Back in September, we caught up with Jersey’s artist on the rise Saturn, Alexander where we covered an arrange of things with the rising rapper starting from the pros and cons of being a female rapper to talking about confidence, wanting to make girls feel inclusive with her music, and why being a Gemini wasn’t all that bad. Since the interview, our girl has been on the move from opening up for Rico Nasty to even having her music played inside Adidas flagship stores. In the midst of leveling up, Saturn has put out a vast array of music and recently even found time to bless her supporters with a visual. Today the female rapper celebrates her birthday by releasing a video (directed by by Akasha Maples & shot by Leo Rocket) that’s giving us another reason to place “All Eye$” on her. Check out Saturn, Alexander‘s latest visual below to see why the attention on her right now is more than necessary.
Rising artist and NC’s very own Kris (Keep Real In Soul) Rich is not a rapper you’ll want to sleep on for long. The young rapper released his first EP back in 2016 entitled Hood Nigga With Class and acquired over half of a million listens via SoundCloud. Following the the success of his debut project, the rapper released his second project I Thought You Should Kno in 2017.
Earlier this year I got to witness the rapper in action when he performed his song “Pistol Play“at Milan Hightower’s Dirty Sauce Gala event during CIAA in Charlotte, NC. During the performance, the crowd couldn’t deny the banger nor could I so it was definitely no secret that the rapper had a win on his hands. Luckily for us, “Pistol Play” which currently holds over 173K listens is now finally accompanied by a visual. Check out Kris Rich’s latest video below and let us know your thoughts!
3VM recently released an EP entitled BEEN GVNG, a project dedicated to his team who’s been supportive of his journey from the very beginning. The EP consists of three singles including “Curry” , “Last Time” , and “Really Know Me .”
In addition to the melodic singles, the EP also debuts 3VM’s first official visual for Really Know Me, a song that takes on an insightful perspective of life’s temptations from women to liquor and ultimately his experience as an artist who’s maneuvering his way through the music industry. The EP is written by 3VM, Esppei, and E. White whom exchange mesmerizing melodies and production amongst this debut project. Check out 3VM’s 3-track EP above as well as his latest visual for “Really Know Me” below, shot and edited by Jarrell Lamar .
As rising artist 2FRXST(which is pronounced “too frost”) is an artist who first fell in love with music at the site of a bass guitar , and is now channeling his music into a realm everyone can appreciate.
While the artist gears up to release his Yeti EP at the end of this year, he gives his audience a dose of what to expect by gracing us with his latest single “Cash Out”. The song is a smooth, simple, and relatable rhythmic narrative that simply expresses the feeling of wanting to secure the bag. Peep 2FRXST’s latest single below and let us know what you think here at EB!
Rising artist Tymain Robbins out of Bolton, NC is not your ordinary rapper, he’s a story-teller. The NC native who’s influences range from Jay-Z and Nas to Kendrick Lamar and Drake, doesn’t just want to make his listeners bop to his music, he wants to leave them feeling connected.
From his viral freestyles to his singles like “6PM in North Carolina” and “Down & Out“, it ain’t hard to tell that he’s going places. Recently the 21 year-old rapper released his 12-track EP entitled Don’t Trip, There’s More 4 U. According to the rising artist, this project places a focus around overcoming temporary stresses that have turned into our life’s obstacles. The rapper’s message is clear: Why allow momentary stress to take over our lives when God has so much planned for us? Don’t trip, God has something up his sleeve. With the content alone, this project definitely weighs heavy. Tymain’s Don’t Trip, There’s More 4 U is now available via Apple Music, Spotify (below) and YouTube. Peep the EP below and let us know what you think !
NC’s Austin Royale isn’t backing off any time soon. Back in February the rapper released a track entitled “Stay” that allowed us to view his fearless mindset on this journey we call music. Now the rapper is back with not just a track, but a freestyle to shake sh*t up.
The freestyle entitled “White Toes Freestyle”is a raging track (produced by Charlotte’s Brio) that ultimately paints the canvas of an underground rapper’s life in this day “from girls to vices” , according to Austin . As we wait for the Durham native to finish up his forthcoming project PLAN|A , take a listen to his latest release below:
3VM pronounced, “3 A.M.” hails from the south side of Chicago is next up on our Artists on The Rise roster. 3VM is awn artist who’s primary influence is Kid Cudi. Before becoming an artist, 3 moved to focus on his basketball college career. Eventually he located to Ball State University where he would form and expand his platform as a lyricist who flows off of vibes and the energy of his listeners. Get to know 3VM with his latest single “Pray For Us” which just dropped today and available on all streaming platforms. Take a listen below and let us know what you think.
Last year we heard YFN Lucci’s chart topping single “Everyday We Lit” off his Long Live Nut EP , we knew the single would be huge hit and that lt would cause the very needed conversation for rising Atlanta artist . Along with the hit, we also got to see him pair up with acts like Migos for “Key To The Streets” , Plies, Young Scooter, and more off of Wish Me Well 2. Between his work ethic and his chart topping singles, lt was hard not to be excited for the rising artist’s debut album that just dropped this past Friday entitled Ray Ray from Summerhill.
The album features one song in particular we all have a special connection to which is “Street Kings” featuring Meek Mill. The single shines light on rising from the bottom and all around just wanting more for the people they have street love for. Along with this smooth single, Lucci also features nineteen other singles (including features from T.l. , Dreezy, Wale, Offset, and more) showcasing why this rising artist is one to watch. lf you haven’t peeped the album just yet, peep Lucci and Meek’s collaborative single here to get a taste of what you can expect from his debut project .
In January, Ron Lui released “Just Like I Said” (prod. by Brio) (that came with a bomb visual) off of his upcoming sophomore project THX 4 the Balloons. In preparation for his release, Ron teamed up with Tman to release an additional track entitled “Gangsta Girl”. The duo expresses their love for gangsta girl realness and why they’re the real “It” girl over a hypnotizing production. Check out their latest collaboration below and tell us what you think !
After the release of XXL Years, NC native $wank signed to independent label Black Bullies Ent. Following his signing, he released his debut album He Is I . The project released in September and generated over 3,000 plays within the first 24 hours . Just in time for Valentines Day, the MC recently teamed up with Lex to release their collaborative single “No Games”. The song captures a mutual perspective of embracing love, genuine chemistry and wanting to take it to the next level. Although this song features intimate word play and a range of metaphors, the song actually stems from a real life breakup experienced by $wank. Amongst the track you will also hear songstress Lex melodically expressing a more female-driven perspective. Capture this love high by peeping $wank latest single featuring Lex below: