Audiomack has been doing a series of playlists called Hometown Heros, each featuring music by artists from their respective cities. Today, they've released their Cleveland version! The playlist is curated by Cleveland's own Jaz Woods, who has worked & interned for brands that include Roc Nation, Va$htie and HOT97!
It opens up with the obvious "Cleveland Is The Reason" by Kid Cudi. Other national acts like Q Money, Machine Gun Kelly, and Chip Tha Ripper got their spots as well. Many up-and-coming artists are featured, and in fact, you've seen almost all of them on ImFromCleveland.com as some point (exceptions: Francis Fall, Marcellus Juvann, Ricki, & Troy)! Below, you will find the official description that Audiomack provides:
"Specially curated by Jaz Woods, Audiomack is proud to present the Hometown Heroes of Cleveland. The city’s influence spans beyond Cudi to include our beloved Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, who have influenced everyone down to A$AP Ferg. Blog darling and ahead-of-his-timer Charles Hamilton also hails from the city. There is a rich rap history and sprawling influence to be discovered in Cleveland, and luckily, Audiomack has you covered. We’re featuring the golden son of the city, Kid Cudi. Making constant waves in his city and most recently and nationally with his Eminem beef, Machine Gun Kelly secures a playlist spot as well. The methodical lyricist Kipp Stone brushes shoulders with the more raucous Rootabang. Doe Boy and 55 Bagz bring melodic, trappy auto-croons to the mix, proving Cleveland to be a multiple and exciting city. Press play to discover your new favorite rapper, and hear what artists are moving music forward in Cleveland."