For anyone that has been following rap music in 2017, chances are you have heard of Smokepurpp (AKA Lil Purpp, AKA Lil Water). The first time I listened to his music was when the ‘Ski Mask’ video came out on Youtube and it blew up so fast. At the time, I wasn’t sure if he was just going to be a one hit wonder or much more than that. I have to say I was definitely proven wrong.
2017 has been an amazing year for Smokepurpp, as his following keeps getting bigger and bigger by the day. It’s kind of easy to see how his work ethic has changed over the past couple months, coming out with more content now than ever before, and linking with some big artists in the game right now.
Towards the end of 2016, he released a track called ‘Fuck a Swisher’ featuring Xavier Wulf. At the time of this song’s release is when I really saw his following grow the fastest. This came along with the rise of his best friend Lil Pump, who you guys should listen to as well. When I say that I’m really not kidding. The ‘Fuck a Swisher’ music video that was released 3 weeks ago already has almost 200k views, and his new track ‘Houdini’ featuring Madeintyo already has 130k plays on Soundcloud in a day! Trust me when I tell you guys, this song is one that all of you rap fans really should listen to. I posted the audio at the bottom of this post.
On top of his new music, I would keep your eyes peeled for more of Smokepurpp this year. With the progression that I have seen so far, and all of the hype that hes been receiving already in 2017, I can assure you that you will be seeing much more of his name in the future, just wait…
Smokepurpp – Houdini ft. MADEINTYO [Prod. Gnealz & BigHead]
For any of you that have been listening to Chris Travis over the years, it’s pretty easy to see the amount of progression in his lyrics and songs in general. This mixtape is even more proof of that.
Above is a picture of Chris and Xavier wulf a few years ago when they first started popping off. Even when he was younger he was killin’ it just how he describes in his songs.
The best part is he is much better now, which says a lot. His flows and lyrics are impeccable to say the least, and listening to this mixtape is definitely a must for any of you lyricists out there. I posted all of the tracks below. Enjoy!
Not gonna lie, I’ve been waiting for this album to come out and I am nothing short of impressed. When I thought they couldn’t really get much better, they did. Click on the first track of the album and you will see why. Every track is straight GOLD!!!
I definitely recommend listening to the entire album from top to bottom. I honestly can’t say which track I like the most. If you guys wanna listen to the album I posted the full album below.
Album Cover Art:
As far as the tour goes, Pouya and Fat Nick announced that they will be doing the “Drop Out of School” tour all across the nation! If you guys are fans of either of them I would buy your tickets fast, some venues are already sold out!
Don’t worry there is no beef between the members on Flosstradamus, this decision was just an outcome of “soulsearching,” says Josh Young in an Instagram video he posted. If you ask me, this is a pretty heartbreaking decision for a lot of people. I mean, I’m not kidding, some people literally have their logo tatted on them, including Josh.
He stated that there is no conflict between him and Curt, he has just come to the conclusion that he wants to do solo work. I respect him for the decision he made. It isn’t easy to tell thousands of dedicated fans that their favorite DJ’s are splitting up, but if u ask me this was probably the best decision he could’ve made.
If he didnt feel right in the situation he was in, no matter how many fans he had, he needed to get out of it to reach his true goals. Now that he is on the right path and is doing the things that truly make him happy, I believe it will show in his music. Don’t sleep on these two, there is some great stuff in store for us! Also, just a reminder, Flosstradamus is not completely done, Curt will continue under the same name.
Just wanted to write this post to inform any of my followers in Detroit that I’m doing a giveaway for a free ticket to Excision’s Paradox Tour at the Fillmore in Detroit. I’m giving away 1 FREE ticket to the first day only (Feb. 18). I’m doing the giveaway on Twitter, all you have to do is retweet the tweet and follow me @zootednews. I’ll put the link below. Thank you so much to any participants, it means a lot to me! I can’t wait for the show!
I’ve seen Excision live multiple times and the last time I saw the Paradox live I was completely blown away. The 3D stage setup itself was on another level last year, and with the new album ‘Virus’ that he just released, I’m positive this year’s show will be nothing short of amazing. And besides, how could you complain when it all comes with 150,000 watts of bass! 🙂
His openers for the show are Cookie Monsta, Barely Alive, and Dion Timmer. None of which I have seen live personally, but I have listened to all of their music on Soundcloud and I already know I’m in for a treat!
Thank you again to all of the people that entered into the giveaway, I appreciate the support! Much Love!
Link to tickets: https://excision.ca/
Link to Giveaway: https://twitter.com/ZootedNews/status/822657493713244162
Rules for Giveaway: Retweet the tweet, Must be following @zootednews on Twitter to win, Ends 2/17/2017.
Check out the OFFICIAL Excision Paradox Tour Video Below:
Yung Lean is a rapper and producer from Sweden. I Haven’t posted a track from Yung Lean yet but after hearing this one, I couldn’t help myself. For any of you that aren’t aware of this rapper yet, you should definitely check out some of his videos and songs on Youtube or Soundcloud.
Other than the music he produces, Lean has a very unique style when it comes to clothing and the way he presents himself. It’s very easy to see that he likes doing things his way and he doesn’t care what anyone else thinks about it. In an interview with The Fader, he says ” Fuck a philosophy. No, you just do what you like!” (Check out the video here.)
If you are into sad rap and looking for some chill music then check out Yung Lean’s music and listen to the track below. The track also features Travis Scott so you already know it’s going to be good!
Yung Lean – Ghosttown ft. Travis Scott (Prod. By Yung Gud)