Trap Rage is the perfect EP for this moment in 2018- with its Authentic Buffalo pride as the Bills make the Playoffs for the first time in 17 years and we are amidst our first Blizzard of the winter solace.
I remember the first time I heard about Trap Rage, it was at a kick back after Curtis Lovell’s show. It was a crew of us black creatives chilling, talking about our different projects we were working on . Truey was sharing with Rhys some of what was completed from his new project, Trap Rage over his Beats as the rest of us vibed out. I remember Rhys said aloud ‘this was about to be a hit. ‘
Fast forward to the first time I heard ‘No Snaps’ and ‘Hussle’ was during Truey’s set at Beau Fleuve Music and Arts Event during the silent disco. Each song created a vibe of pride of this city when it dropped that everyone danced out to. Trap Rage has accumulated its own success over the past few months since its October release. With some of the most popular songs ‘Hussle’ , ‘No Snaps’, ‘Fuck Five’ that highlight the experiences and weaves narratives that all black folk can relate to with flows that interchange from smooth vocals to Truey’s hype is fueled by the frustration and joy of millennial existence.
I couldn’t help but feel the connection not only to the music but the Collective experience of being Buffalo Natives, being black , being millennials, affirming that this will be our year – and how Trap Rage is the personification of all that. I enjoyed all elements of this from the beats, Truey’s lyrical flows, to the catchy hooks( especially in ‘No Snaps’ & ‘Inuyasha’).
Give this EP a listen if you haven’t already, it’s filled with hits that are perfect for your 2018 playlist!
Trap Rage EP
Having a rough week? Maybe even a rough month? PJ’s recent release This Is What It Looks Like is what you need to power through. Soulful vocals coupled with visuals reminiscent of Carrie Mae Weems’s Kitchen Table Series serve as a powerful reminder that though we all must face obstacles in life, we still find a way to persevere. Even more so, we’re stronger, kinder, and wiser because of it. A gentle prompt that we are the masters of our future, even when it seems we have lost control.
Check out the powerful video here.
Follow PJ on IG and subscribe to her YouTube channel for more sounds to make your day.
Music for the soul, that’s Ill Camille. New listeners and old alike, support this amazing Queen on her Quest for greatness, by way of her latest release Heirloom available for pre-order on iTunes!
Download on iTunes: Heirloom by Ill Camille
Preview a few tracks from the project over at Jakarta Records’s Bandcamp – they will be converting the project into an exclusive vinyl record also!
PREVIOUS: Around LA: Catch Ill Camille on The Pharmacy! [5.14.16]
ALSO: Flagrant City: iLL Camille feat. Omari – Live It Up [VIDEO]
Whether it’s the start or end of your work day, Nebu Kiniza’s “Days” will get you through the longest shift of your life. With a sound like Lil Yachty and cool, urban visuals, Kiniza makes a hard day at work sound that much more appealing. Check out the Worldstar Hip Hop exclusive below:
For more content from Nebu check out his social media:
If you’ve been missing Fernandough, he’s currently in NYC shooting visuals for some unreleased heat. Stay tuned for the EP Paper Cranes featuring exclusive production from Nick Cavs and a verse or two from the Dirty Logan fam, Truey V, dropping end of the month on May 30th, 2016!
PREVIOUS: Dirty Logan: Fernandough the Poet – Mo Betta (feat. Lucille Ghatti X BluePoetTree
ALSO: It’s Sladderday: Fernandough the Poet – Replay [VIDEO]
RELATED: Dirty Logan: Fernandough the Poet – 4 Da ’99 & 2000 (prod. Nick Cavs [SINGLE]
New music release entitled “The Nur EP” and accompanying new visual release of the lead single “Break Me Down,” by Drea D’Nur is FINALLY here!
The album is available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play and on her official website www.OfficialDreaDnur.com!
‘Don’t Know Why’ was released as a lead single from The Nur EP.
Enjoy FREE DOWNLOAD by clicking BUY button.
Please watch Drea D’Nur Live on AM Buffalo WKBW CHANNEL 7 ABC!
RELATED: AROUND BUFFALOWE: NEO-SOUL TUESDAYS HOSTED BY VERSE WITH FEATURED VOCALIST DREA D’NUR! [10.20.15]
ALSO: AROUND BUFFALOWE – VIBE FEST FEATURING DREA D’NUR, TRUEY , TONEY RHODES AND MORE! – BUFFALO [7.18.15]
Lowe and Kenzo of Flagrant City (The FC) have spent over 2 years bringing together Houston DJ Slim K and Richmond’s own Nickelus F for a Chopped Not Slopped mash up of Sweet Petey’s most recent album release TRIFLIN‘, which is available for purchase on iTunes here: TRIFLIN’ (iTunes)
Nick contacted Lowe via Twitter in May 2013 after we released our yearly compilation Illicit Activities 4: Prey IV Reign which featured a never-been-done-before double album: the classic FC mix by DJ Tiger and a special chopped not slopped alternate mix by Chopstars DJ Slim K. Nickelus F heard his track “Tanqueray” , which is from the 2013 VICES album chopped & screwed, and he just knew he had to have an EXCLUSIVE EP mixed in the future. Kenzo got Slim K on board for the collab and the rest they say is music history.
Also, something worth mentioning, the original TRIFLIN’ Album release in August made it to #58 on Billboard’s Hip-Hop/R&B chart in its first week!!!
A special thank you from Sweet Petey was authored on his Instagram page to commemorate the occasion: “Thank you all. We’re doing this starting from zero with no help, just hard work and dedication. I made this album in a cramped storage closet. Please continue to share the music with everyone you know. And please when you post use the hashtag #TRIFLINALBUM
My voice is Your voice.. – Petey”
Stream the TRIFLIN’ CHOPPED NOT SLOPPED MIX below on Soundcloud.
DOWNLOAD: TRIFLIN’ ZIP (DROPBOX LINK)
DOWNLOAD: TRIFLIN’ (LIVEMIXTAPES LINK)
PREVIOUS: Nickelus F – TRIFLIN’ EP – Official Release 8.28.15 [ALBUM]
ALSO: Nickelus F – #icantthinkpositive (prod. Nickelus F) [STREAM]