By: Seamus Fay
Whenever the weather gets warmer and the season officially transitions over to summertime, the SuperSmashBroz are always just about ready to apply their full-court pressure and take over Boston. This year, after grabbing the spotlight with the spectacular project, Codename: Girls Next Door, the brotherly DJ duo is here to revisit 2017s Family Cookout mixtape with a brand new set of visuals for “Replay Interlude” — a fan favorite and also a personal favorite of mine.
The main attractor for the song has always been Replay’s undeniably effortless sauce, and to see him show these skills on the big screen in front of numerous women shows off the charismatic, laid-back personality that he possesses perfectly. Sure, the “Replay Interlude” itself is an extremely hard-hitting song, but once we’re taken into the world of Replay, it becomes an entirely different conversation. The Boston native is, without a doubt on his way towards stardom, and with the SmashBroz helping to propel his wave, there’s no chance that Replay’s stocks aren’t rapidly rising this year.
That being said, click play on the flex-filled nature of the “Replay Interlude” video at the link below:
Shot and Directed by M9 Visuals
Song Produced by LDG Beats
By: Seamus Fay
Millyz, by way of purely honest lyricism and tightly-wound flows, has not only garnered the respect of the younger generation of Boston artists on the rise, but also some of the older legends such as the ever-venerable Statik Selektah. That is, not to mention legends from far beyond Boston such as Jadakiss. Today, in a special treat of a song, we get to hear all three of these stars come together in the must-listen single, “Let It Go”.
Pointing to the electrifying presence of soulful production, this song immediately marks itself as a moment of great pride for the Cambridge native. Millyz has been working his ass off with numerous stellar releases just from this year, and watching him bar out over Statik production alongside one of the best MCs in the world is nothing short of special. That said, the song really speaks for itself, in this case, so be sure to listen below and show some love to Boston’s own:
By: Seamus Fay
Here at Graduation Music, we’ve been covering new music from an artist by the name of YOUNGFACE for quite some time now. Throughout all of these posts and a few killer guest spots, I was then put onto an artist called Mike Fellow — an act who, since I first heard him alongside YOUNGFACE, has turned into an intriguing young talent and someone who is definitely in the position to do some big things in the near future. That said, today, Fellow branches outside of the guest verses and comes through with his own entree: an incredible, 6-track tape entitled Hot Wings produced by Sean Waters and Max Baer.
Quite frankly, I knew that Mike Fellow was developing a wonderfully consistent sound, but I had no idea that we ready to make something as impressive as this project. Each song is both crisp and confident, and considering the way that it flows together as such a full, cohesive idea of a tape is noteworthy in and of itself. That said, Fellow finds himself exploring candid emotion and refreshing ambition with this tape, making sure to leave his own charismatic mark on the music as it arrives.
All I can say is don’t sleep, because Hot Wings shows that he’s ready and gunning for the top. Click play at the link below:
By: Seamus Fay
OG Swaggerdick is a man of many hats — a part-time mayor of Boston, a teacher, a prophet, a musician, a style icon, a trendsetter, and more. His galvanizing energy never ceases to electrify any mic, stage, or street corner he touches, and today, we receive a brand new gospel from the man himself, packaged in the form of a new single entitled “London”. Acting as an anthem for the money-minded fans, all the while catering to humans of any kind (whether they skate or are in jail for life, as Swaggerdick notes) and inviting them all to the party that is this song, the latest from OG is one of his most exuberant acts of community yet.
The truth is, no matter how you interpret OG Swaggerdick’s music, you have to admit that he is one of the most positive people in music right now. OG is always having fun, he always makes sure everyone is welcomed, and he’ll never count someone out for being themselves. The Boston native, eclectic yet infectious in his ways, makes life fun even when it isn’t, and for that, you can’t help but love his personality and music alike. That said, “London” fits right into this blueprint of hard-hitting songs and wise scriptures that fit under the umbrella of OG Swaggerdick, so be sure not to miss out on this one.
Click play on the latest from the Mayor of Boston at the link below:
* we also need to note how important the cover art is. iconic.
By: Seamus Fay
When the name Seuss is mentioned, a few words come to mind: energetic, promising, talented, and most of all, authentic. He is unapologetically himself in every sense of the phrase, and for that, it comes as no surprise that Seuss has grown into an unbelievably talented artist seemingly right before our eyes. One single after another, it has been both an honor and a privilege to write about the rising talent’s music, and today, he brings these proud moments full circle with a spirited debut project, Yung Bradlee.
Described as a “fractal perspective on reality manifested by Young Seuss“, this 5-track offering takes us through a deep exploration of the mind behind so many wonderful moments and songs. Suess, despite his young age, has already established a reputation as a Boston legend in many ways, and he makes sure to bring this, as well as his animated personality, to fruition throughout each song featured on the tape. With only one production credit from Twayne The Kidd and the rest self-produced, all 5 cuts at hand are bangers in their own regards, so much so to the point where Seuss’ undiluted honesty clashes against the hard-nosed production in ways that spark the creation of numerous potential hits.
The momentum is clearly moving in favor of Boston’s own, so be sure to show some love and check out Yung Bradlee at the link provided below:
By: Seamus Fay
Both Tony Bodega and producer 4oTo Roles are frequent flyers here on the Graduation Music website, and quite honestly, it has been incredible to see their collective growth as artists since we first started covering their work. One song at a time, artistry has been refined, lyrics and flows tightened up in Bodega’s case, and as for 4oTo Roles, his beats are only getting better and better with each placement. That said, in a joining of forces that we all needed to hear, 4oTo and Bodega offer us a brand new song and visual offering entitled “Too Clean”.
Shot by Kevin Deal, this music video is the perfect companion for such a smooth song. It captures the feel and sound of “Too Clean” without losing any of its hard-hitting energy in translation, and as a result, viewers receive ample reason as to why they need to get hip to the talents of the two Boston artists as soon as possible. They’re both on their way towards big things, with this music video acting as yet another point of reference on the journey toward the top. So don’t sleep.
Get hip and click play on “Too Clean” at the link below:
By: Seamus Fay
TheWorldBirdie is one of the newer artists to make his debut on Graduation Music, but nevertheless, back by a strong work ethic and consistent levels of both quality and output, you will certainly be seeing his name in headlines in the future. Today, we take a step back a few weeks and touch on TheWorldBirdie’s latest offering — a mixtape entitled ARTx. After we first wrote about his music with the music video for the tape’s intro, listeners rapidly became anticipated for the full entree, and finally, it has arrived.
11 tracks long, this collection of sounds brings us to see the full scope of what TheWorldBirdie is capable of doing. He remains ambitious in his stylistic ventures while staying grounded in the talent that brought him to where he is today, and by maintaining a balance of both, he gracefully exhibits artistic growth to an emphatic degree. Additionally, just to top things off, we here some standout features from names including Lil Hannah, Just Dons, Pope, Ali G, John Murphy, Lil Dennis, Marc G, Greg G, and last but not least, Dad. That said, ARTx is the kind of project that speaks for itself. It’s honest, introspective, vivid, and everything else that one might look for.
Get hip to TheWorldBirdie and click play on his latest at the link below: