YOUNG XAV Explores New Sound With Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: Interview & Premiere

Having the opportunity to sit down with YOUNG XAV for an interview, there are a few things to learn about this up and coming artist! First introduced to his music with the release of AFTER DARK, you would instantly notice there is more to this artist than just the music. He has a story to tell! Breaking down a little bit of his creative process, we also get an idea of the direction YOUNG XAV is going with, regarding his current and newer music entries.

Making music since 2017, it was not until the release of AFTER DARK that he decides to take on the hobby more seriously. When asked what his purpose is behind his music, YOUNG XAV responds with, “I think just narrative driven, that’s my thing. I can’t make music if I’m not living life… Big thing for me, is to tell what I have to feel… Cheaper than a shrink. Sometimes expensive.” Noting that relate-ability is key in the messages he conveys to his audience.

In regards to how YOUNG XAV gets comfortable expressing his vulnerabilities, he responds with, “Thing is I never created something where it’s like, wow, I’m literally exposing myself. When it comes to my friends I keep things very tight nit, I keep things very closed, but my music contradicts that. If you want to know about me, for better or for worse, you can hear my music. It’s therapeutic. It translates to something different. It’s never been difficult to deal with that vulnerability.” As you listen to his songs from AFTER DARK and the following, you will notice a deep sense of introspection within each track. Whether it is personal or involving relationships.

Out with a new release, his new tune KISS KISS BANG BANG is no exception. In the song he confides to his listeners about heartbreak and the emotional trauma connected. However the difference with KISS KISS BANG BANG and other heart break songs like IN MY HEAD, YOUNG XAV would say it is more of a culmination of thought about all his past relationships, and not specific to a single individual. When asked how he gets through heart break, he simply says, “I write a song about it, and if that doesn’t work, make more music.”

KISS KISS BANG BANG also represents a new direction of sound YOUNG XAV mentioned with his last release, MANIA FREESTYLE. Preparing for his next big release, his 2nd album, DEAD BY DAWN, ready for an October 1st release date. YOUNG XAV notes, “KISS KISS BANG BANG is the perfect bridge, if I released certain songs in DEAD BY DAWN it would sound like an entire 180. So I think with releasing kiss bang bang, instead of being a shocker, it’s more of a bridge.” Specifically, YOUNG XAV, plans to experiment past the genre of hip hop and rap that he has been used to, and into more melodic sounds and singing, live instrumentation as well as dipping into lo-fi, jazz and rock genres.

When asked why the new take on his music, YOUNG XAV responds with great insight. “It’s crucial to story telling. There’s certain stories you can tell in genre of rap, then there is certain stories you can’t. In terms of genres I don’t think about them as categories that define an artist… But instead more of which genre can I use, which tools can I use to best explain how I feel.” Very thoughtful perception to take in as you listen to his songs moving forward! The story for KISS KISS BANG BANG is not over just yet, as YOUNG XAV also plans for a music video release, on the 29th of January. So stay tuned for visuals coming up very soon, as he prepares you his next big LP, DEAD BY DAWN related in concept to AFTER DARK.

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Novatore, An Admitted Addict: Monday Majesty

Still an addict even though I don’t sniff coke. In love with rap, I’m buying beats until I’m sick, broke.Novatore hopelessly deep into his art, is literally turning into a portrait in his latest music video for I’M AN ADDICT. Confessing his love for music, specifically hip hop and rap, Novatore expresses his passion over a dramatic hip hop influenced violin progression. The violin adds dramatic effect and a classical renaissance atmosphere, emphasizing passion for the art of music, as strongly as classical artists once were as they studied deeply and transformed music in their time.

With modern and some what flagrant language, Novatore’s unadulterated words expresses in his lyrics what histories greatest musicians expressed with their sounds. “When it comes to this music I’m like a crackhead, I know I’ll rock whether or not I’m making back bread.” The music video itself perfectly illustrates the energy of the renaissance period as Novatore dresses in their historic fashion, in traditional settings like an old dark church and rooms, sitting around candle light, or even inside a portrait with traditional frames, giving the hip hop track a timeless energy. Following up on music video releases of BLOODSPORT, UNDERRATED and an AZTHATIX ANTHEM with MOECYRUS, Novatore is looking to be imbedded in music history!

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Scoochie Boochie In Search of The Lost City of Atlantits: Artist of the Week

Scoochie Boochie buys a luxury submarine to search for the LOST CITY OF ATLANTITS. A legendary paradise that sank into the sea when its women got too thick. The synopsis given by Boochie himself, and whilst that is accurate, this album is so in depth with the concept of lude, sexual humor, through the guise of a nautical focused setting and character, that the previous description might not due it justice. This album is the epitome of the word conceptual.

Scoochie Boochie is a new age hip hop influenced Pop-Eye the Sailor, mixed with the sexual satire and puns one would hear in Too $hort records. He is fluid and makes his style seem effortless, how he flows over instrumentals with sex jokes, after sex jokes. The record is mixed and mastered by RhymSter, with instrumentals provided by Vanilla Villa, Dee B, Guillermo, and Fartmaster J. The sound is crisp and clean, with the signature inflection from the main protagonist, Scoochie, cutting through in each track.

There are also a series of skits that paint a vivid picture, and drive a narrative of how Scoochie Boochie eventually winds up in Atlantits in his luxurious submarine. All the while detailing a sex-capade worthy of Austin Powers. The project is 18 total tracks, including skits, and lasts approximately 40 minutes. The sound, style, stories, skits and lyricism of Scoochie Boochie will bring a listener on a hilariously interesting time. The flow of the album feels like it could be scored into a musical and be a hit!

Notable lines from the record are throughout all of his songs, there is not a stale track on the project. “The beacon is lit, Gondor calls for aid, Rohan’s on the way, but it’s me with the dick, the trees and a zip;” that line can be found on the track I’M GOING TO HAVE SEX. That is just a taste of what you can expect to find on THE LOST CITY OF ATLANTITS.

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Scoochie Boochie, The Satirical Rap Extraordinaire

Scoochie Boochie, a legend born from the magma of a volcano in the Lost City of Atlantis. His sexual humor is as hilarious as his rap inflection. But Michael Ribbens aka Scoochie Boochie hits the nail on the head when it comes to developing hilariously lude rap punchlines that almost burn the image into your mind. Influenced by the likes of the Lonely Island and Danny Brown, add some Prof of Rhyme Sayers Ent, Palmer Squares, Hoodie Allen, Childish Gambino and Watsky, you might come out with a Scoochie Boochie.

Regardless of those you could compare him to, his style is unique, memorable and definitely comedic. Notable lines that stood out in HI for their satirical impact: “If you need a frame of reference, meet the smiling face your lady pressed her breast against... Booty like everest, treacherous, many men have tried and failed to scale it, but I bested it; yes I did.” Schoochie Boochie has two previous releases out, DIPPIN SAUCE’ and BUTTER MONEY. If you enjoy stand up, sex jokes, rap and fat breasts– I mean fat BEATS, you will love Scoochie Boochie. He also rocks the tight fitted sailor outfit in HI sure to get your girlfriend wet.

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BeatrixKiddo Whips Out A Stogie (Music Video)

Applying the name after Kill Bills’ main yellow leather jacketed protagonist, from Chicago Beatrix Kiddo is in the streets just killin’ beats with her latest visual release for her single Stogie, produced by BKR & Josh Petruccio. With lyrics like “Got big grams coming, gotta kick it with the hustle, I’m a big ass bitch I don’t need the fuckin muscle“, you already know she got a tongue as sharp as a swords blade! CVO Films behind the camera as Kiddo sits like a boss with some hitters at her side, always sportin some unique and obscure lens glaring back at you. Nothing off put or out of place this is her natural environment, “Lighting a stogie blunt… middle fingers up not giving a single F*ck”.

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ESSSE Guey Has Voices In His Mind (Music Video)

Essse Guey pops out to reinforce a previously released track from his Over the Daze LP picking out a popular track to add some visuals too. Neorevivalist on duty giving V.I.M.M. life with some animated visuals matching the atmosphere of the slow and ominous beat. With a style so smooth he is not afraid to get dark with hooks like “You get left behind, F*** up out my eye, ready to die, Don’t really have a choice, voices in my mind” and “Over mad or under oath only real ones slit they throat, …cross-face, swan dive, head first, there’s a million ways to make another suicide note” and make it work. A timeless track produced by Dead_Air worth giving a double take and a surreal music video following his last for Constellations.

