It’s Monday and it looks like we’ve returned to some type of normalcy. Governor Baker has lifted the stay-at-home advisory and curfews, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are in office and outside looks like fall. Seems like a good day to live in Massachuetts.
This week, we have new music from Spook Sleeezy, Q Philly, BORIROCK, K!L. Did I miss someone? Send your submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org to get featured!
Q Philly – “Mindstate of a Columbian”
Giving us bars over an instrumental that sounds like he’s running an infamous cartel, Q Philly reminds us that he’s built for this lifestyle and has never been the one to take a loss. “If you rat you can’t f***kin’ speak,/ especially these n***as rappin’ on these f**kin’ beats/ pardon me, no zig-zag in my f**kin’ g/ you can hit this drig drag, you don’t wan’ no puff wit me,” he spits.
Watch Q Philly in the VRTUPRESENTS-directed clip below.
Spook Sleeezy – “I Heard” ft. S550
Spook Sleeezy‘s name may be new to some, but I’ve been following him for the last two years after his freestyle over Meek Mill’s “We Ball” and “Issues.” Though his project Welcome To The Jungle never saw the light of day, the rapper made up for it releasing, How to Get Away with Murder in 2019.
After staying quiet most of 2020, Spook returns with a visual to his latest single, “I Heard.” Directed by FNS Films, Spook taps on the services of S550 to address everyone spreading rumors and talkin’ shit.
BoriRock – It’s Me
Giving us the official videos to “MOSHPIT” featuring Swipey, “BRUV” and “Exciting,” BoriRock returns with the release of his debut project, It’s Me. Over the 10-track effort, the Teflon Hoot masters the art of storytelling with the opening track, “For A Few Dollaz” along with the title track, “It’s Me.” Serving as my favorite record off the album, the Dorchester native not only sounds genuine but seems like he just wants his audience to learn from his experiences.
“Get locked up, feelin’ is depressin’,/’cause my older brother always cleanin’ up my messes/promisin’ my mother ain’t no need for her to stress and/ caught with the rubber grip, lawyer gon’ finesse it/Teflon who? Just got through/You still keep a rubber grip? Yes, I do./ Yes, I’ll shoot. & if I can’t get you, nigga, bet gang do.”
BoriRock’s It’s Me project features contributions from Reem Skully (“Hoot Skully”) and Dun Dealy (“24”).
Teflon f**kin’ Hoot, bitch.
K!L – Havard Square
K!L never disappoints when he drops a record. Dropping his SEPARATION EP earlier this month, the FEARLE$$ Music Group artist returns with a visual to a record titled, “Harvard Square. A well-known tourist attraction out in Cambridge, K!L recalls living in the area, getting his money up, imitators, bitches on his body, and being uninterested in making new friends.
“In the city, call me Diddy how I’m makin’ bands.”
New #MASSMondays featuring Alejandro Blanco, Vasjan, Illy Dee
Happy July! I hope your summer is off to a great start! This is particularly my favorite time of year. Aside from it being my birthday last week, summer is where all the good vibes transpire; and of course, good music! Though we don’t have a song of the summer just yet, here are some records in the running below!
Alejandro Blanco – Calm Before The Storm
Earlier this year, Alejandro Blanco dropped his sixth studio project, Like Last Time. The 7-track effort served as a follow-up to his August 2021 project, A3, in which he recently provided visual treatment to the album cut, “Change Me” featuring Nappy Jones. As we are now halfway through 2022, Blanco returns with his latest offering, Calm Before The Storm.
The 5-track EP contains a lone feature from Enemy Of the Fake and is easily my favorite project to come out this year.
Vasjan – ‘Gangsta’ ft. Wave Capone
Though he’s known as a promoter around the state, Vasjan has been coming into his own as a rapper. After performing his “Whap Whap” freestyle on CTNT TV, the Boston native returns with Wave Capone on his latest offering, “Gangsta.” Sampling Kehlani‘s “Gangsta,” Vasjan reminds us just how dripped out he is while Wave lets us know why they call him a Gangsta.
Illy Dee – All Night
As his team prepares for the release of his Bully & The Beast mixtape, Illy Dee releases his brand new single, “All Night.” Serving as a follow-up to his March release, “Last Day In,” his latest effort switches things up, as Illy Dee is trying to catch a vibe and make the most of what seems to be a long night.
The new single comes after fellow HSM members 7981 Kal, G Fredo and Hamma Thang pleaded guilty to RICO conspiracy. According to the Department of Justice, Dee was previously charged with conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. However, it has not been revealed where he stands.
Stream “All Night” below.
HSM’s G Fredo & 7981 Kal Plead Guilty to RICO Conspiracy
Back in June 2020, 31 members of the alleged street gang, NOB ( an abbreviation for Norton, Olney and Barry streets in Dorchester, MA.), were arrested on numerous charges, including racketeering conspiracy (RICO), violent crimes in aid of racketeering, drug trafficking, firearms charges and more.
According to the U.S. District Attorney Office via the Department of Justice, 7981 Kal, born Kelvin Barros, and G Fredo, born Michael Brandao, were charged with RICO conspiracy, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, while Hamma Thang, born Samael Mathieu, was charged with RICO conspiracy and conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.
On Thursday, June 30, 2022, all three artists were convicted on their aforementioned charges. According to NBC Boston, ten of the 31 members of NOB that were arrested “all pleaded guilty to various offenses in recent weeks, with the final two defendants pleading guilty last week.”
The defendants are scheduled to be sentenced between September and November of 2022.
According to the Department of Justice, “the charges of RICO conspiracy and committing violent crimes in aid of racketeering each provide for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000; charges of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances each provide for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $1 million.”
Last month, 7981 Kal’s team released the video to his single, “G-Code.”
New Music: Chelley Marie is ‘Ice’ Cold!
Boston’s very own — Chelley Marie (500 degrees), is back with another single! Make sure your bass is fully boosted because she’s here to remind you that she’s the hot girl dripped in all things ‘Ice‘ cold. With some chains you could see shining from afar, you already know there’s always a pair of wandering eyes on her.
‘Long hair ass fat, they want to hit this
bad b-tch on they wish list like it’s Christmas
you ain’t talking bout no f-cking money gotta dismiss
chain glistening, they see the ice from a distance’
She’s definitely one to be invested in but treads lightly: the thin lines between admiration and jealousy are not that hard for her to detect! Chelley issues a warning out to those who’ve been a little heavy-handed with her name. In short, whatever you think is tea, you can bet that she’ll bring back something scorching hot.
‘Acting shady but I made you hoes confident
Hating on me is just boosting my confidence‘
You really can’t outdo the do-er!
Hopefully, she has some more tricks up her sleeve!
Stream ‘Ice’ below!
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