JPEGMAFIA DROPS ‘ALL MY HEROES ARE CORNBALLS,’ DREAMVILLE’S UNDER THE SUN,’ THE RISE OF SPLURGE + MORE
ALL MY HEROES ARE CORNBALLS
JPEGMAFIA is proving to be one of the most interesting/ contrasting artists in hip-hop today. Releasing his new album titled All My Heroes Are Cornballs, the DMV artist expresses his experimental aesthetics into a well-thought-out piece of art. While on the surface the songs titled “Jesus Forgive Me, I’m A Thot” and “Grimy Waifu” may seem periodic, Peggy does have a great grasp for making exceptional hip-hop tracks. With volume swells and an overall lo-fi vibe, he proves to be one of the most unique figures in the current underground hip-hop scene. Whether or not JPEGMAFIA will win over the hearts of the mainstream is to be determined, but he’s definitely dominating the underground hip-hop landscape like no other.
MAXO KREAM AND MEGAN THEE STALLION
Two of Houston’s hottest rappers come together in the video for Maxo Kream’s “She Live.” Featuring Tina Snow herself, the video is reminiscent of older VH1 reality shows, such as Flavor of Love and I Love New York. While few could’ve seen this coming, it actually doesn’t fail to disappoint in any way. Megan also just signed to RCA—where Maxo had announced to signing before the release of his Brandon Banks album.
THE RISE OF SPLURGE
Having locked himself in a studio, Splurge dropped three videos over the course of the week. The first was a track with Chicago’s Rico Recklezz and Rizzoo Rizzoo titled “He’s On Fire.” This track is hard from start to finish, but you shouldn’t have expected anything less when you get artists with this type of energy together. The second is a track with BFG Straap called “Tricks.” This one may have fallen a little short, but you’ll definitely be running the replay button once it’s over. Lastly, we come to “100RoundGlockee” with Maryland’s Q Da Fool. It’s a nice wrap up for the week, showcasing Splurge’s consistency and the reason his fans are going nuts over him. If you haven’t checked him out yet, try this one on for size.
DREAMVILLE’S “UNDER THE SUN” MUSIC VIDEO
With the release of Dreamville’s Revenge of the Dreamers III, fans were probably given one of the best compilation albums from a group in years. Reaching a minimum of solid 8’s on more than half of the project, it’s only natural that fans expected at least three videos to drop from the group. Having received “Sacrifices,” the groundwork had been laid for the first track on the tape titled “Under The Sun,” which features J. Cole, Lute, and DaBaby. Well, it has finally arrived, and while the video doesn’t go crazy, it’s good to be able to see these artists gathered together. It’s definitely one to savor no doubt.
CASANOVA’S “SO BROOKLYN” FEAT. FABOLOUS
When the energy hasn’t been brought, you can always rely on Casanova somewhere in the studio to provide what’s missing. Amped up to an 11 out of 10, Casanova unites with legend Fabolous for the track, “So Brooklyn.” The only thing to really say about this one is New York stand up.
CHIEF KEEF’S KERWIN FROST INTERVIEW
These days, it can feel like we don’t get to see Chief Keef that often. In this interview from Kerwin Frost, we see Chief pretty much living up to the reason why so many admire him beyond his music. He talks fondly of different deals and desires—as well as a soft section speaking on his late big cousin, Fredo Santana, revealing a possible unfinished collab tape between the two that may be released.
LIL NAS X TAPS DABABY FOR “PANINI” REMIX
Lil Nas X continues his remix train, but this time around it’s not an “Old Town Road” remix. The popstar released a remix of “Panini” featuring none other than DaBaby. The move is a smart one, as “Panini” is already picking up steam thanks to a VMA performance. The added appearance of DaBaby makes for another interesting point of view in a track about receiving fame and the perception of older fans. Although, personally, I prefer the original. However, the DaBaby remix at least earns one or two listens.
TSF IS IN THE BUILDING
Sauce Walka never really fails to give an enjoyable track. This week, being the feature on “Hot Sauce,” he entertains highly with Brick Wolfpack. The video is hilarious to view with nothing but drip being the exploit of this one. Some will swarm to this video to see an appearance from Peso Peso, but you should definitely stay for the kitten.
GO YAYO “GUTTA MUZIK”
Fort Worth rapper, Go Yayo, continues his collaborations with HalfpintFilmz, releasing visuals for “Gutta Muzik.” For Go Yayo, the track differs from most of his music due to a more complete sound. It shows a more developed and whole Go Yayo, and while you don’t always need to follow a structure, it’s good to show that you can do it.
REX ORANGE COUNTY DOESN’T DISAPPOINT
Ever since Rex Orange County was featured on Tyler, The Creator’s Scum Fuck Flower Boy, he’s received much love from the hip-hop world. It’s only fair to show some love for his new single, “10/10.” The track is a relatable one about growing older and loosing touch with those of your past, but in a good way. Rex discusses becoming a stronger person, and fighting demons that have haunted his life. While the drums are nice and hip-hop, it’s a pop song at its core. This new track is hopefully a taste of what’s to come from the young artist.
DOJA CAT STOPS BY HOT 97
One of hip-hop’s rising female artists (who might be overlooked a fair amount of the time), Doja Cat, stopped by Hot 97 to talk. What makes Doja Cat so interesting is the fact that so many don’t get her. In this interview, the Hot 97 crew dig deep to get a better understanding of this growing female emcee.
NLE CHOPPA DROPS “CAMELOT”
If there was a running for hottest verses being dropped, NLE Choppa would be on that list. Being red hot since his release of “Shotta Flow,” it would seem NLE is just getting bigger every second. This week, NLE introduces “Camelot,” and with the growing expectation of a tape from the rising star, “Camelot” fairs as a nice addition. However, it doesn’t quite fill the appetite, but it definitely leaves you wanting more (in the best way).
Until next time, it’s On Wax.
-Dyllan E. & Hiram