Browsing Tag

Inspirational Hip Hop

Music

Toks – Braving the Storm featuring FK Osha: Soulfully Inspiring RnB Hip Hop

Breaking Hip Hop artist Toks has recently released their second EP “5 Designs” featuring 5 stylishly sun-kissed hits which wouldn’t be out of place on your summer Hip Hop playlists.

The perfect introduction to their smooth and soulful sound is the standout single “Braving the Storm” featuring FK Osha. The radio-ready hit kicks off with a mesmerizingly teasing start. From out of the lush reverb, Toks high-vibe vocals kick in and project plenty of high-vibe energy into the soundscape.

Braving the Storm improves with every listen to thanks to the intellectual and inspiring lyricism which Toks weaved into the mix. Each time you hit play, you’ll connect to a different part of Toks’ uplifting introspection.

Given that we’ve all just been through a global pandemic together, I can imagine plenty of people will find resonance in Braving the Storm. The track just keeps on giving.

You can check out Toks’ EP 5 Designs for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Music

Zenith777 – Carpe Diem: Lyrically Transfixing Ambient Jazz-Laden Hip Hop

Off the heels of their successful 2020 Hip Hop debut, Zenith777 followed-up with a lyrically transfixing feat of Ambient Jazz-laden Hip Hop with the single “Carpe Diem”.

Lockdown may not have been the time to seize the day, but now that it’s coming to an end, Carpe Diem drops resolving reminders to pick your passion back up, dodge the drama and brush off the apathy. 2020 may be messed up. But that’s no reason to put optimism and motivation to one side.

With the contemporary Indie vibe behind Carpe Diem, it’s all too easy to sink into the soundscape and drink in the lyrical wisdom which Zenith777 soulfully offers.

Finding Hip Hop artists who you can easily connect with is often harder than finding a needle in a haystack. After you hit play on Carpe Diem, you’ll see that’s just one of the reasons to put Zenith777 on your radar.

You can check out Zenith777’s track Carpe Diem along with their debut single by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Music

Dre Bennett has dropped their perception-shifting, gratitude-invoking Hip hop track “Dynamic”

After the success of their debut single “Believe”, up and coming Hip Hop artist Dre Bennett stepped into the recording booth with yet another perception-shifting track with “Dynamic”.

Dynamic captures many different atrocities which we’re facing in 2020, but between the sobering illustrations of injustice are reminders not to take anything for granted. Systematic racial oppression and high unemployment rates are very real issues. But fighting them doesn’t mean you need to resign to hopelessness and despair.

It’s all too easy to fall into an existential hole these days. Fresh and resonant Hip Hop tracks like Dynamic are essential to have on the airwaves to remind you that optimism isn’t impossible, and apathy isn’t the only answer.

With lines like “Your perceptions are not my reality,” you’re forced to consider your personal perception of reality. Dre Bennett’s lyrical wisdom is worth its weight in gold.

You can check out Dynamic along with Dre Bennett’s other releases via Spotify and all other major streaming services via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Music

Au Perry – Shot Clock: Ruminatively Poignant Hip Hop

Breaking Hip Hop artist Au Perry dropped their ruminatively poignant latest single “Shot Clock” on May 30th. If you appreciate powerful lyricism which doesn’t just scratch at the surface of superficiality, you’ll want to make Shot Clock a firm fixture on your downtempo Hip Hop playlists.

Shot Clock offers arrestive amounts insight which flows along with the steady and fluid beats which create a reflective and ambient atmospheric platform for Au Perry’s inspiring introspection. We already can’t wait to hear the aural wisdom which Au Perry will share with the airwaves through his future releases.

You can check out the official music video for Au Perry’s latest single by heading over to YouTube.

There’ll be plenty more from Au Perry in 2020, so make sure you stay tuned via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Music

Caspa – No Friends: One of The Most Candidly Inspiring Hip Hop Tracks You’ll Hear This Year

With a killer melody and lyrics which hit like a tonne of bricks, there’s no room to wonder why plenty of Hip Hop fans have jumped on the fresh new drop “No Friends” by breaking Rap artist Caspa.

The Bahamas-based artist used their energetic lyrical prowess and candid conviction to share with the airwaves a mix which makes no bones about saying that standing on your own two feet is one of the most liberating things you can do.

Traditionally, loners have been looked at as outcasts, but have you met people? As Bukowski said, “beware of those who seek constantly seek crowds, they’re nothing alone”. Caspa’s track is just as poignant, and there’s the added bonus that it’s a sun-soaked liberating earworm.

You can check out Caspa’s latest track No Friends by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Music

Giovonni Pratt – Blessed Forever ft Clipkingz, Jermiside, L-Marr, The Starr, and Beaze.

https://giovonnipratt.bandcamp.com/track/blessed-forever

Up and coming Hip Hop artist Giovonni Pratt dropped their latest soulfully sweet single “Blessed Forever” on February 25th in collaboration with Clipkingz, Jermiside, L-Marr, The Starr, and Beaze.

Inspirational tracks which offer infectious optimism will always be essential on the airwaves. Especially when they are as nuanced and effective as Blessed Forever. You’ll hear Giovonni Pratt versing all of the ways he found positivity despite adversity. The track serves as a poignant reminder to take time out and count your own blessings.

Go ahead, do it now, or maybe soak up the soul in Blessed Forever first. The cinematically produced single will lay down succinct melodies which set the perfect tone for personal reflection, whilst the RnB Rap vocals will give you plenty of pointers on how to grasp gratitude.

You can check out Blessed Forever for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp where you’ll also be able to buy a digital copy of the track.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Music

Patrick Peyton – Get It In While You Can: A Motivational Hip Hop Playlist Essential

Wholesome Hip Hop may be hard to find, but Patrick Peyton has made up for the shortfall with their effervescently elevating Christian & Gospel single “Get It In While You Can”.

We were endeared by their vibrantly uplifting soul before the prelude even ran through. The track kicks off with a powerful burst of effervescent energy, from there on out, you’re led through an RnB Hip Hop soundscape with plenty of evolutions in the fresh contemporary sound.

It’s all too easy to see why there’s plenty of hype around Patrick Peyton’s motivational music. It relays a simple message which serves as a poignant reminder to live your life to the fullest. Let’s face it, we could all do with more of those on the airwaves! The fiery feel-good vibes are just as infectious as the melodies.

You can check out Get It In While You Can for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast