WHYTRI – ‘A Bad Porno’ [EP]

By: Seamus Fay

As you may remember, just a few weeks back, Graduation Music caught up with our old friend, WHYTRI, and spoke all about the months leading up to the release of his brand new project, A Bad Porno (which you can read here). Today, the day has finally come where we receive the highly-anticipated project, and personally, I couldn’t be more excited. WHYTRI shows us his most cohesive sense of self to date, using just 5 tracks to communicate worlds of growth and improvement that tighten up any and all loose ends from his past offerings.

That said, the reason that this tape seems to work so well is due to the change of energy that TRI provides. As always, his verses are immensely captivating as he screams and jumps all over the beat, but this time around, it’s easier to recognize the end goal that he hopes to reach with each song. The ideas and verses build on top of one another, only complemented by the passionate touch of charisma that the MA native is able to bring to the table so consistently.

That said, A Bad Porno is the kind of project that demands to be heard, so be sure to click play at the link below and pay attention to an artist who we’ll certainly be seeing more of in the near future. WHYTRI is on a promising path right now, and by aiming to please no one but himself, he’s actually making the best music of his career. Everything stems off of authenticity.

Production via C-SPRING, BEATO, KREW$

WHYTRI – “GUESSWHOIDK” [Premiere]

By: Seamus Fay

Exuberant energy, passionate vocals, and charismatic personality. These are just three of the main traits that come to mind when trying to describe the relentless force that WHYTRI has become within Massachusetts’ budding music scene. Writing articles about his music in the past has always been both a pleasure and a privilege, as very few artists bring forth such intense bouts of illustrative, vivid feelings through their artistic expression. That being said, WHYTRI’s artistry has become increasingly refined and mastered through the lens of each successive release, and today, we here at Graduation Music are proud to help exhibit this rising talent in full form on his latest, Beato-produced offering, “GUESSWHOIDK”.

At its very core, the reason that this track seems to work so well is due to the unapologetic, spirited presence that comes to fruition within its reckless melodies and pounding drum patterns. The impassioned deliveries and melodic cadences from Tri himself shed light on his versatile talents as a vocalist, and by embracing the ominous sound of the instrumental on this one, he shows a clear understanding on how to make each bar as impactful as possible. With this, “GUESSWHOIDK” is an anthem of self-confidence and the value of treating yourself like a boss if you want to be a boss. The song doesn’t slow for anything or anyone, and WHYTRI clearly defies the idea of being held back by anyone who is in the way of his progression as both an artist and an individual.

That being said, this is yet another undeniable banger to add to the collection of hits that WHYTRI has given us in the past, so be sure to spin this one at the link below:

WHYTRI – “VOMITBWOY” [Music Video]

By: Seamus Fay

As you may recall from back in April, WHYTRI blessed the world with quite possibly his most energetic display of personality yet in the intoxicating offering, “VOMITBWOY” produced by BeatzInMyBackpack. This track has aged quite well since it’s original release as an absolute banger to help headline the young artist’s catalog, and today, he honors it with an accompanying visual companion to enhance the listening experience and give us all a reason to revisit one of Tri’s hardest songs to date. Premiered by 2DopeBoyz and directed by Dylan Bridgewater and Jules Cleophat, this is certainly nothing to sleep on.

The video for “VOMITBWOY” finds its identity most prominently through the imagery of the abandoned building that it is set in. The sound of the track itself is chaotic and destructive as Tri’s vocals seem to rip through the swirling production, and no setting would fit this better than that of such a building. Further, we watch WHYTRI dance and eventually end up vomiting in the visuals for this one, acting as a testament to the charismatic image that he takes on as an artist – one who will rage until he absolutely can’t anymore. “VOMITBWOY” was dope as it is, but now that we have a video to go with it, I truly believe that new life has been breathed into this undeniable banger.

Click play at the link below and show some love to WHYTRI and his latest music video:

WHYTRI – “VOMITBWOY” [Prod. Beatzinmybackpack]

By: Seamus Fay

Song after song, verse after verse, WHYTRI is an artist that simply never lets up. His relentless vocal attacks, filled to the brim with intoxicating energy, are quite simply a force to be reckoned with, and it comes as no surprise that he has become an act to keep an eye on within the Massachusetts rap scene right now. The artistry is there, the consistency is there, and all in all, the success is well-deserved on his side. Today, Tri is back on Graduation Music to supply the hype yet again with his new single “VOMITBWOY”.

Produced by Beatzinmybackpack, this illustrative offering is a perfect testament to the wall of sound that Tri seems to thrive within. When given a trunk-rattling instrumental to bless, he’s always the perfect artist for the job, and “VOMITBWOY” proves to be no different. Tri carefully weaves the vocals within heavy-hitting bass kicks, and by using his voice as a translation of the energy felt in the beat, he takes the song to an entirely new level of hype and energetic deliveries.

I could go on about this one all day, but be sure to give it a listen for yourself at the link below:

WHYTRI – “XURWIFI” (REMIX) FT. LILY RAYNE [Music Video]

By: Seamus Fay

After receiving widespread praise for the intoxicating energy displayed on “XURWIFI (Remix)”, Boston’s own WHYTRI had further solidified his role as one of the city’s most promising young talents – a natural entertainer that simply knows how to bring a wave with him on each and every release. Today, Tri is back on Graduation Music with a visual companion for the track alongside Rhode Island’s Lily Rayne that only enhances this song’s uncontainable replay value.

Shot by DBELIJAH, the video finds each of the two artists exploring their personalities in a well-illustrated manner. Tri rides around the city halfway out of the car as he screams lyrics while Rayne sits alongside her friends, drowning in red lighting that emphasizes her charismatic presence on the track and overall infectious delivery. It works perfectly as the visual counterpart to this banger of a release, and considering the fact this is the way that these two artists are starting off their 2018, I can only imagine what else they have in store. Keep “XURWIFI (Remix)” on repeat and peep the music video below.

The Top 50 New England Songs of 2017

By: Seamus Fay

Looking back, 2017 was a year of immense growth for New England and specifically Massachusetts’ budding music scene. We were fortunate enough to see the rise of many new talents as well as watch some of the more established artists prosper in their own ways, and frankly, it was inspiring to us to see the work that the artists, the producers, the photographers, the graphic designers, the mixers, the managers, etc. have been putting in. Without all of these people playing their respective roles, our scene wouldn’t be where it is today.

Having said that, we here at Graduation Music collaborated with Fresh Out The Mint to compile a list of the “Top 50 New England Songs of 2017” (in our humble opinion). Below is the playlist of all the tracks – enjoy!

Thank you sincerely to everyone for supporting us throughout 2017 and making our first full year as a blog a successful one. We greatly appreciate all the love and can’t wait to show you what we have in store for 2018.  

  • Young Seuss – “123”
  • Big Leano – “Broke” [Prod. Tee-WaTT]
  • Vintage Lee – “Bless You” [Prod. Jew Paidro]
  • Millyz – “Lessons” [Prod. Achillies]
  • VALLEY – “Atari” [Prod. Stoop Kid]
  • Caliph & Jefe Replay – “The Mood” [Prod. Obeatz]
  • MyCompiledThoughts – “Romeo and Juliet”
  • Cousin Stizz – “Lambo”
  • DJ Lucas – “Doubt”
  • Lonny X – “Believe It” [Prod. Gravez]
  • Juxi – “Leave Me Alone” [Prod. Banbwoi]
  • Jiggz – “Excuses” [Prod. digitLIX]
  • KREW$ – “Dog Days” [Prod. DMND]
  • RAMS – “Disease!” [Prod. Maka]
  • Rothstein – “Jaded” ft. Supa Bwe [Prod. Shepard]
  • Patrick Michel – “Perfect” [Prod. GrandCruu]
  • Alejandro Blanco – “Give It To Her” [Prod. TFresh & SSB]
  • Jefe Replay – “Stay Ugly” [Prod. Humbeats]
  • Mizzie Cash – “Maneuvering” [Prod. Rob $urreal]
  • Lord Felix – “Power” ft. Marvelous Stefan [Prod. LoLoTheGod]
  • Plad Fine$$e – “Cheese” [Prod. 4oTo Roles]
  • Maye Star – “Adjacent” ft. CH!LD [Prod. Sevnth]
  • WHYTRI – “XURWIFI (Remix) ft. Lily Rayne [Prod. Cecil]
  • Stripes iii – “Henny Down” [Prod. K.C.B.]
  • Khary – “1-800-IDGAF” [Prod. Cloud Atrium]
  • SuperSmashBroz – “Replay Interlude” ft. Jefe Replay [Prod. LDG]
  • Michael Christmas – “Not The Only One” ft. Tobi Lou [Prod. Durkin]
  • $ean Wire – “Moonlight” [Prod. Tropicana Bwoy]
  • Pistola – “Jokes On You” [Prod. Stoop Kid]
  • CAVE – “Who’s Next” [Prod. Maka]
  • Maka & Durkin – “Waterworld”
  • Gio Dee – “Buzz Lightyear” [Prod. MLVN]
  • Humbeats – “Monday” ft. Austin Fair & TeaMarrr
  • StupidGenius – “Palm Trees” ft. Capito [Prod. Lil Rich & Gruca]
  • Garrett Merk – “Simple” [Prod. Frace]
  • Danny Diamonds – “Can’t Talk”
  • Gogo – “Cocaina”
  • Polo $ummers – “$ad Boi” [Prod. WaVe GoD]
  • SuperSmashBroz – “Still” ft. Big Leano & Vintage Lee [Prod. Tee-WaTT]
  • Haasan Barclay – “Live For You”
  • CHE – “Thii”
  • Avenue – “Ain’t Shit Funny” (Remix) ft. Prano, Millyz, Le$, Al-Doe & Chase N Cashe
  • Donald Grunge – “Shade” [Prod. Maka]
  • Boogie Da God – “Get Well Soon” ft. Jefe Replay
  • Marvelous Stefan – “Double Tap!” ft. Saint Lyor [Prod. Trevor Powers]
  • Black EL – “Another Dose” [Prod. Durkin]
  • $wooli – “Rainy Days” ft. Rachel Aiello
  • Rosewood Bape – “Miss Me” [Prod. Kin Rich]
  • TeaMarrr – “The One” [Prod. Ky Thompson & Keith Bell]
  • Michael Christmas – “Top Turnbuckle” ft. OG Swaggerdick

MyCompiledThoughts Talks ‘WonderLust’, Creative Process, & More

By: Seamus Fay

Yesterday marked quite a special day in Boston. MyCompiledThoughts – a face of endless positivity and energy within the local scene that you can’t miss – finally blessed us with his new project, WonderLust. I’ve known about MCT for just about a year now, and in that short time, the growth and maturity that he has exhibited both musically and personally has been nothing short of an inspiration. But that’s a story for another time, now back to the tape.

9 tracks long, WonderLust takes a deep dive into the inner emotions and struggles of the promising young talent with a certain vulnerability that comes across as unapologetically authentic and organic in every way. Each song creates an atmosphere of colorful sounds and abundant emotion, and to watch and hear the creative vision of MCT seam together into one project makes for an incredibly thoughtful listen.

After my first few runs through the project, I’ve become intrigued with the way each song is placed so perfectly to represent a period or mindstate of Thoughts’, and from there, it only made sense that I had to interview him.

With that being said, learn more about the project by reading our conversation below and be sure to click play at the bottom of this article to support WonderLust.


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To start things off, explain the title of the album. How does it fit the sentiment of the music and how does it describe your emotional state?

WonderLust: it basically means a desire to be in a constant state of wonder. It’s also the stage in a relationship where you don’t know if it’s lust or love, and it’s also relatively based off of “Wanderlust” which is a strong desire for, or impulse, to wander or travel and explore the world.

I made this project as a way for me to escape from the world and from my loneliness. In simple terms, this project is literally my way of expressing how it feels to be burnt by your twin flame. It’s supposed to be an emotional journey from start to finish – starting with “WonderLust” and getting lost in the lust for love and wonder, and ending where we find me in a “SpaceShip” making and appreciating the magic that is lust.

How would you explain your style to someone that hasn’t heard your music?

My style for someone that hasn’t heard my music before is something I want to call “ShoeGaze RnB”. What that means is my music is supposed to be somewhat of a unilateral piece. My vocals are heavily blended into the beat with reverb to help carry the sense of ambiance, and I find that when people attempt to box in my sound or project the way they think the music should be, they automatically complain about my music not being proper.

At the end of the day, with how am I as an artist, I stand behind my work. My music is a reflection of my feelings and my personality from the word usage to the fact that I am behind the beat. I take all feedback as a way to help me grow as a person and artist.

How do you define a “good song”? With this, how did you decide which songs would make this project?

I calculate the strength of a song by how many times I can listen to it. Each of the songs on the project I’ve probably listened to more than 200 times each. If I can get through a song I make without complaining about it, then I know for a fact it’s good enough for at least one person to enjoy.

I didn’t really decide how each song would make the project. Honestly, everything came together as one piece really naturally. At the time, my only intention was to make it out alive from my depression.

Where did you turn to for inspiration in the creation of this project?

Like I touched on my last answer, the thing that inspired this project was getting my heart broken. I fell into a beautiful depression earlier this year and this project gave me the strength to dig deeper and actually face my demons head-on instead of veiling myself with a smile. For example, on “Yours Pt.1,” it features a skit from my grandma crying. She’s mourning the loss of my uncle who was shot in the chest getting robbed in Belize. Basically, this whole project is supposed to be my life. It’s my escape.

What is one story from the creation of WonderLust that you would like to share with our readers?

A great story would be how I came up with the title. Driving back home from Nino’s listening party, me and WHYTRI were talking. I don’t remember what he said, but the vision of WonderLust overcame my brain. Shortly after that, we almost got into an accident with a deer. That moment literally put this whole project on a pedestal for me. [Tri] ended up doing the craziest 360 spin in the middle of the highway and after my 2-minute panic attack, we made it home safely.


Thank you to MyCompiledThoughts for the interview. This one meant a lot to me, and to hear the story behind music of such gravity truly enhances the listening experience in every aspect. Listen to WonderLust below and be sure to pay attention to MCT heading forward. His artistry has made for some truly incredible material as of yet, and at this point, the sky is the limit for the promising young talent.