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Future-proof The Youth: Erik “Blu2th” Griggs rises up outstandingly on the vitally important revolutionary anthem ‘IS IT THE END OR THE BEGINNING’ (feat. Hopsin)

Recorded at the legendary Dr Dre’s house and featuring one the rawest emcees in the game, Erik “Blu2th” Griggs shows the world that he can do it the indie way on his massively impressive debut single that will have you turning the volume up to the max called ‘IS IT THE END OR THE BEGINNING(feat. Hopsin).

Erik “Blu2th” Griggs is a world class American multi-instrumentalist, renowned music producer, and prolific songwriter. He was born in Ohio, raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and is currently living in busy Los Angeles, California.

He is best known for his involvement in the song ‘No Air, with Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown. On No Air, he’s the principle writer and co-producer with The Underdogs. He has written with the likes of The Underdogs, Tim & Bob, and Babyface to name a few. In his first three years in the industry, his work earned him a People’s Choice award, a BMI Song of the Year award, and a Grammy nomination.” – Erik “Blu2th” Griggs

The absorbing vocals are top quality here with a smooth beat that is haunting and has your attention totally locked in. The raps are raw and emotionally charged, as the lyrics combine to tell a story that seems to be so common in the USA right now. Things need to change as quick as possible before the rocks fall apart even further to cause a landslide like none other – with so many leaving Los Angeles already – to avoid the absolute mess that seems to be spilling all over messily like an overturned oil tanker.

IS IT THE END OR THE BEGINNING’ (feat. Hopsin) from Erik “Blu2th” Griggs, captures 2021 perfectly and has us invited into the stressful world that so many men and women of color see and face in America currently. Things are an absolute shambles currently with way too many dying for no reason, prisons full of people who shouldn’t be there, and a huge distrust with the law who should be there to help its citizens. This is a tremendous track that will strike heavily into your heart, as you wonder what and where the solutions will come from, before total carnage destroys even more innocent lives.

This might be one of the most criminally underrated and vitally important messages of 2021 already. Its up to us to open up our eyes and choose who to support. True peace needs to prevail, not unnecessarily profitable war. Black Lives Matter.

See this excellent music video on YouTube and follow his incredibly inspiring journey via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

LUV Cleo expresses his hurt with self-aware ”Life Under Vanity”

Washington, USA native LUV Cleo is tired of all the vanity out there in the world and he isn’t alone. He has just dropped another punchy R&B/Hip Hop summer ride-along anthem for 2020 with ”Life Under Vanity”.

After falling in love and the relationship not working out, this is a resentful track that showers us with a bouncy beat that will keep those pool parties in good spirits come summer time. LUV Cleo is top form here and knows that he won’t get anything free in life, he needs to be the one to go and grab his dreams and make them goals. Wasting time with someone that isn’t in it for the long haul & wasting time with other haters, just isn’t going to fly with him anymore. This shows a growing maturity from the young Emcee/Singer and not being in this music game for the wrong reasons is only going to help him rise up the charts.

Justin Ennis aka LUV Cleo from Washington shows us his vulnerable side with outstanding results and ”Life Under Vanity” hits the nail on the head, focusing on the fake & flaky environment that currently engulfs large parts of the youth generation right now in 2020.

Hear more from this growing Emcee who is stepping up his game all the time on SoundCloud.

Review by Llewelyn Screen

REWIND – Hey Child: Euphorically Tensile Progressive House

Think of all the key components needed to create a perfect euphoric Progressive House anthem. Then hit play on the radio edit of REWIND’s club hit “Hey Child” and count them as they work under the deft rhythmic mastery of the up and coming artist and producer.

The Radio Edit of Hey Child makes the high-octane vivid mix perfect for your multi-purpose playlists. But let’s face it, tracks such as Hey Child were born to become floor-filling anthems. Even in the frosty grips of January, Hey Child will have you feeling the Summer festival heat.

Hey Child Kicks off with teasing sauntering rhythms before the track seamlessly switches into a serving of unadulterated tensile energy. Thanks to the almost instantaneous hook which follows the prelude, you’ll be suitably immersed for when REWIND hits you with soaring melodies and dizzying climaxes.

You can check out Hey Child for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast