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Dj Funky Releases “Scattered Brain” inspired by the movie “Superfly”

Atlanta, GA; DJ Funky is back with some new heat, to be more specific, a brand-new album titled “Scattered Brain”. “Scattered Brain” brings its inspiration in from the movie “Superfly”.

For those whom have not seen it yet is the story of Cocaine kingpin Youngblood Priest, who realizes it’s time to get out of the game after surviving a violent attack from his rival. Before leaving for good, Priest and his partner travel to Mexico to arrange a deal, with the intent of it being his last score. Yet, now Priest finds himself having to outmaneuver the cartel, two corrupt police officers, and all the double-crossers that threaten his path to freedom.

“Scattered Brain” brings in features from Daz Dillinger, Warren G, BeatKing, Slim Thug, Nephew Texas Boy, Ice Code, Scotty ATL and more.

Checkout the title single “Scattered Brain”, which features D.A. & Daz Dillinger.

 

 

 

Make sure you are following DJ Funky’s Spotify playlist.

 

Connect w/ Dj Funky:

https://twitter.com/DjFunkyATL

https://www.instagram.com/DjFunkyATL

https://soundcloud.com/funkyproductions

https://www.youtube.com/user/djfunkyatl

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Atlanta, rising star, Toon is back with breakout video for “Only”!

045 Toon-10 19--9531proofAtlanta, GA: Toon’s sound and street-life realness has been influenced by many ATL traditions and icons, but he still brings a voice that is all his own. His philosophy on expressing himself was inspired by T.I. because, as Toon has explained in interviews, “T.I. is the first rapper I really listened to. I’ve been influenced by the way he raps about the struggle and the way he came up. I like folks that come from the bottom and talk about the struggle they went through.” After finding his inspiration in artists like T.I. (and also OutKast’s Andre 3000 who inspired him to be an individual), Toon began recording tracks and sharing them with friends and loved ones as he refined his sound and his style.

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In 2018 he released his first big single, “Only,” a hard-hitting rap anthem that reminds listeners not to be blinded by success or struggle when you aren’t the only one who’s going through it.
Support it below:

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Toon CLB has even more heat to bring to the rap game in the coming months as he prepares to release videos and more music. Below is the official video for “Only”, one of many to come.

Make sure you stay connected w/ Toon on Spotify, as more music will be added to his playlist.

Linking up with one of Atlanta’s premiere record promoters, MissAtown, has proven to be a great relationship. Checkout a compilation video of the work she’s gotten done with djs; @dj_filthyrich @1djplugg @djckaas @sixxstarent @djdonnjuan @djomezy @djmasterrachels @1015tonyd, and there are many more to come, as this is only the beginning.

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Connect w/ Toon:

https://twitter.com/toon_clb

https://www.instagram.com/toon_clb/

https://www.facebook.com/xlupoe

5 Questions: Cory Mo Delivers Country Rap Tunes

A relationship with Pimp C and Bun B changed everything

Houston is no stranger to the kind of moments that seemingly bubble up out of cities for extended periods. Atlanta is having its own right now with Future, Migos, 6LACK, Deonte Hitchcock, Yung Thug and countless others pushing the culture in places hip-hop hasn’t seen before. Los Angeles had its own with the rise of TDE, Nipsey Hustle and YG in the last half-decade. It’s all cyclical, these things have happened in New York, the Bay Area, Chicago and Miami over and over in the last 30 years, but when it happens in Houston, it’s special.

The South rarely gets the love it deserves for delivering paradigm shifting albums and epochs because so much of the coverage of the culture comes from the coasts, but Houston is one of those cities that artists from everywhere need to capture if they’re really going to make it.

The first huge Houston moment came with the Geto Boys, who pushed the boundaries on hip-hop storytelling to edges few rapers have dared to even consider exploring since. Scarface, Bushwick Bill and Willie D were responsible for influencing several generations of southern hip-hop artists, including the legendary Underground Kings in Pimp C and Bun B.

As Pimp and Bun grew their stranglehold on the Houston sound, they began turning to rapper/producer Cory Mo to bring Country Rap Tunes to life through his pristine ear for sampling soul classics and hard hitting drum patterns. Cory Mo parlayed his relationship with Pimp and Bun into a discography that can go beat for beat with your favorite producer.

