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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

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DrxcoDuke has dropped their dreamily melodious Alt-Hip Hop EP “Out of the Woodworks”

https://open.spotify.com/track/42sCQhT3NcClIekJvIt74I

Texan Alt Hip Hop artist DrxcoDuke has breezed onto the airwaves with their light and dextrously soulful EP “Out of the Woodworks”.

When it comes to flow, artists have either got it or they haven’t, DrxcoDuke’s fluidity is practically unparalleled. The melodiously dreamy instrumentals create the perfect platform for their charismatically piercing vocals. You can’t help but feel a little better about your life after you hit play on any of the authentically commanding tracks on the artist’s 2020 EP.

Each of the 5 tracks offers a brand-new urban flavour, but the standout track has to be the impossibly enticing track “Ufo”. Prepare to ascend to a new plateau with that one.

You can check out DrxcoDuke’s new EP for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Crillfingers brings in the future of Hip Hop with “Redemption”

If you’re looking for redemption in the form of a wit-soaked atmospheric feat of Alt Hip Hop, hit play on the latest colossal drop from the trailblazing artist Crillfingers.

If you thought Saul Williams could achieve an enticingly ominous tone, you may just feel chills creeping across you as you follow the fast-paced progressions in Redemption which comes with complete with an entrancingly tribalistic feel.

When most Rap artist claim that their sound is the future, they’re usually wrong. But God damn, it’s hard to argue with Crillfingers after they dropped Redemption in Sept 2020. Get them on your radar.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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movie monroe – when thE suN stoppeD: The Hip Hop Track to Wake Up America

Artist and producer movie monroe has dropped their colossal Alt Hip Hop track when thE suN stoppeD. With doomy, grinding tones behind the Las Vegas-based artist’s insightfully compelling bars, it’s an evocative ride.

If you’re as pissed about the billionaires getting richer while ordinary people are being pushed into poverty more forcibly than ever before, when thE suN stopped is the perfect frustration venting track.

If any Hip Hop track has the power to wake up America to the insidious injustice which seems to be more abhorrent by the day, it’s this bass-driven convictive hit.

movie monroe may have only made their debut in March 2020, but they’re already well on their way to becoming one of the hottest names in Hip Hop. Get him on your radar.

You can checkout when thE suN stopped for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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

http://www.deezer.com/track/1054653542

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

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Quincy Valentine drops new track and music video for “Like You Do”

A native of the Bronx, New York, Quincy Valentine grew up with music influences left, right and centre, from his pianist mother to local rappers and the church.

He’s produced and played keyboard for local and major artists such as Mr Complex, and Scarface. Now, Valentine is here, unleashing his soulful take on RnB, a flashy, summery upbeat number with Valentine’s cool rapped vocal a mix of old school boom bap with a more flowing, lyrical style. All hooked up with duetted chorus vocals from Bronx stable-mate singer/songwriter/producer Winston Ward. ‘Like You Do’ is slick, sexy, and it grooves with some proper old-school sass.

You can check out Like You Do via YouTube.

Review by Alex Holmes

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Night Walker – No Breaks: Supercharged EDM Hip Hop

Finding Hip Hop tracks which are as fire instrumentally as they are lyrically is no easy feat. We’ve done the hard work for you by founding the fresh new drop from breaking Rap artist Night Walker.

No Breaks is just the second single to be released from the artist but there’s already an insane amount of hype behind their supercharged hard-hitting approach to EDM Hip Hop which comes as no surprise with the galvanising effect of the bass-driven mix.

With the flawless production allowing perfect synergy between Night Walker’s succinctly metered bars and the beats combined with the amount of energy thrown into the track, you can consider No Breaks an EDM Hip Hop playlist essential.

No Breaks is available to stream via all major platforms through this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast