New music from one of New Atlanta’s most outspoken influencer Maui Max. The young emcee has been making some noise on the scene for quite some time qith his introspective bars and philosophical perspective on things both ratchet ans sophisticated. He has also distinguished himself by being extremely open with struggle with depression. I, as well as many others in the industry, commend him for infusing his bars with the realness. The black community has had a problem with masking our mental health issues, but I am so grateful for this generation of artists being a light and creating a dialogue that can save lives. Take a trip with Max above in the visuals for When I’m Geeked.
As the summer draws to a close, I’ve been looking for some mellow hiphop to vibe out and think about the imminent approach of cuffing season. I found the perfect track to do so with in Wrong Way x WhatIsDoms. The soothing and sweet track entails the demure side of Doms as he serenades a love interest that has been clearly going the wrong way and taking much less than she deserves in her previous relationships.
Rather than dirty mackin’ and focusing on what the next guy isn’t doing, the song shows off all the things that girls love to receive in relationships from fast replies and quality time. The production by JoFlame will steal your heart just as quickly as the lyrics. Go the right way and listen to this track below.
ATL’s own Kodie Shane provides us with new and improved visuals that showcase her unique swagger in Drip On My Walk. The MC on the rise has been making some noise on the indie Atlanta scene for quite some time due to her unique style, innovative approach to hip hop and colorful personality. This video combines all three in a way that’s instantly captivating and makes you want to hear and see more.
Peep the colorful and creative vid and you’ll see a lot of Lil Yachty, who Kodie was at one point rumored to be possibly boo’d up with. *insert lurkin’ eyes emoji* Although they both shut those rumors down, you can check out the undeniable bond between the two below. You can also catch a glipse of Kodie posted up in front of a building formally known as Department Store a cultural hub for many of New Atlanta’s most buzzworthy new artists for the past several years such as Makonnen, 6lack as well as Kodie herself. Do it for the culture Kodie!
Fresh off the success of Cocaine in the Evening, Shaun B returns with a startling new single ‘Indie.’ The East Atlanta native creates an element that can only be described as a state of euphoria. From the SlowKings production, to the strong pen and vocal range, even down to the Cam Kirk visual concept everything together is nothing less than exceptional. The airy light feel of the music combined with the monster bass on the production give us the best of both worlds on this ridin-round-town worthy track.
If you’re looking for the perfect end of summer banger to ride out to and instill pride in the heart of every true ATLien, look no further. Fresh off of the release of the notorious Northside anthem Mayretta, verbal vigilante B.L.A.C.K. Baron gives us Mayretta: Atlanta Remix ; the dopest collective Atlanta emcee collaboration to hit the streets since Welcome to Atlanta. Calling Cool Club &a A-Town Grillz East Side artist Scotty ATL from the East Side, radio regular Joe Gifted repping for the West Side, and Southside stunner Deante’ Hitchcock, this track is full to the brim with bars.
This single is straight heat, and can be heard on B.L.A.C.K. Baron ‘s upcoming debut release Red Dawn, which is looming on a release in the late summer. Listen to this track HERE, and be on the look for more from this emerging emcee!
It’s somewhat rare for an artist’s name to provide an accurate explanation of them as an individual, but for New Atlanta artist Dope Diana, it’s just that simple. In a world so full of negativity, Diana is an artist that pledges to promote positivity by any means, both through her music and her life. The title track off of her upcoming project From Nothing is no different.
On a jazzy and jovial beat, Dope Dian talks about how it feels to have succeeded after overcoming all of life’s struggles. The track can also be a huge source of motivation for someone who is at a low point in life. It’s a danceable song that comes along with a mantra that we are all dope, all unable to be defeated by anything that life throws at us. Check it out below and make sure to add it to your morning playlist to get your day started in the dopest way.
Some of my favorite artists on the New Atlanta scene have united to bring us some real OG shit on this track entitled A Pimp Named Slickback. With inspiration from The Boondocks just like her fye EP A Nigga Moment, the track stays true to the mantra of keeping it real with no filter while at the same time spitting real knowledge. I’ve been watching this artist for years and the work just keeps getting better.
For this track, Suni called on the pimp protégés Southern Playas’ Clay James &a Messiah Da Rapper as well as introducing some people who may not know to talented artist Gadzooks!. Shot in Greenville, SC by fellow also dope artist/videographer Jamee Cornelia, the visuals are some of my fave for a performance shot. Pay special attention to how the old schools compliment both the accents and outfits of the artists.
Check out the video below and keep up to date on my faves as they continue to keep it pimpin.