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Living Up To the Name Blacking Out: Savant is a True Pupil of Hip Hop.

SXVXNT, pronounced Savant, was interesting right away with his articulate expression and knowledge of instrumental production. He is quite a learned trumpet player as well as a pianist. His composing style is lush and bright melodies with harmonies that are flushed out, giving him a sound that resembles Pharrell or Dr. Dre‘s piano beats from the golden age. SXVXNT grew up in Chicago but has been based out of Los Angeles the last few years so his sound is definitely west coast influenced to a degree. This is especially true of his latest stand alone single Blackout.

Blackout is a fast paced uptempo anthem of getting back into music making and for lack of a better term, blacking out or going crazy. SXVXNT raps quite fast you will have to replay this record multiple times just to try and fully comprehend every bar. The replay value of the record is high because it sounds good, flows well and then by the end you wonder, what the hell did just he say? Lines to point out are “…Don’t erode from the lessons you were shown in your essence for these cold soul, no holds, overgrown jesters who hope to be only known by the droves of decrepits… I chose and selected the rode of less trekkers…” to “…Signing off with text beyond measure with a picture perfect, illicit, versatile, lit, pristine flow…“. “Light as the flight of the highest seen peregrine flow…” and lastly “…down Pico driving, ‘Naima’ bleeding through the speakers// the speed shows 90 which means the beast gon’ try me so let me creep slow, lightly so deez don’t leave me next to Ezell…“.

Self produced with production help from Bobby Midas, Blackout is but a glance at the genius level potential for SXVXNT as a recording artist. SXVXNT currently has a  project in the works slated to be released in Speing of 2019. With that on his docket he is preparing for a big push in his career. As a master of his craft, it’s time for him to Blackout.

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Trentino Chicagos Remix King [ Free Downloads ]

Hip hop, rap and electronic dance music have not always been so harmonious together but over the past decade genres like dubstep, Trap and Bass created a bridge for the styles to be combined. EDM artist like their production to breathe freely while Hip Hop artist need a simple repetitive beat to emphasize the flow of their verses. Artists like Trentino, being a lover of both worlds found a formula working those two together as if the genres were always compatible, made for each other. Following an R&B EDM remix of Purple Peanuts by Rama Duke Trentino remixes another two popular artists. Derez DeShaun and A$AP Ferg get caught in the crosshairs for a couple of revisions.  Hardaway and Plain Jane can now find their way into a club for music lovers do jump around, throw their elbows or just dance to. What will Trentino pick out next, and original or remix and by who? Can only guess what music his library in his head is ready to be revived.

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Miss Chiff Movin Up w/ JXL

Check out one of the hotter female hip hop and rap artists of Chi Town. There is no lack of diversity in Chicagos music scene in any genre. Miss Chiff brings out JXL on the mic to pack Movin Up with more talent and energy. The second single released off an upcoming album project. Keep your eyes peeled for a music video. Just one of many collab projects these two artists have worked on together. The two flow smoothly. Miss Chiff on a few verses and the chorus back and forth between JXL, another lightning quick rapper that can probably rival Twista dare I say. There is just something about Chicago that breeds expert wordsmiths.

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Angels of Chicago Hip Hop

Angel(ee-nuh) and Angel Katz have that Chicago attitude and they project it. How else can you describe a Chicago angel; strong. You can hear it from the beginning of the track, in their fearless flow, to the end. Bitch Boo Boo is a chill beat with a nice bass-line produced by Netherfriends while Angel(ee-nuh) & Katz just gave it energy and spit something you can get wild to. Just tearing down whoever their describing, Angel Katz thought up of this song from a bullying experience which, from her words on facebook, is a safer form of expression than using her pretty weapons on people. We agree. Music saves lives and in this case, enemies!

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Bitch Boo Boo was released about a week ago, so it looks like Angel(ee-nuh) still had some heat to spill from her last months release as well with the Rapper Chicks. Consisting of Ill-Esha, Hologram Kizzie & of course the aforementioned. The trio released the 3 track Shitty Punk Album with collaborations featuring Probcause and Gangsta Boo on two. All three of these girls flow so good together and with all the production being done by Drew Mantia you know its gonna powerful, alot of energy & talent packed into three tracks.

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