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OriginelJay has released their experimentally raw Hip Hop track “This Town”

https://open.spotify.com/track/6brQHJ73RGB66iDG4Yzsby

South Birmingham-based emcee OriginelJay’s latest drop “This Town” is one of those insanely rare singles which makes your usual music preferences redundant. Whatever you’re into, you’re likely to find an element in it in this insanely eclectic mix.

OriginelJay holds nothing back when it comes to his mesmerically metered rap bars which offer plenty of harsh truths and humble introspection which collides with their unique mix of Grime, Rap, Punk and Lo-Fi Hip Hop.

I couldn’t have more respect for OriginelJay after hearing This Town. As the track unfolded, a smorgasbord of emotions washed over me. From empowering vibes to compassionate consolation to, you’ll hear it all in This Town.

You can check out OriginelJay’s track This Town by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Underground rapper Armour shreds the bars on politically-charged ‘Tik Tik Boom’

Underground rapper Armour shreds the bars fully on his new track ‘Tik Tik Boom‘.

Armour is an American singer-songwriter, rapper and poet. He is brilliant here on this new single. After releasing ‘Can’t Pierce Armour‘, ‘Knight In Shining Armour‘ & ‘Newz Flash‘ recently, he is on a tear in 2020. With a gloomy beat that soon kick-starts into place and the engine hums nicely here on this fine song.

Tik Tik Boom‘ is all about the looming fires that have burnt our world and in particular, the USA. The politics in the country are messy at best. The current system is not working and changes need to happen as soon as possible. The rain is falling down hard and the things are going to explode soon as we are on the tip of even worse things.

The lyrics and fire delivery starts off with fire here and Black Lives Matter is discussed here. The beat swarms and the vocals become even grittier as the song just gets better and better. This is a powerful Hip Hop statement and one that all fans should check out. This is a fairly new name in the game but this is a real talent with a wordsmith attitude. ‘Tik Tik Boom‘ is a top track from Armour.

Head through to the Spotify page.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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North Carolina emcee Top $helf Mega Ace drops lyrically advanced self-tilted 2-track EP

Top $helf Mega Ace drops two track this time and they are low-rider gems ‘Pain‘ and ‘Gangsta‘ These two Hip Hop songs are all about life, the pain you have built up and being true to yourself. With rapping, singing and producing all in his growing armor, this is an artist to keep an eye on closely. He feels and sounds ready for the next step up, a kick-flip onto a whole new planet.

With a gritty and real flow that buzzes but never busts, this is an all-pro performance that sizzles with self-awareness of what is going on in the world. You got to keep those painful memories with you, but not too close. You want to remember the pain so you don’t make the same mistake twice however you don’t want to get burnt either.

North Carolina emcee Top $helf Mega Ace  has released a stellar EP here with these two equally quality songs with ‘Pain‘ and ‘Gangsta‘.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Oklahoma’s Original Flow drops visuals for the excellent ‘Lately’ single

Lately‘ is the excellent Hip Hop release from US emcee Original Flow as he speaks on an important topic that is often swept under the rug. Not anymore.

Oklahoma-based Hip Hop artist, poet and producer Original Flow is following in his father’s MC footsteps, and continues to defy mainstream music molds through conscious lyrics of positivity and triumph.

Blackmankidboy‘ is the debut album to come from Original Flow and this song is featured in this release. A story of black vulnerability, resilience, and triumph, the 14 track album speaks on the imminent threat to Black life and the freedom of celebrating “the black boy joy” through it all.

Working with producer Richard Adams and DJ Triple Eight, the album sees Original Flow work through personal trauma and depression after he lost his mother to cancer. The album is a juxtaposition between the joy found in his creative team and the depression and anxiety caused by his personal grief.

This depression is further explored in the video for ‘Lately‘ which was filmed in Original Flow’s own house and bathtub and aims to normalize black men expressing vulnerability.

Also a member of experimental Hip Hop group The Fervent Route which mixes the styles of A Tribe called Quest and The Roots, Original Flow has dedicated his life to creating hip hop. Using his career to give back to the community, he has raised funds for terminally ill children, helped to equip classrooms with resources and more recently has given talks to help black students who are getting ready to enter predominantly white colleges.

In his music, Original Flow gives a truly organic on-stage delivery and distinctive “Old School” feel that has gained him an impressive following in his hometown, making him an exciting one to watch.

I love this artist’s message as he is truly one of the good guys. He makes music that means something and is not doing it for the fame and all that is attached that fake and crazy world. This is a true emcee who speaks on his feeling and fears here and for this, he must be celebrated. This is all about feeling about what you are doing and being conscious about it.

Original Flow flows with such realness on ‘Lately‘ and this is a fine release from an emcee/poet who is thoughtful and he helps others. This is the type of music that needs to be heard all over the world due to its real message. A brave video indeed.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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59 Jay Breeze reminiscences on fire new single ‘Call Back’

US emcee 59 Jay Breeze reminiscences on new Hip Hop single ‘Call Back‘.

This is about not getting that call back. There was way too many lies and the truth was very far away. In this crazy world of 2020, we need that real talk. Not that fake, wish n’ washy chatter that sounds like some alien type of meaningless words but flies right over you, as you know its not your style.

Charlotte, North Carolina is the home of Hip Hop artist 59 Jay Breeze as he waits by the phone on this bouncy beat gem ‘Call Back‘. This time didn’t work out but better times await for this young emcee with a dope flow. Rapping is effortless for him as he brings us into these bleak times and heartache. Things will get better and the beat is meshed well to the story with the driving beat that is excellently produced.

Call Back‘ from 59 Jay Breeze is a top track that shows this rappers ascension in the often crowded Hip Hop landscape.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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UK rapper Jay-D drops fine track about his journey on ‘Lost My Way’

UK rapper Jay-D drops fine track about his life journey on the reflective single that shows us 2020 in a mirror, ‘Lost My Way‘.

Jack Marriott aka Jay-D fell in love with all things Hip Hop at the age of six, after hearing JAY Z’s Reasonable Doubt album. A fine release indeed and probably one of the top 10 albums of all time.

When Jay was eight he would spend hours on his DJ software, making track after track from the various loops it had to offer. He also started rapping at a young age but always behind closed doors. It was only after the death of his Nan that he decided to record some tracks and, once his confidence grew, he dropped his first single, ‘Monster‘, online. The track has been well received, even high up in the hip hop world with Lupe Fiasco collaborator Bishop G saying he likes Jack’s flow. In under a year his tracks have received over 2500 plays on Soundcloud. In the future he plans to do a Music Technology Level 3 course and then go on to study at university.

This is an emcee with big dreams and he really pushes himself. So often these days, younger rappers expect fame so quickly without really working for it and thus give up quickly, blaming someone else. This artist however has an old school mind and makes music for the right reasons. He loves the music. The way it should be.

Lost My Way‘ from UK emcee Jay-D is an underground gem that is so exciting to listen to, flow-wise and the beat is quality. The subject is a bit worrying however this shows 2020. We are all a bit lost and need guidance.

Click here for the Soundcloud link.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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NYC emcee Original Virtuoso rolls up with party vibes on ”U Know Da Vybz”

Original Virtuoso is a 23 year old indie rapper and songwriter from the tough streets of famous Brooklyn in New York City. He returns with the brand new track called ”U Know Da Vybz” which has just come in time for late summer 2020.

This young emcee has had a tough life and almost never become a full time rapper. After family and life took over for a bit, it was only when he dropped out of college he realized that music was his life and hasn’t let go since. You can feel the hunger and confidence to succeed in this new banger.

U Know Da Vybz” from Original Virtuoso is an impressive single that draws on his elegantly put together flow that puts us all in a good mood for summer. After a strange year so far this is exactly what was need to put everyone’s mind at ease.

Stream on this artists Soundcloud music page now to hear this new track.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Profound Artist lays it all down with Hip Hop anthem ”Spiritual Warfare”

Profound Artist is a real storytelling emcee. This Canadian artist is a special talent and he rips through all the nonsense with a rugged true story of massive weight and meaning.

Spiritual Warfare” is the newest release from his collection and this has just laid down a huge mountain of intent.

The Montreal emcee Profound Artist sends out a message about corporations and how the world is going absolutely crazy. He sends through a message that leaves nothing to chance. This is an artist that keeps it real with his fans and this is a particular highlight. This is no corny rapper, This is grown adult Hip Hop that youngsters can hopefully relate to and use this knowledge to make informed decisions.

The beat is slamming on ”Spiritual Warfare’‘ and it’s that thudding feeling that crashes through while listening to this. Everything is so well constructed and you can hear the passion throughout the bars. This is top notch music.

Check out the jam right here on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Canadian emcee T KELF 2FIDDY shows his frustration with ”my father”

https://soundcloud.com/t-kelf_2-fiddy/my-father-prod-gennx

Kelowna British Columbia, Canada is the home for T KELF 2FIDDY and he fires through the mic with his powerful new track ”my father”. This song speaks about his tough life growing up in foster homes as his parents couldn’t look after him due to their drug addictions.

T KELF 2FIDDY’s pain is especially apparent for his deadbeat father who he has clear disdain for. His anger on the mic is very clear and tears through the bars one by one. The Canadian emcee is in imperious form here and think this is his best effort yet.

my father” is one of the most powerful songs so far in 2020. This is a personal output that I bet he has been waiting ages to release. The beat helps matters here and paints this disturbing picture of a young boy being left practically on his own. The lyrics are raw and from the heart with astounding results.

Head through to his Soundcloud to hear from this excellent lyricist.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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London’s Lynx Cane lyrical ability stands out on ”Snow White”

London’s Lynx Cane is a firm fixture of respect in the UK music scene. He is back with new track ”Snow White”. This is all about being with that special soul and travelling around Europe together, loving each moment.

Life should be this simple and the track is accompanied with a slick beat full of piano and distorted energy. This is a quality underground Hip Hop song. There is no ego here and we are treated to a lesson in proper lyrical skills.

Produced by WilfMerson, I love everything about this London based emcee’s track. ”Snow White” is 1 minute 46 seconds full of raw lyrics that impress mightily. It’s high time that Lynx Cane is acknowledged as one of the foremost UK Hip Hip artists and this song further cements that feeling. He remains in the shadows for now but I’m confident that 2021 will change all of that.

To hear this song click here to his Spotify.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen