The Gumbo God f.k.a. Smoovie Baby, now known as T. Carrier has made noise for his Twenty album released earlier this year. The project includes features from the bay’s very own Caleborate & Beejus. Since changing his name, T has made strides to make way for his own artistic identity. You can stream his latest self-produced single, Get That Bag, and his Twenty album below.
The West Oakland free spirit and host of his own self-started podcast, Awkward Convos With Beejus, hits the stage once again in the city. Though he’s not releasing any major projects in 2017, his two singles that he has released, I’ve Arrived and Like You, both were produced by Ian McKee and are dope songs for your summer playlist. Get with the movement and moooobb!
Performing for her hometown, Illa’s performance at this concert should be nothing short of inspring. The R&B artist released her first major EP titled Favor. It’s an amazing form of work that reminds me of R&B in the early 2000’s that really tells a story. Illa is equipped with her beautiful pitch of a voice that is guaranteed to get you all up in those feelings.
Hailing from the land on London, Jay’s uplifting style and delivery on Late Summers makes for a perfect collection of music for this time of the year. It is a phenomenal follow-up from his 2016 release, Smile Good. With some assistance on vocals and hooks from several features of this project, it is all brought together on a much more internal and spiritual level, like nothing I have ever vibed to before. This is one project that you can probably keep on repeat for a very long time.
The classic man’s long awaited debut album, The Chief, released in February early this year. After getting plenty of airplay for his 2015 single, Classic Man, Jidenna expanded his work with this 2017 release. A variety of music stylings shows great representation for the Chief himself and and would be kinetically translated well into a live performance setting. Jidenna will more than likely leave his fans pleased in the ear.