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Locals Only, Volume 8 w/ E Famo, Willis, Christian Taelor, Mechi Shakur & Ares

We’re back with the eighth volume of our Locals Only series, where we take the filter off and showcase various Indiana hip hop related artists. Today we have five different Indiana-based artists for you to check out. Volume 8 features E Famo, Willis, Christian Taelor, Mechi Shakur, and Ares.

Check out the entire series here.

Our Locals Only series showcases various Indiana hip hop acts that have recently put out music, and pays homage to one of our favorite now defunct venue(s) that housed so many hip hop acts in years past (including many of our events). Dive into these five new songs below and let us know which ones you like best.


Artist: E Famo
Where is the artist from? Gary, Indiana
Featured artist(s): Hit Skrewface
Producer(s): Jay B Beats
Title: Capitalize
Twitter: @e_famo




Artist: Willis
Where is the artist from? Indianapolis
Producer(s): Willis
Title: Ridin Slow
Twitter: @WillyFromIndy
Anything else we need to know? I produced this record myself using a sample from a Tame Impala song. I was listening to their new album, a song called Eventually (which is a dope record by the way), and there’s a part about halfway through where the song calms down and a very smooth guitar riff plays. I took that, slowed it down, and chopped it up a bit, then threw some of my own instruments on it, added drums, heavy bass, and wrote this song! This is the first single from my upcoming spring EP, “Welcome to the Universe.”




Artist: Christian Taelor
Where is the artist from? Avon, indiana
Featured artist(s): Versatile & Starface Ace Vercetti
Producer(s): Trill wavez, Dez Wright, & Raider
Title: “I’m still finishing the album bitch” EP
Twitter: @christivnxx
Anything else we need to know? This is just a teaser to XX. Consists of only the three major mood categories that will be found within the project. XX should/will be released in May.




Artist: Mechi Shakur
Where is the artist from? Indianapolis
Featured artist(s): AG Tha Pharoah
Producer(s): Finn Wigan
Title: The Know
Twitter: @MechiAli_Shakur / @MENACE777




Artist: Ares
Where is the artist from? Indianapolis
Producer(s): Ares
Title: Reach
Twitter: @_Ares317



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