Jake Barkley, Dewon, Ari, Brady Donovan, and Drew Famous

Richmond

Name: Jake Barkley

Track: one last midnight/the cradle will rock

Why I Like It: The trappy repetition is almost soothing…

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Name: Dewon

Track: The Life

Why I Like It: It’s super smooth, man

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Name: Ari

Track: breAthe

Why I Like It: It’s a breezy acoustic track I listened to while folding clothes

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Newport News

Name:Brady Donovan

Track: Take It Slow

Why I Like It: Just a mellow lil tune that makes you tap ya foot

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Roanoke

Name: Drew Famous

Track: Victory Lap

Why I Like It: It’s the right mix of cocky and ambitious

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Lu Alex, WOLFE, Zhay, Reece, and DP

Chesapeake

Name: Lu Alex

Track: Origami

Why I Like It: It’s melodic and he’s got a NICE flow

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Name: WOLFE

Track: Pretend

Why I Like It: This song is a BOP!! *dances in mirror*

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Portsmouth

Name: Zhay

Track
: Not 4 Every 1

Why I Like It: The hook’s repetition is super catchy and he raps over this bomb jazzy beat

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Woodbridge

Name: Reece

Track: Lost In Translation

Why I Like It: The falsetto! The smooth voice! If I close my eyes I feel like I should be moonwalking in an Usher video.

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Virginia Beach

Name: DP

Track: The Burial

Why I Like It: This is that gritty rap that makes you feel like you run the block

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Cupid McCoy, Brett Jones, Broken Beaches, Starcoast, and Anthony

Richmond

Name: Cupid McCoy

Track: Busy Bee

Why I Like It: It’s super dreamy and makes me feel calm and relaxed (for once!!).

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Name: Brett Jones

Track: Weight

Why I Like It: This track perfectly embodies the melancholy days of fall

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Virginia Beach

Name: Broken Beaches

Track
: Hypnotist

Why I Like It: It reminds me of my favorite old vampire movie The Lost Boys

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Name: Starcoast

Track: Sunlight

Why I Like It: I didn’t even know I liked beach rock but this song gave me heart eyes

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Chesapeake

Name: Anthony

Track: Receipt for Roses

Why I Like It: The beat is a BOP and it makes me feel like I can pop lock

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