Kami Loves AO is the solo project of the Atlanta based multi-instrumentalist Ashanti Jabri. An artist/producer/composer/audio engineer; Kami Loves AO focuses on concept albums, drawing from Hip-Hop, jazz, synth pop, and Alternative Rock inspirations. Fusing these influences, he released his first EP in 2018 “White Album 2”, which, according to him, is “a testimony to the memories we all wish we could forget, yet make us who we are”.
His music embodies the themes of youthful angst, rage, passion, unrequited love, and self realization. Drawing from the musical likes of Toro y Moi, LCD Sound System, Thievery Corporation, Prince, and Art Blakey, Kami Loves AO transformed and developed his signature sound by incorporating the aforementioned with aspects of millennial, anime and internet subculture.
The first video released off the EP is for the title track, “White Album”, Which is a song that sonically blends modern production with melancholic, yet simultaneously high intensity vocals. Touching on subjects of regret, friendship lost, drug abuse, and battling with inner demons, the video portrays all of this visually with gripping images of AO physically undergoing changes with each story he delves into.
Devinsroyalty is a 19 years old from Atlanta, Georgia who just started creating music. Although he only has a couple of singles under his belt, he is determined to make a name from himself within the music mecca of the south. His most recently released song features his partner in rap, Deanera. Titled “Takeover”, the CorMill production properly describes both rappers outlooks on the game. Tune into their collab effort via Soundcloud.
Booney is a Hip Hop artist based out of the south side of Atlanta. He specializes in lyricism and uses relatable lines to create a comfortable atmosphere for the listener. His latest release, “Fam Motivation”, is a melancholy track that has lyricism and a dark vibe to it. It is about dealing with issues and the pressure that lies within. Stream the heavy mental single on YouTube.
Tsukasa Grind(pronounced tuh-KA-sa) is a Black/Japanese artist from Stone Mountain, Georgia. His relations to the artists in the group “F.L.Y.”, known for the hit “Swag Surfin”, has kept him around music since he was 15. Newly fortified by the new independent label based out of Atlanta, MGMT Inc., he’s poised to set the streets of Atlanta and beyond ablaze with his music that many are calling “club ready bangers”. His new video for “Got 2 Get It” was shot and filmed in Los Angeles. Directed YCFilms, this visual sets the tone for a usual day in the grind of Tsukasa Grind. Check the Nard & B produced single out here.
Caulfield is an American Hip Hop artist from Athens, Georgia whose recent EP, “Under the Influence” has taken social media by storm. Grabbing the attentions of fans nationwide, Caulfield’s independent rise has afforded him opportunities to perform at renowned venues such as Georgia Theater in his hometown. Recently, Caulfield released his bold single, “No Fucks Given”. After a successful audio release, he is now ready to unveil the official video. “No Fucks Given” serves as the first release of his upcoming EP, “God is Dead”. While the single is self-explanatory, it’s a verbal onslaught directed to his haters. His “God is Dead” EP delves a bit deeper into the five stages of grief. Get a good taste of what to expect from the project via the video below.
Nick May and Erica Christman combine their talents to illustrate the latest hit single “Yellow” from Atlanta native Drewskii’s forthcoming album, “Vibe”
Drewskii was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. His love for hip hop and basketball were an enormous part of his development as he was growing up. It was evident early on that he was a dual threat as his sound began to materialize quickly. Once he graduated and his collegiate basketball career ended, he was able to work full time on music. He brings a truly unique style to an at times monotone game. His voice is one of a kind and his iconic choruses will stick with you long after you’re done listening. Right when you think you’re in an R&B serenade, his verses come in with lyrical heat that will leave you feeling cool as fuck. His overall feel and lyrical depth continue to greatly affect and impress his ever-growing fanbase.
Zae FDN is a new wave artist coming straight out of Nawf Atlanta bringing his unique sound to the masses. His latest joint, “4am In Gwinnett” features an intriguing beat from Clibbo that allows Zae to flow over seamlessly. Check it out now on Soundcloud and stay tuned in for future music via his SC page.
Effluent East Atlanta Artist Ko-Bena is an incline creative who entered Atlanta as a refugee from West Africa. He found relief in the American Hip Hop culture. It didn’t take long before he was influenced by artist such as Nas, & Jay Z that encouraged him to share his truths and reality views through his music. Those old school derived roots can be heard on songs such as “Shot Dreams”. The single is for all the dreamers trying to achieve relief when their goals may fall short. The official video follows the pursuit of that relief quest as Ko-Bena visualizes the single. Watch the video here.
Atlanta riser CashOnAble delivers his bass throbbing, Spanglish heavy street hit, “Ven Aqui”. The single is featured on Able’s latest 14 track body of work, “The Essence”. Flexing his bilingual skills, COA professes his love for Latin women, money and motivation thru the musical presentation. Along with the single, the Georgia rapper also announced a forthcoming set of visuals for “Ven Aqui” that is set to drop sometime this spring. Check out the song on Sundcloud, which features a sample from Mortal Combat and a play on the infamous Scorpion catch line.