If you’re like us, you’ve officially reached the dog days of summer, that time of year when doing anything but napping, swimming, or sitting in front of the box fan is proving especially difficult. That said, the world of Memphis music continues to chug along as if it were 70 degrees in the shade. Thankfully you can keep up with all of the action from the comfort of home while dreaming of the fall.
DJ Alpha Whiskey: Queen of the Skies and the Airwaves
Memphis’ DJ culture is experiencing quite the renaissance these days, thanks in large part to venues like Eight & Sand and Carolina Watershed and new(ish) radio stations like WYXR. At the center of this ever-expanding universe is Ashley Wimbush, an air traffic controller who moonlights as one of the city’s most dynamic DJs. This week, Wimbush received a profile in the Daily Memphian that gives some insight into her background, work-life balance, and the secrets behind rocking a party.
Rapper Clay ‘Krucial’ Perry Releases New Album
As we mentioned before, it’s too damn hot to want to do much more than lay on the couch and chill, but that also means it’s the perfect time to catch up on some new Memphis music. Staying on top of the city’s hip-hop scene alone can be a daunting task, but be sure to put the new album “Clay” from Clay “Krucial” Perry should be at the top of your list. The veteran engineer has worked with the likes of Yo GottiBlocBoy JB, Rico Nasty, and NBA YoungBoy and is proving that he is well-deserving of his own time in the limelight. Check out this recent piece from the Commercial Appeal to learn more.
Memphis Rapper GloRilla Signs Deal with CMG
This week, Yo Gotti expanded his already impressive CMG empire with the signing of Memphis rapper GloRilla, who has gained heavy traction recently with the success of her hit single “FNF (Let’s Go)“. “GloRilla is a natural born star – she has a different sound and approach that’s needed in hip-hop right now,” Gotti said. “It’s one of the quickest rises that I’ve seen in my career because she only dropped in late-April and now she has the hottest cultural records in music.” Keep your eyes our for more from the rising star.