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WilStar – OH LA LA: Drip Drop Dope

The inability of most rap artist to breathe creativity in every line of their work is something all good music enthusiast and loyalist can’t help but complain about. So many things have really changed in the rap game these days, it quite seems to be all about jumping right in the boot to record a song the moment the music producer finally hit some nice chords combo to put out a cool beat.

Whatever happened to music with a good intent of addressing a problem?

It ain’t always about cooking up a well-penned cuss/ diss track or spitting those heavy bars while trying to sound like a lyrical prodigy at rap cyphers. Trust me, this Hip Hop song ain’t nothing like what you’ve heard in a long while; it couldn’t have been sang any better.

Apart from that simple but yet captivating “She be Like Oh La La” chorus that softly adds more happy vibe the song, another thing that’s very hard to miss is that brilliant sound that hurls off every iota of uncertainty as regards the validity of the song’s quality, miles away each minute the song plays.

The Flow of the music and the lyrics are also well punctured and organized. It’s really nice to know that Wilstar is still fresh in the industry and I presume he would be able to pull out more dope songs in his subsequent work with ease.

-Lilian-Debrah

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Hippy Creed – Last Night: 420 Friendly Funk

Call me old fashioned, but when I think of a ‘Hippy’ sound, what doesn’t come to mind is an R&B Rap artist and his music about sleeping with women whose names he cannot remember.

Never the less, in its own right, Last Night is an audiophiles delight, which has fans pumped about the Atlanta, Georgia Hip Hop artists sound which is produced to perfection.

Whilst the lyrics are uninventive, the sound supports the track through his slightly linear musings. Hippy Creed pertains the image that he’s more than just your average Hip Hop artist and within his sound lies a movement based around the importance of being aware at all times. I suppose that for someone with such a 420 inclination, that message may seem pretty necessary.

Any fans of Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Tech Nine are in for a treat with this track, under it’s superficiality, Hippy Creed has a vocal ability and flow that will make him the envy of many R&B artists.

Check out the official music video to Last Night via YouTube using the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5JwW_NCFHw

Follow Hippy Creed on Facebook to keep up with all of his new releases:

https://www.facebook.com/Therealhippycreed/

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Dream-Rap? Is That Even A Thing?

Even with the amount of new music being made every day, with sheer weight of collective imaginations, the genre splicing experiments, the fusing and fusion of styles Garrison Carver seems to be on to something new here. Yes, there is a trippy trap beat, a cool R&B vibe and a rap delivery but that is then cocooned in something totally unexpected. Around these more expected elements he wraps a dream-pop haze, chilled psychedelia and electronic washes.

It’s confusing, but experience tells us that is a good thing, expectations are made to be subverted, rules are made to be broken and new musical horizons are their to be explored and DD does all of those things and more. Blissed out hip-hop? Ethereal R&B? Dream-rap? Are those even a thing? The fact that you have to invent whole new genres to put the music in is an indication of just how original this music is and how singular and lateral Garrison Carver’s thinking is.



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Shaded Profit – I’m Coming Home: Hip Hop At Its Cuddliest

Shaded Profit dropped his new track I’m Coming Home just 10 days ago. This Hip Hop & Rap was well influenced by his home town on the Bronx. He’s no Baller attempting to adopt some grandiose Gin and Juice persona. No, the talented solo artists music is influenced by his awkward experiences as a child as he struggled with his self-proclaimed Nerd persona. To be honest it was just nice to hear a rap artist that had respect for women.

To put it lightly Shaded Profit is adorable and so is his sound which mixes contemporary pop with lyrics that are actually a pleasure to listen to that offer endless introspective poetry. I’m Coming Home is dedicated to the men and women in the Armed Forces, it’s probably the best Hip Hop track of it’s genre since Eminem brought out Toy Soldiers. He takes a tragic subject and puts his lyrics against a traditional upbeat Hip Hop track that take away the gravity of emotion and just immerses you in the music.

If you head on over to Shaded Profit’s website you can download his all of his latest tracks off his Outsider album now!

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Jahfeezus Releases Hip-Hop Track “Higher Learning”

There’s always this stone-cold trait and Mr. tough guy attitude that surrounds a lot of Hip-Hop / Rap music artiste generally, but when you look beyond what there is to be seen in situation such like this one, you’ll discover that the sight of what you will behold ain’t gonna live up to your expectation about most of these rap artiste.
Even till this day, many music fanatics will automatically perceive any raw rapper as the real deal, well; to me, the case is entirely different. Yeah, I know, it all boils down to preference and whatever rocks each individual’s boat.

Sometimes what is sauce for the goose ain’t always gotta be sauce for the gander; it might even be far worse for the gander. The recognition of this fact is what distinguishes the micro and macro in the music industry. Jahfeezus style of rap is quite different from the norm and that’s what uniqueness depicts.
Without massaging or bruising no man’s ego, Jahfeezus might as well be one of the next best lyrists just right after Kendrick and J.cole.

The flow of this song, the tone and the well-penned lyrics will make you to further wonder if Jahfeezus is Kendrick Lamar’s clone or rather his musical doppelganger.
For a feel of some cool rap music with an insightful message, be sure to go check out Jahfeezus’s “Higher Learning”.

-Lilian-Debrah

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Rap Artist & Performer Coe Stands Out With Release ‘Pushing Buttons’

Rap artist and performer Coe stands out for his inspired lyrical deliver and masterful flow. His talent is absolutely apparent in the context of his brand new studio release, “Pushin Buttons”. The song has a very modern edge feel, with trap influences and a great production value that makes me think of artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Kanye West or Joey Bada$$, just to mention but a few.

It all starts from a well-calibrated set of 808-style samples: the unmistakable drum machine beat is powerful and direct, cutting through the mix with grit and power. The vocals are certainly strong enough to sustain the weight of the music, allowing the song to really stand out.

What I really like about “Pushin Buttons” is that the song as an unmistakably modern feel, but Coe’s influences are also related to old school masters of the genre, making for a really innovative and direct approach. The production is truly outstanding, as the track feels balance and powerful in every way – from the deep impact of the drum beats to the melodic elements, pushing through the mix with quixotic conviction.

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Sherwood Rahming Tells Us All About His High School Crush In Laid Back Tune “The One That Got Away”

Sherwood Rahming is an upcoming hip-hop talent from the Bahamas fusing straight forward lyrics and themes with a soulful vibe and laid back groove. In his song “The One That Got Away” he in fact freely expresses his feelings for his high school crush through lyrics which a lot of people can relate to. But writing passionate thematic material is not Sherwood’s only forte. With jazzy trumpet and guitar lines flowing throughout the instrumental basis of the song a cool and natural aspect is created. Apart from this, the lyrics are also expressed in a light way which subtly and gracefully brings out the humorous aspect behind the theme.

With evident influences from the greats of Neo Soul Sherwood Rahming’s sound in “The One That Got Away” explores mellow relaxed bass grooves, natural guitar lines, sporadic delicate piano tones and a deep warm voice that matter of factly delivers the lyrics with a relaxed tone. All these elements culminate in an organic sound that is both enjoyable and quite interesting, showcasing Sherwood’s musical capabilities and desire to celebrate love even in its simplest and most natural forms while raising his listener’s vibrations to a higher level. This young upcoming talent is definitely one to keep an eye out for!

=Sarah Marie Bugeja

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Jimmy Wit An H Releases “Ocean” Ft. BLVKSTN (Prod. HippiHollywood)

Jimmy Wit An H is a rap artist with a very eclectic and innovative approach. His music is direct and punchy, yet refreshingly experimental. The melodies on his recent release, “Ocean”, are glitchy and unpredictable, with a lot of cool pitch-shifting effects and really great beats.

The arrangement is initially sparse, but the song gains more depth and momentum as it goes along. It eventually, evolves into a full-on beat, with a powerful feel. The low-end textures are spot on, while the snare tones are crunchy and direct.

The song of this release is a great example of what happens when artists push the boundaries of hip-hop to create something personal and innovative.

In some ways, this songs make me think of some of the most innovative work from artists like Jay Z or Kendrick Lamar, but Jimmy Wit an H certainly has a personality of his own, which is really outstanding and intriguing – totally compelling listeners to want more!

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Meet The Artist Making Conscious Rap Fresh Again: Introducing ADZ

ADZ recently released a brand new remixed version of Silence, one of his most compelling tracks to date. With this thought-provoking remix, he set out to reinvent the groove of the song with a really unique creative concept.

This remix has got some refreshingly new textures and some stunning atmospheres that add depth to the music.

The song begins with a rather mellow vibe, but eventually the groove picks ups and acquires a very uplifting texture, particularly due to the unique tone of the vocals and the drum machine beats, which have a really dry, punchy groove to them.

ADZ has managed to build quite a big following for his conscious and direct approach to rap. His lyrics and sonic aesthetics are conscious and direct, often giving his music a really strong focus on social themes and other issues, inspired by artists as outspoken as Kendrick Lamar, Chance The Rapper, J. Cole and many more. Not unlike these aforementioned talents, ADZ is always ready to speak up agains social issues, particularly with a focus on the UK scene. This song, in particular, was inspired by the recent times of political unrest and events such as Brexit, which had  and will have a massive impact on the lives of millions of people, not only throughout the United Kingdom, but throughout the whole world.

Follow ADZ – SoundCloud | Twitter | Instagram
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A&R Factory Present: Mason

Mason is a multi genre artist and songwriter from Philadelphia who’s taken his talents all over the country with acts like Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, RJD2, Joe Budden, Cypress Hill, DJ Skee, Nipsey Hussle and many more.

He’s progressed from a lyrical break beat rapper to a multifaceted shooter for mainstream stardom in a lane yet to be taken. With a myriad of albums piling up in the creative stage of his career he is the ultimate sleeper artist emerging from the Philadelphia area bound to stretch his wave nationally and internationally.

Drowning out the competition and leaving the scene wading in a new direction of sound is the inevitable force of this mix between The Weekend and Kendrick Lamar with a twist of Eminem’s rebelliousness.

Remember the name… Mason

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