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B. Cave

Currently residing in LA, B.Cave is a rising artist and producer. He started producing over four years ago, and rapping seriously a little over a year and a half ago. He credits a lot of his inspiration as an artist to the late Mac Miller, saying “one of the main reasons why I’m doing what I’m doing today is because of Mac Miller. After having been the soundtrack to my middle school/high school days, he developed into an amazing artist in all aspects of music and that became something I really strive for in my music as well. Even though i never got to meet him, he taught me a lot about chasing your dreams and following your passion in life, while still having fun along the way and I am forever grateful for him and his music.”B.Cave has been able to build a great team around him. Including working with Booming Bay Management Group, and all kinds of artists and producers he has been able to work with in the past months. A few of the people that are most important to him are Jaymes Car…

Wiill

When Wiill was at the University of Connecticut working on his transfer applications, he started to find a serious interest in music. He would always mess around and freestyle at parties and attract crowds around him, and people would always try to get him to put his freestyles on SoundCloud. He now finds himself at Boston College with over 10,000 monthly listeners and over 300,000 streams on Spotify. Wiill’s brother Zach always made music. Will described this as “ the driving force in me making the change from a fan to an artist.”  Something Wiill has been told a lot is his music never has the same sound. Will elaborated on this saying, “all my music is so different will either be my greatest attribute or something I’ll struggle with my entire career.” He wants to push the boundaries of music like artists above him have; Wiill mentioned Mac Miller, Tupac, and Kanye as a few artists that have pushed this boundary. Wiill described his versatility, saying, “I think it’s a blessing. I do…

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





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…

Aristotle Jones Releases New Album Titled “The World IS Flat”

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

When Slime Luciano first started to rap, he was strictly a battle rapper. He would go toe to toe with rappers from nearby neighborhoods, and they would rap while onlookers would bet on who would win the battle. However, once he turned 17, he started to write his own music. He mentioned, “I was fortunate enough to be around Boston hip hop emcees like "T-Funk" of joint ventures, and also "Joe SMPTE." He produced my 1st song from scratch, and we recorded it in 45 minutes. From that day on, I started to take making music a little more serious.”  On Slime Luciano’s most recent LP “Slimeball Muzik,” he had the opportunity to do a song with Havoc from the group Mobb Deep. “Slimeball Muzik” was also produced by Lexosyl, who currently resides in France. Working with him brought in a lot of international attention, creating an entirely new Slime Luciano fan group.  In his music, Slime Luciano stays true to his roots. He explained, “my music is real, raw, gritty, militant, with…

Yung Treyski

One year ago, Yung Treyski decided to move from Boston to Atlanta. He said the move was to “build my music career, make better music, and keep pushing from here on out.” Since the move, Yung Treyski has released EP’s titled “Treystation” (which has over 56.5k streams on SoundCloud) and “WhySo$erious” (which has over 40k streams on SoundCloud). Even when Yung Treyski wasn’t taking music seriously, he would always be recording after school with his close friend AG. When he would listen to artists like Lil Wayne, Calboy, and Playboi Carti, Yung Treyski wanted to be just like them. However, he did not want to sound just like them. He said, “my music is different from others because I don’t sound or want to sound like anyone else. I don’t pretend I’m from here or there or to be this or that. I go off on anything, so I’m very versatile. All of my recent projects have been a broadcast of MY sound.” A phrase Yung Treyski lives by is, “I don't care about being seen, I'd rather be heard.”…

K.I.D.

As a child, K.I.D.’s father always had music around the house. He would always see his father playing an instrument almost every time he saw him. This immediately got K.I.D. interested in music. He said, “I was practically born into music. I played the drums when I was three and had my dad teach me until I got the hang of it. but when I was 11, I started rapping and singing.” On July 3rd, K.I.D. released his newest song “Malibu” on all streaming platforms. The song is currently over 5,000 plays on Spotify, and closing in on 10,000 plays on all of the platforms.  K.I.D. has learned a lot from the people who genuinely care about him, from his manager, friends, and family; they have all played a big part in his music career. When talking about these people, K.I.D. said, “being surrounded by the people who motivate me and push me every day to reach my goals is the biggest opportunity I've received in my career. They would always tell me not to do wrong, stick to music, and be patient f…

Juxi releases his new EP “Here 4 The Party”

Even through a pandemic, Juxi found safe ways to hit the studio to record his newest EP “Here 4 The Party.” His upbeat energy is noticed right away in the opening song “No Virus,” it is a song that will make any listener want to jump around. This type of energy is something Juxi keeps on the next song, “Groovy.” When it came to the next track “Miami Vice,” Juxi immediately came in with a catchy hook and his one of a kind adlibs that flowed throughout the entire record. On “SnowFall Effect,” Juxi continued his hard-hitting energy and catchy lyrics throughout the song. Juxi also included a bonus track titled “Savage'' which featured one of his close friends Deeg. “Here 4 The Party” is Juxi’s second EP this year and has been promoted for the past few months. This EP lives up to the hype and represents Boston in a great way. Make sure to check “Here 4 The Party” and Juxi out using the link attached!
Listen to “Here 4 The Party”:  Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/album/6GVkE7YI…

Yahweh Almighty

When attending Dearborn Middle School, Yahweh Almighty’s class was assigned to write the poem. At the time, he was dating a girl, and he used this poem to try and impress her after school. Little did he know, the teacher was going to make him read it in front of the class. Speaking on the experience, Yahweh Almighty said, “as soon as I finished the poem, the whole class started clapping and shit. I loved that attention. Not like an attention seeker but the attention when someone related, you know. Music was a way to express myself, at that time, the only way.” Since then, Yahweh Almighty has received co-signs from Gillie the Kid and Drake. Released songs such as “Derek Jeter,” and “Not Invited.” Yahweh Almighty has also gotten heavily involved with music behind the scenes; he has ghostwritten for artists, manages artists, and been on BET JAMS.  There are a few more reasons than just that poem in middle school that got Yahweh Almighty into music. He continues saying, “There are …

Q&A with Cam Meekins

On July 31st, Cam Meekins released Lamp City 2, seven years after the release of Lamp City, which peaked at #3 on the iTunes Hip-Hop charts. With tracks like “Jack Bauer,” “George Foreman,” and “Right Now,” Cam Meekins has created another amazing album. Throughout his career, Cam has over 100 million streams on Spotify alone. The local Bostonian has shown how much potential the city has, and Cam will continue to inspire his fans and the people around him.

For people who do not know who you are, what do you want them to know about you?

I just want people to give the music a chance. I think if they do that they can get a sense for what I'm about and what the whole Lamp City brand is about. I want to inspire people to get the most that they can out of their own life. I feel that way because I myself want that too. I'm just trying to keep pushing and keep progressing in my life and music is my outlet to talk on that and to talk on everything I go through in life. If people can relat…

Dylan Reese: The Complete Package

Around 2008-2009, Dylan Reese started to record in his bedroom. He talked about his beginning stating, “ I was making songs as a complete joke with a group of friends. They were more comedic/parody than anything else. But over time, I’ve learned that this is the best way I know how to express myself.” A couple of years later, Dylan soon learned how to work with music software and “the fundamentals of sound.” Dylan Reese has over 200,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and over 10 million streams on Spotify independently.  Dylan is originally from Chicopee, Massachusetts, and currently resides in Los Angeles. When asked about the move from Massachusetts to LA, he said, “It was pretty seamless, to be honest. I knew that I accomplished what I could’ve in Massachusetts - both in Western MA & Boston. I was planning on coming to LA years in advance, so I had built some relationships here, which made it a lot easier. Also, I made the move with my best friend, Bobby Hobert, which also helped.…

Kid Nix Releases New Song Titled "Beautiful"

After over a month hiatus, Kid Nix returns with a summer anthem titled “Beautiful.” Listening to the song, it’s clear that this is undoubtedly Kid Nix’s best work to date. He recently talked about the song on Instagram, stating “This song literally took a year to make. I’d go away from and go back to it so many times. I wrote 4 verses to it (obviously only ended up using two). I think I hit 4 different mixes on the song too. This song is just really cool to me cause again it stems from personal experience (seeing someone I missed who I haven’t seen in a very long time). There was just lots and lots of effort put into it for it only being a single.” Kid Nix plans to use the momentum from this song to leverage growth as an artist and a brand, as well as being a strong foundation for his future work. With a very catchy hook and strong flow throughout, this song is a must listen! 
Kid Nix also plans to release a music video, and a limited line of merchandise to accompany the song all durin…