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Hyper Pop Hip Hop

Roman. & Ella Shreiner brought the intensity out in each other in the HipHop/EDM Pop mash-up ‘Mortality’.

In the most momentous hip hop & EDM pop mash-up of the year Roman. and Ella Shreiner brought a brand-new intensity out in each other. ‘Mortality’ is just one of the tracks to feature on Roman.’s debut album, Own World (20 Pages); icons have ended up on the hip hop map for far less.

After an immediate introduction to the soul in Shreiner’s vocal timbre, the single picks up even more gravity when Roman.’s realism-soaked bars kick in. Instead of launching scathing attacks on the usual insidious aspects of our existence, the up-and-coming rapper kept it resonant by highlighting the flaws in the hoop-jumping music industry, in turn, he gave the promise that he will always keep it real.

Check out the alchemic collab for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Hyper Pop Hip Hop: Rufio Spenz – Adesanya

Hip Hop got a higher vibe with the release of LA-based artist Rufio Spenz’ latest energetic hyper-pop-tinged single, Adesanya, which proves that in our 21st-century, there’s no need to splinter our culture. If everyone could put their differences aside with their love of the Prodigy, they can do the same for the former punk and metal frontman who has transformed his sonic palette in line with the contemporary genre-melting times.

By fusing elements of West Coast hip hop with 90s alt-rock and dance-pop and running them through his melodic hooks, Rufio Spenz finally gave Labrinth some competition.

Adesanya is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast