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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)

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[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.

 

 

[ATL Hip-Hop:] Rae Sremmurd – Black Beatles (feat. Gucci Mane) [Prod. Mike Will]


[ATL Hip-Hop & Rap]
[Music Video]
“Black Beatles (feat. Gucci Mane) [Prod. by Mike Will]” – Rae Sremmurd

Like clockwork I blow it all, then get some mo’
Get you somebody that can do both
Black Beatles got the babes belly rollin’
She think she love me, I think she trollin’

[Audio:]

 

Rae Sremmurd and Gucci Mane are tearing up the charts around the country with their feel good rockstar anthem “Black Beatles.” Though the song has been out since October (the track enjoyed early spins as part of a mix on ATL’s HOT 107.9 FM), it seems many people are just now finding out about the song. Streetz 94.5 FM announced the song had made the top 3 on the charts a few days ago, many after it’s competitor HOT 107.9.

Coming across exactly as the title states, “Black Beatles” is a feel-good rock rap anthem from two very urban rappers. The clash of genres certainly creates a certain amount of rock flair that shines through in the excellent chorus, mesmerizing beat and carefully chosen lyrics. Gucci Mane rounds out the track with some of his first verses since his release. They aren’t exactly GOAT Gucci, but they don’t detract from the overall feel of the song either. If you haven’t already, do yourself a favor and check out this track. You can also check out Rae Sremmurd’s latest album “Sremmlife 2” and Gucci Mane’s recent “Woptober.”

[Future ATL Dance] iLoveMakonnen – Tonight (Ba-kuura Remix) // [Future House/Grime] Sigala – Sweet Lovin’ (Crookers Remix)


[Future ATL Dance]
iLoveMakonnen – Tonight (Ba-kuura Rmx)

[Deep House/Future Grime]
Sigala – Sweet Lovin’

The current state of EDM music never ceases to amaze as it has branched and developed into so many unique styles in these past few years. Full of hometown pride I am happy to feature Ba-kuura’s future Atlanta dance/quasi-IDM remix of iLoveMakonnen’s Tonight“. The added drums and bass compliment well Makonnen’s warbly crooning, nothing new from the Atlanta rapper whose “singing” strikes somewhere between corny and genius.

Next up, what starts out as your typical chill, yet up-tempo House groove dissolves the familiar rhythm structure and switches up the beat with funky UK Grime-style basslinesSigala’s Sweet Lovin’” is right up there with most of today’s Future House but somehow, just does it a little bit better. Needless to say, the song is pure crack, and not to be missed by those who appreciate good music.

[Trap Hip-Hop / ATL Rap:] Chedda Da Connect – Lost Count (feat. Sy Ari Da Kid)


[Hip-Hop Rap / ATL Rap:]

Chedda & Sy Ari team-up with help from Zaytoven
Chedda Da Connect & Sy Ari Da Kid’s “Lost Count” Produced by Zaytoven

By now you’ve no doubt heard one of the latest nationwide meme crazes “Flicka Da Wrist” by Chedda Da Connect. The unsung underground single sprung into popularity following several viral videos and top vine lists of people showing their own takes and methods of ‘flicking their wrists”.

Chedda Da Connect (Houston born), doesn’t just make meme music. His mixtape, Chedda World showcases his rapping talents over trappy, street-style beats with a bevvy of feature artists from his hometown, as well as Atlanta.

Notably, he collabs with up-and-coming Atlanta rapper, Sy Ari Da Kid on the tape. The two team up on “Lost Count” ; a ridin’ in the whip trappin’, but not in complete turn-up mode track one would sit back and ride low to, or procede to count yo ‘hunnits to. Chedda World also receives back-up from rappers the likes of fellow Vine rapperT-Wayne, Kirko Bangz and Rizzo.

Chedda Da Connect’s Chedda World:
Link (courtesy: LiveMixtapes.com)

Sy Ari Da Kid:
Soundcloud


Check out this music video from Sy Ari Da Kid that’s over 8 minutes long featuring verses from many of ATL’s top rap groups and emcees “300 Spartans” featuring D Dash, Translee, Verse Simmonds, Que, K. Camp, Stuey Rock, Tha Joker, Jose Guapo, Chaz Gotti, Bo Deal, Bambino Gold, Dae Dae, Doe Boy, Scotty ATL, Issa, John John Da Don, Fly Guy Veto, Migos, Tabius Tate, Zuse, Kidd Kidd, Nyemiah Supreme, Jacquees, Retro Jace (Two9) & Fort Knox.

