Check out the music video for 2 Chainz “Good Drank” featuring Gucci Mane & Quavo of the Migos.
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.
Our EDM Origins picks for today highlight some groundbreaking songs in the genres of trap, future bass and house that really pioneered around 2012 and more thoroughly permeated the scene by 2015.
Georgia producers and DJ duo, Hydrabadd’s remix of Mike Fresh and Quavo (of Migos fame)’s “Soul Food” is a trap-heavy, head banging mix full of futuristic synths and raw street rap. The booming, unrelenting bass and dance-ready BPM of the remix make for quite the club banger and a certainly respectable track on its own.
If anything, trap EDM has been a movement for years now, but its fusion with future house music really began to soar after smash disc-jockey, DJ Snake released “Turn Down for What” and his remix ofAlunaGeorge, “You Know You Like It (DJ Snake Remix)” which became heavy hits in the music world. Other artists credited with pioneering and furthering the Future House movement include Tchami, Rustie, Minnesota, Village, Kaytranada, and marshmello among many others.
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RealWillHill – Fix You Need (feat. Zip K & Seiko) [prod. FR23SH]
Our second post is a smooth ride on the waves of underground hip-hop sounds and flows. Producer RealWillHill’s “Fix You Need” featuring Zip K & Seiko is a pleasant joyride of authentic rap flavor. The saxophone riffs serve to complement the lackadaisical, yet determined to make you move feelings of the song.
Be sure to check out more from RealWillHill and the other artists below:
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; pics) NEXT 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.