Stevie Blanco garnered great reviews and more attention from his Blanco EP that dropped earlier this year. He's keeping the ball rolling with a new track featuring fellow Charlotte artist, YB entitled, "Lil Change". The song has the two rappers going over Menice production about what they're going to do with more money when they come across it. … Continue reading ToD Premiere: Lil Change x Stevie Blanco Feat. YB
The murder of Keith Lamont Scott by police, Tuesday afternoon in Charlotte, NC, led to protests that were peaceful and one escalating into more bloodshed on Wednesday night. Details behind Scott's death are still fuzzy as people are confused by several aspects of the story. 1. If police were going to serve a warrant for … Continue reading My Thoughts and Some Truth Behind the Charlotte Protests
Apo11oTONE takes another step away from producing for other artists to focus on his own passion for rapping with "Be Right There". With ethereal hi-hat production help from JStacksBeats and Ericktacos, TONE lets it be known that he's always a call away for a lady he use to be involved with and as the song progresses we understand … Continue reading Be Right There x Apo11oTONE
Riding off his recent "New Wave Freestyle" that exclusively premiered on ToD, Johnny Lifted, brings in his debut EP, Bombers & Bodysuits. The 4-track project looks into the life of Lifted and represents four emotions: the love, the trap, the turn up and the truth. He starts it off with a sample from "Hotline Bling" to … Continue reading ToD Exclusive: Bombers & Bodysuits x Johnny Lifted (EP)
Alex Ruby drops a beat tape entitled, "Bachelor", to conclude the summer. Full of atmospheric sounds and moody samples, this project is meant to induce relaxation and feels. Check it out below. Follow Alex Ruby on Twitter.
Johnny Lifted is an artist that I've been following and getting to know for the past year. When he first sent me his music, I wasn't totally into it. Only because he wasn't using his full potential and I could tell-from lyrics to production-I knew he could be way better. The Charlotte artist stopped sleeping … Continue reading ToD Premiere: New Wave Freestyle x Johnny Lifted
Producer/DJ duo, Styles & Complete, took some time off from their busy summer of touring to team with NC heatmakers Jayway Sosa and Tigo B for "Dope". The two are heavily influenced by hip-hop and from a chance meeting with DJ E-Sudd, they were able to make a summer hit with Jayway and Tigo that … Continue reading Dope x Styles & Complete Feat. Jayway Sosa & Tigo B
Charlotte native, Jaypluss, is back with a new set of visuals for "Interstellar" featuring fellow QC artists, Maf Maddix and Kafia Tyler. The 6 minute video is reminiscent of a signal podcast sending subliminals from the world of Pluss. The production for this track is from Makaya McCraven's album, In The Moment.
At the age of 23, I can say that I've never been in love, I just THOUGHT I was-sorry not sorry to my exes. Another person who has been clouded by a mass amount of lust mistaken for love is CRAK collective's very own, Nobones. Because I THOUGHT I Was In Love is a 5-track EP … Continue reading Because I THOUGHT I Was In Love x Nobones
Smink is back with a f*¢%ing banger for the city and to make it even more epic, 006's own JE$UZ and Deja of Columbus, OH is featured, and they're all saying "Fuck The Hook". JE$UZ starts off the track to raise the bar as Smink and Deja follow suit. Smink seems to be taking a … Continue reading ToD Premiere: F**k The Hook x Smink Feat. JE$UZ & Deja