What time is it? It’s time to turn y’all on to the sickest Hip Hop channel on YouTube that is full of insanely rad unsigned MCs and vocalists — peep NEW YERRR CITY‘s series Bodega Raps. Every session takes place in front of bodegas in the artist’s hood and they’re filmed in HD with mad flavor.
I love the concept because I know how important music is to youth in every borough. Bodega Raps gives these talented artists a place to express themselves. Real Talk, I have found some of my favorite MCs and Singers doing it right now on this channel! Case in point — ATMoney, who, in my book, is a lyrical giant and has an ill voice that is really fucking captivating. If I had the power to link her up with Premo, I would, because she has a freaky freaky flow like Jeru the Damja but she is in a lane all her own — just peep “3AM On Maryland” (I want to hear a whole tape from her, like NOW!).
Next up is Indica Wave, whose song “Friends.Over.Everything.Sike!” is a very honest look at modern relationships that is created from a place of empowerment! I can’t help but press rewind on both of these artists because they are that awesome! Another thing I respect about Bodega Raps is that the artists represent the multicultural make-up of NYC! I want to give a MAJOR BIG SHOUT OUT to all of the young artists here: don’t stop because you can’t STOP!