The Brockton group continues to dominate the Massachusetts music scene, and their latest release undoubtedly amplifies the year of success that they’ve been having. The brotherhood has managed to have an already explosive 2019 — from the release of Luke Bar$ and Jiles’ 2 Sides to Lord Felix’s Ultraviolet to Meech’s ‘NineFour, they continue to move with unrelenting force.
Van Buren’s “Live @ the Oberon” is their debut video as a collective, and following its release this past week it’s safe to say that it’s one for the books. The track was produced by Ricky Felix and Kiron, and features an all star Van Buren line up of: Meech, Luke Bar$, Lord Felix, Saint Lyor, and Jiles. The cypher is reminiscent of Odd Future’s Oldie or even A$AP Mob’s Yamborghini High — in that it shows precisely how every member is capable of holding more than their own. While visually opting for a minimal and dimly lit hallway as the backdrop, the strategic choice allows their bars to take center stage.
Although the show at Oberon has been cancelled for the time being, be on the lookout for the next Van Buren performance as it’ll surely be an event that you won’t want to miss.
Watch the official music video for “Live @ The Oberon” below:
Anyone who’s been keeping up with the current climate of Massachusetts’ music scene will undoubtedly be aware of the mark that Van Buren Records has been leaving in 2019. Luke Bar$ and Jiles kicked things off with the release of their collaboration project, 2 Sides, and soon after they were followed up by Lord Felix with the release of In Bloom, Forever. The both of these projects have assisted in cementing Brockton as one of the Bay State’s musical powerhouses, and today, MEECH dropped his second album, ‘NineFour, which only reinforces this statement.
Sitting at a comfortable 6 tracks, ‘NineFour is a solid composition that intertwines vulnerable life experience and futuristic aspirations. Anyone who has kept up with our site throughout the last few years will assuredly recognize MEECH by name, as he’s steadily risen up the food-chain within Brockton’s long list of amazing artists. He possesses an innate ability to flow meticulously whilst keeping his lyrical content up to an extremely high par. Each track off of ‘NineFour contains a vastly different feeling, but much like life itself, flows into the next chapter with true fluidity. In a statement released by MEECH prior to the album’s release he stated:
I HIGHLY urge you to listen to the lyrics, concepts. Smoke one to it, drink to it, meditate to it, work out to it, etc.
Topics such as falling to the Demise of your own and other people’s actions, feelings of being financially/spiritually/mentally Rich & Broke. Struggle with Trusting people wholeheartedly, stress of going to outside festivities and evil aspects that’s currently infested into our world. To elevating mentally, spiritually & physically with a possible life partner. Every feature was written with so much vulnerability, and authentic ass perspectives. It’s the closest you’ll get to truly know who we are as PEOPLE and what we think and go through. If you don’t personally know us, we gave you a piece of who we are.
Stay Woke, Stay Blessed, and Stay Inspired.
MEECH via Instagram
The only features on this project are Van Buren’s Jiles, Lord Felix, and Luke Bar$, with each putting their best foot forward to assist MEECH in achieving new heights. “No House Parties (Stay Inside)” served as the first single to be released off of ‘NineFour, and throughout my first few listens to the project it remains formidable as my favorite component of this release. “We VB” which features Lord Felix, is yet another standout, as this track thoroughly encapsulates the energy persistent within Van Buren Records. This collective of highly capable artists is centered around hometown pride and the truthful bond that persists between each member. They only grow stronger as each builds upon their individual discographies, and as they continue to develop alongside one another there’s no telling where the end of their achievements will lay. We’ve already been blessed with a high volume of potent music in 2019, however it’s Van Buren Records that has been paving the way for the rest of Massachusetts.
Stream MEECH’s latest project, ‘NineFour, below:
Production by AG, B. Stanley, Godzart, AeBeats, E’ZZ, Emani Beats, & Dartizt
Representing for his talent-filled hometown of Brockton, Massachusetts, Meech is an artist who holds the potential to do some serious damage in the future. He’s a lyricist by nature and an undeniable entertainer whenever he hits the mic, so much so that we here at Graduation Music have been blogging about his talents for over a year now. Today, Meech is back once again to unveil his newest offering: a brand new single entitled “Movin'”.
While admittedly, we’re pretty late on this one, it remains that “Movin'” is one of the finest proofs of prowess that we’ve heard from Meech to date. His style stays at ease amidst the knocking bass kicks and ominous, sparkling melodies, allowing for a well-executed lyrical performance that certainly turns heads at a few moments. This Brockton native is only getting better with time, and it’s always impressive to hear just how far he’s been able to progress in music.
“Movin'” is a must-listen, so be sure to check it out at the link provided below:
Hailing from Brockton, Meech is an artist that I have been compelled to listen to ever since I first heard his name. With a polished, illustrative sound to back this natural artistry up, he’s definitely not the act to sleep on, and today, he’s here to prove his prowess yet again with a brand new offering titled “Sometimes Pain Can Be A Drug Part II” produced by Tone Beats. And let me tell you, this is not the song to sleep on.
As you probably guessed, this track acts as the follow up to one of Meech’s past singles, “Sometimes Pain Can Be A Drug Too“. With yet another part to add to the song’s introspective nature, fans are taken into the sophisticated world that Meech communicates through his music, and it’s an incredibly interesting journey. Not many artists are delivering such comprehensive, lyrically-minded music, so it’s always great to hear this Brockton native showing off his talents with refined music to match.
Listen to “Sometimes Pain Can Be A Drug Pt. II” at the link below: