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Drill Hip Hop

Bandklann Deed delivers gritty high-vibe hip hop in his seminal hit, Pop My Shit.

Judging by his seminal single, breaking US indie hip hop artist Bandklann Deed is on the rise with his grimy drill beats and even grittier lyrics. ‘Pop My Shit’ is a dark trappy hit that epitomises hustler hip hop to its core while still unravelling as fresh.

The enigmatic dominance drips with every clever lyrical blow as the old school instrumental style makes its best attempt to leave you adrenalised by the high-fire hit. Hint, it definitely succeeds. He may have an indie status, but that definitely doesn’t resound in the production quality of Pop My Shit. Hear it, and it will be in your head for days.

You can check out Bandklann Deed’s standout single, Pop My Shit, on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Novakane introduces you to his demons in his drill hip hop track, NITETIME

NITETIME is an insomnia track like no other; Novakane depicted the demons that always seem to creep in to greet us in the early hours while creating an adrenalizing drill track with party hip hop vibes.

Even though some of the glamour is stripped away from the hedonist lifestyle by the cutting witty lyrics, Novakane brought a sobering sense of realism to the release that allows you to see why so many people revel in excess and intoxicated escapism.

NITETIME is easily one of the hardest-hitting hip hop tracks that we’ve heard this year. We can’t wait to hear more.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Jay Joe brought the best of UK hip hop with his latest release, Shaky.

London-born, Essex-based Rap artist Jay Joe dropped an instant grime classic with his latest single, Shaky. His energy, ensnaring. His lyrics, cutting, His beats, atmospheric; in usual drill hip hop fashion.

Fans of Tempa T, Tinie Tempah and Dizzee Rascal will want to make Shaky a playlist staple for its garagey beats, the adrenalizing aggression in the rap bars and Jay Joe’s ability to leave you floored with his lyrical flex. He’s already a firm fixture on the GRM Daily YouTube channel, but we highly doubt that will be the highest of accolades applied to Jay Joe’s gritty, scathing signature sound.

Shaky was released on August 15th; you can check out the official music video on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Triple Crown Don created the ultimate ‘now or never’ hip hop anthem with his single, ‘24’.

Triple Crown Don

Up and coming Toronto-residing hip hop artist, Triple Crown Don is set to release his high vibe hip hop anthem, 24. The tropic touch to the drill-style 808s allows 24 to run through as the ultimate summer hip hop playlist staple.

Triple Crown Don’s artistic hunger and infectious energy resonate through his deadpan bars that deliver introspection that is sure to get you as amped-up as the momentum in this grounded, motivational hit. If he’s not already on your radar, he deserves to be.

You can check out Triple Crown Don via SoundCloud, Facebook and Instagram.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Young Nino goes rogue in his latest drill hip hop track, ‘Goin’ Crazy’.

Young Nino is becoming an unignorable name in Atlanta’s Hip Hop scene and far beyond. His latest drill Hip Hop track, Goin’ Crazy, unfolds as a definitively old school, undeniably fresh track that deserves a spot on your high-vibe playlist.

With hedonistic imagery weaved into the grime-style rap bars, Goin’ Crazy is to hip hop what American Psycho is to literature. There’s a playfulness to the macabre elements in the single that has already amassed over 150,000 streams on YouTube since the music video premiered on March 17th.

You can check out the official video to Goin’ Crazy for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

It’s all about the vibe in Ri’s standout Southern trap track, ‘Keep Up’, featuring TeeHxncho.

If there’s nothing more important than the vibe when you hit play on a track from a new artist, your first time listening to Ri definitely won’t be last.

The Tennessee-born 22-year-old producer’s unique sound comes with strong ties to Southern trap and pulls in influence from the likes of Scrim, Three 6 Mafia and Take a Daytrip. But in the lead track ‘Keep Up’ from his latest album created in collaboration with TeeHxncho, he kept the expression authentic; it’s practically an explosion of creative energy and fiery wordplay.

Keep Up is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Nugonblow has claimed 2021 with their drill rap track ‘My Year’

If you needed a (not so) gentle reminder that recent events are no excuse to throw away all ambition, hit play on breaking hip hop artist, Nugonblow’s latest single, ‘My Year’.

With drill beats burning beneath their scathingly resilient rap bars, it’s impossible not to get caught up in the domineering mix which allows you to wonder, if Nugonblow can bring this much conviction to a track, how long until he ensures that his fiercely arrestive tracks are at the top of the hip hop charts?

Usually, people brand artists as ones to watch. Nugonblow is one to listen to. Get him on your radar.

You can check out the official video to My Year which dropped on February 1st via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Maryland’s Most Promising Breakthrough Hip Hop Artist MuhTeyOh Delivers on That Promise with Their Latest Single ‘4th Quarter Flows’

Maryland-based Rap artist MuhTeyOh has been on a steady ascension from the underground since the release of their breakthrough track ‘Summers Over’, with the release of their latest single, ‘4th Quarter Flows’, it’s clear that they’re on a mission to dominate the airwaves with their domineeringly indulgent flows.

4th Quarter Flows eclipses the East Coast Hip Hop sound, which will undoubtedly be of appeal to any fans of Jay Z, Kanye and Kendrick Lamar, but with hints of Drill ringing through the trappy hits of the 808s, there’s a dynamism to their accessible-from-the-first-hit-sound.

4th Quarter Flows is available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Vvs1 – NEVA FLIP: Confrontationally Catchy Hip Hop

Rap trailblazer, Vvs1, is set to amass even more hype around his confrontationally catchy Hip Hop style after the release of his latest single ‘NEVA FLIP’, produced by KOBOY, released through DNA Records.

With plenty of odes to old school gangster hip hop in the high-energy grime-laden contemporary mix, raw aggression is put against chiming beats and bass-riding slams of the 808s; making sure that your attention never falters from the entrancing progressions.

With their authentic style, commercial appeal and capacity for ingeniously ominous lyrical wit, Vvs1 is more than capable of making plenty of waves in 2021 and beyond.

You can check out the official music video to NEVA FLIP which dropped on December 15th by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Oname let faith and soul take the lead in their ensnaring Indie Hip Hop track “Trust the Call”  

Christian & Gospel Savannah, GA-born artist Oname let faith and soul take the lead in their latest melodically enticing Indie Hip Hop single “Trust the Call”.

The lyrics offer resounding positivity while Oname uses plenty of attitude to deliver them. It’s an aural manifestation of tough love which will take you to church through the convictive Drill Hop beats.

Oname’s music is an extension of his responsibility as a Youth Pastor. He uses his personal teachings and interlaces them with gospel to offer resonant contemporary messages designed to appeal to the younger generations who have the tendency of looking for meaning in lyricism.

You can check out Trust the Call by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast