Review: Columbia Records Presents: THE DRAFT 2019

Columbia Records Presents: The Draft 2019 took place last night at YouTube Space in Los Angeles, CA featuring Columbia Records newest signee’s 24kGoldn, OBN Jay, Yung Bleu, Lil TJay, and Polo G. The showcase was impressive as you got to learn about what each artists is bringing to the table. As Juicy J said, “These artists are the future of Columbia Records.” Read the thoughts below of each artists performance and click play to watch the live-streamed event for yourself!


24kGoldn started off his set with his breakout track “Valentino” which is currently #25 on Spotify’s US Viral Chart, and the video boasts over 1M views on YouTube. Not a lot of people are familiar with 24kGoldn or
“Valentino” but his stage presence his set forced the crowd to not have a choice but to rock out with him. You can tell that 24K has a natural talent for performing as he caught a vibe, jumped off stage and formed a mini mosh pit. It was quite a sight to see! I am really excited to follow his career especially as Goldn’s upcoming EP Boutique will feature every song named after a luxury designer, and will be executively produced by D.A. Doman. The biggest kicker is that he is currently an USC Honors Student…… like.


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OBN Jay brought the HEAT performing his hit track “Vision Blurry” which has garnered over 2M views on YouTube. This may be biased but “Vision Blurry” is definitely the start of an explosive career for OBN Jay. That song is so fucking FIRE you guys like his performance had me wanting to twerk something but I had to be professional. If that tells you anything.


Whew! Lil TJay, y’all. So, Lil Tjay began his three song set with “Long Time” then decided to turn us up with “Leaked” then polished it off “Brothers”. Dubbed “The Prince of New York”, Lil TJay provided to his Los Angeles fanbase exactly why he has earned that title on the other coast of the country. I personally had only heard the song “Leaked” before The Draft but after hearing Lil TJay’s other records I am intrigued to watch what he does next.


From Mobile, Alabama we got Yung Bleu taking the stage next with viral hit, “Miss It.” During his set, Yung Bleu talked to the crowd a bit hoping that “anyone discovering his music tonight leaves as a fan.” I definitely did. Yung Bleu is a very, very, very talented artist and his presence resonates notably. Thereupon, Bleu hit the crowd with “Ice On My Baby” and had the whole room vibing. And, ended his set with “Unappreciated.” All in all I came to the conclusion that Yung Bleu makes ratchet-love music. And, I fuck with it. Heavy.


Closing out the show is Chicago Native, Polo G! Listen, when I say Polo G has fans-fans…. He was one of the few artists where people were actually knew the words to his songs. I know that made Polo feel good because according to his Twitter bio he says: “I’m Gon B the Biggest Thing In Hip Hop 1 Day Mark Ma words.” That is definitely a start. Kicking things off Polo G performed “Hollywood” which only makes sense since we are in Los Angeles. duh. Then, Polo slowed things down with “Battle Cry” which I FELT IN MY SOUL. It’s basically your typical song about the struggle only it’s not typical because it’s from Polo G. Now, you can’t end your performance with a sad song???? So, Polo brought back out Lil TJay for an explosive performance of “Pop Out.” EXPLOSIVE.


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