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Don Juan Don’t Miss!!

Don Juan Don’t Miss!!

Who is Don Juan? The name Don Juan has historically been known to refer to a real womanizer. Over the years since that name was first seen in Spanish literature in the early 1600’s, there have been countless adaptations of the name/character. Most recently we’ve seen DonJuanJody embody this image. But his charismatic abilities run much deeper than that of romance. DonJuanJody first appeared on our radar far before he was anywhere near as established as he is today. “Fanta Boy” was our first taste of Jody and he has since been able to breathe life into every beat he...

Jail Time Cannot Stop This Star from Shining

Jail Time Cannot Stop This Star from Shining

Jail Time? Those who have been around the Masked Faces block for some time are sure to remember Petro Sonny. We had the pleasure of interviewing Sonny just a few months prior to his incarceration. Well aware of the charges he could be facing at that time, Sonny managed to have high spirits during our conversation. For a better grasp of Petro Sonny’s background and upbringing, as well as more details on the case he dealt with and ultimately served time for, watch the full interview below. Update? If the title of this article has not already spoiled it, Petro...

Hyperpop Prodigy Unveils Their Most Anticipated Release

Hyperpop Prodigy Unveils Their Most Anticipated Release

Music Today With more and more people actively connected to the world wide web each and everyday, it’s no surprise that there has since been a large rush of artists showcasing their work to said forum. Prior to the internet’s adoption, artists displaying their work to the masses was a pipe dream that only those who signed their life away to record labels and giant corporations had even a chance at making it large. Whereas now, some of the most forward thinking and influential artists are not even tied down to major labels. XXXTentacion was a prime example of utilizing...

Naveed Ahmed Is Here For The “Long Run”, A Deep Dive Into His Latest Track

Naveed Ahmed Is Here For The “Long Run”, A Deep Dive Into His Latest Track

Those familiar with the NYC underground music scene are sure to recall the recently disbanded band, “In Loving Memory”. Most notably remembered by their more elaborate music videos, and the consistent, shameless evolution of their sound. Towards the end of the band’s life we were able to catch an interview with the two members (as seen below). Half of that band was Naveed Stone, who now goes by Naveed Ahmed for his solo project he started last year in 2021. Ahmed has since began to develop quite the voluminous library considering the short time frame. When someone hears about a...

Drago Dives Deeper into a Fresh New Sound with Every Release

Drago Dives Deeper into a Fresh New Sound with Every Release

Drago has been in the game for at least the better half of the past decade. During Drago’s career there have been points where the artist began to experience a reputable amount of attention from fans as well as blogs. However over the past few years Drago has been seemingly in the shadows. Further developing his imaginative sound, track after track. Alongside the other members of his Boss Set click (d4rk indigo, young still and belrify) he created what he calls “Psychic Drill”… an abstract translation of the drill sound with intricate bar work accompanied with a soothing atmospheric sound....

Racks Payne is the Breath of Fresh Air this Polluted World has Yearned For

Racks Payne is the Breath of Fresh Air this Polluted World has Yearned For

In a world where plagiarizing the most recent piece of successful music seems to be understood as the means of becoming the next star, it’s rare that something really stands out. Racks Payne, released on August 26th, 2022, immediately sticks out by keeping things simple ultimately. Staying true to the roots of Rap & Hip-Hop, NikkyRacks doesn’t feel the need to clutter his music with some of the nuances found so frequently in the music of today. Instead of striving to be the hottest gimmick of the week by carefully scoping out what would be the most triggering ad libs...

Two Feet Delivers Dark, Sultry Songs Backed  by His Trusty Electric Guitar

Two Feet Delivers Dark, Sultry Songs Backed by His Trusty Electric Guitar

Credit: @twofeetmusic There are so many artists hoping to catch a break in the alternative scene, but only a few are able to rise above the others. Bill Dess, stage name Two Feet, is one of the lucky ones. After his single “Go F— Yourself” became a viral hit on SoundCloud, he was able to sign with Republic Records. This led to him releasing a couple of EPs, which shot the singer-songwriter into the public conscious after he reached #1 on the Billboard Alternative chart for his song “I Feel Like I’m Drowning” in 2018. Since then, Two Feet has...

OG Steever x Machine Gun Kelly Collab?!

OG Steever x Machine Gun Kelly Collab?!

The story of OG Steever is an unusual and very eccentric one – but it’s a success story all the same. OG Steever started releasing hip hop/ rap music as a therapeutic release of his emotions. As time went on, this means of dealing with emotions quickly blossomed into a serious music career with a devout fan base eager to stay along for the ride of this artists journey. Originally his fans and the general public alike put OG Steever into the “emo rapper” category, with the likes of the late passing Juice Wrld and XXXTENTACION. He started gaining a...

AJ Avenue Goes Off on “Black  Politics”

AJ Avenue Goes Off on “Black Politics”

AJ AVENUE delivers a strong platter of drill tracks in his latest album, “Black Politics”. This album shows just how far this artist can take the scene right now. From calmer vibes to trap bangers, AJ is certain to appease a wide audience, no matter the listeners’ preferred style. Each of the 9 tracks serve their own purpose in forms of showcasing AJ’s talent for the greater good of the album. Black Politics “Black Politics” is an old school recipe with new age seasoning. AJ AVENUE shows a taste of the extent of his versatility in this release. This album...

Lil Dujour Mixes Soundcloud Tradition with Modernity in New Album

Lil Dujour Mixes Soundcloud Tradition with Modernity in New Album

Any active Masked Faces supporter is certain to remember Lil Dujour from when we helped promote the video for his song, “CONDITIONED ASSOCIATIONS”. That video dropped around the summertime of last year (2020). Truth be told I was convinced Dujour had more of a heavy trap sound similar to the music found on YouTube channels like TRASH 新 ドラゴン or DarkTones 暗いトーン. However, Dujour’s newest release, You Jump I Jump, dropping tomorrow truly shakes up any previous perception a listener might have. Can an artist going from a darker trap sound really make a smooth transition into a more digestible,...

Is LJ BRONX The Next King of New York?

Is LJ BRONX The Next King of New York?

Who is LJ BRONX? Earlier last year, LJ Bronx was first put on Masked Faces’ radar with PrettyBoyLude’s music video release for “Perfect Timing” featuring LJ Bronx. As day one supporters of PrettyBoyLude, we were not surprised in the slightest at this notable feature from an unknown artist. PrettyBoyLude is known to release only the best work he can make come to fruition. Not soon after the release of “Perfect Timing”, it was clear that LJ Bronx was on a very similar wavelength… Aiming to do so much more than merely put out songs into what can seem like a...

Is ADVPTR SoundCloud’s Latest Victim?

Is ADVPTR SoundCloud’s Latest Victim?

Since the insurrection of Masked Faces (5 years ago this month) we have always tried our best to make this community as inclusive as possible. In fact, going deeper into Masked Faces history you’ll be able to unearth the days when our content was mostly focusing on the music of bands, rather than that of solo artists. However, as time went on we found a lot of those musicians that were in bands started making the move to music more along the lines of what you would find on SoundCloud (as opposed to something like bandcamp). Turns out one of...