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

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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

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Hervé Claude has released their exotically inviting instrumental soul single “Freeze”

Hervé Claude didn’t need lyrics or vocals to infuse plenty of soul into their exotically inviting soundscape “Freeze” which can be found on their dreamy 2020 album “Saturday Morning

The hazy single plays with ambient EDM and instrumental Hip Hop textures to keep you guessing where the seamlessly mellifluous progressions are going to take you next. Spoiler: if you surrender to their tranquilly resolving vibes, you’ll be guided into a zen state of mind where it’s possible to forget the chaos of the external world and become one with this sublime feat of soulful ambience.

If you could use some aural catharsis, Hervé Claude’s 2020 album has you covered.

You can check out Hervé Claude’s single Freeze along with the rest of the album by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Vibe out with Dirk Diggler’s transfixing Ambient Trap single “VONTAZE BURFICT”

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Every now and again, you’ll hit play on a Hip Hop track which utterly consumes you from the first verse. If it’s been a while since you’ve struck aural Rap gold, hit play on Dirk Diggler’s standout single VONTAZE BURFICT.

It’s playful, it’s convictive and it offers a fresh new approach to Party Hip Hop. While the beats will leave you hypnotised, Dirk Diggler’s bars which rest atop of them get you in the mood for hedonism.

VONTAZE BURFICT is just one of the tracks which you’ll find on their 2020 release CODIRK-19, while each track is as indulgent as the last, VONTAZE BURFICT is a mould-breaking feat of Trap which is all too easy to connect with.

You can check out Dirk Diggler’s track VONTAZE BURFICT for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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JoeTheRapper flexes their grounding lyrical ingenuity and experimental Hip Hop style in their 2020 EP “NOVAD II”

If you love discovering authentic breaking Hip Hop artists as much as we do, prepare to be awe-struck by JoeTheRapper’s 2020 EP “NOVAD II”.

The 5 tracks may differ in tempo and tone, but they all offer striking emotion which spills from JoeTheRapper’s connectable soulful Bars which consistently lay down witty relatable introspection over the jazzy warm beats.

All of the tracks instilled visceral emotion. But no track hit harder than TOXIC. We all know toxic and abusive relationships exist, but so infrequently do they become the subject of tracks – of any genre.

I’ll never forget the resounding impact of TOXIC and JoeTheRapper’s attack on Toxic behaviour which gets to the heart of the issue without losing empathy. It left me the affirmation that if JoeTheRapper steps to the mic, he’ll always have something to say that’s worth hearing.

You can check out JoeTheRapper’s latest release NOVAD II via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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”No Man Like Me” is confident new summer release from RnB Ghana native Juic3Boy

Juic3Boy is in the zone right now and lyrically flows with lots of swagger on his new single. This track has all the summer time energy and lots of imminent slow dancing is expected. This is a R&B release with all the right moves and gets you in the mood for chilling in the sun with your crew and laughing with that special person in your life.

”No Man Like Me” is all about believing in yourself and doing what you know you are destined for. Canada based and Ghana born, Juic3Boy is a name on the rise and he knows it. Fully determined to take charge and make something memorable happen in this music game, he is on the right path to go all the way to the top of the charts.

With a smooth voice and all the right moves, R&B/Hip Hop artist Juic3Boy is a name to watch on the world music scene as this is a great song to make us forget about current worries. He has a way of getting the vibe just right with his silky vocals and sexy lyrics that both men and ladies will certainly enjoy. ”No Man Like Me is destined to be blared out of many a speaker this summer and beyond with Juic3Boy at the front, getting the party started.

Stream this song now via Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Maxxid – WAVES: Ukulele-Based Chill Hop Beats

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The ukulele will probably never be the most popular instrument in the world, for the most part, that’s due to Folk artists orchestrating grating jangly melodies.

But ukulele-based chill Hip Hop beats? That’s something that everyone needs to hit play on at least once. So, it’s a good thing up and coming Hip Hop artist Maxxid has recently dropped their Lo-Fi vibe-out track “WAVES”. Aptly, the track is hypnotically wavy. As the beats work their way around the intricately transcendental melodies, Maxxid lays down his harmonically magnetic soft vocals which make you realise that Hip Hop and poetry aren’t all that loosely connected. Especially when a ukulele was thrown into the mix.

Naturally, we’re all too excited to hear what Maxxid serves up next – with their pioneering approach to contemporary music, pretty much anything is possible.

You can check out Maxxid’s latest single WAVES for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast