Five years ago Young Crazy released his popular song “Get Dumb” and since then has achieved many accomplishments over his rap career. From becoming one of the biggest faces of hip hop for this generation to come out of Virginia to using his platform to help push the Virginia music scene forward by motivating others in a way that only he can, Young Crazy has certainly proven that he is more than just another VA artist, he is an icon who is making strides to becoming a legend of Virginia.
On January 10, (1/10, isn’t that cute?) Young Crazy has released his highly anticipated project “Crazo DAMN”. On this project rapper showcases his evolving mindset as well as his truly unique style of motivating listeners to pretty much stop participating in foolish activity and worry about getting money and taking care of business. The tape features production by other VA greats such as ReadyRockJames and Kino Beats as well as some pretty impressive features ranging from the emcees friend and label mate Bandhunta Izzy to nationally known rapper 21 Savage. Staying true to his sound but showcasing the mindset of a more mature and experienced rapper, “Crazo DAMN” is sure to please old and new fans alike.
Be sure to catch Young Crazy perform songs off the project at Young Crazy and Friends Part 2 at Shakas in VA Beach on Jan 14. (Tickets available at http://www.thetraptastic.com)
Check out the project here!
MCMXCIXDEAD is one of those artists who could be considered a hidden gem of the underground. Although his work may not be broadcasted all over social media and he seems to be a little under the radar, this artist is on his way to becoming one of the more solid voices in underground rap to come out of the Virginia area.
The artist has recently dropped a new single entitled “Fade Away”. The dreamy track features the artist telling his thoughts on his musical journey and rise to success. On this track the artist showcases his staple sound, a “sing-songy” style of rap which might remind listeners of a combination between Lil Uzi and Travis Scott. In addition to writing and performing the track, the artist produced the track himself as well.
Check out “Fade Away” here!
It is very apparent that the society we live in has become a very shallow one. Even when it comes down to the music, there are very few artists left who speak on real topics in a way that isn’t washed up or outdated. Marv P is an artist who prides himself in possessing that capability and his new visual for the inspirational track “C.D.N.P” showcases just that.
Tossing all extra flamboyance and extravagance most hip hop videos of today call for, the simple, but far from basic, video features Marv at a venue simply rapping to and vibing with listeners while telling of how the generation we live in has a tendency to focus on and adore the wrong things. He speaks on females body image and self esteem issues, why he believes there are so many failed relationships for this generation as well as how a lot of things we chase after the most aren’t necessarily what is best in the long run. The video is shot and edited by @MarqCotton
Always bringing music based on quality, substance and a motivational message, Marv Ps “C.D.N.P” is sure to entertain and educate anyone who sees it. Check it out here!
Vonsensei was definitely an artist who had an eventful year in 2017. From releasing his artsy “Henny” music video to doing countless performances around Virginia, Vonsensei definitely made a name for himself as one of Virginia’s most talented R&B artists.
With a simple yet captivating sound and a serene vibe that is portrayed all throughout the artists aura as well as his music, the young artist has brought in 2018 with the release of his new song “Magic”. With this feelgood track, Vonsensei really captivates the essence of what it really means to be head over heels in love. The song is produced by Andre Palace and like most songs the two have collaborated on, the result is sure to leave listeners pleased.
Check out Vonsensei “Magic” here!
2017 has definitely been an intense year for Young Crazy. From headline his Young Crazy and Friends Show to performing at colleges all across VA, the artist made it nearly impossible for anyone to leave 2017 asking “Who TF Is Young Crazy?”.
Today, Young Crazy keeps the momentum going by releasing the visual for his widely known track “Money & Time”. The visual is shot by @DomicoPhillips in Richmond, Virginia. The visual takes a simplistic, clean approach by showing shots of the rapper around the city flaunting handfuls of cash and a flashy watch, driving home the whole “Money & Time” theme that the song presents.
The song is produced by @KinoBeats, another Norfolk native, and can be found on the “Who TF Is Young Crazy” here Check our the “Money & Time” visual (shot by @DominicoPhilips) here!
Over the summer, OmarTheGroove released his catchy hit “Deelishis” payinbg homage to beautiful backsides everywhere. Today, the artist has released a visual to accompany the track.
Over the summer OmarTheGroove has been building a name for himself. In addition to releasing music, the young emcee has participated in the Va Got Now “Vibe Out” event this summer. Most recently, Omar has released a visual for his track “Deelishis”. The visual is shot and directed by Capn SWIM and features lots of trippy edits and scenes of Omar around the city rapping along to the bouncy track.
Check out the OMARtheGroove visual for “Deelishis: exclusively here!
The HeyMissChrissy interview series was designed to bring more attention to some of the lesser known creatives of the 757 such as artists, dancers, designers and of course rappers and singers.
In this episode, K Kel discusses the inspiration behind his new project “Kill Kel” and talks about his opinion on “real” vs “fake” hip hop. Check it out here!