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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

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The Slacksons – PLASTIC BAGS FOR SHOES: Archetype-Smashing Indie Electronica

The Slacksons have moved away from the usual aural archetypes with their latest EP “PLASTIC BAGS FOR SHOES”. If you think that the EP title is a little eccentric, just wait to hear what each of the attention piquing, mind-altering soundscapes have to offer.

Even though distinctive and truly innovative music is a hard sell in 2020, I have no doubt that The Slacksons will go far with their sublime mix of Trip Hop, Disco, Funk, Indie, and Psych.

With each track offering a discernibly different vibe and sound, the EP stands as a testament to the diversity of this exceptionally exciting up and coming UK-based artist. As difficult as it was to pick a standout favourite track, there’s just something engrossingly appealing about the ominously slicing organ wails and crunching Hard Rock riffs being instilled into the feel-good track “WAKE UP“.

You can check out the EP for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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MC! – HOW I REALLY FEEL: Infectiously Fresh Adrenalizing Hip Hop

US Alt Hip Hop artist MC! has dropped their most immersive track yet with “HOW I REALLY FEEL”. We don’t come across Rap earworms all too often, but with the not so subtle hooks and the adrenalizing vibe behind the mix, we’re sure you’ll find it as infectiously fresh as we did.

The volatile energy which feeds into the beats and the relentlessly paced Rap bars hook you in from the first verse. It comes as no surprise that HOW I REALLY FEEL is on the way to becoming a viral track after it was released in February 2020.

The grinding experimental EDM beats aren’t shy about bringing the bass. The stylistic instrumental storm may pull your mind away from the lyrics, but that’s all the more reason to give HOW I REALLY FEEL the repeat attention it deserves.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Josh Kab serves up striking soul in his Alt RnB Hip Hop single “If I Cry”

Soul may be the cornerstone of RnB, but there’s a strikingly potent serving of it in up and coming artist Josh Kab’s alternative album “Sad Boy Hours”.

In the Standout track “If I Cry”, Josh Kab has merged 90s RnB, New Wave Trap, and Old School Hip Hop to create a mix which offers unpredictable progressions. One thing which remains as a constant is the level of emotion projected into the mix.

Between the moody rap verses and striking RnB crooning, there’s a smorgasbord of sentiment which isn’t all too shy about resonating. Josh Kab went beyond the usual Sad Hip Hop style with If I Cry by creating an organic track which perceptibly came straight from the soul.

You can check out Josh Kab’s single If I Cry along with the rest of their album via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Yung Furst is set to drop their most hard-hitting feat of Hip Hop to date with “In a Minute”

Up and coming Hip Hop artist Yung Furst is set to release their hardest hitting feat of Hip Hop to date. “In a Minute” moves away from the usual Sad Hip Hop archetypes and into the realms of ingenuity.

There’s a myriad of textures and tones to be found in the track giving the soundscape a fully-rounded humanistic feel. The light fragments of airy ethereal reverb-soaked optimism rise up from the stabbing minor notes.

The pensive prelude attempts to prepare you for an emotive feat of Hip Hop. Yet, nothing can quite prepare you for the emotive weight which may leave more sensitive souls suitably bruised.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out In a Minute for yourselves. But in the meantime, you can check out some of Yung Furst’s earlier releases via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Isaiah Brown Has Released Their Fourth Genre-Defying Single “Perfume”

If Gnarls Barkley ventured into EDM Hip Hop, the end result probably wouldn’t sound all too dissimilar to up and coming Alt Pop artist Isaiah Brown’s fourth single “Perfume”.

Soul and experimentalism sit hand in hand in this quaintly enamouring yet boldly innovative single which follows a downtempo yet tantalising pace.

Instead of trying to slap a genre label on Perfume and pick out the influences and styles, simply sit back and drink in Isaiah Brown’s smooth rhythmic creative originality.

Perfume may only be just over two minutes long. Yet the electronically-orchestrated hit contains plenty of evolutions and snaring instrumental hooks which you’ll be able to appreciate if you can tear yourselves away from the emotion in the lyrical delivery.

You can check out Isaiah Brown’s latest single Perfume for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Cat Clark – Ghost: Authentically Atmospheric EDM Hip Hop

Since Cat Clark made her debut in 2017, she’s amassed an ardent following and plenty of hype around her sound. When you delve into her uniquely striking brand of Hip Hop, it’s easy to see why.

Cat Clark has recently released her ninth single “Ghost” which serves as the perfect introduction to her atmospherically moody take on Hip Hop which also borrows elements of Pop and Ambient Electronica. With a steady and effortlessly smooth Rap delivery combined with lyrics which unravel like spoken word poetry over intricately layered downtempo EDM Hip Hop beats, it’s hard not to get excited by Cat Clark’s potential.

In the overwhelming majority of HipHop tracks we hear, we hear replication and assimilation of former sounds. Yet, when it came to Cat Clark’s single Ghost, her evident lack of concern when it comes to genre constraints left us instantly enamoured.

You can check out Cat Clark’s latest single Ghost for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast