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Jazz Hip Hop


Alex Forte has dropped their latest Jazzy freestyle mix “RoseGold Freestyle”

Breaking Hip Hop artist Alex Forte has recently dropped his latest Jazzy mix “RoseGold Freestyle”. It’s playful, it’s charismatic, and it packs in plenty of ambience around the solid melodic beats.

Instead of waiting for the hooks to reel you in, right from the first verse in RoseGold Freestyle, you’re locked into a mellifluous electronic arrangement combined with equally as fluid downtempo Rap verses. Freestyle Hip Hop may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but there is a lot to be said for how Alex Forte has thrown away the usual constraints which come alongside archetypal track structures and cooked up a naturally immersive mix.

Any fans of Kanye West, Jay Z, and Drake won’t want to hang around putting Alex Forte on their radars. Each new release from the artist is a testament to their perpetually evolving talent.

You can check out Alex Forte’s latest single RoseGold Freestyle for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Alt Hip Hop artist 88 Killa has dropped their latest high-fire mix “Frenzy”

If you’ve always found that archetypal Hip Hop doesn’t offer enough Funk, you’re going to be hooked on the chunky solid basslines found in up and coming Hip Hop artist 88 Killa’s latest single “Frenzy”.

With the lyrical depth, the authoritatively flawless rap bars and the eclectically refreshing beats where you’ll find a smorgasbord of Disco, Funk, and RnB, 88 Killa is a triple threat on the Hip Hop scene. It’s incredibly rare that all three boxes are ticked in one track, but 88 Killa is perceptibly not your average artist. The intellectual lyrical narrative in Frenzy gives a candid view of the frustrations which inspired 88 Killa to write the track at the same time as leaving you enamoured by their enviable high-fire wit.

You can check out 88 Killa’s latest track Frenzy for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Drills – Born a God: Wit-Filled Hip Hop

Even though plenty of Hip Hop artists have fused layers of Jazz into their sound, there are very few who have the ability to make those layers quite as striking as they are in Drills’ single “Born a God”.

Born a God is just one of the singles which you’ll find on Drills’ latest EP “Never Fallin’”. In each of the tracks, Drills flexes their ability to wax lyrical and put together flawlessly immersive beats. Even from the first verse in Born a God, your hit with the realisation that Drills has plenty to say, and he’s going to verse it in perfect meter and rhyme.

I’ve commonly expressed my exasperation when it comes to Rap artists proclaiming to be deities. But Born a God didn’t resonate in the usual self-aggrandized way. Yes, there is a sure enough serving of attitude and dominance in the single, but there was also a sense of humility which was amplified by the delicate piano keys.

I definitely didn’t anticipate Born a God to be an emotive hard-hitter, but Drills left me hooked on their contemporary approach to wit-filled Hip Hop.

You can check out Drills’ single Born a God for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Walker Deuce – New Me: High-Vibe Jazzy Hip Hop

If you’re looking for fresh high-vibe Jazzy Hip Hop, look no further than the fiery new mix from up and coming Rap artist Walker Deuce.

“New Me” offers a vibrantly effervescent soundscape in which Walker Deuce lays down their witty, playful Rap bars. The production may be slightly Lo-Fi, yet, the slightly rough cut on the track only amplifies the authenticity of New Me.

Walker Deuce’s charisma won’t fail to leave you endeared through New Me, there may not be many Hip Hop artist putting out good-vibe mixes, but that just gives you all the more reason to put Walker Deuce on your radar. With each new release, their sound becomes even more refined, it’s going to be pretty exciting to see what comes next from the Idaho-based artist.

You can check out Walker Deuce’s latest single New Me for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Bobby Royale – Raise the Roof: Soulfully Bass-Drenched Jazz-Infused Hip Hop


If you’re looking for soulfully bass-drenched Hip Hop, your options are few and far between, so you may as well hit play on the experimentally jazzy latest single from up and coming artist Bobby Royale.

“Raise the Roof” was the debut single from Bobby Royale, and while he’s put out plenty of stylistic genre-contorting hits since, it still remains the perfect introduction to their distinctive style.

In Raise the Roof, naturally harmonic vocals sit against Bobby Royale’s relentlessly flawless, perfectly metered rap bars, while the soundscape takes you through constant evolutions of sound. From lashings of reverberant bass, to ominous synth keys to trickling light piano melodies, to Jazz-style brass, Raise the Roof merges it all together in an experimentally energetic soundscape which demands repeat attention.

You can check out Bobby Royale’s single Raise the Roof for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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