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Kaedo – Survival of the Fittest: Candid, Hook-Filled Old School Hip Hop

Fans of smooth Old School Hip Hop will undoubtedly want to pay attention to the latest release “Survival of the Fittest” from up and coming artist Kaedo.

With a new studio album due to drop, there has never been a better time to jump on the hype around this trailblazer of an artist who perceptibly excelled in reviving old school sounds with brand-new contemporary appeal.

The atmospheric groove alone is enough to make you want to want to give Survival of the Fittest repeat attention. There are also the incredibly immersive melodic progressions which give the track an Indie vibe and the candid lyrics don’t just sting, they burn with sincerity.

You can check out Kaedo’s single for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jason Nkanga releases latest album Redemption: A collection of insane beats and a whole load of energy

London-based Nigerian Rapper Jason Nkanga has released his newest seven-track anthology ‘Redemption’ a variety of different styles of Rap at it’s finest.

Each track has its own story to tell and it’s own overall style. Some are a lot more up-beat and some are a lot more soft and calm, it’s so intriguing to listen too when there’s more then just one particular kind of sound, it proves that Jason Nkanga is not afraid to offer diversity and be happy to have a mixture of tempos and overall styles.

Of course always having that lively atmosphere, which comes through in the beat behind the soothing vocals that come from Jason, it’s something that proves just how much Rap has developed in the genre itself, but not only that how musicians are applying their own twist to it and it sounding great.

Jason Nkanga has released something that is one to listen to if you’re into Rap and a real energetic sound.

Check out Jason Nkanga’s new album by heading on over to Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Billy Mick releases new single Take It As It Comes

Billy Mick has released his track ‘’Take It As It Comes’’. With a variety of sounds from Country, Hip-Hop and Pop, he has created something that gets you feeling good.

With an up-lifting rhythm and a cheerful atmosphere to go along with it, not to mention the crazy amounts of energy that is injected into it. Billy sure knows how to take his audience by surprise, at first you’d think it’d be more a 80’s classic hit, with the use of synthesizers, gated snares and programmed beats, the synth of the song leads you into many dimensions and that’s why this one needs to be added to your playlist.

But then this full on Country sound comes rolling in and combines with that 80’s throwback style, a rather diverse mixture but one that works so incredibly well together.

Billy Micks has completely delved into music in such a positive manor, not being afraid to mix it up and rather than modernising his sound to be more up to date with this day and age, he instead wanted to hook his audience in and send them back on a journey through time and it’s so mesmerising to listen too.

Check out Billy Micks Take It As It Comes by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Cam O’Brian- Already Famous: An energetic Country Rap piece

If you want to delve into the world of Country Rap then this one is a must to check out. Cam O’Brian has released his new track ‘’Already Famous’’ and it’s one hell of a Country song.

When you think Country Rap it may sound a bit peculiar, but in fact it’s becoming a lot more popular, especially after Lil Nas X took everyone by surprise. This is definitely similar to Old Town Road for sure, but up and coming artist Cam O’Brian shows his listeners just how much of a hit Country Rap can be when it’s done right, whilst intertwining Hip-Hop, Trap and Pop.

Having that pure old western cowboy feeling by the use of the fast strums on the Ukulele. Cam tends to bounce back and forth with his voice, he can sound pure country and then sometimes he can sound really Pop when he hits the high notes, it’s pretty impressive.

Already Famous is a track you can’t help but want to listen to again and again, it’s so contagious and so fun to listen too.

Check out Cam O’Brian Already Famous by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Karley Myall

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BLINK™️ – NEED MORE: High-Vibe Slow-Tempo RnB Hip Hop

NEED MORE is just one of the mindfully inspiring tracks which you will find on breaking Hip Hop artist BLINK™️’s 2020 EP Peace of Mind.

We’re more than aware that people are apprehensive about giving new artists a chance, yet, with BLINK™️’s nuanced high-vibe Hip Hop style any urban-inclined music fans looking for chilled Hip Hop which isn’t lacking in emotion will want NEED MORE on their playlists.

The lyrical flex in NEED MORE is just as smooth as the beats which create the perfect platform for BLINK™️’s harmonically steady rap bars.
And with the polished finish on the production thanks to the deft skills of Euro, NEED MORE is a radio-ready earworm.

You can check out NEED MORE along with the rest of BLINK™️’s EP which dropped on February 27th via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Niqua – Candy: Cinematically Sonic Experimentally Upbeat Hip Hop

Up and coming Alt Hip Hop artist Niqua’s latest single Candy is a cinematically sonic unforgettable track. Strap on a pair of headphones and give your synapses a rattle with this unapologetically huge feat of Latina-laced urban aural alchemy.

Candy may only be the LA-based artist’s second single, but she’s already proven herself to be a force to be reckoned with this adrenalizing monster of a track. It drips with attitude, it trembles with the blasts of bass. But, more importantly, it’s the perfect example of Niqua’s fiercely expressive approach to Hip Hop.

If you’re looking to inject a little energy into your Hip Hop playlists, you’ll be as hooked as we are on Niqua’s warm resounding sound.

You can check out Niqua’s single Candy for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Patrick Peyton – Get It In While You Can: A Motivational Hip Hop Playlist Essential

Wholesome Hip Hop may be hard to find, but Patrick Peyton has made up for the shortfall with their effervescently elevating Christian & Gospel single “Get It In While You Can”.

We were endeared by their vibrantly uplifting soul before the prelude even ran through. The track kicks off with a powerful burst of effervescent energy, from there on out, you’re led through an RnB Hip Hop soundscape with plenty of evolutions in the fresh contemporary sound.

It’s all too easy to see why there’s plenty of hype around Patrick Peyton’s motivational music. It relays a simple message which serves as a poignant reminder to live your life to the fullest. Let’s face it, we could all do with more of those on the airwaves! The fiery feel-good vibes are just as infectious as the melodies.

You can check out Get It In While You Can for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Lord Kuda – Soldier featuring Hoodicide: Inspirationally Fresh Hip Hop

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Breaking US-based Hip Hop artist Lord Kuda has been responsible for plenty of evocatively mindful tracks, with their latest single “Soldier” their introspection reached inspiring new heights.

While the world feels uncertain and impossible to find a foothold in, Soldier provides a powerfully unique olive branch of empowerment as you listen to the vitriolically uplifting verses unfold.

For Soldier, Lord Kuda teamed up with Hoodicide to create a fresh new atmospheric Trap hit. The intricate and light yet convictive beats will lock you into the melodies and make it all too easy for you to follow the resonant verses.

If you haven’t already jumped on Lord Kuda’s hype, now would be the time to embrace their ingenuity and place them firmly on your radars.

You can check out Lord Kuda’s latest single Soldier for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jam : Ali has dropped their latest EDM Hip Hop hit “Focus”

High-octane Hip Hop fans won’t want to miss out on the momentous standout single “Focus” from up and coming artist Jam : Ali.

We don’t often get to hear artists who can match the quick-fire lyrical pace of artists such as Eminem, Busta Rhymes and Twista. But when Focus reaches peak momentum, it’s impossible not to feel a surge of awe transpire as you drink in Jam : Ali’s ability to wax lyrical.

The progressive track winds down the tempo between the frantic bars allowing you to soak up the resonant and charismatic sentiment behind Focus; it’s an adrenalizing hit which demands repeat attention. With the production being as pioneering as it was polished, Jam : Ali is undoubtedly one to watch.

You can check out Focus for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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RXCH – Song Cry featuring BIG HILLI, FAM and BIG HOOD THA KING YH

For his latest track “Song Cry (Murder on My Mind)”, up and coming Alt Hip Hop artist RXCH teamed up with BIG HILLI, FAM and BIG HOOD THA KING YH to create a track which is as commanding as it is emotive.

Through a mix of contemporary RnB, New Wave Trap, and Hip Hop, RXCH was able to offer fiery energy alongside soul-deep sentiment. It’s definitely not every day we can say that.

While the vocal reverb felt slightly excessive in parts, Song Cry was still a solid track. It just felt slightly criminal to gloss over the emotion which was projected into the mix.

It’s easy to anticipate big things to come from RXCH, their sound isn’t just ahead of the curve, it’s created a brand-new trajectory in the evolution of RnB Hip Hop. I’d put them on your radar sooner rather than later.

You can check out RXCH’s latest single for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast