ON WAX: 6LACK, NONAME, & FLIPPA DROP PROJECTS, and $UICIDEBOY$ INVADE LA
ON WAX IS A WEEKLY TAKE UPDATING YOU ON THE POCKET OF CULTURE KNOWN AS HIP-HOP. WE BRING YOU EVERYTHING FROM BREAKING NEWS TO ALBUM DROPS, JAIL TIME AND WHO’S BEEFING WITH WHO.
6LACK’S EAST ATLANTA LOVE LETTER ARRIVES
Atlanta’s newest R&B star, 6LACK, has released his sophomore effort, East Atlanta Love Letter. As 6LACK has exploded into mainstream popularity with his previous project FREE 6LACK, he seems to know his strengths well. Moody trap that is instrumental over his raspy, yet sweet singing voice is much of the music. However, 6LACK can switch it up and rap at any given moment, making him a deadly artist. Features come from Future, Offset and Khalid, and all of them add to their respected songs well. Lyrically, 6LACK continues his honest themes of love and sorrow, but as the title suggests, love is the centerpiece. Fans of the modern R&B sounds, like The Weeknd and Drake, have popularized and should have no trouble enjoying this project.
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FLIPPA DROPS UP TO SOMETHING
Dropping this week was Skippa Da Flippa’s Up To Something. Skippa introduced a more evolved version of his former self this project. His songwriting is slowly improving, attempting to show different ways he is able to take a track (without auto-tune). If you follow Flippa, then you know how interesting it’s been to watch him post-QC. The project is solid, but you can tell it’s not quite there, however, he may not have much longer to go.
$UICIDEBOY$ TAKEOVER LA
Touring fresh off the release of I Want To Die In New Orleans, $uicideboy$ made a stop in Los Angeles at a show where you couldn’t help but keep your eyes on the stage. From the opening, there was nothing but good energy across the entire place. Maintaining that amount of high-energy the entire show was unbelievable, but the biggest surprise was how the crowd didn’t get tired more than twice—which was one of the best parts of being at the show: watching the relationship between the fans and the artists. There was no doubt that it was their crowd; even the people in the back were giving their best headbang, enjoying the music at all costs. For any fan, this is the show for you.
47 MINUTES WITH VINCE STAPLES X STYLES P
Hosted by Joey Bada$$, the Tidal presented rappers Vince Staples and Styles P having a pretty honest and regular conversation. What’s great about these conversations is that it allows for you to get an insight on not only the business, but more of the artist/culture viewpoint, which is one thing they go over: hip-hop versus rap. Never has the conversation been a better back-and-forth from the position of two eras. Therefore, this is a conversation worth checking out.
Until next time, it’s On Wax.
–Dyllan E & Hiram