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Contemporary Hip Hop


Crazy1oftheday – Faded: Flawlessly High Fire New Wave Trap

Breaking Hip Hop artist Crazy1oftheday has dropped some seriously adrenalizing tracks since making their debut in 2016. The best introduction to his energetic Trap style is undoubtedly “Faded”.

Crazy1oftheday has amassed plenty of hype in their hometown of Chicago. But a universally connectable sound deserves international acclaim. With their wholesome approach to songwriting, there’s little room to wonder why plenty of New Wave Trap fans give their beats repeat attention. Behind every track produced by Crazy1oftheday is the intent to create a connectable soundscape. Whether he’s sharing his electric energy or cooking up beats for your vibe out playlists, you know he’s thrown his soul into it.

In Faded, the flawless multi-layered beats hit the perfect tempo to allow you to drink in the artists concisely metered bars and soak up the good vibes which Faded organically offers.

After hearing Faded, we can only hope that Crazy1oftheday has plenty more in the pipeline for 2020.

You can check out the official video to Crazy1oftheday’s standout single Faded for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Rep has dropped their resiliently inspiring Rap track “Mighty Men” featuring Tramel, MNPLY and True Justice

Breaking US Rap artist Rep has recently dropped their game-changer of a collaborative EP But He is Strong. While each track is a hit, the standout track Mighty Men contains the inspiring resilience which we all undoubtedly need to hear more of right now.

It’s in the media’s best interest to make things seem bleak. Yet, with Mighty Men, Rep illustrated that in light of current disparity, not everyone is living in fear. There’s something incredibly powerful about hearing the convictive repetition of “I ain’t scared” around intellectually inspired introspection.

The lyrics may be grounding, but ultimately, Mighty Men EP oozes an adrenalizing, empowering energy. Anticipate a smorgasbord of emotions to be invoked when you hit play on the slick and solid contemporary feat of Hip Hop.

You can check out Rep’s 2020 EP But He is Strong for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Wst. Taylor – Caneodoggmeetsperniel featuring Kaleo Jacobs and Estee Nack

Wst. Taylor dropped their 5-track Hip Hop EP “Gifted Underachiever” on May 29th. While each track is as powerful and arrestive as the last, you may want to pay special attention to Caneodoggmeetsperniel featuring Kaleo Jacobs and Estee Nack.

The intricately melodic feat of Hip Hop is sure to go down a storm with any fans of Yelawolf’s boundary-pushing fresh sound. In Caneodoggmeetsperniel, Wst. Taylor’s bars hook you in just as well as the vibrant atmospheric beats.

It’s easy to see big things in the pipeline for Wst. Taylor and their distinctive yet immediately accessible sound.

You can check out Caneodoggmeetsperniel for yourselves by heading over to Apple Music now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Savvydon Raxz has dropped their latest inspiringly fresh feat of high-vibe Hip Hop “Keep It Pimpin’”

If you’re looking for high-vibe Hip Hop, up and coming artist Savvydon Raxz’s recently released single Keep It Pimpin’ has an arsenal of inspirational good vibes alongside fiery fresh beats.

Savvydon Raxz found the perfect balance between authoritative Rap versing and connectable lyrical resonance while the intricately-layered Trap beats lay down organically orchestrated rhythms which have plenty of earworm potential.

There’s a visceral energy which spills from Savvydon Raxz’s approach to Hip Hop. Whether you’re an old school fan or prefer the modernistic approach to Trap, you’ll undoubtedly want to make room for the US artist on your playlists.

You can check out Savvydon Raxz’s single Keep It Pimpin for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


True Young Boss – True In It: Atmospherically Arrestive Hip Hop

Breaking Hip Hop artist True Young Boss dropped the video to their latest single True in It on April 19th. The release has already amassed plenty of hype, given the sheer level of magnetic attitude and convictive flair, it’s easy to see why.

True in It kicks off with a gritty doom-laden sampling of news reports before the mix shifts into gear and the atmospheric ambient Trap grind takes hold. The mix may be on the downtempo side, but your attention is unlikely to falter from the gripping track.

True Young Boss’ combination of Old School Rap bars and modernistic production ensures that there’s plenty of commercial appeal around their raw and resonant tracks. They’re definitely one to watch.

You can check out the official music video to True Young Boss’ latest single for yourselves via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Rap artist Dapp3r G has made their debut with their firestorm of a Trap hit “Flesh Flow”

Breaking Hip Hop artist Dapp3r G dropped their firestorm of a debut “Flesh Flow” on April 10th. If you’re keen to keep track of the hottest urban talent, you’ll want Dapp3r G on your radar and your playlists right about now.

The rhythmically tight Rap bars find the perfect meter alongside the energetic yet undemanding beats which make Flesh Flow all too easy to sink into and find the groove. Flesh Flow may be sitting right on the contemporary Trap curve, but even fans of Old School Hip Hop will find plenty to love about the track. Their lyrical flex and ability to cook up atmospheric beats isn’t something we get to hear every day.

You can check out Dapp3r G’s single Flesh Flow for yourselves via Apple Music or YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Stuttering Has Released Their Emotively-Driven Feat of Downtempo Hip Hop “Count Me Out”

London-based Rap artist Stuttering made a bruising first impression with their latest single “Count Me Out”.

While you’ll find plenty of self-indulgently morose Hip Hop on the airwaves, Stuttering succeeded in creating a raw track which allows the candid lyrical wit to really resonate without the track being defined by self-pity.

Instead, Stuttering’s honest introspection was an arrestive narrative to get locked into. The beats effortlessly pull you along and submerge you deeper into the relatable sentiment which inspired Count Me Out. Expect plenty of smooth hooks, a polished production, and plenty of affirmations that Stuttering is an artist with plenty of commercial potential. Any artist with the ability to convey such visceral connectable emotion is worth their weight in gold.

You can check out Count Me Out which dropped on April 19th, 2020 for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


J.F.T. is due to drop his evocative Alt Hip Hop track “Lost Love” featuring Merty Shango and Marcello Vieira


Fans of emotively-driven Alt Hip Hop will definitely want author and composer J.F.T on their radar before the drop of his latest single Lost Love featuring Merty Shango and Marcello Vieira which is due for release on May 15th, 2020.

With elements of Pop, RnB and Rock all weaved into the genre-defying soundscape, each progression will introduce you to a new evolution in sound. Hearing the Rock vocals alongside J.F.T.’s smooth poetic RnB Pop vocals doesn’t just add distinction to Lost Love, it makes the lovelorn scorn even more visceral.

The tentative pacing of the Rap bars allows the weight of the lyrics to efficaciously resonate in Lost Love, you’ll be hanging on each deftly placed word which sits against the rattle of the atmospherically smooth Trap beats.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Lost Love for yourselves. In the meantime, you can head over to J.F.T.’s official site.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Bozaay – When I’m Gone: Candidly Resonant Melodic Hip Hop

If there’s any Hip Hop artist worth putting on your radar in 2020, it’s Bozaay. With their latest soul-steeped downtempo hit When I’m Gone the candidly resonant lyrics effortlessly draw you into the intensely emotive track.

If you find truly honest feats of Hip Hop as refreshing as I do, you’ll be bowled over by the sincerity contained in When I’m Gone.

The melodies in the Lo-Fi Trap hit may have been kept light, but the weight of the emotion certainly hasn’t. The short and bitter-sweet hit runs through Bozaay’s introspective when it comes to post-humorous status giving you a stark reminder of your own mortality. But despite the melancholy which has been thrown into the mix, the vibrancy of the notes offer nuances of optimism and resilience.

You can check out Bozaay’s single When I’m Gone which was released on March 24th for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Lucky Swami – $wipe icard: Atmospherically Fresh Dark Hip Hop

Lucky Swami and Foolish G teamed up once more to create a darkly atmospheric feat of Hip Hop with their 2020 release $wipe icard.

If you’re a fan of Rap tracks which offer beats which are just as authoritative as the Rap bars, you’ll undoubtedly want to make $wipe icard a firm fixture on your playlists. It boasts old school lyrical conviction while making sure it is bang on trend with the polished bass-heavy Alt Trap beats.

There may be plenty of energy thrown into the ensnaring mix, but thanks to the easy melodic groove of the ominous track, it’s one you can easily slip into.

You can check out Lucky Swami’s tracks for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast