NOIRHEART is an 18 year old rapper/musician based out of Pittsburgh, PA. Coming from a Metal/Hardcore background, his style makes for a unique, heavy and energetic blend of rock/metal and modern hip hop that really brings a full circle to the culture and the youth surrounding it. “Morgue” is NOIRHEART’s death metal meshed single produced by THRAXX (credits 6IX9INE, Famous Dex, Zillakami and more). Press play and let the mosh pitting ensue.
Melodically blending genres into lightly rasped serenades, drewtyrell is next in the wave of crooning rap artists. Raised on the south side of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; he grew heavily influenced by trap music. However, he claims to have a “natural love” of melody, brought on my his mother’s over-saturation of 90’s R&B during his childhood. His two worlds collide to create a full experience that is also pleasantly filled with substance. Be looking out for new material from drewtyrell as he begins his initial journey from unknown to stardom. Get familiar to drewtyrell thru his latest relase, piano laced “Stressin’ Checks” on Soundcloud.
“Televised” by Izzy Strange was produced by Casa Nada and features singer Tahlyn. The song was inspired on Izzy’s outlook with how people interact on social media. For better or worse, you can almost become someone else on the internet. People love to talk about others flaws while trying to conceal their own. All of sudden everyone has a voice and most people think their opinion needs to be heard. We’re an in instant gratification age and we’re just looking for people to entertain. Everyday people can now go viral over night.
The video concept is based off the fact that most things are done on the internet. Interactions, shopping, paying bills, etc. The way life is headed, it’s now far-fetched for people to stop leaving their comfort zones all together. So in the video, the emcee puts on a performance to an empty venue while trying to bare his soul to the world. People are watching from their phones via Facebook Live while also engaging in their everyday activities.
“I feel like people’s attention span is rather low right now and they have trouble focusing on one thing even if it’s something they enjoy.”
“Televised” is a loose single to keep fans tuned in while Izzy continues to work on his next full length album, The Die Is Cast”. He plans to debut two more loose singles, one with Blu and another with Mick Jenkins. Expect the Blu featured “Just Me” single to premiere sometime in July. Stay updated by visiting www.izzystrangeraps.com and signing up for his newsletters.
“Yung Love” is the lead single from Inner State 81’s debut album, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. The song takes a beautiful sample in “Young Love” by Teena Marie and is updated in a new key with modern, energetic drums and a unique, EDM inspired song structure. The young talent seamlessly melds the sample to create his own fusion of indie, hip-hop, and electronic soul music. His work can be described as psychedelic indie-hop that sets a soothingly polarizing tone, providing listeners with a song for an array of moods – from partying to relaxing.
Inner State 81 is the electronic brainchild of University of Pittsburgh junior, Tucker Nicholas. Conceived by 808s and oscillators, Nicholas began producing over winter break 2016-17. Raised by parents who were avid music listeners, he grew up listening mostly to music from the 70s/80s/90s, as opposed to the contemporary music of the time. As high school progressed, Nicholas was persuaded by a friend to get a Spotify subscription. After having access to unlimited music across all decades, Inner State 81 began to develop an affinity for hip-hop music, and the wave of trap music being spearheaded by RL Grime & Baauer.
From ages 9-12, Nicholas briefly played the saxophone & stand-up bass but quit during his middle school years. In high school, he picked up DJing after listening heavily to Diplo & Friends mixes on BBC Radio 1. IS81 was also heavily influenced in style and sound by Kanye West, Tyler, the Creator, Childish Gambino, Chance the Rapper, Diplo, and Mura Masa. These artists all brought something unique to the table that Nicholas sought to emulate in his own way. After deciding to take production seriously halfway through his freshman year of college, Nicholas began to throw concerts with other college artists in Pittsburgh under the moniker “Inner State 81”.
This past spring, Inner State 81 spent 4 months studying abroad in London where he worked at Blow Up Records, a British record label in East London. Under the mentorship of iconic BritPop DJ Paul Tunkin, he performed at British clubs on three separate occasions. During this time, he also developed a friendship with playlist curator and viral twitter sensation @TEEJUS___ . This friendship helped his music to get picked up in Spotify Discover Weekly playlists & other algorithms. This newfound popularity has helped Nicholas to catch the ear of several industry executives at Interscope Records, who await the release of his July project “A Midsummer Night’s Daydream.
Inner State 81’s production style has been described as eclectic & seamless, encapsulating yet polarizing. His current style has been shaped from influences such as Kanye West’s signature Chipmunk Soul, J Dilla’s sampling talents, and Kaytranada’s effective production abilities. Nicholas combines his love for Jazz & Soul music with his love for Hip-Hop and Electronic music to form a new fusion of genres most alike to artists like Griz and Pretty Lights. He describes the idea behind the project as “taking beautiful music from the past and updating it to add new energy through energetic drums, percussion, and bass-lines to offer a new unique version that keeps the younger generation interested”.
“Will Power” is the first visual off Pyrex Pre$$’s street album, “Below $ee Level”. The video is directed by Rex Arrow Films who is best known for his work with Mac Miller. Pyrex Pre$$ aka Romo is the front man of the Moola Gang Cash Cows Movement. Hailing from a small town in Fayette County just south or Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania called Brownsville. Watch the gripping visual here.
Artist and songwriter SS OGOF Critt was born in Carlisle, PA in 1997. He grew up inspired by artists like Jay Z, Jadakiss, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Ace Hood, Chris Brown and many more. He’s always had a passion for music, all throughout high school his friends suggested that he should start making music. Critt wasn’t sure that was the route he wanted to take so he never pursued that profession, even though he would write rhymes in his notebook from time to time. But finally at the age of 20 Critt decided to hop on a verse with Artist LCG and another SS member Terrell Brown. They debuted the song “Stockton” and it quickly caught buzz around the town. People were surprised at Critt’s verse from that point he decided to actually take this music thing serious.
He went on to make his debut single “The Code” following another single “PSA” which has an old school Ice Cube vibe. The song now has over 2,000 plays and Critt is sure more plays will come. In November he premiered his debut Mixtape “Ooby Gang or Flop” where Critt introduces his style of music and delivery. Since then the now 21 year old emcee has gained a lot of popularity and hopes to spread his name across the map. His first single of 2018 “TBE” has a classic hip hop vibe with plenty of bars and word play. He’s sure it’ll satisfy all the hip hop critics. On his journey to fame he wants to thank all his supporters and the people he started this with; Artists LCG, Trey Triggz, Terrell Brown, and Upcoming music producer J’son McDonald aka Diesel Beats.
Director Trey Lyons helps perfectly illustrate fast rising, Pennsylvanian newcomer Moses and his heartbreak driven, drug laced single, “Love Me”
The trance cross-pollinated rap tune was produced by William Van Zandt, who’s been helping mold the self-proclaimed hot boy’s grungy, auto tuned ballads. “Love Me” follows the kind of sound Moses came into the scene with such as “Don’t Tell” and the Lil Ski featured, “No Love”. Now, with the help of Chicago based platform Elevator, the newcomer is poised to impact majorly throughout 2018 and beyond. Zone out to the visual above.
Reading, Pennsylvania trapper C.Cappo is putting the fire under loudmouths and doubters and unleashes the extremely wavy tune, “Death Note”.