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Lose yourself in the videogame-esque aesthetic in Mew Kardo’s latest trap single, VODOLADY

On Christmas Day, the trap trailblazer, Mew Kardo, put his debut LP, GAMK VOL2:ALLNIGHTLONG, under everyone’s tree and allowed the genre to transcend its archetypes. The pop-hooked 8-bit adjacent standout single, VODOLADY, portrays Mew Kardo as an antihero you can’t help but warm to as the melodies meander beneath his distinctively infectious bars that flow with a killer cadence.

His work, a vibrant blend of trap’s raw energy and a digital, almost videogame-like aesthetic, marks an immersive evolution in the genre. Kardo, drawing inspiration from titans like Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar, infuses his music with a sense of boundless creativity, yet remains grounded in the gritty realism that trap music embodies.

Kardo’s skill in storytelling shines through as he navigates this complex landscape with a deft lyrical prowess reminiscent of Lil Wayne’s intricate wordplay and André 3000’s vivid narratives. The track is a journey through a world where the beats are as pulsating as the pixels on a screen, creating an immersive experience that is both familiar and refreshingly novel.

VODOLADY speaks of a future where genres are fluid, and artists like him are the architects of this new musical landscape. His ability to filter reality through a digital lens while staying true to the roots of trap is nothing short of remarkable. This release is a testament to his potential, hinting at a career that will be as impactful as it is innovative.

Stream VODOLADY on Spotify now.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

Baby Tregz delivers emotionally vulnerable aggression in his standout single, The A.

‘The A’ is the standout new wave trap track from the up and coming Lewisville, Texas-residing rapper Baby Tregz’s debut mixtape, PAIN B4 Love. His volatile rap bars mixed with the trippy electronica beats and ethereal female vocal samples pull together to offer an arresting amount of artistic distinction.

In a world full of assimilators, Baby Tregz was bold enough to establish himself as an urban alchemist straight off the bat. The A gives you plenty of layers to get lost in as the fiery yet emotionally vulnerable hit unfolds. We can’t wait to hear what he has in the pipeline after this unforgettable release.

The A was officially released on September 7th; you can check it out for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast