In case anyone has this column’s aim twisted, consider being featured on SYLR as the official first step to your endless path to getting to the top of the chain and staying there. Notice how we said, “staying there.” Some artists have been putting in work and have seen relatively minimal hype. This platform was created to spotlight those deserving the attention of industry folk, fans, and everyone in between. Be sure to stay up to date on what’s legit by checking out the four projects below. If you feel differently, we welcome you to prove us otherwise.
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…
This might be the best 5 track EP purchase you make in a very long time. Cashius has managed to take California’s laid back vibes and mix in some dirty, filthy, gritty attitude that makes your bass seem like it’s suggesting you to partake in activities you may otherwise never even think of. But don’t worry ladies, he’s got a couple cuts on there for you as well. But don’t get it twisted. While he’s signed to a major, I still believe he’s underappreciated nationally and ya’ll could support real Hip-Hop like this right here a bit more. Just saying.
Midwest: ? – ?
We went through a good number of submissions from the Midwest, but nothing met our standards this week.
This group reminds me a lot of Outkast, UGK, and Pharcyde. They combine that southern hospitality with clever, witty punchlines. But they can also get busy on the mic with flows that’ll bruise your ego and then some. The LOEGz have nothing ordinary about them.
East: ? – ?
We went through a good number of submissions from the East coast, but nothing met our standards this week.
Trust me, I listen to every submission. To get your project considered for SYLR, please email the following information to SYLR@thesource.com:
Where you’re representing
Link to your project (do not attach any music)
Bryan Hahn (@notupstate)