EP, freestyle, Hip-Hop/Rap, Independent Artist, mixtape, New Artist, new music, NEW SINGLE, Rapper

ZY GUUWOP

Get familiar with super group G4L. LiL RAFE, Wavii BaBii, ZY Guuwop, RELLEO and SoDAN’s signature sound started a wave in Southside, Queens that is flooding the streets!

Musical engineer turned rapper, ZY Guuwop, is the latest member of G4L (GUUWOP 4 Life) to release a solo project. “I started out making beats and producing for my G4L bros. During our studio sessions I would help out with verses and flows while I created the beats, but I wasn’t rapping. Then one day I decided to pick up a pen and paper…it was history from there.”

The ups and downs of everyday life inspire ZY’s music. “Life for a young black man in ameriKKKa is difficult. My generation needs to be heard. We need a way to creatively express ourselves in order to deal with life and that’s what music does for me. I love music! But if I wasn’t a part of G4L, I’d still be grinding and finding different ways to feed my daughter and my family.”

ZY adds another set of skills to the already talented clique. “My style is organic and very versatile. See, in music there is no right or wrong, so when I’m in the studio I get comfortable and I get creative. I can easily switch my flow to match any track so I’m able to make a variety of songs. Some are uptempo, some slow tempo, but they all fire!”

He is proud to be a part of the Hip-Hop culture and shows his gratitude by creating authentic music that comes from his heart. “I speak the truth on my tracks, no cap. Certain rappers are talking about bullshit! I’m talking about reality, real shit me and my bros experience. My music sheds light on the struggle of poverty and other traumatizing scenarios that are going on in our black neighborhoods.”

When asked about his view on the current state of Hip-Hop, ZY had this to say, “There’s a lot of people trynna be a part of the Hip-Hop culture because it’s currently the number one genre in music. Not all of the artists are in it for the right reasons. Not us though, G4L really does this.”

He draws musical influence from LiL Durk, G Herbo, Roddy Rich and JADAKISS, all artists who exude realness. “My goal as an artist is to be genuine. I want my people and the fans to understand and respect why I make music and what message I’m trying to send them through my songs.”

ZY Guuwop dropped his debut solo project, “LANE SWITCHING” on October 8th. It contains 11 tracks of heatery, including guest appearances from G4L member LiL RAFE and Gunna Gang capo, BENJI.

The first two tracks introduce ZY’s undeniable flow and set the tone for the rest of the tape. Track 1,”Intro Big Guuwop Freestyle“, is a sturdy freestyle filled with bravado, followed by track 2, “FN 57“, featuring BENJI. On this dope collabo ZY sets it off…Ride on my wave you gon’ float to the surface, drip when I walk I don’t do it on purpose …, then BENJI moves in, “Sink ships when they cross boarders, now they crashed like the wrong course. Need the mansion with the ball court, shot some nighas for a small cost.” Umm, it ain’t safe in Southside if you got weak raps!

Lane Switching” is currently streaming on all digital music platforms…iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Pandora etc…Stream this project, it will not disappoint!

Go follow ZY Guuwop and his music on Instagram @zyguuwop

Hip-Hop/Rap, Independent Artist, mixtape, New Artist, new music, NEW SINGLE

KJ OSAMA

Introducing new artist kJ Osama from the budding city of Charlotte, N.C.  He just started rapping one year ago, but the freestyles he’s dropping have the streets buzzing like a new Drake single!

kJ always loved music and messed around with writing raps here and there but he had serious plans to obtain a degree and work in the field of management and technology.  That was until the day that he visited the studio.  “The first time I went to the studio I was hooked!  I felt my creative juices start flowing and it just felt right.”   

kJ’s sound in a nutshell is Charlotte meets New Orleans.  He has the ability to rap in different tones over different types of beats.  “I’m not trying to sound like any other artist and I set my own trends.  I actually get motivated when I see other artists and how talented they are.  It makes me strive to become even greater.”     

His favorite artists are N.B.A. YoungBoy, the late Pop Smoke, Stunna4Vegas, Lil Baby, Fivio Foreign and Quando Rondo.  “In my opinion, the current state of Hip-Hop could be better.  There isn’t enough variety.  A lot of the beats sound the same and the raps sound similar too.  I want to stand out and create my own sound.”   

He credits his family and management for keeping him inspired.  “Music is a big part of my family.  My cousins rapped too, so I grew up watching them make music and perform at different venues.  They support me 100% and push me to follow my dreams.  I also have the best manager, Von Don.  He has a lot of experience in the industry and he believes in me.  That forces me to work even harder.”   

kJ Osama is in the process of completing his first project titled, “9inety1Eighteen“, scheduled to drop in late 2020.  “I’m ready to show the world what I can do behind the mic, bring success to my town and get my family out of the hood.  And I want my music to influence other young rappers and young people to show them that they can be anything they want to be in this life.” 

Keep your ears out for new music from kJ Osama coming soon…             

Instagram: @kj.0samaaa

FaceBook: kJ Osama 

https://music.apple.com/us/artist/kj-osama/1493874188 

Hip-Hop/Rap, Independent Artist, mixtape, New Artist, new music, NEW SINGLE, new video, Rapper

LIFE TRAV

Peekskill, N.Y. is a small town with a big city feel. And like most other places there are a flock of artists fighting to be ‘King’ of their city. LifeTrav happens to hold the crown in his town.

Peekskill is a small town in upstate New York with its own style and culture. “It’s a tough town and only the strong survive, but I wouldn’t change it. My town made me who I am. Peekskill taught me to be myself unapologetically and do me.”

And for the last five years LifeTrav has done exactly that. He’s been locked in and focused at his in-home recording studio cooking up something exquisite for the masses.

He cites his motivations for making music as elevation and self-expression. “I am using music to change my situation and be able to bless my people, but first and foremost, music is my sanctuary. I can say whatever I want on a track and express myself freely. The booth is a judge-free zone. This is all organic. I want to make prolific, timeless music that my kids can listen to 30 years from now and be like, ‘Yo, my pops is fire!”

His genuine sound and certified demeanor make him a rarity in this Hip-Hop game. “I don’t care to be me. I’m cool with being me, I like me. (Laughing) There’s way too many artists who wanna sound like this one or that one. Why would I spend my time listening to an artist who sounds like Lil’ Uzi Vert when I could just listen to Lil’ Uzi Vert? The fans want to hear and get to know the real artist and the cameras are always watching. The minute they catch you not being who you’re pretending to be, you’re done. I find it easier to be myself then I can never get caught slippin’.”

LifeTrav’s musical influences range from Party Next Door to Erykah Badu to 2 PAC and he explains why… “I admire PND’s discreet nature. I had no idea what he looked like for like 5 years but loved his music. That’s what it’s about. Erykah Badu is just wild and real, you gotta love her. Then PAC has that fire and arrogance and ‘I don’t give a fuck attitude‘. My sound embodies all of these moods.”

He’s also a huge fan of Nipsey Hussle who he dubs the ‘PAC of his generation‘. “Me and my team, YPF, wanna move like Nip. We wanna take care of our people. We wanna elevate each other and show the young ones that being yourself is good enough. Let ’em know that you don’t have to cut corners or stand on the corner or pretend to be someone you’re not to be successful. We have to break that cycle and make it cool to be you again. Authenticity is where it’s at. I wanna win a Grammy by making original music and being myself.”

Although LifeTrav is the best in his city, he is eager to compete with the rest of the world. “There’s a lot of talent in Peekskill and I honestly feel like you’re only as good as your competition. Hip-Hop is the number one genre of music in the world right now but it’s mostly because of all of the foolery going on. We had Future and Lil’ Wayne, among others, making songs about poppin’ percs & mollys and drinking lean and that produced a bunch of Lil’ Pumps. (Laughing) It’s time to change the climate of Hip-Hop and embrace real rap again. Benny the Butcher, Conway the Machine and WestSide Gunn are spitting’ straight heat, Rod Wave got that dope and now I’m about to drop my shit and bring N.Y. back.”

His music has built up quite the buzz on SoundCloud and the streets are excited! LifeTrav’s new single and video drop on October 9th, 2020 followed by his first full-length project, “Watch How You Move“, to be released later in the month. He promises his mixtape will be worth the wait.

Tap into LifeTrav’s Instagram page @lifetravypf and his SoundCloud LifeTravSeason to check out his music and a sneak peek into his YPF lifestyle. Don’t be late to the party, get familiar with this guy!

“Bounce

Bounce by LifeTravSeason https://soundcloud.com/lifetrav/bounce on #SoundCloudHis music has built up quite the buzz on SoundCloud