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Hustler Hip Hop

Yungsta Guap plays the antagonist in Why They Mad, featuring Duke Deuce.

The antagonist energy in Yungsta Guap’s standout single, Why They Mad, featuring Duke Deuce, is instantly infectious. Right from the first verse, Yungsta Guap proves why his sound has been amassing hype since making his debut in 2019. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better balance of wit and grit. He finds clever ways to remind the listener that you can either lie down and accept adversity and persecuting judgement or you can play up to the ideas that others project on us and succeed in spite of it.

Along with creating viral-worthy tracks, the Atlanta-based independent rap artist and songwriter is also the founder of Grind Right 4Ever Entertainment. If any breaking artist has what it takes to stake a serious claim on the hip hop scene, our money is on Yungsta Guap.

The official music video for Why They Mad is available via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Mobbin101 takes us back to the roots of hip hop with Pumpfake, featuring Shill Macc,

Mobbin101 went right back to the roots of soulful hip hop with his latest single, Pumpfake, featuring Shill Macc. The track eclipses the New York urban sound while allowing the up and coming artist to stamp down his signature style in the rich and resonant tones.

Diss tracks are hardly few and far between in hip hop but the scathing, witty lyricism paired with Mobbin101’s convictive anger make you feel every ounce of emotion poured into this volatile and confrontational track that hits like no other.

Pumpfake was released on August 5th; you can check it out for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Yona Marie has dropped her interstellar hit single, Take Me to the Moon.

With her seductive style and snipingly clever lyricism, up and coming artist, songwriter and producer Yona Marie has exactly what it takes to become the Peaches of RnB. Her interstellar hit, Take Me to the Moon, dropped on June 21st; it is the perfect introduction to her devious yet undeniably soulful class and style.

Any fans of 90s and 00s RnB will feel right at home in the empowering energetic single that follows a female protagonist trying to bank on her social capital while contending with lavish hunger. In essence, it’s a soulful affirmation that if you can get it, you’re worth it.

You can check out the sensual sassy grooves in Take Me to the Moon for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Jazlyn Gold delivers an up-vibe attack on capitalism with ‘Rat Race’.

If fiery hip hop gets you through the 9-5, make Jazlyn Gold’s latest single, Rat Race, a playlist staple and gain the inspiration to escape. If any hustler hip hop track is going to shake you from your complacency, it is this up-vibe energetic attack on capitalism.

At just over 2-minutes long, it’s a short and sweet jazzy trap hit, but 2 minutes is all that was needed to implant a life-affirming seed of motivation to level up. Gold’s playfully dominant rap style is reflected in the lush reverb-heavy notes that add plenty of texture to the track that the 808s construct.

Rat Race is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Louie Tha Profit proves why he’s ‘The Don’ of hustler hip hop with his latest single

Taken from his smooth jazzy trip-hop EP, Born to Win, Louie Tha Don’s lead single, ‘The Don’ is a compelling, candid release that shines a light on the darker side of the music industry.

For decades, we have witnessed the rise and fall of artists whose mental health took a hit courtesy of the music industry, and we still have the audacity to act surprised when we watch another artist in the spotlight burned by it. Louie Tha Profit challenges the normalisation of industry-induced PTSD in the mellow feat of nuanced hip hop. His sound couldn’t be smoother, and his lyrics couldn’t be sharper. If Louie Tha Don isn’t already on your radar, make some room.

The Don is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Triple Crown Don created the ultimate ‘now or never’ hip hop anthem with his single, ‘24’.

Triple Crown Don

Up and coming Toronto-residing hip hop artist, Triple Crown Don is set to release his high vibe hip hop anthem, 24. The tropic touch to the drill-style 808s allows 24 to run through as the ultimate summer hip hop playlist staple.

Triple Crown Don’s artistic hunger and infectious energy resonate through his deadpan bars that deliver introspection that is sure to get you as amped-up as the momentum in this grounded, motivational hit. If he’s not already on your radar, he deserves to be.

You can check out Triple Crown Don via SoundCloud, Facebook and Instagram.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Burt Bankkz bares all in his hard-hitting trap single, ‘Last Scars’.

Up and coming Floridian hip hop artist Burt Bankkz brought his hardest bars to his standout single, Last Scars. If the 2020 release passed you by, slip into the fervently evocative release and remind yourself of your capacity to feel.

Bankkz brought an almost unparalleled amount of energy to his lyrically raw, instrumentally flawless track; right from the first verse, Bankkz comes in heavy with powerful metaphors, consoling compassion and gritty imagery.

Last Scars is so much more than your archetypal hustler hip hop anthem; rather than being a poster boy for consumerism, Bankkz allowed this deeply introspective track to show just how hard it is to reach the top. But rather than deter you and your vision of greatness; around bass-heavy beats, Burt Bankkz puts you in the right realistic mindset for it.

The official video for Last Scars is available to stream via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Rising rap artist Vaun1k gives us ALLADAT in his latest release.

‘ALLADAT’ is the third release from breaking rap artist and vibe alchemist Vaun1k, his music flows in the tides of new wave trap, but even old school fans will want to test the waters in this smooth ride of a release.

Since their 2019 debut, the Atlanta, Georgia-hailing independent artist has amassed plenty of hype around his melodious canter and beats that bring the energy but allow Vaun1k’s RnB-inspired vocals to dominate the mix without ever being over-facing. With the flawless production, his enigmatic person and the playful wit in the lyrics, you can consider 1k a triple threat.

ALLADAT is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Retrokid dropped the ultimate contemporary hustler hip hop track with ‘Woke Up to a Check’

‘Woke Up to a Check’ is the lead track from Retrokid’s (AKA Christopher Burgy) debut 2020 hip hop album, ‘Levelling Up’, which he used to establish himself as an artist worth watching. His clever rap flows, connectable charisma and almost psychedelic instrumentals around the 808s draw you right into the essence of his high vibe hustler hip hop style.

The Louisiana-hailing independent artist‘s single has been used as a UFC walkout track, which says a lot about how much hype is in the track that takes old school influence from G Herbo, 2PAC, Dom Kennedy, Dave East. Paired with the music video that allows you to appreciate Retrokid’s playful side, Woke Up to a Check is sure to help Retrokid make his mark on the airwaves.

You can check out the official music video to Woke Up to a Check via YouTube.

Check out Retrokid’s album, Levelling Up on Apple Music.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Get on the grind of Swim’s high-vibe hustler hip hop track, ‘90s Baby’.

Up and coming artist Swim has been making waves in the New York hip hop scene with their organically high vibe tracks; after dropping his official debut single, ‘90s Baby, he is set to stake a permeant claim.

The energy brought to ‘90s Baby is instantly infectious; you’ll be hooked right into the gritty hustler hip hop track where Swim wasn’t afraid to let his true colours shine through in the kaleidoscopically bright production. The trippy grinding mix almost lulls you into a hypnotic state as you start to appreciate the ease of the flow, the playful wit in the lyrics and the magnetism in Swim’s effortless charisma

‘90s Baby is available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast