In Las Vegas there’s no shortage of live entertainment. In a city known to never sleep that sees countless visitors at any given hour you’d think the local music scene would thrive. Conversely the amount of fresh faces in town doesn’t necessarily translate to new fans. When your city relies so heavily on catering to tourists does the idea of a local music scene fall by the wayside?
When RMR was recently down in Las Vegas for MJBizCon we got curious. This curiosity has led to an in-depth search on hip hop artists making waves in LV. Despite the potential lack of unity in the local scene there are definitely some names seriously on the rise. All of these artists boast strong followings, as well as strong ties to the 702. Get familiar and bump some of these cuts straight from Sin City.
Arguably the biggest name out of LV currently is Dizzy Wright. This dude has had several brushes with the big-time, and crazy artist features on several songs. You may have caught him at a local venue while he was on tour. Not only does this man have bars, but he also owns his own cannabis brand in Vegas called Dizzy OG. Truly a hustler after our own hearts that deserves your attention.
Definitely the next biggest star out of LV right now is Ekoh. This guy has a crazy flow that is wordy in the right way. He’s been on bills with big names like G-Eazy, Tech N9ne, and even Wu-Tang. Catch him going on some lengthy tours in the near future. Don’t sleep on his heartfelt content.
Yowda AKA King Yowda’s been holding down the 702 for a minute and he’s signed to Maybach Music Group! The dude’s put out more than an ample amount of bangers. You may remember him from that YG cut produced by DJ Mustard called “Shut Up.” Peep his material and find the new slappers.
A younger name in the LV scene, Jelani Ameer is getting notice for his catchy bars and confident persona. Still on the rise the kid has been dropping ample content, and racking up plenty of streams.
Tha LandLord @landlord702
Notable purveyor of hard-hitting beats and flex-filled bars is Las Vegas native Tha LandLord. Put on your chain and lean to some of this dude’s cuts. He recently put out a 9-track album in August of this year called “Unwanted Attention.”
Repping West Vegas with fat beats and no nonsense is Lit Soxx. If you want to hear some bounce and bass from a true Vegas-native look no further. Lit Soxx has that bay-area flavor in his beat selection that he’s put the Sin City twist on. Definitely another younger name in the scene that you need to keep eyes on.