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#IndiesSpotlight: Queens NY Rapper Seven 30 Shares His Truth

The 23-year-old describes how his battle with Multiple Personality Disorder affects his music.

Queens, New York, may be the home base of rapper Seven 30, but the 23-year-old is repping for everywhere on the map that’s ever showed him love—from Canada, New Orleans, and Texas to the Dominican Republic and Florida. Everything about the young rapper is different, down to his influences that include 50 Cent, Young Thug, Canibus, Frank Sinatra, and Bach, a strange brew that makes up his artistic mantra.

“My mother put me onto the greatest music since birth,” he tells AAHH, noting that she was his biggest influence. “Even with the odds against us, she made it work—by herself. Throughout her battle with cancer, car accident, becoming an amputee, she instilled in me that ‘the sky’s the limit.’”

It’s this strength that’s ultimately guided the young dreamer toward pursuing music, an outlet that slowly became a necessity.

“I needed an outlet … I was always trapped,” he explains. “Trapped in life, emotions, fear, and the streets. I wanted out, and the music was [a way out]. As things got worse in life, it wasn’t enough to just listen; I wanted to be heard.”

What makes him genuinely endearing as an artist is a soft-spoken backstory that many listeners aren’t privy to; Seven 30 suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD), something that both his mother and sister also suffer from. “The voices in my head go 1000 miles per hour,” he says.

As he describes, though, the voices seem to work together when it comes to his music. “They all rapidly hit every instrument so precise and differently,” he explains. “Sometimes it’s all different octaves and different notes … it’s all quite insane, but in a good way.”

“This disorder, or this ‘blessing,’ is why I’m still here making music.”

His voices, according to him, seem to get along. This control is rare, and he notes that he’s seen others—including his family—have a much different experience. “That’s what I do it for, to let them know ‘you’re not crazy and you’re not alone. We can overcome this,” he says.

His music is confidently dipped into the waters of the contemporary wave but playfully experiments with alternative rock influences to create a sound as unique as he is. Seven 30 is worth sitting with and adding to your playlists.

“This isn’t just a fame thing or a way to get rich,” he says confidently, “this is me.” Press play.


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World Premiere: Bhadwaiz Drops New Single “My Wave”

“When people hear this for the first time, I want them to take notice of what I’m trying to do and what lane I’m in.”

Ohio-based rapper Bhadwaiz likens himself as someone who brings hope to those around him; a shining example that following your dreams can pay off. “All I really wanna do is ride my wave,” he says confidently. Having generated some buzz on the Ohio scene for a minute, his first release of 2018, “My Wave,” is poised to take him to the next level.

“Straight to the point, I want this song to be the anthem for people who want to do their own thing, their way—and without any doubt,” he says. “This song is a mixture of contemporary and traditional hip-hop. When I say that, I mean the production is similar to what you hear today, but the lyrics are what makes the track stand out.”

“When people hear this for the first time, I want them to take notice of what I’m trying to do and what lane I’m in,” he continues. “I want people to appreciate this track in all aspects, and I know they will. I’m very confident if done right; it will be my breakout track, and I can’t wait for what’s in store after this.“

“My Wave” by Bhadwaiz will be available for purchase through iTunes — or whatever streaming network floats your boat. Check out the exclusive premiere, below.

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Kash Doll Drops New Mixtape ‘Brat Mail’

Detroit native Kash Doll has decided to surprise her fans with a special delivery on her birthday. The rapper releases…

Detroit native Kash Doll has decided to surprise her fans with a special delivery on her birthday. The rapper releases new mixtape, Brat Mail.

Kash started taking music seriously while working in the strip club as an exotic dancer. “I never really danced, Kash Doll tells The Fader. “I used to walk across the stage rapping songs, and they used to just throw me all the money.” She started gaining a buzz from her well-received single covering AV’s “Run Me My Money” and her 2015 mixtape, Keisha vs. Kash Doll. The next year, Drake slid in her DM to ask if she would like to perform at his Detroit stop on his Summer Sixteen tour. And Of course, she said yes. Her 2017 smash hit, “For Everybody” is one of my favorite tracks by the rapper. Inspired by Hype Williams’ film, Belly, Kash raps from a side chick and wife’s point of view which racked up over 10 million views via Youtube.

Kash Doll Drops New Mixtape 'Brat Mail'

The nine-track project features guest appearances from Natasha Mosley and Scrilla. Known for making boss moves and flaunting it in her lyrics, Kash reminds us why she’s up next up in the game. “My neck froze, it’s all ice/Put a ring on it, and name it Mr. Nice/His credit score 800, call him Mr. Right,” she raps on “Dancin.”

Her fans, which she calls “Bratz” couldn’t be more thrilled about new music by Kash.

“Today is not only special because of my birthday, but it’s the day my father passed,” says Kash Doll. “Brat Mail is a collection of songs I’ve teased on my socials that my Bratz have been waiting for.

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Rapper Pop Malcolm Shows “The Real Superpower” On New LP

Rapper Pop Malcolm straight out of Houston, Texas — the chopped-and-screwed capital of the world — is going full steam…

Rapper Pop Malcolm straight out of Houston, Texas — the chopped-and-screwed capital of the world — is going full steam ahead with his latest release, the 15 song The Real Superpower. With a unique cadence that stands out from other artists reppin his section, he has a smooth, soulful style that compliments an excellent beat selection.

“My music is at another level,” he tells AAHH. “I just need it [to get] out into the world. I’ve been rapping and recording my music since I was 15.” Pop makes all his music in his one bedroom apartment. “I saved up money and made myself an easy to pick up and move little studio with an audio booth around the mic, gaming PC and interface for the mic and headphones.”

One notable “power” on the project is its production, which was restricted to just two emcees, resulting in a remarkably cohesive top to bottom experience.

“For the production on my project I only used two producers,” he continues. “My main — and my favorite — producer Rob Kelly beats, and the very talented Donato beats.” As he explains, he discovered both on YouTube. “I stay in close contact with Rob, he makes the beats, and I do everything else, I keep it as in-house as possible.”

The LP has a few standouts; the most notable being “Heat Heat,” with its R&B tinged best with its hard-hitting kick drums intertwined with Pop’s barrage of bars. As well, the opener “Ric Flair” has already done some numbers — for a good reason.

“Made For TV” is also a gem tucked in the track listing with Pop’s sing-song flow and super hype instrumental.

All in all, Pop Malcolm’s latest effort brings the goods and is well worth a run through.


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Manny P Makes Debut With Single/Video “Facts” [Interview]

Manny P is an artist to put on your watchlist for the coming months. In the meantime, check out his latest visual, “Facts.”

Rapper Manny P regards himself as molded by the culture of the world, having lived in Los Angeles, New Jersey, Vermont, London, and currently, the Mecca, New York City. “Music has always been apart of my life … since before I was born,” the Mexican rapper tells AAHH. “My mom did a lot of musical theatre back then, so [I] was backstage immersed in all that while still in the womb.

Currently working on his debut album, Manny has been recording music since High School. “My sound kinda goes anywhere from really abstract, highly personal, to turn up raps,” he says. “I don’t stick to one type of beat/sound. One minute I’m on a dark ass lofi beat rapping the whole shit in a real monotone voice, and the next I’m loud and expressive over something more up-tempo.”

“Different beats give me different energies … they put me in different places in my head,” he continues. “All the pieces come together [though] to make up the full picture.”

Manny cites Pro Era head honcho Joey Bada$$ as the reason He started rapping seriously. “I was chilling with some homies real late one school night, and one of them had thrown on ‘Suspect’ from his first mixtape 1999,” he notes. “I penned my first shit to that beat. The verse still sits at the top of my google doc … like 50 pages ago. Through him I learned about pro era, then beast coast, and all that spiritual third eye indigo shit – I used to be on that.”

He recently dropped his official debut single on all streaming services and doesn’t plan on slowing his pace going forward. “I’m working on a lot of music, getting a live set together so I can start doing some more shows, and eventually I’ll have an album,” he says.

Manny P is an artist to put on your watchlist for the coming months. In the meantime, check out his latest visual, “Facts,” a colourfully trippy, and engaging visual feast to accompany the must-bump single. Manny has a clear delivery, and some surprisingly focused bars for new artist. The instrumental has a soulful undertone, dripping with a late 90s southern tinge that seems to get more infectious with each listen.

Add this joint to your playlists!


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