To follow up his 2017 album “This Is I.T,” New Jersey-native I.T. releases his new project titled “Push That Button.” Laced with 11-tracks, I.T. enlists Crown Table, Flu King, and Steeve Sam – with production from 14Trak, TJ Beats and more.
“Stay The Same” is one my favorite tracks I feel like it’s going to put a lot of people on me and show that Jersey is up next in 2018.. I mean, 20nateteen is up next. – Nate Taylorr
Yung Satori and New jersey rapper, Malcom Anthony, link in the lab to create some magic of their own with, “Outta My Way.”
As the midwest meets the east coast, we get an interesting mix of music styles, which overall just makes for a nice high energy banger.
Check out, “Outta My Way,” below and more from Yung Satori via SoundCloud.
“When I’m Geeked” new track off of Maui Max‘s “Reign/Rain EP” makes a light hearted enjoyable listen with a dark twist talking drug addiction, family being able to tell the changes, and often being withdrawn from the world itself. While you can enjoy this and smoke one with the homies, you can also hear the clear message.
Reign/Rain EP on the way.
New Jersey hype, Alvie The Skywalker, shares a couple new interviews on the topics of Alvie’s musical upbringing, plans for the future, horror movies, and more.
And of course the east coast influencer, talks about his newest project, Cosplay.
Check out both interviews below and make sure to check out more Alvie The Skywalker via SoundCloud.
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After a brief hiatus from the circuit, Juicy Jas of Brunswick, New Jersey finally unveils the long-awaited “Gold Flame” visual. A record that came about after times spent traveling back and forth to Los Angeles, a move Jas felt would benefit her career for the greater, it’s time for more to know Juicy Jas. Pairing with Nimi Hendrix of the Secret Society, Juicy Jas gets very creative in the deserts of California and the Coastline of Malibu.
East Coasts’, Alvie The Skywalker, links up with frequent collaborator, Mello Marc, for a dope new production titled, “Fortress.”
This single is featured on his latest collab project with Mello Marc, and here Skywalker presents a well-fitting visual to go with the track.
Check it out below and make sure you go ahead and stream the official, Cosplay, project, here.
Rising Baltimore artist, Trey RX, shares his highly anticipated new single, “I-83.”
Up and coming East Coast producer, Coopatroop, isn’t a stranger to the music scene. Putting on for New Jersey, the kid has produced for, Sir Michael Rocks, Jay305, Lucki, Alexander Spit and more. Currently, Coopatroop, is producing an entire album for LA staple, El Prez.
An eccentric and versatile artist to say the least, Coopatroop, has a respectable list of hitters he’s produced for.
This time, Coopatroop, links with Baltimore artist, Trey RX, for their new wavy anthem and ode to his city, “I-83.”
The track features, Dacia King, on the background vocals, and, Aidan Graven, on the guitar solo.
“I-83,” officially drops here, Thursday, the 15th. Meanwhile, get to know more about the magic behind the scenes…
Meet up and coming producer, Coopatroop.
Coopatroop! Who dat!?
1. “Coop is actually my last name… so everyone calls me that. I knew kids in Albany that would go ham at Mario Kart (lmao); and if you’ve ever played, you know the best level is Koopa Troopa Beach. I was producing locally and needed a twitter handle… Never changed it.”
I’m sure growing up on the east coast had a lot to do with your love for music… Do you think where you grew up has anything to do with your style of music/your personal influences? If not, what inspired you to become a producer?
2. “Yes, the East Coast influences me daily. How I talk..dress… make moves; it’s a long cold winter. Musically though… taught me to keep it gritty & dust it off.”
How would you describe your style of music to those that haven’t heard a ‘Coopatroop original beat’?
3. “I tuck a lot of weird sounds, textures, and effects in the background of every beat. For example, one time, Blacktophero‘s phone went off while recording and we used the ringtone in the beat.”
4. “Frank Dukes, a band called, Yes, and Ski Beatz. I’m tryna work with Ski; That longevity makes me want to get better everyday. I’ve been in a few of his beat battles, holla at me mane.”
Who do you think would be a dope artist (of today’s generation) to work with?
5.” j.i.d. he just gets it.”What’s one of your favorite artists that you’ve produced for so far, and why?What’s one of your favorite artists that you’ve produced for so far and why?
6. “Can’t lie, I think it’s this TreyRX track, “i-83,” dropping this week. Two, three, years ago I was hoppin’ the train to Ocean Hill in Brooklyn to play beats in his kitchen. Trey ahead of his time.”
With technology making it easier for artists to create music on their own, do you think it’s essential that artists still pair with those that are usually behind the scenes in order to really create quality music? Engineers and producers for example.
7. “Artists have to connect with producers and engineers eventually, unless they produce, engineer, mix, and master themselves. Tech stuff is gonna advance at scary speeds. I’m even behind; but use it to your advantage.
Without giving away too many of your secrets, how would you describe your work ethic as a producer to your fans?
8. “Keep creating. Dolo often. When you get stuck, collab and learn from others. Repeat.”
What advice do you have for other up and coming producers?
9. “Internet is cool, but step out. I’ve gotten placements from giving out usb’s full of beats in the street mane.”
Top 3 goals you hope to accomplish with your career by the end of the year?
10. “Drop, Labtrappincalifornia. Get better and faster at makin’ beats right on the spot… More album placements, and rhythm roulette.”
Make sure you be on the lookout for TreyRX’s new single, produced by Coopatroop, “I-83,” dropping tomorrow.
Don’t sleep on Cooptroop, the hit maker has a lot more left in him !