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New Age Hip Hop

Superstar Freddy & Low Patcho are on their grind in the gritty hip hop track, Money.Flex.Hoes

Superstar Freddy & Low Patcho are fresh from the release of their collaborative EP, The Curse, featuring the gritty grinding track, Money.Flex.Hoes, which merges Low Patcho’s Floridian trap style and Freddy’s smooth NY rap charisma. Whether old school or new wave fills your playlists, the timeless flow of Money.Flex.Hoes is bound to appeal to your rhythmic senses.

The title gives away the lyrical content, but there’s plenty more to the track with its rocksteady vibes, snaking grooves and natural collaborative chemistry from the artists that are connected through their Haitian roots.

The EP was written in Maine during lockdown when studios were out of bounds but with the professionalism of the collaborators, Money.Flex.Hoes still runs through as a flawlessly infectious mix.

Money.Flex.Hoes is now available to stream on Spotify with Superstar Freddy & Low Patcho’s EP, The Curse.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Sharif Hassan embraces the highs & lows in his soul-bleached hip hop single, Youtruth

Leaning on his early days as a slam poet, the Harlem, New York-born and raised songwriter and rapper Sharif Hassan wore his authentic heart on his sleeve in his standout 2022 single, Youtruth.

The intuitive percussion constructs fluid rhythm around the contemporary beats that solidify the sonic platform Hassan’s sweetly harmonic bars fall into.

Even though it only runs through for 1:48, the urban poet doesn’t fail to wrap you up in his infectious vibe, which balances optimism with realism. For those chilled summer nights, you couldn’t ask for a better hip hop earworm. If his vocals don’t make you recognise your soul as much as his, you can probably consider it defunct.

Youtruth is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Quizzy GT is riding on the new wave of trap in his standout single, My Dawg.

The new wave of trap found a new crux to ride with Quizzy GT’s fiery 2021 release, My Dawg. With the hyper rap bars and even more enlivening bass-drenched trap beats, delving into My Dawg half-heartedly isn’t an option.

You can practically feel Quizzy GT’s expressive catharsis pouring through the single that proves that hell hath no fury like a trap artist scorned. Behind the sheer volition, you will find plenty of resonance as you are forced to reflect on the toxic people you’ve undoubtedly encountered in your life.

It feels like it’s almost a given that the traumatised will impart trauma on others through lies and deceit. If any track has what it takes to force accountability into people, it is My Dawg.

My Dawg is now available to stream and purchase via apple music.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Alt trap artist, 7:AM wakes us up with their ‘Raw Talent EP

Detroit-hailing artist and producer, 7:AM is riding on the new wave of trap with their debut EP ‘Raw Talent’. The spacey adrenalizing EP kicks off with ‘How It Feels’ which makes no bones about immersing you into a distorted feat of alt-electronica with tribal new age rhythm.

The dizzying swathes of reverb in How it Feels may resonate as excessive to those who haven’t found an affinity for psychedelically mind-altering textures in electronic hip hop, but anyone who appreciates electrifyingly visceral ingenuity will find themselves hooked on 7:AM’s unapologetically unique sound.

The Raw Talent EP is available to purchase via Apple Music.

For more ways to listen, head over to 7:AM’s official website.

Review by Amelia Vandergast