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A month has come and gone since the last SYLR post. Fall is approaching. New music continues to pour into our office daily. Support Your Local Rapper has one goal and will always have one goal. That goal is to celebrate next level music. We take that seriously here at the Source. We will only spotlight projects from up and coming artists that meet our extremely high standards that have earned us the reputation as curators of the best of the best for 25 years. In other words, we’re reinforcing the fact that we are your “source” for the next superstars.

So what does that mean for you, the Hip-Hop head? We may not be able to post four new projects every week from here on out. But we will post something to remind those striving for original greatness that we’re waiting for them. That may mean a debut project from a rapper who has gone on to bigger and better things or just a statement to incite creativity and originality which will blow our hair back. And now back to your original programming…


Attention all rappers: This weekly post is a call to arms-lyrical arms. If you do this thing called rap, these four projects are four slaps in the face punches to the throat. And no one just takes a punch to the throat without retaliation. Let’s see yours. And for those who were selected already, let’s see where you go from here. The Source is watching…

West: Audio PushCome As Your Are

The duo that garnered much of its reputation from the jerking movement in California is changing that image, and they’re doing it quick. After causing much stir on social media over their Friday inspired music video for “Shine,” the HS87 affiliated rappers are making music to get you moving not just in the streets, but also from your house to the club and to your road to work the next day. And be sure to read up on our Call It A Movement column on HS87.

Midwest: Willie The KidAquamarine

A cosign from Drake is never a bad thing, right? Well Willie feels the same way. The Michigan emcee has been on a lyrical rampage since working with DJ Drama. I dare you to find someone who can match the flows on this kid, dead or alive.

South: Denzel CurryNostalgic 64

The former member of the Raider Klan hasn’t let going solo gone to his head. Denzel has stuck to his roots of dark and menacing beats while painting visceral paintings of his life in Carol City Zone 3. This one isn’t free but be sure to give him his due as an 18 year old putting it all on the line.

East: CeazarRender The Throne

If you’re like me, you’re dying for a new Wu-Tang Clan album. If it was meant to be, then I may believe in the concept of rap justice. If not, don’t hold your breathe and give Ceazar’s tape a play. Raekwon’s ICE2O Records artist makes the streets real for those who didn’t know and makes you think twice about sitting atop the throne.

Trust me, I listen to every submission. To get your project considered for SYLR, please email the following information to

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Bryan Hahn (@notupstate)