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Paco Ca$h is due to drop their lyrically slick EDM Rap hit “Show Out”

Paco Ca$h

Breaking Hip Hop artist Paco Ca$h is due to drop his latest lyrically slick, high-vibe EDM Rap hit “Show Out”. With the arrestive beats, flawless production and the ingenuity which can be found in the verses, you can consider Paco Ca$h a triple threat.

In collaboration with SEVENTYSEVEN ENTERTAINMENT, Paco Ca$h cooked up an entrancingly danceable urban storm which won’t fail to leave you adrenalized. Even if you don’t have the pleasure of hearing the euphoria-dripping mix on a dancefloor, Show Out will still make for a fiery addition to your playlists.

With elements of Old School Hip Hop weaved into a modern polished mix with nuances of House, Hip Hop doesn’t come fresher than this. And who couldn’t appreciate lyrics which take wordplay to the next level with lines like “Like’s a bitch but she lets me fuck for free”?

You’ll be able to check out Show Out when It drops. in the meantime, you can check out Paco Ca$h’s debut track HOLD U DOWN via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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King Yash – To Dada and Ma: The Most Candid Hip Hop Track You’ll Hear This Year

Hip Hop doesn’t come much more wholesome than up and coming artist King Yash’s single “To Dada and Ma”. The shimmering beats in this lucidly light mix create the perfect platform for King Yash’s almost spoken word verses which hook you from the first verse.

Only after hearing King Yash’s track did I realise how absurd it is that expressions of familial love are never heard on the airwaves. There’s just a sea of facades spitting self-aggrandized bars in the hope that they’ll resonate. To Dada and Ma is an all too refreshing exception. The 90s-vibe frill-free track serves a stark reminder to show gratitude to the people who have spent a considerable amount of blood, sweat, and tears to bring you into the world.

You can check out King Yash’s single To Dada and Ma for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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ChrissyBoy – Champion: Wit-Driven Hook-Filled Hip Hop

In a time where it feels like there is no escape from pessimism and negativity, high-vibe Hip Hop tracks such as ChrissyBoy’s latest single “Champion” are more essential than ever.

The resounding feel-good vibe hits right from the first verse. And from there on out, you’ll be gently pulled through the organically compelling track as the intellect-driven lyrics run through their resilience-inspired verses.

Champion may be short and sweet, but the solid, atmospheric, soul-infused mix will stay with you long after it’s faded out.

We never thought we’d see the day when we’d get to hear Bukowski references pop up in a Hip Hop mix. Naturally, we’ll be keeping an eagle eye on ChrissyBoy. Get them on your radar.

You can check out ChrissyBoy’s single Champion for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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DonnieCoupe has put their own spin on Old School Hip Hop with their single “Tomorrow”

DonnieCoupe’s playfully experimental approach to Old School Hip Hop in their recently released single “Tomorrow” is as refreshing as it is unforgettable.

Tomorrow kicks off with a unique take on Alicia Morton’s iconic track Tomorrow before progressing into a solid downtempo Jam with steady beats and an infusion of Jazz to amplify warmth of the mix.

While none of our tomorrow’s are going to be quite as lit or exciting as the hedonism which is contained in DonnieCoupe’s track for quite a while, it’s still a resolving track to sink into and soak up the soul.

Yet, DonnieCoupe does use his lyrical wit to serve a stark reminder that we’re never guaranteed today or tomorrow. Even in the midst of a pandemic that’s easy to forget. So, mortality reaffirming tracks which celebrate life such as this one will always be necessary on the airwaves and our playlists.

You can check out Tomorrow for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Savage Storms has dropped his third fiery wit-soaked feat of Gangster Rap with “Pop Off”

Fans of 50 Cent, Dre, and other Gangster Hip Hop trailblazers will definitely want to check out the momentously vitriolic latest single “Pop Off” from breaking Rap artist Savage Storms.

The relentless Rap verses allow you to appreciate the effortlessly smooth lyrical grind along with their ability to throw plenty of wit into the bars which seamlessly flow against the atmospherically adrenalizing beats.

With the polished production, Savage Storms’ ability to wax lyrical and the intensity of the beats, they’re pretty much a triple threat. If you like to have your finger on the pulse of new urban talent, you’ll want Savage Storms on your radar.

You can check out Pop Off for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Zane C – The Hammer Tape: Atmospherically Entrancing Hip Hop

Up and coming Hip Hop artist Zane C has dropped their debut EP “The Hammer Tape” following on from the success of their 2019 debut single “Keep It Real”. If you’re looking for magnetically consciousness-consuming tracks for your vibe-out playlists, look no further.

Each of the 5 tracks on The Hammer Tape allows you to appreciate Zane C’s ability to tightly pair a smooth atmospheric grinding beat with lyrics which will hook you from the first bar. The entrancing Hip Hop tracks were constructed using Old School lyrical conviction over uncomplicated flawlessly crafted beats. But thanks to the smooth stylistic production, The Hammer Tape offers plenty of contemporary appeal.

Zane C is undoubtedly one to watch in 2020 and beyond.

You can check out The Hammer Tape for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Sed’Trieaun’s Latest Track “L.S” is a Refreshing Break Away from the Monotony of Monocultural Hip Hop  

Sed’Trieaun

Up and coming Hip Hop artists who offer accessibility and experimentalism in the same infectiously fresh mix aren’t discovered every day. Which is why we should be boundlessly grateful for the latest single “L.S.” from Sed’Trieaun.

Sed’Trieaun teamed up with J-Link to create a high-energy Jazz-infused track which will undoubtedly appeal to artists such as Jay Z, Drake, Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Kendrick Lamar.

Similarities aside, the multicultural drop breaks away from the monotony of Western Hip Hop and allows Sed’Trieaun to offer a distinctive hook-filled viscerally vibrant track. The sound of Sed’Trieaun stamping down their signature style is perceptible in every progression in L.S. It’s a rare release which will unite fans of Old School and Contemporary Hip Hop alike.

You can check out Sed’Trieaun’s single L.S. for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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EDDIE SATURN – VACATION featuring MyCompiledThoughts

If you like your music fuelled by Funk, Groove, and Soul, prepare to be enamoured by EDDIE SATURN’s latest playfully vibing mix “VACATION” featuring MyCompiledThoughts.

The world may be a little insane right now and going on vacation may be hard but listening to this warm and vibrant mix definitely isn’t. There’s little use in attempting slap a genre-label on VACATION, the soundscape transcends the archaic notion of aural constraint.

The popping melodies sit in constantly evolving beds of electronic effects and pick up momentum as the track which is sure to appease any fans of Daft Punk progresses. Yet with the experimentally melodic Indie feel, there’s very little in the way of assimilation in VACATION.

Perceptibly, co-producer Donny Darkpop pulled it out of the bag when they polished the mix which doesn’t just verse about nirvana, it takes you there.

You can check out VACATION for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Kaedo – Survival of the Fittest: Candid, Hook-Filled Old School Hip Hop

Fans of smooth Old School Hip Hop will undoubtedly want to pay attention to the latest release “Survival of the Fittest” from up and coming artist Kaedo.

With a new studio album due to drop, there has never been a better time to jump on the hype around this trailblazer of an artist who perceptibly excelled in reviving old school sounds with brand-new contemporary appeal.

The atmospheric groove alone is enough to make you want to want to give Survival of the Fittest repeat attention. There are also the incredibly immersive melodic progressions which give the track an Indie vibe and the candid lyrics don’t just sting, they burn with sincerity.

You can check out Kaedo’s single for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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East London Hip Hop Artist and Producer Haz has Made Their Debut with the Single “Midas”

Given the state of our society, I find myself consistently surprised at the lack of socially-inspired Hip Hop on the airwaves. East London Rap artist Haz has more than made up for the shortfall with his debut single Midas.

There’s a slight nuanced touch of Grime in Midas, yet, it is a track which is bound to appeal to any fans of the Hip Hop greats such as Biggie and Tupac. As well as holding a stark mirror to contemporary injustice, Midas lays down a smooth Old School jazz-soaked beat which amplifies the reflective feel of the multi-layered soundscape.

It may be a debut single, but Haz has perceptibly learned a thing or two working as a producer and an engineer in their studio for the past 6 years. Debut Hip Hop tracks don’t often come as polished and as radio-ready as Midas.

You can check out Haz’s single Midas for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast