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Kohn x Steve Sxaks ‘Light at the End’ Album

Philly based MC/producer duo of Kohn and Steve Sxaks return with a diverse, generational fused project titled ‘Light At The End.’  The 11-track album features Reub Boy, BellaBlu, 3T3N, Biz Mighty, Joe White, and Marrissa Joy.

Sxaks shows off his impeccably mastered production skills while Kohn delivers quick-witted wordplay, classic storytelling, and at times hits you with ‘in your face’ lyrical bombs. “Wanna Ride” offers listeners a laid-back vibe of R&B blends mixed with modern cadences. However, don’t get lost in hypnosis as “Goldar” picks up the pace with distinct striking sounds that heighten Kohn’s Trap flow. “Pay Up” is a catchy track, one that can be heard blaring anthem style. With no co-sign needed Kohn is securing bags while he levels up.

The album continues to intensify with “Shrimp Scampi.” Kohn’s zany flow and raw wordplay are magnified over a multi-genre mosh pit of fervid soundscapes. In “Replay” Kohn describes how life epitomes the redundancies of Groundhog Day but switches up yet again in “Fried Okra.” Over classic meets latter-day tones, Kohn spews authentic and animated lyricism for a throwback vibe.

“Bar Crawl” is the action-packed big screen track of the album with three minutes of raw lyrical sirens setting off a state of suspense and hair-raising chills. Once again, the mood shifts in “Palm Trees.” The sounds of striking drums serve as the heart of the track and magnify Kohn’s simple message of being ahead of the game as a heavyweight while other’s pen game is featherweight.

The duo impresses the ladies in “Pad Thai” and offers plenty of play to get them in the mood, and with a smooth soulful vibe, they don’t miss a beat. “Turn Around” is a track about constantly feeling on edge from a misled relationship. Kohn embodies the all too familiar tale through innovative storytelling.

To finalize the album, and in an attempt to spread a message near and far, from childhood to adulthood, from rich and poor, from every color in the rainbow; Kohn delivers countless gems in “Light At The End” about being true to what you believe no matter what.

Stream/purchase ‘Light At The End’ on preferred platforms and connect with the duo on Instagram @steve_sxaks and @kohnmusic

SAMBO – No Outlet [EP]

SAMBO (all caps) also known as Chikki Kush, is a independent artist from New Orleans, Louisiana and now hailing from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. By him having experiences from two different major cities in Louisiana, you can hear his mixture of different sounds & different cultures in his music. Throughout his life, he’s been heavily influenced by a variety of down South legends/musicians, such as The Hot Boys, Soulja Slim, Lil Boosie, UGK, Three 6 Mafia, etc. When growing up, SAMBO faced a lot of life changing experiences which led him to turn to music to express himself. He didn’t feel comfortable talking to anyone about things he did, seen, and experienced, not even close ones. Music was a gateway for him, his sound is mainly hardcore and grimy combined with some lyrics that are pain filled. He did his thing last year. Released a few solid songs & projects. He sometimes paints an image of what mainly goes on in his city day to day. Where he’s from, you have to create your own opportunities because there aren’t many to take. With hard work and dedication SAMBO strives to be one of your top go-to artists. He’s just building his catalog of quality music. Don’t hesitate to tune in to the museum, even though you’ll never know what image may be painted next. His most recent EP is dope. He spitting bars on this as usual but he talking HEAVY. This EP will be on all digital platforms soon.. Already done played this jawn like 6 or 7x. He knows how to put the sauce together. That sauce right here!

Lambo The Godd “Respect” (Official Music Video) (Prod. King Wonka)

This my joint right here! Ain’t even gonna lie, I caught a snippet of him of him performing this in the studio and was like he’s a must watch. He was going off. So, you know I been waiting for this. He got a few joints unreleased that I’ve heard & they are straight heat. . I feel like bro in his own lane with his music. Nobody not talking it how he talking it. This is one of the best songs that came out this year when speaking on new artists. His voice give you chills. 🔥 He ahead of his time creating tracks like these fr! It’s like he be coming from the heart. One of my favorite joints on the blog right now. Anything he come with, is pressure. Definitely an artist to watch! Lambo The Godd is an 19 year old upcoming artist coming outta  Evansville, IN! This joint “Headache” is his second single from his debut album, “My Time.” This is his first official studio album, and it’s on its way. It will be released along with a plethora of videos. He just speaking on being in his environment and getting out. Straight sauce! 

Why You Should Be Following/Streaming The “InTheSauceWeTrust” Playlist on Spotify If You Looking For New Artists & Music

What’s going on folks. I know in this day & age finding new music and new artists to listen to can be very hard. Saturation on social media, streaming platforms etc.. is at an all time high! Exact reason why I created my own Spotify playlist. It’s a lot of new artists doing their thing but won’t get much spotlight because most of these so called curators or taste makers is all about the money. It’s a lot of quality music that’s been dropping lately and this past year. I like moving the culture forward so it would only be right that I actually put the culture on to what is really going on in the music industry. I’ve been in the music business for awhile now & got my hands in a lot of new artists releases. My Playlist was started over 8 months ago & now CURRENTLY has over 20,000+ playlist followers/listeners. It features some of the hottest up & coming artists in the streets & the internet such as Fivio Foreign, Cruch Calhoun, Sheff G, Jim Jones, Sleepy Hallow, Quilly Millz, Pop Smoke, Drizzy Juliano, Lil Tjay, Zm5, SimXSantana, Neek Bucks, Matti Baybee, Rah Swish, Piif Jones etc.. I can go on & on all day but the playlist is full of new artists on the rise. My son Fivio just signed his deal with Columbia Records. This playlist is only for music lovers who’s always looking for new music/artists to listen to or become a fan of. The playlist have been getting a lot of love this year & we just hope to get more. I’m doing my job which is putting people onto artists they should be hearing rather than forcing them to listen to mainstream B.S. Only original, quality, mostly indie/underground music but it can top any mainstream playlist on the net. If you are always looking for new music, This is the playlist for you! Stream The Hottest Music Out That’s Not Getting Talked About!

Chris Baynes – Up All Night [EP]

The Homie Chris Baynes just released his new joint “Up All Night” from Broward County, Florida. He been on his indie grind for a little minute now but he saucing his way up the ranks. Not the regular rapper. I’d say he’s like a Chance the rapper, Childish Gambino type of artist. He got a nice catalog though that’s definitely worth a couple listens. He got new tracks coming as we speak + a project on the way. He out here working hard & delivering. Anxious to hear his next few joints to see his growth. This joint is definitely a solid joint. It’s in my playlist. That Sauce Right Here!

Marvia Lawrence – “READY” [ALBUM] (Stream Here!)

Hailing from Alton Illinois, Rapper & media personality Marvia Lawrence has plans on putting his name in the history books. Right next to other famous Alton natives like the legendary Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, or more infamously the convicted assassin or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. one Lee Harvey Oswald.  His music is best described as reality rap and his lyrical content can be compared to few well known artist like T.I., Boosie Badass or Don Trip however his style is a blend of his early influences like Jay-Z, Lil Wayne and more notably, local legends Roq & Caly Cal.
Lawrence formally knows as Scorpio partnered with Money Making Mitch Foster to form Venom in 2004.  By 2007 Venom was well on its way as one of the most respected underground rap label in the area.  The release of the A-Town Mixtape solidified their grip on the top spot in the city started to make noise outside of the area.  Lawrence (known as Scorpio at the time) took advantage of the buzz by dropping Touchdown Volumes 1 & 2 in 2008 and 2009 respectively.  At the height of his initial success Lawrence’s blossoming career and record label was derailed by legal complications that resulted in a short prison stint for the entertainer.  Since his release Lawrence has put out projects titled Planet X, Doom’s Day and Stay Real, but it wasn’t until his R&B collaborative album One Night in A-Town was released earlier this year that it was clear the artist formally known as Scorpio was back in the driver seat.  Known by his fans and haters alike as the King of Da A (KODA), Lawrence is just dropped his national debut studio album titled Ready at last night. The sauce had to tune it! The homie out here putting in work!!  The lead singles Hard Times & Game of Thrones are available on all platforms.  He saucing right now.

Stream “READY” NOW!!!! 

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READY On Apple Music!

Pop Smoke x Lil Tjay – WAR

The Homie Pop Smoke linked up with Lil Tjay for this banger! The homie Pop Smoke been doing his thing all year. Welcome To The Party was just the beginning. Something tell me Pop gonna make other artists better. This jawn was crazy. I first heard the snippet & was like I need this. I don’t really rock with this whole wave of singer rappers or whatever but Tjay showed me he can hop in the ring & talk his talk. Tjay probably had one of the best verses all year with this one. This joint underrated asf but straight smash.  One of my fav joints on the blog. They sauced on this HEAVY! Straight sauce right here.

Sleepy Hallow – I Get Luv

New Joint from Sleepy Hallow. Straight sauce. This was something different compared to how he usually coming. This probably one of my favorite songs coming from him. He been putting on for Brooklyn for a little minute now. Him & Sheff G is the best Dynamic Duo out from NY. They been going crazy all year. Sleepy showing his versatility on this jawn. He still talking his talk though which was HEAVY as usual. This joint need to hurry up & take off. He’s getting better & better when it comes to writing songs. His growth is crazy. One of the hardest joints out right now. That Sauce!

Zm5 – Hate Me

This that pressure right here! The South Philly artist just dropped his new HIT single “Hate Me”. One of the hardest joints out right now period. I over heard someone playing this & it was only right I hear it for myself. I done played in like 10 times already. It’s in my Spotify playlist “InTheSauceWeTrust” & I’ve been getting feedback about the song all day. He got like 2 joints out right now but other than that not much but he got it. I expect a lot more hits from him. If you real, you can feel every word in this song. He definitely preparing for 2020. One of the most underrated artists in Philadelphia. This song is too slept on. The homie need his credit because he bodied this. That Sauce Right Here!

Matti Baybee – Mulavicious [EP]

One Of Best Projects Out At The Moment. My guy Matti is Going Crazyyy right now. I’ve been waiting for this! Already done listened to the EP over 7 or 8x. Matti Baybee just dropped his highly anticipated project “Mulavicious”.  This jawn go dumb hard. Love to see how far he came when it comes to this music stuff. This whole project is tough. You won’t skip not one song on this EP. As soon as I seen this was out, it was only right that I roll up & lock in to this jawn. I haven’t heard This Mula Flame since his project “Mulaism” which is one of my favorites to date. My favorite joints off this project are (Topic), (Popular), (Jealous), & (Impatient). Matti is putting out his best work right now. He been going crazy all year dropping consistent heat! Most of the EP can be found in my Spotify playlist “InTheSaucceWeTrust”. This getting pushed + played all summer. Matti definitely putting his foot on necks.. Straight Sauce!

Cruch Calhoun – LOCO

I don’t even know where to start. Jersey’s finest, The Big Cuz Cruch Calhoun just released his latest project “LOCO”. This whole project is fire! The culture needed something this with all the Bullsh*t floating around..  The real don’t come around often. One of the best projects out this year, FACTS! It was only right this hit the blog. I be bumping so much heat man its crazy. I didn’t skip not one jawn on this whole masterpiece.. Cruch is a certain taste of music. It’s nobody in the music game like him. He speak a lifestyle & every bar comes from the heart it seem like. Everything he be saying is too relatable at times. My favorite joints on this are, “Stay Away”, “Roselle Beach”, “I Wish” & I can’t forget his latest hit “Monarch”. Only a certain few can feel this type of music & it’s ok. Only the real can understand. This been on repeat since it dropped. Definitely a Top 10 album this year! This one of them projects that you can bump ANYWHERE! He applying pressure with this one. Cruch saucing his way up slowly but surely. One of the most underrated artists out right now & it’s been that way for awhile. Best Artist coming outta Jersey! HE NEEDS HIS CREDIT! He been going off for awhile. Each body of work getting better & better. This project is already a classic! Poetry at it’s finest! Go Vibe Out.