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R3LL Impresses With Three New Singles​

It’s funny how life works sometimes; a Good Samaritan act by producer Derek “Deerock” Sample helped introduce him to 27-year-old…

It’s funny how life works sometimes; a Good Samaritan act by producer Derek “Deerock” Sample helped introduce him to 27-year-old SteZie Wonder — now known as R3LL — an artist he describes as one of best he’s come across. “I haven’t worked with a more talented young artist in my 30 years doing this,” says Deerock. “Wait until you hear what else he has in store for all of us.” From helping the R3LL dig his car out of a ditch, to strategizing a full-out industry shakedown, their chemistry and collective vision is coming beginning to take shape.

Deerock, whose credits include names like the iconic Dr. Dre, the late Prince, Snoop Dogg — and more — alongside beatmaker Jack Panda are know working with R3LL to craft a body of work that will help take him to the next level. His first three leaks are an eclectic look at the versatility he has, and what we can look forward to.

“Hello Again,” “Ride”, and “Soulfly” have three completely different vibes, making it difficult to pin him down — on the best way possible. “Soulfly” (in our humble opinion) is his strongest offering of the three, with a laid-back smokey flow; the song is a few things at once: braggadocious mack shit, an uplifting chorus, and a second verse filled with vulnerability and real-world emotion. “I’m fucking tired, and tired of all this trying … and all my friends dying and all of these people lying,” he raps, letting the cool as a fan mask of verse one fade away.

“Ride” is a piano-driven trappish vibe that rides a comfortable wave of the current sound without making much innovation — though it still bangs. “Hello Again,” though, is another example of him leaving the rapper facade aside and letting his personality seep through for a pseudo-love track with a rock-infused instrumental and chorus.

R3LL has a lot going for him, and has a great story; he grew up in a bad part of LA, he’s been to jail, he’s a soldier who’s deployed a few times. He also has a long-term relationship, and two dogs (one of whom is cleverly name-dropped in “Soulfly”). He’s not a street rapper, and doesn’t try to play the part; what he does make is intelligent (he has bars) music with an inexplicable cool edge to it. Worth keeping an eye and ear on.

Early!

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SODAMAN Ups His Buzz With The New EP ‘Wock N Roll’

Atlanta rapper $ODAMAN has been buzzing like a beehive on the regional scene. He’s been on our radar since dropping…

Atlanta rapper $ODAMAN has been buzzing like a beehive on the regional scene. He’s been on our radar since dropping the visual for his single “Accordion,” an airy song beaming with this youthful, new school soundscape coupled with surprisingly dope wordplay; what truly stands out is the fact that most of the bars sparkle after a few listens, as the song gets as deep as you’re willing to go with it.

As he explained in a recent interview, he set out to build a project around the energy of “Accordion,” which he managed to mostly do with his Wock N Roll EP, which officially hit the web a little over a month ago.

 
Sitting at a subdued five songs — making it a relatively light listen — the 21-year-old serves up an appetizer of relatively concise vibes, with enough bops and stylistic variation to keep things interesting. Kicking off with the booming southern vibe of the JBAND$-produced “Front Of The Plane,” he establishes his ability to lay down punchlines on repeat.

The slightly off-kilter instrumental of the HVRMEEZ produced “Run The Game” sees him once again busting his rapid-fire flow, and he — again — drops a level of bars that notch the average “dab” flow that dominates the scene. He has revealed that this, in fact, is the follow-up single with a video treatment already in the bag, which is a wise choice.

“Geekin'” featuring Boregard and the closer “Guappp” sit on the bottom of the pile on the playlist, though they still manage to get a few jabs in, rounding out an impressive offering.

Atlanta is a hotbed, no matter how you slice it; the city is overflowing with talent that — thanks to the net — are on the cusp of great things. $ODAMAN has the goods and is moonwalking the yellow brick road to the riches. He’s one hit away, but with the potency of this project’s first two singles, he’s one look away from being the next big thing from the south.

Early.

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Tau Makes Amends on New Single “Indecisive”

If Ye has taught us anything with his latest rant its that holding onto things that don’t sit right on…

If Ye has taught us anything with his latest rant its that holding onto things that don’t sit right on your soul can bubble over. This is partly the mantra behind Baton Rouge rapper Tau’s latest single “Indecisive,” featuring OGI.Ejay. Over the bouncy piano bop, Tau makes amends with a former flame, despite his past transgressions aiding the relationship’s dissolution.

 
Tau has been dropping some admirably dope music in 2018 — which includes six singles and 2 EPs — that is more than worth a spin. With the kind of hit potential this kid has, it’s more a matter of when than if.

Check out Tau’s’s “Indecisive” below.

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

Straight out of scenic Vancouver BC, self-produced/engineered artist Krewz is on the verge of taking his career to the new…

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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