Welcome to week 3 of our "Rap Label Fantasy League", where Marshall and myself act like we're label managers, and use real life streaming and social data to simulate success or failures. Using the fantasy football model, we have drafted 2 teams of 7 hip hop artists. We've been tracking 4 stats: Spotify Monthly Listeners % Increase, Youtube Views % Increase, Instagram Followers % Increase, and Perceived Value Total Increase.
It's late, but that's okay. It's a weekend of celebration. It's Valentines Day weekend. It's my anniversary weekend. It's Buggie Birthday, and he's releasing a new video for his rap/rnb song "Night". I was already working on some designs for him, and figured I might as well celebrate his new video release with a short post on the site. Happy Birthday Buggie! I hope everyone enjoys the video!
He has released 22 independent albums over the span of his stellar career while gaining over two million streams across all platforms. His "Flock" are one of the most loyal fan bases one will find in the rap community. His latest album, "Unsigned Hype" features production by Grammy nominated producer Joe Capo, of the storied [...]
Hiway’s sound is fast, fun, and can carry a strong message dedicated to a great theme, much like in his release “Smile”. Hiway has songs for days. According to his Spotify discography, Hiway has been releasing music since 2008. 13 years in the rap game is a testament to his commitment to learn and achieve in the hip hop world. We spoke briefly on it.
Eminem is certainly a polarizing figure these days. Seems like either people love him or hate him, but there's one thing that's for certain he is still going to get major views and is an inspiration to many other artists. Now, one can argue that these artists are just trying to "jump on the bandwagon" [...]
Twenty days later and “Week 2” wraps up. Welcome to Lyrically Rap’s Label Manager fantasy league. Where we track success indicators from Spotify, YouTube, & Instagram, from a group of drafted artists to our make-believe rap labels. The competition is currently taking place between the heads of Lyrically Rap, Hoosier & Marshall.
The people make it special, especially in those times when you get to meet someone who’s genuinely cool af. Osay, rapping out of Atlanta, is an extremely talented newcomer, who’s been studying the game for years. Osay’s sound is reminiscent of old school legend Biggie and 90’s rap, but with a modern vibe. I dare you not to nod your head while listening.
It's official. After all the doubt and hate, Team Hoosier takes a commanding 3-1 lead in the Lyrically Rap Label Manager Fantasy League. It did come a little later than expected though. Yeah, we may have 'planned' to record scores like two weeks ago. But things happen. Christmas, craziness, and stuff. We were lazy over our Christmas break.
Jonathan Hunter aka Afta is an supremely talented emcee hailing outta Bakersfield, CA, but this man excels in just about every aspect of hip hop music. Afta is a decorated battle rapper, an insanely dope producer, and from what i gather an excellent fisherman. Alright that last one doesn't have anything to do with hip [...]
I'm beginning to think Em's marketing team might just know what they're doing. About a week ago rumors began circulating that the rap god was gonna be dropping some new music soon. A track list was "leaked" online and was covered by about every major hip hop media outlet there is. Now this is just [...]
This #WebbyWednesday brings us a real treat in "MicrophoneKilla2" C-Web teams up Merkules to reprise one of their legendary tracks from Webby's album "Wednesday." This is not the first time this formidable lyrical rap duo has teamed up. Let's take a little digital stroll back in time and check out some of their earlier collabs! [...]
From the 'burbs' of Atlanta, Rittz brings us a dope new album, "Rittzmas." This album has got everything we come to expect from one of Rittz's releases with a little Christmas twist: dope classic Christmas song samples, Rittz's classic and timeless flow, a couple great features, and of course fire ass bars. Dude is an [...]
We're trying out something new here, something to stir up a little friendly and hopefully entertaining competition. Welcome to Lyrically Rap's "Label Manager Fantasy League". Its basically Fantasy Football, but instead of comparing football stats, we'll be drafting Lyrical Rap artist to our fantasy Rap Label. Marshall & I will go head to head to determine the best "Fantasy Rap Label".