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.
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.