Che Ecru – “Ms. Money”

By: Shamus Hill

Malden-native Che Ecru continues his hot streak — this time with a layered, reflective offering titled “Ms. Money”.

This release is a collage of low-fi raps and powerful, lasting vocals that circulate around Che’s desire for genuine love. He details the almost constant search for his soulmate, however feelings always seem to separate him from what he’s in search of. The SoundCloud biography for this track reads:

“If u hear this, hope you’re doing well. I’m not actually trynna date I was just in my feelings. Here’s the song i should’ve wrote for u when things were good.

I appreciate u.”

Che Ecru on “Ms. Money”

Swarmed by the lonely, regretful emotions that tend to flood people’s minds this time of year, Che Ecru’s “Ms. Money” is an exceptional addition to his discography. His project REJECTION is set to come out this year, so be sure to keep Che on your radar.

Listen to “Ms. Money” down below:

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Paris – “Everything Is OK” [Official Music Video]

By: Shamus Hill

Paris graces the Graduation Music site once again, this time with the official music video for his thoughtful track, “Everything Is OK”.

The video for this track does a great job at capturing the essence of this expansive release, which was shot by Tommy Chronic and edited by Paris. Equipped with eye-popping visuals and laid-back dance moves, Paris’ first music video gives viewers a glimpse of the enigmatic individual that he is.

“Everything Is Ok” is an extremely reflective release that circulates around Paris’ previous relationships. Longing to return to the peaceful times that now seem so distant, Paris emphasizes the intensity of the feelings that are currently overwhelming him. At this point in time however, there isn’t much he can do besides learn from his mistakes and move-on. Despite the fact that he may not feel okay in the moment, he understands that everything will work out if he keeps an open mindset and continues pushing forward. A reminder to never take anyone (or anything) for granted, “Everything Is OK” is a truly incredible offering.

Watch the official music video for “Everything Is OK” below:

Boogie Da God – “For da Streets” (Prod. 4oTo Roles)

By: Shamus Hill

Boogie Da God is back on our pages today, this time with a finely-calibrated release titled “For da Streets”. Utilizing some poised 4oTo Roles production, Boogie excels on this track — shining a light onto some of what he’s endured throughout the last year.

A critical portion of Boogie Da God’s discography revolves around the reality of his everyday life. Feeling conflicted about the phony shit he witnesses regularly, Boogie’s on a mission to make sure that only the real remain.

“Had to refresh my whole life, see this the new beginning // these n*ggas started shifting on me, now they time is ticking”

Boogie Da God – “For da Streets”

Boogie Da God is more than fed up with the fact that people are sleeping on him, however, he’s found himself in the position to really turn some heads in 2019. Labeling this release as a “new beginning” for him, this Boston artist puts his star-power on full display. Boogie Da God thoroughly encapsulates the energy of Boston’s core-neighborhoods, and is someone that you need to keep on your radar this year.

Listen to “For da Streets” below:

Michael Christmas – “Say Cheese” & “Sideways”

By: Seamus Fay

For fans of Boston’s budding music scene, I think I speak for us all when I say that new music from Michael Christmas was certainly on our wish lists this year. After all, Role Model was Christmas’ most refined work to date, and with the up-trend of things, it only made sense that he would cap off a prosperous year with a generous gift(s) to all of his supporters. That said, today, Michael Christmas is back on our pages to drop off two brand new presents: “Say Cheese” featuring Elevator Jay and “Sideways”.

Announced just a few days back in the form of a festive infomercial, these singles each give us a taste of the work that Christmas has been putting in since Role Model. His sound and deliveries are only getting sharper, and taking into consideration the contrasting stylistic directions of “Say Cheese” and “Sideways”, it can also be said that Christmas is proving to be versatile as ever. Needless to say, these two songs act as the perfect transitions out of 2018 and into a clear-minded 2019, so be sure not to sleep.

Show some love to Michael Christmas by unwrapping his latest gifts under the tree at the links below!

RAMS – “Myself” [Yuma Beats]

By: Seamus Fay

In the best of possible ways, you can never really tell where RAMS is headed next as an artist. He’s always developing and refining his creativity to a point of highly impressive versatility, and today, this takes shape in the form of an anthemic new single, “Myself”. Produced by Yuma Beats, the knocking roll of the drums and the simplistic melodies blend to an addictive extent on this one, and without a doubt, it’s one of RAMS finest displays of ability to date.

Just as reflected on the iconic artwork, “Myself” is focused on success and the adjacent monetary gains, calling upon flex-worthy lyricism from RAMS to match the mood. It is with this single that the Dorchester-bred creative proves to be headed in a fascinating direction with his music, so be sure not to sleep — RAMS is always worth clicking play for. Listen to “Myself” at the link provided below!

Mizzie Ca$h – “Ryder”

By: Seamus Fay

Wise beyond his years and packed to the brim with street-inspired gems, Mizzie Ca$h is one of Boston’s youngest stars in the making. Regardless of age, Mizzie is en route to surpass any and everyone else in his way, and his latest single, “Ryder” is proof. It’s one his finest lyrical displays that we’ve heard from the Boston native to date, and mixing a sharp pen with an even sharper mind for success, the glory of the hustler mentality is felt in full effect throughout the duration of this song. 

That said, it’s also worth mentioning the clash of Mizzie’s hardened charisma over the gentle placement of the vocal sample in the background. The instrumental is beautiful in sound, and when the rising talent starts speaking his piece on the street life over the soulful instrumentation, the gravity of his lyrics is only magnified. “Ryder” is a gem in every sense of the word, so be sure to get hip to Mizzie Ca$h and check it out at the link provided below!

theworldbirdie – “Like Michael Did w Jan” [Prod. Awful Aaron]

By: Seamus Fay

As a fan of authentic art, nothing is more rewarding to hear than an artist simply letting their heart ring forth on a song. This is the case with theworldbirdie’s latest offering, “Like Michael Did w Jan”. While the title may be humorous and the simile at hand is certainly one to smile at, this track provides just north of two minutes of undiluted emotion that you can’t help but appreciate. Theworldbirdie lets loose and finds strength in vulnerability, offering gentle cadences and true-to-self lyrics that hold the ability to resonate with a wide base of listeners.

Over a bed of gorgeous acoustic production from Awful Aaron, this song keeps it as real as can be, and personally, I can’t get enough of it. We’ve been covering theworldbirdie for quite some time now, and with each new release, he’s only continue to prove himself as a more-than-deserving subject of so many Graduation Music headlines. “Like Michael Did w Jan” is one of those songs that only comes around once in a while, so be sure to show some love and check it out at the link below!