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Kofi Jamar x Ice Prince x Khaligraph Jones releases latest single In The City

A Hip-Hop. Afrobeats and Rap hit ‘In The City’ from Kofi Jamar, Ice Prince and Khaligraph Jones, a combination of vocal ranges, one killer beat and pure energy.

Three artists in a Rap song, each with different styles of vocals and offering a variety of tones, it’s safe to say that even though it feels like there’s a lot going on, that’s what makes this such a hit. The vocal tones that each artist offers are so diverse, it’s interesting to listen too when you can hear the change in pace, in pitch and the way in which it flows with the beat and each voice stands out.

The way in which it goes from fairly slow pace to really amping up the volume and getting faster and faster the Raps begin to get a lot quicker, giving you that real feel good energy as you listen.

In The City has such a rapturous rhythm, it really does show why Rap and Hip-Hop are the highest listened to styles of music.

Check out Kofi Jamar x Ice Prince x Khaligraph Jones latest release In The City by heading on over to SoundCloud.

Review by Karley Myall

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Nellz Rover – Toxic Healing: Melodically Smooth, Sentimentally Raw Hip Hop

US Rap artist Nellz Rover made their debut in 2016 and quickly made a lasting impression on the airwaves. Their ability to combine soulfully sentimental lyrics with fresh new stylistic beats created plenty of hype around their meaningful raw approach to Hip Hop.

Their latest single “Toxic Healing” is the perfect example of their smooth vibing style. The emotion is as stripped bare as the light atmospheric Trap beats which lay down gentle melodies and ensure that Nellz Rover’s resounding verses dominate the soundscape.

Expect plenty of sharp lyrical hooks and lyrics which will linger with you for long after the track has faded to a close. The track may be on the more Ambient side of Hip Hop and comes with a nuanced infusion of R&B, but Toxic Healing still hits as hard as concrete.

You can check out Nellz Rover’s track Toxic Healing for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Syne – Plato’s Cave featuring L-FRESH The LION

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With each new release from Alt Folk artist Syne, there’s a new chance to explore complexities in a soundscape while simultaneously exploring the complexities in your own mind.

Meditative music may not be made for radio but it does serve the fundamental purpose of transfixing you in a quiescent moment which requires you to simply exist. Syne’s latest single Plato’s Cave featuring L-FRESH The LION is practically a shortcut to a higher plateau.

The extended instrumental prelude will ensure that you’re suitably zen before the softly resonant vocals kick in. At this point, the track doesn’t feel like it will be throwing many aural curveballs your way. But there was no anticipating the Rap verses from L-FRESH The LION.

I don’t think I’ll ever forget hearing such relentless Rap verses over such feverously pensive piano progressions. Yet, that was just one of the seamlessly progressive unexpected twists which Plato’s Cave had to offer.

You can check out the official animated video to Plato’s Cave which premiered on March 11th, 2020 via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Giovonni Pratt – Blessed Forever ft Clipkingz, Jermiside, L-Marr, The Starr, and Beaze.

https://giovonnipratt.bandcamp.com/track/blessed-forever

Up and coming Hip Hop artist Giovonni Pratt dropped their latest soulfully sweet single “Blessed Forever” on February 25th in collaboration with Clipkingz, Jermiside, L-Marr, The Starr, and Beaze.

Inspirational tracks which offer infectious optimism will always be essential on the airwaves. Especially when they are as nuanced and effective as Blessed Forever. You’ll hear Giovonni Pratt versing all of the ways he found positivity despite adversity. The track serves as a poignant reminder to take time out and count your own blessings.

Go ahead, do it now, or maybe soak up the soul in Blessed Forever first. The cinematically produced single will lay down succinct melodies which set the perfect tone for personal reflection, whilst the RnB Rap vocals will give you plenty of pointers on how to grasp gratitude.

You can check out Blessed Forever for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp where you’ll also be able to buy a digital copy of the track.

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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Jason Nkanga releases latest album Redemption: A collection of insane beats and a whole load of energy

London-based Nigerian Rapper Jason Nkanga has released his newest seven-track anthology ‘Redemption’ a variety of different styles of Rap at it’s finest.

Each track has its own story to tell and it’s own overall style. Some are a lot more up-beat and some are a lot more soft and calm, it’s so intriguing to listen too when there’s more then just one particular kind of sound, it proves that Jason Nkanga is not afraid to offer diversity and be happy to have a mixture of tempos and overall styles.

Of course always having that lively atmosphere, which comes through in the beat behind the soothing vocals that come from Jason, it’s something that proves just how much Rap has developed in the genre itself, but not only that how musicians are applying their own twist to it and it sounding great.

Jason Nkanga has released something that is one to listen to if you’re into Rap and a real energetic sound.

Check out Jason Nkanga’s new album by heading on over to Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Ato-Mik drop new single Faithfully ft Malikai Motion: Rap and Hip-hop intertwine

Born and raised in North Vancouver, two brothers Atom and Mikey Mic joined together to create Ato-Mik, recently dropping their single ‘’Faithfully’’.

A lot of aspects of this track stand out, but the main one is without a doubt the way in which both of them sound, they both have such distinct vocals, and they’re not even in the same pitch or pace which is really interesting to listen too.

However, even though the two vocals are pretty diverse they still go side by side and intertwine perfectly. Atom has a fairly soft yet deep vocal range, when he raps it’s not too quick or slow it’s the right amount of pitch and pace. Mikey has a more high-pitched vocal, but his rap is a lot faster.

The energy you hear through this track from both of them is infectious, there’s this constant up-beat rhythm. Faithfully shows how Rap can be done in a more modernised way, Ato-Mik are bringing their revised Rap sound into 2020 and it’s going to be exciting to see what they do next after listening to this.

Head on over to YouTube to listen to Ato-Milks new single Faithfully

Review by Karley Myall

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Rapper 1K Kee releases single Lose Control (Prod.Tonycoco)

‘’Lose Control (Prod.Tonycoco)’’ is the new single by Rapper 1K Kee it’s a mixture of Rap, RnB and Hip-Hop. Intertwining three different styles into a short yet very catchy track.

Some listeners prefer songs to be longer, some prefer it to be shorter, this one is the right length and it’s enough time to give the audience a real taster of just what 1K Kee has to offer. He’s someone that knows how to create a contagious beat, even if the lyrics are repetitive, the melody that goes alongside it completely tops it all off.

At the start it’s very much like a fast pace piano tune, then the drum beats come in, as the RnB elements take the lead, by adding in the effect of repeating what they say in a high-pitched animated tone, to give it that more electronic, remix feel.

Lose Control is one that shows the importance of sound and how well a certain melody can create something that will definitely be stuck in your head.

Check out Lose Control (Prod.Tonycoco) by 1K Kee for yourself by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Karley Myall