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K!T – Leaving My Image: Reflectively Smooth Trap

You’ll often find Trap tracks which are full of self-aggrandized pretence which offers very little resonance for Trap fans to ingest. Which is why up and coming Rap artist K!T’s latest candid humility-soaked track “Leaving My Image” is more than worth two minutes of your time.

The duration may be short, but with the immersive, intricate, and spacey beats, you’ll find it all too easy to lock into the smooth flow of Leaving My Image which unravels under a polished production. It may be on the more ambient side of EDM Hip Hop, yet, with the lyrical weight which the mix contains, it’s still undoubtedly a hard-hitter.

You can check out Leaving My Image which was produced by Eddie for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Kazuo – YABAI96: Darkly Caustic Alt Hip Hop

What Atari Teenage Riot is to EDM, up and coming Japanese Hip Hop artist Kazuo is to Hip Hop. Their latest track “YABAI69 which dropped in January is a juggernaut of an aural gem.

Explosive energy comes from both Kauzo’s high-octane adrenalized Rap delivery and the dark gritty beats which for the most part wouldn’t be out of place in a horror soundtrack. Hitting play on YABAI96 is a full-frontal experience which I’d recommend to any fans of Alt Hip Hop.

Of all the Hip Hop artists creating bitingly aggressive tracks, no artist quite does it with the same snaring conviction as Kazuo.

You can check out the official video to Kazuo’s latest single YABAI96 which premiered on January 27th via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Loretta Mars – Levels: Fiercely Immersive Hip Hop

It was only a matter of time before up and coming Hip Hop artist Loretta Mars’ standout single “Levels” appeared on our radars. While not every Rap track will be able to lyrically grab your attention, Levels will get you by the scruff of the neck and ensure you follow the smooth but commanding flow right to the outro.

The lyrics in Levels were one thing, but the fierce and snappy electronic instrumentals make it all too easy to follow the pace of the arrestive track which stands as a testament to Loretta Mars’ expressive style.

Levels is packed with the personability and charisma which is rarely contained in Hip Hop. It’s going to be all too exciting to see what comes next from the Jackson, Mi-based artist.

You can check out the official music video to Loretta Mars’ single Level for yourselves via YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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K.G. Has Dropped Their Latest Fierce Hip Hop Party Anthem “Act Wit It”

“Act Wit It” is the fierce new Hip Hop drop from Breaking Rap artist and producer K.G which offers 5 minutes of pure grinding urban euphoria.

It’s easy to see why the Louisville-based artist has amassed over 25k streams on SoundCloud alone just two weeks after the release. It drips with viral potential and it would liven up any Party Hip Hop playlist.

With the depth of the bass and the animated energetic charisma which spills from K.G.’s energy-invoking salaciously playful Rap bars, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more dynamic contemporary Hip Hop hit.

You can share in the hype of K.G.’s latest single Act Wit It by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Gud Cyrus – Princess Status: Groove-filled Sleekly Stylistic Hip Hop

Up and coming Hip Hop artist Gud Cyrus has recently dropped their eagerly anticipated EP “Version Update”. While each track is a high-fire sleekly stylistic mix, there’s no better introduction to their sound than “Princess Status”.

The amount of cathartic expressive venom found in the lyrics and Rap bars in Princess Status is only matched by how much ingenuity has been poured into the beats. As far as we’re concerned, Gud Cyrus is well ahead of the urban curve with their grooving beats finished with polished Pop-style production. Opting for such trippy tones to bring the lucidity into Princess Status was a bold move. But it definitely paid off.

You can check out Princess Status along with the rest the EP for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Di$mal has dropped their mellow 420-friendly jam “Feeling High”

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“Feeling High” is the third single to be released by breaking Hip Hop artist Di$mal. The stoner vibes drip from the smooth and melodic release in a way which is sure to enamour any fans of Snoop Dogg.

Yet, rather than assimilating the 420-friendly urban jams which have been around for as long as Hip Hop has, Di$mal stamped down their own signature style with a nuanced infusion of Trap. The contemporary up-vibe beats offer hypnotic fluidity, Di$mal’s mellifluous Rap bars also bring plenty of mesmerism into the mix.

After listening to the soulful serenity in Feeling High, there’s little room to wonder why there’s so much hype around the Nottingham-based artist.

You can check out Feeling High for yourselves by heading across to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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PvssyCat – The Pvssycat Project: Ingeniously Crafted EDM Hip Hop Insanity

If you like to know where tracks are going to take you from the first time of listening, PvssyCat’s debut album “The PvssyCat Project” definitely isn’t for you. Alternatively, if you love nothing more than ingeniously crafted aural insanity, prepare to be blown away.

The majority of music which we hear usually merges at least two genres together. But you’ve never heard experimentalism quite like this before. Context-less vocal samples weave their way into the mix as the futuristic EDM Hip Hop instrumentals carve plenty of their own insanity.

There’s no way of knowing where the mercilessly fast-paced bass-soaked tracks will take you next. But if one thing is strikingly clear, it’s that this up and coming artist is worth having on your radar. Especially if you’re as keen as us to stick your teeth into truly distinctive tracks.

You can check out PvssyCat’s debut album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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NYC Alt Electronica Artist Cami-Oh Has Created an Aural Storm with Their Latest Release “OP”

If you’re as sick of the constant stream of laboriously assimilative Electronica music being produced as we are, prepare to be as delighted as we were upon hearing the fiercely artful aural storm which is Cami-Oh’s latest single “OP”.

With elements of Hip Hop and Pop weaved into the authoritatively arrestive single, not only do you get a danceable hit, but you also get to appreciate Cami-Oh’s daring experimentalism which is sure to go down well with any fans of Bjork and PJ Harvey. There’s also a hint of Peaches’ iconic unfuckwithable attitude laced into the mix. Needless to say, the NYC-based artist is now firmly fixed on our radar. We can’t wait to hear how they follow on from OP.

You can check out Cami-Oh’s latest single from January 23rd 2020 by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Hip Hop artist Taran has dropped their most resonant track yet with “Income”

‘Resonant’ and ‘sweet’ may not be terms which you’d commonly associate with Trap music. But up and coming artist Taran aurally ticked both of those boxes with their latest single “Income”.

If you’re as sick of hearing about how minted some Hip Hop artists are and you want to hear lyrics which reflect reality, look no further. Let’s not pretend that the overwhelming majority of us have never been broke. It’s a truth which Taran forces the listener to consider as they listen to the experimental EDM Hip Hop beats carve out trippy fluid melodies. With slight hints of Dubstep in the wavy Trap mix which also serves plenty of groove, it’s clear to see that Taran didn’t set out to assimilate with Income.

You can check out Taran’s latest single Income for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jeantalon Has Made her Unflinchingly Empowering Hip Hop Debut with “Gutta”

If anyone is looking for tips on how to get the perfect amount of grind into their Hip Hop tracks, hit play on Jeantalon’s debut single “Gutta” and grab a pen.

Gutta is a track which you immediately connect with. It’s raw, honest, and full of unflinching attitude which leaves you the impression that Jeantalon has got plenty to say. And you’d be quite right in that assumption.

Her debut single is an extension of her advocation for women to empower themselves and break free from the moulds which society tries to force us into. Quite honestly, as soon as I hit play, her empowered energy hit me and started to resonate in the same way as when I listen to an old 90s Riot Grrrl record. Any fans of Peaches will definitely want Jeantalon on their radars.

Gutta gives the essential invitation to women to own their sexuality and feel good about themselves as they try to be the best version of themselves. And that version is one which doesn’t need any exterior validation and one which throws away oppressive gender roles.

Did I just find a favourite Hip Hop artist of 2019? I think I did.

You can check out Gutta for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast