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Hip Hop group Macc N Cheese the footsteps of their father Gillie Da Kid to make their name in Philly music
“I think Philly, Philly is where MCs are born. My goodness, and the musicality there is unbelievable.”
No matter the era, the type or even the level of popularity, Philadelphia has always been the home of amazing rappers. Even the past decade the city of Brotherly Love has introduced the world to acts such as Meek Mill, Lil Uzi, PnB Rock, and Tierra Whack. The upcoming decade show signs of promise from artists such as Bri Steves, Kur and Lihtz and it looks like hip hop group Macc and Cheese are ready to apply pressure to the industry with their talent along with guidance from family.
The hip hop duo Macc N Cheese consists of uptown rappers Tr37macc & Young Cheese: two real-life brothers whose father is Philly hip hop veteran Gillie Da Kid who was a member of hip hop group Major Figgas and a major influence on hip hop artists like Lil Wayne — especially the way he changed his flow in 2004. That explains why the group is signed under Gillie’s label Million Dollaz Worth of Game Ent. Who better to assist the hip hop group by providing them with resources and guiding them through the industry than their own father?
Yet while Gillie has been seeing a lot of success recently off his Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast, along side his cousin Wallo, both Tr37macc and Young Cheese have no intention of riding the coattails of their father and uncle’s achievements. The two of them are ready to make a name for themselves the recent release of their singles “Pesos” and “Ignore.”
About 16 years ago, rapper T-Pain used autotune and turned into a singer. Today, many current rappers like Young Thug, Lil Durk, and Roddy Rich have followed that same path of using autotune to harmonize their rap lyrics. Inspired by today’s generation of rap music, Macc and Cheese create the same type of content made by the generation of rappers before them, focusing more on the delivery instead of the words. Not to say that the two of them can’t rap but what catches the ears are how melodic the verses are, which shows on these new songs. Out of the two I like “Pesos” the most, however with the help of an Instagram challenge “Ignore” seems becoming more popular and has been getting a lot of play on four different Apple Music playlists.
Rappers from Philadelphia always find some way to impact hip hop, and with time Macc N Cheese plan be added to that list. With the assistance of Million Dollaz Worth of Game Ent and valuable game from Gillie, the two young hip hop artists from uptown might be able to take their music further than father did. At least they know their city will be watching them.