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Medy Lema serves up pure serotonin in their latest high-vibe Hip Hop drop “Say to Me”

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Belgian-born, UK-based Hip Hop artist Medy Lema’s latest single “Say to Me” will have you sharing in the same exuberant energy it was produced with before the first verse has run through.

It’s sexy, it’s vibrant, it’s playful, more importantly, it does exactly what good high-vibe Hip Hop is supposed to, it pulls you away from reality and smothers you in good-vibes. Whatever mood you’re in when you hit play on Say to Me, I can guarantee it will be made better by the unparalleled level of ingenuity and soul. The multicultural rhythmically fire drop incorporates Afro beats around elements of Funk, Disco, House and Hip Hop to serve up pure urban aural alchemy.

You can check out Medy Lema’s fresh new drop for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Lo-Ke drops “Henny Nights”

Born in London, raised in France, and schooled in the USA, bi-national musician/rapper/producer Lo-Ke brings the summertime party with this upbeat-but-low-key (pun very much intended) electronic/reggaeton crossover track with producer Shadow Kyd.

Upfront hip-hop vocals meet Latin bachata-style rhythms, sparkling keys, and chilled out, Daddy Yankee-style 125 BPM.

It swings, in a dembow kind of way, under Lo-Ke’s tale of hot summer nights, Hennessy, missed flights, and waking up ‘with a cute girl on my right’, perfectly capturing those living for the moment, fairy-lighted steamy dancehall nights and hot, Latin, grooves.

You can check out Henny Nights via SoundCloud.

Review by Alex Holmes

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Mowille – “Sugar Daddy”: tongue-in-cheek summeriness that will stick in your head for days

Mowille is a UK-based Nigerian rapper known for recording in both English and his native Yoruba; for his latest, he’s partnered up with Damola Davis and Uchay to bring us the tongue-in-cheek ‘Sugar Daddy’. The track skirts around the boundaries of Afrobeat, hip-hop, and R&B whilst maintaining something playful and unique, all the while showcasing Mowille’s (occasionally on-the-line) humour.

Yeah, it’s probably not going to win any awards from the PC-brigade, but with a chorus this stormingly catchy, who cares? The lyrics are fun with a great hook, there’s some serious stylistic versatility across Mowille, Davis, and Uchay, and musically the track is bouncy, chilled, and uplifting all at the same time. Watch out for this one, it’s distinctive, frisky, and summery as hell, with a chorus that will stick in your head for days.

Check out Mowille on Spotify.

Review by Alex Holmes

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Afro Beats Meets Hip Hop in delz Latest Single “Go and Get Rich”

Houston-based Rapper & producer delz recently dropped his latest fiery New Wave Trap track “Go and Get Rich”. Fans of high-fire Hip Hop will want to pay attention.

Instead of using pure momentum to bring energy to the mix, delz utilised a smorgasbord of different vibrant influences and tones in Go and Get Rich. You’ll be able to pick up on nuances of Pop, Rock, and Afro Beats, the latter brings plenty of warmth to the grinding immersive track.

It’s all too easy to lose yourself in the high-vibe rhythms in Go and Get Rich, it’s infectious from the first hit. Delz is evidently one to watch, especially if you’re a fan of contemporary artists such as J. Cole or Travis Scott.

You can check out Go and Get Rich for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast