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Melodic Hip Hop


DrxcoDuke has dropped their dreamily melodious Alt-Hip Hop EP “Out of the Woodworks”

Texan Alt Hip Hop artist DrxcoDuke has breezed onto the airwaves with their light and dextrously soulful EP “Out of the Woodworks”.

When it comes to flow, artists have either got it or they haven’t, DrxcoDuke’s fluidity is practically unparalleled. The melodiously dreamy instrumentals create the perfect platform for their charismatically piercing vocals. You can’t help but feel a little better about your life after you hit play on any of the authentically commanding tracks on the artist’s 2020 EP.

Each of the 5 tracks offers a brand-new urban flavour, but the standout track has to be the impossibly enticing track “Ufo”. Prepare to ascend to a new plateau with that one.

You can check out DrxcoDuke’s new EP for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Lavi$h teamed up with LL$ and Oladiupo Ogunmola to create their hazily trippy Indie Hip Hop debut single “Melodies”

For their debut single “Melodies”, breaking Rap artist Lavi$h teamed up with LL$ & Oladiupo Ogunmola to create a freshly dynamic accessible Hip Hop hit. The tones are intoxicating, and the vibe couldn’t be sweeter.

The melodically trippy feat of downtempo Hip Hop practically demands a spot on your vibe out playlists from the first listen. The polished yet hazy production is all too easy to sink into while the vocals ensure that you’re treated to a track which boasts a smorgasbord of progressive immersive appeal.

There’s plenty of soul projected in the mix, but that didn’t mean that Lavi$h had to hold back on the amount of attitude poured into the slick contemporary drop.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Nature – Correction: Lyrically Charged Progressive Hip Hop


Orlando-based Hip Hop artist Nature has recently dropped their lyrically-charged experimentally fresh standout single “Correction”.

If you didn’t feel passionate about the BLM movement before hitting play on Correction, you will after the progressive track has faded to a close. Correction kicks off with archaic hazy tones before the rattle of the Trap beats dominate the mix and creates a solid platform for Nature’s bars.

Expect clean and crisp beats with rapid-fire Rap delivery which leaves you hooked on every syllable in Nature’s verses as the track starts. But as Correction progresses, the soundscape drops in tempo making Nature’s lyrics even more resonating.

With lines like “I’m terrified someone wants to end me” after a lyrical attack on the vicious pious prejudiced minds who reinforce systematic racial oppression, Correction hits insanely hard.

You can check out Nature’s single Correction for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Flee Bossin’ has made their debut with the mesmerizing Alt Hip Hop drop “Don’t Hit My Line”

It is no easy feat for up and coming Hip Hop artists to set themselves leagues apart from the rest with their debut singles. Perceptibly, NYC Rapper Flee Bossin’ achieved that with the release of “Don’t Hit My Line”.

Don’t Hit My Line mixes up the usual Hip Hop beats with striking minor-key synth notes around the rattle of the 808s while Flee Bossin’ verses the lyrics which he dug deep to find. His lyrical flex is so on point you’ll feel pierced as you listen to the witty introspection which is all too easy to relate to.

Hip Hop debuts don’t come much hotter than this. If you’re looking for a true connection when you hit play along with absorbing instrumentals, Don’t Hit My Line comes highly recommended.

You can check out Flee Bossin’s debut single for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Wst. Taylor – Caneodoggmeetsperniel featuring Kaleo Jacobs and Estee Nack

Wst. Taylor dropped their 5-track Hip Hop EP “Gifted Underachiever” on May 29th. While each track is as powerful and arrestive as the last, you may want to pay special attention to Caneodoggmeetsperniel featuring Kaleo Jacobs and Estee Nack.

The intricately melodic feat of Hip Hop is sure to go down a storm with any fans of Yelawolf’s boundary-pushing fresh sound. In Caneodoggmeetsperniel, Wst. Taylor’s bars hook you in just as well as the vibrant atmospheric beats.

It’s easy to see big things in the pipeline for Wst. Taylor and their distinctive yet immediately accessible sound.

You can check out Caneodoggmeetsperniel for yourselves by heading over to Apple Music now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Orie Adams – Runaway Again: A Rhythmically Rendered Hip Hop Earworm

No Hip Hop instrumentals in 2020 have caught our attention in quite the same way as the enticing rhythms in Orie Adams’ latest single Runaway Again.

Winding Blues Rock guitar licks weave around the steady percussion and emotively weighted pensive notes to create the perfect platform for Orie Adams’ smooth, witty and charisma-soaked bars. There’s an effortless synergy between the beats and the steady soulful bars.

It’s all too easy to warm to Orie Adams as an artist, and it’s definitely not every day that we can say that. Quite honestly, he offers a sound which you could easily get obsessed with. At the very least, you’ll want to make Runaway Again a firm fixture of your Alt Melodic Hip Hop playlists. It’s an urban earworm which just won’t quit.

You can check out the official video to Orie Adams’ single Runaway Again which premiered on March 20th via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Sterling Floyd has made their mould-breaking Hip Hop debut with “Bruce Lee”

Breaking Hip Hop artist Sterling Floyd has dropped their mould-breaking debut single “Bruce Lee”. Any fans of ahead of the curve Trap will definitely want to give the release some attention.

The beats set up a solid platform for Sterling Floyd to lay down his energetically smooth Rap bars, while the production allows Bruce Lee to unfold as an atmospherically fresh soundscape which offers plenty of earworm potential. But the true distinction in Bruce Lee is the amount of personal playful soul which has been thrown into the radio-ready mix.

If every debut single was as authentic and as accessible as Bruce Lee, people would have plenty more faith in up and coming artists.

You can check out Sterling Floyd’s debut single Bruce Lee for yourselves on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Names Are Hard Collective – Ain’t Nobody: Ambient Conscious Hip Hop

Hip Hop doesn’t come much more melodically ambient than the latest single “Ain’t Nobody” from Names Are Hard Collective.

The instrumental hooks may be soft, but they’re ensnaring all the same. The up and coming collective set up the perfect transcendental tone which makes it all too easy to drink in the upraising conscious lyrics which have the efficacious power to send you into a state of positive meditative reflection.

By throwing nuances of ambient jazz, Indie, and downtempo electronica into the gently mind-altering mix, Names Are Hard Collective were able to construct a fresh new sound. But the essence of the track lies in its ability to act as an aural guide to mindful catharsis. Tracks such as Ain’t Nobody are essential on the airwaves right now. For the sake of your own sanity, get Names Are Hard Collective on your radar.

You can check out Ain’t Nobody for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast




Nellz Rover – Toxic Healing: Melodically Smooth, Sentimentally Raw Hip Hop

US Rap artist Nellz Rover made their debut in 2016 and quickly made a lasting impression on the airwaves. Their ability to combine soulfully sentimental lyrics with fresh new stylistic beats created plenty of hype around their meaningful raw approach to Hip Hop.

Their latest single “Toxic Healing” is the perfect example of their smooth vibing style. The emotion is as stripped bare as the light atmospheric Trap beats which lay down gentle melodies and ensure that Nellz Rover’s resounding verses dominate the soundscape.

Expect plenty of sharp lyrical hooks and lyrics which will linger with you for long after the track has faded to a close. The track may be on the more Ambient side of Hip Hop and comes with a nuanced infusion of R&B, but Toxic Healing still hits as hard as concrete.

You can check out Nellz Rover’s track Toxic Healing for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


TITAN – Smoke: Smooth Grinding Grime-Laced Hip Hop

There ain’t no smoke without fire and you’ll be able to find both in the up and coming Hip Hop artist TITAN’s latest single Smoke.

The official video to Smoke dropped on January 13th, allowing TITAN to kick off 2020 the right way after the release of the smooth grinding Grime-laced mix.

With bars and beats which you can easily sink into, pressing play on Smoke pays off before the first verse has run through. The melodic approach TITAN took with the instrumentals in Smoke gave the track a nice hazy vibe, while he poured plenty of energy into the mix through their bars and introspective-deep lyrics. But where TITAN truly set themselves apart with smoke was in the endearing fact that he was able to put so much soul into convictive Rap verses. That’s definitely not something we hear every day

You can check out the official video to Smoke for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast