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Rico B – No Hooks: An Atmospherically Bass-Driven Hip Hop Debut

Rico B has joined a plethora of Hip Hop artists who have made their debut in 2020, still, he definitely didn’t fail to make an impression. Their first single “No Hook” is a certifiable indication of plenty more fresh new drops to come from the US artist.

They’re rolling with their own unfuckwithably convictive attitude in No Hook, which is a fairly misleading title, you’ll be hooked in this atmospheric bass-driven mix from the moment you hit play. The vibe may be fairly ominous, yet, the Boom Bap mix has plenty of accessibly personable distinction to throw your way.

You can check out Rico B’s debut for yourselves by heading over to Deezer.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Gainesville rapper GB Zizzy shows his growth on ”Racks”

GB Zizzy is a multi-talented guy. He is a rapper, gamer, vlogger, prankster and does reaction videos. The reaction here is positive on his new trap-filled ”Racks”.

Taken off ”Forever In Control”, ”Racks” is a real talent who struts in with lots of confidence and doesn’t seem to mind the haters. He is tying not to let them get to him and he rides the beat like a seasoned pro on this hot new Hip Hop track.

GB Zizzy is a real new talent in the game and he has lots of interests. The flow is fly with the new school trap beat. I personally prefer boom bap but this is a quality song that shows the potential of this new artist. With lots of time to craft his style and lyrics to burn, GB Zizzy is on his way to the top with ”Racks”.

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Head to YouTube for this fly new track with Gucci swag.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen


Young Sham – BlokBoy: Antagonistically Authoritative Boom Bap

Boston-based Hip Hop artist Young Sham cooked up a magnetically immersive drop with their latest single “BlokBoy” which was released earlier this year.

Boom Bap fans, in particular, are definitely going to want to pay attention to the authoritative yet antagonistically playful track. Young Sham’s lyrical wit is perceptible in every verse in the short but not so sweet mix which was produced by beatsbyneco.

Their deadpan rap delivery sits against deep ominous keys while the 808s lay down a rhythm which offers plenty of grind and make it all too easy to get hooked in the flow of BlokBoy.

It’s easy to see why we’re not the only ones getting hyped about Young Sham’s instantly arrestive approach to Hip Hop. There may be plenty of familiar elements, yet, he’s undoubtedly made the style their own.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Ill Advanced takes you back to the prohibition era with their latest Hip Hop track “Fisherman”

Pittsburgh Hip Hop artist Ill Advanced dropped their latest track Fisherman on January 2nd. Before the prelude had even run through, we had the affirmation that Ill Advanced is bringing fresh new ingenuity to Hip Hop.

The decadently archaic Boom Bap single doesn’t just offer the same old Jazzy tones. Instead, it throws you right back into the prohibition era with jaunty uplifting notes in the mix alongside the steady and soft flow of the Boom Bap beats.

Ill Advanced definitely didn’t hold back with their Rap verses either. You’ll get a sure enough serving of playful, witty charisma through those, found in both the versing and the lyrics.

You can download Fisherman for free by heading over to Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Telephone Switches has dropped their latest High Fire Boom Bap Track “Ghosts in ‘Em”

“Ghosts in ‘Em” is the latest Boom Bap Hip Hop track from up and coming artist Telephone Switches which comes with enough reverberant bass to shake the cobwebs off your Alt Hip Hop playlists.

The Rap bars run like metaphysical poetry into plenty of mic drop revelations, yet the narratively compelling lyrics keep to their relentless pace allowing you to get lost in the pure ingenuity.

Through the intellect contained in Ghosts in ‘Em alone, it’s a standout hit, but the stylish, atmospheric beats allow the witty sentiment to come with a jaw-drop guarantee.

The dead-pan delivery of the lyrics enabled Ghosts in ‘Em to be one of the most transfixing Hip Hop tracks I’ve heard. And now I’m incredibly aware that I’ve never had the pleasure of describing Hip Hop as transfixing before. Do you need any more of a reason to put them on your radar?

You can stream and download Telephone Switches’ latest single Ghosts in ‘Em which dropped on October 27th via Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


RÒGAN and ØMEGA teamed up to lead the way on the revival of the Battle Rap era with “Different with It”

Breaking Irish Rap artists RÒGAN and ØMEGA teamed up to create the darkly explorative modern Hip Hop track “Different with It” which any fans of the Boom Bap beat style will undoubtedly want to check out.

There may be plenty of Old School Battle Rap nostalgia weaved into the mix, but the two artists definitely didn’t fail to stamp down their authoritative, intellectual style with Different with It; essentially making the track exactly what it says on the tin.

With atmospherically cavernous beats, RÒGAN x ØMEGA had the perfect platform for their grimy, convictive Rap bars which contained all of the ingenuity and wit you could ask for.

You can check out Different with It for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast