With their tight chemistry and their shared passion for flashin’, SNUPE BANDZ and PaperRoute Woo are the next Paper Route Empire duo to take over the game. The two Memphis natives take a trip to Los Angeles’s Chinatown in “Dam Fool,” their new music video. Tag-teaming a beat from King Ceeo, who delivers a simmering and atmospheric instrumental, SNUPE and Woo deliver verses packed with pugilistic punchlines and head-turning turns-of-phrase. Woo impresses with an extended football metaphor (“I’m the quarterback, I call all the shots b*tch I’m the GOAT/I was raised up in the field, mane, you other n****s were coached/I’ll burn you and your patna early morning like some toast), while SNUPE BANDZ makes very clear that he doesn’t follow trends: “My pockets stuffed full of blue, my body iced out with jewels/You a broke boy go and get a job, stop tryna be cool.” In the video, SNUPE and Woo show out in L.A.’s Chinatown, posing by statues of lions and stunting under lantern light.
“Dam Fool” is a highlight cut from Boyz In The Hood, the upcoming joint mixtape from the two PRE upstarts. Boyz In The Hood gets a lift from the two rappers’ percolating chemistry: Woo stacks flows and boastful bars with a booming and authoritative delivery, while SNUPE is effortlessly laid back, drawling rhymes about his luck with ladies and money-getting prowess. The latest salvo in an eventful year for Paper Route Empireas they honor the memory of Young Dolph, expect Boyz In The Hood to hit the streets in the very near future.
SNUPE BANDZ and PaperRoute Woo have a long history of collaborations, dating back to 2020’s “In My Bag” and continuing through last year’s “Pop Out,” which drew 1.7 million YouTube views. Both SNUPE and Woo joined their mentor Young Dolph on “Nothing To Me,” a standout single from last year’s PAPER ROUTE iLLUMINATi mixtape, generating over 7.8 million views, and later took the stage in remembrance of their role model during a tribute set at Rolling Loud California. The two Memphis natives made memorable appearances on Paper Route Empire Presents: Long Live Dolph, the recent PRE compilation tape: SNUPE shined on his solo showcase “I Know Why,” and connected with Joddy Badass for the sensual “I Like,” while Woo flashed his mastery of flow in “Fully Equipt.”
Stay tuned for Boyz In The Hood, coming very soon.
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C Glizzy Bringing His Southern Flare To Rappa’s West Coast Production Is A Match Made In Heaven
C Glizzy and Rappa are putting on for Florida and California with “Bang Wit Me.”
Even though a 40-hour drive and well over 2,500 miles separates California from the state of Florida, C Glizzy and Rappa are locked in as if they were next-door neighbors.
Evidence of their transcontinental connection on their latest street bop “Bang Wit Me.” Comprised with equal parts of Coastal influence and Southern flare, the single is equipped with the type of thunderous 808s that are capable of rocking clubs from Los Angeles to Broward County with ease.
“The best part about ‘Bang Wit Me,’ was bringing The South to LA–I was focused on bringing LA to Florida and vice versa,” C Glizzy said.
“Rappa and I be recording like we just chilling in the house–but because of our personal relationship, we think about things outside of the box. We actually have a mixtape on the way. We don’t have a name yet but stay tuned!”
As 2023 comes to a close for C Glizzy, a quick glance at his output for the year shows how his staggering work ethic has catapulted him into an upper echelon of newcomers within the rap game. In addition to delivering his smoldering freestyle for the red-hot Fire in the Booth performance series, C Glizzy has been on a remarkable feature run.
Along with his new collab with Rappa, he has also recently connected with the producer Smash Hitz in addition to collaborating with BlocBoy Jah for their joint effort “With The Gang.”
On top of all of that, C Glizzy has delivered over nine new releases this year–among the impressive string of records is his fan-favorite single “Do You Wrong.” Not to mention C Glizzy is also still enjoying the high from his appearance as tour support for Lil Mosey along with comparisons to buzzing Florida artists such as Hotboii, Kodak Black and more. He’s also previously joined forces with the likes of Foolio, WizDaWizard, Mozzy and Tsu Surf, among others.
Check out the full video for “Bang Wit Me” below.
“Somebody Call Ye” Was Released by Chicago’s Very Own Shye
“Somebody Call Ye” is inspired by Shye’s unwavering determination to make a lasting impact on music, culture, and younger generations. Self-produced, the song serves as both a call for collaboration with Kanye West and features heartfelt lyrics about moving on from heartbreak, old friends, and pure rap storytelling.
Check it out below!
Gusto Leimert Is An Artist You Should Be On The Lookout For
Los Angeles native and rapper, Gusto Leimert (@gustoleimert), makes a bold statement with the release of his latest single, “Ms. Pretty.” This track features his label mate, Roadrunner TB, adding an extra layer of talent to the mix. Gusto’s signature smooth sound is a direct reflection of his roots. He describes it as a fusion of the gentle California breeze intertwined with the contemporary grind and hustle, infused with a new-age trap lingo.
“I’d say my sound is the embodiment of the California lifestyle meeting the modern era of ambition and tenacity,” Gusto explains. Although he now resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, he remains deeply connected to his LA origins, a connection clearly evident in his music’s sound and lyrical delivery.
Even his name, Gusto Leimert, pays homage to his hometown. “My name originates from Leimert Park, where I spent my early life with my friends. ‘Gusto’ was a nickname I earned because I’ve always gone all out in everything I do,” he reveals.
Gusto’s passion for music has been a lifelong journey. He started crafting beats and producing music at the age of ten, ultimately discovering his voice as an artist. Drawing inspiration from timeless classics, Gusto strives to provide his fans with a similar sense of nostalgia and timeless quality through his music.
“I’m inspired by timeless music that does not expire with likes and or waves,” he says. “It has a message, it could be love or making money but it has to have a message. That to me is my inspiration.”
With his artistry, Gusto aspires to offer fans a relatable soundtrack for the various phases of life. Connect with Gusto on social media, where you can find him at @gustoleimert, and immerse yourself in the captivating sounds of “Ms. Pretty” through streaming platforms.
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