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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…


West: Alexander SpitDillinger

As he wrote on the back of this project, Spit stuck to his guns, namely lyrical Dillingers, to present to you his visions and stories. And with a scruffy, deep voice like his you could easily mistake him for someone who would tote a Dillinger. Good thing he’s got bars so he doesn’t need to. And besides supporting an artist, by buying his music you’re doing much more. He’s sending money he receives for his music to the Philippines, where has has family.

Midwest: Doc Da Mindbenda Welcome To The Grindhouse

A producer out of Chicago sat down with some of the most talented emcees in the Rap game right now out of Chicago. Consider it a crash course on dope production and raps. Who’s on it? Glad you asked. Pugs Atomz, GLC, Mic Terror, Tree, Fatboi Fre$h, Gzus Piece, and much more. You may not leave once you enter the Grindhouse.

South: Raider KlanTales From The Underground

You shouldn’t be surprised that the Raider Klan is up in SYLR this week. They’ve truly slowed down and somehow modernized Funk while showcasing some of the most impressive flows. Hate all you want on how different they are, the talent is undeniable. You can purchase the album HERE.

East: Rugz D. BewlerBené

This guy has been consistent for a while now. From his highly underrated Save Bewler: The Memoirs of Muhammad Mc’fly to “Super Bad” off of Ski Beatz’ 24 Hour Karate School, you can feel the authenticity as he raps. It’s like your best friend giving you advice. You may not like what you’re hearing (if you’re a competitive rapper) but you know he’s right.

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)