[PREMIERE] Reedus 3M – “Tethered”

By: Shamus Hill

Reedus 3M makes his debut onto the Graduation Music site today with the premiere of his spooky new single — “Tethered”.

Immediately, listeners will gravitate towards Reedus 3M’s masterful sample of the theme song featured in Jordan Peele’s Us, however what will keep them coming back for more are his braggadocios, unpredictable raps that exude an incredibly confident energy. For years now, the young rapper has asserted himself as one of the best within the state of Massachusetts, and as he continues to surpass the goals that he once regarded as impossible to reach, he’s only gaining more and more traction on the path towards success. While the majority of his discography can be derived from a more introspective place, Reedus takes some time today to let everyone know that he’s not a pushover in the slightest bit. Keep his name on your radar because he’s preparing to really turn some heads this year.

Listen to “Tethered” below:

“TETHERED” SOUNDCLOUD LINK

Mix/Master: JTHEDJ

Artwork: Aidan Reinhold

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Avenue – “Targets” (Prod. Nino)

By: Shamus Hill

Boston’s Avenue is back on our pages today with a thunderous single titled “Targets”.

His first release since his 2018 album Nightfall., this track serves as yet another piece of evidence that Avenue is one of the most capable rappers that the city of Boston has to offer. Combining extremely vivid imagery with solid lyricism — “Targets” centers itself around overcoming life’s obstacles in order to successfully reach one’s dreams. Avenue isn’t about to let anything deter him from his mission, which is something that all of us need to be reminded of from time to time. With more music slated to come within the next few weeks, be sure to bump “Targets” to get your fix in the mean time.

Listen to “Targets” below:

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Heath240 – “That’s True” [Official Music Video]

By: Shamus Hill

Following his debut onto our site a few weeks back, Heath240 returns today with the official music video for “That’s True”.

Heath has been working diligently towards the development of his sound throughout the last couple of years, and following his last few releases it’s safe to say that he’s in his bag. “That’s True” is assuredly the best component of his discography to date, with the music video only inserting more layers of lovability to the track. With Heath240’s first quarter of 2019 being a successful one, we’re excited to see what the young artist has in store for fans as the year continues to progress.

Watch the official music video for “That’s True” below:

Latrell James – “Tracphone”

By: Shamus Hill

Latrell James returns to the Graduation Music site today with his first release of 2019 — a self-produced offering titled “Tracphone”.

Showcasing his sonic development while at the same time intertwining meaningful content within his raps, “Tracphone” is a superb standout within Latrell’s lengthy discography. This release circulates around gentrification and the struggle between holding onto the past and moving confidently towards the future. Full of a poised energy that at times can be straight up hypnotic, “Tracphone” is certainly worthy of undivided attention.

Listen to “Tracphone” below:

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FAbzabove – “Hitstick” (Prod. BROKECH1C) [Official Music Video]

By: Shamus Hill

After teasing the brand new song and video on social media last week — FAbzabove finally unleashed “Hitstick” (Prod. BROKECH1C) via ELEVATOR yesterday. Directed by whenevertheweather, the mesmerizing visual does an exceptional job at capturing the thunderous, exuberant feeling that can be derived throughout the entirety of this track.

FAbzabove has been showcasing an incredible amount of development within his discography over the course of the last year. He’s been busy up to this point in 2019 — releasing “The Rush”, landing placement on King Kade’s EP Grow Up, Go Love Something, and performing alongside Bia, Leano, and more at the Middle East. Showing no signs of stopping, make sure you keep FAbzabove on your radar this year.

Watch the official music video for “Hitstick below:

Kadeem – “Wide Margins” (Prod. Thelonious Martin)

By: Shamus Hill

Recruiting Chicago’s Thelonious Martin, Kadeem returns to the Graduation Music site today with his first single of 2019 — a hypnotic, well-sculptured track titled “Wide Margins”. This release serves as yet another marvelous Hip-Hop offering to come out of the state of Massachusetts this year, with Kadeem only furthering the narrative that our state is home to a plethora of talent.

The Mattapan native has been featured on Graduation Music a countless amount of times — with each one of his releases being endlessly-playable, layered pieces of work that circulate around Kadeem’s human experience. He has a way of making his raps appear effortless at times, however each syllable he utters holds a vast amount of weight:

“N*ggas on the road to riches in the sidecar // Baggies in the stomach, while you n*ggas swallow Tide Pods, the difference too wide apart”

Kadeem – “Wide Margins”

Thelonious Martin’s production here is a perfect fit for Kadeem, as he mixes his polished raps with unpredictable flows to concoct a truly outstanding release. If you haven’t yet, be sure to dive into Kadeem’s discography as he’s gearing up to have an impressive 2019.

Listen to “Wide Margins” below:

Kadeem – “Wide Margins” (Prod. Thelonious Martin) [SoundCloud]

Heath240 – “That’s True”

By: Shamus Hill

Making his debut onto the Graduation Music site today is Boston’s Heath240, who recently gifted listeners with his first release of 2019 –“That’s True”.

Heath240’s most recent track prior to this was “MUDD” featuring Michael Christmas, and it was here that his individualistic style really began to take its form. He’s been working relentlessly towards the development of his artistry, and despite the fact that he’s still in the process of progressing towards his goals — he’s not allowing this facet of life to define his perception of self. This is something that he touches upon in “That’s True”, with the song ultimately being the most prominent release within his catalog of music.

Making use of raspy, yet harmonically-rich vocals that make way for refined flows throughout, this track is a tell-tale sign that Heath240 is heading in the right direction in 2019. Yet another example of just how musically talented the city of Boston is — be sure to keep Heath240 on your radar.

Listen to “That’s True” below:

Heath240 – “That’s True” (Soundcloud)