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How To Get It: Blac Samurai drops quality new release Iron Essence

Dropping his latest 11-track release, which features many name drops to his favourite artists, Blac Samurai returns with a solid outing which shall have our back when needed most on Iron Essence.

Blac Samurai is a Chicago, USA-based indie hip hop artist who keeps things underground throughout because of his witty flow and heavy bars.

Combining the poetic style of writing with the smoothness and rawness from his influences, such as Outkast, Biggie, Nas, Wu Tang, and Roc Marciano.” ~ Blac Samurai

With particular highlights such as Say Less, Never and Backseat, Blac Samurai summons the greatness within his veins and pops through with a grand-slam result to keep the streets happy. Blending in sci-fi and anime, this is a rather supreme effort to feel rather excited about.

Iron Essence from Chicago, USA-based indie hip hop artist Blac Samurai is a hardcore display to be enthralled by and shall rattle the cages of many hidden spirits. Thriving with intensity and breaking down all self-doubts, we find a hugely confident rapper at the top of his game.

Turn this up loud on Spotify. Find out more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Roots music wraps around rap in BigRedMusic’s melodic indie hip hop single, Pack Mentality

Roots music meets rap in BigRedMusic’s latest single, Pack Mentality, which will win over any B. Dolan fans. To spice up the genre-fluid instrumentals, Spanish guitars with a touch of Eastern rhythm intricately weave a melody around the trappy 808s and the rap bars that hit every single mark.

Lil Nas X walked in Old Town Road so BigRedMusic could run in Pack Mentality, which wittily explores cultural phenomena of people’s tendency to act insufferably every time they are together enabling each other’s toxic behaviour. The introspection is just as hot as the immersive grooves in the high-fire track, which established the up-and-coming artist as talented as Eminem when it comes to slamming rap bars. It is no stretch to say that he is one of the hottest rappers on the underground right now.

Pack Mentality is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Bring The Vibes: London rapper Mr Streetz attracts all the birds on Snow White

With raw rhymes and plenty of likeable gusto to turn up loud all night, Mr Streetz takes our thoughts into a timeless place with his latest catchy single to dance all night with, Snow White.

Mr Streetz is a London, UK-based indie hip hop artist who only seems to drop truthful tracks which are furnished with vivid stories and witty lyrics.

Boosting our moods and showing us what the streets are saying right now, Mr Streetz slides on those shades and lights up our imaginations on Snow White. With a classic beat and drenched with so much to tap those feet with, this is a well-constructed track to get enthusiastic about.

Snow White from London, UK-based indie hip hop artist Mr Streetz is another top-notch effort from an underground creative who is only getting better through time. Frothed in sharp bars and pulsating with so many clever thoughts for us all to ponder, giving the speakers a shake and the crowd something to think about.

Listen up to this new sizzler on YouTube. See more news on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Pluto Mars – This Ain’t That: Strap In for a Psychedelic Space Adventure

Luminary Richmond, CA rapper Pluto Mars teamed up with the music video director, Kiko Valle, to take his fans on a psychedelic space adventure with his latest single, This Ain’t That.

The kaleidoscopically fiery rap track meets electro anthem creates a galvanising platform for the bars that bring the new wave of hip hop crashing in around the genre-fluid instrumentals that could easily fill a floor and make it writhe to the futuristically rich melodies.

True to current trends, the short and sweet track runs through in under two minutes, but Pluto Mars used every second to drench you in drum and bass grooves that you will want to sink in time and time again.

This Ain’t That premiered on November 20th; you can catch it on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

All Day Riding Our Bikes: Mr Streetz recalls those classic times on 80s Kid

Impressively fusing our world back into a better time so many treasure fondly, Mr Streetz returns with the tremendous new single which we can learn from called 80s Kid.

Mr Streetz is a London, UK-based indie hip hop artist who spits the truth on each one of his blazing soundtracks to remember forever.

Lacing down a track with so much love and memorable lyrics, Mr Streetz reminds so many what it was like to live in an era which had so much innocence. Lyrically hard and featuring ferocious bars to power rocket ships, this is a pulsating single to remember with.

80s Kid from London, UK-based indie hip hop artist Mr Streetz is a song which shows us how so much has changed. With Walkmans in tune and devoid of internet, this is a formidable soundtrack. Dropping us into the past and guiding us through so many jubilant times, we find a supreme song to hold on tightly with.

Recalling those happy times shall bring a smile when its needed most.

Turn up this song on Spotify. Find out more news on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

By My Side: SELEMBA feels those deep sensations on Black Magic Magnetism

Produced, mixed and mastered by Ahmad Jamal Zareini, SELEMBA fuses in elements of RnB, hip hop and soul on the mesmerizing new single called Black Magic Magnetism.

SELEMBA is a Copenhagen-based Ugandan-danish indie hip hop artist who grew up performing as a choir-leader at his local church.

Though SELEMBA got his bachelors degree in musicology in 2016 he founded the award-winning restaurant UGood to make ends meet. This took most of his time away from music for a while but as determined as they come he would sit up late at night writing and producing his music after work unable and unwilling to ignore the call of his creativity. Today his restaurant is a stable source of income that gives SELEMBA the opportunity to make music full time. Before he started his restaurant, SELEMBA toured all parts of Denmark with his former band SLYCK.” ~ SELEMBA

Loving to the core and with a huge embrace that is laden with a blue sky, SELEMBA reminds us that love is actually simple if there are no extra complications. There is so much affectionate energy inside for us to cuddle into, as we find a flourishing creative who is only ascending to greater heights.

Black Magic Magnetism from Copenhagen-based Ugandan-danish indie hip hop artist SELEMBA is a romantic single which will calm many hearts and take us to a happier world. Sung with gleaming vibrance which shall brighten up many a mood, this is the perfect song to play when you need that love-filled inspiration again.

When your heart beats rather swiftly, everything changes forever.

Listen up to this new single on Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Jaytovxn is on the prowl in his dynamic rap track, Pink Panther

Using the Pink Panther theme tune in his hot summer hip hop drop was a bold move for the 18-year-old Southern rapper, Jaytovxn, but given that the official music video racked up over 40k streams before it fell into our ears, it more than paid off.

His track, Pink Panther, with Ja Morant is a fiery, polished new wave production that lures you in with its convictive charisma, collaborative chemistry and the concise delivery of the bars that snap as hard as the beats.

If you loved the creativity within Pink Panther that uses conceptual twists and turns to keep you immersed in the artistry, you’ll be a sucker for Jaytovxn’s recently released EP, Eclipse. It stands as a testament to the luminary’s ability to meld genres to create his blazing signature that others will undoubtedly be keen to forge and assimilate.

Watch the official music video on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Rapper and producer, JaefKae is razor-sharp in his Reggaeton hip hop single, New Machete

With a danceable versatile flavour like no other, the Chicago-hailing rapper and producer, JaefKae, burst onto our radar with the genre-fluid beats in his latest single, New Machete.

The tropic earworm picks at the roots of hip hop, Caribbean Dancehall, Reggaeton and Soul and plants the seed for a fresh new sound, defined by kaleidoscopically colourful instrumentals and the effortlessly high-vibes in the vocals.

During his career, JaefKae has opened for Nas and Pusha T, taken his high-energy performances across Chicago, and used his platform to represent his Afro-Purto Rican and Japanese descent, be a force of resistance against police oppression and to fight for black liberation.

His moniker comes from JFK because his 200-song discography “will blow your f***ing mind”. Considering that New Machete completely dominates your psyche before flooding it with dance-worthy rhythms and elevated talent, JaefKae had every basis to be that bold when settling on the pseudonym that will ripple across the globe attached to his infectiously upraising tracks.

New Machete is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

From Street Rapper to Soul Sensation: DOMO4200 raised the roof and put it on a new plateau with ‘PREACH’

Street rapper, DOMO4200, has made a name for himself through his galvanising live shows, versatile rap style that melds soul with old-school conviction and fresh beats. He lived up to that name in his serotonin-spitting high-fire latest single, PREACH, featuring Rahzil Blckwell.

After an energetically jazzy prelude, the melodic track unfolds around his viscerally uplifting rap bars that preach a very different gospel to what you hear reverberating through churches but written in the lyricism, you’ll find relatability and motivation by the smorgasbord.

It’s no surprise that DOMO4200 isn’t failing to rack up the streams with his effortlessly expressive tracks that make no bones about where he came from and put no limits on where he’s going. After hearing PREACH, that’s a journey you’re going to want to take with him.

Stream PREACH on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Mych reached the pinnacle of UK rap with the intimate candour in ‘Heart of Mine’

After a smooth neoclassic piano prelude, the beats and grimey rap bars in Mych’s latest single, Heart of Mine, kicks in. Finding the middle ground between George the Poet and Stormzy in his high-calibre performance that is locked and loaded with wit-rife deliverances of hard truths and bold introspective honesty, Heart of Mine makes no bones about being delivered from the soul.

It isn’t every day you hear of an up-and-coming rapper that opts for candour over ego and pretence. Slip into Heart of Mine and find comfort in the emotional complexity that absolves the guilt for not having it all figured out. I, for one will be staying tuned for more cutting expositions on identity.

Stream the official music video for Heart of Mine on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast