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AAHH Chats With Mars Deli Of The Sativa Prophets

Mars is not new to this even though he might be new to you, welcome to history in the making.

Midwest City, Oklahoma, is home to Sativa Prophets, an award-winning collective of producers, emcees, visual artists, and musicians who pull together their unique skill sets for the common cause of propelling each other forward. And over the last year they’ve done just that — made noise. They’ve rocked Norman Music Festival, Center of The Universe Festival, World Culture Music Festival, and Indigo Fest, as well as opened for major acts like Waka Flocka, Desiigner, and MMG artist Stalley.

 

“Though the group provides plenty of its verbal acrobatics, to see the Sativa Prophets hip-hop collective perform live is more than watching a group of emcees speaking their best rhymes into a microphone. It is high-octane performance art.” — Oklahoma Gazette

One of the collective’s members is making 2018 a breakout year on a solo tip — Mars Deli, who has been well-known for bringing high octane performances to the group. “Been making music consecutively for 15 years,” he tells AAHH. His eclectic style is the result of a unique set of influences melded together. “My [biggest] influences have got be George Clinton, Trick Daddy and Yung Nation,” he says with a laugh.

Though he’s been busy building the collectives brand, he’s been busy, and this year will be no different. “I’ve released five projects in the past two years,” he reveals, “currently I’m working on a few joint projects as well as an official second album.” If you find it difficult to put a handle on his sound, that’s by design. “I wanna say my sound is trap, but like space trap,” he says. “Like, I talk about drugs, bitches, and various [dope] shit, but I also have songs about astral projection and what my crystals mean.”

As he further explains, this upcoming LP will work to open his brand up to an even more comprehensive array of listeners. “This next project I’m working on is gonna show my versatility in a major way,” he says.

His most significant moment thus far? Well, it may not be what you think. “I feel like one of my biggest accomplishments has to be getting to open for ICP,” he tells us. “Mind you, I don’t make anything close to what ICP does. Getting to crowd surf with the Juggalos [was amazing] … they made us family that night.”

“This past year my group went on tour, played multiple sold-out shows and won an award for best group at the Oklahoma Hip-Hop Awards,” he says proudly — noting that he and his team are doing everything but slow down. “I plan to extend my brand into fashion and entertainment. Not so much being in movies, but directing, scoring, and production. Like, you don’t see me, but I’m there.”

You can check out his debut LP, below.

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Krewz Links With YBN’s Migo Domingo For Blazing New Single

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Straight out of scenic Vancouver BC, self-produced/engineered artist Krewz is on the verge of taking his career to the new plateau. With a new mixtape dropping the top of 2019, and a tour being planned as we speak, he’s taking the success he’s seen thus far and pumping up the notoriety. 

“I started by buying my own equipment, and learning most of my skills online,” he tells AAHH from his studio in BC. “I started rapping with friends … and [from there] just worked on developing my craft. Back when I first started, I had a set up in my basement, and I was locked in the studio 24/7.”

As he denotes, that experience helped him realize this was the path he was meant to take — and not just as a hobby, but a full-blown lifestyle.

“I want my mixtape to open up new avenues for potential features with other artists,” he says, switching gears and looking ahead to 2019. With his first single from the project, “Adapt,” an anthem for anyone on the heavy grind regardless of the circumstances, he’s setting the tone in a heavy way.

“I’m like an alien, yeah I adapt,” he says on the chorus, emphasizing the malleable nature of his money mission. The self-produced radio-ready banger features YBN’s own Migo Domingo, who is coming off of a huge summer mixtape release that featured his single “Dog Her” alongside his labelmate and childhood friend Offset.

It’s a lateral movement if you’ve been following his movements over the past year, as he’s been dropping a heap of bubbling singles via his SoundCloud account. Songs like “No Time,” which wound up on World Star, have been helping him click, setting the stage for this new project.

It’s a good look associating his brand with YBN — after a few spins, with it’s super catchy instrumental — we’re sure you’ll agree worth a spot on whatever playlist you have access to.

Check out Krewz’ “Adapt,” below.

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Pipe Prepares To Drop His Debut EP “This Is Me”

25-year-old military vet Pipe — representing Alexandria, Lousiana — is on a mission to be great. “I’m still currently in…

25-year-old military vet Pipe — representing Alexandria, Lousiana — is on a mission to be great. “I’m still currently in the learning process of becoming great but just wait I ain’t lying,” he tells AAHH. Though he’s on the verge of dropping his debut, don’t think that his music is in anyway beginner.

“This is me the EP is my very first project so I’m super excited for the world to hear it,” he says. “As the title says, it’s me.” Not unlike a title like Reasonable Doubt, which Hov famously denoted took his whole life up to that point to create, the seven-song project is set to fully introduce the world to his story.

As he explains to us, his biggest influence getting into the game was none other than Lil Wayne; “I’m from Louisiana so of course my biggest influence is lil Wayne and what Young Money was when the album dropped.

“I would love to work with Weezy, Dj Khaled, Drake, 88 Glam, Travis Scott, Chris Brown, Big Sean … the list goes on,” he reveals when discussing career aspirations with our staff.

For now, we’ll get our first taste of what his collective vision is on January 4 when the EP drops. In the meantime, he has some hearty appetizers in his Soundcloud that give you an idea of the potential he has. Check out one of our faves, “iRun,” below.

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Gen Drops A New Single From His “Y15946” EP

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Often it can take an artist hitting a low point in order to turn their lives around for the better. This is definitely the case for Chicago MC Gen. the 19-year-old is riding high following the release of his debut EP Y15946 — a title that references his prisoner number.

Following his release from prison, after a 19-month sentence in Illinois for possession of a firearm, his life has taken a pivot towards a brighter path, and his EP is an embodiment of this sentiment — a true celebration of life. His latest single “vLONE” is a combination of a raspy chorus, that bookends rapid-fire verses, that ride the bass-fueled instrumental by OG Webbie. The chorus is hella catchy; the end of the song when the beat drops out, you can hear his chains clanking as he repeats it one final time.

Check out Gen’s “vLONE,” below.

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YBN Namir, 6ix9ine & More Helped Steer Duece’s Latest EP “Foreign”

Coming straight out of the Garden State, rapper Duece’s latest EP, Foreign, which include the track “Rag To Riches” breaks…

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Recorded entirely in Europe — and executively produced by DJ Juelz Flavour — Duece had the opportunity to get insight and direction on the project from some notable and unexpected places. While EP was being put together, he had the pleasure of meeting artists such as platinum rapper A Boogie With The Hoodie, southern icon Petey Pablo, new school hero YBN Namir, and the now incarcerated 6ix9ine, all of whom helped shape the final product in some small way.

Check out the project for yourself, below.

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