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Telephone Switches – FREE TICKET: Ominously Atmospheric Old School Hip Hop

If you’re still under the impression that Hip Hop and Poetry don’t come in hand, that may all change when you hit play on up and coming old school Hip Hop Rap artist Telephone Switches’ single “FREE TICKET”.

FREE TICKET is just one of the singles which you will find on the underground artist’s album “Hip Hop Telephony” which was released on April 1st, 2019. While it may appear a strange concept to base a Hip Hop album around, there’s no denying that each single on Telephone Switches’ album carries a mesmeric ominous flow which will you in a state of captivated arrest. In FREE TICKET, you’ll hear archaic samples explaining how telephones work alongside the rap bars which flow with perfect meter and rhyme.

You can stream and download Telephone Switches’ single FREE TICKET for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Up and coming Rap artists FYF and Triggah team up to create the authentically fire drop “Stripes”

Fans of old school Hip Hop will undoubtedly want to tune into the flow of the latest single “Stripes” from FYF who teamed up with Rap artist Triggah to create a dynamic and charismatic hit which offers plenty of grind and lyrical fire. From the prelude to the fade out, the levels of energy poured into the mix remains palpable, and it won’t fail to leave you sharing in the same hype which the track was born from.

With clever inventive effects thrown into the multi-layered mix, the raw and exposed nature of the lyrics and the polished production on Stripes, it really is no wonder why plenty of Hip Hop fans are talking about the recent collaboration.

You can check out FYF & Triggah’s track Stripes for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Emerging Hip Hop Rap artist Double R3 creates a lyrical fire with their debut single “Yoga Pad”

Double R3’s debut Hip Hop Rap track “Yoga Pad” hasn’t failed to attract plenty of attention since the recent release, and there’s no wondering why when you allow yourself to appreciate the lyrical ingenuity and the satire behind the track.

Double R3 takes their beats right back to the old school with a simple but effective drum and keys rhythm which serves as the perfect platform for the lyrical waxing which attacks the privileged and the easily offended. We’re pretty much all thinking it, but no one has versed it quite as poignantly as Double R3 whose talents for painting a picture with his lyrics are on the same level of Eminem’s which naturally gives Yoga Pad a gritty and dark tonality.

You can check out Double R3’s single Yoga Pad for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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BC serves up authentically powerful orchestrally infused Hip Hop with single “Vae Victis”

Up and coming Hip Hop Rap artist BC has recently released their second album “Extinction” which is an exceptionally distinctive record that simply oozes with authenticity. All Rap artists have different motivations behind their tracks, but it is instantly obvious that BC’s singles act as undiluted passionate modes of expression which makes it all too tempting to lock into the relentless flows of lyricism.

While each of the tracks on their latest album is as strong as the last, “Vae Victis” has to be the standout single. With Vae Victis you’ll get to appreciate the playful rhythmic Rap bars which sit against the extremely well-orchestrated beats which use ominous orchestral layers which provides a unique contrast.

You can check out BC’s single Vae Victis along with the rest of their album by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Rhyan Besco – Naked ft. Diamond White: Artfully Experimental Alt Hip Hop

Any fans of John Grant are definitely going to want to check out Rhyan Besco’s offering of Alternative Hip Hop “Naked” ft Diamond White.

Naked is just one of the singles to feature on the up and coming recording artist’s latest album “The Thoughts That Haunt Me While Dreaming of You”, as you can guess by that title, they certainly aren’t your average Hip Hop artist. The downtempo single pours salacious vibes onto the airwaves in a way which I’m fairly sure has never been done before. All too often tracks which centre around sex register as disastrously crass, but with Rhyan Besco’s single resonates as artful, intellectual, and playfully sardonic. The ingenuity behind Naked certainly hasn’t been lost on us, especially considering the vocals from female Rap artist Diamond White which pours attitude into the soundscape.

You can check out Rhyan Besco’s single Naked along with the rest of their album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Badpos – Smooth: Irresistibly Mellifluous R&B Hip Hop

Up and coming artist Badpos has already pretty much covered what his track “Smooth” is all about in the title, you can throw all of the flowery adjectives at the single as you’d like but the unfaltering soundscape simply oozes a smooth vibe.

The single contains a mix of R&B, Pop and Hip Hop in an ambient downtempo mix which offers immediate catharsis. The beats have been left simplistic and soft, yet they still provide the perfect platform for Badpos’ vocals to rest neatly above as they switch between R&B Pop crooning and Hip Hop versing. The lyricism may be fairly archetypal, but considering the mesmeric pull of the single overall, that’s hardly an issue in his vibe-out playlist essential.

You can check out Badpos’s irresistibly mellifluous track Smooth along with the rest of their latest EP “the Badpos Crescendo” for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Meez x Iff – Phone Me: Off the Hook R&B Hip Hop

Since Meez x Iff’s latest track “Phone Me” dropped on May 2nd, the R&B Hip Hop single hasn’t failed to amass plenty of attention. Given the resonance behind the lyricism in the track, it is definitely no wonder why; Phone Me is one of those rare R&B tracks which doesn’t over romanticise modern relationships. There are plenty of tracks about getting high, and plenty of lovelorn tracks about failed relationships on the airwaves, but it is so rare for the two to come together in such a striking way.

The downtempo beats in the minimalist Hip Hop track set the perfect platform for Meez x Iff’s poised and reflective vocal style which makes it impossible not to get hooked into the narrative of Phone Me – it’s quite literally off the hook.

You can check out the official video to the latest track from Meez x Iff for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Hip Hop artist Jay September reaches deep into the psyche of the Instagram famous with latest single “Famous”

“Famous” is just one of the singles found in up and coming Rap artist Jay September’s latest album “Elevators” and I’m sure it won’t be the only one which will hit like an absolute tonne of bricks.

Plenty of Hip Hop & Rap artists allude to contemporary issues with their tracks, but Jay September’s approach will quite literally drown you in empathy. The striking narrative forces you to consider the darker side of ‘Instagram fame’. Perhaps the most powerful aspect of the track is Jay September’s ability to place himself in the mindset of a young woman searching for stability and validity in the 21st century without a hint of prejudice.

Extended tracks aren’t usually a common feature in Rap – especially ones which don’t rely on lyrical repetition, but Jay September proves just how powerful Hip Hop can be when you truly invest in the narrative and throw poignantly bruising poetry into the mix.

You can check out Jay September’s single Famous for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Supabossanova – New Trend: Hip Hop with Layers of Humility

Southern Rap artist Supabossanova’s latest single “New Trend” goes deeper than any Hip Hop track which tries to give the listener Gucci and Hennessey envy.

Hip Hop artists have been fooling us for decades that they’re somehow exempt from the fact many artists need to go through the starving artist phase before they make it – if it wasn’t old in the 80s, it definitely is now. Yet, refreshingly, “New Trend” is a humbling track in which Supabossanova pours in plenty of gratitude around the simple yet effectively rhythmic beats. The track may only be short and sweet, but a two-minute duration was long enough for Supabossanova to spill out their soul and allow New Trend to serve as a view into their evolution as an artist.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Hip Hop artist Itz Boi Boi exudes the confidence we all wish we had with latest single “I’m a God”

Itz Boi Boi dropped their latest track “I’m a God” on April 24th and has created a piously pleasing, masterfully produced offering of Rap & Hip Hop. With a commanding and authoritative lyrical delivery sitting well in the artfully structured single, plenty of Old School and Contemporary Hip Hop alike will hit play and discover a new favourite playlist essential.

Evidently Itz Boi Boi’s sound is in incredibly high demand as plenty of Hip Hop fans have jumped on the release with pure adoration. Yet, I can’t help but feel that Itz Boi Boi isn’t the first Rap artist to claim to be some form of deity, and music should never serve to create a barrier between the listener and the artist. Kanye may have created a track under the very same title, but we definitely don’t need another Kanye on the airwaves.

You can check out the video to Itz Boi Boi’s latest single I’m a God for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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