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(Album Review) VIP The Messiah – “VIP vs The State” – @VIPTHEMESSIAH

VIP The Messiah

Texas rapper VIP The Messiah takes on The Lone Star state in his latest musical effort, “VIP vs The State”, produced exclusively by Maine. The project contains sixteen songs in total and carries such singles as “Water” and “Hit It”. Aside from being a college graduate, the San Antonio-based artist is also the creator of the lifestyle brand, FVCK LYFE. …

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(Album Review)-@AyooCheveyo – Comeupits

Newcomer AyooCheveyo hails from the windy city of Chicago but now resides in Madison. His latest effort, “Comeupits”, is the second drop of a four part series originally scripted as a play. In the series, “Comeupits” serves as the first installment, a prequel to “Someday”. The four releases of the project in order are “Comeupits”, “Someday”, “Thoughts From A Balcony” …

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(EP Review)-@EbonyJoiMusic – Young & Reckless

Eboni Joi

R&B bad girl Ebony Joi follows up the success of her debut project “Ace of Spades” with the six track “Young & Reckless” EP – Building off of her freshman effort, which landed on the iTunes Top 100 R&B charts, Ebony Joi comes aggressive as ever. Her sultry voice and added ability to spit rhymes makes her a force to …

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(Album Review)-@Handles757 809060

Handles - 809060

We first caught notice to Virginia-based emcee Handles here at GYBU around 2012 with the release of the DJ Suss One-hosted, “Done Thinking”. Even back then, he was repping Hip Hop to the core. Fast forward five years later and the coastal native blesses us with his latest audio effort, “809060”. Containing thirteen tracks in total, Handles looks towards an …

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(Album Review)-@DaTBoYZ3L Datboy

GYBU has been following Jackson, Tennessee artist DaTBoYZ3L since we caught wind of his collab single featuring Calvin Ross, “Don’t Be Afraid”, in late 2015. Since then, he’s been hard at work constructing “Datboy”, his 9 track EP effort. The project features the aforementioned Ross, 2j, M.I.N.D., CA$H and was exclusively produced by sought after producer, Let That Boy Cook. …

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(Album Review)-@tharealkir Legendary

The word “Legendary” is defined as being remarkable enough to be famous or very well known. That is exactly the case with rising Philly artist Kir and his latest musical offering by the same name. The East Coast native combines nineteen songs in total with guest features from Nasty Na, City Rominiecki, Deviose, Farees and a few others. The mixtape …

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(EP Review)-@RocAmerica Blame You

Get to know Brooklyn’s Roc America thru his latest release effort, “Blame You”. The emotionally driven EP project contains six tracks in total and showcases Roc’s songwriting capabilities. “Blame You” is based around bitter break-ups and tainted love but done so in a highly tasteful fashion. Production is almost entirely self-handled, besides “Eleven Eleven” and “Worthy”. The New Yorker’s sound …

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(EP Review)-Shawn Archer Swag and 808s (@iamshawnarcher)

While having established their lead artist Trel Mack among the masses now, SKE Records switches gears over to their next rising star, Shawn Archer. His recently released nine track “Swag & 808’s” album showcases his vibrant Philadelphia demeanor while including zero features outside of the SKE fam. We find CEO Q The Question on “The Conclusion” and the aforementioned Trel …

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(Album Review)-@citifrresh Spilled Pineapples

New Jersey’s pineappleCITI urges listeners to take caution after pressing play on her nine track album, “Spilled Pineapples”. The project carries features from Fourtee, Branden Jerrel and Dougie F and incorporates witty punchlines, braggadocios lyricism and melodically delivered vocals. We really enjoyed the body of work so GYBU decided to write up a review to speak about a few of …

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