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Lyrical LeXX – Through Some Things: Soul-Driven Indie Hip Hop

https://music.apple.com/us/album/through-some-things-single/1494738665

If you haven’t already caught the hype surrounding the Seattle-based Hip Hop artist Lyrical LeXX, their 2020 single “Through Some Things” serves as the perfect introduction to their pioneeringly crafted sound.

The Indie Hip Hop track follows a smooth flow while Lyrical LeXX projects pure unadulterated soul, conviction and passion into the mix through their unfaltering Rap delivery. The lyrics may be grounding but the gentle instrumental harmonies offer transcendent catharsis. Drinking in both simultaneously will allow you to see just how Lyrical LeXX has gained so much attention in recent years.

With lyrics which border on poetry and beats which also serve up a fair amount of soul, this artist is definitely one to watch.

You can check out the latest single from Lyrical LeXX for yourselves via Apple Music or SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Rockstar Marcus – Battlefield: Romantically Smooth RnB-Soaked Hip Hop

https://open.spotify.com/track/4rTB2obA9vARalMLE1gSnx

While not many Hip Hop artists are prepared to wear their hearts on their sleeve in their tracks, Rockstar Marcus’ latest album “Apocalypse” makes for an indulgently refreshing change.

The standout track “Battlefield” is the perfect introduction to the up and coming artist’s RnB soaked approach to evocative Hip Hop. It’s romantic, it’s smooth, and it’s a testament to their talent when it comes to creating hook-filled beats and synergetic arrestive lyrics.

With the lyrics undoubtedly containing a piece of Rockstar Marcus’ soul combined with a gentle melodic Indie Hip Hop beats, your own soul might be broken if the emotive weight behind this single fails to resonate.

You can check out Battlefield along with Rockstar Marcus’ latest album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Prepare for the Emotive Sting of Comp Keyz’ Standout Single “Sauce Man”

You’ll have seen Hip Hop artists blow up for FAR less than what you will find in the standout single “Sauce Man” by up and coming artist Comp Keyz.

While I’ve heard my fair share of emotively driven Trap music, I’ve never felt the weight of a Trap single crawl under my ribs in the same way as Sauce Man did. The soundscape may be light downtempo and ambient, but make no mistake, it’s resoundingly heavy.

Whether it was the pensive yet optimistic melody or the husky, humble, captivatingly poised RnB-soaked Rap bars which hit the hardest, I can’t be sure of. But what is painfully evident that Comp Keyz may be one of the most criminally underrated artists we’ve heard in a while.

You can check out the official music video to Sauce Man for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Alt Rap Artist Mordux Has Made Their Debut with their Single “Skin”

If you’re tired of hitting play on ‘Alt Hip Hop’ tracks which don’t possess a hint of authenticity, you’re definitely going to want to check out Mordux’s debut single “Skin”.

Fans of artists such as Yelawolf who incorporate elements of melodic Rock into Hip Hop are sure to appreciate the intricately rhythmic flawless feat of urban genre-mashing found in Skin.

Through the Rock infusion, Skin unfolds with the familiarity of a 90s Rock single, but through the solid Hip Hop structure, Mordux has proven that their prodigal flair deserves a spot on contemporary airwaves. Not all artists have the ability to drop a complete earworm as their first single, but perceptibly, Mordux isn’t your average up and coming artist.

You can check out Mordux’ debut single for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast