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Ranking YG’s Five Best Collaborations

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If there’s one thing you can say about YG, it’s that he’s super-friendly on the microphone. He’ll damn near hand out a verse to anyone if the price is right. Over the course of his near-decade career, he’s created a ton of hits for himself, and other artists that all carry that lucrative, West Coast gangster energy. We’ve handpicked five of the best, even though, admittedly, they are all as hard as can be.

5. “Big Bank Take Lil Bank” by YG feat. 2 Chainz, Nicki Minaj, and Big Sean

This is the fun-loving YG that makes party tracks so vivacious. His star collaboration track with Big Sean (props to his Kaepernick reference) 2 Chainz, and Nicki Minaj is a certified smasher. YG anchors the thing with a nonsensical collection of bars about jack shit, but the sheer craziness and energy of his delivery make it the best part of the song. This is YG in rare form and we love every minute of it.

4. “Last Time That I Checc’d” by Nipsey Hussle feat. YG

Nipsey Hussle’s the epitome of self-made progress. “Last Time That I Checc’d,” which came out earlier this year, repeatedly hones in on the fact that he built his empire himself. His achievement is amazing, but the content of the song comes off as slightly preachy. That’s when YG brings that trademark nonsensical flow and lines that really take a load off and may elicit a laugh or two. Props to YG bringing the balance and really elevating this song from good to great.

3. “I Got a Question” by YG feat. Lil Wayne

Now, this is a YG song that’ll make you think; much different than the swaggering, shoot-em-up records that populate his discography. Here, YG is angry and confused. He questions the establishment, his girlfriend, the police, all trying to find answers about the way that his daily life is scheduled. He talks himself into solving his problems, and just as he wraps up, Lil Wayne comes in with a smooth autotuned verse that reminds us of just how brilliant he is. This is one of YG’s favorite tracks.

2. “Don’t Come to LA” by YG feat. SadBoy Loko, AD, and Bricc Baby

This track starts off Still Brazy on a dangerous note. All those fake rappers and the bullshit that comes to the West Coast, it’s done. Now. YG’s turf is dangerous; you have to check in or else you get stomped out. Here, his brutal reality is especially apparent in his swaggering opening verse. When he opens up the microphone to AD ad Bricc Baby, they deliver some new spectrums to the mantra that YG delivers, and they’re just as necessary to round up a complete picture.

1. “Toot It and Boot It” by YG feat Ty Dolla $ign

This was the song that introduced most of the world to YG. Here, he was rough – almost unlistenable at certain points as he slurred through his words and verses without much attention to detail. The song’s sole saving grace was Ty Dolla $ign’s uncredited chorus that made it one of the best songs of 2009. This collaboration kicked YG’s career into high gear and will always hold a place in any true fan’s heart.

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Ashley “Bam Bam” Harris Is Authentically Awesome

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Baltimore finest Ashley “Bam Bam” Harris is a happy and rapid African American woman who is an ascending force in the present digital media landscape. Fueled by vigor, passion, and the love of the craft, Ashley procures experiences every time she touches the kid that leaves positive perceptions by attendees.

The “Crazy Girl On The Mic” persona developed throughout years of hosting prestigious Baltimore events and at her alma mater The University Of Maryland Eastern Shore’s elite organization Hawk Radio where her personality made her the face.

In a dirty filled with egomaniacs and superficiality Ashley’s realness makes her somebody very easy to root for. A major influence in that is the legendary and acclaimed Barry Harris aka DJ DragonCuts who graced Baltimore radio station 92Q for years which fuels Bam Bam to grow herself into an one of a kind media personality as soon as possible. She’s off to a legendary start with work in the business on platforms such as Shay Star Radio, Power 101.7 VIP room, VVC radio, Nik Of Time radio, and more!

Stay tuned because her legacy shall grow grand soon and Ashley Bam Bam Harris will make waves.

Follow her on Instagram here.

https://www.instagram.com/bambam_foren?igsh=MTV2MmJ0OHN6dTFkaA==

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Highlighting Earn Your Masters Open Call Winner + Performer

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Earn Your Masters, held this past weekend in Charlotte, NC, saw a packed venue with a line around the corner, showcasing the immense interest and enthusiasm for the intersection of music and entrepreneurship. Attendees were treated to a dynamic lineup of speakers, workshops, and networking opportunities, cementing Earn Your Masters as a premier platform for aspiring artists and entrepreneurs.

After much deliberation, the local winner of the $5000 seeding money was Dominic Samuels, whose groundbreaking ‘Plugged’ concept impressed the judges with its creativity and potential impact on the DJ/music industry. Dominic can be found on Instagram @sirdom_. Earn Your Masters will continue its journey with one more stop before the grand finale in Miami in December, where the grand prize winner will walk away with $50,000 in funding to bring their idea to life.

The event concluded with a mesmerizing performance by open-call winner Cyanca, whose soulful voice captivated the audience. UnitedMasters’ dedication to amplifying local talent was palpable as North Carolina artist J$PH, representing their roster, delivered a show-stopping performance, leaving attendees buzzing with anticipation for the future of music innovation. The energy of the event remained high throughout, with famous North Carolina DJ Fannie Mae keeping the crowd energized in between panels and throughout the mixer, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all.

Earn Your Masters Experience is a transformative event series created by UnitedMasters in partnership with Earn Your Leisure and Ally Bank. The event aims to empower artists and entrepreneurs by providing them with the knowledge, resources, and opportunities needed to succeed in today’s competitive landscape. For more information, visit UnitedMasters.com.

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Keem Reign offers a fresh approach to hip-hop with album Life Goes On

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2024 is proving to be the most diverse year of music yet. As the different genre’s blend together, music lovers can experience both innovate and original projects. This unique product of individuality is the definition of music artist Keem Reign. The East Coast native is in a league all of his own, with the release of his captivating album Life Goes On. Consisting of 23 unparalleled tracks, this project is so much more than a hip-hop release.

Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Keem Reign is a budding talent full of soul, experience and imagination. Finding his inspiration for music within his own life, Keem’s creation process is filled with a variety of emotions. A major part of his personal influence in music comes from his mother and understanding her sacrifice. Keem often uses her journey of being a single mother as fuel to produce some of his most vulnerable lyrics.

This latest release serves as a reintroduction of Keem’s style and musical presence. Finding his own flare of blending rapping with singing, Life Goes On is an interesting layered project. Keem’s voice is smooth and melodic, putting listeners into almost a meditative trance. Despite the light touch, this album was heavily inspired by heartbreak. After experiencing a personal relationship turned sour, he turned to music for a type of mental reset. Singles like “Toxic”, “Sober”, “Pill Popper” and “Next Lifetime” are heartfelt depictions. As Keem Reign focuses on polishing his sound, expanding his wordplay and pushing his creativity, his imprint on hip-hop will only grow bigger. Listen to the full length album Life Goes on below now !!

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