[Future Wave / Ambient R&B:] Trey Songz – Slow Motion (Airia Remix)


[Future Ambient] Trey Songz – Slow Motion (Airia Remix)

Our Chill selection for the day would stop at the stations on the intersection of Future Chill and Ambient Euphoric, if it were a train en route to Ear-gasm TownAiria’s spacey, mellowed out flip of Trey Songz’ crossover R&B smash-hit “Slow Motion” is a great addition to anyone’s catalog. A perfectly agreeable mélange of soft pianos, synths and melodies put an even more refreshing aural ambience compared to the original. This remix will fit right at home for fans of chill and ambient tunes or just good music in general. Happy trails friends! Cop yourself this chill-out banger by following the links below:
Download the song for free here:
Find out more about Airia here:

Airia’s Soundcloud
Airia’s Instagram:
Airia’s Twitter
Find out more about Trey Songz here:
More from Songz:

[New ATL Hip-Hop / Rap:] Rich Homie Quan – Flex (Ooh Ooh Ooh) // [Jersey Southern Rap:] Fetty Wap – Trap Queen (Remix feat. Azealia Banks, Gucci Mane & Quavo of the MIGOS)


Flex (Ooh Ooh Ooh) – Rich Homie Quan

Our first feature is the music video for Atlanta-based Rapper, Rich Homie Quan’s Flex (Ooh Ooh Ooh)“, a popular rap track with a simplistic, keyboard/GameBoy sounding electric rhythm chord that repeats throughout the beat. Quan’s “ooh, ooh, ooh” he sings during the song is characteristic of Southern Hip-Hop in being catchy and authentic, and not necessarily having to be related to trapping or other illegal activities, it’s simply there for fun. Rich Homie Quan has been blowing up on the scene lately since I first heard of him through music promoter and manager of Sy Ari Da Kid and K. Camp, a fellow GSU grad, Diana Schweinbeck. She owns her own record label and promoting firm and hosts hip-hop industry mixer events at the Sledge Lounge off Buford Highway in Doraville. I attended one of the mixers when I was first starting out DJing and doing music journalism (see: article where I covered a night she hosted of indie ATL rappers; picsNEXT UP! (BELOW!! Trap Queen Remix!!!)


Trap Queen (Remix feat. Azealia Banks, Gucci Mane & Quavo of the MIGOS)

Let me ask you something, in the past month or two can you count the number of times you have heard HEY WASSUP HELLO?!?!(skip paragraph to bottom for feature/to skip opinion), yeah I can’t either, regardless it’s not necessarily a bad thing, though this song is everywhere and is drilled into my and many others’ heads (a la Little Einstein’s Remix, Nasty “Freestyle”) I believe our society is getting used to a song being the hot shit and being played nonstop for a month or so, maybe that’s how it’s always been, maybe that’s how it’ll always be, who knows amirite?

Trap Queen’s remix featuring the saucy, eclectic female rapper Azalea Banks, known for rapping over a variety of styles of music, particularly electronic and dance music, as well as rap. ATL’s own Gucci Mane & Quavo of the MIGOS join Banks in a smash remix of Fetty Wap’s hit song. (more Azealia & remixes below, check it!)

Singing the “hey, wassup hello” line Banks delivers from the get-go. Gucci’s verse is not bad either and Quavo’s is also on point.

212 (feat. Lazy Jay) – Azealia Banks (Music Video)

212 (Futurist Remix featuring Lazy Jay)

212 (Tommie Sunshine Remix featuring Lazy Jay)

[Notable lyrics from Banks]

What you gon’ do when I appear?!
Wh-wh-when I premiere…
Bitch, the end of your lives’are there!
The shit been mine, mine!

Hey! I can be the answer
I’m ready to dance when the vamp up
And when I hit that dip, get your camera
You could see I been that bitch since the Pamper

Quavo, as well as all the members of the MIGOS, were recently arrested after a concert at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia when they were found in possession of several different drugs and firearms. They were recently featured in YouTube’s 2015 Music Awards for their single “One Time“.

Azealia Banks, another favorite songstress of mine, has several DJ-friendly cuts influenced by electronic dance music. Take Tommie Sunshine’s remix of her banger “212 (also remixed by trap DJ, DJ Sliink as well as producer D-Bass).