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New York Hip Hop

Wade Wilson brings the adrenaline to jazz hip hop with Be There.

The up and coming old-school-inclined hip hop artist and mental health activist, Wade Wilson, has dropped his highly anticipated debut album, Chop House, featuring the standout single, Be There. The Brooklyn-based artist’s hyper hip hop style practically brings a brand-new meaning to the term high vibe hip hop.

Right from the intro, you’re thrown into an electrifying jazzy hip hop ensemble that creates a viscerally adrenalizing platform for his high fire rap bars. While the intense BPM won’t be for everyone, anyone looking to be galvanised won’t want to miss out on this monolithic hit.

Wade Wilson’s debut album, Chop House, is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Pick up on the high vibes in 44 LUKE’s hip hop track, Money Calling.

Brooklyn, New York-residing hip hop artist 44 LUKE is fresh off the release of his latest album, 4 BOY. The official video to the standout single, Money Calling, launched on September 17th, it has racked up over 42k streams on YouTube alone since.

If you like your hip hop to be all about the hustle and grind, you’ll want to make Money Calling a playlist staple. 44 LUKE transcends the usual baller tropes to create empowering tracks that make you realise your potential is just as limitless as he proves his is through his music.

Check out the official video to the standout single on YouTube. 44 LUKE’s 2021 album is also available to stream and purchase on all major platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Daniel AMP has dropped his high-fire old school hip hop hitter, Hit Different.

Right from the outset of his career, NYC’s Daniel AMP has proven that he’s one to watch. His most popular single to date has racked up over 100k streams on Spotify alone; the dark, gritty decadence of the single leaves no room for you to wonder why.

His latest single, Hit Different, featuring Stu Stapleton, is a grinding ode to the old school that carries the same atmosphere as the pioneers but Daniel AMP aptly ensured that his single hits completely different. The trippy grooves, rapid-fire vocals that come right to the forefront of the mix and the slight Latin nods come together as an alchemic urban cocktail. If you thought Snoop Dogg’s Gin and Juice was something, prepare to get intoxicated on this high-fire hip hop hit.

Hit Different is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

New York’s hip hop scene got hotter with Blvff’s latest single, Sun Showers

Since making his debut in 2018, Blvff has continued to swathe the airwaves with hip hop tracks that refuse to fall in line with the rest; his playful candour proves that the only thing he takes seriously is the quality of his charismatic tracks.

His latest single, Sun Showers, is a vibrantly experimental mash of EDM, hip hop and Afro-Beat; high vibe hip hop doesn’t get much higher than the short and sweet tropic track. Hit play, and you will find that there is still plenty of room on New York’s hip hop map for the artist, engineer and producer.

Sun Showers is now available to stream on all major platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Brooklyn’s brightest lyrical hip hop luminary Sydmac has released his latest single, Hums

Sydmac

‘Hums’ is the latest hypnotically smooth soul-laden jazzy hip hop track from the Haiti-born, Brooklyn-raised up and coming artist Sydmac. His lyrical and narrative rap style perfectly complements his blissfully serenading reverb-laden beats.

Through each of his tracks, Sydmac aims to provoke his listeners into living in the present and living to the fullest; discernibly, he succeeds in his latest release. Hums is cathartic enough to take the mental weight from you and fill you with positivity while you’re open to shifts of perception. The airwaves are infinitely more soulful for this new addition. We can’t wait to hear what comes next from one of the smoothest new names in New York hip hop.

Check out Sydmac on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Marc Lucid takes us back to the 90s era of downtempo RnB with, ‘Bout This’, featuring Rockie Fresh

Under the influence of 90s hip hop and RnB, up and coming Upstate New York-residing hip hop artist Marc Lucid released his debut album, Jungle Rulez, on June 15th. The lead track, Bout This, featuring the luminary rap artist Rockie Fresh is the perfect introduction to Marc Lucid’s smoothly hazy style of down tempo hip hop.

Any fans of Post Malone, Mac Miller and Tyler, the Creator will appreciate the soul-infusion in the mellow trap mix that candidly explores Marc Lucid’s introspection when it comes to everyday malaise. The soundscape gets a kick of energy when Rockie Fresh’s fiery rap bars hit full flow, but Lucid’s hazy stoner vibes are just as evocative in their own right.

Check out Marc Lucid’s album Jungle Rulez on apple music.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Savage the Poet leaves us on ‘CLOUD 9’ with his high-vibe lyrical rap track.

Savage the Poet

Brooklyn, NY born and raised rapper Savage the Poet showed just how he came about his moniker with his second EP, ‘Keep Your Head in the Clouds’. The cutting witty bars and meditative spoken-word offerings of wisdom have plenty to offer hip hop fans looking for hope, confidence and a path to perseverance.

His enlivening cadence, fresh take on the 90s-era East Coast sound and playful sense of humility is best appreciated in the lead track ‘CLOUD 9’. With lyrics such as ‘how quickly you find your truth is how quickly you find your power’, CLOUD 9 leaves a lot to contemplate while the beats give you the energy to shake off the weight of adversity.

Savage the Poet’s EP officially released on April 16th; you can check it out for yourselves on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Get on the grind of Swim’s high-vibe hustler hip hop track, ‘90s Baby’.

Up and coming artist Swim has been making waves in the New York hip hop scene with their organically high vibe tracks; after dropping his official debut single, ‘90s Baby, he is set to stake a permeant claim.

The energy brought to ‘90s Baby is instantly infectious; you’ll be hooked right into the gritty hustler hip hop track where Swim wasn’t afraid to let his true colours shine through in the kaleidoscopically bright production. The trippy grinding mix almost lulls you into a hypnotic state as you start to appreciate the ease of the flow, the playful wit in the lyrics and the magnetism in Swim’s effortless charisma

‘90s Baby is available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

The Bronx emcee Whoodie is ready for business on ”Switch It Up”

Whoodie is a fiery female emcee from The Bronx in thriving New York City who tears it up with her terrific new track named ”Switch It Up”.

No time for lazy vibes, this is the story of an artist that is feeling that this could be her time. With punch-barreled beats that are slightly sizzled with an attitude of independence. She wants to know who is real and who is not. The time for guessing and the time for doubts are over.

Whoodie has been in love with the music since birth. She has early dreams of becoming a music producer and studied Audio Production at University. Working behind the scenes in the music industry really motivated Whoodie to break out of her shell and give being in the spot light a shot. This extra motivation is very clear to see.

With a full length album on the way and more videos, this is a hard-working emcee that is truly perfecting her craft. ”Switch It Up” is a flow-driven track with biting lyrics that speaks about that extra motivation. The beat suits Whoodie’s style and this is a top Hip Hop song that drives in with a slide and some smoke from the wheels. The Bronx is a proud home of this genre and Whoodie lives up to real rap legends legacies.

Streaming this on Spotify is a good idea.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen