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Young Corrupt’s latest feat of mellow hip hop ‘Lost Faces’ will leave you lusting for the simple life.

With their hard-hitting approach to hazy lyrical Hip Hop, it comes as no surprise that Young Corrupt has been able to amass plenty of hype with their honest, gritty and confrontational tracks since making their relatively recent debut.

If you’re yet to be acquainted with Young Corrupt’s lyrical wit, their mellow vibeout playlist staple ‘Lost Faces’ will prove to be the perfect introduction. The beats follow sensual grooves, while Young Corrupt adds plenty of energy to the  mix through their strident Rap bars which paint the plaintive struggles of 21st century romance and leave you yearning for the simple life.

You can check out Lost Faces (prod. Blev) for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Lyrical rap luminary CIV delivers adrenalizing gritty poetry in ‘Hero’

There’s clever lyrical wordplay, then there’s the fiercely meta linguistic tussling which you’ll find in the Bronx, NY-hailing rap artist, CIV’s latest album ‘Glitched Tapes Vol.1’.

Wit and intellect run rampant through each single, but the perfect introduction to CIV’s relentlessly ingenious style is ‘Hero’.

Energetic beats which marry old school gangster rap with contemporary electronic hip hop blaze behind the bars which are a gift which keeps on giving. Hero is a track which you’ll want to hit play on until you know the lyrics well enough not to let them catch you off-guard with the gritty, clever charisma-dripping creativity.

On the basis of Hero, I can’t imagine that CIV gets invited to all too many rap battles through fear of annihilation.

You can check out CIV’s single, Hero, for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast