Ashauni, MT Mill, Chris Morris & Delvo – For Me [Music Video]

By: Seamus Fay

As we all know, Ashauni, MT Mill, Chris Morris and Delvo are four names that you can’t miss when paying attention to the local scene in Massachusetts right now. Each of their respective waves holds a plentiful bout of potential, and as long as they can continue to hone in on their skills with every new release, there truly is no ceiling in sight. Today, fans are reminded of these skills with the group’s brand new music video, “For Me”.

Directed by @ShotbyChaylese, the visuals for this one take the braggadocious, triumphant lyricism in the song and translate it directly into a video of like-minded capacity. These illustrative powers complement the melodic sound memorable bars perfectly, and all in all in, this is just the right release to garner more attention around each of these four rising talents. That being said, be sure to watch “For Me” at the link below:

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Graduation Music Presents: ‘Recent Picks’ Playlist

By: Seamus Fay

As you may recall, we recently started a segment by the name of GRADUATION MUSIC RADIO, set to release a new episode every other Monday. This week, due to some technical difficulties, we are postponing the newest episode for a few days. To make up for it, we present to our readers a 15-track playlist of some of our favorite local songs at the moment!

Some tracks are older, some newer, but regardless, these are a few standout releases that you need to get hip to if you weren’t already. Check the playlist out below:

FourtyFor – ‘s.$ide’ [Mixtape]

By: Seamus Fay

Simply put, I had never been quite familiar with the work of Massachusetts producer FourtyFor until this morning. His name may have crossed my eyes on the production credits for a few songs, but overall, he has remained in the shadows for the past few months, hidden away from Graduation Music while quietly making his mark on our state’s budding scene. Thankfully, however, the rising talent is here to leap into the light today, taking to our pages with his latest mixtape, s.$ide. With features from DumDrumz, MT Mill, Ashauni, Isaiah Valmont, Chris Morris, Lord Felix, and Patrick Michel, this is definitely not the project to sleep on.

10 tracks long, s.$ide weaves in and out of a number of different production styles while maintaining a common feeling throughout. This running commonality is most clearly defined by the homely pinch of charisma that seems to touch each track ever so slightly, reminding us that FourtyFor is the mastermind behind the boards for each track while hiding him within the shadows at the same time. In this light, the tape acts as a thorough introduction for the world to get hip to this rising producer, and he will definitely be someone we look forward to hearing more from in 2018. Be sure to show some love to Massachusetts’ own, FourtyFor, by listening to s.$ide below.

Note to the reader – I cannot keep this Max B intro off of repeat. 

Ashauni – “More Bands” [ft. Chris Morris]

By: Seamus Fay

Throughout 2017, the name Ashauni has rung out time and time again on our pages as one of Brockton’s most promising rising talents. Aside from that, making noteworthy noise within Massachusetts’ budding scene and undoubtedly impressing us upon listening are Twayne The Kidd, who just made his Graduation Music debut a few weeks ago, and Chris Morris, another young talent who has consistently delivered hard-hitting guest spots on some of our favorite tracks from the year. Last but not least comes Florida producer and frequent Cousin Stizz-collaborator DumDrumz, an incredible talent who, poised with an endless array of sounds to electrify any track, has simply become known to have the golden touch of sorts when it comes to crafting together hits.

Here enters the newest collaborative effort between these four rising talents, “More Bands”. Focused on the money yet addicted to the process, this track separates itself from the pack with rapidly-delivered lyricism and a certain charismatic touch to add the cherry on top in terms of personality. It’s unforgiving and ambitious, destined to do numbers and ready to keep the stocks rising for this all-around dream team. With that being said, I highly recommend giving “More Bands” a listen below if you want to hear some of Massachusetts’ most promising artists out right now. The potential is most certainly there, and with singles such as this one to lead the way, the execution is clearly following along.