ROUNDUP: Fresh Local Produce


Lazy Sunday afternoons are such a blessing. Welcome back. I’ve been catching up on new releases and prepping material for next week. Expect coverage on the new Wool See project, Dokowala’s collaboration with Jazzy The Kid, more shows and more interviews. Meanwhile, enjoy another collection of fresh singles — heavy on the raps this time — from Vermont artists.

First up, we’ve got Asah Mack, a strong young talent who has been dropping dope singles. The latest is “Air,” another lean banger with heavy 90’s flavor. Energy, charisma and bars. That’s about all you need, right? Props to David Chief and Notation for the production, grimy & detailed.

BL Spitz makes his case as Vermont’s greatest rapper on the latest single off the “Heartless Forever” mixtape — which drops October 19th. There’s going to be a release party at The Cellar that night featuring live performances from the roster and DJ Ron Stoppable holding it down.

Up next, Dolla Day is about to release a flood of new material — including a track with Fred Da Godson, one of the sharpest NYC writers alive. "Keep Calling” is a vivid, tight slice of trap lyricism. His flow is effortless as always, and every line is crystal clear. Expect to hear a lot more from him before the year is out.

Finally, another jam from Es-K is his new series - this time “Inspired By” a classic Pete Rock production. As ever, this is a re-flip from the ground-up, with Es-K on the bass. A master at work.

Justin Boland