Young SOJU of the Ugly Gang is back at it with his latest release, “Dummy Darko Has A Keitai.” Known for keeping a low profile and an aura of mystery, this latest releases from Young Soju pulls inspiration from none other than the 2001 cult classic, Donnie Darko. For anyone who has seen this movie you already know that it’s a trip, which suits Soju’s style to a tee. Dropping some hypnotic bars over the Orlando Gloom produced beat Young Soju detaches himself from reality and emulates the role of Frank, the other worldly figure that visits Donnie throughout the film and causes him to do, as Soju puts it, “Weird shit.” “Dummy Darko Has A Keitai” is the first of four tracks that will be appearing on Young Soju’s FULLERTON EP, which will mark his first solo debut. Looking at Young Soju’s track record, every piece released is always different and unique; this emcee is always experimenting with new sounds and visuals making him one of the more interesting acts in the game. Working exclusively with his home team of Ugly Gang producers as well as Jason Brum of SMALL TOWN LUNGS, you can expect this upcoming Soju EP to be weird, exciting and above all else dope. Be sure to check the first release from the Fullerton EP, and show some love in the comment section below.
VNCHY, the 19 year old rapper repping Ottawa, Canada is back with his gritty new single “Broke Dreams” from his upcoming “Neverland” EP which is slated for a July release. Produced by Prezident Jeff, “Broke Dreams” aims for a lyrical track with some dark undertones, and translates the feeling quite well.
VNCHY, the Congo-born artist reflects on being raised as the son of a preacher while his mother held the family together like “brackets within a function”. In addition to the influence his family had on himself, and how he was raised, VNCHY’s infatuation with the entertainment lifestyle stems from an unyielding confidence in his skills as an emcee. With a gritty voice reminiscent of Sticky Fingaz, DMX, as well as Nine, VNCHY is an artist to watch out for. The track boasts impressive production by Prezident Jeff, which compliments the vocals, and allows for a more creative take on the track.
“Broke Dreams” is the second single from VNCHY’s “Neverland” EP, following “19+” which was released earlier this month. How do you feel about this Ottawa based artist? Let us know in the comments.
Earlier this month, the homies Relic and Ghettosocks made a stop at CHRW Radio Western to do some promo for Relic’s The 13th Floor Tour. Fresh off his Toronto release party a few nights prior, Rel and Socks would make thier return to London, and bless the scene with a hype show at the APK. Before Rel and Socks hit the stage, The Come Up Show was fortunate enough to steal an interview with the two emcees- and as per Come Up Show tradition, the duo dropped some amazing freestyles for the listeners. Selecting classic 9th Wonder Beats as the cyphers backbone, Rel and Socks blacked out for this eight minute freestyle. You already know that Rel and G.Socks are two of the nicest in the game, however do yourself a favor and check out these frees to witness how talented the homies are off the top of the dome; so nonchalant you can even hear the rappers munching some popcorn in between verses. Hit the Mix Cloud link below to check the freestyles, and scroll down to peep Relic’s latest project, The 13th Floor, produced by Fresh Kils.
Quickly reaching number one slots across various Canadian radio stations, Relic’s latest release, The 13th Floor, is without a doubt the new Canadian Hip Hop Classic. Joining forces with producer Fresh Kills (a legend in his own right) Rel takes the listeners to new heights on this Hip Hop experience, experimenting with new sounds and of course, dropping that knowledge which Hip Hop heads have come to expect from the Canadian emcee. The overall theme of The 13th Floor focuses on Relic and his never ending quest to uplift the people through positive music. The versatility Relic has as an emcee allows him to paint vivid pictures of the world around him, and his place within it. The gems that Rel drops on songs such as “No Smiles” and “Look At Me Now” are centered around personal growth and change for the better. Concision tracks such as this make listeners reflect on some of the life decisions we’ve made in the past and try to learn from them; Relic’s an honest emcee who reminds us at the end of the day, we’re all only human. In contrast, thought provoking tracks such as “Fire In The Sky” touch on issues abroad. The bars that Rel drops on this joint gives a voice to those who are in need of one; and some food for thought to us Westerners who live life pretty comfortably.
Projects like The 13th Floor are a necessity in Hip Hop culture…Remember when rappers use to make songs that had a purpose? Sometimes I turn on the radio and shake my head at the content that emcees are coming with these days- but then I remember there are still a few Relic’s out there who make that real, uplifting Hip Hop music. Be sure to check out, The 13th Floor, and show some love to one of the best in the game.
Drake opens up in a rare interview which documents his early life, career, and journey in the first episode of the video documentary series produced by The FADER, to support Sprite’s Obey Your Thirst collection.
“Do it the way I did it” – Drake
Drake tackles different aspects of his career, internet culture, competition, emerging from an underdog city, and more in this inspirational interview any Drake, and/or Hip-hop fan in general will appreciate. Drake reflects on people telling him to move to New York to pursue his dreams, though with his talent and dedication in place he made history by proving that a multi-layered and talented artist doesn’t need a specific location to make it, if you have the music, you’ll make it.
“I’m not worried about these other rappers. I’m not competing with those guys. I already know their hand, I know their move — I study everything. I’m worried about the kid that’s sitting in his house who wants to be better than me and all those other guys. That’s who I’m worried about. – Drake
Compromised of Pro Era members Dyemond Lewis and Swank Master Raw, the Supa Slackas are a down to earth, expressive, and laid back duo. Passionate about raw authentic hip hop, the two have released their third single together “Brillance”.
Produced by MKSB, the jazz influenced guitar loop and hard hitting kicks and high hats provide a perfect landscape for the Slackas smooth flows. Possibly inspired lyrics by recent socials controversies, Dyemond and Swank Master Raw rap about fair judgement, equal rights, spirituality, and the freedom of artistic expression and breakdown to give every listener relatable content.
With no word of any projects in the works, besides the affiliation with Pro Era, the Supa Slackas definitely have the potential to become a pivotal hip hop group in New York scene and are already gaining a cult following.