A mysterious and mercurial figure who prefers to keep himself tightly wrapped inside one of his signature hoodies, rising rapper $NOT prefers to let his music do the talking. Preparing his most expansive and expressive album to date, $NOT officially announces Ethereal, his next album, coming very soon. Building on the artistic and commercial success of 2020’s Beautiful Havoc, the upcoming album finds the 24-year-old artist reconciling his life as a rising rap star with the inner demons he battles every day. Shedding some (though not toomuch)of the misanthropy that animated his early hits like “GOSHA,” $NOT opens up stylistically and emotionally on the album, a new attitude that is reflected on his awestruck expression on the album’s newly-revealed cover.
The album alternates soul-searching ballads like “BLUEMOON” with amped, pugilistic anthems like the recent single “GO!“. $NOT indulges in his adventurous spirit on the album, trying his hand at every style under the sun, spitting and singing over beats that range from traditionalist boom-bap workouts to synth-heavy ragers to lounge-accented Tennessee trap and back. On Ethereal, $NOT welcomes an all-star cast of collaborators, ranging from peers like Trippie Redd and Kevin Abstract to some key musical influences, like A$AP Rocky, Juicy J, and Joey Bada$$. Featuring additional appearances from Teddi Jones and more, Ethereal arrives on February 11th via 300 Ent.
Though $NOT did not release a project in 2021, he made major moves that helped him grow his audience to more than 9 million monthly listeners on Spotify. Last April, $NOT connected with regular collaborator Cole Bennett to release the video for “Whipski” ft. Lil Skies, a video that racked up over 10 million views. He made his Billboard Hot 100 debut with his appearance on the GOLD-certified “Tell Em” by Cochise, connected with Kevin Abstract and slowthai for Abstract’s acclaimed single “SLUGGER,” collabed with DJ Scheme for “Blue Bills” (24 million Spotify streams), leant his talents to “Calabasas” (16 million Spotify streams) by rising star SSGKobe, and earned placements on the cover of publications like Miami New Times, VIPER Mag, KAZI, and PREME. $NOT showed off his live performance chops over the summer at festivals like Rolling Loud Miami, Firefly, and Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash, and completed the U.S. leg of his headlining “WORLD TOUR,” which finished up in Rolling Loud California in San Bernardino in December. Always ahead of the curve, $NOT dropped an NFT, exclusively on Zora, to coincide with the release of “Whipski,” and he teamed up with Rose In Good Faith for an exclusive merch drop to accompany the release of his melodic single “RED.“
With Ethereal, $NOT releases his most mature and wide-ranging project to date. Keep an eye on the young rapper as he continues to evolve into a star on his own uncompromising terms.
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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!