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‘Got the Juice’ is the new Hip Hop club banger from Houston rapper Dre LaDon

Got the Juice‘ is the new Hip Hop club banger from Houston rapper Dre LaDon who further cements his name in the US rap scene.

You have the juice inside, that extra little x-factor that you are either born with or not. You feel that this is your time and others are taking notice of your style, your raps and they can see it in your eyes. This is your time and you are ready to take this to the next level upwards.

This beat is crystallized with some extra oomph that is so rare. This is one of the rise-along tracks to pump loud in your mates care while going to go and pick up your other friends. This is music to be enjoyed with the volume up real high.

Dre LaDon was the first rapper to have a Hip Hop track played at his beloved Houston Texan stadium in the NFL. This shows that he is willing to go further to others to get his music played, far and wide. ‘Got the Juice‘ is the vibe that you will want to share with friends and this is a fine rap track in 2020.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Tazforte has set the airwaves ablaze with their latest drop “What I Seen At First”

Straight off the bat, Atlanta-based up and coming Hip Hop trailblazer Tazforte’s latest single “What I Seen At First” leaves you utterly transfixed.

Blazing Rock solos are usually found as tracks start to move towards the outro but Tazforte utilises them around steady Trap beats to introduce his fire new drop which never drops its momentum.

The high-energy mix may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but any fans of unapologetically authentic electrifying EDM Hip Hop will find a playlist staple when they hit play. It’s visceral, it’s convictive and it’s a sign that Tazforte is definitely one to watch.

You can check out What I Seen At First for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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The Startin’ Lineup & Ryanne Abraham go for fun times again with ‘Day Drinkin’

The Startin’ Lineup & Ryanne Abraham go ‘Day Drinkin‘ and this is a terrific song that helps us reminisce easier times.

This Chicago-based Hip Hop/R&B group comprises of rappers, singers, producers, writers plus sound engineers to keep the engine running smoothly.

This is the summer anthem that we all needed. A song about just enjoying yourself during the day, staying away from the wolves of the night, all in the name of pure fun. Your close friends are right by you, the day is but a youngster and you want to enjoy the day with a few innocent shots of your choice.

Taken off the latest EP ‘Summer League Madness‘, this is a mellow party anthem for those weekend days when you want to have fun. ‘Day Drinkin‘ from The Startin’ Lineup & Ryanne Abraham is the song our tired bodies needed to remember those times that will happen again, when the world calms down.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Kleyn Kutt calls out the fake people in the world on Hip Hop-flavored statement ‘Damn Shame’

Kleyn Kutt calls out the fake people in the world on Hip Hop-flavored statement ‘Damn Shame‘ and this is a top track in 2020.

In August, 2019, he competed in Custom Made’s Who Got Bars 16-bar competition. The competition was formidable, but he came out victorious. To celebrate, Kleyn turned his winning entry into a complete song, plus it can be downloaded for free too. Louisville native Kleyn Kutt is one of the top artists around, his flow is properly styled to that excellent music back in the day, clear sounds and no mumble.

This is all about making music with a good message here. Something with earthy heart and soul, the blessings of the common fan. This is for the night reasons, as for fake financial gain, it is not.

Damn Shame‘ is a top Hip Hop track for 2020 from Louisville native Kleyn Kutt as he shows us that he is not affected about the outside noise anymore. His mind is clear and focused and this is the winning formula in life. He is respected because he follows the mantra of having to have skills to rap. Otherwise you had to fall back in line and wait for your next shot to perform. Old school sentiment that has somehow gotten lost in this wild world.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Sayii January put tranquillity and soul back into contemporary Hip Hop with “Eastside Hills”

Sayii January

Many cities are renowned for the Hip Hop artists they produce, but if you step outside of New York, LA and Detroit, you’ll encounter beguilingly distinctive Rap artists such as Sayii January.

Their latest single Eastside Hills captures the culture of their hometown of Athens, the sunny tonal warmth hits with intoxicating ambience while Sayii January’s evocatively melodious harmonic bars find perfect synergy with the deftly-crafted beats.

The old school jazzy sound may be a commonly-found nuance in contemporary Hip Hop, but when listening to Eastside Hills, it may as well have been the first time you get to drink in the trickling organic notes around the steady tempo of the Trap beats.

After hearing Eastside Hills, it is safe to say that if anyone can put Athens on the map for Hip Hop, it’s Sayii January.

You can check out their sensually approach to their sound for yourselves by heading over to iTunes now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Charlotte emcee Reed returns with the excellent new conscious Hip Hop EP ‘berri boi’

Reed returns with the excellent new conscious Hip Hop EP that strikes up the standard and it’s called ‘berri boi‘.

Released through Space Station Records, this is a fine release that is different from all the wack emcee’s that glorify crime and violence. This is proper Hip Hop and has been carefully crafted for our souls to enjoy. This is all about life, growing up with no money and just trying to survive this wild world. The vocals are crisp like a tasty apple, the beat crunches in your ears and you feel healthy after listening to this quality EP.

My standout tracks here are without doubt ‘Flexberri‘ and ‘Wow‘. I love the beat and the flow is so vivid on these two songs especially in my eyes. His storytelling style is a pleasure to consume and this is the best Hip Hop EP I’ve heard for some time. I love how his energy is so chilled yet his is straight forward with the content. This is all about how crazy the world is and ‘berri boi‘ from Reed is a tasty treat for our ears.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Galvanising Rhythmic Beats Meet Urban Poetry in Ice Øut’s New Drop “Frostbite”

Ice Øut has unleashed their chilling new drop “Frostbite” onto the airwaves. With his perfectly metered urban poetry over 2YUNG’s fresh galvanising beats, it’s impossible not to get hooked in by this stylistic track from the first verse.

The easy rhythmic grooves find the perfect amount of momentum to amplify the conviction in Ice Øut’s wit-soaked bars. It goes far beyond superficially scratching beneath the surface, it unravels as a snarling satirical attack on the ludicrous state of our society in 2020. If any track is put in a time capsule to capture the culture in 2020, it should be Frostbite.

You can check out Ice Øut’s latest track Frostbite for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Dum[ie] brings us lo-fi Hip Hop cruiser ‘mom jeans’ ft. Qub3

Dum[ie] brings us his brand new lo-fi Hip Hop cruiser that impresses with ‘mom jeans‘ ft. Qub3.

Dum[ie], is an alternate persona of a very mild and a sort of timid, but outgoing person. Raised in Toledo, Ohio, 40 minutes south of Detroit, life wasn’t easy. Life was always what you made it. Growing up with three older brothers, and one younger, Tashmere “Dum[ie]” Matthews found it tough to be recognized. Despite this challenge, his mother always helped him and soon music became his real passion. He hasn’t stopped since. This is his life and he loves making music.

The flow is tight here, the lyrics grab you and I like the style here of the new school Hip Hop track. The rapper really pushes his name up the ranks here with this fascinating track all about fashion and doing things your way.

mom jeans‘ ft. Qub3 shows Dum[ie] in his best light here. This is a bouncy Hip Hop track that will stick in your mind for hours. Just the way we like it.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Shareef – Reggiano: Soulfully Eccentric Hip Hop

Remember when we all got ridiculously excited at the start of lockdown about the great art which would come into fruition? Well, here it is, in the form of Alt Hip Hop artist Shareef’s single Reggiano.

Reggiano is just one of the soulfully entrancing, experimentally invigorating singles featured on their 2020 album “Assorted Gelato: The Dream of Sleepy Nelson”. From that endearingly creative title, you can get a good idea of the playful ingenuity which will greet you if you hit play on Reggiano. The soulfully eccentric take on Hip Hop which uses grooving Jazzy elements of Neo-Soul only gets better with repeat attention.

You can check out Reggiano along with the rest of Shareef’s ground-breakingly soulful album via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Trap Meets Alt Rock in Hazy’s Melodically Entrancing Indie Hip Hop Track “Thousand Suns”

Usually, you need to choose between atmospheric mesmerism and melodic entrancement when it comes to Indie Hip Hop, but with up and coming artist Hazy’s latest release “Thousand Suns”, you’re treated to both in equal measure.

The Alt Hip Hop track sweeps across an emotional smorgasbord in Thousand Suns which starts as a slow meandering entry into the captivating hit which unravels through the perfect blend of Trap, Pop and Alt Rock. If you thought that Linkin Park’s contribution to Hip Hop was evocative, you may need to strap yourselves in for an emotional bruising. The sincerity stings and the lyrics are practically meta poetry.

You can check out Hazy’s latest single Thousand Suns via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast