Many cities are renowned for the Hip Hop artists they produce, but if you step outside of New York, LA and Detroit, you’ll encounter beguilingly distinctive Rap artists such as Sayii January.
Their latest single Eastside Hills captures the culture of their hometown of Athens, the sunny tonal warmth hits with intoxicating ambience while Sayii January’s evocatively melodious harmonic bars find perfect synergy with the deftly-crafted beats.
The old school jazzy sound may be a commonly-found nuance in contemporary Hip Hop, but when listening to Eastside Hills, it may as well have been the first time you get to drink in the trickling organic notes around the steady tempo of the Trap beats.
After hearing Eastside Hills, it is safe to say that if anyone can put Athens on the map for Hip Hop, it’s Sayii January.
You can check out their sensually approach to their sound for yourselves by heading over to iTunes now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast