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Championxiii Interview

We had the opportunity to link up with Tik Tok star and CEO of Splash Championxiii. The Springfield, Massachusetts born rapper talks about his journey to the platform he is at today which includes 2 million followers on Tik Tok and over 600,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. Use the link below to check out the interview as well as Splash Challenge reviews and reviews of Massachusetts artists music!
https://youtu.be/p8b9AE7RrPQ





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Young Cautii

When Young Cautii was in elementary school, he knew he wanted to be a rapper. His cousin moved to Boston from California, they became very close. Every day before school, Young Cautii’s cousin would play him instrumental beats on the way to the bus. This motivated him to finish his schoolwork early so he could write lyrics in his notebook. Since then, Young Cautii has been able to release songs with impressive numbers. He currently has three songs on Spotify with over 100,000 streams. Mentioning Young Cautii’s songs with big numbers, he couldn’t do it alone. His career changed positively when he met his producer FiFi. He said “He's a Boston based engineer but takes his talents all over the world. When I started to work with him he helped me perfect my sound as an artist which is key to your existence in the music industry. His spaced out, futuristic trap soul beats plus my personal melodic, catchy delivery, and lyrics helped me create songs like “Phone,” “One Night,” and “…

Jiles

One of the best-known record labels in Massachusetts is Van Buren. One of the people who founded it is Jiles. Van Buren has one of the most one of a kind stories to it. Jiles said, “Van Buren Records before that it was just Van Buren, it was just a group of friends there was no music involved. It was me, Felix, my boy Moe (who doesn’t make music he is into fashion), there was a fourth member who is a friend of ours and still is a friend of ours. We were fashion kids at that time; we were best friends, then it turned into a record label after we all started taking music seriously. Obviously, with the VB name me and my friend came up with that name through the show Seinfeld. We always loved the episode with the Van Buren boys, so we just called ourselves Van Buren.”When Jiles was in high school, he made a couple of SoundCloud songs and just put it on the platform with no promotion. Jiles never saw himself taking his music seriously. He always saw himself working behind the scenes. Howev…

TDrape

One of Boston’s best up and coming artists is Suffolk County Inc. artist TDrape. He only started rapping three or four years ago but has made waves in the music industry. He is currently most known for his songs “100 Racks,” which features Calboy, “My Life,” and “No Comment,” which, when combined, accumulate to over one million streams.  TDrape has always been inspired by the city around him. When asked what inspired him to start music, he replied, “Growing up in the neighborhood I come from. There’s I don’t want to say too much poverty, but there are people of color I want to make a change.” He continued to express his love for the city, saying, “Boston means everything. It's the best city; it's where I come from, it's my life right here. So I’m trying to turn shit up. Boston is where it's at; it's my city.” While working on songs, TDrape has been able to learn from the people around him. One person he has had the opportunity to work with up close and per…

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Aristotle Jones is a rapper, singer, producer out of Boston’s Berklee College of Music. After being worked on for two years, Aristotle Jones has released his newest project, “The World IS Flat.” When describing this project, Aristotle Jones said, “I’ve put more work and dedication into it than anything else I’ve ever worked on before.” When listening to this project, you notice Aristotle Jones’ one of a kind self-made beats and the hardcore old school energy he brings. In the album, he is also explaining his “unique take on hip-hop in the era of uncertainty and conspiracies.”  According to his bio, Aristotle Jones, “Combines the intellect and wit of his namesake with distinctive self-produced beats, Aristotle aims to create unique and idiosyncratic music that pushes the envelope of traditional hip hop. A perfectionist at heart, he values quality over quantity, sharing his finely tuned music in order to contribute his stamp to the world of artistic expression.”  With “The Worl…

Artist to Watch: HAAWWS

Emerging onto the Massachusetts rap scene is HAAWWS; he is from Roxbury, Massachusetts, and is finally taking his chance at music. Although HAAWWS has not released any music yet, he has a lot planned for the coming months. He is rumored to be releasing a track titled “24/7” in the coming weeks. Although the title is not confirmed, HAAWWS’ management talked about the track stating “this track explores the creativity of HAAWWS as he jumps in and out of pockets with his flow, he describes being pushed to the point he feels “this shit doesn’t stop, it just keeps going. You either make or break no in between, and sometimes there won’t be sleep.” After this track is released, HAAWWS will release his first music videos on a couple of songs that have yet to be announced. He promises this will be a “strong debut for a visual.” Once these visuals are released, HAAWWS then plans to focus on his upcoming EP “Actually, I Haven’t Been Doing Very Well, Lately.” The EP is rumored to be nine tr…

Slime Luciano

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