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Ollie G.

  • Lute Drops Off the Deluxe Edition of “Gold Mouf” with Six Brand New Tracks

    The Dreamville rapper brings the heat.

    Lute, who is just one of the many notable names under the Dreamville brand, released the deluxe edition of his 2021 album “Gold Mouf” last week. As is true with many of Dreamville’s artists, Lute’s lyrical prowess is second to none, which is all but evident from the six new tracks he dropped. In contrast to rap’s current trends of thunderous 808s and auto-tuned vocals, Lute takes a more honest approach, using soulful production and his raw vocals to evoke an authentic feel.

    Check out “Run It Back” below:

  • Coast Contra Release Their Debut Album “Apt. 505”

    Four-piece rap group Coast Contra have been creating buzz since 2019, but things are really starting to heat up now with the release of their debut album “Apt. 505.” Their music has nostalgic elements, from crisp punchlines to old-school production, but also laces in modern aspects of rap, especially with their use of trap drums. It feels like the emergence of rap groups with three or more members has slowed as individualism is praised in pop culture. Aside from Brockhampton and Migos, there haven’t been many others who have achieved mainstream success. While nascent, Coast Contra is a noteworthy group that should definitely be on your radar.

    Check out “Pimpin’ Benjamin” below:

  • GRIP Drops Fire New Single, “Emo Stick”

    Emerging artist GRIP, an Atlanta based rapper, goes against the grain and his city’s current trends. His lyrical prowess is almost immediately apparent: he crafts each bar with clever punchlines and a smooth delivery. And his latest track “Emo Stick” is no different. Over thumping drums and sparse melodies, he puts down absolute fire and makes a case to be one of the best rookie lyrical rappers.

    Check out “Emo Stick” below:

  • Marlon Craft Drops New Single “State of the Union, Pt. II”

    The lyrical genius is back at it again.

    Marlon Craft, one of the rap game’s most politically informed, socially conscious acts, kicks off the year with a brand new single “State of the Union, Pt. II.” He’s one of the most lyrical rappers out, not afraid to air out his political beliefs on a track, but never letting it take away from the sonic quality of his music. In fact, the two are intertwined. It’s easy to get distracted trying to keep up with his wordplay, but the moment you tune back into his melodies and flows, you’ll find that his cool, calm demeanor makes for great music too. He just so happens to be very informed. As a breath of fresh air to the rap game, Craft continues to show his lyrical prowess on his most recent single.

    Watch the video for “State of the Union, Pt. II” below:

  • Mach-Hommy Drops His Best Album to Date, “Balens Cho (Hot Candles)”

    Mach-Hommy brings a refreshing sound to hip-hop, paving the way with his bilingual rap. He raps in French, an ode to his Haitian roots, and English, as he’s based out of Newark. His alluring image is bolstered by his elusive identity – for example, he never shows his full face, opting to wear a mask instead. When it comes to his music, he puts forth a range of sounds and styles: some tracks are backed by large brass sections and soulful piano progressions, while others are stripped down and minimalist. He hits you in your feels on his slow songs and gets you fired up with his upbeat ones. The album is stellar start to finish.

    Listen to “Labou” below:

  • Cozz Releases His Latest Track, “Addiction”

    Dreamville recording artist Cozz dropped his new single “Addiction” just over a week ago. On the track, he addresses the reality of addiction, seamlessly sewing together a verse, hook, and vocal snippet in two minutes. As one of the premier artists signed to Dreamville, he adds more depth to his catalog with this introspective track, reflecting on his weaknesses and his battles. It’s a relatable track that shows even some of the people we look up to go through their own struggles. Cozz once again delivers a stellar track with an important message.

    Watch the video for “Addiction” below: