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Shakes – Called Up: Atmospherically Convictive Hip Hop

If it has been a while since a Rap artist has made your jaw drop with their rhythmic vocal prowess, be prepared to feel a little gormless while listening to the bars in Called Up. Which is just one of the tracks which you will find on the up and coming Hip Hop artist Shakes’ debut EP “Fifteen Minutes”.

With the same relentless waxing lyrical flair as the likes of Eminem, you can’t help but find respect and adoration for Shakes. Meanwhile, the instrumentals make it all too easy for you to drink in the convictive bars, the beats may be minimalistic, but there’s no denying that they are alluringly efficacious all the same.

You can check out Called Up along with the rest of Shakes’ debut EP Fifteen Minutes for yourselves by heading over to apple music.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Kamyee B – Slogan: Lyrically-Led Blazingly-Fresh Hip Hop

Slogan” is the lyrically-led blazingly fresh Hip Hop drop from up and coming 18-year-old artist Kamyee B. The minimalistic beats leave plenty of room for her convictive Rap bars to totally dominate the track and your attention as the steady atmospheric mix unfolds.

There may be plenty of attitude in Slogan, yet it’s also one of the most connectable Rap tracks we’ve heard this year. Kamyee’s charismatic energy makes Slogan accessible from the first hit and the ingenious outro makes the track unforgettable.

Slogan concludes with a phone conversation that any woman working in any creative industry will understand. It re-enacts the hilarity when sleazy industry guys start appearing from the woodwork start trying to use your own art to get in your pants. Kamyee finds a nuanced and clever way of saying, don’t fall for it.

You can check out the official music video to Kamyee B’s single Slogan for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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North Carolina emcee Top $helf Mega Ace drops lyrically advanced self-tilted 2-track EP

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Top $helf Mega Ace drops two track this time and they are low-rider gems ‘Pain‘ and ‘Gangsta‘ These two Hip Hop songs are all about life, the pain you have built up and being true to yourself. With rapping, singing and producing all in his growing armor, this is an artist to keep an eye on closely. He feels and sounds ready for the next step up, a kick-flip onto a whole new planet.

With a gritty and real flow that buzzes but never busts, this is an all-pro performance that sizzles with self-awareness of what is going on in the world. You got to keep those painful memories with you, but not too close. You want to remember the pain so you don’t make the same mistake twice however you don’t want to get burnt either.

North Carolina emcee Top $helf Mega Ace  has released a stellar EP here with these two equally quality songs with ‘Pain‘ and ‘Gangsta‘.

Click here for the Spotify link.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Feel the Flow of Joey Ivy’s Transfixing Feat of Hip Hop “Golden Ticket”

Breaking Hip Hop artist Joey Ivy’s latest single “Golden Ticket” kicks off with a hauntingly phantasmic prelude which won’t fail to leave you transfixed by the archaic samples which set the perfect tone for the experimentally arrestive mix.

There may be plenty of Old School elements in Golden Ticket stylistically. But lyrically, Golden Ticket is well and truly grounded in the 21st century. If any Rap artist can put Pasadena on the map, it’s Joey Ivy. The flow and grind to their playful and witty bars are practically unparalleled. It practically begs for repeat attention by allowing you to draw more out of the powerful lyrics with each hit.

You can check out Golden Ticket for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Hip Hop doesn’t come much more galvanizing than YoungWorldIBI’s latest drop “12.5”

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Breaking Hip Hop artist YoungWorldIBI has dropped their high-octane new hit 12.5 and achieved their mission of sharing pioneeringly ingenious feats of Hip Hop with the airwaves.

Hit play and prepare to be blown away by the galvanizing EDM beats and the US artist’s practically unparalleled ability to wax lyrical. Expect plenty more than just sporadic mic-drop-moments. From start to finish, 12.5 is a wit-soaked offering of wordplay which introduces you to YoungWorldIBI’s world through insightfully scathing social commentary and candid introspection.

In short, 12.5 is a flawless release. It stands a testament to the artist’s ahead of the curve Hip Hop style which drips with commercial potential. Get him on your radar.

You can check out YoungWorldIBI’s entrancing feat of Hip Hop 12.5 for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Arthur Pri¢e is on lyrical fire in their latest Ambient Indie Hip Hop single “Witnesses”  

Up and coming Hip Hop artist Arthur Pri¢e dropped the official music video to their latest single Witnesses on July 19th. With a sound which sits right on the contemporary curve, the smooth grind of the beats and the flawless production, any fans of downtempo Hip Hop will want to indulge themselves.

You can’t help but lock into Arthur Pri¢e’s introspectively deep Rap bars which offer as much connectable resonance as they do wit. I’ll never get tired of hearing Rap bars which show that Rap and poetry are two sides of the same coin. There’s an incredibly refreshing sense that Arthur Pri¢e held nothing back when penning the powerful perfectly metered lyrics.

From start to finish, Witness is a mesmerizingly immersive track. The instrumentals may be stripped back, but the ambient grooves behind Arthur Pri¢e’s bars prove to be an alchemic combination.

You can check out the official music video to Arthur Pri¢e’s single Witnesses via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast