by The Alchemist
Thee JAE is an up and coming artists that is from the DMV area. He speaks on the hardships of his life and what it means to live on the edge. He has been through it all: incarceration, homelessness and betrayal. His lyrics embodies the lifestyle of someone who has overcome signifigant challenges and is ready to take the next step to further his career. He has done tracks with other artists such as: Nessly, Squidnice, Jay Gwuapo, Valee, Hoodrich Pablo Juan, and even other DMV artists Austin Skinner and Emma G.
His newest track is called, “Yesterday” and it’s definitely a banger. It’s the lead single for his new project TRAP JAE Vol. 2. The hook is very hard to forget as it rings, “Had to leave it all in yesterday, yesterday, bought that shit that make you elevate, elevate,” which is complemented by the bouncy production. This is one of our favorite rap tracks that we’ve heard come out of the DMV in a while. Check it out below, and be on the lookout for his new project coming out this Friday!
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Flow-bending artist aSanTIS discusses art, culture, and whether sound can solve the world’s problems in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
My interview with Amy Santis aka aSanTIS began in the most unexpected way. The Maryland-based flow-bending artist and lyrical storyteller came prepared to engage in conversation around questions I had posed – and she also brought one or two of her own thoughtful prompts based on her curiosities around my view of learning.
This practice of taking in her surroundings deeply through observation and inquiry has come naturally to aSanTIS ever since she was a young child. In terms of her early starts in music, she notes that she began as a discerning listener. “Just listening to music from my mom, on the radio, just being a consumer in the world of sound. But I think mainly, my mom has always loved dancing and listening to music, so that was sort of like second nature. We play music at gatherings, we play music in the car, and these songs are sort of like diaries that take us into a specific place.”
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