Strap is known as the 3rd member of the rap trio, Travis Porter. Travis Porter is responsible for hit records such as "Aww Yea", "Go Shorty Go", "Bananas", "Ayy Ladies", "Bring It Back" and "Make It Rain”. In a recent interview with The Progress Report, Strap speaks on dropping out of high school to pursue rap dream, solo career, and the status of Travis Porter as a collective.
“If it wasn’t for music I don’t know where I would be” ~ Strap Da Fool
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“If you gone put in the work, you have to do it when nobody is watching”
LA’s own Dom Kennedy recently spoke to Lalaa Shepard of The Progress Report following his Win Or Lose concert in Atlanta about knowing his purpose, Mac Miller’s contributions to Hip Hop, reading list, favorite Anita Baker & Bobby Womack records, upcoming OPM compilation album, Young Nation Part 2, & more!
BlueFace Bally is making noise throughout Atlanta with his 2 mixtapes Blue Face Trip & Overly High both executive produced by Dun Deal. Now Bally is back with a new single, “xVideos” produced by K Camp’s producer, Bobby Kritical.
“Don’t expect nothing out of people in 2018 & beyond”[Al Nuke]
In the Halloween edition of The Progress Report, Detroit native Al Nuke discusses coming from foster care system, being Zaytoven’s manager, directing the Birds Of A Feather films, and his new podcast, Nuke At Night. During the interview, Al Nuke gives tips for entrepreneurs to achieve longevity in their fields. He details his experience in prison, recalls dropping the ball with Birdman by having his emotions on his shoulders, his transition from Detroit to Atlanta, BMF’s impact in Detroit, difficulties with Netflix, defines the word “progress”, and shares thoughts on Usher and Zaytoven’s new album, A.
MPR Tito is a rapper from East Atlanta signed to Hoodrich Pablo Juan’s Money Power Respect label. In a new interview with The Progress Report, MPR Tito speaks on his first day out of prison and spending his most recent birthday at the Rolling Loud Music Festival with Gucci Mane and Asian Doll. MPR Tito also speaks about his upcoming mixtape, Eat Ya Faxe and the success of his debut mixtape, Rixh Blxxd.
“Lifestyle” is the fifth released music video from SMB Stunna’s debut mixtape, Born Stunna which released September 17th on all streaming platforms. On “Lifestyle”, SMB Stunna reflects on securing the bag and his first time visiting Miami.
SMB Stunna, an independent rapper from Chicago, is redefining how the world views trap music. Coming out of the West side of Chicago in the Henry Horner projects, SMB Stunna, witnessed his mother work multiple jobs to support their home while his father faced drug charges. With this type of upbringing, it isn’t a surprise that the rapper turned to the streets. Instead of being “trapped” in his situation, SMB Stunna is using his way with words to create the life he’s always envisioned.
Stunna has always been musically inclined and showcased his lyrical abilities on major outlets like Fox News at just 10 years old. Flash forward to present day, the rapper boasts over 1 million views on World Star Hip Hop for his visuals to his most recent track “Ric Flair”. He also recently released the Hypno Carlito (Lil Durk - OTF) assisted “Big Business” that’s gaining traction online. Stunna Dre’s defines his sound as “ahead of its time” often reflecting on his own story. “People should listen because it’s real,” says the rapper. “I’m not here to portray an image. I’m here to be myself and rap about situations I’ve been through”.
SMB Stunna balances running his own label, Street Made Brothers, and releasing new music. He released his debut full-length project titled Born Stunna hosted by DJ Bandz Monday, September 17th to all streaming platforms. The project features appearances from Hypno Carlito, Mikey Dollaz, LBanditGang, and production from Luhtim, DJ Mil Ticket & more.
FDW Bay Bay is gearing up to release his sophomore project, Sorry 4 The Slime sometime this month hosted by Cardi B’s official DJ, DJ Ray G. Last year FDW Bay Bay released his debut project, Sippin Therapy which featured Young Scooter, Cook Laflare, and CMG artists, MoneyBagg Yo and Blac Youngsta.
MuffynMan is a St. Louis artist known for spoken word and Hip Hop. Today he released his second EP titled Unlimited executively produced by Chopsquad DJ. Unlimited is an intimate 4 track EP available to stream on all digital platforms through MuffynMan’s label, Rip Squad Entertainment LLC.
Fasscoupe is a movement from Boston who recently released their third project, ‘Hood Mascot’ and just toured with Hoodrich Pablo Juan, Yung Mal & Lil Quill on the MONY POWR RSPT Tour. In a recent interview with The Progress Report, 1/2 of Fasscoupe speaks about the independent hustle, legal issues, unreleased music with Gucci Mane, and addresses Boston rap scene and Boston artists, Cousin Stizz, Joyner Lucus, and BIA.
“If you ain’t taking over your own city, its gonna be hard to take over Atlanta”
Scotty ATL is a multi-faceted entrepreneur from the Eastside of Atlanta. During an interview with The Progress Report, Scotty ATL discusses growing up in Atlanta, falling in love with music, new single, “Rachet” produced by Tasha Catour, smoking preference, Cool Club collective label, relationship with the late Bankroll Fresh & more.
The Militia is coming, but this warfare is being fought with words instead of weapons.Lesbian Legend, also known as Schadre Dent, is an artist, poet, and designer, that fuses music and fashion to battle it out in this mundane industry. As a visionary, Dent is on a clear path to creating an empire equipped for the long haul.
Schadre Dent holds many hats including being the Chief Creative Director of her own brand, the Worst Militia Clothing. In music and design, Dent represents the intersectionality of being both black and queer and works on spreading this awareness in a series of pop up shops. The Militia Pop Up is hosted in various cities across the US connecting with other creatives in each city to create an atmosphere where individuals are comfortable in sharing their art and stories.
Most recently, the creative writer released a three track EP titled The Poet released on Soundcloud. Check out the official audio to the lead single, “Keys”.
Producer & CEO of The Remedy Productions Group, Dun Deal On The Track is known for producing hit records, “Stoner” for Young Thug, “Hannah Montana” for Migos, “She Twerkin” for Ca$hOut, and many others. In a recent interview with The Progress Report, Dun Deal spoke about longevity in the music business and references Migos’ career and introduces his new artist, BlueFaceBally. BlueFaceBally is originally from New York but was raised in East Atlanta. He has 2 projects out, Blue Face Trip and Overly High and a single with Gunna called “Porshe”.
Gudda Tay is a producer from East Atlanta. He got his start back in 2005 and rose to fame in 2017 with his production on Blessed Lil Bastards which was the debut mixtape from Gucci Man’s artists, Yung Mal & Lil Quill. In a recent interview with The Progress Report, Gudda Tay speaks on his production formula, personal life, Yung Mal & Lil Quill ’Blessed Lil Bastards 3’ release date, and upcoming album, Str8 Out Da Pot.