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Leave Me Be: UNDERXTED feels like he is totally alone on ‘I D C’

Taken from his new ‘The Forbidden Tapes Vol. 1‘ from this month, UNDERXTED shows us where his mind is at right now while he fights off those vicious demons that threaten to destroy him forever on ‘I D C‘.

UNDERXTED is a small-town Tennessee-based indie rapper who makes that type of music that comes from the deepest part of his soul as he finds his way in this convoluted world.

Starting out of a storage shed with a laptop and microphone.” ~ UNDERXTED

Reloading our ears with a contemplative look into the world which he sees, UNDERXTED sends us an emotionally-charged track – that has so many layers to unwrap – you might need some time to comprehend this offering. The vocals are intense and the beat brooding, as he draws us a vivid picture of what is currently going on as the hope he once had has been shredded into tiny pieces.

I D C‘ from the Tennessee-based rapper UNDERXTED, is a haunting track that has you feeling so sad about the potential outcome if you stop caring altogether. This is a dynamic artist who leads us into this web of heartbreak that he has clearly experienced before, as he shows his displeasure and disinterest with everything unfolding. With an honest melody and a consistent beat, this is the type of track that will have you looking into the mirror and wondering who in your life actually truly cares about you.

See this new video on YouTube and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

C.h.a.m.p brought the high vibes in his dynamic rap bars with ‘Baby Dedo’, featuring Eta Phi Nupes.

This summer, the up and coming American rap artist, C.h.a.m.p, went viral shortly after the release of his single, Baby Dedo, featuring Eta Phi Nupes. The jazzy, trappy, high-vibe track melds the old school with the new wave of hip hop and comes alive through the passion that the dynamically talented artist poured into the mix.

After a near-death experience when a bullet pierced his skull in 2019, C.h.a.m.p (Change Happens at My Pace) found purpose in music. It might sound corny to call it his calling but given his ability to mould clever wordplay into unique rhyme schemes and that he’s only just getting started, his rap career holds plenty of promise and commercial potential. If you could imagine what it would sound like if Busta Rhymes took on Snoop Dogg’s attitude, you’ll get an idea of the magnetism in Baby Dedo.

The official music video for Baby Dedo is available to stream on YouTube. Or the high fire single can find its way onto your playlists via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Newfaces embraces the chaos in his glitchy EDM hip hop single, I Can’t Make You Love Me

Experimentalism has always been an intrinsic part of Newfaces’ creativity. Yet, with his latest alt electro single, the LA-based artist and producer moved into Avant-Garde territory with his glitchy serving of hip hop, Neo soul and RnB pop.

With stormy and tribal textures entwined in the artful arrangement, I Can’t Make You Love Me is touched by chaos as a reflection of torrid human emotion. While the driving momentum in the gorgeously layered single never lets any of the weight in the candid lyricism sit uncomfortably. If Saul Williams collaborated with Radiohead, the sonic result wouldn’t be all too different from the absolute triumph that is I Can’t Make You Love Me. Newfaces’ sound leaves you with no uncertainty around how he managed to garner so much hype. He’s definitely one to watch.

I Can’t Make You Love Me is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Look At Me: M.E.L.O V.i.b.e.s can’t help but be impressed on ‘See Tha Way’ (feat. Senyon)

Taken off his newly released 7-track album called ‘V.i.b.e.s, Vol.1‘, M.E.L.O V.i.b.e.s endeavours to fight the feeling of looking closely at her hips but can’t seem to move his eyes away from true beauty on ‘See Tha Way(feat. Senyon).

M.E.L.O V.i.b.e.s is a London, UK-based indie rapper who loves to express his true stories about the adventures of life and all those vitally substantial lessons learnt.

Featuring the rising vocals of the spectacular East London RnB songstress Senyon, you feel the kinetic energy between these two artists who mesh so well together at every turn like an enthralling chemistry class. With the smooth style of M.E.L.O V.i.b.e.s attached to the centre of this delightful track, there is much to like about this loving romance about two souls who feel like the vibrancy is just right.

See Tha Way(feat. Senyon) from London, UK-based indie rapper M.E.L.O V.i.b.e.s, is a sizzling track that might cause a few blushes to appear out of nowhere. There is so much sensual tension as the eyes lock in close and the hands start wondering, with that smile you can’t help but beam brightly into the night. This is a track to play late at night with your lover, as you gaze close and let the evenings adventures unfold naturally.

Delve your spirit into this soothing new release on Spotify and follow his vibe on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

HayeWire promises ‘Better Days’ in their heart-wrenching debut single.

Up and coming Mississippi artist, HayeWire, has released his optimism-inspiring debut single, Better Days. The debut infuses hip hop, pop and RnB into the minor key melodies that are striking enough to leave you arrested in the introspection that was laid out as a means of connection.

The single starts with a minimalist melody and harmonic pop vocals before the rap bars and beats fully kick in, which brings plenty of gravity of track that caught us utterly broadsided with its ability to convey so succinctly the nature of depression.

HayeWire’s sole focus is dealing with trauma and depression in his lyrics to remind his listeners that they aren’t alone in their individual struggle. Notably, he hit the mark with Better Days which unravels as a cocktail of multi-faceted emotion that reflects the tight grip of depression and how sweet it is to break free from it.

Better Days is easily one of the most promising debuts we have heard during 2021. We can’t wait to hear how HayeWire follows on from this compassionate hard-hitter.

HayeWire’s debut single, Better Days, is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Different To The Rest: Wesco sets his own trends with ‘Rare Blend’

Following on from his first release called ‘World of Optimism‘ from late 2020, Wesco is back with a new single about showing us that he is rather distinct to the trend-following copycats out there who cry over spilt milk with the swag-packed ‘Rare Blend‘.

David Wesco aka Wesco is an underground rapper who has opted to keep his location hidden for the time being.

We find an introspective soul in full voice here who makes a raw blend of hip-hop – that is loaded with vividly told stories about making it – in this harshly populated dog-eat-dog world and lets us know that he is for real.

As glances around the corner with his clean shades on tight, Wesco makes his move and isn’t too concerned about what anyone else thinks. There is much smoothness in his voice and he sounds so calm, with that collected mentality that has kept him away from any needless issues that can pop off at any moment if you surround yourself with the wrong people. This is the vital message of independence that is marked by a consistent beat, which appears to suit this assured message completely.

Rare Blend‘ from the raw indie rapper Wesco, is that mixture of hardcore flows that slices through the naked speakers and catches your attention quickly. This is a statement track from a trend-supplied artist who shows us what his purpose is. Looking for greatness and avoiding the traps that so many get their souls clenched into, is the only mission that he is interested in. Sometimes in life, you need to be so focused – that you refuse to fit it anywhere else – as you conquer those lofty goals that you are so convinced you can obtain.

Stream this fiery new single on Soundcloud and see more via the IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Strong Ankles: Ohio rapper Kashi Jayy calls it how he sees it on bar-packed ’12 AM LONGWOOD DRIVE’

Taken off his new 9-track project called ‘Kashi Kruegerr 3‘, Kashi Jayy drops it real and straight up with his raw single all about stating his intentions with the world and what he envisions in the future on ‘12 AM LONGWOOD DRIVE‘.

Kashi Jayy is an underground Ohio, USA-based indie hip-hop artist who makes a different kind of music style to most as he seems to see life through a self-enlightened picture.

As he skillfully sparks one up to keep the thoughtful mind focused on the task at hand, you feel like Kashi Jayy is leading the way to a better life with just a pen and pad for company. With so much carnage outside and unnecessary drama draining our attention – this feels like the time to fully expand and take on exhilarating assignments – that are going to keep your mind alive as you find that path to true happiness.

12 AM LONGWOOD DRIVE‘ from the Ohio, USA-based indie rapper Kashi Jayy, is a top drawer track from an artist who has seen the way that so many people act when they see you doing well. He rips down the suffocating barriers that could hold him inside if he let them and shows a new mindset for us to truly look deeper inside, with a ruggedly pure display filled with honest lyrics that are so profound. This is the type of track to really immerse yourself into – as you keep the lights down low – to quietly work on your next project away from the tempting distractions outside.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Trying To Survive: Ben Jamn reminisces about the journey to true contentment with his supportive partner on ‘My Love’

As he glances back at the long road to finding that elusive happy home away from the suffocating city smog and blazing lights, Ben Jamn knows that he has the backing of someone ready special who understands what it takes on ‘My Love‘.

Small-town kid, Ben Jamn is a determined West Virginia-based indie singer, rapper, and composer who assembles a nostalgic blend of uplifting soundscapes that takes you into a happy world again.

Ben Jamn is absolutely excellent on this stunning new single that has you drifting away into a daydream-filled state. With honest lyrics and smooth vocals which are a real ear-warmer, you feel like you are in a delightful trance to learn from his experiences. This is a striking moment when you know you need to get out of a busy environment, that is truly holding you back from being content in life.

My Love‘ from the multi-talented West Virginia-based singer, rapper, and composer Ben Jamn, is a peaceful single that has you smiling broadly. This is a well-constructed track that has you thinking about shifting into a much better frame of mind, that only brings you a picture that is replenished with loving memories. With a lost world spinning way too fast on its over-stimulated axis – this is a vital reminder that it’s probably best to live somewhere you can feel safe – and spend time outside in a garden with those who you truly care about.

Hear this brand new single on Spotify and see more via their IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Been A While: Boston’s Stephen Route returns to the top after dealing with adversity on ‘Up Now’

Taken off his 13-track ‘Being Me‘ album, Stephen Route shows us that he is inclined to see the fruits of his labour flourish on this bass-heavy new single all about steering in a lane others can only dream of on ‘Up Now‘.

Stephen Route is a well-respected Boston, Massachusetts-based indie hip-hop artist, sound engineer, music producer, and writer, who looks at music differently than most. He is a true visionary who loves to assist others with capturing their ideas and following through with the vision presented.

He’s been passionate about music from a young age and believes that the process of creating music should be an honest, inspiring, and most importantly, fun experience.” ~ Stephen Route

Showing us his hardcore bars that throws shade on other small-minded fools who are playing a childish game while you are making boss moves, Stephen Route is at his best on this hungry track that shows us his inner determination that can’t be taught. He was born a winner and flows with much conviction, on an underground beat that seems to suit this message just right.

Up Now‘ from the Boston, Massachusetts-based indie hip-hop artist, writer, sound engineer and music producer Stephen Route, is a statement track about seeing how the world works when you are down and almost out. After having to deal with many things that kicked him to the floor for a while, he has seen how others are begging for money as they see he is doing much better than before. Rapped with a contemplative bite and a look into the future, you feel that this is a multi-talented artist who has discovered so much about himself during a dark time previously.

Life is all about standing up tall when you are winning, as you vow never to go back to those character-testing moments when you doubted yourself to ever succeed.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see more news via his IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

UK Rapper JPOW comes in with all guns blazing in ‘Socially Anti’, featuring Kirsty Clarke

For his latest release, Socially Anti, rapper and songwriter JPOW teamed up with Kirsty Clarke, who brought a breath-taking dynamic to this hard and fast hit. Her folkishly light vocal timbre and innocently soulful yet sharp style was the perfect contrast against JPOW’s dominant bars that affirm he takes no prisoners when he steps to the mic.

Without a doubt, the South Coast-hailing UK independent artist is one of the hottest new names in the UK rap scene. He takes the usual lyrical rap tropes and runs them through his scathing wit. As for the instrumentals, you would be hard-pressed to find a bolder mix of tone and texture. With the melodic reminiscences to Cosmo Shelldrake and the quivering classical notes around the snappy bass-drenched beats, Socially Anti is as cinematic as it is galvanising.

Check out the official lyric video for Socially Anti via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast