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Sharpshooter (S.S) proves to be a lyrical force to be reckoned with in their single, ‘Legendary’

Pennsylvania hip hop artist Sharpshooter (S.S) has been creating hip hop for 15 years, always staying on-trend and in tune with current issues around injustice, as his 2020 album, ‘This Ain’t Nothin’ 4’ proves.

The standout single, ‘Legendary’, allows Sharpshooter (S.S) to exercise their lyrical wit and shine an all-baring light on the conflicting duality in our lived experiences.

With a nod to the struggles of introverts who want to succeed, the increasing toxicity of our digital world and music fans tendencies to not heed the wisdom in lyricism, Sharpshooter (S.S) has plenty to say and all of the talent and precision to ensure that his lyricism hits hard. With his convictive poetic precision, he is definitely worthy of his moniker. But under all that talent, there’s a magnetic charisma and soul which makes it all too easy for their razor-sharp analogies to blow your mind.

Check out Sharpshooter (S.S)’s album This Ain’t Nothin’ 4 via Spotify. Ironically, it is everything a die-hard hip hop fan could ask for.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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US Rap artist Threeseven delivers inspiring resilience with ‘Due Time’

With dark and bouncy light textures all interweaving in the colossal new drop ‘Due Time’ from Rap legend Threeseven, you’ll be immersed from the first verse.

From there on out, you’ll be locked into the masterful grind which follows a mesmeric pace, making it impossible not to get locked into the introspective-deep lyrics. If you want to hear what raw convictive resilience sounds like, hit play and find out.

Without any hint of self-aggrandized ego, Threeseven serves pure determination through the lyrics in Due Time. It really is only a matter of time before big things start to happen for them and their evocatively compelling sound.

You can check out Due Time for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jai T takes introspective-deep Hip Hop to an ethereal new level with ‘Soldier’

With each new release from US Rap artist Jai T, the airwaves get a new demonstration of their versatility. With the release of their 2020 EP ‘Eclipse’, their dynamism and enigmatic prowess has never been more prominent.

‘Soldier’ is the perfect introduction to their introspective-deep wit-laden lyricism, but the true distinction within their sound is undoubtedly found within the style of the production. It isn’t every day that I get the pleasure of describing Hip Hop as ethereal, but you’d struggle to find a better adjective to allude to transfixing shimmering reverb which wraps around the tight synergistic beats.

You can check out Jai T’s latest track via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Canadian trailblazer SVLM offers a high-vibe Hip Hop playlist staple with ‘Six Speed’

SVLM has already taken the Canadian Hip Hop scene by storm, after the release of their latest track, Six Speed, he’s about to tempestuously dominate international airwaves.

The high-vibe grooves paired with their charismatically-energetic personality made an earworm out of Six Speed, which is anything but mechanical despite the romantically meta automotive focus of the track.

Their ability to infuse their endearing personality in the music video made it impossible not to warm to SVLM. Their commercial potential is undeniable. Don’t just watch this space, get behind one of the most eccentrically magnetic artists dropping tracks in 2020.

You can check out the cinematic official music video which dropped on October 30th for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Get lost in the fierce flow of 2ODIAC’s Hip Hop drop ‘TUT’

Up and coming Hip Hop artist 2ODIAC dropped one of the hottest tracks of 2020 with TUT, if you missed it, it is our pleasure to introduce you to the fierce instrumental flow and Rap verses which may as well have been spat by a viper.

TUT runs through as a visceral offering of Old School Hip Hop and New Wave Trap, with plenty of theatrical touches to the mix, 2ODIAC brings the vitality which the airwaves have been crying out for.

If the future of Hip Hop was placed in his hands, it would be more than safe. His tracks evoke emotion and arrest rhythmic pulses simultaneously. What more could you possibly ask for?

You can check out the official video to TUT for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Hip Hop artist Sealy Troh lays down mischievously savage lines in their latest release “Mallrat”

Up and coming Hip Hop artist Sealy Troh dropped their latest single Mallrat on September 18th. Any fans of Kevin Smith’s cult 1995 hit will definitely want to hit play. It may not be as grungy, but the grunge has been replaced with a flawless urban grind which allows the track to utterly dominate your consciousness. Expect the energy of the track to stay with you long after it has faded out too.

All artists give away their level of intelligence in their music, you’ll find plenty of ingenuity in this mischievously savage track as Sealy Troh lays down their witty observations. “Freak hoes, no clothes, only lord knows” … if I could go people-watching with anyone in the world, it would be Sealy Troh.

Mallrat is available to stream on all major platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast  

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Prepare to be ensnared by Travis’ fresh new Hip Hop drop “Millionaire Dreams”

Up and coming Hip Hop artist Travis lays our common lavish fantasies in front of us with their energetic standout track “Millionaire Dreams”.

The track tells a frequently told rags to riches story, but it has never quite been delivered like this before. Travis attacks the track with aggressive, perfectly-metered Rap bars which lock into the stylistically fresh EDM Hip Hop beats which find the optimal tempo for the instrumental hooks to ensnare you and to keep you immersed.

Most artists can only hope to fall in line with common trends. Yet, with Millionaire Dreams, Travis utilised their ingenuity to ensure that they were well and truly ahead of the curve.

You can check out Millionaire Dreams for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Movie Monroe – Goddess Girl: The Sincerest Hip Hop Track You’ll Hear This Year

Trailblazing Hip Hop artist Movie Monroe is on fire 2020, we might be living in a time of unpredictable chaos, but at least we can rely on Movie Monroe to drop a transfixingly mesmeric track with each new release.

Goddess Girl is a smooth, blissful production, infused with warm reverb around the solid rattle of the 808s. The instrumentals offer waves of catharsis while Movie Monroe unapologetically brings a potent hit of Romanticism into the mix. I’m not sure if you drink in the lyrics as the track runs through, or the lyrics drink you in through their absorbing wit and the almost tear-inducing sincerity.

Goddess Girl isn’t just a solid track. It’s a solid track with the ability to get under your skin and test your soul’s capacity for feeling.

You can check out movie Monroe’s latest drop by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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GD4L has paired their blazing beats with catchy lyricism yet again with “Time on Time”

Up and coming rapper GD4L has recently dropped their ground-breaking release Time on Time. After two years tearing up the underground with their blazing beats and catchy lyricism, GD4L attracted plenty of hype around their relentlessly flawless grind.

Yet, Time on Time stands as the perfect testament to how far their sound has come. Any fans of NAS, Biggie, Jay Z and Kanye are sure to appreciate the nuance behind his freshly crafted sound which finds a synergetic balance between mesmeric instrumental grooves and resounding lyrical conviction.

You can’t help but drink in the high-vibe empowerment which this record feeds you. Do yourselves a favour, hit play.

You can check out Time on Time for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Chiron Loxton – Hotshot: Grimily Melodic Hip Hop

If you like your Hip Hop grimy, atmospheric and ingenious, delve into the latest track to drop from Somerset-based artist Chiron Loxton.

With Hotshot, Chiron Loxton found the perfect balance between authenticity and accessibility. Any fans of Post Malone and Yelawolf will appreciate the easy melodic grooves, while urban fans of the grimier inclinations will appreciate the witty vocal hooks which sharpen the bars just enough to pull you in and keep your consciousness consumed by the convictive lyricism. There’s little chance of your attention faltering once you hit play. It’s artists like Chiron Loxton who put the UK on the map when it comes to Hip Hop.

You can check out Hotshot for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast