Since lighting the streets of Philly on fire with his track “Can’t Change” with Zahsosaa, Olney native Oz Sparx has re-ignited his buzz with tracks like “Fake”, “Antisocial” and “Hindi”.
Since signing to 510 Music group, an imprint of EMPIRE records, the 19-year-old rapper has had songs placed on Worldstar periodically, collaborated with Florida’s J Green and YNW Melly, and been featured on media outlets like Elevator Magazine, Lyrical Lemonade, and BLVCK DETOX’s “Live Performance” series.
His ability to perform lyrically as well as energetically makes him the clear choice for DSM’s Artist of The Week
Check out his new track “Stevie” on all platforms!!
Last January, West Philadelphia native Yung Liv dropped his first video “Never Helped Out”, which currently sits at 53k views on Youtube.
Throughout the next nine months, he’d drop three videos that had similar numbers but nothing particularly eye-catching. However, Liv would drop a track alongside YH56ST that would blow up out of nowhere.
“Dead Oppz”, a song he didn’t even like at first, has since hit nearly two-and-a-half million views on Youtube and earned him a spot on Chicago rapper Polo G’s label “Capalot Records”.
The 19-year-old has made appearances in Elevator Magazine, Say Cheese TV, and Hoodlife Ent and his music continues to rake in views as his name begins to catch mainstream attention.
In the span of just one year, West Philadelphia native Yak Yola has become one of the most promising talents in the city. His track “Demon Flow” hovers around 300k views on Youtube while his tracks “Blow”, “All In”, “Take Off”, and “Go Getta” range between 120 and 220 thousand views on the same platform.
Yola has been cosigned by Meek Mill and comedian/social influencer Gille Da King and made music with New York up and comers Sheff G and Sleepy Hollow.
Outside of music, he’s partnered with fashion brand Face Your Fears which has exploded in the past year becoming a staple of Philadelphia streetwear. The rapper rocks a custom iced out chain that dawns their signature FYF logo.
Alamo Records recognized all of this potential and signed the young artist a couple months ago. After months of anticipation, Yak Yola dropped his mixtape “Misunderstood” on Wednesday.
Northeast Philadelphia rapper 2Raree is diversifying Philly’s often grim and gritty sound with a much more bubbly and fun aesthetic.
The teenager is getting serious traction with tracks like “Big Drippa” and “No Brotherly Love”, which have around 500k views on Youtube and “Big Bag” which has one million views on Youtube and over two million on Soundcloud.
However, upon searching for “Big Bag” I noticed that it was missing from both Soundcloud and Spotify. Maybe he will re-release?
2Raree has been featured on Philadelphia’s rap radio station Power 98.9 as well as getting nods from media outlets like Medium.com and Elevator Magazine.
He’s even gotten some attention from record labels like Alamo Records
Lets blow up his inbox because I think its time that 2rare comes on The Philly 60
Throughout the last year, rap duo 0-4, comprised of West Philadelphia rappers Lil Bucks and 1Mere, has set the city ablaze with tracks like “We Spinnin”, “We Spinnin 2” and “Come Outside”.
The teenagers’ shockingly gruesome lyrics and grungy, rapid-fire deliveries have intoxicated the streets of Philadelphia. Despite their young ages, the two have both had their bouts with legal trouble. In fact, Bucks was released from juvenile detention in late January.
Since his release, 0-4 has dropped two tracks, including “All-Stars” with fellow rap group NR3. The track has over 80,000 views on Youtube in just three weeks.
The two have also collaborated with rising artists like Columbia Records signee SimXSantana, 100Deek, G19, and director Marlissa Monay, to name a few.