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2020 Hip Hop

US Rap artist Threeseven delivers inspiring resilience with ‘Due Time’

With dark and bouncy light textures all interweaving in the colossal new drop ‘Due Time’ from Rap legend Threeseven, you’ll be immersed from the first verse.

From there on out, you’ll be locked into the masterful grind which follows a mesmeric pace, making it impossible not to get locked into the introspective-deep lyrics. If you want to hear what raw convictive resilience sounds like, hit play and find out.

Without any hint of self-aggrandized ego, Threeseven serves pure determination through the lyrics in Due Time. It really is only a matter of time before big things start to happen for them and their evocatively compelling sound.

You can check out Due Time for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Anomaly Da’ God melds minimalistic Hip Hop with poetry in ‘Spoken Word’

Mindful and gently inspiring lyricism takes the lead in up and coming Hip Hop artist Anomaly Da’ God’s standout single ‘Spoken Word’ which dropped earlier this year.

Spoken Word transcends archetypal vibe-out Hip Hop by offering rhythmic catharsis which will leave you mellow, while the meta lyricism will set your synapses alight as it allows you to realise that it doesn’t matter how insane 2020 gets, if you’re operating on a higher level, you’ll still be able to achieve a level of zen. More pertinently, Anomaly Da’ God serves a melodic reminder that external chaos is no excuse to put your aspirations on hold.

The ambiently minimalistic dreamy beats give plenty of room for the wisdom to resonate in the slow tempo mix which definitely should be considered for your sanity-saving playlists.

You can check out Spoken Word by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

The ultimate underdog rises to make his mark: Versvs shows his lyrical prowess on ‘Enough for You’ (ft Royce Da 5’9″)

With an ominously brooding start, the haunting beat sweeps in and takes all the dust away with a fiery ripper of a track that hits the middle stump. Italian/Canadian emcee Versvs busts in with his energetic flow on ‘Enough for You‘ which features Detroit heavyweight Royce Da 5’9″.

This is the 2nd single on the latest full album –‘Invisible’– and is a powerfully struck Hip Hop track that sparks lightning into your ears. This is about feeling that some people don’t have enough respect for you when they should. Haters are going to always hate but this young rapper is on a mission to make his name in a crowded roster of Hip Hop artists- that have flooded the airwaves with mostly garbage music that has no skill at all. Luckily, this is high grade music with substance.

His ferocious bars are easy to appreciate and having a legend to feature on your track adds an extra bit of spice, to an already excellent song.

Versvs is clearly the underdog and he thrives in this role, his lyrics are cutting edge and the delivery bites hard like a hungry rapper should. Royce Da 5’9″ adds his legendary flow with ultimate precision, each word is meaningful and you can’t help but appreciate greatness when you hear it. This is a new single to take note of, this is that special flow that is so lacking in modern day Hip Hop.

Hear this exciting new single on Spotify and find out more on Insta.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Celebrate the end of 2020 with Burniscous’ darkly fierce single “The Years Almost Over”

Celebrate the prospect of 2020 ending with breaking Hip Hop artist Burniscous’ latest drop “The Years Almost Over”. With plenty of space between the lyrics, each of the lines delivered will hit with sonorous impact.

If New Year’s Eve always leaves you laden with insidious emotion, this atmospherically fierce track is the perfect mix to fall into and allow the nihilistic tones to resonate with your own.

With an accessible old-school production which pays ode to ’80s and 90s Hip Hop and the visceral distinction found in Burniscous’ bars, it’s hard not to hear the commercial potential in the artist’s unapologetically authentic sound. You’ll want them on your radar sooner than later.

You can check out The Years Almost Over by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Jai T takes introspective-deep Hip Hop to an ethereal new level with ‘Soldier’

With each new release from US Rap artist Jai T, the airwaves get a new demonstration of their versatility. With the release of their 2020 EP ‘Eclipse’, their dynamism and enigmatic prowess has never been more prominent.

‘Soldier’ is the perfect introduction to their introspective-deep wit-laden lyricism, but the true distinction within their sound is undoubtedly found within the style of the production. It isn’t every day that I get the pleasure of describing Hip Hop as ethereal, but you’d struggle to find a better adjective to allude to transfixing shimmering reverb which wraps around the tight synergistic beats.

You can check out Jai T’s latest track via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

‘Shadows of a Kid’: The story of how life can take the innocence from you so quickly from young rapper Joseph Milton

When a new rapper hits the scene it can either go three ways. Either they crash and burn early, they have one good song and disappear or there is long-lasting success. ‘Shadows of a Kid‘, the lead single from the self-tilted EP of the same name from new emcee Joseph Milton, seems to fall in the latter category.

With an honest depiction of his life and how things are now in a soul-searching mode, this is a new Hip Hop track with plenty of bite and grit- just what the genre was invented for. To take real stories and make them real to listeners all over the world, is the American dream.

Shadows of a Kid‘ from the young and supremely gifted rapper Joseph Milton delves deep into memories from his youth, remembering when life was a lot simpler. This is a Hip Hop track with so much potential, the lyrical ability is quite phenomenally put together and delivered like a real professional who has so much hunger.

With this type of sword-like cutting edge to his arsenal, this is an exciting time for a genre that seems to be losing its previous dominance of music fans worldwide. A new hero has just made his cape and we are here to be saved.

Here is the Spotify link to hear this Hip Hop gemstone.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Canadian trailblazer SVLM offers a high-vibe Hip Hop playlist staple with ‘Six Speed’

SVLM has already taken the Canadian Hip Hop scene by storm, after the release of their latest track, Six Speed, he’s about to tempestuously dominate international airwaves.

The high-vibe grooves paired with their charismatically-energetic personality made an earworm out of Six Speed, which is anything but mechanical despite the romantically meta automotive focus of the track.

Their ability to infuse their endearing personality in the music video made it impossible not to warm to SVLM. Their commercial potential is undeniable. Don’t just watch this space, get behind one of the most eccentrically magnetic artists dropping tracks in 2020.

You can check out the cinematic official music video which dropped on October 30th for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Mix up your Trap playlists with JMisJustMe’s latest single “Westend”

JMisJustMe never fails to cook up an indulgent vibe with his tracks, his latest single Westend is no exception.

With the intricately light Trap instrumentals, you’re invited to slip into the mellifluously indulgent mix, with JMisJustMe’s vocals, you’re offered a connection. The verses run through at a steady pace to make sure that every syllable in the masterfully metered bars hits hard.

As the track progresses, the instrumentals start to offer psychotropic effects as they kaleidoscopically run through the low-tempo mix which will definitely mix up your ambient vibe-out playlists. The evolutionary nature of the track ensures that you’re transfixed until the outro when JMisJustMe starts to teasingly reveal his playfully enigmatic side. You’ll undoubtedly be itching to hear more from the artist once you get a taste of what is on offer in Westend. Get them on your radar.

You can check out the official video to Westend for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Juufro has made their 2020 debut with the ensnaring retro-futuristic Rap track “In Da Bag”

Floridian Rap artist Juufro has the flow, he’s got the fire, and now he’s got the ultimate testament to their blazing talent with the retro-futuristic Hip Hop drop “In Da Bag”.

The relentless pacing of the mix almost makes listening to it unravel a hypnotic experience. From the first verse, you’ll be locked into their ensnaring Rap bars which find perfect synergy with the rounded tonally explorative beats.

Even though some of the lyrical hooks are scathing, there’s still an ominous playfulness to the track which makes it all too easy to warm to Juufro from the first hit.

Any fans of J. Cole, Snoop Dogg, The Notorious B.I.G. and Jack Harlow will definitely want to give this release some attention.

You can check out In Da Bag for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Nia Monae’ smashes through the 2020 apathy with her empowering Hip Hop drop “Level Up”

Trailblazing Rap artist Nia Monae’ dropped the official music video to her inspirationally fierce new Hip Hop track “Level Up” on October 8th. It could probably be considered as one of the timeliest drops of 2020.

Level Up hit the airwaves at a time where our collective apathy was running at an all-time high. It is a fiery reminder that even though it may feel like you’re losing control, you’re in charge of levelling up, and no one else.

Nia Monae’s unfuckwithable energy finds perfect synergy with the Trap-style beats which bring just as much momentum to the mix. If you’re in need of an aural pick me up, hit play, the empowerment will quickly resonate.

You can check out the official music video to Nia Monae’s single Level Up for yourselves by heading over YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast