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Yung Tilla has brought the hedonistic high-vibes with his RnB Hip Hop track ‘Cash App’

‘Cash App’ is the salaciously fresh latest RnB Hip Hop drop from Yung Tilla, a Burlington, NJ-hailing artist who has garnered plenty of hype around his mischievously hedonistic sound since making his debut in 2018.

Tune out of the lockdown misery and into Cash App which blazons with late night high energetic vibes. If you could imagine what it would sound like if Chris Brown and Tory Lanez had an aural lovechild, you’ll get an idea of how adrenalizingly smooth the grooves in Cash App are.

Yung Tilla’s energy is infectious enough to allow you to shake off any apathy which has creeped into your psyche in recent months, but if there’s anything bigger than their creative energy, it is his motivation. Yung Tilla created ‘Tilla Tuesdays’ to drop a new song every month during lockdown and with their new album due to drop in 2021, he’s definitely one to watch.

You can check out Cash App by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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You’ll be in good company with Jones’ sardonically-sweet festive Hip Hop drop ‘Home Alone’

Jones

Breaking Texas-hailing Hip Hop artist, Jones, is set to drop their infectiously high-vibe track ‘Home Alone’; it may be the most sardonically ingenious Rona-inspired track we have heard this year.

Hit play and feel the negative emotions stemming from cabin fever and isolation slip away as Jones proves that you’ve got a choice in how you view the ‘unprecedented times’ as they unfold. The playful charisma never overshadows the talent on show in Home Alone, which, of course, pays lots of references to the cult hit Christmas film. If any Christmas track truly stands as a testament to the absurdity of 2020, it’s this one.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Home Alone for yourselves. In the meantime, head over to Spotify and SoundCloud to check out the artist’s earlier releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Razor-sharp wit cuts through OvaDos’ high-vibe Hip Hop hit ‘Don’t Miss’

The multi-talented rapper, writer, producer, YouTuber and engineer OvaDos has graced the airwaves once more with her fiery new drop ‘Don’t Miss’, her mission to change the perception of Millennial Rap artists and bring good vibes to the realm of contemporary Hip Hop is evidently triumphant.

Sure, there may be plenty of piteous and egotistical Millennial Hip Hop floating around on SoundCloud, but OvaDos’ monumental mix is the ultimate game-changer. If you’re looking for a Hip Hop anthem to get hyped by, just hit play on Don’t Miss and experience the playful determination exhibited alongside her razor-sharp wit. OvaDos is discernibly the Missy Elliot of her generation.

If she’s not yet on your radar, you might want to think about making some room. Life is too short not to have luminary artists on your playlists.

You can check out Don’t Miss for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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3ripleD has dropped their blazing blasé single ‘I Don’t Mind’

Rolling, thumping, and with some sublime flow, comes Dallas-based 3ripleD’s new single ‘I Don’t Mind’. Leading into his new album ‘Practice Makes Perfect’, ‘I Don’t Mind’ is fast, cracking hip hop, all metaphor and lyrical poetry, delivered in a sing-song vocal overdramatic chiming synth, bass, and beats.

It’s an excellent sampler for 3ripleD’s work, reminiscent of artists like Lil’ Wayne, Biggie Smalls, 2 Chains, or Young Money. 3ripleD is clearly a talented artist with plenty to say, his rhythmic and elegiac delivery matched by the composition of the track behind. Look out for the full ‘Practice Makes Perfect’ album, and check out ‘I Don’t Mind’ right now.

Hear ‘I Don’t Mind’ on Spotify; check out 3ripleD on Facebook.

Review by Alex Holmes

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Ric – Airfare: The Jet Setting Hip Hop Fix We All Undoubtedly Need in 2020

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San Diego-based Hip Hop artist, Ric’s rhythmic flow is as fluid as a waterfall in their latest single ‘Airfare’ which dropped on November 12th.

Even though Airfare doesn’t hit a heavy tempo, the passion, energy and soul  projected into the mix through the lyrics is perceptible with every syllable. You’ll be hooked in from the first verse in the culturally-eclectic mix where you’ll hear hints of Eastern rhythm in the transcendently polished production.

Airfare will undoubtedly give plenty of Hip Hop fans the jet setting fix they need after global traversing pretty much came to a halt in 2020. This high-vibe hit is a powerful reminder that our wanderlust cravings will be sated again one day.

You can check out Airfare for yourselves by heading over to Apple Music.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Joesix’s ‘Beauty Queen’ – funky uplifting soulful Hip Hop at its best

At 31, UK-based artist Joesix is already a pretty established name on the North East hip hop scene; now back with his latest single ‘Beauty Queen’, Joe’s mixing up old-school soul, Motown, and funk with R&B and Hip Hop to produce a single that crosses artificial boundaries and give us something with true dance credentials.

Upbeat, funky, soulful, and exciting, ‘Beauty Queen’ blends Nile Rodgers-style funk guitar with Motown Hammond organ parts and a proper, early hip hop scene rapped vocal that’s reminiscent of Melle Mel, Grandmaster Flash, and the Furious Five. That said, it’s a fiendishly modern track, all the while nodding back to its roots in 80’s breakdance and Hip Hop; handclaps, gated kick drum and snare, and genuine flow. You can easily imagine ‘Beauty Queen’ on prime time Eighties Top Of The Pops just as smoothly as you can at Jazz Café or Concrete; it’s groovy, it’s timeless, it’s got style and class, and it’s insanely danceable.

Check out ‘Beauty Queen’ on Spotify, and follow Joesix on Facebook or Instagram.

Review by Alex Holmes

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E-the Prophet x Brandon Sky have dropped their commandingly upraising Rap track ‘Mop’

E-the Prophet has been honing-in on their distinctive sound since 2004, they’ve been rubbing shoulders with the likes of Mac Miller, Tech Nine, Boosie and Dom Kennedy, most notably, they’ve dropped their commandingly unique album ‘Picasso’.

The best introduction to the artist’s soulful yet scathingly dominant style is ‘Mop’ featuring Brandon Sky. With the dualling convictive rap bars running through the gritty yet upraising track, you’d have to be clinically dead not to feel the rhythm and get hooked into the grind.

You can check out E-the Prophet’s album Picasso out for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Kel Domo is set to liven up your Hip Hop playlists with their hedonistically sun-kissed single ‘Mardi Gras’

Kel Domo

‘Mardi Gras’ is the forthcoming single from Hip Hop luminary, Kel Domo. With a hypnotic flow and the artist’s boundless energy, it’s a track with the capacity to adrenalize even the world-weariest Hip Hop fans.

Kel Domo’s blazing high-vibe hit will undoubtedly make a lot of people feel infinitely better about missing out in the annual hedonism fix. With Mardi Gras on your playlists, there’s no reason why you can’t celebrate and indulge all year round.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Mardi Gras for yourselves which will be released in 2021 as part of Kel Domo’s mixtape. In the meantime, you can head over to their SoundCloud and check out their earlier releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Christopher the Grey – Higher: The Upraising Hit Your Hip Hop Playlists Have Been Waiting For

More often than not ‘high-vibe’ Hip Hop resonates as trite, at best, but Christopher the Grey’s natural charisma interweaves with the playfully inventive beats in their infectiously galvanising latest single ‘Higher’.

Part EDM anthem, part soul-driven Hip Hop hit, the high-octane track will undoubtedly be universally adored. For music fans of a more alternative inclination, you’ll find ensnaring hints of Alt Rock behind the zealous dub drops and harsh 808 snares.

The anthemic intensity of the track might blow cobwebs off your speakers (good god, don’t listen to this on your laptop or phone speakers), but the real power behind Higher is the ardently upraising energy effortlessly exuded by Christopher the Grey.

You can check out Christopher the Grey’s latest track via Spotify.

 

Review by Amelia Vandergast.

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Reject your nihilism with Etoile Marley’s alchemically eclectic track ‘LockItDown’

I would probably sell my soul to be able to exude as much confidence and positivity as Etoile Marley did in her latest release ‘LockItDown’ which throws back to 70s Funk Rock, weaves in elements of Neo Soul and finds its structure around Old School Hip Hop.

The jazzy-soul driven hit is practically an intervention, you’ll feel any lingering apathy or pessimism evading you as soon as you hit play. LockItDown is an accordantly high-vibe hit, but it makes no bones about confronting you with the very real fact that you’re in charge of your mentality.

Only an artist with an insurmountable amount of talent and vision could blend elements of Hip Hop, Blues Rock and Dark Pop to such an alchemic effect. It’s safe to say that you’re going to want her on your radar.

You can check out LockItDown via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast