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T-Mos the Scribe wrapped his rap bars around indie folk ingenuity in ‘Adored’

In the standout single, Adored, from his debut EP, I Think I Love Myself,  the singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, T-Mos the Scribe, wrapped his spoken word rap verses around intricately melodic indie folk instrumentals to deliver a hit of pure poetic innovation.

With a soundscape that hits the cathartic spot with as much precision as Frightened Rabbit and The Twilight Sad, it is all too easy to lock into the up-and-coming independent artist’s quick-witted cadences as they use the power of metaphor to evoke sticky-sweet visceral emotions.

Using the fact that everyone wants to be adored, which was probably how the Stone Roses’ hit I Wanna Be Adored became a timeless indie playlist staple, T-Mos the Scribe conjured something sublime with the seminal track on his debut release, which was written, created, and produced completely independently.

Adored is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Gotta Keep Them Guessing: Minnesota-based brothers CSavooo and TimmyT want it all and more on ‘Secret Weapon’

Released as the first track off their four-track ‘Soul Central‘ EP from 2021, CSavooo and TimmyT smell that tasty money in the breezing air and are only keeping things focused as that is their ‘Secret Weapon‘.

CSavooo and TimmyT (Tim Graves), are a Saint Paul, Minnesota-based indie rap brother duo. They fuse their love for music together as a tremendous team, that seems to morph together perfectly as one.

They have always had chemistry in the studio, and recently they released a joint EP titled ‘Soul Central’. They will continue to grow their separate careers, but never abandon each other, as TimmyT is the reason CSavooo got into music.” ~ CSavooo and TimmyT

With a smoothly textured delivery which certainly has your whole body feeling rather joyous and fresh, this is a feet-tapping performance which is is such a pleasurable listen and has a riveting road-trip feel.

This is the story of keeping things calm as mistakes are made when the emotions reach fever pitch, as they both have a real sense of purpose about where true success is elusively hidden.

Secret Weapon‘ from the Minnesota-based indie rap duo CSavooo and TimmyT, shows us a team that make a real statement in this often-selfish world. They ice down the road and show us that their fluid flows are rather versatile, as they cruise in with a sterling display of calmness personified. It feels like these two brothers know where the ideal road is, and are ready to keep on headed to the promised lands away from the horrid pollution of the world.

Stream this new single on Spotify and see more via CSavooo and TimmyT’s IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Nobel teaches us a lesson in ‘Perseverance’ with his latest infectiously resilient rap track, featuring ooozy_b

If you like your hip hop to drip with a Mac Miller level of cool, you’ll want to get acquainted with the grooves in Nobel’s indie hip hop single, Perseverance, featuring ooozy_b.

If anyone is well-placed to teach you a lesson in perseverance, it is Nobel. Nobel was born in Kurdistan during the Iran-Iraq war; at the age of three, he and his family fled to Northern Virginia, where Nobel discovered rap artists such as Tupac and the visceral work of alternative artists. His creative expression started with poetry before he started to form the signature rap style that he’s quickly becoming renowned for.

There is so much adoration to be had for an artist so motivated to make the world a better place when they’re more entitled to a dim view of humanity than most. Nobel’s infectious positive energy and powerfully meta lyrics will undoubtedly see him go far in his mission of proving that his Kurdish community can triumph over tragedy.

You can check out the official music video to Persevere by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Enjoy the softer side of trap with Timmy the Boy’s intimate alt-indie sound.

Alternative artist Timmy the Boy has contributed to the airwaves for the past three years with this unique take on alt hip hop; he has garnered plenty of well-earned hype in the process. The prolific artist has collaborated with numerous major-league producers and worked with sensational featuring artists, but evidently, plenty of the alchemy in his evocative tracks is entirely his own.

The US-based artist possesses the enviable ability to explore raw emotion in his music while never drawing the listener into melancholy. Instead, he lays down all too relatable emotion while allowing his beats to tease optimism and connection.

His most recent single, Run to You, featuring Jocc and produced by Mikeisotb, can easily be considered a cloud rap playlist staple. With genres merged and plenty of atmosphere under the dual vocals, it’s as indulgently unique as it is distinctively immersive.

You can check out Timmy the Boy’s tracks for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Gotta Be Careful: Boston rapper Ace Capone knows the next move needs to be the right one on ‘HeadSmoke’

With the blaze game on the tightly rolled every time he’s hungry, Ace Capone rips a freestyle quick-fire track to tease us into his next creation on ‘HeadSmoke‘.

Boston, Massachusetts rapper Ace Capone, drops that raw street-hop trap that has you in a flux of emotions, as this rapid energy of a video has your head spinning, as to who he really is.

The mysterious raps has you thinking extra deep as you transfix yourself into his state of mind. The money is slowly starting to build up and he is seeing results, as the pressure mounts up too and loyalties are tested real quick. Its crazy how a maddening pandemic can actually help you truly find out who your real friends are, and who definitely isn’t.

HeadSmoke‘ from emerging Boston rapper Ace Capone, is that raw new track to let us know that he is keeping his eye on the prize, as he gets his music collection ready to blow up. The team needs to be strong however, otherwise all the cards will fall down like a ton of bricks and fold it down to the ground, to be locked up forever.

Check out the video on YouTube.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Getting What She Wants: J Whit isn’t impressed by those ‘Puppy Eyes’

He raps with a statement delivery that tells it straight up, as he drops off the post to make a point. J Whit returns with his latest single about the now-undesirable girl he has worked out on ‘Puppy Eyes‘.

J Whit is a indie-pop rapper with a different style of music to the rest, as he brings in those unique flows that are mixed with a beat that will have you trying to place if you have heard this before.

This is the story of feeling that she let you down, as she lets out those cute eyes to the random strangers, and gets anything she wants. You aren’t too happy with this as its all been seen before, as your optimism dissipates and you realize that you want to be with someone that has more backbone in life.

The raps and beats combine on ‘Puppy Eyes‘. to add a layer of saucy sizzle to a song that is all about wanting more in life and not settling for someone that is cheap and the opposite to loyal.

Your mind has expanded like a balloon full of water and you only want to grow so you are truly happy. J Whit’s mind is made and there is no turning back now.

Stream this new single on Spotify and check out his IG for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Money Coming Fast: OTB Lucciii is all about that cash action on ‘Fashion’

With him and his crew drippin’ with enthusiasm, OTB Lucciii is back with a bouncy new intent-filled rap attack single called ‘Fashion‘.

New Orleans, Louisiana-based rapper OTB Lucciii is a confident hip-hop artist, who drops bars real hard about life as he sees it, his rhymes are laced with that street edge that lets you know that he is for real and incredibly hungry to succeed.

This is the story about that real life business moves that keeps you ahead where he is from, as the road can turn in an instant so you need to be sharp and have a few sources of income scurrying in, otherwise the twists dry up and no one wants that.

With a determination in his voice, his flow heavy and with that Southern drawl that is so popular in this genre these days. The self-assurance is highly noticeable as he brings the whole squad with him, to show the other crews that they need to be respected.

Fashion‘ from New Orleans, Louisiana hip-hop artist OTB Lucciii, is a flashy track full of news that they are taking over for a while and if you get left behind, its over for you.

See the video here and see his style on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I don’t want you there: Nigel T drops eye-catching visuals for ‘Get Out Of My Head’

With a deep frustration about a former friendship causing him pain, Nigel T shreds all thoughts of the person away rapidly on the fiery new single ‘Get Out Of My Head‘.

Nigel T is an indie rapper/singer from Minneapolis in Minnesota, who breaks the genres of metal and hip-hop into his own escape from this wild world, with breakneck appeal that you need to keep up with. His quick-fire fuse of a delivery, splatters all doubts on the walls, as you are engulfed by a man who is at the top of his game.

This is the highly entertaining but sinister chronicle of a pissed off rapper, who has been let down and is supremely annoyed by the lies, so he is taking action to make sure it doesn’t happen again. He is consumed by the thoughts of the past and just wants them to wash away and never return to his head. These vivid memories are making him obsessed, which he knows needs to vanish into the distance as soon as possible.

Get Out Of My Head‘ from Minneapolis, Minnesota’s rap/metal artist Nigel T, is a lightning bolt into your consciousness, as he enthusiastically shows us into the room of gloomy darkness, where the frustration boils over and heat is on the way real quick. He savages the mic with ferocious abandon and torches all doubters and fake former friends away from his mind for good.

Hear this head-banger on YouTube and see more from this life on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Creative beyond words: Shrt_Lyf drops the highly entertaining ‘Pretty Eyes and Blue Levi’s’

With a video that defies belief, the quality of the song matches the unique style with a Hip Hop song that is so fresh you will need extra ice to wrap on your face. The flowing locks only make him look like a real music star, Spanish artist Shrt_Lyf is absolutely remarkable on ‘Pretty Eyes and Blue Levi’s‘.

This is all about going for the wrong girl, only to realize too late. Way too late. A true message that so many of us have experienced in our lives. With a flow like no other, this is that rare kind of music that you can just smile at. You appreciate the creative juices that are squeezed into our ears like that delicious music that wets your lips just right.

Flamboyance personified, you are transported into a different state of mind while enjoying this Indie Rap track that features different genres in the video too. There is no telling what he is going to come up with next and the full Rock band outro at the end is a sign of things to come.

Shrt_Lyf shows off his growing legend on ‘Pretty Eyes and Blue Levi’s‘ and you will be blown away by what you see whether you like Hip Hop or not. This is the kind of musician that comes around once a lifetime.

Fill your day with this incredibly entertaining video on YouTube and find out more on Facebook.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Showing your true feelings: New Jersey born emcee King Logan is lyrically supreme on ‘B.A.D’

He slides in with the crew and storms the mic with a ferociously hungry attitude and wants to be up there with the best. This is his time and the belief is certainly not lacking. US indie emcee King Logan is lyrically expressive on the sexy new Hip Hop track named ‘B.A.D‘.

This is a man that like the bad girls, even if he knows deep down that they will eventually hurt him. A flamboyant lyrical delivery awaits us and we turn this one up to hear each word real close. This is that party type of Hip Hop and is one for the club, late at night when the bar is saying last rounds.

After a day out in Philadelphia’s Love Park a few years ago, his passion for skateboarding and music combined into a perfectly constructed drink, the taste-buds were alive and he knew what to do. Make music that uplifts his community and do that all the time.

You can feel the hunger here as he knows that he can’t be messing around with just any girl, making money is front and centre of his focus and finding the right woman will come. He wants her to be loyal and a little bad but mostly good as that is where you Queen will appear from.

King Logan shows off his freestyle-inspired flow on ‘B.A.D‘ and this is a supremely talented artist with plenty more left in the tank.

Hear this hot new Hip Hop track on his Spotify and see more on Facebook.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen