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Blues Hip Hop

MISSISSIPPI SNO raps the Delta blues in his antithesis of a love song, THE WHORE SONG

The Texas-born, Mississippi-raised rapper, producer and independent record label owner, MISSISSIPPI SNO, began his 15-year career with the inspiration of Tupac and Notorious B.I.G; along the way, he’s produced everyone from Frank Whyte to XOXO CoCo and collaborated with Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, Wu-Tang Clan and Sean Kingston.

He’s performed and promoted his music in all 50 states; now he is here with his seminal rap track, THE WHORE SONG, which oozes twangy Delta blues around the solid beats and the uninhibited bars, which construct the ultimate antithesis of a love song. Usually, breakup tracks are filled with perfectly poised and flowery language that no one would usually use to refer to their ex; in the process, they give unrealistic romantic expectations of the dumping experience.

MISSISSIPPI SNO may have used language that would lead to offence from the types of people that reach the height of pleasure when they get their backs up, but we’re more than here for the raw honesty which runs in the same vein of Insane Clown Posse.

Stream THE WHORE SONG on Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Hip hop and blues fusionist Avery Jacob has released his latest cavernous stormer of a single

Vibe alchemist and hip hop/blues fusionist, Avery Jacob has been on our radar ever since the release of their 2019 single, Sprit Cookin’. With his ability to exude the charisma of 1,000 cult leaders, we couldn’t help getting excited about how they’d follow on from the stormer of a soul-filling single.

Now that the world is infinitely more dystopic and depressing than when we were introduced to Avery Jacob, his luminary style is more visceral than ever. Their most recent release, ‘Storm Coming’, lyrically reflects the depressive thoughts which have implanted in our minds over the last 12 months as drum rolls trigger a tribal impulse to get adrenalized instead of apathetic.

The cavernous rolls of thunder which join Avery Jacob’s signature bluesy acoustic bass bends is enough to make Gwen Stefani’s Hollaback Girl sound tame. Hit play, and you’ll find out how Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction felt during the adrenaline-shot-to-the-heart scene.

Storm Coming is available to stream via Spotify.

Head over to their official website for more info and ways to listen.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Orie Adams – Runaway Again: A Rhythmically Rendered Hip Hop Earworm

No Hip Hop instrumentals in 2020 have caught our attention in quite the same way as the enticing rhythms in Orie Adams’ latest single Runaway Again.

Winding Blues Rock guitar licks weave around the steady percussion and emotively weighted pensive notes to create the perfect platform for Orie Adams’ smooth, witty and charisma-soaked bars. There’s an effortless synergy between the beats and the steady soulful bars.

It’s all too easy to warm to Orie Adams as an artist, and it’s definitely not every day that we can say that. Quite honestly, he offers a sound which you could easily get obsessed with. At the very least, you’ll want to make Runaway Again a firm fixture of your Alt Melodic Hip Hop playlists. It’s an urban earworm which just won’t quit.

You can check out the official video to Orie Adams’ single Runaway Again which premiered on March 20th via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast