GlokkNine’s newest track is a “fiesta”

GlokkNine’s visuals and audio for his song “Fiesta” are pure fire. Since his track 10 percent I haven’t had a new song from him that I was banging to hard. But that has definitely changed with this “fiesta” release. Lord knows I will play this song every damn time I go to Florida.

Sidenote – I wish I was there when GlokkNine first heard this beat. I already know he geeked tf up! This songs bpm and just overall sound is FIRE AF and matches GlokkNine and the whole Florida sound perfectly. Shouts out to the producer TayMasterChef because he is a muhfxcking maestro!

Another sidenote – personally I am in the group that thinks GlokkNine has his own sound and the Kodak Black comparisons are just easy criticisms. However, I already know Kodak Black is pissed af he didn’t hear this beat first! If I was a producer on the come up in Florida tryna get a fat stack I would definitely submit the same beat to Glokk and Kodak and make them bid it out over it.

 

 

“C3P0 Was a Sad Boi” new music from Xay Scott

Xay Scott is a producer who has worked with many artists from Lil Uzi Vert to Good Charlotte and now he’s trying his hand at making music of his own. I know the dude and we talk a lot actually and he’s been telling me to check out the track and I am always doing 10k different things so it takes me awhile to get the stuff.

I finally played it an hour ago when I was doing one of my posts I just published and now I am on its 4th play and I fear I am actually going to be replaying it more. Lol. Like forreal though. So many rappers say they are making a new wave or doing something others aren’t and that just 99% of the time not true. Xay actually does it though on this track and honestly I don’t really know how to describe it besides saying like yeah it’s rap. But it’s rap if C3P0 was a Sad Boi.

And at 1:50 it’s criminally to short.

https://soundcloud.com/xayscott/tekken-8-prod-by-loko-los

Stop comparing yourself to Lil Pump.

I have to get this off my chest because I just had a rapper hit me up and submit music to me in my DM’S on IG.  As a blogger and just as a consumer in general, when your presented with an opportunity to listen to an unknown person’s music, I know for me at least I have several things working in my head. What I mean is, whether I get a submission from someone or I am scrolling on YouTube, I look at the thumbnail and the name of the artist to decide if I am going to press play.

When I got a submission from Wuddha for his song “The Count UP”, I didn’t even want to listen based simply off of his name and the thumbnail for the YouTube link which is a grainy stock picture of a money counter. You look at the thumbnail directly below this and tell me that, without me obviously writing about it right now, with no previous knowledge of this song, it just comes in front of you on IG or YouTube, your going to listen to this song? I don’t think so.

I am not being rude or jaded, but you have to understand that consumers and bloggers are presented with so much content daily. You have to grab us somehow and a single picture video that was made on some app and has the watermark, isn’t going to make someone want to listen to your music. And don’t tell me you can’t afford a real music video or something better in general because I know artists in your same shoes of having no budget and they still can come up with capturing content.

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London Yellow of Glasshead is able to make insanely capturing content with no art school training. Dude taught himself on YouTube tutorials.

But back to Wuddha, this guy reallywanted me to listen to his song. So I did just to be polite and I wasn’t impressed. T told him I listened but I didn’t want to outright tell dude that I didn’t like it, so I said “K. I did and?” So he asked my opinion, and to be honest I don’t think the song is absolutely horrible and I wouldn’t boo him off a stage but in my opinion the song was nothing unique or interesting. It’s run of the mill same old same old trying to be something that other people can already do better. But I didn’t want to be rude and deter someones dreams so I said “u could do better” and he said “Of course, but is it fire or trash” and I responded “ehh”. This is what gets me though, Wuddha proceeded to tell me that he knew his song was better then Gucci Gang and in fact he’s still trying to convince me in my DM’S.

I have heard so many up start rappers compare themselves to Lil Pump or say there song is better than Gucci Gang. Um yeah… So the fxck what?! First of all Wuddha, straight up your song is not better than Gucci Gang, and in fact it sounds like you actually had that in mind when you made the song. To all of the other rappers who have had the same thought I beg of you to just ignore it. Gucci Gang is an anomaly, Gucci Gang is an outlier, Gucci Gang is something completely different and wasn’t as forced as the garbage you will end up putting out thinking your going to make the next Gucci Gang. Do you know how many songs I heard in 2017 and 2018 so far, that deserve to have more attention than Gucci Gang? Way to many…

And before you think “damn, nicejewboy really went in, why did he have to name the rapper though? He could have left his name out and not linked the song.” Yeah that was my intention but Wuddha told me he wanted me to credit him in the article. Lol cause of course.

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Foreign Blake isn’t afraid to “Get Silly”

I get submissions from about 5 to 10 rappers and their representatives everyday but due to my site and it’s social media’s not having the same recognition as Elevator or NoJumper or SayCheese yet, unfortunately I don’t get the greatest submissions. That’s why I rarely post music of people who submit but every now and then there is somebody who catches my ear and right now that’s the case with Foreign Blake.

I am not going to lie the second I got an email from him I was immediately intrigued simply due to his name. When you get emails from a dozen “lil cloutchasers” any name that doesn’t have Lil or Young in it gets more appealing and idk what to call it but that name just sounds dope, it sounds and looks marketable to me.

But rap music is more than a name so what about the music? Well when I listen to Foreign Blake I hear the beginnings of somebody who has the chance to pop off. He is still rough around the edges but I saw something in Icy Narco when he only had one remix available on Soundcloud and I think I might see the same with Foreign Blake. He’s got a vibe going that’s undeniable and I think it’s hella cool that he remixed “Get Silly” a track that’s like 9 years old at this point.

Also I really dug his dipset remix

Keep an eye out for Foreign Blake.

 

Interview + 5 beats with SonoBeats

SonoBeats is a producer I found on YouTube who caught my ear because of the first beat featured in this article. Once I saw the numbers he was doing it only bolstered this decision.

YouTube stats:

  • 5,653 subscribers
  • 876K+ views

Find out more about this producer and check out his beats by scrolling down.

Credits:

  • Rico Myers – Feel
  • Halabk – Fantasy
  • The 20Six- On You
  • YTN Semi – Everything Ok

How old are you? I’m turning 24 this year.

Where are you from? I’m from Canada.

How long you been producing? I’ve been producing since 2014. One of my best friends was an EDM producer and just looking at the way he creates melodies and every component required to make a beat just really pushed me to be as creative as him.

Something dope that’s happened to you from music? The dopest thing would be seeing people really acknowledging what I am doing. It’s a real pleasure when people get to like what you do and really boost you up to keep it up.

Biggest influences? Timbaland, 50cent, Drake, Boi 1da, and Jay z

Shoutouts? Shoutout to Everybody who really made me get to this stage and made me enjoying making beats

Best platform for selling your beats? I think YouTube and beatstars are the best platforms in my opinion. Everybody is there and I guess reaching to your audience is a bit easier

Process for making a beat? I will start with mumbling a melody and then just apply the same melody on the piano. From there it’s just a straight continuation

What software and why? I use fl studio. I kinda know how other softwares works but I have a better workflow with fl studio

How much do your beats normally cost? My leases start a 20$. For exclusives, I usually discuss with the artist to find a good price for the both of us

Plans for 2018? For 2018, I would want to get bigger placements especially with the upcoming artists.

Who do you think will be blowing up in 2018? I think producers Like Young Forever, Cashmoneyap, or Benihana would be the next ones coming up.

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Interview with Gina Gunz

I found out about Gina Gunz because of her appearance in the video below, “When you hit the blunt 4” by 8JTV. Turns out she’s more than an instagram comedian, she’s a jack of all trades. I reached out to her and she was more than happy to do an interview!

Find out more about her by reading the interview below;

Who is Gina Gunz?

I am an artist in every essence of the word, but music is my first passion. I am a songstress and a songwriter. I have collaborated with many talented artists, super producers and musicians and I am currently performing in the greatest venues in New York City.

What is the inspiration behind your name?

When I was 18, I moved to New York. I had to learn how to grind, work hard and travel in a new city away from my immediate family. Gina Gunz is my altered ego because it is whom I became in order to accelerate in my life and my career.

Where are you from? I was born in Humacao, Puerto Rico and I was raised in south Florida.

I see on your ig you say you are a recording artist / songwriter/ and content creator.  what do you mean by content creator? I have a YouTube channel and I create videos about beauty, relationships, friendships and comedy stuff I try to be as relatable as I can to allow viewers to see another side of me.

How would you describe the music you make?

I think they call it contemporary r&b nowadays. It’s a blend of soul and pop music.

What’s the story behind the When You Hit The Blunt 4 video? Did the homies from 8JTVComedy reach out to you? were you already cool with them?

I’ve actually known the boys for a few years now, and I’ve worked with them in several other videos.

What social media platform has been the best for pushing out your content? Facebook, twitter, ig, why?

Instagram, Facebook, and Snap Chat have definitely been the best platforms to put out content and engage with current fans as well as gaining new ones. People like visuals and they also like to be intimate with people they follow that’s why these platforms are so effective for me.

Who are your biggest influences?

I love Sade, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, La India, Christina Aguilera are just some.

What is the craziest thing to happen so far since you started getting attention for your work?

The craziest thing would be the opportunities that continue to come. When one doors closes another one opens and the process is scary beautiful.

What is something about you people would be surprised to know?

I use to go by Gina Kiara and when I turned 18 I changed it to Gina Gunz.

What is one food, that you hate, that you could live without ever having again?

I think raw sushi is pretty gross and I’m happy without it 🙂

What are your plans for 2018?

I plan to release my EP, and tour around the country. Stay tuned!

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Free email list #1

@garyvee inspired me so here’s what I’ma do. So far I’ve accumulated 137 emails for rappers. And I am going to continue to do this.

Yall have seen me pushing my email lists cause yeah I want to make some $$ but my main goal is to help producers and graphic designers come up and get their credits. So I am going to be giving away a good amount of emails for free cause I want yall to blow up.

Here is the first partial email list you can use, please utilize it properly AND if you happen to get a credit from it let me know!

But I still gotta keep some of the best emails for sale. If you fux with what I’m doing then please follow me now on Instagramand Twitter. If your interested in the emails I’m not giving away for free, dm me or email me at abrabinent@gmail.com

Montana of 300 isn’t broke he’s an innovator

Let me make this clear.

I am aware of Montana of 300, I know about his skills and talent. But I have never been a “fan” of him. I’ve had friends who could be considered Stans of his music but I have never been one to bang his music. There is no real reason I just really haven’t.

So don’t think that this is coming from a Montana fan.

All I want to say right now is people need to stop hating on him right now for doing a 15k go fund me. He isn’t doing it cause hes broke. He is doing it because he wants to see if it’s a viable option for making money in this game. If he can get his fans to put up the funds and then he gets to make a video for free and reap the rewards from it, that’s genius.

If he pulls this off, I guarantee you it will be a new trend in rap.