Most people think of the Big Easy when it comes to Louisiana, but there’s a rapper by the name of BJay (WatchDatBaby) who ought to take your eyes from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. Born in 1992, the multi-talent fell in love with rap at the age of 13. BJay took his time before officially releasing music at the age of 21. He’s built an empire claiming his own club; chasing paper & branding his craft. His first hit “Turn Up” blew up in the south back in 2013. Now, he’s making a comeback with his new hit record “Move” produced by Mikki Gunz featuring buzzing Baton Rouge artist Whop Bezzy.
This club banger & will get people on their feet ready to dance. Bjay told us that his vision toward the future is continued growth, more money, and remaining focused reminding people that NOLA ain’t the only place with talent in Louisiana. Bjay is a force to be reckoned with.
Ripleyz is a young, ambitious and versatile artist who was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Ripleyz drops off his official music video for his track entitled “Sauxin” produced by Cashmoney AP. At the age of 26, Ripleyz has already been offered deals, worked with multiple artist, local and international and has opened for artist like Trinidad James and Juicy J. He also been featured on projects with Wale, Chevy Woods, Bun B, and Kevin Durant!
South Carolina native, currently residing in Washington DC, Nomad returns after a hiatus with a new banger just in time for the 4th quarter. He links with fellow South Carolina native Moviee215 for “Make It Home”, a hard-hitting record built for the streets. The two exchange verses about the realities of how hard it is sometimes to make it home. Check out the record below, and stay tuned for more to come from both artists.
Nashville based artist D.O.U.G.H is back dripping “sauce” with his brand new single, produced by Chris King (produced for Jaquees – Ex Games, Bryson Tiller – Rambo, Lecrae). “No More Free Sauce” serves as the first sample of D.O.U.G.H.’s upcoming EP HALF-A-DOZEN EP dropping this Fall, which will be solely produced by Chris King. Take a listen below and stay tuned for more from the Nashville staple. From D.O.U.G.H.- “The concept came from a conversation with my dad about my first paid show. He was just telling that if I know my worth, don’t sell myself short and get what you deserve. Basically don’t give your sauce away” Notable line: “Your attempts are so weak, still standing on both feet/ I told ’em my time is “Precious”, they actin’ like Mo’Nique”
On the heels of his debut project Last Dope Boy Left, emerging Atlanta rapper Da Great Ape shares new video for “GTFOTT” (Get The F***k Out The Trap) featuring Yung Booke. The Masart-directed video features Da Great Ape in the ATL doing what he does best; connecting with the community while breaking down the code of the street. Da Great Ape’s momentum is ramping up with anthems like “Out Trap Me,” as well as “Ape Mode” featuring T.I., which has amassed over 7.1 million streams, and “Dreams of a DopeBoy,” which has been streamed over 1.3 million times. Keep your eyes on Da Great Ape.
The last we heard from North Carolina-native Jiaani was his impressive “10,000 Hours” project. However, now Jiaani looks to gain his momentum back and delivers a fresh new single for fans titled “Say Wasup,” with the visual soon to follow in the next few weeks.
Get familiar with Jiaani and press play on “Say Wasup” below.