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‘Talk’ from JJL & GLEV is a story of lost love that is now gone

Talk‘ from JJL & GLEV is a story of lost love that is now gone and you can’t even talk about it to each other now. This is a fine new school Hip Hop/R&B journey that will keep you entertained throughout.

Recorded, mixed, mastered by JJL, this is a new school love journey from these two conscious musicians. This is a mellow ride through working about what happened in the relationship. The trust was there but then it was gone so quickly. You were so loyal but sadly, your partner wasn’t and its time to move on.

Talk‘ from JJL & GLEV flourishes with the official visualizer. This feels like two artists who are just getting started and they have so much to offer. With great production and a vibrant vocal experience, this is a great listen and a warning to us all. Communication and trust is so important and without these two core components, things can turn dark really quickly.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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BigJohn serves up raw romanticism in their standout Rap hit “Can’t Nobody”

Breaking Hip Hop artist BigJohn dropped their hypnotically amorous track “Can’t Nobody” earlier this year if you missed it, you missed out on one of the smoothest Hip Hop drops of 2020.

It’s gritty, it’s salacious, yet, there’s still such a raw sense of romanticism within the production. Shakespeare may spin in his grave if he heard it, but this old school romantic can definitely appreciate BigJohn’s ability to cook up a soulfully sexy Hip Hop earworm.

The melodically grooving beats create the perfect platform for the artist’s RnB-style Rap bars, the aural cherry on the cake are the haunting vocal samples which amplify the sense of unfaltering passion which BigJohn set up so well.

You can check out the official music video to Can’t Nobody for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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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