New Orleans is a breading ground for highly talented artists. 2017 has bee a very bright year for music in New Orleans and we are anticipating more good music in the coming months. Creating projects as an artists is a big factor in deciding who’s hot.
Check out our top 5 hip hop projects released from NOLA based artists so far.
At our number 5 spot we have the new project by Aha Gazelle. Trilliam 2 is Aha Gazelle’s first project as a signed artist under Reach Records. This project is very well crafted and completely self produced by Gazelle. It features up tempo beats and even a has a classic New Orleans bounce feel to it. You can get it now on iTunes.
The Streets Raised Me by Lil Soulja Slim landed our number 4 spot. This project features Hot Boy style New Orleans sounds, and features a plethora of New Orleans talent. You can grab this project on iTunes!
Thot Nigga by Young Juve is next on our list. Young Juve really shows his artistry in this 10 track EP. We feel like these records deserve to be on the mainstream airwaves. You can find it on Sound Cloud under his handle /Wuzzcrackin.
2nd Feed up landed the number 2 spot because it’s the project that led to the nation wide audience BTY YoungN managed to garner. BTY YoungN was a very talented rapper, and energetic performer with a philanthropic spirit. He loved including his friends in his music which is why the feature list on this 17 track mixtape is so extensive.This project is definitely worth the listen. #RIP BTY YoungN, you are missed.
After Our$, After Hour$ is a complete masterpiece. We haven’t heard anything like this in a long time. Hip hop has been so diluted over the years that we often forget what it sounds like at it’s core. This project gets a 10/10 on our scale because of it’s originality, sound, and authenticity. You can listen to it on iTunes, or Spotify. We are definitely looking forward to the next project from Negus.