Category Archives: Hip-Hop/Rap

[Throwback Track:] L.A. Leakers – Pull Up (feat. Kid Ink, Sage the Gemini & Iamsu!) & [Trap EDM/Rap] Gas Pedal (Salva Remix)


[Throwback Track:]

[Kid Ink:]
I know, I know you been waitin’ all night (it’s all right)
I know what you wanna get full of (I’m bout to pull up)
Pull up, I’m bout to pull up…

[Iamsu!:]
Goin’ in, more bars than a lifer
Send a text, bet she pull up like a diaper
Hyper, active, ballin’ no practice
Smokin’ on sherbert, we don’t smoke cactus

Our throwback tune for the day is the L.A. Leaker’s “Pull Up” featuring Kid InkSage the Gemini and Iamsu!. This 2015 rap track has a highly danceable and energetic beat and was used in many 2015 Vines in conjunction with dances like “The Whip.” Kid Ink’s chorus is pretty damn catchy and well I’d be damned if Iamsu! didn’t just deliver the best verse I’ve ever heard from him. Definitely miles over what he and Sage “showcased” in “Gas Pedal” do yourself a favor and check this song out! Also check out trap EDM producer Salva’s remix of Sage the Gemini and Iamsu!’s “Gas Pedal.”

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[New Atlanta Hip-Hop/Rap:] Sahbabii – Pull Up Wit Ah Stick (feat. Loso)


Atlanta Rap

Pull Up Wit Ah Stick (feat. Loso Loaded) – Sahbabii

Pull up wit ah stick, let it hit
Pull up wit ah stick, let it hit

Bitch I’m with the mob, you can’t get in
we commit a sin for our niggas in the bin

After hearing this song playing at a local hookah bar in Buckhead, Atlanta after work one night I had to download it. Shoutout the DJ at Sahara Lounge that was playing this a few nights ago! “Pull Up Wit Ah Stick” is a trap banger full of Atlanta swag and “Datway!!” mentality. For those not in the ATL, that means it bangs and is totally a song you should blast in the whip with the windows down (especially on warm days here in the South).

Featuring Loso Loaded this rather underground track from Sahbabii is almost guaranteed to blow up once more people hear it. Oh yes, I would be remiss if I also failed to mention I have heard Atlanta’s Streetz 94.5 (my FM station of choice) playing this late at night. Here’s to a whole new movement of Atlanta rap, one that will hopefully take our city Dat way!! as we prepare to face the New England Patriots in the upcoming Super Bowl! (RISE UP FALCONS)

[Hip-Hop/Rap] [Atlanta Rap:] 2 Chainz – Good Drank (feat. Gucci Mane & Quavo)


[Atlanta Hip-Hop/Rap:]
Good Drank (feat. Gucci Mane & Quavo of the Migos) – 2 Chainz


2 Chainz smash-hit song, “Good Drank” gets a music video. Opting for a more “old-school” vintage look the song successfully combines elements of the past with the style and flair inherent in 2016-2017 rap. The song itself has been tearing up charts and radio waves across the country, especially in Atlanta.

Featuring none-other-than Gucci 1017 & Quavo of the Migos the track unfolds over a soothing, catchy piano chord and trap snares. Only these three Atlanta rappers could create something with this much uniqueness, and still keep it “street,” with elements of a slow jam, lyrics characteristic of a party rap song and flows smooth as ice. Can’t forget Quavo’s incredible chorus either.

[Indie/Locals] [Hip-Hop/Rap:] Rack Jenkins – Dead Frenemies // B.L.A.C.K. Baron – Mayretta (feat. Scotty ATL)


Local & Indie Raps

[Hip-Hop/Rap:]
Rack Jenkins – Dead Frenemies (provided courtesy of Cut x Sewn)

That’s why I never trust niggas man, motherfuck a friend!

Popping up on my Soundcloud feed today, a very nice chill rap track coming to us from Rack Jenkins. “Dead Frenemies” tells the story of a rapper’s journey to fame, coming up in the city and the cautionary tales of dealing with frenemies (friends who are actually f*ckbois in disguise).

From the laidback vocals, to the Asian sounding chords plucked in the background the song sets a very calm, relaxing tone. The beat itself, greatly reminds me of something Nujabes (the mastermind behind Samurai Champloo‘s soundtrack) or Dilla would produce.

In other words, some real hip-hop for ya listenin’ ears.

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[Hip-Hop/Rap] [Atlanta Rap]
B.L.A.C.K. Baron – Mayretta (feat. Scotty ATL) // [BONUS] Scotty ATL – Marry Me

See I’m straight out the North,
Yeah, I come from the ‘May
A.K.A. Amsterdam, everybody got grams
All our trunks be on wham, pretty bitches goddamn!
Yeah they know who I am, I’m the one with the plan

Two Atlanta rappers come together to rep the North and East sides in “Mayretta” (one local pronunciation of Marietta, Georgia). With a steady, trap beat, catchy hooks and lyrics the song does not only Atlanta, but Marietta proud. B.L.A.C.K. Baron Scotty ATL have an interesting synergy in this track produced by Larkinbeats. Good to see some quality ATL rap that sounds nothing like Young Thug, Lil’ Yachty, or even 21 Savage. Like they say, you eat the same thing everyday you’ll get tired of it real quick.

Check out more from B.L.A.C.K. Baron here.
Check out more from Scotty ATL here.

Scotty ATL – Marry Me

[Hip-Hop/Rap] Gucci Mane – Both (feat. Drake) // [Hip-Hop/Rap] Migos – T-Shirt


Hello all, and Happy New Year. I hope everyone has had a wonderful 2017 thus far and wish you all a wonderful year ahead.

[Hip-Hop/Rap] Gucci Mane – Both (feat. Drake) from Gucci Mane’s Return of the East Atlanta Santa

I don’t usually do this, ‘less I’m drunk or I’m high
But I’m both right now, got me talkin’ bout my life
[…] I don’t usually do this, ‘less I’m drunk or I’m high
but I’m both right now and I need you in my life

With GuWop out of prison it seems he is simply everywhere these days. Gucci Mane has been dropping music like crazy and making appearances everywhere from VICE to NY’s Power 105.1 FM. Straight from his latest mixtape East Atlanta Santa Gucci Mane is bringing straight heat with his single “Both” featuring Drake.

Starting off the track with some signature Gucci grammar-ful lyrics “I got so many felonies/I might can’t never go to Canada” you can feel the makings of a top Gucci track with lasting appeal, even before you hear “If Young Metro don’t trust you, I’m gon’ shoot yo.”

The song largely speaks for itself so I will let it do just that, rather than describe it. Young Metro’s ice-cold beat is perfect for 2017 and Drake absolutely destroys the hook making the song irresistibly catchy. The only downside is at 3 minutes and 10 seconds, the song is far too short.


[Hip-Hop/Rap] Migos – T-Shirt

Last year proved to be quite an unstoppable year for the Migos. Contrary to the general consensus that 2016 wasn’t the best of years, the Migos only rose in popularity, dropped a plethora of new music as they prepare to drop a new album. Perhaps one of the most iconic rap songs of 2016 “Bad & Boujee” has been off the charts across America and the world.

“T-Shirt” continues the traditional Migos flow with an interesting video that pits the group in the middle of the arctic wilderness with several eye-catchingly beautiful women.

[Hip-Hop:] GTA – Little Bit of This (feat. Vince Staples) *from Watch Dogs 2 // [Dance/Trap:] Hoodboi – Closer (feat. ASTR) [Rytmeklubben Remix]


[Hip-Hop/Rap:] GTA – Little Bit of This (feat. Vince Staples)

And for the last time I ain’t on no conscious shit
I like big girls, fast whips, ass & tits,
Mansions of white women, might jack some shit
So stop actin’ like I’m a activist

House DJ and producer GTA has shown he can be versatile. With singles and remixes spanning several different genres, it comes to surprise that he can bring his unique sound to a hip-hop track. “Little Bit of This” features up and coming rapper Vince Staples rapping over an interesting beat with an almost Latin or Asian feel to it. Staples wordplay is just as interesting, “Been crazy come where you livin’ at/kick down the door/get down to get dough/and I ain’t come here for the chitty-chat” and the insanely catchy chorus solidifies the funky flow.

“Little Bit of This” has enjoyed some exposure being the “trailer” theme song for the Watch Dogs 2 video game, for Xbox One and Playstation 4. The soundtrack features a variety of music from many different genres and is as varied and inclusive as a GTA soundtrack.


[Dance & Trap]
Hoodboi – Closer (feat. ASTR) [Rytmeklubben Remix]

Trap DJ Hoodboi has had success in his genre and through remixes of his and by others into Jersey House and club songs. “Closer” is an easily-missed gem that has some quality vocals and interesting melodies worth checking out. Particularly in the Rytmeklubben remix, there is a stark contrast of heavy bass and drops into trap snares with light bell noises and calming female vocals. Check the song out above, and for a more uptempo Jersey House remix check out DJ Hoodboi & Falcons remix of Ty Dolla $ign’s “Paranoid” below:

[Dance/Deep House:] CiD & Kaskade – Sweet Memories (Extended Mix) // [Electronic Trap] Far East Movement x Marshmello – Freal Luv (feat. Tinashe & Chanyeol of EXE)


[Dance & Deep House]
Sweet Memories – CiD & Kaskade

Your sweet, memories
the one we danced to, all night long…

CiD & Kaskade’s insta-classic “Sweet Memories” has a very badass extended version (like many of CiD’s songs). Powerful wobbling basslines and funky groovy vocal samples make for a very floor-heavy dance tune. The song is very powerful even with it’s minimalistic take on “vocal house” and is sure to be a favorite among house lovers (also check out the duo’s other hot collab “Us” from Kaskade’s Automatic)


[Electronic Trap]
Freal Luv (feat. Tinashe & Chanyeol of EXE) – Far East Movement x Marshmello

Hustle to win, we be livin’ in sin,
makin’ us two of a kind
새로운 길, babe we got temples to build,
ain’t no haters can step to our grind
-Chanyeol

Hip-hop and electronic group Far East Movement has teamed up with rising-star Trap producer, Marshmello, in the hard-hitting trap banger “Freal Luv.” Bringing R&B songstress Tinashe into the mix and Korean Pop singer Chanyeol, livens the song up even more while heightening it’s diverse sound. On the surface it may begin like your typical trap with female vocals but Tinashe manages to bring some very moving energy to the chorus. Far East Movement has largely been off the mainstream radar for some time, and though this is not the first time they’ve “teamed up” with an EDM producer (All You feat. Waka Flocka heavily sampled Kaskade’s “All You) this cut feels much more authentic. In “All You” the beat was simply sampled from it’s original recording, while this was produced just for the song.

The result is Marshmello‘s signature slamming and slapping snares, heavy bass rolls and triumphant bells keeping the mood light, but intense.

For those in the Atlanta areamarshmello will be performing at The Gold Room in Buckhead, Atlanta on November 23rd. Pre-sale tickets are already sold out.