It’s not very often that people are as talented as WillClayein so many areas of their lives. From being an Olympic athlete to working with YG, Casey Veggies and others on music, WillClaye is undoubtably a talent to take note of for so many reasons.
Growing up at an early age, WillClaye got started on the karaoke machine and Fruity Loops and from there he began working with a friend that signed to YG’s 400 label.
“We did a track with YG on ‘Just Re’d Up 2′ called ‘IDGAF’ and I started to build a fan base. I’ve been putting out music on the low ever since then, but I was a bit hesitant with it. I didn’t want to be seen as most athletes that make music because I felt like I was different and I really know music,” WillClaye said.
Since delivering his album, Look What You Created, WillClaye has diligently been working on a return to the scene. There’s only one way you can follow up a shout out from President Obama and thats to give praise to the man upstairs.
“I’m not an artist who makes one type of music. I’m a human who goes through different things, travels the world and I’m a scatter brain and that’s how I make music. I make tracks based off of how I feel when I’m writing that track and that can be in any genre of music,” Will explained.
Over the past few years Broward Country artists Kodak Black and XXXtentacion have built huge fan bases on streaming platforms like Spotify and Soundcloud. Now after generating millions of views on their respective singles, Hip-Hop fans again have a reason to turn their attention to the county just north of Miami as rapper A.M.P. Fetti is also building momentum in the region.
Exit Sunrise Blvd and travel east from the I-95 and you will end up in the Hatian dominated East Side of Fort Lauderdale where drug dealing, crime and police authority are abused on regular basis. But to rapper A.M.P. Fetti this is home and he loves his city without question or hesitation.
“I was always interested in music as a kid, watching Tupac and Biggie on T.V., rapping their lyrics,” A.M.P. Fetti explained. “I use to hang with my friends in the neighborhood we would record ourself on a karaoke machine at the East Side Park. We started a rap group called Burna Boys when I was about 13 or 14 years old and the rest is history.”
Now with a full length project out and a lead single, “I Can’t,” Amp is gaining attention for his candid take on addiction and all the things you can be addicted to in life. The track is produced by DJ Drizzy, who also produced several other songs on the Back To Da Streets mixtape like, “On The Stroll,” “On That” ft Billy Blue and “Of Course.”
“‘I Cant’ is pretty much about all my addictions. We all have them and want to stop them but you cant. I’m addicted to things like smoking weed, selling drugs, tricking on my girl and I want to stop but I can’t. That was the mindset I was in when recording this song. No features on this record, just give you me.” he added.
In the Luniversal Production directed video, A.M.P. Fetti teams up with video director Luner who has been shooting all his previous videos from the Back to the Streets project.
“We have a lot more on the way, so look out for more visuals. My plans for the next few months are just to promote my new mixtape and earn new fans, while I reintroduce myself to the fans I do have,” A.M.P. Fetti said. I’m going to be doing a lot of traveling to put in the ground work, and while traveling I’ll be hitting studios to record new music for my next mixtape. Of course, I’ll be shooting videos, but we working on setting up some performances. Right now there are no official shows planned as we are still putting in the ground work and introducing the people to my music and my voice.”
Armed with a keen sense of humor and passion for his music, Los Baños bred and Bay Area residing rapperRuben Paz has made great strides with his music in just a short period of time. By remaining true to his sound, while managing a ravenous YouTube fanbase, Ruben Paz has been able to add songs to his catalog with well established rappers, Kap G and Rockie Fresh, both of which will appear on his upcoming project.
“I discovered my passion for Hip Hop music at the age of 8 when I would spend countless hours watching music videos on MTV. One of the first videos I remembered watching was Mike Jones ‘Back Then.’ From there at about 10 I recorded my first song on a Guitar Hero microphone at a friends’ house. At that moment I knew what I wanted to do,” Ruben Paz explained. “As a freshman in high school, I started producing my own beats. Nobody wanted to give me beats to rap on so I had to provide for myself.”
Now years later this self-start, also known as “RPG,” is making moves in the Bay Area as an unsigned/indie Hispanic artist who reps his culture and his music to the end. With over 2 million views on his
“I.D.G.A.F.N” visual, there’s no telling how far his new music will go now that he’s gotten some official co-signs. Forever In My Zone will be Ruben’s debut to rap fans and the media, as a large part of his buzz developed with viral YouTube views.
“It’s crazy to think forever in my zone was just an idea 5 months ago. I didn’t expect to have any features on my tape, especially 2 of my favorite artists,” Ruben explained.
In addition to his plans to release his project Forever In My Zone this Summer he’s working with platinum producer Nizzy, 1/2 of Wallis Lane on a yet to be titled project.
As of late, Paper Route Empire has been at the forefront of delivering authentic street music thanks to multiple releases from Memphis’ own Young Dolph. Continuing in that same vein, one of Paper Route’s latest signees, Key Glock, is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with. Having released the Sosa 808-produced single “Racks Today” earlier this year with Jay Fizzle, Key Glock returns today to provide eager listeners with Glock Season. The 12-track mixtape keeps the features to the minimum, allowing Key Glock the perfect opportunity to detail what his come up is all about. Production on Glock Season comes contributed by heavy-hitters like Sosa 808, Izze Tha Producer, DJ Squeeky, and more.
Originally from Toronto but now located in the Bay Area, alternative Hip-Hop artist ODIE, is cultivating his own unique sound. Bringing together elements from genres including Alternative Rock, Hip Hop, Soul, and Afro-Gospel/Beat, he transcends his listeners to a world built from an ethereal yet natural soundscape.
After taking a brief hiatus to further develop his artistry, he releases his latest cut “Crescendo,” where he discusses the glimpses of doubt and hope that come with the process of finding and fulfilling one’s potential. ODIE’s unique sound and image is something to look out for as he is slated to release many more refreshing tracks in the coming months.
In the meantime, enjoy his latest sounds with “Crescendo” and keep it locked as much more is to come.
Continuing his strong push of content, Waco bred and Austin, Texas based rapper Quistar delivers a new video for the fans and media. This time around the self-described “werewolf’ delivers a single that will be featured on his Werewolves On The Island project coming out this Summer.
Like usual Quistar is focused on giving the fans more and more content, so he felt it was important to drop the “Flexed Up, Blessed Up” visual featuring with Blac Youngsta with more content on the way.
“As always , I have been working on boatloads of new tunes . I recently got to collaborate Blac Youngsta and Moneybagg Yo on records for my upcoming album and I have a few special singles about to drop,” Quistar said.
“The mixtape is followed by the album, which is all finished up and undergoing the final mastering process as we speak, so it should continue to be a fun year for us on The Island 🌴,” Quistar joked as he alluded to his album They Can’t Swim This Far.
With Werewolves On The Island set to warm up the world for the album, Quistar is also kicking off “The Island Tour” to promote all the new music and to shoot new visuals in different cities.
In addition to the music, Quistar is opening a brand new recording studio in Austin, Texas to further his sound and brand worldwide.