[Trap Hip-Hop / ATL Rap:] Chedda Da Connect – Lost Count (feat. Sy Ari Da Kid)

[Hip-Hop Rap / ATL Rap:]

Chedda & Sy Ari team-up with help from Zaytoven
Chedda Da Connect & Sy Ari Da Kid’s “Lost Count” Produced by Zaytoven

By now you’ve no doubt heard the newest nationwide meme rap song “Flicka Da Wrist” The unsung underground single sprung into popularity following several viral videos and top vine lists of people showing their own takes and methods of ‘flicking their wrists”.

Chedda Da Connect (Houston born), doesn’t just make meme music. His mixtape, Chedda World showcases his rapping talents over trappy, street-style beats with a bevvy of feature artists from his hometown, as well as Atlanta.

Notably, he collabs with up-and-coming Atlanta rapper, Sy Ari Da Kid on the tape. The two team up on “Lost Count” ; a ridin’ in the whip trappin’, but not in complete turn-up mode track one would sit back and ride low to, or procede to count your ‘hunnits to. Chedda World also receives back-up from rappers the likes of fellow Vine rapperT-Wayne, Kirko Bangz and Rizzo.

Chedda Da Connect’s Chedda World:
Link (courtesy: LiveMixtapes.com)

Sy Ari Da Kid:
Soundcloud


Check out this music video from Sy Ari Da Kid that’s over 8 minutes long featuring verses from many of ATL’s top rap groups and emcees “300 Spartans” featuring D Dash, Translee, Verse Simmonds, Que, K. Camp, Stuey Rock, Tha Joker, Jose Guapo, Chaz Gotti, Bo Deal, Bambino Gold, Dae Dae, Doe Boy, Scotty ATL, Issa, John John Da Don, Fly Guy Veto, Migos, Tabius Tate, Zuse, Kidd Kidd, Nyemiah Supreme, Jacquees, Retro Jace (Two9) & Fort Knox.

[Future Wave / Ambient R&B:] Trey Songz – Slow Motion (Airia Remix)

(Originally posted at iLLUMiNUS Music)
[Future Ambient] Trey Songz – Slow Motion (Airia Remix)

Our Chill selection for the day would stop at the stations of Future Chill and Ambient euphoric, were it two trains en route to eargasm town. Airia’s spacey, mellowed out flip of Trey Songz crossover R&B smash-hit “Slow Motion” is a great addition to anyone’s catalog. A perfectly agreeable mélange of soft pianos, synths and melodies put an even more refreshing aural ambience compared to the original. This remix will fit right at home for fans of chill and ambient tunes or just good music in general. Happy trails friends! Cop yourself this chill-out banger by following the links below:
Download the song for free here:
Find out more about Airia here:
Airia’s Soundcloud
Airia’s Instagram:
Airia’s Twitter
Find out more about Trey Songz here:
More from Songz:

[NEW ATL HIP-HOP / RAP:] RICH HOMIE QUAN – FLEX (OOH OOH OOH) // [JERSEY SOUTHERN RAP:] FETTY WAP – TRAP QUEEN (REMIX FEAT. AZALEA BANKS, GUCCI MANE & QUAVO OF THE MIGOS)

Flex (Ooh Ooh Ooh) – Rich Homie Quan

Our first feature is the music video for Atlanta-based Rapper, Rich Homie Quan’s Flex (Ooh Ooh Ooh)“, a popular rap track with a simplistic, keyboard/GameBoy sounding electric rhythm chord that repeats throughout the beat. Quan’s “ooh, ooh, ooh” he sings during the song is characteristic of Southern Hip-Hop in being catchy and authentic, and not necessarily having to be related to trapping or other illegal activities, it’s simply there for fun. Rich Homie Quan has been blowing up on the scene lately since I first heard of him through music promoter and manager of Sy Ari Da Kid and K. Camp, a fellow GSU grad, Diana Schweinbeck. She owns her own record label and promoting firm and hosts hip-hop industry mixer events at the Sledge Lounge off Buford Highway in Doraville. I attended one of the mixers when I was first starting out DJing and doing music journalism (see: article where I covered a night she hosted of indie ATL rappers; picsNEXT UP! (BELOW!! Trap Queen Remix!!!)


Trap Queen (Remix feat. Azalea Banks, Gucci Mane & Quavo of the MIGOS)

Let me ask you something, in the past month or two can you count the number of times you have heard HEY WASSUP HELLO?!?!(skip paragraph to bottom for feature/to skip opinion), yeah I can’t either, regardless it’s not necessarily a bad thing, though this song is everywhere and is drilled into my and many others’ heads (a la Little Einstein’s Remix, Nasty “Freestyle”) I believe our society is getting used to a song being the hot shit and being played nonstop for a month or so, maybe that’s how it’s always been, maybe it’s how it’ll always be, who knows.

Trap Queen’s remix featuring the saucy, eclectic female rapper Azalea Banks, known for rapping over a variety of styles of music, particularly electronic and dance music, as well as rap. ATL’s own Gucci Mane and Quavo from the MIGOS join Banks in a smash remix of the Fetty Wap’s hit song. Singing the “hey, wassup hello” line Banks delivers from the get-go. Gucci’s verse is not bad either and Quavo’s is on point as usual.

Quavo, as well as all the members of the MIGOS, were recently arrested after a concert at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro when they were found in possession of several different drugs and firearms. They recently were featured in YouTube’s 2015 Music Awards for their single “One Time“.

Azalea Banks, another favorite songstress of mine has several DJ-friendly cuts influenced by electronic dance music. Take Tommi Sunshine’s remix of her banger “212” (also remixed by trap DJ, DJ Sliink as well as the D-Bass Remix).

[i​LLUMiИUS Mixes] [House Blend & Hip-Hop Mix] i​LLUMiИUS – Deeper Cuts (indie blend) // i​LLUMiИUS ride out (2 this ATL)

Hope everyone is having a great week and a good Tuesday, regardless of whether you were at a club that was going up or not (sorry couldn’t help myself!). With the coming of Spring I have had a little bit more time to work on new mixes. More people are out and about, and as the end of the semester approaches, partying and raving. I got to experience this a bit last weekend where I was enlisted to DJ for a party (see video down below or click :)

I’ve got two brand new mixes for you today released just in time for Spring as more of you are looking to turn up, travel or just enjoy good music. The first of my new mixes is an indie house blend, consisting of some eclectic and harder to find songs from the house and overall EDM genre, titled “Deeper Cuts.” Artists featured include: Thunderheist, Röyksopp, LCD SoundsystemFedde Le Grande, Nicky Romero featuring Matthew Koma and more…

Give it a listen (intended for long play, it’s about 30 min) or skim through and check it out where I hope you’ll find something you enjoy and can get down to. Check it out below, whether you want to sit back and chill through the course of the mix, or skim through and see if you find any new interesting songs, give it a listen. Be sure to comment as well, I will read them and like to see them no matter what they say.


My second mix I released about a week or two ago on Soundcloud, titled “ride out (2 This ATL)” is a mix of hip-hop and rap songs that you can ride out to. Several prominent rappers are featured, as well as a wide range of hip-hop and rap songs with a few trap tracks thrown in for good measure. This mix features artists such as: Gucci Mane, Chief Keef, Big Sean, Travi$ ScottCam’RonDej LoafKid InkRed Cafe, Juicy J and more…

Check it out above:

(noteBoth mixes are still rough cuts with further editing and changes pending.)

Two members of the MIGOS arrested for drug possession in Georgia

Thanks to TMZ and RapUp for breaking this story:

Two members of popular ATL rap group the MIGOS were arrested last night for drug possession after performing at a concert in Statesboro, Georgia. The trio held a concert last night (Saturday Apr. 18) at Georgia Southern University when the concert was cut short by police. When the MIGOS were taken in for questioning, members Quavo and Offset had been found to be in felony possession of cocaine, OxyContin and codeine, possession of a firearm on school property and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

MIGOS, the hit group behind “Versace” is preparing to release their debut album YRN: The Album June 16.

[NOTE/DISCLAIMER: All information provided and concerning this case is alleged all persons charged with crimes in the United States of America are innocent until proven guilty.]

[2005: TRAP ORIGINS] [ATL LEGACY RAP] SUGA SUGA – DO IT WITH NO HANDS & [ATL ’96] OUTKAST – JAZZYBELLE (REMIX)

For this honorary first “Hip-Hop Origins” we highlight “Do It With No Hands.” My Atlanta folk may remember this well-known local trap banger, born out of the “snap music” crazed era of the mid 2000s in Georgia. This song, and many others like it [See Maceo: Nextel Chirp, remember Crime Mob?] released around 2002 through 2008 were the forefathers of the Trap EDM genre. The trap-style beats and the lyrics that usually talk about…well, trapping and the hood highlighted a time when ATL and Southern Hip-Hop were on fire and highly sought after to produce the next hit.  Don’t get me wrong, Atlanta is still the premiere ground for hip-hop, rap music and breakout music artists (and now actors as well), however the magic that surrounded the city and rap’s mentality here has changed since those days.


Our second is a rare remix of Outkast’s “Jazzybelle” originally released in 2006. Outkast is well-known as one of the groups that put Atlanta on the map in terms of music as a whole. As such they are widely acknowledged and celebrated by Atlantans and worldwide. Fans of the group were overjoyed when Outkast returned to the stage and began touring in 2014.

Other artists and groups born of the mid-2000 era of Atlanta hip-hop:

D4L
Crime Mob
Lil’ Jon & The Eastside Boys
Young Jeezy
T.I. (was on the scene prior to then)
Outkast
Usher
Rasheedah

[New Video]: MIGOS – One Time (2015 Youtube Music Awards)

The Atlanta-based popular rap group, Migos, join the ranks of artists featured in Youtube’s 2015 Music Awards. With a new video shot for the award show, directed by Ninian Doff, the hip-hop anthem “One Time” is set to transform into a global hit. The video uses time-lapse photography and freeze-frames to create unique visuals of the Migos members’ partying and having fun. Check out the video above from their album “YRN: Tha Album”

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