S.E.A. nominated Mixtape Artist of the Year; Highway Yella has been making a positive impact in the music world. After helping Houston, TX’s Urban Goods give out five hundred book bags for back to school kids in August, Highway Yella started September off with more positivity.
Traveling to Atlanta, GA for his first appearance on Dirty Glove Bastard’s interview series, “Off The Porch,” found Highway Yella in good spirits. Not only is Yella the first SwishaHouse artist to appear on “Off The Porch,” he might also be the first to have his son appear with him.
“Man I just thought about it. I could be wrong but I think I may be the first rapper to literally have his kid on Dirty Glove Bastard (laughing). If not it still meant the world to me to have him as part of the interview,” said Highway Yella.
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.
We know you are hungry for hip hop hits that get shit lit this Summer and because “Wolf’n” drives home with a steady hammering beat and punchy lyrical delivery from Grand Chain, Illinois lyricist Aveon Winfield, you should check out this first record off Aveon’s new album. Serving up sonic swordplay of the rarest form, from the WeAreUs camp, is CEO Aveon and JayJames on the You Tube release of “Wolf’n (Reputation.)”
When I caught up with Aveon and asked him if this record is from the new album he responded,
“it’s a single so yeah…the album is going to be different. Nothing sounds the same. Its only 20% done and it’s going to be industry quality. 6 songs mixed right now, but I can drop them and still stand out thanks to Dra Dadon and Logan Spalt . What I have recorded right now might not even be on the album.”
Through a two-step tempo of kick drum, high hat and drum-stick chops the foundation is set for light piano keys and twisted cello strum. A concentrated dose of Hip Hop for an almost hypnotic experience. From bars like “she swallowed my kids so i cant claim them on taxes” and “ought to beat your ass if I see ya in the street” Aveon throws his weight around almost like he is baiting you in for a closer look at what he can bring in the verbal arena.
“All these N**gaz wolf’n I dont know who to trust…”
“N**gaz sleepin on me even though I stayed up”
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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. Poppin‘ will get the party started like an ice-cold bottle of that good champagne.
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.