[PREMIERE] Sleeping Bela – “Tidal” (Official Music Video)

By: Shamus Hill

The Graduation Music staff is thrilled to present our readers with the official music video for Sleeping Bela’s brand new track, “Tidal”.

Simply put, this video consists of some of the best visual work that I’ve seen in the last several years. Daymian Mejia does a truly wondrous job at accurately capturing the precise feeling that can be derived from this track, as the video assists Sleeping Bela in making her already meaningful song mean that much more to the listener.

Sleeping Bela’s “Tidal” may be the first time you’ve heard of the young artist’s name, but it will most definitely not be the last. Not only is her vocal work top-tier, but her abstract lyricism hits its mark every single time. I’m a huge fan of her discography, and if you haven’t yet, definitely set aside some time to listen to Sleeping Bela’s music. For now, enjoy “Tidal”.

Watch the official music video for “Tidal” below:



[PREMIERE] Reedus 3M – “Tethered”

By: Shamus Hill

Reedus 3M makes his debut onto the Graduation Music site today with the premiere of his spooky new single — “Tethered”.

Immediately, listeners will gravitate towards Reedus 3M’s masterful sample of the theme song featured in Jordan Peele’s Us, however what will keep them coming back for more are his braggadocios, unpredictable raps that exude an incredibly confident energy. For years now, the young rapper has asserted himself as one of the best within the state of Massachusetts, and as he continues to surpass the goals that he once regarded as impossible to reach, he’s only gaining more and more traction on the path towards success. While the majority of his discography can be derived from a more introspective place, Reedus takes some time today to let everyone know that he’s not a pushover in the slightest bit. Keep his name on your radar because he’s preparing to really turn some heads this year.

Listen to “Tethered” below:


Mix/Master: JTHEDJ

Artwork: Aidan Reinhold

[PREMIERE] Gengis Don – “Keep It Grimy” ft. YoungCTheGreat & MyCompiledThoughts

By: Seamus Fay

Gengis Don, YoungCTheGreat, and MyCompiledThoughts: three artists poised with incredible songwriting skills and intoxicating styles that have blessed our pages time and time again. Each of the three artists is creating a wave of their own right now, and frankly, I believe that they are some of the finest upcoming artists to keep an eye on at the moment. Through passionate releases, polished artistry, and inimitable styles, I’m excited to watch the stocks rise for Don, YoungC, and MCT as time goes on. Today, we’re proud to premiere their latest collaboration titled “Keep It Grimy”, a fitting track for this Halloween season that will have your head nodding within seconds.

“Keep It Grimy” is, well, incredibly grimy. Alongside ominous production from Don himself, YoungC and MCT are given a gritty platform to shine in their respective roles with charismatic deliveries and hard-hitting lyricism. Beyond that, the chemistry between each artist is nearly unmatched in the way that they weave in and out of each other’s work with immense accuracy and grace. They’re a dream team in their own respect and “Keep It Grimy” is a testament to the unique ear that Don has for finding the perfect talent to bless his unique production.

This release will act as the final single from Gengis Don and YoungCTheGreat’s forthcoming collaboration EP, and if “Keep It Grimy” is any indication of the heat they have in store, then I can’t wait for the project to drop. Considering the other singles that the two rising talents have given us, it seems like versatility and diversity will be some of the dominating aspects of the EP that will attract listeners and prove the artistry at hand. Click play below on “Keep It Grimy” and get hip to one of the best recent releases out of Boston.