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Hustler Hip Hop

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

Prince Payroll – NASTY N*GGA: Meet the Sisqo of 2020

Hit play on Salt Lake City Rap artist Prince Payroll’s latest track NASTY N*GGA which dropped on September 15th and be prepared to meet the don of hedonistic hustler Hip Hop.

With their mischievously high-vibe energy bleeding into the heart of the 90s Hip Hop mix, you won’t be left with much of a choice other than to share in the playfully salacious energy. Prince Payroll is the Sisqo of 2020. And NASTY N*GGA deserves to go viral.

You can check out the official video to Prince Payroll’s single for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast