“Keep The Change 1 & 2”. In 2019, he debuted his first EP, “Long Story Short” and in
2020, he dropped two different EPs, titled “Game 6” & “4 Real Ones Only”. His music is
available on all digital streaming platforms (Apple, Spotify, Tidal, Google Play).

DRE-SKI has always been passionate about music. Some of his musical influences are
Jay-Z, J. Cole, Fabolous, Pusha –T, Ace Hood and Moneybagg Yo. And just like these
artists, he’s looking to influence others with his music, engage with his audience and
build a solid, long-lasting fanbase. His versatility and lyrical ability make him stand out
from others, while his work ethic is impeccable. DRE-SKI is currently working on his
next EP, “Turning Point”, but he hopes to release a few singles by this summer. He’s
also working with a few music producers, one of them being Jay Uncut from Atlanta,
and EK from Virginia Beach. When he isn’t making music, DRE-SKI is focusing on his
next moves.


As an entrepreneur, he would like to sign emerging artists onto his record label and give
them the opportunity to propel their music careers. Outside of music, he is a realtor, a
real estate investor and the owner of a trucking company. Aside from working on his
new EP, DRE-SKI is looking to network a lot more so he can expand his brand.


Check out two of his music videos out now and get the latest on the rapper on all social
media platforms.

IG: @TheReal_DreSki
SnapChat: TheReal.DreSki

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Cashout Beatz is becoming a household name in the Midwest after bringing home multiple Billboard plaques

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Cashout Beatz is the next big producer out of the Midwest! He first started making beats in the basement of his mother’s home in Cincinnati, Ohio. After years of perfecting his craft, he consistently traveled & networked with upcoming independent artists in the Midwest & South region. He decided to open a studio of his own, and started taking classes to learn how to engineer and mix music.

He quickly developed a unique sound and working with local artists really helped him build his sound. After building a buzz in the streets, he caught the ears of Young Scooter, which led him to eventually produce and go on tour with him. Cashout Beatz has worked with many artists in the Freebandz family such as Young Scooter, Casino, Mexico Marc, and BMG Sunny. After multiple releases with Icewear Vezzo, including “Mudd Baby”, “Quagen”, “God Bless The 6” featuring Babyface Ray, “Play For Keeps” featuring G Herbo, “F Blocc,” and many more. He has now reached the Billboard Charts with ‘Rich Off Pints 2’ charting #1 and ‘Rich Off Pints 3’ charting #3. 

Cashout Beatz is set to launch his production record label Cashout Music and will be signing upcoming producers, songwriters, and artists. Follow: @1cashoutbeatz on all social media platforms.

Direct Link: https://music.apple.com/us/album/rich-off-pints-3/1634274037

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“Wait For U” Wins Best Melodic Rap Performance at 2023 Grammys

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At last night’s Grammy Awards, Future, Drake, and Tems took home the win for “Best Melodic Rap Performance” for “Wait For U” – and two out of five producers of the track, ATL Jacob & 1SRAEL, were there on stage to accept the award.

ATL Jacob and 1SRAEL delivered a short speech:

“Man this is crazy, I couldn’t even tell you how I feel right now,” 1SRAEL said. “Thank you to Tems, thank you to ATL Jacob, thank you to FNZ, Tejiri, thank you to Drake, Future … I’m speechless as you can see.”

“Wait For U” was also nominated in two other categories, “Best Rap Song,” and “Best Rap Album.”

Best Melodic Rap Performance is 1SRAEL’s first Grammy win. The Grammy-award winning producer has a list of accolades under his belt, including winning a BET Award for Best Collaboration, and an AMA award for Best Hip-Hop Song for his work on Future’s “WAIT FOR U.”

“WAIT FOR U” was produced by ATL Jacob, 1SRAEL, FNZ, Tejiri Akpoghene, and Sonic Major.

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ATL’s Skuffle Raises The Bar On New LP, ‘Rubberband Skuff’ 

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ATL’s Skuffle (@skuffle_) is back with a complete project jam-packed with hard-hitting production and gritty bars. The Georgia-bred MC grew up in a single-parent home and is no stranger to obstacles. After spending time in prison, he has progressed to making it out and creating the music that he hopes changes his whole family’s life. 

Drawing inspiration from the streets and his family, Skuffle is motivated to make it to the rap game’s top. His ear for production is helping him secure a fast-growing fan base in the ATL region. His latest LP is ten fire tracks with only one feature throughout the album. Visuals for singles like “Captain” and “50 Face Skuff” are still gaining some traction on YouTube. Rubberband Skuff is a solid statement to start Black History Month. He’s putting on for all the street rap legends before him.

Today, press play on the latest album, Rubberband Skuff, from ATL’s fast-rising street lyricist!

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