Hip hop is evolving. The new class of up and coming MC’s has taken the infectious elements of southern bass driven beats and combined them with a new found focus on lyricism. NYC is the birthplace of hip hop (see Boogie Down Bronx) and for too long it has been a barren landscape of empty promises (Papoose?) and commercial filler (Magna Carta vs Reasonable Doubt). The A$AP crew busted onto the scene in 2011 first with A$AP Rocky’s underground hit “Peso” and changed all of that. The A$AP crew, hailing from Harlem World, had taken the city by storm and was making its way across the nation. Peso was followed by Rocky’s massive single “Fu**in Problem”, which featured a slew of other talented new voices (K Dot represent). A$AP Ferg is the second member of the A$AP crew to step out of the group and into the spotlight. His single “Shabba”, released in July, has over 10 million hits on Youtube and is creating buzz all over the blogosphere.
A$AP Ferg has got swaggggg. Although Rocky’s cameo in the single might be what catches the eye of most, Ferg most definitely holds his own lyrically. Ferg is the second member of the A$AP crew to start gaining traction fast which makes you wonder how far off his breakthrough single is. AT THE MOMENT, FERG IS TOURING AND JAMPLIFY IS PROMOTING! Check out A$AP Ferg’s new jampaign, sell some tickets, and win some free ones!
The blogosphere is a powerful force. If you don’t believe me just ask Rob Resnick and Cal Shapiro, aka Timeflies. Timeflies started out as a much blogged about remix 2 part phenom (see HERE) with “smooth suburban college rapping party boy flow” written all over them. Their remix vids, with their home studio in the background, caught the like wildfire on the campus blog scene.
With a sound similar to the likes of Mike Posner or Asher Roth, Timeflies was a natural favorite at college parties from coast to coast. The duo began producing music together while studying together at Tufts University. Their catchy pop laced hip hop was already on the launching pad for national success. Their recent video for “I Choose U” has production quality lighting, set design, and over 3 million hits on Youtube! These two are rising stars so check them out and help promote on Jamplify now! And not to worry, they’re still doing their awesome remixes.