With a new project on the horizon, you could say Rellajamu is just getting us warmed up for the excitement around the corner. The brand has just released the mixtape’s official cover art, as well as the first single entitled Gratification from artist Rellajamu, produced by Atlanta native Two-9’s Dylan Tran. The eerie instrumental and silky flow makes for a strong first impression and single from Sins of a Father. The cover art was in collaboration with contemporary artist Robert Gallardo, as well as Tampa photographer Kenny Bobby. Give it a spin below.
Head of The Private Club and RCA/SoSoDef recording artist Royce Rizzy is currently prepping for his forthcoming tour and upcoming collaboration project with bay area native IAMSU!. In the meantime, he reveals the remix to his latest effort “H*e In You” featuring IAMSU!, Two-9’s Curtis Williams and Taylor Gang head honcho Wiz Khalifa. The quartet all provide a splendid verses on the heavy hitting production of Zaytoven & Cassius Jay. Keep an eye out for major announcements coming from Rizzy in the near future.
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Atlanta’s Two-9 usually keeps their work in house, from the raps to the production to apparel to music videos. But there are some names that are kept more in house than they deserve. Producer Dylan Tran is one of those names. He just released his newest project, produced by himself and featuring three rappers. The project plays like the various stages of a rainy day from the heavy humidity to the rainbow at the end. So if you’re staying inside all weekend anyway, may as well close the blinds and stream the project below.
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Bryan Hahn feels like Cocaine Tears is the ultimate #sadboyz name for a project. He’s on Twitter (@notupstate).
Kidnapped is here..
After much anticipation, rising Atlanta rapper Wara From The NBHD releases his “Kidnapped” album. This 11-track conceptual project focuses on the story of a young kid growing up trying to make it in his neighborhood while simultaneously making sense of the world. Wara had full creative control over this album which was written and produced by him.
“Kidnapped” has a rawness to it that lures you in, as a lyricist, Wara showcases vulnerability to tell a descriptive story of the world in his perspective. The project also features other up and comers like Grand Marshall and Two-9. In all, the album has a variety of sounds but still remains cohesive with concept and sound. Expect to hear more from Wara From The NBHD in the near future. Stream “Kidnapped” HERE.
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After inking a deal with Mike WiLL’s Eardruma Records/Interscope Records just recently, Two-9 show no signs of slowing down. Two-9 emcee Curtis William releases new visuals for “Drip” featuring RiFF RaFF. This joint will be on both Mike WiLL‘s Ransom mixtape. Directed by Max. Watch the video above.
What would you do if you just signed to Mike WiLL’s Eardrumma Records/Interscope? Okay, say your answer on 3. 1… 2… 3… Make sure the money counter works. Did you say “make sure the money counter works?” Well, if you didn’t, you may want to take notes. Soon after the announcement of taking their talents to Eardrumma, Two-9, namely Jace of Retro Su$h!, released a new single to let the haters know exactly what it sounds like to have a money counter on long enough that it sounds like a chopper. The big horn production comes courtesy of Charlie Heat (good work, indeed), which sounds like it samples the theme song from an amazing, traditional Hispanic film I’ve never heard of.
I’m sure that Mike WiLL will only add to the sound that Two-9 has developed, giving way to more big records like this one. If anything, their live shows may get even more live, if that’s even possible.
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Bryan Hahn is an honorary member of Two-9. They just don’t know it yet. He’s on Twitter, too (@notupstate).
Two-9 stays busy. They’ve been on tour with World’ Fair, released a line on Hypebeast, putting out quality project after project, and being featured as a Mic Check in The Source. Well now all of that hard work has paid off. They recently signed a recording deal with Mike WiLL’s Eardruma Records/Interscope Records. So now Curtis Williams, Retro Sushi (Jace & Ceej), and FatKidsBrotha (Lightskin Mac 11 & Dav.E) will be under the guidance of one of the biggest names in club bangers.
Mike WiLL had this to say about the move: “There hasn’t been a collective of creative coming out of Atlanta like Two-9 since Outkast. They have great energy, make dope music, and they’re always trying to push things forward, not box themselves in. I respect their art, their grind, and their whole movement, and I’m excited to help them take their brand to the next level.”
Two-9 will start working on their first official album with Mike WiLL at the helm of Executive Producer. Look forward from a lot more from Eardruma in the near future. You can watch the official signing of all the paperwork below.
Bryan Hahn wouldn’t mind signing to Eardruma Records since he stays in the No Flex Zone. Just check out his Twitter (@notupstate).
Currently co-headlining the Cross Faded Tour, with New York collective World’s Fair, Two-9 has continued to push out new music that experiment with their traditional Atlanta sound. Retro Su$h!, the duo from the crew, released a brand new video this morning that signals their growth and new direction. “Mary Jace”, a humorous play on member Jace’s name and the colloquial term for marijuana, features a sample of Mary Gold’s “Prayer”. Like the source of inspiration, the visuals are gritty and dark, filled with an ample amount of narcotics and liquor.
While Ceej doesn’t have a verse on the track, Jace does more than enough to make it an enjoyable listen. Flowing over the Childish Major production with relative ease, he spits about the perks of rising popularity, through the lens of someone in the midst of intense bender. He is discussing benefits that everyone seems to enjoy, but with a melancholy or spooky description. It is a surprising turn and makes for a great video.
Were you actually waiting for a G-Unit reunion? Whether you were or not it happened. It took place at Hot 97’s Summer Jam or you might have caught it via Youtube; you probably didn’t expect Nas’ set to end so quick and him bring out 50 Cent. But that wasn’t even the tip of the iceberg. Next thing you know Lloyd Banks joins the stage, then Tony Yayo for So Seductive and when you thought that was it, Shawty Wanna Ride With Me blares through the speakers and Young Buck fresh from TenAKey appears.
After all of the screams and applause, was that what you really wanted?
With the release of 50’s latest album Animal Ambition, it seems right for marketing and he also has kept the momentum going with freestyles and songs with the rest of G-Unit including Fabolous’ Cuffin’ Season. Is it 2002 again? We can’t really say just yet. But just a few weeks prior to the Guerrilla Unit reunion, we got a glimpse of what it would be like if the Dipset joined forces again. Cam’ron released his latest song, DipSh*t with A-Trak along with a video featuring the old crew, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana Freeky Zeeky and even the infamous sh*t talking from Dame Dash. Twitter shed some Diplomatic Immunity tears that day, crying for more.
But do we want more? Will a reunion make up for break ups? Do we need it?
Think about all of the new groups, Odd Future, A$AP Mob, Two-9, World’s Fair, TDE, as you can see there are a few groups that are inching up to the front of the line to represent the new age of rap groups we should be checking for. We can all agree that they all get influence from their predecessors. But do we want this?
What groups are you checking for?
-Tatiana R. Johnson (@TatianaTot)