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That Party Vibe: Berlin’s Stephen Paul Taylor is in the zone on ‘Wasted in the Summertime’

With his shirt off, his friends close and the snazzy swim shorts on to impress, Stephen Paul Taylor brings us into the fun story of those body shaking days that you surely treasure for years on ‘Wasted in the Summertime‘.

Stephen Paul Taylor aka SPT, is a touring indie rapper and composer from Berlin, Germany, who has performed live in over twenty-two countries including four extensive tours in Russia.

This is a thoroughly entertaining track made with a fresh edge packed full of a unique flows, as he takes us on a terrific journey that is vividly explained and rapped with a confident vigor. His style is smartly niche, his lyrics are quick-fire and there is much to get excited about here with a sensational display, on a catchy beat that you just want to lather inside.

Wasted in the Summertime‘ from the Berlin, Germany-based indie hip-hop solo artist Stephen Paul Taylor, is a laid-back track all about enjoying the best time of year and just wanting to be left alone with your friends. He raps with an eloquent energy and with cleverly-penned lyrics that are wildly creative, as we are left breathless after this sunblock-soaked experience that has you sliding your sunglasses on.

Hear this new sun-filled single on Spotify and follow his exciting movements on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

King Brian calls for an end to injustice with his latest cinematic RnB single, Reparations

King Brian, AKA Brian Christopher Brown, is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, filmmaker and producer; he poured all of his cinematic poise into his latest single, Reparations. Starting with the hard-hitting lyrics ‘we’ve been cursed for so long, but we are still strong’, emotional investment in the single is non-optional.

His latest single does plenty more than just run you through 400 years of sufferance and oppression; it acts as a celebration of every triumph over adversity. King Brian takes plenty of influence from artists such as Michael Jackson, Tupac and Prince; there may not be much sonic resemblance in the soundscape. Yet, Reparations undoubtedly carries the same sense of soul that will test your own soul’s capacity to feel.

The Radio Edit of Reparations is now available to stream and purchase via Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

C.Priest proves that wit and soul go hand in hand in his latest societal exposition, Tinted Windows.

Cuttingly sharp wit and inspirational soul converge in the latest single, Tinted Windows, by RnB hip hop artist. C.Priest. With lyrics as provoking as ‘hate who I’ve become, but you’re the same ones who made me’ and ‘they respect me for the trigger, but they hate me when I pull it’, Tinted Windows is a sobering exposition on society and the pitfalls that narrow perceptions can open up beneath innocent people’s feet.

Between C.Priest’s old-school sonic style and mindfulness that allows his words to resonate as an affirmation that he is a lyrical pioneer, he has exactly what it takes to break onto the mainstream. Don’t just watch this space; jump on the hype before it goes viral.

Tinted Windows officially released on August 27th; you can check it out for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Mani Knox delivers high vibe ennui in his standout single, ‘F.M.L’

NYC born and raised alt-hip hop pioneer, Mani Knox, has dropped his sonically high-vibe EP, Demons Dilemma, featuring the standout single, F.M.L; if you are going to curse existence to any track, make it this one.

Since his 2019 debut album, Love is War, Knox has been a mental health advocate through his music. Not in the superficial, good vibes only, way more in the I’ve seen the dark and, now I’m going to show you the light way, that you can’t help getting absorbed by.

F.M.L reels you in lyrical hook, bassline and sinker. His productions are just as massive and robust as you will find from artists such as Labrinth, The Weeknd, and Tinie Tempah but it’s the intimacy of the single that uses a female protagonist to allude to the depths ennui can take you to that wins you over with F.M.L.

F.M.L is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

MMUpClan put melodicism behind the old school hip hop with their latest single, Chico Calabasas.

For their latest single, Chico Calabasas, the breaking 4-piece rap outfit MMUpClan went back to the roots of old school hip hop but took a dark turn along the way. When the beat kicks in, your rhythmic pulses will be powerless to surrender to the minimalist instrumentals that give the rap bars plenty of room to breathe in the intrinsically melodic track that will stick with you long after the fade out.

Everything about Chico Calabasas feels clever, witty, and nothing short of infectious. The magnetism of their vibe is only matched by their talent as wordsmiths. We shouldn’t need to tell you to put them on your radar.

Check out the latest track from MMUPCLAN via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Too Many Problems: King $alamon meets that special stranger who has those extra options on ‘Toxic Girl’

As he looks into her cheeky eyes and makes him wonder deeply if she is for real or just looking for some momentary fun, King $alamon smiles at the thought of that exciting soul who makes his whole body briefly shiver when he thinks of her kissing him passionately on ‘Toxic Girl‘.

Alec Mikailian aka King $alamon, is a Los Angeles, California-born indie hip-hop artist and gamer. He has a smoothly textured rap style and brings us music to dance with, as he flows with real stories about life in this crazy world.

I have had a lot of ups and downs in life but being able to create music has got me through them.” ~ King $alamon

Featuring a terrific soundscape that catches your attention and has you feeling like this is a purposeful message – to figure out if you should be putting in more or less time – into such an alluring figure who could be just around to teach you a lesson, or to show you what real love really is.

Toxic Girl‘ from the Los Angeles, California-based indie rapper King $alamon, is the story about being with someone mysterious who makes your gushing heart beat so fast, you think you can solve all their problems when perhaps you should take a step back. Created with a real glance at the moment he realized he was deep inside her cute smile, this is the type of track we can all relate to in one form or another.

Knowing if they are just messing you around or are definitely for real, is the game you have to play sometimes so you can truly find out the end goal.

Check out this catchy track on YouTube and see more of his social stories on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Run It Up: Soulful South Carolina rapper Young Jay invests the bills on ‘Mama 2nd Backbone’

Taken off his recently released eight-track album named ‘Grown Man Confessions(Laid-back Version), Young Jay shows love to the one who he truly cares for as he builds up those finances to truly blossom with freedom on ‘Mama 2nd Backbone‘.

Shamar Harrison aka Young Jay, is a dance impersonator, music producer and indie hip-hop artist who is based in Manning, South Carolina.

After purely focusing on singles before, it feels like he is on a life-altering mission to move up a few notches and shows much growth on this mature new single.

With cleanly painted raps that has your mind wrapped vividly into the true story about looking after someone so important that needs you, he flows on a busting beat that has you thinking rather introspectively about your own journey in life. That helping hand you are providing in the time of need, is the only way to look into the mirror with an honest smile after all.

Mama 2nd Backbone‘ from the Sumter, South Carolina-born, Manning, South Carolina-based indie rapper Young Jay, is a track all about showing appreciation for the woman who raised him right. He could of got involved in gangs and found that easy money, but stayed straight and wants to do things the correct way for that long-lasting success.

Made with an assured tone – this is an uplifting release all about doing it his way and avoiding the noise – that will ultimately end up being the road to true success.

Hear this new track on Audiomack and see more news on his IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I’m Going Home: Estonian rapper PK doesn’t want to be stopped on ‘Stillwater’

As he feels like his stories are getting dull and the time has arrived to head back home, PK feels rather down about current times with his latest single called ‘Stillwater‘.

PK is a Tallinn, Estonia-based indie alt-emo hip-hop artist. He blends in euro-trance, pop punk and hyperpop into his vivid music creations, to bring the world a truly unique experience from all of his much-awaited releases.

After starting off as a battlerapper, his craft has developed into less traditional hip-hop and is influenced a lot by mid-west emo and new school trap..” ~ PK

With an honest flow that is packed full of his introspective feelings about how he views the world and himself, this is a thoughtful affair with lots to wrap into from a rapper with an intriguing style that has you totally captivated.

Stillwater‘ from the Estonian indie alt-emo hip-hop solo musician PK, is the story about knowing when its time to get away from people for a while. Your true friends know that you just need some space, but others just don’t get it and start to question you.

This is a high voltage track made with a knowing insight – as he brings forth he uniquely new school sound – for our awaiting speakers to immerse deeply inside.

Hear this intense new single on Spotify and see more via the IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Others Acting Sneaky: Detroit rapper Leopardhead brushes off the sketchy shadows as he gets in the zone with ‘Light Work’

As he cruises confidently with the real team who have shown their loyalty when many others have not, Leopardhead walks around in content mood with his new single all about putting in the legit ‘Light Work‘.

Leopard God aka Leopardhead, is a highly motivated Detroit, Michigan-based indie hip-hop artist, writer, music producer and actor.

This is the message about walking the correct path with those who you trust the most, as you ignore the foolish others who only seek to bring you down and destroy what you have built up from scratch. He raps with meaning and much vigor, with an underground performance which shows you his growing versatility and will to succeed at his chosen profession.

Light Work‘ from the Detroit, Michigan-based indie rapper and music producer Leopardhead, is a street-filled track all about going for your dreams no matter what others are doing behind your back. With the chance of getting involved in temptation so high, he has decided to go against the flow and do things the right way.

Looking in the mirror each day and not feeling ashamed of yourself – is the only way to be truly free and alive in this sneaky world full of fake sharks – ready to bite you at any opportunity you give them.

See this new music video on YouTube and find out more via the IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Ready To Roll: C.K.G swoops down like a hungry eagle on bouncy gem ‘Well’ (We Survivors)

Taken off his vibrant thirteen-track album ‘For The Music Supervisors, Vol.2‘, C.K.G shows us that he is ready for anything as he has seen much and is down for whatever obstacles come his way with his new track ‘Well’ (We Survivors).

C.K.G is an award-winning music producer and indie singer-songwriter/rapper from Chicago, Illinois. He makes that mood-lifting ambiance that has those feet tapping and your whole body moving to the rhythmic vibe, of a true underground legend with that style you are born with.

This is a compilation of Hip Hop, R&B, Pop, Trap, Rap, House music & more.” ~ C.K.G

With energetic bars that stomps the floor and has you nodding that delighted head in absolute delight, this is a real throwback to those classic days of hip-hop and is made with a modern edge too. He seems to have that I’m-ready-to-ride mentality, which shows he has met many fakes before who actually want him to fail. After realized who is real in this copycat world, he turns up the voltage and flows through the air to swoop down and remind us what good music should sound like.

Well(We Survivors) from the Chicago, Illinois-based music producer and rapper/singer-songwriter C.K.G, is that call to keep the motivation high as things are always falling around us in life. He raps with a clearly efficient style and the beat is rather juicy on this one, as he throws us up in the air on this party-style track for the ages.

Hear this new sizzle-single on Spotify and see more via his IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen