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Hard Hitting Hip Hop

Let Neza take you to school with his authoritatively adrenalizing Hip Hop track ‘Class-N-Session’

‘Genius’ isn’t a word I like to bound around a lot, but there is no adjective more apt when it comes to describing US Rap artist Neza and their explosive, witty and effortlessly charismatic sound.

Their latest album ‘My Imaginary Reality’ is a solid offering of meta urban alchemy which not-so-gently disturbs the complacency of your psyche by reminding you that none of your memories are real and your experience in life is entirely subjective.

The standout track, Class-N-Session, is the perfect introduction to Neza’s mischievously adrenalizing approach to Hip Hop. With a rap flow which could rival Butah Rhymes and their expansive multi-layered instrumentals which make it clear that there are very few constraints on Neza’s expression, it’s hard not to get excited about this artist’s potential. Hitting play on Class-N-Session instantly pays off, you’d be hard-pressed to find another contemporary artist who throws themselves into their mixes as viscerally as Neza.

You can check out Class-N-Session for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Quali-T – Déjà Vu: A Rhythmically Fresh Summer Hip Hop Playlist Essential

Breaking Hip Hop artist Quali-T dropped the official music video to his single Déjà Vu in April 2020, if you missed out on the release, it’s our pleasure to introduce you to the smooth exotically-crafted mix.

There may have been plenty of fresh new Summer Hip Hop drops this year, but Quali-T made sure that his stood out from the rest by looking outside of monocultural Hip Hop for rhythmic inspiration. With jazzy and Eastern vibes weaving between the Trap beats, Déjà Vu is practically hypnotic instrumentally. When it comes to the Rap bars, Quali-T stamps them down with captivating authority.

Déjà Vu may be short and sweet, but by the time it fades out, you’ll have enjoyed 2:27 minutes of pure groove, attitude and urban aural escapism.

You can check out the official video to Quali-T’s single Déjà vu for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Young Rooney – Left Hand: Atmospherically Ensnaring Alt Hip Hop.

Breaking Hip Hop artist Young Rooney has followed-up from the success of their debut single with their second atmospherically ensnaring single “Left Hand”. After a tension-building prelude, Let Hand unravels as a transfixing feat of contemporary Trap.

The gripping mix may pull in an element or two from the Old School-style, but Young Rooney perceptibly made the gripping sound in Left Hand his own. He found the perfect balance of ominous vibes and hard-hitting reality reflecting lyrics in Left Hand. It may be dark, but it’s anything but gritty, the polished production carries an almost hypnotic tendency. We definitely don’t get to say that every day.

You can check out Young Rooney’s single Left Hand for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast