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Oz Sparx

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!!

Yung Liv

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.

Yak Yola

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. 

Check it out on all platforms today!

Lil Zack

Philadelphia rapper Lil Zack has put out a string of visuals with director Marlissa Monay that have gained serious traction in the Philly underground scene.

Zack’s local notoriety began with his track “Stand Down”, a high-energy anthem that would rack up nearly 500,000 views on Youtube in less than a year.

The young rapper followed this hit up with songs like “Dear Mama” with fellow emerging artist Mir220 and “No Safety” and their accompanying videos.

The two songs combined have nearly 300,000 Youtube views and feature the same melodic, paper-stacking enthusiasm as “Stand Down”.

Check out Lil Zack’s last mixtape, “Underrated King” on Soundcloud now!

Baby Shark

Why $loan and Skiano’s “Baby Shark” is a stroke of genius

Throughout the past year, West Philadelphia duo $loan and Skiano have become household names in the Philly underground scene with tracks like “Wolf N’ Demon”, “Back At It”, and “Sticked Up Glicked Up”.

Their trademark raspy flow is borderline demonic and their usually ominous, bass heavy beats have captivated fans. However, their most recent release couldn’t deviate more from their normal style. 

In theory, this song should make no sense. The beat, produced by Dj Tizz, samples the viral sensation “Baby Shark” while $loan and Skiano build up the beat drops with ridiculous chants like “I need a chewbop” and their trademark “hah hold that shit”.

In addition, the duo’s gun slinging lyrics don’t match the family friendly theme of a call and response kids song. But somehow, this song is nothing short of infectious.

Dj Tizz flips the song into a Philly club anthem and paired with a Tayy Official directed video that’s so lively even the white guy in a suit is dancing. This song is nothing short of a thrill ride.

In just under two weeks, the song already has nearly 300k views on Youtube and another 156k plays on Soundcloud. Kids all around Philly are blowing up social media with dance videos set to the new song.