MaxMilly is in His Own Lane

After the drop of a trailer for his long awaited second EP, Silent Hill, MaxMilly follows up with the music video for Lost, shot and directed by Joel Tristan (Infinite Media).

Having recently performed live as an opening act for Z-Ro, MaxMilly is keeping momentum by releasing this new visual. The video finds the San Marcos rapper roaming through the night as lyrics from Lost light up the screen.

“Well, the song is called Lost, so I’m looking for something in a positive way expressing my thoughts and how I’m feeling,” says MaxMilly.

The project itself is a dedication to his close friends Adrian Diaz, Carlos Ortega and Joe Anthony Lozano, as well as inspirations XXXtentacion, Juice Wrld, Corbin, Awax and Raz Simone.


“I KNOW PEOPLE WHO LISTEN TO COUNTRY…” A Rap Veteran’s Reaction to T-SHIRT by Thomas Rhett

So Gabrielle throws me T-Shirt by Thomas Rhett and I’m like okay you are rehired. Although the name Thomas Rhett didn’t sound familiar the title of the song did. I already knew it was one I would enjoy writing about. Kind of old though is it not? The answer, being yes, only further proved the catch of this jingle. Within the fathoms of imagination in my brain mass I recreated a faint reach of performance of the melody.

Tee Shirt by Thomas Rhett can be summed up in one word: Punchy. The precision timing of the rhythm, which as organic as it sounds, could be considered as sampling and sequencing, is so damn punchy and masterfully engineered that I have got to call it… country-pop. (Some of us have a love hate for.. you know.. the word I just said.. country-pop.) Each simple loop delivers isolated energy that would keep a dancefloor jumpy and the record label getting money. You would be a dummy not to nod your head and tap your feet when this song breaks silence full blast, stark middle in the dread of a boring small-town day.

In the music video for T-Shirt on Vimeo, Thomas Rhett jams out in a traditional modern all white studio set with occasional green screened vintage filter background footage and glitch effects. Kicking his southern script on the mic, rocking a blazer and blue jeans, Mr. Thomas Rhett performs with positive fun confidence fitting for a song with lyrical content describing a hot encounter with a sexy woman.

Any real man, who has enjoyed the glow of a woman’s aura, her hair destroyed, basking in the comfort of one of his favorite tee shirts after being pleasurabley pummeled as the result of a pillow fight turned freaky, can relate to scenarios in this song. Although this hit is like 7 years old, and I would rather be discovering new records, if you are new to Thomas Rhett’s music, hearing the hooky single Tee Shirt could lure you in as a fan.

“POPPIN'” by CASINO ATX- Official Song Review

Poppin’ – CasinoATX

Song Review by Jay Benigno

Poppin’ sparked my intrigue, starting momentum with some sample DJ effects, followed by late night club vibes of high hats, 808 drums, violin strings and a 3-6 Mafia type hook. CasinoATX, from Austin, TX, jumps on beat with a comfortable southern flow sounding so at home on the microphone you can almost picture him tearing the club up at a live performance on 6th St. (At this point in the review I transition from Tidal to YouTube for the video.)

The video by Eric Sattler is well done. Great lighting, directing and amusing scene content. The tempo of the song combined with CasinoATX‘s lyrical macking makes this single fun, sexy and fly: definitely not a buzzkill for the ladies. This is a solid club record with great production and radio potential. CasinoATX’s subtle metaphorical songwriting is light enough that it doesn’t break up the flow. Poppinwill get the party started like an ice-cold bottle of that good champagne.

“Jeen-Yuhs” Episode iii Review by Gabrielle Lamontagne

Episode iii: AWAKENING – Review

by Gabrielle Lamontagne

The final episode of this documentary trilogy is both more alike the first episode and completely different from the rest of the series. Stylistically and focus-wise, this episode is similar to the first episode because it discusses Kanye West’s home life, his struggles to obtain success, and his public appearance. However, it is also completely different because it turns inward to discuss the personal life of the narrator in more depth, especially how parenthood affected his life and his sadness at the distance in his relationship with Kanye, and it also deals majorly with the topic of mental health difficulties and the stigma surrounding such issues – especially in terms of celebrity media coverage.

It’s a well-told and fascinating aspect of Kanye West’s story that is definitively “behind-the-scenes”. It’s interesting to see how Kanye West changed due to his celebrity success, and then again due to depression from personal-life issues. Other musicians even commented on how his music and lyrics had changed from the “real” quality that they had when he was “up-and-coming”.

Actually, I most enjoyed the parts of this episode that focused on the narrator’s life and the footage (and his commentary) of his daughter growing up. She seems like an awesome kid and I admired his heart-felt remarks about parenthood and family. He tied it in well with what was going on in Kanye West’s life at the time and how he felt about what his friend was going through.

I’m sure that fans of Kanye West will truly enjoy this classic documentary about the ultra famous Rap/Hip-Hop artist.

Limp Bizkit – “Still Sucks” review

Limp Bizkit is an infamous rap metal band consisting of frontman Fred Durst, drummer John Otto, bassist Sam Rivers, guitarist Wes Borland & DJ Lethal on the turntables. $3 Bill, Y’all$ & Significant Other are both certified classics in their own rights, but Chocolate St★rfish & the Hot Dog Flavored Water kinda signaled the beginning […]

Limp Bizkit – “Still Sucks” review