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Denver, Colorado’s DD has unleashed his vibey hip hop earworm, Cruisin

The up and coming Denver-based hip hop artist DD (Dionne Taylor Jr) went full throttle in his vibey high-fire latest single, Cruisin, which pulls on his East Coast roots, making it an essential driving playlist staple for any fans of Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, and Method Man.

His MO of creating relatable hip hop that is always grounded in reality shines through in Cruisin, which shares a playful vignette of his life while embedding plenty of vocal hooks that create an earworm out of the urban hit. His zealous style is nothing short of infectious. Paired with the finesse in the production and the wit in the bars, he can officially call himself a triple threat.

The official music video for Cruisin premiered on January 28th; you can check it out for yourselves via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Letting your soul decide: New York’s Complexion of Sound help us forget our worries on ‘Lose Control’ (ft. Ximone & Alpha Moses)

Complexion of Sound bring that electric energy to our hungry ears with unmistakable joy, on the brand new dance explosion for us to immerse our whole bodies in called ‘Lose Control‘ (ft. Ximone & Alpha Moses).

A New York-based artist project lead by CoS, who works with the most innovative East Coast producers, engineers, vocalists, songwriters, graphic designers and videographers in the game. This is that spectacular music to feel uplifted again and to dance all night with the volume on maximum.

With a wondrous fusion of dance-pop, hip hop, house and electronic sonic soundscapes that make you blush with excitement, this is a flourishing mixture of the purest form that dazzles your heart and fills the soul with some much-needed goodness after a rough twelve months.

This is the exuberant story of wanting to be connected with that special person so much as you ask them to come with you on a star-gazing journey to getting that spark back into your life, after this long and stressful lockdown. You see it in their eyes that they want to give you their soul and you are just waiting for the words to come out of their mouth. The fire is there and you just want to them to spark the light, so you can both be brightly woven together forever.

Lose Control‘ (ft. Ximone & Alpha Moses) formulates all that is good with music into one tasty treat for you to snack on with eager enthusiasm. This is a fusion of sounds that are a pleasure on the palate, that has been starved of good music. You imagine listening to this electric music live and swaying into the crowds alignment with like-minded fans, as you dance your worries away.

To let go and love is one thing but you also need that reciprocal energy to transform into your soulmate so that you can both be at one with what you want out of each other. Only then can you be truly happy-as if its only one of you who is fully invested-there are bound to be issues later on.

Stream this electric wonderland on Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Sparking real change with inspirational Ark 4 Africa’s new anthem ”It’s Just a Memory”

Ark 4 Africa are an evolving group of musicians with a massive mission of epic proportions on their shoulders. They have just released the inspiring song for their new single ”It’s Just a Memory”. If you stream this song from iTunes or other music platform you are helping Noah’s Ark and its Global Conservation and Climate Action initiatives.

Noah’s Ark is a state of the art animal and ecological conservation park. It will cover 100 square kilometers on the North East coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa. This will be the largest and most ambitious conservation project in history. The construction was scheduled to start in August 2020. The aim is to save species on the brink of extinction from all over the world.

This is the follow up from 2019’s ”It Takes the World to Make a Miracle” which is a song that really made a splash. ”It’s Just a Memory” follows the same formula and we are brought into a story that involves a world without animals for our kids to see up close. The vocals are beautiful on this song as we are taken on an emotional ride.

Help out this extremely valuable cause by streaming the song on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

A.K.A. The Truth – Not Empty: When the East Coast always remains a reliable production hub

Do you know that feeling when a track hits you in guts within the first 5 seconds? From the very first synth bass note drop, A.K.A. The Truth’s new track Not Empty embraced me with a sparkling captivating flow.

The East Coast always remains a reliable production hub when it comes to hip hop in all of its forms, whether it’s for the metrics, the sound precision, the rhythmic rap bars that fall perfectly on the tempo, or all the above, these fellas have an innate gift for creating catchy flows and stimulating beats.

Raised in Buffalo, NY, A.K.A. The Truth keeps the above statement true, and puts forward a creative collage of sound and rhythm in the name of an innovative mixture of rap and R&B, for which Not Empty is a living example. And it’s now part of my Feeling way better Spotify playlist!

Check out Not Empty on Spotify but do not hesitate to go through all of the artist’s other efforts.

Review by Jim Esposito.