After building buzz throughout the game and lighting up social media over and over again, acclaimed rap trio Philly Goats serve up their incendiary self-titled debut mixtape, Philly Goats, out today via Stack Or Starve/Def Jam Recordings.
The seven-track body of work flaunts the collective and individual power of D Sturdy, Sou, and PGS Spence. Among many highlights, their inimitable interplay drives “Turnt” as they fire fast-paced flows and braggadocious bars back-and-forth. The energy overflows on the scorching refrain, “When you talking about who hot, we gone burn it up.” Then, there’s “Buss It.” This banger layers hypnotic vocals above a Jersey Club-inspired crescendo. Elsewhere, their personalities pop off on “Toot That.” They introduce the scope of their sizzling signature style on Philly Goats.
The mixtape also includes the recent single “Buckle Up” and its official Remix featuring Armani White. Thus far, it has cumulatively tallied over 5 million global streams. Inciting applause from the likes of Global Grind and more, Billboard touted it among “R&B/Hip-Hop Fresh Picks of the Week,” going on to note, “The runaway Jersey club snippet hit has grown into a full-fledged smash.”
Philly Goats are simply on fire. YouTube named them a “Trending Artist On The Rise,” while The FADER touted “Get Off The Wall” as a “song of the summer 2023 candidate.”
Just a snippet of the latter swept social media into a frenzy, inspiring over 1 million TikTok creates and counting so far. The guys update the classic melody from Kool & The Gang’s “Get Down On It” and speed it up for Gen Z. As a result, it possesses the power to ignite any dancefloor with its swaggering horns, four-on-the-floor thump, and quotable rhymes. Ultimately, it issues a gleeful invitation to move, “I see you up over there on that wall, girl. You better get up off that wall!”
Philly Goats uphold a legacy of high-energy club music, yet they also pave their own lane in the modern movement with airtight rapping and soaring singalongs. It’s no wonder Pitchfork hailed them among “The Next Generation of Club Rap” and proclaimed, “It’s an escape.”
Meanwhile, “X Em” continues to gain traction with 557K YouTube views on the music video. Inciting widespread applause, The FADER asserted, “No matter what anyone says, the Philly Goats remain the blueprint for all-ages fun.” Pitchfork proclaimed, “Like the rest of Philly Goats’ music and videos, it’s pure, unadulterated fun.” Teen Vogue attested, “The collective has evolved the sound that upholds the essence of dollar parties, teen dance cyphers, and tangin’ to no end in a way that Gen-Z craves and TikTok can’t go without.”
Over the past year, Philly Goats have captivated audiences with a sharp and show stopping style. They’ve quietly emerged as the face of the “hip dance ”movement in Philadelphia. The guys have incited one viral moment after another, building up to “X EM.” Just the snippet inspired over 251K “creates” on TikTok and nearly 100 million views. Additionally. they rolled through On The Radar Radio for a stunning performance of “X EM.”
- Toot That
- Get Off The Wall
- X Em
- Buckle Up
- Buckle Up (Remix) [feat. Armani White]
- Buss It