By: Seamus Fay
Pertaining to the Massachusetts music community, one of 2017’s standout events was when the SuperSmashBroz blessed us all with their compilation mixtape, Family Cookout. Featuring music from an abundance of talents from the area as well as a number of highly-anticipated collaborations, this tape showed us all just how “for the city” the brotherly DJ duo really is, as they continue to represent their city in the best light possible. Today, they revisit this family affair with a set of comprehensive visuals for one of the standout tracks from the project, “U Thought” featuring frequent collaborators and fellow dynamic duo, Polo $ummers and Gio Dee.
Produced by Lil Rich and Dreaveli, the song itself kicks off the energy on an electrifying note, giving fans ample reason to put their faith behind the Boston-born collaboration and even more reason to keep “U Thought” on repeat all summer long. The visuals put this warm-weathered, ambitious feeling on a pedestal, taking to barbershop scenery to show the fans a familiar background where $ummers and Dee can show off their signature, charismatic flows in an environment that fits the sonic background of the song. “U Thought” is the first step into what will undoubtedly be a huge summer for the SuperSmashBroz, so be sure not to sleep.
Click play on the new visuals at the link below and catch the SuperSmashBroz and Gio Dee at the Great Scott on June 6th (via Fresh Out The Mint)!
Shot by: BarhamMedia
Directed by: NomaNomz
Edited by: Curwyn Henry
By: Seamus Fay
The art of creating a mix is to find just the right mixture of unique sounds that come together and create a specific mood. One DJ that has seemingly mastered this skill is Dreaveli – a well-known name around Boston as Big Leano’s sidekick and a definite standout name within the local scene. His latest offering, “4SURE”, proves this prowess, offering fans a blend of hits from Lucki, KEY!, Young Thug, Wiz Khalifa, and a plethora of other names and songs to get familiar with.
Don’t sleep on this one, listen to “4SURE” at the link below and stay updated on Dreaveli by following him on Twitter here!
By: Seamus Fay
Dreaveli is a multi-talented producer and DJ from Dorchester determined to watch his stocks rise by means of hard work and dedication to his crafts. He’s the quintessential example of how a relentless work ethic yields success when joined with heart and perseverance, and, currently on a national tour alongside the same people he came up with, his mindset reflects this very journey.
Aside from DJing for Big Leano, Dreaveli is also a well-known producer responsible for hard-hitting tracks such as the ever-important “Muddy Sip”, Mayklen Don’s “Lessons“, and much more. His extensive resume within Boston’s budding music scene has proven itself to cement the young artist’s role as one of the city’s most promising acts, and I can’t wait to watch the blessings keep rolling in for him as time goes on. I was fortunate enough to have a conversation with Dreaveli about his upbringing, tour, and much more. Read all about it below:
To start things off, where are you originally from?
I’m from Boston. Dorchester, specifically.
What was your childhood like? Who was Dreaveli growing up?
By: Seamus Fay
Big Leano is back, and he’s back with a vengeance. Currently touring all around the country and beyond with Cousin Stizz, the Boston representative is here with the follow-up to his highly regarded debut Tales From The Mud. This time around, Leano is blessing the streets with Packula, an 8-track collection of money-minded anthems and unforgiving accounts of the life that he’s lived. One phrase comes to mind when I think of a motto for this project: real life. Just like Stizz, Big Leano prides himself on brutal honesty in his raps and it’s clear that with the pinpoint detail he raps with, the rising artist is about the life he tells listeners of.
An equal amount of street wisdom and vivid storytelling make this one an automatic must-listen for me, and I find myself especially entertained when hearing the never-ending humor of Leano in his self-comparisons and descriptions. Marry these aspects to a production clinic from Qreamy Beats, LoLoTheGod, Twayne The Kidd, Tee-WaTT, and LDG Beats and you have something special.
I began my first listen of Packula at 6:30 this morning during my drive to school, and with booming production to complement aggressive verses/hooks, it definitely set the tone for the day well. I’m ready to keep this one on repeat for quite some time, and you should be, too. Give Packula a listen below.
***Also, check out Packula on Spotify and Apple Music