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Chris Wade delivers fiery modern gospel in Save Me, featuring KARTIER.

The hip-hop artist and mental health advocate, Chris Wade, has been making major waves with his poignant lyrics that make emotional engagement mandatory in his tracks that groove with modern gospel vibes. Based on his standout single, Save Me, he’s still criminally underrated.

There is no overstating his ability to turn wordplay into cutting dissections of our society’s sickest facets. I’ve heard my fair share of raw rap tracks in reaction to the varying atrocities since the start of the pandemic but Chris Wade’s humility and tendency to paint with light and dark introspection made Save Me an experience that I will never forget.

You can check out the official video for Save Me on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Izzy St. Shaw takes the lead with the melody-driven RnB trap track, Money Long.

Texas-born, Atlanta-based RnB trailblazer Izzy St. Shaw has dropped his trippiest track to date with the release of his modern twist on Southern roots, Money Long. Whatever mindset you are in when you hit play, Money Long will make it sweeter as it explores the paradoxical place of money in our lives.

The wavy lo-fi RnB trap pop track comes as a result of Shaw’s eclectic affinity for Coldplay, Tame Impala and Kendrick Lamar, and, of course, his authentic talent that we can’t wait to hear more of. He’s got the soul, he’s got the style, and the lyrical intellect. What more could you possibly ask for?

The official video for Money Long dropped on October 14th; you can check it out for yourselves via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast