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Flow Too Cold: STEP1 move decisively over the snow and darkness with ‘Came Thru’

After unfortunately dealing with group members living far away from each other, STEP1 have recently found their feet together and have now been able to mesh their lives into the same space on ‘Came Thru‘.

STEP1 are a hip-hop influenced collective from Northern Virginia in the USA, who have beaten the odds to stay together as childhood friends, and make that thoughtfully eloquent real music that is about surviving this wild world, with your sense of humor firmly intact.

Sometimes in life the eyes light up when you see someone, or this could happen when they see you. This is all about keeping those amazing memories close, never thinking of tomorrow as you want to live for tonight and be young for a few hours, as this crazy world can age you quickly otherwise.

With a smartly meshed fusion of hip-hop, funk, soul, and dance elements, they expertly make that original type of music that you can’t compare them with, their unique style sets them apart from the rest with a bustling beat, that has you feeling inspired to reconnect with old friends and talk about the good old days.

Came Thru‘ from North Virginia’s underground group STEP1, makes you feel like there is hope out there if you look for it hard enough under the snow and with minimal light, as you bravely keep your electric energy alive while determinedly following your dreams for a better life.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Money Coming Fast: OTB Lucciii is all about that cash action on ‘Fashion’

With him and his crew drippin’ with enthusiasm, OTB Lucciii is back with a bouncy new intent-filled rap attack single called ‘Fashion‘.

New Orleans, Louisiana-based rapper OTB Lucciii is a confident hip-hop artist, who drops bars real hard about life as he sees it, his rhymes are laced with that street edge that lets you know that he is for real and incredibly hungry to succeed.

This is the story about that real life business moves that keeps you ahead where he is from, as the road can turn in an instant so you need to be sharp and have a few sources of income scurrying in, otherwise the twists dry up and no one wants that.

With a determination in his voice, his flow heavy and with that Southern drawl that is so popular in this genre these days. The self-assurance is highly noticeable as he brings the whole squad with him, to show the other crews that they need to be respected.

Fashion‘ from New Orleans, Louisiana hip-hop artist OTB Lucciii, is a flashy track full of news that they are taking over for a while and if you get left behind, its over for you.

See the video here and see his style on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Staying true to yourself: E.D impresses highly with ‘i promise’ (Prod. i$mael jam)

E.D rips the mic off the stand with an impressive performance on the outstanding new single called ‘i promise‘ (Prod. i$mael jam).

Ed Carter aka E.D is an underground American emcee from Owensboro, Kentucky and he is a seriously skilled storyteller who has a razor flow that is sharpened correctly; could be known to the whole wide world.

The jazzy start gets you grooving quickly as the exquisite beat drops to much applause. The true story about trying to ignore the money train and staying true to your morals in this often-fake world. He raps from the heart and stays true to himself with a soulful style that illuminates from each bar he drops.

His flow is flourishing and the witty lyricism reminds you of the good old days of that top shelf hip-hop. With a dazzling array of punchy lyrics, he smashes through the competition with a thumping track that grabs your soul hard and doesn’t let go.

i promise‘ (Prod. i$mael jam) from Kentucky emcee E.D is the type of hip-hop track you admire and turn up loud to take in the quality vocals, excellent beat and ultimate realness.

If he can build a small and loyal team, be highly visible on all viable music and social media platforms and push out consistently valuable content, he has the talent to go far in this game, if he wants it enough. To promise yourself you will do whatever it takes, is a statement and a mindset that conquers all.

Hear this top track on Soundcloud and see what’s next on Twitter.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Wanting others to win: Henny Holyfield shows the world how its done (ft Mistah F.A.B) ‘Win (Remix)’

Henny Holyfield shows us all how its done on his latest release. With Mistah F.A.B in imperious form, ‘Win (Remix)‘ is an exciting new Hip Hop track and this is the story of a man that wants others to do well. This is a selfless emcee that is one of the good guys, in an often ego-driven industry.

With a flow that is absolutely classy and hits the spot just right and a visual video that captures the moment perfectly, this is a message of peace in a war zone year of madness.

With an attitude that raises the game, Henny Holyfield (ft Mistah F.A.B) sends the world a positive message on the ‘Win (Remix)‘. This is an ode to the way music was supposed to be, supporting others and wanting those good souls to well.

Music in 2020 is all about rap beef and creating headlines to drive clicks. This is a swing back to the old school and for this, Henny needs to be acclaimed and admired. Hopefully his message spreads to the youngsters in the music game who can gradually change the native. People dying and getting hurt over music is something that needs to end as soon as possible.

See the music video here on YouTube and find out more on Facebook.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Yung Bleek rides in with the street-banger ‘Shit Real’ ft Fire

US rapper Yung Bleek rides in with the street-banger ‘Shit Real’ ft Fire and this heats up the music airwaves with a punchy beat and real lyrics.

Bryant Richard aka Yung Bleek is a young artist from the 9th ward in New Orleans, Louisiana in the USA. He is the youngest of 4 in a single family home with his mother. Growing up in New Orleans was rough and the streets taught him the game and how to survive. His life story is filled with sadness after he sadly lost his only brother Courtney at the age of 14. After he lost his brother, rapping became his safe heaven and a way to express his feelings. Since then, he’s been doing lots of rap collaborations with his cousin Fire with Murda Prince Productions and their music is making the streets notice.

There is a lot of street swag here, the beat is busty and moist, the raps are clearly portrayed and shines through the cracks. This is a new track that is a Hip Hop winner due to the smooth flows, these are top emcees in their prime that can only improve. This is a way into their life, things are hard out there but this is a song with a real punch. Yung Bleek rolls in with the street-banger ‘Shit Real’ ft Fire and this is a winner.

Click here for the YouTube page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Mitty Kane rolls in with new Hip Hop track ‘Floss’

Mitty Kane rolls in with new Hip Hop track ‘Floss‘ and this is a banging song with plenty of intention.

This is all about knowing that your crew is the best in the hood. Your flows and style are too much for some to handle but you know its best. Other cats want to hang out but you are keeping your circle tight with no newcomers. You know what you need to do now and that involves keeping your circle focused and ready. The music is coming to you quickly and you want to take advantage of this situation.

Floss‘ from rapper Mitty Kane is a raw track, one with lots of hunger and determination. You can tell that he is the new kid on the block, making his name in the Hip Hop game in the US. This is a long road and with this fire however, the road will get a bit easier. The vocals are gritty with lots of heart and that is the best way to hear this genre. This is a promising track for 2020.

Click here for the Soundcloud link.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

D-9 Musick brings out ‘9-Scope’ EP for our listening pleasure

D-9 Musick brings out the brand new ‘9-Scope‘ EP for our listening pleasure.

This new project from D-9 Musick features Wop Kash, Plaay, Jane Doe and Lil Hollow. This is a Hip Hop filled journey through the 7 track effort. This is a smokey style, lots of 420 and loads of good music.

The headline tracks are definitely ‘Juice‘ and ‘Traffic’. The raps are ferocious throughout and these make my head bob the most. The beat is moody, like a drive-by kind of feel and this is that street-rap that most rappers wish they sounded like. This mesh of artists here is fantastic, the variety is so great for the listener as we head street stories and life in the hood.

9-Scope‘ EP from D-9 Musick is an underground Hip Hop release for the ages, this is a fine effort and we are treated to the raw feel of rap. Nothing is left behind here and this is an EP with music that will blare through the speakers.

Click here to stream on Spotify .

Head here for the Facebook page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Australian emcee Dawn Laird dusts off the mic in style on excellent ‘Doreen’

Doreen‘ is the new moody classic Hip Hop release from Dawn Laird as she impresses on this fab 10 track full album.

Newcastle emcee Dawn Laird has been a staple of the Australian music scene for the last 5 years, with countless supports, radio slots and features. This is now her time to shine.

Doreen‘ is named after Dawn’s grandmother who sadly passed away a couple of years ago. Dawn Laird, dedicates this release to someone whose unconditional love is the reason she still in this world, due to the massive impact that she made.

The album is unapologetically Dawn, a larger than life personality with no punches being pulled. She doesn’t dance around topics such as sexism, weightism or her experiences in Hip Hop and life in general.

She wrote and recorded a lot of the tracks on ‘Doreen‘ during a time when she moved from Newcastle to the mid north coast to be closer to her grandmother. She’d gone into an aged care facility and Dawn wanted to be there for her. She was the kind of person who wanted to speak up but seldom did. She didn’t do a lot of pushing back or advocating for herself which meant the world wrote all over her in many ways. She believed in kindness over everything but that was often taken advantage of or mistaken for weakness. Rightly or wrongly, it never changed her belief that people were fundamentally good.

It’s taken a long time for Dawn to learn how to stick up for herself and other marginalised people in a meaningful and unapologetic way. ‘Doreen‘ is fundamentally a body of work about identity, courage, pushing back, catharsis, making space and transcending fear. ‘Look Nan, I can do courage now!’. – Dawn Laird

This is such a sad but inspiring story. The music matches the story and the lyricism is of a high standard with beautiful beats.

Doreen‘ from Dawn Laird is quality and my favourite song is by far ‘Days Like These‘. The lyrics are deep and I love how the song builds and builds, yes.. this is such good Hip Hop. In a genre that is so saturated, this has me smiling and also shedding tears for this artist’s loss. However, from loss we learn and the strength from the lost loved one is there for you to look after, you just have to grab it and never let go, maintaining your honesty throughout.

Doreen is so proud of you right now Dawn, please carry on your journey and helping others learn how to stick up for themselves, Please don’t let the cold world freeze you up, your kindness is really strength.

Click here for the Spotify link.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Australia’s Miles Casper flows in with fantastic ‘Messages’ (feat. SoLonely)

Miles Casper is a 19 year old singer-rapper from Melbourne, Australia and he is here with ‘Messages‘ (feat. SoLonely).

Miles’ music has evolved into a modern blend of hip-hop, pop and r&b; influenced by contemporaries such as Juice WRLD and Post Malone. Miles’ latest single ‘Messages‘ features popular Swedish rapper SoLonely, showcasing his versatility and provides a taste of what is to come.

Miles plans to release an exciting run of singles throughout the remainder of 2020 and this is so great to hear. He has such a terrific tone in his voice that is so unique is a swamped genre that sometimes is cheap and classless. Miles is different however and this is a true love song. You regret not sending some of those messages and saying what you mean. Sometimes this will scare the person in your life and might end things. However, it could help the relationship so this is a tricky road to think about.

The mood is set thanks to Miles Casper on his new ‘Messages‘ (feat. SoLonely) as this is a brilliant track that will inspire you.

Head through to the Spotify page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Saint Jargo thumps the door down with statement Hip Hop sizzler ‘Uno’

Saint Jargo is the new single from the NYC rapper on he blazes in with the fiery ‘Uno‘.

Saint Jargo is an upcoming Hip Hop artist from Weston in New York. He is currently CEO of Entertainment Us Enterprise and is a new name to watch.

This is all about anger and frustration that has built up like a new block of flats being built. The noises and unrest are okay for a while but eventually things boil over. With all that is going on in world right now, this is a bullish piece of raw rap that is on a top beat and contains gritty lyrics that resonate with current times.

Released by his own label Entertainment us Enterprise, this is a smart move from the talented Hip Hop artist. Signing yourself is the way forward. Being on a big label can help you get out there but things can go south quickly depending on the deal of course.

Saint Jargo comes alive on ‘Uno‘ and this is an impressive performance from the US rapper as he takes his game up a notch.

Stream here on YouTube.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen