Pierre Bourne Mass Appeal Interview

"Pi’erre Bourne’s hustle is what led to his success today. Before landing six tracks on Playboi Carti’s self-titled mixtape, Pi’erre was already an engineer for Epic Records and working as a producer on the Atlanta scene. He attributes his choice of residence to not wanting to rely on family."

via Mass Appeal

This interview gives us a good sense of the producer's personality as well as his inspirations and formula for success

Check out the video below!

Jay Z 4:44 Tour w/ Vic Mensa

Jay -Z recently announced that he is going on his 4:44 tour with Vic Mensa as his opener. The dates are below.

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Oct. 27 – Anaheim, Calif. – Honda Center
Oct. 28 – Las Vegas, Nev. – T-Mobile Arena
Nov. 1 – Fresno, Calif. – Save Mart Center at Fresno State
Nov. 3 – Phoenix, Ariz. – Talking Stick Resort Arena
Nov. 5 – Denver, Colo. – Pepsi Center Arena
Nov. 7 – Dallas, Texas – American Airlines Center
Nov. 8 – Houston, Texas – Toyota Center
Nov. 9 – New Orleans, La. – Smoothie King Center
Nov. 11 – Orlando, Fla. – Amway Center
Nov. 12 – Miami, Fla. – American Airlines Arena
Nov. 14 – Atlanta, Ga. – Philips Arena
Nov. 15 – Nashville, Tenn. – Bridgestone Arena
Nov. 16 – Charlotte, N.C. – Spectrum Center
Nov. 18 – Detroit, Mich. – Little Caesars Arena
Nov. 19 – Cleveland, Ohio – Quicken Loans Arena
Nov. 21 – Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre
Nov. 22 – Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
Nov. 25 – Boston, Mass. – TD Garden
Nov. 26 – Brooklyn, N.Y. – Barclays Center
Nov. 29 – Washington, D.C. – Verizon Center
Dec. 2 – Uniondale, N.Y. – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Dec. 5 – Chicago, Ill. – United Center
Dec. 6 – Lincoln, Nebr. – Pinnacle Bank Arena
Dec. 9 – Edmonton, Alberta – Rogers Place
Dec. 11 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Dec. 13 – Seattle, Wash. – KeyArena
Dec. 14 – Portland, Ore. – Moda Center
Dec.16 – Oakland, Calif. – Oracle Arena
Dec. 17 – Sacramento, Calif. – Golden 1 Center
Dec. 19 – San Diego, Calif. – Viejas Arena
Dec. 21 – Los Angeles, Calif. – The Forum

Via: http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2017/09/vic-mensa-jay-z-444-tour/?trackback=tsmclip

The Rise of Cousin Stizz - Complex go90 Session

Go check out Complex's go90 session where they interview Boston's very own Cousin Stizz. If you haven't heard of him yet go check out his latest project titled "One Night Only." Stizz is really putting on for the city and in this interview he briefly tells us how he came up and what he would be doing if he wasn't rapping. Video is below. 

Day Zero - Zero Fatigue Documentary

This documentary is important not only because it gives exposure to one of the most talented upcoming groups in hip hop, but also because fans can get a glimpse into the many different aspects of the artists' lives. Kelsey Smith and Tim Ciavara (Photographer and Camera operator) seamlessly blend shots of the crew performing their set and riding around their hometown of St. Louis, MO to help tell the unique story of Zero Fatigue. Check out Mass Appeals dope documentary below!

Apollo Knox - Cartier Frames

Apollo Knox is back with that heat, today he released a new track entitled "Cartier Frames". Knox is known for his smooth and precise flow that could skin another MC alive; and this track lives up to it. As he gets more shine and recognition, he continues to create his own lane while shaping his classic sound. Be on the look out for more material from him and listen to the new track below.


Radamiz - New York Don't Love Me (video)

Radamiz, one of the kings of the underground New York hip hop scene, has just released a new video for his track, "New York Don't Love Me". Now Radamiz and his crew have come to be part of the face of New York's underground hip hop scene with some of their freestyle videos, and this track really lives up to it. The raw flow and lyrics that might make you grab your closest your nearest thesaurus, really make him stand out from the rest. Watch the new video below.  


RVDICAL THE KID - Rain Down On Me

RVDICAL THE KID is here with a crazy remix entitled, "Rain Down On Me". Now he gave a little summary of what inspired him to create this track, check it out below.

"I was eating at Applebees with friends when a song came on and for some reason I completely misheard the song. Disappointed, I decided to make what i misheard into an actual song."

There you have it, that is how this genius track was born. Listen below and check out some more of RVDICAL's work on his Soundcloud page.


Bay Faction Concert Review

By: Andrew Moltz

After a short 45 minute car ride from their home in Jamaica Plain to Haverhill, Massachusetts, Bay Faction arrived at the venue, Anchors Up some what out of place amongst a sea of tweens sporting Wonder Years t-shirts and Vans. Their situation was less than ideal and to make matters worse, they were the opening band.

As nerves set in, singer and frontman, James McDermott introduced the band as Bay Faction and they began playing their set. Initially the crowd was hesitant and reserved, but by the end of their second song "Stagnant", the crowd warmed up to the indie rockers music.

By the time they played their last song and new single "Jasper", they had formed a solid crowd in front of the stage. After their set was over, several kids went up to the band and told them how much they liked their music. Despite Bay Faction's experimental indie sound amongst the other Pop Punk bands at the show, their polished sound and tight set shined through, making them the best band of the night.

Look for Bay Faction's upcoming LP "Jasper" in the coming weeks.

Also make sure to check out their single "Jasper" on bandcamp now! http://bayfaction.bandcamp.com


Elaksi x aywy. - Nobody Else

Elaksi is back with a new track he has been working on with aywy. entitled "Nobody Else". This smooth production piece is a great example of the quality Elaksi truly is capable of. He continues to impress all of his fans as he continues to raise the bar while utilizing his creativity. Check out the new track below.


The WAC Gallery Interviews: OG Che$$

Tell us who you are exactly and what you do?

Im OG CHE$$, and ima artist/producer.

When did you get into music and what inspired you?

I used to be into basketball before doing this music thing, but I always loved music and the feeling it gave me. But me and my homie started a group just for fun in high school and we would make songs strictly for the ladies, but i was approached by a classmate of mines at the time by the name of Travis Scott and he would tell me "yoo I gotta studio at the crib yall should come through and record" i would be like fa shoo just let me know whats good. We used to go to his studio after school everyday, it became like a sanctuary for us, or a place to just let loose and act wild, we called it "The Pit". To make a long story short as time went I grew to love making music and just the feeling of doing it, it got a hold of me it was something I knew I wouldn't be able to let go and I built a  passion for it more and more as these days go by.

Where are you originally from?

Im from Mo City small town outside of Houston just making chessmoves.

How would you categorize your music?

I would categorize my music as something you will either love or absolutely hate, theres no in between lol.

Favorite food, drink, and snack?

My favorite food would have to be a medium well steak if you can prepare a good steak we can def be friends. snack wise hmmm i cant really say...

What's the craziest thing a fan has ever done?

Theres been lots of crazy things but the craziest that just sticks out would be this dude who got hella slonky at this party and rapped every Og Che$$ song that played to me lol i will never forget that ish.

What would you change about the music industry?

I would change the gatekeepers, and how they run the industry. I want it to get back to the older days when people were recognized more for the culture, image, and buzz they create from their hometown or wherever.

If you could work with any other musician in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?

I would work with Ma$e because he's just too OG , like his style demeanor and what he did in the industry is just legendary to me.

How have you evolved as a musician over the past couple of years?

You can ask any person who has been on this journey with me, and they will tell you they way I have evolved musically is true progression at its finest. I can even see it and hear it myself, I can say putting more time into the studio and thought into my work has made me a better artist overall, and its only going to continue to progress to a whole new level.

What can't you live without in your day to day life?

I cant live without my team and my fam they are the most supportive hard working people i know. They keep me inspired and knowledgeable throughout my career, and we're going to do some great things in the near future.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

The best advice i've been given would have to be "stay humble" because being humble will take you a long way and keep your mind open to many things you would be blind to.

Anything else you would like to say?

Stay slonky, live free, and look out for that new OG Che$$ 2014 Takeover! OGW4NG!

Word bro, its been a pleasure.


Che$$ is releasing a new track with Rockie Fresh tomorrow, check it out tomorrow on Waffles After Class.

soundcloud.com/og-che55


OG CHE$$ - "HARLEM TO TEXAS (feat. ASAP Ferg)"

Love Mansuy - Super Sad

"The homie Love Mansuy hits us with the premiere of his latest release “Super Sad,” and if you’re not familiar with the talent that is Love, get familiar, you are witnessing a superstar in the making. Produced by Fameless, this record is not a gimmick, but true feelings, and real songwriting. If I had to put a label on Love Mansuy, it’d be the pop world’s up and coming anti-hero, and I mean that with all respect. Get lost with this record, I guarantee it will give you the chills, and look out or his upcoming album Barely Legal soon!"

Listen to the new track below.

via Fresh New Tracks


OYT - Now Or Never

OYT has just released a new soulful track entitled "Now or Never". The first thought that probably will pop up in your head is, "what is this amazingness and how can I get more of it?" OYT has a very unique sound that is truly refreshing. They're upbeat yet soulful sound really sets them apart from other "electric artists". Check out the new track below, as well as their Soundcloud.

soundcloud.com/oytmusicpage


The WAC Gallery Presents OG Che$$

The homie OG Che$$ continuously drops heat, but lately, he has released track after track of solid quality work. The southern rapper refuses to let anything get him down and it shows in all of his music. His true soulfulness and love for music mixed with his hunger for success really pushes him above the rest. His new EP "Jungle Club" not only just delivers but also exceeds expectations. Listen to it below.

His recent video for his track "Sports" not only is a quality video but represents his movement and what he's trying to achieve. His impeccable flow adds an extra kick that keeps his fans running back for more wondering what's to come next.  His newly released track, "All That Matters" shows his flexibility and creativeness as he give the track a bit of a RnB feel. Listen to the new track below and check out more from OG Che$$ on his Soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/og-che55.