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
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:
By: Seamus Fay
Last summer, the SuperSmashBroz blessed the world with a magnificent, Massachusetts-bred compilation mixtape, Family Cookout. This summer, further ensuring that Boston has its vibes right, the SmashBroz are back once again to bring new talent to the spotlight in the form of Codename: Girls Next Door — a highly-anticipated collabroative effort from none other than Gin Mason and CHI. After receiving the first single from the project, “Girls Night“, just a few weeks back, I had a hunch that this project would be something special, but quite honestly, it exceeded any expectations I could have set for such a highly-talented duo.
Not only do Mason and CHI show us their most refined artistic selves on the final product for this one, but they also bring an entirely new wave of addictive energy to the table — just what we needed to end this summer on a bright note. Alongside only one feature from Michael Christmas and production credits from LDG, Maka, Tee-WaTT, the SuperSmashBroz, and KorHef, the cohesive sound and endless supply of infectious rhythms provide for 6 tracks of transportive music at the core of the project. That being said, Gin Mason and CHI are two of Massachusetts’ most talented rising talents, and it’s both a pleasure and privilege to watch them continue on their rises to the top.
Listen to Codename: Girls Next Door at the link below and thank the SuperSmashBroz for the alley-oop on this one!
By: Seamus Fay
For those who have been close attention to Graduation Music throughout the past few weeks, you’ve probably stumbled upon the name Andy Poorhol before. The last time we covered this rising talent was with his song “Mud Munkei“, which acted as a quick taste of what was to come in his forthcoming project. That being said, today, the wait for new Andy Poorhol is over, as he hits our pages once again to unleash a brand new, 9-track mixtape, Ummm, The Mixtape including features from Stefan, Kam Carter, and Benjy Ali.
“Mud Munkei” first caught my ear due to the lyrical skill and sky-high potential that Poorhol’s personality seemed to hold on the mic, and thankfully so, the full mixtape follows these positive attributes up perfectly. Listeners are blessed with 9 different reasons why the 508 native is slated to do some special things in the future, as his energetic deliveries and brutally honest charisma are nothing short of infectious. Ummm, The Mixtape is also an incredibly easy and entertaining listen, partially thanks to stellar production credits from Jerm Sherman, Mission, Trevor Powers, Joostan, MRCLFLR, Kendowray, and Benjy Ali.
That being said, check out Ummm, The Mixtape in all of its passionate glory at the link below!
By: Seamus Fay
Brockton is currently home to a hotbed of promising talents, and it seems as if every successive week I end up getting hip to yet another new artist from the area. Today, this new artist arrives by the name of Blackheart, with his brand new, 10-track project, WOE, produced by Humbeats & JGONTHEKEYS. And although this may be his Graduation Music debut, I hold no hesitation in saying that Blackheart’s clear creative vision and spotless execution of this vision mark him not so much as a newcomer, but more so as an experienced talent, ready to work towards the top.
That being said, the latest full-length release from the Brockton native acts as a clear testament toward the unwavering ambition that he feels as an artist. Each song on this one possesses an inspiring amount of pure desire to get better and achieve his dreams, and the sound of the music matches right along. Dramatic, crashing drums clash against motivated melodies to mark all 10 tracks as bangers in their own respects, and Blackheart’s looming vocals seemingly boil with passion for the lyrics he’s saying. Top this all off with the burgeoning force of all these elements added together, and you have a hell of a mixtape that everyone needs to give a listen to.
Check out WOE at the link below!
By: Seamus Fay
Scrolling through the endless pages of SoundCloud, I always seem to stumble upon one thing or another that I end up falling in love with. Today, that piece of music comes in the form of Boston artist WillWithTheBeads and his latest project, Three Months Later. But before we delve into this one, I want one thing to be clear: this rising talent may be fairly undiscovered in his home city at the moment, but with the abundance of hit-worthy potential that we hear on his new tape, I hold no hesitation in saying that WillWithTheBeads could just be up next if he can get the right ears hearing his music.
That being said, throughout the course of 16 songs, Three Months Later brings fans into the world of this Boston talent by way of infectious, light-hearted anthems. Themes of happiness, love, and ambition are what lead the identity of the project, but a wide range of emotions are covered over its duration, all of which are presented in an infectious light that clearly shows the refined artistry that WillWithTheBeads holds. He’s a remarkably talented songwriter with a beautiful voice, and with this project as direct proof, I believe that Will can go far considering the undeniable potential that he possesses.
Listen to Three Months Later at the link below:
By: Seamus Fay
Austin Fair is a workhorse. His undying supply of passion and wholeheartedly inspiring hunger towards making it in rap never goes unnoticed on our pages, and today, he’s back yet again with a brand new mixtape alongside producer Hetriks entitled 413. But it doesn’t feel like enough to simply say that this is Austin Fair’s return to Graduation Music – he’s back, but he isn’t the same as he used to be. This time around, Fair is brought forth with a vengeance, even coming with an improved artistry and clear ambition that he communicates throughout the tape. If there’s any collection of music that shows just how dedicated Austin Fair is to his art, it has to be 413.
That being said, the collaborative effort between the young talent and producer Hetriks on this one contributes greatly to the identity of the tape. The two find an emphatic degree of chemistry in which they operate and grow within, and by taking a few risks while maintaining the reputation and threshold of quality that Fair has become known and loved for, they join forces in the most impressive, productive ways possible. Each new song fits perfectly within the sonic sweet spots that the Chicopee representative has discovered, marking 413 as an undeniably consistent mixtape to kick the summer off with.
Chicopee has a star in the form of Austin Fair, so be sure to click on his newest full-length offering at the link below: