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Yung Casper – Toxic: A Sucker Punch of Alt Hip Hop Ingenuity

Yung Casper brought an elemental amount of energy to their standout Alt EDM Hip Hop track Toxic. The sonically-paced single is the perfect introduction to the up and coming artist’s sound which takes influence from the likes of Eminem. Yet, before the first verse in the short and sweet track has run through you’ll be sucker-punched by Yung Casper’s authenticity.

‘Toxic’ seems to be a word which gets bound around a lot with little thought recently, Yung Casper’s wittily relentlessly rapid Rap bars will invite you to explore the context of one of 2020’s most prolific buzzwords.

The bass-driven beats provide the perfect platform for Yung Casper’s almost hypnotic lyrical fire which comes complete with a tongue-in-cheek attitude. We’ll definitely never forget it.

You can check out Toxic for yourselves via Spotify or Soundcloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jefe Gold brings the ‘summertime rap’ with “Kamikaze”

Yeah, ok – there’s an obvious Marshall Mathers-shaped elephant in the room when Jefe Gold’s vocal first starts up, a fine, soft-rolling lyrical rap reminiscent of the best of Eminem or maybe, at times, Machine Gun Kelly, but when the “You can tell everybody mama, I’m a kamikaze” hook drops that just doesn’t matter; it’s got more than enough weight to carry itself, all BY itself.

The track’s soft, a vaguely Japanese melodic line playing round behind Gold’s rapping until that big, big chorus – this is quality summertime radio-friendly rap that wouldn’t sound out of place nestled between any number of Gold’s more well-established peers.

You can check out the track on Spotify, and Jefe Gold’s Facebook page is here.

Review by Alex Holmes

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Atlanta Rapper/Producer ‘Yahchi B’ drops visuals for his self-assured‘’Quarantine Freestyle’

‘’I’m not your boyfriend, bae or anything in between.’’ Sending a message to the ladies in his life, ‘Yahchi B’ is quite fine with being single right now as he is on a quest for global respect and recognition. 

Heavily influenced by Nas, Outkast, Tupac, Rakim, Eminem, and Kanye West, you can feel the old school style in his lyrical delivery. He mixes in his own new school style while on the mic and the results are quite impressive.

Formerly from the Bronx in New York, ‘Yahchi B’ made the move from his roots a few years ago and this change seems to have paid off. New York is a great city but it is easy to get lost in the suffocating environment of NYC Hip Hop. His style fits the more relaxed but music-crazy South USA.

In the Hip Hop game since 2012, this veteran rapper & self-produced artist has amassed quite a good following since his debut. A very confident Emcee, his flow is impressive, the beat real fly and with a summer time/chill by the pool with your bikini or swim shorts on energy to it. 

Stream this Atlanta rapper’s YouTube visuals right here.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Ryse has taken the UK Hip Hop scene by storm with their second single “When I Was Young”

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UK Hip Hop artist Ryse broke the mould with their recently released evocatively resonant second single When I Was Young.

Whether it’s the mesmerizingly sombre instrumentals or the magnetic pull of Ryse’s atmospheric spoken word Rap bars on the prelude, you’ll be transfixed from the moment you hit play.

The candid verses retrospectively pull out resounding pearls from wisdom from the journey we all take from childhood to adulthood, while the choruses offer a combination of Pop and RnB Hip Hop giving When I Was Young plenty of earworm potential.

It’s really no surprise that after the release of their second single Ryse has been able to garner plenty of hype. When I Was Young is real talk. The track holds up a mirror up to your own perceptions, they might not be pretty, but ultimately you’ll be grateful that your eyes have been prized open with this authentically unforgettable hit.

You can check out Ryse’s track When I Was Young for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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All Hail To The King



Any artist who describes themselves as the result of  Blink 182 having a lovechild with Eminem and Lady Gaga’s backup dancers has got to be worth checking out and when you do you will realise that as descriptions go, it isn’t too bad.  Part quirky pop, part alternative hip-hop and part goofing around, King Dylan’s rap-rock hybrid does nothing less than celebrates life and just oozes positive vibes. It flies in the face of criticism, ignores the detractors, faces down jealousy and reminds us that the only way to live your own life is for yourself.

It takes an Eminem beat and a bounce but stacks it with whimsical, Day-Glo pop, it is celebratory and pulsing with positivity. Already big on the Calgary scene, King Dylan is the sound of life affirming pop, it is both serious and celebratory and even on the strength of this one song, though checking out his back catalogue is highly recommended, he has a great career ahead of him.

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Roi L’Orange – The Deep Sea EP: Only For The Brave

The Deep Sea EP is a 6 track wonder brought to you by Hip Hop Rap master Roi L’Orange which was dropped earlier in October this year. The beat behind every track is absolutely relentless with lyrical style that would leave Eminem’s head spinning. Lucid beats hold steady ground as the rhythmic bliss flows to provide one of the most intense rap experiences I’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to.

For me, the stand out track on the EP has to be Heavy Metal, it’s a genre mash of a hit, that would make for the transition for metal fans to start their Hip Hop journey with. There are no words to encapsulate just how enigmatic this track is and do the artist justice. I was stumped to learn that it was the artists debut EP. The LA based artist boasts a humble, yet effortless talent which flows throughout the duration, with no two tracks the same. It has none of the tell-tale signs of a home-produced track, it’s flawless experimentation is breath taking.

The EP is available to download through Apple Music, Google Play, and all other major streaming services.

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A&R Factory Present: Paul Rey

Paul Rey is a 23 year-old Swedish singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who knew he wanted to be a performer at the age of 11, when his father took him to Sweden’s largest music festival in Malmö. Ever since, Paul was inspired to write in English from listening to 2Pac, Dr. Dre and Eminem and began collecting his stories and telling them through rap, establishing himself as a seasoned rap battler in the process. He has opened for Big Sean and Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan) and released his debut album in 2012, which led to nominations for Best Solo Artist of the Year and Best Newcomer of the Year at Sweden’s Kingsize Gala, which celebrates hip-hop, soul and R&B music.

A year later, Paul began to move away from his rap roots and explore singing for the first time as he evolved his sound as an artist. Now fully committed to singing, Paul is excited for people to hear his latest creation California Dreamin.