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Trevour Amunga artfully attacks hip hop in his downtempo debut single, Drama.

Kenya-born, LA-based songwriter and rap artist Trevour Amunga has released his debut single, Drama; he describes his sound as a charming blend of poetry and authenticity, which articulately encapsulates the vibe of the sensual spoken-word lyricism  along with the seductively ambient slow grooves of the downtempo release.

It was a short and sweet introduction to Trevour Amunga, but we’re already stoked to hear more of his artful approach to hip hop. His experimental production style and the range of his mesmerising vocal timbre makes his debut single one of the most original hip hop debuts of 2021.

Drama is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Find Chemistry in Every Groove of Odillia and Snoop Dogg’s Single “Break it Down”

Netherlands-born, LA-based artist Odillia’s alluring crossover of Hip Hop and Pop has seen her scouted by the team behind Nelly, featuring on MTV, and now, she’s linked up with Snoop Dogg to create her latest single Break it Down.

As the track progresses, you’ll find yourself wondering who brings the most sensuality to the soundscape. You’ll find chemistry in each and every groove as Odillia and Snoop Dogg set up a sticky-sweet love story which bleeds sincerity through the realism in the narrative.

Break it Down ardently explores the frustration of trying to pull someone onto the same page. You’ll get caught up in the whirlwind as the non-linear lyrics run through, seismically shifting from frustration to lust and back again.

There is also plenty of tactile passion oozing from the visceral bass-riding beats, offering a dizzying amount of rhythmic transfixion. In other words, it’s a radio-ready earworm which won’t quickly be lost to Hip Hop history.

You can check out Break it Down which was released on October 2nd for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Dark Hip Hop with meaning on ‘Killthetrendy’ from LA rapper Trakcixs

https://open.spotify.com/album/0lXcIXqFPemvDn7WEwIGL3?highlight=spotify:track:08tm5wfdBn7cxdIHiZD8Tk

Killthetrendy‘ from Trakcixs is the new dark indie Hip Hop track that aims to change the mindset and listeners out there in the world.

Trakcixs is a new Hip-Hop artist on the LA scene, breaking through cookie cutter and the mass-produced sounds of today. His alias is an abbreviation for ‘Truth Reformed As Konflict Composed Into X-treme Sounds’ and his motto KILLTHETRENDY – as referenced in this new song, aims to bring forth an idea he feels is lacking in today’s industry, that of fighting back the celebration of the superficial.

Influenced by Hip Hop, Punk and Funk, Trakcixs cites Rage Against The Machine, Black Death, Bad Brains and Suicidal Tendencies as some of the inspirational acts that led him to blend the original sound he creates right now. This is an emcee who likes to be different and make music that isn’t all corny and laced in cheesy sauce. While that is good for some food, when it comes to Hip Hop, the idea is the be original. This thought process has somehow gotten lost on the way which is a shame.

Killthetrendy‘ from Trakcixs is a call to avoid the trendy music out there and this message is to be celebrated. This is a talented wordsmith who is tired of the same rubbish on the radio. He wants to be different and inspire a new generation.

Stream here to hear this awesome track on Spotify.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen