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Coy Bowyer proves to be ‘One in a Million’ with their latest single

Northern Virginia-hailing alt-hip hop artist Coy Bowyer has made a stunning debut with the release of their poetically powerful EP, ‘Not Always, Tomorrow’.

The lead single ‘One in a Million’ is the perfect introduction to their immersive style which becomes cinematic through the way it spills imagery by matching the tone with the narrative lyrics.

One in a Million may run through with a slightly sombre feel as Coy Bowyer exposes their romantic regret, but the ardent passion which runs through the alt take on trap allows the lofty and minimalist production to drip-feed you serotonin as you listen to the sparse, hazy instrumentals.

One in a Million is available via apple music.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Crillfingers brings in the future of Hip Hop with “Redemption”

https://soundcloud.com/crillfingers/crillfingers-redemption

If you’re looking for redemption in the form of a wit-soaked atmospheric feat of Alt Hip Hop, hit play on the latest colossal drop from the trailblazing artist Crillfingers.

If you thought Saul Williams could achieve an enticingly ominous tone, you may just feel chills creeping across you as you follow the fast-paced progressions in Redemption which comes with complete with an entrancingly tribalistic feel.

When most Rap artist claim that their sound is the future, they’re usually wrong. But God damn, it’s hard to argue with Crillfingers after they dropped Redemption in Sept 2020. Get them on your radar.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Sai inspires optimism with their standout downtempo Hip Hop track “Blessings in Time”

https://music.apple.com/us/album/blessings-in-time/1520355592?i=1520355594

2020 has sucked in pretty much every capacity aside from the new music is being born from these perplexing and anger-inducing times. Breaking Hip Hop artist Sai dropped their new album on XVII on July 10th and poured some much-needed soul onto the airwaves.

Each of the tracks on the release possesses the ability to leave you feeling uplifted, but you’ll practically reach a new plateau when you hit play on Blessings in Time. The Jazz-laden downtempo feat of RnB-infused Hip Hop feels more insightful and inspirational with every listen. And that’s not the only reason while you’ll want to give Blessings in Time plenty of repeat attention.

The authentic, accessible and expressive mix is exactly the kind of music we need on the airwaves today. It’s raw, it’s honest, it’s humble, but most importantly, it has the potential to organically offer good vibes.

You can check out Sai’s single Blessings in Time via Apple Music now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

BiggslimeMO has given the evolution of Hip Hop a brand-new direction with “On the Way”

https://soundcloud.com/bigslimemo/biggslimemo-on-the-way

Floridian Rap artist BiggslimeMO has dropped one of the freshest new evolutions in Hip Hop we’ve heard so far this year. On the Way may just have the power to unite fans of the Old School with Trap kids.

With their most arrestive track released to date, you’ve got the fresh, snappy, high-vibe instrumentals paired with clean, steady and notably ingenious Rap bars. Yet, the first thing that will hit you when you hit play on the smooth and polished mix is the vibe which BiggslimeMO effortlessly offers. They’ve dialled back the swagger to serve up a lyrically raw and laidback feat of Hip Hop which feels more candid and intimate with every listen.

You can check out BiggslimeMO’s latest single for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Haji Outlaw brings out a song to bounce to with ‘Tits No Bible’

Haji Outlaw returns with a song like no other I’ve ever heard on ‘Tits No Bible‘.

Haji Outlaw is a beat maker, comedian and also an established writer. His artistry has contributed to The Eric Andre Show along with other television networks.

The soulful Haji has a deep voice that bellows through the speakers on this one. The 1 minute 49 minute song holds in the air and you get sidetracked as memories of a party start to hold. The mood is full of candles and dim lit to encapsulate the fire of the night. This feels like a song made in the 50’s and is full of appreciation for the ladies.

Haji Outlaw’s ‘Tits No Bible‘ is an ode to the underground soul artist that make music that they love and don’t make music for radio. He is an outlaw of the music scene and this is fine by him.

Stream here on Spotify.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen