MyCompiledThoughts – “Before” [Dir. @23×978]

MyCompiledThoughts – “Before” [Dir. @23×978]

By: Seamus Fay

MyCompiledThoughts — an artist of deep artistic vision, unwavering emotion, and most of all, an arsenal of talents that allows him to create some of the best art in MA right now. Today, Thoughts is making his way back to Graduation Music with a brand new video for none other than “Before”, a single from about 7 months back that remains one of my favorite offerings from Thoughts to date. Utilizing an incredibly catchy sample from Mac Demarco, this song will have you click replay again and again, so it only follows that it receives a well-deserved visual companion.

As described by MyCompiledThoughts himself, “Before” is “a staple into the feeling of nostalgia we’ve been experiencing“. The lyrics follow this up with reminiscent flashes back into the younger days of our lives, as the young artist lets out a magnificent bout of emotion when describing the things that formed his identity at such a young age. Visually, we see this through the lens of a miniDV camcorder that emphasizes the nostalgic feeling at hand. The song is brought to an entirely new level with short clips of the sights and surrounding that MyCompiledThoughts exists around, and all things considered, director  absolutely snapped with this one.

Check out “Before” at the link below!

Pistola – “Degassi” ft. AGOFF [Prod. Shmack]

Pistola – “Degassi” ft. AGOFF [Prod. Shmack]

By: Seamus Fay

Pistola is, without a doubt, one of the waviest artists in Boston. His effortless style embodies a remarkably laid-back, compelling personality, and one song after another, Stola has shown us why he might just be the next artist to blow up out of the city. Today, we see star-potential in the form of a smooth new single entitled “Degassi” alongside none other than AGOFF – a collaboration that although I didn’t see coming, I’m very grateful that we’ve received. And trust me, these two have a hit on their hands.

Backed by ethereal production courtesy of Shmack, “Degassi” never gets ahead of itself. As Stola has been known to do, each line is delivered slow and steady, maximizing the quotable power of the bars at hand in order to make for an undeniable anthem. AGOFF feeds off of this energy with his own stellar verse, as both artists describe their lifestyles in a way that any listener can latch onto with ease. This track deserves to be the soundtrack to the summer, so be sure not to sleep.

Stream “Degassi” in all of its wavy glory at the link below!

LilDeathStar – “Meds” [Music Video]

LilDeathStar – “Meds” [Music Video]

By: Seamus Fay

LilDeathStar has made his presence known on our pages time and time again with a number of standout releases over the past few months. It’s no secret by now that he’s making his name as one of the most promising artists out, and today, we see this put to its full effect with the new video for “Meds”. This was the first release of DeathStar’s catalog (yes, you read that correctly), doused with drug-induced rhymes that clearly show his prowess from such an early point in his career — a feat that few other artists can say they have achieved to this extent.

Now that “Meds” has been translated visually, we see the full scope of the uniquely passionate creative vision that the young artist brings to the table. He matches the hypnotic rhythms of his music with mesmerizing colors and effects that enhance the single at hand to an entirely new level. In doing so, new meaning is assigned to the presence of drug use within “Meds”, and from the viewer’s point of view, it makes for a magnificently cohesive release that refuses to be looked over.

LilDeathStar is putting out some incredible work, so check out “Meds” at the link below and keep an eye out for this soon-to-be star in the future!

Valley – “Color Diamonds” and “Kiss” [Prod. StoopKid]

Valley – “Color Diamonds” and “Kiss” [Prod. StoopKid]

By: Seamus Fay

As some of you may recall, the last time we heard from Dorchester’s own, Valley, was when he released the flex-worthy single, “Picture Me” (which, by the way, still holds a spot in my rotation to this day). Today, however, ending the silence and reminding us all why he’s one of the best upcoming artists in the city right now, Valley is here to drop off two brand new singles entitled “Color Diamonds” and “Kiss”. Both produced by none other than StoopKid, these tracks remind us of the Jordan-Pippen chemistry going on with this artist-producer combo, and quite honestly, they’re some of the duo’s finest works to date.

With this, “Color Diamonds” and “Kiss” each find their identities within bubbling energy and feel-good, sparkling melodies. The success-minded subject matter lets us all know that Valley is shooting straight for the top, settling for nothing less, and thankfully so, as his arsenal of talents is bringing him on a steady ascent towards his goal with singles like this. In addition to the promising creative direction that both songs possess, the latest from Boston’s own proves that he doesn’t need to speak much in order to bring his point across. Musically, Valley had been quiet for almost a year prior to this release, but he made sure that when he did decide to drop, he would make it count. And that he did.

All in all, “Color Diamonds” and “Kiss” deserve to take over our summer playlists, so be sure to stream them at the links below!

Pableezy – Freak Nique [Prod. Maka]

Pableezy – Freak Nique [Prod. Maka]

By: Seamus Fay

Pableezy, whom you may know by his previous name, Pe$o Boii, is an undeniable star in the making. We have been covering his music on Graduation Music for quite some time now, and with every new release, the Dorchester native has become increasingly in tune with his strengths and weaknesses. That being said, Pableezy is making some serious strides towards the top, and today, he’s here to show us how his changed attitude is following the same path with “Freak Nique”.

Produced by the hitmaker himself, Maka, this wavy offering shows fans the process and effect of a glo up. Now that Pableezy has made it somewhere, he looks back on the arduous path of success and becoming a boss that he needed to embark on with a thankful tone, ready for more. Life is getting better, the music is following right alongside, and in every aspect, the stocks are rising for this young talent.

So don’t sleep — get hip this absolute gem of an artist today and click play on “Freak Nique” at the link below!

Donald Grunge – “Keep On Goin”

Donald Grunge – “Keep On Goin”

By: Seamus Fay

Donald Grunge is, for lack of a better word, a captivating artist. His music is hard to box into any sort of simple category, and in such a way, there’s something about Grunge’s sound that feels just a few steps ahead of the pack. Sonically, the melodic approach that he brings to the table is nothing short of impressive, but not until he delivers his passionate vocals and raw, emotion-filled lyrics is the impact of his music fully shown. Today, we see all of this on display in Grunge’s latest offering, “Keep on Goin”.

Fueled by the allure of hard-nosed drum patterns and a synth-led melody, this track finds Donald Grunge in a place of great ambition and triumph. The two themes coexist in a manner that seems to say, “I’ve made it this far, now it’s time to bring it up a level”, which is perfectly reflected with the line, “Always knew I was a star“. This promising young talent isn’t going to settle for anything less than the top, and rightfully so. He feels like the chosen one, so there’s no point in letting up the full-court pressure during his inevitable ascent as an artist.

Listen to “Keep On Goin” at the link below!

Saint Lyor – “James 1:20” [Prod. RO$$]

Saint Lyor – “James 1:20” [Prod. RO$$]

By: Seamus Fay

There no longer exists any sort of debate on the topic – Saint Lyor is one of Brockton’s best talents. Song after song, this rising talent has continually impressed listeners with his monstrous presence on the mic, so much so to the point where you can’t help but ignore the strides he’s making towards the top right now. Every bar, every word, and every syllable is put together with a near surgical precision, and in such a way, Saint Lyor refuses to be stopped. Today, he joins our pages yet again with a brand new single entitled “James 1:20”.

Produced by RO$$ this slow-burning offering lets loose in a fashion that maximizes the effect of Lyor’s vocals. The soulful keys take a backseat to such ambitious lyricism, and from the first second to the last, listeners receive a dense look into the mind of such a propitious young artist. “James 1:20” might just be one of the finest singles to come from Saint Lyor as of yet, so make sure you don’t sleep on this charismatic piece of art. Brockton’s got a star on its hands.

Click play on the latest from Saint Lyor at the link below!