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Izy – Freez (prod. Rambow)

Izy’s streak can’t be broken.  It’s crazy to think that 6 months ago he hadn’t even put out a track yet considering how fully formed he’s become as an artist.  “Freez” is the latest entry in Izy’s collection of animated, stream-of-conscious raps and while I want to call it his most polished that would do a disservice to all his …

pkelly94Izy – Freez (prod. Rambow)

DooF – scuse me dood

pkelly94DooF – scuse me dood
doooof ness

DooF – CHRCTR16

Virginia based rapper DooF has attracted the attention of Turbo Tape Recordings who just put out a new collection of his tracks as part of  their TEAMBATTLEMODE mixtape series.  In typical DooF fashion, none of these tracks venture past the 2 minute mark however they aren’t forgettable either.  It’s no secret that DooF has only grown more confident over the course …

pkelly94DooF – CHRCTR16
in love with a ghost

In Love With a Ghost – Memories (ft. Luui)

Our first introduction to Luui was his great collaboration with long time Up-Turn favorite Devenny.  Here, Luui has lent his rhymes to producer In Love With a Ghost who is the first person I’ve seen describe himself as chillwave since 2012… so I guess it could be hip again.  Ghost mostly stays in the background allowing Luui to explode on the …

pkelly94In Love With a Ghost – Memories (ft. Luui)
deliveryboyzz

lar$ & derf – Orange Juice Substitute

I’ll be honest, music and artists that I can’t find any info on are incredibly appealing to me.  I don’t know anything about lar$, derf, buddhifarian or deliveryboy[z] (hence the photo above that I scrounged of his twitter) but I challenge sometime to find a better piece of uncut, bedroom/dormroom/basement/media center of their highschool? rap than “Orange Juice Substitute”.  Or …

pkelly94lar$ & derf – Orange Juice Substitute
that wave

Icy Twat – Fendi Covered Rari Seats

Lately, Soundcloud has seemed less like a platform and more like a gigantic melting pot for genres.  Scanning through my feed means listening to beautifully distorted, half-realized and half-baked music that only a few years ago would never see the light of day.  Such a low cost of entry has allowed artists to share us their notes, thoughts and wild …

pkelly94Icy Twat – Fendi Covered Rari Seats