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We spent all month on SoundCloud. And for October we got dope shit from vets like Roc Marciano, Uncle Murda, and Lil B. But we also have songs from a lot of fresh faces, acts like Ida’ye, SADFACETHUGGIN, and OhGeesy from Shoreline Mafia.
Scroll down to check out the best SoundCloud Finds of October.
Daniel Caeser’s first new solo song in over a year was inspired by a stripper he met at Follies in Atlanta. Before he released the track, Caesar put a post on Craigslist looking for the woman.
That post has been taken down. The song, however, still lives on.
Back in May, Los Angeles group Shoreline Mafia signed a deal with Atlantic Records. The group hasn’t let up since announcing the signing. Shoreline Mafia member OhGeesy links with Bandgang Lonnie Bands, from Detroit, for “Homicide.” It’s short, straight to the point street rap.
A rapper named SADFACETHUGGIN might seem like satire. But he’s real. And his music lives up to his name. The Dallas, Texas-rapper just dropped a new mixtape, Emotionless – SADFACE II; it’s the second project he dropped in the last two months. The standout is the mournful “Sleepin With You,” which features an appearance from fellow Texan TokinPotent.
Coming off an appearance off of Mozzy’s “Bands On Me,” Pompano Beach’s TeeJay3k shows off some of his pop potential with the infectious “No Girlfriend.”
“This is the wackest music I’ll ever make in my life...” That is what Ida’Ye said about her debut project Worm. That’s encouraging. Because Worm is good and, at times, very eccentric. Check out the project’s trippy closer “Song for Emama” below.
Roc Marciano has put out three projects this year. Kaos, his collabo album with legondary producer DJ Muggs, is probably his best. The standout is “Shit I’m On,” a beautiful track that sounds like it’s right out of 1996 without sounding like it’s right out of 1996.
Young Greatness, who is best known for his 2015 hit “Moolah,” was killed in New Orleans on Sunday night. He was probably never going to be a star. But he had talent, and he held his own with a number of legends over the years, from Lil Wayne to Yo Gotti to Tela. “No Love,” a collabo with Magnolia Chop released after his death, shows off some of his depth. “No Love,” which is really eerie, is a song about dealing with constant death around him.
You’ll find a Knxwledge gem on SoundCloud every month. This time he flips Lil Baby and Drake’s hit “Yes Indeed.” And if you’re wondering what the title is, this is what Google translate says:
Kanye West has had a change of heart recently. We imagine the ruthless Uncle Murda still doesn’t care. The veteran Brooklyn rapper connects with Que Banz; they flip Lil Baby’s “Drip too Hard” (probably the hottest song in the streets right now.)
Lil B gets his Mr. Rodgers on one of the standouts off of his Options mixtape. Lil B has put out an insane amount of music this decade. (Probably more than any rapper ever.) And the fact that he is still this consistent is a bit of a marvel.
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