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JoeJas unveiled the hottest hip hop single of the summer with ‘Sally’s Last Dance’

It’s all in the vibe in the London, UK-hailing rapper and producer, JoeJas’ latest single Sally’s Last Dance. His charisma has always been unapologetically his own, but the endearingness of it knew no bounds in this cute and nerdy music video, which sells exactly what sets JoeJas apart, his infectious glass-half-full attitude that is contagious enough to start a new pandemic of optimism

If Andre 3000 and Daft Punk hit the spot for you, JoeJas will hit it even harder with his colourfully urban art-conscious instrumentals and honeyed RnB hip hop vox.

The official music video for Sally’s Last Dance officially premiered on the 30th of May. You can check it out for yourselves via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Kotaisyn waxes lyrical in his candidly bitter-sweet debut single, roses in the rain

For his debut single, kotaisyn proved how dynamic London-based rap artists have the potential to be when their influences span beyond the city’s postcodes. roses in the rain is a melodic, lo-fi trappy hit that sees kotaisyn lay down his smooth spoken-word bars, harmonic vocal timbre and candid lyrics that make no bones about waxing lyrical on romantic lament and self-worth.

The clever vocal arrangements run in synergy with the atmospheric, almost ethereal minor-key melodies, making the hammering blows of his honesty feel like a bitter-sweet sensation that you will want to experience time and time again. We can’t wait to hear what he has in the pipeline for his sophomore release.

roses in the rain is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

King J turned up the heat with their latest single I’m In the Kitchen

If you like your Hip Hop gritty, you’re going to love the steely new drop from Rap trailblazer King J, ‘I’m in the Kitchen’, recorded at Goodfellastudios and mixed by Jamo Beatz.

Kicking off with a trepidation-laden atmosphere, the mix seamlessly amps up the momentum before hitting you with ensnaring hooks which will lock you into King J’s relentlessly fierce Rap bars which allow you to appreciate the playful ominous charisma behind I’m in the Kitchen.

The intensity of the track is one thing. The authenticity behind it is quite another. Make room on your radar.

You can check out what King J cooked up in the kitchen by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Untold Poet is due to drop his most pensively poignant single yet with “Pieces” featuring Megan Rose

Essex-based wordsmith and Rap artist Untold Poet’s latest single “Pieces” featuring Megan Rose adds a significant amount of sincerity onto the airwaves. And that kind of honest, unfiltered connection is more essential now than ever.

Pieces puts our obsession and habits with social media under the aural lens, alluding to the suffocating nature of people’s behaviour online. Everyone’s an expert, everyone is holier than thou, everyone’s quick to judge, everyone is filtered… You may just end up wondering why you spend so much time scrolling through your news feed.

As the poetic Rap bars run through, you sink deeper into the narrative of the arrestive single. The pensively melodic Indie Hip Hop instrumentals also play a heavy hand in submerging you deeper into the soundscape. Adding Megan Rose’s smooth yet piercing RnB Pop vocals into the mix added even more weight to the track. Her vocals may be light and accordant but they share the same haunting air as the atmospheric stripped-back downtempo beats.

We’re ridiculously happy that Untold Poet has dropped onto our radar. After the transfixing track has faded to a close, you’ll undoubtedly feel the same.

Pieces was released on April 17th, you can check it out for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

OTR Marr – Another Rapper: A Track That Isn’t What It Says on the Tin

South London, UK based rapper OTR Marr has just released his debut single Another Rapper, it’s an up-tempo, high vibe anthem for anyone with a penchant for gritty yet pumped urban sounds. It’s clear that as a rapper and as a songwriter, he’s got elemental flow and he knows how to put together a blindingly beautiful Hip Hop track.  The beat is composed with a labyrinth of warm layers that create a rich almost ethereal sound. If I had one criticism, it would be the slightly excessive use of auto tune that takes away from OTR Marr’s evident vocal ability, the auto tune allows his vocals to bleed into the track, instead of really allowing you to hear his passion and energy over the Trap style beat. But one thing is for sure, his talent makes him anything but just another rapper.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

LamZieBoy – OFE Anthem (Flex): Another Infectious Grime Anthem from LamZieBoy

North London Rap artists will always have a special place in my heart and Islington, North London based rapper LamZieBoy has that iconic ring of the UK Grime sound that’s irresistible. If you’re a fan of Stormzy, Tinie Tempah, Yungen and Krept & Konan you’re going to love this upbeat killer track.

OFE Anthem (Flex) is the latest single from LamZieBoy which was dropped earlier this year, his sound stems from his passion for old school Reggae, Dancehall, RnB & Grime, but as an artist it’s his vibe that really makes his sound. He has a voice that commands the perfect amount of authority that draws you into his riddles and lyrics which flow with a playful sensibility.

Check out the latest single from LamZieBoy on Spotify using the link below:

Review by Amelia Vandergast