Trade Up: A 2012 Guide to New Music
2011 was one hell of a year, especially for music. We’ve had alot of new artists come on and changed the whole game, even at the end half of the year. Need new music for 2012, but don’t know what you’re gonna like? Don’t worry, we got you. Here are seven upcoming artists for your Ipod or Playlist. *Disclaimer: this isn’t a DEFINITIVE LIST; just one guy’s opinion. Enjoy.
If you Listen to: Wiz Khalifa You might Like: Skizzy Mars
Like to get high and zone out to odd weed-friendly Indie Pop/Rap? Skizzy Mars is your guy. Hailing from NYC, his brand of unique Hiphop is quickly becoming something to talk about on the interwebs. If you haven’t heard of him yet, Check him out.
Shangri-La (Moss of Aura - Titan) by SkizTheRapper
If You Listen to: Kanye West & Drake You Might Like: Childish Gambino
While he started to gain his momentum a little late in 2011, Donald Glover, better known as Childish Gambino in the Hiphop Community, is poised to set this year on fire. His Official Debut Gem, CAMP, was released the same day as Drake Sophomore Joint TAKE CARE, and while he didn’t nearly crest the number that the singer/rapper made, he certainly turned quite a few heads.
If You Listen to: Kendrick Lamar You Might Like: Young West Tantrum
If Kendrick Lamar is Hiphop’s Equivilent to Martin Luther King, Young West Tantrum is Malcom X’s Militant Musical Counterpart. 2011 Saw the rising hiphop artist come into his own, releasing Three Mixtapes, featuring a who’s who of west coast artists, ending with the powerful project, ATTACK THE BLOCK. With a Project set to Release in the early Part of 2012, be ready to see more of this MC with a message.
If you Listen to: Travie McCoy You Might Like: Antoine Edmonson
If lovesick rock/rap is more your thing, AE might just be what you’re looking more. 2011 found him coming out of nowhere, suddenly invading west coast blogs with the infectious Internet favorite track, BRITTNAY’S SONG. Formerly known as Wally Vega, the Ohio born artist made his way to Los Angeles and decided to reinvent himself. Need something fresh to play among your mix of 2011 singles? Check Antoine out.
Far East Movement & Dev You Might Like: T. Fowler & Natasha Stoked
The Last one is a 2 for 1. This is for all the dunk girls in the back JUST waking up from hard New Years Partying. Need something to get you Fly like a G6 but want to party to a Brand new Techno Rap Anthem? Electro/Rap Duo Natasha Stoked and T. Fowler are set to bring their Texas flavor to the Dance/ Hiphop Scene with their new Project, CIRCUIT HEART, Dropping later this year.