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Tazforte has set the airwaves ablaze with their latest drop “What I Seen At First”

Straight off the bat, Atlanta-based up and coming Hip Hop trailblazer Tazforte’s latest single “What I Seen At First” leaves you utterly transfixed.

Blazing Rock solos are usually found as tracks start to move towards the outro but Tazforte utilises them around steady Trap beats to introduce his fire new drop which never drops its momentum.

The high-energy mix may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but any fans of unapologetically authentic electrifying EDM Hip Hop will find a playlist staple when they hit play. It’s visceral, it’s convictive and it’s a sign that Tazforte is definitely one to watch.

You can check out What I Seen At First for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Sayii January put tranquillity and soul back into contemporary Hip Hop with “Eastside Hills”

Sayii January

Many cities are renowned for the Hip Hop artists they produce, but if you step outside of New York, LA and Detroit, you’ll encounter beguilingly distinctive Rap artists such as Sayii January.

Their latest single Eastside Hills captures the culture of their hometown of Athens, the sunny tonal warmth hits with intoxicating ambience while Sayii January’s evocatively melodious harmonic bars find perfect synergy with the deftly-crafted beats.

The old school jazzy sound may be a commonly-found nuance in contemporary Hip Hop, but when listening to Eastside Hills, it may as well have been the first time you get to drink in the trickling organic notes around the steady tempo of the Trap beats.

After hearing Eastside Hills, it is safe to say that if anyone can put Athens on the map for Hip Hop, it’s Sayii January.

You can check out their sensually approach to their sound for yourselves by heading over to iTunes now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Galvanising Rhythmic Beats Meet Urban Poetry in Ice Øut’s New Drop “Frostbite”

Ice Øut has unleashed their chilling new drop “Frostbite” onto the airwaves. With his perfectly metered urban poetry over 2YUNG’s fresh galvanising beats, it’s impossible not to get hooked in by this stylistic track from the first verse.

The easy rhythmic grooves find the perfect amount of momentum to amplify the conviction in Ice Øut’s wit-soaked bars. It goes far beyond superficially scratching beneath the surface, it unravels as a snarling satirical attack on the ludicrous state of our society in 2020. If any track is put in a time capsule to capture the culture in 2020, it should be Frostbite.

You can check out Ice Øut’s latest track Frostbite for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Trap Meets Alt Rock in Hazy’s Melodically Entrancing Indie Hip Hop Track “Thousand Suns”

Usually, you need to choose between atmospheric mesmerism and melodic entrancement when it comes to Indie Hip Hop, but with up and coming artist Hazy’s latest release “Thousand Suns”, you’re treated to both in equal measure.

The Alt Hip Hop track sweeps across an emotional smorgasbord in Thousand Suns which starts as a slow meandering entry into the captivating hit which unravels through the perfect blend of Trap, Pop and Alt Rock. If you thought that Linkin Park’s contribution to Hip Hop was evocative, you may need to strap yourselves in for an emotional bruising. The sincerity stings and the lyrics are practically meta poetry.

You can check out Hazy’s latest single Thousand Suns via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Movie Monroe – Goddess Girl: The Sincerest Hip Hop Track You’ll Hear This Year

Trailblazing Hip Hop artist Movie Monroe is on fire 2020, we might be living in a time of unpredictable chaos, but at least we can rely on Movie Monroe to drop a transfixingly mesmeric track with each new release.

Goddess Girl is a smooth, blissful production, infused with warm reverb around the solid rattle of the 808s. The instrumentals offer waves of catharsis while Movie Monroe unapologetically brings a potent hit of Romanticism into the mix. I’m not sure if you drink in the lyrics as the track runs through, or the lyrics drink you in through their absorbing wit and the almost tear-inducing sincerity.

Goddess Girl isn’t just a solid track. It’s a solid track with the ability to get under your skin and test your soul’s capacity for feeling.

You can check out movie Monroe’s latest drop by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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GD4L has paired their blazing beats with catchy lyricism yet again with “Time on Time”

Up and coming rapper GD4L has recently dropped their ground-breaking release Time on Time. After two years tearing up the underground with their blazing beats and catchy lyricism, GD4L attracted plenty of hype around their relentlessly flawless grind.

Yet, Time on Time stands as the perfect testament to how far their sound has come. Any fans of NAS, Biggie, Jay Z and Kanye are sure to appreciate the nuance behind his freshly crafted sound which finds a synergetic balance between mesmeric instrumental grooves and resounding lyrical conviction.

You can’t help but drink in the high-vibe empowerment which this record feeds you. Do yourselves a favour, hit play.

You can check out Time on Time for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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BLAND! – “Bland’s Vibe House Vol. 2” is anything but bland.

BLAND! shines brightly with this mix, giving us various different ethereal sounds and vocal snippets. The entire track is peaceful and melodic, especially at the start, although it switches up during the vocal parts, inflicting a different feel and pace. Urban grooves also intercept the track giving it a subtle party vibe, at times. There are times when you physically hear the track changing, adding an old-school nostalgic effect. The first vocal snippet focuses on class and worthiness which is then followed by piano chords which is suggestive of higher class. Other snippets focus on different subjects and guides the track throughout, whilst the ending feels final and abrupt. BLAND!’s ability to mix and create is beyond intriguing, so much so that the other volumes that have been released are certainly worth checking out.

Listen now on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-128684574/blands-vibe-house-vol-2

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Biig Juan – Pressure

Biig Juan – Pressure “I want pressure, pressure make diamonds” opens this unstoppable track by Biig Juan, and that statement alone makes the listener know we’re in for a treat with this song “Pressure”. Dark and heavy, yet driven and fully focused, this track is here to inspire all and to encourage you to keep going for your goals.

Biig Juan is the owner of The BasemENT Studios LLC and he certainly knows how to bring it, and certainly doesn’t let us down. On the verses, he completely impresses, going in hard and delivering each word with perfect intonation, whilst the chorus soon becomes addicting, spreading self-confidence and intense concentration to his listeners. This is one for your work-out playlists or when you’re getting ready to start your day.

Click here to listen on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xObfdmK4UTw

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Txx A Hunnit brings it for the track “Blood In My Eyes”

With drive, a hunger, and some pain thrown in, Txx A Hunnit brings it for the track “Blood In My Eyes”. Hip-hop with an unstoppable beat that flows throughout and a chorus you’ll be singing along to by the end, “I see red, I’ve got blood all in my eyes”.

Fired-up from the first sentence Txx A Hunnit doesn’t stop, with bars on bars and a flow that hits hard, whilst the addicting chorus slows it right down keeping the melody intact. This is one track that will not only be remembered by every listener but will be played a lot more than once.

Click here to listen on SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/selo-i-am-txx-a-hunnit/blood-in-my-eyes

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Richie Ravello feat. Ryan Spring Dooley bring the truth on ‘Summer Fast’

Richie Ravello feat. Ryan Spring Dooley bring the truth on ‘Summer Fast‘ as this video is so well made and sung with passion.

With a video featuring a baby and pictures from the youngster, this is a song that grabs you by the heart and makes you smile. Life is too short to waste and this is the message here. Sometimes, things happen for a reason. The world is so windy sometimes and the dusty streets can blur our eyesight sideways. Music and what matters to you deep inside, is all that really counts.

I like the message a lot on this indie-pop-rap track that is so far from wack. The message is real, the video is brilliant and the vocals are crispy and fresh. Just the way music should be. Life is too short for anything else and I’m very inspired by this track.

Summer Fast‘ from Richie Ravello feat. Ryan Spring Dooley is an awesome song and with a message that shines through. When you find that moment in your life of pure happiness, all other petty things fly away like a grumpy bird. Take charge and do what makes you happy.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen