Independence Day Is Everyday

Some of these artists you may have heard of and some will be new to you. Some of these artists are kinda sorta signed. But ALL of them are buzzing. Independence never sounded so good. If you think I forgot somebody or need to be up on something (don’t put yourself!), feel free to leave the myspace page in the comment section.

I didn’t leave any zshare links because they’re independent. Go support!

1) Jae Millz – Holla At A Playa (Harlem)

Jae Millz

“I went independent/fuck hollering for favors/now every major wanna holla at a playa”

If Millz keeps going, this song will be the next “This Is Why I’m Hot”

2) Gorilla Zoe – Hood Figga (Atlanta)

“…And I never let a bitch Lil’ Bow Wow me”

3) Gemini f/ Lupe Fiasco – We On (Chicago)

Gemini + Luoe

“’85 Bears…’92 Bulls…’05 Sox…With A Whole Lot Of Pull…All Rolled Up In And It’s No Letting Up…If You’re Smart You’d Want To Be The ’07 Us”

4) Wale – Ice Cream Girl (Washington DC)
Wale

Kanye Minus The Beats + DC + Go-Go = Wale

5) Wes Fif + B.O.B. – Haterz (Orlando)

Haterz

My XXLMag.com anthem

6) The Cool Kids – A Little Bit Cooler (Chicago)

Cool Kids

Yeah they’re cool and all, but I had those Cazal’s like 18 months ago.

7) Jay Electronica (New Orleans)

Electronica

The next artist in line for Justin Timberblaze. I’ve been checking for him since his Unsigned Hype article (when Unsigned Hype meant something)

8) Fly Society – Fresh (Los Angeles)

Flyyyy

Curren$y’s new LA skate super group

9) Esso – A Million Bucks (Harlem)

Esso

“its much more than 16′s and 8′s
name the last at the same stage u seen this great
whatup Bay? yaddamean its me
M-E over MP’s is simply amazing”

10) Willie The Kid – Live At The Regal (Michigan)

Debut Album Coming Soon!!!!

I’m also fuckin’ with:

Montana Da Mac – Rock On (Atlanta)

Jon Hope – Real Talk (Rhode Island)

Mickey Factz – Poison (Harlem)

  • http://www.myspace.com/larrybrite Larry Brite

    No Bay Area – not even Zion i ? ? ? Okay

  • PhillysMostHated

    I know you hated on him, but you can’t front on Iron Solomon’s (maybe it’s just for the summer) buzz…

  • Were Read 2 Def

    Thanx 4 wastin my time.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    Wes Fif + B.O.B. – Haterz (Orlando)
    ^^^^^
    Word UP! Good look on that Sic! Told you we got it poppin down here in the O-Zone homie! HipHop aint dead, its gettin a tan homie. LOL.

    1 hunned.

  • sojazzy

    props to gemini and the cool kids!!! good lookin sick

  • Purple Hulk

    YEAH, WES FIF AND ESSO ARE GOOD, NEVER LIKED JAE MILLZ, HAVENT HEARD THE REST

  • CrewCutttz

    Wow. Peep Jae Millz’ fingernails…he might as gon’ use them 20s to get a manicure…and Sickamore, please kill yourself soon; Esso sucks, stop lying to the children.

  • Cuban Link

    u stole that Behind Every Succsessful man lies a pack of haters from my myspace page didnt you?!!!?

    and word, is Jae Millz ever gonna drop Back to Tha Future?I was hyped as hell, like I seriously thought he could bring New York back, or be the next king of NY or whatever, you know just have that icon status.But that wasa when Who?, Bring it Back, and I Like That were poppin and getting play.What happened?

  • paychexx

    myspace.com/holysmokes

    he’s nice. nuff said

  • Holla

    YO! This Jae Mills joint is CRAZY! This shit is a hit! I’m lovin it. Don’t sleep – seriously.

  • http://xxl suckaniggadickmakeaniggarich

    PAPOOSE….PAPOOSE….

  • C-Money Bags

    Man Wes Fif shoulda BEEN signed. Good ear Sic. Tell Atlantic pick that boy up!

  • Cinsere

    If Millz keeps going, this song will be the next “This Is Why I’m Hot”

    ^^^LMAO! I don’t even need to comment…that joke makes itself.

  • B=X Borough So Thorough

    What happened to the Bronx, Siok? You can’t tell me there’s nobody nice coming outta the Bronx. You put two Harlem cats up there. I’m not hatin on Harlem but people have forgotten about the X. Check out this kid Mighty Infamous. He’s from the Bronx. He’s a lyrical one. http://www.myspace.com/theinfamousmighty

  • http://ABSMUSIC.NET A.B.S.

    GOTTA GET SOME A.B.S. ON THIS LIST SICK.. COULDA EASILY THROWN IC ON HERE TOO

  • http://myspace.com/celsiusishere CELSIUS

    I SHOULD HAVE BEEN LIKE NUMBER 5 AT LEAST….BUT YOU HAVE SINCE FORGOTTEN ABOUT US EVEN HAVING A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE MIXTAPE AND WORKING TOGETHER.

    EVEN STILL WITH THE OVERLOOK, YOU ARE STILL MY NIGGA.

  • http://www.myspace.com/celsiusishere REAL RAPPER

    the truth.

  • http://get-a-bar.blogspot.com/ sirtonyblair

    Sikamore… are u serious? I know u said ur an 80′s baby but is this your A&R tactic? go on myspace and find an artist? I been up on The cool Kids, Fly Society, Wale for a minute and I dont a&r for no body… do your job & get some exclusive music in… these records been floating around for a minute… get a head of the curve 80′s baby… ya late!

    Actin like Jae Millz is action… he’s done!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/phelgoonyay phellie D.F.G

    i like the line up but you forget D.F.G Roclo&SAEZar

  • realism

    cmon sick. what happened to the records by the real underground mcs coming up? skyzoo,torae,sha stimuli,killa shi, and rusty juxx. cant name them all. but those are the saviors.

  • Pen Station

    Gemini is the truth yo

    ay sickamore, how bout a nigga who’s lyrically Pac/Nas/Wayne AND a incredible producer all in one hahahahah AND light skin oh shit lmao

    sounds impossible right? WRONG nigga hahah

    good list though, nice ear.. watch for my nigga though man, and don’t say i ain’t told you so

  • http://liltroy.com Mike boogie-king boogielow

    where dem tx boyz at, u gotta have one that u think is holdin it down.

  • http://www.myspace.com/crisisworld cousin D

    You hit the money with j-Millz and Esso but you missing that boy crisis

  • http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/cleanguns2 Zilla Rocca

    ummm…Sean P?

  • http://myspace.com/fatalhp fatal

    Need production?
    Come check this next hot producer.
    Holla at him.

  • bizzle

    Wale is that dude…DC in ya mouth biiiiiiiiiiaatch…Papose is Kay Slay’s boy toy..the drama queen..hahaha nyc pricks!

  • http://www.myspace.com/pryadadon Kryme Fam

    ayo Sick…holla at the next savior of rap…strait from the V.I. bringin a change to the game..bout to upload a set of new trax..Who Said Kryme Don’t Pay

  • Rico

    damn Sick, no love for d-swain?

    http://www.myspace.com/mcdanny

  • t.r.b

    o.k jae millz is relevant until further notice…gorilla zoe and fly society have been on my radar a minute now. wale…i’m digging, esso…i’m digging…gemini not so much. the cool kids…nice…you got the cazals huh? let me find out your still fly enough to rock em.

  • sway90

    esso type wack

  • are you serious?

    I cant believe you listed a group that has Terry Kennedy in it and expect people to take you seriously! No wonder you’re such a joke! Most of that other shit was trash too…you fuckin suck

  • Daniel Weisman

    Sickamore has been on Wale for a minute now. Since January at least.

  • all city unsen

    ma barker ft joell ortiz & 40
    produced by all city unseen
    i might be bias on this one but this song is a street banger

  • G Off

    Wale is next- good lookin on most of these

  • Cuban Link

    realism Says:

    July 5th, 2007 at 6:09 pm
    cmon sick. what happened to the records by the real underground mcs coming up? skyzoo,torae,sha stimuli,killa shi, and rusty juxx. cant name them all. but those are the saviors.

    ^Skyzoo=the bigger and better and next gen Jay-Z

  • Cuban Link

    also, Jae Millz is the truth, no disrespect to the BX whoever said about it, but Harlem is the capital of the world for freestyling/battling.

    And Sick, whats the word on your boy Spot?That dude is one of the illest Ive ever heard in a minute, They Said He Died and On the Road are amazing, especially On the Road illest track ive heard in a long time

  • Cuban Link

    and yo what about my nigga Murda Mook?!Hes still sick even though he hasnt really been battling, but that battle with him and Serious Jones was amazing

  • N.O. 4 life

    THIS IS A REALLY GOOD LOOK SIC….aint nobody round me heard bout jay electronica he’s a real rapper….good look puttin Fly Society to….this dude finally impressed me

  • thatwhitedude

    terry kennedy is in a rap group and you expect me to take it seriously??? you are an A&R yet you list shit everyone knew about already???? plus where is your boy’s saigon’s album? you drop the ball on that one? make ya famous my ass….and since you hated on TX by not listin one, i’ll list 5 hot TX rappers peeps can check out if they wish…
    1. 50/50
    2. Magno aka Magnificent
    3. Archie Lee
    4. Lil Keke
    5. Z-Ro

  • THE BLACKMAN IS GOD!

    PAPOOSE IS THE WORST RAPPER I’VE EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE!!!
    NIGGA CAN NOT SPIT!!! HE JUST AS BAD AS PRAS!

  • Tha Militant

    Hey Sickamore, I think there’s somebody you should be up on. He goes my the name of Medicine. The kid is ill.

    myspace.com/medicinethemc

  • http://myspce.com/theinfamousmighty MIGHTY INFAMOUS

    No mighty infamous? Well u must still be upset over the whole esso thing…Ah well…Was good my people?! Peep me on the bangers section if you haven’t already And i appreciate the love! i must b the only artist on the bangers section that actually comes and posts but w/e im here for the people.

  • HHBR

    Wow. Wonder how much Sick charged these guys to mention them in his column — the world is watching ICMUF Sick! Get cho money mang!! BK sees you!

    Still — I find it to be painful irony when an A&R of a major label mentions his favorite indie & nonsigned artists on an international forum like XXLMag. Wild right?

    How come these guys aren’t making their way onto the Atlantic roster? Maybe their funds are too low to be made famous? Or maybe it’s cuz it’s the Wynter’s turn…cuz she’s definitely going to blow.

    Hmmmmm.

  • Sam Houston

    Esso Sux jeez y do u support him?

  • THE FIGHT WAS FIXED

    so you trying to tell me jae millz is a new artist, in real life sick.. like dead ass. you really trying to tell me that mickey factz is just an honerable mention. come on b. somebody better sign somebody before somebody ends up without a job.

  • http://differentkitchen.blogspot.com/ ian

    Whitedude, you bus’ on Sick for “list[ing] shit everyone knew about already” then ask him why he didn’t list Magno the Magnificent, Lil Keke and Z-Ro, 3 artists that most semi-active online heads have been up on for at least a year or two – WTF?? Do you even know what an A&R’s job is, fam?

    Gotta go at Sick still though and agree with my dude above ^: you got Jae Millz #1 then barely mention my dude Mickey Factz? No disrespect to Jae cos I actually like him, but I think his time may have passed. He’s had 3 kicks at the can as far as record deals dropping multiple decent singles and never made it happen. On the other hand, Mickey seems like a breath of fresh air as far as what’s poppin’ in NYC hip hop and where it could go in the future. Step ya game up, Sick!

  • Im the best A&R

    This is what seperates the A&R’s from the CEO’s. – He follows what other people say is hot, Not a trendsetter!!

  • Ron Lee

    WHERE’S SKYZOO? YOU PUT FLY SOCIETY? DON’T GET BLINDED BY THE ICE CREAM AND BBC TEES. THE DUDE SPITS OKAY. THE WHOLE SHIT ON NY THING IS OUTTA HAND, IT LOOKS LIKE YOU JUST DO IT JUST TO DO IT.
    AND ALSO, YOU KEEP TALKIN BOUT YOU DOING THIS, YOU RUNNING THAT, YOU DOING THIS BIG. WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU REALLY DOING? WE KEEP HEARING YOU TALK, BUT I DON’T SEE NO ARTISTS. MOTHERFUCKER, DO SOMETHIN! YOU’RE MORE TALENTED THAN JUST SITTIN ON YOUR ASS SHITTING ON YOUR HOMETOWN ALL DAY, WAKE THE FUCK UP!

  • Uptown Ric

    J Stiles and Boogie are some cats you got to look out for they just got to get their buzz up out side of their area’s.

    http://www.myspace.com/jstilesgse
    and
    http://www.myspace.com/boogiedamonsta

  • cincinnati kid

    Sick, you need to check my man C. Jay Dinero out!He’s nice fam!www.myspace.com/cjaydinero

  • Yo Cuban

    And Sick, whats the word on your boy Spot?That dude is one of the illest Ive ever heard in a minute, They Said He Died and On the Road are amazing, especially On the Road illest track ive heard in a long time

    he signed to Bad Boy and working on his album

  • Skeez

    With No Skyzoo & no Torae = A NO GOOD LIST

  • real rapper

    I’m from D.C. so Wales is my favorite on the list. Kids going to put D.C.and go-go on his back.
    P.S. Cool Kids are the shit.

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  • http://www.myspace.com/chadjwilson Chad

    this is Chad from Fly Society…wanna shout out the homie Sickamore who is always on the grind and reppin the real hard workers in this industry. Yall watch out…Fly Society about to hit yall over the head real soon…KNOCK OUT

  • http://myspace.com/soulhood john

    awww sh..t yall got fly society love them fool cant wait for the album to hit

  • RO$E

    THE LIST IS COOL…..BUT SIC U NEED 2 CHECK OUT DAT KID DANNY LUGO….I GOT HIS SONG IN MY IPOD..LETTER 2 DA LABELS…KINDA CRAZY!!!!

  • http://myspace.com/spokentruthlbc MYSPACE.COM/SPOKENTRUTHLBC

    THE BIGGEST UPCOMING ARTIST FROM THE WEST…

    DONT SLEEP!!!!!

    http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/SPOKENTRUTHLBC

    ALBUM COMING JAN. 2008

    MUCH LOVE. GOD BLESS.

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