Cory Mo and his brother, Mike Mo, owned and operated the hottest Houston recording studio during one of the biggest moments in Houston hip-hop history when guys like Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Mike Jones and Chamillionaire were all you’d hear on the radio no matter what part of the country you’re from.

These days, Cory Mo runs his studio out of Atlanta and hosts the Country Rap Tunes radio show with Bun B and runs Just Sayin Clothing, a collection of t-shirts, hoodies and hats that essentially captures the essence of who Cory Mo is and where he comes from.

Wanderset sat down with Cory Mo to talk about Houston, his relationship with Pimp and Bun and how he and his brother built the hottest studio in H-Town.

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Wanderset: How did you get started doing music?

Corey Mo: Well, I started doing music many moons ago. I started rapping in the fifth grade. My older brother was in high school. He was in a rap group. So he was in the 12th grade and I wanted to be like him. So I started rapping and ended up winning a few talent shows at school. Fast-forward a few years later it turned into me learning how to make beats.

So originally man, it was really my older brother who inspired me to do everything. He was really good friends with Pimp C Back in the early 90s. They was real close. He ended up buying Pimp C’s Cadillac from him and they got real cool. He kind of just pushed me onto Pimp C like, ‘you got to listen to my little brother. You got to check him out.’ From there, Pimp C kind of took me under his wing and just taught me everything he knew.

Wanderset: When you started making beats, did you have a music background? Did you play any instruments, or is it just kind of something you just picked up because you had a feel for it?

Corey Mo: Well my grandfather used to be in the choir my uncle played drums. I used to I used to always play around on my uncle’s drum set. I used to get on his nerves doing that and then play on my grandfather’s organ every now and then as a kid. I never thought it would turn into anything, but I was always messing around, I was always fascinated by it.

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Wanderset: For some of your early production, what were you drawing inspiration from? Were there any styles you were trying to emulate until you found your own sound?

Well I mean I was really trying to just satisfy Pimp and Bun. I was trying to produce beats that they would like. I think I bought my first beat machine in like 99. I would sample a lot, you know? I would play keys and just play around with the whole country rap tunes type of sound. I used to listen to a lot of old Curtis Mayfield and Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson.

I was always in the soul music because as my parents used to listen to so you know I used to sample a bunch of old-school soul stuff. I used to really really like to dig into crates on them samples, man. My biggest inspiration is just pulling up the old samples and just catching a vibe.

Wanderset: Just from listening to those old records and hearing Pimp say it all the time, Country Rap Tunes is kind of the sound of Houston. What is it about the city that gives the music that feel?

Country Rap Tunes is really just another name for southern hip-hop that Pimp came up with. You know, being from Texas everybody wants to create country rap tunes because that’s that old UGK, Geto Boyz feel. A lot of people don’t know, but it really started with the Geto Boys. It’s that old Willie D, that old Scarface with the live baselines and funky old samples. It all started with the Geto Boys, and you know, Pimp and Bun just took it to another level.

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Wanderset: You said Pimp took you under his wing when you were young. How did your relationship with him and Bun develop over the years?

It was really just a family thing. It was more than music. You know, it was just some regular shit, man. It was way more than music. They taught me more than just music; they taught me morals, ethics, loyalty, right from wrong — you know, just a little bit of everything. It was just a constant everyday thing. Just being around them boys from going to the mall to kick it with broads all the way to smoking and going to sleep. It was just a way of life for me.

Wanderset: How did their relationship with Pimp and Bun put you in position to work with artists on a more national level like Z-Ro, Face, TLC, CyHi and Talib?

I mean it definitely helped out. Anyone who wanted to come to Houston to work with Pimp or Bun had to come to me and my brother to record them. If Rick Ross or Talib Kweli or Too Short came to Houston and wanted to work with Pimp and B, they’d have to call me. I definitely gained a lot of lifetime relationships just by having the main recording studio that they worked out of.

I was already working with a few artists before I started with Pimp. You know, cats like Big Mike and Slim Thug and a few other people before I really started working closely with UGK. I had Chamillionaire, Paul Wall — they was already recording at my studio. But once that Pimp C’s solo album came out and then that Devin The Dude album came out, the whole city was looking for beats.

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Wanderset: Can you talk a little about like that era when guys like Slim Thug, Chamillionaire, Mike Jones and Paul Wall were owning the airwaves in the early to mid-2000s? What was it like in Houston during that time?

It was off the chain, man. Sheeiit, it was prime time because I had the studio where everybody went. It was just constant, man. I might have Mike Jones in the studio at 2 o’clock, Chamillionaire would pull up at 6 and Slim would pull up at 8 and Pimp would pull up at 10. I was always crazy, like, ‘who finna come up in here now?’ I never knew who was about to ring the doorbell next, it was off the chain. For a good, solid couple of years, Houston was crazy.

Wanderset: How did you and your brother build the studio that everyone wanted to be at during that time? What made you guys the spot?

We used to promote the hardest. We used to create these little demo flyers and put them on people cars after the concerts. We used to always be at talent shows passing out flyers, giving away studio time. We got cool with radio DJs so they could shout us out. It was just constant promotion. And when people found out that UGK recorded there, we had to start turning people away. Early on, though, it was just us passing out flyers all day, every day.

Wanderset: Let’s end with your clothing brand. Why the name Just Sayin?

I picked Just Sayin mainly because the clothing line is just a bunch of sayings. But it’s more than just a clothing line, I do custom prints on shirts, hoodies, hats and socks for other people’s clothing lines, as well as their merch. I’ve been doing this for a while. The first shirt we ever made had M.A.D Studios on the front — and M.A.D stood for Money At the Door, and on the back it said, ‘Fuck You, Pay Me.’ People loved them, and once those started to sell, we just stuck with it and have kept it going ever since.

Spotlight on MI5LED

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Born in Fort Wayne, IN; MI5LED had an upbringing ranging from various cities and states. This gave him a nice mix of small-town values along with the gossip and a big city hustle along with the crime, MI5LED was influenced by both.

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MI5LED is with AFB (Antifukboi) Entertainment, which was founded in 2015. His grandmother is one of his biggest influences, having been a singer, songwriter, and producer. MI5LED represents a second chance from the streets, which was sparked by the recent death of his cousin. Support this cross between Byson Tiller and a Hood Niqqa, by checking out his music and following his movement.

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Connect w/ MI5LED:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Mi5led

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mi5led

Personal Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therealmisled

Facebook Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/mi5led

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/mi5led

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/therealmisled

For Booking: bjallday260@gmail.com

Bullet Releases New Video “Don’t Lie” ft. Hoodrich Pablo Juan

Walterboro, SC native Bullet, releases new video “Don’t Lie” featuring Hoodrich Pablo Juan off his EP “The Lil Big Homie”. Check out the video below and don’t forget to support the EP, out now on all streaming sites.


Checkout the EP

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Connect w/ Bullet:

Twitter: @darealyb

Instagram: darealyb

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/darealyb

Booking Email: darealyb@gmail.com

Detroit Breakout Star Fatt Ty “Feel Me”

Allow me to introduce Fatt Ty aka The Finesse King. Fatt Ty is straight out of the WestSide born at Sinai Grace and raised in Southfield (Metro Detroit). Born into a bloodline of the toughest of the tough having 2 of his oldest brothers heavy in the streets, although from 2 different hoods.


“Where I come from there is a lot of hate and envy in the air. You can’t do anything but stay on your toes and stay ready when you are gettin some money. Fast cars and choppas is Detroit. Period. I’m just shedding light on a lot of people’s movement in the city.” ~ Fatt Ty

Checkout his record “Feel Me” and stay tuned for more!

Connect w/ Fatt Ty:

Twitter: @fatt_ty

Instagram: fatt_ty

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheUncleFatt

[New Music] Ezzy Money ft Lil Baby “2 Official” DJ Pack

Huntsville, AL native Ezzy Money has made a name for himself over the past year, surprisingly not on the music scene but in the new car culture phenomenon known as Big Wheel Racing where drivers race tricked out Donks. Currently holding an undefeated record in Atlanta, Ezzy’s car of choice is a 1966 Chevy Impala SS on 26 inch Forgiato rims with 1000+ Horse Power.

For his latest release, Ezzy Money teams up with Lil Baby for “2 Official” — a deliberate, billowing single that finds the two rappers flexing about their lifestyles. Upon hitting play, it’s clear “2 Official” is an instant hit that will be on repeat throughout the streets across the country.

This is just a small sample of what’s to expect from Ezzy Money’s new EP Alabama Raised, Atlanta Paid, which just dropped today and is available on all platforms featuring production from Buddha Bless, OG Geek, and Bugatti On Da Beat.

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Stream/purchase Alabama Raised Atlanta Paid here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/alabama-raised-atlanta-paid/1413832012

Connect w/ Ezzy Money:

Instagram: @bookezzymoney

Black Prince aka Jay Black – Ah Fool

Albemarle, North Carolina is turning up the heat with Black Prince aka Jay Black. In anticipation to the forthcoming cd “Project Royalty”, Black Prince drops club banger “Ah Fool”. Based on the title, I was expecting a twerk type record, yet Black Prince took a different approach and hit us with some trap. Check it out and be on the lookout for more singles and the full album release, soon to hit the streets.

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Connect w/ Black Prince:

Twitter: @Thebossjayblack

Instagram: thebossjayblack

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebossjayblack

New Music >> Shmoked Out – THUM THUU IT

Lawrenceville native, Shmoked Out is here with banging new single “Thum Thuu It”. “THUM THUU IT” is causing a major stir and Shmoked Out is in the clubs getting it to the fans and djs. You can expect him to have the VIP lit with big bottles and Shmoke .

If you think you got a real bankroll…join the #thumthuuitchallenge on Instagram. We all love flexxin anyway, so let’s flex with the perfect soundtrack.

He looks forward to working with the best producers in the city, & who better than Metro Boomin & Hot New Comer “Cook That Shit Up Quay” Quay Global. As far as rappers Money Man, Gunna , Lil Baby, and his top choice, Nip Hussle.

If “Thum Thuu It” can serve as a premonition, we are about to see some crazy collaborations and nothin but bops from Shmoked Out!

Click [Here] To Stream/Download via Soundcloud!

Connect w/ Shmoked Out:

Twitter: @shmokezgr

Instagram: shmokezgr

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shmokeZGR

Toon Releases Fire Track “Only”

Atlanta, GA: On the rise artist, Toon releases a new single titled “Only”, that needs to be added to all playlists and mixtapes that features club bangers. “Only” starts off with in your face lyrics and a pounding beat that gets you singing along by time the chorus comes on. If you are anything like me you’ve come across at least one or two people that feels as if they are the ONLY ones to do something, well, if you have, Toon provides them the response they deserve and need. Press play, add the track to your collection, and checkout his entire “Undecided” mixtape, hosted by DJ Chill Will by visiting LiveMixtapes.

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Get Familiar w/ Toon as he answers a few questions

Where is Toon from? Who inspires him?
I’m from Southside of Atlanta and T.I is one of the artists that inspires me the most.

What’s can we expect from Toon 2018-2019 ?
I expect to drop more and more great music, that real Atlanta music to be exact.

Who do u look forward to working with?
I would love to work with many of underground and upcoming artist that work just as hard as me and of course, T.I.!

Do u consider yourself competition to whose poppin now?
No I don’t consider myself competition; I consider myself confident. Someone who would rather let actions speak than words.

Connect w/ Toon:

Twitter: @toon_clb

Instagram:toon_clb

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xlupoe

Bullet Releases New Project “The Lil’ Big Homie”

Walterboro, SC native Bullet just premiered a FIRE new EP entitled “The Lil Big Homie” Featuring Eldorado Red & Hoodrich Pablo Juan Also production from Young Shun, Purps Of 808 Mafia & More. Out Now On All Streaming Platforms!

Click [Here] to Stream/Add to Playlist via Spotify!!!

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Connect w/ Bullet:

Twitter: @darealyb

Instagram: darealyb

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darealyb

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